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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Meadowlands 2013 was a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament held in Meadowlands, New Jersey, from May 11 to 12, 2013.[1] The main event was won by Tyree Tinsley[2][3] and the Dragon Duel was won by Ben Leverett on both days.[3]

This was the first Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in which Hidden Arsenal 7: Knight of Stars was legal.[7]

Events

Timetable

The scheduled timetable of events was as follows:[1]

Time Event Cost
Friday, May 10
15:00–19:00 Pre-registration
Saturday, May 11
8:00–9:45 Registration
8:00–9:30 Pre-registered players turn in Deck lists
10:00 Main event $20.00
13:00–18:00 Win-A-Mat (8-player flights) $12.00
13:00–18:00 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Sealed Format tournament (8-player flights) $10.00
13:00–18:00 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Draft Format tournament (8-player flights) $12.00
13:00–18:00 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn & Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz Sealed Format tournament (8-player flights) $20.00
13:00–18:00 Structure Deck: Onslaught of the Fire Kings tournament (8-player flights) $10.00
13:00–18:00 Duelist League (8-player flights) $5.00
14:00 Dragon Duel tournament $4.00
15:00 ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! $12.00
Sunday, May 12
9:00 Main event, day 2
9:00–15:00 2013 Regional Qualifiers (16-player flights) $12.00
10:00–15:00 Win-A-Mat (8-player flights) $12.00
10:00–15:00 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Sealed Format tournament (8-player flights) $10.00
10:00–15:00 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Draft Format tournament (8-player flights) $12.00
10:00–15:00 Structure Deck: Onslaught of the Fire Kings tournament (8-player flights) $10.00
10:00–15:00 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn & Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz Sealed Format tournament (8-player flights) $20.00
10:00–15:00 Duelist League (8-player flights) $5.00
10:00 3 vs. 3 team tournament $30.00 per team
12:00 ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! $12.00
1:00 Dragon Duel tournament $4.00
15:45 Cut-off to earn points for the public event playoffs
16:00 Public event playoffs

Main event

Nine rounds of Swiss took place on the first day. Tyree Tinsley, Paul Levitin and Herman Herrera tied first on 27 points at the end of the day.[5] Eleven rounds of Swiss took place altogether, with Paul Levitin winning all of his Matches.[6]

In the top 32, Galo Guillermo Orbea Davila defeated Paul Levitin, Justin Diaz defeated Alexise Simpson, Christian Georges, defeated Simon He, Jeremy MacWan defeated Kris Perovic, Rodney Willimas defeated Evan Petre, Tariq Williams defeated Matthew Bishop, Raymond Bauzon defeated James Quick, James Guerrero defeated Thomas Balaban, Willian Fernandes defeated George Kyan, Ali Yassine defeated Donel Jao, Satoshi Kato defeated Jeffrey Strain, Andrew Fredella defeated Patrick Hoban, David Nguyen defeated Herman Herrera, Marcus Hale defeated Angelo Mendoza, Sean Montague defeated Karim Ahamjik and Tyree Tinsley defeated George Weber.[8][9]

In the top 16, Galo Guillermo Orbea Davila defeated Justin Diaz, Christian Georges defeated Jeremy MacWan, Rodney Willimas defeated Tariq Williams, James Guerrero defeated Ray Bauzon, Willian Fernandes defeated Ali Yassine, Andrew Fredella defeated Satoshi Kato, Marcus Hale defeated David Nguyen and Tyree Tinsley defeated Sean Montague.[9][10]

In the quarterfinals, Galo Guillermo Orbea Davila defeated Christian Georges, James Guerrero defeated Rodney Willimas, Andrew Fredella defeated Willian Fernandes and Tyree Tinsley defeated Marcus Hale.[10][11]

In the semifinals, James Guerrero defeated Galo Guillermo Orbea Davila and Tyree Tinsley defeated Andrew Fredella.[11][12]

In the final, Tyree Tinsley defeated James Guerrero, 2-1.[12]

In the third-place playoff, Andrew Fredella defeated Galo Guillermo Orbea Davila, 2-0.[4]

