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Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 – FAQ
UPDATED: 10/10/2019
When:
October 19th - 20th, 2019
Where:
Sheraton Grand Panama
Via Israel y Calle 77
San Francisco, Panama City, Panama

Are You The Ultimate Duelist?

It’s time to find out – the Ultimate Duelist Series will test your worth against all other contenders.  Earn Ultimate Duelist Series Points so you can take your place in the Ultimate Duelist Invitational, where only one Duelist will emerge as the Ultimate Duelist!


UDS Invitational Information

  • What happens at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational event?
  • When is the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • Where is the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • When do I turn in my Deck list for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • When can I register for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • What time does Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 start?
  • What are the prizes for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • Tell me more about the Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt!
  • Are there any participation prizes?
  • How much does it cost to enter the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • Are there any pack prizes?
  • What is the format for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • How many rounds will the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 have?
  • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
  • How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
  • What will I need to bring to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitation - Central America 2019?
  • If I've never been to an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational tournament, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019.  Is there anything I should know?
  • 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?

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 are the prizes for the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
  • What is the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
  • What is the Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?
  • What are the rules for the Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for a Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What are the Rules for the Charity Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Speed Duel Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Speed Duel Constructed Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Duel Links Tournament?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?

UDS Points and the UDS Invitational

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • What are UDS Points?
  • How do I earn UDS Points?
  • How many UDS Points do I need to earn in order to enter the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • Are UDS Points transferable?
  • Do UDS Points expire?
  • Am I able to redeem my UDS Points for anything else besides entry into the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?
  • If I am not from North or Latin America, can I compete in the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • If I am from North or Latin America, can I compete in Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational in both North and Latin America?
  • How and when will I receive my UDS Points?
  • I do not have enough UDS Points to participate. Will I be able to earn any UDS Points on site before the start of the event?
  • Is travel or hotel included with the Invitational?
  • 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 Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • What's the best way to get to the tournament from the airports?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?
  • Do I need a visa to enter Panama if I am from a different country?

Miscellaneous

  • I want to judge at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, instead of competing as a player – how can I apply?
  • 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 an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, whom should I contact?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • When will the schedule for other Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational tournaments be posted?
  • Can I get a CARD GAME ID number at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • Will there be coverage of the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
  • What items are prohibited at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?

 


Q: What happens at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational event?
A: The Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Invitational is a tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points. They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

In addition to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, there are numerous Public Events that are open to all Duelists, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2006 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments.  Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational weekend.

Q: When is the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Central America 2019?

A:

UDS Invitational Day 1

October 19th, 2019

UDS Invitational Day 2

October 20th, 2019

Q: Where is the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Central America 2019?
A:           
Sheraton Grand Panama
Via Israel y Calle 77
San Francisco, Panama City, Panama      
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ptysi-sheraton-grand-panama/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Q: When do I turn in my Deck list for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: At the UDS Invitational 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 event.  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:
https://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.    

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

Q: When can I register for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A:  Duelists can register for the UDS Invitational - Central America 2019 on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM. The Player Meeting will occur while players are seated for the 1st Round of play, before play begins.

If you are not in line to register by 9:45 AM, you will be enrolled in the tournament with a Round 1 loss, in order to ensure that the event begins on time.

Q: What time does the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Central America 2019 start?
A:    October 19th
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM:        Registration for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019
10:00 AM:                       Start of Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 - Day 1

October 20th
10:00 AM:                       Start of Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 - Day 2

Q: What are the prizes for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A:

Place

Prizes

1st

Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt

YCS Super Rare Prize Card – Ascension Sky Dragon
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Winner Pin
100 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

2nd

YCS Super Rare Prize Card – Ascension Sky Dragon
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin
50 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

3rd-4th

YCS Super Rare Prize Card – Ascension Sky Dragon
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin
30 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

5th -8th

YCS Super Rare Prize Card – Ascension Sky Dragon
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Game Mat
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Pin
20 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

All Day 2

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Day 2 Medal for Lanyard
20 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

Redemption Tier –
100 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
10 UDS points (awarded for next Season)

Redemption Tier –
150 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal for Lanyard
10 UDS points (awarded for next Season)

Redemption Tier –
200 UDS Points

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal for Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Field Center Card
1st round BYE
10 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)

**In addition to the prizes listed above, the 1st place winner will receive complementary travel and accommodations to the next UDS Invitational in their territory to defend their title. (Only available to residents of the Americas.)

