Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour™-Houston Qualifier
September 7-8, 2002
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-Cleveland is Odyssey™ Block Constructed. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, September 6:
Registration from 2:00-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 7:
Registration from 8:00-10:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, September 8:
The Top 64 players begin play at 8:30 A.M.
International Exposition & Conference Center
6200 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
$15 Early Bird Registration (Before March 31, 2002)
$20 Advance Registration
$25 On Site
For advance registration, contact The Game Store Pandemonium at (734) 427-2451. Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 4, 2002. For complete Grand Prix-Cleveland information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.professional-events.com
The main tournament at Grand Prix-Cleveland 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).
The structure for Grand Prix-Cleveland 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-Houston.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix-Cleveland is Nat Fairbanks, Level 4.
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix-Cleveland 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 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 and 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 Nice 2002 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on June 19, 2002.
- Players with 14 or more professional points in the Nice 2002 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on June 19, 2002.
- Players with 7 or more professional points in the Nice 2002 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on June 19, 2002.
GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, September 6, 2002
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 2:00 P.M.)
Format: Odyssey Block Constructed
Location: International Exposition & Conference Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, OH
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes
Other Grand Prix-Cleveland 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-Cleveland. A complete schedule can be found here
Artists Matt Covatta, Arnie Swekel, and Glen Angus will be on site to sign cards and sell prints and other items. See www.professional-events.com for the artist signing schedule
A complete Grand Prix-Cleveland side event schedule can be found at www.professional-events.com