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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Chicago 2012
YCS-Champion-Aaron-Noel
Tournament details
Type

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Structure
Format

Advanced

Location

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date

April 28–29[1]

Final positions
Winner

Aaron Noel[2]

Runner-up

Daniel Nunnally[3]

Statistics
Participation

1170[4]

Rounds

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Chicago 2012 was a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States from April 14 to 15, 2012.[1] It was won by Aaron Noel.[2]

Events

Main event

After the sixth round, seventeen people tied first undefeated on 18 points.[6] After the seventh round, eight tied first undefeated on 21 points.[7] After the ninth round, 128 of the top scoring players got to continue into the second day to participate in two more rounds of Swiss.[8] After the eleventh round, thirty two of the top scoring players got to continue to the single-elimination stage.[5]

The main event was won by Aaron Noel, who used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck.[2] He defeated Daniel Nunnally, who also used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck, 2-1 in the finals.[3]

Side events

Side events included Dragon Duel, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, Attack of the Giant Card!!, Classic Drafts, Dawn of the Xyz Starter tournaments, Retro Drafts, Win-A-Mats and an eight-player single-elimination Dragons Collide Sealed Deck tournament.[1]

On the first day, the Dragon Duel was won by Michael Sakowicz. On the second day, it was won by Brian D. Ahle.[2]

The first Attack of the Giant Card!! was won by Matthew White, who used a "Wind-Up" Deck and won the giant "Tour Bus From the Underworld" card.[9] The second was won by Steffon Bizzell, who used a "Chaos Dragon" Deck and won the giant "Inzektor Giga-Mantis" card.[10]

The public events had two playoffs; one between the players who had accumulated the most points in the public events and one between two randomly chosen players. The winner of the random playoff was Brian Small, who used a "HERO" Deck. He defeated Andrew Henderson, who used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck.[11]

Prizes

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

Position Prize
1st
  • Ultra Rare "Blood Mefist" YCS prize card
  • Trophy
  • Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian) or a local-market YCS (flight and accommodation) if the player had already won a YCS in 2012.
  • YCS top cut game mat
  • 250 GB game console
  • Invitation to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd
  • Super Rare "Blood Mefist" YCS prize card
  • 32 GB tablet PC with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games
  • YCS top cut game mat
  • Invitation to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
3rd
  • Super Rare "Blood Mefist" YCS prize card
  • 32 GB touch screen MP3 player with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games
  • YCS top cut game mat
  • Invitation to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
4th
  • 32 GB touch screen MP3 player ad Konami game codes
  • YCS top cut game mat
  • Invitation to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
5th–8th
9th–16th
17th–32nd (If attendance exceeded 513)
  • YCS top cut game mat
  • Invitation to their 2012 World Championship Qualifier
Participation
  • 5 Order of Chaos Booster Packs

Players who preregistered received a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series TKN4-EN002 "Token" card.[1]

The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events received a medal, a 2012 regional game mat, a Dragon Duel t-shirt and an invitation to their 2012 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.[1]

The prizes for the Attack of the Giant Card!! tournaments included a Super Rare "Blood Mefist" YCS prize card. One winner received a giant sized ORCS-EN086 "Tour Bus From the Underworld"[9] and the other received a giant sized ORCS-EN021 "Inzektor Giga-Mantis".[9]

The winners of the public events playoffs received a Super Rare "Blood Mefist" YCS prize card.[11]

Decks

The winner and runner-up of the main event both used "Dino Rabbit" Decks.[3]

The winning Decklist was as follows. Although some of the Extra Deck cards may be missing.[12]

1st - Aaron Noel - Dino Rabbit
Side Deck

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 yugioh-card.com CHICAGOLAND BRACES FOR A SURGE OF DUELISTS AS THE Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BLOWS INTO TOWN APRIL 28th – 29th
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 yugioh-card.com AARON NOEL REIGNS SUPREME OVER TOP PLAYERS AT Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CHICAGO
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 konami.com Final Round Feature Match: Aaron Noel versus Daniel Nunnally (both Dino-Rabbit)
  4. 4.0 4.1 konami.com Player Tally: 1170
  5. 5.0 5.1 konami.com Round 11 – Top Tables
  6. konami.com Round 7 – Top Tables
  7. konami.com Round 8 – Top Tables
  8. konami.com Standings After Day 1
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 konami.com Attack of the Giant Card!! Winner – Saturday
  10. konami.com Attack of the Giant Card!! Winner – Sunday
  11. 11.0 11.1 konami.com Public Events Playoffs Feature Match: Andrew Henderson (Dino-Rabbits) versus Brian Small (HEROes)
  12. yugidojo.com Aaron Noel Dino Rabbit Deck List Review 2012 YCS Chicago Winner

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