2000 Latin American Championship Fact Sheet

Posted in Event Coverage

By Wizards of the Coast

Tournament Dates: June 23–25, 2000

Tournament Location:

Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho
Plaza de la Cultura s/n
Santiago de Chile

www.estacionmapocho.cl

Travel & Hotel Information:

Hotel Tupahue
San Antonio 477
Tel: (56-2) 638 3810 - 639 4977
Fax: (56-2) 639 5240 - Casilla 50500
E-mail: Tupahue@ctcinternet.cl
Santiago - Chile

www.tupahue.cl

Room Rate of US$ 55 (single), US$ 60 (double) US$ 65 (triple) including buffet breakfast.

Please mention "Magic" or "Wizards of the Coast" room block when reserving your rooms.

Latin America Championship Tournament Eligibility:

The 2000 Latin America Championship is an invitation-only event. All citizens or permanent residents of a country in the Latin America region who have received invitations are eligible to compete. In instances of multiple eligibility, a given player may compete in only one Continental Championship.

The member countries of the Latin America region and National Tournament dates are:

  • Argentina (Buenos Aires) June 10, 2000 Closed
  • Brazil (São Paulo) May 26, 2000 Closed
  • Chile (Santiago) April 4–7, 2000 Closed
  • Mexico (Mexico City) June 10, 2000 Open
  • Peru (Lima) April 30, 2000 Open
  • Uruguay (Montevideo) May 6, 2000 Open
  • Venezuela (Barquisimeto) May 10, 2000 Open

Qualifications:

The 2000 Latin America Championship invitation list is constructed as follows:

  1. The Top 8 players from each 2000 National Championship in the Latin America area.
  2. Any eligible Latin America players ranked in the Top 25 of the 2000 Magic: The Gathering� Pro Tour™–Los Angeles professional standing.
  3. The Top 150 DCI™ Composite-ranked players from the Latin America region who were previously uninvited. (DCI Composite invitations will be based on the ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Latin America Championship.)

Latin America Championship Format and Structure:

Tournament Structure

The Latin America Championship will be Swiss draw, using the Booster Draft and Standard Constructed formats. The Top 8 players will advance to the finals on Sunday, June 25.

Entry Fee

There is no entry fee for the Latin America Championship, though there is a late entry fee of Chile Peso $10,000/USD $20 for players who do not register on Thursday evening.

Thursday, June 22

All competitors must register at the tournament site between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the night of June 22. Unless a player gives notification in advance that he or she will not be able to attend registration, the player will be charged a late registration fee of Chile Peso $10,000/USD $20. Decklists for the Standard-format portion of the event must be submitted at the beginning of Round 1 of play on Saturday.

Friday, June 23

Late Player Registration: 8:00–8:30 a.m. (Chile Peso $10,000/USD $20)
Player Welcome: 9:00 a.m.
Play Begins: 9:30 a.m.

Format: Booster Draft (Masques block), six 50-minute rounds played in pods, with new pods after three rounds. No player cut on the first day.

Saturday, June 24

Play Begins: 9:00 a.m.

Format: Standard Constructed, modified Swiss-style rounds, six 60-minute rounds. The Top 8 competitors will advance to the finals on Sunday.

Sunday, June 25—Finals

Play Begins: 9:00 a.m.

Format: Final 8—Standard, single-elimination, untimed, best three out of five games. Players advancing to the finals must use the same Standard deck used on Saturday.

Awards ceremony to immediately follow the final match.

Latin America Championship Prizes

The Top 8 previously uninvited finishers receive invitations to the Magic World Championships, August 1–6, in Brussels, Belgium.

Prize payout listed below, total of USD $70,040:

1 $11,500
2 $7,000
3 $4,600
4 $3,700
5 $3,035
6 $2,555
7 $2,225
8 $2,000
9 $1,845
10 $1,715
11 $1,600
12 $1,495
13 $1,400
14 $1,315
15 $1,235
16 $1,160
17 $1,090
18 $1,025
19 $965
20 $910
21 $860
22 $815
23 $770
24 $730
25 $695
26 $660
27 $630
28 $600
29 $575
30 $550
31 $525
32 $505
33 $485
34 $465
35 $445
36 $430
37 $415
38 $400
39 $385
40 $370
41 $355
42 $345
43 $335
44 $325
45 $315
46 $305
47 $295
48 $285
49 $275
50 $270
51 $265
52 $260
53 $255
54 $250
55 $245
56 $240
57 $235
58 $230
59 $225
60 $220
61 $215
62 $210
63 $205
64 $200

Chile Open Format and Structure

The Chile Open is a chance for any Magic enthusiast to test his or her skills in tournament play. A cash purse of USD $10,000 will be distributed to the Top 16 finishers. The Chile Open is open to all Magic players in good standing with the DCI players’ organization.

Friday, June 23

Registration: 1:00–6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 24:

Player Check-In: 8:30 a.m.

Play Begins: 9:30 a.m.

Format: Standard Constructed, modified Swiss-style rounds, number of rounds to be determined by number of participants, 50-minute rounds. The Top 8 competitors will advance to the finals on Sunday.

Sunday, June 25

Play Begins: 9:00 a.m.

Format: Final 8 competition. Standard Constructed, single-elimination rounds, untimed, best three out of five games. Players advancing to the finals must use the same Standard Deck used the previous day.

Awards ceremony to immediately follow the final match.

The Chile Open is open to all DCI members in good standing.

The prize payouts for the Chile Open will be as follows:

  • First place—USD $2,000
  • Second place—USD $1,450
  • Third place—USD $1,000
  • Fourth place—USD $800
  • Fifth place—USD $600
  • Sixth place—USD $500
  • Seventh place—USD $450
  • Eighth place—USD $400
  • 9th–16th place—USD $350
  • Total payout: USD $10,000

Entry Fee:

Tickets for the Chile Open are USD $6.00 or Peso $3,000.

Judge Information:

Would you like to judge at the Latin America Championship? Contact Reid Schmadeka at reid@wizards.com for more information.

Artists & Side Events:

Magic artists Donato Giancola and D. Alexander Gregory will be available for signing your Magic cards on Friday, June 22, Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, from 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Reid Schmadeka at <reid@wizards.com>.

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