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Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour™ Qualifier
October 20-21, 2007


Grand Prix–Brisbane

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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 - Brisbane is Lorwyn Sealed Deck with Day 2 Lorwyn Booster draft. All DCI™ Limited rules, Magic® Floor Rules will be enforced.

Friday, October 19: Registration from 3:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M.
Saturday, October 20 Late registration from 8:00 A.M.–9.00 A.M. Tournament begins at 9:30 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, October 21: The top 64 begin play at 9:00 A.M. Finals will immediately follow.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

ENTRY FEE –

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

TOURNAMENT

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

If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour Kuala Lumpur 2008 at Grand Prix–Brisbane has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be NOT 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 DCITM 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 never participated in a Pro Tour or World Championship event. If a player has ever participated in a Pro Tour or World Championship event, that player no longer has Amateur status, may not participate in those tournaments which are limited to those with amateur status, and is not eligible for Amateur awards at tournaments which offer such awards. Note: Players who had previously lost their amateur status due to having Pro Points earned only at Grand Prix events will have their amateur status reinstated.

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 a Players Club level of 3 or higher
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on Oct 16, 2007.

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on Oct 16, 2007.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on Oct 16, 2007.

Trial Winners

  • People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trials will be run throughout Australia and New Zealand prior to the event and on the Friday before in last minute Trials. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.
  • A list of Trial events that feed Grand Prix Brisbane is here

Tournament Structure

The structure for Grand Prix - Brisbane 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

Lindsay Heming L3, Sydney Australia.

PRIZE PAYOUT

Grand Prix – Brisbane 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 $3,000
2 $2,000
3 $1,400
4 $1,300
5-8 $900
9-16 $500
17-20 $400
21-32 $300
33-40 $200
41-50 $150
51-64 $100
Total: $25,000  

Amateur Division Prize Schedule

Finish Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,000
3 $750
4 $400
5 $350
6 $300
7 $250
8 $200
9 $150
10 $100
Total: $5,000  

SIDE EVENTS

michael@qldpe.com

Magic Artist

Rob Alexander
www.robalexander.com

Accommodations

Rydges Southbank 9 Glenelg Street BRISBANE, 4101 Tel: 03 3255 0822 Fax: 03 32550899 //www.rydges.com/locations/Rydges.asp?hotel=RQSOUT&cat=CitySuburban E-mail: reservations_southbank@rydges.com

For other Brisbane hotels, please check here

Some Information On Brisbane

A site for first-time travellers
www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/australasia/brisbane

General information on
www.atn.com.au/qld/south/qldsouth.htm

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

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

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

Events and activities in Brisbane
www.travelhops.com/travelguide/Australia/Queensland/Brisbane/

CURRENCY EXCHANGE INFORMATION

www.xe.net/ucc

ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES

For all general enquiries please contact Rob Teirney: Telephone: +61 2 9804 4122 Email: teirner@hasbro.com

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