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Grand Prix - Hiroshima

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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour - Venice Qualifier
January 25-26, 2003


Trial Schedule

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro Tour events.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

The format for Grand Prix - Hiroshima is Extended Constructed format. All DCI™ Constructed rules and Magic® Floor Rules announced on October 1, 2002, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.

  • Friday, January 24: Registration from 15:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday, January 25: Tournament begins at 9:00. The Top 64 players advance to the finals on Sunday.
  • Sunday, January 26: Finals begin at 9:00.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION
Hiroshima Sangyou Kaikan, West Exhibition Hall
12-18 Hijiyama Hon-machi, Miami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken

ACCESS TO HIROSHIMA SANGYOU KAIKAN
2-minute walk from Minami Train Line, Minami-kuyakusho-mae Station

ENTRY FEE
¥ 2,000

TOURNAMENT PREREGISTRATION AND PLAYER CONTACT
Pre-register by January 8 online at www.hobbyjapan.co.jp/magic/event/register/index.html

Contact for Non-Japanese Players
Ron Foster, Japan Territory Manager
Phone: (425) 917-6182
Email: ron.foster@wizards.com

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

Divisions
The main tournament at Grand Prix - Hiroshima is open to Magic players of all ages.

If the player who wins an invitation to Pro Tour – Venice at Grand Prix – Hiroshima has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher. Previous qualification may occur through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid on the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

Tournament Structure
The structure for Grand Prix – Hiroshima is modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds, with the number of rounds determined by the number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to the Sunday finals for prizes and invitations.

Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative through the season or year.)
Byes for Grand Prix - Hiroshima are based on the 2002 Pro Tour Boston professional standings and DCI ratings as of October 23, 2002. Please refer to the Grand Prix - Hiroshima Bye List for details.

HEAD JUDGE
Kazuhiro Wakatsuki (Level 3/Japan)

PRIZE PAYOUT
Grand Prix - Hiroshima features the standard main tournament prize schedule, including the Amateur Award prize schedule. The Amateur prizes will be paid to the highest-finishing amateur players in addition to any winnings those players receive from the main tournament prize schedule. All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

Main Tournament Prize Schedule
FinishPrize
1st$2,400
2nd$1,700
3rd$1,200
4th$1,000
5th-8th$800
9th-16th$500
17th-32nd$250
Total: $17,500
Amateur Division Prize Schedule
FinishPrize
1st$1,500
2nd$1,000
3rd-4th$700
5th-8th$400
9th-16th$250
Total: $7,500


SIDE EVENTS

  • Grand Prix - Hiroshima Trial
  • Pro Tour - Venice Qualifier
  • Legions® Prerelease Tournament
  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings

GRAND PRIX - HIROSHIMA TRIAL TOURNAMENT

  • When: January 24 (Friday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥ 1,000
  • Format: Extended Constructed
  • Registration from 10:30 - 11:00

PRO TOUR - VENICE QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT

  • When: January 26 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥ 2,000
  • Format: Extended Constructed
  • Number of Invitations: 2
  • Registration: Saturday, January 25 from 17:30. NOTE: Participation is limited to 226 players.

LEGIONS PRERELEASE TOURNAMENT

  • When: January 26 (Sunday)
  • Entry Fee: ¥4,000
  • Format: Standard
  • Format: Onslaught Block Sealed Deck (each participant will receive 3 Legions booster packs)

EIGHT-PERSON ON-DEMAND TOURNAMENTS

  • Standard, Extended: ¥ 500
  • Booster Draft: ¥ 1,000
  • Sealed Deck: ¥ 2,000

MAGIC ARTIST SPECIAL GUEST
Daren Bader

TRAVEL INFORMATION

PLAYER ACCOMMODATIONS
NOTE: The following hotels are not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The hotels on this list are taken from guidebooks and provided here for your convenience only.

  • Hiroshima Garden Palace
    1-15 Hikari-machi
    Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi
    Phone: 082-262-1122
    Fax: 082-262-1131
    Rooms from ¥ 6,300

  • Hotel New Hiroden
    14-9 Oosuga-machi
    Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi
    Phone: 082-263-3456
    Fax: 082-263-3784
    Single rooms from ¥ 7,400

  • Ark Hotel Hiroshima
    1-45 Nishiaragami-chou
    Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi
    Phone: 082-263-6363
    Fax: 082-263-6262
    Single rooms from ¥ 6,050

GRAND PRIX - HIROSHIMA AREA MAP

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