Bushiroad Championship Series 2017

Join Bushiroad’s biggest annual card game tournament! Participate in the Regional Championship to test your skills and make new friends! Top players of each Regional Championship will be invited to compete in the World Finals in Tokyo, Japan for the world champion!

BCS2017 Spring Circuit Logo
Mar – Jul 2017

Shop Challenge
Regional Championship
BCS2017 Autumn Circuit Logo
Aug – Nov 2017

Shop Challenge
Regional Championship
World Finals
Staff Recruitment

Regional Championships

Deck Registration Forms [PDF] NEW
with Terms & Conditions

Please print and fill in the above deck registration forms for BCS2017 Regional Championships.

Eligibility Anyone may participate in any Regional Championship held in the same region as where the participant is residing.
Format Individual
Entry Fee Free
If the Regional Championship is held inside a convention or another event, the entry fee to that convention or event may apply.
Language Only English edition cards may be used.
Deck & Cards Cards from new expansions are legal to use from the expansion’s official release date.
A player must use the same deck throughout a tournament. No switching of cards is permitted in between games within a tournament, except for the situations specified in the Sideboard Ruling.
If a player is participating in a two-day Cardfight!! Vanguard Regional Championship tournament, the player must use the same deck in Day 2 as the deck used in Day 1.
Sleeving Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.
Sleeves used within each deck have to be of the same design, except for:
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard – G units
  • Future Card Buddyfight – Flag card
  • Luck & Logic – Gate deck

Deck List A player must complete the Deck Registration Form and submit the deck list during registration.
BYE Card Holders Please present your BYE Card during registration to be granted the free BYEs.
A photo ID may be required for verification.
Round Time-up 3 Extra Turns*
If two players are at 1:1 in a Best of 3 Swiss Round after 3 Extra Turns: Double Loss
If two players are at 1:1 in a TOP 8 Single Elimination Round after 3 Extra Turns: Additional 15 minutes will be given to the players for Game 3 (“Extra Turns” are applicable to Game 3 when the extra 15 minutes is up)

* After the time is up, if a game is unfinished, players may continue to play 3 extra turns (Please refer to Floor Rule 4.3) within 10 minutes.
If players cannot finish the 3 extra turns in 10 minutes after time up, the game result will be decided immediately based on the damage of each player at that point. If this would lead to a draw, “Sudden Death” will be practised.
If after extra 3 turns and that game still ends in a draw, “Sudden Death” will be practised.
“Sudden Death”: players may continue to play more turns, until a win-loss can be determined for that game after the end of a turn.
^ Start of a Game: A game is considered as “started” when the first player has drawn a card.

Swiss Round Time
Cardfight!! Vanguard Weiss Schwarz Future Card Buddyfight Luck & Logic
Best of 1 25 min / round 30 min / round 30 min / round
Best of 3 50 min / round 40 min / round
Top 8 Single Elimination Round Time
Cardfight!! Vanguard Weiss Schwarz Future Card Buddyfight Luck & Logic
Best of 1 40 min / round 40 min / round
Best of 3 60 min / round 50 min / round
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Regulation Clan Fight
Cardfight!! Vanguard Regional Championships with One-day Tournament Schedule
Before Top 8 Swiss
Best of 1
*The number of rounds depends on the number of players. The tournament rounds will be announced during the opening ceremony of each Regional Championship.
Top 8 Single Elimination
Best of 3
Cardfight!! Vanguard Regional Championships with Two-day Tournament Schedule
Cardfight!! Vanguard Day 1
7 Rounds of Swiss
Best of 1
Players with a record of 5-2 (5 wins/2 losses) or better will advance to Day 2.
Day 1 scores (win-losses) will be carried over to Day 2.
Cardfight!! Vanguard Day 2
The Day 2 event may be at a different weekend from the Day 1 event
Before Top 8 * Day 1 invitees only
3 Rounds of Swiss
Best of 3
Day 2 pairing will be based on overall scores of both days.
Players may be paired with previous opponents they played with in Day 1 if there are no other opponents available with a closer record.
Top 8 Single Elimination
Best of 3
Weiss Schwarz
Regulation Neo-Standard
Before Top 8 Swiss
Best of 1
*The number of tournament rounds depends on the number of players. The tournament rounds will be announced during the opening ceremony of each Regional Championship.
Top 8 Single Elimination
Best of 1
Future Card Buddyfight
Regulation
Before Top 8 Swiss
Best of 3
*The number of tournament rounds depends on the number of players. The tournament rounds will be announced during the opening ceremony of each Regional Championship.
Top 8 Single Elimination
Best of 3
Sideboard Sideboard is allowed for Best of 3 rounds.
Luck & Logic
Regulation Basic
Before Top 8 Swiss
Best of 1
*The number of tournament rounds depends on the number of players. The tournament rounds will be announced during the opening ceremony of each Regional Championship.
Top 8 Single Elimination
Best of 1
Swiss Rounds

