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Central American World Championship Qualifier 2013
and Central American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier
Frequently Asked Questions
UPDATED: 06/26/13
When:
July 6th – 7th, 2013
Where:
CINTREMEX
Monterey, Mexico

Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ Information

  • What happens at a Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • When and where are the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • When is registration for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • What are the prizes for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ? * UPDATED: 06/26/13 *
  • How much does it cost to enter a Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • Are there any pack prizes?
  • Is there a participation prize?
  • What is the format for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • How many rounds will the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ have?
  • How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?
  • What will I need to bring to the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • If I live outside of Central America, can I participate in the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • Can I enter either of the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • I’ve never been to a Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ, what should I expect?
  • I will be bringing my children to the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ. Is there anything I should know?
  • Will the Central American WCQ have the Bounty Feature?
  • Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss)
  • What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Single-Elimination)
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

Registration Information

  • When can I register for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • What will I need to bring in order to register?
  • When will I receive my participation prizes?

Invitations

  • Do I need an invitation to participate in the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born on 2000 or later) can I play in the regular Central American WCQ?
  • How and when will I receive my invite?
  • What should I do if I can’t find my name on KDE’s online invite list?

Public Events

  • Will there be Public Events?
  • What are the point values for the Public Events?
  • What is the Public Events playoff?
  • What is a Swiss Round Tournament?
  • What is a Single-Elimination Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Last Chance WCQ?
  • What are the rules for the Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ?
  • What are the rules for the Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Sealed Pack Tournament?
  • What is a Dragon Duel?
  • What are the prizes for the Dragon Duel?
  • What are the rules for 3 vs. 3 Team Duel?
  • What are the rules for the Xyz Symphony Starter Deck Tournament?
  • What are the rules for the Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck Tournament?
  • What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?

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 Central American WCQ?
  • What’s the best way to get to the tournament from the airport?
  • Are there any nearby hotels?

Miscellaneous

  • I want to judge at the Central American WCQ, instead of competing as a player – how can I volunteer?
  • 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?
  • Can I get a COSSY ID number at the Central American WCQ, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?
  • I want to vend at the WCQ, who should I contact?
  • Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?
  • Do I require a visa to enter Mexico?

 


Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ

 

Q: What happens at a Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: The Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ are the most prestigious Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME tournaments, where Duelists from all across Central America will compete for the opportunity to represent their country and continent at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship 2013 and Dragon Duel World Championship 2013. The first place finisher from the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ will be invited to the World Championship to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 10th-11th 2013. The winners from both WCQs will receive paid travel and accommodations, along with a host of other prizes, and the title of “Central American Champion 2013.” Runners-up will also receive exciting prizes.

The Central American World Championship Qualifier is a 3-day event. On Friday, July 5th, Duelists who have not qualified for the WCQ can play in Last Chance Qualifiers to earn an invite for the WCQ.  The actual WCQ itself will begin on Saturday, July 6th. Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the WCQ may participate in any Last Chance WCQ. Duelists who already have an invite and participate in a Last Chance WCQ will automatically lose their invite and will have to re-earn it to participate in the Main Event.

The Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ are invite-only tournaments.

In addition to the World Championship Qualifiers, there will be numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born in 2001 or later, and Regional Qualifier tournaments, that are open to anyone.

Q: When and where are the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: Here is the date and location of the Central American WCQs:

July 6th – 7th 2013
CINTREMEX
Monterey, Mexico

Q: When is registration for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A:

July 5th    

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM:         Pre-Registration for Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ

July 6th       

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM:         Registration for Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ
10:00 AM:                        Start of Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ

July 7th      

9:00 AM:                           Start of Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ

 

Q: What are the prizes for the WCQ – Continental and Dragon Duel Continental? * UPDATED: 06/26/13 *

A:

WCQ – Continental:

1st Place

Invite to World Championship

Travel and accommodations to the World Championship

Complete Set of CBLZ & LTGY

Additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card

64GB iPad

Personalized Jersey

6 Booster Packs each of REDU, ABYR, CBLZ, LTGY

2nd Place

32GB iPod Touch

Complete Set of CBLZ & LTGY

3rd-4th Place

Complete Set of REDU, ABYR, CBLZ, LTGY

5th-8th Place

Complete Set of CBLZ & LTGY

9th-16th Place

6 Booster Packs each of REDU, ABYR, CBLZ, LTGY

 

