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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Amsterdam Qualifier
October 17-19, 2003

Grand Prix - Kansas City

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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—Kansas City is presented by Feral Events

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Kansas City is Mirrodin™ Block Limited, with day 2 Rochester Draft. All DCI™ Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, October 17: Registration from 5:00 P.M.-11:59 P.M.
Saturday, October 18: Registration from 12:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, October 19: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Overland Park Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211
(913)-451-7400
opconventioncenter.com

HOTELS
Please go to www.feralevents.com for information about hotels in the area.

COST
$28 Advance Registration
$30 On Site Registration

For advance registration, contact Collector's Cache at (913)-338-3393, open Monday through Saturday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST). Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 15, 2003. For complete Grand Prix–Kansas City information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.feralevents.com

TOURNAMENT
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Kansas City 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–Kansas City 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-Amsterdam.

  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Kansas City will be Mike Guptil, Level 4.

    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Kansas City, please email Steve Ferrell at Zzz00@aol.com or Lloyd Dodson at d_h_Thomas@hotmail.com

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Kansas City 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
    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 Worlds Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on August 20, 2003

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2003 Worlds Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on August 20, 2003

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2003 Worlds Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on August 20, 2003

GRAND PRIX TRIAL

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, October 17, 2003
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 3:00 P.M.)
Cost: $20.00
Format: Mirrodin Block Limited, with Top 8 Rochester Draft
Location: Overland Park Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS.
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Kansas City 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–Kansas City.

ARTISTS INFORMATION
Information on Artist signings will be posted at a later date

SIDE EVENTS
Side events at Grand Prix–Kansas City include a Pro Tour–Amsterdam Qualifier and a Junior Super Series Challenge.

A complete Grand Prix–Kansas City side event schedule can be found at www.feralevents.com

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