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Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour–Kobe Qualifier
August 19-20, 2006

Grand Prix–Hiroshima

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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 Ravnica Block Sealed Deck (1 Ravnica: City of Guilds tournament pack, 1 Guildpact booster pack, 1 Dissension booster pack), with Day 2 Coldsnap Booster Draft (3 Coldsnap booster packs). All DCI Limited rules and Magic Floor Rules and all subsequent updates will be enforced. For the latest edition of the DCI and Magic Floor Rules, please refer to the DCI Rules web site.

  • Friday, August 18: Registration from 16:00-20:00. Players who cannot attend registration will be allowed to register on Saturday morning between 08:30 and 09:00 for an additional fee of ¥500.
  • Saturday, August 19: Tournament begins at 09:00. The Top 64 players from Day 1 advance to Day 2. (In the event Grand Prix—Hiroshima has more than 800 players, the Top 128 players from Day 1 will advance to Day 2.)
  • Sunday, August 20: Play begins at 9:00. The Top 8 players from Day 2 will play 3 rounds of single-elimination competition to determine the Grand Prix—Hiroshima champion.

Tournament Location

Hiroshima Industrial Exhibition Center, East Hall
12-18 Hijiyama Hon-chou, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi
http://www.hiwave.or.jp/hikos/kaikan/kaikantop.htm (Japanese)

Access To Hiroshima Industrial Exhibition Center

  • Located 3 minutes on foot from the Minami Kuyakusho station on the municipal rail.
  • 7 minutes by car from Hiroshima station.

Entry Fee

¥ 3,500

Tournament Registration And Player Contact

Registration will be held on site on Friday and Saturday morning.

Contact for Non-Japanese Players
Ron Foster, Japan Organized Play Manager
Phone: +81-3-5326-3102
Email: ron.foster@wizards.com

Tournament

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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix—Hiroshima will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the number of rounds determined by the number of participating players. If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the Top 128 will advance to Day 2. The Top 16 players will receive invitations to Pro Tour—Kobe, scheduled for October 20-22, 2006. In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation does not pass down under any circumstances. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix—Hiroshima will be announced at a later date. If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix—Hiroshima, please contact Ron Foster at ron.foster@wizards.com by June 19.
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    All participants of Grand Prix—Hiroshima will receive a ¥200 discount coupon valid for any on-demand tournament.
    Grand Prix—Hiroshima will feature the standard "main tournament" prize schedule as well as a special "Amateur" prize schedule. The Amateur prized will be paid to the highest-finishing amateur players regardless of their standing in the Grand Prix. All prizes are in U.S. dollars.

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


  • Amateur Status
    A player is considered to have amateur status if he or she has 0 lifetime pro points. If a player has ever been awarded ANY pro points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, may not participate in the Amateur Championship or Junior Super Series tournaments, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.
  • Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)
    Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
    Third-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 3 or higher.
    • Winners of a Grand Prix—Hiroshima Trial tournament.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1.
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.

    Detailed information on byes for Grand Prix—Hiroshima can be viewed here.

Side Events

  • Grand Prix—Hiroshima Trial tournaments
  • Pro Tour—Kobe Qualifier tournament
  • Grand Prix—Yamagata Trial tournament
  • Hiroshima Open Standard tournament
  • U-18 Tournament
  • Eight-person on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings

Grand Prix—Hiroshima Trial Tournaments
When: Friday, August 18
Registration: 12:00-14:30, August 18
Entry Fee: ¥3,000
Format: Ravnica Block Sealed Deck
Trials will be run in flights of 32 players throughout the day during the registration time given above. The winner of each 5-round single-elimination Trial will receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix.

Pro Tour—Kobe Qualifier Tournament
When: Sunday, August 20
Registration: August 19, 17:00 – end of last round
Entry Fee: ¥3,500
Format: Ravnica Block Sealed Deck + Coldsnap Booster Draft Finals
The winner of the Qualifier tournament will receive an invitation and train fare to Pro Tour—Kobe, scheduled for October 20-22. Booster packs will also be awarded to top finishers.

Grand Prix—Yamagata Trial Tournament
When: Sunday, August 20
Registration: August 20, 9:00-9:30
Entry Fee: ¥3,000
Format: Ravnica Block Sealed Deck + Coldsnap Booster Draft Finals
The winner of the Trial tournament will receive a Third-Round bye at Grand Prix—Yamagata, scheduled for November 18-19. Booster packs will also be awarded to top finishers.

Hiroshima Open Standard Tournament
When: Sunday, August 20
Registration: August 20, 10:30-11:00
Entry Fee: ¥1,000
Format: Standard Constructed
The winner of the Open Standard tournament will receive special prizes consisting of local Hiroshima good. Booster packs will also be awarded to top finishers.

U-18 Tournament
When: Sunday, August 20
Registration: August 20, 11:30-12:00
Entry Fee: ¥200
Format: Standard Constructed
Participation in the U-18 Tournament is limited to high school students and younger players. All participants will receive a special promotional version of Sakura-Tribe Elder. The winner will receive a special promotional version of Shard Phoenix. Booster packs will also be awarded to top finishers.

Eight-Person On-Demand Tournaments

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

Special Guest Artist

Brian Snoddy

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.

Hotel New Hiroden
14-9 Oosuga-machi, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Phone: 082-263-3456
Fax: 082-263-3784
Single rooms from ¥7400

Arc Hotel Hiroshima
1-45 Nishiaragami-machi, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Phone: 082-263-6363
Fax: 082-263-6262
Single rooms from ¥6050

Chisan Hotel Hiroshima
10-17 Gin'yama-chou, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Phone: 082-245-1919
Fax: 082-245-2300
Single rooms from ¥6400

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