Top 8

Championship Trophy

Top 16

Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card

Top Cut

WCQ Top Cut Game Mat

Participation

WCQ 2013 Game Mat

WCQ 2013 Sleeves

WCQ - Dragon Duel Continental:

1st Place

Invite to Dragon Duel World Championship

Travel and accommodations to the Dragon Duel World Championship

Complete Set of CBLZ & LTGY

Super Rare YCS Prize Card

64GB iPad

Personalized Jersey

2nd Place

32GB iPod Touch

Complete Set of CBLZ & LTGY

3rd-4th Place

Complete Set of CBLZ & LTGY

5th-8th Place

Complete Set of LTGY

 

Top 4

Championship Trophy

Top Cut

WCQ Dragon Duel Top Cut Game Mat

Participation

WCQ Dragon Duel 2013 Game Mat

WCQ 2013 Sleeves

 Q: How much does it cost to enter the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: There is no entry fee into the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ, since this is an invite-only event, but entry fees are required for Public Events. Each Duelist will receive participation packs equal to the entry fee for all Public Events.

Q: Are there any pack prizes?

A: The only booster pack prizes are listed above in the prize breakdown. No other booster pack prizes will be awarded.

Q: Is there a participation prize?

A: Yes, all Duelists who register for the Central American World Championship Qualifier will receive a World Championship Qualifier Game Mat, and a pack of World Championship Qualifier Card Sleeves.

Q: What is the format for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ 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: http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/limited/index.html#limited_adv The Advanced Format changed as of March 1st. You will need to make sure your Deck matches the current format. (See here for more information on current legal cards: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/cardlegality.html)

Q: How many rounds will the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ have?

A: The total number of Duelists will determine the number of rounds that are played.

Number of Participants

Number of Swiss Rounds

Swiss Rounds Day 1

Swiss Rounds Day 2

Playoff Top Cut

4 – 8 Duelists

3 Rounds

3 Rounds

None

None

9 – 16 Duelists

4 Rounds

4 Rounds

None

Top 4

17 – 32 Duelists

5 Rounds

5 Rounds

None

Top 8

33 – 64 Duelists

6 Rounds

6 Rounds

None

Top 16

65 – 128 Duelists

7 Rounds

7 Rounds

None

Top 32

129 – 256 Duelists

8 Rounds

8 Rounds

None

Top 32

257 – 512 Duelists

9 Rounds

9 Rounds

None

Top 32

 

Q: How many Duelists will advance to Day 2?

A:

  • If there are 9 - 16 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 4 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 17 - 32 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 8 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 33 - 64 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 16 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 65 - 128 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 32 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 129 - 256 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 32 Duelists will advance to Day 2.
  • If there are 257 - 512 Duelists registered for the WCQ, then the Top 32 Duelists will advance to Day 2.

Q: What will I need to bring to the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: You should bring a tournament-legal Deck as described above, registration sheet, and a completed Deck List (which can be downloaded as a fillable PDF here). The registration sheet and Deck List can also be found on-site. You should also bring 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. To register for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ, you must bring your COSSY ID number and a form of personal identification with a picture, as you will need proof of identity in order to register. If you are only competing in Public Events, if you already have a COSSY ID number, you should bring your number and barcode or if you do not have one, you can obtain one at the event. You should also bring money for your incidentals (food, drinks, Public Events, etc.).

Q: If I live outside of Central America, can I participate in the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: Duelists can only enter the WCQ for which they qualified.  A Duelist who resides in Central America, including Mexico, can only attend the Central American WCQ or Central American Dragon Duel WCQ.  A Duelist who resides in South America can only attend the South American WCQ or South American Dragon Duel WCQ.

Q: Can I enter either of the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: Duelists who qualified for the Central American Dragon Duel WCQ may choose to play in the Main Central American WCQ instead of the Central American Dragon Duel WCQ. Dragon Duelists may not register and/or participate in both events.

Q: If I’ve never been to a Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ, what should I expect?

A: World Championship Qualifiers are the most prestigious of all Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, and attract the best Duelists from all over Central America.  Many Duelists travel great distances to attend the Central American World Championship Qualifier, so you can expect to meet hundreds of fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! fans from all over Central America.

Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifiers are exclusive to Duelists born before a certain calendar year, with the calendar year requirement moving forward after the WCQ in which you are qualifying for occurs. The current year requirements are for Duelists born on 2000 or later. After the WCQ Continentals in your region occurs, the year requirement will move forward a year to 2001 or later. This means that after the WCQ in your region occurs, Duelists born on 2000 or later will no longer be eligible for Dragon Duel tournaments.

