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July 28-29, 2007

Magic: the Gathering Scholarship Series
2007 Magic Scholarship Series

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The Magic: the Gathering® 2007 Scholarship Series Championship will be at Magic Weekend alongside the U.S. National Championship on July 28-29 at the Baltimore Convention Center. For information about the Magic Scholarship Series Open being held on July 27, click here

Tournament Location
Baltimore Convention Center
Halls A and B
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(401) 649-7000

Side Events
The side events schedule for the 2007 Scholarship Series Championship is here.

Player Hotel
Dates on our room block cover Thursday, July 26th through Monday, July 30th. Dates outside that range are not covered by the block. Space is limited, so please contact the hotels below to book rooms under the "U.S. Nationals and Scholarship Series Championship" room blocks. To be sure you can get on the block, make sure you contact the hotels before June 30th.

Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport
7032 Elm Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21240
(410) 859-3300

A shuttle to the Baltimore Convention Center will be supplied for players on the block.

Friday July 27-Saturday July 28 8:00 AM 1 shuttle from hotel to convention center
  8:30 AM 1 shuttle from hotel to convention center
  8:00 PM 1 shuttle from convention center to hotel
  9:00 PM 1 shuttle from convention center to hotel
 
Sunday July 29 8:00 AM 1 shuttle from hotel to convention center
  8:30 AM 1 shuttle from hotel to convention center
  6:00 PM 1 shuttle from convention center to hotel
  7:00 PM 1 shuttle from convention center to hotel

Eligibility
The Magic: the Gathering® Scholarship Series Championship is an invitation-only event, open to college-bound DCI members in good standing who have won an invitation through DCI ratings or from Scholarship Series qualifying events. To see the current invite list, please click here.

Registration Requirements

  • We are required to have the following to complete tournament registration:
  • Bring your Parents: If you are 17 or under, you must have a parent or guardian present at registration.
  • Consent Form: filed with Wizards of the Coast. If you are 17 or under, the form requires parental signature. The consent form is available online at the Scholarship Series frontpage.
  • Proof of identity and age: If you don't have a photo ID, please bring appropriate government-issued proof of age documentation (examples: birth certificate, passport, state ID card, student body card that contains date of birth, drivers permit).

Registration Locations and Times

  • There will be signs posted directing you to the registration location. If you have questions, one of the Wizards of the Coast staff members will happily assist you. Scholarship Series players can register at the following times and locations:

4:30 pm - 8 pm Friday, July 27th inside the tournament hall.

Format

  • Standard Constructed
  • Deck lists are required and will be collected at the 9:00 AM player meeting on Saturday
  • Check www.thedci.com for Standard-format rules, including possible banned cards

Round Length

  • 13 Swiss Rounds total, 50 minutes per round
  • Saturday will have 9 Swiss-format rounds of competition
  • Sunday will have 4 Swiss-format rounds of competition
  • Top 8 single-elimination finals have no time limit

Advancement

  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds on Saturday
  • Players with 15 or more match points after round 9 will advance to Sunday's competition
  • The top 8 players after round 13 will advance to Sunday's top 8 single-elimination finals

Top 8

  • Standard Format
  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3

Notes

  • 40K, REL 3
  • All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: the Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document
  • Players are required to use the same Standard deck for Saturday and Sunday
  • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters

Saturday Schedule
9:00 AM: Seating for player meeting posted
9:15 AM: Mandatory Player meeting begins, deck lists are collected
9:30 AM: Round 1 begins
12:00 PM: Scholarship Series Parent learn-to-play begins

Sunday Schedule
8:45 AM: Seating for player meeting posted
9:00 AM: Mandatory Player meeting begins
9:15 AM: Round 10 begins

  • The top 8 single-elimination will begin shortly after the completion of round 13 (est. 2:30 PM)
  • An award ceremony will take place immediately following the single-elimination top 8

Prize Payout
The Scholarship Series offers $100,000 in scholarship prizes to the top finishers at the Championship.

Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize
1 $10,000 14 $1,900 27 $1,250 40 $600 53 $500
2 $8,000 15 $1,850 28 $1,200 41 $550 54 $500
3 $6,500 16 $1,800 29 $1,150 42 $525 55 $500
4 $5,000 17 $1,750 30 $1,100 43 $525 56 $500
5 $3,750 18 $1,700 31 $1,050 44 $500 57 $500
6 $3,500 19 $1,650 32 $1,000 45 $500 58 $500
7 $3,250 20 $1,600 33 $950 46 $500 59 $500
8 $3,000 21 $1,550 34 $900 47 $500 60 $500
9 $2,500 22 $1,500 35 $850 48 $500 61 $500
10 $2,350 23 $1,450 36 $800 49 $500 62 $500
11 $2,200 24 $1,400 37 $750 50 $500 63 $500
12 $2,100 25 $1,350 38 $700 51 $500 64 $500
13 $2,000 26 $1,300 39 $650 52 $500 Total: $100,000

Questions
If you have any questions about the Scholarship Series Championship or this factsheet, please contact Scott Larabee at scott.larabee@wizards.com.

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