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  • No Weekly on Sat 8/9 (8/8/2014) - Just a reminder, no weekly Tournament tomorrow  8/9 as I’ll be gone for my Grandson’s 8th birthday party (it’s a Pokemon theme!)    I won’t be there for League time either, but Bob will write down points if you want to show up at 3:30.  Eevrything back to normal next weekend.
  • Furious Fists Prerelease in Oconomowoc added! (7/27/2014) - Due to some special arrangements, we ARE actually able to have a Furious Fists Prerelease in Oconomowoc at Kowabunga Comics!  It will be Sun Aug 10th, registration at noon, open packs at 12:30.  Supplies may be limited, so be sure to preregister with me.
  • 2015 Format Rotation announced (7/22/2014) - 2015 Season format rotation announced… it will be Boundaries Crossed through Furious Fists for the Standard Format and Black & White through Furious Fists for the new Extended Format.  Click my Tournament Info link for details.


Rockford, IL – Top Cut Comics

Top Cut Comics - Loves Park
Top Cut Comics
5600 N. 2nd St.
Loves Park, Illinois

Prerelease

Furious Fists – Rockford

 

Time to put up a good fight!
Rockford’s Furious Fists Prerelease is coming!

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Saturday Aug 2, 2014

Top Cut Comics – Loves Park
5600 N. 2nd St
Rockford IL 61111

9am or 1pm

Cost: $25
The first 100 players  will be Guaranteed to receive a cool Prerelease Promo Card!


(no need to Preregister anymore,  just show up!  We’ve got room!)

 

Click ‘More’ for all the details on this awesome event!  more »

For more information and complete details about this Prerelease, click the more » link above
To view information from previous Prereleases,
Click Here to view the Archive

League Challenge

Fennekin, Froakie & Xerneas LCs

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Top Cut Comics – Loves Park
5600 N. 2nd St
Rockford IL 61111

As some of you know, we’ve not been able to sanction our League Challenges in Rockford since Chespin,
but now are able to catch up, giving you a few more chances for points!
They’re sanctioned under Jimmy’s name, but will be at Top Cut Loves Park like mine usually are.

Fennekin League Challenge   Saturday  June 21, 2014

Froakie League Challenge   Saturday  June 28, 2014

Xerneas League Challenge  Saturday July 5, 2014

Registration each event from 12 to 12:30pm
(come early unless you have your Decklist  in hand!)

$5 Entry Fee includes a pack at entry and
$5 Store Credit per person entered goes into the prize pool

(there will be no lunch break, so eat before you come.  Snacks and drinks for sale at the store)

Decklists required
(super easy to use the Decklist Generator)
(No Top Cut for League Challenges- Prizes are awarded after Swiss Standings)

Click for more details  more »

City Championship

Rockford CC

Are YOU a Champion?  Show us what you’ve got! 

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Rockford City Championships – Jan 4th, 2014

Location: Top Cut Comics – Loves Park
5600 N. 2nd St
Rockford, IL. 61111

Click here for a map

Registration Time – 9am – 9:45am
Max attendance: 100
Entrance Fee:
Jrs/Srs Free
Masters $10 (but includes additional prizes for Masters)

In the Pokémon TCG City Championship tournaments, players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the World Championships! City Championships do not require an invitation, or qualification. All players in good standing are welcome to participate.

Click the “more” link for complete details -> more »

Weekly League and Sanctioned Tournament

Rockford Weekly

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Top Cut Comics Weekly Pokemon League
& Weekly Tournament dates & times

I’ll update here if there are any changes to our normal schedule,
check back here for details.

TCCs Weekly Pokemon Tournaments – open at noon, start 12:30
TCCs Weekly Pokemon League – following the tourney 3:30 – 5:30

*Also, for your information if you’re wondering about Play Points, yes my weekly tournaments are sanctioned so you can earn 1 Play Point per month for participating in them, up to 12 per year. You can also earn 1 Play Point per season for the League, up to 8 for the year.

