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Konami Presents: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Pasadena
2019

UPDATED: 11/19/2019

 

 

We are pleased to announce that a "Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series" will take place in Pasadena, CA on November 23-24, 2019!

A Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) is a big, exciting 2-day event that takes place from Saturday to Sunday. Duelists from all over will attend 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 in 2006 or later, Attack of the Giant Card!!, and Regional Qualifier tournaments. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena 2019

  • This will be a two-day tournament using Advanced Constructed Decks in the Swiss format.
  • Best 2 out of 3 Matches
  • Swiss Rounds followed by a Single-Elimination Playoff Top Cut. Rounds are dependent on the total number of Duelists at the time registration closes.
  • Time Limit: 40 Minutes per Swiss Round.

 

DATES AND LOCATION

DATES   CITY ADDRESS

November 23-24, 2019

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena Convention Center
Halls A & B
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

 

 

ENTRY FEES

EVENT

ENTRY FEE

NOTES

YCS Pasadena 2019

$20 USD per Player

Each player will receive 5 Booster Packs of Chaos Impact

Public Events

Various

See Public Event Schedule for details

 

EVENT SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

  DAY START TIME END TIME

Pre-Registration

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

3:00 PM

7:00 PM

Registration

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

YCS Pasadena 2019 - Day 1

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

10:00 AM

-

YCS Pasadena 2019 - Day 2

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

9:00 AM

-

***Schedules are subject to change and may be updated before the event begins.***

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

  • What is the closest airport to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena?
  • What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airports? UPDATE
  • Are there any nearby hotels?

 

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

A: Nearest Airport(s):

Airport Name

Airport Code

City

State

Distance to Venue

Los Angeles International Airport

LAX

Los Angeles

CA

27.3 Miles

Bob Hope Airport

BUR

Burbank

CA

15.8 Miles

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

A:
UBER and LYFT are available for pickup and drop off at both airports.

At Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Ride Share Pickup is located at the Ground Transportation Island across from the Terminal B Entrance.
At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Ride Share Pickup is now available just off of Terminal 1. This is a recent change at LAX to relieve traffic congestion at the Terminals. Outside the Terminal you arrive at, you can find your shuttle pickup point that will take you to the LAX-IT ("LA EXIT") holding area to arrange your pickup with your Ride Share service of Choice or a Taxi. For some Terminals, such as Terminal 1 or Terminal 7, it is a short walk to LAX-IT, and may be more convenient than taking the Shuttle.
More information can be found here.

The list of Taxi services at Bob Hope Airport (BUR) can be found here

At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival level outside of Baggage Claim, details can be found here

Q: Are there any nearby Hotels?

A:

Hotel

Address

Phone

Distance to Venue

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel

303 Cordova St. Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 449-4000

Behind the venue

Hilton Pasadena

168 S. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 577-1000

0.4 Miles to Venue

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/ Old Town

180 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 403-7600

1.0 Miles to Venue

The Westin Pasadena

191 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 792-2727

0.5 Miles to Venue

Hyatt Place Pasadena

399 E. Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 788-9108

0.1 Miles to Venue

 

YCS INFORMATION

  • What happens at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event?
  • What Security information should I know for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena?
  • Will there be coverage of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena?
  • When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena?
  • What are the details for the Charity Tournament at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena? UPDATED!
  • There are Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena?

 

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 in 2006 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: What Security information should I know for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

A:  There will be security personnel and local police onsite at the YCS.

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

Konami Representative: Matthew Weaver
Email: wm.74472@konami.com
Phone: (310) 220-8434

Tournament Organizer: CORE TCG
Email: sales@coretcg.com
Phone: (626) 577-6696

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

A: There will be a live stream of feature matches and Top Cut matches on Saturday, November 23rd, from 10:00 AM PST and Sunday, November 24th, from 9:00 AM PST. The stream will be available on our official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialYuGiOhTCG.

There will also be online coverage of Featured Matches, Standings and other updates at the YCS available here; Event Coverage blog – written articles, Feature Matches, Pairings and Standings

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

A: 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; you can turn in your Deck List when you Pre-Register or no later than 9:30AM Saturday morning. Duelists who Pre-Register and do not turn in their Deck List by 9:30AM Saturday morning will receive a Match loss for the first round 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/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

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 Pasadena?

A: There are two opportunities to register for the Main Event. Duelists can register for the Main Event during Pre-Registration on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM or during Registration on Saturday morning from 8:00 AM – 9:30 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 Duelist Meeting will occur while Duelists are seated for the 1st Round of play, before play begins.

Pre-register and turn in a valid Deck List on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 ONLY to receive one random Yu-Gi-Oh! branded Spell and Trap Dice (while supplies last)

Q: What are the details for the Charity Tournament at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena? UPDATED!

A: at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena, Duelists can compete in an event for Tournament Pack prizes. All it takes to enter is donating a toy for kids in need this holiday season (sealed unwrapped toy valued at $20.00 MSRP), a $20.00 cash donation is also acceptable for entry into the event. For your donation, you'll receive 4 Tournament Packs as Participation Prizing. Duelists will compete in 4 Swiss Rounds using Advanced Constructed Format. Prizes are earned based on your win/loss record in the event. Donations will be picked up by the Pasadena Jaycees after the event.

https://pasadenajaycees.org/what-we-do/community-service/operation-santa/

As an added treat, the Charity event will be played using Ultimate Pegasus Challenge rules!
This means that periodically during your matches you'll hear Pegasus change the rules of the game to suit his whims.

AND! IF 32 DUELISTS REGISTER FOR THE CHARITY EVENT THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL BONUS!

If 32 Duelists register to play in the Charity Tournament, then ALL Duelists who play through ALL 4 ROUNDS of the Charity event will be entered in a drawing and one lucky Duelist will walk away with a rare uncut sheet of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards (final standings do not impact the drawing)!

The winning name will be drawn after the Charity Event at YCS Pasadena so the winner will receive their prize on Sunday November 24th!

Q: There are Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena?

A: At Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Pasadena, there will be ongoing 8 Duelist Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday. Besides the usual variety of Public Events at a YCS, you'll be able to compete for the special Yu-Gi-Oh! day Game Mat and all 8 players will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Field Center. Also, each Duelist who registers for a Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Tournament will receive 3 Booster Packs of Mystic Fighters.

 

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Event Coverage blog – written articles, Feature Matches, Pairings and Standings

 


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