2004 Pro Tour–Seattle

Posted in Feature on February 24, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

This information will help you to prepare now to attend July 9th – July 11th , 2004.

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Tournament Location

Washington State Convention & Trade Center
800 Convention Place, Hall E
Seattle, WA 98101-2350
Phone: (206) 694-5000
FAX (206) 694-5399
http://www.wsctc.com/

Hotel Website Information

Mandatory Registration

Player registration will occur at the tournament site from 4:00–8:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 8th, 2004.

The ENTIRE TEAM (pro point teams or pre-qualified) is required register together, in person.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Pro Tour–Seattle. Forms can be downloaded at wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms. Participants of Pro Tours in the current season do not need to fill this form out again this season. Please keep the DCI updated with your current contact information at http://webapp.wizards.com/dcimember.

The following form is required from all participants during registration, regardless of prior receipt.

Each team is required to present a team registration form.

At registration, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • a driver’s license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of their birth certificates and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Andy Heckt at (425) 254-2941 or heckt@wizards.com.

Format

Day 1 Format

  • Team Sealed Deck (60 minute deck construction)
  • 2 Mirrodin tournament packs, 2 Darksteel boosters, and 2 Fifth Dawn boosters with which to build three, 40-card minimum decks
  • Competition will consist of 6 rounds on Friday, with new decks constructed every two rounds

Day 2 Format

  • Team Rochester Draft
  • 1 Mirrodin, 1 Darksteel, and 1 Fifth Dawn boosters will be used for drafting
  • All teams must designate an A, B, and C player. The B player sits in the middle during the draft. The A player sits to right of the B player, and the C player sits to the left of the B player during the draft.
  • Team Rochester Drafts always start with the B player. Teams randomly determine which team gets to decide who gets to choose which team begins the draft.
  • Competition will consist of 5 rounds on Saturday, with a new draft each round
  • Check www.thedci.com for Team Rochester Draft Rules

Round Length

  • 55 minute rounds, 11 Swiss rounds total + Top 4 single-elimination finals
  • When time is called, the active player finishes the turn and five additional turns are taken
  • Stalling or slow play will not be tolerated and will result in serious penalties.

Advancement

  • All Teams participate in the 6-round Sealed Deck portion of Friday’s competition
  • Teams with 12 points or more will advance from Friday to Saturday
  • The top 4 teams after round 11 will advance to Sunday’s top 4 single-elimination finals

Top 4

  • Team Rochester Draft (as day 2 above)
  • There will be a semi-final and a final Rochester Draft
  • In the semi-finals, the first seeded Team will play the fourth seeded Team and the second seeded Team will play the third seeded Team

Notes

  • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters

Schedule

Friday, July 9

8:45 AM Seating for players meeting posted
9:00 AM Mandatory Player meeting begins
9:15 AM First deck construction begins, followed by rounds 1-2
  Second deck construction, followed by rounds 3-4
  Third deck construction, followed by rounds 5-6

Saturday, July 10

8:45 AM Seating for players meeting posted
9:00 AM First Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 7
  Second Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 8
  Third Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 9
  Fourth Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 10
  Fifth Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 11

Sunday, July 11

8:00 AM The Top 4 teams check in at the feature match area
9:00 AM Semifinal Team Rochester draft begins, followed by Semi-final match play
  Final Team Rochester draft begins, followed by Final match play

Prize Payout

Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize
1 $60,000 5 $12,600 9 $6,000 13 $3,300 17 $2,100
2 $30,000 6 $10,500 10 $5,100 14 $3,000 18 $1,800
3 $18,000 7 $8,700 11 $4,200 15 $2,700 19 $1,500
4 $16,200 8 $7,200 12 $3,600 16 $2,400 20 $1,200
                Total: $200,100

Artist Appearances

Martina Pilcerova, Anthony Waters, rk Post, Darrell Riche, Rob Alexander, Pete Venters, Brian Snoddy, and Sam Wood.

Side Event Schedule

Thursday July 8

Time Event # Cost Event Title
5:00 P.M. 101 $75/team Pro Tour–Seattle “Last Chance” Qualifier
Team Mirrodin Sealed. Top 2 finishing teams gain entry to Pro Tour-Seattle on Friday. Registration begins at 4:00 P.M., play begins at 5:00 P.M.

Friday July 9

In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time. Unless otherwise noted, scheduled events offer a prize pool of 2 boosters per player. Events with 29 players or less pay to top 4, and 30 or more pay to top 8. Qualifier Tournaments offer a prize pool of 3 boosters per player, paying to at least the top 8.

Time Event # Cost Event Title
12:00 P.M. 201 $5 Standard Tournament
Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules.
1:00 P.M. 202 $20 Mirrodin Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Mirrodin tournament pack, one Darksteel booster, and one Fifth Dawn booster per player.
3:00 P.M. 203 $5 Extended Tournament
Constructed Tournament using the Extended-format rules.
4:00 P.M. 204 $20 Mirrodin Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Mirrodin tournament pack, one Darksteel booster, and one Fifth Dawn booster per player.
5:00 P.M. 205 $20 Pro Tour–Columbus Qualifier
Mirrodin Block Constructed with single-elimination Top 8. Winner receives $250 and an invitation to Pro Tour–Columbus. Registration begins at 5:00 P.M., play begins at 6:00 P.M.

Saturday July 10

In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time. Unless otherwise noted, scheduled events offer a prize pool of 2 boosters per player. Events with 29 players or less pay to top 4, and 30 or more pay to top 8. Qualifier Tournaments offer a prize pool of 3 boosters per player, paying to at least the top 8.

