Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Lyon

Posted in Feature on October 25, 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 : +33 (0)4 79 66 47 61

Italy: +02 38 09 33 56

All other European countries: +32 70 233 277

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

Check out the website below for all travel and hotel information (English and French)

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 player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • Tournament Structure
    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
  • 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.

Daren Bader

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