Details for Arizona’s October Regionals!

Here are the details for Arizona’s first ever Regional Championships! Will the cost and prices set here set a precedent for future Regionals across the country? We’ll find out!

2013 Phoenix TCG & VG Regional Championships

October 19th and 20th

Saturday October 19th

Main event: TCG Regional Championships
Where: Phoenix Convention Center (South Building), 100 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Registration starts: 8am Registration ends: 9:15am
Player meeting: 9:45am ish

Preregistration: Details coming soon!

Cost:

Juniors – Born 2003 or later – FREE
Seniors – Born 1999, 2000, 2001, or 2002 – FREE
Masters – Born in 1998 and earlier — $20.00 (Cash or Credit Cards accepted) – You will receive 1 golden ticket (during the 3rd round) redeemable for $5 off any side events on Saturday. Only those players, who make the Top 8, can redeem their ticket on Sunday. Non-Transferable and not redeemable for cash.

All players in every age division will receive:
~~ 3 Play Points for participating.
~~ 1 Regional Promo Card, while supplies last.
~~ 1 Saturday Raffle Ticket
~~ 1 Commemorative Regional Championships Dice, while supplies last.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL players must be in the registration line NO LATER THAN THE END of the Registration time listed above with your decklist filled out and your deck must be in decklist order. Please print you name, player ID and date of birth CLEARLY on the decklist. If you arrive later or get in line later than this time, you may receive a first round loss or denied entry to the event. Don’t be late!

Therefore, while not mandatory, you should do the following to help ensure you are admitted on time for round 1: TCG players pre-register and pre-print your decklist before you arrive at the event.

VIP Package (optional) – Available to ALL registered players in any age division (Very limited supply)
Cost: $15.00
• 1 Commemorative Arizona Regional Championships Playmat
• 2 Pokémon Plasma Blast packs

Bring a Friend Initiative –Bring a friend, a NEW player, someone that has never been issued a Player ID card to play in the tournament (Trading Card Game or Video Game). You both get a prize and an extra Raffle Ticket each! (You must be in line together when you register).

Pokémon on Display –Wear your favorite Pokémon shirt and get an extra Raffle Ticket!

Tournament Details:

• Modified Swiss – Match play. Best 2 out of 3 games, 50 minutes + 3 turns. There will be no Sudden Death games.
• The number of Swiss rounds will be determined by the amount of players in each division.
• Top Cut: 8 players per age division. Top Cut will be best 2 out of 3 games, 75 minutes +3 turns. There will be no Sudden Death games.
• You must play with a 60 card deck, using cards only from the Modified format as follows:
Next Destinies
Dark Explorers
Dragons Exalted
Dragon Vault
Boundaries Crossed
Plasma Storm
Plasma Freeze
Plasma Blast
Black Star Promos BW33+
McDonalds Collection (2012)
o TCG Tournament Rules & Formats: Link coming soon – details on pokemon.com.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES for TCG?

MASTERS – TCG

1st Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place Award
A 1st and 2nd round bye at the U.S. National Championships
A combination of 216 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
120 Championship Points
$125 Visa gift card

2nd Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 2nd Place Award
A 1st and 2nd round bye at the U.S. National Championships
A combination of 144 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
110 Championship Points
$100 Visa gift card

3rd & 4th
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place Award
A combination of 108 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
90 Championship Points
$75 Visa gift card

5th through 8th
A combination of 54 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
70 Championship Points (if division attendance is 32 or greater)
$25 Visa gift

9th through 12th
A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
50 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

13th through 16th
A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
40 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

17th through 32nd
A combination of 24 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)

33rd through 64th
A combination of 15 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
10 Championship Points (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

JUNIORS & SENIORS -TCG

1st Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place Award
A 1st and 2nd round bye at the U.S. National Championships
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
120 Championship Points

2nd Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place Award
A 1st and 2nd round bye at the U.S. National Championships
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
110 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater)

3rd & 4th
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place Award
A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
90 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater)

5th through 8th
A combination of 24 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
70 Championship Points (if division attendance is 32 or greater)

9th through 12th
A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
50 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

13th through 16th
A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
40 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

17th through 32nd
A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)

Saturday Raffles (between 3pm -4pm):

There will be 4 Mega Pokémon Raffles. You can choose which of these raffles you want to enter with your Raffle Tickets:

1. 2013 Worlds Vancouver Package – Playmat, Deckbox, Screencleaner, DS Bag, Pikachu Plush, Pin, Lanyard and the Champions Festival Staff card
2. Pokémon Center Plush bonanza – Large Life-size Pikachu, Emboar, Keldeo (normal form), Meloetta, sleeping Pikachu, winking Pikachu and sitting Pikachu.
3. Pokémon Playmats — HeartGold SoulSilver Playmat, Play! Pokémon Playmat, Scrafty Playmat and a surprise Pokémon Playmat.
4. 2 Booster boxes – 1-Plasma Freeze Booster box and 1- Plasma Blast Booster box

Everyone who registers for the main event will get a Raffle Ticket. You can earn extra Raffle tickets thru the Side Events and also earn an extra ticket for every $10 spent in one transaction per Vendor at the tables in the main event area. (For example: If you spend $30 at the Vendor table, you would get 3 Raffle tickets). You must be present to win!

