Arizona TCG & VG Regional Championships Oct 3rd & 4th - Masters CASH Prizes added

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  1. spookees

    spookees Active Member

    2015 Arizona TCG & VG Regional Championships


    October 3rd and 4th



    Saturday October 3rd

    Main event: TCG Regional Championships
    Where: Phoenix Convention Center (South Building), 100 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 www.phoenixconventioncenter.com
    Registration starts: 8am Registration ends: 9am
    Please note:
    Be prepared! Print out your decklist before you arrive!
    Player meeting: 9:30am ish

    Preregistration: https://www.1playerplace.com/signups?event=XED08RMBCCMXDEM
    -------TCG ONLY----
    Preregistered players will receive 1 Arizona Regional Championships Dice (while supplies last) and an extra Raffle ticket! Yes, the ONLY way to get the special dice is to Preregister and you will also have a separate Fast Pass Preregistration line!

    REMEMBER: when you preregister you MUST return to the link above (Masters-after you have paid you will see a link “Return to PokemonAZ, please click on this link. Anyone purchasing a VIP Package will see the same link.) and PRINT out your barcoded Form..DO NOT WAIT and do it at a later time.

    IT’S THE ONLY WAY I will see you are preregistered. If you DO NOT print out your form, I will not see you are registered and you will not get the dice or an extra raffle ticket. If you have any problems with this, please email me!!! Do not wait to preregister!!! You may also preregister with me at any League Challenge or Premier Challenge in September.


    Cost:
    Juniors - Born 2005 or later - FREE
    Seniors - Born 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004 – FREE
    Masters - Born in 2000 and earlier -- $20.00 (Cash) or $21.00 (Credit Cards accepted on-site) OR pay in Bulk Pokémon Cards! [/u]

    The FIRST 300 Masters to Preregister with or without the VIP Package will receive a Primal Groudon or Mega Tyranitar playmat supplied by Pokémon , while supplies last. These playmats do not cost you any extra money. You cannot choose between the Primal Groudon or Mega Tyranitar, it will be random.

    Masters: The Arizona VIP package (see below) is a different playmat (email me for picture: ladyphenixfrogg@msn.com) and comes with a pack of Ancient Origins and costs an additional $15. Yes, this means you can Preregister and get the VIP package, the dice and you will get the Arizona playmat AND either the Primal Groudon or Mega Tyranitar playmat, these will be randomly given out.

    Juniors/Seniors: Since you are not paying an entry fee, you will not receive the Pokémon Primal Groudon or Mega Tyranitar playmat. However, you will have an opportunity to purchase either or both playmats at the event for $15 each, while supplies last. I do not have pictures of them yet. If you want to pay and reserve them before the event please see me at any League Challenge/Premier Challenge in September or email me for more information. ladyphenixfrogg@msn.com


    NEW THIS YEAR! Details for Masters paying for Registration in Bulk Pokémon Cards: 700 Pokémon Cards will be equivalent to the Masters Entry Fee. They can be any MINT Pokémon cards excluding Basic Energy and Promo Cards. Please count the cards prior to registration. For those players who can attend any League Challenge/Premier Challenge in September in Arizona, you may bring your cards to the event and I can preregister you for Regionals, so you too may get the special Regional Dice and a much faster line on the day of the event! You cannot use cards to cover the cost of the VIP package. The VIP package must be paid in cash or via Credit Card. I encourage any Master players who want to use Bulk cards for their entry fee to see me at any League Challenge/ Premier challenge in September. I suspect the line will be very long on the day of the event. Let’s both save some time.

    VIP-TCG Package (optional)SOLD OUT!! Available to ALL registered players in any age division (While supplies last!) You will have the option to purchase the VIP TCG package when you preregister using the link above for TCG. It is the only way to get the VIP Package. This means no arriving extra early to the event, as long as supplies last on the preregistration link, you can pick up your VIP Package during or after the Registration time. This mean you should preregister EARLY, Don’t wait till the last minute, the playmats are awesome and will most likely sell out!

