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Master Professor Birch
09/23/2004, 08:08 AM
~~~"EX Team Rocket Returns Pre-release" in The Woodlands, Texas~~~


"The "EX Team Rocket Returns" Pre-release is being hosted by "The Woodlands Championship Pokemon League". This Pokemon League is located at "WalMart", 610 Sawdust Road, The Woodlands, Texas 77380. They hold their Pokemon League on Wednesday nights. Call Mike Cook at (281) 362-8781 for information. Master Professor Birch would like to thank Mike Cook, Pokemon League Leader for all of the hard work that he put into this Pre-release for The Woodlands. :clap: :clap:

"EX Team Rocket Returns" is the first new series of Pokemon cards that will be released the same time as in Japan!!! This exciting new series welcomes back "Team Rocket". I know that you will want to be the first to get your hands on these new cards. There will be drawings for "Door prizes" in between each round all day. :cool:

Below are some of the details of The Woodlands' Pre-release.

Location: CiCi's Pizza
315 Sawdust Road
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Date: November 7, 2004

Time: 10:00am (Registration starts at 10:15am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 (Includes "TRR" Pre-release Tournament & Lunch Buffet w/Drink)

Contact Information: Master Professor Birch (Richard Collinsworth)
Phone: (972) 442-5545
Email: retnuhd1999@yahoo.com

Contact Information: Mike Cook
Phone: (281) 362-8781
Email: MikeAndMia@aol.com

There will be more information to follow in the coming days. Master Professor Birch and Mike Cook will be adding information daily. Please direct your questions to this post, call, or email Mike or myself. I am very excited about holding the "EX Team Rocket Returns" Pre-release in The Woodlands. :D

Untill then, take care and keep checking back for more information.

:pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball:

Team Cook
09/25/2004, 06:19 AM
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I got some great news coming soon for our tournament. Stay tuned.

Xeno
09/30/2004, 10:39 PM
The Woodlands, hmm? It's not that far away, I think I can make it. Pizza all day long and cards, it sounds good already. yeah!

Turbo Blastoise
10/01/2004, 07:04 AM
It sure does! I should be able to make this event in addition to the one in Houston on Oct. 30. This all sounds cool! I mean, I've never actually been to a tournament in a pizza place before!!

Team Cook
10/01/2004, 03:11 PM
:pokeball: Ex Team Rocket Returns PreRelease in The Woodlands! :pokeball:



It's our first ever Pokemon event in The Woodlands, and we're really excited! Come on out and join us!


We've decided to follow Master Professor Birch's time frame, since he's the expert!

We're really thrilled to have him running our tournament for us.


NEW LOCATION: Wal-Mart on Sawdust Road

November 7, 2004

10:00 AM --- Welcome

10:15 AM --- Registration starts (or preregister in advance)

10:30 AM --- GameBoy Tournament starts


11:00 AM --- ex Team Rocket Returns PreRelease begins ($15.00)

