View Full Version : Rumor or Truth US NATIONALS SOLD OUT!?!?
06/20/2007, 08:00 AM
About 3/4 weeks ago I asked my friend how many people are signed up for the US Nationals Championships and I was told it was at 210 people with a capacity of 696 players so far. People knew there was a # limit of ppl that could play so they signed up over the internet. Recentely 2 days ago my friend told me they reached 696 players of sign-ups. Im just curious is this a rumor or truth? I have a nationals badge that I got from state championships and I was already logged into the online registration. When I log into originsgames I cant view the number of signups. Online Signups ended recentely as well I believe. Can anyone help me, have they sold out? Or if not what number of people are already signed up?
06/20/2007, 08:58 AM
All I can say is to check with Joby Miller, one of big dogs of GAMA.
Here's the address:firstname.lastname@example.org
06/20/2007, 09:20 AM
i didnt hear anything about online registration ;/ if you won a state or a regional are you automaticly registered for nationals?
06/20/2007, 09:36 AM
For those of you that have already purchased a badge for Origins and are trying to secure a US Pokemon TCG Nationals ticket wihout any other events, you will find difficulty with the system. GAMS's system just won’t process a zero dollar transaction. It has something to do with the credit card system. However, we understand the importance and you can email email@example.com with you Full Name, email address, and Login Name, they'll get you signed up for Nationals.
Anyone that won a badge through States or Regionals has been automatically ticketed to the event.http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=858684&postcount=55 There is a player cap on US Nationals, based on the space available to PUI. Players with event tickets will have priority registering for the event. As currently planned, there will be two registration lines; one for folks with event tickets and one for folks without. The "with tickets" line will be registered before the "without tickets" line.
The folks last year got away without a first round loss because they didn't actually hold up the tournament (we had some snags that slowed things up on our end). We're looking at streamlining the process this year so we don't have those snags again. If you get in line after the cut off time, you will be given a first round lose, regardless of whether you have an event ticket or not.
So, the two things that we've learned in my post...
1) You're better off getting an event ticket for Nationals than not getting one.
2) Be in line before the cut off time listed in the US Nats FAQ (http://www.go-pokemon.com/op/premierevents/championshipseries/nationals/info/06-07/answers1.html).
David's Confused Pokedad
06/20/2007, 10:17 AM
Big Rumor and your adding fuel to it.. Joby Miller says that there is plenty of room left.
Who's your friend? Whats his source?
06/20/2007, 12:35 PM
If 200 people have pre-regstered, that probably means 5 tmes that many will show up.
06/20/2007, 12:51 PM
If 200 people have re-regstered, that probably means 5 tmes that many will show up.
When I last checked about 450 or so people had pre-registered, and that was like 2-3 weeks ago.
06/20/2007, 01:17 PM
Simply put; if you can't quote a recent email from GAMA stating how many total seats are remaining in the US Nationals event, you SHOULD NOT be posting numbers here, as they only cause panic and confusion.
Also, one thing to keep in mind:
There were 40 US State Championships. Each event awarded 2 badges to each of the 3 age division, for a total of 6 badges per event. That's 240 reserved tickets.
There were 13 US Regional Championships. Each event awarded 2 badges to each of the 3 age division, for a total of 6 badges per event. That's another 78 reserved tickets.
So, 318 tickets to US Nationals have been reserved via States and Regionals. HOWEVER, not every player who earned a badge is using it. Any unused tickets are dumped back into the pool for general registration.
You're best bet, as mentioned above, is to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them how many event tickets are left for US Nationals. Do the research yourself. Don't rely on others to do it for you.
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