2006 Irish Nationals

Posted in Feature on March 31, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Tournament Date

The 2006 Irish National Championship will be held on Saturday, 12th August & Sunday, 13th August, with additional side events, including Last Chance Qualifiers on Friday, 11th August.

Tournament Location

Dolmen Hotel
Kilkenny Rd
Co. Carlow

The following are required to compete in the Irish National Championship:

  • An acceptable form of identification (one of the following): a driver’s license, or a copy of your birth certificate and a photo ID (school ID is acceptable), or a passport. If you don’t have photo ID, please have your parent or legal guardian present at registration.

On Site Player Registration

IRISH NATIONALS players can register from 8:30 A.M – 9:15 A.M. on Saturday, 12th August.

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Lee Singleton on 07884 232 593 or Email

Tournament Format and Schedule


  • Standard and Booster Draft
  • For the first draft, 1 Ravnica: City of GuildsTM, 1 GuildpactTM, and 1 DissensionTM booster packs will be used for drafting
  • For the second draft, 3 ColdsnapTM booster packs will be used for drafting
  • Deck lists are required
  • Check www.thedci.com for Standard and Booster Draft format rules

Tournament Length

  • Day 1 will consist of 3 rounds of Standard followed by 3 rounds of Booster Draft
  • Day 2 will consist of 3 rounds of Booster Draft followed by 3 rounds of Standard and then the Top 8 Playoff
  • 12 Swiss Rounds total, 50 minutes per round
  • Top 8 will be Standard
  • Top 8 single-elimination finals have no time limit; however, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes.


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds
  • After round 12 the top 8 players advance to Sunday’s top 8 single-elimination finals

Top 8

  • Standard format
  • Top 8 matches will be best 3 of 5
  • Losers of the semi-final matches will playoff to determine 3rd place.


  • The Top 4 players receive invitations to the 2006 World Championships.
  • The Top 3 players will form the National team and the 4th will be the alternate.


  • 40K, REL 4
  • Players are required to use the same Standard deck for day 1, day 2, and Top 8.
  • 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 knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters

Saturay Schedule
8:30 AM Seating for player meeting posted
9:15 AM Mandatory Player meeting begins.
9:45 AM 3 rounds of Standard, followed by 4 rounds of Booster Draft

Sunday Schedule
8:30 AM Seating for player meeting posted
9:15 AM Mandatory Player meeting begins
9:30 AM begins. 3 rounds of Booster Draft will be played, followed by 3 rounds of Standard, and the Top 8 Playoff

Invitation List

The Irish Nationals Championship invitation list comprises the following:

  • The current Irish National Champion.
  • Members of the current Irish national team (including alternate)
  • Irish players with Pro Tour Players Club level 2 or higher.
  • Winners of invitations through National Qualifiers
  • Ireland’s Top 20 DCI Composite–ranked players. Invites will be based on DCI Composite ratings on June 28, 2006.
For a full list of qualified players please click here

Grinders and other Side Events

Hall opens 10.30.
Available all day as they fill,
1)Grinders, last chance qualifiers for the Nationals,€10 for the first attempt and €3 for all other entrys.
2)Ravnica,Guildpact,Dissension Draft,€10.
3)Coldsnap Draft,€10.
4)Constructed pods of 8,€5.

Player Contact Information

Player Coordinator
Tom Russell
Tel.: 08457 125 599

Magic Rules Questions
Tel: 08457 125 599

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