Q: Tell me more about the Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt!
A: It is a full-size title belt, featuring the Ultimate Duelist Series logo.  Each winner of an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational will receive one of these Championship Belts, which is theirs to keep.
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational winners can bring their Championship Belt with them to Regionals and YCS in order to receive free entry to the event (no participation packs will be given with free entry).  At a YCS and the WCQ, Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational winners will also receive VIP treatment with preferred seating and a 2 round BYE for the event.
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Winners must bring their Championship Belt with them to the next Invitational, if they wish to receive paid travel and accommodations.

Q: Are there any Participation Prizes?
A: Yes. Each Duelist who registers for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 will receive one UDS Invitational Lanyard, and one UDS Invitational Pin (while supplies last).

Duelists are also eligible to receive additional prizes, such as a UDS Invitational Lanyard Medal and/or 1st Round BYE, if they redeem the requisite amount of UDS Points at registration.

Participation prizing will be given at registration, once the Duelist has submitted their registration form, picture ID, and Deck list.

Q: How much does it cost to enter the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: There is no entry fee for the UDS Invitational - Central America 2019 since this is an invite-only event. This tournament is free of charge for eligible Duelists.

Q: Are there any pack prizes?
A: No, there will not be any pack prizes awarded at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.

Q: What is the format for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: UDS Invitational 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: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/#limited_adv).

Q: How many rounds will there be in the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: The number of Duelists enrolled at the start of the tournament will determine the number of rounds that are played.
Day 2 Swiss Rounds are played as a continuation from Day 1.

Number of Participants*

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

128 or fewer Duelists

11 Rounds

7 Rounds

4 Rounds

129 - 256 Duelists

12 Rounds

8 Rounds

4 Rounds

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
A: The total number of Duelists enrolled in the tournament will determine the number of Duelists who advance to Day 2.

Number of Participants

Day 2 Participants

256 or fewer Duelists

Top 32 after Day 1 Swiss Rounds

Q: How many Duelists will advance to the Top Cut?
A: The total number of Duelists enrolled in the tournament will determine the number of Duelists who advance to the Top Cut.

Number of Participants

Playoff Top Cut

256 or fewer Duelists

Top 8

Q: What will I need to bring to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
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 CARD GAME ID number, you should bring your number. You should bring a form of personal identification with a picture. You'll also need money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I've never been to an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, what should I expect?
A: At the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, you will Duel for the chance to be crowned The Ultimate Duelist. Duelists of all ages and skill levels who have earned enough UDS Points will also be there, trying for that title.  Duelists will travel great distances to attend the UDS Invitational, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over.

If you did not manage to earn enough UDS Points to qualify for the Invitational, there will still be a lot to do at the event. We will be running a full schedule of Public Events, including ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Regional Qualifiers, UDS Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, Battle City tournaments, Speed Duel and Duel Links tournaments - so make plans to attend and take full advantage of these Organized Play offerings!

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. 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 photo ID, your CARD GAME ID.  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:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/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 CARD GAME ID – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament. If this is your first event and you want to participate in the Public Events, you will be able to get one at the tournament. Look for the KCGN ID station and get a card before you try to register.

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

You will also need a Deck list. A Deck list is required to participate in the UDS Invitational - Central America 2019.  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:

https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/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 CARD GAME ID are on your Deck list.

Make sure your Deck list exactly matches your Deck.

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:
https://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. Once a Deck list has been submitted it can no longer be changed.

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-US 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. 

Official KDE-US Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy:
https://img.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Official_KDE-US_YGO_TCG_Tournament_Policy_v2.pdf
Official KDE-US Tournament Penalty Guidelines:
https://img.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/Penalty_Guidelines_v_2018June01.pdf

Remember, there is much more to do at a UDS Invitational 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 Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019.  Is there anything I should know?
A: If your child was born in 2006 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' Lounge 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 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 is attending the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational who 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?
A:Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, it is both Duelists' responsibility to note whose turn it is when time is called. Duelists who require assistance with the End of Match procedures should raise their hand and call 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 procedures.

