2000 Grand Prix New OrleansCoverage

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By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix

Grand Prix - New Orleans

Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour Barcelona Qualifier

January 5-7, 2001

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

WHERE
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA
(504) 582-3000

WHEN
January 5-7, 2001
Side events begin Friday evening.

COST
$25 (Advance registration and on site)

For advance registration, contact Event Horizons at (713) 569-3936. Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 3, 2001. For hotel reservations, call the Holiday Inn Select Convention Center at (504) 524-1881. Ask for Gena Boudreaux. Mention "Grand Prix-New Orleans" for $99/night rate. Players have until December 5, 2000 to get this rate.

For complete Grand Prix-New Orleans information, please visit http://www.GRANDPRIXNEWORLEANS.com

TOURNAMENT
  • Divisions

    The main tournament at Grand Prix-New Orleans is open to Magic® players of all ages. In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher in that Grand Prix. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCITM player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • Tournament Format
    The format for Grand Prix-New Orleans will be InvasionTM Block Limited-format, with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI Limited-format 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-New Orleans will be modified Swiss-style (60-minute rounds, number of rounds determined by number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • 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:

    Third-Round Byes

    • Players with 24 or more professional points in the New York 2000 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2025 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Grand Prix.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 12 or more professional points in the New York 2000 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Grand Prix.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 6 or more professional points in the New York 2000 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Grand Prix.

PAYOUT
Grand Prix-New Orleans will feature the standard "main tournament" prize schedule as well as a special "1700 division" prize schedule. DCI members who have a lifetime highest Limited rating of no greater than 1700 will be eligible for the 1700 division. The 1700 division prizes will be paid to the highest-finishing players regardless of their standing in the Grand Prix.

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

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