Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – HongKong 2018


Last Update: 2018/12/06

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: 8 ~ 9 DEC 2018 (Saturday - Sunday)

Venue:
Room 632-637, 6/F
Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre
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 2018

All YOT – Hong Kong 2018 (YOTHK 2018) 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:$280 HKD
Door Gift:5 Booster packs
Participation Prize:
YOTHK 2018 Duel Field (Limited only to self collection by participants with proof of identity on 8 Dec)

Game Mat Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – HONG KONG 2018 Duel Field


Main Event Prizes:

Champion YOTHK 2018 Champion Trophy
* Paid travel and accommodation to attend a upcoming YOT in Asia region
** Asia Championship participation right
1 set of 1007: Savage Strike 20th Secret Rare
1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
2 boxes of 1006: Soul Fusion (OCG)
2 boxes of LINK VRAINS Pack 2 (OCG)
2 boxes of Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist Vol. 4 (OCG)
2nd YOTHK 2018 Finalist Trophy
1 set of 1006: Soul Fusion 20th Secret Rare
1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
2 boxes of 1006: Soul Fusion (OCG)
1 boxes of LINK VRAINS Pack 2 (OCG)
2 boxes of Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist Vol. 4 (OCG)
3rd & 4th YOTHK 2018 Semi-Finalist Trophy
1 set of 1006: Soul Fusion Secret Rare
1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
1 box of 1006: Soul Fusion (OCG)
1 boxes of LINK VRAINS Pack 2 (OCG)
2 boxes of Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist Vol. 4 (OCG)
5th to 8th 1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
2 boxes of Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist Vol. 4 (OCG)
9th to 16th 1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
1 box of Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist Vol. 4 (OCG)
17th to 32th 1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
All Top 32 1 pack of YOT Event Exclusive Card Sleeves
* 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 2018 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 2018 Asia Premier

Entry Fee:$180 HKD
Door Gift:3 Booster Packs
Participation Prize: YOTHK 2018 Card Sleeves
(Limited only to self collection by participants with proof of identity on 9th Dec)
*Asia Premier Pre-Registration will be held at the event site on 8th Dec. Please look out for announcements by the event staff.

Card Sleeves
Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament – Hong Kong 2018 Card Sleeves

Asia Premier Prizes:

Champion * Paid travel and accommodation to attend a upcoming YOT in Asia region
** Asia Championship participation right
1 set of 1007: Savage Strike 20th Secret Rare
1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
2 boxes of LINK VRAINS Pack 2 (OCG)
2 boxes of Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist Vol. 4 (OCG)
2nd 1 set of 1006: Soul Fusion 20th Secret Rare
1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
1 box of LINK VRAINS Pack 2 (OCG)
2 boxes of Duelist Pack: Legend Duelist Vol. 4 (OCG)
3rd & 4th 1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (OCG)
2 boxes of LINK VRAINS Pack 2 (OCG)
5th to 8th 1 box of 1007: Savage Strike (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 2018 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 2018 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
- Magic star
- 金豐遊玩王(盈豐)
- 恆星

All other players may pre-register at the Last Chance Regionals venue on 7th Dec (Friday) from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with documents proving your identity to pre-register.


Last Chance Regionals
YOTHK 2018 Last Chance Regionals event details are as follows:
Date: 7th Dec 2018 (Friday)
Time: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Venue: Players’ Club
Address: Room D, 4/F, Right Time Building, Play Field Road 21-27, Prince Edward, Kowloon

Asia Premier Pre-Registration
Pre-registrants will be able to enter at a discounted registration fee of $150 HKD for the YOTHK 2018 Asia Premier. Pre-Registration will be held at the event venue on 8th Dec, please look out for announcements.

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 2018 main event (non-transferable)
*2 round bye at YOTHK 2018 main event
1 pack of YOTHK 2018 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.
Arrangement for duelists with Byes
1,Duelists can obtain Byes for the YOTHK 2018 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 2018 Main Event day (8th DEC) 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 (8th DEC) before 9am.

Schedule

Event Name Entry Fee Players Format Time Participation Prize Prizing
YOTHK 2018 (Main Event) Pre-Registration:
$250 HKD (Friday)

Registration:
$280 HKD (On-site)
Unlimited Advanced Constructed

Saturday
7 Rounds of Swiss
(8 Rounds if more then 256)

Sunday
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 2018 Duel Field
See above
Asia Premier Pre-Registration:
$150 HKD (Saturday)

Registration:
$180 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 2018
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.