The 2012 New Zealanders National Championship was a World Championship Qualifier for the 2012 World Championship. The tournament determined the 2012 national champion of New Zealand. It took place in Ellerslie Events Centre in Auckland on June 3, 2012 [1] and was won by Chris Dalton[2]



The entry fee for the main event was $20.[1] The entry for the Dragon Duel was free.[4]

The timetable of events was as follows.[1]

Time Event
8:00−10:15 Registration opens
10:20 Player meeting
10:30 Posting of pairings for Round 1
12:55−13.50 Lunch
18:30−21:30 Top cut rounds
21.30 Awards ceremony

Main event

The main event consisted of eight rounds of Swiss, after which eight of the highest scoring players advanced to the top cut.[3]

In the quarter finals, Timmy Chiew defeated Newsun Zeng, Sezan Hossain defeated Aaron Dennis, Hyunwoo Jun defeated Carne de Vreede and Chris Dalton defeated Gavin Wu.[5]

In the semi finals, Timmy Chiew defeated Sezan Hossain and Chris Dalton defeated Hyunwoo Jun.[5]

In the final, Chris Dalton defeated Timmy Chiew.[5]

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
  Timmy Chiew  
  Newsun Zeng    
  Timmy Chiew  
      Sezan Hossain    
  Aaron Dennis  
  Sezan Hossain    
  Timmy Chiew  
    Chris Dalton  
  Hyunwoo Jun  
  Carne de Vreede    
  Hyunwoo Jun  
      Chris Dalton    
  Gavin Wu  
  Chris Dalton    

Side events

The Dragon Duel was won by William Winspear, who finished with a 6-2 record.[2]


The prizes for the main event were as follows.[1][4]

Position Prize
  • Travel and accommodation to WCQ: Continentals
  • Promotional card
  • 48 Booster Packs
2nd 64 GB iPod Touch
3rd−4th 72 Booster Packs
5th−8th 36 Booster Packs
9th−16th 18 Booster Packs
Top 4 Trophy
Top 32 WCQ 2012 game mat
Top 64 WCQ 2012 sleeves


The winner Chris Dalton used a "Wind-Up" Deck.[5]

1st - Chris Dalton - Wind-Up
Side Deck

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 National Championship – New Zealand
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Nationals 2012 Coverage Wrap Up
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Round 8 Top Tables
  4. 4.0 4.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! Nationals 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Top 8 - with Deck Lists!