Category Archives: GP: Providence

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GP Providence Father’s Day Special

Hello everyone! We have been working on the new TJ Collectibles web site for what seems to be forever and it still isn’t finished yet. I am told that one never REALLY finishes developing their web site that it is an ever-developing entity. In the meantime please know that we ARE working on it to keep improving it. Your feedback is appreciated. Please drop me a line and share your thoughts about this site.
We do hope to see everyone at Grand Prix Providence next weekend. We have done some interesting things with this event. Our side event schedule is huge. Our Prize Wall has been expanded both in size and scope. The REAL key to getting the Prize Wall to work seems to be how to modulate prize costs to event prize payouts. We are trying prizing on record. This approach seems to give everyone the most efficient fun events as it eliminates the negative effects of tiebreakers and long events.

Father’s day special! Father’s who enter the Double Trouble teaming with a family member play for FREE! Double Trouble is a 2 hg sealed deck starting at 2:30. We felt that this was the perfect time for Dad to get away and sling some cards!

The prizes on the prize wall are varied. We have 48 DIFFERENT booster packs going back to Alliances. We have sets, uncut sheets, lithographs, life counters, When is the last time you went to a Magic event and won packs of Alliances? Would you like to play for an uncut sheet or a foil Tarmagoyf from MM 2013? Would you prefer playing for a Commander’s Arsenal? Would you rather play for a Dark Confidant or Double Akroma play mat? At Grand Prix Providence all side events are playing for those prizes while supplies last. We have ONLY 1 foil Tarmagoyf.. This is the best idea since sleeves, which by the way are also on the prize wall.

We have 4 great artists on site as well. RK Post, Scott Fischer, Eric Deschamps, and Christopher Rush will be on hand to sign your cards additional services will be available as well. Everyone loves hanging out with the artists. There are 14 quality vendors on site to meet your Magic Card needs. Quark Tees will be on site selling their cool shirts. There is something for the gamer in your life. These vendors are the ONLY people authorized to transact business at the Grand Prix.

The Rhode Island Convention Center is a beautiful venue. We are in event halls A, B,and C. The doors open at 11:00 am Friday, and 8:00 am Saturday and Sunday. The convention center will have concessions open during the event. We appreciate your supporting all of our vendors. This weekend is all about having fun. Please stop by and say hello.
See you there!

Tom

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Grand Prix Providence: Come join our 3 day Magic Party!

Hello Everyone!!

We are so looking forward to Grand Prix Providence! In order to ensure that everyone gets to play lots of Magic the Gathering over the weekend. We would like to announce that we have adjusted the maximum seating for the Grand Prix main event to 1950 players. This will leave us over 500 seats dedicated to side events for all three days.

The Prize Wall is my favorite development in Grand Prixs to date. Our Prize Wall for Grand Prix Providence is going to be 20 feet long! We are adding a 48-inch TV to stream updated prize wall prices on. This will allow us to add and subtract items from the prize wall during the Grand Prix.

In addition I am happy to announce that we have just come to an agreement on a major Magic Collection of sealed product for the Prize Wall. Our Prize Wall for Grand Prix Providence is going to include booster packs back as far as 4th edition. There will be at least 48 different booster packs on the prize wall when we open the weekend. Booster packs will include both Modern Master sets.

There will be tons of playmats, lithographs, a few oversized cards, t-shirts, Pop figures, deck boxes, sleeves, dice, sets of cards, intro decks, Duel Decks, uncut sheets and single cards. Yes, we have a large variety of items for you to play for! Our side events are all going to be prizing in tix so you can choose what you are playing for.

We have added more Modern events to the event schedule, as that is what you have been telling us you want.

In addition we have the show mat, which is the WaterFire Dragon that was drawn by Christopher Rush. This playmat will be given for participation in selected side events.

We look forward to seeing you at the Rhode Island Convention Center. We are in event halls A,B, and C.

See you there!

