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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour–Kuala Lumpur Qualifier
November 10-11, 2007


Grand Prix–Kitakyuushuu 2007

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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—Kitakyuushuu is Lorwyn Limited (Sealed Deck + Booster Draft). All DCI™ Limited rules and Magic® Floor Rules and all subsequent updates will be enforced. For the latest edition of the DCI and Magic Floor Rules, please refer to the DCI Rules web site.

  • Friday, November 9: Registration from 16:00-20:00. Players who cannot attend registration will be allowed to register on Saturday morning between 08:30 and 09:00 for an additional fee of ¥500.
  • Saturday, November 10: Tournament begins at 09:00. The Top 64 players from Day 1 advance to Day 2. (In the event Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu has more than 800 players, the Top 128 players from Day 1 will advance to Day 2.)
  • Sunday, November 11: Play begins at 09:00. The Top 8 players from Day 2 will play 3 rounds of single-elimination competition to determine the Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu champion.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION 
West Japan General Exhibition Center
3-8-1 Asano, Kokurakita-ku
Kitakyuushuu-shi, Fukuoka-ken
http://www.convention-a.jp/nishiten/ (Japanese only)

ACCESS TO THE WEST JAPAN GENERAL EXHIBITION CENTER

  • 5 minutes on foot via moving walkway from JR Kokura station

ENTRY FEE
¥ 3,500 (¥ 4,000 on Saturday)

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION AND PLAYER CONTACT
Registration will be held on site on Friday and Saturday morning.

Contact for Non-Japanese Players
Ron Foster, Japan Organized Play Manager
Fax: +1-425-687-8287
Email: ron.foster@wizards.com

TOURNAMENT

The main tournament at Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu is open to Magic players of all ages.

Tournament Structure
The structure for Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the number of rounds determined by the number of participating players. If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the Top 128 will advance to Day 2.

Judges
The Head Judge for Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu will be Kazuhiro Wakatsuki (Level 3, Japan).
If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu, please contact Ron Foster at ron.foster@wizards.com by October 23.

Tournament Divisions and Prizes
All participants of Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu will receive a ¥200 discount coupon valid for any on-demand tournament, as well as a special Spiritmonger premium card.

The Top 16 players will receive invitations to Pro Tour—Kuala Lumpur, scheduled for February 15-17, 2008. 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 does not pass down under any circumstances. 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).

Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu will feature the standard "main tournament" prize schedule as well as a special "Amateur" prize schedule. The Amateur prized 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 Pro Points
1 $3,000 8
2 $2,000 6
3 $1,400 5
4 $1,300 5
5–8 $900 4
9–16 $500 3
17–20 $400 2
21-32 $300 2
33-40 $200 1
41-50 $150 1
51-64 $100 1
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

Amateur Status
A player is considered to have amateur status if he or she has never participated in a Pro Tour, regardless of whether or not that player has any Pro Points. If a player has ever attended ANY 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.

Pro Points
Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu will award Pro Points based on the following schedule.

FinishPro Points
1st8
2nd6
3rd - 4th4
5th - 8th4
9th - 16th3
17th – 32nd2
33rd – 64th1

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.
    • Winners of a Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu Trial tournament.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on November 7, 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 Constructed ratings published on November 7, 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 Constructed ratings published on November 7, 2007.

SIDE EVENTS

  • Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu Trial tournaments
  • Pro Tour—Kuala Lumpur Qualifier tournament
  • The Finals Qualifier Tournament
  • Apocalypse Legacy Tournament
  • Eight-person on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings

GRAND PRIX—KITAKYUUSHUU TRIAL TOURNAMENTS
When: Friday, November 9
Registration: November 9, 12:00-15:30
Entry Fee: ¥3,000
Format: Limited

Trials will be run in flights of 32 players throughout the day during the registration time given above. The winner of each 5-round single-elimination Trial will receive a Three-Round bye at the Grand Prix.

Additional trials will be held across Japan in the months before the Grand Prix, each awarding at least a Three-Round bye. For details, please see the Grand Prix—Kitakyuushuu Trial page.

PRO TOUR—KUALA LUMPUR QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT
When: Sunday, November 11
Registration: November 10, 17:00 – end of last round
Entry Fee: ¥3,500
Format: Limited

The winner of the Qualifier tournament will receive an invitation and airfare to Pro Tour—Kuala Lumpur, scheduled for February 15-17, 2008. Booster packs will also be awarded to top finishers.

THE FINALS QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT
When: Sunday, November 11
Registration: November 11, 9:30-10:30
Entry Fee: ¥2,000
Format: Standard Constructed

The Top 4 finishers will receive invites to The Finals 2007. Booster packs will also be awarded to top finishers.

APOCALYPSE LEGACY TOURNAMENT
When: Sunday, November 11
Registration: November 11, 11:30-12:00
Entry Fee: ¥2,000
Format: Legacy Constructed

The winner of the Apocalypse Legacy Tournament will receive a sealed box of Japanese edition Apocalypse.

EIGHT-PERSON ON-DEMAND TOURNAMENTS

  • Constructed: ¥ 500
  • Booster Draft: ¥ 1,000
  • Sealed Deck: ¥ 2,000

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST
Warren Mahy

TRAVEL INFORMATION

PLAYER ACCOMMODATIONS
NOTE: The following hotels are not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The hotels on this list are taken from guidebooks and provided here for your convenience only.

Chisan Hotel Kokura
2-14-65 Asano
Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyuushuu-shi
Phone: 093-531-4000
Fax: 093-531-5120
Single rooms from ¥7,500

Riko Hotel Kokura
1-5-13 Kaji-chou
Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyuushuu-shi
Phone: 093-521-4444
Fax: 093-521-6839
Single rooms from ¥5,800

Kokura Toukyuu Inn
8-5 Kon'ya-chou
Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyuushuu-shi
Phone: 093-521-0109
Fax: 093-521-4588
Single rooms from ¥6,800

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