The Magic: The Gathering
Grand Prix—Oakland is presented by Matchplay
TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Oakland is Mirrodin
Doors open to the public…5:00 P.M.
Friday, February 6: Registration from 6:00 P.M. -11:59 P.M.
Saturday, February 7: Registration from 12:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, February 8: 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.
Marriott Oakland City Center
Oakland Convention Center – West Hall
Oakland, CA 94607
The Marriott Oakland City Center Hotel is offering a room rate from $99 per night (Single or Double) to $119 per night (Triple or Quad).
Contact the Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel at (800) 991-7249 between 6:00 AM-11:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. Please mention “Grand Prix-Oakland” to get the $99/$119 rate.
$30 Advanced and On Site Registration
For advance registration, contact Matchplay at (650)-947-0398, open Monday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM (PST). Advance registration will be available until 11:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 4, 2004. For complete Grand Prix–Oakland information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit http://www.matchplay.com
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Oakland 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
- Tournament Structure
The structure for Grand Prix–Oakland will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-San Diego.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix-Oakland will be Sheldon Menery, Level 3.
If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Oakland, please email Conan Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. ·
- Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–Oakland 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 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 ·
- 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:
- Players with 28 or more professional points in the New Orleans 2003 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 24, 2003
- Players with 14 or more professional points in the New Orleans 2003 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 24, 2003
- Players with 7 or more professional points in New Orleans 2003 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 24, 2003
GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, February 6, 2004
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 5:00 P.M.)
Format: Mirrodin Block Limited, with Top 8 Booster Draft
Location: Marriott Oakland City Center, Oakland Convention Center – West Hall, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA.
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes
Other Grand Prix–Oakland 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–Oakland.
The guest artist for Grand Prix - Oakland is Randy Gallegos. For a link to his card list and bio, click here: http://daydream-graphics.com/artists/gallegos/main.asp
Side events at Grand Prix–Oakland include a Pro Tour–San Diego Qualifier and a Junior Super Series Challenge.
A complete Grand Prix–Oakland side event schedule can be found at http://www.matchplay.com
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