Grand Prix–Shizuoka Trial List

Posted in Feature on January 7, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Entry Fee

The entry fee for all Grand Prix—Shizuoka Trial tournaments in Japan is ¥1,000.


  • The format for all Grand Prix—Shizuoka Trial tournaments is Standard. For information on this format, please refer to the DCI™ Universal Tournament Rule and Magic Floor Rules documents on the DCI Document Center.
  • The Morningtide™ expansion is not legal for use in the Standard format until February 1, 2008. Trial tournaments held prior to this date will not use the Morningtide™ expansion.
  • Deck lists are required.

Tournament Structure

  • The structure for all Grand Prix—Shizuoka Trial tournaments will be modified Swiss-style, with the Top 8 players playing in a single-elimination round for prizes and invitations. (In the event a Grand Prix–Shizuoka Trial tournament has 16 or fewer players, the Top 4 players will advance to the single-elimination round.)
  • 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:
    AttendanceSwiss 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 round will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8 Finals

  • All Top 8 matches at Grand Prix—Shizuoka Trial tournaments will be best 2 of 3.
  • When necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings.


  • All Grand Prix—Shizuoka tournaments are run at Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive, and are 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—Shizuoka tournament in Japan will receive an third-round bye at Grand Prix—Shizuoka (to be held March 8-9, 2008). If the winner of a Grand Prix—Shizuoka 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: 2008-02-05

Date Location Venue Registration Tournament Organizer Venue Website
2008-02-17 Hokkaido, Sapporo-shi Higashi Ku-min Center 9:30-10:00 Mitsunori Makino (makino @ Website
2008-02-17 Miyagi-ken, Sendai-shi Tsutsuji-ga-oka Shi-min Center 9:30-10:00 Yuu saitou (saitoumu @ Website
2008-02-02 Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi Chiba Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:20 Takeshi Miyasaka (miyaken @ Website
2008-03-01 Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi Chiba Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:20 Takeshi Miyasaka (miyaken @ Website
2008-02-10 Tokyo-to, Hachiouji-shi Hachiouji Rousei Kaikan 10:00-10:30 Naoaki Umesaki (ume-nao @ Website
2008-02-17 Tokyo-to, Itabashi-ku Itabashi Green Hall 10:00-10:30 Naoaki Umesaki (ume-nao @ Website
2008-02-10 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi Yokohama Nishi-koukaidou 9:30-10:30 Tomoya Nakajima (mtg.japan @ Website
2008-03-02 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi Kanagawa Koukaidou 9:30-10:30 Tomoya Nakajima (mtg.japan @ Website
2008-02-09 Nagano-ken, Matsumoto-shi Matsumoto-shi Kinrousha Fukushi Center 10:00-10:30 Jun Yanagisawa (jylnet @ Website
2008-03-02 Nagano-ken, Okaya-shi Okaya-shi Meeting Room 10:00-10:30 Jun Yanagisawa (jylnet @ Website
2008-02-17 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi Nagoya Kouwan Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Yuu Kanazawa (dianna @ Website
2008-02-10 Ishikawa-ken, Kanazawa-shi IT Business Plaza Musashi 10:00-11:00 Kaoru Yonemura (pao @ Website
2008-02-10 Shiga-ken, Kusatsu-shi Kusatsu Shi-ritsu Machizukuri Center 10:00-10:30 Satoshi Miyamoto (events @ Website
2008-03-02 Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi Minato Ku-min Center 10:00-10:30 Satoshi Miyamoto (events @ Website
2008-03-02 Hiroshima-ken, Fukuyama-shi Fukuyama Shi-min Sankaku Center 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichirou Tachibana (tachio @ Website
2008-02-17 Kochi-ken, Kochi-shi Kochi Ken-min Bunka Hall 9:30-9:50 Masayuki Kunimitsu (gga01172 @ Website
2008-03-02 Ehime-ken, Matsuyama-shi Matsuyama Shi-min Kaikan 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichirou Tachibana (tachio @ Website
2008-03-02 Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi Sawara Shi-min Kaikan 9:50-10:20 Makoto Oobayashi (kyushumtg @ Website

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