2015MWRegionals

2015 Midwest Regional Championships!!
TCG AND VGC, all the info right here!

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Midwest Regional Championships Weekend
May 29th-31st

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI. 53703
http://www.mononaterrace.com/

DIRECTIONS
We recommend using Google Maps for directions to this location.

Friday Optional Playtesting, Side Events 4pm till 8pm (Main Hall)
TCG Doors will open on Saturday and Player Check-in begins at 8:00 AM and will close at 9:30 AM
VG Check-in begins at 9:30 and will close at 11am.

All players  MUST register online PRIOR to the event date…please, it only takes a moment!
THE LINKS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION ARE BELOW…
TRADING CARD GAME ONLY http://labs.pokegym.net/register/15-05-000014 TCG
VIDEO GAME ONLY http://labs.pokegym.net/register/15-05-000017 VG

Click here for ALL the details for both the TCG and the VGC Tournaments, as well as all the other info for the Weekend’s Exciting Events 

 

From the Pokemon website:

Watch Matches from Madison!

Tune in to watch live Pokémon TCG and Video game matches from the Spring Regional Championships in Madison, Wisconsin!

If you can’t attend the Pokémon Spring Regionals, and you still want to catch some of the action, we’ll be live-streaming matches from the Madison, Wisconsin, Spring Regional Championships! Visit Pokemon.com on May 30 and 31 to watch Pokémon TCG and video game battles and listen to live commentary from Pokémon experts.    After the event is over, return to watch replays and highlights of the event!

 

This event is open to all players and is run using the Swiss pairing format. Regional Championships are a great place to show off the power of your decks strategy and showcase your play skills! The top players of the Regional Championship are awarded prizes for showcasing the skills needed to do well in such a large event.

 

Pokemon Trading Card Game Regional Championships

(Jump down to VG Details)

DATE
May 29-31

TIME
Doors will open on Saturday and Player Check-in begins at 8:00 AM and will close at 9:30 AM. This will be strictly enforced.
Tournament will start shortly after all players are registered.
All players MUST, MUST, MUST register online PRIOR to the event date. THE LINKS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION ARE BELOW…
TRADING CARD GAME ONLY http://labs.pokegym.net/register/15-05-000014

Tentative Schedule for TRADING CARD GAME

Saturday:
TCG Check In: 8:00-9:30am
Deck List Check until 9:45am – Must be in line before 9:30 to avoid penalty.
Rosters Up @ 9:40 am
Pairings Up @ 9:50 am, Time for players to sit, quick Welcome Meeting.
Round 1: 10:00-10:50
Round 2: 11:15- 12:05
Round 3: 12:25-1:15
Lunchtime: 1:15-2:00
Round 4: 2:00-2:50
Round 5: 3:10-4:00
Round 6: 4:20-5:10
Round 7: 5:30-6:20
Round 8: 6:40-7:30
Round 9: 7:50-8:40

Sunday:
Masters: Check In: 8:30 am to turn in New Deck List.
Deck Checks 8:30-9:00 am
Round 1: 9:00-9:50
Round 2: 10:05-10:55
Round 3: 11:10-12:00
Round 4: 12:15-1:05
Round 5: 1:20-2:10
BREAK
Top 8: 2:45-4:00 (75 minutes)
Top 4: 4:10-5:25 (75 minutes)
Top 2: 5:30-6:45 (75 minutes)

Senior and Junior check in: 10:00 am

Deck Checks 10:00-10:30 am
Top 8: 10:30-11:45 (75 minutes)
Top 4: 11:55-1:10 (75 minutes)
Top 2: 1:20-2:35 (75 minutes)

LOCATION
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI. 53703
http://www.mononaterrace.com/

DIRECTIONS
We recommend using Google Maps for directions to this location.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Modified Constructed. Best of 3, 50 minute swiss. Best of 3, 75 minute top cut rounds.
For a copy of modified legal reprints look HERE!

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
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ENTRY FEE
Juniors – (Born in 2004 or later) – FREE.
Seniors – (Born in 2000 to 2003) – FREE
Masters – (Born in 1999 and earlier) – $25 Cash Only
All Players will be entered into random door prize raffles just for signing up!

DECK REGISTRATION
Every player must provide us with a legible copy of their decklist PRIOR to close of registration. Anyone failing to turn in a decklist on time will be considered late and a round 2 game loss will be issued.

This season’s TCG Regional Championships will feature the new Expanded format. The first day of Swiss rounds will use the Standard format used in all previous Championship Series events. The second day of Swiss rounds and the single-elimination rounds will switch to the Expanded format. Because all Standard decks are legal in the Expanded format, players are not required to change their decks.

When preparing for a Regional 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 Standard Rules and Format Regulations. After checking your cards are legal for play, you will then need to fill out a STANDARD FORMAT DECKLIST! (Day 1 is Standard Format, Boundaries Crossed through Roaring Skies)  IF you make it to Day 2 and the Finals, it switches to EXPANDED FORMAT (Black & White through Roaring Skies).  For Day 2 if you’re switching to an Expanded Format deck, you’ll need to fill out a new decklist, but again, you only need this if you make it to Day 2 and you’re changing your deck.  Keep in mind you don’t HAVE to change your deck, it’s up to you, but if you do, here’s the EXPANDED FORMAT DECKLIST (DAY 2 ONLY)

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.

