2001 Grand Prix Rio Coverage

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By Wizards of the Coast

Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Rio de Janeiro

Magic: The Gathering
Pro Tour - Barcelona Qualifier
March 9 - 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 - Rio de Janeiro is InvasionTM block Limited, with Day 2 Booster Draft. The Day 2 Booster Draft will use English cards. All DCITM Limited rules, Magic® Floor Rules announced on September 1, 2000, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
  • Friday, March 9: Registration from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, March 10: Registration from 7:30 - 8:30 A.M. Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
  • Sunday, March 11: Top 64 competition begins at 9:00 A.M., followed immediately by the finals.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Hotel Glória
Convention Center
632, Russel Street--Glória
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
www.hotelgloriario.com.br
Phone: 011- 55-21-555-7272
Fax: 011-55-21- 555-7282

MAP OF CONVENTION CENTER Map of Convention Center

WHEN
March 9 - 11, 2001

ENTRY FEE (IN BRAZILIAN REAL)
BRL$30,00

TOURNAMENT PREREGISTRATION AND PLAYER CONTACTS

Contact for Brazilian Players
Eduardo Terranova
dcibrasil@uol.com.br
Phone: +55-11-3272-8524

Contact for Non-Brazilian Players
Reid Schmadeka
Territory Manager, Latin America
Phone: (425) 204-7636
Email: reid@wizards.com

TOURNAMENT

  • Divisions
    The main tournament at Grand Prix - Rio de Janeiro is open to Magic players of all ages.

    If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour - Barcelona at Grand Prix - Rio de Janeiro 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 - Rio de Janeiro is Invasion block Limited, with Day 2 Booster Draft. The Day 2 Booster Draft will be in English. All DCI Limited rules, Magic Floor Rules announced on September 1, 2000, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix - Rio de Janeiro is modified Swiss (60-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to competition on Sunday for prizes and invitations.
  • Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative through the season or year.)
    To be announced.

HEAD JUDGE
Amauri Fonseca (level 3 certified judge from Brazil)

PRIZE PAYOUT
Grand Prix - Rio de Janeiro features the standard main tournament prize schedule as well as a special 1700 rating flag division prize schedule.

Main Tournament Prize Schedule
(All Prizes in U.S. Dollars.)

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

FinishPrize
1st$1,500
2nd$1,000
3rd - 4th$700
5th - 8th$400
9th - 16th$250

SIDE EVENTS

  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings
  • Gunslinging with Magic R&D special guest, Henry Stern

MAGIC ARTIST

PLAYER ACCOMMODATIONS
Hotel Glória
Convention Center
632, Russel Street--Glória
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
www.hotelgloriario.com.br

Room Rates (All Prices in Brazilian Real.)

Category Single Double Triple
Standard (Annex Building) BRL$115,00 BRL$145,00 --
Standard (Main Building) BRL$155,00 BRL$180,00 --
Superior Room BRL$180,00 BRL$205,00 BRL$260,00
Deluxe Room BRL$205,00 BRL$235,00 BRL$295,00

Prices include a daily Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, ONLINE INFORMATION

Brazil Travel Visa Information.
http://www.traveldocs.com/br/

Currency exchange information.
www.xe.net/ucc

Hotel guide and basic tourism information.
www.brazilinfo.com/HotelsEn.htm

Visa and passport information.
http://travel.state.gov

General information about Rio de Janeiro.
http://geography.about.com/science/geography/library/city/blrio.htm

Tourism and cultural information about Rio de Janeiro and Argentina.
http://gosouthamerica.about.com/travel/gosouthamerica/msubrio1.htm

Facts about and maps and recommended reading for Rio de Janeiro.
www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/brazil/index.htm

An insider's perspective on Rio de Janeiro that is particularly useful to first-time visitors.
http://ipanema.com

Cultural information about Rio de Janeiro.
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brasil.html#welcome

Tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro.
www.123-rio.com/v_engl/rjgeloca.htm

Answers to questions such as how to travel, what things cost, and what to expect in Rio de Janeiro.
www.travelnotes.org/LatinAmerica/Brazil/brazil_tourism.htm

Live cam broadcast from Rio de Janeiro--a fun site to check out if you'd like to see what the city is like before actually going.
http://liveinrio.iis.com.br/liveinrio

The Rio Daily newspaper in English.
www.riodaily.com

MAP OF RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro map

MAP OF BRAZIL
Brazil map

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