Premiere VideoGame Challenges San Gabriel & Chatsworth May 16-17 2015

Video Game Premiere Challenge Omega

Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire

Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire

  • Registration is exclusively online:
  • Live Registration LInks:
    1. Saturday @ San Gabriel
    2. Sunday @ Chatsworth
  • Check-in: requires completed team list.
  • Event starts after all required checks complete.
  • Admission $10 cash or 200 bulk – all divisions. No credit cards.
  • Read the Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire format restrictions and download a team list.
  • If you need or forgot your Player ID read this, or we’ll give you a new one on site.

You can only register online. If you haven’t done it before you get to the event, plan to borrow a friend’s phone to complete registration. You also need a completed and accurate team list before the end of check in.

Team List

When you turn in your Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire team list you are saying, “Yes, this is the team that I will be using today. I will not change this team, and all members are legal for use in today’s competition.” If you prefer to write out your team list on site, please arrive at the start of check-in and plan to spend the time needed to fill it out legibly and accurately. Team lists may not be available in the venue until the start of check-in, so you may want to download and print in advance.

Update Your Game

Nintendo has issued two updates this year (4/1 & 4/22) for the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. Please see the official How To Update page and update your game before you come to the venue. WiFi will not be available in Chatsworth and may be available for a charge in San Gabriel.

TWO Events

MTG Deals
3PM Check-in Start
3:45PM Check-in End
Saturday May 16
136 South San Gabriel BLVD, San Gabriel, CA 91776

All Ways Gaming
2PM Check-in Start
2:45PM Check in End
Sunday May 17
21032 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth CA 91311

Prizes

Door prizes:  Plush,  Game Cases, Video Game Red/Blue-to-XY poster and other random Video Game related items!

Challenge Prizes for age divisions with more than 32 players (bring your friends!):

  • 1st $50 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
  • 2nd $30 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
  • 3rd-4th $20 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
  • 5th-8th $10 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)

Challenge Prizes for age divisions with more than 8 players – bring your friends!
(prizes vary by whether attendance provides T2, T4 or T8 cut):

  • T2 Cut
    • 1st $25 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
    • 2nd $15 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
  • T4 Cut
    • 1st $25 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
    • 2nd $15 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
    • 3rd/4th Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
  • T8 Cut
    • 1st $25 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
    • 2nd $15 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
    • 3rd/4th $10 gift card + Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)
    • 5th-8th Cap or Plushie (while plush supplies last)

Everyone attending will receive 2 Play! Points

Championship Points

Best Finish Limit: Your best finish in up to 5 Premiere Challenge Events may be used toward your championship point total.

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 40 0
2 32 0
3–4 26 0
5–8 20 16
9–12 14 32
13–16 8 32
17–32 4 64
33–64 2
Roaring Skies Espansion

Roaring Skies Prereleases

More Packs

Get more packs at our events! In addition to the standard Prerelease – play 3 rounds with 6 packs of the new set, get 2 more packs when you return your borrowed energy for a total of 8 packs with your admission – we have more ways for you to get packs!

  • Random Goodness. Every round we give away 3 packs of the new set!
  • Trade your Code Cards. Give us 8 code cards from the new set and get a pack from a recent set! You really should be playing PTCGO, but if you don’t we’ll make the trade.
  • Support the store Raffle. Save your receipts from purchases during the event; print your name on the back and give them to our scorekeeper; for every $5 you personally spend with the store and document with a receipt, you get an entry in a raffle to win 6 packs of a recent set! Drawing at start of round 3.

If you prefer online registration and guaranteed ticket for the events, goto secondcitygym.eventbrite.com.

Event Listing

Sat Apr 25 1pm – Comic Cult, Torrance
1047 W. Carson St. Torrance, CA 90502

Sat Apr 25 6pm – MTG Deals, San Gabriel
136 South San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Sun Apr 26 1pm – All Ways Gaming, Chatsworth
21032 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

(New Date Announced 4/19/15): Sun May 3 1pm – Seth’s Games & Anime, Ventura
2379 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003

How to Participate

  1. Register at the venue for your event within 30 minutes after the listed start time (pay $30).
  2. We give you 6 packs (and loan you energy) to play 3 rounds.
  3. Return the energy and collect 2 more packs!

