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Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour
2005 Pro Tour–London

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Important!


Last update: 10:02 p.m. London time

Friday's start of Pro Tour-London will go on as scheduled. Heightened security in London has suspended service for the Underground (the Tube) but bus and national rail service has resumed. Please follow local emergency services' instructions, or visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ for London transit updates. Please use caution when traveling to the event site. Provisions will be made Friday morning for players unable to arrive Thursday in time for registration. We will post additional information here as it becomes available.

Come join Wizards of the Coast for our next Pro Tour stop in London, England. This information will help you to prepare now to attend in July. Pro Tour London will be held July 8-10, 2005.

PRO TOUR-LONDON PREVIEW
Brian David-Marshall scans the Champions-Betrayers-Saviors Limited scene for a look at what to expect at Pro Tour-London, where the complete Kamigawa block will be in action for the Booster Draft event.

 Tournament Location

Earls Court Exhibition Center
Warwick Road, London SW5 9TA
Brompton Hall
www.eco.co.uk

 Hall Hours

Friday 7:30am-03:00am
Saturday 08:00am-03:00am
Sunday 09:00am-24:00 (Please note: The hall will not open until 9:00am on Sunday!)
(The hall may close early on Sunday.)

 Player Hotel Information

Hotel Ibis- Earls Court London is offering a special rate for players and their guests who are attending Pro Tour London. This is a great option since the hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Tournament Hall. All you have to do is download this pdf, fill it out, and fax it to the hotel to secure your reservation.

For more information about the Hotel Ibis- Earls Court London, please click on this link: http://www.ibishotel.com/ibis/fichehotel/gb/ibi/5623/fiche_hotel.shtml#info

 Mandatory Registration

Player registration will occur at Hotel Ibis Earls Court London (47 Lillie Road) 16:00-20:00 on Thursday, July 7th.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Pro Tour London. 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).

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

  • Booster Draft
  • 1 Champions of KamigawaTM, 1 Betrayers of KamigawaTM, and 1 Saviors of KamigawaTM booster pack will be used for drafting.
  • Competition will consist of 5 Booster Drafts, each followed by 3 rounds of competition.
  • Check www.thedci.com for Booster Draft rules.

Round Length

  • 15 Swiss Rounds total, 55 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 the first 2 drafts and Swiss rounds of Friday's competition.
  • Players with 12 or more match points after round 6 will advance to draft 3. Draft 3 will take place on Friday immediately following round 6 (See schedule below).
  • The top 8 players after round 15 will advance to Sunday's top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 3 of 5
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting
  • The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • 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.
9:15 AM First draft begins, followed by rounds 1-3.
Second draft, followed by rounds 4-6.
Third draft, followed by round 7

Saturday Schedule

8:55 AM Seating for player meeting posted.
9:00 AM Round 8 begins, followed by round 9.
Fourth draft, followed by rounds 10-12.
Fifth draft, followed by rounds 13-15.

Sunday Schedule

10:30 AM Top 8 players check in at feature match area.
11:00 AM Top 8 Booster Draft begins followed by single-elimination matches.

 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

Jim Murray, Chippy Dugan, Puddnhead

 Side Event Schedule

Thursday, 7 JULY

16:00 – £20 – Last Chance Qualifier (Sealed Deck with Champions of Kamigawa Tournament Pack, 1 Betrayers and 1 Saviors Booster, Top 4 Qualify for Pro Tour)
LOCATION: Hotel Ibis Earls Court London- 47 Lillie Road

Side Event Drafts as Normal from 16:00 until last one starts at 21:00

Friday, 8 JULY

12:00 – £5 – Standard (Double Prize Support)
13.00 – £5 – Grand Prix Copenhagen Trial (Extended)
14.00 – £15 – Sealed Deck Tournament (Sealed Deck - 1 Champions of Kamigawa Tournament Pack, 1Betrayers of Kamigawa Booster and 1 Saviors of Kamigawa Booster)
15.00 – £5 – Extended Tournament (Double Prize Support)
17.00 – £5 – Ipod Amateur Tournament (Standard)
18.00 – £5 – Vintage Tournament (Double Prize Support)
From 19.00 – £5 – Friday Night Magic (Standard) (Knockout Tournament) (32 Player Flights Max 5 Flights)

Last Side Event Starts at 24:00

Saturday, 9 JULY

11.00 – £5 – Pro Tour Qualifier Los Angeles (Block Constructed) – Winner gets a £350 Travel Award
12.00 – £15 – Limited Tournament (Sealed Deck with Champions of Kamigawa, 1 Betrayers and 1 Saviors Booster)
13.00 – £5 – UK Junior Series Qualifier (Standard) – Open to UK under 16’s only. Double Prize Support
14.00 – £5 – Legacy Tournament (Double Prize Support)
15.00 – £5 – £1,000 Amateur Tournament (Standard) - sponsored by Queens Domain and Academy Games
16.00 – £5 – Grand Prix Nottingham Trial (Extended)
17.00 – £15 – Nostalgia Sealed Deck (Sealed Deck with Invasion Block – Max 128 Players)
19.00 – £30 (per team) – Late Night Team Competition (Each team will receive 2 Champions of Kamigawa Tournament Pack, 2 Betrayers and 2 Saviors Booster)

Last Side Event Start at 24:00

Sunday, 10 JULY

11.00 – £5 – Standard (Double Prize Support)
12.00 – £5 - Pro Tour Qualifier Los Angeles (Block Constructed) – Winner gets a £350 Travel Award
13.00 - £5 – U18 House of Atreides Challenge (Standard) – Open to players of 17 years and under, each player will receive 1 booster and a random promo card for taking part. (Sponsored by House of Atreides)
14.00 – £5 – Vintage Tournament (Double Prize Support)
14.00 - £5 – UK Amateur Block Constructed (Sponsored by Cutting-Edge-Cards) Only open to UK Amateur Players (Players with No Life Time Pro Tour Points)
15.00 – £5 – Femvitational (Standard) – Open to females only
16.00 – £3 – Champions of Kamigawa Block Highlander (Un-Sanctioned) – A Fun end to the Pro Tour Weekend, each player has 15 card decks, each card must be different, you do not lose if you cannot draw. 64 Player Knock Out.(Sponsored by Cutting Edge Cards)
17.00 – £20 – Asian Limited Sealed Deck (Sealed Deck with All Asian Product, 1 Champions of Kamigawa Tournament Pack and 1 Betrayers and 1 Saviors Booster)

Last side events starts at 17:00.

Side Events Costs

Constructed £3
Booster Draft (ENG) £7.50
Booster Draft (Asian) £10
Sealed Deck (ENG) (£15)
Sealed Deck (Asian) (£20)

Prize Support for Pick Up Tournaments is 7 Boosters per tournament (4 Champions of Kamigawa/ 3 Betrayers of Kamigawa)

Prize Support for Scheduled event (Non PTQ’s) is 1 booster for every 2 players except where noted. (Even Mix of Champions of Kamigawa & Betrayers of Kamigawa)

Prize Support for PTQ’s follows the standard UK PTQ Prize Support.

 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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