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CFB Events is proud to present

Grand Prix Houston

The last weekend of January is our first weekend of 2018 where we’re holding simultaneous Grand Prix events on different continents, and we hope you’ll join us for Grand Prix Houston! The main event is Ixalan Block Limited – your first chance to show off your Rivals of Ixalan strategies in an individual sealed GP. Space is limited for the main event, so sign up now!

Got Questions?

Check out our Grand Prix FAQ, where we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about our events.

If there’s anything we’ve missed or anything else you’d like to know about Grand Prix Houston 2018, please contact CFBEvents Customer Service.

Grand Prix Updates

2018 has brought some changes to Grand Prix events that we think will be great for players! You can read our Fact Sheet to get all the details, but here’s a quick summary of what’s new:

  • Day 1 will have 8 rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to all players at 6-2 or better. Players who made the cut will then play a ninth round with their sealed decks.
  • All players who make the 6-2 cut will qualify for day 2 play regardless of their round 9 result.
  • Day 2 will still consist of two drafts with three rounds of play each followed by a cut to top 8.

Check out the Fact Sheet for Grand Prix Houston here.

Grand Prix

Playmat Information

Official Grand Prix Houston Playmat

Grand Prix events always feature Ultra PRO playmats with beautiful Magic art, and Grand Prix Houston is no exception! For Grand Prix Houston, we have a playmat featuring Josh Hass’s art for Champion of Dusk, a new card from Rivals of Ixalan. You can purchase this mat as an add-on or as part of a combo with the Mega Last Chance Trial!

 

Registration & Hall Hours

  • Online registration for Grand Prix Houston’s Main Event will be open until January 26th at 9:00 PM local time.
  • On-site registration will be available on January 26th from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM local time while space remains. Late registrations will not be accepted.
  • THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY MAIN EVENT REGISTRATION.

Hall Hours: (subject to change)
Friday, January 26th: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, January 27th: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, January 28th: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM


Registration Packages

Based on your feedback, we’ve created registration packages that everyone can enjoy and provided add-ons that you can use to customize your Grand Prix experience!

Main Event Registration $84.99

  • Entry into the Grand Prix Houston Main Event
  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen

Registration Add-Ons

You can get add-ons with any of our registration packages or by themselves! Add-ons for Grand Prix Houston include:

Grand Prix Houston Playmat – $14.99

  • Get the exclusive Grand Prix Houston Playmat as a souvenir of this event!

Mega Last Chance Trial Registration (Includes Playmat) – $24.99

  • Play in the Mega Last Chance Trial at 10:30 AM on Friday! Format is Sealed Deck. Includes the GP Houston Playmat.

Add-ons do not include main event registration. All add-ons are limited in quantity.

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Constructed Fanatic Package $99.99

Want to play Constructed Side Events all weekend? No need to pick a format in advance – the Constructed Fanatic Package lets you play in ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Constructed Side Events over the course of the weekend. Play the events of your choice on your schedule!

  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Fanatic Mutavault Playmat!
  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Entry into ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Constructed Side Events over the weekend

This package does NOT include Main Event Registration.

Check the schedule for our eligible Constructed events – they’re all marked with the Constructed Fanatic Logo!

Limited Fanatic Package $149.99

Not bringing a deck? Sign up for our Limited Fanatic Package and play in ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Limited Side Events over the course of the weekend.

  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Fanatic Mutavault Playmat!
  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Entry into ANY 6 of our our eligible Scheduled Limited Side Events over the weekend

This package does NOT include Main Event registration.

Check the schedule for our eligible Limited events – they’re all marked with the Limited Fanatic Logo!

Pro Tour Qualifier $59.99

Hoping to qualify for Pro Tour Dominaria? Play in the Sunday PTQ at Grand Prix Houston! The event starts at 9:30 AM with 5-6 Swiss rounds of Ixalan Block Sealed followed by a cut to a top 8 draft. Maximum capacity is 512 players.

This package does NOT include Main Event registration.

