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Pro Tour–Kyoto 2009 Public Events

General Information:

8-Player Single-Elimination Pick Ups

Format Cost
Booster Draft ¥ 1500
Extended ¥ 500
Standard ¥ 500
Sealed Deck ¥ 2200
These tournaments will be added as requested (subject to players, space and judge availability).
Registration Opens: 9:00
Registration Closes: 20:00
Prizes: Finalists will win 8 boosters for 1st place, and 4 boosters for 2nd place

Prizes

Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Unless otherwise noted, top finishing players will receive current set boosters. Special events with a posted prize (i.e. iPod, "Old Box", Dual Lands, etc) the winner of the special prize will receive only that prize.

Pro Tour Qualifiers

Qualifiers for Pro Tour tournaments award an invitation and a travel award to a specific Pro Tour tournament for the top-finishing competitor. For more information, visit www.wizards.com/protour

Grand Prix Trials

Number of Players Number of 3-Round Byes
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
64 - 128 4
128+ 8

Trials for individual-format Grand Prix tournaments award a three-round bye to a Grand Prix tournament for one or more of the top-finishing competitors. The number of three-round byes awarded will be determined by the number of players in the Trial as shown in the table below. Grand Prix Trial byes no longer pass down. If a player already possesses a three-round bye, finishes high enough to win another bye from a Grand Prix Trial, that bye will not be passed down to the next eligible player. `

Intro Pack Open Dueling

Players are provided a Conflux Intro Pack upon joining. Players are then matched up against others for game play. After 5 games, players receive a Conflux Booster. Cost: ¥ $1300.

Pro Tour-Kyoto Beta Draft

Sponsored by Inside Games – www.inside-games.jp

7 Events in the Friday and Saturday Public Events schedule are designated "BETA" events. The winner of each of those events (the winning team from the 2HG event) is invited to play in the Pro Tour Kyoto BETA Draft on Sunday at 10:00 AM.

Public Events (Thursday – Sunday)

The following applies to all Public Events:

Unless otherwise indicated, all events are run Swiss +1 with no single elimination finals. Prizes are based on standings.

Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Thursday, February 26

Time Cost Description
11:00 ¥ 3000 Last Chance Qualifier – Pro Tour Kyoto – Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
Location: Asny Kyoto
Kyoto-shi, Nakagyou-ku, Marutamachi-doori Nanahon-matsunishi Hairu
Registration: 9:00-9:45
Participation limited to 140 players.

3 Shards of Alara Boosters, 3 Conflux Boosters.
Straight Swiss tournament with no single elimination rounds. One additional Swiss round will be added to determine the final standings.
Top-4 finishers will qualify for Pro Tour Kyoto. Product prizes will begin at 5th place.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Kyoto may not participate

Friday, February 27

Time Cost Description
10:00 ¥ 2500 Pro Tour Qualifier – PT Honolulu 2009 – Extended Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Honolulu 2009 may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour Honolulu 2009 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour Honolulu 2009. *
12:00 ¥ 1000 Standard Constructed
BETA Event
Sponsored byQueen's Domain (stores.ebay.com/Queens-Domain)
The winning player receives a 32gb iPod Touch, 2nd place receives 16gb iPod Touch, 3rd place receives a 1gb iPod Shuffle.
14:00 ¥ 3000 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
BETA Event
3 Shards of Alara Boosters, 3 Conflux Boosters.
Winner receives a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to March 1, 2010.
Winner receives 2 display boxes of current Magic product, 2nd place gets 1 display box of current Magic product
15:00 ¥ 1000 Legacy Constructed
BETA Event
Limited to 128 players
Winner receives choice of a display of Urza's Legacy or Urza's Destiny, second place receives the other.
17:00 ¥ 2500 Super Friday Night Magic – Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
3 Shards of Alara Boosters, 3 Conflux Boosters.
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 February 2009 FNM promo card
Prizes based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, FNM card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates)
12pts receives 8 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 4 Boosters, plus 1 FREE entry into any Public Event at 2009 Pro Tour Kyoto.
9-11pts receives 4 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 2 Boosters.
6-8pts receives 2 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 1 Boosters.

