End of Match Procedure clarification for Europe. | The Irish Duelist

End of Match Procedure clarification for Europe.



Source: http://tcg.konami-europe.net/coverage/1285/last-minute-rules-reminders-for-the-ycs-ende/

When time is called during a match, the player whose turn it is should complete his or her turn. If the game is not won during that turn, then play may continue for an additional three turns. The additional three turns begin with the opponent, then pass back to the first player, then pass back to the opponent.

If either player manages to win the game during any of these three turns, the game is over and the player with the highest Life Point total becomes the winner. If both players’ Life Point totals are equal, then play will continue until the first change in Life Points – an increase or a decrease – and the player with the highest Life Point total becomes the winner.

If Life Points are changed as a chain is being created, the player with the higher Life Points wins the moment the change in Life Points is made. If Life Points are changed as a chain is resolving, all effects that are already on a chain should be resolved before comparing Life Points.

Once the final game has a winner, the match winner must be determined. If a player has more game wins than his or her opponent, that player wins the Match. If both players have the same number of game wins, they will begin a new game with specific guidelines, as follows:


  1. - Neither player may use his or her Side Deck.
  2. - The loser of the previous game chooses who will go first.
  3. - The game will continue for four total turns, two turns for each player, unless a player manages to win the game before the four turns are up. 
  4. Once the four turns are completed, Life Point totals are compared, and the player with the highest Life Point total wins the Match. If both players’ Life Point totals are equal, then play will continue until the first change in Life Points – an increase or a decrease – and the player with the highest Life Point total becomes the winner. If this change occurs during the resolution of a chain, resolve all effects on that chain comparing Life Points.


ie: Europe is still using the 'old system' for now, where no draws take place.