San Jose (Northern California) Regionals!!!

Discussion in 'Regional Championships' started by ToysRUsKid, Mar 23, 2008.

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  1. ToysRUsKid

    ToysRUsKid Active Member


    Game Kastle
    1350 Coleman Ave
    Santa Clara, CA, 95050

    Saturday, April 12th, 2008

    9:00 AM (registration and deck checks) 10:30 AM (play begins)

    Three Age Divisions:

    Junior / Senior / Master

    Modified Constructed Deck (bring your own deck)
    Age Modified Swiss (all players play in every round)


    We will take lunch and dinner breaks at convenient stopping points during the tournament

    Prizes awarded in each age division!

    Prizes are awarded to the top 16 players in each age division.

    The divisions are:

    Junior Division: Born in 1997 or later

    Senior Division: Born in 1993, 1994, 1995, or 1996

    Masters Division: Born in 1992 or earlier

    Participants will receive a Pokémon TCG Regional Championships promo card and a commemorative Regional Championships pin, while supplies last, all just for playing!

    1st Place

    * A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place Trophy
    * A Travel Award for the winner (including a parent or legal guardian for players under 18), U.S. residents only, to the 2008 U.S. National Championships at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio! (Visit for more information)*
    * A scholarship award worth $1500 (Click here for scholarship details and restrictions).
    * Full Show Pass to the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. residents only *
    * A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    * Other cool Pokémon merchandise

    2nd Place

    * A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 2nd Place Trophy
    * Full Show Pass to the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. residents only *
    * A scholarship award worth $1000 (Click here for scholarship details and restrictions).
    * A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    3rd and 4th Place

    * A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place trophy
    * A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    5th Place through 8th Place

    * A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    9th through 16th Place

    * A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions


    Door Prizes!11

    Super Smash Bros Brawl for the NINTENDO WIIIIIIII!
    Juniors ONLY Raffle (back by popular demand)
  2. emoboy666

    emoboy666 New Member

    cool is anyone from sac going?
  3. PloKoon

    PloKoon New Member

    i'm from san Joaquin Valley, anyone here from there? probably not... Anyways, anyone have aim or msn that's going to this? Really wanna chat with others going(want people to hang out with).
  4. emoboy666

    emoboy666 New Member

    if anyone from sacramento is going pm me.
  5. Taylor45

    Taylor45 New Member

    im goin - im from el dorado hills
    almost sacramento
  6. Epyon0015

    Epyon0015 New Member

    Ive cut back on going to Tourney due to gas so its a maybe
  7. Taylor45

    Taylor45 New Member

    i know what you mean thats why i'm takin amtrak
  8. Pika Pants

    Pika Pants New Member

    I'm going as well hopefully.
  9. ToysRUsKid

    ToysRUsKid Active Member

    lol. almost here =)
  10. goldedda

    goldedda New Member

    whatz do you mean with door prices????
  11. Epyon0015

    Epyon0015 New Member

    Random people will be drawn out between Rounds and win Random Prizes (Precons, Packs and others)
  12. Tadreth

    Tadreth New Member

    I don't feel like coming to this one.
  13. Epyon0015

    Epyon0015 New Member

    Might be with you on that
  14. Charizard_Breeder

    Charizard_Breeder New Member

    good luck to all that are playing !!! would've headed up North, but POP scheduled Nor Cal and So Cal same day - *tear*

    had fun last year and made TOP 8...oh well, next year maybe, who knows???!!!



    Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added:


    say it aint so...2 TEAM LA members invade NOR CAL??? say whaaaaaaaaaaaa???
    hope ya'll had a blast...check ya laters.......

    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  15. PokeDad

    PokeDad Forum Moderator

    Yesterday, my son Charlie and I drove down to Santa Clara, CA for the Nor Cal Regionals; Charlie played in the Junior's division, and I helped at the tournament as a judge for Masters.

    Charlie wasn't feeling his best, but he picked up energy when Lianne presented him with a chimchar TFG figure, and a constant flow of liguids kept him able to play. Lianne gave Charlie his Pokemon nickname, chimCharlie last year at Nationals when the resemblance between chimchar and Charlie was noted. Charlie played with a deck that didn't run great in Oregon at States, but definitely ran better at this Regional. Charlie went 4-1in swiss, losing only to Jason Chin (Charlie has never taken a game from Jason in a tournament, one day he will quietly celebrate as if he won Worlds, but that day still waits), and made the T8 cut at #3. In T8, Charlie won his first game, but lost his T4 game, finishing 3rd overall in Juniors. Charlie was very happy with his trophy. Thanks to Chris and Chad who helped Charlie with his deck.

    I am grateful to be able to help out as a judge. I think Susan does an amazing job as a PTO, and I am thrilled to work for her and with such great co-staff. Kim Cary was the Head Judge, and he headed up a great group of judges. I was blessed through most of the day with no caution worthy play, which makes my day easier and more fun. I hope everyone who played feels good about the fairness and correctness of the day's judging generally, and my rulings specically. Sorry if I missed anything, or blew a call.

    Between Swiss and Top Cut play, the staff got a little break, and Susan had a staff raffle drawing. I had no idea there was one, but was lucky and won a super cool back pack (which Charlie has already decided he will be wearing to school tomorrow) and gift card for Geme Kastle (be sure to stop in when in San Jose for a large selection of Pokemon items).

    Charlie and I can't thank everyone enough for a great day of Pokemon; from our friends from Santa Clara's Team Invasion to friends made from all over California, from competitors in the Junior division to their parents I judged in the Masters division, from the people who buy the cards and play the game to the people of POP/PUI who oversee the tournament season and support the players with such overwhelming generosity.

    In addition to thanking everyone, I wanted to say that the variety in decks played yesterday was a nice surprise. I expected to see either GG or Fire Truk/Mag/Blaze decks; but there were a large number of intersting varients, thoughtful techs, and fun rogue decks played yesterday. I look forward to the upcoming pre-releases, the new set, Nationals, and lots of new decks.
  16. Poor Trainer

    Poor Trainer New Member

    You did a great job John! Especially with that look you gave me before the first round started, pumped me up for the rest of the tournament.:wink:

    I played both TEAM LA members... and lost, but still had an awesome time playing (can't wait till next time).

    I was really happy with seeing more people from the Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto/Central Valley area coming down to all of these tournaments nowadays. We have to represent!

    Also, gas price hate!:mad:
  17. kirbypopstarhero

    kirbypopstarhero New Member

    great tourney

    was lots of fun, met alot of new ppl. play enviroment diff from socal since lots of diff decks.

    congrats to my friend joel , getting 2nd.

    maybe ill drop by in the future again.
  18. lookinforwailordex

    lookinforwailordex New Member

    great tourny so cal took 4 of spots in the top 16 me marshtomp joel and aaron baldwin grats to the winner
  19. kirbypopstarhero

    kirbypopstarhero New Member

    sad, forgot me :frown:
  20. Lex Luthor

    Lex Luthor New Member

    I bet winning first place in seniors made you glad you came, eh?? Congrats and good job, I'm glad you decided to come, it wouldn't have been right with out you.

    And John, you did a great job, I'm always glad to see you at our events and even better when you get to judge!! Congrats to Charlie!!

    And Ivan made a great addition to our judge team this year, he came down with Kim. And Dale was another new addition this year that I was glad to have!! Thanks guys!

    It sounds like all you guys had a good time and I'm glad. I was a bit scared for a bit there tho. I ordered for 120 players and set up for 120 players and we got 118. I was wondering where we were going to put people if more showed up so I would say it worked out perfectly!!
    See you guys at another event!!
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008

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