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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Columbus Qualifier
September 11-12, 2004

Grand Prix - Rimini

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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.

PRE-REGISTRATION


You can now pre-register online for this exciting event!
Note that pre-registration closes 7 days before the event.

For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277
e-mail: custserv@hasbro.co.uk

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

IMPORTANT!
In order to receive prize money on this Grand Prix, the following bank information is needed:
* Account Number
* Swift Code
* Eban Code

You might need to contact your bank to obtain this information.

Friday, September 10: Registration from 4:00 – 9:00 PM.
Saturday, September 11: Registration from 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 or Top 128 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, September 12: The Top 64 or Top 128 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

COST
10 €

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Palacongressi della Riviera di Rimini
E Pavillion
Via della Fiera 52
47900 Rimini
Italy
Tel 0541 711500-501
Fax 0541 711505
info@riminiconvention.it
www.riminiconvention.it
www.conventionbureau.com

TOURNAMENT

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Rimini 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–Rimini will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Columbus
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Rimini 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
    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.

Amateur Status
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.
  • ARTIST
    Ron Spears

    HOW TO REACH

    RIMINI RIVIERA extends from the Adriatic Sea to the green Apennine Mountains. Thanks to its position, it can easily be reached from any destination in Italy and abroad.

    HOW TO ARRIVE BY PLANE
    Rimini International Airport
    Easy to reach, Federico Fellini Airport is right nearby the city's hotels and convention centres. Rimini International Airport is connected with regular flights to Rome Fiumicino and other international airports. For flight connections, destinations and updated schedules you can visit the Airport website.

    Bologna International Airport
    The airport in Bologna is approximately 100 km from Rimini by motorway and can be reached in an hour, using a shuttle that is available upon request. Bologna International Airport has daily connections with all of the major Italian, European, and international cities throughout the world and is served by all of the major airlines.

    HOW TO ARRIVE BY CAR
    Rimini and the RIMINI RIVIERA are well connected with the rest of Italy, thanks to a very good motorway network. The city is positioned along the A14 motorway which connects it to Bologna and Milan going North and to Bari going South. The Riviera region has four motorway exits: Rimini Nord, Rimini Sud, Riccione and Cattolica. Using the A14 from Rimini you can easily reach the A4 which will take you to Venice and the A22 which heads towards the Brennero Pass. It is also very easy to reach the A1 which will take you to Florence, Rome, and Naples.

    HOW TO ARRIVE BY TRAIN
    A good railway network connects the RIMINI RIVIERA to the rest of Italy. There are train stations in Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica. From these stations, you can easily reach Bologna in an hour, Milan in 3 hours, Florence in just 2, and Rome in 4.

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