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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Guatemala – FAQ

UPDATED: 1/28/2015
When:
March 7 - 8, 2015
Where:
Hotel Conquistador
Guatemala City, Guatemala

YCS Information

  • What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?
  • When is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala?
  • Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala?
  • When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala?
  • What time does Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala 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 are the rules for the Top 16 Draft 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 – Guatemala City, Guatemala?

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?
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?
  • What are the rules for 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling?
  • What are the rules for the Battle Pack Sealed Pack Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Battle Pack Draft Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the HERO Strike Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Super Starter – Space Time Showdown Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Geargia Rampage Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?
  • What are the rules for Tag Dueling?
  • 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 Central American country and I win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, do I get to play in the 2015 Central American World Championship Qualifier?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born in 2002 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 is the closest airport to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala?
  • What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?
  • Do I need a visa to enter Guatemala 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?

 


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 2002 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 Guatemala City, Guatemala?

A: 

Pre-Registration

March 6th, 2015

Main Event

March 7th – 8th,2015

Q: Where is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala?

A:

Location:      

Hotel Conquistador
Via 5, 4-68 zona 4
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Phone: +502 2424 4444
http://hotelconquistador.com.gt/en

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

A: At YCS Guatemala City, Guatemala 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, March 6th, you can turn in your Deck list when you Pre-Register or no later than 9:30 AM Saturday March 7th 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 Guatemala City, Guatemala?

A:  There are two opportunities to register for the Main Event. Duelists can register for the Main Event during Pre-Registration on Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM or during Registration on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 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 Guatemala City, Guatemala  start?

A:  March 6th
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM:         Pre-Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala

March 7th
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM:         Registration for Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala
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 Guatemala City, Guatemala - Day 1

March 8th
9:00 AM:                          Start of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala - 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: Ascension Sky Dragon
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy
Paid travel and accommodations to the winner’s 2015 World Championship Qualifier
PlayStation®4 system
Invite to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

2nd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Ascension Sky Dragon
32GB Tablet PC
Invite to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

3rd

Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Card: Ascension Sky Dragon
Xbox One console
Invite to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

4th

Xbox One console
Invite to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

5th-8th

Nintendo 3DS XL
Digital Copy of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival
Invite to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

9th-16th

24 booster packs of the current booster release
Invite to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat

 

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

A: The entry fee for the tournament is Q 160 (Quetzales). With your entry fee, you will receive 4 booster packs ofthe current booster release (Secrets of Eternity).

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, March 6th will receive one of the YCS Token Cards.

Q: Are there any pack prizes apart from the three packs that everyone gets?

A: 9th - 16th place will each receive 24 booster packs of the current set (Secrets of Eternity).  This is the only product prize, outside of the 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 Advanced Format list was updated on January 1st, 2015.   You will need to make sure your Deck matches the correct 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

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A: Players who make the Top Cut will be advancing 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.

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

A: At YCS Guatemala instead of the normal Advanced Constructed Format, we will have the Top 16 Duelists draft their Top 16 decks to compete in Booster Draft format, using Battle Pack 3: Monster League, product will be provided by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. free of charge to the Top 16 players.  Product used for the Top 16 will be in Spanish.

Q: What are the rules for the Top 16 Draft for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A:

