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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Long Beach 2012
YCS-100th-Champion
Tournament details
Type

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Structure
Format

Advanced Format

Location

Long Beach, California

Date

March 24–25, 2012[1]

Final positions
Winner

Michael Balan

Runner-up

Simon He

Statistics
Participation

4364[2]

Rounds
  • 12 (Swiss)
  • 6 (finals)

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Long Beach 2012 was the one-hundredth Championship tournament, counting both Shonen Jump Championships and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series.

It was the largest Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game tournament, with attendance exceeding 4000.[2]

It took place in the Long Beach convention center in California on March 24 to 25, 2012.[1]

Events

Timetable

The time and costs of the events were as follows:[1]

Scheduled time Event Cost
Saturday, March 24
13:00 – 18:00 Win-A-Mat (8-player flights) $12.00
13:00 – 18:00 Pegasus Challenge (Caste Party Format) $10.00
13:00 – 18:00 Retro Draft (8-player flights) $12.00
13:00 – 18:00 Classic Draft $12.00
13:00 – 18:00 Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz tournament (8-player flights) $10.00
13:00 – 18:00 Dragons Collide Structure Deck tournament (8-player flights) $10.00
14:00 Dragon Duel tournament $4.00
Sunday, March 25
9:00 – 15:00 2012 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights) $12.00
10:00 – 15:00 Win-A-Mat (8-player flights) $12.00
10:00 – 15:00 Retro Draft (8-player flights) $12.00
10:00 – 15:00 Classic Draft (8-player flights) $12.00
10:00 – 15:00 Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz tournament (8-player flights) $10.00
10:00 – 15:00 Dragons Collide Structure Deck tournament (8-player flights) $10.00
10:00 – 15:00 Pegasus Challenge (Caste Party Format) $10.00
11:00 Bounty Event $10.00
12:00 Attack of the Giant Card!! $12.00
13:00 Dragon Duel tournament $4.00
15:45 Cut-off to earn points for public events playoffs
16:00 Public event playoffs

Registration

The tournament started late due to the high volume of people registering. 3500 mats had been printed for the event,[3] while 4364 people participated.[2] Entrants after the first 3500 were still to receive mats in the mail after more had been printed.[3] Partitions were taken down in the convention to expand the size of the venue to the area of about 12 American football fields.[4] Some later entrants even had to miss the first round.[2]

Main event

Over a thousand people dropped out of the tournament before the fourth round.[5]

After round eight only 859 participants remained with Keita Nagano, Gabriel T. Perez, John P. Gruchacz, Ruben Jimenez, Adrian Sean Shakir, Hendrik Wytze Kluitenberg, Andrew R. Trevino, Ned E Salkovitch, Bai Rui Chen, Jake P. Quinsee, Michael C. Balan, Robert Joseph Scarpelli, Robert Anthony Vasquez, Wesley E. Carter, Marquis L. Johnson and Angel Ascencio tying first on 24 points.[6]

After round nine, there were 730 participants remaining. John P. Gruchacz, Hendrik Wytze Kluitenberg, Adrian Sean Shakir, Bai Rui Chen, Jake P. Quinsee, Robert Anthony Vasquez, Wesley E. Carter and Marquis L. Johnson tied first with 27 points each.

In the top four tables at round ten, Robert Vasquez defeated Hendrik Kluitenberg, Adrian Shakir defeated Bai Chen, Jake Quinsee defeated Marquis Johnson and Wesley Carter defeated John Gruchacz.[7]

After round twelve, the format switched from swiss to knockout between the 64 highest scoring players.[8]

In the top sixteen, Gabriel Perez defeated Phillip Graham, Angel Ascencio defeated Michael Lux, Simon He defeated Hung Lee, Ryan Machado defeated Ruben Jimenez, Joseph Giorlando defeated Jose Badillo, Wilson Tsang defeated David Tirado, Michael Balan defeated Trenton Wright and Jian Zeng defeated Eddie de Jesus.[9]

In the quarter finals Gabriel Perez defeated Angel Ascencio, Simon He defeated Ryan Machado, Joseph Giorlando defeated Wilson Tsang and Michael Balan defeated Jian Zeng.[10][11]

In the semi finals Simon He defeated Gabriel Perez and Michael Balan defeated Joseph Giorlando.[11]

In the final, Michael Balin defeated Simon He.[12]

Top 16[9][10][13] Quarter finals[10][11][14] Semi finals[11][15] Final[12]
                           
           
  Phillip Graham  
  Gabriel Perez    
  Gabriel Perez  
    Angel Ascencio    
  Angel Ascencio   2
  Michael Lux   0  
  Gabriel Perez  
    Simon He    
  Simon He  
  Hung Lee    
  Simon He  
    Ryan Machado    
  Ruben Jimenez  
  Ryan Machado    
  Simon He   0
    Michael Balan   2
  Jose Badillo  
  Joseph Giorlando    
  Joseph Giorlando   2
    Wilson Tsang   0  
  David Tirado  
  Wilson Tsang    
  Joseph Giorlando   1
    Michael Balan   2  
  Michael Balan  
  Trenton Wright    
  Michael Balan  
    Jian Zeng    
  Eddie de Jesus  
  Jian Zeng    

Dragon Duel

61 people took part in the Dragon Duel event on the first day.[16] After five rounds Brian Ahle and Galdino Chavez were the only undefeated players.[17] They faced each other in the finals. Ahle used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck to defeat Chavez's "Inzektor" Deck 2-1.[18]

For the Dragon Duel event on the second day, Jesse Dean Kotton and Oliver Tomajko faced each other in the finals. Both players used "Dino Rabbit" Decks, with Kotton winning the Match 2-0.[19]

