UkayPro Championship 2011 – Sheffield
Official Player Packet (version 1.0) 1
Date and Location: 2
Location Map: 3
Tournament Staff: 4
Main Event Information: 5
Prize Support (Main Event): 6
Deck Registration Sheet: 8
Note: Junior Event information will be available in a later Player Packet
Original Player Packet concept created by Duncan Tang, for the 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh! United Kingdom National Championship
Date and Location:
Saturday, March 26th and Sunday March 27th 2011
Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield,
Victoria Station Road,
About the venue2
The Holiday Inn Royal Victoria comprises 107 bedrooms including 33 family rooms, 32 executive
rooms and the sumptuous 1862 suite. All our bedrooms have Hi Speed Internet Access. This 4 Star
hotel offers fine dining in the RAC award winning Cunningham's Restaurant or relaxed drinks and
snacks in the Grand Lounge Bar.
This historic and elegant hotel is ideally located in the city centre of Sheffield. Just half a mile from
Sheffield Railway Station, Bus Stations, and the Sheffield Supertram network. For those guests
travelling to the hotel by car, the hotel is easy accessible from junction 33 of the M1 Motorway and
is situated at the end of its’ own private drive. The hotel has 240 car spaces on site which are
complimentary to hotel residents and guests attending a conference or function here at the Holiday
Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield.
About UkayPro Championship:
The UkayPro Championship is Britain’s largest unofficial Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament series, with this being
the third hosting of the event. The first event was held in Manchester in July of 2009, with over 200
players coming from all over Europe to play for prizes ranging from electronics to specially
commissioned playmats. After 8 rounds of intense dueling and a gruelling Top 16 playoff, Abid
Arshad defeated Simon Ho to become the first ever UkayPro Champion. The event quickly gained a
reputation for being “an event for the players, by the players”.
The second event was held in Sheffield in February 2010, with a new venue and an official status
from Konami, UKPC was back with over 300 players showing up to play in Europe’s first National
Qualifier and Britain’s largest tournament in history. Maurice Samuels hailed after a long day of
duelling to take home the trophy and title of UkayPro2 Champion.
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Tournament Organiser (Main Event): Abdelbasset Betraoui
Tournament Organiser (Junior Event): Jason Wilton
Head Judge (Main Event): Matthew Bell
Floor Judges (Main Event): TBC
Coverage Team: TBC
Head Judge (Junior Event): TBC
Floor Judges (Junior Event): TBC
Administrator: Abdelbasset Betraoui
Graphic Design & PR: PJ Tierney + Shumaiya Khan
Product Vendors: Trading Cards Emporium
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Application to Judge”.
Make sure to include any experience you may have in your e-mail. Judging compensation has been
set, and will be answered upon request.
The UkayPro Admin team are looking for a number of talented and capable individuals to assist
judges and staff. This will be a great opportunity for those looking to develop skills in areas such as;
administration, judging and management. Please send an e-mail to
email@example.com with the heading “Application to Volunteer”. No experience is
required for this role, we are looking to help build and develop individuals for future UK events.
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Main Event Information:
Scheduled timetable (all times are approximate):
Doors open: 8.00am
Registration closes: 10.00am
Player briefing: 10.15am
First round begins: 10.30am
• Advanced Format, March 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden & Limited list applies.
• 7 Rounds of Swiss day 1.
• Rounds 8 and 9 on day 2 then top 16 cut.
• The COSSy tournament software system will be used for this event.
• Decklists are required for this event, and blank forms will be available on-site.
A registration desk will be set up at the Holiday Inn for players wanting to register the day before the
Event. This means bypassing all the queues on the day of the event and going directly into the play
area. Registration is open between 20:00 and 22:00.
Registration is also open between the hours of 08:00 and 10:00 on the day of the event.
Online pre-registration is preferred as it will speed up the registration process on the day3.
To pre-register for the main event, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the heading “Pre-Registration for MAIN Event”. You do not pay for event registration until you
attend the event itself.
Players will be asked to provide their full name and Konami ID card4.
The venue is also close to many food outlets in the City Centre. Food will be available on-site. The
hotel has allocated two slots for players to purchase food during the event.
Allocated Lunch Slot - 12:30-14:30
Allocated Dinner Slot - 17:30 - 19:30
Vendors will be on-hand to sell product for Yu-Gi-Oh!, Huntik and World of Warcraft Trading Card
Games. The specifics of this will be confirmed in a later Player Packet version.
Pre-registration guarantees your place at the tournament should the venue exceed capacity. It also helps the tournament
organisers in making sure that there is enough support for all players expected to attend.
If you do not have a Konami ID card you can still register, and will be given a card at the event.
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Prize Support (Main Event)5:
• 1 Laptop Computer
• UkayPro Championship Winner’s Trophy
• UkayPro Championship Winner’s Hoody
• 1 Box of Yu-Gi-Oh! Product
• Xbox 360 With Kinect
• UkayPro Championship Runner Up Hoody
• 12 Packs of Yu-Gi-Oh! Product
• Apple iPod Nano 6th Generation
• 12 Packs of Yu-Gi-Oh! Product
• Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation
• 12 Packs of Yu-Gi-Oh! Product
• 10 Packs of Yu-Gi-Oh! Product
• 6 Packs of Yu-Gi-Oh! Product
**ALL players will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! Booster Packet for participating in this event**
Prize support is not fully confirmed and may change depending on attendance.
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The hotel has 250 Free secure car parking spaces.
From M1 Junction 33:
• Follow Sheffield Parkway to City Centre (approx 6 mi)
• At Park Square Roundabout follow signs for A61 N
• Exit the Roundabout in the far right hand lane of the A61 N Barnsley.
• Follow tourism sign for the hotel
• Turn right onto Furnival Road at the first set of traffic lights (approx 300m from roundabout)
• The entrance of the hotel is immediately on the left
Sheffield Train Station is on the Midland Mainline train line and is located close to the Hotel. It is:
• 10 minutes walking distance,
• 5 minutes drive time or
• 10 minutes walking distance from the Super-Tram form and to the Fitzwilliam Square Stop
Sheffield City Airport (SZD) - Exit the airport and head for the A630 Sheffield Parkway then follow the
Distance 5 miles, est taxi fee £6
East Midlands Airport (EMA) - Exit the airport and head for the M1 North. Exit at Junction 33 and
follow the above instructions
Distance 46 miles, est taxi fee £45
Manchester Airport (MAN) - Get on the M60, follow to A61 into Sheffield City Centre. Follow the ring
road to Ponds Forge then see the above directions from the Park Square Roundabout.
Distance 43 miles, est taxi fee £45
London-Luton Airport (LTN) - Exit the airport and head for the M1 North. Exit at Junction 33 and
follow the above instructions.
Distance 140 miles, est taxi fee £105
National Express is also operating coaches from London airports. For further details, please visit their
Click here to DOWNLOAD a printable map of how to find the venue.
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Deck Registration Sheet Last name initial.
Player Name: ______________________________
Player Konami ID#: ______________________________
Monsters Spells Traps
Total Monsters: Total Spells: Total Traps:
Main Deck Total (40-60):
Extra Deck Total (0-15):
Side Deck Total (0 or 15):
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