2001 Grand Prix Kaohsiung Coverage

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By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Kaohsiung

Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Barcelona Qualifier
February 10-11, 2001

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-Kaohsiung is InvasionTM block Limited, with Day 2 Booster Draft. All DCITM Limited rules and Magic® Floor Rules announced on September 1, 2000, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.

  • Friday, February 9 : Registration from 6:00-9:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, February 10: Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to the finals on Sunday. All players must check in by 8:30 A.M.
  • Sunday, February 11: Finals begin at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

Grand Formosa Kaohsiung Hotel
Italian Restaurant
37-85F, No. 1, Tzu-Chiang 3rd Road, Kaohsiung City 802, Taiwan

WHEN

February 10-11, 2001

ENTRY FEE

NT$1,000 (on site)
NT$800 (in advance)

PLAYER CONTACT

Jacky Yang
Phone: 886-2-22181582, ext. 318
Fax: 886-2-22182046
Email: magic@spp.com.tw

TRADING SPACE

Limited space is available for professional traders. If you are interested in reserving space, please write to merfolk@wizards.com for details.

TOURNAMENT

Divisions

The main tournament at Grand Prix-Kaohsiung is open to Magic players of all ages. If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour-Barcelona at Grand Prix-Hiroshima 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 DCI player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

Tournament Format

The format for Grand Prix-Kaohsiung is Invasion block Limited, with Day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI Limited 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-Kaohsiung is modified Swiss-style (60-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to the Sunday finals for prizes and invitations.

Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative through the season or year.)

To be announced.

HEAD JUDGE

Jacky Yang, a level 3 certified judge

PRIZE PAYOUT

Grand Prix-Kaohsiung features the standard main tournament prize schedule as well as a special 1700 rating flag division prize schedule.

1700 Division Prize Schedule

To be announced.

Main Tournament Prize Schedule

To be announced.

SIDE EVENTS

Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
Artist signings
Grand Prix-Taipei Trial
Magic: The Gathering trading space

MAGIC ARTISTS

Arnie Swekel

PLAYER ACCOMMODATIONS

Grand Formosa Kaohsiung Hotel
37-85F, No. 1, Tzu-Chiang 3rd Road, Kaohsiung City 802, Taiwan
Tel: 886-7-566-8666
Fax: 886-7-566-1089

Room Rates: To be announced.

WEBSITES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

www.tbroc.gov.tw/tbroc99_3w_eng/tour_info/user/m1.htm - This is an excellent site that is dedicated to tourism in Taiwan. It has everything you'll need to know as a first-time traveler to Taiwan.

www.boca.gov.tw - This site will give you complete information on visas in Taiwan.

www.cnn.com/WEATHER/html/KaohsiungTaiwan.html - This site gives a four-day forecast of the weather in Kaohsiung.

www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw - The Taiwan newspaper online.

www.lonelyplanet.com.au/letters/nea/tai_pc.htm - This site has maps, photos, and lots of great information for first-time tourists going to Kaohsiung.

www.moneyworld.co.uk/faqs/travfaq1.htm - Information on travel insurance.

www.travel.com.hk/taiwan.htm - This site will give you general information on weather, maps, and food in Taiwan.

www.marimari.com/content/taiwan/popular_places/kaohsiung/kaohsiung1.html - Another great site to find information on food, culture, and entertainment in Kaohsiung.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/CUSTOMS

  • Foreign nationals may obtain tourist visas if they hold foreign passports or travel documents valid for more than six months in the Republic of China for purposes of sightseeing, business, family visits, study or training, medical treatment, or other legitimate activities.
  • Visa requirements included one completed application form, incoming and outgoing travel tickets, three photos, documents verifying the purpose of the visits, and a letter of guarantee.
  • Fourteen-day visa-free privileges are afforded to citizens of 18 countries and 30-day landing visas are afforded to citizens of 21 countries. For further information please visit www.boca.gov.tw. Complete information on ROC visas can be obtained from the:
    Bureau of Consular Affairs
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    2 Chieh Shou Rd., Taipei
    Phone: (886-2)2311-9292

For information about customs matters, please contact the Directorate General of Customs at www.kia.gov.tw/english/gov.

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