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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Bogota, Colombia – FAQ
UPDATED: 3/8/17
When:
April 15th - 16th, 2017
Where:
Centro Social de Oficiales
Avenida Boyaca No 142ª - 55, Bogota, Colombia

YCS Information

  • What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?
  • When is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?
  • Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?
  • When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?
  • What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia start?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How do I obtain the YCS Token Card?
  • Are there any pack prizes apart from the four packs that everyone gets?
  • What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have?
  • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
  • How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
  • How will the Top 16 work for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • What will I need to bring to a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament?
  • If I’ve never been to a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series.  Is there anything I should know?
  • Will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have the Bounty Feature?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • What if someone who came with me does not know how to play?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 2 Events)
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 1 Events and Single-Elimination)
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Bogota, Colombia?

Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points at the YCS?
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?
  • What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series start?
  • How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series have?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?
  • What are the rules for 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling?
  • What are the rules for the Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?
  • What is the Generation Duel Tournament and what are the rules?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?

Invitations

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • If I am not from a South American country and I win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, do I get to play in the 2017 South American World Championship Qualifier?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born in 2004 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?
  • How and when will I receive my Invite?
  • Is travel or hotel included with my Invite?
  • Can I bring someone with me if I win the trip?

Card Legality

  • What cards are legal for play?
  • Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?
  • Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

Travel

  • What are the closest airports or bus station to Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?
  • What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport or bus station?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?
  • Do I need a visa to enter Colombia if I am from a different country?

Miscellaneous

  • I want to judge at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, instead of competing as a player – how can I volunteer?
  • Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?
  • Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?
  • I want to vend at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, whom should I contact?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • When will the schedule for other Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments be posted?
  • Can I get a COSSY ID number at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be coverage of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • What items are prohibited at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

YCS Information

Q: What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?

A: These are big, exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes;  earn invites to their World Championship Qualifier;  and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and  hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

In addition to the main Championship Series tournament  there are numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born 2004 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.

Q:When is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?

A: 

Pre-Registration

April 14th, 2017

Main Event

April 15th  - 16th, 2017

Q:Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?

A:

Location:            
Centro Social de Oficiales
Avenida Boyaca No 142ª - 55
Bogota, Colombia
Phone: +57 – 643 9420 Ext 505 - 403
http://www.cesof.gov.co/Web2015/gran-salon-andino

Q: When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?

A: At YCS Bogota, Colombia we will be collecting your Deck list at registration.  This means that you must have a completed Deck list ready to hand in when you register for the YCS.  There will be one exception to this; if you Pre-Register on Friday, April 14th, you can turn in your Deck list when you Pre-Register or no later than 9:30 AM Saturday April 15th  or you will be awarded at least a first round Game Loss and will not be allowed to participate until a legal Deck list has been properly submitted. Once a Deck list has been submitted it can no longer be changed.

You can find a copy of the official Konami Deck list located here:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

There is a very helpful article on our strategy site that will help you fill out your Deck list properly.  Just follow the link here:
http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3534

This Deck list can be downloaded and filled out on your computer and printed out at home for your convenience.    

Q:When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?

A:  There are two opportunities to register for the Main Event. Duelists can register for the Main Event during Pre-Registration on Friday, April 14th from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM or during Registration on Saturday, April 15th from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM. If you choose to pre-register for the event on Friday, you will not need to show up and register on Saturday morning. Simply show up Saturday morning no later than 9:30 AM if you still need to turn in your Deck List, or by 9:45 AM if you have already handed in your Deck List, and your name will already be on the list for the 1st Round. The Player Meeting will occur while players are seated for the 1st Round of play, before play begins.

During Pre-Registration, players who have submitted their Deck List AND pre-registered for the Main Event will receive a YCS Token Card.  This Token Card will only be made available during Pre-Registration at our YCS events; players MUST register the Friday prior to the YCS and submit a complete Deck List during Pre-Registration in order to qualify for this prize.

Q:What time does Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia start?

A:  April 14th
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM:         Pre-Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia

April 15th
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM:         Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM:         Players who Pre-Registered must turn in Deck list
10:00 AM:                        Start of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia - Day 1

April 16th
9:00 AM:                         Start of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia - Day 2

Q:What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A:

Place

Prizes

1st

Ultra Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 39: Utopia Kaiser
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy
Paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s 2017 World Championship Qualifier
VIP Status at the winner’s 2017 World Championship Qualifier
PlayStation®4 PRO 1TB system
Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
20 Ultimate Duelist Series Points

2nd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 39: Utopia Kaiser
PlayStation®4 PRO 1TB system
Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points

3rd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Number 39: Utopia Kaiser
PlayStation®4 PRO 1TB system
Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points

4th

PlayStation®4 PRO 1TB system
Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points

5th-8th

PlayStation®4 500GB system
Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points

9th-16th

24 booster packs of the current booster release
Invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat
10 Ultimate Duelist Series Points

  • If attendance is 513 - 2048 Duelists, Duelists who rank 17th to 32nd will also receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat, 10 UDS Points, and an invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament.