Side Events:

Modified — $5.00 -All players.
Registration starts:Noon Registration ends:12:45pm

• You must have your own legal 60-card Modified deck.
• 30 +3 minute rounds- Single Game Swiss. No top cut.
• All players get 1 Saturday Raffle ticket and 1 pack of Pokémon Blast after the last round.

Prizes per age division:
1st – Playmat + 2 packs
2nd – Binder or Hat + 2 packs
3rd – Binder or Hat + 1 pack
4th – Binder or Hat + 1 pack

2 Booster Drafts– $20.00 each All players
Registration starts: 3:00pm Registration Ends:3:30pm (maximum players: 30)
Registration starts: 4:00pm Registration Ends:4:30pm (maximum players: 30)

• Receive 5 packs of Pokémon Plasma Blast (we will supply the energy cards, if needed)
• 30 minutes to build a 40 card deck, you will play with 4 Prizes.
• Play 3 rounds. Single games. 20 minutes per round and no + 3. No top cut.
• After the 3rd round, each player will get a Sunday Raffle ticket.

Prizes per age division:
1st – Playmat + 2 packs
2nd – Binder or Hat + 2 packs
3rd – Binder or Hat + 2 packs
4th – Binder or Hat + 2 packs

Pokémon Creative Corner
• Create your own Pokémon card and receive a Saturday Raffle Ticket. (Limited to only 1 Saturday Raffle Ticket per card drawn per day per person).
• Plenty of other activities to color! Connect the dots, Mazes, Fill in the colors for various Pokémon.

Scavenger hunt
• Details coming soon!

Sunday October 20th

Main event: VG Regional Championships
Where: Phoenix Convention Center, (South Building), 100 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Masters Registration starts: 8am Registration ends: 9am
Juniors/Seniors Registration starts: 8:30am Registration ends: 9:30am

Player meeting: 9:45am ish

Preregistration: Details coming soon!

Cost: FREE / Open to all Players!
Age Divisions:
Juniors – Born 2003 or later
Seniors – Born 1999, 2000, 2001, or 2002
Masters – Born in 1998 and earlier

All registered VG players in every age division will receive:
~~ 3 Play Points for participating.
~~ 1 Regional Promo Card, while supplies last.
~~ 1 Sunday Raffle Ticket
~~ 1 ticket to enter the TCG League Challenge for FREE at 1pm. Non Transferable and not redeemable for cash.
~~ 1 Commemorative Regional Championships item, while supplies last.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL players must be in the registration line NO LATER THAN THE END of the Registration time listed above with your Pokémon team and their items in the battle box. Please print you name, player ID and date of birth CLEARLY on the registration slip at the event. If you arrive later or get in line later than this time, you may receive a first round loss or denied entry to the event. Don’t be late!

Therefore, while not mandatory, you should do the following to help ensure you are admitted on time for round 1: VG players should pre-register and load their Pokémon team and their items in the battle box.

Tournament Details:

o Players must bring their Nintendo DS (any DS system).
o Players must bring their own Pokémon game cartridge “Black 2 or White 2” only.
o Players must bring their own charger for their DS.
o Each age group will use Swiss rounds- this means all players get to play every round even if they lose every game.
o The number of Swiss rounds will be determined by the amount of players in each division.
o Swiss Rounds will be up to 20 minutes (Single Game Pairings)
o Top Cut: 8 players per age division. Top Cut will be Single Elimination Finals, 20 minutes PER GAME and will be best 2 out of 3.
o VG Tournament Rules & Formats: Link coming soon – details on pokemon.com.

Players are restricted on what Pokémon can be used. Please check pokemon.com for the latest video game requirements.

TCG Top 8 players return:
The TCG Top 8 Finals for each age division
8:00am – 8:30am – Top 8 players Check in.
8:45am – FINALS begin

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES for VG?

