2000 Australian National Championship Fact Sheet
is the date for the AU National Championships?
10, 11 & 12 2000
is the AU National Championships going to be held?
the AU National Championships Open or Closed? What does that mean
"Open" National Championships is where any player can
turn up, register and play in the Nationals. A "Closed"
event is where the players must earn invitations based on their
past performance to qualify.
Nationals is a closed event. Invitations are awarded based the
World Champion (not applicable in Australias case)
Pro Tour Player of the Year (not applicable in Australias
- Any player
who is the top 50 of the Professional Standings at the time
of Pro Tour Los Angeles 2000 (February 4-6 2000)
- The returning
Australian National Team
- Top 8
(eight) finishers from each Regional Qualifying Tournament
Regions of Australia are broken along State/Territory lines
Qualifying Tournaments are to take place on the 30th
of April 2000.
tournaments are to be Standard Constructed format.
of rounds shall be based on the attendance.
- Top 25
previously uninvited players based on Australian Composite
DCI ranking taken as of the 1st of May 2000.
- Top 4
(four) finishers at each of the Australian Nationals
Qualifying Open events taking place on Saturday 10th
June 2000 starting at 1:00 pm
I already have an invitation, can I play in events that offer
invitations to AU Nationals?
who already have an invitation may not compete in events that
will allocate invitations.
do I get if I place in the top 4 for AU National Championships?
will receive airfare and accommodation for four nights at the
World Championships in Brussels, Belgium courtesy of Wizards of
are the other prizes?
prizes will be awarded from 5th to 32nd
I am qualified for AU National Championships, how much is the
There is no entry fee for the AU National Championships.
paper work do I have to complete in order to register that I am
going to play in the AU Nationals?
order for all players to be eligible for competition all invitation
winners must sign and complete the both the information sheet
and the waiver contained in the players pack, you must return
these waivers back to
National Championships Waivers
02 9592 4502
must be received by the 31st May 2000.
hear that there is going to be a BBQ for all nationals players,
how do I get involved in that?
for invited players is free. If you wish to come along and enjoy
the BBQ anyway, we are asking for $15 for a BBQ lunch. This is
going to be held at the
Canberra (the same venue as the AU National Championships) starting
at around 12:30pm. Signage will be up around the hotel, so you
shouldnt have any problems finding us. If you have any problems,
you can contact Chris Zantides on 0412 511 909.
hours is the venue are open?
venue is open from 7:30am till midnight on all nights the Nationals
can I find accommodation in the area?
have organized an excellent rate ($140 for a double share room,
a discount of 50% from the MSRP) with the Rydges Lakeside. For
all accommodation please contact:
(02) 6247 6244
(02) 6257 3071
Make sure you
let the hotel know when you make your reservation that you are with
the Wizards of the Coast Australia National Championships and you
would like to book at that rate.
What is public
transport to the area like?
Lakeside is centrally located, on London Circuit near Lake Burley
Griffin. It is about a ten-minute walk from the interstate bus
terminal at the Jolimont Centre on Northbourne Avenue. From the
airport or the Kingston train terminal, you should take a taxi
(about $10). For food and entertainment outside the Rydges complex,
you can take a short walk into Civic. If you want to go further
afield, the more up market suburb of Manuka is about a $10 taxi
arent we using the "Attendance-Based System" from
the 1999 AU Nationals?
are trying to standardize, worldwide, how regional qualifying
tournaments feed a closed National Championship. Eight-slots per
region has been the standard (with some less populous but necessary
regions having 2-slots).
Can you give me a timetable of the AU Nationals?
Registration Opens (Nationals and Meat grinder)
BBQ ($15 to those without invitations) starts
grinder #1 Starts (Sealed Deck) 4 Invites
grinder #2 Starts (Constructed (Standard)) 4 Invites
grinder #3 Starts (Sealed Deck) 4 Invites
grinder #4 Starts (Constructed (Standard)) 4 Invites
11 Day One
Booster Draft (6 rounds)
12 Day Two
Standard Constructed (6 rounds)
may change due to unexpected events
are the formats for the AU Nationals?
Draft (MM/NE/PR) Draft twice
rounds + 5 extra turns
Constructed as of the 1st of June 2000
rounds + 5 extra turns
Constructed (Deck from Day Two)
2 out of 3 Modified Double Elimination
- 120 minute
rounds (The winner is the one who has won more games, else
they finish the current game, and then we determine who is
the Upcoming Expansion Prophecy really included in the National
Prophecy becomes legal for limited play on the day of its release.
This is about a week before Nationals, therefore all limited events
that can use it, are going to. This means Nationals.
is the story with the meat grinders?
year we have decided to run four meat-grinder tournaments at AU
National Championships. This year, for the first time, we are
offering both Sealed and Constructed grinders.
events are run SINGLE-elimination.
fee for Sealed is $20 and for constructed (standard) $10. All
of the grinders carry 4 invitations to the AU National Championships
will the draw work at the AU National Championships?
will be 12 rounds of continued Swiss-style pairings. You may play
the same person up to three times (once during draft 1, during
draft 2 and during the standard day). If you make the DOUBLE Elimination
finals, it is possible for you to play that same person once again.
know that we have an early start on the Sunday and Monday. What
can I do about breakfast?
have organized to have breakfast start a little early; it will
begin at 6:30am on both days. If you arent staying at the
Rydges, but want to enjoy the delicious buffet breakfast on offer,
we have organized a $15 deal (a 25% discount off the normal price).
is this I hear about competitor t-shirts?
persons who have been invited to AU National Championships, and
actually attend will receive, free, a competitor shirt. Limited
quantities of XXXL will be available, if you need a XXXL please
get there early to avoid being disappointed.
I am interested in Judging what do I do?
you would like to judge at the AU National Championships, please
contact Chris Zantides, by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone on (02) 9592 3684.
I have further questions, whom do I contact?
can phone Chris Zantides on (02) 9592 3684 or email <email@example.com>.