Q:How much does it cost to enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: The entry fee for the tournament is 48,000COP (Colombian Pesos). With your entry fee, you will receive 4 booster packs ofthe current booster release (Raging Tempest).

Cash and Credit Card are the only methods of payment accepted for payment into the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series and all Public Events. Gift Cards, and Checks will not be accepted.

Q:How do I obtain the YCS Token Card?

A: All Duelists who pre-register and turn in their valid Deck list on Friday, April 14th will receive one of the YCS Token Cards.

Q:Are there any pack prizes apart from the four (4) packs that everyone gets?

A: 9th - 16th place will each receive 24 booster packs of the current set (Raging Tempest).  This is the only product prize, outside of the four (4) participation packs, that will be awarded.

Q:What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments are Constructed events, which means each Duelist must bring his or her own Deck in order to compete. Decks must be constructed according to the latest Advanced Format guidelines. (See here for more information: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/#limited_adv). The Forbidden & Limited list changed on August 29th, 2016.  You will need to make sure your Deck matches the current format.

Q:How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have?

A: The total number of Duelists once Registration closes on Saturday morning will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

129 – 256 Duelists

8 Rounds

8 Rounds

None

Top 16

257 – 512 Duelists

9 Rounds

9 Rounds

None

Top 16

513 – 1024 Duelists

10 Rounds

8 Rounds

2 Rounds

Top 32

Q:How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A: If there are 513 or more registered for the YCS, then the Top 128 Duelists or all players with a minimum of 16 Points, whichever number is larger, will advance to Day 2.

Q:How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?

A: If there are 512 or fewer Duelists, the tournament will cut to Top 16 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.  If the Top Cut is 16 players, prizes will be awarded down to 16th place.

If there are 513 - 1024 Duelists, the tournament will cut to Top 32 after all rounds of Swiss are completed.  If the Top Cut is 32 players, prizes will be awarded down to 32nd place.

Q: How will the Top 16 work for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Top 16 Competitors will be using their Advanced Constructed Deck they entered the YCS with to play out the Top 16.

Q:What will I need to bring to a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, along with any tournament supplies you will need;  such as paper and pen to track Life Points, dice or counters if you are using cards which require them, extra sleeves to replace any that become damaged, and so forth.  If you have a COSSY ID number, you should bring your number and barcode. You should bring a form of personal identification with a picture. You’ll also need the entry fee for the tournament, as well as money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q:If I’ve never been to a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, what should I expect?

A: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series are among the biggest of all Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, and attract Duelists of all ages and skill levels.  Many Duelists travel great distances to attend the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over.

There are a lot of things you should do to make sure you are prepared before heading to the tournament.
Read over the list of things you will need for the tournament, and make sure you have everything.
You’ll have a better time at the event if you don’t have too many bulky or heavy possessions to carry around, as it can get crowded there on the floor.  Think ahead while you are planning what to bring with you.

When you get to the event, you will need to register in order to play. You can register on Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you can register on the morning of the event.  If you live in the area or arrive early enough on Friday, you should definitely register then. It will save you a lot of time the following morning.

If you need to register on the day of the event, get there early! Registration will open at 8:00 AM, and there will already be a line of people waiting. You’ll need to be in line by 9:45 AM, or you will not be able to enter the tournament when it begins. We will have to start without you, to make sure the event begins on time – you’ll still be able to play, but you will not be able to enter the tournament until the second round begins and you will start with a Round One Match loss.

To register, you’ll need a Registration form, a form of ID, your COSSY ID if you have one already, and the entry fee for the tournament.  You can get a Registration form at the event, or you can get one to print at home before the tournament by clicking on this link:

http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_RegistrationSheet.pdf

Make sure your Registration form is filled out completely before you reach the registration station. 

You will also need a COSSY ID card – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament. If you don’t already have one, you will be able to get one at the tournament. Look for the COSSY ID station and get a card before you try to register.

If you have a COSSY ID and have lost or forgotten it, you can ask the COSSY ID station to look it up for you. If you’ve played in a previous event, they may be able to retrieve your number. The COSSY ID station is kept separately from the Registration stations, so if you do not have a COSSY ID number or need it looked up, be sure to go to the COSSY ID station before getting in line to register.

Once you have a completed Registration form and a COSSY ID, you can register for the tournament.

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament.  You can get a Deck List form at the event when you register, or you can download one to fill out ahead of time by clicking on this link:

http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.

Make sure your name and COSSY ID are on your Deck List.

Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

For some helpful tips on how to properly complete your Deck List, check out the following article on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Strategy Site.

http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3534

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration. Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

Duelists are responsible for paying attention to information from judges and/or tournament staff in order to understand what is going on. If Duelists have questions about the event either beforehand or while they are there, they should check with the Event Manager.  

Before heading to the event, all Duelists should read over the KDE Tournament Policy and Penalty Guidelines carefully.   These documents tell you what you can and cannot do at an event, and give you a good idea of what to expect.  You may find these Guidelines by clicking the following links. 

Tournament Policy:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Yu-Gi-Oh!%20Tournament%20Policy%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf
Penalty Guidelines:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Penalty%20Guidelines%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Policy:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Yu-Gi-Oh!%20Tournament%20Policy%20v1.4%202013November14.pdf

Remember, there is much more to do at a YCS than just compete in the main tournament.  There are lots of Public Events, vendors buying and selling cards, and other Duelists to trade with. Read over the FAQ carefully, and you’ll be off to a great start.

Q:I will be bringing my children to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series.  Is there anything I should know?

A: If your child was born in 2004 or later, there is a special tournament each day just for this age group, called a Dragon Duel.  You can find more information about Dragon Duels in the Public Events section of this FAQ.

We will have a Parents’ Area available, where parents can relax while their children are occupied in the tournament.  This area is open only to parents and their children. You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or this is their first event.  Please know that the tournament staff cannot be responsible for looking after your children, or their possessions. Always make sure your child has a way to contact you, and is provided with any necessities such as food, drink, or extra money if you do not wish to remain in the tournament area.

When your child is preparing for the event, encourage him or her to leave any bulky or expensive possessions at home. Electronics and large collections of cards are hard to keep track of during a big tournament – your child will have a much easier day without having to worry about these kinds of items.

Trading cards is a big attraction at large tournaments, but if you are concerned about your child trading away valuable cards, talk to him or her before the event and set some guidelines. You can always have your child check with you before making a trade.

Q:Will the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series have the Bounty Feature?

A: Yes! We will be including the Bounty Feature forthe Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. At the start of the tournament, a certain number of Duelists will be selected and tagged with Konami lanyards.  Each lanyard will bear a number, from 1 to 10. Each of these Bounty Duelists will begin the tournament with a stack of booster packs (4 packs per round) allotted to him or her.  So, for a 10-round tournament, the total Bounty on each Duelist would be 40 booster packs.

At the start of each round, 4 packs will be removed from each Bounty Duelist’s total, and placed in their Bounty Pile. If the Bounty Duelist wins, he or she receives 2 of the packs from the Bounty Pile, leaving the rest in the pile. If the Bounty Duelist loses, the opponent claims all of the packs in the Bounty Pile. At the end of each round, both the Bounty Duelist and the opponent must come up to the main stage so the winner can collect the packs.

The longer a Bounty Duelist goes undefeated, the more packs you can win if you beat him or her. If the Bounty Duelist goes undefeated, he or she will keep all the packs in his or her Bounty. Bounty Duelists are not eliminated by a loss. Once you’ve been tagged, you are a Bounty Duelist for as long as you are participating in the event.  The lanyard is yours to keep.

Bounty Duelists are chosen for a variety of reasons – including past performances at events, running an innovative or exciting deck, or maybe for wearing a really eye-catching hat.  Only players who have pre-registered for the tournament will be selected as a Bounty Duelist.If you are chosen, you don’t have to participate if you would rather not join in.

Q:Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: There will not be any meal breaks scheduled into the tournament.

Q:What if someone who came with me does not know how to play?

A: If someone who is attending the YCS that does not know how to play Yu-Gi-Oh!, do not worry.  We will have capable volunteers on site who will be more than happy to teach them how to play.

Q:What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 2 Events)

A: Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, the Duelist should note whose turn it is when time is called, and raise their hands for a judge. The judge should be notified that the Match is ongoing and whose turn it is. The judge may or may not stay to supervise the End of Match procedure, but should ensure that both Duelists understand the following procedure.