ALL AGE DIVISIONS

1st Place
A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award
A Nintendo 3DS System
A copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
120 Championship Points

2nd Place
A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 2nd Place award
A copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
110 Championship Points

3rd & 4th
A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award
A copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y
A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
90 Championship Points

5th through 8th
A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
70 Championship Points

9th through 16th
A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
50 Championship Points

17th through 32nd
30 Championship Points (if 64 or more players in division)

33rd through 64th
10 Championship Points (if 128 or more players in division)

65th through 128th
5 Championship Points (if 256 or more players in division)

Sunday Raffles (between 2pm -3pm):

There will be 4 Mega Pokémon Raffles. You can choose which of these raffles you want to enter with your Raffle Tickets:

1. Surprise Pokémon bundle of goodies.
2. Pokémon Rumble U Figures: Complete Standard set of all 18 figures. Vendor credit $15.
3. Pokémon Elite package: Pokémon Plasma Storm Elite Trainer box, Pokémon Plasma Blast Elite Trainer box, the Red Genesect Collection plus other Pokémon goodies. Vendor credit $15.
4. 2 Booster boxes – 1-Plasma Freeze Booster box and 1- Plasma Blast Booster box

Everyone who registers for the main event will get a Raffle Ticket. You can earn extra Raffle tickets thru the Side Events and also earn an extra ticket for every $10 spent in one transaction per Vendor at the tables in the main hall. (For example: If you spend $30 at the Vendor table, you would get 3 Raffle tickets). You must be present to win!

Side Events:

• League Challenge Tournament — $5.00 for all players. ** All registered players will receive a Sunday Raffle ticket.

**If you registered and played in the VG event earlier in the day, this League Challenge is FREE for you.

Registration starts: 12pm Registration Ends: 1pm – time subject to change
• You must have your own legal 60-card Modified deck.
• The number of Swiss Rounds will be determined by the number of players.
• 30 minutes round + 3. No top cut.
• Decklists will be required.
• Championship Points:

League Challenge Championship Points:
Placement Points Kicker
1 —–15—– 0
2 —–12—– 4
3-4 —10—– 8
5-8 —-6—–32
9-12—-4—–64
13-16 —2——64
17-32 —1—–128

Prizes for each age division:
1st place—18 packs – Plasma Blast
2nd place—10 packs – Plasma Blast
3rd place— 4 packs – Plasma Blast
4th place— 4 packs – Plasma Blast
5th place— 2 packs – Plasma Blast
6th place— 2 packs – Plasma Blast
7th place— 2 packs – Plasma Blast
8th place— 2 packs – Plasma Blast

8 Player -Modified — $5.00
Registration starts: 10:30am Registration ends: 11am
• You must have your own legal 60-card Modified deck.
• 30 minutes rounds- no plus 3.
• All 8 players will get 1 pack and a Sunday Raffle ticket after the last round.
• 1st and 2nd place will get Playmat, Binder or Hat.

8 Player -Modified — $5.00
Registration starts: 10:45am Registration ends: 11:15am
• You must have your own legal 60-card Modified deck.
• 30 minutes rounds- no plus 3.
• All 8 players will get 1 pack and a Sunday Raffle ticket after the last round.
• 1st and 2nd place will get Playmat, Binder or Hat.

More side events if time permits, times and side events subject to change: Details coming soon!

Pokémon Creative Corner
• Create your own Pokémon card and receive a Raffle Ticket. (Limit: 1 per person per day).
• Plenty of other activites to color! Connect the dots, Mazes, Fill in the colors for various Pokémon.

Transportation: The Metro Light Rail stops at the entrance to the South Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. An all Day pass is only $4 per person and can be purchased at any station. ($2 All Day Pass for Youths age 6-18, Children under 5 years old are Free).
Sky harbor airport now has a “Sky Train” which connects to The Metro Light Rail too. There are many hotels along the entire route of The Metro Light Rail. I have listed a few of the ones closest to the event with the best prices.

Hotels: Details coming soon! I am finalizing rates with several hotels in and around downtown Phoenix. Check back for some great deals!

Food: There will be food vendors around the Convention Center building. Half –block in the North Building of the Convention Center there is a food court. I will post a link with more information.

Vendors: Jesse James Comics will be there! More vendors will be announced soon!

****I hope you will all join us for this memorable occasion. The first ever TCG & VG Regional Championships held in Phoenix, Arizona. It promises to be an epic event with awesome prizes.
Join the crowd of elite Pokémon players who strive to be the very best like no one ever was!
Someone will be the winner and it could be your destiny!

Pokémon! Gotta catch ‘em all!  

Full information can be found here: http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?180073-Fall-2013-Pok%E9mon-Regional-Championships-Phoenix-Oct-19-20

7 responses to “Details for Arizona’s October Regionals!”

  1. FlareStarfire

    Holy smokes. What are the odds the NorCal regional is going to be this extravagant? o.o;;

  2. kazambolt

    Visa Gift Cards?

    1. Piplup_isPimp

      I don’t think PTCGi can give out physical cash to players, so gift cards are the next best thing.

  3. Dom

    Since when have VG players get better prizes then the TCG?

  4. Raistlinxw

    Is there just the 5 Autumn Regional tournaments this October?
    http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/championship-series/tcg-autumn-regional-championships/

    Disappointed there’s nothing closer than 1000 miles to Florida.

  5. Twan

    Wait.. No Sudden Death in Top Cut??? Wuuuuuut…

  6. TheAllyKat

    I hope this is the same for Vancouver for Autumn Regionals!