Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Zurich

Posted in Feature on May 24, 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.

PRE-REGISTRATION


You can now pre-register online for this exciting event!
Note that pre-registration closes 7 days before the event.

For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277
e-mail: custserv@hasbro.co.uk

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

Friday, June 25: Registration from 4:00 – 9:00 PM.
Saturday, June 26: Registration from 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 or Top 128 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, June 27: The Top 64 or Top 128 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

COST
10 € / 15 sFr

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
MCH Messe Zürich AG Halle 9
Postfach
CH-8050 Zürich
Tel +41 58 206 50 00
Fax +41 58 206 50 50
www.messe.ch

HOTEL
Swissôtel Zürrich
Am Marktplatz Oerlikon
CH 8050 Zürrich
Switzerland
For hotel advance registration which is highly recommended please contact:
www.swissotel-zurich.com

TOURNAMENT

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Zurich 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–Zurich will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Columbus
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Zurich 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 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
  • 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.

Amateur Status
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 San Diego 2004 professional standing.
  • 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 19, 2004.
  • Second-Round Byes
  • Players with 14 or more professional points in the San Diego 2004 professional standing
  • 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 19, 2004.
  • First-Round Byes
  • Players with 7 or more professional points in the San Diego 2004 professional standing.
  • 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 19, 2004.

ARTIST
John Avon
www.johnavon.com

Anthony S. Waters
www.thinktankstudios.com

Sunday June 27th - as of 10:00 AM: Judge Certification

SIDE EVENT SCHEDULE
Usual Side Events during the weekend.

ACCOMODATION
Zurich Tourismus
Online Hotel Reservations
Swiss Youth Hotels

HOW TO REACH

Travel Information

The combination of all metropolitan comforts meet the short distances of a small town: the MCH Zurich Exhibition Ltd. is most conveniently situated. Right there in the heart of Switzerland, where all ways lead together. The intercontinental airport Zurich-Kloten presents itself as the direct connection to 72 countries world-wide.

By Plane
When you are arriving by plane, airport Zurich-Kloten is no more than 10 minutes away from MCH Zurich by train. You also have the option of taking a taxi.

Arrival by Public Transport
The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB, www.sbb.ch) has hourly service from the Zurich train station to all cities in Switzerland. The S-Bahn (S2, S5, S6, S7, S8, S14), the commuter train system in the extensive Zurich public transport network, runs 10 lines an hour to the city and the lake from Oerlikon, with connections every fifteen to thirty minutes to points throughout the metropolitan area. The Oerlikon train station is easily reached from the fairgrounds by public transport or on foot. Buses (45, 63, 94) and trams (10, 11, 14) travel from many parts of the city to Oerlikon, some even going directly to the fairgrounds.

Arrival by Car
A maximum drive of 10 minutes (about 5-7 km) from the highway exits Affoltern, Opfikon, Seebach, Zurich-Hardturm and Zurich-Schwamendingen to the fair parking garage on Hagenholzstrasse.

Arrival by Car
Even bicyclists and motorcyclists will find plenty of lockable parking places right next to the fair buildings.
Look for the following symbol which indicates the direction to Messe Zurich both on the highway and in the city.

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