The results/tiebreaker for Swiss rounds will be determined in the following order:

  1. Number of Wins
  2. Opponents’ Match-Win Percentage (OMW%)
  3. Opponents’ Opponents’ Match-Win Percentage (OOMW%)
Sideboard Ruling

Sideboard Ruling is applicable to Future Card Buddyfight Best of 3 rounds only.

  • Fighters must use the same Buddy and Flag throughout the whole tournament. Fighters cannot change the Buddy or Flag between games.
  • Fighters can have 0-10 cards for their sideboard.
  • The 4 per deck rule applies to the main deck and sideboard as a whole.
    i.e. You may only have up to 4 of a certain card between your deck and sideboard. Like normal games, your Buddy does not count towards the 4 per deck.
  • Between games 1-2 and 2-3 of each round, fighters may use cards from their sideboard to change their deck.
  • After sideboarding, the deck needs to be in a legal state and the sideboard can be no more than 10 cards.
  • Players must return deck to pre-sideboard state before each new round.

Participation Prize

Applicable to Every Regional Championship participant
Prize 1pc of English edition PR card & 1pc of Deck Holder of the game played.

VGE-PR/0372EN
Lady Skylark

WSE-KS/W49-PE01 PR
“Middle of a Journey” Darkness

BFE-PR/0252EN
Daredevil, “Salamander Dragon”

L&LE-PR/0111EN
Sena Yurine

Cardfight!! Vanguard
Vertical Deck Holder

Weiss Schwarz
Vertical Deck Holder

Future Card Buddyfight
Vertical Deck Holder

Luck & Logic
Vertical Deck Holder

* Supply of the PR cards and Deck Holders at each Regional Championship is limited. While stocks last.

Cardfight!! Vanguard PR
Weiss Schwarz PR
Future Card Buddyfight PR
Luck & Logic PR

Winners’ Prize

Applicable to Top 8 players of each Regional Championship (Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, Future Card Buddyfight)
Top 4 players of each Luck & Logic Regional Championship
Prize A Top 8 / Top 4 Commemorative Playmat of the game played

Cardfight!! Vanguard
Top 8 Playmat

Weiss Schwarz
Top 8 Playmat

Future Card Buddyfight
Top 8 Playmat

Luck & Logic
Top 4 Playmat
Applicable to Top 3 players of each Regional Championship
Prize A certificate
Applicable to Champion of each Regional Championship
Prize An invitation to World Finals in Japan
Flights and accommodation will be sponsored by Bushiroad.
* Minor invitees will need confirmation from a parent or guardian to earn the invitation to travel.
Regarding minor invitees travelling with their parent/guardian If a minor invitee is invited to World Finals, a parent or a guardian may travel along with the invitee. Bushiroad will sponsor the round-trip flight of the parent/guardian as well. The parent/guardian will share the same hotel room and same flight arrangement with the minor invitee.
Only up to one parent/guardian will be sponsored. Additional costs incurred due to e.g. extension of stay will be borne by the traveler.
The parent/guardian must be a legal guardian of the minor invitee, or an authorized personnel by the legal guardian of the minor invitee. The invitee must inform Bushiroad about their accompanying parent/guardian upon the confirmation of the invitee’s travel details to World Finals.

