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    Official News on UK City Challenges

    UPDATED to include FALKIRK #2 the return of the Tartan Terrors!

    I have to hand it to PUI forcing our OP provider to run these tourneys is inspired thanks Dave Schwimmer, Jimmer and Jarred for listening to us. Anyway here is the deal and it's brilliant.

    There will be 30 to 40 City Challenges in the UK. Actually looks like 12 now :(

    They will be small tournaments between 8 to 16 players, winners in each age group get an invite to Nationals sometime in July but at least by the 12th July 2004 latest. Nationals is an invite only event and is looking for around 60(ish) players.. although they will be happy with 24, 8 in each age group.. :(

    There will be banners and promotional items available for the TOs. Okay no banners and the promotional items were trimmed :(

    There will be prizes of Medals and Promo Cards to the winners plus other goodies not yet announced... okay so not everyone got their medal :(

    There will be City Challenge Promo Cards for all participants.
    The winner in each age group will qualify no matter if they are the only player in their age group.

    This is truely great news and I take back all I have said about PUI running ahead of themselves and being disorganised and not concentrating on the basics.

    These small City Challenges start from tomorrow and continue throughout April and May .. details are sure to be posted at :

    http://op.pokemon-tcg.com/events/eve...=international

    What great news thanks PUI you truely are the men to get things running smooth :)

    Here's our ready to use list in date order too :)

    Here are the details on what has been posted here and at TPFG so far - the events are in date order to assist Irwin.

    Horsham City Championship

    Date: Saturday 8th May
    Time: Registration 10am, Play 11.00am - 4pm
    Place:
    Chesworth Junior School
    Kings Road
    Horsham
    West Sussex
    RH13 5DQ

    Please bring: DAMAGE COUNTERS and your own modified (Exp-onwards) deck
    Cost: Ł5

    Gillingham City Challenge

    Date: Wednesday 12 May 2004
    Time: 7pm to 10pm
    Venue: Rainham and Wigmore Community Centre, Granary Close, (off Station Road) Rainham, Kent.
    Prizes: Booster packs and qualification to UK Nationals in July for top player in each age group; exclusive City Challenge Promos for each player taking part.
    Contact: Ben Ward - 07802 304543

    Norwich City Championships

    16 May 2004
    Venue:
    Battlenet
    2A Queens Road
    Norwich
    Norfolk
    NR1 3PR

    Organiser: Martin Banham
    Telephone: 07817 980987

    Timings:
    11:00am Doors open
    11:30am Tournament start time

    Event details: Prizes: Booster packs and qualification to UK Nationals in July for top player in each age group; exclusive City Challenge Promos for each player taking part.

    Slough

    10am-2pm sharp start at 10am.
    Burger King (2nd Floor)
    High Street
    Slough
    Sunday 16th May 2004
    Cost of entry - Ł6

    Rainham City Challenge:

    Date: Wednesday 19 May 2004
    Time: 7pm to 10pm
    Venue: Rainham and Wigmore Community Centre, Granary Close, (off Station Road) Rainham, Kent.
    Cost: Ł5
    Prizes: Booster packs, Winners Medal and qualification to UK Nationals in July for top player in each age group; exclusive City Challenge Promos for each player taking part.
    Contact: Ben Ward - 07802 304543

    Crawley City Championship

    22nd May 2004
    10:30 AM
    Waterlea Adventure playground
    Furnace Green
    Crawley
    West Sussex
    United Kingdom (Great Britain)

    Admission: Ł5

    Details:
    age modified swiss tournament. Winner in each age group gets a whole box of boosters! Everyone will get at least one booster. Winners in each age category recieve invitation to the UK Nationals championship with the potential to win a trip to america.

    Organizer Ian Fotheringham (NoPoke)

    London City Challenge

    22nd May 2004
    12pm Doors Open
    Millenium Cafe
    Hornsey Road
    Holloway
    London

    Venue may change on the day; as the Cafe mY not have completed it's refit in time. If so turn up on the day and John Hawkins will lead you to an alternate venue close by if needed

    Rochester City Challenge

    Date: Sunday 23 May 2004
    Time 10am - 2pm
    Venue: Guildhall Museum, High Street, Rochester, Kent.
    Cost: Ł6
    Prizes: Booster packs and qualification to UK Nationals in July for top player in each age group; exclusive City Challenge Promos for each player taking part.
    Contact: Ben Ward - 07802 304543

    Hillingdon (Uxbridge)

    10am-2pm sharp start at 10am
    McDonalds opp. Tescos
    Uxbridge High Street
    Uxbridge
    Sunday 23rd May 2004
    Cost of Entry - Ł6

    Falkirk City Championships

    29 May 2004
    Megazone
    102-104 Graham Road
    Falkirk
    FK2 7BZ
    Organiser: Gordon White
    Telephone: 01324 634 828

    Timings:

    10:00am Doors open
    11:00am Tournament start time

    Event details:

    Booster packs and qualification to UK Nationals in July for top player in each age group; exclusive City Challenge Promos for each player taking part.