Time Event # Cost Event Title
11:00 A.M. 301 $20 Mirrodin Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Mirrodin tournament pack, one Darksteel booster, and one Fifth Dawn booster per player.
12:00 P.M. 302 $20 Pro Tour–Columbus Qualifier
Mirrodin Block Constructed with single-elimination Top 8. Winner receives $250 and an invitation to Pro Tour–Columbus. Registration begins at 11:00 A.M., play begins at 12:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. 303 $20 Northwest Limited Challenge (Sponsored by CardHaus)
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Mirrodin tournament pack, one Darksteel booster, and one Fifth Dawn booster per player. Limited to residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or British Columbia. Winner receives paid air travel to the 2004 World Championship in San Francisco.
3:00 P.M. 304 $5 Vintage (Type 1) Tournament
Constructed Tournament using the Vintage (Type 1)-format rules.
4:00 P.M. 305 $20 Amateur-Only Mirrodin Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Mirrodin tournament pack, one Darksteel booster, and one Fifth Dawn booster per player. Limited to players with zero lifetime pro points.
5:00 P.M. 306 $15 Grand Prix–New Jersey Trial
Mirrodin Block Constructed Format with single-elimination top 8. Winner receives a three-round bye at Grand Prix–New Jersey August 14-15. Registration begins at 4:00 P.M., play begins at 5:00 P.M.
9:00 P.M. 308 Free Question Mark Trivia Game Show
Bring a team of up to 3 players and compete in Magic trivia with your host, Mark Rosewater. Lots of prizes including boosters, card sleeves, and dice!

Sunday July 11

In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time. Unless otherwise noted, scheduled events offer a prize pool of 2 boosters per player. Events with 29 players or less pay to top 4, and 30 or more pay to top 8. Qualifier Tournaments offer a prize pool of 3 boosters per player, paying to at least the top 8.

Time Event # Cost Event Title
11:00 A.M. 401 $20 Mirrodin Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Mirrodin tournament pack, one Darksteel booster, and one Fifth Dawn booster per player.
12:00 P.M 402 $15 Grand Prix–Austin Trial
Mirrodin Sealed Deck format with single-elimination top 8. Winner receives a three-round bye at Grand Prix–Austin October 9-10. Registration begins at 11:00 A.M., play begins at 12:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. 403 $5 The Seattle Open (Sponsored by Queen’s Domain)
Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules. Free to any player from Washington State (must have driver’s license or photo ID to prove residency). First place recieves a Fifth Dawn booster display; second receives 18 packs of Mirrodin; third and fourth receive 9 packs of Mirrodin.
2:00 P.M. 404 $20 Mirrodin Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Mirrodin tournament pack, one Darksteel booster, and one Fifth Dawn booster per player.
2:00 P.M. 405 $5 The Femvitational (Sponsored by Academy Games)
Constructed Tournament open to females only using the Standard-format rules. 1st place receives a display of Darksteel plus possible sponsorship at a Pro Tour (see Academy Games for details).

Note: All events follow the Swiss pairings structure unless otherwise indicated.

8-person Single-Elimination Events

The following Magic: The Gathering tournaments will be added as requested (subject to space and judge availability). Winners receive 8 boosters for first place, and 4 for second.

Format Cost
Standard $5
Extended $5
English-language Draft $15
Non-English Draft $18
Mirrodin Sealed Deck $20

All events will be single elimination and DCI sanctioned. Start times and formats of tournaments are subject to change.

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Invitation Criteria

  • Any team of three players with a combination of at least 50 pro points as of the most recent pro standing preceding the Pro Tour event (PT San Diego). Teams formed in this manner must be announced at player registration before the tournament.
  • The Top 4 finishing teams (who were previously uninvited) of each Grand Prix tournament that feeds the appropriate Pro Tour event (GP D.C & GP Bochum)
  • Teams (who were previously uninvited) who earn invitations through appropriate Qualifier tournaments.
  • Any team with a DCI three-person Limited rating of 1750 or more as of the May 26th, 2004 ratings publish.

Player Contact

Andy Heckt
Wizards of the Coast
DCI Network Manager
425-254-2941
Fax 425-687-8259
Email: heckt@wizards.com

Pro Tour Seattle Invitation List

Each team-format Pro Tour invitation list comprises the following:

  • Any team of three players with a combination of at least 50 pro points as of the PT San Diego 2004 pro standing. Teams formed in this manner must be announced at player registration before the tournament.
  • The Top 4 finishing teams (who were previously uninvited) of each Grand Prix tournament that feeds the appropriate Pro Tour event.
  • Teams (who were previously uninvited) who earn invitations through appropriate Qualifier tournaments.
  • Any team with a DCI three-person Limited rating of 1750 or more as of the Ratings publish on May 26th, 2004

Renouncing Invitations
Invitations to individual-format Pro Tour events may not be renounced.

During a tournament that grants invitations to a team-format Pro Tour event, teams may renounce an invitation they gain from the event. The only time a team invitation may be renounced is at the event where the invitation is earned. Invitations may be renounced any time from the start of the event until five minutes after the end of the final of the tournament. Any one member of the team may renounce the entire team’s invitation by signing the appropriate form, which is available from the head judge. If a team rescinds its invitation, the invitation will pass down to the next appropriate team.

A team is considered to already possess an invitation if the players on the team participating at a team-format Grand Prix or Qualifier event have a total of 50 or more pro points toward the pro standing immediately preceding the Pro Tour event that the Grand Prix or Qualifier tournament feeds. Teams may have also earned invitations through previous Grand Prix or Qualifier tournaments.

This list reflects reported match results. Results from rescinsions may not always be received at the same time as match results, and thus this list may change. If you believe this list is in error please contact Andy Heckt (heckt@wizards.com)

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