Top 16[9][10] Quarterfinals[10][11] Semifinals[11][12][13] Finals[12][13]
                           
Table 1[14]            
  Galo Orbea   2
Table 1
  Justin Diaz   0  
  Galo Orbea  
Table 2[15]
    Christian Georges    
  Christian Georges   2
Table 1[16]
  Jeremy MacWan   0  
  Galo Orbea   0
Table 3
    James Guerrero   2  
  Tariq Williams  
Table 2
  Rodney Willimas    
  Rodney Willimas  
Table 4
    James Guerrero    
  Ray Bauzon  
  James Guerrero    
  James Guerrero   1
Table 5
    Tyree Tinsley   2
  Willian Fernandes  
Table 3[17]
  Ali Yassine    
  Willian Fernandes   0
Table 6
    Andrew Fredella   2  
  Satoshi Kato  
Table 2
  Andrew Fredella    
  Andrew Fredella  
Table 7
    Tyree Tinsley     Third place[4]
  Marcus Hale  
Table 4
  David Nguyen    
  Marcus Hale     Galo Orbea   0
Table 8
    Tyree Tinsley       Andrew Fredella   2
  Tyree Tinsley  
  Sean Montague    

Public events

The Dragon Duel, on the first day, was won by Benjamin Leverett, while Christopher Lee came second, Chris Scheffelin came third and Trevor Burch came fourth.[18] The Dragon Duel on the second day was also won by Benjamin Leverett.[3]

Prizes

Main event

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

Position Prize
1st
2nd
  • Super Rare YCSW-EN005 "Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry"
  • 32 GB tablet PC, with redemption codes for Konami mobile games
  • Invitation to the 2013 World Championship Qualifier
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series top cut game mat
3rd
  • Super Rare YCSW-EN005 "Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry"
  • 32 GB Touch Screen mp3 player, with redemption codes for Konami mobile games
  • Invitation to the 2013 World Championship Qualifier
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series top cut game mat
4th
  • 32 GB Touch Screen MP3 Player with redemption codes for Konami Mobile games
  • Invitation to the 2013 World Championship Qualifier
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series top cut game mat
5th–8th
  • Xbox 360 4 GB console
  • Invitation to the 2013 World Championship Qualifier
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series top cut game mat
9th–16th
  • 24 Booster Packs of Cosmo Blazer
  • Invitation to the 2013 World Championship Qualifier
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series top cut game mat
17th–32nd (if attendance > 513)
  • Invitation to the 2013 World Championship Qualifier
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series top cut game mat
33rd–64nd (if attendance > 2049)
  • Invitation to the 2013 World Championship Qualifier
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series top cut game mat
Participation 5 Booster Packs
Pre-registration YCS "Token" card

Dragon Duel

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

Position Prize
Top 4
  • 2013 Regional game mat
  • Dragon Duel medal
  • Dragon Duel t-shirt
  • Invitation to the 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier
Top 8 (if attendance > 9) Invitation to the 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier
Top 12 (if attendance > 17) Invitation to the 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier
Top 16 (if attendance > 33) Invitation to the 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier
Top 20 (if attendance > 65) Invitation to the 2013 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier
Participation 1 Booster Pack

Other public events

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

Event Participation prize Winner's prize
16 player 2013 regional qualifiers 3 Booster Packs 1st
3 vs. 3 team Dueling
  • 1st: Uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Secret Rares (per team member)
  • 2nd: Uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Ultra Rares (per team member)
  • 3rd/4th: Uncut 3 x 3 sheet of Super Rares (per team member)
ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! 3 Booster Packs 1st: Oversized card
Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Booster Draft tournament 6 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Booster Packs
Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Sealed Draft tournament 5 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Booster Packs
  • 1st: 1 Starfoil Rare prize card
  • 2nd: Battle Pack Deck holder
Battle Pack: Epic Dawn & Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz Sealed Format tournament
  • 5 Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Booster Packs
  • 1 Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz
  • 1st:
    • 1 Starfoil Rare prize card
    • Battle Pack Deck holder
  • 2nd
    • 1 Starfoil Rare prize card
Structure Deck: Onslaught of the Fire Kings tournament 1 Structure Deck: Onslaught of the Fire Kings 1st: Structure Deck: Onslaught of the Fire Kings game mat
Win-A-Mat 3 Booster Packs 1st: Win-A-Mat game mat
Duelist League
  • 1st: 2 Duelist League Rare cards
  • 2nd–8th: 1 Duelist League Rare card
Public events playoff 1st: Super Rare YCSW-EN005 "Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry"