About Roaring Skiesxy6_symbol_38x38

Over 100 new cards, including 4 new Mega Evolution Pokémon and 7 other new Pokémon-EX. Diving from the edge of space, Mega Rayquaza-EX makes its magnificent debut while Mega Latios-EX and a horde of Dragon-type Pokémon bellow their challenge. High-flying superstars such as Deoxys, Dragonite, Zekrom, Hydreigon-EX, and Thundurus-EX call you to battle higher, faster, stronger. And with all-new boosts like Mega Turbo and Double Dragon Energy cards, the sky’s the limit in the XY—Roaring Skies expansion!

The XY—Roaring Skies expansion includes:

  • Over 100 new cards to collect and play
  • 11 new Pokémon-EX, including 4 new Mega Evolution Pokémon, and 9 new full-art rare Ultra Pokémon-EX cards
  • 17 Trainer cards, including two rare Ultra cards, and a new Special Energy card add new depth and tactics to Pokémon TCG
  • Two new theme decks designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG
  • Code cards in theme decks and booster packs that unlock virtual cards from the XY—Roaring Skies expansion for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
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California Pokémon TCG State Championship March 21-22 2015

“Let me sum up” – to have fun playing Pokémon TCG all day:

  1. All players must register online on their own computer or device.
  2. Registered players must check in with staff using their PlayerID at the venue.
  3. Masters must pay in bulk or cash on site, before check-in.
  4. Deck lists collected from all players at 9AM player meeting.

Details below!

Time and Date

Saturday March 21

TCG Championship

  • 8:00am-8:45am check in
  • Swiss Rounds 9:15 am – 9:30 pm
  • All divisions qualifying for Top 8 will play Top 8 on Sunday at noon
  • Divisions that only qualify for Top 2 or Top 4 will play Saturday.
  • All Divisions – Play for a State Championship Dice Round 3
  • MA Division – If we have a Round 9, play for a pack!

Side Events Start Rounds (see below for prizing details)

  • Round 3 – Play for a Mega Gardevoir mat (1st), hat or deckbox (2nd) or other prizes (T4)
  • Round 6 – League Challenge for points and other mats begins  (limit 64 total players)

Sunday March 22

  • Top 8 for all qualifying divisions (noon)
  • Streamed online

Location

MTGDEALS
136 South San Gabriel BLVD
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Projected Schedule

Subject to change without notice

Saturday

7:00 AM Staff in hall
8:00 AM Doors Open – Check-in
8:45 AM Rosters & Player Meeting
9:15 AM Round 1
10:30 AM Round 2
11:45 AM Round 3 – Play for a Dice
12:45 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Round 4 – Side Events Begin
2:45 PM Round 5
4:00 PM Round 6 – League Challenge
5:15 PM Round 7 – Buy Yourself A Snack
6:45 PM Round 8
8:00 PM Round 9 – MA Play for a Pack
9:15 PM Swiss Rounds Conclude

Sunday

All divisions requiring Top 8 report at noon – play begins after deck fixes at 12:30pm

How To Participate

  1. Find your Player ID or get one online.
  2. Register online – now or on a friend’s phone at the event. Only then can you check-in.
  3. Create a 60 card standard format deck – with no marks on cards or sleeves (if used).
  4. Legibly fill out a deck list – make sure it is accurate and complete.
  5. Give your Player ID to the check-in team between 8:00am & 8:45am 3/21/15.
  6. Masters purchase your wristband with bulk Pokémon Cards or $15 cash.
  7. Bring your deck list (and for Masters, wear your wristband) and sit at your posted roster number in the player meeting.

For California State Championship, Masters don’t have to pay $15 in cash. We have bulk Pokémon Card payment options! Here are your choices:

  • 300 commons/uncommons (no trainers) -or-
  • 250 reverse commons/uncommons (no trainers) -or-
  • 150 rares/foil rares -or-
  • 100 Holo rares

Trading Card Championship Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon SPC promo card (while supplies last) just for playing! Top finishers will receive Championship Points as detailed on the 2015 Championship Points chart.