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. You can pre-register on Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or you can register on the morning of the event from 8:00 AM – 9:45 PM.  If you live in the area or arrive early enough on Friday, you should definitely pre-register then. It will save you a lot of time the following morning.
If you need to register on the day of the event, 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 at least a Round One Match loss.

To register, you’ll need a Registration form, a form of ID (with a photo), and your COSSY ID, and your completed Deck List.  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:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_Registration2012_LatAm.pdf

Make sure your Registration form and your Deck List are filled out completely before you reach the registration station. 

You will also need a COSSY ID – this is the ID number used to track you in the tournament.

This is an invite only event; you must participate with the COSSY ID used at the time you earned your invite.  If you do not have this ID number, please make sure to provide a valid form of ID at registration and we will look up your COSSY ID at that time.
Once you have a completed Registration form and a COSSY ID, you can register for the tournament.

You will also need a Deck List. A Deck List is required to participate in the WCQ Continental and the WCQ Dragon Duel Continental.  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:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList2012-LatAm.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 COSSY ID are on your Deck List.

Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.

If you need more space than what is available on the Deck List, simply write a note on the front of the Deck List notifying us that there will be more contents on the back of the Deck List and continue registering your Deck List on the back.

For some helpful tips on how to properly complete your Deck List, check out the following article on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Strategy Site.

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

Your Deck List will be collected at Registration (this includes Pre-Registration). Make sure your Deck List is ready before you reach the front of the Registration line.

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 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. 

Tournament Policy:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/YGOTournamentPolicy_v1-3_Jan2013.pdf
Penalty Guidelines:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/PenaltyGuidelines_v1-3_Jan2013.pdf
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Policy:
http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/gameplay/penalty_guide/KDE_TCG_Tournament_Policy_Feb2013.pdf

Remember, there is much more to do at the WCQ 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 WCQ. Is there anything I should know?

A: We will have a Parents’ Area 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 if 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 the Central American WCQ have the Bounty Feature?

A: No, there will be no Bounty Feature at the Central American World Championship Qualifier.

Q: Will there be meal breaks during the tournament?

A: There will not be any meal breaks scheduled into the tournament.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 2 Events)

A: Sometimes a Match will not be finished when the time ends for a round. If this happens, the Duelist should note whose turn it is when time is called, and raise their hands 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 procedure.

Please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures during the Swiss portion of the tournament:

  • Continue until the end of the current turn.
  • If the Duel is not over at the end of the turn, go to “Extra Turns.”
  • Extra Turns = Conduct (5) additional turns starting from the opponent’s turn.
  • If a win condition (a Duelist’s Life Points is reduced to 0 or an instant win condition such as the effect of Exodia the Forbidden One or Final Countdown) occurs within these (5) turns, the Duel ends as normal.
  • If a win condition does NOT occur within these (5) turns, the Duelist who has higher Life Points after the “Extra Turns” (5 turns) wins.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the “Extra Turns” are completed, the Duel is considered a Draw.
    • After the Duel is concluded, the Duelist who has won the most Duels is declared the winner of the Match. If both Duelists now have the same number of Duel wins, the Match is a Draw.
    • If both Duelists won one Duel and the third Duel ends in a Draw, the Match is considered to be a Draw.
    • If time is called before a Duel begins (during Side Decking, before drawing their opening Hands), and both Duelists have won the same number of Duels, the Match is considered to be a Draw.
    • If time is called before a Duel begins (during Side Decking, before drawing their opening Hands), and one Duelist has won more Duels, the Duelist with more wins is declared the winner of the Match.
    • Duelists may not choose to intentionally end a match in a Draw. Intentionally ending a Match in a Draw, or stalling to have a Match end in a Draw, is against tournament policy and could result in a Disqualification.

Match Draws may only occur during the Swiss portion of a tournament and only during End of Match procedures. Duelists may not intentionally end a Match in a Draw. Intentionally ending a Match in a Draw, or stalling to have a Match end in a Draw, is against tournament policy and could result in a Disqualification.

