2001 Grand Prix Hiroshima Coverage

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By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix - Hiroshima

Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix

Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour–Barcelona Qualifier
January 27 - 28, 2001

 

Japanese Fact Sheet

The Magic: The Gathering® Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro TourTM events.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

  • The format for Grand Prix - Hiroshima is InvasionTM block Limited, with Day 2 Booster Draft. All DCITM Limited rules and Magic® Floor Rules announced on September 1, 2000, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.
  • Friday, January 26: Registration from 4:00 - 10:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, January 27: Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. The Top 64 players advance to the finals on Sunday.
  • Sunday, January 28: Finals begin at 8:30 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

Hiroshima Exhibition Hall
1-14-1 Shoko-center, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
http://www.hiroshima-cdas.or.jp/hcb/tenzie.html

Hiroshima Exhibition Hall

ACCESS TO EXHIBITION HALL

From Hiroshima Int'l Airport, 48 minute limousine bus ride to JR Hiroshima Station. Then take a train to JR Shininokuchi Station, 10 minute walk.

WHEN

January 27 - 28, 2001

ENTRY FEE

4,000 yen

TOURNAMENT PREREGISTRATION AND PLAYER CONTACT

Preregister by January 12
Japan DCI Tournament Center
Phone: 03-5469-9431
Fax: 03-5469-9432

Contact for Non-Japanese Players
Ron Foster, Territory Manager, Japan & South Korea
Phone: (425) 917-6182
Email: rfoster@wizards.com

TOURNAMENT

  • Divisions The main tournament at Grand Prix - Hiroshima is open to Magic players of all ages.

    If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour - Barcelona at Grand Prix - Hiroshima has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

     

  • Tournament Format
    The format for Grand Prix - Hiroshima is InvasionTM block Limited, with Day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI Limited rules and Magic Floor Rules announced on September 1, 2000, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.

     

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix - Hiroshima is modified Swiss-style (60-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to the Sunday finals for prizes and invitations.

     

  • Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative through the season or year.)
    To be announced.

HEAD JUDGE

Takefumi Ichinohe (level 3 certified judge from Japan)

PRIZE PAYOUT

Grand Prix - Hiroshima features the standard main tournament prize schedule as well as a special 1700 rating flag division prize schedule.

 

1700 Division Prize Schedule

Finish Prize
1st $1,500
2nd $1,000
3rd - 4th $700
5th - 8th $400
9th - 16th $250

Main Tournament Prize Schedule

Finish Prize
1st $2,400
2nd $1,700
3rd $1,200
4th $1,000
5th - 8th $800
9th - 16th $500
17th - 32nd $250

SIDE EVENTS

  • Grand Prix - Hiroshima
  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings
  • Gunslinging with a Magic R&D special guest
  • Magic: The Gathering® Trading Space
  • Prerelease for the PlaneshiftTM expansion (January 28)

GRAND PRIX-HIROSHIMA TRIAL TOURNAMENT

  • January 26
  • Registration from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. on January 26
  • Trial begins at 11:00 A.M.

PLANESHIFT PRERELEASE TOURNAMENT

  • Tournament 1: Registration January 27, 4:00-8:00 P.M. Tournament begins at January 28, 9:00 A.M.
  • Tournament 2: Registration January 28, 10:00-12:00 A.M. Tournament begins at January 28, 1:00 P.M.

EIGHT-PERSON ON-DEMAND TOURNAMENTS

Standard, Extended: 500yen
Booster Draft: 1,000yen
Sealed Deck: 2,000yen

MAGIC: THE GATHERING® TRADING SPACE

10,000 yen a booth (one half of a table 1800mm wide with one chair)
Pre-registration is accepted only for consecutive use on 27th and 28th. Please write your name, your phone number and the requested number of booth and apply to hobby-cj@kb3.so-net.ne.jp with the subject "GP-Hiroshima Trading Space" by January 12.

MAGIC ARTISTS

PLAYER ACCOMMODATIONS

For hotel information go to the Hiroshima Convention Center website and scroll down to the hotel section:
http://www.hiroshima-cdas.or.jp/hcb/konbee.html#tenzi

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN, ONLINE INFORMATION

Everything you ever needed to know about Japan or Hiroshima is on this site. It has great links and good maps--everything from climate to culture is covered here!
http://gojapan.about.com/travel/gojapan

This is the website for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It has information on foreign policy, economic affairs, and current events.
www.mofa.go.jp

This site includes metro maps from all over Asia.
www.metropla.net/as/asia.htm

This site is good if you want to become familiar with Japanese food. It also provides tips for travelers and information on touring.
www.excite.com/travel/countries/japan/hiroshima

This site lists parks, museums, events, places to ski and cycle, and links on the history of Hiroshima.
www.hiroshima-cdas.or.jp/all/e/index.htm

This site has a great deal of information on and photos of Japan. It's a great site for first-time visitors. It explains how to get around town, where to shop, and what to expect.
www.japaninyourpalm.com

This site has information on contacting embassies. It also provides information on tourism, travel, business, and local news.
www.kure.com

This site has links to websites on Hiroshima. You'll find information about World War II, what to do in Hiroshima, and a statistical overview of life in Hiroshima.
www.hiroshima-cdas.or.jp/hiroshima/e_index.html

This site provides maps for traveling in Japan.
www.maptown.com/japantravelguides.html

This site describes the outdoor activities available in Hiroshima. It includes a daily weather update and suggests places to hike and visit. It also describes festivals that might be going on and offers a vocabulary list for tourists.
www.outdoorjapan.com/section-guides.html

This is an in-depth guide to Hiroshima. It discusses the history and culture of Hiroshima and gives suggestions on where to go and what to do. It also has maps and suggests books to read before going to Hiroshima.
www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_east_asia/japan

This site has photos and offers maps and sign-reading tips.
www.tourism.city.hiroshima.jp/english/level2/h.html

OTHER WEBSITES ON JAPAN

www.japan-guide.com
www.jnto.go.jp
www.yahoo.co.jp
www.hotelstravel.com/japan.html
www.cdc.gov/travel/eastasia.htm
www.japanunlimited.com

CURRENCY EXCHANGE INFORMATION

www.xe.net/ucc

MAP OF VENUE

Map of Venue

MAP OF HIROSHIMA

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MAP OF JAPAN

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