Grand Prix

Grand Prix–St. Louis

Posted in Feature on April 12, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro Tour events.

Grand Prix—St. Louis is presented by Moy Events

Tournament Format And Schedule

The format for Grand Prix–St. Louis is Ravnica Block Sealed Deck, with day 2 Coldsnap Booster Draft. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, July 21: Registration from 8:00 P.M. -11:59 P.M.
Saturday, July 22: Registration from 8:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, July 23: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

St. Charles Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301

Hotel

Embassy Suites
Two Convention Center Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301

Cost

$35 per player.

For advance registration, contact Barratt Moy at 847-998-9816

Tournament

The main tournament at Grand Prix–St. Louis is open to Magic players of all ages.

In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher in that Grand Prix. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI™ player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–St. Louis will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds). If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the top 128 will advance to day 2. The top 16 Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Kobe.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–St. Louis is TBD.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–St. Louis, please contact Barratt Moy at 847-998-9816
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–St. Louis will feature the standard “main-tournament” prize schedule as well as a special “Amateur" prize schedule. The Amateur prizes will be paid to the highest-finishing amateur players regardless of their standing in the Grand Prix. All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

    Main Tournament Prize Schedule
    FinishPrize
    1$2,400
    2$1,700
    3$1,200
    4$1,000
    5-8$800
    9-16$500
    17-32$250
    Total: $17,500
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    FinishPrize
    1$1,500
    2$1,000
    3-4$700
    5-8$400
    9-16$250
    Total: $7,500
  • Amateur Status
    A player is considered to have amateur status if he or she has 0 lifetime pro points. If a player has ever been awarded ANY pro points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, may not participate in the Amateur Championship or Junior Super Series tournaments, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.
  • Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)
    Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
    Third-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 3 or higher
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2025 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1925 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.

Grand Prix Trial

Friday, July 21st
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 5:00 P.M.)
Cost: $20

Format: Ravnica Block Limited Location: St. Charles Convention Center
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–St. Louis Trials will be run throughout North America in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–St. Louis.

Artists Information

TBA

Side Events

Side events at Grand Prix–St. Louis include a Pro Tour–Kobe Qualifier.

A complete Grand Prix–St. Louis side event schedule can be found at www.moyevents.com

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension, Coldsnap, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. 2003-2006 Wizards.

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