Decks

The winner, Tyree Tinsley, used a "Mermail" Deck.[2] The runner up James Guerrero also used a "Mermail" Deck.[13] The Decks of the remaining top 32, included 13 "Mermail", 6 "Fire Fist", 4 "Infernity", 2 "Evilswarm", 2 "Gadget", 1 "Wind-Up", 1 "Inzektor" and 1 "HERO".[8]

1st - Tyree Tinsley - Mermail
Side Deck
2nd - James Guerrero - Mermail
Side Deck
3rd - Andrew Fredella - Mermail
Side Deck
4th - Galo Guillermo Orbea Davila - Fire Fist
Side Deck

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Meadowlands – FAQ". yugioh-card.com. April 24, 2013. http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2013/YCS_Meadowlands_NJ_FAQ.html.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "YCS Meadowland Champion". Konami Digital Entertainment. May 13, 2013. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13847.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Tyree Tinsley Holds Champion Trophy High at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Meadowlands". yugioh-card.com. May 16, 2013. http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/news/2013/news_0517_YCS-Meadowlands-Winner.html.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Tyler Berger (May 13, 2013). "3rd/4th Playoff Feature Match: Galo Orbea versus Andrew Fredella". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13890.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Final Standings after Day 1 – YCS Meadowlands". Konami Digital Entertainment. May 12, 2013. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13732.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Final Standings after Round 11 Day 2 – YCS Meadowlands". Konami Digital Entertainment. May 12, 2013. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13762.
  7. Michael Kohanim (May 11, 2013). "Welcome to YCS Meadowlands, New Jersey". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13491.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Tyler Berger (May 12, 2013). "Top 32 Pairings". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13782.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Tyler Berger (May 12, 2013). "Top 16 Pairings". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13789.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "Top 8 Pairings". Konami Digital Entertainment. May 12, 2013. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13792.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Top 4 Pairings YCS Meadowlands". Konami Digital Entertainment. May 12, 2013. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13814.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Michael Kohanim (May 13, 2013). "Finals Feature Match: James Guerrero versus Tyree Tinsley". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13864.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Final Pairing". Konami Digital Entertainment. May 12, 2013. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13856.
  14. Tyler Berger (May 12, 2013). "Top 16 Feature Match: Galo Orbea versus Justin Diaz". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13829.
  15. Michael Kohanim (May 12, 2013). "Top 16 Feature Match: Jeremy Macwan versus Christian Georges". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13806.
  16. Tyler Berger (May 13, 2013). "Top 4 Feature Match: James Guerrero vs. Galo Orbea". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13860.
  17. Tyler Berger (May 12, 2013). "Top 8 Feature Match: Andrew Fredella versus Willian Fernandes". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13843.
  18. Michael Kohanim (May 12, 2013). "Saturday’s Dragon Duel Top 4". Konami Digital Entertainment. http://www.konami.com/yugioh/blog/?p=13680.
  19. Vexacus4666 (May 12, 2013). "1st Place YCS New Jersey Tyree Tinsley Mermail Deck Profile". YouTube.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_oK-xKaYv8.
  20. underworld6667 (May 13, 2013). "Yugioh Second Place YCS New Jersey Deck Profile James Guerrero Mermails". YouTube.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7SSKPUu1lI.
  21. "Atlantean Mermails by Andrew Fredella". tcgplayer.com. http://yugioh.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=96163.
  22. Vexacus4666 (May 12, 2013). "Top 4 YCS Jersey Deck Profile: Galo Orbea Fire Fist". YouTube.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSjMlxy35nc.

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