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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-London Qualifier
April 23-24, 2005

Grand Prix - Detroit

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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—Detroit is presented by Professional Event Services

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

Friday, April 22: Registration from 3:00 P.M. -11:59 P.M.
Saturday, April 23: Registration from 12:00 A.M. – 9:45 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, April 24: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel
Ontario Exhibit Hall
400 Renaissance Center Drive
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 568-8000
http://marriott.com/property/propertyPage.mi?marshaCode=DTWDT

HOTEL
Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel
400 Renaissance Center Drive
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 568-8000
http://marriott.com/property/propertyPage.mi?marshaCode=DTWDT

The Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel is offering a room rate of $119 per night. Contact the Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel at (800) 228-9290. Please mention "Grand Prix-Detroit" to get the $119 rate.

COST

$35 on-site

For advance registration, contact Professional Event Services toll-free at (877) 913-8881. Advance registration hours are 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST each day. Visa and master Card can be used for advanced registration.

Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 20, 2005. For complete Grand Prix–Detroit information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit http://www.professional-events.com

TOURNAMENT
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Detroit 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).

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Detroit 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-London.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Detroit will be announced at a later date.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Detroit, please contact Professional Event Services at questions@professional-events.com.
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Detroit 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 Nagoya 2005 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 February 9, 2005.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the Nagoya 2005 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 February 9, 2005.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with 7 or more professional points in Nagoya 2005 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 February 9, 2005.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, April 22, 2005
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 2:00 P.M.)
Cost: $25
Format: Kamigawa Block Limited, with Top-8 Booster Draft
Location: Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel
Ontario Exhibit Hall
400 Renaissance Center Drive
Detroit, MI 48243
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Note: Play in the April 22, 2005 Detroit GPT and receive $5 off the entrance fee to Grand Prix Detroit 05!

Other Grand Prix–Detroit 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–Detroit.

ARTISTS INFORMATION
Christopher Rush. Please check the PES website at http://www.professional-events.com for signing schedule.

SIDE EVENTS
Side events at Grand Prix–Detroit include a Pro Tour–London Qualifier and a Junior Super Series Challenge.

A complete Grand Prix–Detroit side event schedule can be found at http://www.professional-events.com

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

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