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More info about YCS Brighton

YCS Brighton was announced recently and more information has been posted on Konami's website regarding the date, location and all the other essential details.

Source: Konami

Konami presents: The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events are big, exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday. Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

In addition to the main Championship Series tournament there are numerous Public Events, including tournaments specifically for Duelists born 1999 and later. Competitive or casual, there is something for everyone to do at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series weekend event.

Who can participate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series?

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament is an open event. No invite is required – everyone can participate!

Next Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series stop:

December 17th/18th

The Brighton Centre
Kings Road
Brighton BN1 3GR
United Kingdom

Event Structure

  • The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will be Advanced Constructed format.
  • The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will consist of a number of Swiss-style rounds, followed by one or more top cuts, as follows:
  • Up to 512 Duelists: 9 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, Top16 Single-Elimination on Sunday
  • 513 to 1024 Duelists: 8 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 2 more rounds of Swiss on Sunday, then Top32 Single-Elimination
  • 1025 or more Duelists: 9 rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 2 more rounds of Swiss on Sunday, then Top32 Single-Elimination
  • If 513 or more Duelists attend, the 2 Swiss rounds on Sunday are open to only the top 128 players OR all players with 18 points (21 points if 9 rounds were played on Saturday), whichever number is larger.
  • There will be a playoff match for 3rd place.

Public Events

KONAMI offers many exciting activities during those two days, namely a feature match area where you can watch the top Duels of the main event, and a wide selection of Public Events, ranging from casual to highly-competive events. Among others, there will be:
  • Duelist League – casual League play for young players
  • Pegasus Challenge – mix up the Dueling experience with fun new formats and deckbuilding rules! (exact rules to be announced)
  • ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! – the winner receives a giant Yu-Gi-Oh! card!
  • Win-a-Mat – some fine and limited gamemats to win (e.g. Regionals mats)
  • WCQ: Regionals – qualify to the WCQ: European Championship 2012!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trial – offering travel sponsoring and accomodation to a future YCS
There will also be a Dragon Duel event open for Duelists born 1999 or later. The Top 4 Duelists will qualify to the WCQ: European Dragon Duel Championship

With all those attractions, attending the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series will be a thrilling experience for everyone!


There will be round-by-round online coverage of this event, including feature matches, a photo gallery, deck analysis and more – even if you’re unable to make it to the event, you can still be part of the action as the coverage page is updated with live content from the tournament site.

Look for coverage at, and follow the event as it progresses.

Preparing for this event

Be prepared to present your COSSY ID number along with your name at registration. If you don’t have a COSSY ID number, you can receive one at registration or here.

You will also need to fill out a Deck List registration sheet. You will fill this out by listing all of the cards included in the Deck you want to use. You can get a Deck List form at the registration area. This Deck List will be collected from you right before Round 1 of the tournament, so you do not have to have it ready the moment that you register.

You should bring an Advanced-Format Deck, along with any tournament supplies you will need: 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. Players participating in these events are expected to be familiar with KONAMI’s tournament policies. These can be found in the “Gameplay” section of this website.

Early registration on Friday

You can – and you should! – register at the venue on Friday already. Once you are registered, you are officially entered into the tournament and will not need to register again on Saturday. Save yourself a few hours of sleep on Saturday morning, and take advantage of early registration! You can pick up a copy of the Deck List form when you register.

Buying and Selling of cards at the event

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. Duelists are not allowed to buy or sell from one another at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series venues. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.

For parents

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 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.