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Thread: Georgia Regional Championships: April 14th & 15th, 2012 (TCG AND VG)

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    Georgia Regional Championships: April 14th & 15th, 2012 (TCG AND VG)

    GEORGIA TCG REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – SPRING 2012

    Basic Information

    Location:
    Classic Center
    Grand Hall South
    300 N. Thomas St
    Athens, GA. 30601


    Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2012 (MATERS Top 16 play off on Sunday, April 15th)

    Time: Registration at 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM (You MUST be in line by 9:45 or you will receive a 1st round lost). The main tournament (swiss rounds) should last 5 to 6 hours depending on the age group. After swiss Top Cut will begin for the Juniors & Seniors on Saturday April 14th.

    Three Age Divisions: Juniors (born in 2001 or later)/Seniors (born in 1997, 1998, 1999, or 2000)/Masters (born in 1996 or earlier)

    Format:Modified Constructed Deck (Bring your own 60 card deck - Cards are allowed from HeartGold & SoulSilver or later as well as Black Star Promos HGSS01 and higher, BW01 and higher, HS Trainer Kit cards)

    Style: Age Modified Swiss (all players will play in every round) - Top Cut Finals is single elimination two out of three match play.

    Reminder: Players please remember to bring your POP ID#. If you are a new player and don't have one we can provide you one at the event. Also remember to bring your damage counters and burn/poison markers if your deck requires it.


    Cost: FREE!!!




    GEORGIA VGC REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – SPRING 2012

    Basic Information

    Location:
    Classic Center
    Grand Hall South
    300 N. Thomas St
    Athens, GA. 30601


    Date: Sunday, April 15th, 2012

    Time - Juniors & Seniors: Registration begins for Juniors and Seniors at 8:30 AM (Registration ends at 9:30 AM). Juniors and Seniors begin play around 10:00 AM. The tournament will be Swiss rounds with no top cut and will last 3 to 4 hours. Winners will be determined by rankings at the end of Swiss play.

    Time - Masters: Registration begins for Masters at 9:00 AM (Registration ends at 10:00 AM). Masters begin play around 10:30 AM. The tournament will be Swiss rounds with no top cut and will last 3 to 4 hours. Winners will be determined by rankings at the end of Swiss play.

    Three Age Divisions: Juniors (born in 2001 or later)/Seniors (born in 1997, 1998, 1999, or 2000)/Masters (born in 1996 or earlier)

    Format: The Modified format is the standard tournament format for PLAY! Pokémon video game events. This format will be used at all premier events unless specified otherwise. The Modified format for the 2011–2012 season will use the following restrictions:

    • Only Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Game Cards are permitted for use.
    • Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–646, that are caught in the game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution
    • The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team:
    • 150 – Mewtwo
    • 151 – Mew
    • 249 – Lugia
    • 250 – Ho‐Oh
    • 251 – Celebi
    • 382 – Kyogre
    • 383 – Groudon
    • 384 – Rayquaza
    • 385 – Jirachi
    • 386 – Deoxys
    • 483 – Dialga
    • 484 – Palkia
    • 487 – Giratina
    • 489 – Phione
    • 490 – Manaphy
    • 491 – Darkrai
    • 492 – Shaymin
    • 493 – Arceus
    • 494 – Victini
    • 643 – Reshiram
    • 644 – Zekrom
    • 646 – Kyurem
    • Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box.
    • Pokémon above level 50 are permitted, but they are auto‐leveled down to 50 for the duration of battle.
    • Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities that have been officially released via Black Version and Pokémon White Version, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion.
    • Pokémon may not know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void.
    • The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle.



    Cost: FREE!!!


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    Hotel Information
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    Holiday Inn Express
    513 W. Broad Street
    Athens, GA. 30601
    Phone: 706-546-8122

    I was able to get a block of rooms for a rate of $82 a night + tax for Friday & Saturday. You need to call the hotel and ask for the Pokémon rate which is coded as POK or use this link to make your reservations:

    http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/e...?groupCode=POK

    This hotel is a half a mile from the Classic Center.
    Reservations must be made by March 23rd to receive discount rate. After that date reservations will be taken on a space available basis.
    Hotel is planning on letting us use one of their smaller Event Rooms Friday & Saturday night for a Open Gaming area.



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    I will be there for VGC, bringing a few friends too, so it's gonna be a great time!
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    Is this the one for FL too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfire View Post
    Is this the one for FL too?
    Florida already had their regionals for this season back in November. While we were having our regionals Georgia wasn't. This season instead of regionals all being on the same day sometime in April they were split up to have some in April and some earlier in the year (November). So for April if you want to play in a Regional Championship and are from Florida then Georgia Regionals is most likely the best place to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunar Wing View Post
    Florida already had their regionals for this season back in November. While we were having our regionals Georgia wasn't. This season instead of regionals all being on the same day sometime in April they were split up to have some in April and some earlier in the year (November). So for April if you want to play in a Regional Championship and are from Florida then Georgia Regionals is most likely the best place to go.
    Thank you Harrison, I'm glad someone gets it. I've had more then 1 Florida player assume that their is a 2nd regional in Florida to take place in April without any official announcement from Play! Pokemon or a PTO. I asked a PTO flat out if there is a 2nd regional in Florida in April, the answer is no.

