Date:

March 9, 2013

Time:

Registration from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. Play begins immediately after.

Location:

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6

Cost:

$25

Directions


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By Car from the West (Hwy. 401)
Take Highway 401 East to Highway 427 South
Follow Highway 427 South to the Gardiner Expressway
For the North Building exit at Spadina Avenue
Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right on Front St.
Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage
For the South Building exit at York St.
Proceed north two lights to Bremner Blvd.
Turn left on Bremner Blvd.
Turn left on Lower Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage

By Car from the West (QEW)
Follow the QEW East; it will become the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto
For the North Building Exit at Spadina Avenue
Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right at Front Street
Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage
For the South Building exit at York St.
Proceed north two lights to Bremner Blvd.
Turn left on Bremner Blvd.
Turn left on Lower Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage.

By Car from the East
Take Highway 401 West to the Don Valley Parkway South
Follow the Don Valley Parkway South to the Gardiner Expressway
For the North Building exit at Spadina Avenue
Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right at Front Street
For the South Building exit at the Yonge/York exit
As you exit the ramp continue west along Lakeshore Blvd. to Lower Simcoe St.
Turn right at Lower Simcoe St. then turn left into the garage

By Car from the North (Barrie)
Take Highway 400 South to Highway 401 West
Follow Highway 401 West to Highway 427 South
Follow Highway 427 South to the Gardiner Expressway
For the North Building exit at Spadina Avenue
Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right at Front St.
Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into garage
For the South Building exit at York St.
Proceed north two lights to Bremner Blvd.
Turn left on Bremner Blvd.
Turn left on Lower Simcoe St. then right into the garage

By Train & Bus
Union Station, Toronto's main rail station, is one block from the MTCC, connected by the weather-protected Skywalk. The Bus Terminal is just five minutes away by cab, or ten minutes by public transit.

For more information visit these websites:
Via Rail Canada
Greyhound Canada Bus Lines

By Public Transit
Streetcars, buses, subways and GO trains provide the city with one of North America’s safest and most efficient public transit systems. Our transit systems connect all parts of Toronto and outlying areas to Union Station, the city’s transportation hub. Union Station is accessible from the MTCC via the Skywalk, a weather-protected walkway.

For more information and travel routes, visit these websites:
GO Transit
Toronto Transit Commission

Maps for the MTCC Parking lots and surrounding Hotels and Points of Interest are available to download. Please click on this link to go to the MTCC page for download.

Information on parking at the MTCC can be found at this link.

- Check MapQuest for directions!

Registration

Tournament Registration Sheet

To speed up your registration into any PES Konami event, please print out and complete this form prior to arriving on site. It’s especially important to remember to get a parent or guardian to sign the document if you are under the age of majority.

Decklist

Decklists will be used for this event. You can also print out and complete a decklist prior to arriving on site. The new form actually allows you to fill it in before printing it out!

Format

Advanced Format

Please be aware that the rules for Deck Construction have recently changed. Here are the new rules:

In addition to your Main Deck, you can also have 15 additional cards in a separate pile known as the Side Deck. The Side Deck allows you to modify your Deck or Extra Deck to better suit your strategy during a Match. Between Duels in a match, you can use the cards in your Side Deck to do any of the following:
Exchange any Spell, Trap or Monster card in your Side Deck for another card in your Main Deck.
Exchange any Synchro, Fusion or Xyz Monster in your Side Deck for another card in your Extra Deck.

After any exchange you must end up with the same number of cards that your Main Deck and Extra Deck began the Match with.

The Side Deck can contain from 0 up to 15 cards.
The Extra Deck, which contains your Fusion, Synchro and Xyz Monsters, can contain from 0 up to 15 cards.

In any Match, the Main Deck, Extra Deck and Side Deck combined cannot contain more than 3 copies of the same card.

Please be aware that the Forbidden and Limited Cards applies to every part of your deck (Main, Side, and Extra).

Structure

Determining the Number of Rounds for a Swiss Event

The number of rounds played in a Konami sanctioned tournament is based on the total number of players enrolled in the event.
  • 4 – 8 Players = 3 Rounds of Swiss with no cut.
  • 9 – 16 Players = 4 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.
  • 17 – 32 Players = 5 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.
  • 33 – 64 Players = 6 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.
  • 65 – 128 Players = 7 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.
  • 129 – 256 Players = 8 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.
  • 257 – 512 Players = 9 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.
  • 513 – 1024 Players = 10 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.
  • 1025 – 2050 Players = 11 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.
  • 2051 or More Players = 12 Rounds of Swiss followed by a cut to Top 8.

Prizes

  • All players will receive 5 Yu-Gi-Oh! booster packs!
  • Top 8: 2013 Regional Qualifier Game Mat
  • Top 4: Card Binder

Invitations

Invites are given out on a sliding scale, based on Regional attendance.
  • 4-49 players: 4 invites
  • 50-99 players: 8 invites
  • 100-149 players: 16 invites
  • 150-199 players: 24 invites
  • 200-299 players: 32 invites
  • 300+ players: 48 invites
Invites to 2013 World Championship Qualifier tournaments do not pass down this season.

Win-A-Mat

This is an Advanced Format, Constructed event.

Entry Fee: $10.00, each Duelist receives 2 Yu-Gi-Oh! booster packs with entry.

The winner receives an exclusive Game Mat.

Dragon Duel

Time:

Registration from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Play begins immediately after.

Cost:

No cost for eligible participants

Prizes:

Top 4 (regardless of numbers) receive a T-Shirt and invites to both the 2013 WCQ and Dragon Duel Championship to be held there.

Format:

Advanced Format
Decklists required

Note:

This event is only for players 12 years old or younger
Please have proof of age ready if requested

Notes

  • Please watch your possessions.
    Do not leave your items unattended. Professional Event Services, LLC, its partners and venues are not responsible for lost or stolen materials. You bring materials at your own risk.
  • Trading is fine.
    However, anyone attending the event that buys, sells or solicits other players to do either will be asked to leave the event without refund. Note that offering items such as iPods or PSPs is the same as a cash transaction. This applies to both the buyer and the seller. Professional Event Services, LLC, its partners and venues are not responsible for any "bad" trades nor will we offer any trade advice. Your trades are your own risk.
  • Sportsmanship is very important.
    Professional Event Services, LLC greatly values sportsmanship. Poor sportsmanship can lead to warnings, game losses, match losses and disqualification from the tournament. Poor sportsmanship includes trying to trick another player, lying, arguing with an official as well as most other forms of bad behavior. Poor sportsmanship impacts all attendees to the event and reflects poorly on you. At all time, treat other players like you would want to be treated.
  • You do not lose your cards when you play in tournaments.
    You always keep your own cards at the conclusion of a tournament. You do not lose them to other players for any reason.
  • We accept cash (only) for payment for events. We only accept cash of the country the event is held in.
  • Be on time for the start of your tournaments and for the start of each round.
    In order to get everyone out on time, we need to start as soon as possible. If you are late for a tournament or a round, you may be dropped from the tournament.
  • All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document
  • Swiss Format? What's that?
    There are two main formats for tournaments - single elimination and Swiss. In single elimination when a player loses a match, they are eliminated from the tournament. Booster Drafts are an example of single elimination tournaments. In a Swiss format event, players are not eliminated from the tournament and will be paired for the next round regardless of whether they won or lost their last match. You can play every round of a Swiss format tournament no matter what your record is.
  • Questions? Ask them!
    We love questions! If you have a question, please ask an event official (in either the brightly colored staff shirt or the black judge shirt) and we will do our best to answer your question.
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.