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Grand Prix–Paris Event Information

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Date: November 7-8, 2009

Format: Sealed Deck/Booster Draft

Tournament Location
Disneyland Paris
Hotel Newport Bay Club
Ballroom and Portland Hall
Avenue Robert Schumann
77144 Montevrain
Paris
France

Registration: €35
Friday, November 6: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 7: 8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Get your free promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).
Take part in a weekend of serious Magic fun with a bunch of exciting things to do!

Join the fun in Public Events including 8-players pick-up games, Casual Standard Dueling and more. Meet Magic artists Rob Alexander and Jim Nelson get your cards signed. Battle against a Pro in the ‘Champions Challenge’ and try out Duels of the Planeswalkers on Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Or take part in the main tournament and get a cool foil ‘Chrome Mox’ promo card!

Whatever you want to do, GP Paris will be a weekend to remember!

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to get out of the house, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play Magic. Grand Prix tournaments are world-wide open events that allow all Magic players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition. In addition to $30,000 in cash prizes, Pro Tour invitations for the top 16 finishers, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, Grand Prix feature a host of other activities, including public events and artist signings. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.



 

Tournament Format and Schedule

 Prizes  

All prizes in U.S. Dollars.

Place Prize Pro Points
1 $3,500 10
2 $2,300 8
3-4 $1,500 6
5-8 $1,000 5
9-12 $600 4
13-16 $500 3
17-32 $400 2
33-64 $200 1
Top 16 finishers also earn invitations to Pro Tour–San Diego 2010.

Format: Sealed Deck / Booster Draft Day 2
Participation Fee: €35
Grand Prix–Paris will feed Pro Tour–San Diego 2010.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, November 6: Registration 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 7: Registration 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 7: Tournament begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 8: Day Two begins at 8 a.m.

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

Tournament Format

  • Day 1: Sealed Deck (Product: 6 Zendikar boosters)
  • Day 2 and Top 8: Booster Draft (3 Zendikar boosters)
  • Deck lists are required
  • If product is not stamped or preregistered, deck registration and deck swap will be performed for the Swiss Sealed Deck.

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • If 799 or less players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 64 players - whichever is greater - advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 128 players - whichever is greater - advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • 40K, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive (Day 1) and Professional (Day 2)
  • All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document. Rules documents can be found in the DCI Document Center.
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
  • 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 does not pass down under any circumstances. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).


 

Tournament Byes

 Grand Prix Trials  

Grand Prix–Paris Trials will be run in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Paris.

Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players that accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds):

Third-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 2050 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on November 4, 2009.
  • Players with a DCI Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on November 4, 2009.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Paris Trial tournaments.

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 1950 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on November 4, 2009.
  • Players with a DCI Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on November 4, 2009.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 1850 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on November 4, 2009.
  • Players with a DCI Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on November 4, 2009.

Trial winners
People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.


 

Public Events

Half Price Drafting
Participate in an 8-player single elimination draft tournament before 15.00 on Saturday and pay only half the normal entry fee.

Friday
Grand Prix Paris Trials
Two local stores in Paris will organize a GP Paris Trial with a three-round bye for the winner.

Troll de Jeux
22 rue Hector Malot
75012 Paris
Téléphone : 01.43.40.90.46
E-mail : troll2jeux@wanadoo.fr

Registration : 14h
Fee : 23€
Format : Sealed Deck Zendikar
Product : 6 boosters Zendikar
40 places

The store will do registration for GP Paris until the evening of Friday, November 6.

Magic Corporation
13 rue Amelot
75011 Paris
Téléphone : 01.48.05.02.06
E-mail : contact@magiccorporation.com

Registration : 14h
Fee : 21€
Format : Sealed Deck Zendikar
Product : 6 boosters Zendikar
52 places

Saturday
11.00 8-Player Single Elimination pick up tournaments (Entry fee: Constructed €5/Booster Draft €15; Prize payout 5/3/2/2 boosters.)
11:00 Casual Standard dueling (Free. You participate = 5 points; You win = 6 points; You lose = 4 points Prize: Gateway promo card per 30 points, or part thereof, from the selection available, no duplicates.)
15.00 2-Headed Giant - Sealed Deck Zendikar (Registration closes at 14.45; Entry fee €30; Prize pool 2 boosters PP; 4 rounds, prize payout based on point standing, 2HG goodie for every registered player, while supplies last)
Start Registration for PTQ San Diego and Legacy

The start of the last public events will be four hours prior to the estimated end of the main event but not earlier then 16.00.

