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…

Who Should Attend?

Trading Card Championship Players

  • Play in a big event! You will play an estimated average of 10 games of Pokémon! More for Masters division players. We’re expecting 40 Juniors, 60 Seniors and 250 Masters.
  • Side events! These begin round 5 on Saturday and round 2 Sunday! You can even pick up championship points in our League Challenge on Sunday.
  • Many chances to win. Door Prizes abound; see our door prize page. Masters, no matter how well you’re doing (or not), you get a chance to play for a pack in the last round.

Video Game Championship Players

  • Play in a big event! Last SoCal regional had over 600 players. We promise Saturday swiss rounds will finish in the early evening at latest this year!
  • Side events! You can pick up championship points in our Premiere Challenge on Sunday. Many chances to win. Door Prizes abound; see our door prize page.

Parents and rides

  • There is a set of booths and tables for you over in one corner of our huge venue. You can relax there. Venue WiFi is limited, so please bring something self contained to do.
  • You will need a wristband, so please come through the registration with your player. Each championship player can get up to 3 wrist bands (1 for the driver and 2 for immediate family).
  • You’re welcome to sign up for side events.

Pokémon Fans – Come to the Community Expo on Sunday

  • Big fan? Watch championship finals matches on the big screen.
  • Learn to play? Participate in Video Game and Trading Card Game demos.
  • Love the monsters? Draw them in our creative center!
  • Know how to play? Get the flavor of Pokemon competition by playing in side events.
  • Are you a collector? Visit our vendors and trade with our players.

What Does It Cost?

Admission – All persons need a wristband to enter the hall

Everyone needs a wristband to enter the hall. Once you get it, keep it on!

How can you get a wristband? There are 5 types of admission to our event!

  1. Trading Card Championship MastersRegister online.
    Wristbands $20 at the ticket booth – (includes any constructed TCG or VG side event). Also, see Bulk below.
  2. Trading Card Championship Junior / SeniorRegister online. Wristbands FREE at check-in.
  3. Video Game Championship PlayerRegister online. Wristbands FREE at check-in.
  4. Parent or Ride – No online registration. Limit 1 driver & 2 immediate family. Come through the check-in line with your player, and to get your wristband.
  5. Community Expo – Sunday only. No online registration. Wristbands $5 at the ticket booth.

Bulk Pokemon Cards as Master’s TCG Championship Admission

When And Where?

TCG Championship

Check in 9am Saturday February 14 -Saturday Swiss Rounds  – Sunday 8am Top Eight (or Top32+Top Eight)

VG Championship

Check in 9am Saturday February 14 -Saturday Swiss Rounds – Sunday 9am Top Cut (8/16/32 depending on attendance)

League Challenge (TCG) & Premier Challenge

Sunday – see our Side Events page for details such as cost and start times.

Community Expo

Sunday 9-4pm – Sales open 9 am Sunday February 15

All events at the same venue:

Pioneer Event Center

45000 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA  93536
FREE Parking is FREE

Find directions on Google: https://www.google.com/maps/place/45000+Valley+Central+Way,+Lancaster,+CA+93536/@34.700143,-118.174398,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c244ccfa7a9229:0xb281647c1e0ea451?hl=en-US

Hotels

Towne Place Suites by Mariott (4 miles)

  • Address: 2024 West Ave J-8, Lancaster, CA 93536
    Ask for “destination Lancaster” rate for PEC event

Hampton Inn (next door)

  • Address: 2300 West Double Play Way, Lancaster, CA 93536
    Ask for “Second City Gym” rate (cutoff 12am Friday Feb 6)


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How to participate

Video Game Championship

Pro Tip: You really want to do 1-4 before you get to the venue!

  1. Know your PlayerID or get one!
  2. Register online for VG!
  3. Create your team in the Standard Video Game format.
  4. Place your team in your Battle Box!
  5. Print and fill out your team list!
  6. Charge your game the night before.
  7. Navigate to the Battle Box and shut/sleep your game.
  8. Enter the venue at 9am on February 14.
  9. Open/wake your game and hand it to the staff at the Battle Box table.
  10. Take back your game and go to the check-in table.
  11. Bring your filled out list to the player meeting.

Swiss rounds best 2 of 3 Saturday; Top Cut (8/16/32 depending on attendance Sunday)

Trading Card Championship

  1. Know your PlayerID or get one!
  2. Register online for TCG!
  3. Create a Legal Trading Card Game Format Deck
    1. Saturday Boundaries Crossed through Phantom Forces are OK – STANDARD Format
    2. Sunday Black & White through Phantom Forces are OK – EXPANDED Format
    3. You may change your deck, but if you do you need a new list on Sunday.
    4. All Standard Format decks are also Expanded Format decks
  4. Print and fill out your deck list:
    1. Standard_Decklist_BCR-PHF_8.5X11.pdf
    2. Expanded_Decklist_BLW-PHF_8.5X11.pdf
    3. Or, customize a list for either format online.
  5. Masters – pay at the ticket booth.
  6. Enter the venue at 9am on February 14.
  7. Check in at the check-in table and get your wristband.
  8. Bring your filled out list to the player meeting.

Swiss rounds best 2 of 3 Saturday (Standard); Top Cut or T32 Swiss+Top Cut Sunday (Expanded)

Parents and Rides of Championship Players

Bringing someone but not playing? You can get a free wristband to be in the venue with your player. You can join side events, but not the main event. Each player can have 1 ride or up to 3 immediate family member wristbands. How do you get your wristband?

