2015 Midwest Pokemon Regionals May 29th-31st

Discussion in 'Regional Championships' started by Top Cut Comics, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Midwest Regional Championship Weekend​


    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.

    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 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 unapproved printed backed sleeves will also not be allowed.

    Pokemon Trading Card Game Regional Championships

    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 LINK FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION ARE BELOW...
    TRADING CARD GAME ONLY

    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.
    Day 2 for Masters and all Top Cut rounds for all age groups will be run as Expanded.
    For a copy of modified legal reprints look HERE!

    TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
    OFFICIAL-Tournament-Round-structure-for-Regionals

    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.

    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!) :thumb:
    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/personalized/M/MSNMHHF-POKE-20150529/index.jhtml?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 6pm (Main Hall)
    Saturday 11am - 5pm (Main Hall)
    Sunday 9am-3pm (Main Hall)




    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.

    Premier VG Challenge
    Sunday - Registration 9:30am - 10:15am
    Type: 15 Minute Swiss - 45 Minute Top Cut
    Price: $10.00 all ages
    Prize:
    1st Place: 50% of entries collected in Top Cut Central Voucher
    2nd Place: 30% of entries collected in Top Cut Central Voucher
    3rd-4th Place: 10% of entries collected in Top Cut Central Voucher
    *Prizes based per age group.

    Kiddie Corner
    There will be several smaller events such as, coloring contest, guess how many, drawing contest, etc... available for all to win additional prizes. Camille Peltier-Robson will have all sorts of things planned for this event. I would be willing to bet she will also have a few of her custom hats!!!

    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 events@topcutcentral.com.

    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 9:30 AM and will close at 11:00 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 ARE BELOW...
    VIDEO GAME ONLY

    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.

    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/personalized/M/MSNMHHF-POKE-20150529/index.jhtml?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
    There will be several smaller events such as, coloring contest, guess how many, drawing contest, etc... available for all to win additional prizes. Camille Peltier-Robson will have all sorts of things planned for this event. I would be willing to bet she will also have a few of her custom hats!!!

    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 events@topcutcentral.com

    All information is subject to change. Please send me a PM with any corrections needed to this post!
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2015
  2. King Piplup

    King Piplup Active Member

    Roaring Skies will legal, as it's after 21 days, correct?
     
  3. PokeMama

    PokeMama New Member

    Yes Roaring Skies is legal for play as of May 27th.

    Very pumped about this event!! Not too far away now, so don't forget to register online!! Only takes a moment!
    TCG Players Register Online
    VG Players Register Online

    Be sure to spread the word about both the TCG and the VG Events!
     
  4. 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)

    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


    Hope this will help answer some questions....
     
  5. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    Is there a flyer somewhere I can print out?
     
  6. PokeMama

    PokeMama New Member

    Last edited: May 21, 2015
  7. huck1eberry

    huck1eberry New Member

    My son is 7 and super excited to play, the problem is he takes a long time to shuffle and often needs help. Is this something that I could help him with or judges have to do?
     
  8. Tiga

    Tiga New Member

    So is vgc going to be on Saturday this year or still on Sunday?
     
  9. PokeMama

    PokeMama New Member

    Tiga, as it says above in the post, VG is on Saturday, Check in from 9:30 to 11am, Finals on Sunday. All the details are up there, and there's even a link to Registration there too. :wink:

    huck1eberry, sorry but parents are not allowed in the player areas, so you will not be able to help him. But it's a fairly common issue for younger kids, as the Junior division Judges are aware. Try teach your son to do a 6 pile shuffle maybe? Sometimes that's easier for the younger ones. :thumb:
     
  10. Kid Leric

    Kid Leric New Member

    Just curious:

    I understand that 4-6 pm is when registration is open for side events that require it on Friday night, but how late will League Play and vendors be open/around tomorrow evening?
     
  11. PokeMama

    PokeMama New Member

    I think it's around 8pm
     
  12. Kid Leric

    Kid Leric New Member

    Okay, thank you for the info.
     
  13. King Piplup

    King Piplup Active Member

    Props/thanks to Jimmy and his staff. Absolutely excellent event on all fronts.
     
  14. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    I've managed to get up one of the interviews I did, this one with the winner of the VGC Masters Division:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67OhOY_lgNQ

    We discuss his team, the event, and some of the plushes he brought along with him. I have another interview with one of the Top 4 TCG Masters players that I hope to get up in the next week.

    (Update) And here's that interview:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMSN7sIffPU

    This is with one of the top 4 masters division players that used a very broadly-based deck.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2015

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