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SoCal Winter 2016 Regionals Info!

We’re still waiting on info from Pokemon HQ, but as far as we can tell, this is what’s happening. Details and pricing may change, but it’s ON!

2016 Winter Pokemon SoCal Regional Championships

Two days of fun with Pokemon Games, Competitions, Door Prizes and Friends!

Play! Pokemon at the Regional Championship

Compete for prizes and points or just have fun playing, drawing, shopping and talking Pokémon!

Play

For video game and trading card Pokemon trainers of all ages. You can compete in the championship, or side events or just play in league! The prizing has been enhanced for the main Trading Card and Video Game championships. Side events and main events both have great prizes!

The first 275 players in each championship tournament will get a Greninja playmat, but only the 6 division winners will take home the Champion’s Greninja!

Regional Champion's Mat

Regional Champion’s Mat

Get Ready to Have Fun

Be prepared to have a great time! We’ve prepared for a smooth event with hundreds of door and side event prizes, but you need to do a few things to get ready before you show up in order to win door prizes.

1. Get Your PlayerID Ready

You need a Play! Pokemon PlayerID in order to register, play and receive prizes!

Get your Play! Pokemon PlayerID

If you don’t have a PlayerID you should get one online before the event, because everyone will be expected to register online, either at home, or on a friends mobile at the event. If you’ve forgotten your PlayerID, then look it up online or get a new one. We are not able look it up for you on site.

Use your PlayerID to Register Online

You only registration for this event is online and it will open Friday, February 12, 2016. You can register from your computer or from a friends phone on site, but you must register online before you check in.

Have your PlayerID to Check In On Site

Registered players check in on site by telling your PlayerID to staff and paying your admission for the wristbands for your events. Have your driver or family with you before you check-in, so they can get a wristband, too. No pure spectator admission.

2. Get Your Admission Ready

When you check for the championship events, you will pay a $20 admission fee… in cash.

  • Championships cash only, exact change please.
  • Vendors will convert bulk to cash.
  • Credit is OK for challenges and side events, but not championship.

Trading Card Game Tournaments Admission

  • Trading Card Game Regional Championship – Saturday 8am
    • $20 cash all age groups (exact change please to speed your fellow players through the line). First 275 TCG players to check-in get a Greninja Mat!
  • Trading Card Game Side Events
    • Separate admission all ages..
      • League Challenges
        • Saturday #1 Expanded $10 – requires deck list.
        • Sunday #2 Standard $10 – requires deck list.
      • 4 person team battle (price per person) – sealed ($15 cash), Standard Constructed ($5 cash).
      • 8 person – Rochester draft ($15 cash), Standard Constructed ($5 cash).

Video Game Tournaments Admission

  • Video Game Regional Championship – Sunday 8am
    • $20 cash for all age groups (exact change please, to speed your fellow players through the line). First 275 VG players to check-in get a Greninja Mat!
    • Your regional championship wristband also includes FREE admission to up to 2 Premiere Challenges this weekend! You may check in for VG championship at 10am on Saturday and play in Saturday’s premiere challenge.
  • Premiere Challenges – Saturday and Sunday – NO team sheet required!
    • Saturday $10 or FREE for Regional Championship wristband wearers!
    • Sunday $10 or FREE for Regional Championship wristband wearers!
  • Video Game Side Events
    • Separate admisison all ages.
    • Various side events VGC16 format.
    • See details in the video game side events info on this website.

3. Get your Team or Deck Ready

Video Game. Teams for both Regional Championship and Premiere Challenge must be put into the Battle Box on an Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby game, and constructed according to the official  VG Tournament Rules and Formats document.

Trading Card Game. Card backs or sleeves must be clean, have official Pokemon art and be unmarked throughout the event.

  • Decks constructed for the Championship and Saturday League Challenge #1 must be Expanded format legal.
  • Decks for the side events, including Sunday League Challenge #2, must be Standard format legal.

4. Get Your List Ready In Advance

TRADING CARD GAME premiere events, including championship and League Challenges REQUIRE DECK LISTS – complete, accurate and legible. Raffles will be drawn from your deck list. Only deck lists printed off-site will be eligible for raffle prizes. We will provide deck and team lists on site, but these will be marked so that they are ineligible for raffle prize drawings. Deck lists will be collected at the player meetings, not at check-in.

VIDEO GAME premiere events, including championship and Premiere Challenges will be done via locked Battle Box and DO NOT REQUIRE TEAM SHEETS. Raffles for these events will be based on the scoring computer roster.

5. Understand Event Attendance Limits

There is no provision this year for non-playing spectators, other than up to 3 family members of a minor or 1 driver – these must accompany their player at check-in.

