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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Amsterdam Qualifier
October 4-5, 2003

Grand Prix - Sydney

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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 - Sydney is Mirrodin™ block Limited, with Day 2 Rochester Draft. All DCI™ Limited rules, Magic® Floor Rules will be enforced.

Friday, October 3: Registration from 12:00 noon–9:00 P.M.
Saturday, October 4: Late registration from 8:00–9:00 A.M. Tournament begins at 9:30 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, October 5: The top 64 begin play at 9:00 A.M. Finals will immediately follow.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Centrepoint Tower Convention Centre
100 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000

ENTRY FEE
AU$40 Pre-registration on Friday
AU$45 Late Registration Saturday Morning

TOURNAMENT
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Sydney is open to Magic® players of all ages.

If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour–Amsterdam at Grand Prix–Sydney has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be passed down to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI™ player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

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, may not participate in the Amateur Championships or Junior Super Series tournaments, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.

Tournament Format
The format for Grand Prix - Sydney is Mirrodin™ block Limited, with Day 2 Rochester Draft. All DCI™ Limited rules, Magic® Floor Rules announced on September 1, 2003, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Tournament Structure
The structure for Grand Prix - Sydney is modified Swiss (50-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to competition on Sunday for prizes and invitations.

HEAD JUDGE
Christopher Williams (Level #3 - Christchurch, New Zealand)

PRIZE PAYOUT
Grand Prix – Sydney features the standard main tournament prize schedule as well as a special Amateur Award 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


FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT THE RELEVANT ORGANISER

SIDE EVENTS

FRIDAY

There will be 4 GP trials
1pm (open to all players)
3pm (open to all players)
4pm (64 players max)
5pm (32 players max)

2pm Under 16's Standard tournament (Type 2)
2pm – Rochester drafts
6pm – Extended Highlander Tournament (Unsanctioned)
6pm – Rochester drafts
6pm – Standard
6pm – Mirrodin Sealed Deck Tournament

SATURDAY

10am – Standard Tournament (Type 2)
11am – Emperor Tournament (Unsanctioned)
1pm – 8 player Mini-Master Tournaments (Unsanctioned)
3pm – Extended Constructed Tournament
6pm – Type 2 Sealed Tournament (1 booster of each set in current Type 2 block, 8th Edition, Mirrodin, Onslaught, Legions & Scourge.)
6.30pm – Onslaught 'Iron Man' Tournament (Unsanctioned)
7pm – Rochester Drafts
7pm – '5 Color Magic' Tournament (Unsanctioned)

SUNDAY

9.00am rego – PTQ AMSTERDAM

Mirrodin Sealed with top 8 draft final
US$375 for 1st, plus an invitation to the Pro Tour!
Next 4 amateurs outside of top 8 win half a box each!
> 11am – Standard (w-Mirrodin) Tournament (Unsanctioned)
3pm – Mirrodin 'Iron Man' Tournament (Unsanctioned)
6pm – Vintage Tournament (Type 1)
6.30 pm – 1 on 1 Draft Tournament (Unsanctioned)

There will be 'on demand' tournaments all weekend for the following formats:

Booster Draft
Rochester Draft
Standard
Extended
Vintage

Costs for all events: -

Constructed Tournament $10 ($6 – Under 16)
Draft Tournament $20
Sealed Deck Tournament $30
PTQ Amsterdam $35

For more information contact:

Chris Foggin
0402 231 366
foggin@idx.com.au

Magic: The Gathering Trading Space
Limited space is available for professional traders. If you are interested in reserving space, please email Dan Gow at dan.gow@wizards.com for details.

Magic Artist
Rob Alexander

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel Intercontinental
117 Macquarie Street
SYDNEY, 2000
Tel: 02 9253 9000
Fax: 02 9240 1204
www.intercontinental.com/australia/sydney/hotel_sydic.shtml
E-mail: sydney@interconti.com

Holiday Inn Sydney
55 George Street,
SYDNEY, 2000
Tel: 02 9252 0524
Fax: 02 9251 2093
www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/sydgs
Email: bdm@oldsydneyholidayinn.com.au

Crowne Plaza Hotel Sydney
150 Day Street
SYDNEY, 2000
Tel: 02 9261 1188
Fax: 02 9261 8766
www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/sydds
Email: hotel@crowneplazadarlingharbour.com.au

For other Sydney hotels, please check:
www.travelhop.com.au/display

www.travelhops.com.au/accommodation.asp?Categories=Accommodation&Country=Australia&State=New%20South%20Wales&Location=Sydney

www.australiatravelsearch.com.au/Accommodation/New_South_Wales/Sydney_%26_Surrounds/

SOME INFORMATION ON SYDNEY
A site for first-time travelers
www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/australasia/sydney/

General information on
www.atn.com.au/nsw/syd/cen-c.htm

Australia Travel Directory
www.anzac.com/aust/aust.htm

Comprehensive travel site on Australia with maps and cultural information
www.finalword.com/

Visa information, Aussie slang, and travel tips for Australia
www.australiatravelsearch.com.au/Accommodation/New_South_Wales/Sydney_%26_Surrounds/

Tourist Guide to Australia
www.csu.edu.au/australia/tourism.html

Events and activities in Sydney
www.travelhops.com/travelguide/Australia/New-South-Wales/Sydney/

CURRENCY EXCHANGE INFORMATION
www.xe.net/ucc

ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES
For all general enquiries please contact Dan Gow:
Telephone: +61 2 9804 5622
Email: dan.gow@wizards.com

MAP OF Sydney

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