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.
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TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Lyon is Mirrodin™ Limited; Sealed deck with day 2 Rochester Draft. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, October 24: Registration from 4:00-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, October 25: 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, October 26: The Top 64 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.
Palais des Congrès de Lyon
50 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69463 Lyon Cedex 06
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Including all product for Sealed Deck and drafts: 25 €
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Lyon 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
The structure for Grand Prix–Lyon 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.
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–Lyon 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 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.