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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Chicago Qualifier
November 23-24, 2002

Grand Prix - Los Angeles

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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.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Los Angeles is Onslaught Limited, with day 2 Onslaught Rochester Draft. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, November 22: Registration from 4:00-10:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 23: Registration from 8:00-9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, November 24: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel
Imperial Ballroom
5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310)-641-5700
www.marriott.com/marriott/LAXAP/

HOTEL
The Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel is offering a room rate of $99 per night. Contact the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel at (800)-228-9290. Please mention "LA Grand Prix" to get the $99 rate.

COST
$22 Advance Registration
$25 On Site Registration

For advance registration: Please send (1) Player Name, (2) DCI Number, and (3) a check or money order in US Dollars to:

Karl F. Batdorff
PMB 106
830 S. Boulder Hwy
Henderson, NV 89015

Advance Registration will be available until Wednesday, November 13, 2002 (all mail must be postmarked on or before this date). If sending payment from outside the U.S., please make sure to allow enough time for mail to arrive by November 20, 2002.

For complete Grand Prix–Los Angeles information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.lvcm.com/lvmagic

TOURNAMENT

Divisions
The main tournament at Grand Prix-Los Angeles 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-Los Angeles 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-Chicago.

  • Head Judge
    Sheldon Menery, Level 3

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix-Los Angeles 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 2002 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 21, 2002.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2002 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 21, 2002.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2002 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 21, 2002.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, November 22, 2002
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 5:00 P.M.)
Cost: $20.00
Format: Onslaught Limited, with Top 8 Rochester Draft
Location: Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, 5855 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix-Los Angeles 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-Los Angeles. A complete schedule of Grand Prix-Los Angeles Trial tournaments can be found here

ARTISTS
To be announced. Check back later for more information.

SIDE EVENTS
A complete Grand Prix-Los Angeles side event schedule can be found at http://www.lvcm.com/lvmagic

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