2017 Anaheim Regional Pokémon Championship

All 25 Last Chance TCG tickets for Anaheim #pokemon Regional were sold. NO TCG tickets will be available on site. NO further online sales.

Welcome!

Thanks for your interest in the Anaheim Pokémon regional; we are looking forward to seeing you there! Keep checking back here or follow us on Twitter @events2cg or Facebook https://facebook.com/secondcitygym.com for update notifications.

TCG SOLD OUT! VG CLOSE TO SELL OUT!

It goes without saying, get your event tickets before your airfare. Tickets have been on sale since Jan 2. If you know someone who has airfare, but no tickets for the VG event, please remind them to get their tickets immediately.

The TCG championship event is sold out. Side events remain open and plentiful on Sunday, but no on-site sales of TCG championship tickets. See below under registration for more detail.

New! Don’t get caught off guard.

This event is designed to finish at a reasonable hour. Your ticket puts you directly into the round 1 pairings. Therefore, it is now your responsibility to buy your ticket online and fill out your team sheet or deck list in advance. Time for those activities is NOT provided at the event.

  1. Buy your ticket online in advance. No in-person offline sales!
  2. Fill out your deck list or team sheet in advance; it will be collected at your R1 seat.

Dates

Presidents Day Weekend – doors open 8am

  • Saturday, February 18, 2015
    • Video Game and Trading Card Game Championship Swiss Rounds
      • Check-in 8am
      • No rounds begin after 8pm
    • Side events begin and prize wall opens about 1pm
  • Sunday, February 19, 2015
    • TCG/VG 2nd Day Swiss and Championship Rounds
    • Lots more Side Events and prize wall beginning 10am

Location

Business Expo Center
1960 S. Anaheim Way
Anaheim, CA 92805

Parking

Street & Neighboring Lot Parking Map – provided by venue. Click to enlarge.

Yellow street and loaner lot parking. Back of venue also allowed.

Yellow mark shows street and loaner lot parking. Back of venue also allowed.

Lot Parking Map

Lot parking is also provided BEHIND the venue (big lot).

Lodging

Anaheim has fantastic and plentiful hotel options. Please choose the best location and deal for you!

Feb 12 6PM – Trading Card Championship SOLD OUT

There are no more seats available in the Trading Card Game Hall. Barring cancellations, no more seats will be sold. You may check the box office for cancellations (no waiting or notify list is possible for the box office), but there have only been less than a dozen cancellation so far for the event..

There may possibly seats available Friday Feb 17, between 6-7pm. Like our Facebook page or follow @events2cg on Twitter to be updated IF any more seats are available at that time.

Enjoy TCG side events anyway! We do have an online package of side events tickets (5 for the price of 4) available online through Friday. In person side event tickets will go on sale after 10am Saturday. Side Event Tickets will be good for League & Premiere Challenge Sunday Feb 18, (2 tickets)  as well as 8 player TCG, VG & GO pods (1 Ticket) sometime after 10 am Saturday and right at 8:30 am Sunday. We have great prizes in the prize booth exclusively for Side Events and Sunday is our major side event day!

Important Registration Information

NO PAPER REGISTRATION & NO REGISTRATION KIOSKS – you must purchase a ticket using unique and valid Player Name, PlayerID & Birth Date with your own or a borrowed computer or mobile, before check-in closes 8:45am February 18, 2017.  Just as with past Pokémon US Nationals, this online, pre-pay system is the only way to register.

Official Pokemon.com Event Listings

Buy Your Tickets

VG/TCG Championship $30; VIP TCG/VG $60; Online Side Event Pack 5 tix for $20 (reg $5 ea).

VIP seating extras:  Fixed seat in VIP section in order of purchase (unless playing another VIP); bottled water 2x day; 3 prize wall tickets.
Unique Person & Valid PlayerID Required per Ticket:  The ticket(s) on your order are used to add you (and/or your players) directly to the pairings with no check-in  Don’t order a ticket for anyone until your have their complete and exact information. See “Important Note” below for detail.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Refund requests will not be honored after 9:00 pm Thursday, February 16; up until that time you may use the box office contact form to request a refund. You must be present at the event to claim any promotional items related to your ticket. Tickets purchased with duplicate or incorrect player information will not be valid, may not be reflected on the roster and a fix will not be attempted until after the first round of play; if noticed before the event, all related orders will be cancelled. If two tickets are ordered for the same person, all related orders will be cangelled.. Use of an incorrect or false email on the ticket order may result in uncorrectable errors, lack of timely notification of important changes to the event and the purchaser accepts all liability and consequences for incorrect info, email or other input errors.

Trading Card Championship Requirements

NEW! No time to fill out your deck list on site. Do it in advance.
NEW! Your ticket enters you in round 1. Just place your completed deck list face down on the table when you are seated for round 1. No other check-in!

  1. CREATE a STANDARD format deck for the tournament
  2. Fill out a deck list in STANDARD format.
  3. USE Status Condition markers and Damage markers
  4. USE only cards or sleeves that are clean, unmarked and are plain or official Pokemon art

BEFORE you leave for the event – DO these things

  1. FILL OUT a legible deck list
  2. CHECK your deck against the list to make sure it is correct and in STANDARD format

BUY your event ticket online in advance! No in-person offline sales.

See our registration page in order to get your ticket. You will need a valid Player ID to buy your ticket and you can learn how to get one online on this website.

You cannot buy your event ticket for cash and you must buy it online. You should buy it before you get to the event. You are permitted to use your or a friend’s mobile device to buy your event ticket online once you get to the venue, but why would you wait?

FOLLOW THIS CHECKLIST for what to bring to the event

  • Deck, 60 card standard format, clean and unmarked
  • Deck List, completed and legible
  • Damage Counters & Status Markers
  • Spare Sleeves (if used)
  • Lunch, water and snacks – its a long day with very short breaks.
  • Bookbag to keep track of your stuff.

