Grand Prix - Nagoya

Posted in Feature on June 4, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Trial Schedule

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro Tour events.


The format for Grand Prix – Nagoya is Standard Constructed. All DCI Constructed rules and Magic Floor Rules announced on October 1, 2003, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced. .For the latest edition of the DCI and Magic Floor Rules, please refer to the DCI Rules web site.

  • Friday, August 27: Registration from 16:00-20:00. Players who cannot attend registration will be allowed to register on Saturday morning between 08:30 and 09:00 for an additional fee of ¥1000. NOTE: Registration will be held at the 9th floor of Fukiage Hall.
  • Saturday, August 28: Tournament begins at 09:00. The Top 64 players from Day 1 advance to Day 2. (In the event Grand Prix—Nagoya has more than 800 players, the Top 128 players from Day 1 will advance to Day 2.)
  • Sunday, March 21: Play begins at 9:00. The Top 8 players from Day 2 will play 3 rounds of single-elimination competition to determine the Grand Prix – Nagoya champion.

Fukiage Hall (Nagoya Trade & Industry Center)
22-6-3 Fukiage, Chigusa-ku
Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (Japanese only)

5 minutes' walk from Exit No. 5 of Fukiage Station on the Sakura-doori subway line (25 minutes' total from Nagoya Station)

¥ 2,000

Players may pre-register online no later than August 18 (Wednesday) at Hobby Japan's Magic home page. (Note: In order to use Hobby Japan's online registration page, your browser must be capable of displaying Japanese.)

Contact for Non-Japanese Players
Ron Foster, Japan Organized Play Manager
Phone: +81-3-5326-3102


The main tournament at Grand Prix – Nagoya is open to Magic players of all ages.

If a player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour – Columbus at Grand Prix – Nagoya has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

Tournament Format
The format for Grand Prix – Nagoya is Standard Constructed. All DCI Constructed format rules and Magic Floor Rules announced on October 1, 2003, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.

For the latest information on Constructed formats, refer to the 2004 Floor Rules.

Tournament Structure
The structure for Grand Prix – Nagoya is modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to the Sunday finals for prizes and invitations. On Day 2, there will be an additional 6 Swiss rounds of competition to determine the Top 8 players. Should Grand Prix—Nagoya have more than 800 participants, the Top 128 players at the end of the first day will advance to Day 2, where they will compete in an addition 7 rounds of Swiss play to determine the Top 8. The Top 8 players will face off in single elimination play to determine the Grand Prix — Nagoya champion.

Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative through the season or year.)
Byes for Grand Prix – Nagoya are based on the 2004 Pro Tour San Diego professional standings and DCI ratings as of May 19, 2003. Please refer to the Grand Prix Nagoya bye list for details.

Ryou Suzuoki (Level 3/Japan)

Grand Prix – Nagoya will feature the standard main tournament prize schedule as well as a special Amateur prize schedule. The Amateur prizes will be paid to the highest-finishing amateur players in addition to any winnings those players receive from the main tournament prize schedule . All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

Main Tournament Prize Schedule
Place Prize
1 USD 2,400
2 USD 1,700
3 USD 1,200
4 USD 1,000
5 - 8 USD 800
9 - 16 USD 500
17 - 32 USD 250
TOTAL USD 17,500
Amateur Division Prize Schedule
Place Prize
1 USD 1,500
2 USD 1,000
3 - 4 USD 700
5 - 8 USD 400
9 - 16 USD 250

Amateur Status
A player is considered to have amateur status if he or she has 0 lifetime pro points. If a player has ever been awarded ANY pro points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, may not participate in the Amateur Championship or Junior Super Series tournaments, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.


  • Pro Tour – Columbus Qualifier
  • Kinshachi Open Tournament
  • Nagoya Junior Open
  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings


  • When: August 29 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥ 1,000
  • Format: Mirrodin Block Constructed
  • Registration: Saturday, August 28 from 17:00.
  • Prizes: The top two players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour — Columbus. Additionally, the first place player will earn $500 in travel money. Fifth Dawn booster packs will be awarded as additional prizes to the Top 8 as follows: 1st place: 32 packs, 2nd place: 20 packs, 3rd-4th: 15 packs, 5-6th: 8 packs, 7-8th: 5 packs.


  • When: August 29 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥ 1,000
  • Format: Standard Constructed
  • Registration: Registration for the morning Kinshachi Open Tournament will be held from 09:00-09:30. Registration for the afternoon Kinshachi Open Tournament will be held from 12:00-12:30.
  • Prizes: The first place player in each tournament will win 32 booster packs of Fifth Dawn boosters. The runner-up will receive 20 booster packs of Fifth Dawn boosters. The 3rd-4th players will each receive 15 booster packs, the 5-6th players will each receive 8 booster packs, while the 7-8th place players will each receive 5 booster packs. In addition, the top finishers in each tournament will receive local Nagoya specialties as bonus prizes.


  • When: August 29 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥500
  • Format: Standard Constructed
  • Registration: Sunday, March 21 from 09:00-09:30. NOTE: Participation in the Nagoya Junior Open is restricted to players aged 14 or younger.
  • Prizes: The first place player will receive 36 Fifth Dawn booster packs in addition to a special Two-Headed Dragon premium card. The runner-up will receive 18 Fifth Dawn booster packs. The 3rd-8th place players will each receive 6 booster packs. All participants will receive a special Giant Growth premium card.


  • Standard, Extended: ¥ 500
  • Booster Draft: ¥ 1,000
  • Sealed Deck: ¥ 2,000



NOTE: The following hotels are not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The hotels on this list are taken from guidebooks and provided here for your convenience only.

Meitetsu Grand Hotel
1-2-4 Meieki
Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi
Phone: 052-582-2211
Fax: 052-582-2230
Single rooms from ¥9,500

Hotel Asoshia Nagoya Terminal
1-1-2 Meieki
Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi
Phone: 052-561-3751
Fax: 052-581-3236
Single rooms from ¥ 9,500

Hotel Sun Route Nagoya
2-35-24 Meieki
Nakamura-ku, Aichi-ken
Phone: 052-571-2221
Fax: 052-571-2235
Single rooms from ¥ 7,600

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