NORTHWEST REGIONAL POKEMON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 Basic Information Location: Oregon State Fair and Expo Center - Jackman Long (Americraft Center), 2330 17th Street NE, Salem OR Date: Saturday, April 16th, 2011 Time: Registration begins at 8:00 AM (Registration ends at 9:45 AM). Player meeting begins at 10:00 AM. The main tournament (swiss rounds) will last 6 to 7 hours Three Age Divisions: Juniors (born in 2000 or later)/Seniors (born in 1996, 1997, 1998, or 1999)/Masters (born in 1995 or earlier) Format: Modified Constructed Deck (Bring your own 60 card deck - Cards are allowed from Majestic Dawn or later as well as Black Star Promos DP22 and higher, HGSS01 and higher Promos, Rumble cards and HS 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. Black and White cards will not be legal for Regionals even though there will be theme decks and promo tins on the market already. Style: Age Modified Swiss (all players will play in every round) Cost: FREE Additional Information: Call (971) 221-7147 or e-mail [email protected] Food: We will take a Lunch break around noon and a Dinner break after the swiss rounds of the main tournament end. There is a food service counter in the building that should be open. There are also a number of fast food restaurants located within 1 mile of the fairgrounds. Players are always welcome to bring their lunch/dinner and eat on site. << Prizes Prizes Prizes >> The top 16 players in each of the three age divisions (Juniors, Seniors & Masters) get the following prizes: 1st Place - $1,500 Scholarship, 36 Pokémon Booster Packs, Regional Championships 1st Place Medal, Travel Award to US Nationals (includes a parent or guardian for players under 18), First and Second round bye at US Nationals, Pokemon binder and playmat 2nd Place - $1,000 Scholarship, 36 Pokémon Booster Packs, Regional Championships 2nd Place Medal, First and Second round bye at US Nationals 3rd Place - 36 Pokémon Booster Packs, Regional Championships 3rd Place Medal 4th Place - 36 Pokémon Booster Packs, Regional Championships 4th Place Medal 5th-8th Place - 18 Pokémon Booster Packs 9th-16th Place - 9 Pokémon Booster Packs Special "Northwest Regional Championships" commemorative item (If you came to States you may be able to guess what this is) Special Regional Championships Promo card!! (while supplies last) Prize Drawings between every round for Promos, Boosters, and other Pokémon items!!! Side Events >> IT’S THE YEAR OF BLACK AND WHITE AND WE’LL HAVE SOME GREAT B/W GIVEAWAYS AND STORE ITEMS << MEGA-RAFFLE:If you came to the Oregon State Championships you know how awesome this raffle was!!! GREAT NEWS – We will be bringing the Mega-Raffle back at Regionals and we have 5 great prizes. Here are ways you can get your entry tickets: You will get an entry ticket when you register for the NW Regional Championships You will get an entry ticket when you register for the DS tournament Entry tickets will be given out as prizes in selected side events If you bring a new player that has never participated in the Northwest Regional Championships before, you will BOTH be given an entry ticket! (If you bring 5 new players they each get their extra ticket and you get FIVE extra tickets!!!) You can use those tickets to enter the drawings of your choice for the following items: Pokemon BLACK version DS game Pokemon WHITE version DS game One Full Box (36 Boosters) of each set that comes out for the next year, starting with Black & White (this prize will be delivered at the prereleases as they occur throughout the year) Player’s Kit including a Play Mat, Deck Case, Deck Boxes, Sleeves, Dice/Counters/Markers, Cap and other useful items Pokemon Professor Collection – A collection of Professor items including, but not limited to: a play mat, a notebook, a mini-binder, a deck box, an assortment of stamped promo cards, stamped energy and whatever other Professor items we can find! POKEMON STORE: The Pokemon Store, run by Mrs. BDS, was a huge hit at the Oregon State Championships. She saved some great items for Regionals and is working hard to get more of the popular items that sold out at States. She should have a good selection and the prices are affordable. In addition to all the unique, hard to find Pokemon merchandise we will also have a selection of boosters and theme decks from most of the recent sets. DS TOURNAMENT: We had about 60 players in the DS tournament at Oregon States, so we’re going for 100 at Regionals. The tournament will be going on throughout the day between rounds of the TCG tournament. You will be required to bring your own DS and game. There will be Pokémon merchandise for prizes, and everyone that participates will get an entry ticket for the Mega-Raffle! We will structure this tournament in a way that those people participating in the main TCG tournament can still participate in the DS tournament so come and do both. DS TOURNAMENT RULES: All players participating must be using a Pokemon HeartGold or SoulSilver catridge. A team of 4-6 Pokemon must be assembled. All battles must be done under the Flat Battle option and please select GS CUP. These are 2 on 2 Double battles with 4 out of your 6 pokemon. No two of the same species of Pokemon No two of the same held items The only banned item is SOUL DEW. You may not put more then one of your opponent's Pokemon to sleep with attacks like Sleep Powder. (which means the attack "Dark Void" is banned) Battles ending in a draw due to "Sacraficial Moves" such as Explosion or Destiny Bond will result in a lost for the player using those attacks. Battles ending in a draw due to recoil attacks like Volt Tackle, Flare Blitz, or the held item Life Orb will go to a 1-on-1 sudden death. Deposite all other pokemon on your Team into your PC. The only BANNED Pokemon are Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Manaphy, Phione, Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus. No Modified cartridges allowed (ie: Action Replay) If DS tournament judges suspect anything fishy they will check for hacks. Some Event Pokemon like the Shiny Raikou, Entei, and Suicune are allowed. Please check with a Judge to make sure it is allowed in the tournament. LEAGUE PLAY: You can spend your time before, after and between rounds of the main event battling with old friends and new acquaintances, and every one of those 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! FUN ZONE: We will have Pokemon related activities such as Pokemon Rumble battles and a creative center for expressing your artistic skills. If you came to Oregon States you know how much fun this was, and our staff have plans to make it even better at Regionals! < Based on interest, we will hold side events after the Swiss rounds of the main tournament end > BOOSTER DRAFT TOURNAMENT: You will get six boosters (Recent sets), which will be drafted in pods of 6 to 8 players. 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 three or four 20-minute rounds in a Swiss style tournament (everyone plays in all rounds). Prizes will be Pokemon Boosters. Entry Fee - $20.00 CONSTRUCTED or THEME DECK TOURNAMENTS: Upon request if there is enough interest.