Hello everyone! On behalf of Jeff Prentiss, the PTO from MN, and Troy Lesky, the PTO from LaCrosse, I've been given the go-ahead to announce our MW Regionals information! All of the PTOs in the area are quite excited about this great event, and we believe you will love the wonderful central location this year! MW Regionals Saturday April 12th, 2008at the delightful Chula Vista Resort HWY 13 North, 4301 River Rd Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Registration will be from 9am to 10am with the tournament beginning about 10:15am. Our event will be in the Upper Dells Ballroom. The Chula Vista Resort offers an Indoor Waterpark with 7 pool areas, 12 waterslides & 65 activities for the entire family! Here's a rough idea of approximate distances to the Dells... to give you an idea what a convenient location this is for everyone... From Rockford... 103 miles From Chicago... 163 miles From Minneapolis 205 miles From Green Bay 103 miles From Manitowoc 106 miles From La Crosse 73 miles From Racine 117 miles Pretty close to just about anywhere in the Region! So meet us at the Dells on April 12th!! :biggrin: Jeff has set up a Regionals Info website with more information for you and links to the various hotels in the area. There are even discounts for the Water Park if you mention Pokemon Regionals. I've also got information up on my TIYPokemon website too, including a map you can print out. Participants will receive a Pokémon TCG Regional Championships promo card and a commemorative Regional Championships pin, while supplies last, all just for playing! U.S. Regionals - Prizes The top 16 finishers in each of the three age divisions will receive the following prizes: 1st Place A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place Trophy A Travel Award for the winner (including a parent or legal guardian for players under 18)to the 2008 U.S. National Championships at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio! A scholarship award worth $1500 Full Show Pass to the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. residents only * A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions Other cool Pokémon merchandise 2nd Place A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 2nd Place Trophy Full Show Pass to the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. residents only * A scholarship award worth $1000 (Click here for scholarship details and restrictions). A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions 3rd and 4th Place A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place trophy A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions 5th Place through 8th Place A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions 9th through 16th Place A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions I talked to Jeff and he said there are lots of areas that are well suited for players to get together and practice on Friday night for those of you who are coming up early. He said he and Troy will do whatever they can to get some things going for practice play, maybe an impromptu tourney or whatever there's interest for. But it looks like there will be a good number of people coming up Friday night to get things kicked off. Just ask at the desk for Jeff Prentiss's room number or call his cell 612-749-8225 once you get there to find out what's going on. Also, we're trying to coordinate Rideshares to Regionals, so if there's anyone that's looking for a ride, or maybe has some space in their car to offer a ride, let us know and we'll see if we can hook you up with someone going in the same direction.