End of Match procedures should follow these three (3) rules:

Rule #1: If time is called while Duelists are in the middle of a Game, the current Game must have a decision (Win, Loss, or Draw)
Rule #2: Once the current Game has concluded with a decision, determine the winner of the Match by determining the number of Game Wins (or Game Losses) each Duelist has for the current Match. The Duelist with the most Game Wins will win the Match.
Swiss Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time was called in between games of a Match when both Duelists had the same number of Game Wins, then the Match is a Draw.
Single-Elimination Rounds: If both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match while both Duelists have the same number of Game Wins, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.

      • Neither Duelist may use his or her Side Deck. If time was called in between Games of a Match and at least one Duelist has already accessed his or her Side Deck, then both Duelists may use their 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 four (4) turns, two (2) turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the four (4) turns have concluded.
      • Once the four (4) 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 four (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.

Rule #3: If a win condition occurs during End of Match Procedures, that Duelist wins the current Game.

Keeping these three (3) rules in mind, please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures:

  • Continue with the current Phase of the Game. Once the Phase is over, stop the game.
  • Determine a Game Winner at this point, with the Duelist with the most Life Points winning the Game.
    • During Swiss Rounds, if both Duelists' Life Points are the same, the Game is a Draw. Compare Game Wins with the Duelist with the most Game Wins winning the Match. If the Game Win totals are the same, the Match is a Draw.
    • During Single-Elimination, if both Duelists' Life Points are the same at the end of the current Phase (Step 1 above), finish the current turn. If both Duelists' Life Points are the same at the end of the turn, 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.
  • Match Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination Rounds.

 


Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?
A:
Saturday, October 19th

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

2020 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)  

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Battle City Tournaments (16-player flights)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Duel Links Tournaments

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Sealed Starter Deck Tournaments

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournament

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Structure Deck Tournaments (8-player flights)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Starter Deck Tournaments (8-player flights) 

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers (8-Player Flights)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ongoing)

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

11:00 AM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2006 or later)

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2006 or later)

2:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

Sunday, October 20th

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

2020 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)  

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Battle City Tournaments (16-player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Duel Links Tournaments

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Sealed Starter Deck Tournaments

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournament

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Structure Deck Tournaments (8-player flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Starter Deck Tournaments (8-player flights) 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers (8-Player Flights)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ongoing)

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

12:00 PM 

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

11:00 AM 

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2006 or later)

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed (Born 2006 or later)

1:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event

3:45 PM 

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs   

4:00 PM 

Public Event Playoffs

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 2020 Regional Qualifiers*

$10.00 USD

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: An invite to the 2020 World Championship Qualifier, Regional Deck Box, and 2020 Regional Game Mat

Battle City Tournament

$10.00 USD

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

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

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

$15.00 USD

32

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

3 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card
2nd–3rd Place: Oversized
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card (half the size of 1st place)

Structure Deck Tournament

$12.00 USD

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Structure Deck

1st Place: Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Starter Deck Tournament

$10.00 USD

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Starter Deck

1st Place: Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Yu-Gi-Oh! Charity Event

1 Non-Perishable Food or Toy Item Donation See below for details

Unlimited-

Advanced Format
Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

2 Booster Packs

4-0: 16 Booster Packs
3-1: 8 Booster Packs
2-2: 4 Booster Packs
1-3: 2 Booster Packs

Dragon Duel Constructed*

Free

Unlimited

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1 Score Pad

Top 4 receive an invite to 2020 World Championship Qualifier, Dragon Duel Championship, 2020 Regional Game Mat, and a Dragon Duel Medal

Dragon Duel Casual Sealed

Free

Unlimited

Speed Duel Sealed – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

Speed Duel Starter Deck

1st Place: Duel Links Coin

Duel Links Tournament

$5.00 USD

8

Duel Links Format
Single-Elimination

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Lion Pin
2nd Place: Ox Pin
3rd & 4th Place: Bear Pin

Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) Qualifier

$10.00 USD

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs, 1 UDS Qualifier Lanyard, & 10 UDS Points

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

Win-A-Mat

$5.00 USD

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Booster Pack

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Speed Duel Sealed Starter Deck

 

4

Speed Duel Sealed –
Single-Elimination

Speed
Duel Starter Deck

1st Place: Duel Links Coin

Speed Duel Constructed Tournament

$ 10.00 USD

8

Speed Duel Constructed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

4 Speed Duel Booster Packs

1st Place: Speed Duel Game Mat, Scorepad and 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs
2nd Place: 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs

Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournament

$25.00 USD

8

Speed Duel Sealed Format – Single-Elimination
(Ongoing)

10 Speed Duel Booster Packs

1st Place: Speed Duel Game Mat, Scorepad and 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs
2nd Place: 2 Speed Duel Tournament Packs

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

 

Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Game Mat

                 

*Deck lists are required.

