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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Honolulu Qualifier
December 17-18, 2005

Grand Prix - Charlotte

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The Magic: The Gathering® Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring $25,000 in cash prizes and invitations to the Pro TourTM for the top 16 finishers.

Grand Prix—Charlotte is presented by Shuffle Up Events

Tournament Format And Schedule

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

Friday, December 16: Registration from 6:00 P.M until 10:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 17: Registration ends at 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:30 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, December 18: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Charlotte Convention Center
(Ballrooms A&B)
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hotel

Hampton Inn Uptown (1 block away from Conv. Ctr.)
530 East Second Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704)373-0917
http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=CLTUTHX

*Rate of $79 per night (1 King or 2 Queens) available by using our discount code “SHU” BEFORE November 16th.

Cost

$30 on site
$25 for Advance Registration

For advance registration, contact James Bailey at (James@ShuffleUpEvents.com)

Advance registration hours are as follows:
Internet Advance Registration is available until December 7th, 2005, via Paypal only. Advance Registration can be done at any of our events(scheduled prior to December 7th, 2005) via cash, credit, or debit cards.

Advance registration will be available until December 7th, 2005. For complete Grand Prix–Charlotte information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.ShuffleUpEvents.com

Tournament

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Charlotte 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 does not pass down under any circumstances. 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–Charlotte 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 16 players will receive invitations to Pro Tour- Honolulu.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Charlotte will be announced shortly.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Charlotte, please contact Daniel Wong at Daniel.Wong@shuffleupevents.com
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Charlotte 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 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.

Grand Prix Trial

Friday, December 16, 2003
4:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 2:00 P.M. and ends at 3:45 P.M.)
Cost: $20.00
Format: Extended
Location: Charlotte Convention Center (Ballroom A)
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Charlotte 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–Charlotte.

Artists

The Artists for Grand Prix - Charlotte will be Mark Poole and Ed Beard.

Side Events

Side events at Grand Prix–Charlotte include a Pro Tour– Honolulu Qualifier, plus many others.

A complete Grand Prix– Charlotte side event schedule can be found at www.ShuffleUpEvents.com as it becomes available.

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Ravnica City of Guilds, Guildpact, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ©2005 Wizards.

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