2006 Pro Tour–Kobe

Posted in Feature on May 22, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

OCTOBER 20-22, 2006

Play the Game, See the World

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Surrounded by mountains, the sea and the countryside, Kobe is blessed with an abundance of beautiful natural surroundings. It is a city with wide ranging appeal, where vibrant city life goes hand in hand with history and culture in the form of such attractions as hot springs and sake breweries. The Pro tour visits Kobe on October 20-22.

Pro Tour-Kobe is a Time Spiral Booster Draft format event with a last-chance qualifier run the day before the event starts. But you don't have to be a Pro to enjoy the Pro Tour -- there will be wall-to-wall Magic to play in Side Events all weekend with amazing prizes.

See the World!

TRAVEL GUIDE: Includes instructions on getting from the airport to the event hall, information on Kobe's attractions and sight-seeing, Japanese customs, and just about anything else you need to know when visiting Japan.

Wizards of the Coast is pleased to partner with the Japan Travel Bureau Corp to offer Pro Tour competitors a special deal on hotel reservations in Kobe. To reserve a room through JTB, please download the form below and follow the instructions.

NOTE: Rooms are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and subject to availability. Wizards of the Coast cannot answer any questions regarding room reservations made through JTB. Payment for the reserved room and other sundry expenses related to said reservation are solely the responsibility of the customer reserving the room; Wizards is not responsible for any fees incurred before or during a customer's stay relating to the reservation. In the event JTB is unable to provide a room reservation, it is the responsibility of that player to arrange his or her own reservations.
Reservation Form: PTKobeHotelApplication.pdf

Play the Game!

The qualifier season for Pro Tour-Kobe has concluded, but you can still make the field by participating in the Last-Chance Qualifier, held at the Kobe International Exhibition Hall. The LCQ starts at 14:00 (2 p.m.).


Pro Tour–Kobe Qualifier Season information
Invitation List

Kobe International Exhibition Hall
Hall 3
6-11-1 Minatojima-nakamachi
Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046

Thursday, October 19th 13:00-23:00
Friday, October 20th 7:30-23:00
Saturday, October 21st 8:00-23:00
Sunday, October 21st 9:00-23:00

Pro Tour-Kobe is a three-day Limited format event with a prize purse of $240,245. For more information about the format, schedule and prize payout, click here.

Hall Attractions

Pro Tour Registration and Player Party

Date: Thursday, October 19
Time: 1600 - 2000 (4 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Location: Jumbo Karaoke Room, Sannomiya Station

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Pro Tour-Kobe. Forms can be downloaded at www.wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms.

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • a driver’s license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of a birth certificate and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

We encourage players to attend mandatory registration on Thursday. However we understand that delays might cause players to miss this and we have a registration on Friday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Players at late registration do not always receive the same gifts as those at mandatory registration.

Players not registered by 8:30 a.m. on October 20 may be denied entry to the Pro Tour.

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact please contact Scott Larabee at (206) 793-3534 or scott.larabee@wizards.com.

Play Magic all weekend long, even if you're not qualified for the Pro Tour! Click here to view the Pro Tour-Kobe Side Events Schedule.

r.k. post, Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai will be in attendance at Pro Tour-Kobe. Click here to find out more information about each artist.

Artist Schedule
Friday (October 20th) – Sunday (October 22nd)
10:00am – 14:00pm (10:00am – 2:00pm)
15:00pm – 17:00pm (3:00pm – 5:00pm)

All of Sunday's Top 8 action can be viewed on a projection screen in the hall, with Randy Buehler and Brian David-Marshall providing the play-by-play and color commentary. Sunday's action begins at 10:45 a.m. local time, which is 9:45 p.m. ET Saturday, and is also available as a webcast from the comfort of your own home.

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