Hello all... This is an announcement of the upcoming Pokemon TCG "FireRed~LeafGreen" Pre-release / August 28, 2004 in Lakewood Washington... Below are the details... The Game Matrix 8610 South Tacoma Way Lakewood, Wash 98499 Store Phone: 253-583-9708 Cost: $20 Players receive 6 booster packs and a promo card!!!!!!!!!!!! August 28, 2004 Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. What is the Tournament Structure? The Tournament is run using the Limited Format and Age Modified Swiss pairings. The number of Swiss rounds run will depend on total attendance at the event. Players will build a 40 card deck from their booster packs. Players may not trade cards to build their decks. Rounds will be a single game with a 30 minute time limit. All participants will receive a Prerelease Promo Card!!!!!!!!!!!! What are the Prizes? Prizes are awarded to the top 8 players in each age category. Our age categories are; 10 and under, 11-14 and 15 and up. Top eight finishers in each of the 3 recognized age categories receive the following prizes. 1st Place 1 Display Box of Pokémon TCG: EX FireRed~LeafGreen Booster Packs (36 packs) 2nd Place 18 Pokémon TCG: EX FireRed~LeafGreen Booster Packs 3rd & 4th Place 9 Pokémon TCG: EX FireRed~LeafGreen Booster Packs 5th through 8th Place 4 Pokémon EX FireRed~LeafGreen Booster Packs THEME DECK CHALLENGE FOR YOUNGER/NEW PLAYERS In addition to the standard prerelease tournament format, a more casual event called the Theme Deck Challenge will be offered for new or younger players. For the Theme Deck Challenge, registration cost is $20, but players receive a Theme Deck of their choice to play in the event and 3 booster pack. The top 50% of the participants will receive an additional booster pack at the end of the event. The theme deck challenge is especially designed for new or younger players to play Pokemon TCG in a non competative environment. This event will be run at the same time as the Pre release tournament and will be offered first to younter players, new players and their parents. After these players are registered, others may play. The Theme Deck challenge uses standard Swiss pairings, not Age Modified Swiss. This theme deck challenge is not a sanctioned tournament and players do NOT receive rating points for participation in the Theme Deck Challenge. DOOR PRIZES will be given away!!!!!!!!!!! This will include Pokemon EX Value Packs and Pokemon EX Trainer Set Also... EXTRA SPECIAL GOODIES TO BE GIVEN AWAY THANKS TO PUI !!!! SIDE EVENTS FireRed~LeafGreen Booster Draft This event will be run after the main Pre release. Cost is $15. Players receive at least 5 booster packs. Players will build a deck using the booster draft format. Players sit in pods. Players open a booster pack, take a card and pass the remaining cards to the left or right. This continues until all boosters are opened and cards taken. Player use these cards to build a 40 card deck. Basic energy will be provided for this event. Sturcture will be Age modified swiss with the number of rounds depending on the number of players. Prizes will be FireRed~LeafGreen booster packs. This is a sanctioned event and Treeko Promo cards should be available for the top winners. FireRed~LeafGreen Theme Deck challenge This event will be run after the main Pre release. Cost is $15. Players will receive a theme deck and at least 2 FireRed~LeafGreen booster packs. Players use the the booster packs to modify the theme deck. Ployers play the theme deck. Sturcture will be Age modified swiss with the number of rounds depending on the number of players. Prizes will be FireRed~LeafGreen booster packs. This is a sanctioned event and Treeko Promo cards should be available for the top winners.