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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Columbus Qualifier
August 14-15, 2004

Grand Prix - New Jersey

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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—New Jersey is presented by Gray Matter Conventions.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–New Jersey is MirrodinTM Block Constructed. All DCITM Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, August 13: Registration from 7:00-10:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 14: Registration from 7:30-9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, August 15: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
RexPlex
Next to IKEA – exit 13A off NJ Turnpike
1001 Ikea Drive
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 355-7797 for site information ONLY
www.rexplex.com

HOTEL
Marriott - Courtyard Newark Elizabeth
http://marriott.com/property/propertyPage/EWREZ
87 Glimcher Realty Way
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 436-9800
Reservations (888) 284-4799

Rates: $64.00 for a King bed room with pull-out couch
$69.00 for a 2 Double bed room

You must mention "Magic Grand Prix" to get these rates. These rates are only good until Friday, July 23rd, 2004.

For directions, click here:
http://marriott.com/property/drivingDirections.mi?marshaCode=EWREZ

COST
$25 Advance registration (no lines)
$25 On-site registration (long lines)

For advance registration, visit www.graymatterconventions.com. Advance registration is available online ONLY.

Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 11. For complete Grand Prix–New Jersey information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.graymatterconventions.com.

TOURNAMENT
The main tournament at Grand Prix– New Jersey 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– New Jersey 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- Columbus.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–New Jersey will be Level 3 judge David Vogin.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix– New Jersey, please contact Michael Errante, Tournament Manager, at mike@graymatterconventions.com.
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–New Jersey 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


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  • 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.
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  • 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 San Diego 2004 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 19, 2004.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the San Diego 2004 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 19, 2004.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the San Diego 2004 professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 19, 2004.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, August 13, 2004
7:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 6:00 P.M.)
Cost: $15.00
Format: Mirrodin Block Constructed
Location: RexPlex
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix– New Jersey 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– New Jersey.

ARTISTS
The following Magic artists will be appearing at Grand Prix: New Jersey:
Dan Frazier
Donato Giancola
RK Post
For more information about their appearance, please visit www.graymatterconventions.com.

SIDE EVENTS
Side events at Grand Prix– New Jersey include a Pro Tour–Columbus Qualifier, plus many others.

A complete Grand Prix– New Jersey side event schedule can be found after July 15 at www.graymatterconventions.com

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Mirrodin, Legions, Scourge, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ©2003 Wizards.

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