Grand Prix Sapporo 2000 Fact Sheet

Posted in Event Coverage on December 16, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix

Grand Prix Sapporo
Pro Tour Los Angeles Qualifier
September 23 - 24, 2000

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

Tournament Format & Schedule

  • The format for Grand Prix - Sapporo will be DCITM Sealed-Deck with Rochester-Draft finals.
  • Saturday, September 23: Grand Prix registration, 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, September 23: Grand Prix tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. Top 64 players advance to Sunday.
  • Sunday, September 24: Finals begin at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location
Sapporo Factory
N 2, E 4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0031

Entry Fee
4000 Yen

Tournament Preregistration & Player Contact
Preregister by September 9
Japan DCI Tournament Center
Tel.: 03-5469-9431
Fax: 03-5469-9432

Contact for Non-Japanese Players
Laura Waniuk, Events Manager Asia Pacific & Latin America
Tel: (425) 204-7284

Head Judge
Chris Zantides, Level IV Judge


  • The main tournament at Grand Prix - Sapporo is open to Magic® players of all ages.
    In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher in that Grand Prix. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).
  • Tournament Format
    The format for Grand Prix - Sapporo will be Sealed Deck with Rochester-Draft finals. All DCI Sealed-Deck rules and Magic Floor Rules will be announced on September 1, 2000, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.
  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix - Sapporo will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds, number of rounds determined by number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year.)
    To be announced.

Prize Payout
Grand Prix - Sapporo will feature a total purse of USD $25,000, including the rating-flag payouts.

Side Events

  • Grand Prix - Sapporo Trial tournament
  • The InvasionTM expansion Prerelease tournament (September 23)
  • Pro Tour - Los Angeles Qualifier tournament (September 24)
  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings

Magic Artists
Ron Spencer
Mark Tedin

Artist Signing Schedule:
Saturday & Sunday - 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm until 6:00pm

Player Accommodations
Hotel Clubby Sapporo
N 2, E 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
(011) 242-1111 *** 50

Sapporo, Japan Local Information

Currency Exchange Information

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