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WeileMom
10/12/2004, 09:18 PM
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EX Rocket Returns
Prerelease Tournament
Los Angeles
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Tournament Location
Atrium Hotel, 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine; Ph: 949.833.2770

Cost to Enter
Tournament entry is $20 (this includes the 6 booster packs for tournament play which you get to keep)

Registration and Start Time
Registration begins at 11 am; the tournament starts at Noon

If you are not preregistered, please arrive at the event by 11:15 am.

Tournament Format
This tournament will feature a "sealed deck" format. Each player will receive 6 prerelease boosters and have 30 minutes to construct a 40-card deck. Basic Energy cards will be provided. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the tournament.

Additionally, we will also run a Preconstructed Deck Tournament, interest permitting.

Prizes
Prizes have changed for this and future prerelease events--the new emphasis is on everyone playing, having fun, and getting into the spirit of the game.
Thus, POP will be giving each and every player participating in the main event 4 prerelease booster packs plus 2 Series One boosters. These prizes will be awarded at the end of the Swiss rounds. Players must participate in all rounds of Swiss to receive prizes. Every player regardless of record will receive these prizes. Every player will also receive a prerelease promo stamped card!

PT&E wants to further recognize players who compete well in the event, so additional PT&E prizes for each age group are:

1st -- 4 booster packs
2nd -- 2 booster packs
3rd -- 1 booster pack
Best Sport -- 1 booster pack

And remember, we will still be giving out a random pack every round, plus everyone gets to keep the cards they received to play in the tournament as well!

More Than a Single Tournament!
As often as we have players who wish to play (and time permitting) we will run Side Events. Enjoy the game your favorite way:

- Booster Draft
- Constructed
- Game Boy Advanced Battle
- Sealed Deck

More Questions?
If you have questions that were not answered email us at ptegames@cox.net

Water Pokemon Master
10/12/2004, 11:15 PM
Definately going to try to go to this one. I recently discovered that a person I have known on the internet actually goes to my school, so I will be bringing him if I can come.

GBA tourny! Wireless adapter! This is going to be fun, a union room actually full of other people besides my brother! Must go EV Train my team!

Rep13
10/12/2004, 11:37 PM
Alright, another road trip with the SD crew. I hope theres another Bar Mitzvah going on this time, I need to get a new Yamaka. There should also be a pack for worst spotsmanship. (AKA Free pack for Martin)

Warbuzz
10/13/2004, 12:12 PM
I am also interested in a Gameboy Side Tournament. Who else is interested?

Rep13
10/13/2004, 02:48 PM
I am also interested in a Gameboy Side Tournament. Who else is interested?

I am interested in Game Boy Tournament. I know all the other GBA players will be happy about this.

lookinforwailordex
10/13/2004, 04:25 PM
i am i cant wait

Chrisbo
10/13/2004, 07:15 PM
Also, please note that the location will be held at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine (same place that the L.A. Gym Challenge was at), not the usual Costa Mesa location.

See ya there,
- CHRISBO

kirbypopstarhero
10/13/2004, 10:42 PM
u know im in the GBA tourney. Put me down

lookinforwailordex
10/15/2004, 06:43 PM
same here

SacredFlame86
10/15/2004, 10:47 PM
i want to play in the gba tourny is there any cost?

WeileMom
10/15/2004, 10:58 PM
Hi,
I need to clarify the wording of the GBA tournament. It is actually going to be head to head battles, not a tournament per se. We're still working on the particulars but basically between rounds you have the opportunity to challenge another player to a one on one battle. The winner will receive a prize and each person will only be allowed two wins. It will be a free event.
We ran something similar during the Team Aqua/Team Magma prerelease and the players seemed to enjoy themselves. I'm so happy to see the interest in this event!
Thanks,
Nicole
WeileMom

Water Pokemon Master
10/15/2004, 11:50 PM
Do we know if Nintendo will ever combine the gameboy and TCG into one tournament like with the first EX R/S pre-releases?

The head to head thing is cool, everyone gets a chance to win packs. :)

Water Pokemon Master
10/17/2004, 01:03 PM
I thought for the GBA side event, we did 3 on 3 at level 50 with no Kyogre, Groudon, or Rayquaza.

Warbuzz
10/17/2004, 02:24 PM
Yes we are still playing under those rules. What WeileMom is referring too is that its not really gonna be a regular tournament. You just play anyone available like we have in the past.

