These guidelines, including all subsections, can be found in its entirety here.

These guidelines, used in addition to Konami Tournament Policy, outline the appropriate code of behavior for players at a Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game event. They instruct judges and tournament officials how to identify infractions and assign correct penalties. Penalty Guidelines help ensure a fair and consistent tournament everywhere, by explaining the various types of infractions, along with the penalties assigned to each one.

Judges and tournament officials are expected to abide by the policies outlined. In addition to Konami's Tournament Policy document, this Penalty Guideline contains information to be used during all sanctioned Official Konami Trading Card Game tournaments.

Tournament Policy documents are frequently updated. The most current version of the Tournament Policy document can be found here:

The Americas:

For questions please e-mail (North America), (Latin America and the Caribbean) or (Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand).

  1. Philosophy
  2. Investigation Procedure
  3. Penalty
  4. Infraction
  5. Disqualification Review & Suspended Players

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