Autumn Circuit Regional Championship Locations

* The event information is subject to change.

Aug5-6
Canada [ON] Toronto
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre801 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J5, Canada
Aug 5:
Aug 6:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
Aug12-13
USA [IN] Indianapolis
Indiana Convention Center100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Aug 12:
Aug 13:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
No remarks.

Sep10
Costa Rica San José
Best Western Irazu HotelGeneral Canas Hwy KM3, San José
Sep 10:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
No remarks.

Sep16-17
USA [NY] Albany
Albany Capital Center55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207
Sep 16:
Sep 17:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
none

Sep23-24
USA [TX] Houston
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental15700 John F Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX 77032
Sep 23:
Sep 24:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
No remarks.

Oct7-8
Chile Santiago
Hotel NerudaAv. Pedro de Valdivia 164, Providencia, Región Metropolitana
Oct 7:
Oct 8:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
No remarks.

Oct14-15
Canada [BC] Richmond
Executive Airport Plaza7311 Westminster Hwy., Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
Oct 14:
Oct 15:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
Guest Appreance: Aimi
Oct21-22
USA [GA] Atlanta (previously Jacksonville) Updated

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303
Oct 21:
Oct 22:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
*Due to hurricane Irma’s attack on Florida, the Jacksonville Regional Championship has been relocated to Atlanta.
No remarks.

Nov4-5
USA [HI] Honolulu
Dole Cannery650 Iwilei Rd Honolulu, HI 96817 Kalihi
Nov 4:
Nov 5:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
No remarks.

Nov18-19
USA [CA] Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Tel.: 714-765-8950
Nov 18:
Nov 19:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
No remarks.

Nov25-26
Mexico Mexico CityUpdated
Expo ReformaCalle Morelos 67, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Day 1:
Day 2:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am

Sep16-17
Greece Athens
The RubiconOrfeos 10-12 Galátsion, Greece 11146
Sep 16:
Sep 17:
Dragoborne tournaments will also be held as a side event!
*Subject to event attendance and space availability.
Registration: 10:00am – 11:00am
Sep23
United Kingdom Glasgow
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY
Sep 23:
Registration: 10:00am – 11:00am
Dragoborne tournaments will also be held as a side event!
*Subject to event attendance and space availability.
Sep30-Oct 1
Sweden Stockholm
Dragon’s LairKungsholmstorg 8, 112 21 Stockholm
Sep 30:
Oct 1:
Registration: 10:00am – 11:00am
Dragoborne tournaments will also be held as a side event!
*Subject to event attendance and space availability.
Oct7-8
United Kingdom Huddersfield
[Day 1] Huddersfield Leisure CentreSpring Grove St, Huddersfield HD1 4BP
[Day 2] IQ Games Centre23 Byram St, Huddersfield HD1 1DR
Oct 7:
Oct 8:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
Dragoborne tournaments will also be held as a side event!
*Subject to event attendance and space availability.
Nov11-12
Germany Cologne
MediaPark 6Im Mediapark 6, 50670 Köln
Nov 11:
Nov 12:
Registration: 10:00am – 11:00am
Dragoborne tournaments will also be held as a side event!
*Subject to event attendance and space availability.
Nov18-19
France ParisUpdated
EPITA14-16 Rue Voltaire, 94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
Day 1:
Day 2:
Registration: 10:00am – 11:00am
Dragoborne tournaments will also be held as a side event!
*Subject to event attendance and space availability.

Sep9-10
Singapore
Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Sep 9:
Sep 10:
Registration: 10:00am – 10:30am
BF Junior Registration: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
*Only players aged 12 or below are allowed to join the Buddyfight Junior tournament. Winner of the Buddyfight Junior Challenge will not receive an invitation to the World Final.
* Buddyfight Junior Challenge will be Best of 1 Double Elimination.
Sep23-24
Indonesia Jakarta Updated
Mall Alam Sutra – Main AtriumJalur Sutera Barat Kav. 16, Alam Sutera, Tangerang 15143, Jakarta
Day 1:
Day 2:
Registration: 9:00am – 11:00am
*Due to a custom import issue, cards from BFE-XBT02A will not be allowed to be used in the Jakarta Buddyfight Regional Championship.
*Due to a custom import issue, cards from VGE-G-BT11 and VGE-G-TD13 will not be allowed to be used in the Jakarta Cardfight!! Vanguard Regional Championship.

