Grand Prix

Grand Prix – Amsterdam

Posted in Feature on April 29, 2003

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.


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France: 01 43 96 35 65

UK: 0345 125599

Ireland: +44 1628 780 530

Italy: 02 38 09 33 56

All other European countries: +32 70 233 277

The format for Grand Prix–Amsterdam is Onslaught™ Block Team Limited (Sealed deck), with day 2 Team Rochester Draft. All DCI™ Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Day 1 will consist of 2 sealed decks, for each one, each Team will receive 2 Onslaught tournament packs, 2 Legions™ boosters, and 2 Scourge™ boosters to construct 3 individual 40-card minimum decks.

On day 2, each Team will Rochester draft with 1 Onslaught booster, 1 Legions booster, and 1 Scourge booster per player.

Friday, June 6: Registration from 4:00-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 7: Registration from 8:00-9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 20 teams advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, June 8: The Top 20 teams begin play at 8:00 A.M.

RAI Amsterdam (Hall 5)
Europaplein 22
1078 GZ Amsterdam

90 €


The main tournament at Grand Prix–Amsterdam is open to 3-person teams consisting of Magic players of all ages.

In the event that a team, which 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 finishing team in that Grand Prix. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at professional tournaments, or by being an invited DCI™ team (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Amsterdam will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 20 teams advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 4 previously uninvited Teams will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Boston.

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Amsterdam will be Jaap Brouwer, Level 3.

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Amsterdam 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 in addition to any winnings those players receive from the main tournament prize schedule . All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

    Main Tournament Prize Schedule
    Total: $20,000
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    Total: $5,000
  • Amateur Status
    A team is considered to have amateur status if all the members of that team have 0 lifetime pro points. If any player on a team has ever been awarded pro points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that team no longer has amateur status, and the player may not participate in the Amateur Championship or Junior Super Series tournaments, and the player and team are 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:

    Second-Round Byes

    • Teams with 60 or more professional points in the Chicago 2003 professional standing.
    • Teams with a Team Limited Rating of 1700 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Team Limited ratings published on March 19, 2003.
    • Winners of Grand Prix–Amsterdam Trial Tournaments

    First-Round Byes

    • Teams with 20 or more professional points in the Chicago 2003 professional standing.
    • Teams with a Team Limited Rating of 1650 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Team Limited ratings published on March 19, 2003.

Randy Gallegos



Excellent accessibility

The RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre is the perfect venue for exhibitions, conferences, seminars and other events. This is partly due to its excellent accessibility, both from within the Netherlands and from abroad, on public and private transport alike.

Amsterdam RAI has its own railway station and is less than ten minutes’ travelling time by train from Schiphol Airport. Although the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre is located on the outskirts of Amsterdam, the city centre with its attractive canals, pavement cafés, tourist attractions and a wide range of entertainment is just fifteen minutes away by public transport. The express trams are ideal for longer journeys within the city boundaries, and the ordinary trams stop right in front of the RAI and provide a quick and convenient service to all parts of Amsterdam.

And last but not least, Amsterdam RAI has its own harbour on the side of the complex that borders on the park. This provides a direct connection to Amsterdam’s extensive canal network.

By air
You can reach Amsterdam RAI from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by car or public transport in less than 15 minutes. Schiphol Airport is one of Europe's biggest airports and offers passengers a high standard of service. This includes digital service. Your relaxed business trip starts with a visit to This website provides up-to-date information about flights (Schiphol Travel Update), transport to Amsterdam Rai (Schiphol Travel Taxi), booking a ticket and booking a rental car (Reisbureau Schiphol TravelPort), and also about exclusive and inexpensive shopping (See Buy Fly Pre order). For information about the business facilities at the airport and all kinds of useful travel tips as well as additional information and services, quickly make your way to!

By Tram & Bus
If you arrive at Amsterdam Central Station (CS), you can take the Amstelveen express tram 51 (travelling time: 12 minutes, exit at the Amsterdam RAI station) or tram 4 (travelling time: 30 minutes, exit at the RAI Europaplein). If you are travelling by train to the Amstel station, you can take the Amstelveen express tram 51 (travelling time: 5 minutes) or the bus (route 15, 69 or 169), which will bring you to the RAI within 10 minutes. In this case you should get off at RAI Europaplein. From Amsterdam Sloterdijk station, the best way to reach the RAI is with express tram 50.

By Train
The intercity trains from Roosendaal/Belgium connect at Schiphol with trains going to the Amsterdam RAI station. At Schiphol you can change trains on the same platform. The fastest way to reach the RAI if you are coming from Arnhem/Germany, is to take the train to Amsterdam Duivendrecht station. Here you can change trains for the Amsterdam RAI station. There is also direct train connection with the Amsterdam RAI station from Rotterdam, the Hague, Leiden, Weesp, het Gooi and the Flevo polders.

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