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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Philadelphia Qualifier
February 4-6, 2005

Grand Prix - Boston

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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.

Grand Prix—Boston is presented by Your Move Games & TJ Collectibles

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

Friday, February 4th: Registration starts at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 5th: Registration ends at 10:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, February 6th: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Bayside Expo Center
200 Mount Vernon Street
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
www.baysideexpo.com

HOTEL
Doubletree Club Hotel Boston-Bayside
240 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02125
Tel: 1-617-822-3600
The Doubletree is offering a room rate of $99 per night. Please make your reservation by January 12th and mention “Magic” or "Grand Prix-Boston" to get the $99 rate.

COST
$30

For advance registration, contact TJ Collectibles at 508-473-5874.

Advance registration will be available until 5 PM Feb 2nd. For complete Grand Prix–Boston information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.yourmovegames.com/events

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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Boston will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds). If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the top 128 will advance to day 2. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Philadelphia.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Boston will be Level 3 judge Bruno Barracosa.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Boston, please contact Rob Dougherty (Yourmove@rcn.com).
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Boston 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
    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 28 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 December 15, 2004.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 December 15, 2004.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 December 15, 2004.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, February 4, 2003
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 2:00 P.M.)
Cost: $15.00
Format: Extended
Location: Bayside Expo Center
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes
Other Grand Prix–Boston 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–Boston.

ARTISTS
Scott M. Fischer

SIDE EVENTS
Side events at Grand Prix–Boston include a Pro Tour – Philadelphia Qualifier, a 2005 Junior Super Series Challenge, plus many others.
A complete Grand Prix– Boston side event schedule can be found at Yourmovegames.com or TJCollect.com

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Champions/Betrayers/Saviors of Kamigawa, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ©2004 Wizards.

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