Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Nottingham

Posted in Feature on August 30, 2005

By Wizards of the Coast

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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 Copenhagen
...and many other Magic prizes!
At Grand Prix Nottingham fill out the voucher* that you'll find at the registration desk and deposit it in the designated box Saturday, October 15 before 5 pm. A draw will be held on Saturday, October 15 - at 6pm.

  • 1st prize: Trip to Grand Prix Copenhagen
    • Plane ticket to and from the GP
    • 3 hotel nights (breakfast included)
    • 1 free side event per day (2 in total)
  • 2nd - 10th prize: A Grand Prix Sweater.
  • 11nd - 20th prize: Free side event voucher (to be used at any European GP in 2005)

* 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–Nottingham is Ravnica Limited; Sealed Deck with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, October 14: Registration from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.
Saturday, October 15: 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, October 16: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Nottingham Arena
Bolero Square
The Lace Market
United Kingdom

Participation Fee

Including all product for Sealed Deck and drafts 20 £


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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Nottingham 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 next European Pro Tour scheduled in 2006
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Nottingham 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 September 7, 2005.
    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 September 7, 2005.
    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 September 7, 2005.


Glenn Fabry
Rob Alexander


Hotels in walking distance from the site

Citylodge hotel
+44 (115) 912 8000
Visit their website

Lace Market Hotel
High Pavement 29-31
The Lace Market
United Kingdom
+44 (115) 852 32 32
Visit their website

Other hotels posted on their website

Arriving by plane
British midlands airport

For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277

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