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Konami Presents: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series
Portland 2019
UPDATED: 8/20/2019

 

 

We are pleased to announce that a "Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series" will take place in Portland, OR on August 24 -25, 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 Portland 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

August 24-25, 2019

Portland, OR

Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center
Expo Exhibit Hall E2
2060 N. Marine Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

 

ENTRY FEES

EVENT

ENTRY FEE

NOTES

YCS Portland 2019

$20 USD per Player

Each player will receive 5 Booster Packs of the most recent core booster

Public Events

Various

See Public Event Schedule for details

 

EVENT SCHEDULE (MAIN EVENT)

  DAY START TIME END TIME

Pre-registration

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

3:00 PM

7:00 PM

Registration

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

8:00 AM

9:45 AM

YCS Portland 2019 - Day 1

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

10:00 AM

-

YCS Portland 2019 - Day 2

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

9:00 AM

-

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

 

VENUE OUTSIDE FOOD POLICY

The Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center has a no outside food policy. They will have concession stands and food vendors available during the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Portland. Please respect their policy and do not bring any outside food or beverage into the building. 

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

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

 

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

A: Nearest Airport(s):


Airport Name

Airport Code

City

State

Distance to Venue

Portland International Airport

PDX

Portland

OR

9.0 miles (22 minutes)

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

A:
UBER and LYFT are available for pickup and drop off at Portland International Airport (PDX)

The list of Taxi, Limousines, Car Rental and Charter services at Portland International Airport (PDX) can be found here:
Taxi, Limo, Car Rental and Charters

There is also the TriMet Rail service that runs from the Portland International Airport to various parts of the city including the Expo Center (about 60 mins from Airport to Expo Center). Fares, schedules and guides can be found here

Q: Are there any nearby Hotels?

A:

Hotel

Address

Phone

Distance to Venue

Courtyard by Marriott

1231 N. Anchor Way
Portland, OR 97217

(503) 735-1818

1.5 Miles to Venue

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1200 N. Anchor Way
Portland, OR 97217

(503) 286-6336

1.3 Miles to Venue

Residence Inn

1250 N. Anchor Way
Portland, OR 97217

(503) 285-9888

1.6 Miles to Venue

Country Inn & Suites

9930 N. Whitaker Rd
Portland, OR 97217

(503) 289-1800

1.4 Miles to Venue

Rodeway Inn

1401 N. Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR 97217

(503) 344-1360

2.0 Miles to Venue

Best Western Inn at the Meadows

1215 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

(503) 286-9600

1.5 Miles to Venue
(Free Shuttle)

 

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 Portland?
  • Will there be coverage of Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Portland?
  • When do I turn in my Deck list for the YCS?
  • When can I register for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Portland?
  • What are the details for the charity tournament at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Portland?
  • Is there a pre-registration incentive/gift for this YCS?

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 2007 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 Portland?

A:

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 Portland?

A: There will 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 Portland?

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.

Q: What are the details for the charity tournament at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Portland?

A: The Charity supported for YCS Portland is P:ear.

Website: https://www.pearmentor.org/

P:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.

To register for the Charity event at YCS Portland, please bring any of the following items as a donation to Public Events on Sunday Aug 18th, 2019 (Registration begins at 11am).

Gift Certificates valued at $20 for any of the following:
Rite Aid
Ace Hardware
Fred Meyers
New Seasons Market
Ross
Blick Art Supplies
Michael's Craft Store
Artichoke Music
Trade Up Music
Guitar Center
Office Depot
Office Max
Powell's Books
Next Adventure
REI

Or, a Cash donation of $20

Q: Is there a pre-registration incentive/gift for this YCS?

A: Pre-register and turn in a valid Deck List on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 ONLY to receive one random Yu-Gi-Oh! branded Spell and Trap Dice (while supplies last).

 

EVENT COVERAGE

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

 


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