Grand Prix–Kobe Trial List

Posted in Feature on April 29, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Entry Fee

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.)

Format

 
  • 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.

Tournament Structure

 
  • 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
    (non-retail)
    No. of Rounds
    (retail)
    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

Advancement

 
  • 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.

Notes

 
  • 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.

Prizes

 
  • 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.

Registration Information

 
  • 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

Important Notices:

  • 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)
Date Location Venue Registration Tournament Organizer Website
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

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