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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour – Atlanta Qualifier
January 8-9, 2005

Grand Prix - Osaka

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Urgent Announcement (2004-01-06)
Due to sudden illness, Dave Dorman will not be able to attend Grand Prix—Osaka as previously scheduled. In his place, the artist Nottsuo will attend.

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.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

The format for Grand Prix—Osaka is 3-person Team Limited (Sealed Deck + Rochester Draft). All DCITM Limited rules and Magic® Floor Rules announced on October 1, 2004, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced. .For the latest edition of the DCI and Magic Floor Rules, please refer to the DCI Rules web site.

  • Friday, January 7: Registration from 16:00-20:00. Teams who cannot attend registration will be allowed to register on Saturday morning between 08:30 and 09:00 for an additional fee of ¥1500.
  • Saturday, January 8: Tournament begins at 09:00. The Top 20 teams from Day 1 advance to Day 2. (In the event Grand Prix—Osaka has more than 225 teams participating, the Top 30 teams from Day 1 will advance to Day 2.)
  • Sunday, January 9: Play begins at 9:00. The Top 4 players from Day 2 will play 2 rounds of single-elimination competition to determine the Grand Prix—Osaka champion.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
My Dome Osaka
2-5 Honmachi-bashi, Chuuou-ku
Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
http://www.mydome.jp/mydomeosaka/e/

ACCESS TO MY DOME OSAKA
Located 7 minutes' walk from Exit 1 of the "Sakai-suji Hon-machi" station on the Chuuou and Midou-suji Municipal Subway lines.

ENTRY FEE
¥ 7,500/team

TOURNAMENT PREREGISTRATION AND PLAYER CONTACT
Players may pre-register online no later than December 23 (Thursday) at Hobby Japan's Magic home page. (Note: In order to use Hobby Japan's online registration page, your browser must be capable of displaying Japanese.)

Contact for Non-Japanese Players
Ron Foster, Japan Organized Play Manager
Phone: +81-3-5326-3102
Email: ron.foster@wizards.com

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

Divisions
The main tournament at Grand Prix—Osaka is open to Magic players of all ages.

Tournament Format
The format for Grand Prix—Osaka is 3-person Team Sealed Deck and Rochester Draft. All DCI Limited format rules and Magic Floor Rules announced on October 1, 2004, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.
For the latest information on Limited and other formats, refer to the 2004 Floor Rules.

Tournament Structure

The structure for Grand Prix—Osaka is modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participating teams), with the Top 20 teams advancing to the Sunday finals for prizes and invitations. (In the event Grand Prix—Osaka has more than 225 participating teams, the Top 30 teams will advance to Day 2.) On Day 2, there will be 3 Team Rochester Drafts each followed by a Swiss round of competition, to determine the Top 4 teams. After performing another draft, the Top 4 teams will face off in a single elimination round, which will be followed by another draft and single elimination round to determine the Grand Prix—Osaka champion.

Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative through the season or year.)
Byes for Grand Prix—Osaka are based on the 2004 World Championship professional standings and DCI ratings as of October 20, 2004. Please refer to the Grand Prix—Osaka bye list for details. Byes may also be earned through a Grand Prix—Osaka Trial tournament.

HEAD JUDGE
Akio Sugaya (Level 4/Japan)

PRIZES
The Top 4 previously uninvited finishing teams of Grand Prix—Osaka will each receive an invitation to Pro Tour—Atlanta (March 11-13, 2005). If a team who wins an invitation to Pro Tour—Atlanta at Grand Prix—Osaka has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI team (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

Grand Prix—Osaka will also 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 teams in addition to any winnings those teams receive from the main tournament prize schedule . All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

Main Tournament Prize Schedule
Finish Prize
1 $4,500
2 $3,000
3 $2,100
4 $2,000
5-6 $1,500
7-8 $1,200
9-10 $900
11-12 $600
Total: $20,000
Amateur Division Prize Schedule
Finish Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,250
3 $1000
4 $750
5 $500
Total: $5,000

Amateur Status
A team is considered to have amateur status as long as all members have 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.

