ONLY a $15 Entry Fee! This September, if you only go to one Pokemon Tournament, make it the EX: Sandstorm Prerelease in Orlando at the Knights of Columbus. You will have the chance to pick up the next Pokemon TCG expansion before it is released. There is really no reason not to come. For $15 you receive 54 cards that NOBODY else has and a special Prerelease Promotional Card. Don't have 15? Enter one of the $5 side events. Don't play the TCG? Play in our Game Boy Side Events. There are plenty of other giveaways, contests, and fun to be had. So just make some time to come out September 13th. Name: EX: Sandstorm Prerelease Florida Format: TCG Sealed (Side Events: Modified/Draft/GBA Battle Tower) Date: September 13, 2003 Hours: 9:00am - "Till They Kick Us Out" Location: Knights of Columbus 5727 Cornelia Ave Orlando, FL 32807 Organizer: Heidi Craig Judges: Heidi Craig, Douglas Zuver, Ron Roby, and Phil McKinney. Contact: Email Heidi Craig at [email protected] or ask for Heidi Craig at 863-326-1788. Directions Click HERE to see a map and get driving directions To help you find Cornelia Rd It is right before the Nissan dealership between The Catholic Charities and a small College. 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 863-258-2556. What to Bring -$15 for entry fee -A die and some damage counters (if possible) -Extra money if you are interested in ordering a slice or Pizza -Extra money if you are interested in playing a side event Tournament Times Registration will begin at 10:00 AM and will end promptly at 11:15 AM. Anyone who shows up later will not be able to enter the tournament. 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 EX: Sandstorm sealed play. This is not a Ruby and Sapphire Game Boy Tournament. We will offer a side event for those wishing to play GBA. No cards are required. At the start of the event, players will receive six boosters of Pokemon-e TCG EX: Sandstorm to construct a forty card deck. Players then have thirty minutes to build their forty card deck. Energy Cards will be supplied for deck construction. Tournament Structure All round will be the TCG sealed deck that you constructed, using age-modified swiss pairings. Players will have 30 minutes to complete each round, with each player putting out 4 Prize cards. Tournament Prizes Prizes are awarded to the top eight players in each age category, reflecting the age categories of 15+ years, 11-14 years, and 10 years & under. Everyone will receive a special Prerelease card! 1st Place 1 Box of Pokemon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm Booster Packs 2nd Place 16 Pokemon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm Booster Packs 3rd Place 8 Pokemon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm Booster Packs 4th Place 8 Pokemon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm Booster Packs 5-8th Place 4 Pokemon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm Booster Packs GBA Side Events We will be offering a Game Boy Advanced Ruby and Sapphire Tournament to occur at the same time as the Main Pre Release Event. Just show up during registration time and make sure you have a legal team: • 3 Pokemon of level 50 or lower. • No two of the same Pokémon. • Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza are banned. • No duplicate held items. • Certain powers (Rest, Recover, etc) are not allowed after 8 minutes into the match. • "Modified" GBA cartridges are not allowed. Entry fee to this tournament will be $10.00. Prizes will be determined depending upon the amount of people playing. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Heidi at [email protected]. TCG Side Events Side Events will include a Modified tournament and booster drafts. If enough people what to play the old modified format I will run one as a side event. Please be aware this is a modified format that we created not Nintendo. This tournament will start as soon as the main event ends as long as enough people are interested. We have decided on the cards that will be allowed for this format they are as follows: Expedition, Aquapolis, Skyridge, EX: Ruby and Sapphire, EX: Sandstorm, Wizards of the Coast 'Best Of' Promos, and Nintendo Black Star Promos. YOU MUST HAVE A LEGAL 60 CARD DECK TO PLAY! Black Star Promos are Kyogre and Groudon from Nintendo. The 'Best Of' series promos that were given out in the BattleZone seasons. Most of these promos can also be found in old sets of cards. Modified tournament entry fee will be $5.00. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Heidi at [email protected]. Food We will be planning a pizza lunch for those who are interested. If you need lunch please plan on bringing some extra money for that. Otherwise we will be taking a break for lunch and there are plenty of restaurants locally (as well as shopping for parents and siblings).