EX: Dragon Prerelease Orlando/Gainesville, Florida

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  1. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    General Info

    Name: EX: Sandstorm Prerelease Florida

    Main Format: TCG Sealed

    Side Events:
    Modified
    Booster Draft
    Gameboy Battle Tower

    Dates:
    November 15, 2003 for Orlando
    November 22, 2003 for Gainesville

    Hours: 10:00am - "Till They Kick Us Out"

    Orlando Location:
    Knights of Columbus
    5727 Cornelia Ave
    Orlando, FL 32807

    Gainesville Location:
    Quality Inn
    3455 South West Williston Rd
    Gainesville, FL 32608

    Organizer: Heidi Craig

    Judges: Ron Roby and Phil McKinney

    Staff: Randy and Renee Curry

    Contact: Email Heidi Craig at heidi@pokemonflorida.com or ask for Heidi Craig at 863-326-1788.

    Orlando Directions
    To help you find Cornelia Rd It is right before the Nissan dealership between The Catholic Charities and a small College. The Knights of Columbus is just off of Semoran Blvd. behind the Florida Technical College. If you are running late the day of the tournament or you should get lost on the way to the tournament this is the only time you may ever call this number 863-258-2556. We highly suggest that you use a site like Expedia.com to find accurate directions from wherever you are traveling from.

    Gainesville Directions
    If you are running late the day of the tournament or you should get lost on the way to the tournament this is the only time you may ever call this number 863-258-2556. We highly suggest that you use a site like Expedia.com to find accurate directions from wherever you are traveling from.

    What to Bring
    -$15 for entry fee.
    -A die and some damage counters (if possible).
    -Extra money if you are interested in ordering a slice or Pizza.
    -Extra money if you are interested in playing a side event.
    -Extra cards if you are interested in playing in a side event.

    Tournament Times
    Registration will begin at 10:00 AM and will end promptly at 11:15 AM. Anyone who shows up later will not be able to enter the tournament. If you are running late the day of the tournament or should you get lost on the way to the tournament this is the only time you may ever call this number 863-258-2556. Announcements and Rules will be announced shortly after Registration closes. The Tournament will run so many rounds depending on how many people attend, which means we have no specific times to give you for the end time.

    Tournament Format
    Players will compete in a number of rounds of EX: Dragon sealed play. This is not a Ruby and Sapphire Gameboy Tournament. We will offer a side event for those wishing to play GBA.

    No cards are required. At the start of the event, players will receive six boosters of Pokemon-e TCG EX: Dragon to construct a forty card deck. Players then have thirty minutes to build their forty card deck and list their cards from their pack and in their deck on sheets provided at the event. Energy Cards will be supplied for deck construction after you have filled out all of the forms.

    For more information on this event and others check out the Official Pokemon Organized Play website at http://op.pokemon-tcg.com.

    Tournament Structure
    Players will be separated into three age groups: Ten and Under, Eleven to Fourteen, and Fifteen and Up. All rounds will be played with the TCG sealed deck that you constructed from the six packs of EX: Dragon. Players will have 30 minutes to complete each round, with each player putting out 4 Prize cards. Players who win a game receive three points, a player who loses a game receives zero points. If a tie occurs between prizes, there is no sudden death, both players receive one point.

    Tournament Prizes
    Prizes are awarded to the top eight players in each age category, reflecting the age categories of 15+ years, 11-14 years, and 10 years & under. Everyone will receive a special Prerelease
    card!

    GBA Side Events
    We will be offering a Game Boy Advanced Ruby and Sapphire Tournament to occur at the same time as the Main Pre Release Event. Just show up during registration time and make sure you have a legal team:

    • 3 Pokemon of level 50 or lower.
    • No two of the same Pokémon.
    • Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza are banned.
    • No duplicate held items.
    • Certain powers (Rest, Recover, etc) are not allowed after 8 minutes into the match.
    • "Modified" GBA cartridges are not allowed.

    Entry fee to this tournament will be announced at the event. Prizes will be determined depending upon the amount of people playing. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Heidi at heidi@pokemonflorida.com.

    TCG Side Events
    Side Events will include a Constructed Modified Tournament and/or up to eight player Booster Drafts.

    Modified decks may include cards from the following Pokemon trading card game sets on the day of this event only:

    Expedition [​IMG]
    Aquapolis [​IMG]
    Skyridge [​IMG]
    EX: Ruby & Sapphire [​IMG]
    EX: Sandstorm [​IMG]
    EX: Dragon
    Promotional Cards Numbered 001 and Higher [​IMG]

    With the exception of basic Energy cards and previously printed cards that appear in current sets, players may not use cards from older Pokemon sets. New sets are allowed as soon as the product has been released. There are no cards currently banned in the Modified tournament environment.

    Side Tournaments will start as soon as the main event ends as long as enough people are interested. YOU MUST HAVE A LEGAL 60 CARD DECK TO PLAY! Modified tournament entry fee will be $5.00. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Heidi at heidi@pokemonflorida.com.

    Food
    We will be planning a pizza lunch for those who are interested. If you need lunch please plan on bringing some extra money for that. Otherwise we will be taking a break for lunch and there are plenty of restaurants locally (as well as shopping for parents and siblings).

    Player Rewards Program
    If you have played in any of the following events:
    -Ruby and Sapphire Challenge (Orlando)
    -Sandstorm Prerelease (Orlando)
    -Dragon Prerelease (Orlando)

    You may bring a friend who hasn’t played in any prerelease events and when you both enter the prerelease tournament the player who brought the friend will receive a free booster pack of Pokemon cards.