Please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures during the Swiss portion of the tournament:

  • Continue until the end of the current turn.
  • If the Duel is not over at the end of the turn, go to “Extra Turns.”
  • Extra Turns = Conduct (5) additional turns starting from the opponent’s turn.
  • If a win condition (a Duelist’s Life Points is reduced to 0 or an instant win condition such as the effect of Exodia the Forbidden One or Final Countdown) occurs within these (5) turns, the Duel ends as normal.
  • If a win condition does NOT occur within these (5) turns, the Duelist who has higher Life Points after the “Extra Turns” (5 turns) wins.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the “Extra Turns” are completed, the Duel is considered a Draw.
    • After the Duel is concluded, the Duelist who has won the most Duels is declared the winner of the Match. If both Duelists now have the same number of Duel wins, the Match is a Draw.
    • If both Duelists won one Duel and the third Duel ends in a Draw, the Match is considered to be a Draw.
    • If time is called before a Duel begins (during Side Decking, before drawing their opening Hands), and both Duelists have won the same number of Duels, the Match is considered to be a Draw.
    • If time is called before a Duel begins (during Side Decking, before drawing their opening Hands), and one Duelist has won more Duels, the Duelist with more wins is declared the winner of the Match.
    • Duelists may not choose to intentionally end a match in a Draw. Intentionally ending a Match in a Draw, or stalling to have a Match end in a Draw, is against tournament policy and could result in a Disqualification.

Match Draws may only occur during the Swiss portion of a tournament and only during End of Match procedures. Duelists may not intentionally end a Match in a Draw. Intentionally ending a Match in a Draw, or stalling to have a Match end in a Draw, is against tournament policy and could result in a Disqualification.

The Swiss rounds of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament and the Dragon Duels will use this End of Match Procedure.

Q:What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 1 Events and Single-Elimination)

A: During Single-Elimination rounds, if Duelists have not completed their matches during their allotted time limit, proceed to End of Match procedures. Please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures during the Single-Elimination portion of the tournament:

  • Continue until the end of the current turn.
  • If the Duel did not end at the end of the turn, go to “Extra Turns.”
    • Extra Turns = Conduct (3) additional turns starting from the opponent’s turn.
  • If a win condition (a Duelist is reduced to 0 Life Points or an instant win condition such as the effect of Exodia the Forbidden One or Final Countdown) occurs within these (3) turns, the Duel ends as normal.
  • If a win condition does NOT occur within these (3) turns, the Duelist who has higher Life Points after the “Extra Turns” wins.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the “Extra Turns” are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game.
    • Life Points are checked after the turn has completed but before the opponent’s turn begins.
    • If a Duelist’s Life Points reach 0 or if a win condition occurs during the turn, normal game play rules apply.
  • Once the winner has been determined for the current Duel, the Match winner is determined.
    • If a Duelist has more wins than his or her opponent, that Duelist wins the Match.
    • If both Duelists have the same number of Duel wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.
      • Neither Duelist may use his or her Side Deck.
      • Duelists must use a random method (die roll, coin flip, etc.) to determine who will go first.
      • The Duel will continue for a total of (4) turns, two turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the (4) turns are up.
      • Once the four turns are completed, Life Point totals are compared and the Duelist with the highest Life Point total wins the Match.
      • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the (4) turns are completed, then play will continue on a turn-by-turn basis, with the Duelist with the most Life Points at the end of a turn being declared the winner of that Game. Please use the same criteria listed above (Step 5).

Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination. There must always be a winner.

The 3 vs 3 Team Duel, Duelist League, and all Single-Elimination Public Events will use this End of Match Procedure.

Q:Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?

A:           
               
Name: Jorge Guevara
E-mail: androarma@hotmail.com
Phone: +57 - 3228215 (Bogota, Colombia)

*All phone numbers are from within Colombia, please check with your local phone service provider if calling from abroad for instructions on how to dial to Colombia.Country code for Colombia is (57).

 


Public Events

Q:Will there be Public Events?

A:

Saturday, April 15th

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2017 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)   

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Structure Deck Tournament

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-player flights) 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (16-player flights)

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2004 or later)

3:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

3:00 PM

Generation Duel Tournament

Sunday, April 16th

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

2017 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)   

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Structure Deck Tournament

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-player flights) 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier (8-Player Flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament (16-player flights)

10:00 AM  

3 vs. 3 Team Tournament

12:00 PM 

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

1:00 PM 

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2004 or later)

2:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

3:45 PM 

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs   

4:00 PM 

Public Event Playoffs

4:30 PM

YCS Dragon Duel Championship Playoff

Registration for ongoing Public Events begins at the event’s start time. Registration for all non-ongoing Public Events begins approximately one hour before the event is scheduled to begin.

Name

Entry Fee**

# of Participants

Format

Participation Prizing

Prizing

16 Player 2017 Regional Qualifiers*

$24,000 COP

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: An invite to the 2017 World Championship Qualifier, Regional Deck Box, and 2017 Regional Game Mat

Battle City Tournament

$24,000 COP

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Battle City Game Mat
2nd – 4th Place: Battle City Token Card

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

$36,000 COP Per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Booster Packs per team member

1st Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares
2nd Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares
3rd/4th Place: Each team member will receive an uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

$24,000 COP

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

Generation Duel Tournament

$24,000 COP

64

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

2 Booster Packs

1st-4th Place: Generation Duel Game Mat that corresponds to the era of the deck played

Structure Deck Tournament

$35,000 COP

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournament

$33,000 COP

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Duelist League

Free

8

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1st Place: 2 Duelist League Rare Cards
2nd – 8th Place: 1 Duelist League Rare Card

Dragon Duel*

Free

Unlimited

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Score Pad

Refer to What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel? Section for prize information.