    Cost: $15.00
    • 1 Arizona Regional Championships Playmat (email me for a picture of the playmat ladyphenixfrogg@msn.com)
    • 1 Pokémon Ancient Origins pack



    All players in every age division will receive:
    ~~ 3 Play Points for participating.
    ~~ 1 Regional Promo Card, while supplies last.
    ~~ 1 Saturday Raffle Ticket

    MASTERS there will be NO LUNCH BREAK on Saturday. Please plan accordingly. Seniors and Juniors will have a lunch break. I would highly recommend everyone bringing their own lunch bag. Last year the food locations around our event were crowded and had long lines. This year the Diamondbacks have a home game, so it may be extremely crowded at any Food venue. Last year we had over 226 Masters, I do not want to run the risk of the Master division playing late into the night. My goal is to complete Day 1 Masters between 7pm-8pm at the latest. This of course is dependent on attendance and how long the games last. As far as Day 2, we may have a lunch break as the VG rounds are a lot faster.

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL players must be in the registration line NO LATER THAN THE END of the Registration time listed above with your decklist filled out. Please print your name, player ID and date of birth CLEARLY on the decklist. Decklists will be collected during the player meeting. If you arrive later or get in line later than this time, you may receive a first round loss or denied entry to the event. Don't be late!


    Therefore, while not mandatory, you should do the following to help ensure you are admitted on time for round 1: TCG players pre-register and pre-print your decklist before you arrive at the event.


    Pokémon on Display –Wear your favorite Pokémon shirt and get an extra Raffle Ticket!


    Tournament Details: .

    Day 1: Expanded format Swiss – Match play. Best 2 out of 3 games, 50 minutes + 3 turns. There will be no Sudden Death games.
    • The number of Swiss rounds will be determined by the amount of players in each division.
    • Top Cut: 8 players per age division will be played on Day 2 (if attendance in any age division is 227 or more then Every player with an X-2-0 or better record or the Top 32 ranked players, whichever is greater, make the 2nd day of Swiss rounds.).
    • You must play with a 60 card deck, using cards only from the Standard format as follows:
    Black & White
    Black & White – Emerging Powers
    Black & White – Noble Victories
    Black & White – Next Destinies
    Black & White – Dark Explorers
    Black & White – Dragons Exalted
    Black & White – Boundaries Crossed
    Black & White – Plasma Storm
    Black & White – Plasma Freeze
    Black & White – Plasma Blast
    Black & White – Legendary Treasures
    XY
    XY- FlashFire
    XY- Furious Fists
    XY-Phantom Forces
    XY-Primal Clash
    XY-Roaring Skies
    XY-Ancient Origins
    Double Crisis
    Black & White – Dragon Vault
    Black & White & XY – Trainer Kits
    Black Star Promos BW01 +
    Black Star Promos XY01+
    McDonalds Collection



    Day 2: If you make the Top 8 Cut – Match play. Best 2 out of 3 games, 75 minutes + 3 turns.
    • You must play with the same 60 card deck which you played on Day 1.


    WHAT ARE THE PRIZES for TCG?

    ALL AGE DIVISIONS- TCG

    1st Place
    A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place Award
    A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships*
    Deck Box, Hat and Champion playmat
    150 Championship Points
    A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    Masters Division players receive an additional 144 packs (216 total) and a$150 Visa gift card

    2nd Place
    A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships*
    Deck Box, Hat and Finalist playmat
    135 Championship Points (if division attendance is 4 or greater)
    A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    Masters Division players receive an additional 72 packs (144 total) and a$100 Visa gift card

    3rd & 4th
    Deck Box, Hat and Top 4 playmat
    105 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater)
    A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    Masters Division players receive an additional 72 packs (108 total) and a$75 Visa gift card

    5th through 8th
    Deck Box, Hat and Top 8 playmat
    75 Championship Points (if division attendance is 32 or greater)
    A combination of 27 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    Masters Division players receive an additional 27 packs (54 total) and a$35 Visa gift

    9th through 16th
    45 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)
    A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    Masters Division players receive an additional 18 packs (36 total) and a $20 Visa gift card

    17th through 32nd
    30 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)
    A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    Masters Division players receive an additional 15 packs (24 total)

    33rd through 64th
    Masters Division players receive a combination of 15 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    15 Championship Points (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

    * Players may earn a bye at a country other than their country of residence. Byes are awarded at the National Championships corresponding to the player’s nationality. Byes do not “stack.” If you have won a bye in another event (such as the SPT Championships) and finish in the finals of a Regional Championships, you will receive a maximum first- and second-round bye at your National Championships.


