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Pro Tour–Kyoto 2009 Qualifiers

Play the Game, See the World

Entry Fee

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

Format

  • Swiss Rounds: Sealed Deck, Top 8: Booster Draft
  • Sealed Deck Product: 1 Shards of Alara tournament pack 2 Shards of Alara boosters per player
  • Booster Draft Product: 3 Shards of Alara booster packs per player
  • Deck lists are required
  • If product is not stamped or pre-registered, deck registration and deck swap will be performed for the Swiss Sealed Deck.

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
    AttendanceNumber of
    Swiss rounds
    17 - 325
    33 - 646
    65 - 1287
    129 - 2268
    227 - 4109
    411 or higher10

Advancement

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

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting.
  • The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • 32K, REL: Competitive
  • 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 must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Invitations, Eligibility, and Prize Money

Players already holding an invitation to Pro Tour Kyoto are prohibited from participating in any Pro Tour–Kyoto Qualifiers, with the exception of Grand Prix tournaments. Players may have earned invitations through performance at a previous Pro Tour, Players 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 professional tournament).

Prizes

  • Invitations to Pro Tour–Kyoto (exact number of invitations determined by tournament location)
  • Product prizes to be determined by the organizer
  • Some Qualifiers offer airline travel. See individual schedules for details.

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should call their local contact phone number.
  • Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Wizards of the Coast, Inc., the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, DCI players’ organization, Qualifier tournaments, the Magic World Championships, National Championships, State/Provincial Championships, or Regionals should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or visit http://wizards.custhelp.com.
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