Grand Prix

Grand Prix - London

Posted in Feature on April 30, 2003

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.


You can now pre-register online for this exciting event!
Note that pre-registration closes 7 days before the event.

UK : +0345 125599

Ireland : +44 1628 780 530

France : +01 43 96 35 65

Italy: +02 38 09 33 56

All other European countries: +32 70 233 277

The format for Grand Prix–London is Onslaught™ Block Constructed. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, August 22: Registration from 4:00-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 23: 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, August 24: The Top 64 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

Olympia 2
Olympia Exhibition Centre
London, W14 8UX!open

10 €


The main tournament at Grand Prix–London 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–London 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-New Orleans.

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–London 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.

Ben Thompson


Olympia is located in the Kensington borough. You can book rooms online on following website


Public transport facilities

By car
It's quicker and easier to travel to Olympia 2 via public transport. It is close to the M3, M4, and M40 / M41. The M25 Motorway provides easy connections to the M1, M2 and M11. In addition, the North Circular (A406) provides direct access through inner London.

1: Earls Court Seagrave Rd - 1200 capacity
2: Earls Court Multi-storey - 430 capacity
3: Olympia Multi-storey - 430 capacity
4: Olympia Motorail - 230 capacity
5: Paragon Hotel
6: Hammersmith Broadway
7: Warwick Road
8: Kings Mall
9: Kensington Hilton
10: Royal Garden
11: Young Street
12: Shepherd's Bush
13: Kensington Town Hall
14: Not available

Car Parking
To pre-book car parking using your Visa, American Express, Mastercard or Eurocard simply freephone 0800 056 8444.

Kensington Olympia,District line
For more information, go to

Buses to Olympia 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, (391 - within walking distance) London Transport Information - 020 7222 1234

Kensington Olympia, Mainline Station
Rail Information - 08457 48 49 50
These stations provide direct services to Clapham Junction, Gatwick Airport, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Watford Junction and Willesden Junction. For information on rail travel, consult the Rail Timetables on

Heathrow Airport 0870 00 00 123 - direct access via Piccadilly Line - 30 mins
Gatwick Airport 01293 535353 - direct access via mainline railway - 30 mins
London Stanstead Airport 01279 680500 - access via mainline & tube Networks
London City Airport 020 7646 0088 - access via mainline & tube networks
London Luton Airport 01582 405100 - access via mainline & tube networks

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