Judges for my Weekly Tournaments my include Keny Bailey, Keith Emmert, Christina Emmert, Kaleb DelRio, Joey Watts, Wade Miletto.

Sat May 31 Weekly Tourney/ Chesnaught League Season as usual!

Sat June 6 Weekly Tourney/ Chesnaught League Season as usual!

Sat June 14 NO Weekly Tourney (due to one of our long time player’s Wedding) Open Chesnaught League Play with help from my assistants, Austin & Tyler Lersch, as I won’t be there

Sat June 21 Weekly Tourney/ Chesnaught League Season as usual!

Sat June 28 Weekly Tourney/ Chesnaught League Season as usual!

Sat July 5 Weekly Tourney/ Delphox League Season as usual! (Also Pokemon National Championships weekend in Indianapolis IN – details here)


Weekly Winners:

  • 12/29/12 - We had 15 players today (4 brand new players) 3 JRs, 6 SRs, and 6 MAs with 3 rounds for all.  For the JRs – 1st Rowan C, 2nd Alexandria W, and 3rd Jackson C.  For the SRs – 1st Jacob D, 2nd Mark R, and 3rd Gabe W.  For the MAs – 1st Devin more »
  • 12/1/12 - We had a fairly small tourney today, on Keny’s birthday!  We had 12 players 5 seniors and 7 Masters.   We also had a new Judge join our stable, new Professor Tyler Heth.  Seniors – 1st Jeremiah W, 2nd Owen B, and 3rd Jacob D.  Masters 1st Kaleb D, 2nd John K, and 3rd Joey more »
  • 11/17/12 - Had a fairly small tourney today, only 14 players, with 3 rounds for all combined.  1st was Jimmy B, 2nd was Devin P-R, and 3rd was Tucker G.

To view past weekly winners Click Here

Special Events

Rockford’s Wisconsin Werewolf Launch Party Tournament

Come join us for this special event-
Rockford’s Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf Launch Party Tournament!

Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf
Saturday Dec 15th

Top Cut Comics – Loves Park
5600 N. 2nd St
Rockford IL 61111 

Registration and Book signing opens at noon,
Tourney starts at 12:30 (League follows.)

 

Click the “more” link for complete details -> more »

For more information about this Special Event, click the more » link above
To view information from previous Special Events,
Click Here to view the Rockford Archive

 


Madison, WI – Pegasus Games

Pegasus Games
Pegasus Games
6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin

Prerelease

Furious Fists – Madison

 

Are you ready to kick it up?
Madison’s Furious Fists Prerelease is coming!

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Sunday Aug 3, 2014

Pegasus Games
6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719

 1pm

Cost: $25
The first 60 players  will be Guaranteed to receive a cool Prerelease Promo Card!


(no need to Preregister anymore,  just show up!  We’ve got room!)

 

Click ‘More’ for all the details on this awesome event!  more »

For more information and complete details about this Prerelease, click the more » link above
To view information from previous Prereleases,
Click Here to view the Archive

League Challenge

Chespin LC – Madison

Chespin League Challenge
Pegasus Games
6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719

Saturday  Dec 1, 2013

Registration from 12:00 to 12:45 pm

$6

(includes a pack at entry and  packs into the prize pool based on number of players)

(there will be no lunch break, so eat before you come.
Drinks & Snacks for sale at the store)

Decklists required
No Top Cut- Prizes are awarded after Swiss Standings)

So… what’s a League Challenge?

League Challenge tournaments are designed to provide players with small, entry-level events on a local scale. These events are a great way to get your feet wet in the world of Premier Events.  In the Pokémon Trading Card Game League Challenge tournaments, players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the World Championships!  The Pokémon TCG League Challenge tournaments in North America will be taking place all year long, usually at the end of each League season.   Click More for the rest of the details!

more »

For more information and complete details about this League Challenge, click the more » link above
To view information from previous League Challenges,
Click Here to view the Madison Archive

City Championship

Madison CC

How Exciting!!  Madison’s City Championships coming soon! 

