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Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur Event Information


 Information  

Date: March 13-14, 2010

Format: Standard

Tournament Location
Cititel Mid Valley
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Location Map

Registration: 60 RM
Friday, March 12: 12:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M
Saturday, March 13: 9:30A.M. – 10:00 A.M


Get your free promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).

Take part in a weekend of fun-filled Magic with bunch of exciting events to do: artist Jason Chan card signing sessions, a big slate of public events, or take part in the main tournament and get a cool foil Umezawa's Jitte promo card!

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to get out of the house, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play Magic. Grand Prix tournaments are world-wide open events that allow all Magic players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition. In addition to $30,000 in cash prizes, Pro Tour invitations for the top 16 finishers, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, Grand Prix feature a host of other activities, including public events and artist signings. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.



 

Tournament Format and Schedule

 Prizes  

All prizes in U.S. Dollars.

Place Prize Pro Points
1 $3,500 10
2 $2,300 8
3-4 $1,500 6
5-8 $1,000 5
9-12 $600 4
13-16 $500 3
17-32 $400 2
33-64 $200 1
Top 16 finishers also earn invitations to Pro Tour–San Juan 2010.

Format: Standard
Participation Fee: 60RM
Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur will feed Pro Tour–San Juan 2010.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, March 12: Registration 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M
  • Saturday, March 13: Registration 9:30A.M. – 10:00 A.M
  • Saturday, March 13: Tournament begins at 10:30 A.M
  • Sunday, March 14: Day Two begins at 9:00 A.M

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur is open to Magic players of all ages.

Tournament Format

  • Standard Constructed
  • Deck lists are required
  • Players must use the same deck on both Day 1 and Day 2 of the Grand Prix.

Tournament Structure

  • Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur will be run over two days using modified Swiss-style rounds of 50 minutes each. The number of rounds on Day 1 will be determined based on the number of players registered. Players will be paired randomly against players with similar win-loss records, with match points accumulating throughout the event.
  • If 799 or fewer players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 or better record OR the top 64 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.
  • If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 or better record OR the top 128 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.
  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination playoff round.
  • Top 8 playoff matches will be best 2 of 3, and have no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Judges
The head judge for Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur is Wearn Ee Chong. If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur, please contact David Ong at david.ong@wizards.com.

Notes

  • Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur will be run with a KValue of 40. The Rules Enforcement Level will be Competitive on Day 1 and Professional on Day 2.
  • The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and the Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document. Rules documents can be found in the DCI Document Center.
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
  • 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 does not pass down under any circumstances. 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

 Grand Prix Trials  

Last Chance Trials
Trials start at 12:00 P.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., and 3:00 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–Kuala Lumpur and one display of Worldwake boosters. The format is Standard Constructed. Cost: 30 RM

Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur Trials will be run in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur.

Find a Trial Near You!
Find a Trial Near You!

A player who has a bye in a round does not have to play a match in that round, but is treated as having won. A bye is normally given out to a player when there are an odd number of players in a round, but byes may also be rewarded to players for previous performance at a tournament or as a prize at a Trial tournament. Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players that accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds):

Third-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 2050 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on March 10, 2010.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Kuala Lumpur Trial tournaments.

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 1950 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on March 10, 2010.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 1850 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on March 10, 2010.

Trial winners
People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.


 

Public Events

Friday, March 12
Last Chance Trials - Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur (Full List of Trials)
Trials start at 12:00 P.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., and 3:00 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–Kuala Lumpur and one display of Worldwake boosters. The format is Standard Constructed. Cost: 30 RM

"Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament (Limited Sealed Zendikar-Worldwake)
Event starts at 3:00 P.M. Registration closes 2:45 P.M. 5 Rounds Swiss tournament, results will be based on final standings.
3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake Boosters per player
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 x March 2010 FNM promo card
1st place wins 1 Free Entry into any Side Event at Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur 2010
1st place wins 8 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2009-2010 card pool on site)
2nd place wins 4 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2009-2010 card pool on site)
3rd / 4th place wins 3 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2009-2010 card pool on site)
Maximum players – 64 Cost: 80 RM

"Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament ( Booster Draft)
Event s start from 5P.M. Eight-person single-elimination booster draft tournament
3 Booster per player
1st place wins 4 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2008-2009 card pool on site)
2nd place wins 2 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2008-2009 card pool on site)
Cost: 40RM

On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend.

Sunday, March 14
Pro Tour–San Juan Qualifier
Registration closes at 9:15 A.M.; play begins at 9:30 A.M. The winner qualifies for Pro Tour–San Juan and wins airfare to Pro Tour–San Juan. The format is Extended Constructed. Cost: 40 RM

On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend.


ARTIST: JASON CHAN



 

Travel Information

To be announced soon.


 

Contact Information

Wizards of the Coast Web:www.wizards.com
Email: david.ong@wizards.com
Phone:+65-63095279

Venue address
Cititel Mid Valley
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2296 1188
Fax: 603-2283 5551
E-mail: resvn@cititelmidvalley.com
Enquiries : info@cititelmidvalley.com

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