Texas~State Championship

Discussion in 'State/Province/Territory Championships' started by Master Professor Birch, Jan 8, 2008.

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  1. Master Professor Birch

    Master Professor Birch Active Member

    ****Finally...Texas~State Championship****

    As the title reads, finally!!! MP Birch will be bringing you the "Texas~State Championship" at "Insanity Cards & Games" in Mesquite, Texas on March 8, 2008. Below are the details.

    Venue: "Insanity Cards & Games"
    6500 Northwest Drive, Suite #385
    Mesquite, Texas 75150
    Registration: 9:00am
    Start Time: 11:30am
    Admission: FREE

    Contact Information
    PTO: MP Birch / Richard Collinsworth
    Home Phone: (972) 442-5545
    Email: [email protected]

    "Pokémon TCG State/Province/Territory Championships FAQ"

    Information subject to change; last updated: 11/8/2007
    State/Province/Territory Championships
    What are the Pokémon TCG State/Province/Territory Championships?
    The Pokémon TCG State/Province/Territory Championships is a title event series where players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions compete to earn the title of Champion! These events will be held in various locations throughout the world during March, 2008. Results of the State/Province/Territory (S/P/T) Championships count toward your Premier Rating!

    Prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each of three age divisions (Junior, Senior, and Masters).

    Pokémon TCG S/P/T Championship events are operated by independent Pokémon Organized Play Premier Tournament Organizers.
    When are the Pokémon TCG State/Province/Territory Championships?

    North America: March 1st & March 8th
    International: March 1st through March 30th

    To find times and locations of State/Province/Territory events in your area, click here. Please contact the Tournament Organizer of individual events for additional details.
    What does it cost to attend?

    All Pokémon Organized Play Premier events in North America, other than those that use a Limited Format (such as Prereleases), are FREE! So, there is no admission fee for a State/Province/Territory Championship! Organizers may charge for side events run at these tournaments.
    What are the player eligibility requirements?

    * To participate in the event, you must be a player in good standing and abide by the Pokémon Tournament Rules and all other applicable event rules.
    * State, province, or territory residency is not a requirement to participate in the Pokémon TCG S/P/T Championships.
    * National residency is not required to participate in the Pokémon TCG S/P/T Championships; however, the travel allowance and Origins Pass are awarded to U.S. citizens only and will be passed to the first eligible finisher in the case that a non-resident wins the event.
    * Players who are found to be in violation of the rules of eligibility are subject to suspension from Pokémon Organized Play and to the loss of prizes, including, but not limited to, invitations and travel allowances.

    Review the Rules of Eligibility in our Tournament Rules document here.
    What is the tournament structure?

    The tournament is run using the Modified Format and Swiss pairings. See the Tournament Rules for additional information about the Modified and Swiss formats. The number of Swiss rounds run will depend on total attendance of the event.

    After Swiss rounds are complete, there will be a cut to single-elimination finals. The number of players to qualify for the finals will depend on the total attendance in each age division, with a maximum of 8 players playing off in any one division.

    S/P/T Championship events have a K-Value of 32. For more information on K-Value, Ratings, and Rankings, click here.
    What are the prizes?

    Prizes for North American events are listed below. For information on prizes at international events, please contact the Organizer of those specific events.

    Prizes are awarded to the top 8 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 S/P/T Championships promo card and a commemorative S/P/T Championships pin, while supplies last, all just for playing!
    The top 8 finishers in each of the three age divisions will receive the following prizes:

    1st Place

    * A Pokémon TCG S/P/T 1st Place trophy
    * A $300 travel allowance to participate in the Pokémon TCG National Championships. This allowance will be given on-site at the National Championships*
    * Full Show Pass to the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. residents only*
    * 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    2nd Place

    * A Pokémon TCG S/P/T 2nd Place trophy
    * Full Show Pass to the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. residents only*
    * 16 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    3rd Place

    * A Pokémon TCG S/P/T 3rd Place trophy
    * 8 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    4th Place

    * 8 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    5th through 8th Place

    * 4 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    * Players can win multiple travel allowances and Origins Passes. Travel allowances must be collected by the winner of record. Forms for claiming Origins Full-Show Passes must be completed by the winner, but may be assigned to anyone the winner chooses. Canadian and Mexican winners do not receive Origins admission Passes.
    How do I collect my travel allowance (1st place) and Origins Pass (1st and 2nd place)?
    Upon receiving your prize package at your State Championships, the Tournament Organizer will provide you with a packet. In this packet there will be a checklist, Origins Pre-Registration Form, and Player Fact Sheet. In order to qualify for the benefits, the checklist and Origins Pre-Registration Form must be postmarked by April 4th, 2008. If you would like to participate in our marketing efforts, we ask that you mail the Player Fact Sheet by April 4th, 2008.

