Top Cut Comics has the Pokemon League on Saturdays from 3:30 until 5:30 pm, following our tournament.
Occasionally they will be on Sunday if a YuGiOh Regionals is held at the store * click here for our schedule details
Each season runs approximately 4-5 weeks and is free to anyone who would like to join.
The League time is less structured than the Tournament time, and is recommended for those who are newer to the game or those who more interested in trading cards, deckbuilding and earning promos in a more casual format. If you need to learn how to play, let us know and we can help!
Pokémon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games to have some fun. Using your own cards and Pokémon DS games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all of this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.
Even if you don’t know all the rules of the game, at a League you can learn game basics and, in no time, perfect your strategy! Joining a League is the best way to hone your skills to compete in Pokémon tournaments, from League Challenges all the way up to the World Championships.
The Pokémon TCG League is a great way for players of all ages to get together and hone their skills (and decks) in a casual setting. League members are rewarded for playing games, win or lose. The more you play, the more you earn!
2014 League Cycle: XY Challenge
The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games! Our League meets once a week for two hours, Saturdays 3:30 to 5:30.
During the span of the Trainer League, players will earn organized play exclusive promo cards. When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!
Click here to see more information on the current season of the Pokemon League from the OP Website!
We are currently in the Extended Greninja Season, until Nov 8, 2014
Next Season: ??
(Click here to check the weeklyLeague/Tourney schedule at Top Cut)
Exciting changes are coming to the Play! Pokémon program. Check out what you can look forward to throughout the 2014 season.
Previous Battle Road Tournaments are no more, but there will now be League Challenges…
New for the 2014 season, Pokémon TCG Battle Road tournaments will now be associated with Pokémon League locations worldwide, and will now be called League Challenges. Active Pokémon Leagues with a Tournament Organizer on staff (yes that’s me) will have the opportunity to run League Challenge tournaments at the end of each League season. League Challenge Championship Points awards and Best Finish Limits will not be affected.
This change will give more players an opportunity to test their mettle in a Premier Event, as well as give players more opportunities and flexibility to participate in League Challenge tournaments year-round.
League Challenge tournaments will continue to feature Swiss-only play with no top cut. Organizers of League Challenge tournaments will have the option to run best-of-three or single-game Swiss rounds.
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. To find times and locations of League Challenge events in your area, click here.
Remember, while we frequently update our events schedule, we recommend that you contact the local Tournament Organizer to confirm event schedule information.
What is the tournament structure?
The tournament is run using the Standard Format (BCR-FFI) 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. Each round of Swiss is a single-game match of 30 minutes plus 3 turns. League Challenge tournaments do not include a Single-Elimination portion; placement in the event is determined by final Swiss standings.
What are the 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 prizes. All participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing, and the top four players in each age division will win a special promo card.
- A Pokémon TCG 1st Place promo card
- A Pokémon TCG 2nd Place promo card
- A Pokémon TCG 3rd Place promo card
- A Pokémon TCG 4th Place promo card
Be sure to set up your Trainer Club account at Pokemon.Com! It helps to ensure you’ll get the Promo Items for the League, and also so you’ll earn your Play Point for the season! You can do fun things like this… choose your own Trainer image, get special backgrounds and items, display your favorite Pokemon, play games, watch episodes… all kinds of fun things! Here’s my Trainer, and my current favs… how about yours?