    For more information on this event, Check out our website at
    http://www.pokemonflorida.com and our site for primere events in florida: http://www.gameflorida.com
    -Phil
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2003
  2. SomeGuy

    SomeGuy New Member

    ...

    Gainesville?!

    I never thought I'd see the day that a Premiere Pokemon Tournament would be held in my hometown.
     
  3. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    You probably bribed Heidi ;)

    I think its awesome that were doing two events. I also think its awesome that we are doing the convention scene next spring/summer. Not to mention that Worlds has to occur sometime next Summer, so uh I'd expect some sort of state qualifiers! We're going to be so busy next year... November alone has three big events in a row now! :eek:
    -Phil
     
  4. SomeGuy

    SomeGuy New Member

    What are the chances that the first Premiere Pokemon Tournament in Gainesville is the weekend when I'll be in Texas for the Grand Kai Invitational (DBZ Tournament).

    :(

    I'll definitely be in Orlando though.
     
  5. TheDancingPeanut

    TheDancingPeanut New Member

    Good luck at the G'k

    I can't believe we're getting two events! We're incredibly lucky.
     
  6. sneaselsrevenge

    sneaselsrevenge New Member

    I probably won't be going to the Orlando one, but I might be judging the 10- at Gainesville.
     
  7. farbsman

    farbsman New Member

    It is against the rules Pokemon USA has given us to charge for the Gameboy events. Not to mention against the law (its considered video gamboling.)
     
  8. sneaselsrevenge

    sneaselsrevenge New Member

    How do you figure it's against the law, when prizes are offered?
     
  9. farbsman

    farbsman New Member

    I couldn't figure that out either, but that is what Pokemon USA told all the TO's in there information packet for both the Sandstorm and Dragon Prerelease tournaments. Which if you think about it, you get prizes in casinos on video machines too. So I guess that is what they are referring too.
     
  10. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    Ack! Just disregard the cost part right now. For the most part I reposted this from the Sandstorm and Ruby/Sapphire challanges pages. Lemme check with Heidi.
    -Phil
     
  11. Krayzie

    Krayzie New Member

    Well Ill be in Ft laud for the Nov 8 thing andI will most likely goto the Nov 15 Dragon Prerelease since its on my B-day.
     
  12. TheDancingPeanut

    TheDancingPeanut New Member

    I'll be at all 3! Excited excited! :-D
     
  13. OMGyrachu

    OMGyrachu New Member

    count me in- all within several days as my birthday, very nice birthday presents i think, indeed =)
     
  14. TheDancingPeanut

    TheDancingPeanut New Member

    You mean OUR birthday!
     
  15. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    Attention Players headed to our Gainesville event:

    If you would like to stay at the Quality Inn, our event location, please call and make reservations. Tell them they are with the Pokemon event and they will give you a room for $52.00 plus tax. This is a special rate. In order to have a discounted room you must say you are with the Pokemon event. The phone number is 352-378-2405 to make reservations.

    Hope to see some old and new faces. Just don't steal any towels.
    -Phil
     
  16. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    Sorry for the double post. I want to make this clear to all those who frequent the Gym to understand some new developments:

    Phil McKinney (that's me) will be acting as Head Judge for both Orlando and Gainesville tournaments. Professors Ron Roby and Khym Villacrusis will be judges for all of the events. If you question the ruiling made by Ron or Khym, the final authority figure will be myself, since I'm the head judge.

    Some may say this is just trivial. I know, I feel the same way. We just want to make it crystal clear that, as with the last events, the judges are making the rulings. Heidi Craig has not had any input in tournament rulings for the R/S Challenge or the EX: Sandstorm Prerelease. She will still not have any power to make rulings either as the tournament organizer. She will, however, still be given the authority from the judging staff to deal with severe problems not related to gameplay and mechanics involved. (examples: innappropriate behavior, disruptions, threats, and other liabilities)

    The bottom line is to respect our ruilings for the day, as all attendees did at our last event. By doing so, everyone will have a great time. Thanks for joining us!
    -Phil
     
  17. TheDancingPeanut

    TheDancingPeanut New Member

    Phil;

    I'm not sure if this is in the floor rules or not, but what is the current ruling on Japaniese cards?
     
  18. Darkmasterchris

    Darkmasterchris New Member

    Ill be at the november 8th but not the 15th and 22nd :::twitch::: tooo much sneaky stuff going on :::twitch twitch:::
     
  19. bkminnis

    bkminnis New Member

    be nice!

    We really want to be supportive of all the events. I wish I could go.
     
  20. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    I would like to be the first to announce that we will be raffling off the limited edition Prerelease Playing Mats that Pokemon USA is giving to both Orlando and Gainesville Prereleases.

    In addition, I'd also like to remind players of our awesome Player Rewards Program:

    If you played in either of the following Prerelease events: Ruby/Sapphire Challenge (Orlando), Prerelease Sandstorm (Orlando), or Prerelease Dragon (Orlando) bring a friend to the Prerelease Dragon (Orlando/Gainesville) event who hasn’t played in any past Prerelease events. When you both enter the tournament, the player who brought the friend will receive a free booster pack of Pokemon cards!

    Also look out for the PokemonFlorida.com crew! They will be on hand taking pictures and capturing some live video to go up later that week. Be sure to smile.
    -Phil
     
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