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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-New Orleans Qualifier
September 13-14, 2003

Grand Prix - Genova

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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.

PRE-REGISTRATIONS


You can now pre-register online for this exciting event!
Note that pre-registration closes 7 days before the event.


UK : +0345 125599
e-mail: UK@wizards.com

Ireland : +44 1628 780 530

France : +01 43 96 35 65
e-mail: custserv-fr@wizards.com

Italy: +02 38 09 33 56
e-mail: wotcit@tin.it

All other European countries: +32 70 233 277
e-mail: custserv@hasbro.co.uk

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–London is Onslaught™ Block Constructed. All DCI™ Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, September 12: Registration from 4:00-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 13: 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, September 14: The Top 64 players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
EGI Expo (1st European Game Industry Expo)
Fiera di Genova
Piazzala J.F. Kennedy 1
Genova

COST
4€ entrance to the show
6 € Participation fee for Grand Prix

TOURNAMENT

Divisions
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Genova 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–Genova 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.

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Genova 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.


ARTIST
Mark Zug

How to Get There – GP Genova - English

GP hosted by:
EGI Expo

Address site:
Fiera di Genova
Piazzale J.F.Kennedy, 1
Genova

How to get there by car:

Highway:
to get to the Genova Fair, the quickest way is:
  • COMING FROM A12 HIGHWAY:
  • take the Highway exit named GENOVA EST or, as an alternative, GENOVA NERVI, and follow the ‘FIERA’ signposts.

  • COMING FROM A10, A78 OR A26 HIGHWAY:
  • take the Highway exit named GENOVA OVEST. From there, you’ll be on the expressway that connects directly to the FIERA.


  • PARKING
    Open parking:
    Piazza della Vittoria - 600
    Piazza Paolo da Novi - 88
    P.le Kennedy (area Fiera) - 300
    P.le M.L.King (Fiera) - Coaches
    P.le V.Veneto (Fiera) – Exhibitors

    Covered parking
    Autopark Piccapietra - 500
    Park Vittoria - 500
    Lambruschini Park - 560
    City Park (Madre di Dio) - 250

    How to get there by plane:

    CRISTOFORO COLOMBO AIRPORT
    The ‘Cristoforo Colombo’ Airport is 10 kilometers away from the Fiera. Every 30 minutes, bus 100 (VOLABUS) connects the airport with downtown Genova,, near Genova Brignole Train Station. From Brignole Train Station to the Fiera you can then take the bus 19 and 31.

    How to get there by train:
    The nearest train station is Genova Brignole (about 1 kilometer). From the Brignole Train Station you can then take bus 19 or 31.
    When you arrive in Genova Principe train station, you are 4 kilometers away from the Fiera. Take bus 19, 20 or 30.

    How to get there by public transport:

    The following busses will take you to the Fiera:
    • 19 (Via Degola – Piazzale Kennedy)
    • 31 (Brignole – Quarto)
    • 48 (Molassana – Piazzale Kennedy)
    • 12 (Prato – Caricamento)
    • 15 (Nervi – Caricamento)
    • 20 (Sampierdarena – Foce)
    • 30 (WTC – Foce)

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