Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour™-Houston Qualifier
July 13-14, 2002
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-Taipei is Standard Constructed. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, July 12: Onsite registration is from 1:00 - 8:00 P.M. .
Saturday, July 13: 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, July 14: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M. Finals will immediately follow.
New York New York Center
5th Floor, N.Y.N.Y Exhibition Hall
12 Sung Shou Road
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel.: +886 (2) 8780-8111
Fax: +886 (2) 8780-5776
If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour-Houston at Grand Prix - Taipei has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be passed down to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI™. player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).
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, 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.
The format for Grand Prix - Taipei is Standard. All DCI Limited rules and Magic Floor Rules will be enforced.
The structure for Grand Prix - Taipei is modified Swiss (60-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants). The Top 64 players will advance to competition on Sunday for prizes and invitations.
- 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 Osaka 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 March 20, 2002.
- Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2002 Osaka 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 March 20, 2002.
- Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2002 Osaka 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 March 20, 2002.
Grand Prix - Taipei features the standard main-tournament prize schedule, as well as a special Amateur Award 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|
|Amateur Division Prize Schedule|
GRAND PRIX TRIALS
Friday, July 12: Trials start at 2:00P.M., 4:00 P.M.,5:00 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 - Taipei and one display of Judgment boosters. The format is Standard.
Eight-person, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. In order for events to begin on time, please register in advance and arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time.
Friday, July 12, 2002
|11:00 A.M.||101||NT200||2002 Summer Open Trial
The top finisher receives a two-round bye at Summer Open final and 1.5 display of Torment boosters. The format is Standard, run in Swiss rounds.
|2:00 P.M.||102||NT300||Grand Prix - Taipei Trial
The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix - Taipei and one display of Torment boosters. The format is Standard.
|3:00 P.M.||103||NT400||Ironman Grand Master Tournament|
|4:00 P.M.||104||NT300||Grand Prix - Taipei Trial
|5:00 P.M.||105||NT300||Grand Prix - Taipei Trial|
|6:00 P.M.||106||NT300||Grand Prix - Taipei Trial|
Saturday, July 13, 2002
|2:00 P.M.||202||NT350||Odyssey Block Booster Draft|
|3:00 P.M.||203||NT600||Odyssey Block Limited Tournament|
|4:00 P.M.||204||NT350||Odyssey Block Booster Draft|
|5:00 P.M.||205||NT400||Ironman Grand Master Tournament|
|6:00 P.M.||206||NT200||Standard Constructed Tournament|
Sunday, July 14, 2002
|9:00 A.M.||301||NT1000||Pro Tour - Boston Qualifier
The top finishing team receives US$750 and an invitation to Pro Tour - Boston. Format is Team limited with Rochester Final. Registration closes at 9:00 A.M.; play begins at 9:30 A.M.
|2:00 P.M.||302||NT350||Odyssey Block Booster Draft|
|3:00 P.M.||303||NT300||Grand Prix - Sapporo Trial
The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix - Sapporo and one display of Torment boosters. The format is Odyssey Block Constructed.
|4:00 P.M.||304||NT350||Odyssey Block Booster Draft|
|5:00 P.M.||305||NT400||Ironman Grand Master Tournament|
|6:00 P.M.||306||NT350||Odyssey Block Booster Draft|
PROFESSIONAL TRADING SPACE Limited space is available for professional traders. If you are interested in reserving space, please contact David Ong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agora Garden (ten-minute walk to the venue)
No.68, Sung-Kao Road, Taipei
Taiwan, 110, R.O.C.
Tel: 8780-1999 ext. 8614 or 8203
Price Range: $$$
Grand Hyatt Taipei (ten-minute walk to the venue)
No. 2 Sung Shou Road
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel.: +886 2 2720 1234
Fax: +886 2 2720 1111
Price Range: $$$$
United Hotel (thirty-minute walk to the venue)
No. 200 Kwang-Fu South Road
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Price Range: $$$
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