    The Origins Pre-Registration Form must be mailed directly to Origins at the address provided on the form in order to secure your Full-Show Pass. Players who fail to return their Pre-Registration Form to Origins in time will lose the benefit of free admission to the convention. Please note, this year Origins will require parents/guardians and additional guests to purchase a $1.00 spectator pass to enter the event hall.

    The travel allowance will be given on Friday, June 28th, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. and for one hour after Swiss rounds on Saturday, June 29th, at the Pokémon TCG Tournament Headquarters in the TCG Hall. Photo ID of the player or the player’s parent/guardian will be required to collect your travel allowance.

    For those individuals who have already purchased a pass but who are eligible for a pass, you may contact GAMA directly to ask for a refund. This is your responsibility. GAMA has offered to waive the $20 administration fee.

    Other Information:

    * Your deck must comply with the Modified Format as outlined in the Pokémon Tournament Rules.
    * Bring your POP ID card, if you have one. If you don't have a POP ID, one will be given to you at the event.
    * Every qualified player must have an updated "My Pokémon Account" in order to be eligible for the Travel Award.
    * See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for more information about what to bring to an event.
    * To participate in the event, you must be a player in good standing and abide by the Pokémon Tournament Rules and all other applicable event rules.
    * Local residency is not a requirement to participate in the Pokémon TCG State Championships.
    * Players planning to attend the Pokémon TCG U.S. National Championships at Origins should consider booking accommodations early. Origins is a very popular event, and the hotels nearest the Convention Center fill up quickly. A list of hotels near the Convention Center, as well as other helpful information, can be found at www.originsgames.com.
    * See the Legal Notices for certain eligibility requirements and other information.

    What happens after the tournament?

    After the tournament ends, the Tournament Organizer will submit the tournament results to Pokémon USA, Inc., which sanctions the tournaments and will determine player rankings using the ELO rating system.

    (This is the website address for this information: http://www.go-pokemon.com/op/premierevents/championshipseries/spt/info/07-08/answers.html )

    If you have any questions, please ask here on this tread or use my "contact information" to receive answers. Oh yes, sometimes I don't all of the answers, but i will get them for you. If you are asking to borrow cards for this event from me, the answer is "NO"!!!

    Enjoy and we are looking forward to this exciting event. I will add our judges later.

    :pokeball: Master Professor Birch :pokeball:
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2008
  2. MrMeches

    MrMeches New Member

    Yes!!!!! It Has Arrived!!!!!
  3. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    So for quite sometime I was lost for where to put my post-season "who's who?" commentary, so I guess I'll put it here!

    ~~~SOUTHERN PLAINS COMMENTARY (Part II: city championship success stories)~~~

    #1: Adam Garcia (TX, Houston area). Despite a weaker season finish, his early season, with a second, followed by four firsts in a row, should be paid attention to. His success with Absol/Gallade helped make it a standard in the area metagame.

    #2: Clay Carney (TX, Glen Rose). Bar one or two outliers, Clay's City Championship season was ridiculous, with three firsts, as well as other solid records (3-1 miss and 5-1 miss come to mind). His success also came at the hands of Gallade, but as he proved this past weekend, he can also be successful with other experiments (Magmortar =D).

    #3: Jordan Dupuis (OK, Norman). Well gee, when you're winning 3 out of 4 tournies you play in, that has to be a good sign! While he didn't dominate like Adam in any of his wins, or get a chance to prove himself over and over again, like Clay, he showed that he's still a top tier player in the area.

    #4: Jorel (TX, Denton). Jorel definitely gets a spot on the list for not only winning all three cities he played in, but by defining the early season with his successful Honchkrow/Absol list, dubbed infamously as "Darkwing Duck." Despite this 3/3 success, however, I had to put him below the others due to A: making cut with a 3-2 record, subsequently winning, and B: Tom Bean not being worth many beans in an analysis poll.

