Grand Prix–Dallas 2007

Posted in Feature on December 18, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

Note: If you are looking for information about Grand Prix Dallas/Fort Worth 2011, visit

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring $30,000 in cash prizes, invitations to the Pro Tour for the top 16 finishers, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants.

Grand Prix—Dallas is presented by Aussiefox Events

Tournament Location

Hilton DFW Lakes

Tournament Schedule

Friday, Date: Registration from 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Saturday, Date: Registration from 8:00 A.M – 10:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, Date: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.


Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26 East
Grapevine, Texas 76051-9641
Tel: +1-817-481-8444
Fax: +1-817-481-3160

Entry Fee



  • Extended
  • Deck lists are required
  • Players must use the same deck on Day 2 that they used on Day 1

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds on Day 1 based on attendance and the number of byes in the tournament, and will be announced at the beginning of Day 1
  • Day 2 will have 6 Swiss rounds followed by a cut to a top 8


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds of Day 1
  • If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the top 128 will advance to day 2.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.


The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Dallas will be John Shannon.

If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Dallas, please contact
Edward Fox email: PH: 1-620-584-6555


  • 40K, REL 4
  • All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: the Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Invitations, Eligibility, and Prize Money

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Dallas 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 does not pass down under any circumstances. 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).


  • All participants in the Grand Prix will receive a Spiritmonger exclusive Grand Prix foil card, while supplies last
  • The top 16 Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Yokohama.
  • Grand Prix–Dallas 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 regardless of their standing in the Grand Prix. All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.
Main Tournament Prize Schedule  
Finish Prize
1 $3,000
2 $2,000
3 $1,400
4 $1,300
5-8 $900
9-16 $500
17-20 $400
21-32 $300
33-40 $200
41-50 $150
51-64 $100
  Total: $25,000
Amateur Division Prize Schedule  
Finish Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,000
3 $750
4 $400
5 $350
6 $300
7 $250
8 $200
9 $150
10 $100
  Total: $5,000

A player is considered to have amateur status if he or she has never participated in a Pro Tour or the World Championship. If a player has ever participated in one of these events, 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.

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 a Players Club level of 3 or higher
  • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Dallas Trials

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2
  • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.

Grand Prix Trial

Friday, Date
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 2:00 P.M.)
Cost: $15.00
Format: Extended
Location: Hilton DFW Lakes
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Dallas Trials will be run throughout North America in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Dallas.


Rob Alexander, Anthony Waters

Side Events

Side events at Grand Prix–Dallas include a Pro Tour– Yokohama Qualifier, plus many others.

A complete Grand Prix– Dallas side event schedule can be found at

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should call their local contact phone number. Aussiefox Events 620-584-6555
  • Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Wizards of the Coast, Inc., the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, Arena–The League for Magic: The Gathering, DCI players’ organization, Qualifier tournaments, the Magic World Championships, National Championships, State/Provincial Championships, or Regionals should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or send email to us via the form at

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. 2006 Wizards.

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