Midwest Regional Championship Weekend This event is open to all players and is run using the Swiss pairing format, so you can play through each round and never be eliminated. Regional Championships are a great place to show off the power of your deck and video game strategies while showcasing your play skills! The top players of the Regional Championship are awarded prizes for showcasing the skills needed to do well in such a large event. Pokemon Video Game Regional Championships DATE April 13-14 TIME Preregistration will be held on Saturday 4-13-2012 from 4pm till 8pm. Doors will open on Sunday and registration begins at 8:00 AM and will close at 10:30 AM for all Masters (15+). Juniors (10-) and Seniors (11-14) Registration will begin at 10:30am and will complete at 12:00pm. This will be strictly enforced. If you are late you will not be allowed to enter in the VGC Championship. Tournament schedule will tentatively follow the one posted below... 8am registration open masters 1030am close registration masters 1030am registration open juniors/seniors 1200pm close registration juniors/seniors 11am round 1 masters 1130am round 2 masters lunch for all age groups 100pm round 3 masters ~~~~~ round 1 juniors/seniors 130pm round 4 masters ~~~~~ round 2 juniors/seniors 200pm round 5 masters ~~~~~ round 3 juniors/seniors 230pm round 6 masters ~~~~~ round 4 juniors/seniors 300pm round 7 masters ~~~~~ round 5 juniors/seniors 400pm top 8 masters ~~~~~ top 8 juniors/seniors 500pm top 4 masters ~~~~~ top 4 juniors/seniors 600pm top 2 masters ~~~~~ top 2 juniors/seniors 700pm complete event masters juniors/seniors Keep in mind this is a tentative Event schedule. The Registration times will not change.... LOCATION Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI. 53703 http://www.mononaterrace.com/ DIRECTIONS We recommend using Google Maps for directions to this location. TOURNAMENT 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. PRIZES Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. All participants will receive 3 Play! Points, and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing! 1st Place • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award • A Travel Award (including a parent or legal guardian for players under 18) to the 2013 U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. *† • A first-round bye at the U.S. National Championships** • 120 Championship Points 2nd Place • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 2nd Place award • A Travel Stipend of $750 for Junior and Senior Division finalists to the 2013U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stipend must be collected on site at the National Championship. Valid ID will be required to collect stipend. *† • A Travel Stipend of $600 for the Master Division finalist to the 2013 U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stipend must be collected on site at the National Championship. Valid ID will be required to collect stipend. *† • A first-round bye at the U.S. National Championships** • 110 Championship Points (if division attendance is 4 or greater) 3rd & 4th Place • A Travel Stipend of $700 for Junior and Senior Division finalists to the 2013 U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stipend must be collected on site at the National Championship. Valid ID will be required to collect stipend. *† • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award • 90 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater) 5th Place through 8th Place • 70 Championship Points (if division attendance is 32 or greater) 9th Place through 12th Place • 50 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater) 13th Place through 16th Place • 40 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater) 17th Place through 32nd Place • 20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater) 33rd Place through 64th Place • 10 Championship Point (if division attendance is 256 or greater) * Travel awards and byes are awarded to the winning player(s) for the U.S. National Championships regardless of winning players’ country of origin. ** Byes do not stack. If a player received a bye at a previous Regional Championships event and finished in the top 2 at a Winter Regional Championships, the player will receive a maximum of one first-round bye at the U.S. National Championships. † Travel awards do not stack. If you won a travel award at a previous Regional Championship event, the travel award will pass down to the next eligible player. If there is a stipend awarded to the player who the travel award is passed to, it will instead be awarded to the player the travel award was passed down from. Travel stipends DO stack, meaning that a player may earn multiple travel stipends. Kiddie Corner There will be several smaller events such as, coloring contest, guess how many, drawing contest, etc... available for all to win additional prizes. Camille Peltier-Robson will have all sorts of things planned for this event. I would be willing to bet she will also have a few of her custom hats!!! TRADING While trading is fine, please note that buying/selling cards with anyone except for our authorized dealer(s), or soliciting to do so elsewhere, is strictly forbidden at this event. Failure to obey this rule may result in both the buyer and the seller being removed from the event, and banned from attending future events. Top Cut Comics also reserves the right to limit the amount of space being occupied by any one individual while trading, and does not allow the use of suitcases, handcarts, luggage carts, etc. to be used for the purpose of transporting excessive amounts of trade stock. We need to be considerate of all those around us. MORE INFORMATION Players who want specific information can contact us at [email protected] or by phone at 815.633.0330. All information is subject to change. Please send me a PM with any corrections needed to this post!