Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Leipzig

Posted in Feature on February 18, 2005

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.

Win a trip to Grand Prix Lisbon
...and many other Magic prizes!
At Grand Prix Leipzig fill out the voucher* that you'll find at the DCI booth and deposit it in the designated box before Saturday, March 26 - 5pm. A draw will be held on Saturday, March 26 st at 6pm.

  • 1st prize: Trip to Grand Prix Lisbon
    • Plane ticket to and from the GP
    • 3 hotel nights (breakfast included)
    • 1 free side event per day (2 in total)
  • 2nd - 10th prize: An Grand Prix Sweater.
  • 11nd - 20th prize: Free side event voucher (to be used at any European GP in 2005)

* Only 1 entry per person.


There is no pre-registration necessary for this event because it is open for everyone to enter.

Tournament Format And Schedule

The format for Grand Prix–Leipzig is Kamigawa Limited; Sealed Deck with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, March 25: Registration from 4:00 – 9:00 PM.
Saturday, March 26: 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, March 27: The Top 64 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Globana trade Center
Münchener Ring 2
D-04435 Leipzig Scheuditz


Including all product for Sealed Deck and drafts 25 €


The main tournament at Grand Prix–Leipzig 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).

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Leipzig will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-London
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Leipzig 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
    Total: $17,500
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    Total: $7,500
  • 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 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.


Alan Pollack

GAH Globana
Airport Hotel
Frankfurter Str. 4
04435 Schkeuditz

Tel. 034204 33333
Fax 034204 33334

How To Reach

Arriving by car
The GAH is situated near the Autobahnkreuz Schkeuditz (A9/A14) at Bundestraße 6 between Leipzig and Halle/Saale. Sufficient parking lots are available.

A9 (München/Berlin): Exit "Großkugel"
A14 (Dresden/Magdeburg): At "Schkeuditzer Kreuz" leave for A9, direction München, next departure "Großkugel"

Arriving by air
The MMC is in 10 min time by taxi from Airport Leipzig-Halle.

By public transport
Railwail station Schkeuditz is in 15 minutes distance by suburban traffic of the Deutsche Bahn AG from the main station Leipzig. Since 2004 there is a direct ICE-connection via airport Leipzig-Halle and connection by S-Bahn to station "Roßberg".

For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277

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