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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Honolulu -Qualifier
November 19 & 20, 2005

Grand Prix - Bilbao

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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.

Win a trip to Grand Prix Lille
...and many other Magic prizes!
At Grand Prix Bilbao fill out the voucher* that you'll find at the registration desk and deposit it in the designated box Saturday, November 19 before 5 pm. A draw will be held on Saturday, November 19 - at 6pm.

  • 1st prize: Trip to Grand Prix Lille
    • Plane ticket to and from the GP
    • 3 hotel nights (breakfast included)
    • 1 free side event per day (2 in total)
  • 2nd - 10th prize: A Grand Prix Sweater.
  • 11nd - 20th prize: Free side event voucher (to be used at any European GP in 2005)

* Only 1 entry per player.

Pre-Registration

There is no pre-registration necessary for this event because it is open for everyone to enter.

Tournament Format And Schedule

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

Friday, November 18: Registration from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.
Saturday, November 19: Registration from 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 (or 128) players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, November 20: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Bilbao Exhibition Centre
North Entrance
Ronda de Azkue, 1
48902 Ansio-Baracaldo
Bizkaia
Spain
http://www.bilbaoexhibitioncentre.com

Participation Fee

10 €

Tournament

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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Bilbao will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 16 Players will receive invitations to the Pro Tour in Honolulu
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Bilbao 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 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


  • 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 a Players Club level of 3 or higher
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2025 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
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1925 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
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • 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 September 7, 2005.

Artist

Martina Pilcerova

Accommodation

To be Confirmed

Arriving by plane
Bilbao airport

For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277
e-mail: DCIeurope@hasbro.co.uk

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