Taiko no Tatsujin World Championship 2024!

Taiko no Tatsujin Donder WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2024! Brought to you by Bandai Namco Amusement Inc. 

Congratulations to all our Preliminary Winners! Better get Practicing for your chance to drum your way to JAPAN!

Don't worry if you have missed the Preliminary, you can still watch the action at our participating Venues & Earn other Rewards!

Regional Finals: 6 April 2024 for Timezone Riccarton   /   10 April for Timezone Courtnay Pl and Zone Bowling Manukau!
Contest time: Starting at 1pm Timezone Riccarton    /    6pm for Timezone Courtnay Pl and Zone Bowling Manukau 

Participating Venues:

North Island

Zone Bowling Manukau

Timezone Courtenay Place

South Island

Timezone Riccarton

*Terms and Conditions apply


Not only you get a chance to win yourself a trip to Japan to compete in the WORLD FINAL, but we are also supporting the Taiko Fam here in NZ for Participating in Timezone!


COUNTRY WINNER - Overall Highest score in our Regional Competition. To be announced Friday 12 April.

  • Pair of Competition Taiko no Tatsujin Official MyBachi !!!
  • Country Winner Trophy!!!
  • $500 Timezone Arcade Credit!


Regional Winner - Highest score in each participating venue in the Regional Final on 6 April 2024.

  • Winner Certificate
  • $100 Timezone Arcade Credit!


Social Winners! - chance to win Taiko Exclusive Merch if you submit your photos by tagging us @timezonenz on insta!


Timezone Riccarton Regional Final Schedule:
Date: Saturday 6 April 2024

Taiko game practice (Free Play): 11am – 12pm 

Regional Final contest: 1pm.


Timezone Courtnay Pl & Zone Bowling Manukau Regional Final Schedule:

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

Taiko Game Practice: 5 pm

Regional Final Contest: 6 pm


Overall winner announced: Friday 12 April 2024 on our socials.

More info

Competition Participation Conditions:

  • Must have a Timezone Powercard and Bandai Namco Passport or Amusement IC Card - Can be purchased at participating Timezone venues
  • Must live in one of the tournament regions
  • Participants must ensure their availability at the Regional Tournaments and World Championship
  • There is no age restriction to enter. Minors require the consent of a legal representative (parent/guardian) to participate.


Participation Costs:

During all parts of the tournament, including Preliminary Contests, Regional Tournaments, and the Donder WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2024 event itself, transportation to venues, lodgings, and any other related costs are the responsibility of the participant. However, for the Donder WORLD CHAMPOINSHIP held in Japan, Bandai Namco Amusement Inc will cover the travel and accommodation expenses for only the regional tournament winners eligible to participate.

Visit Taiko no Tatsujin World Championship website for more information.

1. Is there an age limit for participation?

Answer: There is no age restriction to enter. Minors require the consent of a legal representative (parent/guardian) to participate.

2. Do minors require a guardian?

Answer: Minors selected as preliminary representatives require the signature of their legal representative (parent/guardian) on a consent form in order to advance. It is requested that minors bring their legal representative (parent/guardian) with them on the day of the tournament if possible.

3. Can I participate in the Preliminary Contests any number of times?

Answer: Participants may submit entries to multiple Preliminary Contests. However, participants chosen to advance past the Preliminary Contests even once may no longer participate in the preliminaries at another venue. (One participant cannot become the representative for multiple arcades.)
If a participant chosen to be a Preliminary Contests representative voluntarily withdraws their qualification, they may not participate in preliminaries held at other venues at a later date. If they are found to have participated in other preliminaries in violation of this rule, they will be disqualified.

4. I was selected as Preliminary Contests representative, but I can no longer participate in the competition. Can my friend participate in my place?

Answer: Only those who have submitted an entry to the tournament may participate. If a participant is found to have played in the tournament in another person's place, they will both be disqualified. 

5. What should I do if I forget my Bandai Namco Passport?

Answer: Purchase a new Bandai Namco Passport and register it with the same Donder Name at all stages of the tournament. These are available to purchase at participating Timezone venues.

Visit Taiko no Tatsujin World Championship website for more information.