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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


136 South San Gabriel BLVD
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Projected Schedule

Subject to change without notice


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


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
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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December 12, 2014

Alpha Video Game Premiere Challenge Prizing Post

Prizes: per number in each age group

1-4 players: 1st $10 gift card + Small Plushie or Keychain

8+ players: 1st $20 gift card +  Small Plushie or Keychain, 2nd $10 gift card

16+ players: 1st $30 gift card +  Small Plushie or Keychain, 2nd $20 gift card + Small Plushie or Keychain , 3rd-4th $10 gift card

32+ players: 1st $50 gift card +  Large Plushie or Worlds Item, 2nd $30 gift card + Small Plushie or Keychain , 3rd-4th $10 gift card + Small Plushie or Keychain, 5-8 $10 gift card

Premier Challenges Points

Play! Points: 2
Best Finish Limit: 5

Championship Points

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 2 128

San Gabriel TCG City Championship and VG Premiere Challenge – Dec 27, 2014

At MTG Deals – two events in the same location!

Saturday December 27, 2014
MTG Deals
136 South San Gabriel BLVD San Gabriel, CA 91776
10am TCG City Championship Check-in
1pm VG Premiere Challenge Check-in

Trading Card Game City Championship


  • Registration: ONLINE right til check-in ends.
  • Check-in: requires completed list 10-10:45am
  • Deck List: download or customize online.
  • Retrieve (or obtain) your Player ID now!
  • JR/SR Free; Masters $10 or 200 Bulk
  • Join our Facebook event page
  • Read our registration info post!!!
  • Read our CC prizing post
  • New: EON Ticket Street Pass!
  • New:  “Play for a Pack” in last round!
  • New: Winner of all 8+ person divisions gets free VIP pack admission to February Regional Championship!

This is a “standard format” event. Single game swiss rounds with up to top 8 best “2 of 3″ 50 minute single elimination round, depending on attendance in your division. Registration is online only. You can borrow a smartphone from a friend to register at the venue, but do it in advance.

Your legal sleeves (solid color or Pokemon issued), if used, must be unmarked, of course.

Advice: Don’t play with old sleeves; wear becomes marks. Attend to your hygiene; you will be sitting next to other people in person. Do not plan to bring more trades than you can keep under your chair; keep track of your stuff. Also, fill out your deck list in advance; neatly made changes are permitted on site. Vending must be OK’d with organizer by Dec. 6 in writing.

Masters we add a box to prizing and you “Play for a Pack”:

  1. Play out the last round (no pack to intentional draws nor concessions before time)
  2. Winner takes the Phantom Forces pack.
  3. No winner? Player that took the most prizes wins the pack.
  4. Tied on prizes? Player that won the flip takes the pack.

Masters Admission Payment

Required to be complete before end of check-in. One of the following:

  • $10 cash ($1 convenience fee for credit)
  • 200 clean, unmarked un/common Pokemon cards any set (no trainers or energy).

Video Game Premiere Challenge Alpha


  • Registration: ONLINE right til check-in ends.
  • Check-in: requires completed list 1-1:45pm.
  • Event starts after all required checks complete.
  • Admission $10 cash or 200 bulk – all divisions ($1 convenience fee for credit).
  • Read the format and check the legal PKMN list.

“EON Ticket” Street Pass

The organizer’s 3DS will be handing out an EON Ticket code to your Omega Ruby and/or Alpha Sapphire game via the “BuzzNav” Street Pass feature. Bring your game and grab the ticket.


See our prizing post for pictures and details. Prizes include:

  • Worlds 2014 store plushes
  • e-Shop and/or Amazon gift cards in proportion to attendance
  • New: Winner of all 8+ person divisions gets free VIP pack admission to February Regional Championship

Everyone attending will receive 2 Play! Points

Championship Points

Best Finish Limit: You 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 2 128