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Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour
2005 Pro Tour–Los Angeles

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PREVIEWING LOS ANGELES

Brian David-Marshall breaks down the field, looks at the top players and potential top deck archetypes for Pro Tour-Los Angeles, where Extended undergoes a massive facelift!

Come join Wizards of the Coast for our next Pro Tour stop in Los Angeles, CA. This information will help you to prepare now to attend in October. Pro Tour Los Angeles will be held October 28-30, 2005.

 Tournament Location

Los Angeles Convention Center
South K Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.lacclink.com

 Hall Hours

Thursday 4pm-3am
Friday 7:30am-3am
Saturday 8am-3am
Sunday 8am-3am (Hall may close early on Sunday evening.)

 Player Hotel Information

There are many hotels close to the tournament hall. Visit this link for more information: http://www.hotelsanddeals.com/la_convention_center.html

 Mandatory Registration

Player registration will occur at the tournament site 4pm-8pm on Thursday, October 27th.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Pro Tour Los Angeles. Forms can be downloaded at wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms.

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

At registration, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification upon request:

  • a driver’s license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of their birth certificates and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

We encourage players to attend Mandatory registration on Thursday. However we understand that delays might cause players to miss this and we have a registration on Friday morning between 7:30AM and 8:30AM. Players at late registration do not always receive the same gifts as those at Mandatory registration.

Players not registered by 8:30AM may be denied entry to the Pro Tour.

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Andy Heckt at (425) 254-2941 or andy.heckt@wizards.com.

 Format and Schedule

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

Format

  • Extended Constructed format.
  • The following card sets will be legal for this tournament: Seventh Edition, Eighth Edition, Ninth Edition, Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse, Odyssey, Torment, Judgment, Onslaught, Legions, Scourge, Mirrodin, Darksteel, Fifth Dawn, Champions of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Saviors of Kamigawa, Ravnica: City of Guilds.
  • Check www.thedci.com for Extended format rules.

Round Length

  • 16 Swiss Rounds total plus Top 8 Single-elimination finals, 60 minutes per round
  • Top 8 single-elimination finals have no time limit
  • When time is called, the active player will finish the turn and five additional turns will be taken
  • Stalling and slow play rules will be strictly enforced during the tournament.

Advancement

  • All players may participate in all 8 Swiss rounds of Friday’s competition.
  • Players with 15 or more match points after round 8 will advance to Saturday's competition.
  • The top 8 players after round 16 will advance to Sunday’s top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 3 of 5
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • 48K, REL 5
  • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules.
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
Friday Schedule
8:55 AM Seating for player meeting posted.
9:00 AM Mandatory Player meeting begins. Deck lists are collected from player tables by judges.
9:15 AM Round 1 begins
Saturday Schedule
8:55 AM Pairings for Round 9 posted.
9:00 AM Round 9 begins.
Sunday Schedule
10:30 AM Top 8 players check in at feature match area.
11:00 AM Single-elimination matches begin.

 Prize Payout

Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize
1 $30,000 14 $3,800 27 $1,600 40 $875 53 $615
2 $20,000 15 $3,500 28 $1,500 41 $850 54 $600
3 $15,000 16 $3,250 29 $1,400 42 $825 55 $590
4 $13,000 17 $3,000 30 $1,350 43 $800 56 $580
5 $9,500 18 $2,750 31 $1,300 44 $775 57 $570
6 $8,500 19 $2,550 32 $1,250 45 $750 58 $560
7 $7,500 20 $2,400 33 $1,200 46 $730 59 $550
8 $6,500 21 $2,250 34 $1,150 47 $710 60 $540
9 $6,000 22 $2,100 35 $1,100 48 $690 61 $530
10 $5,500 23 $2,000 36 $1,050 49 $675 62 $520
11 $5,000 24 $1,900 37 $1,000 50 $660 63 $510
12 $4,500 25 $1,800 38 $950 51 $645 64 $500
13 $4,100 26 $1,700 39 $900 52 $630 Total: $200,130

 Artist Appearances

Pete Venters
Pete Venters with over 200 Magic card titles on his resume will join us in Los Angeles.
Tom Baxa (www.baxaart.com) with Volcano Imp, Zombie Infestation, Time Ebb, Skull Collector, Relentless Rats and many more great pieces of Magic art will be signing at Pro Tour LA.
Fan favorite, Terese Nielsen will join at the signing table for Pro Tour LA. Signing schedule remains the same, all 3 artists will sign each day!
Be sure to check the Gatherer for card lists and bring your favorites for autographs!

To find full card lists of these or any artists, please go to: http://gatherer.wizards.com

Artist signing schedule:

Mr. Venters, Mr. Baxa, and Ms. Nielsen will be signing
Friday, October 28 - 10AM-6PM
Saturday, October 29 - 10AM-6PM
Sunday, October 30 - 10AM-4PM

Tom Baxa
Terese Nielsen

 Side Event Schedule

In order for events to begin on time, please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled starting time. Unless otherwise noted, scheduled events offer a prize pool of 2 boosters per player. Events with 29 players or less pay to top 4, and 30 or more pay to top 8. Qualifier Tournaments offer a prize pool of 3 boosters per player, paying to at least the top 8.