Tom Shea

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GP: Providence Prize Wall

Providence 2015 Prize Wall

We are proud to present some of the many items that will be on our Prize Wall!
PrizeCost
Booster packs:
Modern Masters 201560 Tix
Conspiracy10 Tix
Modern Masters100 Tix
Dragons of Tarkir10 Tix
Fate Reforged10 Tix
Khans of Tarkir10 Tix
Journey Into Nyx10 Tix
Born of the Gods10 Tix
Theros10 Tix
Dragon's Maze10 Tix
Gatecrash20 Tix
Return to Ravnica20 Tix
Avacyn Restored30 Tix
Dark Ascension10 Tix
Innistrad40 Tix
New Phyrexia80 Tix
Mirrodin Besieged30 Tix
Scars of Mirrodin50 Tix
Rise of the Eldrazi150 Tix
Alara Reborn60 Tix
Conflux110 Tix
Shards of Alara70 Tix
Eventide90 Tix
Shadowmoor120 Tix
Morningtide100 Tix
Lorwyn140 Tix
Future Sight180 Tix
Planar Chaos100 Tix
Time Spiral100 Tix
Coldsnap60 Tix
Dissension90 Tix
Guildpact70 Tix
Saviors of Kamigawa40 Tix
Betrayers of Kamigawa80 Tix
Champions of Kamigawa100 Tix
Fifth Dawn80 Tix
Darksteel90 Tix
Mirrodin50 Tix
Scourge50 Tix
Legions50 Tix
Onslaught80 Tix
Judgment50 Tix
Torment50 Tix
Odyssey60 Tix
Apocalypse80 Tix
Planeshift70 Tix
Invasion60 Tix
Prophecy40 Tix
Nemesis50 Tix
Mercadian Masques100 Tix
Urza's Destiny150 Tix
Urza's Legacy120Tix
Visions70 Tix
Mirage90 Tix
Ice Age60 Tix
Alliances210 Tix
Fallen Empires20 Tix
Magic 2015 (M15):10 Tix
Magic 2014 (M14):10 Tix
Magic 2013 (M13):10 Tix
Magic 2012 (M12):20 Tix
Magic 2011 (M11):30 Tix
Magic 2010 (M10):40 Tix
Tenth Edition:50 Tix
Ninth Edition:40 Tix
Fourth Edition:70 Tix
Playmats:
Rocket Dinosaur50 Tix
Boston Angel (rk post)40 Tix
Exalted Angel100 Tix
Magister of Worth50 Tix
Dark Confidant150 Tix
Flamewake Phoenix100 Tix
Skywise Teachings40 Tix
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GP: Providence On-Demand Events

Event Name (Format)Entry FeePrizes
Eight-Player Constructed
(Standard, Modern, or Legacy, single-elimination)
$151st: 360 Prize Tix (Enough to redeem for a Dragons of Tarkir booster box!)
$15 Booster Draft
(DTK/DTK/FRF Booster Draft, single-elimination)
$151st:  100 Prize Tix
2nd: 40 Prize Tix
3rd/4th: 20 Prize Tix
Four-Player Commander
(Commander)
$10Each player receives 10 Prize Tix, with 20 additional Prize Tix designated for the winner. When a player is eliminated from the game, that player gives their 10 Prize Tix to the player still in the game they felt made the best contribution to the game.
Three Versus Three Team Draft
(DTK/DTK/FRF Team Booster Draft)
$60 per team1st: The winning team receives 360 Prize Tix (Enough to redeem for a Dragons of Tarkir booster box!)

GP: Providence Show Hours

Friday:

Doors open at 11 am
Last call for grinders at 6:30 pm
Hall closes at midnight

Saturday:

Doors open at 8 am
Main event starts at 9 am
Happy Hour is from 4-6 pm
Hall closes at midnight

Sunday:

Doors open at 8 am
Main event day 2 starts at 9 am
Hall closes at midnight

Travel Info for GP: Providence


Airport Info:

T.F. Green International Airport
2000 Post Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
http://www.pvdairport.com

or

Boston Logan International Airport
1 Harborside Dr
Boston, MA 02128
http://www.massport.com/logan-airport

Public Transit Options:

Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority provides bus service within Providence.
http://www.ripta.com

Amtrak provides train service to Providence
http://www.amtrak.com

The Kennedy Plaza is in walking distance of the venue. Multiple bus lines go to the bus station there.
http://support.peterpanbus.com/entries/58526724-Providence-Downtown-RI

Restaurants:

The Providence Place Mall Food Court
One Providence Place
Providence, RI 02903
http://www.providenceplace.com/dining-entertainment/the-food-court

GP: Providence Friday Side Event Schedule

Providence Friday schedule

Hall opens and events begin at 11 am! Registration for all scheduled events closes 10 minutes before the start of the event.
Start Time


