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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour -Qualifier
January 28 & 29, 2006

Grand Prix - Hasselt

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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.

Win a trip to the next Grand Prix
...and many other Magic prizes!
At Grand Prix Hasselt fill out the voucher* that you'll find at the registration desk and deposit it in the designated box Saturday, January 28 before 5 pm. A draw will be held on Saturday, January 28 - 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–Hasselt is Limited(Sealed deck with boosterdraft finals. All DCITM Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, January 27: Registration from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.
Saturday, January 28: 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, January 29: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

Side Events - Guildpact Prerelease

As GP Hasselt will be held during the second prerelease weekend of Guildpact we will constantly run Prereleases with a maximum of 32 players (starting after round 3 on Saturday). So if you’re chances on winning prizes in the main event have diminished, you might as well drop and get your hands on some of the goodies Guildpact has to offer. If you have played in the GP you will receive a discount of 5 Euro in the first Prerelease you play in. We will be running 8 man boosterdrafts with Guildpact all weekend long as well. So even if you can’t make it on Saturday don’t hesitate to come play in some of the events we have available throughout the weekend.

Tournament Location

Ethias Arena
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 70
3500 Hasselt
Belgium
http://www.ethiasarena.be

Participation Fee

€ 25

Tournament

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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Hasselt 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–Hasselt 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
    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 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

Randy Gallegos
Jon Foster

Accommodation


To Be Confirmed

Arriving by plane

Brussels international airport followed by train to Hasselt visit the national raillway site for a planning

By Public Transport
Bus stops at the Arena

Things to see/do


Hotel info Hasselt


Restaurants in Hasselt


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

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Important information!

Battling cancer with Magic cards!!!

Wizards of the Coast will be sponsoring a collection for the Dutch foundation Children Cancerfree (KIKA). KIKA raises funds to develop treatments against cancer in children. For more information: www.kika.nl (dutch).

During the Grand Prix in Hasselt on the 28th and 29th of January 2006 there will be a KIKA stand on the site. We’re asking all Magic-players to aid this action by donating Magic-cards. All collected cards will be auctioned on Ebay and the proceeds will be donated to KIKA. Wizards of the Coast will also be donating a large amount of Magic-materials.

The following has already been collected: 1.580 rares (including dual lands, cyclopean tombs, ali from cairo, guardian beast), 77 foil rares/promos (temple garden, powder keg), 21.700+ uncommons/commons, 7 sealed boosters, 2000 sleeves, binders etcetera.

We’re hoping for all participants of the GP Hasselt to make a donation. Anything is welcome, so please bring all Magic cards you have lying around (and more…) and help in the battle against cancer in children!

Thank you on behalf of KIKA and Wizards of the Coast.

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