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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Kobe Qualifier
December 13-14, 2003

Grand Prix - Anaheim
at Gen Con So Cal

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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 Tour™ events.

Grand Prix—Anaheim is presented by Gen Con So Cal and Wizards of the Coast.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Anaheim is Extended. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, December 12: Registration from 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 13: Registration from 8:00-9:45 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, December 14: The Top 64 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Gen Con So Cal
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
www.gencon.com

COST
$10 (Gen Con So Cal badge is required)

You must have a Gen Con So Cal badge to play in Grand Prix–Anaheim. Participants have 2 options available:

Want to attend all four days of the most amazing game convention Southern California has ever seen? Your best option is...
4-day Gen Con So Cal Badge
$50.00 in advance, $55.00 on site
Includes entrance to the show, admittance to the exhibit hall, art show, auction, workshops, seminars, and allows you to purchase event tickets for any of the 1,300 other gaming events.

Just want to play in the Grand Prix? Then you should consider...
1-day Gen Con So Cal Badge
$18.00 in advance, $20.00 on site
1-day only entry Includes entrance to the show, admittance to the exhibit hall, art show, auction, workshops, seminars, and allows you to purchase event tickets for any of the 1,300 other gaming events.

Badge pre-registration for Gen Con So Cal will run until November 16th. To pre register or for more information go to at www.gencon.com.

TRAVEL AND HOTELS
Information about travel and hotels for Gen Con So Cal can be found at www.gencon.com

TOURNAMENT
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Anaheim 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 DCI™ player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Anaheim will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Kobe.

  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Anaheim will be determined at a later date.

    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Anaheim, please email Mike Guptil at mike@professional-events.com for contact information and requirements.

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Anaheim 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
    Finish Prize
    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
    Finish Prize
    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 2003 Boston Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on October 22, 2003

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2003 Boston Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on October 22, 2003

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2003 Boston Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on October 22, 2003

GRAND PRIX TRIALS

Friday, December 12, 2003
Four trials, starting at 9:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M.
Cost: $6.00 (Gen Con So Cal badge required)
Format: Extended
Location: Gen Con So Cal, Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA
Prizes: The winner of each event will receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Anaheim 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–Anaheim.

OTHER EVENTS
Other Magic: the Gathering events at Gen Con So Cal include:

  • 2 Pro Tour–Kobe Qualifiers
  • 2 Junior Super Series Challenges
  • Many others

A complete Gen Con So Cal event schedule can be found at www.gencon.com

WIZARDS OF THE COAST, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Mirrodin, DCI, and MAGIC: THE GATHERING PRO TOUR are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ©2003 Wizards.

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