Tournament Fact Sheet

Posted in Feature on November 5, 2007

By Wizards of the Coast

15 & 16 December 2007

Format: Sealed Deck (Lorwyn Tournament pack + 2 Lorwyn Boosters)
Tournament Location:
Messe Sindelfingen
Mahdentalstrasse 114
71065 Sindelfingen (Stuttgart)


Celebrate 10 years of Grand Prix!

Grand Prix are the most exciting events the DCI offers. They're high-energy and held around the world.

The main event is all about competition, but there are also plenty of other reasons to come. Grand Prix’s in Europe are true Magic events. Besides the main tournaments, there’s plenty of excitement throughout the weekend that you can enjoy… Side events, Magic artists on site to sign your Magic cards, gunslinging against the pro’s, and lots more…

Tournament Format And Schedule

  • Tournament Format: Individual Limited
  • Participation Fee: € 30

  • Registration:
    Friday 14 December: from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
    Saturday 15 December: from 8:00 to 9:00 A.M.
  • Tournament begins: 09:00 A.M
  • Sunday 16 December: The top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

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

  • Tournament Structure
    • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
    • Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive (day1) and Professional (day2)
    • The Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
    • The top 16 Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour Kuala Lumpur 2008
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

    Main Tournament Prize Schedule

    Finish Prize Pro Points
    1 $3,500 8
    2 $2,300 6
    3-4 $1,500 5
    5–8 $1,000 4
    9–12 $600 3
    13–16 $500 3
    17–32 $400 2
    33-64 $200 1
    Total: $30,000

Pro Point Distribution
1st place: 8
2nd place: 6
3-4th place: 5
5-8th place: 4
9-16th place: 3
17-32nd place: 2
33-64th place: 1

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 4 or higher
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 12, 2007.

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 12, 2007.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 12, 2007.

Trial winners:

People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.

Side Events:

Click here for the side events schedule
ATTENTION: The GP Trial on Sunday is in Extended format

Side entertainment

Besides the main tournament and plenty of side events, GP Stuttgart has a lot to offer.
  • Get you cards signed!
    Mark Tedin and Wayne England will be on site throughout the weekend to sign your favorite cards.

  • Pros will be available on Sunday for gunslinging
    Are you brave enough to challenge them? As well as the fun of playing against a pro, if you manage to defeat them in one of these friendly but serious duels, you can even win boosters

  • Win a trip to the next European GP in 2008
    Fill in the contest voucher on site (Saturday only) and maybe you will win a trip to the next European Grand Prix of 2007 (travel + hotel) or one of the many other Magic prizes.

  • Moxradio brings you the action… live!
    Richard Hagon and Ben Coleman bring you Pro interviews, strategy, match reports, updates, and commentary throughout the weekend.

  • Read all about GP Stuttgart in the Gazetteer
    The Gazetteer

    Pages: 1,2,3
  • Want to be a Magic judge?
    Then take a judge test on site and maybe you’ll be attending the next Grand Prix as a certified judge.

Travel Information:

There are 2 Mercury hotels in walking distance of the venue and a Marriot further down the street.
More hotels can be found in the center of Stuttgart.
Book your hotel well in advance because these hotels will fill up fast.

You need to take the Autobahn A81, which goes from the Swiss border in the south to Heilbronn in the north. You can reach it via the west (France) or via the east (Austria/Czech Republic) by taking the Autobahn A8 Karlsruhe-Munich) and leaving at Autobahn-Cross Stuttgart.
From the north we advise you to take the Autobahn A5 Frankfurt-Karlsruhe, where you can switch to the A8. Leave the A81 at the descent “Sindelfingen Ost” which is only a few hundred meters from the tournament hall in Sindelfingen. It is signposted from there.

Coming from the main station in Stuttgart, take the S1 to Böblingen/Sindelfingen. It leaves the station every 30 minutes. Get off of the S1 at the stop Goldberg (10 minutes walk to the tournament hall Sindelfingen) or at the stop Stuttgart-Vaihingen (and take the Bus 84 to the stop Messehalle every hour).

From the airport Stuttgart-Echterdingen take the train S2 or S3 to Stuttgart- Vaihingen. There take the bus 84 to Messehalle. You can find time tables for public transportation at A list of nearby hotels can be found on this page:

You can get a birds eye of things here

The exciting metropolis of Stuttgart is well known for its beautiful squares, palaces and buildings of different periods, architectural styles and cultural variety.
High quality exhibitions, world-renowned opera, ballet and theatre draw millions of visitors to this city.

The nearby town of Esslingen with it’s 1250 year old history and unique buildings from the Romanesque period, has with it’s fantastically preserved mediaeval town centre, the reputation of being the most beautiful in the mid-neckar region. The castle, with it’s splendid view of the Neckar river valley and the Filder plateau will make a lasting impression.

The Stuttgart Market Hall offers a wide and colorful range of International culinary specialties. If following the culinary path is your cup of thee (or should we say wine?) then a trip to the vineyards for a wine tasting has to be put on the schedule. In the wine museum in Uhlbach you can study the old craft of wine making and learn how to quaff a glass of wine in a little wine tasting session.

If you like to learn more about Stuttgart guided city walking tours will take you through narrow alleys to numerous bourgeois and noble buildings in the city center. You can admire the architectural harmony of the Neues Schloss with Königsbeu, Altes Schloss with Schiller Square and the Stiftskirche church.
  • Don’t miss the post-modern New State Gallery, one of the cultural highlights of Stuttgart. Build by the English architect James Stirling. A guided tour of the State Gallery will be an unforgettable artistic experience.
  • Stuttgart museums:
    • The old and new States Gallery
    • House of History of Baden-Württemberg
    • Lindenmuseum
    • Museum am Löwentor
    • Natural history museum

    • And for those who like the current history more than long lost times there is:

    • The Porsche museum
    • The new Mercedes world where you will be able to marvel at the history of the automobile.
    • The Tram museum
    • And many, many more smaller museums like the Bible museum and the Hegel house.

Contact Information

Do you have any comments or suggestions? Drop them in the Idea Box that you'll find at the tournament site.

For more information on the GP
Tel: +32 70/233.277

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