2001 Grand Prix Cologne Coverage

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By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix

Grand Prix Cologne
Pro Tour Barcelona Qualifier
24-25 February, 2001
Tournament Details

 

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

Tournament Format & Schedule

  • The format for Grand Prix - Cologne will be DCITM Limited.
  • Friday, February 23: : Grand Prix registration, 4:00 - 9:00 P.M. at the lobby of Theater am Tanzbrunnen
  • Saturday, February 24: Grand Prix registration, 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, February 24: Grand Prix tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. Top 64 players advance to Sunday.
  • Sunday, February 25: Top 64 begin at 8:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Theater am Tanzbrunnen
Deutz-Mülheimer Strasse 30
50679 Cologne
http://www.koelnkongress.de/Angebot/5AngTaGB.htm

Entry Fee

Pre-payment: 35 DEM (Visa/Eurocard/Mastercard)
Payment on site: 50 DEM

Player accomodation

Tournament Preregistration & Player Contact

To register, call Wizards of the Coast Customer Service from January 8 for Legend Members, and January 12 for Mana Members, between 10 am and 12 pm local time.
Competitors may register via e-mail.

Germany : 06074-37.55.555

France : 01 43 96 35 65
e-mail : custserv-fr@wizards.com

UK : 0345 125599
e-mail : uk@wizards.com

Ireland : +44 1628 780 530

Italy : 02 38 09 33 56
e-mail : wotcit@tin.it

All other European countries : +32 70 233 277
e-mail : custserv@wizards.be

USA and all other countries worldwide : +206 624 0933

Tournament

  • Divisions
    The main tournament at Grand Prix - Cologne 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 DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).
  • Tournament Format
    The format for Grand Prix - Cologne will be Limited. 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 - Cologne will be modified Swiss-style (50-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 1975 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 Limited rating of 1875 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 1775 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.

      The Limited european bye range for established market is
      Byes Ratings

      3 1975+
      2 1875
      1 1775
      3 24+
      2 12
      1 6

Prize Payout

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

Main Tournament Prize Schedule

Finish Prize
1 $2,400
2 $1,700
3 $1,200
4 $1,000
5-8 $800
9-16 $500
17-32 $250

1700 Division Prize Schedule

Finish Prize
Finish Prize
1 $1500
2 $1000
3-4 $700
5-8 $400
9-16 $250

Side Events

  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings

Magic Artist

  • Carl Critchlow

Local Information on Cologne

http://www.koeln.org/koelntourismus/english/plain/homepage.html
http://www.koeln.de

Map of Cologne

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