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

$24,000 COP

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs and 1 UDS Lanyard

1st Place: UDS Qualifier Winner Pin & 20 UDS Points

Win-A-Mat

$12,000 COP

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

$72,000 COP Per team

64 teams

Advanced Format – Swiss, Playoff Top Cut

2 Booster Packs per team member

See prizing table below

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day  Tournament

$24,000 COP

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Game Mat
1st – 8th Place: Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Token

YCS Dragon Duel Championship Playoff*

Free

2

Advanced Format – 1 Match

 

1st Place: YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy & a Super Rare set of the Darklords YCS Prize Cards

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

*Deck Lists are required.

Q:What are the point values for the Public Events?

A:



Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

Generation Duel Tournament

3

3

Dragon Duel

3

3

Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

3

3

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

2

2

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Battle City Tournament

2

2

Starter Deck Tournament

2

2

Structure Deck Tournament

2

2

Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier

2

2

Win-A-Mat

1

1

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded to the following events:


Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Main Event

YCS Dragon Duel Championship

Duelist League

Duelists must be present for the start of the first round of each event for which they register, in order to receive the entry points.  You cannot register in more than one event at a time. If you register for an event while you are still enrolled in a previous event, you will forfeit all Public Event points for all events in which you are simultaneously registered. 

Q:What is a Swiss Round Tournament?

A: Players are paired off based on each player’s win/loss record. Players are not eliminated when they lose a match during Swiss tournaments – instead, they will continue to be paired against players with similar records for all remaining rounds of the event.

Q:What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?

A: Half of the tournament is eliminated after each round – the losing player is out of the tournament, while the winner goes on to the next round. This continues until only one player remains, which is then declared the winner.

Q:How do I earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points at YCS Bogota, Colombia?

A: UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings as YCS Bogota, Colombia:

Tournament

Points Awarded

Participate in Public Event UDS Qualifier

5 UDS Points

Participate in a Dragon Duel

5 UDS Points

Participate in YCS Bogota, Colombia

5 UDS Points

Earn WCQ Invite at Regional or Dragon Duel

10 UDS Points

Earn WCQ Invite at YCS Bogota, Colombia

10 UDS Points

Win Public Event UDS Qualifier

20 UDS Points

Win YCS Bogota, Colombia or Dragon Duel Championship

20 UDS Points

No UDS Points are awarded for the non-UDS Qualifier Public Events held at YCS Bogota, Colombia.

For more information about UDS Points and the Ultimate Duelist Series, visit: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/index.html.

Q:What is a Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are Advanced Format, Constructed events exclusive to Duelists born in 2004 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Entry for a Dragon Duel tournament is Free

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel (Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, etc).

Duelists must be born in 2004 or later.

A minimum of four (4) Duelists is required to run a Dragon Duel tournament.

A Deck List is required for participation into a Dragon Duel. Dragon Duel tournaments are considered to be Tier 2 events.

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ or their guardian must fill out a copy the 2017 WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the guardian.

The winner of the Saturday Dragon Duel will not be able to participate in the Sunday Dragon Duel, but the winner from the Saturday Dragon Duel and the winner from the Sunday Dragon Duel will compete for the Dragon Duel Champion’s title on Sunday at 4:30 PM.

Q:What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?

A: Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a 2017 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Regional Deck Box.

In addition to the prizes listed above, Invites awarded in the Dragon Duel for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier are based off of attendance, with the top ranking Duelists after the final round of Swiss earning an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ.

Number of Dragon Duelers

# of Invites

4 – 8

4 Invites

9 – 16

8 Invites

17 – 32

12 Invites

33 – 64

16 Invites

65 +

20 Invites

Duelists are required to complete and submit a WCQ Invite form on site. Prizes are not awarded until after the WCQ Invite forms have been completed and properly submitted.

The winner from both the Saturday Dragon Duel and the Sunday Dragon Duel will compete for the title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion and a YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy and a Super Rare set of the Darklord YCS Prize Cards.

Q: What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?

A: The YCS Dragon Duel Championship is a way to honor our Dragon Duelists who attend each YCS event.  The Dragon Duelist who places 1st on Saturday, will not be able to compete in the Dragon Duel on Sunday.  They do instead get one (1) free entry into any non-Dragon Duel Public Event on Sunday.  At 4:30 PM on Sunday we will take the 1st place winners of the Dragon Duels on Saturday and Sunday and have them play a best 2-out-of-3 match using the Advanced Constructed Format.  The winner will receive the title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion and receive a YCS Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, and a Super Rare set of the Darklords YCS Prize Cards.  If the Championship Playoff does not occur, the winner of either the Saturday or the Sunday Dragon Duel will become the YCS Dragon Duel Champion and will take home the trophy, but no prize cards will be awarded. 