No remarks.

Oct7-8
Philippines Manila Updated
[Day 1] Glorietta Main Activity CenterPalm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
[Day 2] Glorietta 5 Activity CenterAyala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Oct 7:
Oct 8:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
No remarks.

Oct14
Australia Perth Updated
Stratagem Cards and Games22 Dugdale St, Warwick WA 6024
Day 1:
Registration: 10:00am
No remarks.

Oct14-15
New Zealand Auckland Updated
Hobby Master415 Great South Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
Oct 14:
Oct 15:
Registration: 9:00am – 10:30am
No remarks.

Nov11-12
Philippines Cebu
Ayala Mall Cebu Main Activity CenterAyala Center Cebu, Cebu City
[Day 2] Honor’s GroundPristine Hardware, 46 Kayang St., Baguio City
Nov 11:
Nov 12:
Registration: 8:30am – 9:30am
No remarks.

Nov18-19
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Updated
Dewan Bunga Raya, Campbell ComplexLevel 4, Campbell Complex, Jalan Dang Wangi, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Day 1:
Day 2:
Cardfight!! Vanguard Registration: 9:00am – 10:00am
Future Card Buddyfight Registration: 10:30am – 11:30am
No remarks.

Dec2-3
Australia Melbourne Updated
Collingwood Town Hall140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Day 1:
Day 2:
Registration: 10am

Side Event PR Cards

* The supply of Side Event PR Card at each Regional Championship location is limited. While stocks last. Not all four PR cards below will be available at all Regional Championship locations.


VGE-PR/0373EN
Zombie Whale of the Ocean Depths

WSE-CGS/WS01-PE04 PR
Shirokuro Fest 2017 Shiyoko

BFE-PR/0251EN
Demon Way, Blood-sucking Bird

L&LE-PR/0107EN
Ashley Bradbury

* WSE-CGS/WS01-PE04 PR 「Shirokuro Fest 2017 Shiyoko」 can be used in any format with any title, unless stated otherwise.

Free Fights

Free Fight will be held alongside the main tournaments of Regional Championships as side events.
* The side events may not be available at all locations.

Free Fight is organized for players to play simply for fun without competition, while encouraging them to make new friends with other players.

Free Fight forms will be provided for participants to record who they are playing with during the Free Fight time.

Eligibility Anyone not participating in or have dropped out from the main tournament may participate.
Language Only English Edition cards may be used.
Format Individual
Participation Prize 1 Side Event PR card of the game played
Players who have at least 3 rounds of matches with 3 different people will be eligible to redeem 1 piece of the Side Event PR card.
* No matter how many rounds a player participates in, he/she may only receive a maximum of 1 PR card per game from free fights.
Redemption A redemption period will be announced during the event. A player may only redeem the Side Event PR card within the redemption period.

Dragoborne -Rise to Supremacy- Side Tournament will be held at selected Regional Championship!
Join the tournament to receive exclusive an exclusive Promo card!

Dragoborne -Rise to Supremacy- Side Tournament Locations

▼ North America

Aug 5, Toronto, 14:00 Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
Aug 12, Indianapolis, 14:00 Indiana Convention Center
Sep 16, Albany, 14:00 Albany Capital Center
Sep 23, Houston, 14:00 Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Oct 14, Richmond, 14:00 Executive Airport Plaza
Oct 21, Jacksonville, 14:00 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront
Nov 4, Honolulu, 14:00 Dole Cannery

▼ Europe

Sep 16, Athens, 15:00 The Rubicon
Sep 23, Glasgow (UK), 15:00 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Oct 01, Stockholm, 15:00 Dragon’s Lair
Oct 07, Huddersfield (UK), 15:00 Huddersfield Leisure Centre
Nov 11, Cologne, 15:00 MediaPark 6
TBC, France, TBC

Are Japanese edition cards allowed in the main tournaments?