Prizes and Championship Points

Please see the Regional Championship information page on the pokemon.com site for information about prizing and championship points.

Video Game Championship Requirements

NEW! Your ticket enters you in round 1. Just get your battle box locked before being seated.
NEW! No time to fill out your team sheet on site. Do it in advance.

VG STANDARD format is REQUIRED, please learn about it:

  1. DOWNLOAD the official VG format document from pokemon.com
  2. TEAM must meet the restrictions in Section 1
  3. EQUIPMENT must meet the restrictions in Section 2

BEFORE you leave for the event – DO these things

  1. MOVE your STANDARD format legal team into your game’s battle box
  2. FILL OUT the 2017 VG SUMO Team List for your team – make sure moves are listed IN ORDER as on the Pokémon.
  3. CHARGE your game fully before you leave for the event

VG Player Tips

BUY your event ticket in advance!

See our registration page in order to get your ticket. You will need a valid Player ID to buy your ticket and you can learn how to get one online on this website.

You cannot buy your event ticket for cash and you must buy it online. You should buy it before you get to the event. You are permitted to use your or a friend’s mobile device to buy your event ticket online once you get to the venue, but why would you wait?

FOLLOW THIS CHECKLIST for what to bring to the event

  • Sun or Moon Game, Console and Charger!
  • Completed and legible 2017 VG SUMO Team List with moves in same order as in team.
  • Lunch, water and snacks – its a long day with very short breaks.
  • Bookbag to keep track of your stuff.

Prizes and Championship Points

Please see the Regional Championship information page on the pokemon.com site for information about prizing and championship points.

Side Event Info (and other fun things)

8-Player Pods

Win prize wall tickets all weekend. Players who didn’t attend Saturday welcome on Sunday for Side Events.

Sunday Challenges

VG Premiere Challenge

Premier Challenge on Sunday at the Anaheim Regionals. Purchase event tickets on site. Turn in team sheet and register between 8:30-9:30am. Swiss should be done by 1pm, Top Cuts by 5pm.

Swiss rounds 20 minutes time limit, single game matches.
Top Cut 50 minutes time limit, best of 3 game matches.

Entry – two event tickets (purchase on site)

Prizes – Top Cut gets battery bank and USB to 3DS charging cable. Swiss Prizing are prize booth tickets depending on attendance!

TCG League Challenge

League Challenge on Sunday at the Anaheim Regionals. Purchase event tickets on site. Turn in deck list and register between 9:30-10:15am. Event should be done by 5pm.

Swiss rounds 50 minutes time limit, best of 3 game matches.
No Top Cut

Entry – two event tickets (purchase on site)

Prizes – 3 boxes Sun/Moon broken down among top players in each division, courtesy of Innova Games. Prize booth tickets depending on attendance!

Video Game Championship Stream

Nugget Bridge is proud to bring you the Anaheim Video Game Championships hosted by Second City Gym on our twitch channel this winter! Join our veteran commentators Duy Ha, Adam Dorricott, and Len Dueul, as they provide their expert analysis on the exciting high stakes VGC 2017 matches!

Other Fun

  • Pokemon GO contest
  • Coloring and modeling in the creative center.

 

Vendor and Sponsor Info

We have some great vendors, with great products to sell and they are sponsoring parts of the event! Here they are in alphabetical order:

  • Cradilicious Video Game Championship Raffle Sponsor – prize worth over $150 retail.
  • Innova GamesLeague Challenge Prizing Sponsor – Sun & Moon sealed boosters.
  • Legacy CardsTrading Card Championship Raffle Sponsor – prize worth over $150 retail.
    • Legacy Cards has been in the Pokemon community for the past 5 years.  We have been to multiple regionals/states/cities events on the west coast the past 4 years.  We sell anything from sealed products to individual cards that you need!  We also carry a selection of items from the Pokemon Center in Japan.  We will have sealed product, singles, Pokemon Center Exclusives, and many more!  We will also be buying bulk throughout the event!  Come check us out!
  • MTG DealsVIP Players Sponsor – VIP package for 50 players worth over $1400 retail total.

Thanks to our wonderful vendors for this years sponsorship. Vendors will be supplying a description of their goods and what they will buy, so check back Feb 4 for an update.

All buying and selling must be done with the vendors. Personal trading (but not selling) is allowed, but limit trade goods to 1 bookbag in size. See our FAQ linked below for details.

Event Schedule Info

In order to have a timely event, so you are playing and not waiting, we are planning a detailed schedule.

(No) Breaks

There will be no formal lunch break either day. Bring your own water, snacks and lunch!

Togos will be serving the following menu in the hall. However, to ensure you don’t miss out on food because your games run long, bring your own water and snacks.

  • Lunch bag is $12 (1 sandwich, 1 bag of chip, 1 cookie).
  • Individual box of salad for $5
  • Small box of muffins with grapes for $3 each
  • Chips for $2 each, cookies $2 each
  • Brownies for $2 each
  • Assorted soda cans, water bottles, juice bottles or Gatorade $2 each
  • Whole fruits (bananas, apples, oranges) for $1 each
  • Candies for $2 each.

TCG Schedule

Swiss Rounds Saturday, Finals for all age divisions Sunday

TCG Swiss Schedule Saturday

TCG Swiss Schedule

VG Schedule

Swiss Rounds Saturday, Finals for all age divisions Sunday

Saturday Swiss Schedule similar to TCG schedule. Will update when we have a better attendance estimate, as that will affect the time needed to lock battle boxes and whether we will have round 9. Like our Facebook page or follow @events2cg on twitter for updates.

If you ask a question, about something that hasn’t been published above, it will be answered here.

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