Chicagoland Marathon

Chicagoland Pokemon TCG
City Championship Marathon

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

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL EVENTS IN THE MARATHON
(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:  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! 

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Standard Constructed Swiss rounds, as well as top cut rounds.

For a copy of modified legal reprints look HERE!

 

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

Standard Swiss 30 minutes plus 3 turns, with a cut to the top 8 players to play 50 minute plus 3 turns. The number of rounds will be based on number of players in the event.

The main tournament will last 8 to 10 hours depending on age group.

Three Age Divisions:

>> Juniors (born in 2004 or later)

>> Seniors (born in 2000, 2001, or 2002, 2003)

>> Masters (born in 1999 or earlier)

 

ENTRY FEE

FREE!!! for players in the Juniors and Seniors division

$10.00 for players in the Masters division (15+)

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 deck list PRIOR to the close of registration. Anyone failing to turn a deck list on time will be considered late and the proper penalty will be assessed.

Hotel Accommodations

The William Tell Holiday Inn has set aside a block of rooms for this event. This hotel is about 30 minutes (with no traffic, of course) away from nearly all locations. This is an AWESOME place to stay for a nice getaway. It has an amazing pool and many things for the kids to do. The Holiday Inn has also lowered the price of a room for that entire week from Saturday, 12-27-14 through Friday, 1-2-15, if you book by 12-1-2014 (Use Code PKM when calling). You can book rooms using information below.

William Tell Holiday Inn

6201 W. Joliet Road

Countryside IL 60525

708-352-1101

Hotel Website: http://www.holidayinnwilliamtell.com/

 

New Year’s Eve

The William Tell Holiday Inn has a bowling alley within a 3 minute walk from the hotel. Rolling lanes bowling center has been the place my family and I have attended in years past, to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year. They offer a single lane deal for up to 5 people with shoes, for $65.00. This comes with 2 hours of bowling, a large pizza delivered to the lane and 1 pitcher of soda.  If you plan on staying in town for New Year’s Eve and are looking for a family friendly place to go, give them a call to reserve your lane before they fill up. Rolling Lanes will begin taking reservations starting November 1st, 2014.

Rolling Lanes Bowling Center

6301 W. Joliet Road

Countryside IL 60525

708-352-7262

Bowling Alley Website: http://www.myrollinglanes.com/

 

Pokemon Marathon Events Schedule

 

Date: 12-27-2014 – Saturday

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN…..
Countryside…. http://labs.pokegym.net/register/14-12-000231
Tournament Name: Countryside City Championships

Location: William Tell Holiday Inn

6201 Joliet Road

Countryside, Illinois 60525

Registration Time – 10am – 10:45am

Max attendance: 150

 

Date: 12-28-2014 – Sunday

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN…..
Plainfield…. http://labs.pokegym.net/register/14-12-000232
Tournament Name: Plainfield City Championships

Location: Top Cut Gaming

15420 S Route 59

Plainfield, IL 60544

Registration Time: 10am – 10:45am

Max Attendance: 100

 

Date: 12-29-2014 – Monday

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN…..
Romeoville…. http://labs.pokegym.net/register/14-12-000233
Tournament Name: Romeoville City Championships

Location: Romeoville R.E.C. Center

900 W. Romeo Rd.

Romeoville, IL. 60446

Registration Time: 10am – 10:45am

Max attendance: 150

 

Date: 12-30-2014 – Tuesday

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN…..
Bolingbrook…. http://labs.pokegym.net/register/14-12-000235
Tournament Name: Bolingbrook Community Center

Location: Village of Bolingbrook Community Center

201 Canterbury Lane, Door A

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Registation Time: 10am – 10:45am

Max Attendance: 150

 

Date: 12-31-2014 – Wednesday

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN…..
Chicago…. http://labs.pokegym.net/register/14-12-000234
Tournament Name: Chicago City Championships

Location: Top Cut Comics – Chicago

6390 W. Archer Ave.

Chicago, IL 60638

Registration Time: 10am – 10:45am

Max Attendance: 150

 

Date: 1-1-2015 – Thursday
New Year’s Day – Not a City Championships but cool tourney!

Location: Top Cut Comics – Chicago

6390 W. Archer Ave.

Chicago, IL 60638

Registration Time: 11am – 11:45am

Max Attendance: 150

RETRO DECK TOURNAMENT!!!     MORE DETAILS TO COME!!!

 

Date: 1-2-2015 – Friday

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN…..
Huntley…. http://labs.pokegym.net/register/15-01-000100
Tournament Name: Huntley City Championships

Location: Huntley Park District

12015 Mill St.

Huntley, IL 60142

Registration Time: 10am – 10:45am

Max Attendance: 180

 

Date: 1-3-2015 – Saturday

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ROCKFORD…..
Rockford…. http://labs.pokegym.net/register/15-01-000062
Tournament Name: Rockford City Championships

Location: Top Cut Comics – Rockford

5600 N. 2nd St.

Loves Park, IL 61111

Registration Time: 10am – 10:45am

Max Attendance: 150

 

Date: 1-4-2015 – Sunday

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR JANESVILLE WI…..
Janesville…. http://labs.pokegym.net/register/15-01-000063
Tournament Name: Janesville City Championships
Location: Pontiac Convention Center

2809 N. Pontiac Dr.

Janesville, WI.  53545

Registration Time: 10am – 10:45am

Max Attendance: 180

 

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.

Participants will receive 2 Play! Points just for playing!

1st Place

  • 18 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 18 packs (36 total)
  • A City Championship Trophy
  • 50 Championship Points

2nd Place

  • 10 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 10 packs (20 total)
  • 40 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 4 or greater)

3rd and 4th Place

  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 6 packs (10 total)
  • 30 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 8 or greater)

5th through 8th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 20 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 32 or greater)

9th through 12th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 2 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 10 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 64 or greater)

13th through 16th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 2 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 5 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 64 or greater)

SIDE EVENTS

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 Booster Box of the most recent set

 

Limited Draft

Format: Limited Sanctioned

Type: 8 player, 2 out of 3, Single Elimination Tournament

Price: $15.00, 4 pack Draft

Prize: 1st place 4 packs of most current set

 

TRADING

While trading is fine, please note that buying or selling cards with anyone, except for the authorized dealer(s), or soliciting to do so elsewhere, is strictly forbidden at these events. Failure to obey this rule WILL 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 additional or more specific information can contact us at [email protected]