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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Honolulu Qualifier
November 26-27, 2005

Grand Prix - Beijing

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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.

Tournament Format And Schedule

The format for Grand Prix–Beijing is Extended Constructed. All DCITM Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, November 25: Onsite registration is from 3:00 –8:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 26: Late registration from 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Tournament begins at 9:45A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, November 27: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Apex Sports Club
Floor 6th, New Yansha Mall, No.1,Yuanda Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Website: www.newyanshamall.com
Toll free no.:800-610-1001

Access to Venue

It is located in New Yansha Mall. Please use E24,25 elevator to directly excess into the venue.

Entry Fee

RMB 150

Guest Artist

Randy Gallegos

Tournament

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Beijing will be Jacky Yang , Level 3 from Chinese Taipei.
  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Beijing will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • 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 Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Beijing 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
    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


  • Pro Tour Invitations
    The Top 16 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour–Honolulu. Grand Prix invitations no longer pass down to previously uninvited players. The top 16 finishers will receive invitations even if one or more of those players already possesses an invitation.
  • 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
    • Pro Player club level 3 and above.
    • 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 September 7, 2005.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Pro Player club level 2
    • 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 September 7, 2005.
    First-Round Byes
    • Pro Player club level 1
    • 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 September 7, 2005.
  • Format
    • Extended Constructed format.
    • The following card sets will be legal for this tournament: Seventh Edition, Eighth Edition, Ninth Edition, Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse, Odyssey, Torment, Judgment, Onslaught, Legions, Scourge, Mirrodin, Darksteel, Fifth Dawn, Champions of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Saviors of Kamigawa, Ravinca: City of Guilds
    • Check www.thedci.com for Extended format rules.

Side Events

  • Grand Prix–Beijing Trials (Full List of Trials)
    Friday, November 25: Trial starts as soon as 32 players is fill up. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. Trial starts as soon as 32 players is fill up. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Beijing and one display of Saviour of KamigawaTM boosters. The format is Extended Constructed. Cost: RMB 50, Registration Time: 10noon—4pm
  • Pro Tour– Honolulu Qualifier
    Sunday, November 27: Registration closes at 9:45 A.M.; play begins at 10:00 A.M. The top finisher will received an invitation and a returned air ticket to Pro Tour -- Honolulu. The format is Extended Constructed. Cost: RMB 70
  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed RMB 70, Draft RMB 90, Sealed RMB 150.

Area Maps

Player Accommodations

NOTE: The following hotels are not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The hotels on this list are taken from guidebooks and provided here for your convenience only.

Century Golden Resources Hotel
Address: 69 Banjing road, Haidian district, Beijing, P.R.China 100089
Tel:86-10-88598888
Fax:010-88599999
Website:Http://www.cgrhotel.com
Cost: $$$$$
Distance: 3min

Golden Harbor Hotel
Address:No.136 North Road West Four Ring, Haidian District Beijing P.R.China 100089
Reservation Tel:86-10-88467825
Fax:86-010-88461166
Cost: $$$
Distance: 10min

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