2000 Grand Prix Coverage

Posted in Event Coverage on December 16, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix
Grand Prix - Buenos Aires
Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour–Tokyo Qualifier
November 25 - 26, 2000

The Magic: The Gathering® Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro TourTM events.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

  • The format for Grand Prix - Buenos Aires is Extended.
  • Friday, November 24: Registration from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, November 25: Registration from 8:30 - 9:30 A.M.
  • Saturday, November 25: Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to Sunday.
  • Sunday, November 26: Finals begin at 9:30 A.M.

WHERE
Centro Cultural Borges
Corner of Viamonte and San Martin
Upstairs from the Galerías Pacifico Shopping Center
Entrance on Viamonte

WHEN
November 25 - 26, 2000

COST
$15 (Players may register in advance or on site.)

  • Argentine and Uruguayan players, please contact Juan del Compare at dciarg@netizen.com.ar for advance registration.
  • For players outside Argentina and Uruguay, please contact Reid Schmadeka at reid@wizards.com for advance registration.

TOURNAMENT

  • Divisions
    The main tournament at Grand Prix - Buenos Aires is open to Magic® players of all ages.

    If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour-Tokyo at Grand Prix-Buenos Aires has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCITM player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • Tournament Format
    The format for Grand Prix - Buenos Aires is Extended. All DCI-Extended rules and Magic Floor Rules announced on September 1, 2000, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix - Buenos Aires is modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to Day 2 of competition for prizes and invitations.

HEAD JUDGE
Pedro Ceriotti, level 3 judge from Uruguay

PAYOUT
Grand Prix - Buenos Aires will feature the standard "main tournament" prize schedule as well as a special "1700 division" prize schedule.

1700 Division Prize Schedule
FinishPrize
1st$1,500
2nd$1,000
3rd - 4th$700
5th - 8th$400
9th - 16th$250
Main Tournament Prize Schedule
FinishPrize
1st$2,400
2nd$1,700
3rd$1,200
4th$1,000
5th - 8th$800
9th - 16th$500
17th - 32nd$250

SIDE EVENTS

  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings
  • Gunslinging with a Magic R&D special guest, Mike Elliott
  • Take the test to become a Certified Judge

CARD DEALER BOOTHS
If you would like to have a card dealer booth at GP-Buenos Aires, please contact Laura by October 31, 2000. Space is limited.
Laura Waniuk, Events Manager, Asia Pacific & Latin America
Phone: 425-204-7284
Email: lauraw@wizards.com

MAGIC ARTISTS

JUDGES AND VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in working as a volunteer or judge at Grand Prix - Buenos Aires, please contact Juan Del Compare at dciarg@netizen.com.ar for more details on compensation and scheduling.

PLAYER ACCOMMODATIONS
Each of the following hotels is within three blocks of the Grand Prix venue.

Hotel Diplomat (three-star hotel)
San Martin 918
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1004
Telephone: 54-11-3412-6124
diplomat@sinectis.com.ar

The following rates include breakfast and taxes
$55 for a double room
$75 for a triple room
$90 for a quadruple room

Phoenix Hotel (three-star hotel)
San Martin 780
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1004
Telephone: 54-11-4845-4647
www.hotelphoenix.com.ar
info@hotelphoenix.com.ar

The following rates include breakfast and taxes
(Regular rates are cut by 15% if you pay cash.)
$85.00 for a double room
$100.00 for a triple room
$130.00 for a quadruple room
$160.00 for a departamento (five people)

Hotel NH Florida (four-star hotel)
San Martin 839
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1004
Telephone: 54-11-4321-9850
www.nh-hoteles.com
info@nh-florida.com.ar

Please call for special event room rates.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, ONLINE INFORMATION

This is the best site for a cultural perspective and information on food, travel, and other general information.
www.gosouthamerica.about.com/travel/gosouthamerica/msubmenuBuenos.htm?rnk=r1&terms=Buenos+Aires

This site is devoted to making phone calls.
www.cityofbuenosaires.com/data/en/telephones.asp

This site provides weather information.
www.TravelEShop.com/weather/buew.shtml

This site contains news and interesting facts about Argentina.
www.buenos.com

This is a good site for learning about Buenos Aires historical attractions.
http://argentina.geopassage.com/city.asp?cityID=19

This site is full of Buenos Aires facts.
www.interknowledge.com/argentina/buenosaires/usefulfacts.htm

This site explains how to get around town and includes maps.
www.expatvillage.com/town/around_town.cfm?CFID=257792&CFTOKEN=30644830

This is the directory list for travel, entertainment, tourism, and other general information about Buenos Aires.
www.webguidebuenosaires.com

This site explains the history of Buenos Aires.
www.wam.com.ar/tourism/g/mapas/pba.htm

This site explains what to expect at the airport and has links to other interesting sites.
http://travel.excite.com/show/?formid=28666

This site contains information about Argentina such as weather, facts, languages, and time.
www.buenos-aires.com/right.htm

This site is the official government city page for Buenos Aires.
www.buenosaires.gov.ar

CURRENCY EXCHANGE INFORMATION
www.xe.net/ucc

MAP OF BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires

MAP OF ARGENTINA
Argentina

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