Thursday, October 27

Time Event# Cost Event Title
6:00 PM 101 $25 Pro Tour–Los Angeles “Last Chance” Qualifier
Standard format with top 8 single elimination. Top 4 finishers gain entry to Pro Tour-Philadelphia on Friday. Registration begins at 5:00 P.M., play begins at 6:00 P.M.

Friday, October 28

Time Event# Cost Event Title
11:00 AM 201 $5 Duel MastersTM Continental Championship Last-Chance Qualifier
Duel Masters Constructed tournament. Top 8 finishers receive invites to the Duel Masters Continental Championship on Saturday.
12:00 PM 201 $5 Standard Tournament
Constructed tournament using the Standard format rules.
1:00 PM 202 $20 Ravnica TM Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck tournament with one Ravnica: City of GuildsTM tournament pack and two Ravnica: City of Guilds boosters per player.
2:00 PM 203 $5 Extended Tournament
Constructed tournament using the Extended format rules.
3:00 PM 204 $20 Ravnica Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Ravnica: City of Guilds tournament pack and two Ravnica: City of Guilds boosters per player
4:00 PM 205 $5 Legacy Tournament
Constructed tournament using the Legacy format rules.
5:00 PM 206 $20 Grand Prix– Charlotte Trial
Constructed tournament using the Extended format rules. Winner receives a three-round bye at the Grand Prix. Registration begins at 4:00 PM, play begins at 5:00 PM.
6:00 PM 207 $5 iPod Amateur Tournament (sponsored by Academy Games)
Constructed tournament using the Standard format rules. Winner receives a new 30GB iPod. Limited to players with zero lifetime Pro Points.

Saturday, October 29

Time Event# Cost Event Title
11:00 AM 301 $5 Legacy Tournament
Constructed tournament using the Legacy format rules.
12:00 PM 302 $20 Ravnica Block Limited Tournament
Sealed deck tournament with one Ravnica: City of Guilds tournament pack and two Ravnica: City of Guilds booster packs.
1:00 PM 304 $20 Pro Tour–Honolulu Qualifier
Extended constructed format with top 8 single elimination. Winner receives airline ticket to Honolulu and an invitation to Pro Tour–Honolulu. Registration begins at noon, and play begins at 1:00 PM.
2:00 PM 305 $20 Ravnica Block Limited Tournament
Sealed deck tournament with one Ravnica: City of Guilds tournament pack and two Ravnica: City of Guilds boosters per player.
3:00 PM 306 $5 Standard Tournament
Constructed tournament using the Standard format rules.
4:00 PM 307 $17 Ravnica Block Limited Two-Headed Giant Tournament
Sealed deck tournament with one Ravnica: City of Guilds tournament pack and four Ravnica: City of Guilds booster packs per two-player team using the two-headed giant tournament rules. Price is for each player.
5:00 PM 308 $15 Grand Prix– Philadelpha Trial
Legacy constructed format. Winner receives a three-round bye at the Grand Prix. Registration begins at 4:00 PM, play begins at 5:00 PM
6:00 PM 309 $5 Vintage Tournament
Constructed tournament using the Vintage-format rules.

Sunday, October 30

Time Event# Cost Event Title
11:00 AM 401 $20 Ravnica Block Limited Tournament
Sealed Deck Tournament with one Ravnica: City of Guilds tournament pack and two Ravnica: City of Guilds boosters per player.
12:00 PM 402 $20 Pro Tour–Honolulu Qualifier
Extended constructed deck with top 8 single elimination. Winner receives an airline ticket to Honolulu and an invitation to Pro Tour–Honolulu. Registration begins at 11 AM, and play begins at noon
1:00 PM 403 $5 “Grand Prix Experience” Standard Tournament (sponsored by Forgotten Treasures)
Constructed Tournament using the Standard format rules. Winners receive American Airlines gift certificates for travel to any US GP. Amounts are $250 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, $100 3rd and 4th, and $50 for 5th-8th.
2:00 PM 404 $5 The Femvitational (sponsored by Academy Games)
For females only. Constructed tournament using the Standard format rules. 1st receives a booster display of Ravnica: City of Guilds, plus the opportunity for sponsorship to the Pro Tour, if she wins a PTQ within the next two seasons
3:00 PM 405 $5 Legacy Tournament
Constructed tournament using the Legacy format rules.

Note: All events follow the Swiss pairings structure unless otherwise indicated.

8-person Single-Elimination Events
The following Magic: The Gathering® tournaments will be added as requested (subject to space and judge availability). Winners receive 8 boosters for first place, and 4 for second.

Format Cost
Standard $5
Extended $5
English-language Draft $15
Non-English Draft $18
Sealed Deck $20

All events will be single elimination and DCITM sanctioned. Start times and formats of tournaments are subject to change.

 Player Contact

Andy Heckt
Wizards of the Coast
Player Coordinator
425-254-2941
Fax 425-687-8259
Email: andy.heckt@wizards.com

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