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GymLeaderPhil
05/09/2004, 09:57 PM
Bring a friend who has never attended a Pokemon Tournament to receive a surprise gift!

General Info

Name: Gym Challenge West Palm Beach 2004

Main Format: Modified

Side Events: FREE Modified

Date: May 15th, 2004 for West Palm Beach

Hours: 10:00am - "Till They Kick Us Out"

West Palm Beach Location:
Past, Present and Future Comics
1387 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, Fl 33409
561-697-2554

Organizer: Heidi Craig

Judges: Ron Roby and Khym Villacrusis

Staff: Randy and Ronae Curry

Contact: Email Heidi Craig at heidi@pokemonflorida.com or ask for Heidi Craig at 863-326-1788.

West Palm Beach Directions
If you are running late the day of the tournament or you should get lost on the way to the tournament this is the only time you may ever call this number 863-604-8193. We highly suggest that you use a site like Expedia.com to find accurate directions from wherever you are traveling from.

What to Bring
-Your Pokemon Organized Play Identification Card/Number or POP ID. If you don’t have a POP ID, one will be given to you at the event. You must activate this online at op.pokemon-tcg.com.
-$10 for entry fee.
-A die and some damage counters (if possible).
-Extra money if you are interested in eating lunch (not provided).
-Extra cards if you are interested in playing in a side event.

Tournament Times
Registration will begin at 10:00 AM and will end promptly at 11:30 AM. Anyone who shows up later will not be able to enter the tournament. If you are running late the day of the tournament or should you get lost on the way to the tournament this is the only time you may ever call this number 863-604-8193. Announcements and Rules will be announced shortly after Registration closes. The tournament will run so many rounds depending on how many people attend, which means we have no specific times to give you for the end time.

Tournament Format
Players will compete in a number of rounds of Modified Constructed swiss play. Players will be paired using Age Modified Swiss pairings. The number of Swiss rounds run will depend on total attendance at the event.

After Swiss rounds are complete, there will be a cut to single elimination finals. The number of players to qualify for the finals will be dependant upon the total attendance in their age bracket. Single Elimination will be played using the Two out of Three Match Play. There are three games per match, no time limit. Players competing in the Single Elimination finals will not be able to participate in the free Modified side event.

You must have a legal Modified Constructed 60-card deck to play in this event. Modified decks may include cards from the following Pokemon trading card game sets:

-Expedition™ () expansion
-Aquapolis™ () expansion
-Skyridge™ () expansion
-EX Ruby & Sapphire™ () expansion
-EX Sandstorm™ () expansion
-EX Dragon™ () expansion
-EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua™ () expansion
() Promotional cards numbered 001 and higher.

With the exception of basic Energy cards and previously printed cards that appear in current sets, players may not use cards from older Pokemon sets. New sets are allowed as soon as the product has been released. There are no cards currently banned in the Modified tournament environment.

For more information on this event and others check out the Official Pokemon Organized Play website at op.pokemon-tcg.com.

Tournament Structure
Players will be separated into three age groups: Ten and Under, Eleven to Fourteen, and Fifteen and Up. All rounds will be played with your Modified Constructed deck. Players will have 30 minutes to complete each round, with each player putting out 6 Prize cards. Players who win a game receive three points, a player who loses a game receives zero points. If a tie occurs between prizes, there is no sudden death, both players receive one point.

Tournament Prizes
Prizes are awarded to the top eight players in each age category, reflecting the age categories of 15+ years, 11-14 years, and 10 years & under. Everyone will receive a special Gym Challenge card!

1st Place
-1 Display Box of Pokemon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Booster Packs
-An Invite to the World Championships in August 2004
-A Travel award for you and a guest (must be a parent or legal guardian if under 18) to the 2004 World Championships. Click http://www.gameflorida.com/pokemonflorida/tcg/rules/travelawards.html for details about Travel awards.
-A Stage One VIP Package containing a Saturday Badge to the Origins Game Fair and cool Pokemon Merchandise!

2nd Place
-18 Booster Packs of Pokemon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Booster Packs

3rd & 4th Place
-9 Booster Packs of Pokemon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Booster Packs

5th thru 8th Place
-4 Booster Packs of Pokemon-e EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Booster Packs

TCG Side Events
We will be holding a SPECIAL FREE side event after the Gym Challenge swiss rounds are finished, with over five boxes worth of product for prizes.

Modified decks may include cards from the following Pokemon trading card game sets:

-Expedition™ () expansion
-Aquapolis™ () expansion
-Skyridge™ () expansion
-EX Ruby & Sapphire™ () expansion
-EX Sandstorm™ () expansion
-EX Dragon™ () expansion
-EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua™ () expansion
-() Promotional cards numbered 001 and higher.

With the exception of basic Energy cards and previously printed cards that appear in current sets, players may not use cards from older Pokemon sets. New sets are allowed as soon as the product has been released. There are no cards currently banned in the Modified tournament environment.

Prizes are awarded to the top 4 players in each age category. Our age categories are; Under 10, 11-14 and 15 and up. Top eight finishers in each of the 3 recognized age categories receive the following prizes:

1st Place
-18 packs of Pokémon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

2nd Place
-9 packs of Pokémon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

3rd Place
-6 packs of Pokémon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

4th Place
-6 packs of Pokémon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

Side Tournaments will start as soon as the swiss rounds end. Players in the single elimination rounds will not have a chance to participate in this free Modified tournament. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Heidi at heidi@pokemonflorida.com.


Complete listings of this event (with map and links) and other similar tournaments can be found at PokemonFlorida.com
-Phil

davechri
05/09/2004, 11:20 PM
We thought we were going to be out, but they keep pulling us back in!

We'll be there Phil!