Pro Tour-San Diego 07 Qualifiers

Posted in Feature on February 21, 2007

By Wizards of the Coast

Entry Fee

The entry fee for all Pro Tour—San Diego Qualifier tournaments in Japan is ¥7,000.



  • The format for all Pro Tour—San Diego Qualifiers tournaments is Two-Headed Giant Limited (Sealed Deck + Booster Draft playoffs). For information on this format, please refer to the DCI™ Universal Tournament Rule and Magic Floor Rules documents on the DCI Document Center.
  • Events prior to May 4, 2007 will use 1 Time Spiral tournament pack, 1 Time Spiralbooster pack, and 3 Planar Chaosbooster packs per team for the Sealed Deck portion of the tournament, and 4 Time Spiralboosters and 2 Planar Chaos booster packs per team for the Booster Draft portion of the tournament.
  • Events on or after May 4, 2007 will use 1 Time Spiraltournament pack, 2 Planar Chaos booster packs, and 2 Future Sight booster packs per team for the Sealed Deck portion of the tournament, and 2 Time Spiral booster packs, 2 Planar Chaos booster packs, and 2 Future Sight booster packs per team for the Booster Draft portion of the tournament.
  • Deck lists are required.
  • If product is not stamped or preregistered, deck registration and deck swap will be performed for the Swiss Sealed Deck.

Tournament Structure


  • The structure for all Pro Tour—San Diego Qualifier tournaments will be modified Swiss-style, with the Top 4 teams playing in a single-elimination round for prizes and invitations.
  • Each round in the Swiss portion of the tournament will be 60 minutes.
  • The number of Swiss rounds will be determined based on attendance according to the following chart:
Attendance (Teams) Number of Rounds
5 – 8 4
9 – 16 5
17 – 32 6
33 – 64 7
65 – 128 8
129 – 226 9
227 – 409 10
410 or higher 11



  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the Top 4 single-elimination finals.

Top 4 Finals


  • All Top 4 matches at Pro Tour—San Diego Qualifier tournaments will be single-game matches.
  • Top 4 matches will have no time limit.
  • The Top 4 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting.
  • The Top 4 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • When necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings.



  • All Pro Tour—San Diego Qualifier tournaments are run at Rules Enforcement Level 3, and are 32K.
  • 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.

Invitations and Eligibility

Players already holding an invitation to Pro Tour—San Diego are prohibited from participating in any Pro Tour—San Diego Qualifier tournaments, with the exception of Grand Prix tournaments. Players may have earned invitations through performance at a previous Pro Tour, Player's Club membership level, winning a previous Qualifier or Grand Prix tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official ratings invitation announcement for the appropriate Pro Tour). Please refer to the Pro Tour-San Diego Fact Sheet for a list of qualified players.



  • The winning team of each Pro Tour—San Diego Qualifier tournament in Japan will receive an invitation to the Pro Tour and a round-trip ticket from his/her closest international airport to San Diego.
  • Product prizes to be determined by the organizer.
  • The Pro Tour—San Diego Qualifiers will also feature a special Amateur prize schedule. The Amateur prizes will be awarded to the highest-finishing amateur teams in addition to any other prizes those teams receive from the main tournament prize schedule . The highest-finishing amateur teams will receive additional booster packs as follows:

Amateur Award Prize Schedule

Finish Prize
1st 24 packs
2nd 16 packs
3rd - 4th 12 packs each

A team is considered to have amateur status as long as all of its members are amateur players. If a player has ever participated in ANY 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.

Registration Information


  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should contact their local organizer.

Last Update: April 3, 2007

Date Location Venue Registration TO Website
2007-05-05 Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu Yodogawa Ku-min Center 10:00-10:30 Satoshi Miyamoto (dandelion @ Website
2007-05-05 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi Kanagawa Koukaidou 9:30-10:00 Tomoya Nakajima (nakajt08 @ Website
2007-05-05 Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi Sawara Shi-min Center 9:50-10:20 Makoto Oobayashi (kyushumtg @ Website
2007-05-06 Tokyo-to, Itabashi-ku Itabashi-ku Green Hall 10:00-10:30 Naoaki Umesaki (ume-nao @ Website
2007-05-12 Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi Chiba Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Takeshi Miyasaka (miyaken @ Website
2007-05-13 Hokkaido, Sapporo-shi Kaderu 2.7 9:30-10:30 Yuusuke Miwa (kuin @ Website
2007-05-19 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi Nagoya Kouwan Kaikan 9:30-10:30 Yuu Kanazawa (dianna @ Website
2007-05-20 Miyagi-ken, Sendai-shi Sensai Fukkou Kinen-kan 9:30-10:00 Yuu Saitou (saitoumu @ Website

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