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

Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

Dragon Duel Constructed

3

3

Starter Deck Tournament

3

3

Structure Deck Tournament

3

3

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Battle City Tournament

2

2

Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

Speed Duel Tournaments (all types)

2

2

UDS Qualifier

2

2

Win-A-Mat

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded to the following events:

UDS Invitational Main Event
Duel Links Tournament
Dragon Duel Casual Sealed

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, who is then declared the winner.

Q: What is the Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the World Championship each year. The current year requirement is for Duelists born on 2006 or later.

The Dragon Duels at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 will be Advanced Constructed Format.
There is no entry fee for this Dragon Duel tournament. 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 2006 or later.

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

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

All Duelists who earn an invite to the Dragon Duel WCQ or their guardian must fill out a copy the 2019 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 Advanced Constructed Format Dragon Duel?
Dragon Duel?
A: Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive a 2020 Regional Game Mat, a Dragon Duel Medal, and a Regional Deck Box.

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

Number of Dragon Duelers

# of Invites

4 – 8

4 Invites

9 – 16

8 Invites

17 – 32

12 Invites

33 – 64

16 Invites

65 +

20 Invites

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

Q: What is the Format for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?

A: Each Duelist would randomly receive a Speed Duel Starter Deck.  They would then play a normal best 2 out of 3 game matches following Speed Duel Rules (A how to play guide is included in each Starter Deck).  The Starter Decks each contain 3 different Legendary Hero Decks, so the Duelist would switch Decks for each new game. 

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • The Main Deck size is 20 to 30 cards
  • The Extra Deck may have a maximum of five cards
  • Each Duelist has one Skill Card
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.
  • Each Duelist may have a maximum of three copies of any card with the same name, in both the Main Deck and the Extra Deck.

For more information on Speed Dueling please see https://www.yugioh-card.com/speedduel/

Q: What are the prizes for the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel?

A: All Duelists receive the Speed Duel Starter Deck for the tournament and in addition, the winner will receive a Duel Links coin.

Q: Does the Casual Sealed Deck Dragon Duel affect the Dragon Duel Championship Tournament?

A: No, the Casual Sealed Deck tournament does not affect the Dragon Duel Championship and does not award any invites.

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

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

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

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

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

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All Main Deck Cards

Extra Deck Size

All Extra Deck Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the Rules for the Charity Tournament?
A: Duelists can compete in an event for Booster Packs. All it takes to enter is donating non-perishable food (sealed and valued at least  USD).  For your donation you'll receive 2 Booster Packs as Participation prizing. Duelists will compete in 4 Swiss Rounds using Advanced Constructed Format. Prizes are Booster Packs and the amount you get is based on your win/loss record. Food Donations will be picked up by Asociación Pro-Nutrición Infantil Nutre Hogar after the event. Asociación Pro-Nutrición Infantil Nutre Hogar is a non-profit NGO dedicated to the implementation of recovery and nutritional prevention programs for children living in poverty.

Q: What is the format for the Speed Duel Starter Deck Tournament?
A: Each Duelist will be seated for the tournament and receive a Speed Duel Starter Deck.  Each Starter Deck contains 3 different Legendary Hero Decks. The Duelist will then play best two of three game matches using the Speed Duel rules (a how to play guide is included in each starter deck). After each game the duelist will switch the hero deck they are using so if the match goes to game three each duelist will have used all 3 of their Legendary Hero Decks.

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • The Main Deck size is 20 to 30 cards
  • The Extra Deck may have a maximum of five cards
  • Each Duelist has one Skill Card
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.
  • Each Duelist may have a maximum of three copies of any card with the same name, in both the Main Deck and the Extra Deck.

For more information on Speed Dueling please see https://www.yugioh-card.com/speedduel/

Q: What are the rules for the Speed Duel Constructed Tournaments?
A: Duelists can bring their own Speed Duel Deck and play in a Constructed Speed Duel event. Similar to above:

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.

To build your own Constructed Speed Duel deck, you will need to follow these requirements before entering an event.

