Orlando Florida Sandstorm Prerelease - September 13th

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  1. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    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"

    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 he[email protected] or ask for Heidi Craig at 863-326-1788.

    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

    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].

    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).
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2003
  2. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member


    Take the Turnpike
    to the Beeline Expressway (Turnpike Exit 254)
    You must take the first right hand lane to Beeline East.
    Take the Beeline Expressway 528 to
    Semoran Blvd 436 which goes North
    (going south will lead you into the airport)
    go past East-West Expressway.
    Look for Florida Technical College on East Side
    Kights of Columbus is directly behind the College.
    There is a nice parking space there.
    5727 Cornelia Ave.
    Orlando, Florida 32897
  3. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Espeon wanders by and pauses reading Phil's post...

    Furret trots up wearing "Go-Googles"
    (Nifty goggles that protect eyes from desert sandstorms)

    Espeon :thumb:
    Furret "Bye, I'm on a 'Scavenger Hunt'."
    Espeon smiles and waves...
  4. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Furret wanders by carrying some Fancy Prize Ribbons...

    Later, Umbreon rushes past looking for Furret...

    Umbreon pauses looking at serveral side events
    for this tournament, and heads on off to Deck
    Help and Strategy...
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2003
  5. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Furret drags in a box with 15 special books in it.
    Furret rushes out...
    Later Furret returns with more First, Second,
    and Third Place Ribbons...
    Furret goes off to gather more "Treasures."
  6. Professor Renee

    Professor Renee New Member

    You dont want to miss this event!

    Just a quick note, if this event is anything at all like the R/S Challenge you will have a great time. Heidi and her staff did a wonderful job of organizing and keeping game play going.

    For anyone who doesnt want to PLAY, just go for the cards and the great people you'll meet, and of course there is always the card trading.

    The event hall is VERY roomy! Lots of space for everyone, plenty of parking, and there are plenty of places to eat around there. For any parents who want to take their players but dont want to hang around, there are plenty of shopping areas around.

    I had a great time and got to see some players I hadnt seen in a long time. This time though, I wont forget my camera, and for the players who were looking for Jumbo cards, I have them and will bring them.

    See ya then!
  7. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    Also, be sure not to miss trivia questions during registration, with your's truly. How many sets are out? How many basic energies are there? What Pokemon has a weight of blah blah blah? ;x
  8. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Regarding the modified tournament that will be held after the main event:

    This unofficial Eon constructed Format includes Expedition,
    Aquapolis, Skyridge, Ruby and Sapphire, WotC Best Promo's
    # 1 thru 9, Nintendo Promo's #1 and 2, and Sandstorm.
    Please note that reprints from older sets such as Potion, Switch, Pokeball,
    Moo-Moo Milk, Energy Search, Super Scoop Up, Master Ball, Warp Point,
    Full Heal, and Rainbow Energy may be used since they were reprinted in
    the sets listed above. Potion was reworded when it was reprinted, so we
    will be using the newer text. (You must take off 2 damage counters
    if you have more than 1 damage counter on you, instead of you may...)
    Full Heal was reworded to include all Special Conditions, so even if you
    have the Base version in your deck, it does remove "Burn."

    Also, please note that we will be using the newer text in the
    Ruby Sapphire version for all Pokemon Reversal cards.
    Play Expedition Pokemon Reversal as if it read like the
    Ruby Sapphire version. I started a topic on the Poke-Gym asking
    all the Professors about this card and we are following their advice.
    This makes both versions worthless, so don't play it-put Warp Point
    in your deck instead. (By the way without free retreating babies,
    Warp Point is much more powerful.)

    I declined to input on what this format should include, because I
    do have some nondisclosure information about what the Changes
    to the Modified Format would be. I felt that if I pushed for certain
    directions that would be revealing what I know and cannot talk about...

    Also, please note that we will be using the Ruby and Sapphire
    Rule Book found in the Ruby and Sapphire Theme Decks for all these
    tournaments. There are significant changes in this new rule book.

    Also, please note that Recycle Energy is NOT included.
    You cannot play it in this tournament format.

    Also, please note that Umbreon SkyRidge shuts off Benched Pokemon's
    Poke-Powers when it is active, and Slaking prevents your opponent from
    using Poke-Powers when it is active. Poke-Powers, Poke-Bodies, and
    Pokemon Powers are three different things. Draw a large circle and
    label it A (Pokemon Power). Now draw a smaller circle inside and
    label it B (Poke-Body). Now draw a third circle inside A but not near B
    and label it C (Poke-Power). Now you can easily see the relationship
    of all three. If something says Shuts down all Pokemon Powers, look
    at our circles, everything is inside circle A, so Pokemon Powers include
    Poke-Body and Poke-Powers and none of them work anymore.
    If something like Slaking says "As long as Slaking is your active Pokemon,
    your opponent's Pokemon can't use any Poke-Powers," then look at our
    circles, Circle C. Poke-Power does not include Circle B. Poke-Bodies or
    the Part of Circle A that is Pokemon Powers such as Blastoise's "Rain
    Dance." So, with Slaking active your opponent's Blaziken's Poke-Power
    "Firestarter" will NOT work, But SkyRidge's Machamp's Poke-Body
    "Immunity" would work.

    Please also note, that I started a topic on the Poke-Gym asking Professors
    about Chansey ex, so far the opinion is that an active Chansey ex will not
    heal itself, but it will heal a hurt benched Chansey ex if it uses "Healing Egg."

