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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Columbus Qualifier
July 24-25, 2004

Grand Prix - Orlando

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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—Orlando is presented by Unity Entertainment.

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

Friday, July 23: Registration from 6:00 PM till 11:00 PM cost is $25.00
Saturday, July 24: Registration from 7:00 AM till 10:00 AM cost is $25.00
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players (or 128) advance to Sunday
Sunday, July 25: The Top 64 players (or 128) begin play at 8:30 A.M.

Advance registration will be available through Unity Entertainment for $20.00. For details please Contact us at:

1-352-242-9755 or unityentertainment@earthlink.net.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Expo Center
Hall 200, 300, 400 (400 will be a food court)
500 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801

HOTEL
Marriott Orlando Downtown
400 W. Livingston St
Orlando, FL. 32801

Rate: $79.00 + 11.5% Tax

For hotel advance registration which is highly recommended please contact:

Marriott Orlando Downtown
(407) 843-6664
(800) 574-3160
https://marriott.com/reservation/availability.mi?propertyCode=MCODT
group code: UNIUNIA

Hotel advanced registration will end June 22, 2004. Event advance registration will end July 21, 2004. For complete Grand Prix–Orlando information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.unityentertainment.net

TOURNAMENT
The main tournament at Grand Prix– Orlando 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– Orlando 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- Columbus.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix-Orlando will be Level 3 judge John Carter.
    If you wish to be considered as a judge for Grand Prix– Orlando, please contact Alex Evans at the follow address: AEvans72@cfl.rr.com
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Orlando 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


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  • 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 San Diego 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 19, 2004.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the San Diego 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 19, 2004.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the San Diego 2004 professional standing.
    • 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 19, 2004.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, July 23, 2003
Registration from 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM cost is $20.00
Grand Prix Trial will begin at 5:00 PM

Format: Mirrodin Block Constructed

Location:
Expo Center
Hall 200, 300, 400 (400 will be a food court)
500 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801

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

Other Grand Prix– Orlando 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– Florida.

ARTISTS
Information on our guest artists will be posted as their airline tickets are confirmed.

SIDE EVENTS
Side events at Grand Prix– Orlando include a Pro Tour–Columbus Qualifier plus many others.

A complete Grand Prix– Orlando side event schedule can be found at www.unityentertainment.net.

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Mirrodin, DarksteelTM, Fifth DawnTM, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ©2004 Wizards.

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