If you are coming to the event to do business – buying, selling or trading for sale stock –  and you are not one of our authorized vendors – do not come. Players, our vendors will gladly buy your bulk and special cards, etc. and they have some amazing Pokémon specialties, cards and unobtainium to sell you!

Summary

  • Your PlayerID, Online Registration and On-site cash only championship admission required for all ages.
  • Print your deck list at home to be eligible for great door prizes.
  • No admission for people doing business or just watching; family and drivers welcome within limits.

Where and When

Nearby theme parks, transportation and many lodging options, this year’s regional is more accessible and fun than ever! Free parking behind the venue and on the street. Join us at our new…

Location

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

Get directions from their website.

Times

Saturday, February 20th 2016

  • Doors open 8am for check-in. Register online in advance, starting February 12, 2016.
    • 8am TCG Championship Check-in; extended round 3 & 6 for meal break.
    • 12:30 PM TCG League Challenge #1 and Side Events Check-in
    • 12:30 PM VG Premiere Challenge #1 Check-in
  • Hall must be clear by 8:30pm

Sunday

  • Doors open 8am for check-in. Register online in advance, starting February 12, 2016.
    • 8am Video Game Championship Check-in; extended round 3 & 6 for meal break.
    • 11:30 AM TCG League Challenge #2 and Side Events Check-in
    • 1:30 PM VG Premiere Challenge #1 Check-in
  • Hall must be clear by 8:30pm

Parking

Street & Neighboring Lot Parking Map – provided by venue.

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 is also provided BEHIND the venue (big lot).

Lot Parking Map

Lodging

There are many options in the area. Please use the Internet search engines to find a location and price that is right for you.

Trading Card Game Championships

This year’s championships feature expanded Organized Play prizing for all age groups, and Second City Gym is adding “play for a mat” rounds and other prizes to the event. More detail information is expected Jan 25, 2016, so check back then!

Official Info

This season’s TCG Regional Championships will feature the Expanded format. Unlike last season, both the Swiss rounds and the single-elimination finals will use the Expanded format. Because all Standard decks are legal in the Expanded format, players may use the same decks they use for Standard format tournaments. The Pokémon TCG Winter Regionals will be held on the weekends of February 13, February 20, and February 27, 2016. Gameplay typically begins on Saturday and concludes on Sunday. Check the tournament listings for details.

Are there any requirements for attendance?

The Winter Regional Championships do not require an invitation or qualification. All players in good standing are welcome to participate. Players need to bring their own 60-card Expanded format deck.

What is the entry fee?

Players in all age divisions will be charged an entry fee determined by the tournament organizer. See event listing for details.

What are the prizes?

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing! Top players receive Championship Points as detailed here.

1st Place

  • A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place award
  • A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships
  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 72 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 108 packs

2nd Place

  • A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 2nd Place award
  • A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships*
  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 72 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 108 packs

3rd and 4th Place

  • A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award
  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 36 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 72 packs

5th Place through 8th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 36 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 54 packs

9th Place through 16th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 18 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 36 packs

17th Place through 32nd Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 12 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 24 packs

33rd Place through 64th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 6 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 12 packs

65th Place through 128th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 6 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

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Trading Card Game Side Events

Full details expected January 25, 2016. Check back then!

Side Event Catalog

  • All constructed Side Events are standard.
  • Aside from scheduled league challenges (Saturday and Sunday at 12:30), possible side events include:
    • 4 person Team Battle – constructed and sealed.
    • 8 person Single Elimination – Rochester Draft and constructed.

Video Game Championship

Includes free admission to up to 2 Premiere Challenges being held on this weekend, Great prizes, including a Red Blue 20th anniversary bundle and a whole day of competition.

Team Construction Rules

  1. You must play with  Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 
  2. You must put your team in the Battle Box.
  3. You must restrict your team according to the official rules document: VG Tournament Rules and Formats

Points

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Championship Points – awarded according to event placement

Placement Championship Points Required attendance
for placement points (Kicker)
1 150 0
2 135 0
3–4 120 0
5–8 105 0
9–16 92 32
17–32 56 64
33–64 34 128
65–128 20 256

Prizes

All video game championship players will receive an entry in the drawing for Nintendo 3DS Red Blue 20th Anniversary system bundle, with 2 covers and the Red and Blue games pre-installed! (bundle to to shipped Feb 27th to the winner).

