2006 South African Nationals

Posted in Feature on August 7, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

Tournament Location

Main Event

Emerald Casino http://www.emeraldcasino.co.za/

Grinders

Jabula Recreation Centre

Hall Hours


Friday, August 18 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Grinders)
Saturday, July 29: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm*
Sunday, July 30: 8:00 am - Midnight* (The hall may close early on Sunday evening.)
*The Tournament organizer reserves the right to close the hall at his/her discretion based on tournament attendance.

Hall HoursHall Hours

The following forms are required to compete in the S.A. Nationals Championship:

We are required to have the following presented in person at registration by every participant.

·An acceptable form of identification (one of the following):

oa driver's license, or

oa copy of your birth certificate and a photo ID (school ID is acceptable), or a passport If you don't have photo ID, please have your parent or guardian present at registration with their ID.

Bring the completed form with you to registration!

Registration Times

Friday August 18 10h00 am -17h00 pm

Saturday August 19 8:00 am - 8:30 am

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Savvas Themistocleous at 0827881933 or savvas@imaginet.co.za

Hall Hours

All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: the Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document

Grinders

09h30 - Main Grinder Event Registration

10h00 - Main Event Grinder - Standard - 1 place qualifies per 8 players

All day from 10h00 last event begins 16h00

Coldsnap 8 man single elimination draft - winner of each draft qualifies

Main Event

Format

·Standard and Booster Draft

·For the first draft, 1 Ravnica, City of GuildsTM, 1 GuildpactTM, and 1 DissensionTM booster pack will be used for drafting

·For the second draft, 3 ColdsnapTM booster packs will be used for drafting

·Deck lists are required

·Check www.thedci.comwww.thedci.com for Standard and Booster Draft format rules

Tournament Length

·Day 1 will consist of 3 rounds of Standard followed by4 rounds of Booster Draft

·Day 2 will consist of2 rounds of Booster Draft followed by 3 rounds of Standard followed by top 8

·12 Swiss Rounds total, 60 minutes per round

·Top 8 will be Standard

·Top 8 single-elimination finals have no time limit; however, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes

Advancement

·All players may participate in all Swiss rounds

·After round 12 the top 8 players advance to Sunday's Top 8 single-elimination finals

Top 8

·Standard format

·Top 8 matches will be best2 of 3

·Losers of the semi-final matches will play to determine 3rd place.

Invitations

·The Top 4 players receive invitations to the 2006 World Championships

·The Top 3 players will form the National team and the 4th will be the alternate

Notes

·40K, REL 4

·Players are required to use the same Standard deck for day 1, day 2, and Top 8.

·All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: the Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document.

·Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament ruleshigh-level tournament rules.

·Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Saturday Schedule
8:45 AM - Seating for player meeting posted
9:00
AM - Mandatory Player meeting begins.
9:15 AM - 3 rounds of Standard, followed by 3 rounds of Booster Draft. Second Booster Draft begins.

Sunday Schedule
8:45 AM - Seating for player meeting posted
9:00
AM - Mandatory Player meeting begins
9:15
AM -2 rounds of booster draft will be played, followed by 3 rounds of Standard
After Swiss - Top 8 players check in at feature match area
After Swiss
- Quarterfinal matches begin

Hall Hours

All amounts are in USD

Place

Prize

1

$1500

2

$750

3

$500

4

$250

Hall HoursHall Hours

Savvas Themistocleous
Games Emporium
DCI South Africa
0827881933
Email: savvas@imaginet.co.za

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