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Japanese National Duel Monsters Championship
D-001 Haga vs Ryuzaki
Tournament details
Structure

Single-elimination (finals)

Location

Japan

Date

1997

Final positions
Winner

Weevil Underwood

Runner-up

Rex Raptor

Third place

Mako Tsunami (anime)

Appearances
Manga

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist

Anime

Yu-Gi-Oh!

The Japanese National Duel Monsters Championship, known as the Duel Monsters Tournament in the manga, was a Duel Monsters tournament in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and anime to determine the Japanese champion.

In the English anime, it was referred to as a Regional Duel Monsters Championship, suggesting it only encompassed a region, rather than the whole country. In the manga and Japanese anime, the regionals are mentioned as being a lower stage than this tournament.

Events

The tounrmanet was consisted of 200 duelists and the winner was Weevil Underwood, who defeated Rex Raptor in the finals. Mako Tsunami came in third place and a duelist(shown in duelist kingdom losing to Mai Valentine) came fourth.

Maximillion Pegasus invited the finalists of this tournament to participate in his Duelist Kingdom tournament. Unlike other competitors in Duelist Kingdom, the finalists were given rooms in the boat journey to the tournament.Also,the finalists of the regional championchip were awarded with the card Serpent Night Dragon

In the manga, Yugi Mutou did not part in the tournament, as he had vowed that when he entered a tournament it would be to face Seto Kaiba in a fair Duel. Kaiba did not take part as he was in a vegetative state after receiving the Mind Crush during Death-T.

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