Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-New Orleans Qualifier
August 30 – 31, 2003
Grand Prix - Atlanta
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.
Grand Prix—Atlanta is presented by Southeast Magic and Dragon*Con
TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Atlanta is Standard. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Note: Eighth Edition will be legal for this tournament, instead of Seventh Edition.
Friday, August 29: Registration from 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 30: Registration from 7:00-8:45 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, August 31: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Grand Hall)
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free (with purchase of a Dragon*Con membership badge).
You must have a Dragon*Con membership badge to play. You can purchase a badge on-site or purchase a badge in advance. Advance purchase information can be found at www.Dragoncon.org/member
Badge Pricing by days for Dragon*Con.
Badge Options for Friday, August 29, 2003:
One-Day Badge: $30.00
Four-Day Badge: $75.00
Badge Options for Saturday August 30, 2003:
One-Day Badge: $30.00
Three-day Badge: $60.00
Badge Options for Sunday, August 31, 2003:
One-Day Badge: $30.00
Badge Purchases Saturday Morning for Grand Prix-Atlanta
If you plan on purchasing a badge Saturday morning at Dragon*Con for the
Grand Prix report to the gaming area in which Grand Prix-Atlanta will be
held by 8:00am Saturday morning (August 30, 2003). You will then be taken to a
special badge registration line to expedite your registration to the Con so
that you will be processed in time to enter the Grand Prix.
Information about hotels for Dragon*Con can be found at www.Dragoncon.org/Atlanta/Hotels.html
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Atlanta is open to Magic players of all ages.
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 shall be extended to the next-best finisher in that Grand Prix. 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).
The structure for Grand Prix–Atlanta will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-New Orleans.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Atlanta will be Sheldon Menery, Level 3.
If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Atlanta, please go to www.southeastmagic.com/gpatlanta2003/judges.htm for contact information and requirements.
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–Atlanta will feature the standard “main-tournament” prize schedule as well as a special “Amateur" prize 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
Amateur Division Prize Schedule
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 pro 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.
(Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)
Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
- Players with 28 or more professional points in the 2003 Yokohama Pro Standings.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on June 18, 2003.
- Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2003 Yokohama Pro Standings.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on June 18, 2003.
- Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2003 Yokohama Pro Standings.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on June 18, 2003.
GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, August 29, 2003
Four trials, starting at 9:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M., and 8:00 P.M.
Cost: $13.00 (with purchase of a Dragon*Con admission badge)
Format: Standard (Eighth Edition will be used)
Location: Dragon*Con, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA
Prizes: The winner of each event will receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes
Other Grand Prix–Atlanta Trials will be run throughout North America in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Atlanta.
Side events at Grand Prix–Atlanta include a Pro Tour–New Orleans Qualifier ($15.00 with purchase of a Dragon*Con badge), a Junior Super Series Challenge (Free with purchase of a Dragon*Con badge), and many others.
A complete Grand Prix–Atlanta side event schedule can be found at www.southeastmagic.com/gpatlanta2003