Seattle Sandstorm PreRelease Tourny

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  1. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

    Hello all.....

    Guess who was acceptd by Nintendo as a Premiere TO....... :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol:


    More specific details in the next couple days....

    Preliminary info....

    Federal Way WOTC Store at Sea Tac Mall
    Saturday Sept 13, 2003

    More to come later.... I need to finalize details with the WOTC store manager..................
  2. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Yes Yes Yes Yes :D :D :clap: :thumb: :thumb:
    Thank You Pokeplayer!
    You can definitely expect myself & most likely ShadowofTyranitar. I'll see if anyone else at Northgate might get a chance to get away.
    I feel like dancing but I still have homework :lol:
  3. Magmar2000

    Magmar2000 New Member


    That is great! :thumb:

    I'll most likely be there - and I'll let other players in the Puyallup area know!

    I can't wait. :D
  4. ShadowOfTyranitar

    ShadowOfTyranitar New Member


    I will definately be there. Maybe this will make up for us not getting an R/S TCG/GBA challenge.
  5. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

    Seattle SandStorm Pre-Release Pokemon Tournament Information

    Saturday September 13, 2003

    Registration Starts: 10:00 am
    Tourny Starts: approx 11:00 -11:30 am
    Tourny Cost: $20 (cash only)

    Wizards of the Coast Store
    1819 S Sea Tac Mall
    Federal Way, Wash 98003

    (the Intersection of Hwy 99 and S 320 St in Federal Way)
    (Exit 143 off Interstate 5)

    The tournament will be held in the retail space accross from the WOTC store.

    The tourament format and prizes awarded are desribed at the Pokemon website and summarized below.

    You will construct a 40 card deck from 6 booster packs of the new EX Sandstormset and compete against other Pokémon Trainers for great EX Sandstorm prizes.

    You will have 30 minutes to construct your deck. I will have deck list sheets for you to fill out. There will be four rounds of Swiss competition.

    Each round will be sealed deck, using age-modified swiss pairings.

    Players will set out four prizes per round in stead of six. Each round is 30 minutes long.

    Players receive 3 points for each win, 1 point for each draw, and 0 points for a loss.

    Everyone who attends a Pokemon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm Prerelease tournament will receive a cool promo card to mark the release of the Pokemon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm set!

    Prizes will be awarded to the top eight finishers in each of the three age brackets, 10 under, 11-14 and 15 & older; with the winner from each bracket receiving a full box of Pokemon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm booster packs!

    After the four rounds of Swiss competition, prizes are awarded to the Top 8 in each age group.

    The prize schedule is listed below. Remember, were awarding these prizes to each age group!

    1st Place
    1 Box of Pokémon-e TCG: Ex Sandstorm Booster Packs

    2nd Place
    18 Pokémon-e TCG: Ex Sandstorm Booster Packs

    3rd Place
    9 Pokémon-e TCG: Ex Sandstorm Booster Packs

    4th Place
    9 Pokémon-e TCG: Ex Sandstorm Booster Packs

    5-8th Place
    4 Pokémon-e TCG: Ex Sandstorm Booster Packs
  6. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan New Member

    wow I already made top 8 already! =D thank you age brackets!

    In all seriousness Ill judge prolly
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2003
  7. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

    Hello all.....

    I forgot to add, There will be some random prizes given away from out of my Pokemon Stock....
  8. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

  9. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

    Hello all.......

    To help with the hype of the event I did a little traveling today to the local WOTC stores in the Seattle area to drop off fliers... Hope you locals can drop by your local WOTC Store for a flyer........

    Hope to see you there.
  10. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Hey Pokeplayer,
    What are gonna be your rulings about Rare Candy, Wally's something & the different Marrils. Just curious :D
  11. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan New Member

    Being one of the judges I would say this

    Marrils: Play as written

    For wallys training and rare candy I would have to go with jimmers ruling on

    "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 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.
  12. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

    Time to reveal some of the other goodies the TO will hand out at his own discretion......

    Some early theme decks
    Last year League pins?
    Assorted foils, promos, etc.
  13. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

    Here is a brief report for the Seattle Sandstorm Pre Release

    I set up around 10:00 am...My computer is heavy..

    When I started to register players, I noticed that I did not have
    the Pre release cards in the Sandstorm Kit....So I decided to use the
    promo cards from the League kits instead..

    I had registered about 10 persons when the WOTC store got
    a delivery of the Pre Release Cards.... So I was able to give them out.
    Each player was given two prerelease cards.

    Registration ended at 11:30 and The Head Judge explained the new
    rules to all the players. Players constructed their decks and filled out there
    deck lists............

    Here is the tournament summary report.....

    Tournament Summary for Sandstorm Prerelease

    Tournament Staff:
    Head Judge Kissel Joey
    Organizer Kamm, Terry
    Judge Canfield Levi

    Number of rounds completed: 5

    The winners in each age group
    Name Points Win %

    Winner 15+ Fong, Gordon 13 65.3333
    Winner 11-14 Johnston, Paul 13 61.3333
    Winner 10 & less Fong, Brendon 9 65.3333


    Round 4: 36 N, Tyler
    Round 5: 11 Call, Katherine


    After round 3: 6 Weier, Ryan



    Player Summary:

    Enrolled 37
    Deleted 1
    Drop-outs/Removed/Cut 1
    Played the last round 35

    Tournament Log:

    Tournament opened 9/13/2003 10:10:38 AM
    Pairing of round 1 completed 9/13/2003 12:17:23 PM
    Pairing of round 2 completed 9/13/2003 12:56:06 PM
    Pairing of round 3 completed 9/13/2003 1:33:02 PM
    Pairing of round 4 completed 9/13/2003 2:34:37 PM
    Pairing of round 5 completed 9/13/2003 3:08:42 PM
    Tournament closed 9/13/2003 4:10:07 PM

    See ya around.......

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