View Full Version : Niles, Illinois EX: Hidden Legends Prerelease, June 5th!

04/09/2004, 11:31 AM
We're pleased to announce that the date for our next prerelease event will be June 5th at Pastimes in Niles (www.pastimes.net)

Registration: Noon
Entry Fee: $20 (gets you 6 boosters of EX: Hidden Legends plus an exclusive Prerelease Promo)

Players will get 6 boosters and energy to construct a 40 card deck.

Swiss rounds will take place after deck construction playing with 4 prizes. (No T8 cut)
Winners in each age group will win:
1st- 36 Boosters EX: Hidden Legends
2nd- 16 Boosters EX: Hidden Legends
3/4- 8 Boosters EX: Hidden Legends
5-8- 4 Boosters EX: Hidden Legends

This will be a SANCTIONED tournament using Age Modified Pairings!

After the event we will run a booster draft...details for that to be announced later!

Hope to see you all there!

04/09/2004, 05:02 PM
Second should be 18
3rd/4th should be 9

04/11/2004, 01:05 PM
Did they raise it?

As far as I can remember its always been 36-16-8-8-4-4-4-4...maybe I could be wrong..the site for it's not up anymore

04/11/2004, 02:09 PM
Ya I should be there, and ya the prizes should be changed the prizes for SS was 9 for 3rd and 4th.

04/11/2004, 04:46 PM
Ya. Thats why I told you at the TM/TA Prerelease that I was ripped off a pack, and yur all like "No, 8 is what you're supposed to get." And I'm all "Whatever, all the other SUPPOSED TO BE sanctioned events I've been to give out 18 for 2nd and 9 for 3rd/4th." ;)

I know I'm on top of things! :)

04/11/2004, 04:51 PM
Nope, it was definately 8 for third and fourth (now I remember).

I find it extremely weird too but now that I found the sheet its 36-16-8-8-4-4-4-4

04/11/2004, 06:08 PM
I got 9 boosters when I got 4th at SS.

04/11/2004, 06:12 PM
No you didnt

04/11/2004, 06:22 PM
Prize distribution is:

1 box 1st
1/2 box for 2nd
1/4 box for 3rd
1/4 box for 4th
1/8 box for 5th thru 8th

It has always been that way. Booster prizes for State and Prereleases are the same. Should be up on the pokemon-tcg website in a few days. I encourage players that attend this event to take a copy of the website so they get what they are suppose to.

04/22/2004, 05:06 PM
*checks calendar*


How is this possible? I'm not doing anything on June 5th? This can't be! I have to have some sort of family get-to-gether to ruin my Pokemon career even more O_o

Alright, im just kidding. Yeah, I'll definately be there, whether my parents like it or not.

04/22/2004, 08:01 PM
Hey it always been 18 2nd 9 3-4 i even have proof go till u find wat r the prizes. http://www.pastimes.net/pokssprfaq.pdf

04/26/2004, 08:41 AM
well, its not an issue for me, because i'll always be first :)

04/26/2004, 09:38 PM
The prizes soslowpoke posted are correct.

05/14/2004, 04:20 PM
Anyone interested in a second flight draft afterward? (This would mean starting the main tournament earlier)

05/14/2004, 08:25 PM
yesh bring on the events!

05/14/2004, 09:31 PM
Can't come... Broken Lizard's prerelease is the same day. Sorry!

Broken Lizard
05/15/2004, 08:11 AM
It's unfortunate that the only date that worked for both me and my venue was the same date as the Chicago event. I tried for the 12th, but there is a massive Warhammer tourney scheduled for that date.

Don't worry though, Brookfield POP will continue the friendly rivalry with Chicago!

05/16/2004, 09:41 AM
Hey, soslow, apparantly there's also a Theme Deck Challange scheduled for the pre. Any chance of monkeying around with the format they give you and make it a "real" Theme Deck Challange?

(right now, it's every player gets 1 PCD to play a 40 card deck from, everyone gets 3 boosters for playing, top 50% gets one extra booster, or something like that)

05/16/2004, 10:00 AM
That's odd? I don't see anything about it posted on the site

05/16/2004, 07:08 PM
it's up there now. Here's the URL: http://op.pokemon-tcg.com/events/faqs/ex5_prerelease_faq.asp

05/17/2004, 05:07 PM
Very interesting...this one's new to me.

