June 2012 | The Irish Duelist

North American WCQ takes place this weekend.



The North American WCQ, one of the biggest events of the year, is taking place this weekend. The following press release was sent out last night giving more information about the event and what'll be happening.

YCS Sheffield will be a Sealed Event



Konami have posted some information about the upcoming YCS to be held in Sheffield (UK) in September. The event will be a world first for the game.

More info for the 2012 European Championship



Konami updated their site last week with additional info for this year's European Championship, due to be held in Milan next weekend.

The Irish Duelist passes 1,000,000 hits.



Over 3 years ago I started a blog, one which would change my life. Today it's broken the 1,000,000 hit barrier, so I just want to thank you all for your incredible support.

Hidden Arsenal 6: Omega Xyz



A press release was given out to all Yu-Gi-Oh!-related media sites yesterday detailing the newest Hidden Arsenal booster set, which will be available in July.

Thomond Park to host Conclave 2012



Conclave is Limerick's annual gaming convention, featuring everything from Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic to tabletop gaming like Warhammer 40k. After numerous successful events held at the Carlton near Castletroy, Conclave now moves to Limerick's premier event venue, Thomond Park, home of Munster Rugby.

Friday Roundup: June 15th



Here's a brief look at some of the most popular stories from around the Yugiweb this week. You can find all the links of note on The Irish Duelist's Twitter page, which is also shown in the live ticker on the right-hand side of this page.

3 Surprising Battle Pack Picks!



Here's my latest article for Konami's official strategy site, looking at some of the more surprising cards you can use in Battle Pack sealed events in order to gain an advantage. It's also available on Konami.com.

Colombia to host 2012 WCQ: South American Championship



Konami issued a press release yesterday detailing the upcoming World Championship Qualifier taking place in Colombia this month.

Friday Roundup: June 8th



Here's a brief look at some of the most popular stories from around the Yugiweb this week. You can find all the links of note on The Irish Duelist's Twitter page, which is also shown in the live ticker on the right-hand side of this page.

Photos from Irish Nationals.



Here's some photos I took while competing at last weekend's Irish National Championship. They were also posted "live" on The Irish Duelist's Facebook page.

2012 Irish National Championship: Top 8 Decklists



Ireland had its National Championship this past weekend where close to 90 Duelists competed to represent the country in the European Championship in July. After 7 rounds of action the initial field of 89 was cut down to a final 8, and here are the Decks that took them there.