Grand Prix - Taipei

Posted in Feature on April 13, 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.

Tournament Format And Schedule

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

Friday, August 5: Onsite registration is from 3:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 6: 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, August 7: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Taipei Hero House Friends of Armed forces Association R.O.C
Main Hall, No.20, Section 1 Changsha Street, Jungjeng Chiu, Taipei 100, R.O.C, Taiwan

Access to Venue
Take the Metro system(subway), alight at Ximen station. Exit the station from Exit 2, walk about 5min and turn left when you hit the first junction. Please refer to the map.

Entry Fee

NTD 600

Guest Artist

ittoku and takamura

Tournament

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

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Taipei will be Jacky Yang , Level 3 from Taiwan.
  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Taipei 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–Taipei 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–Los Angeles. 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 2005 Philadelphia Pro Standings.
    • 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 May 11, 2005.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2005 Philadelphia Pro Standings.
    • 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 May 11, 2005.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2005 Philadelphia Pro Standings.
    • 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 May 11, 2005.

Side Events

  • Grand Prix–Taipei Trials (Full List of Trials)
    Friday, August 5: Trial starts as soon as 32 players is fill up. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. Trial starts as soon as 32 players is fill up. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Taipei and one display of Saviour of Kamigawa boosters. The format is Kamigawa Block Constructed. Cost: NTD 250, Registration Time: 12noon—6pm
  • Pro Tour– Los Angeles Qualifier
    Sunday, August 7: Registration closes at 9:45 A.M.; play begins at 10:00 A.M. The top finisher will received an invitation and a returned air ticket to Pro Tour -- Los Angeles. The format is Block Constructed. Cost: NTD350
  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed NTD250, Draft NTD350, Sealed NTD650

Area Maps

Player Accommodations

NOTE: The following hotels are not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The hotels on this list are taken from guidebooks and provided here for your convenience only.

Caesar Park Hotel - Taipei
Number 38, Chung Hsiao W. Rd., Sec. 1,
Taipei, 100, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:886-2-23115151 
Fax:886-2-23319944
E-mail:caroline_tseng@caesarpark.com.tw
Website: www.caesarpark.com.tw/en/taipei.php
Please mention “Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix—Taipei” to get a preferred rate.
Cost: $$$$$
Distance: 20min

Loyal Castle Hotel
Address: No. 115 ChengDu Road, Taipei
Tel: 02-2383 1123
Fax: 02-2371 5511
Cost: $$$
Distance: 10min

East Dragon Hotel
Address: No. 23 Hanku Street Section 2 Taipei
Tel: 02-2311 6969
Fax: 02-2311 6967
Cost: $$
Distance:15min

Paradise Hotel
Address: No. 24 Xining South Road Taipei
Tel: 02-2314 1181
Fax: 02-2331 0938
Cost: $$$
Distance: 15min

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