1st Place

  • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award
  • A Nintendo 3DS Red Blue 20th Anniversary system bundle, with 2 covers and the Red and Blue games pre-installed! (bundle to to shipped Feb 27th to the winner)
  • A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

2nd Place

  • A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

3rd and 4th Place

  • A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

5th Place through 8th Place

  • A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

9th Place through 16th Place

  • A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

Video Game Side Events

Your championship ticket includes admission to both Premiere Challenges, one on Saturday, one on Sunday. Side events will also include 4 way team Battle side events available on both days, and open format league both days.

Premiere Challenges

Gift cards baby. ; separate admission is available if you are not getting free admission from playing in the championship.

4 Way Team Battle

Rules and prizes expected Jan 25, 2016, check back then.

Open Format League

Winner draws for promo cards and prize booth tickets.

Other Activities

You do need to be a championship or side event checked in player to get in, but once you’re in, there are all kinds of things to do when you need a break from competition!

Draw & Make

For anyone who would like to draw or model Pokémon. Our ‘Sketchers’ will award promo cards to each artist submitting a drawing or model for our creative center that is the product of their best effort.  Our professors will also award prize tickets to multiple clay models and ‘color in’ or ‘freehand’ drawings created in the creative center at the event several times each day. Prize ticket award schedule will be posted and timed to match breaks in each day’s play schedule.

Handmade Art and Accessory Exhibition

We’d like to have an exhibition for artists and artisans who are Pokemon fans: If you have personally created a framed freehand painting, drawing or sculpture or a handmade themed accessory that you think our attendees would appreciate (not a print or machine reproduction, but one of a kind handmade artwork, model or accessory) we’d like you to consider entering our fan art & artisan contest. Submissions must have themes that are ‘safe for the whole family’ and be approved before display at the Exhibition. There will be Second City Gym Regional Award ribbons in each category (2-d art, 3-d sculpture, accessory).  If you are willing to part with some of your handmade, one-of-a-kind fan art/accessories, we may also like to purchase some to use as prizes at our event. If you are interested in participating, please contact the organizer via Facebook http://facebook.com/secondcitygym or Eventbrite http://eventbrite.com/secondcitygym.

Watch

For anyone who likes to watch Pokemon Video Games or anime. We plan on having a projector or large display to show in-progress matches and anime.

Shop

For those who love Pokemon merchandise and play items. We will have multiple vendors selling all sorts of Pokemon items: Cards, consoles, styli, keychains, plush, etc. They’ll also be buying your cards and code cards, etc. Please note only officially authorized vendors may buy or sell and trading space and quantity of trade goods is limited at this event.

if you are a person with a side business, like to make quick money at events or have a ton of stuff to trade, better read our limitations and prohibitions before showing up.

Talk

For those who need someone to talk to that speaks Pokemon. A Pokemon fan has a universal language that only other fans understand. Meet your friends and make new ones, and just live the Pokemon life, while playing at this event.

Vendors

We’re hoping to have 5-6 great vendors for you selling and buying your cards, supplies, Pokémon artifacts, unobtainium (Un) and fun stuff. Check back after Jan 25, 2016 for the definitive list.

Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

Is it possible to participate in both Trading Card and Video Game Championship??

 

Yes! If you don’t make day 2 swiss rounds or top cut in TCG, you can participate in Video Game Championship on day 2.

Posted in: Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

Can I attend as a spectator?

Spectators will not be allowed this year, due to a strict cap of 500 occupants.

Everyone in the venue must have a wristband for that day. Anyone not wearing a wristband, or who does not show that they are wearing a wristband when asked, will be asked to leave. These are the ONLY ways you can get a wristband:

  1. Championship Player – you will get a wristband when you check in for your championship event. Players in TCG championship day 2 swiss or top cut will be given a day 2 wristband at check-in for day 2.
  2. Side Event Player – when you enter the building, you may buy a side event / merchandise ticket for $5. You will get a wristband at that time.
  3. Parent/sibling or rideaccompany your player at each day’s check-in. Up to 1 driver or 3 immediate family can get wristbands for free.
  4. Approved vendors, venue employees and reporters who contact us in advance – you will get a wristband at setup or check-in.

Important Note #1 – There is no ‘open admission’ to the venue. Read our FAQ about the limits on trading, selling and other activities.

Important Note #2 – All wristband holders must keep your wristband on until you are done being in the building for the day. Replacement wristbands will be available as time permits and for a fee.

Posted in: Signage, Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

Can I photograph, stream or record audio or video at the event?

The short answer is that players and relatives with wristbands are welcome to do some personal photographs or videos; be sure not to become a distraction to a game in progress. The organizer and staff may take pictures or set up streams or recordings as duties require or permit. Everyone else must contact the organizer at events@secondcitygym.com more than two weeks in advance of the event.

