Countdown To Grand Prix New Jersey: 9 Days Out!

With the Grand Prix approaching fast, head of Organized Play for SCG Jared Sylva stops by to tell you about the endless events taking place all weekend long!

Hello everyone, my name is Jared Sylva, and I am the Organized Play Department Manager for StayCityGames.com. That makes me, along with my team,
responsible for overseeing your event experience and making sure that you have a great time when you come out to Grand Prix New Jersey. We’re really
excited about the main event, but today we are going to focus on all of the other Magic that will be happening all weekend long!

Before we begin, I’m contractually obligated to say: if you want to preregister, Click Here! (and why wouldn’t you? Have you
not seen the swag?)

For quick reference: You can find a full schedule of events here! Remember to click on the day that you plan
to attend as there are too many events to squish onto one page. We will also have pamphlets available at the event listing of all events that are being run
at the Grand Prix!


The format for the Main Event at Grand Prix New Jersey will be the granddaddy of Magic: Legacy. (Don’t worry Vintage, you get some love below!) If you want
to battle with some of the most powerful cards in the history of Magic in a rich and diverse format, you have to come out! There are some great budget
options out there–Manaless Dredge, Burn, Charbelcher–but remember, if you have a Modern deck or a Standard
deck, you have a legal Legacy deck to battle with. Payout for the Grand Prix can be found here, and it is based on overall attendance. We’ve already crossed
the 1,200 player threshold, and we are on pace to leave the 2,400 and 3,600 player mark in the dust on our way towards the record!


These four-round events offer a great way to play some casual Magic. Regular rule enforcement level means that the focus is on fun, and you get the
friendly atmosphere of FNM featuring some of your favorite formats all weekend long. A 4-0 record will net you half a box of Khans of Tarkir and a pack of
80 Brainstorm Sleeves, and all players receive booster packs of Khans of Tarkir!

Friday schedule of Challenge Events:

  • 2:00 pm – Legacy – $20
  • 3:00 pm – Two-Headed Giant Sealed (8 Packs of KTK) – $40 per Team
  • 4:00 pm – Modern – $20
  • 5:00 pm – Standard – $20

Saturday schedule of Challenge Events:

  • 1:00 pm – Sealed (6 Packs KTK) – $30
  • 2:00 pm – Modern – $20
  • 3:00 pm – Standard – $20
  • 5:00 pm – Two-Headed Giant Sealed (8 Packs of KTK) – $40 per Team
  • 6:00 pm – Vintage – $20 (Yep. Break out the power!)

Sunday schedule of Challenge Events:

  • 11:00 am – Sealed (6 Packs KTK) – $30
  • 12:00 pm – Vintage – $20
  • 1:00 pm – Standard – $20
  • 2:00 pm – Two-Headed Giant Sealed (8 Packs of KTK) – $40 per Team
  • 3:00 pm – Modern – $20
  • 4:00 pm – Legacy – $20


The $20 Sealed Spectacular – $20 – Khans of Tarkir Sealed

  • Three Events – 11:00 am, Noon, 1:00 pm
  • It’s back! The most popular side event from Grand Prix Orlando gets a Legacy twist with some sweet swag. Already a great deal for a Sealed event at $20
    (six packs plus prizes,) these events go all-in on value with every player receiving a pack of 80 Brainstorm Sleeves and an alternate art

    Last Chance Grand Prix Trials – On Demand (registration closes at 7:00 pm)

    • Constructed (Legacy and Standard) – $20
    • Khans of Tarkir Sealed – $25

    First place wins half-a-box of Khans of Tarkir, a Sleep-in-Special, and two byes for the main event! Each single elimination flight is 32 players, and we
    will be running these all day. These are a great way to get some serious testing in and with prizes down to 16th place, all you need is one win to walk
    away with prizes.

    Foiled Again! – $25 – Khans of Tarkir Sealed – 6:00 pm

    With prizes and foils at every table, every round, this four-round, Khans Sealed (six packs of Khans of Tarkir to build with), event is a fun for everyone.
    Each round, every match will receive three Khans of Tarkir booster packs and a promotional foil card – the foil and two packs for the winner and one more
    for the other player. One of the highest value events of the weekend, every player can take home at least ten booster packs of Khans for the $25 entry fee!
    (Six for your deck, and at least one each round.)


    Rebound-Legacy – $20 or $10 with entry to the main event – 4:00 pm

    We know that the main event can be a rough place, and everyone has a bad day sometimes, so the Rebound event offers a fresh start at a discount. Half price
    for all players who participated in the Grand Prix, this event offers the same payout as our challenge events (including Brainstorm Sleeves to 4-0) and a
    chance at redemption!


    Sunday Super Series – Legacy – $30 – 9:00 am

    Wanna get away? How about a trip to Wizards HQ to play in an exclusive $20,000 tournament while schmoozing with Wizards R&D? First prize in the Super
    Sunday Series is an experience that money can’t buy, but there is plenty of tangible swag as well. From foil sets to uncut sheets, SDCC Planeswalkers, and
    even an axe (!), the Super Sunday Series definitely lives up to its name! Six random players will be chosen to win a copy of one of the six 2014 SDCC promo
    Planeswalker cards, and one lucky player walks away with the awesome Nerf Garruk’s Axe! At least the top 64 players will walk away with pack prizes and a
    set of Grand Prix New Jersey Brainstorm sleeves with the prizes expanding to the Top 96 if the attendance is 500 or more.


    In order to ensure that our scheduled events start on time, registration closes ten minutes before the event start time. If you want to participate in an
    event, make sure you are in line at least ten minutes early as we will not accept any late registrations. Our priority is to provide the best possible
    event experience and step one of that is starting our events on time.


    Whether you want to draft all weekend long in our $10 drafts, or turn your sweet Modern tech into booster boxes in our Win-a-Boxes, come to the side events
    stage for On-Demand events all weekend long! Formats include Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, and Khans of Tarkir Booster Draft! The winner of each
    eight-player event (Win-a-Box or Draft) earns the regular prizes for these events, plus a pack of Grand Prix New Jersey Brainstorm sleeves! (I’m sensing a

    We’re also offering four-person Commander events as well as bring-your-buddies three-on-three team drafts (Khans of Tarkir) all weekend long!

    On-Demand Registration Hours:

    • Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    • Saturday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    • Sunday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Thanks for hanging out and taking a look at all of the fun stuff we have to offer at Grand Prix New Jersey. One of the great things about Grand Prix events
    is that they bring together a critical mass of Magic players so that side events turn into a continuous buzz of activity with constant drafts, win-a-boxes,
    and scheduled events. If you want to play Magic, there is always something ready to fire!

    Previous Grand Prix New Jersey Daily Updates:

    -10 Days Out: Rewards For Playing

    11 Days Out: Event Overview