Have a "GREAT ENCOUNTER" in Chicago!!!

Discussion in 'Prerelease Tournaments' started by BANGINBOX, Jan 22, 2008.

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    BANGINBOX New Member

    The Chicago train rolls on....

    We will be holding the FIRST EVER Pokemon pre-release for Chicago!!!

    Date: 02-10-2008

    Time: 12pm registration, 1pm start time!
    It would be advisable to eat lunch prior to arriving!

    Location: Collect a Card N Comics
    6810 W. Archer Ave.
    Chicago, IL. 60638

    Phone: 773-229-0824

    Cost: $25 to enter. Entry fee includes over $35 worth of products you use to play in the event and then keep afterwards.

    Preregistration can be made at Jimmy@shopccg.com.


    Great Encounters Prerelease
    - Main Event -

    Cost: $25 for 6 boosters to build the deck you'll play in the tournament, plus a special Promo Card and a VERY secret surprise item for everyone, while supplies last! I can't tell you what it is until the start of the event, but it's something that everyone will LOVE! More than $35 worth of products for only a $25 entrance fee! Nice!

    Main event - at 1:00 - Each player will receive 6 booster packs of the new set (to keep) and may start opening their packs. Players will each build their own 40 card deck (using only those cards from the 6 packs) to play in the tourney and write down their decklist, deciding how many energies they will want to include in their decks. Basic energies are provided on loan, and for this Prerelease we will also have special Proxie Basic Dark and Basic Metal Energies. Everyone will have 30 minutes to build their decks using the cards from the packs they received.
    At 1:30 the tourney will begin with 20 minute rounds and play for 4 prizes. The number of rounds we will have will depend on the total number of players there, but probably 4 or 5 rounds.

    Prizes: ALL participants will receive 2 more Great Encounters prize packs at the end of the tourney (making a total of 8 packs)

    Or if you prefer, you can do the

    Great Encounters Prerelease
    - Theme Deck Challenge -

    Cost: $25 for a Theme Deck (complete with new rulebook, themed coin, damage counters and playmat) to keep and use to compete against others in the Theme Deck Challenge, plus a special Promo Card and a VERY secret surprise item for everyone, while supplies last!

    This special tourney will be separate from the main event and follows a much more casual format. Great for younger players, parents, or those who may not be as familiar with deck building on their own, but would still like to participate. If you don't know how to play, we can teach you! Each player will choose one of 3 different Great Encounters Theme Decks to use to battle others who also choose the Theme Deck Challenge. You'll have your choice of three different Theme Decks, and the nice thing about playing the Theme Deck Challenge is that each Theme Deck also comes with one of the new Rulebooks and playmats, a special coin, and your own damage counters.

    And all participants in this Theme Deck Challenge will ALSO receive 4 more Great Encounters prize packs at the end of their tourney.

    (Also, depending on availability, we may have a Great Encounters Theme Deck Challenge Side Event after the main event)


    Modified Side Event

    ( for those who have played in the main event)
    Starts at approx 4:30pm, after the main event is over.
    Cost: Only $5

    We will also have a regular Modified Sanctioned Tourney (no Great Encounters cards in decks) after the main event. Wonderful way to win even more Great Encounters booster packs! Didn't win in the main event? Now's your chance to redeem yourself! Want to show your skills? Bring your best Modified deck to the table!

    Great Encounters prizes to be announced, based on number of players. The more the merrier!

    So C'mon! Tell your friends to hop in the car and come on over! Get your Mom or Dad to join you and learn how to play! This is the perfect opportunity! And remember, for every new player you bring who hasn't been to one of our events before, you'll get a free booster pack at the end!

    We ALWAYS have a blast at our events! Come see what all the fun's about!

  2. Spadeace

    Spadeace New Member

    Oh yeah can't for this. New cards and new rulings for Jimmy to threaten to disqualify me with, and its the Sunday after the Super Bowl that featured the Patriots winning the Super Bowl.
  3. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Wish I could come. If only somebody had scheduled for the Saturday.........

    I'll be up for the Camille/Pastimes weekend, though.
  4. I am Entei

    I am Entei New Member

    Same for us too. We can only hit the one weekend with Rockford and Niles. Sorry Mate!
  5. PokeMama

    PokeMama New Member

    I'm pretty sure some TIYers are headed your way Jimmy. (I sent some States flyers along with them for ya too!) Have a great event!
  6. Spadeace

    Spadeace New Member

    Woohoo can't wait for Sunday.

    BANGINBOX New Member

    Looks Like we are about set.....

    Debbie, my wife, has decided to take a page from the Rockford tournaments. She has decided to make HOME MADE BROWNIES!!! We didnt want to steal the cookie idea.:thumb:

    We also have a great day planned with random door prizes being distributed throughout the day.

    Mr. Lucas, Chelsey, James and myself are ready to ensure you have a GREAT ENCOUNTER with our establishment, oh ya.... with Pokemon too!

    We did not accept prepayment for this event as we wanted it to be fair for everyone attending. the first 60 that registers, begining at 11am, will be the 60 to play.

    If there are any questions, feel free to contact me at 773-229-0824 or Jimmy@shopccg.com

    See you all soon!!!

  8. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Can we have some numb3rs for this? I'd like to know if you beat Pastimes' numbers for the same event (10/5/20=35) I REALLY hope so!

    SLOW DECK New Member

    We will be there.

    Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added:

    We were there. Great event. I think I heard there was 48 folks were there.

    We brought 4, I won with a bad deck that had 2 Solrocks 1/1 Claydol, and 2/2 Marshtop wins.

    The great part was we pulled 2 Water Level X.
    We pulled 5, count them 5! Togekiss.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008

    BANGINBOX New Member

    Just some quick totals...

    14 juniors
    8 seniors
    24 Masters

    Great event. Started at 1:11 pm and finished 5 rounds at 4:23! Efficient as could be.

    The Kids had a wonderful time. I believe that I actually got some parents hooked too!

    See you all at states,
  11. chriscobi634

    chriscobi634 New Member

    So this means you'll be playing at States?

    If so then I might have to go to IL instead of WI.
  12. catalystdisaster

    catalystdisaster New Member

    Good Stuff Today had a blast took 3rd...
  13. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    Way to grow the game Jimmy! Awesome numbers already.

  14. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    46?!? Yep, Pastimes has gotta start looking over their shoulders. IF this was your FIRST Pre, I shudder to think what you'll get this time NEXT year. Congrats!

    On a slightly different note, I think Camille has been trying to contact you for some time now about States...
  15. PokeMama

    PokeMama New Member

    Congrats to you Jimmy for a great event (of curse we knew you'd have one :wink:) May you have many, many more!
    And bullados, Jimmy and I have talked already, he's coming to States to be a playah :biggrin: (so watch out everybody!)

    BANGINBOX New Member

    Yes I will be playing....

    X2 will be making its first appearance.... You thought Destiny was big.....:wink:

    I cant wait to show the skills again...

    See you there.

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