Posted in: Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

What are the prerequisites to play in the Regional Championship?

There are no Play! Points or other requirements to be eligible to play for either Video or Trading Card Game. Be sure to read the details in the “Get Ready to Have Fun” heading of the lead post or the Regionals Menu on this website so that you have everything you need to participate in the event.

Posted in: Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

Will I be photographed, streamed or recorded at this event?

Attendance at this Pokémon event may lead to your image and likeness being photographed and video recorded by or on behalf of The Pokémon Company International, or by third parties outside of the control of The Pokémon Company International (TPCi). By entering or remaining at this event, you grant permission for TPCi, its affiliates, and media organizations to publish your name, image, likeness, team or deck composition, methods of play, and written or oral statements in connection with any still photograph, live or recorded video display, or other transmission or reproduction, in whole or in part, of the event, whether or not those items come from items created by representatives of TPCi, and you acknowledge that third parties may create such items and you waive any claim against TPCi with respect to them.

Posted in: Signage, Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

Can I trade or sell at the event? Can I run my own event?

Please understand we state these limits because we want to bring you affordable, well-prized events to play in! These rules are here to keep fun events and strong prizing moving forward.

Trading. We encourage personal trading, but there are limits! In short, if you want to trade for your collection, you’re probably OK. If you want to trade for your side business, likely not. In addition, limit the amount of trade items as follows:

  • Don’t bring more trade items than fit in a bag, purse or backpack smaller than 16x16x8 inches. Keep it with you at all times; do not give it to someone to hold who also has a bag or backpack.
  • Do not enter the venue with a wheeled storage, such as a crate, backpack, suitcase or box.
  • Do not take up more than 1 chair worth of floor space (including you; your bag goes under the chair) or more than 1 standard TCG mat worth of table space at any time.
  • Traders who, in the judgment of the organizer, interfere with, or generate complaints from authorized vendors will be asked surrender your wristband and leave the venue.

Buying and Selling. In short, if you’re attending the event to make money, and you’re not one of the authorized vendors, don’t enter the venue. Authorized vendors will be present at fixed booths with whom you may buy and sell freely. Authorized vendors are an important part of bringing you affordable and well-prized events. We therefore discourage selling personal items and prohibit buying or selling for any sort of business, side business or quick money. Except for transactions with authorized vendors, personal sales of more than $20 or 10 cards or 3 other items per day are prohibited. Examples of prohibited selling include but are not limited to: 16 code cards, a deck, a box of boosters, 6 mats, 4 plush). Approaching other players or staff to buy in excess of the limits is also prohibited. If you are in violation of buying and selling prohibitions, or cause complaints from staff or vendors with buying or selling behavior, that is unauthorized vending and you will be asked to surrender your wristband and leave the venue.

Other Events.

If you organize your own event in our event space, you will be asked to surrender your wristband and leave.

Violations of trading, buying, selling or improper use of event space may be reported to Pokemon Organized Play.

We unfortunately have to think of example limits and state these things in writing because each  area has been abused in the past and people have tried to argue the case for their abuse. If in the opinion of the organizer, your behavior is detrimental to the event, you may be asked to leave, potentially without refund. This is very unlikely to happen to a person with common sense, self-control and who is at the event to play in the Spirit of the Game.

Posted in: Signage, Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

Will you look up my PlayerID for me?

No. Please see our Get Ready to Have Fun page for links that will help you find your PlayerID or obtain a new one BEFORE you show up to the event.

In registering 500 people without delaying the event start and running the event overtime, we do not have time to look up your PlayerID. If you show up and ask for your PlayerID, presumably having tried the listed steps, you will be given a new ID.

The current tournament operations manager system does not provide a way to consolidate PlayerID’s accessible to organizers from their different computers, their operators different computers or between organizers. Therefore players must keep track of their own PlayerID. Use of a phone contact, email message or password management software have been effective methods some players have used to track their PlayerID. You may also have associated it with your pokemon.com account.

Posted in: Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

 

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Pomona City Championship & Premiere Challenge 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

TCG Championship:
10am – 10:30am Reg, MA $10 or 200 bulk; SR/JR still free.
EXPanded format; Single Game Swiss.

VG Challenge:
11am – 11:45am Reg, $10 or 200 bulk all age groups

200 Seat Room in Bronco Student Center – Directions Below

Bronco Student Center

Bronco Student Center

Come to the Upper Level - Ursa Major Suite

Come to the Upper Level – Ursa Major Suite

Directions:

Get Customized Directions from those folks at Google! Tell the gate guards you are going to “Bronco Student Cetner” and park in Lot C or as directed.

