2007 Magic: The Gathering South Korea National Championship

Posted in Feature on April 14, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

LOCATION
Dobong Public Hall
Conference Room. 303Chang-Dong
Dobong-Gu Seoul, Korea (South)

TOURNAMENT
The 2007 South Korea National Championship is open by invitation only. Invitations are extended to qualified players who meet the eligibility requirements.

ELIGIBILITY
The 2007 South Korea National Championship is open only to those DCI members in good standing who are citizens or residents of South Korea as of January 1, 2007. Players may only compete in one National Championship per season. Players may compete in only one National Championship per season. If a player competes in a City Championship Final or Regional tournament (such as a Regional Championship, National Qualifier, open tournament, or other tournament offering an invitation to a National Championship) in one country, he or she may not compete in City Championship Final, Regional tournaments, Nationals Qualifier tournaments or National Championships in another country until the following season.

INVITATION CRITERIA
The 2007 South Korea Nationals invitation list is comprised as follows:

  • 2006 South Korea National Champion
  • Members of the 2006 South Korea national team (including alternate)
  • Players who attain the status of Pro Player level 2 & above
  • The top 2 finisher of the following 2007 South Korea Regional Championships held on Sunday, June 17, 2007
    1. Seoul, Dobong Public Hall (zikuin@hanmail.net)
  • The Winner of the following 2007 South Korea Regional Championships held on Sunday, June 17, 2007
    1. Busan, Yangjung Youth Training Center (sosul@naver.com)
  • The winner of the following Nationals Qualifier tournaments
    1. Sunday, July 8 , 2007 @ Busan, Yangjung Youth Training Center (sosul@naver.com)
  • The top 2 finisher of the following Nationals Qualifier tournaments
    1. Sunday, July 15 , 2007 @ Busan, Seoul, Dobong Public Hall (zikuin@hanmail.net)
    2. Sunday, July 22, 2007 @,Seoul, Dobong Public Hall (zikuin@hanmail.net)
  • Top 75 DCI Composite ranked players.
    National Championship's Ranking-Based Invitations no longer pass down to previously uninvited players. The Top 75 DCI Composite ranked players will receive invitations even if one or more of those players already possesses an invitation. DCI Composite invitations are based on the ratings published June 27, 2007.

FORMAT AND STRUCTURE
The 2007 South Korea Nationals will be a split-format tournament.

  1. Saturday, July 28: Three 60-minute Swiss rounds of Standard Constructed followed by three 60-minute Swiss rounds of Time SpiralTM block Booster Draft (Time Spiral-Planar Chaos-Future Sight) played in pods; followed by the second Booster Draft in new pods and one 60-minute round of Swiss play; All players will advance to Day 2 of the Nationals with continuous match points and tiebreakers.
  2. Sunday, July 29: Two 60-minute Swiss rounds of Time Spiral block Booster Draft continued from Day 1; Players must use the same Draft deck from the second Booster Draft pod used in Day 1 of the Nationals followed by three 60-minute Swiss rounds of Standard Constructed; Players must use the same Standard deck used in Day 1 of the Nationals; the Top 8 players advance to the Finals.
  3. The Standard portion of the event will not include 10th Edition if held prior to July 20, 2007 and include 10th Edition if held July 20, 2007 or later.
Top 8 Finals: Standard Constructed; Players advancing to the finals must continue to use the same Standard deck used in Day 1 of the Nationals; Top 8 Single Elimination finals have no time limit. Top 8 Matches will be best three out of five games.

RULES ENFORCEMENT LEVEL
The 2007 South Korea Nationals will use REL Competitive. Players are expected to have a thorough understanding of all tournament rules and procedures, including, but not limited to, the DCI Universal Tournament Rules, the DCI Universal Penalty Guidelines, and the Magic: The Gathering® DCI Floor Rules.

PRIZE PAYOUT
The total prize payout for the 2007 South Korea Nationals is USD 3,000.

