Grand Prix

Grand Prix - Dortmund

Posted in Feature on December 22, 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.

Win a trip to the next Grand Prix
...and many other Magic prizes!
At Grand Prix Dortmund fill out the voucher* that you'll find at the registration desk and deposit it in the designated box Saturday, February 18 before 5 pm. A draw will be held on Saturday, February 18 - at 6pm.

  • 1st prize: Trip to the next Grand prix
    • Plane ticket to and from the GP
    • 3 hotel nights (breakfast included)
    • 1 free side event per day (2 in total)
  • 2nd - 20th prize: A Grand Prix Sweater.
  • 21st - 40th prize: Free side event voucher (to be used at any European GP in 2005)

* Only 1 entry per player.

Pre-Registration

There is no pre-registration necessary for this event because it is open for everyone to enter.

Tournament Format And Schedule

The format for Grand Prix–Dortmund is Limited(Sealed deck with boosterdraft finals. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, February 17: Registration from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.
Saturday, February 18: Registration from 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 (or 128) players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, February 19: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Veranstaltungszentrum Westfalenhallen GmbH (Hall 7)
Strobelallee 45
44139 Dortmund
Germany
http://www.westfalenhallen.de

Participation Fee

€ 30

Tournament

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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Dortmund 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 16 Players will receive invitations to the 2nd Pro Tour in 2006
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Dortmund 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.
  • 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 Limited rating of 2025 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on November 23, 2005.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1925 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on November 23, 2005.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on November 23, 2005.

Artist


Chippy

ACCOMMODATION


 

THINGS TO SEE/DO


www.city.dortmund.de

RESTAURANTS

http://www.24-fair.com/
http://www.ono.de

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

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