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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-New Orleans Qualifier
July 12-13, 2003

Grand Prix - Detroit

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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.

Grand Prix—Detroit is presented by Professional Event Services

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Detroit is Onslaught™ Block Constructed. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, July 11: Registration starts at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 12: Registration ends at 10:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, July 13: The Top 64 players begin play at 8:30 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel
400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 568-8000
www.marriotthotels.com/DTWDT/

HOTEL
The Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel is offering a room rate of $119 per night. Contact the Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel at (800) 228-9290. Please mention "Grand Prix-Detroit" to get the $119 rate.

COST
$20 Advance Registration
$25 On Site Registration

For advance registration, contact Pandemonium at (734)-427-2451.
Advance registration hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 2:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. EST
Saturday: 2:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. EST
Sunday: 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. EST

Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 9, 2003. For complete Grand Prix–Detroit information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.professional-events.com

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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Detroit will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-New Orleans.

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Detroit will be Rune Horvik, Level 4.

    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Detroit, please contact Mike Guptil at mguptil@ix.netcom.com

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Detroit 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
    Finish Prize
    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
    Finish Prize
    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 2003 Chicago Pro Standings.
    • 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 March 19, 2003.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2003 Chicago Pro Standings.
    • 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 March 19, 2003.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2003 Chicago Pro Standings.
    • 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 March 19, 2003.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL

Friday, July 11, 2003
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 2:00 P.M.)
Cost: $15.00
Format: Onslaught Block Constructed
Location: The Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Detroit 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–Detroit.

ARTISTS
Information on Artists at Grand Prix–Detroit can be found at www.professional-events.com

SIDE EVENTS
Side events at Grand Prix–Detroit include a Pro Tour–New Orleans Qualifier, plus many others.

A complete Grand Prix–Detroit side event schedule can be found at www.professional-events.com

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