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CFB Events is proud to present

Grand Prix Birmingham

Our second Double Grand Prix Weekend of 2018 is in Birmingham this May, so join us! Our two main events will be Legacy (starting on Friday) and Standard (starting on Saturday) – between that and our extensive side events schedule, we’ll have something for everyone. Space is limited for the main events, 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 Birmingham 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 be 8 Rounds of Swiss, and Day 2 will be 7 Rounds of Swiss
  • Players with 18 points (6-2 or equivalent) or more will qualify for Day 2

Check out the Fact Sheet for Grand Prix Birmingham here.

Grand Prix

Playmat Information

Official Grand Prix Birmingham Playmats

Grand Prix events always feature Ultra PRO playmats with beautiful Magic art, and Grand Prix Birmingham is no exception!

The Legacy playmat features the art from Dominaria‘s Mox Amber by Steven Belledin!
The Standard playmat features the art from Dominaria‘s Blackblade Reforged by Chris Rahn!

You can get the playmats individually or as a set of two by purchasing them as add-ons with your registration!


 

 

Registration & Hall Hours

  • Online registration for Grand Prix Birmingham’s Legacy Main Event will be open until May 10th at 9:00 PM local time.
  • Online registration for Grand Prix Birmingham’s Standard Main Event will be open until May 11th at 9:00 PM local time.
  • On-site registration will be available on may 10th (for both Main Events) and May 11th (for the Standard Main Event only) from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM local time while space remains.
  • THERE WILL BE NO SAME-DAY MAIN EVENT REGISTRATION.

Hall Hours: (subject to change)
Thursday, May 10th: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday, May 11th: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, May 12th: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, May 13th: 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!

Legacy Main Event Registration £59.99

 

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

 

Standard Main Event Registration £59.99

 

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

 

Grand Prix Birmingham Master Package £149.99

 

Thinking about playing in both main events? The Grand Prix Birmingham Master Package includes entry to both Main Events, enough entries to Constructed Side Events to play for hours on end when you’re free, and an exclusive playmat!

  • Entry into BOTH the Grand Prix Birmingham Legacy Main Event and the Grand Prix Birmingham Standard Main Event (as well as the other items included with entry)
  • An exclusive playmat featuring seasonal Urza’s Tower art by Mark Poole!
  • Entry into ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Constructed Side Events over the weekend
  • The Grand Prix Fanatic playmat featuring the Mutavault Promo art!

 

If you purchase the Grand Prix Master package and make Day 2 of the Legacy Main Event and choose to participate in that instead of Day 1 of the Standard Main Event, you’ll receive four extra entries into Scheduled Constructed Side Events so that you can play on Sunday too!

No partial refunds will be issued for the Grand Prix Master package.

VIP Package£79.99

 
You can apply this to any registration package, or you can buy this upgrade by itself!

  • An exclusive playmat featuring seasonal Urza’s Tower art by Mark Poole!
  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Registration Fast Lane – Priority registration for side events
  • 4 Turbo Town tickets (for one round 1v1 On Demand Events)
  • ChannelFireball Water Bottle
  • ChannelFireball Sleeves
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Drawstring Bag

This package does NOT include Main Event Registration.

 

Diamond VIP Package£149.99

 
You can apply this to any registration package, or you can buy this upgrade by itself!
 

  • An exclusive playmat featuring seasonal Urza’s Tower art by Mark Poole!
  • An invitation to the exclusive VIP party on Friday night with Magic Pros and Personalities
  • VIP Seating Zone in Grand Prix Main Events
  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Registration Fast Lane – Priority registration for side events
  • 8 Turbo Town tickets (for one round 1v1 On Demand Events)
  • ChannelFireball Water Bottle
  • ChannelFireball Sleeves
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Messenger Bag

This package does NOT include Main Event Registration.

 

Registration Add-Ons

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

Grand Prix Birmingham Legacy Playmat – £12.99

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

Grand Prix Birmingham Standard Playmat – £12.99

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

Set of 2 Grand Prix Birmingham Playmats – £19.99

  • Get both Grand Prix Birmingham Playmats for a reduced price!

Thursday Mega Last Chance Trial Registration – £19.99

  • Play in the Mega Last Chance Trial at 10:30 AM on Thursday! Format is Sealed Deck. Includes the exclusive Grand Prix Birmingham Legacy Playmat!