    #5: Kettlero Brothers (TX, College Station and Denton). No brother duo in Texas, or anywhere for that matter, might be as strong as Johnny and Billy Kettler. I am a well-known player with plenty of success stories, and my brother is one of the newest powerhouses in the area. While we really didn't "win" that much, we were always (ALWAYS) seen and heard at every event, with...

    1 first place
    2 second places
    6 3rd/4th's

    It's a shame we couldn't rack up even more points and packs, but hey, that's why we have States!

    Other notable successes (although certainly not the only two...I can think of MANY successful players this season!)...

    -Danny Fish (invented the Fish engine, and then proceeded to get three top four apperances with it).
    -Will Berry (not nearly as dominating as he was during Battle Roads, but still a threat, top cutting all but one of his events. A late season stall-out against Gardelade, however, doomed him).
  4. pokemaniac93

    pokemaniac93 New Member

    what does it mean by good standing? By the way, Professor Birch, i am Milan.
  5. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    Ok heres my Season in a Nutshell

    Battle Roads:
    1st Place Finishes: 2
    2nd Place Finishes: 0
    3rd Place Finishes: 3
    4th Place Finishes: 0
    Missed Cuts: 0
    No Shows: 1
    Total: 6 BR's

    City Championships:
    1st Place Finishes: 3
    2nd Place Finishes: 1
    3rd Place Finishes: 3
    4th Place Finishes: 0
    Missed Cuts: 2 (3-1 & 5-1)
    No-Show: 2
    Total: 11 CC's

    Decks Played:
    Empoleon/Raichu d
    Empleon/Blissey (2 BR Wins)
    GardyTecH (1 CC Win)
    GAG (1 CC Win)
    Magmortar/Blissey/Sableye (1 CC Win)
  6. empoleonperson

    empoleonperson Active Member

    awsome btw when is the ge prelease for mesquite
  7. Master Professor Birch

    Master Professor Birch Active Member


    Not being suspended.

  8. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    Be prepared to see a group of Sherman people!
  9. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    Yay! :biggrin:

    Well see peeps from the Following Locals:

    San Antonio
    DFW (Of Course)
  10. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Didn't you use Rhyperior at Mesquite's BR, bro?
  11. MrMeches

    MrMeches New Member

    With one Win at Garland CC!

    Thanks for the kudos there JK!! Indeed we have some of the most difficult competition in the US, and States will show that for sure!! Prepare for the NEW Meta!!

    ~Prof. Fish~
  12. Rashad

    Rashad New Member

    Hey Cyrus you forgot DJ just joking hope to see everybody there for some good spirited fun know i'll be there.

    So be there or be square!!!
  13. Master Professor Birch

    Master Professor Birch Active Member


    MP Birch has received some "PMs" about judging the "Texas~State Championship". If you are planning to attend this event and you are wanting to judge, please "PM" MP Birch. This way I can fill my judging posts asap. Thanks in advance to those that will help out this event with their judging skills.

    Master Professor Birch
  14. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    I have plans on going if I can find a ride.
  15. Im' guessing you might need a few extra Judges with about 140 plus people playing?
  16. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    What about the Format Breaking SD? :thumb: (And yes, it has already taken into account GE cards :biggrin:)

    I dont think so...I know I used it for sure during the BRs before Worlds...at Mesquite...

    Ill have to go back and lookat my notes.:smile:
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2008
  17. Absoltrainer

    Absoltrainer Active Member

    does this mean Regionals will be in Houston?
  18. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Texas is so much more competitive these days, it's beautiful.

    Come States and Regionals, I welcome all foreign invaders. Let's see you kids from the East or the West come and take my title! :thumb:
  19. Master Professor Birch

    Master Professor Birch Active Member


    It looks that way!!! :eek::eek:

    MP Birch

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

    Does MP Birch have any judges from the other areas of Texas that might want to judge??? (Mike & Jose) :thumb::thumb:

    MP Birch
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2008
  20. SeiferA

    SeiferA New Member

    I'd like to go, but... yeah, I'd like to find a ride up there first, if possible. 'Course, unless my deck gets better overnight, I'm not counting on my chances there. But I'd like to go for the trip and for the fun of it anyway. I'll let you know by PM if I go, Birch.

    ... btw, is it true what I read that you were here in San Antonio this past Saturday?

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