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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Nagoya Qualifier
October 9-10, 2004

Grand Prix - Austin

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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 TourTM events.

Grand Prix—Austin is presented by Event Horizons.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Austin is Champions of KamigawaTM Block Limited, with day 2 Rochester Draft. All DCITM Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, October 8: Registration from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, October 9: Registration from 7:30 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 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, October 10: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Austin Convention Center
Ballroom A (1st Level)
500 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701

HOTEL
Radisson Hotel and Suites 111 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX. 78701
512-478-9611

COST
$30

For advance registration, contact 713-569-3936

TOURNAMENT
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Austin 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 DCITM player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

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  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Austin will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds). 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 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Nagoya.
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  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Austin is L4 judge Sheldon Menery.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Austin, please contact Sheila Weissman at sheilaw@houston.rr.com.
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  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Austin 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
    FinishPrize
    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
    FinishPrize
    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 28 or more professional points in the Seattle 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 August 18, 2004.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the Seattle 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 August 18, 2004.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the Seattle 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 August 18, 2004.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, October 8, 2004
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 5:00 P.M.)
Cost: $25.
Format: Champions of Kamigawa Sealed Deck
Location: Austin Convention Center
Ballroom A (1st Level)

Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Austin 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–Austin.

ARTISTS INFORMATION
TBA

SIDE EVENTS
Side events at Grand Prix–Austin include a Pro Tour–Nagoya Qualifier.

A complete Grand Prix–Austin side event schedule can be found at www.EHevents.com.

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Champions of Kamigawa, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ©2003-2004 Wizards.

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