Q:What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: These are events designed specifically for OTS teams, who attend Premier Level events.  Duelists who regularly play at a specific OTS and have 3 Duelists from the same OTS can register to compete for a plaque and other prizes.

Q:Who is eligible for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: All Team members must be associated as customers at the same OTS and participate in their local tournaments on a regular basis. Team members must be registered as authorized players by their OTS online prior to the event weekend. Please contact your local OTS if interested in being one of their authorized players.

Q:When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A:  There will be a registration period on Sunday of the event from 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM where you can fill out registration forms and turn in Deck lists.

Q:What time does the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series start?

A:           

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM:       Onsite Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series / Teams must turn in Deck list
2:00 PM:                          Start of Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series

Q:How many rounds will the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series have?

A: The total number of Teams will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Teams

Number of
Swiss Rounds

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 8

3 Rounds of Swiss

None

9 – 16

4 Rounds of Swiss

Top 4

17 – 32

5 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

33 – 64

6 Rounds of Swiss

Top 8

Q:How much does it cost to enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: The entry fee for the tournament is the equivalent of 2 Booster Packs per team member (6 booster packs per team) in local currency. With your entry fee, you will receive 2 Booster Packs per team member.

Q:What is the format for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series are Tier 1 events, conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series will play Swiss Rounds, with a Playoff Top Cut, with prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff round played. If eight (8) or less Teams participate in the event, prizes are awarded after the final Round of Swiss.

Duelists will play Single Game Matches, with a team’s Round Results consisting of the combined Match Results for each team member.

Rounds in the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series are 20 minutes long.

Q:What are the rules for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A: Each Team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C. Duelist A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact for administrative purposes. Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form and include the name of the OTS being represented. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

At the start of the Match, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C.  Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc. Wins and losses are calculated by teams as a whole. All members of the team will play one Game. The team with the most Game wins gets the win for the Match.

Q:What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series?

A:

Place

Prizes

1st

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Tournament Series Plaque presented to the OTS
  • 12 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCS branded journal per team member

2nd

  • 9 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member

3rd

  • 6 Booster Packs per team member
  • Uncut 4 x 4 sheet per team member

Q:What are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling event?

A: The 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling event will be Advanced Format Constructed, with Swiss Rounds with no Playoff Cut and will use the Single-Elimination end of match procedure.

Players must use an uncut KDE Registration Form sheet to register for this event (3 Registration Forms per sheet). The top player is automatically Player A, the middle is Player B, and the bottom is Player C.

Player A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact in regards to administrative purposes.

Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

Here are the basic rules:

  • When registering for the tournament, each team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C.
    Team members must keep their team designation throughout the tournament.
  • At the start of the round, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C.  Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc.
  • All members of the team will play a best 2 out of 3 match.
  • The team with the most Match wins gets the win for the round.

Example of play:

Team 1 (Duelist A1, Duelist B1, and Duelist C1) and Team 2 (Duelist A2, Duelist B2, and Duelist C2) play each other in Round 1.

  • Duelist A1 sits across from Duelist A2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist B1 sits across from Duelist B2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist C1 sits across from Duelist C2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.

At the end of the Round, the teams compare Match wins.

  • Duelist A1 won the Match against Duelist A2.
  • Duelist B1 won the Match against Duelist B2.
  • Duelist C1 lost the Match against Duelist C2.

Since Team 1 has 2 Match wins, Team 1 wins the round.

Q:What are the rules for a Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 sealed Starter Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 and 3 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q:What are the rules for a Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 of the same sealed Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck and Extra Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 and 3 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q:What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?

A: The Duelist League is intended for younger Duelists or Duelists that are not familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments.  The Duelist League gives them a chance to experience tournament play without all the pressures found in higher level tournaments.
The Duelist League is an Advanced Format, Constructed event with 3 Rounds of Swiss with no Top Cut. At the end of the rounds of Swiss the Duelist ranked in 1st place will get to choose 2 Duelist League Rare cards from a random assortment.  Then from order of 2nd to 8th place those Duelists will get to choose 1 Duelist League Rare card.

Q:What is the Generation Duel Tournament and what are the rules?

A: The Generation Duel Tournament is a new event where Duelists can play a Deck based off of one of the five different anime series (eras) of Yu-Gi-Oh!.  Each era has its own Forbidden & Limited List.