  • The 16 Duelists are split into two pods of 8, and then seated in a random order at a table. The following steps occur within each pod.
  • Each Duelist will open three Battle Pack 3 and count the cards face down to ensure there are 5 cards in each pack. If there are more or less than 5 cards in either pack, or there are any damaged cards: the Duelist must call over a Judge to exchange the defective pack for a new pack.
  • Each Duelist will then pick up the cards from those packs and select one card to keep, placing it face down in front of them; and then pass the remaining cards in the pack face down to the Duelist on their left.
  • Duelists should count out the cards face down after each pick to ensure that the appropriate number of cards remain in the packs. Duelists should also count out the cards they receive to ensure the appropriate number of cards are being received.
  • The previous two steps continue until each Duelist has 15 cards in front of them.
  • Each Duelist will open three Battle Pack 3 and count the cards face down to ensure there are 5 cards in each pack. If there are more or less than 5 cards in either pack, or there are any damaged cards: the Duelist must call over a Judge to exchange the defective pack for a new pack.
  • Each Duelist will then pick up the cards from those packs and select one card to keep, placing it face down in front of them; and then pass the remaining cards in the pack face down to the Duelist on their right.
  • The previous step continues until each Duelist has 30 cards in front of them.
  • Each Duelist will then open their last three Battle Pack 3 packs and count the cards face down to ensure there are 5 cards in each pack. If there are more or less than 5 cards in either pack, the Duelist must call over a Judge to exchange the defective pack for a new pack.
  • Each Duelist will then pick up the  cards from those packs and select one card to keep, placing it face down in front of them, and then pass the remaining cards in the pack face-down to the Duelist on their left.
  • Duelists should count out the cards face down after each pick to ensure that the appropriate number of cards remain in the packs. Duelists should also count out the cards they receive to ensure the appropriate number of cards are being received.
  • The previous two steps continue until each Duelist has 45 cards in front of them.
  • The Duelists will then be given 20 minutes to look over their cards, build and sleeve their Main Deck (should they choose to sleeve their Deck, they must do so with tournament-legal sleeves).
  • Duelists then will Duel against their first-round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match.
  • Battle Pack 3: Monster League has special rules for use in tournament play. The special Monster League rule is:
    All monsters are all Types. Whether in your Deck, Extra Deck, hand, Graveyard, field, or banished, all monsters are treated as every monster Type.

    For more information, please go to https://yugiohblog.konami.com/articles/?p=6137.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size (Minimum)

40 non-Extra Deck Cards in Main Deck

Side Deck Size

All non-Extra Deck Cards not in the Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

No Forbidden & Limited Card List is used

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. 

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 2002 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 Guatemala City, Guatemala?

A:

Name: Oscar Cuyan
E-mail: info@madhouse33.com
Phone: 2440-3570 (Guatemala City, Guatemala)

*All phone numbers are from within Guatemala, please check with your local phone service provider if calling from abroad for instructions on how to dial to Guatemala.Country code for Guatemala is (502).



Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?

A:

Saturday, March 7th  


1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2015 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)   

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Battle Pack Sealed Pack Tournament (8-Player flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Battle Pack Draft Tournament (8-Player Flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

HERO Strike Structure Deck Tournament

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Geargia Rampage Structure Deck Tournament
(8-player flights) 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Super Starter – Space Time Showdown Tournament
(8-player flights) 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tag Dueling (8-Team Flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Duelist League (8-Player Flights)

2:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2002 or later)

3:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

Sunday, March 8th


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

2015 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)   

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Battle Pack  Sealed Tournament (8-Player Flights)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Battle Pack Draft Tournament (8-Player Flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

HERO Strike Deck Tournament

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Geargia Rampage Structure Deck Tournament
(8-player flights) 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Super Starter – Space Time Showdown Tournament
(8-player flights) 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Duelist League (8-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 2002 or later)

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 2015 Regional Qualifiers*

Q35.00

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: An invite to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier, Regional Deck Box, and 2015 Regional Game Mat

Battle City Tournament

Q70.00

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*

Q105.00

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!!*

Q70.00

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Pack

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

Battle Pack Sealed Pack Tournament

Q75.00

8

Modified Sealed Pack Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

5 Battle Packs

1st Place: Starfoil Prize Card & Battle Pack Game Board
2nd Place: Starfoil Prize Card

Battle Pack Draft Tournament

Q135.00'

8

Sealed Pack Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

9 Battle Packs

1st Place: Starfoil Prize Card & Battle Pack Game Board
2nd Place: Starfoil Prize Card

Geargia Rampage Structure Deck Tournament

Q70.00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Geargia Rampage Structure Deck

1st Place: Geargia Rampage Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

HERO Strike Structure Deck Tournament

Q100.00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 HERO Strike Structure Deck

1st Place: HERO Strike Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Super Starter – Space Time Showdown Starter Deck Tournament

Q100.00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Super Starter – Space Time Showdown Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Yugi & Kaiba Reloaded Tournament Game Mat or V for Victory Tournament Game Mat

Duelist League

Q16.00

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.

