Grand Prix - Singapore

Posted in Feature on December 2, 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.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Singapore is Extended. All DCI Constructed-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, March 18: Onsite registration is from 4:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Meeting Room 306.
Saturday, March 19: 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 20: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Suntec Singapore
Level 3, Gallery East (Next to Meeting Room 306)
International Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Raffles Boulevard
Suntec City
Singapore 039593
www.suntecsingapore.com

ENTRY FEE
SGD $30

GUEST ARTIST
Anthony Scott Waters

TOURNAMENT

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

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Singapore will be Wearn Ee Chong, Level 3 from Malaysia.
  • Tournament Structure
    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.
  • 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 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–Philadelphia. 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:
    Third-Round Byes
    • Players with 28 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on December 15, 2004.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on December 15, 2004.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on December 15, 2004.

SIDE EVENTS

  • Grand Prix-Singapore Trials (Full List of Trials)
    Friday, March 18: 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 Betrayers of Kamigawa boosters. The format is Extended. Cost: S$15
  • Pro Tour– Philadelphia Qualifier
    Sunday, March 20: 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– Philadelphia. The format is Extended. Cost: S$20
  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed S$10, Draft S$15, Sealed S$30

HOTELS
Friday, March 4, 2005
Marina Mandarin Singapore is offering room rates from S$160++ (single/double) per night. Please contact Sales Manager Fatimah Abdullah, via Email: fatimah.mms@meritus-hotels.com or Fax: +65-6845-1020, and mention "Magic: the Gathering" to get the preferential rates during this event.

Other hotels in the vicinity of the tournament venue can be found in the area maps below.

AREA MAPS

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