Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament–Taiwan2016


Last Update: 2016/04/20

What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament?

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament (YOT) is a series of 2-day tournaments to be held in the Asia region, where duelists from the Asia region and around the globe can compete for fame, glory and great prizes. These tournaments are a great chance for all players to meet up to duel, trade and also meet up with like-minded friends.

Aside from the main tournament, there are other public events, such as the Asia Premier, and chances to win limited edition accessories. It is a weekend where there is something for all Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans!

Event Details

Date: 30 April / 1 May 2016 (Saturday - Sunday)

Venue:
Taipei Innovation City Convention Center, Level B2
No.223, Sec. 3, Beixin Rd., Xindian Dist.,
New Taipei City 231, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Click here for map of venue
台北矽谷國際會議中心

Format for Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – Taiwan2016

All YOT – Taiwan 2016 (YOTTW 2016) tournaments will be Advanced Constructed format events, using the Forbidden & Limited Cards List that will be effective as of 1 April 2016, where only OCG Japanese, Asia-English or Traditional-Chinese cards can be used in the tournament. The Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament will consist of a number of Swiss-style rounds, followed by a top cut playoffs, as follows:

Up to 256 Duelists:
7 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, followed by Top 64 Single-Elimination on Sunday

Above 256 Duelists:
8 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, followed by Top 64 Single-Elimination on Sunday

YOTTW Main Event

YOTTW will consist of a number of Swiss-style rounds, followed by a top cut playoffs, as follows:

Up to 256 Duelists:
7 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, followed by Top 64 Single-Elimination on Sunday
Above 256 Duelists:
8 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, followed by Top 64 Single-Elimination on Sunday

Main Event Entry Fee:NT $950
Door Gift:3 packs of Gold Pack 2016
Participation Prize:
YOTTW 2016 Duel Field (Limited only to self collection by participants with proof of identity on 30 April)

Game Mat Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – Taiwan 2016 Duel Field


Main Event Prizes

Champion YOTTW 2016 Champion Trophy
* Paid travel and accommodation to attend the next YOT in Asia region
**Asia Championship 2016 participation rights
5 boxes of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
5 boxes of Gold Pack 2016
3 Duelist Set: Ver.マシンギア・トルーパーズ
2nd YOTTW 2016 Finalist Trophy
4 boxes of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
4 boxes of Gold Pack 2016
3 Duelist Set: Ver.マシンギア・トルーパーズ
3rd - 4th YOTTW 2016 Semi-Finalist Trophy
3 boxes of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
3 boxes of Gold Pack 2016
2 Duelist Set: Ver.マシンギア・トルーパーズ
5th - 8th 2 boxes of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
2 boxes of Gold Pack 2016
1 Duelist Set: Ver.マシンギア・トルーパーズ
9th - 16th 1 box of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
1 Duelist Set: Ver.マシンギア・トルーパーズ
17th - 32nd 1 box of Gold Pack 2016
All Top 64 1 pack of YOTTW 2016 Card Sleeves
* Must be used within the next 1 year, and originating flight must be from an Asia region country
** This prize only grants participation rights to the Asia Championship 2016 main event. The winner will have to make his/her own flight and accommodation arrangements, and will not be allowed to participate in any Asia Championship 2016 Qualifiers. If rejected, the prize will be passed on, limited to the top 8 winners.

YOTTW 2016 Asia Premier

Entry Fee: NT $500
Door Gift: 2 packs of Gold Pack 2016
Participation Prize: YOTTW 2016 Card Sleeves(Limited only to self collection by participants with proof of identity on 1 May)
*Asia Premier Pre-Registration will be held at the event site on 30 April. Please look out for announcements by the event staff.

Asia Premier Prizes:

Champion * Paid travel and accommodation to attend the next YOT in Asia region
**Asia Championship 2016 participation rights
4 boxes of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
4 boxes of Gold Pack 2016
2 Duelist Set: Ver.マシンギア・トルーパーズ
2nd 3 boxes of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
3 boxes of Gold Pack 2016
2 Duelist Set: Ver.マシンギア・トルーパーズ
3rd - 4th 2 boxes of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
2 boxes of Gold Pack 2016
1 Duelist Set: Ver.マシンギア・トルーパーズ
5th - 8th 1 box of The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack
1 box of Gold Pack 2016
* Must be used within the next 1 year, and originating flight must be from an Asia region country
** This prize only grants participation rights to the Asia Championship 2016 main event. The winner will have to make his/her own flight and accommodation arrangements, and will not be allowed to participate in any Asia Championship 2016 Qualifiers. If rejected, the prize will be passed on, limited to the top 8 rankers.