Please go to this page for the Generation Duel Tournament Forbidden & Limited lists, and more information!
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/generationduel.html

The Generation Duel Tournament is a Modified Advanced Format, Constructed event. The number of Duelists will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

5 – 8 Duelists

3 Rounds

9 – 16 Duelists

4 Rounds

17 – 32 Duelists

5 Rounds

33 – 64 Duelists

6 Rounds

At the end of the rounds of Swiss, Duelists that are ranked 1st through 4th place will receive the Generation Game Mat that corresponds to the era of their Deck.

Q:What is the Public Events playoff?

A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win their very own copy of the coveted YCS Prize Card! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Card to the winner.

Playoff 1: The four Duelists who have accumulated the highest number of Public Event points will play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card. In case of a points total tie, the selection will be made by random drawing from the tied competitors.

Playoff 2:  Four names will be drawn at random from all Public Events entrants over the course of the weekend. These four competitors will then play two rounds of Single-Elimination to determine a winner, who will receive a Super Rare copy of the YCS Prize Card.

 


Invitations

Q:Do I need an invitation to participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: You do not need an invitation to participate. This event is open to all Duelists.

Q:If I am not from a South American country and I win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, do I get to play in the 2017 South American World Championship Qualifier?

A: No, you will not. If the winner does not reside in a South American country, he or she will win a trip to his or her own World Championship Qualifier event. He or she will not be eligible to compete in the South American World Championship Qualifier.

You can earn a WCQ invite through Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, OTS Championships, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Tournaments in any country within North America, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania, but you can only compete in the World Championship Qualifier held for your Region and only for the Regions listed here.

Examples

If a Duelist from Chile qualifies in the United States, he or she will still play in the South American World Championship Qualifier.

If a Duelist who resides outside of North America, Latin America, Europe, or Oceania travels to an event in North America, Latin America, Europe, or Oceania, that Duelist is not eligible to earn an invite.

If you qualify in an event outside of your country, the invite will be awarded to the WCQ event in which your region would normally qualify for (North America, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania only).

Q:If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born in 2004 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?

A: Duelists who were born 2004 or later may choose to play in the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier or the World Championship Qualifier that is held for all ages in their Region. They may not participate in both events.

Q:How and when will I receive my Invite?

A: A list of Duelists who have earned invites to a World Championship Qualifier is posted online. You can find the list here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html

A list of Duelists who have earned invites to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier is posted online. You can find the list here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html

  • You will not receive an invite or certificate in the mail.
  • You will not receive an invite or certificate via e-mail.
  • You will not be required to present any kind of certificate in order to enter a World Championship Qualifier.
  • Your name and information will be added to the Invite List, and that is proof that you qualified.
  • Information about your World Championship Qualifier will likewise be posted online – it will not be mailed or sent to you. Duelists are responsible to verify that their name appears on the appropriate Invite List, and to access posted information about their World Championship Qualifier by checking the http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html page for updates.

If you have a question about your invite status, you can email la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. Please provide your full name, COSSY ID number, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

Remember that Invite status information isn’t automatically or instantly updated, so you should allow some time for results to be posted from your tournament – it can take several weeks for the data to be entered into the system, and posted online. 

Q:Is travel or hotel included with my Invite?

A: Only the winner of each Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament will receive paid travel and accommodations for their 2017 World Championship Qualifier tournament. Invites earned in any other way do not include travel or accommodations.

Q:Can I bring someone with me if I win the trip?

A: If you are 17 or younger at the time of travel, you will also receive travel and accommodations for a parent or guardian.  If you are 18 or older, you will win travel and accommodation for yourself only.

 


Card Legality

Q:What cards are legal for play?

A: Please check the “Products” page online at http://www.yugioh‐card.com/en/products/ for at the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME product releases, prior to preparing your Deck for the event.

Also check this link for the current legality of all promotional cards http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/cardlegality.html.

Q:Can I use OCG cards (cards printed for use in Japan and other Asian territories) in my Deck?

A: No, cards printed for Asian markets are not legal for play in TCG tournaments, even if you have a translation available.

Q:Can I use foreign language cards in my Deck?

A: You may use foreign-language copies of legal-for-play cards printed for the TCG market, as long as you can show an official translation of the card when asked to do so by an opponent or tournament official. Translations do not have to be a local language version of the card.  An official translation written down or printed is acceptable.  If you want to use a local language version of the card as your translation, you must keep that card outside of your Deck box. For English or Spanish language cards, you are not required to have an official translation.

 


Travel

Q:What is the closest airport to Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota, Colombia?

A: El Dorado International Airport– Bogota, Colombia – Bogota, Colombia.

Q:What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport or bus station?

