2008 Magic: The Gathering South Korea National Championship

Posted in Feature on May 15, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

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

TOURNAMENT
The 2008 S.Korea National Championship is open by invitation only. Invitations are extended to qualified players who meet the eligibility requirements.

ELIGIBILITY
The 2008 S.Korea National Championship is open only to those DCITM members in good standing who are citizens or have been residents of S.Korea since January 1, 2008. Players may only compete in 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 or National Championships for another country until the following season.

INVITATION CRITERIA
The 2008 S.Korea Nationals invitation list is comprised as follows:

  • 2007 S.Korea National Champion
  • Members of the 2007 S.Korea national team (including alternate)
  • Winner of 2008 S.Korea City Champ
  • Players who attain the status of Pro Player Club Level 2 and above
  • Top 4 finishers of the following 2008 Seoul Regional Championships held on
  • Winner of the following 2008 Busan Regional Championships held on
  • Top 4 finishers of the following Nationals Qualifier tournaments
  • Winner of the following 2008 National Qualifier Championships held on
  • 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 23, 2008.

FORMAT AND STRUCTURE
The 2008 S.Korea Nationals will be a split-format tournament.

  1. Saturday, August 23: Three 60-minute Swiss rounds of Standard Constructed followed by three 60-minute Swiss rounds of Lorwyn-MorningtideTM block Booster Draft (Lorwyn- Lorwyn -Morningtide) played in pods; followed by the second Booster Draft of Shadowmoor-EventideTM block Booster Draft (Shadowmoor-Shadowmoor -Eventide) 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, August 24: Two 60-minute Swiss rounds of Shadowmoor-Eventide 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. As of July 25, 2008 Standard Constructed will comprise of 10th Edition, Coldsnap, Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide.

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; with the two non-advancing semifinalists playing off to determine the third- and fourth-place finisher.

RULES ENFORCEMENT LEVEL
The 2008 S.Korea Nationals will use REL 4. 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 2008 S.Korea Nationals is USD 3,000.

PlacePayoutPro Points
1stUSD 1,20010
2ndUSD 800 8
3rdUSD 600 6
4thUSD 400 6
5th-6th36 boosters 4
7th-8th24 boosters 4
9th-10th18 boosters 2
11th-12th12 boosters 2
13th-16th 9 boosters 1
TOTALUSD 3,000

PRIZES

  • The Top 4 finishers of the 2008 S.Korea Nationals will receive invitations to compete in the 2008 Magic: The Gathering World Championships, 11 – 14 December in Memphis, U.S.A.
  • The Top 3 finishers will comprise the 3-member national team representing S.Korea, with the fourth-place finisher becoming the designated alternate.
  • Product prizes will be awarded from 9th to 16th place.

REGISTRATION

  • Entry to the 2008 S.Korea Nationals is free. Players holding an invitation are required to check-in and complete player registration on Saturday, August 23 by 09:00 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 S.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 Friday, June 20, 2008.

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

Invitation List

Date Invitation Origin City Name
29-Jul-072007 National ChampionSeoulHyun Woo Jeong
29-Jul-072007 National TeamSeoulKang Jisang
29-Jul-072007 National TeamSeoulJae-Hoon Jung
29-Jul-072007 National TeamSeoulCynic Kim
29-Jul-072007 National TeamSeoulJi Young Song
30-Mar-082008 City Champs winnerSeoulKim, Sang-eun
15-Jun-08Regional Championships WinnerSeoulHan, Hojae
15-Jun-08Regional Championships WinnerSeoulJang, Tea-jin
15-Jun-08Regional Championships WinnerSeoulLee, Jun seok
15-Jun-08Regional Championships WinnerSeoulbang, hyun jung
15-Jun-08Regional Championships WinnerBusanRyu, Yang Soo
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsKyunggi-doSang-ryeol Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJun Young Park
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulCynic Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBucheonKang Jisang
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJun Hee Kang
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulBradley Yoo
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBusanJoon-ho Hong
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoul,KoreaJi-Hoon Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulHyunWoo Jeong
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJu-Min Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulHyun-Il Jang
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsKyungi-doMin Su Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsIn-cheonHyun-woo Park
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsseoulOh Hong Kwon
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulYong-pil Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulHyun Wook Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulEu Seung Jung
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJoe Waller
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulYoung-min Yoo
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsGyeonggi-doHun Kang
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsIncheonHojae Han
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBusankyoungsoo kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsDaeguJun Ho Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsUlsanJang-hong Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJi-Hoon Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulBi-O Park
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingshanamSung Ho Jeon
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBusanDae-hoon Sim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsGwang-myoungGa ram Jung
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulSang-woong Yoon
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulSung Mook Kang
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsCheongjuMin Jae Song
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsUnknownMin-Soo Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsGyeongbukbyeong-seok Kwak
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulSung-bok Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBusanJun-young Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsAnyangSung-Dae Eum
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBusanYang Soo Ryu
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsJin-Hae CityKil-ho Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulSeo-young Park
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJeong Woo Cho
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJaeJoon Choi
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite Rankingsseoulhark-keun lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJae-kook Byun
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulSung-wook Nam
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulMin-Young Park
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulBongMann Yooh
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsUnknownNick Woodard
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsgangnamguYo-Han Gwak
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJun Hyup Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBosanKris Falk
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsAnyangHee-jae Choi
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulJin-seong Ahn
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite Rankingsseoulsang seok Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulDoo Sik Shin
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBusanWon-seok Heo
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsUnavailableEun-Ho Kang
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulHo-yeon Choi
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsseoulWonsuk Choi
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsGyeonggi Do,GoyangKevin Christman
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulSeong-beom Cheon
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulYeunjin Kong
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsOchangMyonJeongMuk Lim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsKyong Ki DoJi Young Song
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsKoyangDong Seup Hyun
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsKyungGi-do, Ansan-si, Sangrok-Gu, Sa-dong 1510Park Dong Gyu
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsUlsanSang-Mook Ha
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulWon-Suk Cho
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsDaeguHyun Kyung Bae
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulSang-woo Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsBusanJaegon Kim
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoull(Korea)Il soo Lee
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsSeoulSung-Kyoon Bae
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsseoulJin-Geol Jeong
23-Jun-08Top 75 DCI Composite RankingsKyungnamT'ae-yun Kim
20-Jul-08Top 4 of Nationals Qualifier winner- SeoulSeoulTBD
20-Jul-08Top 4 of Nationals Qualifier winner- SeoulSeoulTBD
20-Jul-08Top 4 of Nationals Qualifier winner- SeoulSeoulTBD
20-Jul-08Top 4 of Nationals Qualifier winner- SeoulSeoulTBD
17-Aug-08Top 4 of Nationals Qualifier winner- SeoulSeoulTBD
17-Aug-08Top 4 of Nationals Qualifier winner- SeoulSeoulTBD
17-Aug-08Top 4 of Nationals Qualifier winner- SeoulSeoulTBD
17-Aug-08Top 4 of Nationals Qualifier winner- SeoulSeoulTBD

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