Grand Prix–Sendai Trials

Posted in Feature on April 2, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

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

Format

  • The format for all Grand Prix–Sendai 2010 Trial tournaments is Standard 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
    8 – 164
    17 - 325
    33 – 646
    65 – 1287
    129 – 2268
    227 – 4099
    410 or higher10

Advancement

  • 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. (If a Trial has exactly 8 players, the tournament shall consist of 3 rounds of single elimination.)

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.

Notes

  • All Grand Prix–Sendai 2010 Trials 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.

Prizes

  • At least 1 third-round bye at Grand Prix–Sendai 2010 is offered at each Trial, based on attendance:
    Attendance3-Round Byes Awarded
    8 – 321
    33 – 642
    65 – 1284
    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.
  • 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.

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