A:
Regulated taxis. You first have to search for a stand where you will have to point out your destination and then they will print out a ticket indicating the price you will have to pay, this stand is located right after exiting customs to your right hand side. Then, pick up a taxi from the line and explain to the driver your destination. At the end of the journey you will have to pay ONLY what is printed out in the ticket. The typical price will range from COP20,000 up to COP35,000.

Taxi fare to the venue will cost around $39,000 COP (13USD).

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:


Hotel Name

Website

Phone Number

Address

Círculo de Suboficiales de las Fuerzas Militares

http://www.circulodesuboficiales.com

(571)  593 99 00

Calle 138 # 55-38

El Niza Norte Bed & Breakfast

http://www.nizanorte.com

(571) 7512626

Calle 127D # 71-25,

Hotel Calleja Suites

http://www.hotelcallejasuites.com

(571) 6485277

Carrera 21 127-68

Hotel Casa Gaia

http://www.gaiacasaboutique.com

(571) 602 4481

Calle 121 No. 7a- 66 Usaquén

El Hostal Campobello

www.campobello.hostel.com

(571 ) 2570489

Cra 45a # 104a - 13

El Hostal Bogotá Real

http://www.hostalbogotareal.com

(571) 6348094

Calle 103 B # 46-05

Hotel Casa La Riviera

http://hotelcasalariviera.com

(571) 620 5670

Calle 103 #11B-26

Casa Hostal Norte

http://www.casahostalnorte.com

(57 1) 2267439

Carrera 64 No 103C - 43

Q:Do I need a visa to enter Colombia if I am from a different country?

A:

The following countries DO NOT need a visa to enter Colombia, only a valid passport is required.  Please note, if your country of citizenship is not listed below, please contact your local Colombian consulate or embassy for further details.

  • European Union / EFTA
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Micronesia
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • SMOM
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Suriname
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

Please contact your local Consulate of Colombia for details and visa requirements for the most up to date information.

 


Miscellaneous

Q:I want to judge at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, instead of competing as a player – how do I request to participate?

A: If you’re interested in judging at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, please email KDE at us-judgesupport@konami.com.  We are always on the lookout for judges – please provide your full name, contact information including email and phone number, and a description of your previous judging experience. You can also request to be added to the KDE Judge Roster, which will enable you to receive additional information and updates about the Judge Program.  YCS Event Managers are not responsible for organizing the judge staff, so you will need to contact KDE directly if you want to judge.

Potential judges currently need to hold Konami certification in order to judge, all potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test and be enrolled in the Konami judge program, in order to better prepare themselves for these prestigious events. You can find information about the test, and a link to take it, here:  http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/judges/index.html

Q:Will there be vendors on site so I can buy single cards and supplies and sell my cards?

A: There will be a number of vendors present, selling single cards, sealed product, and card supplies such as sleeves and deck boxes.  Vendors will also be buying cards on site.

Q:Can I buy and sell from other people at the event?

A: Duelists are not allowed to buy or sell from one another at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venues. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

Q:I want to vend at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, who should I contact?

A: Vending space is available free of charge at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venues, but is only available to Official Tournament Stores in good standing. Vendors must meet certain requirements and agree to abide by set guidelines. Interested vendors should email la-opsupport@konami.com with the header “Request to Vend at [name and location of event].”  Vendors will be required to complete and submit an application for each event at which they wish to vend.   Keep in mind that KDE handles the applications for vending at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events, and not the Event Manager.

Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events.  Attendees who conduct cash transactions, such as selling of cards or product, to anyone other than an approved vendor at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.

Anyone buying and/or selling as an unauthorized vendor at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venue may also risk incurring penalties, including but not limited to, being disqualified and removed from the event, suspensions from Konami Organized Play, and suspension as an Official Tournament Store.

Q:Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?

A: There will be many options at the venue and within walking distance of the venue.  

Q:When will the schedule for other Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments be posted?

A: For updated information on this event and other events as they become finalized, keep checking www.yugioh-card.com/en/events . There is no set time frame for these announcements; they will be made as the information becomes available.

Q:Can I get a COSSY ID number at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?

A: If you do not have a COSSY ID number, you can get one at the event.

Q:Will there be coverage of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: There will be blog-type online coverage of this event at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.  Even if you’re unable to make it to the event, you can still be part of the action as the coverage page is updated with content from the tournament site.

Q:What items are prohibited at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A: Attendees may not bring any items into the tournament venue that are prohibited by law in their area (local, state, or federal). In addition, unlawful items/transactions, weapons of any kind, and substance drugs which may be legal on a local, state, and/or federal level, are not allowed at Sanctioned/Official events. Attendees who bring any such items to a tournament venue will incur penalties, including Disqualification and removal from the event, and risk suspension from KDE Organized Play.

The use of electronic and/or vapor cigarettes are not permitted on the tournament floor at any Sanctioned/Official events, or in areas designated for tournament attendees.


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