05/20/2004, 03:18 PM
eh, i'll stick with the good old 6 boosters pre-release...

05/20/2004, 03:23 PM
The TDC is mainly for new players and parents.

05/22/2004, 01:35 PM
The ptizes should be:
1st-36 boosters
2nd-3rd 18boosters
3rd-4th 9 boosters
5th-8th 4 boosters
or atleast thats what it is ever where in the country and what Nintendo says but what does Nintendo know. Or for a matter of fact the rest of the country? lol

Well the good news is that Jared won't be there to beat me in this one.

05/23/2004, 10:32 AM
we've already had this argument, and Sean looks completely unwilling or unable to change his position. We'll just have to prove him wrong once again...

05/23/2004, 01:00 PM
um excuse me?

I'm not the one who pays for the prizes, my position is to run the tournament and do what I'm told. (So the word you're looking for is unable)

We get a sheet from Nintendo saying how much to give each player. In the past its been 36-16-8-8 and 4, if this time it says 18-9-9-4-4-4-4 then you will get that, I'll be happy to show you what it says on the date. No one is trying to cheat you out of a booster.

Hope you succeed in 'proving me wrong once again' (by the way, I wouldn't use the word 'we' because some people you refer to as 'we' seem to feel offended or something when you use it) :)

05/23/2004, 01:05 PM
ok, I'll change that to a "I".

Either way, check out the link I put up there earlier, it specifically says, 36, 18, 9, 9,4,4,4,4

05/30/2004, 09:15 PM
Dang I'm not coming now.

05/31/2004, 11:51 AM
All Your Electrode Are Belong To Me!!!!1

06/01/2004, 10:49 AM
Electrode could've been so much better, but now it's just average...

I'm excited about the Water in this set, dunno why...

06/03/2004, 10:36 PM
We get a sheet from Nintendo saying how much to give each player. In the past its been 36-16-8-8 and 4, if this time it says 18-9-9-4-4-4-4 then you will get that, I'll be happy to show you what it says on the date. No one is trying to cheat you out of a booster.

Will ask Nintendo why no other PTO gets this sheet when I call them tomorrow.

I'm not the one who pays for the prizes, my position is to run the tournament and do what I'm told.

Nintendo supplies all the prizes for the main event, The only thing the TO's pay for are boosters for playing the event and side event prizes. All main event prizes are suppied by Nintendo.

I have also heard they don't give VIP's the $5 discount, is this also true?

06/04/2004, 09:19 AM
I've always just been given a printout of somesort (looks like its online) and divy up the prizes there. If we give out more than what was allotted to us for that, then we pay up. The webistes saying 18-9-4 so looks like that's what its going to be.

Arent VIPs supposed to get half off or something like that at the prerelease?

06/04/2004, 09:32 AM
Ive got bad news or maybe good news for you guys. I wont be able to make it. Sorry boys but i cant get the day off of work

06/04/2004, 10:35 AM
Arent VIPs supposed to get half off or something like that at the prerelease?

Nope, VIP's only get $5.00 off. It only seemed like half off because all the other events that they have gotten it at were only $10 events. If the PTO's gave half off the prerelease tournaments we would loose money.

I have been corrected. PTO's are allowed to set the discount. Don't look for many to do 50% though due to the fact many would loose money doing so.

06/05/2004, 09:04 AM
How long are the rounds?

06/05/2004, 09:11 AM
Pokekid, the matches should be as long as all other tournament matches (30 minutes last i heard) unless sudden changes are made.

06/05/2004, 10:15 AM
Definately 30 minute round. 30 minutes for deckbuilding as well. (Though I can be quite lenient on that)

In sealed 30 minutes is more than enough time to play so don't worry.

No Top 8 breakoff for this tourney.

Swiss rounds depends on number of people. I'm gonna say at least 4 and probably no more than 6.

I'm leaving now, see you all there! (sorry I don't have a new league kit of promos to give you all this time around though :()

06/06/2004, 06:36 AM
With 16 people (and me getting a box and a half of boosters), I'd say this was probably the easiest tourney to get prizes at since this tourney season started.

10-: 2 people (one my cousin)
11-14: 2 people (one my cousin)
15+: 11 people (me getting 10th)

06/06/2004, 09:18 AM
this tournament did seem quite easy, but either way, i had fun. Im surprised that Power Heal Medicham did so well.

06/07/2004, 12:13 PM
When is the next tournament in Niles?