ANCILLARY EVENTS

  • Grand Prix—Osaka Trial
  • Pro Tour—Atlanta Qualifier
  • 2005 New Year Tournaments
  • Kansai Junior Open
  • 2005 New Year Vintage Tournament
  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings

GRAND PRIX—OSAKA TRIAL

  • When: January 7 (Friday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥6,000/team
  • Format: 3-person Team Limited (Sealed Deck + Rochester Draft)
  • Registration: Friday, January 7 from 12:00
  • Prizes: Finishing teams will be awarded 2-round byes for Grand Prix—Osaka. (The exact number of byes awarded will be determined by the number of participating teams.) In addition, Japanese-edition Champions of Kamigawa booster packs will be awarded to the Top 4 teams as follows: 1st place–36 packs; 2nd place–18 packs; 3rd-4th–9 packs each.

PRO TOUR—ATLANTA QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT

  • When: January 9 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥ 7,500/team
  • Format: 3-person Team Limited (Sealed Deck + Rochester Draft)
  • Registration: Saturday, January 8 from 17:00.
  • Prizes: The top team will win an invitation to Pro Tour—Atlanta. Additionally, the first place team will earn $1500 in travel money. Japanese-edition Champions of Kamigawa booster packs will be awarded as additional prizes to the Top 4 teams as follows: 1st place: 96 packs, 2nd place: 48 packs, 3rd-4th: 18 packs each.

2005 NEW YEAR TOURNAMENTS

  • When: January 9 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥1,000
  • Format: Standard Constructed
  • Registration: Sunday, January 9. Registration for the morning New Year Tournament will be held from 9:00-9:30; registration for the afternoon New Year Tournament will be held from 12:00-12:30.
  • Prizes: The winner of each New Year Tournament will receive 36 Japanese-edition Champions of Kamigawa booster packs. The 2nd place finisher will be awarded 20 booster packs, the 3rd and 4th place finishers will each receive 14 packs, and the 5th-8th place finishers will each receive 6 packs. In addition, top finishers will receive local specialty goods.

KANSAI JUNIOR OPEN

  • When: January 9 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥500
  • Format: Standard Constructed
  • Registration: Sunday, November 21 from 09:00-09:30. NOTE: Participation in the Kansai Junior Open is restricted to players aged 14 or younger.
  • Prizes: The first place player will receive 36 Japanese-edition Champions of Kamigawa booster packs in addition to a special Royal Assassin premium card. The runner-up will receive 18 Champions of Kamigawa booster packs. The 3rd-8th place players will each receive 6 booster packs. All participants will receive a special Slith Firewalker premium card.

2005 NEW YEAR VINTAGE TOURNAMENT

  • When: January 9 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥1,000
  • Format: Vintage
  • Registration: Sunday, January 9, from 12:30-13:00.
  • Prizes: The winner of the New Year Vintage Tournament will receive 36 Japanese-edition Chronicles booster packs, as well as one of each of the following premium cards: Vampiric Tutor, Intuition, Stroke of Genius, and Lightning Bolt. The 2nd place finisher will receive a premium Vampiric Tutor, Intuition, Stroke of Genius, and Lightning Bolt. The 3rd and 4th place finishers will each receive a premium Intuition, Stroke of Genius, and Lightning Bolt; the 5-8th place finishers will each receive a premium Stroke of Genius and Lightning Bolt.

EIGHT-PERSON ON-DEMAND TOURNAMENTS

  • Standard, Extended: ¥ 500
  • Booster Draft: ¥ 1,000
  • Sealed Deck: ¥ 2,000

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST

Nottsuo

TRAVEL INFORMATION

PLAYER ACCOMMODATIONS
NOTE: The following hotels are not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The hotels on this list are taken from guidebooks and provided here for your convenience only.

  • Hotel Keihan Osaka
    1-2-10 Tani-machi
    Chuuou-ku, Osaka-shi
    Phone: 06-6945-0321
    Fax: 06-6945-1102
    Single rooms from ¥6,800
  • Hotel Sun White
    3-7-6 Tani-machi
    Chuuou-ku, Osaka-shi
    Phone: 06-6942-3711
    Fax: 06-6942-2627
    Single rooms from ¥ 7,100
  • Hotel Rutel
    3-1-6 Tani-machi
    Chuuou-ku, Osaka-shi
    Phone: 06-6942-2281
    Fax: 06-6942-0839
    Single rooms from ¥ 6,800
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