Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Salt Lake City

Posted in Feature on March 30, 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—Salt Lake City is presented by The Black Rose.

Tournament Format And Schedule

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

Friday, August 26: Registration starts at 12:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 27: 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, August 28: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

South Towne Expo Center
Exhibit Hall 5
9575 S State St
Sandy, UT 84070


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$30 : $25 for Advance Registration

For advance registration, contact Christopher Scanlon at (
For local advance registration, please visit:
Black Rose Game Center
4773 S State St
Murray, UT 84107
Advance registration hours are as follows:
Internet advance Registration is taken until August 19th, 2005 via Paypal only.
Local advance Registration can be done at the Black Rose Game Center via, cash, credit or debit cards.

Advance registration will be available until August 19th, 2005. For complete Grand Prix–Salt Lake City information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit


The main tournament at Grand Prix–Salt Lake 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–Salt Lake 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–Salt Lake City is Level 3 judge Toby Elliott.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Salt Lake City, please contact
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Salt Lake 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 2000 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 1900 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 1800 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, August 25, 2005
3:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 12:00 P.M.)
Cost: $15.00
Format: Kamigawa Block Constructed
South Towne Expo Center
Meeting Room 300
9575 S State St
Sandy, UT 84107
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Salt Lake 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–Salt Lake City.


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Side Events

Side events at Grand Prix–Salt Lake City include a Pro Tour– Los Angeles Qualifier, plus many others.

A complete Grand Prix– Salt Lake 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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