No, only English edition cards may be used in the main tournaments. No mixing of multiple languages in the deck is allowed too.

Am I allowed to switch decks and/or change cards in the midst of a tournament?

Participants are NOT allowed to switch decks or change cards in the tournament, except for what has been stated in sideboard ruling for Future Card Buddyfight.

Should I sleeve the cards? May I use different sleeves for G units (Cardfight!! Vanguard) / Buddy Monster and/or Flag (Future Card Buddyfight) / Main Deck and Gate Deck (Luck & Logic)?

Yes, you are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished. Maximum 2 layers of sleeves are allowed. Only licensed sleeves are allowed.

Cardfight!! Vanguard: You may use different card sleeves from your main deck for your G units.

Future Card Buddyfight: You should use the same card sleeves for the whole deck, including main and sideboard cards, as well as the Buddy Monster. However, you are allowed to use a different sleeve for Flag card.

Luck & Logic: You may use different card sleeves for the Main Deck and the Gate Deck. Sleeves used within each deck have to be of the same design.

Am I allowed to use my own playmat in Regional Championship tournaments?

Yes, you are allowed to use your own playmats as long as the playmat is a licensed product. It is prohibited to use any unlicensed playmat.

Are there any entry fees?

Entry fees may be charged at shop’s discretion for Shop Challenges. There are no entry fees to any tournament in the Bushiroad Championship Series 2017 Regional Championships. However, players may have to pay to enter the venue if a Regional Championship is held within another event which requires an entry fee.

If I am not the citizen of any countries in the region where a Regional Championship is held but I am currently residing in a country in that region, am I able to participate that Regional Championship?

Yes, you are allowed to participate the Regional Championship in the same region as you are currently residing (North/Latin America, Europe and Asia-Oceania), regardless of your nationality.

Can one BYE Card from one Shop Challenge be used multiple times at different Regional Championships?

The winners of any Shop Challenge must submit a BYE Card to the Bushiroad staff at the Regional Championship to receive automatic BYEs. Hence one card can only be used once at any Regional Championship in the region.

Can I choose to use the BYE card only on the 2nd day of Cardfight!! Vanguard Regional Championship?NEW

No, you cannot. You may only use the BYE card on the 1st Day of Cardfight!! Vanguard Regional Championship.

Will I be disadvantaged if I am given free BYEs at Regional Championship tournaments?

No, the free BYEs are offered to Shop Challenge champions as an award, and players granted with free BYEs will definitely have more advantage over other players. For pairing, a BYE is considered as a Win; for tie-break, it is based on the Opponents’ Winning Percentage, wherein BYE rounds are not counted.

For more details and FAQ related to BYE Cards, please refer to Shop Challenge section.

If I have already received an invitation to World Finals from one BCS Regional Championship, can I participate in another Regional Championship? If I win the tournament again, will I receive another invitation?

Participants may participate in multiple BCS Regional Championships, as long as the eligibility is fulfilled. However, if a participant has received an invitation to the World Finals from a previous Regional Championship of any game, that participant may not be able to receive another invitation. Should the participant win at any other Regional Championship again, the invitation will be passed down to the next available candidate.

Shop Challenges

Eligibility Anyone may participate in any Shop Challenge held in the same region as where the participant is residing.
Format Individual
Entry Fee Entry fee may be charged at the discretion of individual shops.
Should an entry fee is charged, Bushiroad recommends an entry fee equivalent to US$5.00 or below.
Language Only English edition cards may be used.
Deck & Cards Cards from new expansions are legal to use from the expansion’s official release date.
A player must use the same deck throughout a tournament. No switching of cards is permitted in between games within a tournament, except for the situations specified in the Sideboard Ruling.
Sleeving Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.
Sleeves used within each deck have to be of the same design, except for:
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard – G units
  • Future Card Buddyfight – Flag card

Round Time-up “Extra-turn” or “Double Loss”

Additional regulations may be applied to Shop Challenges in a specific country or region.

