Pokemon Video Game Regional Championships DATE April 14-15 TIME Registration will be held on Sunday 4-15-2012 for MASTERS at 8am till 9:30am. Registration will be held on Sunday 4-15-2012 for JUNIORS and SENIORS from 11am till 12:30pm. If you are late you will not be allowed to enter in the VGC Championship. This will be strictly enforced. Tournament will start shortly after all players are registered. 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. Hotel Accommodations The Madison Monona Terrace Hilton is connected to the venue. This hotel is just minutes away from the actual event. The Hilton has set aside a block of rooms at a discounted price for this event. You can contact them directly and ask for the "Pokemon regional competition room block". Their room rates are $139 a night, down from $179 a night. You can book rooms using information below..... Madison Monona Terrace 9 East Wilson Street Madison, Wi. 53703 608-255-5100 Hilton Information YOU CAN ALSO BOOK AT THE FOLLOWING The Sheraton Madison Hotel is about a mile and a half from the venue. This hotel is about ten minutes away from the actual event. They do have a shuttle that runs to the convention center several times throughout the day. The Sheraton has set aside a block of rooms at a discounted price for this event. You can contact them directly and ask for the "Pokemon regional competition room block". Their room rates are $89 a night, down from $129 a night. You can book rooms using information below..... Sheraton Madison Hotel 706 John Nolen Drive Madison, WI. 53713 608.251.2300 Shreaton Information TOURNAMENT FORMAT Pokémon Organized Play supports several tournament formats for sanctioned play of the Pokémon video games. This document covers each of the approved formats and their variations. Tournaments that do not use one of the formats described here may not be sanctioned. 5. Standard Format Style All sanctioned Pokémon video game tournaments require players to assemble a team of Pokémon, with items, prior to the start of the event. The standard format style for all PLAY! Pokémon tournaments are Double Battle. 5.1. Double Battle In Double Battles, each player selects four Pokémon from his or her party of six to battle with. At the start of the battle, players send out the first two Pokémon in their party, making a total of four Pokémon on the battlefield. Game play continues until a player knocks out all four of his or her opponent’s Pokémon. 6. Standard Team Construction Rules When building a team for a PLAY! Pokémon tournament, all players must adhere to these standard construction rules. • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number • Each Pokémon on a player’s team can hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same nickname • A player’s team cannot contain a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example, an Unfezant named “Pidove”) • Pokémon may only use moves that have been learned through one of the following methods: o By leveling up o By TM or HM o As an Egg move, through breeding o From a character in the game o A move already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion 7. Sanctioned Format Pokémon Organized Play supports one format for sanctioned play: Modified. Sanctioned events are listed on the POP website, and the results are reported to POP after the event concludes. 7.1. Modified Format The Modified format is the standard tournament format for PLAY! Pokémon video game events. This format will be used at all premier events unless specified otherwise. The Modified format for the 2011–2012 season will use the following restrictions: • Only Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Game Cards are permitted for use. • Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–646, that are caught in the game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution • Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box. • 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 that have been officially released via Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion. • Pokémon may not know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void. • The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle. • The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team: o 150 – Mewtwo o 151 – Mew o 249 – Lugia o 250 – HoOh 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 PRIZES All participants will receive 5 Play! Points, and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing! 1st Place • A Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships 1st Place medal • A Travel Award for the winner (including a parent or legal guardian for players under 18) to the 2011 Pokémon Video Game U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, OR the 2011 Pokémon Video Game Canada National Championships in Toronto, ON.* • A first- and second-round bye at the 2012 Pokémon Video Game U.S. National Championships** • Additional Pokémon-themed items • 10 Championship Points 2nd Place • A Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships 2nd Place medal • A $300 travel allowance (including an additional $300 travel allowance for players under 18) to participate in the 2011 Pokémon Video Game U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, OR the 2011 Pokémon Video Game Canada National Championships in Toronto, ON.* • A first- and second-round bye at the 2012 Pokémon Video Game U.S. National Championships** • Additional Pokémon-themed items • 8 Championship Points 3rd & 4th Place • A Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place medal • A $300 travel allowance (including an additional $300 travel allowance for players under 18) to participate in the 2011 Pokémon Video Game U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, OR the 2011 Pokémon Video Game Canada National Championships in Toronto, ON.* • Additional Pokémon-themed items • 6 Championship Points 5th Place through 8th Place • 5 Championship Points 9th Place through 12th Place • 4 Championship Points (if division attendance is 32 or greater) 13th Place through 16th Place • 3 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater) 17th Place through 32nd Place • 2 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater) 33rd Place through 64th Place • 1 Championship Point (if division attendance is 128 or greater) * Non-U.S. residents are not eligible to collect a Travel Award or travel allowance to the U.S. National Championships, as the U.S. Nationals are open to U.S. residents only. Non-Canadian residents are not eligible to collect a Travel Award or travel allowance to the Canadian National Championships, as the Canadian Nationals are open to Canadian residents only. If a non-resident wins a Regional Championship, the Travel Award or travel allowance will pass down to the next eligible resident. All other prizes will be awarded to the actual winner of the event. ** Byes do not ‘stack.’ If you have win byes at both the Autumn and Spring Regional Championships, you will only receive a first- and second-round bye at your National Championships. SIDE EVENTS Win-a-Box - New Event! - Limited Availability! Format: Modified 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 3 pack draft Prize: 1st place: 8 packs of most current set 2nd place: 4 packs of most current set 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 email@example.com or by phone at 815.633.0330.