** You'll start with 6 booster packs to build your 40-card deck (Basic energy cards will be provided). You will have 30 minutes to build your deck, and then we'll start the 30-minute Swiss Rounds. At the end of the Swiss Rounds, a cut will be made to determine who will compete for the trophies. All players cut at this point will receive their bonus packs of 4 Team Rocket Returns booster packs and 2 POP Series 1 booster packs. As players are eliminated from the playoffs, they will be awarded their extra packs. The winner in each age group will receive a prize!

11:15 AM --- Team Rocket Returns Theme Deck Challenge begins ($20 includes lunch & drink)

** This event is an alternative to the main Prerelease tournament. This option is primarily for younger or less experienced players who do not wish to build their own decks. Players in this event will receive a Team Rocket Returns Theme Deck and 2 booster packs. This tournament is not sanctioned. It will be Swiss Rounds, but will not go into playoffs. There will be no trophy in this event, but everyone who plays all their games, will receive the bonus of 4 booster packs of Team Rocket Returns and 2 booster packs of the POP Series 1 cards.


One hour lunch break after the Swiss Rounds


After lunch --- Playoffs --- Going for the trophies!


We will have door prize drawings all day long!!!!! More details later on this.


ASAP After the PreRelease Playoffs, the side events will begin:

ex Team Rocket Returns Booster Draft ($15.00)

Modified Constructed Tournament ($5.00)


Contact:

:pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball:
972-442-5545
retnuhd1999@yahoo.com

Contact:

:pokeball: Mike Cook :pokeball:
281-362-8781
MikeAndMia@aol.com
WoodlandsPokemon@aol.com

ShinAkuma
10/06/2004, 02:28 PM
yes a pre-release i can make . I probably won't be able to make the Dairy AShford one . but this one is a big possibilty . :) i need to get caught up with the FRLG set if anyone wants to give away som commons :) thanks see ya'll later . :pokeball: :D

Team Cook
10/07/2004, 07:55 AM
Great, hope to see you. The Woodlands will be a shorter drive for you anyway. To everyone in Dallas, the drive is only 3 1/2 hours, come on down. We have half the restaurant all day long, no time limit. That means as many tournaments as we can get in. I PROMISE a good time had by all.

Master Professor Birch
10/07/2004, 08:33 AM
Great, hope to see you. The Woodlands will be a shorter drive for you anyway. To everyone in Dallas, the drive is only 3 1/2 hours, come on down. We have half the restaurant all day long, no time limit. That means as many tournaments as we can get in. I PROMISE a good time had by all.


If anyone knows how to party, its "DJ Mike"!!! And he has promised you that you WILL have a GOOD TIME.

Master Professor Birch

ShinAkuma
10/07/2004, 11:05 AM
actually i'll be driving from college in Brenham near College Station . so it should only be 1 1/2 drive maybe . see ya there . :D :pokeball: p.s. anyone have any commons from FRLG that they don't want ? :)

Master Professor Birch
10/07/2004, 02:58 PM
actually i'll be driving from college in Brenham near College Station . so it should only be 1 1/2 drive maybe . see ya there . :D :pokeball: p.s. anyone have any commons from FRLG that they don't want ? :)



~ShinAkuma~

PM or email me and tell me what you are looking for.

MP Birch

Master Professor Birch
10/13/2004, 05:31 PM
~~~Wow....Just Found Out....We Will Still Get Pre-release Promo Cards~~~