Card Sleeves
Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – Taiwan 2016 Card Sleeves


Pre-Registration

Main Event Pre-Registration
Pre-registrants will be able to enter at a discounted registration fee of NT $900 for the YOTTW 2016 Main Event.
Once you are registered, you are officially entered into the tournament and will not need to register again on Saturday, saving you time from queuing up and keeping you fresh for the tournament.
Last chance Regionals will also be held at this venue on 29 April for you to win YOTTW 2016 Card Sleeves and Byes for the main event!

2 Pre-Registration time slots are available. Please note the Pre-Registration details as follows:
Date: 29 April 2016
Time: 11.30am to 4.00pm
Venue: National Taiwan University, 2nd Student Activity Center, room 603, 605 (台大第二活動中心603,605)
Address: No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10617
* Registration for regionals will end at 2pm

Date: 29 April 2016
Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Venue: 玩具e哥
Address: 北門門市, 大同區塔城街10號, 北門站
Contact No: (02)7723-0728 (Only for event day)
* No Regionals will be held at this venue

Asia Premier Pre-Registration
Pre-registrants will be able to enter at a discounted registration fee of NT $450 for the YOTTW 2016 Asia Premier. Pre-Registration will be held at the event venue on 30 April, please look out for announcements.

Preparing for The Event

Be prepared to present your Duelist ID along with your name at registration. If you don't have a Duelist ID, you can register for one here.

Decklist collection will be done during the player meetings. Decklists must be completed with all contents of your deck (Including Main, Side and Extra deck). You can get a Deck List form by downloading it from here.

You should bring any tournament supplies you will need; 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. Calculators can only be used to calculate Life Points but recording must be done using paper and pen.

All cards in your deck (including Main, Side and Extra deck) must use card sleeves. Double layer deck sleeves are allowed, provided the outer layer must be a transparent card sleeve (Without any designs). Players must use the same color protector for their deck and side deck, and must use a different color protector for their extra deck.
(Note: Duelists are only allowed to use Yu-Gi-Oh! Official card sleeves or solid color card sleeves without any designs)

Regionals

The Regionals are a series of swiss format tournaments that are held around the Asia Region countries. Through the Regionals, duelists will get a chance to prepare for the upcoming YOT, and the winners will receive byes in the YOT main event and receive the limited edition sleeves from the upcoming YOT.

Details as follows:
Entry Fee: NT $200
Format: Advanced Constructed, enquire with store for more details


Regional Prizes:

Champion *Free entry to YOTTW 2016 main event (non-transferable)
*2 round bye at YOTTW 2016 main event
1 pack of YOTTW 2016 Card Sleeves (70 pieces)
**Booster packs
2nd *2 round bye at YOTTW main event
1 pack of YOTTW 2016 Card Sleeves (70 pieces)
**Booster Packs
3rd & 4th **Booster Packs
Door Prize 2 Booster Packs
*Byes cannot be accumulated. E.g. If you win champion / 2nd place at 2 different Regionals, you are only allowed to get a 2 round bye during the YOTTW main event. Also, players who won the free entry or byes are still required to register for the main event.
** Prizes listed above are for minimum of 16 and above participants, and are subject to change. Booster packs prizes will be equal to the number of participants divided by 2. Distribution method will be decided by the stores organising the event.


Arrangement for duelists with Byes
1,Duelists can obtain Byes for the YOTTW 2016 Main Event through Regionals.
2,Duelists who have won Byes are still required to register for the tournaments.
3,If you have have received Byes and have already pre-registered, you may choose to report to the YOTTW 2016 Main Event day (30 April) by 12 noon to the judge counter together with your decklist. Participants who report late will receive 1 match lost as penalty.
4,If did not pre-register, you are required to register at the event day itself (30 April) at 9am.

Schedule

Event Name Entry Fee Players Format Time Participation Prize Prizing
YOTTW 2016 (Main Event) Pre-Registration:
$900 (Friday)

Registration:
$950 (On-site)
Unlimited Advanced Constructed

Day 1:
7 Rounds of Swiss
(8 Rounds if more then 256)

Day 2:
Cut to top 64 Single Elimination
Pre-Registration:
Friday
National Taiwan University, room 603, 605
11:30 – 16:00

玩具e哥
18:30 – 20:00

Registration:
Saturday
Taipei Innovation City Convention Center, Level B2
09:00 – 09:45

Start Time:
Saturday
09:45

Sunday
09:00
3 packs of Gold Pack 2016

YOTTW 2016 Duel Field
See above
Asia Premier Pre-Registration:
$450 (Saturday)

Registration:
$500 (Sunday)
Unlimited Advanced Constructed

8 Rounds of Swiss
Registration:
Saturday
Taipei Innovation City Convention Center, Level B2
Timing TBA

Sunday
Taipei Innovation City Convention Center, Level B2
09:30 – 10:30

Start Time:
10:00
2 packs of Gold Pack 2016

YOTTW 2016 Card Sleeves
See above
Public Events (To be announced)

Information for Parents

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.