  1. Accompany your player as far as the check-in step.
  2. Sign up: print your name, players name and relationship.
  3. Speak to the nearby staff member who will review your sign in and give you a wristband.

Attend the Community Expo – 9am – 4pm

  • Come to the ticket booth at 9am – 3pm.
  • Pay $5
  • Receive a wristband good for venue admission and enjoy:
    • Big screen championship matches.
    • Demonstrations of Trading Card and Video Game.
    • Creative Center (Drawing Pokémon)
    • Side Events (includes $5 credit toward 1 event)
    • Raffle Prizes

Saturday Raffle Prizes

Register online by midnight January 12 and receive 5 additional raffle tickets for Saturday raffles!

  1. Win one of 3 Mega Tokyo Pikachu/MegaCharizard Pins!
  2. Win one of 3 Delivery Pikachu plush.
  3. Win one of 3 Darkrai Pokedoll plush.

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Sunday Community Expo Raffle Prizes

  1. One smiling “Happy” Pikachu/MegaCharizard Plush!
  2. One Mega Tokyo Pikachu/MegaCharizard Pin!
  3. One Eevee and friends Plush bundle – 9 Eeveelutions to the winner!!!!!!!!!

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Trading Card Game Championship Prizes

Additional Second City Gym TCG Championship Prizes

Masters Division

  • Eon Ticket – round 3 everyone receives one ticket good for a free seat constructed side event or VG/TCG Challenge event.
  • Play for a pack – last round – play out the last round and the winner will receive a TCG pack, if no winner, player ahead on prizes takes the pack; if no one ahead on prizes player who won the flip takes the pack.
  • Pika-Zard Deck Box – Top 32
  • Gift Card – (TBD) – Top 4

Junior & Senior Divisions

  • Pika-Zard Deck Box – Top 8

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Official Play! Pokémon Trading Card Game Championship Prizes

 

Official Play! Pokémon Trading Card Game Championship Prizes
Please note that Masters get extra boosters
1st Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place award Hat
A first- and second-round bye at the U.S. National Championships** Top 8 Playmat
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions Deck Box
Masters Division players receive an additional 144 packs (216 total)
150 Championship Points
2nd Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 2nd Place award Hat
A first- and second-round bye at the U.S. National Championships** Top 8 Playmat
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions Deck Box
Masters Division players receive an additional 72 packs (144 total)
135 Championship Points (if division attendance is 4 or greater)
3rd & 4th Place
A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award Hat
A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions Top 8 Playmat
Masters Division players receive an additional 72 packs (108 total) Deck Box
105 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater)
5th Place through 8th Place
A combination of 27 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions Hat
Masters Division players receive an additional 27 packs (54 total) Top 8 Playmat
75 Championship Points(if division attendance is 32 or greater) Deck box
9th Place through 16th Place
A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
Masters Division players receive an additional 18 packs (36 total)
45 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)
17th Place through 32nd Place
A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
Masters Division players receive an additional 15 packs (24 total)
30 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)
33rd Place through 64th Place
Masters Division players receive 15 booster packs
15 Championship Point (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

Video Game Championship Prizes

Second City Gym is not permitted to increase prizing for the Video Game Championship.

Official Play! Pokémon Video Game Championship Prizes
1st Place
A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award Hat
A Nintendo 3DS XL system
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
120 Championship Points
2nd Place
A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 2nd Place award Hat
A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
100 Championship Points
3rd & 4th Place
A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award Hat
A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
80 Championship Points
5th Place through 8th Place
A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions Hat
60 Championship Points
9th Place through 16th Place
A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
40 Championship Points
17th Place through 32nd Place
30 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)
33rd Place through 64th Place
20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)
65th Place through 128th Place
10 Championship Points (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

Side Events

Premiere Challenge – Video Game $10

This event is for Regional Championship Players and Community Expo attendees. Registration Sunday Feb 15, 9:30AM to 10:00AM. If you don’t already have a championship wristband, you will need to purchase a community expo wristband for $5 to enter the hall; this is in addition to the challenge entry fee.

See the VG Championship Points page for points awards!
See the Pokémon.com Premiere Challenge page for event format & other info.

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

  • 1st $50 gift card +  Plushie
  • 2nd $30 gift card + Plushie or Keychain
  • 3rd-4th $20 gift card + Plushie or Keychain
  • 5-8 $10 gift card

https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/15-02-000107/

League Challenge – Trading Card Game $10

This event is for Regional Championship Players and Community Expo attendees. Registration Sunday Feb 15, 9:30AM to 10:00AM. If you don’t already have a championship wristband, you will need to purchase a community expo wristband for $5 to enter the hall; this is in addition to the challenge entry fee. Expanded format (Black&White to Phantom Forces).

See the TCG Championship Points page for points awards!
See the Pokémon.com League Challenge page for official details.

  • Winner Promo Cards to Top 4
  • Packs and other prizes depending on attendance.

https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/15-02-000108/

8 way battle for a Playmat – Trading Card Constructed – $5

Using a TCG Expanded format deck form up in 8 player pods to battle for a epic playmat with featured characters from the lastest expansion! These events will begin at round 6 on Saturday and will continue on Sunday.

Format decided per 8 person signup – Expanded or BLW-Primal Clash.

  • Playmat for 1st place.
  • Two packs of a recent expansion for 2nd.

Side Events Prizes Subject To Change Until Event Start

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