Inside the Convention center: Terrace Ballroomdirections
Juniors and Seniors - Registration 8:00am to 10:00 am. play to start by 10:30am
Masters - Registration 8:00 am to 11:30am. play to start by 12:00pm (noon)
All participants will receive 3 Play! Points, and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!
Entry is FREE. You do not need to qualify to play. Everyone is welcome.
Players must bring their Nintendo DS (any DS system), a Pokemon game card (Black or White), and a charger for their DS. Please be sure that your game is charged. Players may be restricted on what Pokemon can be used for a tournament based on that event's format. Please check pokemon.com for the latest video game requirements for the Autumn VG Regionals.
The Autumn Regional series will allow use of only Pokémon Black Version, or Pokémon White Version DS Cartridges, and will be run using Age Modified Swiss (single game) pairings
and a cut to a Top 8 (attendance allowing) single elimination finals.
Single elimination finals will be run as best 2 out of 3.
Swiss rounds means that you get to play every round even if you lose every game. The first round you are paired at random. Round 2 (and later rounds) you are paired to battle someone with a similiar match score to you. So, for example, if you won round one, then in round two you will play someone who also won round one.
Format: The Modified format is the standard tournament format for PLAY! Pokémon video game events.
Details will be posted here and on Pokemon.com
This format will be used at all premier events unless specified otherwise. The Modified format for the Autumn 2012 season will use the following restrictions:
Only Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Game Cards are permitted for use.
Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–646, that are caught in the game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution
The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team:
All sanctioned Pokémon video game tournaments require players to assemble a team of Pokémon, with items, prior to the start of the event. The standard format style for all PLAY! Pokémon tournaments is Double Battle. In Double Battles, each player selects four Pokémon from his or her party of six to battle with. At the start of the battle, players send out the first two Pokémon in their party, making a total of four Pokémon on the battlefield. Game play continues until a player knocks out all four of his or her opponent’s Pokémon.
Standard Team Construction Rules When building a team for a PLAY! Pokémon tournament, all players must adhere to these standard construction rules.
* Travel awards and byes are awarded to the winning Canadian or United States player and are awarded to the National Championships corresponding to the player’s nationality. A Canadian player is therefore eligible to win a travel award to the Canadian National Championship from an event hosted in the United States, and vice versa.
** Byes do not “stack.” If you have won a bye in another event such as the S/P/T Championship and finish in the top 2 of a Regional Championship, you will receive a maximum first- and second-round bye at your National Championships.
† Travel awards do not “stack.” If you have won a travel award at a previous Regional Championships event, the travel award will pass down to the next eligible player. If there is a stipend awarded to the player who the travel award is passed to, that stipend will instead be awarded to the player the travel award was passed down from. Travel stipends DO stack, meaning that a player may earn multiple travel stipends.
We will be giving out Play Mats, Caps, and Binders as Door Prizes
AND The top eight for both TCG and VG will each receive a Play mat, a Cap, and a BinderPictures of the Prizes
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