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.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Singapore is Onslaught™ block Sealed Deck, with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI™ Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, March 28: Onsite registration is from 4:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Meeting Room 306.
Saturday, March 29: Late registration from 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, March 30: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.
Level 3, Gallery East (Next to Meeting Room 306)
International Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Raffles Boulevard
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Singapore is open to Magic players of all ages.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Singapore will be Mark Brown, Level 3 from Australia.
The structure for Grand Prix–Singapore will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
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 points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–Singapore will feature the standard main tournament prize schedule, as well as a special Amateur division prize schedule. Players who have 0 lifetime Pro Points will be eligible for the Amateur prizes. 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 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
Pro Tour Invitations
The Top 8 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour–Yokohama. 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 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 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 18, 2002.
- Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
- 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 December 18, 2002.
- Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 18, 2002.
Grand Prix–Singapore Trials (Full List of Trials
Friday, March 28: Trials start at 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Singapore and one display of Legions™ boosters. The format is Onslaught block Sealed Deck. Cost: S$25
Pro Tour–Yokohama Qualifier
Sunday, March 30: Registration closes at 9:15 A.M.; play begins at 9:30 A.M. The top finisher receives US$375 and an invitation to Pro Tour–Yokohama. The format is Onslaught block Sealed Deck with Booster Draft finals. Cost: S$30
On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed S$5, Draft S$15, Sealed S$25
Win an Xbox™
Whenever a player enters the main event or a side event at Grand Prix–Singapore, that player's registration form will be entered to win assorted product prizes. Winners will be randomly selected during the Top 8 finals on Sunday, March 30, 2003 from all eligible entries received. The Grand Prize is an Xbox video game system. Terms and conditions apply.
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