    Saturday Raffles (between 3pm -4pm):

    To be announced!

    Everyone who registers for the main event will get a Raffle Ticket. You can earn extra Raffle tickets thru the Side Events and also earn an extra ticket for every $20 spent in one transaction per Vendor at the tables in the main event area. (For example: If you spend $40 at the Vendor table, you would get 2 Raffle tickets). You must be present to win!


    Side Events:

    Standard/Expanded -- All players entry fee is $5.00
    Registration starts:11AM and ongoing all day​

    • You must have your own legal 60-card legal deck.
    • 30 +3 minute rounds- Single Game, Single Elimination. No top cut.
    • All players get 1 Saturday Raffle ticket.

    Prizes per age division:
    1st: Choice of ONE of these: Primal Groudon or Mega Tyranitar playmat, 1 pack of New Pokemon Sleeves (2 different versions) or a New 2016 Pokemon Hat
    (while supplies last, pictures of all of these will be up next week)
    2nd: New Pokemon Deckbox
    3rd: 1 pack Ancient Origins
    4th: 1 pack Ancient Origins

    All players who do not come in 1st place in any of these 8 player tournaments will be entered into a 2nd chance raffle for the Primal Groudon or Mega Tyranitar playmat. The drawing will be held at the end of the day after the last tournament. You do not need to be present to win as long as you can come back Sunday to pick up the playmat, should you win.


    VG Premier Challenge Tournament –All players entry fee is $5.00
    Registration starts: 2pm Registration Ends:3pm ​

    • See rules below (Same rules as the main VG event on Sunday)
    • For this event you will need a Team Sheet. This will be provided on a future email and available on site.

    Prizes per age division:
    1st and 2nd place: Arizona Regionals Battlemat + Championship points


    Pokémon Creative Corner
    • Create your own Pokémon card! Plenty of other activities to color! Connect the dots, Mazes, Fill in the colors for various Pokémon.


    Sunday October 4th

    Main event: VG Regional Championships
    Where: Phoenix Convention Center, (South Building), 100 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    ALL VG Players Registration starts: 8am Registration ends: 9am

    Player meeting: 9:30am ish

    Preregistration:
    https://www.1playerplace.com/signups?event=2E346D591GSOSY6
    -------VG-ONLY----
    Preregistered players will receive 1 extra Raffle ticket and you will also have a separate Fast Pass Preregistration line!
    JUST ADDED: The FIRST 200 Preregistered VG Players will also receive a Arizona Regionals Stylus Pen!

    REMEMBER: when you preregister you MUST return to the link above (your browser should automatically reroute you back to the preregistration site) return and PRINT out your barcoded Form...IT’S THE ONLY WAY I will see you are registered. If you DO NOT print out your form, I will not see you are registered. If you have any problems with this please email me!!! Do not wait to preregister!!!

    VIP-VG Package (optional) Available to ALL registered players in any age division (While supplies last!) You will have the option to purchase the VIP VG package when you preregister using the link above for VG. It is the only way to get the VIP Package. This means no arriving extra early to the event, as long as supplies last on the preregistration link, you can pick up your VIP Package during or after the Registration time. This mean you should preregister EARLY, Don’t wait till the last minute, the Battlemats are awesome and will most likely sell out!

    Cost: $10.00
    • 1 Arizona Regional Championships Battlemat (The Battlemat is the same design as the TCG Playmat only smaller 10 x 15, perfect for VG play. Please email me for a picture ladyphenixfrogg@msn.com

    Cost: FREE / Open to all Players!
    Age Divisions:
    Juniors - Born 2005 or later
    Seniors - Born 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004
    Masters - Born in 2000 and earlier

    All registered VG players in every age division will receive:
    ~~ 3 Play Points for participating.
    ~~ 1 Regional Promo Card, while supplies last.
    ~~ 1 Sunday Raffle Ticket

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL players must be in the registration line NO LATER THAN THE END of the Registration time listed above with your Pokémon team and their items in the battle box. If you Preregistered, you must bring your barcoded preregistration slip to the event. If you did not preregister then you will complete a registration slip at the event. If you arrive later or get in line later than this time, you may receive a first round loss or denied entry to the event. Don't be late!

