2001 United States National Championship Coverage

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By Wizards of the Coast

Magic: The Gathering US Nationals

2000-2001

What and Where
Accommodations
Prize Structure
Format
Ancillary Events
Artist Appearances
Questions
Player Contact

Congratulations on qualifying for Magic: The Gathering US Nationals. This sheet will provide you with important information to prepare now to attend in JUNE.

What and Where:

Magic: The Gathering US Nationals will be held at Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports Complex Fieldhouse, May 31-June 3, 2001.

Accommodations:

Disney's Sports Reservations are the official travel planers for the U.S. Nationals. They have arranged the following:

Two night hotel and Theme Park Packages starting at $124*

Two night room packages starting at $44*

*Above lead-in package rates listed are a PER PERSON, inclusive rate based on four people in a room. Above packages are available pre-arrival only, based on availability. Prices are subject to change. Additional adult charges may apply. Specially priced Theme Park tickets are valid only on the specific dates of the event and for a limited period of time before and/or after the event.

TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE PACKAGES, YOU MUST MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NO LATER THAN MAY 19, 2001.

Call Disney Sports Reservations, the official travel planner for the Magic: The Gathering Junior Super Series Championship at the Walt Disney World® Resort, at (407) 939-7810.

Note: A shuttle is available to carry passengers between the Renaissance Hotel and Disney's Wide World of SportsTM Complex. There is no charge to US Nationals players and friends and families of these players. The shuttles will begin running at 7:00 A.M. on Friday, June 1; Saturday, June 2; and Sunday, June 3, and will run until the venue closes each of those days. Please see the shuttle schedule for precise times.

US Nationals Prize Structure

  1. $25,000
  2. $12,500
  3. $6,000
  4. $5,000
  5. $3,300
  6. $3,000
  7. $2,250
  8. $2,000
  9. $1,500
  10. $1,300
  11. $1,100
  12. $900
  13. $800
  14. $700
  15. $650
  16. $600
  17. $550
  18. $500
  19. $450
  20. $400
  21. $350
  22. $325
  23. $300
  24. $275
  25. $250

Format:

Standard and Rochester Draft

2001 U.S. Nationals Ancillary Event Schedule

Thursday
Time Evt# Cost Event Title
9:00 A.M. 101 $20 US Open Qualifier - Limited
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one InvasionTM tournament pack, two PlaneshiftTM booster per player.
12:00 P.M. 102 $15 US Open Qualifier - Standard
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules. Deck lists are required and may be obtained when tickets are purchased.
2:00 P.M. 103 $20 US Open Qualifier - Limited
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one InvasionTM tournament pack, two PlaneshiftTM booster per player.
4:00 P.M. 104 $15 US Open Qualifier - Standard
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules. Deck lists are required and may be obtained when tickets are purchased.
*The cost of one open event will be reduced by the cost of Disney admission. Disney admission ticket required.

Friday

In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
9:00 A.M. 201 $15 Junior World Open
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules. For players aged 15 and under only. Top 25 players qualify for the Junior Super Series Championship.
10:00 A.M. 202 $15 Grand Prix-Columbus Trial
  3-person Team Limited format (Sealed Deck with two Invasion tournament packs, two Planeshift boosters, and two Apocalypse boosters per team.) with Team Rochester Draft Final 2.Top 2 finishing teams receive a 2-round bye at Grand Prix-Columbus.
11:00 A.M. 203 $5 Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules.
12:00 P.M. 204 $18 Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player.
1:00 P.M. 205 $5 Juniors Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules. For players 15 and under only.
2:00 P.M. 206 $5 Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules.
3:00 P.M. 207 $18 Juniors Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player. For players 15 and under only.
4:00 P.M. 208 $18 Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player.

Saturday

In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
9:00 A.M. 301 $20 Pro Tour-New York Qualifier
  Top 2 finishing teams gain entry to Pro Tour-New York. Top finishing team receives $750 prize. 3-person Team Limited format (Sealed Deck with two Invasion tournament packs, two Planeshift boosters, and two Apocalypse boosters per team.) with Team Rochester Draft Final 2. Registration begins at 8:00 A.M., play begins at 9:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M. 302 $18 Juniors Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player. For players 15 and under only.
11:00 A.M. 303 $5 Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules.
12:00 P.M. 304 $5 Juniors Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules. For players 15 and under only.
1:00 P.M. 305 $18 Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player.
2:00 P.M. 306 $18 Juniors Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player. For players 15 and under only.
3:00 P.M. 307 $5 Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules.
4:00 P.M. 308 $5 Juniors Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules. For players 15 and under only.
4:00 P.M. 309 $18 Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player.

Sunday

In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
9:00 A.M. 401 $15 Grand Prix-Denver Trial
  Constructed Tournament using the Invasion Block Constructed rules. Top 2 players receive a 3-round bye at Grand Prix-Denver. Registration begins at 8:00 A.M., play begins at 9:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M. 402 $15 2002 Junior Super Series Challenge
  Standard format (Type II) rules apply. Top player receives a $1000 scholarship and entry into the 2002 Junior Super Series Championship. All players receive a Premium card with entry. For players 15 and under. Registration begins at 8:00 A.M., play begins at 9:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M. 403 $18 Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player.
11:00 A.M. 404 $18 Juniors Invasion Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Invasion tournament pack, one Planeshift booster and one Apocalypse booster per player. For players 15 and under only.
12:00 P.M. 405 $5 Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules.
1:00 P.M. 406 $5 Juniors Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format (Type II) rules. For players 15 and under only.
Note: All events follow the Swiss-style pairings structure with top 8 single-elimination playoff unless otherwise indicated.

Artist Appearances

  Friday 6/1   Saturday 6/2   Sunday 6/3
  10-2 2-6   10-2 2-6   10-1 1-4
Daren Bader   Signing   Signing     Signing  
John Matson   Signing     Signing     Signing
Matt Cavotta Signing       Signing   Signing  
Ron Spears Signing     Signing       Signing

Questions:

You should receive your player packet by April 30, 2001. If you have not received it by this date please contact Andy Heckt by phone at (425) 254-2941, or by email at heckt@wizards.com.

Player Contact:

Andy Heckt
If calling in North America: 1-425-254-2941
Email: heckt@wizards.com
FAX: 425-687-8259

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