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Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy has been updated.

Konami have updated their Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Tournament Policy document with minor changes to layout and further clarification of the End of Match procedure. You can download the PDF at the link below.

Download the updated "Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy" document here

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE)
Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Tournament Policy
In Effect as of May 5, 2011

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Policy document exists to explain what is required of tournament attendees, Duelists, judges and spectators at any Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournament. Tournament Policy documents help to keep events consistent, so that attendees will always know what to expect at any Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG event.

Everyone who attends a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournament is expected to have read, understood, and adhere to all Tournament Policy and Penalty Guideline documents, in addition to this document. Individual tournaments or events may have specific FAQs or policies set in place for that event. In that case, the event specific policies override this document.

Tournament Policy documents are frequently updated. The most current version of the Tournament Policy document can be found here: US - http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/, Europe – http://www.yugioh-card.com/?area=eurp. For questions please email us-opsupport@konami.com (North America, Latin America and the Caribbean) or yugioh@konami-europe.net (Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand).

René Frach, a judge from Berlin, has kindly put together the list of changes to both the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG policy document, and the KDE TCG Policy document:

Source: Konami Judge Forum
KDE TCG Tournament Policy v1.1

page number: now in the lower-right-corner, instead of bottom-center

now you can find on the bottom-center of every page: name of policy and version "KDE TCG Tournament Policy v1.1" (old document: version lower-right-corner)

IV. G. Sleeves
"Players may not “double sleeve” their decks. If a player chooses to use sleeves, they may only have one sleeve per card."

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Tournament Policy v1.1

bottom-center now name of policy and version (see 2nd above)

Page 11, V. F. End of Match Procedure – Swiss Rounds

Subsection "How to decide the winner"

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.
This (former) point is now separated from the list above.


page 11, 12
G. End of Match Procedure - Single Elimination Rounds

- some minor changes in the layout and writing [ex. "Conduct (3) additional turns " instead of "... Conduct 3 Turns"; number of turns in ()]

- 5 instead of 7 subitems

- the term "Sudden Death" was canceled (old page 12. point 6.)

- Nr. 5. decribes now the old "Sudden Death" procedure (old point 4-7) in a different way (more detail imho)

- revised "How to decide the winner" (p. 12) section, a detailed description of the procedure