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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-New Orleans Qualifier
July 12-13, 2003

Grand Prix - Bangkok

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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.

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

Friday, July 11: Onsite registration is from 4:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 12: Late registration from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Tournament begins at 11:30 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, July 13: The Top 64 players begin play at 10:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
The Mall Bangkapi
4th Floor, MCC Hall
3522 Ladprao Rd, Klongchan
Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
Thailand

COST
THB 500

GUEST ARTIST
Mark Tedin

PLAYER CONTACT
Local Players:
Prairie Marketing Limited
Phone: 02-379-4790
game_edu@prairiem.com
www.mtgthai.com

Foreign Players:
Adrian Teh
Territory Manager, SE Asia
bitbyte@wizards.com

TOURNAMENT

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

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Singapore will be Jacky Yang, Level 3 from Taiwan.

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix-Bangkok will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

  • Pro Tour Invitations
    The Top 8 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour-New Orleans. 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 Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Singapore will feature the standard main tournament prize schedule, as well as a special Amateur division prize schedule. Players who have 0 lifetime Pro Points will be eligible for the Amateur prizes. 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
    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 points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, 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 Chicago Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on March 19, 2003.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2003 Chicago Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on March 19, 2003.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2003 Chicago Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on March 19, 2003.

SIDE EVENTS

  • Grand Prix–Bangkok Trials (Full List of Trials)
    Friday, July 11: Trials start at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix-Bangkok and one display of Scourge™ boosters. The format is Standard Constructed. Cost: THB250

  • Pro Tour–Boston Qualifier
    Sunday, July 13: Registration closes at 10:15 a.m.; play begins at 10:30 a.m. The top finishing team receives US$750 and an invitation to Pro Tour-Boston. The format is 3-person Onslaught™-Legions™-Scourge team Sealed Deck with team Rochester Draft finals. Cost: THB1,200 per 3-person team

  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed THB150, Draft THB350, Sealed THB650

HOTELS
Amari Atrium Hotel (www.amari.com/atrium) is offering room rates from US$48++ (double) per night. Please contact reservations at +66- 2718-2000-1, Fax: +66-2718-2002, or email reservations@atrium.amari.com and mention "Wizards of the Coast" to get preferential corporate rates during this event.

The Alexander Hotel is offering room rates from THB1,000++ (double) per night. Please contact The Alexander Hotel at +66-2375-0300-15 or Fax: +66-2732-99464, and mention "Wizards of the Coast" to get preferential corporate rates during this event.

Other hotels in the vicinity of the tournament venue can be found in the area maps below.

AREA MAPS

A. Central Ladprao Dept
B. Victory Monument
C. Robinson Ratchada Dept
D. Yaohan Dept
E. The Mall 3
F. The Mall 2
G. Ramkhamhaeng University
H. Makro Bangkapi
I. The Mall Bangkapi
J. Seacon Square

1. Chaophya Park Hotel $$$
2. Merchant Court Hotel $$$$
3. Emerald Hotel $$$
4. Siam Beverly Hotel $$
5. Fortune Hotel $$$
6. Radisson Hotel $$$$
7. Maxx Bangkok Hotel $$$
8. Amari Atrium (preferential corporate rate)

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