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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Los Angeles Qualifier
July 16 - 17, 2005

Grand Prix - Minneapolis

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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.

Grand Prix—Minneapolis is presented by Legion Events

Tournament Format And Schedule

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

Friday, July 15: Registration starts at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 16: Registration ends at 10:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 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, July 17: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Radisson Hotel
(651) 292-1900
11 Kellogg Blvd E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Hotel

Radisson Hotel
(651) 292-1900
11 Kellogg Blvd E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
http://www.radisson.com/stpaulmn

Cost

$25 Prepaid before Midnight on July 13th, $30 onsite

For advance registration, contact Steve at Legionevents.com, 608-441-0312
Advance registration hours are as follows:
Through Midnight on July 13th, 2005 via Paypal only!

Advance registration will be available until Midnight on July 13th, 2005 via Paypal only!. For complete Grand Prix–Minneapolis information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit http://www.legionevents.com

Tournament

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Minneapolis 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 DCITM player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Minneapolis 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 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Los Angeles.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Minneapolis is Level 3 judge Jason Ness.
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Minneapolis, please contact Chris Richter at judge at mistymountaingames.com
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Minneapolis 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 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on May 11, 2005.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • 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 May 11, 2005.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • 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 May 11, 2005.

Grand Prix Trial

Friday, July 15, 2005
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 2:00 P.M.)
Cost: $15.00
Format: Kamigawa Block Constructed

Location:
Radisson Hotel
(651) 292-1900
11 Kellogg Blvd E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Minneapolis 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–Minneapolis.

Artists

TBA

Side Events

Side events at Grand Prix–Minneapolis include a Pro Tour– Los Angeles Qualifier, plus many others.

A complete Grand Prix– Minneapolis side event schedule can be found at http://www.legionevents.com

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Kamigawa, Legions, Scourge, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ©2003 Wizards.

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