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The Grand Prix Hartford main event has reached its maximum capacity.
Please join us for side events, artist signings, and more!

CFB Events is proud to present

Grand Prix Hartford

We’re heading back to the Northeast, and we hope you’ll join us in historic Connecticut for GP Hartford! The main event is Modern, so there’s plenty of room for innovation with old and new cards. Space is limited for the main event, so get your spot 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 Hartford 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 Hartford here.

Grand Prix

Playmat Information

Official Grand Prix Hartford Playmat

Grand Prix events always feature Ultra PRO playmats with beautiful Magic art, and Grand Prix Hartford is no exception! For this event, we have a playmat featuring Emrah Elmasli’s art for Blood Sun, 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 Hartford’s Main Event will be open until April 13th at 9:00 PM local time.
  • On-site registration will be available on April 13th from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM local time while space remains.

Hall Hours: (subject to change)
Friday, April 13th: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, April 14th: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, April 15th: 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!

Pro Tour Qualifier $50

Our Sunday PTQ at GP Hartford is a Modern PTQ for Pro Tour Dominaria!

Maximum Capacity: 512 Players. 5 Rounds (<257 Players), 6 Rounds (>256 Players)
Cut to Top 8
1st – Invitation + Flight to Pro Tour Dominaria
2nd – 6 Additional Booster boxes
3rd/4th – 4 Additional Booster boxes
5th/8th – 2 Additional Booster boxes
18 Match Points – 800 Prize Tix
16-17 Match Points – 700 Prize Tix
15 Match Points – 600 Prize Tix
13-14 Match Points – 500 Prize Tix
12 Match Points – 400 Prize Tix
10-11 Match Points – 250 Prize Tix
9 Match Points – 100 Prize Tix

Event Location

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Connecticut Convention Center

Hotel & Travel


Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
Rates starting at $129/night + Tax! Rooms are available through March 27, 2018 or while supplies last.
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 Hartford will feature a group of sponsored professional Magic players and influencers who will be on hand to enhance your GP experience! You can meet them at the following events on Friday:


12-4 PM

Ever wanted to match wits with one of the best players in the world? Well, now you can! On Friday afternoon, our featured professional 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!

Reid Duke

Alex Ullman

Bounty Event

5 PM

On 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.

Reid Duke

Seth Manfield

Alex Ullman


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

Victor Adame Minguez

Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice

Platinum Angel

Eric Deschamps

Celestial Colonnade

Fatal Push

Donato Giancola

Chrome Mox

Memory Jar

Lindsey Look

Lion’s Eye Diamond

Mystical Tutor

Joseph Meehan

Pithing Needle

Spell Pierce

Scott Murphy

Aetherstorm Roc


Zack Stella


Show and Tell

Bryon Wackwitz

Force Spike


Please note that for this show, Donato Giancola’s hours are limited to the following:

Friday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


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 Hartford 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 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 Hartford.
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 Hartford 2018, please contact CFBEvents Customer Service.