    Georgia Regional is indeed the closest Spring regional to Florida in April.
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    Just finished working out a rate with one of the local hotels, here is the infomation:

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    Holiday Inn Express
    513 W. Broad Street
    Athens, GA. 30601
    Phone: 706-546-8122

    I was able to get a block of rooms for a rate of $82 a night + tax for Friday & Saturday. You need to call the hotel and ask for the Pokémon rate which is coded as 'POK' or use this link to make your reservations:

    http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/e...?groupCode=POK

    This hotel is a half a mile from the Classic Center.
    Reservations must be made by March 23rd to receive discount rate. After that date reservations will be taken on a space available basis.
    Hotel is planning on letting us use one of their smaller Event Rooms Friday & Saturday night for a Open Gaming area.



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    "I'm Toby the Red Shirt, you need a Red Shirt guy."--Robot Chicken

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    My son is so excited about the VGC in Athens. I just booked our room!!!

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    Could we use a mewtwo deck in this format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uxsee View Post
    Could we use a mewtwo deck in this format?
    Yes. Next Destinies comes out by March.
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    First post here... but anyway, I've had this idea for a while and now would really like to pursue it. I saw that someone on ****** is gonna make a documentary on the TCG side of things, but I myself am a film major and I've seriously considered trying to make a documentary this year and start at this regional. I have all necessary equipment and the movie would be composed of 25% my journey to the VGC's with my close friends (one of which is also a filmmaker) and compose the other 75% with gameplay footage and interviews. I will upload this to my youtube channel (youtube.com/bigxxxdub) and also could even possibly send raw footage/a finalized dvd to anyone who would like to be a part of the movie. The raw footage is mainly if you make it to Nat's/World's and wanted to film something of your own you could add some of this Regional footage to your own movie. I'd really love some feedback from anyone who would be interested and also if this becomes some kind of youtube hit I'll include everyone who was a part of this movie's channel link and also a link to this website along with others. I really think this could work because a lot of us will be staying in the same discounted hotel as well. I really do want to focus on the competitive aspect of of both sides of the Tournament but will definitely be throwing some off the wall fun stuff in it as well. Let me know what you guys think.
    Thanks

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    Wishing Florida Regionals hadn't had to come first... I was still getting back into the format at that time and... Now I have to say I'm more ready than I was then. That's for sure.
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    Living 10 minutes from downtown Athens, all I have to say is FINALLY!!!! No more driving an hour to a tournament. I CAN NOT FREAKING WAIT.
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    Just talked with the hotel and rooms are filling up fast. If you don't have your room yet make sure to do it soon.
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    I need my banned Sneasel!!!

    If anyone from Memphis/St. Louis/Indiana is going to his, and has room in their car, I want to offer a $50 "bribe" to haul a big card back to Memphis with them.

    I have purchased this sneasel "thing", and have yet to pay for the shipping back.

    I may see if any of my Yugioh Brothers want to try and get it from Tymon this weekend...

    Any Memphis (or St. Louis or Indiana) players going to this?

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    It won't fit in a car, Vince. Not even most SUVs. They'd need to have a van.
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    I've got it to fit in an Explorer or Flex, but pretty much it leaves no room for anyonoe to sit in the 2nd row of the cars.
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    If anyone would be kind enough to give a 14 year old boy and his mother a ride to the tournament, we could pay you. Me and my mom will stay in our own hotel room and we want to arrive late on Friday, and be back by late Sunday, so I can do both days.

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    What kind of things are going on Friday night as far as open gaming, $25 booster drafts like pre-releases, etc. etc.??

    Also, is T&T or someone going to be there to buy cards?
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    I am working with the Hotel to have an open gaming area Friday & Saturday night, but there will be no run events.

    T&T will be there to buy and sell cards on Saturday & Sunday.
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    "I'm Toby the Red Shirt, you need a Red Shirt guy."--Robot Chicken

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    is there going to be a side event tournament friday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akimbo View Post
    is there going to be a side event tournament friday?
    No there will not be. We should have open play at the hotel Friday night.
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    "I'm Toby the Red Shirt, you need a Red Shirt guy."--Robot Chicken

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    I looked on pokemon.com and could not find an answer to this question. Am I able to use accuracy reducing/evasion increasing moves? Also, is there a sleep clause that bans putting a pokemon to sleep when there is already a pokemon asleep?

    PS. Is this tournament a singles battle or doubles battle?

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    Hmmmm....son accepted to Georgia Tech....wants to really go hang out at the campus...maybe hook up with a few friends to see what is what....and there is a regional...hmmm....possibilities are here.


    Then I can ship my own bloody card back, eh???

    Either the wife or I just may see you all in person....

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    Will seniors have to play any on Sunday if they make top for the TCG.

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