19 & 20 May 2006
Continuing the anniversary year !Grand Prix are the most exciting events the DCI offers. They're high-energy and held around the world.
The main event is all about competition, but there are also plenty of other reasons to come. Grand Prix’s in Europe are true Magic events. Besides the main tournaments, there’s plenty of excitement throughout the weekend that you can enjoy… Side events, Magic artists on site to sign your Magic cards, gunslinging against the pro’s, and lots more…
Every player that joins the event receives a free 10th year anniversary deck box.
- Tournament Format: Block Constructed: Time Spiral & Planar Chaos
- Participation Fee: € 10
- Preregistration: No pre-registration, the tournament is open for everyone.
Friday 18 May: from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Saturday 19 May: from 8:00 to 9:00 A.M.
- Tournament begins: 10:00 A.M.. The Top 64 (or 128) players advance to compete on Sunday.
- Sunday 20 May: The top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Strasbourg is open to Magic players of all ages.
- Tournament Structure
- Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
- The Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
- The top 16 Players will receive invitations to the Pro Tour Valencia
- Tournament Divisions and Prizes
There's the standard “main-tournament” prize schedule as well as a special “Amateur" prize schedule. The Amateur prizes will be paid to the highest-finishing amateur players in addition to any winnings those players receive from the main tournament prize schedule. All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.
Main Tournament Prize Schedule Finish Prize 1 $3,000 2 $2,000 3 $1,400 4 $1,300 5-8 $900 9-16 $500 17-20 $400 21-32 $300 33-40 $200 41-50 $150 51-64 $100 Total: $25,000 Amateur Division Prize Schedule Finish Prize 1 $1,500 2 $1,000 3 $750 4 $400 5 $350 6 $300 7 $250 8 $200 9 $150 10 $100 Total: $5,000
Pro Point Distribution
1st place: 8
2nd place: 6
3-4rd place: 5
5-8th place: 4
9-16th place: 3
17-32nd place: 2
33-64rd place: 1
A player is considered to have Amateur status if he or she has never participated in a Pro Tour or World Championship event. If a player has ever participated in a Pro Tour or World Championship event, that player no longer has Amateur status, may not participate in those tournaments which are limited to those with amateur status, and is not eligible for Amateur awards at tournaments which offer such awards. The top finishing players with Amateur status at the beginning of the tournament are eligible to receive these prizes.A team is considered to have Amateur status if all of the individual members of the team have Amateur status (i.e., all members of the team have never participated in a Pro Tour or World Championship event). Note: Players who had previously lost their amateur status due to have Pro Points earned only at Grand Prix events will have their amateur status reinstated.
Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)
Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
- Players with a Players Club level of 3 or higher
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 16, 2007.
- Players with a Players Club level of 2
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 16, 2007.
- Players with a Players Club level of 1
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constucted ratings published on May 16, 2007.
People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.
Side Events:Click here for the side events schedule
Side entertainmentBesides the main tournament and plenty of side events, GP Strasbourg has a lot to offer.
Get you cards signed!
John Avon and Anthony S Waters will be on site throughout the weekend to sign your favorite cards.
- Pros will be available on Sunday for gunslinging
Are you courageous enough to challenge them? If the pleasure of playing is insufficient to motivate you, know that there are also boosters to win for those who are able to prevail in one of these friendly yet fierce confrontations.
- Win a trip to the next European GP in 2007
Fill in the contest voucher on site (Saturday only) and maybe you will win a trip to the next European Grand Prix of 2007 (travel + hotel) or one of the many other Magic prizes.
- Moxradio brings you the action… live!
Richard Hagon and Dave Sutcliffe bring you Pro interviews, strategy, match reports, updates, and commentary throughout the weekend.
- Read all about GP Strasbourg in the Gazetteer
- Want to be a Magic judge?
Then take a judge test on site and maybe you’ll be attending the next Grand Prix as a certified judge.
Travel Information:There are a Holliday inn, Hilton and Ibis hotel 10 minutes walking distance from the venue, but every hotel downtown will do since a direct tramline will bring you from around 5 AM until around Midnight till 3 minutes walk to the site.
(Do not confuse the Pavillion K with the Palais des congress 10 minutes further across from the Hilton hotell!)
The downtown area offers a lot of ** or *** hotels.
A taxi will take you from the center to the venue in around 10 minutes. This will cost you around 7€. If you call a taxi the meter will start running from the place the taxi was when he was called. This can lead to unpredictable, higher start amounts on the meter!!
By train from France:
Paris-Strasbourg : 4h
Lyon-Strasbourg : 4h30
Nantes-Strasbourg : 7h
By train from the rest of Europe:
Stuggart-Strasbourg : 1h30
Zurich-Strasbourg : 2h
By Car France :
Paris-Strasbourg : 4h30 (E25)
Lyon-Strasbourg : 4h45 (A39, A36)
Nantes-Strasbourg : 8h (A11, E25)
By Car Europe :
Stuggart-Strasbourg : 1h30 (E52)
Zurich-Strasbourg : 2h15 (A3, E25)
Bruxelles-Strasbourg : 4h (A4, E25)
Metro stop “Wacken” will bring you close to the access road that leads to the pavilion. (You will see the bright red metal building in the distance.)
Find extra information about how to reach the venue here or on the citymap.
Do You have any comments or suggestions? Drop them in the Idea Box that you'll find at the tournament site.
For more information on the GP
Tel: +32 70/233.277