Just read the email from "PUI"!!! As previously stated by PUI that trhere would be no more "Pre-release Promo Cards". Well, now they have decided to go ahead and continue to have them!!! Oh, yeah!!! :clap:

So, along with all of the other stuff that players will be receiving at the Pre-releases. let's add the "Pre-release Promo Card" as well. :thumb:

:pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball:

Master Professor Birch
10/16/2004, 05:43 PM
~~~Attention...Attention...The Woodlands Location Has Changed!!!~~~


The location of The Woodlands EX Team Rocket Returns Pre-release has changed!!! New information is below:


Location: WalMart~The Woodlands

Address: 610 Sawdust Road
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Entry Fee: $15.00

Registration Starts: 10:000am

(All other details are the same.)

Thanks.

Master Professor Birch

Xeno
10/16/2004, 07:46 PM
Ah....I was looking forward to all-day pizza...
Oh well, I guess the McDonald's inside the store will have to do.

Team Cook
10/17/2004, 07:14 AM
Yep, I was soooooo looking forward to "punishing" the pizza buffet. I had huge plans for the tournament at CiCi's because of the space available. I will have to scale back now, but we're ok. A HUGE thanks to Wal-Mart for helping us out. We still have PLENTY of time for ALL side tournaments. Like MPB said, only the location and price have changed. We do have a McDonalds in Wal-mart . Taco Bell, KFC, and James Coney Island are within walking distance. Yes, food can be brought inside. Hope y'all can make it out to The Woodlands.

-- Mike

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Master Professor Birch
10/26/2004, 08:06 AM
:clap: :clap: ~~Boom, Boom...Wow Mike, You Have Got To See This!!!~~ :clap: :clap:


Master Professor Birch has gotten his shipment in for the "EX Team Rocket Returns" Pre-release Tournaments. I somehow, by mistake of course, open a few of the Booster packs. I thought that the art and effects from the last two sets that have been released were awesome for the "Reverse Holos". Right when you think that it can get no better, BOOM~WOW!!! THESE ARE THE BEST!!! Someone tell MP Birch why the "Reverse Holos" look SO MUCH BETTER than the regular holos??? These not only knocked my socks off. They blew my shirt and pants off as well!!! I am still trying to get my eyes back into my head. :eek:

Players, you will LOVE these "Reverse Holos" for this set of Pokemon. They are without a doubt~~THE BEST YET!!! I cannot wait for the next series to come out to see what is in store for us. :confused:

Take care and don't miss out on this Pre-release Tournament. You will feel really bad if you miss this one. :mad:

:pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball:

PS: "Shining Torchic" steps right out of the picture!!!

Team Cook
10/26/2004, 10:21 AM
:clap: :clap: ~~Boom, Boom...Wow Mike, You Have Got To See This!!!~~ :clap: :clap:


These not only knocked my socks off. They blew my shirt and pants off as well!!! :eek:


:pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball: [/FONT][/SIZE]

PS: "Shining Torchic" steps right out of the picture!!!

Prof. Birch!

Please make sure you put your clothes back on before you come to The Woodlands -- or the kids might mistaken you for a Pokemon!! ;)

:)

Master Professor Birch
10/27/2004, 09:50 AM
~~~EX Team Rocket Returns Shirts...PreOrder Now~~~


The official "EX Team Rocket Returns" T-shirts are in. Master Professor Birch will be selling these at the Pre-releases. They will cost $12.00 each. I have the following sizes: small, medium, large, extra large, and 2x large. If you want to make sure that you will get the size that you want, you need to preorder before Saturday, October 30th. I will set back the t-shirts that are preordered for you. ;)

These are the BEST LOOKING Pre-release t-shirts made by far. They are black with multiple pictures on the back. :D

Ten more days until Team Rocket Returns to The Woodlands!!! Take care until then. :)

:D Master Professor Birch :pokeball:

