Grand Prix—Okayama 2008 Trials

Posted in Feature on September 9, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Entry Fee

The entry fee for Grand Prix—Okayama Trial tournaments varies by location.


  • The format for all Grand Prix—Okayama Trial tournaments is Sealed Deck with Booster Draft finals. Tournaments held before October 3, 2008 will use 1 Shadowmoor tournament pack and 2 Eventide boosters for the Sealed Deck portion of the Trial, and 2 Shadowmoor booster packs and 1 Eventide booster pack for the Booster Draft. Trials run on October 3, 2008 and later will use Shards of Alara packs for both the Sealed Deck and Booster Draft portions of the event. For information on these formats, please refer to the DCI™ Universal Tournament Rule and Magic Floor Rules documents on the DCI Document Center.
  • Deck lists are required.

Tournament Structure

  • The structure for all non-retail Grand Prix—Okayama 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–Okayama 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:
    Attendance No. of 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.
  • When necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings.

Top 8 Finals

  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
  • All Top 8 matches at Grand Prix—Okayama Trial tournaments will be best 2 of 3.


  • All Grand Prix—Okayama 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—Okayama tournament in Japan will receive an third-round bye at Grand Prix—Okayama (to be held November 22-23, 2008). 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: 2008-10-16

Important Notice: The location for the 10/12 Sapporo Trial has been changed. (08-09-30)

Important Notice: The location for the 11/03 Tokyo Trial has been changed. (08-10-16)

Date Location Venue Registration Tournament Organizer Email or Website
2008-09-13 Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi Chiba Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Takeshi Miyasaka miyaken @
2008-09-21 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi Oosanbashi Hall 9:00-9:30 The DCI  
2008-10-11 Tokyo-to, Itabashi-ku High Life Plaza Itabashi 9:30-10:00 Naoaki Umesaki ume-nao @
2008-10-12 Hokkaido, Sapporo-shi Chieria 9:30-10:00 Mitsunori Makino events @
2008-10-12 Hiroshima-ken, Fukuyama-shi Fukuyama- Shi-min Sankaku Center 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichirou Tachibana Website
2008-10-12 Kochi-ken, Kochi-shi Kochi Ken-min Bunka Hall 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichirou Tachibana Website
2008-10-13 Ehime-ken, Matsuyama-shi Matsuyama Shi-min Kaikan 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichirou Tachibana Website
2008-10-13 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi Okayama Shi-min Kaikan 9:20-9:50 Itaru Tanikawa wiz @
2008-10-13 Kanagawa-ken, Kawasaki-shi Kawasaki-shi Kyouiku Bunka Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Tomoya Nakajima Website
2008-10-19 Miyagi-ken, Sendai-shi Tsutsuji-ga-oka Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Toshiyuki Seino meg-h @
2008-10-19 Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi Chuuou Kaikan 10:00-10:45 Satoshi Miyamoto Website
2008-10-26 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi Nagoya Kouwan Kaikan 9:30-10:30 Yuu Kanazawa dianna @
2008-10-26 Ishikawa-ken, Kanazawa-shi IT Business Plaza Musashi 10:15-11:00 Kaoru Yonemura pao @
2008-11-01 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku Forum 8 9:30-9:55 Yoshiya Shindo Website
2008-11-02 Saitama-ken, Asaka-shi Asaka-shi Sangyou Bunka Center 9:20-10:00 Kazuhiro Wakatsuki kamoya @
2008-11-02 Hiroshima-ken, Mihara-shi Mihara-shi Shi-min Fukushi Kaikan 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichirou Tachibana Website
2008-11-03 Tokyo-to, Itabashi-ku High Life Plaza Itabashi 9:30-10:00 Naoaki Umesaki ume-nao @
2008-11-03 Hyogo-ken, Kobe-shi Nishinomiya Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Satoshi Miyamoto Website
2008-11-03 Kagawa-ken, Marugame-shi Marugame Shi-min Kaikan 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichirou Tachibana Website
2008-11-03 Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi Sawara Shi-min Center 9:20-9:50 Makoto Oobayashi kyushumtg @
2008-11-08 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi Yokohama Nishi Koukaidou 9:30-10:00 Tomoya Nakajima Website
2008-11-09 Nagano-ken, Nagano-shi Monzen-puraza 10:10-10:30 Jun Yanagisawa jylnet @
2008-11-15 Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi Minato Ku-min Center 10:00-10:45 Satoshi Miyamoto Website
2008-11-16 Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi Chiba Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Takeshi Miyasaka miyaken @
2008-11-16 Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi Jounan Shi-min Center 9:20-9:50 Makoto Oobayashi kyushumtg @

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