Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Columbus Qualifier
May 29-30, 2004
Grand Prix - Brussels
Thursday, March 04, 2004
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 TourTM events.
You can now pre-register online for this exciting event!
Note that pre-registration closes 7 days before the event.
For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277
TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Brussels is Standard. All DCITM Constructed-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, May 28: Registration from 4:00 – 9:00 PM.
Saturday, May 29: Registration from 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 or Top 128 players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, May 30: The Top 64 or Top 128 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.
Brussels Expo Heyzel
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Brussels 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 DCITM player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).
The structure for Grand Prix–Brussels will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 8 previously uninvited Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Columbus
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–Brussels 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|
|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.
SIDE EVENT SCHEDULE
Usual Side Events during the weekend.
Saturday May 29th - 02:00 PM: Junior Super Series
Standard Standard Swiss Tournament for players up to 15 years old. Prizes for top 8
Sunday May 30th - 09:00 AM: Registration opens for Pre-release 5th Dawn
32 player Swiss Tournaments
Prizes for the top 8
cost 25€ (first entry)
cost 20€ as of your second entry
Sunday May 30th - as of 10:00 AM: Judge Certification
HOW TO REACH
When you are arriving by plane, Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) is no more than 10 minutes away from Brussels Expo by road. You also have the option of taking a taxi or a train to the city centre. The “Airport City Express” leaves four times an hour (between 6 a.m. and midnight). The journey to the city centre takes only a quarter of an hour. From there, you can take the tram or the metro.
By public transport
By tram, numbers 23 and 81 stop at Hall 1 (“Heysel” is the name of the stop), and the number 52 stops at the “Esplanade”. Buses also go to Brussels Expo. Numbers 84 and 89 (“Heysel”) also serve Hall 1.
Access by train is equally straightforward. Eurostar (from London) and Thalys (from Paris, Amsterdam or Cologne) both stop at the Gare du Midi, where you must first take the orange Metro 2 line (direction “Simonis”) to “Clemenceau”. At "Clemenceau", you take the 1A Metro line (direction “Roi Baudouin”) to “Heysel”. If you are starting from the Gare Centrale, all you have to do is take the yellow 1A Metro line (direction “Roi Baudouin”) to “Heysel”.
Thanks to the highly efficient road network in our country, the Parc des Expositions is easy to get to by car, no matter where you set off from. Once you are on the ring road, take exit 7b or 8 and follow the signs marked ‘EXPO’. Brussels Expo also has the largest car park in the country. Car park C alone contains over 10,000 spaces.