Master Professor Birch
10/27/2004, 07:39 PM
~~~Attention...Attention...The GBA Rules~~~

The "GBA Tournament" rules are below:

*Entry Fee: FREE

*One Big / Single Elimination Tournament

*Legal GBA Cartridges are Ruby, Sapphire, Fire-Red, & Leaf-Green

*3-Pokemon of Level 50 or lower

*No two of the same Pokemon

*Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Mew, Mewtwo, Ho-oh, Lugia and Celebi are banned

*No duplicate held items

*Certain Powers (Rest, Recover, ect.) are not allowed after 8 minutes into the match

*"Modified" GBA Cartridges are not NOT allowed

*Judges rulings are final

*Prizes will be determined by attendance & highest finishing player in each Age-Group will win at least one Booster Pack


Good luck to all of the "GBA" players.

Master Professor Birch

Team Cook
11/01/2004, 10:44 AM
:clap: :clap: ~~Boom, Boom...Wow Mike, You Have Got To See This!!!~~ :clap: :clap:


Master Professor Birch has gotten his shipment in for the "EX Team Rocket Returns" Pre-release Tournaments. I somehow, by mistake of course, open a few of the Booster packs. I thought that the art and effects from the last two sets that have been released were awesome for the "Reverse Holos". Right when you think that it can get no better, BOOM~WOW!!! THESE ARE THE BEST!!! Someone tell MP Birch why the "Reverse Holos" look SO MUCH BETTER than the regular holos??? These not only knocked my socks off. They blew my shirt and pants off as well!!! I am still trying to get my eyes back into my head. :eek:

Players, you will LOVE these "Reverse Holos" for this set of Pokemon. They are without a doubt~~THE BEST YET!!! I cannot wait for the next series to come out to see what is in store for us. :confused:

Take care and don't miss out on this Pre-release Tournament. You will feel really bad if you miss this one. :mad:

:pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball:

PS: "Shining Torchic" steps right out of the picture!!!


I love the "Sign of the Star" Mudkip (aka "Shining Mudkip)!!!

Alright folks, Professor Birch is correct.... This is an AWESOME SET!!!

I'm looking at the cards right now.... I can't seem to put them down.....
Ahhhh, just see for yourself!

You have to come to The Woodlands Prerelease!

PokeMasterFlabface
11/01/2004, 11:10 AM
Dang I wish I could go, but my brother won't be able to take me. But I have people from my League coming to play there. Hopefully you guys have great battles with my League Members, should be fun for you guys. :)

Team Cook
11/01/2004, 01:37 PM
Sorry to see you can't make it. Who's coming in from San Antonio? We'll save a spot for them. Hopefully you can make in for the City Championship.

PokeMasterFlabface
11/01/2004, 03:03 PM
The Eguias are gonna head down over there, and with a couple of their friends that want to come with them. Hopefully they can find the place alright, told them about the amount of door prizes you guys were having too. :)

Team Cook
11/01/2004, 03:25 PM
The Eguias are gonna head down over there, and with a couple of their friends that want to come with them. Hopefully they can find the place alright, told them about the amount of door prizes you guys were having too. :)

Great! I'll be posting directions for those coming from out of town.

Xeno
11/01/2004, 06:52 PM
A lot of the Houstonian players already have plans to play in the Woolands PreRelease. I'm planning on car-pooling with like 3 of my other friends.

Team Cook
11/02/2004, 05:17 PM
LET'S GET READY TO RUMMMMMMMBLE. ARE YOU READY? COUNT DOWN TO THE WOODLANDS FIRST PRE-RELEASE PARTY / TOURNAMENT. 5 DAYS LEFT. Team Cook has just added a few more "surprises". Thanks again to our WalMart for all the help.

~~ Mike

Master Professor Birch
11/03/2004, 02:45 PM
LET'S GET READY TO RUMMMMMMMBLE. ARE YOU READY? COUNT DOWN TO THE WOODLANDS FIRST PRE-RELEASE PARTY / TOURNAMENT. 5 DAYS LEFT. Team Cook has just added a few more "surprises". Thanks again to our WalMart for all the help. Directions will be posted on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd.

~~ Mike


Wow, with "Big DJ Mike" helping with all of the details with this Pre-release, I know that this one will be huge!!! Come on in to The Woodlands for their "FIRST PRE-RELEASE"!!! You do not want to miss this one!!! Party...party ...party that's what I'm talkng about.


"Big DJ Mike" and Master Professor Birch, I hope that you will not be too overwhelmed!!!

MP Birch

Master Professor Birch
11/03/2004, 02:48 PM
~~~New GBA Rules~~~


Check out the new "GBA" rules on the previous post on the "GBA" rules. Changes have been made with what Pokemon are legal. Thanks.

MP Birch

ShinAkuma
11/03/2004, 07:33 PM
did ya forget about LUGIA ?is that banned also ???? see ya sunday and i'll be talking to ya about cards that i might need :) see ya there :D :pokeball:

Master Professor Birch
11/04/2004, 05:49 AM
did ya forget about LUGIA ?is that banned also ???? see ya sunday and i'll be talking to ya about cards that i might need :) see ya there :D :pokeball:


~ShinAkuma~

Oh yes and Lugia. I will change the rules now.

MP Birch

Team Cook
11/04/2004, 08:14 AM
Okay folks... The directions are simple:

The Woodlands is off I-45.
This Wal-mart is just outside The Woodlands, and is NOT visible from I-45.]