  • Only cards with a Speed Duel Logo can be used in your deck
  • Your Deck includes the Main Deck and may include a Side Deck and/or Extra Deck
  • You may not have more than three copies of any card included in your Main Deck, Side Deck, and Extra Deck combined.
  • Your Main Deck must have a minimum of 20 cards, and a maximum of 30 cards (cards in the Side and Extra Decks do not count towards this total).
  • In a Constructed tournament, you may use a Side Deck consisting of 0 to 6 cards in addition to your Main Deck. Skill Cards can be included in your Side Deck.
  • If you choose not to use a Skill Card during the first Duel of a Match and you have Skill Cards in your Side Deck, you may use a Skill Card from the Side Deck as part of the Side Deck process for Game 2 or Game 3.
  • If you choose to use a Skill Card during the first Duel of a Match, you may opt not to use a Skill Card for subsequent Duels in the Match.
  • In a Constructed Tournament, you may use an Extra Deck consisting of 0 to 6 Extra Deck Monsters.

Q: What are the rules for the Speed Duel Sealed Pack Tournaments?
A: In a Speed Duel Sealed Pack event, Duelists will be seated by a Judge and all Duelists will receive 10 Speed Duel Booster Packs. Duelists will then be given time to open these packs and build a Speed Duel Deck using only the cards opened from the packs provided (a Skill Card will be provided if none are opened).

  • Each Duelist begins the game with 4000 Life Points
  • Each Duelist begins the game with four cards as their starting hand
  • Skill Card effects do not use the chain
  • Each Duelist has three Main Monster Zones, three Spell & Trap Zones, and one Field Zone.
  • The Duelist going first does not draw a card on their opening turn.
  • The hand size limit is six cards.
  • Each Duelist may have an active Field Spell Card.
  • Minimum Main Deck Size is 20 Cards, there is no maximum Main Deck size.
  • There is no restriction on the number of any specific card in the Deck. You may include more than 3 copies of any card as long as those cards were obtained from the packs provided to you.
  • All cards not included in your Main Deck from your pool of cards may be treated as the Side Deck
  • Any Extra Deck Monsters not in the Side Deck may be treated as the Extra Deck.

Q: What are the Rules for the Duel Links Tournaments?
A: This event allows you to bring your device and connect to others on site for a Duel Links format, Single Elimination event. Test your Deck builds in a Duel using the latest Duel Links Forbidden and Limited restrictions to compete for exclusive Duel Links Prizing.
Instructions on how the competitors can connect to the in-game Tournament Room will be provided once you are seated for the events.

Q: What is the Public Events playoff?
A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Game Mat. There are two different playoffs, each of which awards an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Game Mat 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 an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Game Mat. 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 an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Top Cut Game Mat.

 


UDS Points and the UDS Invitational

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: The Invitational portion is not an open-to-all event.  Only Duelists who have earned at least 100 UDS Points may enter the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 and they do so by redeeming the points at Registration.

Q: What are UDS Points?
A: UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn, in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings, and judging; in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events, such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, OTS Championships, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your CARD GAME ID number. Duelists should make sure that their CARD GAME ID (formerly COSSY ID) has been properly registered in the Konami Card Game Network (KCGN). Please go to https://cardgame-network.konami.net to register your CARD GAME ID.
Q: How do I earn UDS Points?
A: UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings, and judging in the following Organized Play programs:

Criteria

Category

Points Awarded

Pin Awarded

Participate in a regular Regional, OTS Championship, or Dragon Duel

Participation

5 UDS Points

Participate in a YCS

10 UDS points

Participate in UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

10 UDS points

Participate in a National Championship or WCQ

20 UDS Points

Participate in UDS Qualifier (OTS)

20 UDS Points

Top Cut in a YCS

Top Cut

20 UDS Points

Top Cut National Championship or WCQ

30 UDS Points

 

Finish 2nd-8th Place in UDS Qualifier (OTS)

30 UDS Points

Yes

Top Cut at Worlds

100 UDS Points

Win UDS Qualifier (8-Player Public Event at Tier 2 Events)

Winner

20 UDS Points

Yes

Win YCS or YCS Dragon Duel Championship

30 UDS Points

Win UDS Qualifier (OTS)

40 UDS Points

Yes

Win Nationals (Latin America) or Finalist for Worlds at WCQ

50 UDS Points

Rank high enough to earn WCQ Invite at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

Invite

10 UDS Points

Accurately complete WCQ invite paperwork at any Tier 2 Event offering WCQ Invite

5 UDS Points*

Judge at a Regional, Dragon Duel, OTS Championship, or OTS UDS Qualifier

Judge

10 UDS Points

Judge at a YCS, National, WCQ, or Worlds

20 UDS points


*Points awarded after the WCQ of that year has concluded. Update to chart is as of events dating June 8th, 2019 or later.