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Madison City Championships -
Sunday Jan 5th, 2014

Location:
Pegasus Games
6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719

Click here for a map

Registration Time – 10am – 10:45am
Max attendance: 75
Entrance Fee:
Jrs/Srs Free
Masters $10 (but includes additional prizes for Masters)

In the Pokémon TCG City Championship tournaments, players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the World Championships! City Championships do not require an invitation, or qualification. All players in good standing are welcome to participate.

Click the “more” link for complete details -> more »

For more information and details about this Championship, click the more » link above
To view information from previous Cities,
Click Here to view the Archive

Weekly League and Sanctioned Tournament

Madison League

The League in Madison is at Pegasus Games and is held on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.  However, on the days we have our Prereleases, they will take over the usual League time.  (But that’s ok cuz everyone knows the Prereleases are awesome!)

Special Events

Madison’s Wisconsin Werewolf Launch Party Tournament

Come join us for this special event!
Madison’s Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf Launch Party Tournament!

Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf

Sunday Dec 16th
Pegasus Games
6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719

Registration and Book signing opens at 1pm, Tourney starts at 1:30 (League still available as well.)

Click the “more” link for complete details -> more »

For more information about this Special Event, click the more » link above
To view information from previous Special Events,
Click Here to view the Madison Archive

 


Oconomowoc, WI – Kowabunga Comics

Kowabunga Comics

 

Kowabunga Comics
102 N. Main St.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Prerelease

Furious Fists – Oconomowoc

YESSSSSSS!!!!

Thanks to some last minute arrangements
we WILL be able to have a Furious Fists Prerelease in Oconomowoc!!!

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Sunday Aug 10, 2014

Kowabunga Comics
102 N. Main St.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066

12pm Registration (open packs at 12:30pm)

Cost: $25 (yes, lower price)

The first 35 players  will be Guaranteed to receive a cool Prerelease Promo Card!

Contact me to Preregister as supplies may be limited to 45 players
You can guarantee your entry if you prepay by credit card prior to the event, by Fri 8/8.

Click ‘More’ for all the details on this awesome event!  more »

For more information and complete details about this Prerelease, click the more » link above
To view information from previous Prereleases,
Click Here to view the Archive

League Challenge

Chespin LC – Oconomowoc

Chespin League Challenge
Kowabunga Comics
102 N. Main St.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066

Saturday  Nov 16, 2013

Registration from 12:30 to 1 pm

$6

(includes a pack at entry and a pack into the prize pool)

(there will be no lunch break, so eat before you come. Drinks for sale at the store)

Decklists required
No Top Cut- Prizes are awarded after Swiss Standings)

So… what’s a League Challenge?

League Challenge tournaments are designed to provide players with small, entry-level events on a local scale. These events are a great way to get your feet wet in the world of Premier Events.  In the Pokémon Trading Card Game League Challenge tournaments, players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the World Championships!  The Pokémon TCG League Challenge tournaments in North America will be taking place all year long, usually at the end of each League season.   Click More for the rest of the details!

more »

For more information and complete details about this League Challenge, click the more » link above
To view information from previous League Challenges,
Click Here to view Oconomowoc Archive

City Championship

Oconomowoc CC

Finally!!  Oconomowoc gets a City Championships! 

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Oconomowoc City Championships -
Saturday Dec 21st, 2014

Location:

Kowabunga Comics
102 N. Main St.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066

(between Madison and Miwaukee off I94, Hwy 67 & Hwy 16)
click here for map

Registration Time – 11am – 11:45am
Max attendance: 50
Entrance Fee:
Jrs/Srs Free
Masters $10 (but includes additional prizes for Masters)

In the Pokémon TCG City Championship tournaments, players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the World Championships! City Championships do not require an invitation, or qualification. All players in good standing are welcome to participate.

