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    Thumbs up Winter Regional Championships: Salem OR, January 19-20, 2013 (UPDATED)

    Pokemon TCG and VG Winter Regional Championships
    January 19 and 20, 2013
    Columbia Hall
    Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center
    2330 17th Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301


    TRADING CARD GAME REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION
    Basic Information

    Location: Oregon State Fair and Expo Center – Columbia Hall, 2330 17th Street NE, Salem OR

    Date: Saturday, January 19th, 2013 (Top 16 play off on Sunday, January 20th)

    Time: Registration begins at 8:00 AM (Registration ends at 9:15 AM). Player meeting begins at 9:30 AM. The main tournament Swiss rounds will last 6 to 7 hours on Saturday. If attendance warrants a top 32 that round will be played on Saturday. The top 16 in each age division report back on Sunday the 20th at 8:45 AM and will play their top cut rounds while the VG Regional Championships get started.

    Three Age Divisions: Juniors (born in 2002 or later)/Seniors (born in 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001)/Masters (born in 1997 or earlier)

    Format: Modified Constructed Deck (Bring your own 60 card deck - Cards are allowed from Black & White or later as well as Black Star Promos BW01 and higher, McDonalds Promo Collection cards and Black & White Trainer Kit cards) Note: A limited amount of loaner decks are available for new players who want to participate but may not have a legal deck to use.

    Style: Age Modified Swiss (all players will play in every round) - Top Cut Finals is single elimination two out of three match play with a 75 minute time limit.

    Cost: FREE

    Additional Information: Call (971) 221-7147 or e-mail bds@pokegym.net



    VIDEO GAME REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION
    Basic Information

    Location: Oregon State Fair and Expo Center – Columbia Hall, 2330 17th Street NE, Salem OR

    Date: Sunday, January 20th, 2013

    Time: Registration begins at 8:00 AM (Registration ends at 9:15 AM). Player meeting begins at 9:30 AM. The tournament will be Swiss rounds with a top cut limited to 8 players if attendance warrants. The Swiss rounds and will last 4 to 6 hours depending on attendance. Top cut rounds will follow Swiss play and will be single elimination best 2 out of 3 matches.

    Three Age Divisions: Juniors (born in 2002 or later)/Seniors (born in 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001)/Masters (born in 1997 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 2013 season will use the following restrictions:

    • Only Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Game Cards are permitted for use.
    • Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–649, 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
    • 441 – Chatot
    • 483 – Dialga
    • 484 – Palkia
    • 487 – Giratina
    • 489 – Phione
    • 490 – Manaphy
    • 491 – Darkrai
    • 492 – Shaymin
    • 493 – Arceus
    • 494 – Victini
    • 643 – Reshiram
    • 644 – Zekrom
    • 646 – Kyurem
    • 647 – Keldeo
    • 648 – Meloetta
    • 649 – Genesect
    • 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.
    • Players may use items that have been officially released via Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, Pokémon White Version 2, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion.
    • The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle.
    Cost: FREE

    Additional Information: Call (971) 221-7147 or e-mail bds@pokegym.net

    Side Events and Activities:
    MEGA-RAFFLE (Saturday Only): This raffle is becoming a NW tradition at States and Regionals, and once again we have some FANTASTIC items. You get an entry slip when you register for the TCG tournament!!! This year we’ve made it possible to get more entries than ever before, and they’re all FREE. You get another ticket in each of the first four rounds of the TCG tournament. You get tickets for side event activities and League play. Bring a player that has never played in Regionals before and you both get another entry.

    Here are some of the things you can enter to win:
    1. A Booster Box (36 packs) of Dragons Exalted
    2. 550 TCGO code cards each good for a booster pack in the trading card on-line game
    3. Black & White Prerelease Kit with the Promo items from each of the seven B&W sets as well as some booster packs from each set
    4. Trading Card Game Player’s Kit with lots of useful items like deck boxes, play mats, sleeves, dice and much more
    5. Worlds 2012 Kit with many Worlds items, INCLUDING the play mat, cap, binder, deck box & MOST importantly the Tropical Beach promo!


    LEAGUE PLAY (Saturday and Sunday): Come to our League Play area and battle before, after and between rounds of the main tournaments. Best of all you can earn free stuff for those battles, both TCG and VG - THAT'S RIGHT, every one of your battles entitles you to a pick from the card box at the League Headquarters. In the box are hundreds of Pokemon cards from years past, BUT sprinkled throughout the box are some special cards that get you great Pokemon prizes! (games played in the main tournaments do not count)

    CREATIVE CENTER (Saturday and Sunday): Express yourself in our Creative Center with drawing, puzzles and other artistic activities. We provide the supplies, you bring the talent and creativity!


    BOOSTER DRAFT TOURNAMENTS (Sunday Only): We have some boxes of Dark Explorers, Dragons Exalted and Boundaries Crossed that can be used for 8-person booster draft tournaments on Sunday. Pay an entry fee of $20.00 and get six boosters to draft. You will then build a 40-card deck. All these cards are yours to keep. Energy will be provided (we will need the energy returned after the tournament). After putting together your deck (you have 30 minutes to do this), you will play 20-minute rounds in a Swiss style tournament (everyone plays in all rounds). Prizes will be boosters from the same set you drafted: 1st place – 4 packs, 2nd place – 3 packs, 3rd place – 2 packs, 4th to 8th – 1 pack. Entry Fee - $20.00
    Hotel Information:
    SHILO INN and SUITES - Salem
    3304 Market Street NE
    Salem, OR

    Group Name - Pokemon Regional Tournament
    On-line booking discount code - POKE

    You can call the hotel directly (503-581-4001) or the toll free reservation line (800-222-2244). Tell them you want the Pokemon Regional Tournament group rate. They are offering a double queen or single king room at $70 per night plus tax. That's about $30 less than the posted rate and cheaper than you could get from one of the discount sites like hotels.com.

