As always, changes contained herein do not go into effect for sanctioned tournaments for 30 days. (So these become active on January 1st, 2015.)
These rules replace the existing rules. The changes are highlighted in bold.
Tournament Rules changes
3.1.1. Round Time Limits
Each round in the tournament has a time limit. The minimum time limit used in V:TES rounds is two hours. The time limit must be announced before play begins. The final round may last longer than the preliminary rounds, at the judge's option.
When the round is over, the judge will notify all players. The game will end with the current minion action - if any -, or at the end of the current phase, if the notification didn't happen during the minion phase.
Continental Championships Qualifications changes
How To Qualify
The winner of a sanctioned, rated, standard constructed tournament of 8 or more players will be qualified for all Continental Championships.