Grand Prix–Kobe 2009 Trials

Posted in Feature on January 23, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

Entry Fee
Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with the local organizer for specific information.


  • Extended-constructed format
  • Deck lists are required

Tournament Length

  • Each round in the Swiss portion of the tournament will be 50 minutes.
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • The number of Swiss rounds will be determined based on attendance according to the following chart:
    Attendance Swiss rounds
    8 - 16 4
    17 - 32 5
    33 - 64 6
    65 - 128 7
    129 - 226 8
    227 - 410 9
    411 or higher 10


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss rounds will advance to the top 8 single-eliminations finals.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings


  • All Grand Prix—Kobe Trials will be run using Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive at 24K.
  • 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 bringing their own pen, paper, card sleeves, and appropriate counters.


  • The winning player of each Grand Prix—Kobe tournament in Japan will receive an third-round bye at Grand Prix—Kobe (to be held April 18-19, 2009). If the winner of a Grand Prix—Kobe Trial already has a third-round bye, the bye does not pass down. Byes are only usable for the appropriate Grand Prix and cannot be "carried over" to another Grand Prix tournament.
  • Additional product prizes may be awarded, as determined by the organizer.

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should contact their local organizer.
  • Information in this document is specific to Japan; Trials held outside Japan may have different entry fees, etc. For information regarding tournaments outside Japan, please contact the local organizer.

Last Update: 2009-03-06

Note: The date for the Nagano trial has changed.

DateLocationVenueRegistrationTournament OrganizerEmail or Website
2009-03-08Hokkaido, Sapporo-shiChieria9:30-10:00Mitsunori MakinoEmail
2009-03-22Miyagi-ken, Sendai-shiTsutsuji-ga-oka Shi-min Center9:30-10:30Toshiyuki SeinoEmail
2009-02-22Chiba-ken, Chiba-shiChiba Shi-min Kaikan9:30-10:20Takeshi MiyasakaEmail
2009-04-11Chiba-ken, Chiba-shiChiba Shi-min Kaikan9:30-10:20Takeshi MiyasakaEmail
2009-03-08Saitama-ken, Kawagoe-shiKawagoe Fukushi Center9:20-10:00Kazuhiro WakatsukiEmail
2009-02-21Tokyo-to, Itabashi-kuItabashi Ku-ritsu Green Hall10:00-10:20Naoaki UmesakiEmail
2009-04-12Tokyo-to, Itabashi-kuItabashi Ku-ritsu Green Hall10:00-10:20Naoaki UmesakiEmail
2009-03-22Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shiNishi Koukaidou9:30-10:30Tomoya NakajimaEmail
2009-04-04Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shiNishi Koukaidou9:30-10:30Tomoya NakajimaEmail
2009-03-20Nagano-ken, Nagano-shiMonzen Plaza10:10-10:30Jun YanagisawaEmail
2009-02-15Aich-ken, Nagoya-shiNagoya Kouwan Kaikan9:10-10:30Yuu KanazawaEmail
2009-04-05Aich-ken, Nagoya-shiNagoya Kouwan Kaikan9:10-10:30Yuu KanazawaEmail
2009-02-15Ishikawa-ken, Kanazawa-shiKanazawa Kageki-za10:00-10:30Kaoru YonemuraEmail
2009-03-08Fukui-ken, Fukui-shiFukui-shi Chiiki Kouryuu Plaza12:30-13:00Kaoru YonemuraEmail
2009-02-15Osaka-fu, Osaka-shiMinato Ku-min Center10:00-10:30Satoshi MiyamotoEmail
2009-03-15Hyogo-ken, Nishinomiya-shiNishinomiya Shi-min Kaikan9:30-10:00Satoshi MiyamotoEmail
2009-03-15Ehime-ken, Matsuyama-shiTable Game Square "Draw"12:20-12:50Shin'ichirou TachibanaEmail
2009-04-12Hiroshima-ken, Fukuyama-shiFukuyama Shi-min Sankaku Center9:20-9:50Shin'ichirou TachibanaEmail
2009-03-14Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shiJounan Shi-min Center9:50-10:20Makoto OobayashiEmail
2009-04-11Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shiSawara Shi-min Center9:50-10:20Makoto OobayashiEmail
2009-04-12Hokkaido, Muroran-shiNakajima Kaikan10:00-10:30Yuusuke MiwaEmail
2009-04-12Osaka-fu, Osaka-shiKita Ku-min Center10:00-10:30Satoshi MiyamotoEmail

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