Asia Pacific Championship 2000 Fact Sheet

Posted in Event Coverage

By Wizards of the Coast


Asia Pacific Championship and Hong Kong Open Tournament


Japanese (FAQ)
Japanese (Invitation List)

Tournament Dates: July 7–9, 2000

Tournament Location:

Plaza Hollywood Mall
Stars Atrium, Level 1
3, Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill,
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Plaza Hollywood is situated directly above Diamond Hill MTR and a public transport terminus. It is at the main traffic interchange for East Kowloon. Plaza Hollywood is well connected to several main roads—Lung Cheung Road, Tates’s Cairn Tunnel, and the Eastern Harbour Tunnel—making it easily accessible by various modes of public transportation. Shoppers have convenient access to the mall via Diamond Hill MTR Exit C. This route to the mall entrance takes about one minute in any weather condition.

Location of Tournament at Plaza Hollywood Mall, Stars Atrium, Level 1

Travel & Hotel Information:

Hotel Concourse
22 Lai Chi Kok Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2397-6683
Fax: (852) 2381-3768

"When making reservations, please identify yourself clearly as "Wizards of the coast" or "APAC Championship" group. To enjoy the special rates listed below you are required to book by email/fax/telephone with the following information provided: Contact Persons : Ms Bonnie Wong - Assistant Sales Manager, Ms Carie Chau - Sales Executive E-mail: Fax : (852) 2397-7337 Tel : (852) 2397-9670 OR (852) 2397-9622 OR (852) 2397-9668"

Hotel Concourse is conveniently located in Mongkok, the city centre of Hong Kong.

Ladies' Market and Fa Yuen Street, (places for high quality clothings at bargaining prices) and other tourist attractions such as Aquariums Market, Bird Garden and Flower Market are within walking distance from the hotel. Access to most parts of the territory is easy with the Mass Transit Railway Station nearby (Prince Edward Stop).

Rates & Information:
- Single Occupancy HK$630 Net per room per night
- Double Occupancy HK$680 Net per room per night
- 3rd person: HK $350 Net per night (Adult)
- Above rates are inclusive of 10% service charge, 3% government tax and are non-commissionable.

Package Includes:
- ONE WAY Airport Transfer By Hotel Shuttle Bus (Airport - Hotel or viceversa) is included with NO Extra Cost. Additional Transfer Service will be charged at Special Rate HK$50.- Net per person one way. Advanced reservation is required.
- For boarding at the airport, please contact our Airport Representatives at the service counter (A2) of China Travel Service HK Ltd (CTS) which is facing the McDonald's Restaurant in the Arrivals Hall upon clearing immigration and Customs formalities.
- American Buffet Breakfast (To be served at Café Concourse on per person per day basis)
- Maximum TWO persons for each room subject to the actual number of registered occupants.

Asia Pacific Championship Tournament Eligibility

The 2000 Asia Pacific Championship is an invitational Continental Championship that is composed of the very best Magic players from eleven countries and regions: Australia, China, Hong Kong (SAR), Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Player eligibility is limited to the following:

  1. The Top 8 players from each 2000 National Championship in the Asia Pacific region.
  2. Any eligible Asia Pacific player ranked in the Top 25 of the 2000 Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour™–Los Angeles in professional standing.
  3. The Top 150 DCI™ Composite-ranked players from the Asia Pacific region who were previously uninvited. (DCI Composite invitations are based on the ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the APAC Championship.)
  4. The 1999 Asia Pacific Champion.

Asia Pacific Championship Format and Structure

Tournament Structure

The APAC Championship will be Swiss draw, using Booster Draft and Standard Constructed formats. The Top 8 players will advance to the finals on July 9.

Entry Fee

There is no entry fee for the Asia Pacific Championship, though there is a late-entry fee of HK$160/USD $20 for players who do not register on Thursday evening.

Artists & Side Events:

Magic artists Terese Nielsen and John Matson will be available for signing your Magic cards during the weekend from 10:00 6:00 p.m.

Judge Information:

Would you like to be a judge at the APAC Championship Tournament? Contact Adrian Teh at for more information.

Thursday, July 6

All competitors must register at the tournament site between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the night of July 6. 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 USD HK$160/$20. Decklists for the Standard-format portion of the event must be submitted at the beginning of Round 1 of play on Saturday.

Friday, July 7

Location: Plaza Hollywood Mall, Stars Atrium
Late Player Registration: 8:00–8:30 a.m. (HK $160/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, July 8

Location: Stars Atrium
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, July 9—Finals

Location: Stars Atrium
Play Begins: 9:00 a.m.

Format: Final 8—Standard, single-elimination rounds, .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.


Asia Pacific Championship

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

Prize payout listed below:

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

Hong Kong Open Format and Structure:

The Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong Open is open to all Magic players in good standing with the DCI players’ organization.

Friday, July 7

Location: Stars Atrium at Plaza Hollywood Mall
Registration: 1:00–6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 8

Location: Stars Atrium
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, July 9

Location: Stars Atrium
Play Begins: 9 :00 a.m.
Format: Standard Constructed, single-elimination rounds, untimed, best three out of five games.
Players advancing to the finals must use the same Standard deck used on the previous day.
Awards ceremony to immediately follow the final match.

Hong Kong Open total prize payout: USD $10,000

  • 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 placeUSD $350

Entry Fee:

Tickets for the Hong Kong Open are HK $96/USD $12 in advance, HK$128/USD $16 on site.

Advance Registration:

To register in advance for the Hong Kong Open, please send your name, DCI number and contact information to <>.

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