Tag Dueling

Q70.00

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Pack per team

1st Place: Each Team Member will receive a Random Sneak Peek Game Mat

Win-A-Mat

Q35.00

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

YCS Dragon Duel Championship Playoff*

Free

2

Advanced Format – 1 Match

 

1st Place: YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy

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

Dragon Duel

3

3

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

2

2

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Battle City Tournament

2

2

Battle Pack Sealed Pack Tournament 5 Packs

2

2

Battle Pack Draft Tournament

2

2

Structure Deck Tournament

2

2

Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

Tag Dueling

2

2

Win-A-Mat

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: What is a Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are Advanced Format, Constructed events exclusive to Duelists born in 2002 or later. Dragon Duels give a chance to earn an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.
The Dragon Duels at YCS Guatemala City, Guatemala will be Sealed Play using Battle Pack 3: Monster League.  Here are the rules for the Dragon Duel Sealed Play:

  • Each Dragon Duelist is given 9 sealed Battle Packs.
  • The Dragon Duelists then need to open all of the Battle Packs and separate the Xyz monsters from the rest of the cards.
  • The Dragon Duelists will then be given 20 minutes to look over their cards, build and sleeve their 40 card main Deck, should they choose to sleeve their deck, they must do so with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 thru 4 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 (Minimum)

40 non-Xyz Monster Cards in Main Deck

Side Deck Size

All non-XYZ Monster Cards not in the Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Xyz Monster Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

No  Forbidden & Limited Card List is used

There is no entry fee for this Dragon Duel tournament. The Battle Pack participation product is provided at no cost by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

The winner of the Saturday Dragon Duel will not be able to participate in the Sunday Dragon Duel.

The winner from both the Saturday, March 7th Dragon Duel and the Sunday, March 8th Dragon Duel will compete for the title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion and a YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy using their own Advanced, Constructed Decks.

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 2002 or later.

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

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ, or their guardian, must fill out a copy the 2015 WCQ Invite Form prior to receiving their prizes.  A valid e-mail address must be provided for either the Duelist or the guardian.

Q: What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?

A: Top ranked Duelists (based on attendance) in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive an invite to 2015 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier, 2015 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Regional Deck Box.

Invites awarded in the Dragon Duel for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier are based off of attendance.

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, March 7th Dragon Duel and the Sunday, March 8th Dragon Duel will compete for the title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion and a YCS Dragon Duel Champion Trophy using their own Advanced, Constructed Decks.

Q: What is the YCS Dragon Duel Championship?

A: The YCS Dragon Duel Championship is a way to honor our Dragon Duelers who attend each YCS event.  The Dragon Dueler who places 1st on Saturday, will not be able to compete in the Dragon Duel on Sunday.  They do instead get a 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.

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 the Battle Pack Sealed Pack Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated in a random order at a table.
  • Each Duelist is then given 5 sealed Battle Packs.
  • The Duelists then need to open all of the Battle Packs and separate the Extra Deck cards from the rest of the cards.
  • The Duelists will then be given 20 minutes to look over their cards, build and sleeve their 20 card main Deck, should they choose to sleeve their deck, they must do so with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 thru 4 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 (Minimum)

20 non-Extra Deck Cards in Main Deck

Side Deck Size

All non-Extra Deck Cards not in the Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

No Forbidden & Limited Card List is used

 

Q: What are the rules for the Battle Pack Draft Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated in a random order at a table.
  • Each Duelist will open three Battle Pack 3 and count the cards face down to ensure there are 5 cards in each pack. If there are more or less than 5 cards in either pack, or there are any damaged cards: the Duelist must call over a Judge to exchange the defective pack for a new pack.
  • Each Duelist will then pick up the cards from those packs and select one card to keep, placing it face down in front of them; and then pass the remaining cards in the pack face down to the Duelist on their left.
  • Duelists should count out the cards face down after each pick to ensure that the appropriate number of cards remain in the packs. Duelists should also count out the cards they receive to ensure the appropriate number of cards are being received.
  • The previous two steps continue until each Duelist has 15 cards in front of them.
  • Each Duelist will open three Battle Pack 3 and count the cards face down to ensure there are 5 cards in each pack. If there are more or less than 5 cards in either pack, or there are any damaged cards: the Duelist must call over a Judge to exchange the defective pack for a new pack.
  • Each Duelist will then pick up the cards from those packs and select one card to keep, placing it face down in front of them; and then pass the remaining cards in the pack face down to the Duelist on their right.
  • The previous step continues until each Duelist has 30 cards in front of them.
  • Each Duelist will then open their last three Battle Pack 3 packs and count the cards face down to ensure there are 5 cards in each pack. If there are more or less than 5 cards in either pack, the Duelist must call over a Judge to exchange the defective pack for a new pack.
  • Each Duelist will then pick up the  cards from those packs and select one card to keep, placing it face down in front of them, and then pass the remaining cards in the pack face-down to the Duelist on their left.
  • Duelists should count out the cards face down after each pick to ensure that the appropriate number of cards remain in the packs. Duelists should also count out the cards they receive to ensure the appropriate number of cards are being received.
  • The previous two steps continue until each Duelist has 45 cards in front of them.
  • The Duelists will then be given 20 minutes to look over their cards, build and sleeve their Main Deck (should they choose to sleeve their Deck, they must do so with tournament-legal sleeves).
  • Duelists then will Duel against their first-round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size (Minimum)

