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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Yokohama Qualifier
March 29-30, 2003

Grand Prix - Singapore

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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–Singapore is Onslaught™ block Sealed Deck, with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI™ Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, March 28: Onsite registration is from 4:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Meeting Room 306.
Saturday, March 29: Late registration from 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, March 30: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Suntec Singapore
Level 3, Gallery East (Next to Meeting Room 306)
International Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Raffles Boulevard
Suntec City
Singapore 039593
www.suntecsingapore.com

ENTRY FEE
S$35

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TOURNAMENT

Divisions
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Singapore is open to Magic players of all ages.

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Singapore will be Mark Brown, Level 3 from Australia.

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Singapore will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

  • 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 points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Singapore will feature the standard main tournament prize schedule, as well as a special Amateur division prize schedule. Players who have 0 lifetime Pro Points will be eligible for the Amateur prizes. 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


  • Pro Tour Invitations
    The Top 8 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour–Yokohama. 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 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 Houston Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 18, 2002.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 18, 2002.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on December 18, 2002.

SIDE EVENTS

  • Grand Prix–Singapore Trials (Full List of Trials
    Friday, March 28: Trials start at 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Singapore and one display of Legions™ boosters. The format is Onslaught block Sealed Deck. Cost: S$25

  • Pro Tour–Yokohama Qualifier
    Sunday, March 30: Registration closes at 9:15 A.M.; play begins at 9:30 A.M. The top finisher receives US$375 and an invitation to Pro Tour–Yokohama. The format is Onslaught block Sealed Deck with Booster Draft finals. Cost: S$30

  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed S$5, Draft S$15, Sealed S$25

  • Win an Xbox™
    Whenever a player enters the main event or a side event at Grand Prix–Singapore, that player's registration form will be entered to win assorted product prizes. Winners will be randomly selected during the Top 8 finals on Sunday, March 30, 2003 from all eligible entries received. The Grand Prize is an Xbox video game system. Terms and conditions apply.

HOTELS
Marina Mandarin Singapore (www.marina-mandarin.com.sg) is offering room rates from S$160++ (single/double) per night. Please contact Sales Manager Fatimah Abdullah, via Email: fatimah.mms@meritus-hotels.com or Fax: +65-6845-1020, and mention "Magic: The Gathering" to get the preferential rates during this event.

Other hotels in the vicinity of the tournament venue can be found in the area maps below.

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