Prizes

Players were able to have their own custom "Token" cards printed featuring a photo of themselves alongside Yami Yugi, Jaden Yuki, Yusei Fudo or Yuma Tsukumo.[20]

Main event

All participants received five packs of Order of Chaos[21] and a "100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship" play mat. Due to availability only 3500 people received mats, while the others were to receive theirs in the mail afterwards.[3]

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

Position Prizes
1st
2nd
  • Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Cards "Blood Mefist" (YCSW-EN004)
  • 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy
  • 64 GB Tablet PC with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games
  • Invitation to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier tournament
  • 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut game mat
3rd and 4th
  • Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Cards "Blood Mefist" (YCSW-EN004)
  • 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy
  • 64 GB Touch Screen MP3 Player with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games
  • Invitation to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier tournament
  • 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut game mat
5th to 8th
  • Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Cards "Blood Mefist" (YCSW-EN004)
  • Complete Set of Mega Pack from Legendary Collection 2.
  • Complete Set of Order of Chaos.
  • Invitation to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier tournament
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut game mat
9th to 16th
  • Complete set of Order of Chaos
  • Invitation to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier tournament
  • 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut game mat
17th−32nd (if attendance > 512)
  • Invitation to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier tournament
  • 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut game mat
33rd−64th (if attendance > 2048)
  • Invitation to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier tournament
  • 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut game mat
Participation
  • 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Participation game mat
  • Five Order of Chaos Booster Packs

Dragon Duel

The prizes for the Dragon Duel were as follows:[1]

Position Prizes
1st Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Cards "Blood Mefist" (YCSW-EN004)
2nd Complete set of Order of Chaos
3rd−4th 24 Order of Chaos Booster Packs
Top 4:
  • Invitation to the 2012 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier
  • 2012 Regional game mat
  • Dragon Duel medal
  • Dragon Duel t-shirt
Participation 1 Booster Pack

Public events

The prizes for the side events were as follows:[1]

Event Participation prize Winning prize
2012 Regional Qualifiers 3 Booster Packs 1st:
  • Invitation to the 2012 World Championship Qualifier
  • Regional binder
  • 2012 Regional game mat
Bounty Event Booster Packs
  • 4-0: Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck Box
  • 3-1: Yu-Gi-Oh! Back Pack
  • 2-2: 1 Duelist Pack Yusei 2
Attack of the Giant Card!! 3 Booster Packs
Classic Draft
  • 1st: 4 Turbo Pack Booster Packs
  • 2nd: 2 Turbo Pack Booster Packs
Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz tournament 1 Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz tournament game mat
Dragons Collide Structure Deck tournament 1 Dragons Collide Structure Deck Dragons Collide Structure Deck tournament game mat
Pegasus Challenge 2 Turbo Pack Booster Packs
  • 1st:
    • 4 Turbo Pack Booster Packs
    • Pegasus Challenge binder
  • 2nd: 2 Turbo Pack Booster Packs
  • 3rd−4th: 1 Turbo Pack Booster Pack
Retro Draft 3 Retro Pack 2 Booster Packs
  • 1st: 4 Turbo Pack Booster Packs
  • 2nd: 2 Turbo Pack Booster Packs
Win-A-Mat 3 Booster Packs 1st: Win-A-Mat game mat
Public event playoffs Super Rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Cards "Blood Mefist" (YCSW-EN004)

Decks

The top 16 Decks were "Skill Drain HERO" used by Phillip Graham and Joseph Giorlando, "Piper Chaos" used by Gabriel Perez, "Dino Rabbit" used by Angel Ascencio, Michael Lux, Simon He, Hung Lee, Ryan Machado, David Tirado and Eddie de Jesus, "Chain Burn" used by Ruben Jimenez, "Wind-Up" used by Jose Badillo and Trenton Wright, "Wind-Up Beast" used by Wilson Tsan, "Dark World" used by Michael Balan and "Inzektor" used by Jian Zeng.[9]

The winning Decklist used by Michael Balan was as follows:[23]

1st - Michael Balan - Dark World
Side Deck

External links

  • yugioh-card.com Konami Presents: The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series! 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Long Beach, CA – FAQ
  • konami.com All articles for 2012/03 - 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 yugioh-card.com Konami Presents: The Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series! 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Long Beach, CA – FAQ
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 konami.com Round 2 Begins – Final Player Tally
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 konami.com 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Biggest TCG Tournament of All Time
  4. konami.com Too Many Duelists! Quick – Tear Down the Walls!
  5. konami.com An Experiment in Numbers
  6. konami.com Let’s Try This Again – Standings After Round 8
  7. konami.com Round 10 Roundup
  8. konami.com Swiss Rounds Ended – Top 64 to Soon Begin
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 konami.com Top 16 Match-Ups
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 konami.com Top 8 Match-Ups
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 konami.com Final Match Underway: Michael Balan vs. Simon He
  12. 12.0 12.1 konami.com Final Round Feature Match: Michael Balan vs. Simon He
  13. konami.com Top 16 Feature Match: Angel Ascencio vs. Michael Lux
  14. konami.com Top 8 Feature Match: Joseph Giorlando vs. Wilson Tsang
  15. konami.com Top 4 Feature Match: Michael Balan vs. Joseph Giorlando
  16. konami.com Dragon Duel Round 1 Roundup
  17. konami.com Dragon Duel Round 5 Roundup
  18. konami.com Feature Match: Saturday Dragon Duel Finals
  19. konami.com Feature Match: Sunday Dragon Duel Finals
  20. konami.com Cranking Out Tokens with the Token Machine
  21. konami.com 100th YCS First-Timers!
  22. konami.com ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!! Winners
  23. yugidojo.com Michael Balan 2012 YCS Long Beach Winner Dark World Deck List Review

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