First of all the Tournament proper is Saturday, Feb 5th, not the 8th, does that allow you to attend? But to answer your question, you may still be eligible for a prize, if you are in the top 100, and register for the tournament. But it might be a shame to take that spot from someone who is able to participate in the main event.
Also, EVERYONE, if you are near but not in the top 100, you may be eligible to be an alternate if people are no-shows in the tournament.
hope that helps,
Thank you very much, and sorry I made a typo, I meant Febuary 5th. Thanks again.