Q: What happens if I am not done with my Match after 40 minutes? (Swiss Rounds – Tier 1 Events and Single-Elimination)

A: During Single-Elimination rounds, if Duelists have not completed their matches during their allotted time limit, proceed to End of Match procedures. Please follow these instructions when proceeding to End of Match procedures during the Single-Elimination portion of the tournament:

  • Continue until the end of the current turn.
  • If the Duel did not end at the end of the turn, go to “Extra Turns.”
    • Extra Turns = Conduct (3) additional turns starting from the opponent’s turn.
  • If a win condition (a Duelist is reduced to 0 Life Points or an instant win condition such as the effect of Exodia the Forbidden One or Final Countdown) occurs within these (3) turns, the Duel ends as normal.
  • If a win condition does NOT occur within these (3) turns, the Duelist who has higher Life Points after the “Extra Turns” wins.
  • If both Duelists’ Life Points are the same after the “Extra 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.
    • Life Points are checked after the turn has completed but before the opponent’s turn begins.
    • If a Duelist’s Life Points reach 0 or if a win condition occurs during the turn, normal game play rules apply.
  • Once the winner has been determined for the current Duel, the Match winner is determined.
    • If a Duelist has more wins than his or her opponent, that Duelist wins the Match.
    • If both Duelists have the same number of Duel wins, or if time is called in between Games of a Match, they will begin a new Duel with specific guidelines.
      • Neither Duelist may use his or her 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 (4) turns, two turns for each Duelist, unless a Duelist manages to win the Duel before the (4) turns are up.
      • Once the four 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 (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. Please use the same criteria listed above (Step 5).

Draws cannot occur during Single-Elimination. There must always be a winner.

All Public Events (except for the Dragon Duel tournament) are Tier 1 Events.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions about the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A:


WCQ – Continental and Dragon Duel Continental, Central America 

City

Country

Date

Organizer

Company

email

Monterrey

Mexico

July 5 - 7

Moises Rubio

Monster Sprim

monstersprim@gmail.com

 


Registration Information

Q: When can I register for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A:


Date

Event

Registration

 Friday, July 5th

Pre Registration for WCQ Continental & WCQ Dragon Duel Continental

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 6th

Registration for WCQ Continental & WCQ Dragon Duel Continental

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Registration will be open on Friday, July 5th from 3:00pm until 7:00pm, and on Saturday, July 6th, from 8:00am until 9:45am. We strongly recommend that you pre-register on Friday, to make sure you are ready to play on Saturday. If you pre-register on Friday, you do not need to register again on Saturday.
Duelists who qualified for the Central American Dragon Duel WCQ may choose to play in the Main Central American WCQ instead of the Central American Dragon Duel WCQ. If a Dragon Duelist does decide to play in the Main WCQ, they will still need to register at the designated Dragon Duel WCQ registration areas.  Dragon Duelists may not register and/or participate in both events.  A Dragon Duelist who is caught entering both events will be disqualified and will not be able to compete in any other event, including Public Events, at the World Championship Qualifier.

Q: What will I need to bring in order to register?

A: Make sure you have all of the following, in order to register for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ:

  • Your COSSY ID (if you have lost your ID and cannot remember your number, we will be able to look it up on site during registration).
  • A proper form of identification, with your name and photo. A driver’s license, school ID, or passports are all acceptable forms of identification.
  • Completed Deck List. To download an editable Deck List click on this link: http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_DeckList2012-LatAm.pdf
  • Completed Registration Form. Duelists will need to complete a Registration form to register for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ. The Tournament Organizer will have some available on site. To download the KDE Registration form, click on this link: http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/events/forms/KDE_Registration2012_LatAm.pdf

Q: When will I receive my participation prizes?

A: You will receive your participation prizes when you register for the WCQ.  Please note that you will need your Deck List to be eligible to receive your participation prizes.

 


Invitations

Q: Do I need an invitation to participate in the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ are invitation only events. Duelists must have an invitation in order to participate. Invitations were awarded during our Regional Qualifiers, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, Dragon Duels, & National Championships.  There will also be ongoing Last Chance Qualifiers on Friday July 5th between 12:00pm and 5:00pm for the Main Central American WCQ and there will be 2 Last Chance Qualifiers for the Central American Dragon Duel WCQ, starting at 12:00pm and the second at 2:00pm.

Q: If I qualified in a Dragon Duel tournament (for players born 2000 and later) can I play in the Main Central American WCQ ?

A: Duelists who were born in 2000 and later who qualified for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier may choose to play in the Main World Championship Qualifier instead of the Dragon Duel WCQ. Dragon Duelists may not register and/or participate in both events.  A Dragon Duelist who is caught entering both events will be disqualified and will not be able to compete in any other event, including any Public Events, at the World Championship Qualifier.

