Name: Pokemon State Championships Florida 2004 Main Format: Modified Side Event: FREE Modified/Game Boy Biathlon Date: April 17th, 2004 Hours: 10:00am - "Till They Kick Us Out" Location: La Quinta Inn Lakeside 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (192) Kissimmee, FL 34747 Organizer: Heidi Craig Head Judge: Phil McKinney Judges: Ron Roby, Bob Paxton Staff: Randy and Ronae Curry Contact: Email Heidi Craig at [email protected] or ask for Heidi Craig at 863-326-1788. Special Hotel and Accommodation Rates! If you call the La Quinta Inn Lakeside to book a room and mention you are with the Pokemon Group you will receive a special rate. If you plan to stay at this hotel call as soon as possible to book at 1-800-848-0801. They will hold few rooms until April 2nd, 2004 at a rate of $55.00 (plus tax) a night. 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 $10 for entry fee. A die and some damage counters (if possible). Extra money if you are interested in eating lunch (not provided). Extra money if you are interested in playing a side event. 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. 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. There is only one game per match. 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 8 players in each age category. Our age categories are; Under 10, 11-14 and 15 and up. Everyone who registers receives a State Championship Promo Card! Top eight finishers in each of the 3 recognized age categories receive the following prizes: 1st Place -State Champion Award -1 Display Box of Pokemon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua -Two round bye at the National Championships (a bye means you don’t play the round and are awarded a win in that round) -A Stage One VIP Package containing cool Pokémon Merchandise. This package will be awarded upon onsite registration at the National Championship event at Origins Game Fair. 2nd Place -18 Booster Packs of Pokémon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua 3rd Place -9 Booster Packs of Pokémon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua 4th Place -9 Booster Packs of Pokémon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua 5th through 8th Place -4 Booster Packs of Pokémon-e TCG: EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Special Side Event We will be holding a SPECIAL FREE side event after the Florida State Championship is finished, with over three boxes worth of product for each age group. Players will compete in several rounds of Ruby and Sapphire Game Boy Advanced Battle Tower Format play and then several rounds of Modified Constructed play. The number of rounds will be determined based on attendance. It is important to note that the TCG and GBA portions of the tournament are equally weighted for scoring, so success requires luck and skill in both games. Rules for the GBA Battle Tower rounds: -3 Different Pokemon, No greater than Level 50 -All 3 Pokemon must have a different held item -You cannot choose Kyogre, Rayquaza, Groudon, Celebi or Jirachi -You cannot use any Pokemon from Pokemon Colosseum or Fire Red/Leaf Green -Rounds last 10 minutes long -No healing attacks/moves after eight minutes into the round (Rest/Recover) -No switching after time is up for sudden death -"Modified" GBA cartridges are not allowed Players need to bring: -Game Boy Advanced or Game Boy Advanced SP -Ruby or Sapphire Game Boy Advanced Cartridge -Link Cable for Game Boy Advanced (if possible) -Legal Modified Constructed Deck 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 This tournament is not sanctioned and is intended to be a fun event! We are encouraging players of either game to have a good time with the other in a fun and organized fashion, with a chance to win some cool prizes for free. If you decide to play only Game Boy or the Modified rounds, be sure to alert us beforehand. Side Tournaments will start as soon as the main event ends as long as enough people are interested. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Heidi at [email protected].