View Full Version : Team Rocket Returns to Niles, IL 11/6

10/15/2004, 05:30 AM
Here's the details that I could find off the OP website. Sean or Adam, if you feel that there's anything to add, please feel free to do so.

Location: Pastimes Comics and Cards
8478 Golf Rd (NE corner of Golf and Milwaulkee)
Niles, IL

Date: November 6, 2004

Time: 10:00 am (not sure if that's registration or start time)

Cost: $20

Format: Limited, 6 packs TRR. Each player will receive 6 packs of Team Rocket Returns and as many Basic Energy cards as that player requires in order to build a 40 card deck. Each player will have 30 minutes to build a 40 card deck. Games will be played with 4 prizes instead of 6.

Prizes: Apparantly, standard 4 packs per player.

That's all that I know about it. If anybody else has any other info about the thing, please post and correct what I've put up. Thx.

10/15/2004, 06:18 AM
how come they dont put the tourney info in their newsletters they always send me? i get info on ygo and magic, but not pokemon. strange...

10/15/2004, 10:46 AM
Sorry, I'll be a little preoccupied that day. ;) However, good luck!

10/15/2004, 10:51 AM
Please note that the date is tentative, I havent heard anything official late, other than nov 6 which is one the website. Also note that the store doesnt open until 11. Registration WILL END and noon. And at that point you will have 30 minutes to make your decks. Im going to make more of an effort to hepl run the computers more smoothly and get this thing going fast. The round time limit will be either 20 or 25 minutes. Again its $20 which is the same as pastimes always charges. As you know brookfield offered to get extra packs for every 12 people who enter the tournament. Expect something near similar for this tournament. Rulemaster, pokemon isnt one of the top prorities at pastimes because most of their tournaments involve magic, yugioh, heroclicks and VS. We occupy only the occasional prerelease tournament. Look for regular league to be starting there soon headed by me, waiting on league kits right now. Your best bet on finding info is toeither look here on the boards, or pm or email me, and ill let you know whats going on.

10/15/2004, 12:53 PM
So, registration at 11, start at noon? And the possibility of additions of prizes? If you say yes to both of these, I'll edit.

10/17/2004, 12:33 AM
Why is it $20 with no additional prize support?

ST Pika
10/17/2004, 05:49 AM
I hope the tournament runs smoothly for you and the other attending it. Glad that they finally gave you information so others can see what the deal is there. Good luck to everyone attending this one, it's the closest one to my place but I'm going to Rockford.

10/17/2004, 03:08 PM
These guys have always had it at 20. There might be additional prize support if we get enough people. I really don't know, all the info up there came straight from the POP website.

10/18/2004, 03:17 PM
Last time I went to Niles the tournament went EXTREMELY slow. With no added prize support I might as well go to Rockford.

10/19/2004, 01:41 AM
Rockford it is

10/19/2004, 03:22 PM
I'll try to make it. So far, it doesnt look like i have any plans

10/24/2004, 07:56 AM
Cant and never will come to a Pastimes tourney again since im living in Toronto, Canada now I have to play there.(Worlds here i come)

10/24/2004, 06:21 PM
So that means that you won't be breaking any promises about Pastimes anymore, that right?

10/24/2004, 07:49 PM
Lol, yeah the fee has always been $20. As for the tournaments running slow I am making aneffort to take a bigger part in how the computer gets run, and Im hoping to get this thing going as smoothly as possible. Still no "official" info from pastimes, I have asked though, and I am going to email them again. As soon as I know something, you guys will.

10/26/2004, 06:50 PM
Any news on the added prize support? I would probably go if there was.

10/26/2004, 07:34 PM
Nothing yet, please stand by for more information, otherwise assume that there will be no additional prize support. The only thing that would be for sure is what is posted on the official site, thats all I can say.

The Vince factor
10/26/2004, 07:36 PM
I might as well go. Someone decent other than pooka needs to show up.

10/26/2004, 08:18 PM
Any news on the added prize support? I would probably go if there was.

Don't expect anyone from Brookfield to go if there is no added prize support for $20 entrance fee.

10/27/2004, 01:13 PM
If by prize support, you're talking about boosters, there isnt going to be anymore PERIOD.

PUI/POP changed the way pre-releases worked. From now one, First (and i think second and third) will get trophies/something made of gold to show that you won # place in the prerelease. But if you really want more boosters, they also changed it so that everyone gets a prerelease card, 4 boosters of the prerelease's set, as well as 2 special Organized Play booster packs.

10/27/2004, 03:33 PM
but that can be altered in the positive direction by the invidivual venues. I know that Brookfield is running with a box 1st prize if there's 12 in a division.

10/29/2004, 05:32 PM
but that can be altered in the positive direction by the invidivual venues. I know that Brookfield is running with a box 1st prize if there's 12 in a division.

Well, its good to know that some places are adding additional stuff.

Anyways, its a little bit of a hairy situation right now, but I'll probably do something that will make you guys think i look like one of everyone's favorite Pokemon characters...

