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Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour
2003 Pro Tour–Boston

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Come join Wizards of the Coast as we kick off our 2003-2004 Pro Tour Season in Boston, MA! This information will help you to prepare now to attend in September. Pro Tour-Boston will be held September 12-14, 2003.

Last Chance Qualifier

 Tournament Location

Bayside Exposition Center
200 Mt. Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125
www.baysideexpo.com

Hall Hours:
The hall will close each evening if sanctioned play (including pick-up drafts) stops. Otherwise the hall will open each day at 8 A.M. or 1 hour prior to the first scheduled event (including the last-chance qualifier) begins.

 Hotel Information

Double Tree Hotel
Boston Bayside
240 Mt. Vernon St.
Boston, MA
Fax: 617-740-2100
Phone: 617-822-3600
www.bostonbaysideclub.doubletree.com

Room Rate
Single/Double occupancy $155USD
Triple occupancy $165USD
Quad occupancy.$175USD
All rooms must be registered to a guest staying in the same room age 18 years or older.

The Doubletree Club Hotel Boston-Bayside is in the parking lot of the Bayside EXPO and is the most convenient option for your Pro Tour Boston accommodations.

In order to receive the best rates you must make your reservations by Monday, August 19, 2003.

 Registration

Mandatory Player Registration
Registration is from 2:00–7:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 11.
Bayside Exposition Center; 200 Mt. Vernon Street Boston, MA 02125
www.baysideexpo.com

YOUR ENTIRE TEAM MUST BE PRESENT IN ORDER TO REGISTER.

Mandatory Team and Players Meeting
Your entire team must attend the mandatory players meeting on Friday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. You will be responsible for all the information presented at the players meeting.

You must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Pro Tour–Boston.

The Consent Form can be found at http://www.wizards.com/protour near the bottom of the page. Please mail or fax it to:

Wizards of the Coast
Attn.: Andy Heckt
P.O. Box 707
Renton WA 98057
Fax: (425) 687-8259

At registration, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification upon request:

  • a driver's license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of your birth certificate and a photo ID (school ID is acceptable)

To ensure that the tournament starts promptly, questions about rules will be answered only during player registration—not during the players meeting. A Magic® rules representative will be available at player registration. Please review the High Level Tournament rules at www.wizards.com/protour

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Andy Heckt at (425) 254-2941 or heckt@wizards.com.

 Format

Format

  • Day 1: Team Sealed Deck (two Onslaught tournament packs, two Legions boosters, and two Scourge boosters with which to build three decks)
  • Day 2: Team Rochester Draft (Onslaught - Legions - Scourge)
  • Day 3: Team Rochester Draft Finals (Onslaught - Legions - Scourge)
  • 40-card minimum deck size
  • All teams must designate an A, B, and C player. The B player sits in the middle during the draft. The A player sits to right of the B player, and the C player sits to the left of the B player during the draft.
  • Drafts always start with the B player. Teams randomly determine which team gets to decide who gets to choose which team begins the draft.

Round Length

  • 60-minute rounds, 11 Swiss rounds total
  • When time is called, the active player finishes the turn and five additional turns are taken.
  • Stalling or slow play will not be tolerated and will result in serious penalties.

Schedule

Friday, September 12
8:45 A.M.: Seating for players meeting posted.
9:00 A.M.: Players meeting begins.
9:15 A.M.: First deck construction begins (60 minutes)

There will be six rounds on Friday, with new decks constructed every two rounds.

Teams with 12 points or more advance from Friday to Saturday.

Saturday, September 13
8:45 A.M.: Seating for players meeting posted.
9:00 A.M.: Players meeting begins.
9:15 A.M.: Team Rochester Draft begins.

There will be five rounds on Saturday, with a new draft each round.

(The Top 4 teams advance from Saturday to Sunday.)

Sunday, September 14
8:00 A.M.: The Top 4 teams check in at the feature match area for photographs.
9:00 A.M.: Semifinal drafts begin.

(There will be a semifinal and final Rochester Draft, with the first seed playing the fourth seed, and the second seed playing the third seed in the semifinals.)

 Prize Payout

Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize
1 $60,000 5 $12,600 9 $6,000 13 $3,300 17 $2,100
2 $30,000 6 $10,500 10 $5,100 14 $3,000 18 $1,800
3 $18,000 7 $8,700 11 $4,200 15 $2,700 19 $1,500
4 $16,200 8 $7,200 12 $3,600 16 $2,400 20 $1,200
                Total: $200,100
Place Pro Points
1 24
2 18
3–4 12
5–8 8
9–12 6
13–16 6
17–24 4
25–32 3
33–48 2
49–64 2
65–128 2
129+ 2


 Artist Appearances

 2003 Pro Tour–Boston Side Event Schedule

Thursday September 11

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
5:00 P.M 101 $70/Team Pro Tour–Boston “Last Chance” Qualifier
3-person Team Limited format (Sealed Deck with two Onslaught™ tournament packs, two Legions™ boosters, and two Scourge™ boosters per team). Top 2 finishing teams gain entry to Pro Tour-Boston on Friday. Registration begins at 4:00 P.M., play begins at 5:00 P.M.

