Grand Prix - Mexico City

Posted in Feature on March 28, 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.

Grand Prix—Mexico City is presented by Necrotower.

Tournament Format And Schedule

The format for Grand Prix–Mexico City is Kamigawa Block Constructed. All DCI Constructed-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, September 2: Registration starts at 5:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 3: Registration ends at 10:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, September 4: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Expo Reforma
Morelos #67
Colonia Juarez, D.F.
CP 06600


Fiesta Americana
(55) 5140-4100
(55) 5140-4140
Reforma 80

Colon Mision Reforma
(55) 5141-0442
Reforma Esq. con Morelos #110

Hotel Imperial
(55) 5705-4911
Reforma 64


$25 US dls or $250 Mexican pesos onsite

For complete Grand Prix–Mexico City information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit


The main tournament at Grand Prix–Mexico City 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–Mexico City will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds). If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the top 128 will advance to day 2. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Los Angeles.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Mexico City will be Level 3 judge Juan Del Compare.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Mexico City, please contact
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes Grand Prix–Mexico City 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 regardless of their standing in the Grand Prix. 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 Constructed rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 11, 2005.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 11, 2005.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 11, 2005.

Grand Prix Trial

Friday, September 3, 2003
4:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 2:00 P.M.)
Cost: $15.00
Format: Kamigawa Block Constructed
Morelos #67
Col. Juarez
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Mexico City Trials will be run throughout North America in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Mexico City.

Side Events

Side events at Grand Prix–Mexico City include a Pro Tour–Los Angeles Qualifier, 8 man tournaments on request, and six different tournaments trough the weekend that will qualify you to our vintage booster draft on sunday, with a beta/unlimited tournament pack to the winner.

A complete Grand Prix– Mexico City side event schedule can be found at

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Kamigawa, Legions, Scourge, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. 2003 Wizards.

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