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The last event of the Chicagoland Marathon

Pokémon TCG City Championships

Janesville WI

Sun Jan 4th 2015


Location: Pontiac Convention Center

2809 N. Pontiac Dr. (In the Baby Grand Room)

Janesville, WI.  53545

Registration 10am-10:45am

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

Tournament Name: Janesville City Championships

You must Register Online which is quick and easy, only takes a minute, so do it now –  just click the link and enter your POP ID number and birthdate.  It will greatly speed up Registration at the event, so all you’ll have to do is Check In once you arrive and pay your $10 if you’re a Master. (there will also be an on-site registration area)

In the Pokémon TCG City Championship tournaments, players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, increasing their chance of earning awards or even an invitation to the World Championships!  Click More for ALL the details  Continue reading

Chicagoland Marathon

Chicagoland Pokemon TCG
City Championship Marathon


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

(Links for each below)
All registration will be done Online which will speed things up considerably at Check In.  To Register online you’ll click the link, enter your POP ID number and birthdate and that will get you preregistered.  This way if there are any problems with ID number, or if you don’t have one yet, it will take care of it before the event so the lines won’t be so long at the event.  When you arrive, you’ll give your number at one of the Check In stations, pay your $10 if a Master, and that’s all, you’re set.  It’s a much quicker system, like we’ve used before at States and Regionals last year.  There will be computers available onsite if you haven’t registered ahead of time, but priority will be given to those who have already completed Online Registration.


You can find all the information here: 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.

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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:

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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

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

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

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!

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Janesville City Championships 2013 – (Chicago/Rockford Marathon #5)

Janesville City Championships – Wed Jan 2th, 2013
(Chicago/Rockford Marathon #5)


Here you go players – here’s a gem of a Cities location for you!
Right off the highway in Southeast Central WI  yet  super easy to get to from Northern IL!
Another opportunity for you to work on your Premier Rating and Championship Points!

Wed Jan 2th, 2013
Location: America’a Best Value Inn Ballroom 
3900 Milton Ave
Janesville, WI. 53546
(Easy directions right here)
Registration Time – 9am – 9:45am

Max attendance: 300, so PLENTY of room!

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.

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