If you're coming from the north (Dallas, etc):
You'll be going south on I-45.
You'll pass The Woodlands up. You'll see The Woodlands Mall, the Riverwalk, bridge, etc on the right.
Then, take Exit 73 (Rayford Sawdust) -- Go west (right) on Sawdust. (Rayford is to the east /left).
There's construction going on on Sawdust Road, so be careful. It's not bad on Sundays, though.
Wal-mart is about half a mile down -- on the right just past taco Bell/Pizza Hut and Mobil gas station.
Wal-mart sits further back from the street, but there's a light there, so you shouldn't miss it. If you enter The Woodlands, you've gone too far.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There's another Woodlands-area Wal-mart just NORTH of The Woodlands (I-45 at 242). That is NOT the correct Wal-mart. You have to pass up The Woodlands and take Exit 73.


If you're coming from the south (Houston, etc):
You'll be going north on I-45.
You will pass Spring, and the Hardy Toll Road.
(If you pass The Woodlands -- You'll see the Mall and the Riverwalk on the left-- you've gone too far.
Then, take Exit 73 (Rayford Sawdust) -- Go west (left) on Sawdust. (Rayford is to the east /right).
There's construction going on on Sawdust Rd, so please be careful. It's not bad on Sundays, though.
Wal-mart is about half a mile down -- on the right just past taco Bell/Pizza Hut and Mobil gas station.
Wal-mart sits further back from the street, but there's a light there, so you shouldn't miss it. If you enter The Woodlands, you've gone too far.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There's also a Wal-mart in Spring. That is NOT the correct Wal-mart. Make sure go to the Sawdust Rd. Wal-mart.

:) Be careful. Drive safely..... and we'll see you on Sunday!!!!

ShinAkuma
11/04/2004, 08:58 AM
What about if im coming from the west does 2920 go through the woodlands im planning on going 290 and then to 2920 through TOMBALL if ot does go through or near the woodlands. I don't want to have to drive down through Houston and then back up 45I've already tried mapquest and it tells me to go through houston. anyone else know a different way ? . :D :pokeball: see ya there bye

Team Cook
11/05/2004, 11:23 AM
What about if im coming from the west does 2920 go through the woodlands im planning on going 290 and then to 2920 through TOMBALL if ot does go through or near the woodlands. I don't want to have to drive down through Houston and then back up 45I've already tried mapquest and it tells me to go through houston. anyone else know a different way ? . :D :pokeball: see ya there bye


It sounds like the easiest thing for you to do is to take FM2920 through Tomball to I-45. Then take I-45 North (left) and get to The Woodlands from there. You don't have to go through Houston. And 2920/Tomball Parkway is just a couple of exits south of Sawdust Rd.

If you want to go through The Woodlands, let me know, I'll email you the directions. I think going to I-45 is the easiest. This Wal-mart isn't really inside The Woodlands. It's right outside The Woodlands -- just half a mile from I-45.

I thought you'd be coming from 1488?? No??

:)

Master Professor Birch
11/05/2004, 02:23 PM
~~Two More Days...And...EX Team Rocket Returns To The Woodlands~~


Today is Friday. The big day is drawing near for "EX Team Rocket Returns". The Woodlands is taking the Pokemon world by storm!!! I hear that "Big DJ Mike" and "WalMart" have a few surprises for the Pokemon players that will be attending. And Master Professor Birch has heard nothing but "GOOD NEWS" about the Pokemon happenings in The Woodlands. I can't wait to get down there. We hope to see all of the Pokemon players from that area on Sunday as The Woodlands will be put on the Pokemon map in Texas. :thumb:

Until then, take care. ;)

:pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball:

Team Cook
11/06/2004, 06:01 AM
ONE more day to go !!!!!!!!!!


Drive safely!

We'll see you there!


