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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-San Diego Qualifier
March 6-7, 2004

Grand Prix - Hong Kong

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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.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Hong Kong is MirrodinTM block Sealed Deck, with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCITM Universal Tournament Rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, March 5: Onsite registration is from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 6: Late registration from 8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, March 7: The Top 64 players begin play at 8:30 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Hong Kong Exhibition Centre
3rd Floor, Exhibition Hall, Low Block
China Resources Building
26, Harbour Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
www.crchkec.com.hk

Closest MTR station: Wan Chai

COST
HKD 220

GUEST ARTIST
Ben Thomson
Biography & Cards

PLAYER CONTACT
David Ong
Territory Manager, Far East
david.ong@wizards.com

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

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Hong Kong will be Mountain Hung, Level 3 from Singapore.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Hong Kong, please contact us at the above player contact.

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Hong Kong will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

  • Pro Tour Invitations
    The Top 8 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour–San Diego. 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 Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Hong Kong will feature the standard main tournament prize schedule, as well as a special Amateur division prize schedule. Players who have 0 lifetime Pro Points will be eligible for the Amateur prizes. The Amateur prizes will be awarded 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
    Place Prize
    1 USD 2,400
    2 USD 1,700
    3 USD 1,200
    4 USD 1,000
    5 - 8 USD 800
    9 - 16 USD 500
    17 - 32 USD 250
    TOTAL USD 17,500
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    Place Prize
    1 USD 1,500
    2 USD 1,000
    3 - 4 USD 700
    5 - 8 USD 400
    9 - 16 USD 250
    TOTAL USD 7,500

    GRAND TOTAL USD 25,000


  • 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 points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, 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 pro points in the 2003 Pro Tour–New Orleans pro standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published on December 24, 2003.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more pro points in the 2003 Pro Tour–New Orleans pro standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published on December 24, 2003.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more pro points in the 2003 Pro Tour–New Orleans pro standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published on December 24, 2003.

SIDE EVENTS  

  • Grand Prix–Hong Kong Trials (Full List of Trials)
    Friday, March 5: Trials start at 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M., and 5:00 P.M. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Hong Kong and one display of DarksteelTM boosters. The format is Mirrodin block Sealed Deck. Cost: HKD150

  • Pro Tour–San Diego Qualifier
    Sunday, March 7:
    Registration closes at 9:45 A.M.; play begins at 10:00 A.M. The top finisher receives USD375 and an invitation to Pro Tour–San Diego. The format is Mirrodin block Sealed Deck with Booster Draft finals. Cost: HKD180

  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed HKD60, Draft HKD90, Sealed HKD150

PROFESSIONAL TRADING SPACE
Limited space is available for professional traders. If you are interested in reserving space, please contact us at the above player contact.

HOTELS
Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel (www.accorhotels.com/asia) is offering preferential room rates during this event. Please contact +852-2507-6634 or Leo Ng at +852-2507-6614, Fax: +852-2507-6504 or +852-2598-4837 (Sales Office Direct), or email booking@novotelcenturyhk.com and mention "Magic: The Gathering" to get preferential room rates during this event.

Other hotels in the vicinity of the tournament venue can be found in the area maps below.

AREA MAPS



1. Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel (www.century-hongkong-hotel.com)
2. The Charterhouse (www.charterhouse.com)
3. The Empire Hotel Hong Kong (www.asiastandard.com)
4. The Emperor (Happy Valley) Hotel (www.emperorhotel.com.hk)
5. Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (www.hongkong.hyatt.com)
6. Harbour View International House (www.harbour.ymca.org.hk)
7. Luk Kwok Hotel (www.lukkwokhotel.com)
8. Hotel New Harbour (www.hotelnewharbour.com)
9. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel (www.marriott.com/HKGHV)
10. South Pacific Hotel (www.southpacifichotel.com.hk)

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