    South East Challenge 6 - UKs only Regional Qualifier

    30th May 2004
    South Bank University Student Union,
    Keyworth Street,
    Elephant & Castle,
    LONDON SE1 6NG.

    Doors open 10am
    Tournament Starts 11am
    End by 6pm
    Cost Ł5

    SE Challenge 6 will be a Regional Qualifier for UK nationals not a State Championship, although we are fighting to secure the State Championship Promo Cards for all who take part

    As a Regional Qualifier it will offer augmented prize support for those eligible to play in the Regional Qualifier part of SE Challenge 6 and 8 places at Nationals will be up for grabs in each age group, there will be no byes for National as prizes at SE Challenge 6. This is as confirmed with Gideon Moss at TPFG.

    There will however be the usual mix of fun and frolics, Target Promos and the Lucky Dip as well as the UK Regional Qualifier... so round off your City Challenge Season with a bang!

    And for the City Challenge Champins we have .. exclusively at SEChallenge 6

    City Champion's Challenge Championship

    At SE Challenge 6 30th May 2004 London

    3 rounds of random Sealed Deck
    2 rounds of Modified Constructed
    Cut to top 4/8 and
    Draft !!

    Prizes include a full set of Target Promos for the overall winner and a second chance to dibs in on those Japanse Pokemon Goodies from the City Challenges... plus the usual SEChallenge prizes and the LUCKY DIP AND A GUARANTEED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PROMO to the WINNER

    High Wycombe City Championships - CANCELLED

    13 Jun 2004
    Longburrow Hall
    Park Lane
    Stokenchurch
    High Wycombe
    Bucks
    HP14 3TQ
    Organiser: Carl Crook
    Telephone: 01844 355 730

    Timings:
    10:30am Doors open
    11:00am Tournament start time

    Event details:
    One player from each age group qualifies for the Nationals.

    NOTE if you win a CC you cannot play in another Qualifying event City Challenge or the Qualification Tourneys SE Challenge 6.

    But we have something planned for all CC winners at SE challenge 6

    Watch this space

    NB events in RED have been CANCELLED

    LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY!

    Falkirk City championships #2

    Lion and Dragon,
    3/5 church Walk
    Denny
    By Falkirk

    Sunday 27th June

    12:30 registration
    1 pm start.

    Contact details - Chalkey on 0774 553 9753
    Last edited by ukpokemonpro; 06/21/2004 at 06:24 AM.
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    Talking

    WOW!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo awsome!!!!! ( As May would say ) :D :D :D
    I hope someone can give us a list of where and when the tourneys are!

    I need the cards i ordered of the web quickly for my new deck!!!! 2 weeks is too long.
    South East Challenge 5 - 19/23 in 11-14 age group. 44/53 overall! :D

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    ...visiting that link reveals only three events in NL at the moment...

    Hurray for CCs in the UKay!
    Brian
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    StevenB,

    you need to trade with a RainbowBird and then they come much quicker :)

    Shame there is no news yet of the first ones :( as a TO I will apply to run one so there will be at least one in Rainham in Kent.

    CCs in the UK and 30 of them WOW thanks Nintendo they're great and now we just gotta figure how to get all our players through to nationals...

    MMMmmm thinks

    30 or 40 tourneys .. I may just know a way ;)
    Last edited by ukpokemonpro; 04/02/2004 at 11:08 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukpokemonpro
    CCs in the UK and 30 of them WOW thanks Nintendo they're great and now we just gotta figure how to get all our players through to nationals...
    hmmm, 30 CCs x 3 winners (1 each age group) = 90 invited to nationals...

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    Make sure to bring copies of the Compendium for them to use in card rulings!
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    Talking

    Lol Ben! :D
    I only have to wait 2 weeks becuase this site doesn't accept my mum's credit card so she has to send a cheque. ;)

    Anyway, back on topic, still can't wait for the tourneys! :D
    South East Challenge 5 - 19/23 in 11-14 age group. 44/53 overall! :D

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    Or duplicate winners

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    Correction 2 in the Netherlands.
    Leiden is playing 11-14 on Saturday
    and 10- , 15+ on Sunday.

    and it looks like there is one coming in Amsterdam.

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    If I just stop lending it to people that M2EX speed deck really is a killer... now where did Freddy go?

    BAR just so much roadkill ;)
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    Wink

    Lol! :p

    The prizes look great! ;) Oh well, i'm not going to Birmingham. :p
    Does anyone know where the CC is today? ;)
    South East Challenge 5 - 19/23 in 11-14 age group. 44/53 overall! :D

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    where are they?
    All 11-14

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    Where are they?

