Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Kuala Lumpur

Posted in Feature on April 12, 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–Kuala Lumpur is Standard Constructed. All DCI Universal Tournament Rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, July 23: Onsite registration is from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 24: Late registration from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Tournament begins at 10:00 a.m. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, July 25: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 a.m.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
Pyramid 3, Level 10, Sunway Pyramid Mall
Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
www.sunway.com.my/pyramid

COST
MYR 50 (includes 1 FREE Entry coupon to any Side Events Tournament)

GUEST ARTIST
John Avon
www.johnavon.com

PLAYER CONTACT
David Ong
Territory Manager, Far East
david.ong@wizards.com

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

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur will be Wearn Chong, Level 3 from Malaysia.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur, please contact us at the above player contact.

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

  • Pro Tour Invitations
    The Top 8 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour–Columbus. 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).

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur will feature the standard main tournament prize schedule, as well as a special Amateur division prize schedule. Players who have 0 lifetime Pro Points will be eligible for the Amateur prizes. The Amateur prizes will be awarded 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
    Place Prize
    1 USD 2,400
    2 USD 1,700
    3 USD 1,200
    4 USD 1,000
    5 - 8 USD 800
    9 - 16 USD 500
    17 - 32 USD 250
    TOTAL USD 17,500
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    Place Prize
    1 USD 1,500
    2 USD 1,000
    3 - 4 USD 700
    5 - 8 USD 400
    9 - 16 USD 250
    TOTAL USD 7,500
     
    GRAND TOTAL USD 25,000
  • 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, 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:

    Third-Round Byes

    • Players with 28 or more pro points in the 2004 Pro Tour–San Diego pro standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published on May 19, 2004.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more pro points in the 2004 Pro Tour–San Diego pro standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI constructed ratings published on May 19, 2004.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more pro points in the 2004 Pro Tour–San Diego pro standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published on May 19, 2004.

SIDE EVENTS

  • Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur Trials
    Friday, July 23: Registration for Trials will begin from 1:00 P.M. and will start as soon as there are 32 players. Last Trial for the day will begin at 5:00 P.M. The top finisher of each Trial receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur and one display of Fifth Dawn boosters. Standard Constructed format; Single-elimination; Cost: MYR 30

  • Pro Tour–Columbus Qualifier
    Sunday, July 25: Registration closes at 9:45 A.M.; play begins at 10:00 A.M. The top finisher receives USD375 and an invitation to Pro Tour–Columbus. Mirrodin Block Constructed format; Swiss with single-elimination finals; Cost: MYR 40

  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed MYR 30, Draft MYR 40, Sealed MYR 70

PROFESSIONAL TRADING SPACE
Limited space is available for professional traders. If you are interested in reserving space, please contact us at the above player contact.

ACCOMMODATIONS
NOTE: The following hotels are not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The hotels on this list are taken from guidebooks and provided here for your convenience only.

Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel
Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Tel.: +60 (3) 7492 8000
Fax: +60 (3) 7492 8001
www.sunway.com.my/hotel

Hilton Petaling Jaya
2, Jalan Barat
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +60(3)7955-9122
Fax: +60(3)7955-3909
www.petaling-jaya.hilton.com

Holiday Villa Subang
9, Jalan SS 12/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: +60(3)5633-8788
Fax: +60(3)5633-7449
www.holidayvilla.com.my

Sheraton Subang Hotel And Towers
Jalan SS12/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: +60(3)5031-6060
Fax: +60(3)5031-8686
www.sheraton.com/subang

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