Q: How and when will I receive my invite?

A: A list of players who have earned invites to their Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ will be posted online at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/2013/qualifiers_lat-am.html. You will not receive a physical invitation, or an invitation through e-mail or postal mail – you will be entered in the invite list database. 

Information about your Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ will be posted online – it will not be mailed or sent to you. Duelists are responsible to verify that their name appears on the appropriate Invite List, and to access posted information about their WCQ Continental or WCQ Dragon Duel Continental tournament by checking the www.yugioh-card.com/en/events page for updates.

If you have a question about your Invite status, you can email la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. Please provide your full name, COSSY ID number, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

Remember that Invite status 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: What should I do if I can’t find my name on KDE’s online invite list?       

A: First, look at the Regional Qualifier list. Events that are highlighted in blue and marked with an asterisk have had their results updated to the invite list.

Check the invite list carefully, to see if you have missed seeing your name. Look at the COSSY ID numbers as well.
If you do not see your name and the event at which you qualified is highlighted in blue, you should email la-opsupport@konami.com and ask. Please provide your full name, COSSY ID number, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified, along with your question, so we can answer you quickly and efficiently.

If you see an error in your name or COSSY ID, you can also report this to la-opsupport@konami.com. Make sure to include your full name, COSSY ID, and the date and location of the event at which you qualified.

 


Public Events

Q: Will there be Public Events?

A:

Friday, July 5th    


12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Central American WCQ Last Chance Qualifier (8-player flights)

$100.00 Pesos  

12:00 PM

WCQ Dragon Duel Last Chance Qualifier #1

Free

2:00 PM

WCQ Dragon Duel Last Chance Qualifier #2

Free

Saturday, July 6th    


1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2014 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)   

$150.00 Pesos 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Sealed Pack Tournament (8-Player flights)

$150.00 Pesos

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Xyz Symphony Starter Deck Tournament (8-player flights) 

$120.00 Pesos 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck Tournament (8-player flights)  

$120.00 Pesos 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Duelist League (8-player flights) 

$50.00 Pesos

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

$100.00 Pesos 

2:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2001 or later)

Free

3:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$150.00 Pesos

                                                                                      
Sunday, June 17th     


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

2014 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights)   

$150.00 Pesos 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Sealed Pack Tournament (8-Player flights)

$150.00 Pesos 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Xyz Symphony Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player flights)  

$120.00 Pesos 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck Tournament (8-player flights)   

$120.00 Pesos 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Duelist League (8-player flights) 

$50.00 Pesos

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Win-A-Mat (8-Player flights)

$150.00 Pesos 

10:00 AM  

3 vs. 3 Team Tournament

$300.00 Pesos per team

12:00 PM 

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$100.00 Pesos 

1:00 PM 

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2001 or later)

Free

3:45 PM 

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs   

 

4:00 PM 

Public Event Playoffs

Free

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

Win-a-Mat

$100 Mexican Pesos

8

Advanced Format - Single Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Win-A-Mat Game Mat

Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Sealed Pack Tournament*

$150.00 Pesos 

8

Modified Sealed Pack Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

5 Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Booster Packs

1st Place: Starfoil Prize Card  2nd Place: Battle Pack Deck Holder

Xyz Symphony Starter Deck Tournament

$120 Mexican Pesos

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Xyz Symphony Starter Deck

1st Place: Xyz Symphony Starter Deck Tournament Game Mat

Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck Tournament

$120 Mexican Pesos

8

Sealed Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

1 Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck

1st Place: Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck Tournament Game Mat

Dragon Duel*

Free

Unlimited

Advanced Format - Swiss

TBD

Top 4 receive an invite to 2014 WCQ Dragon Duel Continentals, Regional Game Mat & Dragon Duel Medal

Duelist League  

$50Mexican Pesos

8

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

1st Place: 2 Duelist League Rare Cards
2nd – 8th Place: 1 Duelist League Rare Card

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!*

$150 Mexican Pesos

64

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Oversized Yu-Gi-Oh! Card

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling*

$300 Mexican Pesos per team

64 Teams

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

2 Booster Pack
per team member

1st Place: Uncut sheet of Secret Rares
2nd Place: Uncut sheet of Ultra Rares
3rd/4th Place: Uncut sheet of Super Rares

16 Player 2014 Regional Qualifiers*

$100 Mexican Pesos

16

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: An invite to the 2014 WCQ, Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck Box and Regional Game Mat

Public Events Playoff*

Free

4 per Playoff

Advanced Format - Single Elimination

 

1st Place: Super Rare copy of the YCS prize card.

