Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Paris

Posted in Feature on October 26, 2004

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.

PRE-REGISTRATION


You can now pre-register online for this exciting event!
Note that pre-registration closes 7 days before the event.

For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277
e-mail: custserv@hasbro.co.uk

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Paris is Kamigawa Sealed deck. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, November 26: Registration from 4:00 – 9:00 PM.
Saturday, November 27: Registration from 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 or Top 128 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, November 28: The Top 64 or Top 128 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

COST
25 €

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Paris Expo
Espace Grande Arche
Place de la Défense
Paris
France

www.parisexpo.fr

TOURNAMENT

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Paris 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–Paris 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 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Nagoya
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Paris 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
    FinishPrize
    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
    FinishPrize
    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.

Amateur Status
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 28 or more professional points in the Seattle 2004 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 August 18, 2004.
  • Second-Round Byes
  • Players with 14 or more professional points in the Seattle 2004 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 August 18, 2004.
  • First-Round Byes
  • Players with 7 or more professional points in the Seattle 2004 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 August 18, 2004.

ARTIST
Tony Szczudlo

HOW TO REACH

The venue is located next to the metro stop La défense


Hotels in Paris

Hilton Paris la Défense
2 Place de la Défense Le CNIT
Tel +33(0)146921005
Fax +33(0)146921050

Or check
www.nyceparis.com
www.parishotels-discount.com

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