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  • VG Premier in Rockford! (11/20/2014) - Our 1st VG Premiere Challenge will be held at Top Cut Comics in Loves Park on Sat 11/29, with registration from 1pm-2pm.  Just click on the Rockford tab and ‘Special Events’ for all the info!
  • City Championships dates (11/14/2014) - I have the dates for my City Championships, complete details will be posted shortly.  For now, mark your calendars for Madison-Sun 12/7, Oconomowoc-Sun 12/21, Rockford-Sat 1/3/15, and Janesville-Sun 1/4/15.
  • Greninja LC added (11/14/2014) - Added information for Rockford’s Greninja League Challenge on Sat 11/22.  We’ll be in the new Game Room as renovations should be complete by then.


Rockford, IL – Top Cut Comics

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

Prerelease

PHF-Rockford

 Phantom Forces are coming!  Are you afraid of Phantoms??phantom forces banner

 

Saturday Oct 25, 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!


And just days before Halloween, this is our most fun one of the year!
Costumes are welcomed and encouraged!

Any kind – fancy or simple,  or even just bring something ‘Halloweeny’,
we don’t mind, just have fun with it!

shiny-gengar
happyhalloween

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

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Time for another League Challenge!  Are you ready?

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

 

Greninja League Challenge

Saturday Nov 22

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

$5 Entry Fee includes a pack at entry and
$4 Store Credit per person playing 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 or print out this BCR – FFI temp decklist)
(No Top Cut Finals for League Challenges- Prizes are awarded after Swiss Standings)

Click for more details  more »

City Championship

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Watch for all the details shortly for the

Rockford City Championships
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Sat Jan 3rd 2015

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

Registration 10am-10:45am

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, Chris Dreksler, Wade Miletto, Austin Lersch.

Sat Oct 4 Weekly Tourney/ Greninja League Season as usual!

Sat Oct 11 Weekly Tourney/ Greninja League Season as usual!

Sat Oct 18 Weekly Tourney/ Greninja League Season as usual!

Sat Oct 25 NO Weekly Tourney/ League due to Phantom Forces Prereleases – 9am or 1pm (details here)

Sat Nov 1 Weekly Tourney/ Greninja League Season as usual!

Sat Nov 8 Weekly Tourney/ New League Season as usual!


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

VG Premier Challenge Alpha #1

Finally!  We are proud to announce our first

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Video Game Premier Event Challenge -
Alpha Series #1

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

When?
Saturday Nov 29th, 2014
Registration: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Cost?
FREE

Click here for ALL the 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

PHF-Madison

 Don’t be afraid!  Phantom Forces are coming!  phantom forces banner

 

Sunday Oct 26, 2014

Pegasus Games

6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719

1pm Registration Opens
1:30pm open packs

Cost: $25
The first 70 players  will be Guaranteed to receive
a cool Prerelease Promo Card!


And just days before Halloween, this is our most fun one of the year!
Costumes are welcomed and encouraged!

Any kind – fancy or simple,  or even just bring something ‘Halloweeny’,
we don’t mind, just have fun with it!

shiny-gengarhappyhalloween

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

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Watch for all the details shortly for the

Madison City Championships

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Sun Dec 7th 2014

Pegasus Games

6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719

 

Registration 10am-10:45am

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, 2012
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

PHF-Oconomowoc

There’s no hiding!  Phantom Forces are coming!  phantom forces banner

 

Sunday Nov 2, 2014

Kowabunga Comics

102 N. Main St.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066

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

Cost: $25
The first 40 players  will be Guaranteed to receive
a cool Prerelease Promo Card!


And just days after Halloween, this is our most fun one of the year!
Costumes are welcomed and encouraged!

Any kind – fancy or simple,  or even just bring something ‘Halloweeny’,
we don’t mind, just have fun with it!

shiny-gengarhappyhalloween

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

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Stay tuned for information on a possible
2014 City Championships in Oconomowoc at
Kowabunga Comics!