Event Name
Entry FeeFormatPrizes
11:15 am - 6 pmLast Chance Grand Prix Trials$30Fate Reforged/Dragons of Tarkir Sealed Deck
Single Elimination
1st Place 2 Byes, VIP Upgrade,
360 Prize Tix
2nd Place: 360 Prize Tix
3rd/4th Place: 180 Prize Tix
5th to 8th place: 90 Prize Tix
9th to 16th: 30 Prize Tix
Every player will receive the Water fire Dragon play mat.
11:15 am - 6 pmLast Chance Grand Prix Trials
$25Constructed
Single Elimination
1st Place 2 Byes, VIP Upgrade,
360 Prize Tix
2nd Place: 360 Prize Tix
3rd/4th Place: 180 Prize Tix
5th to 8th place: 90 Prize Tix
9th to 16th: 30 Prize Tix
Every player will receive the Water fire Dragon play mat.
12:00 pmModern Mayhem
$25Modern, capped at 5 rounds of Swiss15 points: 540 Prize Tix
13 points: 450 Prize Tix
12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 or 11 points: 180 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix
Every player will receive the Waterfire Dragon playmat
1:00 pmStandard Plus$25Standard, capped at 4 rounds of Swiss12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 points: 180 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix

Every player will receive the Waterfire Dragon playmat
2:00 pm
Legacy Challenge
$25Legacy, capped at 5 rounds of Swiss15 points: 540 Prize Tix
13 points: 450 Prize Tix
12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 or 11 points: 180 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tixs
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix
Every player will receive the Waterfire Dragon playmat
2:30 pmDouble Trouble
$50 per team2HG Sealed deck, capped at 4 rounds of SwissAll prizes listed are per team.
12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 points: 270 Prize Tix
9 points: 180 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 130 Prize Tix
6 points: 80 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 40 Prize Tix

*Prize TIx are per team

Every player will receive the Waterfire Dragon playmat
4:30 pmModern Mayhem
$25Modern, capped at 4 rounds of Swiss12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 points: 180 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix

Every player will receive the Waterfire Dragon playmat
6:30 pmDouble Trouble$50 per team2HG Sealed deck, capped at 4 roundsAll prizes listed are per team.
12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 points: 270 Prize Tix
9 points: 180 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 130 Prize Tix
6 points: 80 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 40 Prize Tix

*Prize Tix are per team
7 pmFoiled Again$30Sealed deck, capped at 3 rounds of SwissAll participants receive a foil promotional card just for playing! At the start of each round, every match will receive one random foil promotional card and 30 Prize Tix. The foil and 20 Prize Tix go to the winner, while the loser receives 10 Prize Tix as a consolation prize!
7:45 pmLast call for on demand eventsEvent registration for on demand events closes at 7:45
9 pmRegistration for Grand Prix Providence closesWhether you want to preregister online or on-site, this is the deadline for doing so!

GP: Providence Saturday Side Event Schedule

Providence Saturday Side Event Schedule

Saturday
Hall opens 8:00 am. Grand Prix Player meeting starts at 9:00 am.
Side events begin at 10:00 am! Registration for all scheduled events closes 10 minutes before the start of the event.
Start Time
Event Name
Entry Fee
FormatPrizes
9 amGrand Prix Providence Main Event

StandardVisit our Grand Prix section to find out more about the tournament structure, byes and prizes.
10:00 amSaturday Special$35Sealed Deck
Swiss, cut to top 8 Modern Masters Draft
Capped at 226 players
1st place: 720 Prize Tix
2nd place: 540 Prize Tix
3rd-4th place: 360 Prize Tix
5-8th place: 180 Prize Tix

The first 200 players will receive the Grand Prix Play mat.