Click the “more” link for complete details -> more »

For more information and details about this Championship, click the more » link above
To view information from previous Cities,
Click Here to view the Archive

Weekly League and Sanctioned Tournament

Oconomowoc League

Normally the Pokemon League in Oconomowoc is held at Kowabunga Comics from 12:30 to 3 on Saturdays, with Rich Wolter as their dedicated League Leader with Colleen Lippold.  Join them to learn, trade cards, build decks, and have fun playing Pokemon!

 


Other Events

 

Rantoul

Rantoul Public Library
Rantoul Public Library
106 W. Flessner
Rantoul, Illinois

Rantoul Prerelease

Flashfire-Rantoul

Time to take it to the next level!
Rantoul’s Flashfire Prerelease is coming!FLF_banner

Saturday May 3, 2014

Rantoul Public Library
106 W. Flessner
Rantoul, Illinois 61866
(Please park across the street, just north of the library)

9:30 am Registration, we open packs at 10am

Cost: $25 (yes, lower price)

The first 30 players  will be Guaranteed to receive a cool Prerelease Promo Card!

Click ‘More’ for all the details on this awesome event!  more »

For more information and complete details about this Prerelease, click the more » link above
To view information from previous Prereleases,
Click Here to view the Archive

Janesville

VGCTourney

Great news for our area VG Players!
A special Tournament for you!

VGTourney2014

Click More for ALL the Details!
more »

For more information and complete details about Janesville Events, click the more » link above
To view past events from Janesville,
Click Here to view the Janesville Archive

Marathons

Chicago/Rockford Marathon 12/28-1/5/13

Chicago/Rockford Marathon 12/28-1/5/13
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This  is going to be an amazing week full of City Championships every day starting in Joliet IL from Fri Dec 28th and  finishing it up in Rockford on Sat Jan 5th!  If you’re looking to gain Championship Points, which are used for entry into high level events, including the 2013 Pokémon World Championships, then you’ll want to be a part of the Marathon! Here are the dates & locations!

Click the “more” link for complete details -> more »

For more information about the Marathon, click the more » link above
To view past Marathons,
Click Here to view the Marathons Archive

Special Events

VGCTourney

Great news for our area VG Players!
A special Tournament for you!

VGTourney2014

Click More for ALL the Details!
more »

For more information about this Special Event, click the more » link above
To view past Special Events,
Click Here to view the Archive

 


States • Regionals • Nationals • Worlds

State Championships
Regional Championships

National Championships

World Championships

Illinois • Wisconsin State Championships

2014 WI States Results

WI State Championships Results – 3/8-3/9/2014

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What a fantastic time we had in Madison at the Monona Terrace!!  We had 27 Juniors with 5 Rounds and Top 8,  and 38 Seniors with 6 Rounds and Top 8, and 118 Masters with 7 Rounds and Top 8… for a total of 183 players!  The Swiss Rounds were all played on Saturday, and we finished at 7:30pm.  Then all Top 8 matches for each of the 3 age groups played on Sunday, along with a League Challenge, Side Events, and other activities.  We gathered at 10am, started at 11am, and finished up by 3:30pm.

Top 4 Juniors were Alex R, Samuel B, Paul T, and John Luke M. Top 4 Seniors were Jeremiah Williams, Shane K-B, Emmet H, and Matt C. Top 4 Masters were Ryan Grant, Franco Llamas III, Caleb G, and Jason Klaczynski….   Then advancing to the Finals it was:   Top 2 Juniors: Alex R vs John Luke M. Top 2 Seniors Jeremiah Williams vs Emmet H, and Top 2 Masters Franco Llamas III vs Caleb G.  And the winners were……

Click for MORE details on ALL of WI State Championships’s exciting events and see the Winners and Pictures!   more »

