Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Malmö

Posted in Feature on June 1, 2006

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 Athens
...and many other Magic prizes!
At Grand Prix Malmö fill out the voucher* that you'll find at the registration desk and deposit it in the designated box Saturday, July 22 before 5 pm. A draw will be held on Saturday, July 22 - at 6pm.

  • 1st prize: Trip to the next Grand Prix
    • Plane ticket to and from the GP
    • 3 hotel nights (breakfast included)
    • 1 free side event per day (2 in total)
  • 2nd - 20th prize: A Grand Prix Sweater.
  • 21st - 40th prize: Free side event voucher (to be used at any European GP in 2006)

* Only 1 entry per player.


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–Malmö is Limited(Sealed deck with boosterdraft finals. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, July 21: Registration from 4.00 to 8.00 PM.
Saturday, July 22: Registration from 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 (or 128) players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, July 23th : The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Jörgen Kocksgatan 7 A
Malmo 211 20

Participation Fee

295 SEK


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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Malmö 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 16 Players will receive invitations to the 2nd Pro Tour in 2006
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Malmö 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.
  • 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 a Players Club level of 3 or higher
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2025 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1925 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.

Side events

Click Here for the Side Events Schedule


Aleksi Briclot

Pros will be available on Sunday for gunslinging!

Are you courageous enough to challenge them? If the pleasure of playing is insufficient to motivate you, know that there are also boosters to win for those who are able to prevail in one of these friendly yet fierce confrontations.

Read the Gazetteer

The Gazetteer

Pages: 1,2,3,4

How to reach


To fly to Malmö it’s equally close to travel to Copenhagen airport as to Malmö airport!

From Copenhagen airport there goes trains directly to Malmö all hours of the day. The train stops just a few steps from the site (you can see the site from the train station).

Flights to Copenhagen are often very cheap.


If the fights aren´t cheap enough you can always try the long distance buses.
Safflebussen drives to Malmö and stops 3 minutes from the site from these larger cities:

Berlin +49 30 30 10 380
Hamburg +49 30 30 10 380
Oslo +47 815 660 10
Stockholm 0771 - 15 15 15
Gothenburg 0771 - 15 15 15

For more options look at Malmos on website:

Player 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.

Click here or here

In the neighbourhood
Comfort Hotel – 5 meters from the site

If you say that you´re going to Grand Prix Malmö the prices will be:
(All prices included breakfast and in SEK)

Single room 599:-
Twin room 2 beds 699:-
Twin room 3 beds 799:-
Twin room with double bed 930:-

Further away
Formula 1 – bus distance
Room for single, twin or triple occupancy - Price per night 350 SEK
Tel : (+46) 040 93 05 80


City transport

Slagthuset is just in the middle of the city. Trains and city buses all stops at station only a few steps from the site. For more info on city transport look at

Local attractions

Slagthuset is more than the site for the Grand Prix, it is also the largest nightclub in Malmö.

If you participate in the tournament you get a discount on the entry fee so it will only cost 50 SEK.

Malmö has a very vivid party life and when the tournaments ends you’re right in the middle of it all.

Things to see/do:

click here or here

Bars and restaurants in Malmö:

For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277

Worlds 2006

We also want your feedback, suggestions but most of all we would like to know how you are preparing for the event. We will post everything on our brand new Player Forum so you can also see how other Magic players are doing. So e-mail us at:

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