:)

ShinAkuma
11/06/2004, 09:52 AM
is 1488 faster i have no idea where or what that is i'll research it and post on here .is it going to be faster than going through houston ? mapquest says 1 hour and 45 mins but drive fast . we'll see ya. bye see ya tomorrow . :D :pokeball:

ShinAkuma
11/06/2004, 10:05 AM
i thnk 2920 is a more straight on shot than 1488. is that right ? just from looking at the maps thats what it looks like to me . :D :pokeball:

Team Cook
11/06/2004, 10:38 AM
i thnk 2920 is a more straight on shot than 1488. is that right ? just from looking at the maps thats what it looks like to me . :D :pokeball:


Well, 2920 may be better from where you're coming from. If that's what it looks like to you, just go with it. But, I don't think you should go through Houston. 2920 will take you to I-45. Do you see that on your map?

2920 is just a couple of exits south of Sawdust Rd. (which is where the Wal-Mart is).

Team Cook
11/06/2004, 01:22 PM
I just want to let everyone know that Wal-Mart has the new PoKeMoN deck tins. They got about 8 cases in.

These are the tall deck tins that come in four different designs. They're under $10 each, and they come with 2 EX packs, stickers, plus one random promo or foil card.

Get them here while you're at the Prerelease and support our store.



That's a good price on those...

..... plus sales tax at this store is only 6.25% :lol:


:)

ShinAkuma
11/07/2004, 04:10 PM
sorry i couldn't make it . I really really really wanted to be there . I had school obligations that kept me up last night til 5:30 and i just didn't feel like waking up and driving this morning at 7:30 after only 2 hours of sleep . sorry hopefully i'll see some of ya'll at the CC's in a couple of weeks . bye :D :pokeball:

Master Professor Birch
11/08/2004, 11:06 AM
sorry i couldn't make it . I really really really wanted to be there . I had school obligations that kept me up last night til 5:30 and i just didn't feel like waking up and driving this morning at 7:30 after only 2 hours of sleep . sorry hopefully i'll see some of ya'll at the CC's in a couple of weeks . bye :D :pokeball:


~ShinAkuma~

I know what you mean. I got home from the "Del City, OK" Pre-release at a little past 12:00-midnight on Sunday morning. Got to bed at by 2:00am and finally to sleep around 2:300am. Alarm goes off at 5:00am...MP Birch gets up and shaves and showers...and am on my way to The Woodlands after that. 2 1/2-hours sleep. Saturday and Sunday, more than 850-miles traveled to Del City, OK and The Woodlands. I am beat and tired!!!

But, Master Professor Birch will not deniate any player their Pokemon that they deserve!!!

:pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball:

Team Cook
11/08/2004, 04:54 PM
Sorry you missed it ShinAkuma. We had 82 players. I'm sure MPB will be posting the attendance soon. If not, I will. Looking at the attendance thread, I think we topped all tournaments with the amount of people playing. Not bad, considering it was The Woodlands first tournament of any kind. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to MPB, Sam Cho, Gilbert Valdes, Anthony Gil, Chris Gladden and my LOVELY wife (I'm nothing without her). Hope everyone had a great time. Time to get ready for the City Championship, November 20th.

~~ Mike

Master Professor Birch
11/10/2004, 06:05 PM
Sorry you missed it ShinAkuma. We had 82 players. I'm sure MPB will be posting the attendance soon. If not, I will. Looking at the attendance thread, I think we topped all tournaments with the amount of people playing. Not bad, considering it was The Woodlands first tournament of any kind. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to MPB, Sam Cho, Gilbert Valdes, Anthony Gil, Chris Gladden and my LOVELY wife (I'm nothing without her). Hope everyone had a great time. Time to get ready for the City Championship, November 20th.

~~ Mike


I would like to second the "THANK YOU'S" to all that helped and attended this event. I would like to say "THANK YOU" to Mike and Mia Cook for all of the long-hard work that they put into this event. Also, thank you to "WalMart-The Woodlands" for letting us use the "Men's Department". The players of The Woodlands are lucky to have a "WalMart" that cares about their Pokemon players.

MP Birch really enjoyed speaking with the players and parents about Pokemon during the event.

We hope to see all of you at "The Woodlands~City Championships" on November 20th at the "Holiday Inn Express" on IH-45N.

Master Professor Birch

PS: We had 83-players!!!