The entry fee for all Grand Prix—Kobe Trial tournaments in Japan is ¥1,000. (The entry fee was previously incorrectly announced as ¥2,000.)
- The format for all Grand Prix—Kobe Trial tournaments is Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block Constructed. For information on this format, please refer to the DCI™ Universal Tournament Rule and Magic Floor Rules documents on the DCI Document Center.
- The Eventide™ expansion is not legal for use in the Standard format until July 25, 2008. Trial tournaments held prior to this date will not use the Eventide™ expansion.
- Deck lists are required.
- The structure for all non-retail Grand Prix—Kobe Trial tournaments will be modified Swiss-style, with the Top 8 players playing in a single-elimination round for prizes and invitations. (In the event a Grand Prix–Kobe Trial tournament has 16 or fewer players, the Top 4 players will advance to the single-elimination round.) Retail Trial tournaments will be run using normal Swiss-style, with no Top 8 elimination round.
- Each round in the Swiss portion of the tournament will be 50 minutes.
- The number of Swiss rounds will be determined based on attendance according to the following chart:
Attendance No. of Rounds
No. of Rounds
8 – 16 4 5 17 - 32 5 6 33 – 64 6 7 65 – 128 7 8 129 – 226 8 9 227 – 410 9 10 411 or higher 10 11
- All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
- The top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
Top 8 Finals
- All Top 8 matches at Grand Prix—Kobe Trial tournaments will be best 2 of 3.
- When necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings.
- All Grand Prix—Kobe tournaments are run at Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive, and are 24K.
- 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 responsible for bringing their own pen, paper, card sleeves, and appropriate counters.
- The winning player of each Grand Prix—Kobe tournament in Japan will receive an third-round bye at Grand Prix—Kobe (to be held August 2-3, 2008). If the winner of a Grand Prix—Kobe Trial already has a third-round bye, the bye does not pass down. Byes are only usable for the appropriate Grand Prix and cannot be "carried over" to another Grand Prix tournament.
- Additional product prizes may be awarded, as determined by the organizer.
- Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should contact their local organizer.
- Information in this document is specific to Japan; Trials held outside Japan may have different entry fees, etc. For information regarding tournaments outside Japan, please contact the local organizer.
- Trials to be held at a retail location are marked with a * in the chart below.
Last Update: 2008-07-03
- The date of the Osaka Trial has changed to 5/10 from 5/11. (2008-05-05)
- The location of the Sapporo trial has changed. (2008-05-15)
|2008-06-08||Hokkaido, Sapporo-shi||Higashi Ku-min Center||9:30-10:00||Mitsunori Makino (mtg @ icacup.com)||Website|
|2008-06-29||Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi||Chiba Shi-min Kaikan||9:30-10:20||Takeshi Miyasaka (miyaken @ lom.jp)||Website|
|2008-07-27||Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi||Chiba Shi-min Kaikan||9:30-10:20||Takeshi Miyasaka (miyaken @ lom.jp)||Website|
|2008-07-21||Tokyo-to, Itabashi-ku||High Life Itabashi||9:40-10:20||Naoaki Umesaki (ume-nao @ myad.jp)||Website|
|2008-07-27||Tokyo-to, Itabashi-ku||High Life Itabashi||9:40-10:20||Naoaki Umesaki (ume-nao @ myad.jp)||Website|
|2008-07-05||Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi||Kanagawa Koukaidou||9:30-10:30||Tomoya Nakajima (mtg.japan @ gmail.com)||Website|
|2008-07-26||Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi||Kanagawa Koukaidou||9:30-10:30||Tomoya Nakajima (mtg.japan @ gmail.com)||Website|
|2008-07-06||Nagano-ken, Nagano-shi||Monzenbura-za||10:10-10:30||Jun Yanagisawa (jylnet @ beige.ocn.ne.jp)||Website|
|2008-05-11||Ishikawa-ken, Kanazawa-shi||Kanazawa Kageki-za||10:00-11:00||Kaoru Yonemura (pao @ f-o-rainbow.com)||Website|
|2008-06-08||Fukui-ken, Fukui-shi||Fukui-shi AOSSA||10:00-11:00||Kaoru Yonemura (pao @ f-o-rainbow.com)||Website|
|2008-07-26||Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi||Nagoya Kouwan Kaikan||9:30-10:30||Yuu Kanazawa (dianna @ mvb.biglobe.ne.jp)||Website|
|2008-05-10||Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi||Chuuou Kaikan||10:00-10:30||Satoshi Miyamoto (events @ nekoyan.net)||Website|
|2008-06-01||Hyogo-ken, Nishinomiya-shi||Nishinomiya Shi-min Kaikan||9:30-10:00||Satoshi Miyamoto (events @ nekoyan.net)||Website|
|2008-07-05||Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi||Asny Yamashina||9:30-10:00||Satoshi Miyamoto (events @ nekoyan.net)||Website|
|2008-07-05||Hiroshima-ken, Hiroshima-shi||Minami Ku-min Bunka Center||9:20-9:50||Shin'ichirou Tachibana (tachio @ dream-egg.com)||Website|
|2008-07-27||Hiroshima-ken, Fukuyama-shi||Shi-min Sankaku Center||9:20-9:50||Shin'ichirou Tachibana (tachio @ dream-egg.com)||Website|
|2008-06-08||Ehime-ken, Matsuyama-shi||Matsuyama Shi-min Kaikan||9:20-9:50||Shin'ichirou Tachibana (tachio @ dream-egg.com)||Website|
|2008-07-27||Kochi-ken, Kochi-shi||Kochi-ken Bunkyou Kaikan||9:30-10:00||Masayuki Kunimitsu (gga01172 @ nifty.com)||Website|
|2008-05-25||Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi||Sawara Shi-min Center||9:50-10:20||Makoto Oobayashi (kyushumtg @ gmail.com)||Website|
|2008-07-27||Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi||Jounan Shi-min Center||9:50-10:20||Makoto Oobayashi (kyushumtg @ gmail.com)||Website|