Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – HongKong 2017


Last Update: 2021/06/15

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

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

Aside from the main tournament, there are other public events, such as the Asia Premier, and chances to win limited edition accessories. It is a weekend not to be missed by all Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans!

Event Details

Date: 15 / 16 April 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)

Venue:
Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre 6/F
1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Click here for map of venue
Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre

Format for Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – Hong Kong 2017

All YOT – Hong Kong 2017 (YOTHK 2017) tournaments will be Advanced Constructed format events, using the latest Forbidden & Limited Cards List, where only OCG Japanese, Asia-English or Traditional-Chinese cards can be used in the tournament.

YOTHK Main Event

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

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

Main Event Entry Fee:270 HKD
Door Gift:5 Booster packs
Participation Prize:
YOTHK 2017 Duel Field (Limited only to self collection by participants with proof of identity on 15 April)

Game Mat Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – HONG KONG 2017 Duel Field


Main Event Prizes:

Champion YOTHK 2017 Champion Trophy
* Paid travel and accommodation to attend a upcoming YOT in Asia region
** Asia Championship 2017 participation right
2 boxes of 1001: Code of the Duelist (OCG)
2 boxes of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 1st Wave (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 2nd Wave (OCG)
2nd YOTHK 2017 Finalist Trophy
128GB iPad (*Prize is upgraded)
1 boxes of 1001: Code of the Duelist (OCG)
1 box of of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
2 box of 20th Anniversary Pack: 1st Wave (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 2nd Wave (OCG)
3rd & 4th YOTHK 2017 Semi-Finalist Trophy
32GB iPad (*Prize is upgraded)
1 box of 1001: Code of the Duelist (OCG)
1 box of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 1st Wave (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 2nd Wave (OCG)
5th & 8th 1 box of of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 1st Wave (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 2nd Wave (OCG)
9th & 16th 1 box of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 2nd Wave (OCG)
17th & 32th 1 box of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
All Top 32 1 pack of YOT Event Exclusive Card Sleeves (Red)
* Must be used within the next 1 year, and originating flight must be from an Asia region country.
** This prize only grants participation rights to the Asia Championship 2017 main event. The winner will have to make his/her own flight and accommodation arrangements. If rejected, the prize will be passed on, limited to the top 8 in the standings.

YOTHK 2017 Asia Premier

Entry Fee:170 HKD
Door Gift:3 Booster Packs
Participation Prize: YOTHK 2017 Card Sleeves
(Limited only to self collection by participants with proof of identity on 16 April)
*Asia Premier Pre-Registration will be held at the event site on 15 April. Please look out for announcements by the event staff.

Card Sleeves
Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – Hong Kong 2017 Card Sleeves

Asia Premier Prizes:

Champion * Paid travel and accommodation to attend the next YOT in Asia region
**Asia Championship 2017 participation rights
1 box of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 1st Wave (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 2nd Wave (OCG)
2nd 128GB iPad (*Prize is upgraded)
1 box of of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 1st Wave (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 2nd Wave (OCG)
3rd & 4th 1 box of of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 1st Wave (OCG)
2 boxes of 20th Anniversary Pack: 2nd Wave (OCG)
5th & 8th 1 box of 912: Maximum Crisis (OCG)
* Must be used within the next 1 year, and originating flight must be from an Asia region country.
** This prize only grants participation rights to the Asia Championship 2017 main event. The winner will have to make his/her own flight and accommodation arrangements. If rejected, the prize will be passed on, limited to the top 8 in the standings.


Pre-Registration

Main Event Pre-Registration
Pre-registrants will be able to enter at a discounted registration fee of 250 HKD for the YOTHK 2017 Main Event.
Once you are registered, you are officially entered into the tournament and will not need to register again on Saturday, saving you time from queuing up and keeping you fresh for the tournament.

Local Hong Kong players may enquire with the following local official stores regarding pre-registration.
- Card Hero
- Players' Club
- 童實野町
- 金豐遊玩王(建生)
- 恆星

All other players may pre-register at the Last Chance Regionals venue on 14 April (Friday) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with documents proving your identity to pre-register.


Last Chance Regionals
YOTHK 2017 Last Chance Regionals event details are as follows:
Date: 14 April 2017 (Friday)
Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Venue: Players’ Club
Address: 3rd Floor, No. 751 Nathan Road, Kowloon

Asia Premier Pre-Registration
Pre-registrants will be able to enter at a discounted registration fee of 150 HKD for the YOTHK 2017 Asia Premier. Pre-Registration will be held at the event venue on 15 April, please look out for announcements.