The winner of each division will receive a first-round bye at the US or Canadian National Championships.

The top 4 finishers in each division will receive a Pokémon TCG State/Province Championships trophy, Pokémon character cap and deck box.

The top 8 finishers in the Junior and Senior Divisions will receive booster packs from the most current Pokémon TCG expansion as follows:

1st & 2nd: 36 boosters
3rd & 4th: 18 boosters
5th–8th: 9 boosters

The top16 finishers in the Masters Division will receive booster packs from the most current Pokémon TCG expansion as follows:

1st & 2nd: 108 boosters
3rd & 4th: 36 boosters
5th–8th: 18 boosters
9th–16th: 9 boosters

The top 8 (or 16) finishers in the Masters Division will receive gift cards from the organizer in the following amounts:

CA TCG States MA Gift Cards

FinishUp to 226 MastersMore than 226 Masters
First$180$200
Second$120$150
Top 4$90$100
Top 8$30$50
Top 16--$25
California State Pokémon TCG Championship is a 1 day event (T8 on Sunday) however, break the 226 barrier in Masters and extend gift card prizing down to Top 16!

Side Events

8 Person Play for a Mega Gardevoir Mat

Standard Format, single elimination, deck list required – everyone who wins a game gets a prize!

  • 1st Mega Gardevoir Mat – the only way to get this mat!
  • 2nd Cap or Deck Box
  • 3rd/4th – pull from prize box (Pack, Play! Pokémon Energy or EX)
  • $5 these start round 4 every time we get 8 players to sign up and run til we’re out of prizes

League Challenge

  • Championship Points
  • Special Winner Promos for T4 in each division
  • Random awesome play mats at least for Top 8 in divisions of 16 or more
  • Starts in round 6
  • $5 – limit 64 players total

Raffle Prizes

  • 1 – Worlds 2013 play mat!
  • 4 – Three play mat prize packs (3 different mats from among Scrafty, XY, 2nd City Gym Earthquake, Groudon/Kyogre)!
  • 2 – Eevee Charm and Mewtwo Tumbler or Fennekin Hat prize packs!
  • 1 – Box of Primal Clash
  • 3 – Running Pikachu Plush
  • 4 – Three deck box prize packs!
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Primal Clash Prereleases

More Packs

Get more packs at our events! In addition to the standard Prerelease – play 3 rounds with 6 packs of Primal Clash, get 2 more packs of Primal Clash when you return your borrowed energy – we have more ways to get packs!

  • Random Goodness. Every round we give away 3 packs of Primal Clash!
  • Trade your Code Cards. Give us 8 Primal Clash code cards and get a Phantom Forces pack! You really should be playing PTCGO, but if you don’t make the trade.
  • Support the store Raffle. Save your receipts from purchases during the event; print your name on the back and give them to our scorekeeper; for every $5 you personally spend with the store and document with a receipt, you get an entry in a raffle to win 6 packs of Phantom Forces! Drawing at start of round 3.

Event Listing

Sat Jan 24 1pm – Comic Cult, Torrance
1047 W. Carson St. Torrance, CA 90502

Sat Jan 24 6pm – MTG Deals, San Gabriel
136 South San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Sun Jan 25 1pm – All Ways Gaming, Chatsworth
21032 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Fri Jan 30 6pm – Seth’s Games & Anime, Ventura
2379 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003

How to Participate

  1. Register at the venue for your event within 30 minutes after the listed start time (pay $30).
  2. We give you 6 packs (and loan you energy) to play 3 rounds.
  3. Return the energy and collect 2 more packs!

If you prefer online registration for the first weekend events, see secondcitygym.eventbrite.com. There is no online registration for the Ventura event.

Southern California Pokemon Regional Championship & Expo 2015

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Welcome to our all-in-one informational post for this grand championship and expo. Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to be notified as we update this information.

What’s different this year? New location, new event team, more prizes and side events and we’ve added a community expo for Sunday. You must register online for championships. Read on to find out more…

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