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Grand Prix - Taipei

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Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour™-Houston Qualifier
July 13-14, 2002

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-Taipei is Standard Constructed. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, July 12: Onsite registration is from 1:00 - 8:00 P.M. .
Saturday, July 13: 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, July 14: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M. Finals will immediately follow.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
New York New York Center
5th Floor, N.Y.N.Y Exhibition Hall
12 Sung Shou Road
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel.: +886 (2) 8780-8111
Fax: +886 (2) 8780-5776
www.nyny.com.tw

ENTRY FEE
NT500

TOURNAMENT
If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour-Houston at Grand Prix - Taipei 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 Championship 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 - Taipei is Standard. All DCI Limited rules and Magic Floor Rules will be enforced.

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix - Taipei is modified Swiss (60-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants). The Top 64 players will advance to competition on Sunday for prizes and invitations.

  • 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 Osaka professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on March 20, 2002.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2002 Osaka professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on March 20, 2002.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2002 Osaka professional standing.
    • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on March 20, 2002.

Prize Payout
Grand Prix - Taipei features the standard main-tournament prize schedule, as well as a special Amateur Award 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
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


Magic Artist
Adam Rex

GRAND PRIX TRIALS

Friday, July 12: Trials start at 2:00P.M., 4:00 P.M.,5:00 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 - Taipei and one display of Judgment boosters. The format is Standard.

SIDE EVENTS

Eight-person, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. In order for events to begin on time, please register in advance and arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time.

Friday, July 12, 2002

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
11:00 A.M. 101 NT200 2002 Summer Open Trial
The top finisher receives a two-round bye at Summer Open final and 1.5 display of Torment boosters. The format is Standard, run in Swiss rounds.
2:00 P.M. 102 NT300 Grand Prix - Taipei Trial
The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix - Taipei and one display of Torment boosters. The format is Standard.
3:00 P.M. 103 NT400 Ironman Grand Master Tournament
4:00 P.M. 104 NT300 Grand Prix - Taipei Trial
5:00 P.M. 105 NT300 Grand Prix - Taipei Trial
6:00 P.M. 106 NT300 Grand Prix - Taipei Trial

Saturday, July 13, 2002

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
2:00 P.M. 202 NT350 Odyssey Block Booster Draft
3:00 P.M. 203 NT600 Odyssey Block Limited Tournament
4:00 P.M. 204 NT350 Odyssey Block Booster Draft
5:00 P.M. 205 NT400 Ironman Grand Master Tournament
6:00 P.M. 206 NT200 Standard Constructed Tournament

Sunday, July 14, 2002

Time Evt# Cost Event Title
9:00 A.M. 301 NT1000 Pro Tour - Boston Qualifier
The top finishing team receives US$750 and an invitation to Pro Tour - Boston. Format is Team limited with Rochester Final. Registration closes at 9:00 A.M.; play begins at 9:30 A.M.
2:00 P.M. 302 NT350 Odyssey Block Booster Draft
3:00 P.M. 303 NT300 Grand Prix - Sapporo Trial
The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix - Sapporo and one display of Torment boosters. The format is Odyssey Block Constructed.
4:00 P.M. 304 NT350 Odyssey Block Booster Draft
5:00 P.M. 305 NT400 Ironman Grand Master Tournament
6:00 P.M. 306 NT350 Odyssey Block Booster Draft

PROFESSIONAL TRADING SPACE Limited space is available for professional traders. If you are interested in reserving space, please contact David Ong at merfolk@wizards.com.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Agora Garden (ten-minute walk to the venue)
No.68, Sung-Kao Road, Taipei
Taiwan, 110, R.O.C.
Tel: 8780-1999 ext. 8614 or 8203
Fax:8780-5600
www.agoragdn.com.tw
Email: ryan@agoragdn.com.tw
Price Range: $$$

Grand Hyatt Taipei (ten-minute walk to the venue)
No. 2 Sung Shou Road
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel.: +886 2 2720 1234
Fax: +886 2 2720 1111
Email: concierge@hyatt.com.tw
Price Range: $$$$

United Hotel (thirty-minute walk to the venue)
No. 200 Kwang-Fu South Road
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel.: +886-2-27731515
Fax: +886-2-27412789
www.united-hotel.com.tw
Price Range: $$$

TAIWAN ONLINE INFORMATION

www.xe.net/ucc
Currency exchange information

www.cnn.com/weather/as/Taiwan/TaipeiTAIX.html
Weather in Taipei

www.lonelyplanet.lycos.com/north_east_asia/taipei/orientation.html
Traveling in Taipei

www.boca.gov.tw
Visa information, Bureau of Consular Affairs, MOFA

wwweng.dgoc.gov.tw/english.asp
Customs information, Bureau of Immigration

www.doh.gov.tw/english/Welcome.html
Health information, Department of Health

www.tbroc.gov.tw/tbroc99_3w_eng/tour_info/user/m1.htm
Tourism information, Tourism Bureau

www.gio.gov.tw
Government information, Government Information Office

www.moneyworld.co.uk/faqs/travfaq1.htm
Information on travel insurance

www.travel.com.hk/taiwan.htm
General information on weather, maps, and food in Taiwan

www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw
Current news in Taiwan

www.taipeitimes.com
Taipei newspaper

TAIWAN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/CUSTOMS

  • Foreign nationals may obtain tourist visas if they hold foreign passports or travel documents valid for more than six months in the R.O.C. for purposes of sightseeing, business, family visits, study or training, medical treatment, or other legitimate activities.
  • Visa requirements include one completed application form, incoming and outgoing travel tickets, three photos, documents verifying the purpose of the visit, and a letter of guarantee.
  • Fourteen-day, visa-free privileges are afforded to citizens of eighteen countries, and thirty-day landing visas are afforded to citizens of twenty-one countries. For more information, please visit www.boca.gov.tw. Complete information on R.O.C. visas can be obtained from the following address:
    Bureau of Consular Affairs
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    2 Chieh Shou Rd., Taipei, R.O.C.
    Tel.: (886-2)2311-9292
For information about customs matters, please contact the Directorate General of Customs at www.cksairport.gov.tw/e/home2.htm.

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