Last Chance WCQ*

$100 Mexican Pesos

8

Advanced Format – Single-Elimination (Ongoing)

2 Booster Packs

1st Place: Invite to 2013 WCQ Continental and Regional Game Mat
2nd Place: Invite to 2013 WCQ Continental

Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ *

Free

Unlimited

Advanced Format – Swiss (No Playoff Cut)

TBD

Top 4 receive an invite to 2013 WCQ Dragon Duel Continental & Regional Game Mat

*Deck Lists Required

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

A:


Event

Participation Points

Additional Points for Winning

Dragon Duel

3

3

Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Sealed Pack Tournament

2

2

Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck Tournament

2

2

Xyz Symphony Starter Tournament

2

2

3 vs. 3 Team Dueling

2

2

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

2

2

Regional Qualifier Flights

2

2

Duelist League

1

1

Win-A-Mat

1

1

No Public Event Points are awarded for the following events:

Central American World Championship Qualifier Main Event

Central American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Main Event

Last Chance World Championship Qualifiers

Last Chance Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifiers

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 the Public Events playoff?

A: The Public Events playoff gives 8 hopeful Duelists a chance to win their very own copy of the coveted YCS Prize Cards! There are two different playoffs, each of which awards the YCS Prize Cards 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 a Super Rare set of the YCS Prize Cards. 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 a Super Rare set of the YCS Prize Cards.

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, which is then declared the winner.

Q: What are the rules for the Last Chance WCQ?

A: The Last Chance WCQ are Advanced Format, Constructed, 8-player, Single-Elimination Events, where the top two will earn an invite to the WCQ Continental and first place will receive a Regional game mat

There is no age limit for Duelists that can participate in the Last Chance WCQ.

There is no limit on how many Last Chance WCQs a Duelist can enter.

A Deck List is required to participate in a Last Chance WCQ.

Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the WCQ may participate in any Last Chance WCQ. Duelists who already have an invite and participate in a Last Chance WCQ will automatically lose their invite and will have to re-earn it to participate in the Main Event.

Q: What are the rules for the Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ?

A: The Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ are Advanced Format, Constructed, Swiss Events without a Top Cut playoff, where the The Top 4 Duelists will earn an invite to the 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier held during the weekend and a Regional Game Mat of the one of the 2013 Regional seasons.

Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQs are exclusive to Duelists born in 2000 or later.

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in the Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ. Duelists must be born in 2000 or later at the time of the Dragon Duel.

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

There is no limit on how many Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQs a Duelist can enter.

We will be holding two Last Chance Qualifiers on Friday, July 5th:

  • 12:00 PM         Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ #1     Free
  • 2:00 PM           Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ #2     Free

A Deck List is required to participate in a Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ.

Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the WCQ may participate in any Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ. Duelists who already have an invite and participate in a Last Chance Dragon Duel WCQ will automatically lose their invite and will have to re-earn it to participate in the Dragon Duel Main Event.

Q: What are the rules for the Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Sealed Pack Tournament?\

A:

  1. The 8 Duelists are seated in a random order at a table.
  2. Each Duelist is then given 5 sealed Battle Packs.
    • These Battle Packs will not be the ones you play with and belong to another player.
    • You may choose to keep these packs by dropping from the tournament at this point.
    • No Public Event points will be earned if a player drops from the tournament at this point.
  3. Duelists then record each card they open on the Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants Checklist.
    • If there are any discrepancies with the packs opened, Duelists must call a Judge for assistance.
  4. The Judge for the event gathers each card pool and randomly distributes them among the Duelists.
  5. The Duelists verify what cards they receive with the checklist they receive.
  6. The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards, build and sleeve their 20 card main Deck (should they choose to sleeve their deck, they must do so with tournament-legal sleeves).
    • Duelists must complete the Check List listing which cards will be played in the Main Deck.
  7. Once steps 2 thru 6 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 (Minimum)

20 non-Xyz Monster Cards in Main Deck

Side Deck Size

All non-XYZ Monster Cards not in the Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Xyz Monster Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

No  Forbidden & Limited Card List is used

Q: What is a Dragon Duel?

