Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour-Philadelphia Qualifier
March 19 – 20, 2005
Grand Prix - Singapore
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–Singapore is Extended. All DCITM Constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, March 18: Onsite registration is from 4:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Meeting Room 306.
Saturday, March 19: Late registration from 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday.
Sunday, March 20: The Top 64 players begin play at 9:00 A.M.
Level 3, Gallery East (Next to Meeting Room 306)
International Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Raffles Boulevard
Anthony Scott Waters
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Singapore is open to Magic players of all ages.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Singapore will be Wearn Ee Chong, Level 3 from Malaysia.
The structure for Grand Prix–Singapore will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
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 points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–Singapore will feature the standard main tournament prize schedule, as well as a special Amateur division prize schedule. Players who have 0 lifetime Pro Points will be eligible for the Amateur prizes. 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|
Pro Tour Invitations
The Top 8 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour–Philadelphia. 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 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:
- Players with 28 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1950 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on December 15, 2004.
- Players with 14 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on December 15, 2004.
- Players with 7 or more professional points in the Columbus 2004 professional standing.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1750 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Constructed ratings published on December 15, 2004.
Grand Prix-Singapore Trials (Full List of Trials)
Friday, March 18: Trials start at 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Singapore and one display of Betrayers of KamigawaTM boosters. The format is Extended. Cost: S$15
Pro Tour– Philadelphia Qualifier
Sunday, March 20: Registration closes at 9:15 A.M.; play begins at 9:30 A.M. The top finisher receives US$375 and an invitation to Pro Tour– Philadelphia. The format is Extended. Cost: S$20
On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed S$10, Draft S$15, Sealed S$30
Friday, March 4, 2005
Marina Mandarin Singapore is offering room rates from S$160++ (single/double) per night. Please contact Sales Manager Fatimah Abdullah, via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: +65-6845-1020, and mention "Magic: the Gathering" to get the preferential rates during this event.
Other hotels in the vicinity of the tournament venue can be found in the area maps below.