PlacePayout
1stUSD 1,200
2ndUSD 800
3rdUSD 600
4thUSD 400
TOTALUSD 3,000

PRIZES

  • The Top 4 finishers of the 2007 South Korea Nationals will receive invitations to compete in the 2007 Magic: The Gathering World Championships, December 6 – 9 in New York, USA.
  • In 2007, The National Team competition at Worlds will be run in the Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft format.
  • Each National Team will consist of 4 players (rather than 3 as we have done in the past). The teams will consist of 2 sub-teams of 2 players each.
  • There is no alternate. Each National Team will still receive the minimum prize of $3000 USD. However, since teams now consist of 4 players, each player will receive $750.
  • As there is no longer a reason to determine an alternate, Nationals are no longer required to have a playoff for 3rd and 4th place.
  • Product prizes will be awarded from 5th to 8th place.

REGISTRATION

  • Entry to the 2007 South Korea Nationals is free. Players holding an invitation are required to check-in and complete player registration on Saturday, July 28 by 10:00 a.m. at the venue of the National Championship. Late registrations will strictly not be entertained. Qualified players failing to register by the stipulated deadline will have their invitation rescinded.
  • Players are required to produce documentary prove of South Korea citizenship or residency (e.g. identity card, passport, etc) during player registration for verification of eligibility.

APPEALS
Exceptions to the National Championship eligibility and invitation policy may be made on a case-by-case basis. Appeals for exceptions must be submitted to david.ong@wizards.com by Friday, July 13, 2007.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact David Ong at david.ong@wizards.com.

Invitation List

DateInvitation OriginCityName
6-Aug-062006 National ChampionSeoulJumin Lee
6-Aug-062006 Nationals TeamSeoulHan, Hojae
6-Aug-062006 Nationals TeamSeoulJang, Hyun-Il
6-Aug-062006 Nationals TeamSeoulKim, Min Su
6-Aug-062006 Nationals TeamSeoulLee, Sang-Ryeol
17-Jun-07Top 2 Finisher Regional Championships—SeoulSeoulChong, wonyong
17-Jun-07Top 2 Finisher Regional Championships—SeoulSeoulWaller, Joe
17-Jun-07Winner Regional Championships-- BusanBusanPark, Bae-gun
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Kyoung Geun Nam
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sang-Ryeol Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Min Su Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Hyun Woo Jeong
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Ju-Min Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jun Hee Kang
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Ji-Hoon Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Joon-Ho Hong
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Hyun Wook Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Eu Seung Jung
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jun Young Park
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Cynic Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Joe Waller
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Yong-pil Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Hyun-Il Jang
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Hark-Keun Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Bradley Yoo
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Ga-Ram Jung
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jang-Hong Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Ji-Hoon Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sung-Bum Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Kil-Ho Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Bae-Gun Park
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Yo-Han Gwak
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Young Seok Oh
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sang Seok Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Kris Falk
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sung Mook Kang
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jeong Muk Lim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Ki-Hyun Yoo
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sang-Woong Yoon
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Dae-Hoon Sim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jae-Kook Byun
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Hojae Han
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Young-Min Yoo
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Bong Mann Yooh
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sang-Mun Bang
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jun-Young Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Kang-Ho Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Yeunjin Kong
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sung-Dae Eum
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sung Ho Jeon
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Dong Seup Hyun
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sang-Woo Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Seung-Joo Jeong
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Gill-Won Shin
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Kang Jisang
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Seong-Beom Cheon
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Kyoungsoo Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Won-Seok Heo
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Suk-Ju Lee
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jung-Hun Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Hun Kang
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Kang Min Lim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Dong-Soo Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Won Suk Choi
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Hee-Jae Choi
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jae-Hoon Jung
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Tae-Ho Kang
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jung Won Choi
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Nathan Emmett
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul T'ae-yun Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Kyle Hathaway
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Shingi Han
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sang-Eun Kim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jeong Woo Cho
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Llaisa Seniqai
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Eun-Sung Oh
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Won Kyu Yoo
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Jae Joon Choi
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Il Lim
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Sung-Kyoon Bae
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Yang Soo Ryu
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Eric Jung
27-Jun-07Top 75 DCI Composite Rankings Seoul Wan-Woo Lee
8-Jul-07Winner Nationals Qualifier-- BusanBusanLee, Woosuk
15-Jul-07Top 2 Finisher Nationals Qualifier-- SeoulSeoulNam, Sang-Jae
15-Jul-07Top 2 Finisher Nationals Qualifier-- SeoulSeoulKim, Min-Soo
22-Jul-07Top 2 Finisher Nationals Qualifier-- SeoulSeoulTBD
22-Jul-07Top 2 Finisher Nationals Qualifier-- SeoulSeoulTBD

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