A: Dragon Duel tournaments are Advanced Format, Constructed event open to Duelists born in 2001 or later. Dragon Duel tournaments are exclusive to Duelists born in 2001 or later, with the top 4 participants earning an invite to the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. It is run using Swiss Rounds without a Top Cut playoff.

Entry for a Dragon Duel tournament is Free.

Participants are required to provide proof of age in order to participate in a Dragon Duel. Duelists must be born in 2001 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.

The Top 4 Duelists’ guardians in a Dragon Duel tournament must fill out a copy the 2014 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 Dragon Duel?

A: The Top 4 Duelists in a Dragon Duel tournament will receive an invite to 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier of their Region, a Dragon Duel Champion Medal and Regional Game Mat.

The Top 4 Duelists’ guardians 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 are the rules for the 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling event?

A: The 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling event will be Advanced Format Constructed, with Swiss Rounds with no Playoff Cut and will use the Single-Elimination end of match procedure.

Players must use an uncut KDE Registration Form sheet to register for this event (3 Registration Forms per sheet). The top player is automatically Player A, the middle is Player B, and the bottom is Player C.

Player A is considered to be the Team Captain and is the primary point of contact in regards to administrative purposes.

Each team must register a Team Name. The Team Name must be written on the top of the Registration Form. Team Names may not be offensive or disrespectful in any manner. Event Staff reserve the right to request a new team name if they feel the name may be inappropriate.

Here are the basic rules:

  • When registering for the tournament, each team will designate one Duelist on the team to be Duelist A, one to be Duelist B, and one to be Duelist C.
    Team members must keep their team designation throughout the tournament.
  • At the start of the round, Duelist A will play against Duelist A, Duelist B will play against Duelist B, and Duelist C will play against Duelist C.  Team members play as individuals – they do not share cards, Decks, Life Points, etc.
  • All members of the team will play a best 2 out of 3 match.
  • The team with the most Match wins gets the win for the round.

Example of play:

Team 1 (Duelist A1, Duelist B1, and Duelist C1) and Team 2 (Duelist A2, Duelist B2, and Duelist C2) play each other in Round 1.

  • Duelist A1 sits across from Duelist A2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist B1 sits across from Duelist B2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.
  • Duelist C1 sits across from Duelist C2, and they play each other, best 2 out of 3.

At the end of the Round, the teams compare Match wins.

  • Duelist A1 won the Match against Duelist A2.
  • Duelist B1 won the Match against Duelist B2.
  • Duelist C1 lost the Match against Duelist C2.

Since Team 1 has 2 Match wins, Team 1 wins the round.

Q: What are the rules for the Xyz Symphony Starter Deck Tournament?

A:

The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.

  • Each Duelist is then given 1 sealed Starter Deck: Xyz Symphony.
  • The Duelists then need to open the Starter Deck and separate the 5 Xyz monsters from the rest of the cards.
  • The Duelists will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main Deck, should they choose to do so, with tournament-legal sleeves.
  • Once steps 2 thru 4 are completed the Duelists then will play against their first round opponent in a best 2-out of-3 match. 
  • This tournament is Single-Elimination.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All 40 non-Xyz Monster Cards in Main Deck

Extra Deck Size

All 5 Xyz Monster Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What are the rules for the Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck Tournament?

A:

  • The 8 Duelists are seated across from their first round opponent.
  • Each Duelist is then given 1 sealed Onslaught of the Fire Kings Structure Deck.
  • The Duelists then need to open the Structure Deck and will then be given 10 minutes to look over their cards and sleeve their main 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. 
  • This tournament is Single-Elimination.

Deck Construction Rules

Main Deck Size

All 40 Cards from Structure Deck

Extra Deck Size

All Xyz Monster Cards

Forbidden/Limited List

The Advanced Format list does not apply.

Q: What is the Duelist League and what are the rules?

A: The Duelist League is intended for younger Duelists or Duelists that are not familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments.  The Duelist League gives them a chance to experience tournament play without all the pressures found in higher level tournaments.
The Duelist League is an Advanced Format, Constructed event with 3 Rounds of Swiss with no Top Cut. At the end of the rounds of Swiss the Duelist ranked in 1st place will get to choose 2 Duelist League Rare cards from a random assortment.  Then from order of 2nd to 8th place those Duelists will get to choose 1 Duelist League Rare card.

 


Card Legality

Q: What cards are legal for play?