40 non-Extra Deck Cards in Main Deck

Side Deck Size

All non-Extra Deck Cards not in the Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

No Forbidden & Limited Card List is used

Q: What are the rules for the HERO Strike Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 sealed HERO Strike Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists then need to open the Structure Deck and will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main 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. 
  • This tournament is Single-Elimination.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All 40 Cards from Structure Deck

Extra Deck Size

All 1 Extra Deck Card

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for the Geargia Rampage Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 sealed Geargia Rampage Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists then need to open the Structure Deck and will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main 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. 
  • This tournament is Single-Elimination.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All 40 Cards from Structure Deck

Extra Deck Size

All 2 Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for the Super Starter – Space Time Showdown Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 sealed Super Starter.
  • The Duelists then need to open the Starter Deck and will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards, build a 40-card minimum Deck, and sleeve their main 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 (Minimum)

40 non-Extra Deck Cards in Main Deck

Side Deck Size

All non-Extra Deck Cards not in the Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

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 are the rules for Tag Dueling?

A: Basic Rules

  • The Match is between two teams; of two Duelists (designated Duelist A and Duelist B).  Teammates are seated next to each other with the team on the opposite side of the table.
    • For a tournament, each Duelist designation (A or B) is chosen at the start of the tournament and never changes.
    • Duelist A is the first name listed on the Team Registration Form. Duelist B is the second name listed on the Team Registration Form.
  • Each Duelist has 5 Monster Card Zones
  • Each Duelist has 5 Spell & Trap Card Zones.
  • Each Duelist has their own Field Spell Card Zone.
  • Each Duelist has their own Deck Zone & Extra Deck Zone.
  • Each Duelist uses their own Deck (2 Decks per team).
  • Each Duelist has their own Graveyard. (Duelists may use their teammate’s Graveyard as if it was their own.)

Examples

Duelist 1A activates Call of the Haunted. He may target a Monster Card in his teammate’s Graveyard.

Duelist 2A has 2 different “Lightsworn” Monsters in his Graveyard. His teammate has 2 “Lightsworn” Monsters that are different than Duelist 2A. Either player (on their turn) is able to Special Summon Judgment Dragon as both players have 4 different “Lightsworn” Monsters.

Duelist 1A has 1 LIGHT Monster in his Graveyard. Duelist 1B has 1 DARK Monster in her Graveyard. Either player (on their turn) may Banish both of the Monsters to Special Summon Chaos Sorcerer.

Duelist 1A has 2 DARK Monsters in her Graveyard. Her teammate also has 2 DARK Monster in his Graveyard. Neither Duelist can Special Summon Dark Armed Dragon as combined, both players have more than 3 DARK Monsters.

  • The Team has a combined Life Point Total of 16,000. (if it reaches zero, the team loses)
  • There can only be 1 Field Spell Card in play at a time, just like a 1-on-1 Duel.
  • Each Duelist has their own Extra Deck.  (Duelists my only summon from their own Extra Deck and not their teammates.)
  • Any member of a team may use any Monster Cards in play on their team’s side of the field for Tribute Summons, Ritual Summons, and Extra Deck Summons (Example: You may use your teammate’s monster for a Tribute Summon). 

Examples

Duelist 1A has a face-up Level 4 Monster on his side of the field. His teammate may use that monster to Xyz Summon Number 39: Utopia.

Duelist 1A has a set Monster on her side of the field. Her teammate may Tribute that monster to Tribute Summon Jinzo.

  • Teammate’s may not activate Spell Speed 1 effects (Ignition Effects, Normal Spell Cards, etc) that are on their teammate’s side of the field.

