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 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.
- 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:
|Attendance||No. of Rounds|
|9 - 16||4, Sealed – Top 8, Constructed – Top 4|
|17 - 32||5|
|33 – 64||6|
|65 – 128||7|
|129 – 226||8|
|227 – 409||9|
|410 or higher||1|
- 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|
- Additional product prizes may be awarded, as determined by the organizer.
- Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should contact their local organizer.