Grand Prix–Kobe 2011 Trials

Grand Prix—Kobe Trials will be run throughout Japan in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix—Kobe.

Entry Fee

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

Format

  • The format for all Grand Prix—Kobe 2010 Trial tournaments is Extended 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:
Attendance No. of Rounds
8 3, single-elimination
9 - 16 4, Sealed – Top 8, Constructed – Top 4
17 - 32 5
33 – 64 6
65 – 128 7
129 – 226 8
227 – 409 9
410 or higher 1

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.

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 Trial tournaments 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—Kobe 2011 is offered at each Trial, based on attendance:
Attendance   3-Round Byes Awarded
8 – 32   1
33 – 64   2
65 – 128   4
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.
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