Pastimes (Niles, IL) WinterKnights Convention- Pokemon Info!

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  1. soslowpoke

    soslowpoke New Member

    Alright, after much speculation (actually I knew all along...I was the one who planned it) I have information for the Pokemon Event this weekend!

    Pokemon Limited Tournament
    Price: $20- This pays for 20 dollars worth of draft/sealed product

    What: This is a limited tournament with the format to be decided upon registration. We can pretty much do anything we want- Draft, Sealed. Product will also be from what is available (EX:Dragon most likely, but we have an abundance of R/S and Sandstorm, the Tins, and older stuff- we can use more boosters of the older stuff)

    When: Saturday, January 3rd 2004- Noon

    Prizes: Prizes will be based on attendance (every x amount of people = 2 boosters thrown in to the prize lot or something like that)



    Price: $5

    What: Constructed tournament (#of people per game is based on attendance)

    When: Saturday, January 3rd 2004- Noon

    Prizes: Simpsons TCG Boosters and Theme Decks (based on attendance)

    Any questions on either events- Ask away!

  2. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    What time are registration 12 or 1?
  3. bullados

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    Will the Poke tournament be divided by age? If so, will prize packages carry over from one smaller group to a larger group?

    Will there be a T8 elimination tourney after the standard Swiss rounds? If so, how will this be organized?

    Will we draft in pods? Will we have assigned seatings for Sealed? (I thought this was a major problem with the last one)

    When will we know exactly what set we are going to use for the tourney? How many packs does $20 pay for, with each set available to draft in Modified?

    Thank you for answering these questions.
  4. soslowpoke

    soslowpoke New Member

    1.) If we get enough players, yes. I am not going to run a multi age group tournament if we get a 2-3-8 or something like that in respects to age ratio.

    2.) No.

    3.) If we get a lot...yes.

    4.) You'll know what set we're using on the day of. (As I said, its what we can agree upon as players). As for individual prices, I do not know. I know that $20 will get 6 packs of any Nintendo Expansion. We could do a 10 pack Jungle sealed with 20 as well. Its whatever we have left and whatever people want. (Maybe a hodgepodge type thing?)
  5. soslowpoke

    soslowpoke New Member

    Oh and...


    I'm figuring in the ball park of about 12 or so for attendance, so we can get registration done in about 5 mins and start right after.
  6. soslowpoke

    soslowpoke New Member

    And some misconceptions about tomorrows tourney (lets get some things straight)-
    1.) This will be a Limited Event. Whether it is Draft or Sealed I'll leave up to you the players, it really makes no difference to me. We cannot have a Constructed Tournament just for the fact that if we changed it, it wouldn't get on the website with enough time for other people to see and build/bring a deck.
    2.) When I say I'll let you decide on what we do, I mean I'll find out what sets are available when I get there, and then I will give you OPTIONS on what to do. **As of now, the only thing I can guaranty you with are any combination of 6 of the following: R/S, Sandstorm, and Dragon, I know we have a lot of R/S and Sandstorm and I can see if we'll get it at a cheaper price, but thats unlikely. Alan (the owner) is not going to be there Saturday so it is really not my call of how much we get boosters for.**
    3.) Attendance: Noon is when I gather everyone up and say, "alright, here's what we can use- what would you like to do?" I never said I was going to walk in the door at 12 and start. I will already be there but I will be busy with other things. I'll then start collecting money and registration and then hopefully start drafting/deckbuilding by 12:30 or so.
    4.) Things are going to be hectic. There are going to be 6 TCG/Minatures games starting at 11, and 8 other additional games starting alongside Pokemon at noon. I am going to be running a Simpsons tournament alongside this at 1. We will be crunched for space. Chances are I'll be doing all the Reporter work myself (depends on how staffed we are).
    (a)If I am, I'll be sharing a computer with about 3 other games
    (b)If I'm not, whoever is will be doing 3 other games
    Delays from this are inevitable. I have never once prolonged the start of the next round for no apparent reason. Also, if there is an error in pairings/results, please don't have a fit/wet your pants over it- realize that things are really hectic and just come up and tell me.
    Please, keep in mind that whether or not I'm on the computer, most of what goes on is beyond my control. We may not even be able to have time to figure out costs and such for other sets and might be stuck with an EX mix.
    5.) We CANNOT run another tourney after this simply because we will not have any space to do so.

    Again, patience will be the key to the success of this tournament. This is the first time Pastimes is trying a convention (we're likely to have another one later in the year) I'm hoping for a semi good turnout for this event, and I'm hoping things can be run smoothly.

    Sorry for not making myself clear before, and sorry for making this sound a bit harsh...I dont really mean it to be (a certain someone thinks they can push me around and tell me how the tourneys supposed to be run)
  7. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    Are we gonna have a vote for wat edition we are gonna draft??? It would be cool if we could buy ourselfs boosters from R/S on and have a difffrent kind of deck from Sandstorm, R/S and Dragons.:D
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2004
  8. soslowpoke

    soslowpoke New Member

    We could do a mutant draft of sets R/S-Dragon if you all would like that.
  9. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    Ya that would be AWSOME!!!

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