Grand Prix-Nagoya 2000 Fact Sheet

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By Wizards of the Coast

Magic: The Gathering -  Pro Tour - New York Qualifier

Team Event

April 28-30, 2000

The Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to the Pro Tour.

Tournament Format & Schedule

The format for Grand Prix - Nagoya will be DCI™ Trio Team Sealed Deck with Team Rochester Draft for Day 2.

Friday, April 28 – Grand Prix registration, 3:00-9:00pm

Saturday, April 29 – Grand Prix tournament begins at 8:00 A.M.

Sunday, April 30 – Grand Prix tournament begins at 8:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Nagoya Congress Center
1-1 Atsuta-nishimachi, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-0036

Entry Fee

9,000 yen per team

Tournament Registration & Player Contact

Japan DCI Tournament Center
Tel: 03-5469-9431
Fax: 03-5469-9432

Contact for Non-Japanese Players

Paul Adachi, Japan Country Manager, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Tel: (425) 204-5384
Email: padachi@wizards.com

Head Judge

Level 4 Judge - Chris Zantides of Australia

Tournament

Divisions

The main tournament at Grand Prix - Nagoya 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 Format

The format for Grand Prix - Nagoya will be Trio Team Sealed Deck (Day 1) & Team Rochester Draft (Day 2). All DCI Extended-format rules and Magic Floor Rules announced on September 1, 1999, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.

Tournament Structure

The structure for Grand Prix - Nagoya will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds, number of rounds determined by number of participants), with the Top 20 teams advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

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:

Second-Round Byes

Teams with a combined total of 45 or more pro points in the Pro Tour–Los Angeles ’00 pro standing.

Teams with a Trio Team Limited DCI rating of 1700 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Grand Prix.

First-Round Byes

Teams with a combined total of 15 or more pro points in the Pro Tour–Los Angeles ’00 pro standing.

Teams with a Trio Team Limited DCI rating of 1650 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Grand Prix.

Prize Payout

Grand Prix - Nagoya will feature the standard "main tournament" prize schedule, with a total purse of $15,000 USD.

$15,000 Main Team Tournament Payout (USD)

(Per Team)
1st $4500
2nd $3000
3rd $2000
4th $1500
5th $1000
6th $1000
7th $1000
8th $1000

Side Events

Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
Artist signings
Tokai Regional Championship

Magic Artist

To be decided

Player Accommodations

Japan & Nagoya Local Information

www.jnto.go.jp/
www.u-net.city.nagoya.jp/ncvb/syokaie.htm
www.hotelstravel.com/japan.html
www.city.nagoya.jp/indexe.htm
www.fodors.com/resource/

Currency Exchange Information

www.xe.net/ucc/

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