2014 IL States Results

2014 IL State Championships 3/15 – 3/16/14

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Was a great weekend of competition and fun at Top Cut Comics in Chicago!
We had a total of 159 players on Saturday- 27 Jrs with 5 Rounds, 27 Srs with 5 Rounds, and 105 Masters with 7 Rounds and all had Top 8 Finals on Day 2 Sunday.  We did online Registration prior to the event which really helped to speed things along.  We started on Sat right at 10am, and finished Day 1 at 7:30.  Players checked in on Sunday at 10am for all the festivities and they started at 11am.  We finished everything up about 4pm.
The Top 4 for our IL State Pokemon Championships were- for the Junior Division: Samuel B, Easton O, Sabrina M, and Aiden D. For the Senior Division: David M, Xander P, William B, and Jacob D. And for the Master Division: Luis P, Ross M, Jack D, and Tim B.  Then came our Top 2 Finalists: for the Junior Division, Easton O vs Sabrina M… for the Senior Division it was David M vs William B… and for the Masters Division it was Ross M vs Jack D.  And the winners were….

To see who won, with pictures and results from the many other events that went on during IL States, Click MORE more »

For more information about these State Championship , click the more » links above
To view information from previous State Championships,
Click Here to view the Archive

Midwest Regional Championships

MW Regionals 2014 Results!

Here are the MW Regionals 2014 Results!

April 11-13, 2014 at the
Monona Terrace Convention Center
in Madison, WI 

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MW Regionals 2014

What a fantastic time we had!
TCG We had 41 Juniors, 78 Seniors,  and 196 Masters for 314 total  TCG players!
VG 
We had 29 Juniors, 69 Seniors, and  207 players in the Masters  for 305 total VG Players!

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Click More for all the results of the weekend!  more »

For more information about this Regional Championship , click the more » link above
To view information from previous Regional Championships,
Click Here to view the Archive

National Championships

2014 Nationals

 

2014 National Championships are coming! Are you ready?!

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Fri 7/4/14 – Sun 7/6/14

 Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225-1071

 THE POKEMON 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE – CHECK IT OUT!
Live Streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/pokemon
(see the schedule at the Pokemon website)
Follow along on Twitter  #PlayPokemon

The US National Championships will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, from Friday, July 4, through Sunday, July 6. Registration details will come at a later date.

The VG tournament at the Indiana Convention Center will begin Friday, July 4, at 8 a.m., for Masters Division players, and a variety of side tournaments and League play will go on during the weekend in addition to the US National Championships. Junior and Senior Division players will play Saturday, July 5, beginning at 10 a.m.

The Pokémon TCG tournament will begin Friday, July 4.

I have ALL the complete details on both events here for you…  more »

For more information about this National Championship, click the more » link above
To view information from previous National Championships,
Click Here to view the Archive

World Championships

Worlds 2014

Worlds 2014

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The Pokémon World Championships feature top Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players from around the globe. In this yearly tournament, the players compete for the title of Pokémon World Champion! The 2014 Pokémon World Championships will take place at the Walter E. Washingon Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on August 15-17, 2014.

With over $100,000 in scholarships, and return invitations and Travel Awards to the top finishers in each age division for the following year, this is THE event of the year.

The Pokemon World Championships will take place

Aug 15-17, 2014

in Washington DC

at  the Walter E Washington Center

(Details can be found at the Pokemon Website, but I’ve listed them all conveniently here for you
for everything – the LCQ, TCG, and VG)

Reminder – Worlds is Invite Only
Players are encouraged to confirm their attendance at http://2014.registration.pokemon.com when it goes live  July 23rd.
Player check in is from 5pm to 7pm on FRIDAY, August 15th. There is no late check in.
Player meeting is at 7pm on Friday, August 15th, at which time deck lists will be collected.

Here’s information on the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ), for those of you who don’t have an invite, (Worlds is invite only) but want a chance to win one there prior to the event.  Best of luck to you!

Click here for the Online Registration Page (Registration will open Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 9 A.M. Pacific and will remain open until check-in is completed or all seats in a division are filled. Seating is limited to 512 Masters Division players, 256 Senior Division players, and 256 Junior Division players.)

Click More for ALL the details for the TCG and VG Last Chance Qualifier Tournaments

Follow along with ALL the fun at
the special Pokemon 2014 Worlds Website!

more »

For more information about this World Championship , click the more » link above
To view information from previous World Championships,
Click Here to view the Archive

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