    A discussion is going on the boards right now about:
    the Sandstrom Trainer named "Rare Candy."

    That's all for now,
    Doug :)
  9. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    As found elsewhere on these Boards by Master Trainer Jimmer:

    "This counts as evolving that Pokemon."

    1. Removes Special Conditions.
    2. Counts as; is considered; equals. No first turn evolution, cannot evolve a Pokemon that was just played.

    As an aside, since it doesn't say it breaks the first turn evolution rule, it can't. Quit your dreamin'. :)

    If you want to start a discussion on Baby Pokemon and Rare Candy - it's...interesting as well.

    The new Pichu doesn't evolve into Pikachu normally - it's got a Poke-Power, Baby Evolution. This part is kind of difficult to wrap your head around it...but it does make sense.

    You play Rare Candy on Wurmple. You have Dustox in your hand. How do you know it is the Stage 2? In your head, you think 1 of 2 ways...either up the chain, or down the chain.

    Wumrple -> Cascoon -> Dustox; or,
    Dustox from Cascoon from Wurmple.

    The only place it defines what it evolves from his Dustox down, correct? That's how you've learned it from looking at the cards. (One of the differences of coming from *playing* the TCG or GBA.)

    Getting back to the question at hand, if you go down the chain...Raichu ex from Pikachu....it stops. If you go up the chain, it starts at Pichu (if you have Pichu). How does Raichu ex know that it evolves from Pichu?

    That's the logic part. The answer is: You cannot Rare Candy Pichu into Raichu ex. Raichu ex doesn't think it should evolve from Pichu - Pichu now only becomes Pikachu on a technicality (Poke-Power).

    Great discussion.


    Jimmer Sivertsen
    Pokemon USA, Inc.
  10. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Hello Pokemon Friends,

    Furret and I have collected treasures and separated them into Prize
    categories as additional prize support to the Orlando Sandstorm Prerelease.
    The Pokemon Toys and Pokemon Pins were given to me by Pokemon USA at
    the Orlando Eon Ticket Giveaway day specifically for this tournament.

    These prizes being furnished by me are in addition
    to the normal Sandstorm prize support.
    The Ribbons listed below were purchased by
    me at a craft store, MTM encouraged this in the Chats.

    1st place prize for 10 and under:

    A Pokemon Movie, a rare collectable Pokemon "watch" in the box,
    and a 1st Place Ribbon.

    2nd place prize for 10 and under

    A Pokemon Beanbag Bear,
    a rare collectable Pokemon "watch" in the box,
    and a 2nd Place Ribbon.

    3rd and 4th place prizes for 10 and under -- each gets:

    A collectable Pokemon Poster, a Beanbag Pokemon Bear,
    and a Third Place ribbon.


    1st place prize for 11-14

    A Pokemon Movie, a rare collectable Pokemon "watch" in the box,
    and a 1st Place Ribbon.

    2nd place prize for 11-14:

    A Pokemon Beanbag Bear,
    a rare collectable Pokemon "watch" in the box,
    and a 2nd Place Ribbon.

    3rd and 4th place prizes for 11-14 -- each gets:

    A collectable Pokemon Poster, a Beanbag Pokemon Bear,
    and a Third Place ribbon.


    1st place prize for 15+:

    A Pokemon Movie, a rare collectable Pokemon "watch" in the box,
    and a 1st Place Ribbon.

    2nd place prize for 15+:

    A Pokemon Beanbag Bear,
    a rare collectable Pokemon "watch" in the box,
    and a 2nd Place Ribbon.

    3rd and 4th place prizes for 15+ each gets:

    Four Reverse Holo Elms


    Also, there will be a Collection of Pokemon Toys to be passed out
    by Connie to the 10 and under group during one of the Pairings.
    If supplies run out, I will use a few Pokemon Beanbag Bears to fill in.

    After lunch, there will be Pokemon Pins to be passed out
    by Connie to the 11-14 group during one of the Pairings.
    If supplies run out, I will substitute.

    Hopefully, this will make a very memorable occasion even happier.

    Master Professor
    Douglas Zuver
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2003
  11. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    The new Nintendo Rules are in the Ruby Sapphire Rulebook:
    Here is Doug's version copied out of the Rule Book:​

    When an opponent defeats a Pokemon-ex they take two prizes instead
    of one. Pokemon-ex cannot evolve into normal stage one or two Pokemon that
    are not Pokemon-ex.

    When you start the game without Basic Pokemon in your hand, show your
    hand to your opponent, shuffle it back into your deck, and draw 7 new cards.
    Your opponent can then choose to draw an extra card.

    When you start a new game, the player who goes first skips his or her first
    draw card step.

    The special condition Confusion now only affects a Confused Pokemon when
    it attacks. As it attacks, flip a coin as usual, but on tails, the Confused Pokemon
    receives 3 damage counters, instead of the previous 20 damage.
    Confused Pokemon can now retreat normally.

    Retreating your Active Pokemon is now an action that can only be done once
    per turn.

    Darkness and Metal Energy are now easier to play. They still count as special
    energy, giving their special effects only to Pokemon of the matching type. As
    they give effects strictly to those Pokemon, the other drawbacks to those
    energy types have been removed.

    Players are now limited to playing one Stadium card per turn.​


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