    VG Players there may be NO LUNCH BREAK on Sunday . Please plan accordingly. Seniors and Juniors will have a lunch break. I would highly recommend everyone bringing their own lunch bag. Last year the food locations around our event were crowded and had long lines. This year the Diamondbacks have a home game, so it may be extremely crowded at any Food venue. This of course is dependent on attendance and how long the games last.

    Therefore, while not mandatory, you should do the following to help ensure you are admitted on time for round 1: VG players should pre-register and load their Pokémon team and their items in the battle box.

    Tournament Details:

    o Players must bring their own system in the Nintendo DS family (any 2DS or 3DS system).
    o Players must bring their own Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Game Card or downloadable version.
    o Players must bring their own charger for their DS. Players are responsible for making sure their DS is charged for the event.
    o Each age group will use Swiss rounds- this means all players get to play every round even if they lose every game.
    o The number of Swiss rounds will be determined by the amount of players in each division.
    o Swiss Rounds will be up to 15 minutes (Single Game Pairings)
    o Top Cut: 8 players per age division. Top Cut will be Single Elimination Finals,run as best-of-three matches, approx. 15 minutes PER GAME (more details will be announced).
    o VG Tournament Rules & Formats for more details please go to www.pokemon.com

    Players are restricted on what Pokémon can be used. Please check pokemon.com for the latest video game requirements.


    TCG Top 8* players return:
    The TCG Top 8 Finals for each age division

    8:00am - 8:15am – Top 8 players Check in.
    8:30am -FINALS begin

    WHAT ARE THE PRIZES for VG?

    ALL AGE DIVISIONS

    1st Place
    A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award
    A Nintendo New 3DS XL System
    A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions + Hat
    150 Championship Points

    2nd Place
    A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 2nd Place award
    A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions+ Hat
    135 Championship Points

    3rd & 4th
    A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award
    A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions+ Hat
    120 Championship Points

    5th through 8th
    A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions+ Hat
    105 Championship Points

    9th through 16th
    A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    92 Championship Points (if 32 or more players in division)

    17th through 32nd
    56 Championship Points (if 64 or more players in division)

    33rd through 64th
    34 Championship Points (if 128 or more players in division)

    65th through 128th
    20 Championship Points (if 256 or more players in division)


    Sunday Raffles (between 2pm -3pm):

    To be announced
    Everyone who registers for the main event will get a Raffle Ticket. You can earn extra Raffle tickets thru the Side Events and also earn an extra ticket for every $20 spent in one transaction per Vendor at the tables in the main hall. (For example: If you spend $40 at the Vendor table, you would get 2 Raffle tickets). You must be present to win!


    Side Events:

    Standard/Expanded -- All players entry fee is $5.00
    Registration starts:9AM and ongoing all day​

    • You must have your own legal 60-card legal deck.
    • 30 +3 minute rounds- Single Game, Single Elimination. No top cut.
    • All players get 1 Sunday Raffle ticket.

    Prizes per age division:
    1st: Choice of ONE of these: Primal Groudon or Mega Tyranitar playmat, 1 pack of New Pokemon Sleeves (2 different versions) or a New 2016 Pokemon Hat
    (while supplies last, pictures of all of these will be up next week)
    2nd: New Pokemon Deckbox
    3rd: 1 pack Ancient Origins
    4th: 1 pack Ancient Origins

    All players who do not come in 1st place in any of these 8 player tournaments will be entered into a 2nd chance raffle for the Primal Groudon or Mega Tyranitar playmat. The drawing will be held at the end of the day after the last tournament. You do need to be present to win.

