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|Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Long Beach 2012|
Long Beach, California
March 24–25, 2012
It took place in the Long Beach convention center in California on March 24 to 25, 2012.
The time and costs of the events were as follows:
|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|
|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|
The tournament started late due to the high volume of people registering. 3500 mats had been printed for the event, while 4364 people participated. Entrants after the first 3500 were still to receive mats in the mail after more had been printed. Partitions were taken down in the convention to expand the size of the venue to the area of about 12 American football fields. Some later entrants even had to miss the first round.
Over a thousand people dropped out of the tournament before the fourth round.
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.
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.
After round twelve, the format switched from swiss to knockout between the 64 highest scoring players.
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.
In the semi finals Simon He defeated Gabriel Perez and Michael Balan defeated Joseph Giorlando.
In the final, Michael Balin defeated Simon He.
|Top 16||Quarter finals||Semi finals||Final|
|Eddie de Jesus|
61 people took part in the Dragon Duel event on the first day. After five rounds Brian Ahle and Galdino Chavez were the only undefeated players. They faced each other in the finals. Ahle used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck to defeat Chavez's "Inzektor" Deck 2-1.
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.
All participants received five packs of Order of Chaos 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.
The prizes for the main event were as follows:
|3rd and 4th||
|5th to 8th|
|9th to 16th||
|17th−32nd (if attendance > 512)||
|33rd−64th (if attendance > 2048)||
|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|
|Participation||1 Booster Pack|
The prizes for the side events were as follows:
|Event||Participation prize||Winning prize|
|2012 Regional Qualifiers||3 Booster Packs|| 1st:
|Bounty Event||Booster Packs||
|Attack of the Giant Card!!||3 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||
|Retro Draft||3 Retro Pack 2 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)|
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.
The winning Decklist used by Michael Balan was as follows:
- 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
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 konami.com Round 2 Begins – Final Player Tally
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 konami.com 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series – Biggest TCG Tournament of All Time
- ↑ konami.com Too Many Duelists! Quick – Tear Down the Walls!
- ↑ konami.com An Experiment in Numbers
- ↑ konami.com Let’s Try This Again – Standings After Round 8
- ↑ konami.com Round 10 Roundup
- ↑ konami.com Swiss Rounds Ended – Top 64 to Soon Begin
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 konami.com Top 16 Match-Ups
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 konami.com Top 8 Match-Ups
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 konami.com Final Match Underway: Michael Balan vs. Simon He
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 konami.com Final Round Feature Match: Michael Balan vs. Simon He
- ↑ konami.com Top 16 Feature Match: Angel Ascencio vs. Michael Lux
- ↑ konami.com Top 8 Feature Match: Joseph Giorlando vs. Wilson Tsang
- ↑ konami.com Top 4 Feature Match: Michael Balan vs. Joseph Giorlando
- ↑ konami.com Dragon Duel Round 1 Roundup
- ↑ konami.com Dragon Duel Round 5 Roundup
- ↑ konami.com Feature Match: Saturday Dragon Duel Finals
- ↑ konami.com Feature Match: Sunday Dragon Duel Finals
- ↑ konami.com Cranking Out Tokens with the Token Machine
- ↑ konami.com 100th YCS First-Timers!
- ↑ konami.com ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!! Winners
- ↑ yugidojo.com Michael Balan 2012 YCS Long Beach Winner Dark World Deck List Review