We need to update the ban list on pokemon for FR/GL. For example Deoxys, and Celebi. Any suggestions on the what to add to the ban list?

Water Pokemon Master
10/17/2004, 03:52 PM
Yes, good idea. I was also thinking about that. No 00berz.

Snorax, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Mew, Wobbuffet, Suicune, Entei, Raikou, Celebi, Ho-oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Lati@s, Deoxys.

And maybe Shedinja? When I play online, the above are usually banned. (except the legendary birds and legendary dogs)

What do you guys think?

WeileMom
10/18/2004, 09:02 AM
Hi,
I think Karl is going to ask Chrisbo to update the rules for the GBA play. It looks like we need to!
---Nicole

WeileMom

Entei27
10/20/2004, 04:57 PM
i am going. hopefully bringing others

Water Pokemon Master
10/21/2004, 07:09 PM
Any word yet on the Pokemon that will be banned? I do kinda sorta want to in a way begin training over the weekend for my team. :D

GreatFox
10/22/2004, 08:06 PM
Yes we are still playing under those rules. What WeileMom is referring too is that its not really gonna be a regular tournament. You just play anyone available like we have in the past.

We need to update the ban list on pokemon for FR/GL. For example Deoxys, and Celebi. Any suggestions on the what to add to the ban list?Just Follow the Battle Tower Rules...

1. 3 Pokémon @ Lv50
2. No multiples of the same Pokémon (example: you can only have one Golem, not two.)
3. No Multiples of the same Item. (Example: Snorlax and Pikachu can't both be holding Leftovers.)
4. And The Ban List:

#198 Kyogre
#199 Groudon
#200 Rayquaza
#201 Jirachi
#202 Deoxys
#305 Mewtwo
#306 Mew
#384 Lugia
#385 Ho-oh
#386 Celebi

Water Pokemon Master
10/22/2004, 08:11 PM
Totally, 100%, agree with Miguel. I was just about to post THE EXACT THING with rules and banned Pokemon. (since I got a few beatings from some of my banning choices)

I will be training my Pokemon in R/S this weekend and then trade them over to FR so I can do the Wireless thing. I seriously hope those are the rules and the banned Pokemon we will be using. It is the most fair choices to everyone, and should be how all GBA tournies are. :)

WeileMom
10/26/2004, 10:14 AM
Just Follow the Battle Tower Rules...

1. 3 Pokémon @ Lv50
2. No multiples of the same Pokémon (example: you can only have one Golem, not two.)
3. No Multiples of the same Item. (Example: Snorlax and Pikachu can't both be holding Leftovers.)
4. And The Ban List:

#198 Kyogre
#199 Groudon
#200 Rayquaza
#201 Jirachi
#202 Deoxys
#305 Mewtwo
#306 Mew
#384 Lugia
#385 Ho-oh
#386 Celebi

Thanks GreatFox, that's exactly what we're going to do!
I also want to reiterate that the Prerelease will be held at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine which is different than the other prereleases. Please double-check the first post for the address and start time!!!!
Thanks and see you all there!
---Nicole
WeileMom

Psycho_Lugia_X
10/27/2004, 05:50 PM
...nevermind...

lookinforwailordex
10/27/2004, 09:42 PM
well i dont know if i can go becuase i have a game that day i hope it rains

gnarlychar
10/29/2004, 05:47 PM
I'll be there! I can use suicune in the GBA playing right?

Chrisbo
10/29/2004, 07:01 PM
I hadn't thought about the other "legendaries", but we probably won't allow Suicune/Raikou/Entei, Articuno/Zapdos/Moltres, Ho-Oh/Lugia (if it were available), etc. either. I'll discuss it with my staff, but don't count on it.

Bottom line is, if you have a question on a particular Pokemon, make sure you have an alternate to take its place in case we say "no".

Sorry,
- CHRISBO

Water Pokemon Master
10/29/2004, 08:42 PM
Thank you for just posting that, Chris! I was about to sign off to go being to EV train my Suicune all night when I got the email notification to this topic. That would had been a MAJOR waste of time. :)

Ok, guess I will have to go along with another water type. :)

WeileMom
10/29/2004, 08:50 PM
I guess bottom line is if you plan on using a "legendary" pokemon have a good backup just in case. We'll have all the rules and guidelines ready tomorrow.
Thanks and see you there!
---Nicole
WeileMom

Charizard_Breeder
10/30/2004, 04:07 AM
WOOHOO..."SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE RETURN OF TEAM ROCKET TO THE TCG... NEED SLEEPY TO WATCH MY 'TOONS AND HEAD OUT TO THE ATRIUM...C'YA ALL THERE...BUH BYE NOW!!!