Q: How many UDS Points do I need to earn in order to enter the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the UDS Invitational.  Participation prizing varies based on the number of UDS Points you redeem.

Redemption Tier –

100 UDS Points

Entry into an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
10 UDS points (awarded for next Season)

Redemption Tier –

150 UDS Points

Entry into an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal for Lanyard
10 UDS points (awarded for next Season)

Redemption Tier –

200 UDS Points

Entry into an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Pin
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Medal for Lanyard
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational Field Center Card
1st round BYE
10 UDS Points (awarded for next Season)


In order to participate in an Invitational, a Duelist is required to "redeem" the required amount of UDS Points. Once they have entered the event, they no longer carry those points on their total.

Duelists redeeming 200 UDS Points for the 1st round BYE must still register on time and be present during the player meeting.

Q: Are UDS Points transferable?
A: UDS Points are not transferrable from one Duelist to another.

Q: Do UDS Points expire?
A:
No. UDS Points do not expire.

Q: Am I able to redeem my UDS Points for anything else besides entry into the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational?
A: Duelists with excess UDS Points may choose to redeem points at the Public Events stage for previous season's UDS prizes.

Item

Points

UDS Qualifier Lanyard (Previous Seasons)

20 UDS Points
(Limit of 1 per Lanyard)

UDS Invitational Lanyard (Previous Seasons)

20 UDS Points
(Limit of 1 per Lanyard)

UDS Invitational Participation Pin (Previous Season)

30 UDS Points
(Limit of 1 per Pin)

UDS Invitational Redemption Pins (Exclusive to Redemption)

100 UDS Points
(Limit of 1 per pin)

*All redemption items are while supplies last.
*All limits are on a per event basis.
*Players cannot redeem any points for previous or current Day 2, Top Cut, or Winner Prizes.


Q:
If I am not from North or Latin America, can I compete in the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: Yes, if a Duelist not from North or Latin America has earned enough UDS Points to enter a UDS Invitational, they may attend and enter a UDS Invitational. Please note however, that if a player not from North or Latin America wins the coveted Ultimate Duelist Series Championship Belt, the benefits the belt bestows will only be honored at YCS events in North or Latin America. Also, if a player not from North or Latin America wins the title as the current Ultimate Duelist, they will not be eligible for Travel and Hotel to defend their title at the next Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.

 Q: If I am from North or Latin America, can I compete in Ultimate Duelist Series Invitationals in both Latin and North America?
A: Yes, Duelists from North or Latin America can participate in Ultimate Duelist Series Invitationals in either territory.

Q: How and when will I receive my UDS Points?
A: The Ultimate Duelist Series Leaderboard will list the names and point totals of Duelists who are eligible (have accumulated 100 or more UDS Points. This list will be updated frequently throughout the year, and will be posted at https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html (You will not receive any sort of physical representation of your UDS Points and you will not be notified via mail or email – your name and CARD GAME ID will be entered on the Leaderboard posted online.

Duelists can find a complete UDS Points Leaderboard at https://yugiohblog.konami.com/?p=22622.

The UDS Leaderboard is ranked by point total, then sorted alphabetically by each Duelist's first name.

Duelists are responsible to verify that their CARD GAME ID numbers are properly registered, and that their registration information is correct.

Remember that Leaderboard 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: I do not have enough UDS Points to participate. Will I be able to earn any UDS Points on site before the start of the event?
A: There will not be any events awarding UDS Points on the morning of the event. Players can earn points by participating in Tier 2 Events in North and Latin America up to the weekend before the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational. Please note that points earned the weekend prior to the scheduled Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational may not be reflected on the online leaderboards until a couple of days before the scheduled event.

Q: Is travel or hotel included with the Invitational?
A: Only the first place winner of each UDS Invitational tournament will receive paid travel and accommodations for the next UDS Invitational in their territory.

