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.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Boston is Onslaught™ Block Limited, with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI™ Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, February 21: Registration from 5:00-11:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 22: Registration from 8:00-9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, February 23: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.
The Castle at Park Plaza
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Tower
64 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is offering a room rate of $129 per night. Contact the Boston Park Plaza Hotel at (617) 426-2000. Please mention "Grand Prix-Boston" to get the $129 rate.
$25 Advance Registration
$30 On Site Registration
For advance registration, contact Your Move Games at (617) 666-5799. Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 19, 2003. For complete Grand Prix–Boston information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.GrandPrixBoston.com
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Boston 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
The structure for Grand Prix–Boston will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Yokohama.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Boston will be Nat Fairbanks, Level 4.
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–Boston 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 Finish Prize 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 Finish Prize 1 $1,500 2 $1,000 3-4 $700 5-8 $400 9-16 $250 Total: $7,500
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:
- Players with 28 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 18, 2002.
- Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 18, 2002.
- Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 18, 2002.
GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, February 21, 2003
5:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 4:00 P.M.)
Format: Onslaught Block Limited, with Top 8 Booster Draft
Location: The Castle at Park Plaza, 64 Arlington St., Boston, MA
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes
Other Grand Prix–Boston 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–Boston.
ARTISTS, GUN SLINGING, DECK CLINICS
Information on Artists, Gun Slinging, and Deck Clinics at Grand Prix–Boston can be found at www.GrandPrixBoston.com
Side events at Grand Prix–Boston include a Pro Tour–Yokahama Qualifier and a Junior Super Series Challenge.
A complete Grand Prix–Boston side event schedule can be found at www.GrandPrixBoston.com