ME

bulbasnore
10/30/2004, 10:28 PM
So nice to see everybody and have a chance to talk a bit at the TRR pre-release. (Thanks to WeileMom, Chrisbo Mrs & Mr Cattdreams for the great leadership). I got several of my Professor Elm's signed by Pokémon Professors, including two brand new ones. I think we had about 65 people. Nice turnout!

SoCal is really a great environment for Pokémon. Some of the brand new to the game people from our league came and were very impressed by the sharpness and coolness of players of all ages. Everyone from casual to elite played with intensity but kept it cool and fun. There is an abundance of good leadership whether profs or gym leaders or PTO in SoCal. Yah, we rock.

I thought, pulling two grimers and two dark muk, that I had a shot at the title, but my misplay vs. a cruel shining mudip and then an energy crisis in the last round left me 4-2. Such is Pokémon!

Shout out to the members from League Store "Mira Costa High School RM67" for showing up in force (I think we had 12 there -- good job Prof. Dan).

Good to see everyone. I'll be at Bakersfield next Saturday & hope to see some of you there.

Water Pokemon Master
10/31/2004, 03:09 AM
I would have to say this was the best pre-release yet. I really liked how everything went and how we had the GB side-event. Maybe we can do it again next time?

It was nice to see everyone as usual. Nicole, Ashley, Chris, Kim, Jerry, Mark, Stephanie, Jade etc. etc. Pokemon tournies aren't Pokemon tournies without you guys. :)

Me sleepy, so me going to bed now. Hopefully I will be able to go to the next pre-releases if I am not stuck with a 2 ton backpack of homework.

WeileMom
10/31/2004, 09:26 PM
Hi, I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU to all of the staff and players at our prerelease this weekend! The players were awesome, as usual, and Chrisbo and staff did a great job of making the tournament run smoothly. SoCal rocks!!
See you guys in Vista next weekend!
---Nicole
WeileMom

Forgot to add, we had a surprise visit from a Team Magma Schemer too!

gnarlychar
11/01/2004, 03:58 PM
that was so much fun, I got first finnaly!

lookinforwailordex
11/02/2004, 04:13 PM
wat are the best cards in the set

Water Pokemon Master
11/02/2004, 04:16 PM
I think this set wasn't that good in terms of Pokemon. If I had to name a few good cards I would say Kingdra because of it's weakness power or Suicune since it can do 90 to a Stage 2. I think this set was more focused on trainer cards and way better with them since most of the trainers were pretty cool.

GreatFox
11/02/2004, 04:24 PM
Forgot to add, we had a surprise visit from a Team Magma Schemer too!And you might see a few more this weekend and at GenCon SoCal too ;)

Water Pokemon Master
11/02/2004, 04:26 PM
Team Magma sucks. Team Aqua rules. Kyogre totally kills Groudon. Why does no one dress up as Team Aqua members? :mad:

GreatFox
11/02/2004, 04:30 PM
Team Magma sucks. Team Aqua rules. Kyogre totally kills Groudon. Why does no one dress up as Team Aqua members? :mad:Cause no one wants to look like wanabe Sailor Boys... lol

No disrespect

WeileMom
11/02/2004, 08:29 PM
Cause no one wants to look like wanabe Sailor Boys... lol

No disrespect

That's 'cause you haven't seen Ashley's costume yet ;)
WeileMom

Charizard_Breeder
11/03/2004, 01:21 AM
YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD'VE BEEN COOL...WAS SOMEBODY DRESSING AS A "TEAM ROCKET" MEMBER...OLD SCHOOL, YEAH BABY!!!

C'YA THIS SUNDAY IN SAN DIEGO...BYE NOW

Warbuzz
11/03/2004, 01:32 AM
Just because there's no good water pokemon doesn't mean its a bad set WPM. I think this set is awesome.

:p

Water Pokemon Master
11/03/2004, 05:44 AM
Not uh. There aren't too many good Pokemon at all. The trainers are what makes it a good set. :)