Grand Prix–Kobe 2011 Trials

Posted in Feature on January 12, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix—Kobe Trials will be run throughout Japan in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix—Kobe.

Entry Fee

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


  • The format for all Grand Prix—Kobe 2010 Trial tournaments is Extended Constructed.
  • Deck lists are required.

Tournament Length

  • Each round in the Swiss portion of the tournament will be 50 minutes.
  • The number of Swiss rounds will be determined based on attendance according to the following chart:
AttendanceNo. of Rounds
83, single-elimination
9 - 164, Sealed – Top 8, Constructed – Top 4
17 - 325
33 – 646
65 – 1287
129 – 2268
227 – 4099
410 or higher1


  • 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 Finals

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3.
  • Top 8 matches have no time limit.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings.


  • All Grand Prix Trial tournaments will be run using Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive at 24K.
  • All the Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and the Magic: The gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this format document. Rules documents can be found in the DCI Document Center.
  • Players are responsible for bringing their own pen, paper, card sleeves, and appropriate counters.
  • This is a premier Magic tournament. Organizers and judges of a Grand Prix Trial are not permitted to play in the tournament.


  • At least 1 third-round bye at Grand Prix—Kobe 2011 is offered at each Trial, based on attendance:
Attendance 3-Round Byes Awarded
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
65 – 128 4
129+ 8
  • 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.

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