PokePopCast 23: How Pokemon TCG Rulings are Made

On this episode of the PopCast, we answer some viewer questions that were collected from Facebook forums. Basically we discuss how Team Compendium got started, how it joined the Pokemon Rules Team, and how official Pokemon TCG Rulings are collected and published for the use of Organizers, Judges, and Players. Enjoy!

PokePopCast 22: Kim Cary and Steps to Being a Better Judge

Thanks to the Organizer of the Philadelphia Regionals, Vince Krekeler, for letting Kim and I take a break at the end of the event to record this video. Kim was a Judge Mentor for the JR and SR divisions at the event and I was the Judge Lead. It was a great event, well run as usual by Vince and Denise. There are a number of “cameos” in the background as event staff pass by. See who you can recognize!
Enjoy!

 

PokePopCast 21: 2018 Pokemon Worlds Head Judge – Next Level Judging

I was able to sit down with Richard Walkoski, AKA Big Daddy Snorlax, the Judge Lead for the Pokemon World Championships and discuss high level judging concepts. It’s a pleasure to share some time with Rich and let a lot of people get to hear him since he doesn’t spend a lot of time of Social Media. Please excuse the noise and commotion in the background.
They were taking apart the World Championship as we sat and talked.
Take a look and enjoy.

PokePopCast 19: July 2018 Rule Docs Updates

Pokemon Organized Play updated all of their Rules Documents on July 11 2018. They are found here:  https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

In the article below this, we posted a summary of all of those changes along with explanations. On this episode of the PopCast, we review the important changes and clarifications that all Judges AND Players should be aware of.
Here you go and enjoy:

 

PokePopCast 17: Interview with Doug Morisoli

Last week I had the pleasure to drive down to the Virginia Regionals with Doug Morisoli. Many in the Pokemon community know Doug for his wonderful pictures that he takes at many large events. What many don’t know is that Doug is also a terrific Judge and has a lot of knowledge about how to be successful. We are pleased to present our interview with Doug.
Enjoy.

 

PokePopCast 15: Prize Card Penalty No More!

Well now! Pokemon has just released the quarterly updates to Organized Play rules and regulations and with no fanfare they introduced a major change to the Penalty Guidelines! Prize Card Penalty and Multi Prize Card Penalty are gone and have been replaced with a new “mechanism”.
Check out the details in the latest PopCast:

And you can also see the new Penalty Guidelines document for your self here: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

PokePopCast 14: Judge Seminar 2018 – Q&A

Sorry for the delay in getting the rest of the Judge Seminar edited and posted. It was in very bad shape and it took a lot of work. But I do want to thank Ryan Alperstein for getting some of this on video. He jumped in at the last minute and without him we wouldn’t have anything to work with at all.

Check out the Q&A in the video and let me know if you have any questions that rise from it! I’ll get a new PopCast up soon.