Number of Rounds: 5 Rounds (<256 Players), 6 Rounds (>256 Players)
Cut to Top 8 Draft.
Prizes:
1st – Invitation + Flight to Pro Tour Dominaria
2nd – 1000 Additional Prize Tix
3rd/4th – 600 Additional Prize Tix
6 Match Wins – 240 Prize Tix
5 Match Wins – 200 Prize Tix
4 Match Wins – 160 Prize Tix
3 Match Wins – 120 Prize Tix
2 Match Wins – 80 Prize Tix
1 Match Win – 40 Prize Tix

Event Location

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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Hotel & Travel

Hotel

Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
Reservations are accepted in our discounted room block through January 10th or while supplies last.
Book today!

Travel Guide

Events Schedule

Not interested in the main event? Can’t make the start time? Want to play other formats? No problem! ChannelFireball is working on an amazing Side Events Schedule so you can play Magic all weekend!

Turbo Town

Looking to play Constructed on your schedule? Don’t want to commit to a 3-round event? No problem – come on down to Turbo Town and battle!

Turbo Town is the place to be if you want to play a one-on-one constructed match. For just $5, you can sign up for whatever constructed format you have a deck for, whether that’s Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, Pauper, Canadian Highlander, Artist Constructed, or something even wackier!

Once someone else comes along and signs up for the same format, you’ll be paired up for a match. The winner of the match will receive 30 Prize Tix. Don’t worry – you still get 10 Prize Tix if you lose.

Once the match ends, that’s it – you can go experience other parts of the Grand Prix if you want, but if you want to stay in Turbo Town and play a few more matches, we’ll be happy to help you find your next opponent!

Artists

We love Magic art – old and new – and we’ve invited some of Magic’s best artists to set up booths at Grand Prix Houston!
We’ll let you know which artists will be on site during the weekend as soon as we can.

Thomas M. Baxa

Duplicant

Duplicant

Scrying Sheets

Scrying Sheets

Eric Deschamps

Dack Fayden

Dack Fayden

Fatal Push

Fatal Push

Randy Gallegos

Balance

Balance

Shock

Shock

Mark A. Nelson

Buzzing Whack-A-Doodle

Buzzing Whack-A-Doodle

Remand

Remand

Mark Poole

Ancestral Recall

Ancestral Recall

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Mark Tedin

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Sol Ring

Sol Ring

Vendors

Vendors from around the world will be available on site to fulfill your every Magic: the Gathering need! Whether you’re looking for some Power 9 for your collection or just a Power Conduit for your Commander deck, the vendors at Grand Prix Houston should be able to help you get what you’re looking for.

Prize Wall

We believe you should be able to play the formats you enjoy and compete for prizes that interest you at our Grand Prix events, and with that in mind, we’re continuing to offer the Prize Wall at our 2018 Grand Prix events! Win Prize Tix in events and redeem them for items like booster packs, single cards, and uncut sheets. As always, 10 Prize Tix can be redeemed for any Standard-legal booster pack, with other items available at different redemption rates.

We’re planning to offer a consistent Prize Wall experience for the year 2018. We’ll offer a wide variety of recent booster packs, single cards, and other items that you’ve come to know and love along with some special items unique to certain events.

Any unique items will be offered along with uncut sheets, oversized cards, canvas prints, complete sets, and Grand Prix T-Shirts!

Trading Info

Trading is, of course, permitted at Grand Prix Houston.
Everyone is welcome to trade cards with the goal of building decks or collecting their favorite cards. Trading cards for the primary purpose of gaining value or earning a profit is restricted to those who have purchased a vendor booth for the event. Buying and selling cards with anyone other than official vendors is strictly prohibited. The enforcement of all event policies is at the sole discretion of the CFB Events staff.

Some additional things aren’t permitted on site and may result in ejection from the venue without refund. Examples include:

  • Buying, selling, or soliciting to buy or sell cards with anyone except Authorized Vendors.
  • Altering cards in exchange for money or any type of compensation.
  • Taking up excessive space while trading or transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.
  • Advertising without permission from CFB Events admin staff.

Have Questions?

Check out our Grand Prix FAQ, where we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about our events.

If there’s anything we’ve missed or anything else you’d like to know about Grand Prix Houston 2018, please contact CFBEvents Customer Service.