Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Brisbane

Posted in Feature on September 10, 2004

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.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix - Brisbane is Champion of Kamigawa block Limited, with Day 2 Rochester Draft. All DCI Limited rules, Magic Floor Rules will be enforced.

Friday, November 12: Registration from 12:00 noon–9:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 13: Late registration from 8:00–9:00 A.M. Tournament begins at 9:30 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, November 14: The top 64 begin play at 9:00 A.M. Finals will immediately follow.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

ENTRY FEE
AU$40 Pre-registration on Friday
AU$45 Late Registration Saturday Morning

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

If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour–Nagoya at Grand Prix–Brisbane has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be passed down to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

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 points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, may not participate in the Amateur Championships or Junior Super Series tournaments, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.

Tournament Format
The format for Grand Prix - Brisbane is Champions of Kamigawa block Limited, with Day 2 Rochester Draft. All DCI Limited rules, Magic Floor Rules announced on June 20, 2004, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Tournament Structure
The structure for Grand Prix - Brisbane is modified Swiss (50-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to competition on Sunday for prizes and invitations.

HEAD JUDGE
John Carter

PRIZE PAYOUT
Grand Prix – Brisbane features the standard main tournament prize schedule as well as a special Amateur Award schedule. 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

SIDE EVENTS

EventEntry CostDayTime
GP:Brisbane Trials$30Friday12 Noon Start, whenever 32 players are registered, single elimination. Last one starting at 7:30pm (Last one may have less than 32 Players)
Type 2$5Friday8pm
2 Headed Giant Sealed (2 Player Teams)$50Saturday7pm (Directly after GP Day 1 Finishes)
Type 1$10Saturday7pm (Directly after GP Day 1 Finishes)
MTG QLD Junior Championships - T2$10Sunday9:30am
PTQ Sealed$35Sunday10:30am
GP Trial: Asian Area (Sealed/Rochester)$30Sunday3pm
Extended$10Sunday7pm (Directly after GP Day 2 Finishes)
Type 1.5$10Sunday7pm (Directly after GP Day 2 Finishes)
ON DEMAND
8 Player Booster or Rochester Drafts$20
8 Player Sealed Deck Practise$30

Magic: The Gathering Trading Space
Limited space is available for professional traders. If you are interested in reserving space, please email Dan Gow at dan.gow@wizards.com for details.

Magic Artist
Jeff Miracola

Accommodations

Rydges Southbank
9 Glenelg Street
BRISBANE, 4101
Tel: 03 3255 0822
Fax: 03 32550899
http://www.rydges.com/locations/Rydges.asp?hotel=RQSOUT&cat=CitySuburban
E-mail: reservations_southbank@rydges.com

For other Brisbane hotels, please check:
http://www.travelhops.com.au/displayresults.asp?Categories=Accommodation&Location=Brisbane&State=Queensland&Country=Australia
http://www.australiatravelsearch.com.au/Accommodation/Queensland/Brisbane_%26_Surrounds/

Some Information On Brisbane

A site for first-time travelers
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/australasia/brisbane/

General information on
http://www.atn.com.au/qld/south/qldsouth.htm

Australia Travel Directory
www.anzac.com/aust/aust.htm

Comprehensive travel site on Australia with maps and cultural information
www.finalword.com/

Tourist Guide to Australia
www.csu.edu.au/australia/tourism.html

Events and activities in Brisbane
http://www.travelhops.com/travelguide/Australia/Queensland/Brisbane/

CURRENCY EXCHANGE INFORMATION
www.xe.net/ucc

ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES
For all general enquiries please contact Dan Gow:
Telephone: +61 2 9804 5622
Email: dan.gow@wizards.com

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