Q: What is Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Day?
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Day (Duel Day) events are designed to provide new Duelists with a place to learn how to
play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG). Duel Day will be held throughout the year at Official
Tournament Stores (OTS) all over North America.
Q: Where and when are Duel Day events?
Duel Day events can take place any time of the year, and will be scheduled by the individual OTS. Please
contact your local OTS for exact Event date and start time, or go to the special events page on the official
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG web site http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents.html.
Q: What is the attendance capacity for Duel Day?
Due to safety and fire regulations, each Duel Day location has a seating capacity and it may vary from
location to location. It is advised that you arrive early enough to register for Duel Day so that you can
ensure a spot in the event. If you have any additional questions, please contact the OTS directly at the
phone number that corresponds with that OTS.
Q: How much does it cost to enter the Duel Day event?
There is no registration fee for Duelists wishing to participate in Duel Day.
Q: Who is eligible to participate in the Duel Day event?
Anyone of any age that is new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME may participate in Duel Day events.
Q: What is the format for the Duel Day event?
All Duel Day events are set up as demos given to players who are new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD
GAME. The Demo portion of the Duel Day does not involve any tournament play. Players are encouraged
to use the Demo Decks provided to them free of charge by the OTS and enjoy playing the Yu-Gi-Oh!
TRADING CARD GAME against other players who have also participated in Duel Day, or against players
that are willing to teach a beginning level player.
Q: What is a Duelist League?
Duelist League is a program aimed at beginning Duelists as a way to introduce them into Organized Play.
Duelist League is targeted to new and novice players, therefore it is a much more relaxed atmosphere for
younger and beginning Duelists.
If the OTS has opted to host a Duelist League alongside Duel Day, the OTS may choose to run the Duelist
League either as Open Dueling or as Tournament Format.
Q: What are the details for Duelist League Open Dueling?
An Open Dueling event means that there are no appointed pairings, no records of Wins and Losses are
maintained, and no time limit is given on any given match. Duelists match up against others in the event
at their own discretion.
Duelists are each provided with three (3) Duelist Tickets at the beginning of the Duelist League event.
Duelists should write their name on each ticket when you get them, as this helps prevent lost tickets and
it also allows players to learn each other’s names, thus making it easier to make friends!
Tournament Organizers and staff should be able to assist Duelists that may have difficulties finding other
Duelists to Duel against.
Duelists should play single Duels (best of one) against five (5) different opponents using one of the Demo
Decks provided during the Duel Day event.
After each Duel is played, the Duelist that loses the Duel has to give the winning Duelist one of their
Duelist Tickets. Once a Duelist Ticket has been won, the winning Duelist must then write their name on
that Duelist Ticket.
Duelists finish the event in one of three (3) ways:
• Win five (5) Duelist Tickets (own 5 tickets)
• Lose all three (3) of their Duelist Tickets (own 0 tickets)
• The Tournament Organizer has set a time limit for the Duelist League session and the time has
Duelists who have won five (5) Duelist Tickets get to select their choice of one (1) of the available Duelist
League cards as a prize. Duelists who have lost all three (3) of the Duelist Tickets get one (1) random
Duelist League card as a prize. All other participants who have remained active in the Duelist League until
the end of the session will each receive one (1) random Duelist League card (Duelists with the most
tickets pick first, etc., with ties determined in favor of the youngest Duelist).
Q: What are the details for the Duelist League tournament?
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.
Duelists finish the event when the Duelists have all finished playing Round 4 (less if there are less than 8
Duelists enrolled in the tournament).
Duelists are prized based on the final standings after the final round of Swiss is played, with no Playoff
top cut rounds.
The 1st Place Duelist is awarded their choice of two (2) of the available Duelist League cards as a prize.
All other Duelists each receive one (1) Duelist League Rare cared of their choice from the available Duelist
League Cards. The order in which a Duelist is able to select their card is based on their final ranking in the
Q: What will I need to bring to Duel Day?
All materials and cards that you will need to participate in Duel Day will be provided to you on site. If you
have a COSSY ID number, you should bring your number and barcode. You’ll also need the entry fee for
the Duelist League (if the OTS is charging an entry fee), as well as money for any incidentals (food, drink,