    League Challenge Tournament (Expanded Format) –All players $5.00 entry fee OR FREE!*
    Registration starts: 10am Registration Ends:10:45am

    *UPDATE: IF you registered and played in the VG event earlier today, this League Challenge is FREE for you!!

    • You must have your own legal 60-card legal deck.
    • You must have a Deck List (see attachment).
    • 30 +3 minute rounds- Single Game, Swiss. No top cut.

    Prizes per age division:

    1st: League Challenge Promo card + 4 packs Ancient Origins

    2nd: League Challenge Promo card + 4 packs Ancient Origins

    3rd: League Challenge Promo card + 2 packs Ancient Origins

    4th: League Challenge Promo card + 2 packs Ancient Origins


    .

    More side events if time permits, times and side events subject to change: Details coming soon!

    Transportation: The Metro Light Rail stops at the entrance to the South Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. An all Day pass is only $4 per person and can be purchased at any station. ($2 All Day Pass for Youths age 6-18, Children under 5 years old are Free).
    Sky harbor airport now has a “Sky Train” which connects to The Metro Light Rail too. There are many hotels along the entire route of The Metro Light Rail. I have listed a few of the ones closest to the event with the best prices.

    ALSO: For those who don’t want to take the Light Rail, you can download the LYFT app using the following link. Its like UBER only better!
    https://www.lyft.com/invited/AZREGIONALS
    This is only for those new to LYFT, Once you click on the link you will be guided through the sign-up process. You will receive one ride up to $20 (anything over that amount will go to your card on file). Keep in mind LYFT cannot pick you up at Sky Harbor airport, but they can drop you off there after the event or use it for a ride anywhere else. It’s a great way to save some money and get a FREE ride.
    If you are traveling from out of State and LYFT is in your hometown (check their website) You can use this code there to get to the airport!! See you soon!

    Hotels:
    Details to be announced!​


    Food: There will be food vendors around the Convention Center building. Half –block in the North Building of the Convention Center there is a food court. However, there will be a Diamondbacks game going on later in the afternoon and many of these locations may have long lines. As I stated earlier in this email, please bring a lunch bag, this will be more convenient.


    Vendors:


    Cradilicious: Pokemon Center plushies, Japanese deck boxes, Pokemon children's size T-shirts and merchandise, World Championship items and selling singles.​

    Amazing Discoveries: "We specialize in buying, trading, and selling singles. We're mostly interested in tournament legal cards (Expanded and forward starting with Black and White Base Set). We also buy your bulk commons and uncommons ($4 cash per 1000 with more in store credit) and sealed product (offering $70 on Ancient Origins boxes, talk to us about older stuff). We give 30% more in trade credit on all items." ​

    Jesse James Comics: All your basic TCG supplies (sleeves, deck boxes, play-mats, dice, etc) plus some Pokémon merchandise.​

    The Monster Pocket: Vintage Pokémon toys, games and more! More details to follow!​


    ****Join the crowd of elite Pokémon players who strive to be the very best like no one ever was!
    Someone will be the winner and it could be your destiny!

    Pokémon! Gotta catch ‘em all!


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    Facebook.com/AZRegionals
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2015
  2. spookees

    spookees Active Member

    The TCG VIP package has just sold out!! However, there are still some Battlemats left on the VG Preregistration. Remember VG is Free for all! When you preregister you will also see the option to get the VG VIP package for only $10. The Battlemats are the same design as the AZ Playmats only smaller, email me for a picture or check out our Facebook page AZ Regionals.

    Also, the first 200 Preregistered VG players will get an awesome AZ Regionals Stylus Pen.
     
  3. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    spookees, i saw that in the TCG regional section it states standard format, should be expanded i think.
     
  4. spookees

    spookees Active Member

    Thanks for catching the typo. All fixed
     
  5. spookees

    spookees Active Member

    UPDATED Side events
    Also, Added a Preregistration bonus for the first 200 Preregisted VG Players...don't wait to preregister! Preregistration closes on THURSDAY Oct. 1st.
     
  6. ilikegengar

    ilikegengar New Member

    Give us updates when you can. For example, what is the attendance, top cuts, etc?

    Thanks!
     

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