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Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour
2005 Pro Tour–Atlanta

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Come join Wizards of the Coast for our next Pro Tour stop in Atlanta, GA. This information will help you to prepare now to attend in March. Pro Tour Atlanta will be held March 11-13, 2005.

Team Preview
Wondering who's coming to Atlanta? What about the top teams to watch? Brian David-Marshall has all the info in his preview of Pro Tour-Atlanta, including a short trip down memory lane.
プロツアー・アトランタ・プレビュー
~鳳凰去りて、謀叛の時~
by Keita Mori

 Tournament Location

Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
www.cobbgalleria.com

 Hall Hours

Thursday 4pm-3am
Friday 7:30am-3am
Saturday 8am-3am
Sunday 8am-3am*

*Hall may close early on Sunday evening.

 Player Hotel Information

Hotels withing walking distance of the tournament hall:

  • Renaissance Waverly Hotel
  • Sheraton Suites Galleria Hotel
  • Embassy Suites

 Mandatory Registration

Player registration will occur at the tournament site 4pm-8pm on Thursday, March 10th.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Pro Tour Atlanta. Forms can be downloaded at wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms.

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

At registration, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification upon request:

  • a driver’s license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of their birth certificates and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Andy Heckt at (425) 254-2941 or andy.heckt@wizards.com.

 Format and Schedule

Day 1 Format

  • Team Sealed Deck (50 minute deck construction)
  • 2 Champions of Kamigawa tournament packs and 4 Betrayers of Kamigawa boosters with which to build three, 40-card minimum decks
  • Competition will consist of 6 rounds on Friday, with new decks constructed every two rounds

Day 2 Format

  • Team Rochester Draft (30 minute deck construction)
  • 2 Champions of Kamigawa and 1 Betrayers of Kamigawa boosters will be used for drafting
  • All teams must designate an A, B, and C player. The B player sits in the middle during the draft. The A player sits to right of the B player, and the C player sits to the left of the B player during the draft.
  • Team Rochester Drafts always start with the B player. Teams randomly determine which team makes the decision as to which team will begin the draft.
  • Competition will consist of 5 rounds on Saturday, with a new draft each round

Round Length

  • 11 Swiss rounds total, 55 minutes per round
  • Top 4 single-elimination finals have no time limit

Advancement

  • All Teams may participate in the 6-round Sealed Deck portion of Friday’s competition
  • Teams with 12 points or more will advance from Friday to Saturday
  • The top 4 teams after round 11 will advance to Sunday’s top 4 single-elimination finals

Top 4

  • Team Rochester Draft (as day 2 above)
  • Top 4 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • There will be a semi-final and a final Rochester Draft
  • In the semi-finals, the first seeded Team will play the fourth seeded Team and the second seeded Team will play the third seeded Team

Notes

  • 48K, REL 5
  • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters

Schedule

Friday, March 11

8:45 AM Seating for players meeting posted
9:00 AM Mandatory Player meeting begins
9:15 AM First deck construction begins, followed by rounds 1-2
Second deck construction, followed by rounds 3-4
Third deck construction, followed by rounds 5-6

Saturday, March 12

8:45 AM Seating for players meeting posted
9:00 AM First Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 7
Second Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 8
Third Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 9
Fourth Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 10
Fifth Team Rochester Draft begins, followed by round 11

Sunday, March 13

8:00 AM The Top 4 teams check in at the feature match area
9:00 AM Semifinal Team Rochester draft begins, followed by Semi-final match play
Final Team Rochester draft begins, followed by Final match play (play will start no earlier than 3:00 PM).

 Prize Payout

Amounts listed are per Team

Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize
1 $60,000 5 $12,600 9 $6,000 13 $3,300 17 $2,100
2 $30,000 6 $10,500 10 $5,100 14 $3,000 18 $1,800
3 $18,000 7 $8,700 11 $4,200 15 $2,700 19 $1,500
4 $16,200 8 $7,200 12 $3,600 16 $2,400 20 $1,200
Total: $200,100

 Artist Appearances

Jim Nelson, Ben Thompson

 Side Event Schedule

Thursday March 10

Time Event # Cost Event Title
6:00 PM 101 $75 Pro Tour–Atlanta “Last Chance” Qualifier
3-person Team Limited format (Sealed Deck with two Champions of KamigawaTM tournament packs and four Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per team). Top 4 finishers gain entry to Pro Tour-Atlanta on Friday. Registration begins at 5:00 PM, play begins at 6:00 PM
Registering for this event makes a player ineligible by all other qualification methods (rating, QT, Pro standing) for Pro Tour Atlanta

Friday March 11

In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time. Unless otherwise noted, scheduled events offer a prize pool of 2 boosters per player. Events with 29 players or less pay to top 4, and 30 or more pay to top 8. Qualifier Tournaments offer a prize pool of 3 boosters per player, paying to at least the top 8.