    If you want to book on-line that will work as well. Just go to the Shilo website, use the discount code POKE and the group rate should come up.
    BDS
    Last edited by Big Daddy Snorlax; 01/12/2013 at 10:18 PM. Reason: Added Details
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    Hey BDS, I may be coming in to play in the Northwest from New York, since I'm pretty sure the Northeast doesn't have a Regionals in the winter. Are there any block rates for hotels in the area? Are there any good hotel deals that could save me some money? I called into the Monaco International and put down a reservation for now, but I was hoping to find something a little cheaper.

    Thanks!
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    Is this in a different location this year? The location name seems different, but maybe I'm crazy. Well, I KNOW I'm crazy, but...
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    It's normally in the fair grounds jackman long building iirc, so yeah it's a different location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychup2034 View Post
    Hey BDS, I may be coming in to play in the Northwest from New York, since I'm pretty sure the Northeast doesn't have a Regionals in the winter. Are there any block rates for hotels in the area? Are there any good hotel deals that could save me some money? I called into the Monaco International and put down a reservation for now, but I was hoping to find something a little cheaper.

    Thanks!
    I'll be setting up a Pokemon rate at the Shilo Inn which is one of the closest hotels to the fairgrounds. It may be a few weeks before that is in place though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShuckleLVX View Post
    Is this in a different location this year? The location name seems different, but maybe I'm crazy. Well, I KNOW I'm crazy, but...
    Our normal location is booked in January for a home show, so yes, this is a new venue. The pavilion has the same amount of floor space, but it is a sporting arena/concert venue so it also has a couple thousand seats located around the floor. We'll see if we can make Pokemon a spectator sport!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Snorlax View Post
    I'll be setting up a Pokemon rate at the Shilo Inn which is one of the closest hotels to the fairgrounds. It may be a few weeks before that is in place though.

    BDS
    That would be great, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATJdragon View Post
    That would be great, thank you!
    So when will Western Canada regionals be held next year?
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    To my understanding April 13-14, 2013. Venue TBD

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    Most likely will come up. Wish it was in Fall/Spring tho :( Weather isn't the greatest in the winter.
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    oh darn, not going to be here. will be in afghanistan. well, as long as there is still one in october, i can still play at one.
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    I'll be there. Super excited!

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    The Pavilion Bldg. is nice, and it does have a nice venue option as the Jack-Long Bldg. No "up close" parking like the JL Bldg., but the seats around the floor space will be great to have for the spectator's and lunch time.

    Also asking if the VGC is on day 2 like last time. If so, I will add the info into the VG Regionals area on this site.
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    BDS and team following the great tradition of always great events!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    with worlds in vancouver, i have no doubt thisll be the biggest regionals of them all!

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    Do we know anything about the VGC format? Will in be Black2/White2 game cartridges exclusively or will Black/White cartridges be allowed? In other words, how much VG playing do I have to do in the next few months?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeMATHter View Post
    Do we know anything about the VGC format? Will in be Black2/White2 game cartridges exclusively or will Black/White cartridges be allowed? In other words, how much VG playing do I have to do in the next few months?
    Black 2 / White 2 cartridges exclusively is the answer I received a few months ago. Makes sense because Black and White cannot see Therian formes making for a somewhat confusing visual experience (especially on TVs at Nationals). They haven't released anything else about the ruleset however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeMATHter View Post
    Do we know anything about the VGC format? Will in be Black2/White2 game cartridges exclusively or will Black/White cartridges be allowed? In other words, how much VG playing do I have to do in the next few months?

    Uhhhmmmm... You can play all you want up until the event!
    I imagine that we'll keep ya pretty busy during the weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Snorlax View Post
    I'll be setting up a Pokemon rate at the Shilo Inn which is one of the closest hotels to the fairgrounds. It may be a few weeks before that is in place though.

    BDS
    Awesome. To get this rate do we have to have a certain code or anything? Or should we just call in and explain? Thanks!
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    heard all the hotel near by are fully booked :(


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidier View Post
    heard all the hotel near by are fully booked :(
    I have not contacted the Shilo Inn who usually gives players a deal, but it appears I should do so ASAP. I'll get on that tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidier View Post
    heard all the hotel near by are fully booked :(
    Ruh roh. I guess I'll have to look a little outside the radius then. Where's that info from?
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    http://salem.hotelguide.net/hl1sa.htm

    This site may be of help. I did "Hotel"- if any one prefers "Motel", you will need to search for that.
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    I received word from the manager at the Shilo Inn today and she did not think that they are booked during that time. She was out of the office today, but will check tomorrow and set up the group rate. Don't panic yet folks. Stay tuned for updates in the next day or two.

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    Awesome! I'm so happy the community helps each other out like this. I'm still relatively new and it keeps impressing me. Thanks to everyone!
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