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—Kansas City is presented by Feral Events
TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Kansas City is Mirrodin™ Block Limited, with day 2 Rochester Draft. All DCI™ Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, October 17: Registration from 5:00 P.M.-11:59 P.M.
Saturday, October 18: Registration from 12:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, October 19: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.
Overland Park Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Please go to www.feralevents.com for information about hotels in the area.
$28 Advance Registration
$30 On Site Registration
For advance registration, contact Collector's Cache at (913)-338-3393, open Monday through Saturday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST). Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 15, 2003. For complete Grand Prix–Kansas City information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.feralevents.com
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Kansas City 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–Kansas City 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-Amsterdam.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Kansas City will be Mike Guptil, Level 4.
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–Kansas City 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 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 2003 Worlds 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 August 20, 2003
- Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2003 Worlds 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 August 20, 2003
- Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2003 Worlds 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 August 20, 2003
GRAND PRIX TRIAL
GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, October 17, 2003
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 3:00 P.M.)
Format: Mirrodin Block Limited, with Top 8 Rochester Draft
Location: Overland Park Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS.
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes
Other Grand Prix–Kansas City 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–Kansas City.
Information on Artist signings will be posted at a later date
Side events at Grand Prix–Kansas City include a Pro Tour–Amsterdam Qualifier and a Junior Super Series Challenge.
A complete Grand Prix–Kansas City side event schedule can be found at www.feralevents.com