Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Melbourne

Posted in Feature on September 9, 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.

Tournament Format And Schedule

The format for Grand Prix - Melbourne is Extended Constructed. All DCI Limited rules, Magic Floor Rules will be enforced.

Friday, November 4: Registration from 12:00 noon–9:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 5: Late registration from 8:00–9:00 A.M. Tournament begins at 9:30 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, November 6: The top 64 begin play at 9:00 A.M. Finals will immediately follow.

Tournament Location

Telstra Dome

Telstra Dome Information

 

Entry Fee

AU$25 Pre-registration on Friday
AU$30 Late Registration Saturday Morning

Tournament

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

If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour–Honolulu at Grand Prix–Melbourne has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be passed down to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • 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 points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, may not participate in the Amateur Championships 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 Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on September 7, 2005.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on September 7, 2005.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on September 7, 2005.
    Trial winners:
    People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trials will be run throughout Australia and New Zealand prior to the event and on the Friday before in last minute Trials. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.
  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix - Melbourne is modified Swiss (50-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to competition on Sunday for prizes and invitations.
  • Head Judge
    TBA
  • Prize Payout
    Grand Prix – Melbourne features the standard main tournament prize schedule as well as a special Amateur Award 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

Side Events

TBA

Magic: The Gathering Trading Space

Limited space is available for professional traders. If you are interested in reserving space, please email Cromwell Salvatera at salvatc@hasbro.com for details.

Magic Artist

Daren Bader (www.darenbader.com)

Accommodation

For Melbourne hotels, please check:
http://www.travelhops.com.au/displayresults.asp?Categories=Hotel&Country=Australia&State=Victoria&Location=Melbourne

For good deals closer to the event, please check:
http://www.wotif.com/

Some Information On Melbourne:

Currency Exchange Information

www.xe.net/ucc

All Other Enquiries

For all general enquiries please contact Cromwell Salvatera:
Telephone: +61 2 9804 4122
Email: salvatc@hasbro.com

Map Of Melbourne

Map Of Australia

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