Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour–Kobe Qualifier
July 22-23, 2006
Grand Prix–St. Louis
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.
Grand Prix—St. Louis is presented by Moy Events
Tournament Format And Schedule
The format for Grand Prix–St. Louis is RavnicaTM Block Sealed Deck, with day 2 ColdsnapTM Booster Draft. All DCITM Limited-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, July 21: Registration from 8:00 P.M. -11:59 P.M.
Saturday, July 22: Registration from 8:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, July 23: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.
St. Charles Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
Two Convention Center Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
$35 per player.
For advance registration, contact Barratt Moy at 847-998-9816
The main tournament at Grand Prix–St. Louis 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).
The structure for Grand Prix–St. Louis will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds). If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the top 128 will advance to day 2. The top 16 Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Kobe.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix–St. Louis is TBD.
If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–St. Louis, please contact Barratt Moy at 847-998-9816
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
Grand Prix–St. Louis 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 regardless of their standing in the Grand Prix. All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.
|Main Tournament Prize Schedule|
|Amateur Division Prize Schedule|
- 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:
- Players with a Players Club level of 3 or higher
- DCI players with a Limited rating of 2025 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
- Players with a Players Club level of 2
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1925 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
- Players with a Players Club level of 1
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
Grand Prix Trial
Friday, July 21st
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 5:00 P.M.)
Format: Ravnica Block Limited Location: St. Charles Convention Center
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes
Other Grand Prix–St. Louis 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–St. Louis.
Side events at Grand Prix–St. Louis include a Pro Tour–Kobe Qualifier.
A complete Grand Prix–St. Louis side event schedule can be found at www.moyevents.com
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