A: Please check the “Products” page online at http://www.yugioh-card.com/lat-am/products/ for 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, as long as 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. For English or Spanish language cards, you are not required to have an official translation.

 


Travel

Q: What is the closest airport to the Central American World Championship Qualifier?

A:            General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY)

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

A: Taxi

  • If you are in the city, any taxi will take you and the fare will be the same from any point of the city to the airport and vice versa 302 Mexican pesos ($25USD). In the airport you have to locate a counter inside the terminal where you pay the fare into the city. It costs 302 Mexican pesos (or $25USD) to get from the airport to any point in the city and vice versa.  Once you pay you are given a ticket that has to be shown to the cab driver in order to be let into a cab.
  • There is a service called SKYBUS, the one way fare is less than 121 Mexican pesos ($10USD).  It can take you from the airport to downtown (25 minutes with no traffic)). The bus is very comfortable with wireless internet with friendly staff. There is a bus departing from the airport every hour on the hour. You can find the SKYBUS counter next to the domestic arrivals or visit the website to make your reservation. www.skybus.com.mx
  • Rental car counters are located inside the terminal building and just outside the domestic arrival area (to your right as you exit customs from the international arrivals door), you can book online through any major car rental company web site. Companies with rental locations on-site at MTY airport include: National, Advantage, Europcar, Thrifty, Alamo, Payless, Hertz, Budget, and Avis.

Q: Are there any nearby hotels?

A:

Hotel Antari Suite Cintermex
Av. Fundidora 500. Col Obrera
01.800.83.43.900 
www.hotelantaris.com

Hotel Holiday Inn Monterrey – Parque Fundidora
Retorno Fundidora 100
+52(81)83.69.60.60

 


Miscellaneous

Q: I want to judge at the WCQ, instead of competing as a player – how can I volunteer?

A: If you’re interested in judging at the WCQ, please email KDE’s Judge Manager 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. You can also request to be added to the KDE Judge Roster, which will enable you to receive additional information and updates about the Judge Program. Event Managers are not responsible for organizing the judge staff, so you will need to contact KDE directly if you want to judge.

Potential judges are required to have passed the online Rulings Comprehension Level 1 test and joined the KDE Judge Program in order to be eligible to judge at these prestigious events. You can find information about the test, and a link to take it, here: http://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 the Continental Championship. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event. 

Q: Can I get a COSSY ID number at the WCQ or will I need to have one before I attend the event?

A: If you are only participating in Public Events, then if you do not have a COSSY ID number, you can get one at the event.  If you have already received an invite to the WCQ, then you must bring your existing COSSY ID number.  If you do not remember your COSSY ID number for the Main Event, we will be able to retrieve it for you at registration.  Please have a valid photo ID with you at time of registration.

Q: I want to vend at the WCQ, who should I contact?

A: Vending space is available free of charge, but is only available to Official Tournament Stores in good standing. Vendors must meet certain requirements and agree to abide by set guidelines. Interested vendors should email la-opsupport@konami.com 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 handles the applications for vending, and not the Event Manager.

Cash transactions with anyone other than an approved vendor at an approved location are prohibited at the WCQ Continental.  Attendees who conduct cash transactions selling ANYTHING to anyone other than an approved vendor at the WCQ Continental risk penalties including disqualification and expulsion from the venue.

Q: Where can I get food and drinks during the tournament?

A: There will be concessions at the convention center, but there are many options within walking distance of the convention center.

Q: Can I get a COSSY ID number at the WCQ Continental to play in Public Events, or will I need to have one before I attend the event?

A: If you do not have a COSSY ID number, you can get one at the event.

Q: Do I require a visa to enter Mexico?

A: People from the following countries and regions must obtain a visa to enter Mexico (those from the countries that follow may travel to Mexico without the need for a visa: foreigners who hold a valid current visa from the United States of America and who accredit their permanent legal residence in the United States of America, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the countries that comprise the Schengen area). Tourists' and Business Visitors' stay may not exceed 180 days; transmigrators may remain in Mexico for up to 30 days:

  • CubaCuba
  • DominicanRepublicDominican Republic
  • http://www.inm.gob.mx/images/flags/ElSalvador.pngEl Salvador
  • GuademalaGuatemala
  • HaitiHaiti
  • HondurasHonduras
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  •  
  • Please contact your local Mexican Consulate for details and visa requirements.

 

 

 

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