Saturday, February 28

Time Cost Description
10:00 ¥ 2500 Pro Tour Qualifier – PT Austin 2009 – Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Austin 2009 may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour Austin 2009 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour Austin 2009. *
11:00 ¥ 2200 Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
BETA Event
Sponsored byStar City Games (starcitygames.com)
3 Shards of Alara Boosters, 3 Conflux Boosters.
The winning player receives a 32gb iPod Touch, 2nd place receives 16gb iPod Touch, 3rd place receives a 1gb iPod Shuffle.
12:00 ¥ 1000 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Extended Constructed
BETA Event
Winner receives a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to March 1, 2010.
Winner receives 2 display boxes of current Magic product, 2nd place gets 1 display box of current Magic product
14:00 ¥ 4000
per Team
Two-Headed Giant - Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
BETA Event
Limited to 64 teams (128 players)
4 Shards of Alara Boosters, 4 Conflux Boosters per team.
Winning team members each receive a Nintendo DS.
15:00 ¥ 1000 Vintage Constructed
BETA Event
Sponsored byGaming, Etc. (www.gamingetc.com)
Limited to 128 players
Winner receives choice of 2 selected pieces of Power 9, second place receives the other.
17:00 ¥ 3000 Invasion Block Sealed Deck – Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse Sealed Deck
Limited to 64 players
1 Invasion Tournament Pack, 1 Planeshift Booster, 1 Apocalypse Booster.
Swiss Tournament (5 rounds)
Each player with a 5-0 record receives a set of From the Vault: Dragons.
20:00 Free The Magic Game Show with Koichiro Maki
Would you like to win 1000 Rares?
Join your host Koichiro Maki in the feature match area for this fun event involving Magic Trivia! Contestants will be chosen at random from players present. You could win up to 1000 Magic rares!

Sunday, March 1

Time Cost Description
9:00 ¥ 2500 $3,000 USD Draft Challenge– Shards of Alara-Conflux Booster Draft
Limited to 128 players.
2 Shards of Alara and 1 Conflux booster per player (per draft).
Swiss Booster Draft tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination Booster Draft.
2 Booster Drafts will be run during the Swiss rounds.
The winning player receives $1500 USD, 2nd place receives $800 USD, 3rd and 4th each receive $350 USD.
10:00 Invitation Only Pro Tour Kyoto BETA Draft
Sponsored by Inside Gaming (www.inside-games.jp)
Invitation Only! Win invitations to this amazing event by finishing first in any event marked with "BETA" throughout the weekend.
1 Beta, 1 Italian Black-Bordered Revised, and 2 Japanese Portal Three Kingdoms Boosters per player (The 2 P3K Boosters will be combined into one booster).
8-player single-elimination Booster Draft.
Each player "reserves" one card from each booster he opens. Each player keeps one of their "reserved" cards. Winner receives One pocket size PC.
10:00 ¥ 1000 Standard Constructed
The winning player receives an xBox System.
12:00 ¥ 4000
per Team
Two-Headed Giant - Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
4 Shards of Alara Boosters, 4 Conflux Boosters per team.
Winning team members each receive a complete set of Shards of Alara and Conflux foil cards, 2nd place team members each receive a complete set of Shards of Alara and Conflux regular cards
14:00 ¥ 1000 Legacy Constructed
Sponsored by Strike Zone (http://www.strikezoneonline.com)
Limited to 128 players
Winner receives 30 Revised Edition Dual Lands, 2nd place receives 10 Revised Edition Dual Lands.
15:00 ¥ 2200 Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
Limited to 64 players
3 Shards of Alara Boosters, 3 Conflux Boosters.
The winning player receives a foil uncut sheet of Conflux Rares and Mythic Rares

* Travel:

The players eligible to receive a travel award will receive instructions from Wizards of the Coast on whom they must contact and the deadline by which they must arrange their travel awards. Wizards of the Coast will not refund travel made outside this service. Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to award a cash equivalent award in lieu of any travel award in its sole discretion.

All travel itineraries must be from the international airport nearest the player's home and to the host city of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship or event, and must include all the dates of that event. No award will be substituted if member is unable to participate. All other expenses are the responsibility of the member and may include, without limitation, accommodations, ground transportation, taxes, itinerary change fees, passport and visa fees.

This award must be redeemed through member's arrangement of travel itinerary no later than (30) days before departure. Failure to complete travel arrangements as directed by Wizards of the Coast prior to this deadline will result in forfeiture of the award. Every member receiving a travel award must provide to Wizards of the Coast an executed liability release, the appropriate US taxation form (W9 or W8) (or have one on file), current contact information (http://webapp.wizards.com/dcimember/), proof of ID and passport (when required by international destination). In all cases, all such documentation must be provided to Wizards of the Coast, or previously on file, at least thirty (30) days before departure. Failure to timely provide such documentation will result in forfeiture of the award.

As with other awards, the players must attend, compete (though not necessarily on the same team), and be listed as finishing in the applicable tournament for which he or she received the travel award. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in forfeiture of the award.

All taxes are the responsibility of the members, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdictions for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

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