Examples

Duelist 1A has a face-up Cannon Soldier on his side of the field. His teammate may not activate the effect of Cannon Soldier on his turn.

Duelist 1A has a set Dark Hole on his side of the field. His teammate may not activate Dark Hole on his turn.

  • Teammates may talk, compare hands, and share information freely and with each other.  Teammates must come to an agreement before making plays involving each other’s cards. Any communication must be verbal, in a language both teams can understand and loud enough for the other team to hear.
  • A team loses if the team’s Life Points reach zero or either Duelist on the team cannot draw a card from their Deck when required to.
  • If a Duelist reaches a special win condition (such as Final Countdown or Exodia the Forbidden One), that team wins.
  • Limited Cards are counted per team and not per Duelist. So, for any given Limited Card, each team could include 1 copy in either Duelist Deck, making a total of 1 copy that team can use.

Examples

Duelist 1A has a copy of a Limited card in her Main Deck. Her teammate’s Deck (which includes Main, Side, and Extra Deck) may not contain that card.

  • Semi-Limited Cards are counted per team and per Duelist.  So for any given Semi-Limited Card, each team could include 2 copies in any combination between the team’s Decks (Example: Duelist A can run 2 copies of Mirror Force, but Duelist B cannot run any copies. If Duelist A runs 1 copy of Mirror Force, Duelist B can run a copy as well, for a team maximum of 2 copies).

Examples

Duelist 1A has a copy of a Semi-Limited card in her Side Deck. Her teammate’s Deck (which includes Main, Side, and Extra Deck) may contain one copy of that card, so combined the team is running the maximum of 2 copies.

  • Both Duelists on a team can have up to 3 copies of a card that is not on the Forbidden and Limited list. (Example: Both Duelists on a team may each run 3 copies of Mystic Tomato, for a total of 6 copies amongst the team).

Examples

Duelist 1A has 3 copies of a non-Limited card in his Deck. His teammate’s Deck (which includes Main, Side, and Extra Deck) may also contain 3 copies of that card.

A. Turn Procedure

  • Duelists on the same team sit next to each other, Duelist A sits on the right of Duelist B.  Team 1 is Duelists 1A & 1B and Team 2 is Duelists 2A & 2B.  The turn order starts with Duelists A of the team that is chosen to go first and then alternates between teams.
    • Duelist A from each team will always be the first two Duelists to play.
  • The first Duelist who can make an attack is the Duelist who goes fourth.  (In the example below, Duelist 2B).

Turn order:

  • Team 1 Duelist 1A
  • Team 2 Duelist 2A
  • Team 1 Duelist 1B
  • Team 2 Duelist 2B
  • Team 1 Duelist 1A

*Continue until one team wins

  • Tag Dueling Matches are run in best-of-one Duels format.
  • Tag Dueling rounds are 40 minutes in length.
  • Tag Dueling rounds utilize the Tier 1 End of Match procedures.
    • Turn Duelist will end his/her turn, and each other Duelist will count as the (3) Extra Turns.

B. Attacking

  • The active Duelist can only attack with Attack Position monsters that are in their own 5 Monster Card Zones. Duelists may not attack with their teammate’s monsters.
  • If there is a monster on the opponents’ side of the field (in either Duelist’s Monster Card Zones) then it must be attacked before an attack of their Life Points directly.

C. Additional Rules

  • During a Duelist’s turn, either opponent may activate Spell Speed 2 or higher effects (just as they could in a standard Duel). The teammate may also activate Spell Speed 2 or higher effects (as if it was an opponent’s turn).

Examples

Duelist 1A declares an attack on Duelist 2A’s face-up Monster with his own LIGHT Monster. Any of the 4 Duelists may activate the effect of Honest.

  • When a Duelist activates an effect or performs an action, each other Duelist must be given the opportunity to add an effect to the chain or respond to the action before it is resolved. The order of Duelists who get to decide who responds next is the same as the turn order and all Duelists must pass in order to resolve the chain or resolve the action.

Examples

Duelist 1A activates a Spell Card. The first Duelist who is eligible to add to the chain is Duelist 2A, followed by 1B, followed by 2B, etc. If Duelist 2A chooses not to add any effects to the chain and Duelist 1B adds to the chain (Chain Link 2), Duelist 2B may not activate a Counter Trap Card to counter the effect in Chain Link 1.

