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Magic Invitationals - Formats and Winners

1st Hong Kong (February 1997) http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/feature...
Winner: Olle Råde - Sylvan Safekeeper
Formats:
Standard
Classic Type I.V (Legacy?) Restricted Highlander - Anything banned in Standard or Vintage is banned, max one of any card
Classic Type I (Vintage) New York Style - Deck must contain 4 cards from each of Unlimited Edition (2nd Edition of the Gathering), Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark, Fallen Empires, Ice Age, Alliances, Mirage, Visions.
Sealed
Solomon - Fact or Fiction with 8 cards at a time
Backdraft - You play AGAINST the deck you drafted in every round

2nd Rio de Janeiro (January 1998) http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/feature...
Winner: Darwin Kastle - Avalanche Riders
Formats:
Standard
Extended New York Style - At least four cards from each of The Dark, Fallen Empires, Ice Age, Homelands, Alliances, Mirage, Visions, Weatherlight, Tempest.
Mystery Constructed with Vanguard - Mirage, Visions, Weatherlight, and Tempest, and one of 16 vanguards.
Duplicate Sealed - All players get the same sealed pool
Solomon - Fact or Fiction with 8 cards at a time

3rd Barcelona (February 1999)
Winner: Mike Long - Rootwater Thief
Formats:
Standard
Classic (Vintage)
Refined Extended - Exactly 5 cards from each of Fifth Edition, Fourth Edition, Chronicles, Urza’s Saga, Exodus, Stronghold, Tempest, Weatherlight, Visions, Mirage, Alliances, Homelands, Ice Age, Fallen Empires, The Dark.
Duplicate Sealed - All players get the same sealed pool
Urza's Block Draft

4th Kuala Lumpur (March 2000)
Winner: Chris Pikula - Meddling Mage
Formats:
Standard
Classic (Vintage)
Block Party - Any block-legal deck for any of these blocks: Ice Age, Mirage, Tempest, Urza's Saga, Mercadian Masques
Duplicate Sealed - All players get the same sealed pool
Solomon Draft - Fact or Fiction with 8 cards at a time

5th Sydney (November 2000)
Winner: Jon Finkel - Shadowmage Infiltrator
Formats:
Classic (Vintage)
Bring Your Own Block - Use one from each of three groups {Ice Age, Mirage, Tempest, Urza's Saga, Mercadian Masques, Invasion}, {Homelands, Visions, Stronghold, Urza's, Nemesis}, {Alliances, Weatherlight, Exodus, Legacy Urza's Destiny, Prophecy}
Auction of Champions - Starting hand size and life total bid for all PT and World Championship winning decks to that time.
Duplicate Sealed
Solomon Draft

6th Cape Town (October 2001)
Winner: Kai Budde - Voidmage Prodigy
Formats:
Standard
5-Color - 300 cards, at least 25 of each color, play for ante. Winner is highest monetary value of ante cards won.
Auction of the People - Bid starting life and hand size for num players + 1 decks.
Duplicate Sealed
Odyssey Rotisserie Draft - Draft entire 330-card Odyssey expansion.

7th Seattle (October 2002)
Winner: Jens Thoren - Solemn Simulacrum
Formats:
Standard
Extended
Auction of the People
Two-Headed Giant Draft
Onslaught Rochester Draft

8th Los Angeles (2004)
Winner: Bob Maher - Dark Confidan
Formats:
Mirrodin Block Constructed
Extended
Auction of the People
Eighth Edition Rochester Draft
Pack Draft - Rochester Draft your sealed deck packs

9th Los Angeles (2005) https://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Events.aspx?x=mtgevent/mi05/...
Winner: Terry Soh - Rakdos Augermage
Formats:
Champions-Betrayers Sealed with Vanguard
Extended
Standard
Auction of the People
IPA Draft

10th (2006) http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/events.aspx?x=mtgevent/mi06/w...
Winner: Antoine Ruel - Ranger of Eos
Formats:
Duplicate Sealed
Auction of the Geniuses (Classic with Vanguard)
Mirage/Visions Draft
Block Party
Decadent Sealed - Pick 1 card from each of 36 boosters

11th Essen (2007) https://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/events.aspx?x=mtgevent/mi07/...
Winner: Tiago Chan - Snapcaster Mage
Formats:
Auction of the People
Vintage
Cube
Make Your Own Standard
Winston Draft (Lorwyn)

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All formats played in the various invitationals:

Constructed Formats:
Block
Standard
Extended
Legacy
Vintage
Arbitrary set of Sets
Block
Block Party (a block-legal deck from a set of named blocks)
Bring Your Own Block (pick one set each from three sets of Sets)
Champions (PT or World Championship winning decks)
5-Color (300 cards, at least 25 of each color, play for ante. Winner is highest monetary value of ante cards won.)
People (public created decks form the pool for Auction)
Choose Your Own Standard (Pick three blocks and a core set then make a deck)

Constructed Modifiers:
Highlander
New York Style (at least 4 cards from named blocks)
Vanguard
Refined (exactly 5 cards from named blocks)
Auction (bid starting life and hand size for decks from a pool)

Limited Formats:
Booster Draft
Sealed
Solomon
Backdraft
Duplicate Sealed
Rotisserie Draft
Two-Headed Giant Draft
Rochester Draft
Pack Draft (Rochester Draft sealed pools)
Sealed with Vanguard
Decadent Sealed (Pick 1 card from each of 36 boosters)
Cube
Winston Draft

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