Chespin League Challenge
6640 Odana Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719
Saturday Dec 1, 2013
Registration from 12:00 to 12:45 pm
(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)
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!
To find times and locations of League Challenge events in your area, click here. Players may participate in multiple League Challenges, other than their own Leagues, if the Organizers have allowed it, although details on pricing and prizes may vary from League to League and Season to Season.
What is the tournament structure?
The tournament is run using the Standard Format and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for information about the Standard Format and Swiss. The number of Swiss rounds to be run will depend on total attendance at the event. Organizers of League Challenge tournaments will have the option to run best-of-three or single-game Swiss rounds. League Challenge tournaments do not include a Single-Elimination portion; placement in the event is determined by final Swiss standings.
Decklists will be required. Here’s a link to one you can print out ahead of time and fill out. – NEX – LTR Decklist. I’ll also have them at the event or at our League prior to the event. We can also help you fill it out at League if you’re not familiar with how to do it. Just remember if you wait to fill it out there, be sure to be there early enough to get them filled out and turned in before 12:45pm, because you must have a decklist to be entered in the tourney! And remember, it’s you’re responsibility to make sure that your deck is legal and matches your decklist completely, so take care in writing it out! We’ll have people who can help you fill it out or check over your deck when you get there, so just let me or one of my Judges know if you need some help.
Who may enter in the Tournament? Anyone who knows how to play the game may enter, you do not need to be a member of our League … All are welcome, of all ages, from far away, or right in town! If you’re new to the game and want to learn more about it, check out the Pokemon Organized Play website for a demo with instructions on how to play so you’ll already know how when you get there, because for this particular event, you should at least already know the basics of how to play. (Or of course you can come join our League on Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm to trade cards, build decks, and practice for the League Challenges!)
What do I need to bring with me? You’ll need to bring your own 60 card Modified legal deck (NEX-LTR), bring your own damage counters or dice, you may want to bring money to buy drinks, dice, sleeves, booster packs, or other products for sale at the store. You also need your POP ID number. If you’re in a League or already have an ID number, write it down and bring it with you, and if you’re new and don’t have a POP ID number yet, no worries… I can get you set up with one right there.
What is the cost?
The cost to enter a League Challenge will vary from location to location. At Pegasus Games, our League Challenge will be $6 to enter, but in addition to the Basic Prizes, everyone gets a pack up front, and a pack for every 2 players entered goes into the Prize Pool, to be distributed based on number of players in that age group. Our Pokemon League players will get a special $1 off coupon which will also enter them in a special drawing. (So if you live nearby, you might want to join our League!)
What are the Basic prizes?
Participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing!
- A first-place League Challenge promo card
- 15 Championship Points
- A second-place League Challenge promo card
- 12 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 4 or greater)
- A third-place League Challenge promo card
- 10 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 8 or greater)
- A fourth-place League Challenge promo card
- 10 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 8 or greater)
- 6 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 32 or greater)
Do I get Championship/ Play! Points for this event?
Yes, you get 1 Play!Point for this event. (details here)
Championship Points are a way to recognize the top players from Pokémon Championship Series events. Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position or placement at individual events. Check out the Pokémon TCG Championship Points Structure for more information.
What can I do with the Championship Points I’ve earned?
Championship Points are used to gain entry into high-level events, including the Pokémon World Championships. Event qualifications are listed in each event-specific FAQ as it is posted.
How can I check how many Championship Points I’ve earned?
To see how many Championship Points you’ve accumulated during the season, log into your Pokémon Trainer Club account at Pokemon.com. Then, click the “My Play! Pokémon” tab on your profile page. There you’ll see how many Championship Points you’ve earned, as well as other attendance and performance stats.
What are Best Finish Limits?
To provide a more-even playing field for the largest number of competitors worldwide, the Organized Play team has instituted Best Finish Limits. This means that during an event series, only your Best X (defined below) finishes will count towards your final Championship Points total.
For example, the Best Finish Limit for League Challenge is 6. If a player participates in 6 League Challenge events and 5 Battle Road Spring events, only the top 6 of the player’s 11 Battle Roads finishes will count toward his or her final Championship Points total.
What are Kickers?
Championship Point payouts are listed below. Events will receive “Kicker” points if an age division attendance meets a certain threshold. Base points never change but, if the “Kicker” level is reached, points are awarded deeper into the final standings. For example, if the Masters division at a League Challenge tournament reaches 32 players, 5th through 8th place will receive 6 Championship Points.
Is There a Limit to How Many Events I Can Play In Per Year?
No. You can play in as many League Challenge, City Championship, S/P/T Championship, and Regional Championships as you wish each year!
Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position at Play! Pokémon Championship Series events.
This should give you most of the information you need for this League Challenge Event… remember, they will be happening around the end of each of the 8 League Seasons! Check back for future dates!
If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me… emailing me is best ([email protected] pokemama.com) or call me at 608-322-0549, and be sure to mention in your message if it’s about Madison, Rockford, or Oconomowoc.