Winners from North America will receive travel and accommodations to the next Invitational in North America, Central American winners will receive travel and accommodations to the next Invitational in Central America and Central American winners to the next Invitational in Central America.

Paid travel and accommodations are non-transferable and will only be awarded for the next UDS Invitational in the winner's region; winner must also bring their UDS belt to the tournament.

Q: Can I bring someone with me if I win the trip?
A: If you are 17 or younger, you will also receive travel and accommodations for a parent or legal 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 https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/ for at the most current legality dates of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 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, if 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.  The official language for this event will be Spanish, any cards that are not in Spanish or English must have a translation.

 


Travel

Q: What is the closest airport to the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A:
Tocumen International Airport (PTY)– Panama City, Panama

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

A: The hotel is approximately 11.4 miles away from Tocumen International Airport.
Estimated taxi fare: $38 USD.
Uber and other rideshare services will cost approximately $15.00 USD. For more information on how to catch an Uber at Tocumen International Airport visit: https://www.uber.com/global/en/airports/pty/

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?
A:     
 Sheraton Grand Panama
Vía Israel y Calle 77, Panama City, Panama
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ptysi-sheraton-grand-panama/
Aloft Panama
Via Israel &, Calle 76 Este, Panama City, Panama https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ptyal-aloft-panama/

Rmada Plaza Panama Punta Pacifica
Via Israel y Calle 71 San Francisco Panama City, Panama 0000 https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/panama-city-panama/ramada-plaza-panama-punta-pacifica/overview

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

Most countries from Latin America do not require visas for stays of 90 days or less; however, it is highly advisable to contact your local consulate for the most up-to-date information.

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I want to judge at Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019, instead of competing as a player – how can I apply?
A: If you're interested in judging at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019, please email KDE-US 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. UDS Invitational Event Managers are not responsible for organizing the judge staff, so you will need to contact KDE-US directly if you want to judge.

Potential judges are required to hold RC-1 certification and be registered as judges in the KDE-US Judge Program in order to judge at a UDS Invitational.  All potential judges must pass the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test, and then send in a completed application to join the Judge Program. You can find information about the test, and a link to take it, here:  https://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 Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational venues. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

Buying and selling includes all items, not just cards or gaming supplies.  

Trading is restricted to cards – attendees may not bring other merchandise or items to the venue for trading.

Attendees may not solicit business, hand out flyers, etc. while at the venue.

The Tournament Organizer reserves the right to limit the amount of cards that can be brought into the venue for trading.

Q: I want to vend at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, whom should I contact?
A: Vending space is available free of charge at Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational venues, but is only available to Official Tournament Stores (OTS) in good standing. Vendors must meet certain requirements and agree to abide by set guidelines. Interested vendors should email op@devir.lat 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-US and Devir Americas handle the applications for vending at Ultimate Duelist Series Invitationals and not the Event Manager.

Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational events.  Attendees who conduct cash transactions, such as selling of cards or product, to anyone other than an approved vendor at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational event risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.

Anyone buying and/or selling as an unauthorized vendor at an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational 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 Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational 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 CARD GAME ID number at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019 tournament, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
A:
If you previously had a COSSY ID, that same number will carry over as your CARD GAME ID. You will still need to register online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

If you do not remember your previous 10-digit ID, a registration staff member on-site should be able to assist in finding your correct ID. Duelists should avoid acquiring new CARD GAME IDs if the previous ID can be found.

If you do not have a CARD GAME ID number, you can get one by registering online at https://cardgame-network.konami.net/.

Duelists are not required to have their actual CARD GAME ID card to participate, though it is encouraged. You will just need the number.

Q: Will there be coverage of the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: There will be blog type coverage of this event, including a photo gallery, 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 live content from the tournament site.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A:           
Company: Nación Geek
E-mail: bisaza@nacion-geek.com
Phone:  507-398-7401 (Panama City, Panama)

Q: What items are prohibited at the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational - Central America 2019?
A: Attendees may not bring any items into the tournament venue that are prohibited by law in their area (local, state, or federal). In addition, unlawful items/transactions, weapons of any kind, and substance drugs which may be illegal on a local, state, and/or federal level, are not allowed at Sanctioned/Official events. Attendees who bring any such items to a tournament venue will incur penalties, including Disqualification and removal from the event, and risk suspension from KDE-US Organized Play.

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