Asia Championship Plus 2010 final’s rules and regulations (English translation)December 13, 2010
The Asia Championship Plus final implemented a new concept into the team tournament format, the trump card. However, there is only a Chinese (traditional) version of the rules on the official site.
I will not go into details about the trump card in this post but just translate the rules into English here.
In my opinion, it’s unprofessional for Konami not to have an English version for the rules. It’s a disadvantage to the non-Chinese speaking representatives. Although I’m sure it was explained to them or even printed an English version for them. But it is certainly not friendly for the fans. (Let me know if there is in fact an English version on the site somewhere)
Disclaimer: it may not be a flawless translation
I added in my opinion and understanding in the translation. (in bracket, and italic font.)
Source: Official YuGiOh site
1. There is a total of 8 teams and will be grouped into 2 groups. The format used is round robin.
2. Grouping will be decided by drawing lots.
3. Teams will start the tournament at the same time, winner will be decided in a best-out-of-three match.
4. Every team leader is entitled a 2 minutes time-out. When a time-out is used, the timer will start and judges will prevent anyone to touch the tournament items. Team leader who uses a time-out can ask to end the time-out early after the opponent team agrees.
5. When a time-out is used in a match, 2 additional minutes will be added for that match. If both teams have used their time-out, then an additional 4 minutes will be added.
6. The top team of each group will advance to the final, while the runner-up team of each group will play for the 3rd place.
7. Each team will be awarded a trump card. Before the start of the first duel, team leaders can look at the hand before they decide whether they want to use their trump card. (According to Wan Xin, the leader can look at the teammates’ hands.)
– Only one team can use the trump card in the 1st round. The team who starts first will have the priority. (It’s different from qualifier. The leader will roll the dice, and the winner will decide for the team as a whole.)
– After the use of trump card, the points earned in each following match will have a 25% deduction.
– Please note that trump card can only be used once. If a match is won with 2:0 or 2:1 score, then the team will earn additional points. There will be additional points lost by losing 0:2.
Refer to below calculations for details.
Basic point allocation:
When Team A vs Team B, and both teams do not use trump card
– 1. Team A leader vs Team B leader (2:1) => Team A gains 1 point
– 2. Team A player 1 vs Team B player 1 (1:2) => Team B gains 1 point
– 3. Team A player 2 vs Team B player 2 (2:0) => Team A gains 2 points and Team B deducts 1 point
In this situation, Team A gains 3 points and Team B gains 0 point.
If you do not use your trump card, its multiplier effect will decrease after each round:
However, points gain will decrease after trump card is used:
Example 1: Team A already used trump card in round 1. It is now the last round and Team B decides to use trump card.
– 1. Team A leader vs Team B leader (2:1) => Team A gains 0.5 point
– 2. Team A player 1 vs Team B player 1 (1:2) => Team B gains 1.25 points
– 3. Team A player 2 vs Team B player 2 (0:2) => Team A deducts 1 points while Team B gains 2.5 points
After the match, Team A deducts 0.5 point, while Team B gains 3.75 points.
If both teams use trump card together, how will points be calculated?
Example 2: In 2nd round, both teams use their trump cards together.
– 1. Team A leader vs Team B leader (2:1) => Team A gains 2.25 points
– 2. Team A player 1 vs Team B player 1 (1:2) => Team B gains 2.25 points
– 3. Team A player 2 vs Team B player 2 (0:2) => Team A deducts 2.25 points while Team B gains 4.5 points
After the match, Team A gains 0 point, while Team B gains 6.65 points.
(According to tournament regulation no.7, teams cannot use trump cards together in round 1. Hence I do not understand the multiplier for round 1 in above table. Also the multiplier effect is not clearly explained when both teams use trump card together. According to the example, it can be assumed as “Round 2: x1.5 then x1.5 again” & “Round 3: x1.25 then x1.25 again”.)
1. During the match, players cannot talk to teammates. Guilty player will be issued with 1 warning.
2. To prevent cheating, players are not allowed to use electronic devices during the match. Guilty player will be issued with 1 warning.
3. When a player has 2 warnings, he/she loses that duel.
4. When a player has 3 warnings, he/she loses that match.
I will discuss about the trump card concept in the next post.