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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Yokohama Qualifier
February 22-23, 2003

Grand Prix - Boston

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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–Boston is Onslaught™ Block Limited, with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI™ Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, February 21: Registration from 5:00-11:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 22: Registration from 8:00-9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, February 23: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
The Castle at Park Plaza
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Tower
64 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-2000
www.bostonparkplaza.com/

HOTEL
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is offering a room rate of $129 per night. Contact the Boston Park Plaza Hotel at (617) 426-2000. Please mention "Grand Prix-Boston" to get the $129 rate.

COST
$25 Advance Registration
$30 On Site Registration

For advance registration, contact Your Move Games at (617) 666-5799. Advance registration will be available until 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 19, 2003. For complete Grand Prix–Boston information, including times, hotel information, side events, etc, please visit www.GrandPrixBoston.com

Additional information may also be found at:
www.YourMoveGames.com
www.TJCollect.com

TOURNAMENT

Divisions
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Boston 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).

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Boston 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-Yokohama.

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Boston will be Nat Fairbanks, Level 4.

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Boston 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 in addition to any winnings those players receive from the main tournament prize schedule . All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

    Main Tournament Prize Schedule
    Finish Prize
    1 $2,400
    2 $1,700
    3 $1,200
    4 $1,000
    5-8 $800
    9-16 $500
    17-32 $250
    Total: $17,500
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    Finish Prize
    1 $1,500
    2 $1,000
    3-4 $700
    5-8 $400
    9-16 $250
    Total: $7,500


  • Amateur Status
    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.

  • 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 28 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
    • 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 December 18, 2002.

    Second-Round Byes

    • Players with 14 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
    • 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 December 18, 2002.

    First-Round Byes

    • Players with 7 or more professional points in the 2002 Houston Pro Standings.
    • 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 December 18, 2002.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, February 21, 2003
5:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 4:00 P.M.)
Cost: $25.00
Format: Onslaught Block Limited, with Top 8 Booster Draft
Location: The Castle at Park Plaza, 64 Arlington St., Boston, MA
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Boston 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–Boston.

ARTISTS, GUN SLINGING, DECK CLINICS
Information on Artists, Gun Slinging, and Deck Clinics at Grand Prix–Boston can be found at www.GrandPrixBoston.com

SIDE EVENTS
Side events at Grand Prix–Boston include a Pro Tour–Yokahama Qualifier and a Junior Super Series Challenge.
A complete Grand Prix–Boston side event schedule can be found at www.GrandPrixBoston.com

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