Round Format & Time
Cardfight!! Vanguard Weiss Schwarz Future Card Buddyfight
Best of 1 25 min / round 30 min / round 20 min / round
Best of 3 50 min / round 40 min / round

Shops may choose “Best of 1” or “Best of 3” for Cardfight!! Vanguard Top 8/Top 4 rounds, and Future Card Buddyfight Shop Challenge rounds. Shop Challenger organiser is required to announce it before the tournament starts.

If “Best of 3” tournament format is decided for Future Card Buddyfight Shop Challenge, players may include sideboard. Should a sideboard be included, please refer to the Sideboard Ruling.

Top 8 or Top 4 Cut

Cutting to Top 8 or Top 4 will be subjected to the number of participants and the actual schedule. Shop Challenge organisers are required to announce it before the tournament starts.

Recommended for Shop Challenge tournaments:

No. of Participants Cut to Top 8 or Top 4
4 participants or fewer Round Robin format may be used
5 – 16 participants Cut to Top 4
> 16 participants Cut to Top 8
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Regulation Clan Fight
Before Top 8/Top 4 Swiss
Best of 1
Top 8/Top 4 Single Elimination
Best of 1 or Best of 3
Weiss Schwarz
Regulation Neo-Standard
Before Top 8/Top 4 Swiss
Best of 1
Top 8/Top 4 Single Elimination
Best of 1
Future Card Buddyfight
Regulation
Before Top 8/Top 4 Swiss
Best of 1 or Best of 3
Top 8/Top 4 Single Elimination
Best of 1 or Best of 3
Sideboard Sideboard is allowed for Best of 3 tournament format.
Sideboard Ruling

Sideboard Ruling is applicable to Future Card Buddyfight Best of 3 rounds only.

  • Fighters must use the same Buddy and Flag throughout the whole tournament. Fighters cannot change the Buddy or Flag between games.
  • Fighters can have 0-10 cards for their sideboard.
  • The 4 per deck rule applies to the main deck and sideboard as a whole.
    i.e. You may only have up to 4 of a certain card between your deck and sideboard. Like normal games, your Buddy does not count towards the 4 per deck.
  • Between games 1-2 and 2-3 of each round, fighters may use cards from their sideboard to change their deck.
  • After sideboarding, the deck needs to be in a legal state and the sideboard can be no more than 10 cards.
  • Players must return deck to pre-sideboard state before each new round.

Participation Prize

Applicable to Every Shop Challenge participant
Prize 1pc of English edition PR card of the game played.

VGE-PR/0371EN
Stealth Rogue of Concealment, Tanba

WSE-BD/W47-PE03 PR
Winter Uniform, Kasumi Toyama

BFE-PR/0250EN
Wind Demon, Alra

* Supply of the PR cards at each shop is limited. While stocks last.

Cardfight!! Vanguard PR
Weiss Schwarz PR
Future Card Buddyfight PR

Winners’ Prize

Applicable to Champion of each Shop Challenge
Prize – A certificate
– A BYE Card of the game played

Cardfight!! Vanguard
Autumn Circuit BYE Card

Weiss Schwarz
Autumn Circuit BYE Card

Future Card Buddyfight
Autumn Circuit BYE Card

Regarding BYE Cards

While Regional Championships are open to the public, champions of Shop Challenges will be awarded with a BYE Card that grants 1 or 2 automatic BYEs at a Regional Championship (game-dependent). Players holding the card may submit it at a Regional Championship in their respective regions to claim the byes.

BYE Cards are game-specific

e.g. A BYE Card obtained from winning a Cardfight!! Vanguard Shop Challenge cannot be used to grant BYEs at a Weiss Schwarz Regional Championship.

PS: BYEs can only be granted at the 1st day of a Cardfight!! Vanguard Regional Championship for an event with a 2-day schedule.

BYE Cards are region-specific

e.g. a BYE card received from an Asia-Oceania Shop Challenge cannot be used to grant BYEs at a Europe or North/Latin America Regional Championship.

BYE Cards are season-specific

e.g. a BYE Card received from a Spring Circuit Shop Challenge cannot be used to grant BYEs at an Autumn Circuit Regional Championship.

