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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Seattle Qualifier
April 17-18 , 2004.

Grand Prix - Bochum

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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.

PRE-REGISTRATIONS


You can now pre-register online for this exciting event!
Note that pre-registration closes 7 days before the event.


Germany : Tel: + 46-6074-37.55.555
e-mail: hotline@amigo-spiele.de

All other European countries: +32 70 233 277
e-mail: custserv@hasbro.co.uk

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Bochum is Mirrodin™ Block Team Limited; Day one: 2 Sealed Decks - Day two: Rochester Draft. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, April 16: Registration from 4:00-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 17: Registration from 8:00-9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 20 teams advance to competition on Sunday. If more than 225 Teams are entered for the tournament the Top 30 teams advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, April 18: The Top 20 teams begin play at 8:00 A.M. If more than 225 Teams are entered for the tournament the Top 30 teams begin play at 8:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Ruhr Congress Bochum
Stadion ring 20
44791 Bochum
Germany
www.ruhrcongressbochum.com

COST
Including all product for Sealed Deck and drafts: 90 € per team.

TOURNAMENT

Divisions
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Bochum is open to 3 person teams of 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-Bochum will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 20 teams advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If more than 225 teams are entered in the tournament, 30 teams will advance to the second day. The top 4 previously uninvited Teams will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Seattle.
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Bochum 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$4,500
    2$3,000
    3$2,100
    4$2,000
    5-6$1,500
    7-8$1,200
    9-10$900
    11-12$600
    Total: $20,000
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    FinishPrize
    1$1,500
    2$1,250
    3$1000
    4$750
    5$500
    Total: $5,000


  • Amateur Status
    A Team is considered to have amateur status if all the members of that team have 0 lifetime pro points. If any player of the team has ever been awarded ANY pro points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that team no longer has amateur status, may not participate in the Amateur Championship or Junior Super Series tournaments, and is the player and team are 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:

Second Round Byes

Teams with 60 or more professional points in the Amsterdam 2004 professional standing.

Teams with a Team Limited Rating of 1700 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Team Limited ratings published on February 18, 2004.

Winners of Grand Prix–Bochum Trial Tournaments.

First Round Byes

Teams with 20 or more professional points in the Amsterdam 2004 professional standing.

Teams with a Team Limited Rating of 1650 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Team Limited ratings published on February 18, 2004

ARTIST
Ben Thompson

ACCOMODATION

www.ruhrcongressbochum.com

www.bochum.de/kongress

www.hotel.de

HOW TO REACH

Arriving by car:

You can reach Bochum by the following highways A40, A43, A44. On the A40 take exit “Bochum Ruhrstadion” There are 2 parking lots close to the venue.

Public transportations:

by train to Hauptbahnhoff Bochum There you can take the U-Bahn 308/318 to the stop “Ruhrstadion”. For more info to plan your trip please check http://efa.vrr.de

Arriving by air:
The airport of Dortmund lies 29 km from Bochum The distance to Dusseldorf international is 48 km Both airports have a trainstation were you can find a connection to Bochum
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