    Well you could always ask PUI by emailing them at :

    International@pokemon-tcg.com

    They say they want our emails and that they are happy to answer any question so drop them an email :)

    Or you could swing by the OP provider in the UKs site at:

    http://www.theplaceforgames.com/pokemon/

    They have an events section that is bound to cover city challenges too :)
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    Smile

    Do you know though Ben? :) :p
    South East Challenge 5 - 19/23 in 11-14 age group. 44/53 overall! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainbowgym
    Correction 2 in the Netherlands.
    Leiden is playing 11-14 on Saturday
    and 10- , 15+ on Sunday.

    and it looks like there is one coming in Amsterdam.

    Ah, I see, I didn't pay attention to details (a first time for everything ;)) - Leiden is listed twice...

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    Nobody expect a Swiss Age to be played in two days, but in the Netherlands everything seems to be different .

    Btw YOU GOT MAIL>

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    More news just in is that OP in the UK expect 2 city challenges in and around London.. watch the websites and email PUI for more details :)
    Last edited by ukpokemonpro; 04/05/2004 at 10:03 AM.
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    Smile

    Do you know when Ben?
    South East Challenge 5 - 19/23 in 11-14 age group. 44/53 overall! :D

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    Talking

    LOL Ian! :p :p :p
    South East Challenge 5 - 19/23 in 11-14 age group. 44/53 overall! :D

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    details I am sure will be known by The Place for Games or PUI drop them an email :) They will be happy to answer.
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    Smile

    Thanks Ben! :)
    South East Challenge 5 - 19/23 in 11-14 age group. 44/53 overall! :D

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    Post Details for UK CC's

    Okay here are the details...

    UK City Championships

    Around 20 will be held up and down the country, TOs should contact TPFG directly to offer to host one. The latest two Cities to register are Slough and Hillingdon/Uxbridge. already registered are Norwich (16th May), amongst others.

    The CCs will take place between now and June, depending on who's organised the venue (TO). Nintendo/TPFG have offered full prize support so the entry fees need only cover the cost of hiring the place out.

    There are 3 age groups -
    10-
    11-14
    15+
    Each winner of a CC bracket will receive an invitation to the UK National Championships, now confirmed to be taking place in birmingham, July 3rd 2004.


    1st Place
    CC Promo (Charmander), invite to Nationals, 'Basic' prize package, and a display of TM/TA boosters.

    2nd Place
    18 TM/TA boosters.


    3rd/4th Place
    9 boosters.


    That's all for now.


    http://www.theplaceforgames.com/pokemon/index.asp
    should have all the latest details up soon.

    ~fK
    Last edited by Freddy K.; 04/06/2004 at 10:56 AM.
    Faisal 'Freddy' K./Top 16 Masters Worlds 2005
    pre 2008: STSQ Nationals winner Germany, Sweden; 2nd STSQ Denmark 2001. 1st UK Nats 2004, 2nd UK Nats 2005, 2006.
    2008: T8 Nats
    2009: 2nd SPT, 9th Nats
    2010: 1st, 3rd, 4th SPTs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruiner View Post
    It's actually well documented that there is a direct correlation between ego and event performance.

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks Freddy! ;)

    So the only way to get an invitation is to win a CC right?
    South East Challenge 5 - 19/23 in 11-14 age group. 44/53 overall! :D

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    No, there'll be places up for grabs at the Regional (State) championships, four of them are to be held; Northern Ireland, N, NE and SE championships are being planned. TPFG are further ahead on the development of the CCs and really just need TOs to get in touch with them so that they can get the medals engraved etc.

    ~fK
    Faisal 'Freddy' K./Top 16 Masters Worlds 2005
    pre 2008: STSQ Nationals winner Germany, Sweden; 2nd STSQ Denmark 2001. 1st UK Nats 2004, 2nd UK Nats 2005, 2006.
    2008: T8 Nats
    2009: 2nd SPT, 9th Nats
    2010: 1st, 3rd, 4th SPTs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruiner View Post
    It's actually well documented that there is a direct correlation between ego and event performance.

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    btw

    By N, NE and SE I obviously was referring to England.

    ~fK
    Faisal 'Freddy' K./Top 16 Masters Worlds 2005
    pre 2008: STSQ Nationals winner Germany, Sweden; 2nd STSQ Denmark 2001. 1st UK Nats 2004, 2nd UK Nats 2005, 2006.
    2008: T8 Nats
    2009: 2nd SPT, 9th Nats
    2010: 1st, 3rd, 4th SPTs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruiner View Post
    It's actually well documented that there is a direct correlation between ego and event performance.

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