Time Event # Cost Event Title
12:00 PM 201 $20 Kamigawa TM Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Champions of KamigawaTM tournament pack and two Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per player.
1:00 PM 202 $5 Standard Tournament
Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules.
2:00 PM 203 $20 Kamigawa TM Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Champions of KamigawaTM tournament pack and two Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per player.
3:00 PM 204 $5 Extended Tournament
Constructed Tournament using the Extended-format rules.
5:00 PM 205 $25 Grand Prix– Detroit Trial
Sealed Deck format with one Champions of KamigawaTM tournament packs and two Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per player. Winner receives a three-round bye at the Grand Prix. Registration begins at 4:00 PM, play begins at 5:00 PM
6:00 PM 206 $5 Ipod Amateur Tournament (sponsored by Academy Games)
Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules. Winner receives a new 40GB Ipod. Limited to players with zero lifetime Pro Points.

Saturday March 10

Time Event # Cost Event Title
11:00 AM 301 $20 Kamigawa Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Champions of KamigawaTM tournament pack and two Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per player.
12:00 PM 302 $15 Junior Super Series Challenge (Open to players 15 years old and younger)
Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules. Players receive foils, boosters, and the top two players each get $500 in college scholarship award. Registration begins at 11:00 AM, play begins at 12:00 PM
1:00 PM 303 $25 Pro Tour–Philadelphia Qualifier
Constructed Tournament using the Extended-format rules. Winner receives $250.00 and an invitation to Pro Tour–Philadelphia. Registration begins at noon, and play begins at 1:00 PM
2:00 PM 304 $20 Kamigawa TM Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Champions of KamigawaTM tournament pack and two Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per player.
3:00 PM 305 $5 $2,000 Amateur Challenge (sponsored by Strike Zone and Queen's Domain)
Constructed tournament using the Standard-format rules. Top 8 receive cash payouts in the following structure: $800/$400/$200/$200/$100/$100/$100/$100. Limited to players with zero lifetime pro points.
4:00 PM 306 $20 Kamigawa TM Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Champions of KamigawaTM tournament pack and two Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per player.
5:00 PM 307 $5 Vintage Tournament
Constructed tournament using the Vintage-format rules.

Sunday March 11

Time Event # Cost Event Title
11:00 AM 401 $20 Kamigawa TM Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Champions of KamigawaTM tournament pack and two Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per player.
12:00 PM 402 $25 Pro Tour–Philadelphia Qualifier
Constructed Tournament using the Extended-format rules.. Winner receives $250.00 and an invitation to Pro Tour–Philadelphia. Registration begins at 11:00 AM, and play begins at noon.
1:00 PM 403 $15 Junior Super Series Challenge (Open to Players 15 years old and younger)
Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules. Top players receive foils, boosters, and the top two players each get $500 in college scholarship award. Registration begins at noon, play begins at 01:00 PM
2:00 PM 404 $20 Kamigawa TM Block “Win a Game System” Tournament (sponsored by Academy Games)
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Champions of KamigawaTM tournament pack and two Betrtayers of KamigawaTM boosters per player. Winner receives their choice of an X-Box or Playstation 2 gaming console.
2:00 PM 405 $5 The Femvitational (sponsored by Academy Games)
For females only. Constructed Tournament using the Standard-format rules. 1st receives a Booster display of Betrtayers of Kamigawa, plus the opportunity for sponsorship to the Pro Tour, if she wins a PTQ within the next two seasons
3:00 PM 406 $5 Vintage (Type 1) Tournament
Constructed Tournament using the Vintage (Type 1)-format rules.

Note: All events follow the Swiss pairings structure unless otherwise indicated.

8-person Single-Elimination Events

The following Magic: The Gathering® tournaments will be added as requested (subject to space and judge availability). Winners receive 8 boosters for first place, and 4 for second.

Format Cost
Standard $5
Extended $5
English-language Draft $15
Non-English Draft $18
Kamigawa Sealed Deck $20

All events will be single elimination and DCI® sanctioned. Start times and formats of tournaments are subject to change.

 Player Contact

Andy Heckt
Wizards of the Coast
Player Coordinator
425-254-2941
Fax 425-687-8259
Email: andy.heckt@wizards.com

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