Additional prizes based on attendance
10:30 amModern Mayhem Plus$35Modern
Swiss to top 8 cut
1st place: 1080 Prize Tix
2nd Place: 540 Prize Tix
3rd/4th Place: 360 Prize Tix
5th to 8th Place: 180 Prize Tix
9th to 16th Place: 90 Prize Tix
17th to 24th Place: 30 Prize Tix
Additional prizes based on attendance
12:01 pm to 1:00 pmModern Masters 2015 booster drafts
(Limit 4 drafts)
$40Modern Masters 2015 draft
Single Elimination
1st place: 100 Prize Tix
2nd Place: 40 Prize Tix
3rd/4th Place: 20 Prize Tix
1pmStandard Plus$20Standard, capped at 4 rounds of Swiss12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 points: 180 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix

Every player will receive the Grand Prix playmat
2:00 pm
Legacy Plus
$25
Legacy, capped at 5 rounds15 points: 540 Prize Tix
13 points: 450 Prize Tix
12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 or 11 points: 180 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix
2:30 pm
Double Trouble
$50 per team2 HG Sealed deck, capped at 4 roundsAll prizes listed are per team.

12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 points: 270 Prize Tix
9 points: 180 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 130 Prize Tix
6 points: 80 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 40 Prize Tix
3:00 pmGrand Prix Rebound$25.00
($10.00 off if you played in the Grand Prix)
Standard, 4 rounds Swiss
(Capped at 226 players)
12 points: 180 Prize Tix
10 points: 150 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix

4:00 to 6:00 pmHappy Hour:
Sale price On Demand events: Dragons booster draft, Standard, Modern
$10.00
Drafts or any ConstructedPer On demand prize list
6:30pm
Double Trouble
$50 per team
2HG Sealed deck, capped at 4 roundsAll prizes listed are per team.
12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 points: 270 Prize Tix
9 points: 180 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 130 Prize Tix
6 points: 80 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 40 Prize Tix
7pm
Special sealed:
Innistrad Block
108 player cap
$40.00Innistrad Sealed Deck, capped at 4 rounds of Swiss12 points: 180 Prize Tix
10 points: 150 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix
7:45 pm
Last call for on demand events
Event registration for on demand events closes at 7:45
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GP: Providence Sunday Side Event Schedule

Providence 2015 Sunday Schedule

Start TimeEvent NameEntry FeeFormatPrizes
9:00Grand Prix Day 2---StandardVisit our Grand Prix section to see the prize payout
9:05Super Sunday Series$35StandardAll players will receive the Providence Waterfire Dragon playmat!

Swiss with a cut to a single-elimination Top 8

1st: Trip to Seattle for the Super Sunday Series Championship
Top 8: 750 Prize Tix, Grand Prix+exclusive water bottle
9th-16th: 400 Prize Tix
17th-32nd: 300 Prize Tix
33rd-64th: 200 Prize Tix
65-96th*: 100 Prize Tix

*If the event reaches 500+ players.
10:30Modern Mayhem Plus$35Modern1st place: 1080 Prize Tix
2nd Place: 540 Prize Tix
3rd/4th Place: 360 Prize Tix
5th to 8th Place: 180 Prize Tix
9th to 16th Place: 90 Prize Tix
17th to 24th Place: 30 Prize Tix

Additional prizes based on attendance
11:30Vintage Plus$25Sanctioned Vintage, capped at 4 roundsAll players will receive the Providence Waterfire Dragon playmat

12 points:  180 Prize Tix
10 points: 150 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix
12:00Sunday Sealed Deck$25Sealed DeckAll players will receive the Providence Waterfire Dragon playmat

12 points: 180 Prize Tix
10 points: 150 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix
1:00Standard Plus$20Standard12 points: 180 Prize Tix
10 points: 150 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30Prize Tix
2:00Legacy Plus$25Legacy15 points: 540 Prize Tix
13 points: 450 Prize Tix
12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 or 11 points: 180 Prize Tix
9 points: 120 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 90 Prize Tix
6 points: 60 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 30 Prize Tix
2:30Double Trouble$50 per teamTwo-Headed GiantAll prizes listed are per team.

Every player will receive the Waterfire Dragon playmat

12 points: 360 Prize Tix
10 points: 270 Prize Tix
9 points: 180 Prize Tix
7 or 8 points: 130 Prize Tix
6 points: 80 Prize Tix
3-5 points: 40 Prize Tix
3:00 to 5:00Happy Hour:
Sale price On Demand events: Dragons booster draft, Standard, Modern
$10.00Drafts or any ConstructedPer On demand prize list
6:00Last call for On-Demand Events
Hall opens 8:00 am. Day 2 Grand Prix Player meeting starts at 9:00 am.
Side event registration opens at 8:05 am. The Super Sunday Series begins at 9:05 am! Registration for all scheduled events closes 10 minutes before the start of the event.