Sunday
08.00 Registration for PTQ San Diego and Legacy
08.30 PTQ San Diego – Sealed deck – Winner will receive an invite and a flight to San Diego (Registration closes at 08.15; Entry fee €30; Prize pool 2 boosters PP; Top 8 can be held at a different location)
9:00 'Play The Game, See The World' Qualifier Paris, Format Legacy – Uncut sheet tournament (Registration closes at 08.45; Entry fee €5; Prize payout 2 boosters PP; 1st Prize: 1 Uncut sheet set; 2nd Place: 1 Rare Uncut sheet; 3rd Place: 1 Uncommon Uncut sheet; 4th Place: 1 Common Uncut sheet.
(The Play The Game, See The World Qualifier tournaments are a series of qualifiers run throughout Europe. The top two finishers at each qualifier earn invitations to the Play The Game, See The World Championship tournament, to be held at the 2009 Magic: The Gathering World Championships in Rome, Italy on November 22, 2009. Additional qualifiers will be held at the World Championship for the PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Championship tournament, where the winner will receive paid airfare and hotel at the 3 2010 Pro Tour Events and the 2010 World Championships).
12.30 Zendikar Sealed deck tournament. (Registration closes at 12.15; Entry fee €25; Prize Payout 2 boosters PP; Product: 6 Zendikar boosters, 5 rounds, prize payout based on point standing)

The start of the last public events will be four hours prior to the estimated end of the main event but not earlier then 16.00.

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to make any changes to the schedule without prior notice.

ARTISTS: ROB ALEXANDER and JIM NELSON

Rob Alexander

Rob Alexander is a Canadian born artist who has spent the past 18 years working primarily in the publishing and gaming industries. He has written and illustrated two books, "Welcome to My Worlds", a collection of his work released by Paper Tiger, and "Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes", an art instruction book from Quarto in the UK and Barron's in the USA. A third book, also from Quarto / Barron's, which focuses on architecture for the fantasy artist is currently in production and will be released late in 2010. He has also done conceptual art and world design work for the likes of Sony, Microsoft, Hasbro, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros.

An artist for the popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering since its inception, he has been a conceptual designer and artist for several recent releases, in addition to working on 10 other card games, including 45 pieces for the Lord of the Rings card game from Iron Crown Enterprises. Recently, he has also contributed to the Dungeons & Dragons universe, doing both conceptual world design and finished art for D&D 4th Edition, plus Dragon and Dungeon magazines.

His paintings have shown up on book covers and interiors for the updated "Guide to Shannara", as well as numerous novels from TOR, Harper Collins, Del Rey, Berkley and Taschenbuch, along with several collector and small press publishers like Donald Grant, Old Earth Books, Shadowlands Publishers and Tachyon Publications. His artwork has graced the covers and interiors of Amazing Stories, F&SF, Realms of Fantasy, Dragon, Inquest, The Duelist, and MZB's Fantasy magazine, as well as the cover to the French release of the multi user computer game Dark Age of Camelot.

Rob currently lives in the wilds of Oregon, where he loves to watch the mist on the hills, creating new worlds and exploring new ideas.

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson is a Chicago-based illustrator and concept artist whose work has appeared in games like Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and the World of Warcraft trading card game. Jim also designs collectible miniatures and has contributed work to comics, children's books, magazines and more. He's been working on Magic: The Gathering since 1997, when his work appeared in the Tempest set.


Other Hall Attractions

The Champions Challenge: Play Against Magic Champions
Want to see how you fare against the Magic champions? Come to the Champions Challenge area and test your skills against top pro players.

Duels of the Planeswalkers
Get a sneak peek at the new downloadable content for Duels of the Planeswalkers on Xbox LIVE® Arcade.


 

Travel Information

Hotels

NOTE: The following hotels offer an interesting rate for Magic players. These hotels are however not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. Hotels will accept reservations subject to availability of rooms and rates.

Please find hereafter the links, login and password available for you to book your reservation via the Disneyland Paris Business Solutions' online accommodation booking service.

The online booking service will be available as of 07/09/2009. The reservation payment is online by credit card.

Should you need any information on your reservations, the Disneyland Paris Business Solutions reservation team is available at 33 - (0)1 60 45 73 99

Link: http://events.drpbusiness.com/en/login.html
Login: hasbroplayers
Password: disney37649

Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne®
Standard room, €99 (rate per room per night)

Disney’s Sequoia Lodge®
Standard room, €129 (rate per room per night)

How to Get There

Travel by car
Free parking is available on the parking of Disney’s Newport Bay Club®.

Public Transport
Val d'Europe Shuttles (VEA) insure connections between the 2 airports and Disneyland® Paris.
Free shuttle service is present between the TGV train station at Marne la Vallée / Chessy and the Disney Parc hotels.

Things to See and Do
The tournament location is located 5 minutes from the entrance of the park. Within walking distance you will find restaurants, bars, pubs and a numerous variety of fantastic entertainment possibilities.


 

Contact Information

Wizards of the Coast
Web: www.wizards.com
email: custserv@hasbro.be
Phone: +32.70.233.277

Venue address
Disneyland Paris
Hotel Newport Bay Club
Ballroom and Portland Hall
Avenue Robert Schumann
77144 Montevrain
Paris
France

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