10/29/2004, 07:33 PM
What are you gunna show up in a pikachu suit or something...

10/30/2004, 09:04 AM
Heh. no, but that sounds like a good idea...

I might dye my hair blue in spirit of the pre-release (you know...Team rocket...James...)

10/31/2004, 03:32 PM
Hey....so is that a definite no on the addition side events...someone please let me know asap!!!

See ya

10/31/2004, 05:28 PM
Usually, we dont have any side events unless we get enough people.

10/31/2004, 08:08 PM
If there is time I might be able to run a sanctioned modified event for more booster prizes. Bring your modified decks with you.

10/31/2004, 10:39 PM
TRR boosters?

11/01/2004, 05:47 AM
HOpefully. Knowing Allan, it'll probably be $5 and 2 boosters per person that enters (don't quote me on that, I know nothing but what has been done in the past, and that's generally how he likes it...)

11/01/2004, 10:11 AM
What time is this starting? 10am?

11/01/2004, 12:20 PM
Well, from the looks of it, the 10:00 is probably just registration. My guess is that we'll start opening packs around 11:00-11:30 (since Soslow and Ice usually give people an hour to get to Pastimes)

11/02/2004, 05:40 AM
It's on a Saturday, which means that the store opens at 10, registration will probably start round 11, and packs will be opened around 12. It's what they've been doing since Sean/Adam took over from Erich, and it's probably what they'll keep on doing until D2/3 decide to become the top TOs in the area...

11/02/2004, 08:58 PM
Store Opens at 11. Be there, as packs will start being opened AT noon. This time there will be no delays, after that you have half an hour before the first round begins, last few times we have extended the time for people who are late. Bring $5 extra money for a modified tournament after the prerelease. I will try and get at many TRR boosters as I can for prizes.

11/02/2004, 10:53 PM
It would be nice to know how many boosters will be added for prizes before Saturday...

11/03/2004, 05:12 AM
Honestly I have no idea. If you want to know go to www.pastimes.net (http://www.pastimes.net) and call them. I havent been told anything.

11/03/2004, 03:02 PM
My bro MIGHT come since he still lives in ChIcAgO till the end of the semester in UIC im trying to persuade him.

11/05/2004, 01:32 PM
Srry my bro cant come he cant get a ride.

11/05/2004, 08:14 PM
Any news on the additional prize support on the Prerelease or side event? It would most likely influence my decision on going or not. If it's just the regular prizes, I probably won't go. Just need to know soon. =)

11/05/2004, 10:19 PM
Rockford is doing an extra 12 packs (6 rocket and 6 leaf green) for first and an extra fwe for the top 8. Figure something similar at pastimes, maybe even better than that.

11/05/2004, 10:37 PM
See you all tomororw- I'll have lots of league supplies and goodies and stuff :)

11/05/2004, 11:38 PM
hey....anyone who can see this by the time of the tourney....

Does anyone have 2 Briney to trade or to let me at least borrow if there is a modified tourney?? Sorry if this isn't part of the topic, but i figure more people who are coming might see this. Also is the tourney gonna start at 11, cuz I am not sure if I will be there exactly at 11, hopefully if its ok that I get there at 12?.... if thats ok?

See ya

11/06/2004, 12:17 AM
We start at noon...if you get there 5 mins before noon you should be good

11/06/2004, 07:05 AM
Yeah Sean, Ill bring my computer, it has the list of placing from that one league session from like 3 weeks ago that never got prizes. See you all there!

11/06/2004, 06:32 PM
So here how it went down. For once we actually started on time. I had not known though that there would also be huge yugioh and magic, AND VS tournaments going on at the same time.

Everyone who finished the tournament got a total of 11 packs Rocket and two packs of POP boosters. Also, everyone thanks to Sean got sighned up for league, got their pins, and more promos. Here are the official standings.

1 Kyle Shelanskey* 10 Points (15+ Pin Winner)
2 Jeffrey Vernola* 10 Points (11-14 Pin Winner)
3 Abraham Morales 9 Points
4 Justin Huang 9 Points
5 Brian Lesser 9 Points
6 Sam Cedarbaum 6 Points
7 Jonathan Bagshaw 6 Points
8 Sarah Cole 6 Points
9 Ian Lukiois 6 Points
10 Troy Zwolinski* 6 Points (10- Pin Winner)
11 Nathan Port 3 Points
12 Jonathan Tsofis 3 Points
13 Ryan Alperstein 3 Points
14 Thomas Ramsey 0 Points

So our respective winners were Kyle Shelanskey, Jeffrey Vernola, and Troy Zwolinski (the only 10- player :)

Everyone who played got alot of stuff regarless of how they placed and I got a cool t-rocket t-shirt. Look back for the Niles City Championships in January.

11/07/2004, 09:17 AM
Wow, resistance really kicked me down to 5th...

But on the Positive side, its good to hear we will have a CC in Niles...