WHAT SETS ARE LEGAL?

Currently the sets that are legal for the Standard Format are Boundaries Crossed through Roaring Skies

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PRIZES

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

1st Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place award
A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships*
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
Masters Division players receive an additional 144 packs (216 total)
150 Championship Points

2nd Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 2nd Place award
A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships*
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
Masters Division players receive an additional 72 packs (144 total)
135 Championship Points (if division attendance is 4 or greater)

3rd and 4th Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award
A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
Masters Division players receive an additional 72 packs (108 total)
105 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater)

5th Place through 8th Place
A combination of 27 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
Masters Division players receive an additional 27 packs (54 total)
75 Championship Points (if division attendance is 32 or greater)

9th Place through 16th Place
A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
Masters Division players receive an additional 18 packs (36 total)
45 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

17th Place through 32nd Place
A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
Masters Division players receive an additional 15 packs (24 total)
30 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)

33rd Place through 64th Place
Masters Division players receive a combination of 15 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
15 Championship Point (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

In addition to the prizes above, TCG MASTERS will also receive….
Masters Only
1st place through TOP HALF OF REMAINING REGISTERED MASTERS will receive $25 IN Top Cut Central Vouchers* or website credits. (That’s right, you only have to be better than half the field to get your entry back in vouchers!)  
Top 8 Masters will receive an exclusive TOP CUT CENTRAL prize pack.

Hotel Accommodations
The Hilton Monona Terrace is connected to the venue. This hotel is just minutes away from the actual event. We will be working with the Hilton to set aside a block of rooms at a discounted price for this event. You can book rooms using information below…..

RESERVATIONS:
A block of rooms have been reserved for May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015. The special room rate will be available until April 29th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

The Hilton has also created a secure and private reservation website personalized for your group. Please see the link listed below:
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/p…l?WT.mc_id=POG

CANCELLATION POLICY:
48-hr cancellation policy. Late cancels or “no shows” will be charged one night’s room and tax. No show reservations are released and are not automatically reinstated

Hilton Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street
Madison, Wi. 53703
608.225.5100
Hotel Website

SIDE EVENTS
The Side event Station will host the following events… Events will start after we register 8 players for a particular event. We will continue taking signups until the closing times listed below. (space permitting Friday)

Friday 4pm till 8pm (Main Hall)
Saturday 11am – 5pm (Main Hall)
Sunday 9am-3pm (Main Hall)

League Play
Cost: FREE!!!
Players may play a game with any other registered league player. Both players will get a pull from box of random cards. The winner then gets an additional pull. The Box will contain 5 cards that are marked Booster box. If a player pulls that card they win a booster box. There will be several other prizes distributed within the box from stickers to booster packs.

Win-a-Mat – New Event! – VERY Limited Availability! Open to 24 individual pods of 8 players.
Format: Modified Sanctioned
Type: 8 player, 2 out of 3, Single Elimination Tournament
Price: $10.00 – each player receives two packs when they sign up
Prize: 1st place: Gardevoir States MAT

Win-a-Box - New Event! – Limited Availability!
Format: Modified Sanctioned
Type: 8 player, 2 out of 3, Single Elimination Tournament
Price: $15.00 – each player receives one pack when they sign up
Prize: Full Sealed Box of most current set

Limited Draft
Format: Limited Sanctioned
Type: 8 player, 2 out of 3, Single Elimination Tournament
Price: $15.00 for 4 pack Draft
Prize: 1st place 8 Packs of most current set
2nd place 4 packs of most current set

League Championship
Sunday – Registration 10am – 10:45am
Format: Modified Sanctioned
Type: Swiss – NO Top Cut
Price: $20.00 all ages – Every player receives 5 booster packs at entry
Prize: In addition to the prizes posted HERE! the addition will also be guaranteed for all age groups…
1st Place: $20 Top Cut Central Voucher
2nd Place: $10 Top Cut Central Voucher
3rd-4th Place: $5 top Cut Central Voucher
*Prizes based on age groups of 16 or more, and will be adjusted accordingly.

Kiddie Corner/Activity Center
There will be several smaller events such as, coloring contest, guess how many, drawing contest, etc… Mini-Games available for all for a chance to win additional prizes. I will also have a few of my custom Pokemon hats to give away!!!

TRADING
While trading is fine, please note that buying from or selling cards to anyone except for our authorized dealer(s), or soliciting to do so elsewhere, is strictly forbidden at this event. Failure to obey this rule may result in both the buyer and the seller being removed from the event, and banned from attending future events.

Top Cut Comics also reserves the right to limit the amount of space being occupied by any one individual while trading, and does not allow the use of suitcases, handcarts, luggage carts, etc. to be used for the purpose of transporting excessive amounts of trade stock. We need to be considerate of all those around us.