Please refer to FAQ Section for more details on BYE Card.

Autumn Circuit Shop Challenges Locations for USA / Canada

Cardfight!! Vanguard ‖ Weiss Schwarz ‖ Future Card Buddyfight
USA USA USA
Canada Canada Canada

Autumn Circuit Shop Challenges Locations for Asia-Oceanic, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and other regions

Shop challenge schedule for some regions will be updated on a later date. Stay tuned!

Shop Challenges

Is Shop Challenge a pre-requisite for participating in a Regional Championship?

No, you are not required to participate and win in a Shop Challenge in order to participate in a Regional Championship. Nonetheless, we encourage all the players to join the Shop Challenges organised by your local shop, and if you are crowned the champion, you will enjoy free BYEs at a Regional Championship!

Am I allowed to participate in multiple Shop Challenges?

Yes, you may feel free to participate in multiple Shop Challenges as long as you fulfill the eligibility.

Am I allowed to use cards obtained from Sneak Preview draft tournaments at Shop Challenges?

If these cards are from releases that have not been officially released, you are not allowed to use these cards even though they are available from Sneak Preview tournaments, unless they are reprint/reissue ones which are already legal to use in the tournament.

Do I need to prepare a deck list before joining a Shop Challenge?

A deck list is not enforced for Shop Challenge tournaments. However, Shop Challenge organiser may require Top 4 or Top 8 players to register their decks by completing the Deck Registration Forms and perform deck checks.

Are Japanese edition cards allowed in Shop Challenge tournaments?

No, only English edition cards may be used in the main tournaments. No mixing of multiple languages in the deck is allowed too.

Am I allowed to switch decks and/or change cards in the midst of a Shop Challenge tournament?

Participants are NOT allowed to switch decks or change cards in the tournament, except for what has been stated in sideboard ruling for Future Card Buddyfight.

Should I sleeve the cards? May I use different sleeves for G units (Cardfight!! Vanguard) / Buddy Monster and/or Flag (Future Card Buddyfight)?

Yes, you are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished. Maximum 2 layers of sleeves are allowed. Only licensed sleeves are allowed.

Cardfight!! Vanguard: You may use different card sleeves from your main deck for your G units.

Future Card Buddyfight: You should use the same card sleeves for the whole deck, including main and sideboard cards, as well as the Buddy Monster. However, you are allowed to use a different sleeve for Flag card.

Am I allowed to use my own playmat in Shop Challenge tournaments?

Yes, you are allowed to use your own playmats as long as the playmat is a licensed product. It is prohibited to use any unlicensed playmat.

BYE Cards

I have won one Shop Challenge and obtained a certificate and a BYE Card, am I able to receive more if I win at another Shop Challenge?

Players can hold more than 1 BYE Card by participating and winning at multiple Shop Challenges. However, only 1 card can be used at one Regional Championship for one game.

If I pass my BYE card to my friend, will he be able to claim BYEs at a Regional Championship?

BYE Cards are non-transferable. The Shop Challenge champion must participate in the Regional Championship in person in order to be entitled to the free Byes. Bushiroad may require a photo ID in addition to the BYE Card at registration for Regional Championships for identity verification.

World Finals

The World Finals of BCS2017 will be held in Tokyo, Japan on 21st January, 2018. More details will be announced on a later date.

Future Card Buddyfight Errata-Reprint Exchange

Bushiroad will be exchanging the misprint English Future Card Buddyfight X-BT02/SP004EN “Ruler of CHAOS, Geargod VII” with the Chaos mark is printed over the text (instead of below it, so that part of the text could not be read properly) at all BCS2017 Autumn Circuit Regional Championships throughout the year.

Players with the affected cards can bring their misprint cards to the events for a 1-on-1 exchange with the corrected version of X-BT02/SP004EN “Ruler of CHAOS, Geargod VII” at no additional cost. The exchange will start off with the Toronto Regional Championship taking place on August 5-6. Kindly approach any Bushiroad staff at the Regional Championships to proceed.

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