2001 Tokyo Masters Coverage

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By Wizards of the Coast

Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour - Tokyo 2001

Congratulations on qualifying for Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour-Tokyo! This sheet will provide you with important information to prepare NOW to attend in March.

Tournament Format
Gateway Tournament
Player Contact


The fourth stop of the 2000-01 Magic: The Gathering Pro TourTM will be held in Tokyo, Japan, March 16-18, 2001. Total prize money to be awarded is $200,000.


Tokyo Big Sight
3-2-1 Ariake
Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063
Telephone: 011-03-5530-1111
Fax: 011-03-5530-1222
Internet address: www.bigsight.or.jp


Kinki Nippon Tourist (KNT), the official travel agency for Pro Tour - Tokyo, will coordinate all hotel reservations for participants. Participants wishing to make hotel reservations should complete the enclosed Hotel Reservation Form and return it directly to KNT by mail or fax, no later than February 15, 2001. (Please see fax number below.)  

We advise that you make your reservations as early as possible to get the hotel and room price you desire. Please list your first three hotel choices on the application form. Enclosed in your packet are pictures of each hotel and accompanying maps. Choices are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation will be confirmed in the absence of full payment of room charges and a Japanese yen (JPY) ¥500 service fee. Later on, you will receive reservation confirmation from KNT along with information about accessing the hotel. Participants are asked to present their confirmations when they arrive at the hotel.

Any changes to booked accommodations must be negotiated individually with KNT. Please send a written notification of cancellation or any other changes directly to KNT by mail, fax, or email. In the case of cancellation, the following cancellation fees apply (The service fee is not refundable.):
Up to 21 days before the first night's stay...no charge
10 to 20 days before...................................10% of the daily room charge
2 to 9 days before.......................................30% of the daily room charge
Previous day................................................80% of the daily room charge
First day of stay or no notice given...............100% of the daily room charge
Participants are responsible for all financial obligations that may arise from reservations made on their behalf, including charges for cancellation or nonarrival.

All payment must be made in JPY. Full payment of the room charge plus the ¥500 service fee can be paid for only by major credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, or JCB. No personal checks or bank drafts will be accepted.

Reservation Forms and Inquiries Regarding Accommodations Should Be Addressed to:
Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour Desk
c/o KINKI NIPPON TOURIST CO. LTD. (KNT) Events & Conventions, Tokyo
Kyodo Building, 6th floor, 2-2 Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0051 Japan
Tel.: +81-3-3263-5581 Fax: +81-3-3263-5961
Email: magicg@knt-tokyo.gr.jp

Hotel List

Map Key Hotel Room Types Code Room Tariff* (1) Access to Tokyo Big Sight
(2) Access to Hotel
A Ginza Kokusai Hotel Twin A-T ¥20,000 (1) 21 minutes from Shimbashi station (Yurikamome line)
(2) 4-minute walk from Shimbashi station
B Mitsui Urban HotelGinza Twin B-T ¥19,000 (1) 21 minutes from Shimbashi station (Yurikamome line)
(2) 3-minute walk from Shimbashi station
C Ginza Dai-ichi Hotel SingleTwin C-SC-T ¥13,200¥16,500 (1) 21 minutes from Shimbashi station (Yurikamome line)
(2) 8-minute walk from Shimbashi station
D Tokyo Bay AriakeWashington Hotel SingleTwin D-SD-T ¥9,000¥14,400 (1) 3-minute walk from hotel
(2) 3-minute walk from Kokusai Tenjijo station or Kokusai Tenjijo Seimon station
E Harumi Grand Hotel Twin E-T ¥13,000** (1) 15 minutes by hotel shuttle bus--shuttle bus is only available during the exhibition period in the morning and evening (timetable not fixed).
(2) 15 minutes by car from Tokyo station

*Room tariff includes a 10% service charge. A 5% consumption tax will be added.
**The room tariff at the Harumi Grand Hotel also includes breakfast.

Tokyo Hotel Map

Tournament Format

Block Constructed  

Gateway Tournament

Open to all teams with a rating of 1650
(as of the January Pro Tour-Los Angeles standings)

The following teams are invited
Car Acrobatic Team
Your Move Games
Potato Nation
Black Ops
Outland (Norway)
Game Empire
Team Panzer Hunters

The winning team from the Gateway will also be invited.

Team Rochester Draft

Thursday, March 15
09:00 Deck Construction begins.
10:00 Round 1 of Gateway begins.
17:00 Top 2 draft begins
19:00 Masters Series quarterfinal drafts begin
21:30 Masters Series quarterfinals end.
Friday, March 16
19:30 Masters Series semifinal drafts begin
22:00 Masters Series semifinals end.
Sunday, March 18
Master Series finals draft play


Pro Tour - Tokyo Artist Signing Schedule 

  Friday 3/16   Saturday 3/17   Sunday 3/18
  10-12 12-2 2-4 4-6   10-12 12-2 2-4 4-6   10-12 12-2 2-4 4-6
Brian Snoddy   Signing   Signing   Signing   Signing     Signing   Signing  
Matthew D. Wilson Signing   Signing     Signing   Signing       Signing   Signing
rk post   Signing   Signing     Signing   Signing   Signing   Signing  
Scott M. Fischer Signing   Signing       Signing   Signing     Signing   Signing


  • You should receive your player packet by February 13, 2001. If you have not received it by this date please call Pamela Wilson at 425-204-7628.

Player Contact

Pamela Wilson
If calling in the US: 1-425-204-7628
Overseas: ++1-425-204-7628
Email: pamelaw@wizards.com

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