MORE INFORMATION
Players who want specific information can contact us at [email protected].

VG DETAILS

Midwest Regional Championship Weekend

 

Pokemon Video Game Regional Championships

DATE
Saturday, May 30th, Swiss rounds
Sunday, May 31st, Top Cut Rounds

TIME
Doors will open on Saturday and Player Check-in begins at 7:30 AM and will close at 9:30 AM. This will be strictly enforced.
Tournament will start shortly after all players are registered.
All players MUST, MUST, MUST register online PRIOR to the event date. THE LINK FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS BELOW…
VIDEO GAME ONLY http://labs.pokegym.net/register/15-05-000017

REMINDER:   players need to compete with the latest version of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The current and latest update is v1.4 from April 22, 2015.   Instructions on updating can be found here.

Tentative Schedule for VIDEO GAME

Saturday:
Check In 9:30-11:00 am
Rosters Up @ 11:10 am
Pairings Up @ 11:20 am – Time for players to sit, quick Welcome Meeting.
Round 1: 11:30-11:45
Round 2: 12:00-12:15
Round 3: 12:30-12:45
Round 4: 1:00-1:15
LUNCH 1:15-2:00
Round 5: 2:00-2:15
Round 6: 2:30-2:45
Round 7: 3:00-3:15
Round 8: 3:30-3:45
Round 9 4:00-4:15
Top 16 if needed 5:15

Sunday:
Top cut Check in for all divisions: 9:30 am
Pairings up at 9:30
Top 8: 10:00-11:00
top 4: 11:30-12:30
Top 2: 1:00-2:00

LOCATION
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI. 53703
http://www.mononaterrace.com/

DIRECTIONS
We recommend using Google Maps for directions to this location.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
For complete VGC event rules Click Here!

The Standard format is the standard tournament format for Play! Pokémon Premier video game events.
This format will be used at all Premier events unless specified otherwise.
Only Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Game Cards or downloadable versions
are permitted for use.
Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–719, 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:
o 150 – Mewtwo
o 151 – Mew
o 249 – Lugia
o 250 – Ho-Oh
o 251 – Celebi
o 382 – Kyogre
o 383 – Groudon
o 384 – Rayquaza
o 385 – Jirachi
o 386 – Deoxys
o 483 – Dialga
o 484 – Palkia
o 487 – Giratina
o 489 – Phione
o 490 – Manaphy
o 491 – Darkrai
o 492 – Shaymin
o 493 – Arceus
o 494 – Victini
o 643 – Reshiram
o 644 – Zekrom
o 646 – Kyurem
o 647 – Keldeo
o 648 – Meloetta
o 649 – Genesect
o 716 – Xerneas
o 717 – Yveltal
o 718 – Zygarde
o 719 – Diancie
Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box.
Pokémon are allowed to Mega Evolve.
Pokémon may not hold the item Soul Dew.
Pokémon above Level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration
of battle.
Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities.
Players may use items that have been officially released via Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon
Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or
promotion.
No duplicate Pokemon (same Pokedex #) or duplicate items

ENTRY FEE
Juniors – (Born in 2004 or later) – FREE
Seniors – (Born in 2000 to 2003) – FREE
Masters – (Born in 1999 and earlier) – FREE
All Players will be entered into random door prize raffles just for signing up!

PRIZES

1st Place
A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award
A Nintendo 3DS XL system
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 combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
100 Championship Points

3rd and 4th Place
A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award
A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
80 Championship Points

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

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

17th Place through 32nd Place
30 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

33rd Place through 64th Place
20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)

65th Place through 128th Place
10 Championship Points (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

Hotel Accommodations
The Hilton Monona Terrace is connected to the venue. This hotel is just minutes away from the actual event. We will be working with the Hilton to set aside a block of rooms at a discounted price for this event. You can book rooms using information below…..

RESERVATIONS:
A block of rooms have been reserved for May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015. The special room rate will be available until April 29th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

The Hilton has also created a secure and private reservation website personalized for your group. Please see the link listed below:
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/p…l?WT.mc_id=POG

CANCELLATION POLICY:
48-hr cancellation policy. Late cancels or “no shows” will be charged one night’s room and tax. No show reservations are released and are not automatically reinstated

Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street
Madison, Wi. 53703
608.225.5100
Hotel Website

Kiddie Corner/Activity Center
There will be several smaller events such as, coloring contest, guess how many, drawing contest, etc… Mini-Games available for all for a chance to win additional prizes. I will also have a few of my custom Pokemon hats to give away!!!

TRADING
While trading is fine, please note that buying/selling cards with anyone except for our authorized dealer(s), or soliciting to do so elsewhere, is strictly forbidden at this event. Failure to obey this rule may result in both the buyer and the seller being removed from the event, and banned from attending future events.

Top Cut Comics also reserves the right to limit the amount of space being occupied by any one individual while trading, and does not allow the use of suitcases, handcarts, luggage carts, etc. to be used for the purpose of transporting excessive amounts of trade stock. We need to be considerate of all those around us.

MORE INFORMATION
Players who want specific information can contact us at [email protected]