Tentative Date: Sunday Dec 21st 2014

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

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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

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Watch for all the details shortly for the

Janesville City Championships
(Part of the Chicagoland Marathon)
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Sun Jan 4th 2015

Location: Pontiac Convention Center
2809 N. Pontiac Dr.
Janesville, WI.  53545

Registration 10am-10:45am

Plenty of room for this one,
a great way to finish up the Chicagoland Marathon!

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

Chicagoland Marathon

Chicagoland Pokemon TCG City Championship Marathon

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Every day starting Sat Dec 27th 2014 through
Sun Jan 4th 2015!

 

You can find all the information here:  http://www.topcutcentral.com/chicagomarathon as well as listed below

These events are open to all players. We are using the Swiss pairing format, so you can play through each round and never be eliminated until the swiss rounds are over. City Championships are a great place to test your new deck strategies and bring your play skills to the next level! The top players of the City Championship are awarded prizes for the skills needed to do well in such a large event.

When preparing for a City Championship Tournament make sure you have a Deck that is ready to play in a competitive sanctioned tournament. To do this first check that your Deck complies with the current Tournament Format. After checking your cards are legal for play, you will then need to fill out a DECKLIST!

If you are using sleeves be sure they are all the same color and size. Damaged sleeves will NOT be allowed for this event. Shiny backs or printed backed sleeves will also not be allowed.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, Leave yourself at least an additional 10 minutes every weekday morning to accommodate for Chicago area traffic. If it says on Google Maps that you will be there in 20 minutes, you need to leave at least 30 minutes early!!! Do not be late to avoid a Round 1 loss.

Click More for  All the details for this exciting tournament event!  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

Chicagoland Marathon

Chicagoland Pokemon TCG City Championship Marathon

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Every day starting Sat Dec 27th 2014 through
Sun Jan 4th 2015!

 

You can find all the information here:  http://www.topcutcentral.com/chicagomarathon as well as listed below

These events are open to all players. We are using the Swiss pairing format, so you can play through each round and never be eliminated until the swiss rounds are over. City Championships are a great place to test your new deck strategies and bring your play skills to the next level! The top players of the City Championship are awarded prizes for the skills needed to do well in such a large event.

When preparing for a City Championship Tournament make sure you have a Deck that is ready to play in a competitive sanctioned tournament. To do this first check that your Deck complies with the current Tournament Format. After checking your cards are legal for play, you will then need to fill out a DECKLIST!

If you are using sleeves be sure they are all the same color and size. Damaged sleeves will NOT be allowed for this event. Shiny backs or printed backed sleeves will also not be allowed.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, Leave yourself at least an additional 10 minutes every weekday morning to accommodate for Chicago area traffic. If it says on Google Maps that you will be there in 20 minutes, you need to leave at least 30 minutes early!!! Do not be late to avoid a Round 1 loss.

Click More for  All the details for this exciting tournament event!  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

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Pokémon Regional Championships
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Pokémon TCG Autumn Regional Championships

Here I’ll have the latest information on Regional Championships, either Spring, Autumn, or Winter, depending on the season.  Our MW Regional Championships will take place in the Spring, so as it approaches I’ll feature as much information as possible to keep you up to date on what’s going on.  However, for those of you who like to travel or know what’s going on elsewhere, I’ll have info on all the Regionals from the Pokemon website right here.

Pokémon Autumn Regional Championships

The Pokémon Autumn Regional Championships is the first big event in the 2015 Play! Pokémon tournament season. Held in cities across the US in October 2014, each Regional Championships is part of a title-event series where players compete for the title of Regional Champion! Results of the Regional Championships can give a serious boost to a player’s Championship Points and chances of awards or even an invitation to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships!

Who Can Play at the Autumn Regional Championships?

There are no prerequisites to enter a Regional Championships. Just show up with a legal TCG deck or video game team and play ALL DAY! Pokémon tournaments use Swiss-style pairings, so all players can play in every round of an event until the finals are determined.

When are the Pokémon Autumn Regional Championships?

The Pokémon Autumn Regionals will be held on the weekends of October 4, October 11, and October 18, 2014, with TCG events typically beginning on Saturday and video game events on Sunday. Check event listings for full details and event information. Some events require online registration.
Click More for Dates, Locations, and Details  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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