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  • Flashfire Prerelease Info Added (4/5/2014) - Added the information for all my Flashfire Prereleases –  Rockford Sat 4/26, Oconomowoc Sun 4/27, Rantoul Sat 5/3 and Madison Sun 4/4.  Also of note, I’ve lowered the price to $25, so bring your friends! Click the tabs above for info on each event.
  • Info on Nats (4/4/2014) - I’ve updated my section for National Championships with all the info from the Pokemon Website, including requirements and registration info.  Also, tomorrow, 4/5, after our Weekly Tourney we’ll be holding a non-sanctioned VG tournament to prep for next week’s MW Regionals in Madison.  Reminder, next week, 4/12,  there will be no sanctioned tourney or League more »
  • More info for Regionals! (3/29/2014) - MW Regionals is just 2 weeks away!  I’ve updated my Regionals page with all the recent details, and have added a link to a flyer for the event, in case you could share them with Leagues, and friends.  Get the word out!  In the meanwhile, I’m at Top Cut in Rockford for our Weekly Tourney more »


Rockford, IL – Top Cut Comics

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

Prerelease

Flashfire-Rockford

 

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

Saturday April 26, 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

Chespin LC – Rockford

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

Saturday  Dec 7, 2013

Registration from 12 to 12:45pm

$6

(includes a pack at entry and a pack 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
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!

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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

Play! Pokemon logo

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 Keith Emmert, Christina Emmert, Kaleb DelRio, Joey Watts, Wade Miletto.

 

Sat Mar 1 - Weekly Tourney/ Xerneas League Season as usual!

Sat Mar 8 – No normal Tourney/League due to me and most of our Judges being at WI State Championships (details here) Open gaming

Sat Mar 15 – No normal Tourney/League due to me and most of our Judges being at WI State Championships (details here) Open gaming

Sat Mar 22 - Weekly Tourney/ Xerneas League Season as usual!

Sat Mar 29 - Weekly Tourney/ Xerneas 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

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

Flashfire-Madison

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

Sunday May 4, 2014

Pegasus Games
6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719

1pm

Cost: $25 (yes, lower price)
The first 60 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

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

Flashfire-Oconomowoc

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

Sunday April 27, 2014

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

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

Cost: $25 (yes, lower price)

The first 40 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

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

Janesville City Championships Results! (1/2/13)

Here are the Results from our Janesville City Championships!

Janesville City Championships 1
(Held on 1/2/13 at the America’s Best Value Inn ballroom)

Was quite a day in Janesville!   It was Day 5 of the Chicago Marathon – quite a bit north of all the other locations in the marathon, and also unfortunately the first day back to school and work for many, being the day after New Year’s Day.  But still, we had a total of 72 players… 7 Jrs with 3 rounds and no Top Cut, 11 Seniors with 4 rounds and a Top 2, and 54 Masters with 6 rounds and Top 8.

Janesville City Championships 2

Click the More link for ALL the details of this great event!

Click the “more” link for complete 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

Klaczynski Open 2013

Klaczynski Open 2013

From Jason Klaczynski -

It’s official! I am pleased to announce that this Labor Day weekend, along with the help of many other enthusiastic Pokémon TCG veterans, I will be hosting the world’s first major Unsanctioned Pokémon TCG Event! The Klaczynski Open will be held at the spacious Tinley Park Convention Center, conveniently located right off of I-80 and just 30-40 minutes south of Chicago’s two major airports.

The Klaczynski Open will consist of two separate, side-by-side tournaments:

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

2014 Regionals Info

MW Regionals in Madison WI
on 
April 12 & 13 (with  fun  starting on Fri 4/11)

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Monona Terrace Convention Center
One John Nolan Dr
Madison WI 53703
(same awesome location as last year!)

Can’t wait to see you there!  It’s gonna be AMAZING!!!

Want to see my pics from last year’s MW Regionals?  Same awesome location this year!  Click here to view my album!

Have a League or know of a place to share some flyers for this event?  Here’s one you can use!  Help get the word out!  http://pokemama.com/2014MWRegionals_flyer.pdf

The Pokémon TCG and VG Regional Championships are  big events in the 2014 Play! Pokémon tournament season.  There are   Spring Regionals in April,   held in cities across the U.S., and 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 earning travel awards to Nationals, or even an invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC!  You definitely won’t want to miss our MW Regionals!  It’s a BLAST!

Click the More link for ALL the details for both the TCG and VG Championships!

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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 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

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The 2013 Pokemon World Championships will be amazing!

Worlds 2013 Vancouver

Worlds 2013 Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
August 9th – 11th, 2013

The Pokémon TCG World Championships is THE Premier Event of the year!

The 2013 Pokémon TCG World Championships are the ultimate test of a player’s Pokémon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity. Champions are awarded the most prestigious title in the Play! Pokémon championship series: Pokémon TCG World Champion!

When will the Pokémon TCG World Championships take place?

The Pokémon TCG World Championships will take place from Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th.

Where will the 2013 Pokémon TCG World Championships be held?

The Pokémon TCG World Championships will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Vancouver Convention Center

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada
Phone: 604-689-8232

As many of my Pokemon friends make their way to Vancouver Canada for the Pokemon World Championships this weekend, I wish them safe journeys, the very best of luck, and really fun times with some of the best people in the world! I’ll be thinking of you all there, looking for pics and updates, and will be watching the live website to see all the Here’s the link to the Live Championships website, for details, schedule, standings, updates, photos and videos!  Follow along with the fun!!

http://www.pokemonworldchampionships.com/2013/

Click ‘More’ for ALL the details on this AMAZING event! 

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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