YOT Pre-Registration Package
You may purchase this package at 600 HKD to simultaneously register for both YOTHK 2017 main event and Asia Premier. Besides registering for the Main Event and the Asia Premier and obtaining the events’ door gifts, you will receive an additional 5 booster packs and a YOTTH 2016 Duel Field. (If you were the champion for a YOTTH 2016 or YOTHK 2017 Regional event, you will be able to purchase this package at 350 HKD.

The Pre-Registration Package includes the following
- YOTHK 2017 Main Event Registration, door gift and participation prize *
- YOTHK 2017 Asia Premier Registration, door gift and participation prize *
- 5 booster packs (To be collected in person on 16 April)
- YOTTTH 2016 Duel Field (To be collected in person on 16 April)

* Collection of participation prizes will adhere to the respective events’ collection procedure.
Game Mat Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – Thailand 2016 Duel Field


Preparing for The Event

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

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

You should bring any tournament supplies you will need; paper and pen to track Life Points, dice or counters if you are using cards which require them, extra sleeves to replace any that become damaged, and so forth. Calculators can only be used to calculate Life Points but recording must be done using paper and pen.

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

Regionals

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

Details as follows:
Entry Fee:50 HKD
Format: Advanced Constructed, enquire with store for more details


Regional Prizes:

Champion *Free entry to YOTHK 2017 main event (non-transferable)
*2 round bye at YOTHK 2017 main event
1 pack of YOTHK 2017 Card Sleeves (70 pieces)
**Booster packs
2nd *2 round bye at YOTHK main event
**Booster Packs
3rd & 4th **Booster Packs
Door Prize 2 Booster Packs
*Byes cannot be accumulated. E.g. If you win champion / 2nd place at 2 different Regionals, you are only allowed to get a 2 round bye during the YOTHK main event. Also, players who won the free entry or byes are still required to register for the main event.
** Booster packs prizes pool will be equal to the number of participants divided by 2. Distribution method will be decided by the stores organising the event. Prizes listed above are for minimum of 16 and above participants, and are subject to change.
*** For participants who received sleeves, free entry, and/or bye-wins from the previously cancelled YOTTH 2016 Regionals, they will be transferred to this YOTHK 2017 main event only. They cannot be transferred to any other event.


Arrangement for duelists with Byes
1,Duelists can obtain Byes for the YOTHK 2017 Main Event through Regionals.
2,Duelists who have won Byes are still required to register for the tournaments.
3,If you have have received Byes and have already pre-registered, you may choose to report to the YOTHK 2017 Main Event day (15 April) by 12 noon to the main event judge counter together with your decklist. . Participants who report late will receive 1 match lost as penalty.
4,If did not pre-register, you are required to register at registration counter on the event day itself (15 April) before 9am.

Schedule

Event Name Entry Fee Players Format Time Participation Prize Prizing
YOTHK 2017 (Main Event) Pre-Registration:
250 HKD (Friday)

Registration:
270 HKD (On-site)
Unlimited Advanced Constructed

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

Day 2:
Cut to top 64 Single Elimination
Registration:
Saturday
KITEC 6/F
09:00 – 09:45

Start Time:
Saturday
10:00

Sunday
09:30
5Booster packs

YOTHK 2017 Duel Field
See above
Asia Premier Pre-Registration:
150 HKD (Saturday)u

Registration:
170 HKD (Sunday)
Unlimited Advanced Constructed

8 Rounds of Swiss
Registration:
Sunday
KITEC 6/F

09:30 – 10:30

Start Time:
10:30
3 Booster packs

YOTHK 2017
Card Sleeves
See above
Open Duel Registration:
150 HKD
16 Duelists Advance Constructed

4 round Single-Elimination
As required 2 booster packs

YOT Event Exclusive Card Sleeves (Red)
Champion:
30 booster packs


Card Sleeves
Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament Event Exclusive Card Sleeves (Red)

Information for Parents

You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or this is their first event. Please know that the tournament staff cannot be responsible for looking after your children, or their possessions. Always make sure your child has a way to contact you, and is provided with any necessities such as food, drink, or extra money if you do not wish to remain in the tournament area.

When your child is preparing for the event, encourage him or her to leave any bulky or expensive possessions at home. Electronics and large collections of cards are hard to keep track of during a big tournament – your child will have a much easier day without having to worry about these kinds of items.

Trading cards is a big attraction at large tournaments, but if you are concerned about your child trading away valuable cards, talk to him or her before the event and set some guidelines. You can always have your child check with you before making a trade.