  • If multiple trigger effects activate at the same time, the turn Duelist’s effects will be added to the chain first, followed by their teammate’s effects, and finally the opponents’ effects (in an order of their choosing).
  • Card effects that count turns count all appropriate turns.

Examples

Swords of Revealing Light is activated by Duelist 1A of Team 1. Team 2 cannot attack on Duelist 2A’s next turn (1 turn), Duelist 2B’s next turn (2 turns), and Duelist 2A’s turn after that (3 turns). Swords of Revealing Light will be destroyed at the end of that turn, because three opponents’ turns have passed.

Final Countdown counts the turns of each individual player (all 4 Duelists).

D. Card Effects

  • If a card specifically states it affects an “opponent”, and any part of the card’s effect affects your opponent’s hand, Deck, Extra Deck, Graveyard, or Banished Zone, then the Duelist activating the card effect must choose the opponent sitting directly across from them.

Examples

Duelist 1A activates Secret Barrel. Only the cards for the opponent sitting directly across from him will count for its effect.

Duelist 1A activates Smashing Ground. Duelist 2A activates Dark Bribe. Once Dark Bribe resolves, Duelist 1B will draw the card off of the effect of Dark Bribe as Duelist 1B is the one seated directly across from Duelist 2A.

  • If a card affects only your opponent’s side of the field, it affects the entire side, or both opponents.
  • If a card specifically states it affects all Duelists, Monsters, Spells, or Traps, then it affects both Teams (all 4 Duelists.)
  • If a card affects “both Duelists” or “each player,” then the Duelist activating the effect and the opponent sitting directly across from them are affected.

Examples

Duelist 1A has Hand Destruction and two other cards in her hand. Duelist 2A only has one card in hand but Duelist 2B (Duelist seated directly across Duelist 1A) has 2 cards in hand. Duelist 1A can activate Hand Destruction as it only counts the Duelist activating the card and the Duelist sitting directly across from him.

  • If a card references another card that “you control” or “your” hand, Deck, Extra Deck, Graveyard, or Banished Zone, it counts cards in your teammate’s Zones as well as your own. In the same way, cards that reference a card “your opponent controls” count both opponent’s sides of the field.

Examples

Duelist 2A and 1A each have a Monster on their side of the field. Duelist 1B may not Special Summon Cyber Dragon as his teammate controls a monster.

Duelist 1A has a face-up Vanity’s Emptiness. If a card is sent from Duelist 1B’s Deck or side of the field to the Graveyard, Vanity’s Emptiness is destroyed.

Duelist 1A has a face-down Spell/Trap Card. His teammate may not activate the effect of Treeborn Frog that would Special Summon itself from the Graveyard as his teammate controls a Spell/Trap Card.

  • A Duelist can allow their teammate to use monsters in their Monster Card Zones as Tribute Summons, Ritual Summons, Extra Deck Summons, or for other appropriate card effects.
  • Cards Set by a Duelist can be viewed by the teammate, but they must be activated by the Duelist who Set them.
  • “Owner” means the same thing as a standard Duel. The “owner” is the Duelist who’s Deck the card started in
  • If a card effect prevents your opponent from performing an action, it prevents both opponents. If a card prevents you from performing an action, it prevents your teammate as well.

Examples

Duelist 1A has a face-up Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer on his side of the field. Neither Duelist 2A and 2B may Banish cards from their Graveyards.

Duelist 1A activates Reckless Greed. His team will skip its next 2 Draw Phases.

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 Central American country and I win the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, do I get to play in the 2015 Central American World Championship Qualifier?

A: No, you will not. If the winner does not reside in a Central 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 Central American World Championship Qualifier.

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born in 2002 or later) can I play in the regular World Championship Qualifier?

A: Duelists who were born 2002 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 2015 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 are the closest airports to Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Guatemala City, Guatemala?

A:   La Aurora International Airport– Guatemala City, Guatemala

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

A: The best way to leave the airport is via taxi service, the standard fee is about Q50.00 (50 Quetzals which is equivalent to $7.00 USD).

