Grand Prix—Kitakyushu 2009 Trials


Entry Fee

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

Format

  • The format for all Grand Prix—Kitakyushu Trial tournaments is Sealed Deck with Booster Draft finals.
    • Tournaments held before October 2, 2009 will use either 6 Magic 2010 Core Set booster packs or 2 booster packs each of Shards of Alara, Conflux, and Alara Reborn for the Sealed Deck portion of the Trial. For the Booster Draft portion of the tournament, if Magic 2010 was used in the Sealed Deck, each player will receive 3 Magic 2010 boosters to draft with; if Alara Block was used in the Sealed Deck, each player will receive 1 booster pack each of Shards of Alara, Conflux, and Alara Reborn. Check with the tournament organizer for information on which format will be used.
    • Trials run on October 2 or later will use 6 Zendikar booster packs for the Sealed Deck potion of the Trial, and 3 booster packs Zendikar for the Booster Draft.
  • Deck lists are required.

Tournament Length

  • Each round in the Swiss portion of the tournament will be 50 minutes.
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • The number of Swiss rounds will be determined based on attendance according to the following chart:

Attendance No. of Rounds
9 – 16 4
17 - 32 5
33 – 64 6
65 – 128 7
129 – 226 8
227 – 410 9
411 or higher 10

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. (If a Trial has exactly 8 players, the tournament shall consist of 3 rounds of single elimination.)

Top 8 Finals

  • Top 8 matches will be played using Booster Draft. Seating for the draft will be determined randomly immediately before the draft begins.
  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • All Grand Prix—Kitakyushu Trials will be run using Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive at 24K.
  • 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.

Prizes

  • The winning player of each Grand Prix—Kitakyushu Trial tournament in Japan will receive an third round bye at Grand Prix—Kitakyushu (to be held October 31-November 1, 2009). If the winner of a Grand Prix—Kitakyushu Trial already has a third round bye, the bye does not pass down. Byes are only usable for the appropriate Grand Prix and cannot be "carried over" to another Grand Prix tournament.
  • 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.
  • Information in this document is specific to Japan; Trials held outside Japan may have different entry fees, etc. For information regarding tournaments outside Japan, please contact the local organizer.
  • This list will be updated regularly as more Trial tournaments are scheduled.

Last Update: 2009-09-21

Location Date Venue Registration Organizer Contact
Okinawa-ken, Nakagami-gun 2009-10-11 ABSOLUTE ZERO 9:20-9:50 Makoto Oobayashi Email
Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi 2009-10-11 Chiba Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Takeshi Miyasaka Email
Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi 2009-10-18 Chiba Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Takeshi Miyasaka Email
Hokkkaido, Sapporo-shi 2009-08-16 Chieria 9:30-10:00 Mitsunori Makino Email
Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi 2009-10-24 Chuuou Shi-min Center 9:20-9:50 Makoto Oobayashi Email
Hiroshima-ken, Fukuyama-shi 2009-09-13 Fukuyama Shi-min Sankaku Center 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichiro Tachibana Email
Hiroshima-ken, Fukuyama-shi 2009-10-18 Fukuyama-shi Seibu Shi-min Center 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichiro Tachibana Email
Tokyo-to, Itabashi-ku 2009-10-12 Itabashi Green Hall 9:30-10:00 Naoaki Umesaki Email
Tokyo-to, Itabashi-ku 2009-10-25 Itabashi Green Hall 9:30-10:00 Naoaki Umesaki Email
Ishikawa-ken, Kanazawa-shi 2009-10-18 Kanzawa Kageki-za 10:30-11:00 Kaoru Yonemura Email
Kanagawa-ken, Kawasaki-shi 2009-10-10 Kawasaki-shi Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Tomoya Nakajima Email
Kanagawa-ken, Kawasaki-shi 2009-10-24 Kawasaki-shi Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan 9:30-10:00 Tomoya Nakajima Email
Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi 2009-10-11 Kita Ku-min Center TBA Satoshi Miyamoto nekoyan.net
Kagawa-ken, Marugame-shi 2009-10-25 Marugame Shi-min Kaikan 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichiro Tachibana Email
Ehime-ken, Matsuyama-shi 2009-10-11 Matsuyama Shi-min Kaikan 9:20-9:50 Shin'ichiro Tachibana Email
Niigata-ken, Sanjou-shi 2009-10-11 Messe Pia 9:10-10:00 Kazuhiro Wakatsuki Email
Hokkkaido, Muroran-shi 2009-10-18 Motowa Nishi Kaikan 10:30-11:00 Yuusuke Miwa Email
Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi 2009-09-06 Nagoya Kowan Kaikan 9:30-10:30 Yu Kanazawa Email
Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi 2009-10-18 Nagoya Kowan Kaikan 9:30-10:30 Yu Kanazawa Email
Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi 2009-10-25 Nishi Ku-min Center 9:30-10:00 Satoshi Miyamoto nekoyan.net
Hyogo-ken, Nishinomiya-shi 2009-08-16 Nishinomiya Shi-min Kaikan 9:30-10:15 Satoshi Miyamoto Website
Nagano-ken, Okaya-shi 2009-10-17 Okaya-shi Meeting Room 10:10-10:30 Jun Yanagisawa Email
Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi 2009-10-18 Sawara Shi-min Center 9:20-9:50 Makoto Oobayashi Email
Miyagi-ken, Sendai-shi 2009-10-18 Tsutsuji-ga-oka Shi-min Center 9:30-10:00 Toshiyuki Seino Email
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