Friday September 12
In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time.

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
12:00 P.M. 201 $5 Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules.
2:00 P.M. 202 $18 Onslaught Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Onslaught tournament pack, one Legions booster and one Scourge booster per player.
4:00 P.M. 203 $5 Extended Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Extended-format rules.
5:00 P.M. 204 $18 Grand Prix–Kansas City Trial
  Onslaught Block Sealed tournament with a single-elimination Top 8. Winner receives a three-round bye at Grand Prix–Kansas City.
6:00 P.M. 205 $5 Vintage (Type 1) Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Vintage (Type 1)-format rules.

Saturday September 13
In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time.

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
10:00 A.M. 301 $18 Onslaught Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Onslaught tournament pack, one Legions booster and one Scourge booster per player.
11:00 A.M. 302 $15 Junior Super Series Challenge
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules. Top player receives a $1000 scholarship and entry into the 2004 Junior Super Series Championship. All players receive a Premium card with entry. For players ages 15 and under. Registration begins at 10:00 A.M., play begins at 11:00 A.M.
12:00 P.M. 303 $20 Pro Tour–New Orleans Qualifier
  Onslaught Block Constructed, Swiss format followed by single-elimination Top 8.Winner receives $250 and an invitation to Pro Tour–New Orleans. Registration begins at 11:00 A.M., play begins at 12:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. 304 $5 Vintage (Type 1) Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Vintage (Type 1)-format rules.
3:00 P.M. 305 $15/player Team Onslaught Block Limited Tournament
  3-person Team Limited format (Sealed Deck with two Onslaught™ tournament packs, two Legions™ boosters, and two Scourge™ boosters per team).
5:00 P.M. 306 $5 PTQs for a Year Tournament (Sponsored by Academy Games)
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules. Winner receives free entry into all Pro Tour Qualifiers organized by Your Move Games for a year!
6:00 P.M. 307 $15 Grand Prix–December (USA) Trial
  Extended tournament with a single-elimination Top 8. Winner receives a three-round bye at the Grand Prix in December in the US.
7:00 P.M. 308 $5 Casual Magic Tournament (Sponsored by TJ Collectibles)
  Constructed Tournament using the Type 1.5-format rules. 30-minute rounds, with prizes for all participants.
9:00 P.M. 309 Free Question Mark Trivia Game Show (Sponsored by Kings Games)
  Bring a team of up to 3 players and compete in Magic trivia with your host, Mark Rosewater. Lots of prizes including boosters, card sleeves, and dice!

Sunday September 14
In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time.

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
10:00 A.M. 401 $15 Junior Super Series Challenge
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules. Top player receives a $1000 scholarship and entry into the 2004 Junior Super Series Championship. All players receive a Premium card with entry. For players ages 15 and under. Registration begins at 9:00 A.M., play begins at 10:00 A.M.
11:00 A.M. 402 $5 Standard Tournament
  Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules.
12:00 P.M. 403 $20 Pro Tour-New Orleans Qualifier
  Onslaught Block Constructed, Swiss format followed by single-elimination Top 8.Winner receives $250 and an invitation to Pro Tour-New Orleans. Registration begins at 11:00 A.M., play begins at 12:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. 404 $5 Female-Only Standard Tournament (Sponsored by Academy Games)
  Constructed Tournament for females only using the Standard-format rules. Winner receives a display.
2:00 P.M. 405 $18 Onslaught Block Limited Tournament
  Sealed Deck Tournament with one Onslaught tournament pack, one Legions booster and one Scourge booster per player.
4:00 P.M. 406 $5 Casual Magic Tournament (Sponsored by TJ Collectibles)
  Constructed Tournament using the Type 1.5-format rules. 30-minute rounds, with prizes for all participants.

Note: All events follow the Swiss-style pairings structure unless otherwise indicated.

Pick-up Events

Format Cost
Standard $5
Extended $5
English-language Draft $12
Non-English Draft $15
Onslaught Sealed Deck $18

All pick-up events will be single elimination and DCI™ sanctioned. Enjoy the competition all night long! Start times and formats of all tournaments are subject to change.

 Player Contact

Andy Heckt
Wizards of the Coast
Player Coordinator
425-254-2941
Fax 425-687-8259
Email: heckt@wizards.com

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