Friday Mega Last Chance Trial Registration – £19.99

  • Play in the Mega Last Chance Trial at 10:30 AM on Friday! Format is Sealed Deck. Includes the exclusive Grand Prix Birmingham Standard Playmat!

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

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Constructed Fanatic Package £79.99

 

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.

 

Mega Constructed Fanatic Package £119.99

 

Need more events than the Constructed Fanatic Package? No problem – get the Mega Constructed Fanatic Package and paint your weekend wall-to-wall with the eligible Scheduled Constructed Side Events of your choice!

  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Fanatic Mutavault Playmat!
  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Entry into ANY 10 of our eligible Scheduled Constructed Side Events over the weekend

This package does NOT include Main Event Registration.

 

Limited Fanatic Package £119.99

 

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.

Commander Fanatic Package £79.99

 

Do you think Magic is best with large libraries, multiplayer mayhem, and seldom-seen synergies? Sign up for our Commander Fanatic Package and play Commander all weekend! The package includes:

  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Fanatic Mutavault Playmat!
  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • 3 Daily Commander Scheduled Event Coupons ($60 value)
  • 9 Commander On-Demand Event Coupons ($90 value)

This package does NOT include Main Event registration.

 

Event Location

National Exhibition Centre

North Ave, Marston Green
Birmingham B40 1NT, UK

Hotel & Travel

Hotel

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, B40 1PP
United Kingdom
Rates starting at 180 GBP / Night (including VAT). Available through April 16, 2018 or while supplies last, whichever comes first.
Book today!

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!

Special Guests!

Grand Prix Birmingham will feature a group of sponsored professional Magic players and personalities who will be on hand to enhance your GP experience! You can meet the pros at the following events on Thursday and Friday:

Spellslinging

12 PM – 4 PM

Ever wanted to match wits with one of the best players in the world? Well, now you can! On Thursday and Friday afternoon, our featured players will be accepting challengers. Bring a Constructed deck and get ready to battle – if you manage to win, you’ll receive an extra prize. No entry fee is required for Spellslinging; just get in the queue, and when your time comes, make sure to bring your A-game!

Thursday

Andrea Mengucci

Frank Karsten

Martin Juza

Friday

Frank Karsten

Bounty Event

(Time TBD)

On Thursday and Friday evening, we’ll be hosting the Bounty Event, a three-round Sealed Deck Event where you can win Prize Tix based on your record. Some of our pro players will be entering the event as well, so we’ve put a bounty out on them! If you get paired against one of our sponsored pros and you win the match, you’ll receive extra Prize Tix to commemorate your victory.

Thursday

Andrea Mengucci

Frank Karsten

Grzegorz Kowalski

Martin Juza

Friday

Frank Karsten

VIP Party

Friday, 9:00 PM

The exclusive VIP party is your best chance to mingle with our pro players as well as other Magic celebrities. Anyone who purchases the Diamond VIP Upgrade to their registration will be invited to this event, which will feature food, drink, and an amazing roster of personalities for our VIPs to meet, including the following:

Andrea Mengucci

Frank Karsten

Grzegorz Kowalski

Martin Juza

 

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 Birmingham!

John Avon

Island (Unstable)

Spire of Industry

Volkan Baga

Angel of Invention

Mox Opal

Filip Burburan

Goblin Guide

Sword of War and Peace

Dan Frazier

Berserk

Mox Sapphire

Tomasz Jedruszek

Deadeye Navigator

Inquisition of Kozilek

Jeff Laubenstein

Recurring Nightmare

Show and Tell

Mark Poole

Ancestral Recall

Birds of Paradise

rk post

Fulminator Mage

Unmask

Darrell Riche

Desperate Ritual

Kor Haven

Mark Tedin

Mana Drain

Sol Ring

Anthony S. Waters

Gorilla Shaman

Windswept Heath

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 Birmingham 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 a booster pack of the most recent Standard-legal set, 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 such as uncut sheets, oversized cards, canvas prints, complete sets, and Grand Prix T-Shirts!

Trading Info

Trading is, of course, permitted at Grand Prix Birmingham.
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 Birmingham 2018, please contact CFBEvents Customer Service.