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:               


Hotel Name

Website

Phone Number

Address

ECO HOTEL LOS PROCERES

eco.proceres@yahoo.com

2337-3250

18 calle 3-03 zona 10

HOTEL EVER GREEN

www.evergreenguatemala.com

2337-0822 AL 25
2366-9211

11 avenida 16-27 zona 10

HOTEL CASA SANTA CLARA

www.otelito.com

2339-1811

12 calle 4-51 zona 10

HOTEL CAMINO REAL
( WESTIN CAMINO REAL )

www.hotelcaminoreal.com.gt

2333-3000
2410-5041

14 calle 0-20 zona 10

HOTEL POSADA DE LOS PROCERES

www.posadadelosproceres.com

2363-0744,
2363-0745, 2363-0746

16 calle 2-40 zona 10

HOTEL PRINCESS REFORMA

www.hotelesprincess.com/guatemala

2423-0909

13 calle 7-65 zona 9

HOTEL VILLA MAGNA SUITES
( RADISSON HOTEL & SUITES )

www.radisson.com/hotels/guatemala

2421-5151
EXT. 308, 319, 389

1 avenida 12-46 zona 10

SANTANDER PLAZA

www.santanderplaza.com

2384-9300

15 calle 3-52 zona 10

VICLASA ( VIVA CLARION SUITES )

www.clarionguatemala.com

2421-3333

14 calle 3-08 zona 10

BEST WESTERN HOTEL STOFELLA

www.stofella.com

2410-8600

2 avenida 12-28 zona 10

BILTMORE EXPRESS

www.biltmoreexpress.com.gt

2410-5000

15 calle 0-31 zona 10

CASA VERANDA

www.mercure.com

2411-4100

12 calle 1-24 zona 10

HOTEL CASA BLANCA INN

www.hotelcasablancainn.com

2261-3116,
2261-3129, 5215, 3299

15 calle "c" 7-35 zona 13 Colonia Aurora I

COMFORT HOSTEL

www.comforthostel.com

2367-0754, 2367-0755

17 calle 14-35 zona 10

DOS LUNAS GUEST HOUSE

www.hoteldoslunas.com

2261-4248, 2261-4337

21 calle 10-92 zona 13 Aurora II

HOSTAL AURORA II

hostalaurora2@hotmail.com

2360-7203, 2360-7213

20 calle "a" 9-58 zona 13 Aurora II

HOSTAL LOS VOLCANES

www.hostallosvolcanes.com

2261-3040 2261-3584

16 calle 8-00 zona 13

HOSTAL VILLA TOSCANA

www.hostalvillatoscana.com

2261-2854, 2261-3044

16 calle 8-20 zona 13 Aurora I

HOTEL IXBALANQUE

hotelixbalanque@gmail.com

4313-4233, 4355-8353

13 calle "c" 7-76, zona 13 Colonia Aurora I

MARIANA`S PETIT HOTEL

www.marianaspetithotel.com

2261-4105, 2261-4266

20 calle 10-17 zona 13 Aurora II

PATRICIA´S BED Y BREAKFAST

www.patriciashotel.com

2261-4251 5402-3256

19 calle 10-65 zona 13 Colonia aurora II

ARMADILLO SUITES AEROPUERTO

www.armadillosuites.com

2332-2907, 2331-2132,
2385-4231, 5651-6558

Diagonal 26 6-60 zona 13 Aurora I

HOTEL SAN CARLOS

www.hsancarlos.com

2247-30000

Avenida reforma 7-89 zona 10

HOTEL PRINCESS REFORMA

www.hotelesprincess.com/guatemala

2423-0909

13 calle 7-65 zona 9

BRESCIANI

www.hotelbresciani.com.gt

2382-8787

10 avenida 19-87 zona 10

ARMADILLO SUITES

www.armadillosuites.com

2332-2907, 2331-2132,
2385-4231, 5651-6558

3 avenida 10-21 zona 9

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

A:
U.S. Citizens:
Guatemala offers U.S. and Canadian citizens the ability to enter the country on a visa waiver. U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need visas for stays of 90 days or less in Guatemala. The only requirement for entry into Guatemala as a U.S. or Canadian citizen is a valid U.S. passport. Guatemala does not accept alternate travel documents for entry into the country.

Guatemala participates in the CA-4 border control agreement with El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. A U.S. citizen who enters any of the four countries may travel freely between the countries. The 90-day visa-free period applies to the entire CA-4 region. It is, therefore, necessary to leave the CA-4 region every 90 days if traveling on a visa waiver.

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

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Chile
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

 


Miscellaneous

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

A: If you’re interested in judging at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, please email KDE’s Judge Manager 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 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.

 


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