More Door Prizes for TCG championship!

Second City Gym is providing raffle prizes as pictured below, depending on attendance. Be ready by filling out your deck list in advance and you will get an entry for the raffle prizes!

Legacy Cards is sponsoring the event with 3 door prizes, a handmade gym pin for all players, T4 badge sets and sponsoring the room to fundraise for a Cal Poly fraternity – Legacy will have singles, packs, Japanese items and pin sets for sale.

City Championship Info

Every City Championship player receives:

  • A promo card from Pokémon Organized Play
  • A pin from Legacy Cards

TCG Players – Be READY and get a door prize entry!

  • Have your PlayerID ready!
    • You can look it up in your My Pokemon account or new players can get one online!
    • Due to computer changes, we likely don’t have your ID in our database.
  • Fill out an EXPANDED Format Deck List in advance!
    • Registration is brief and you might not have time to fill one out on site.
    • Deck lists handed out on site are marked as NOT eligible for raffle entry.
    • It is OK to neatly make on site corrections!
  • Register Online and check-in on site before the end of registration.
    • Check-in consists of online registration plus turning in your deck list.
    • If you don’t register online in advance, you can borrow a phone from a friend and register on-site!

TCG Competition Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Standard Prizing is BREAKthrough expansion. Additional prizing is Roaring Skies expansion for MA T8 if total even attendance is over 100 players.

Participants will receive 2 Play! Points just for playing! Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points.

Top Cut Prizes

  • All Masters T8 Players Receive a $5 Gift Certificate at the Masters T8 Venue!
  • All Masters T4 Players Prizing enhanced with Roaring Skies Boosters.
  • All TCG T4 Players will receive a handmade badge set, courtesy of Legacy Cards!

1st Place

  • 18 Pokémon TCG booster packs+ a champion playmat!
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 18 packs (36 total)
    • If over 100 total players, MA also receive 18 Packs Roaring Skies.
  • A City Championship Playmat
  • 50 Championship Points

2nd Place

  • 10 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 10 packs (20 total)
    • If over 100 total players, MA also receive 10 Packs Roaring Skies.
  • 40 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 4 or greater)

3rd and 4th Place

  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 6 packs (10 total)
    • If over 100 total players, MA also receive 4 Packs Roaring Skies.
  • 30 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 8 or greater)

5th through 8th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 20 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 32 or greater)

9th through 16th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 2 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 10 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 64 or greater)

Video Game Challenge Info

This Blaziken Series Video Game Premiere Challenge is being organized by AV City Gym and held in parallel with Second City Gym’s City Championship.

Every Premiere Challenge player receives:

  • A pin from Legacy Cards

VG Players – Be READY!

  • Have your PlayerID ready!
    • You can look it up in your My Pokemon account or new players can get one online!
    • Due to computer changes, we likely don’t have your ID in our database.
  • Fill out a Team List in advance!
    • Registration is brief and you might not have time to fill one out on site.
    • Team Format Restrictions
    • Team lists handed out on site are NOT eligible for raffle entry.
    • It is OK to neatly make on site corrections!
  • Turn in your Team List and Entry Fee to check in!

Video Game Competition Prizes

Top Cut Prizes

  • All VG T4 Players will receive a handmade badge set, courtesy of Legacy Cards!

Gift Card prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions.

Premier Video Game Challenge Prizing

Min Players In Division81632
1st$30$35$50
2nd$20$25$40
3rd$15$30
4th$15$30
5th$15
6th$15
7th$15
8th$15
Minimum players per age group and resulting gift card prizes.

Participants will receive 2 Play! Points just for playing! Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points.

VG Championship Point Structure

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 30 0
2 20 0
3–4 14 8
5–8 8 16
9–16 2 32

Notice: No vending (other than Legacy Cards) is allowed at this event. This includes non-player traders.

City Championships - a day of fun for all!

City Championships 2015-2016

City Championship Season!

Four big Championships with Fun and Prizes for all!

  1. 1PM BLACK FRIDAY November 27th! Shop your deals (or sleep late), get a nap and get over to All Ways Gaming, 21032 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth 91311. Chatswroth Registration
  2. Noon Saturday December 5th! MTGDEALS is hosting us at 136 South San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, 91776. San Gabriel Registration
  3. 11am Saturday December 26th! Bring your leftover stocking goodies, and join us at Gameology, 9742 Central Avenue, Montclair, 91763. Montclair Registration
  4. 10am Saturday January 9th, we will be at Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona 91768. $5 gift certificate to MA T8 players as we pursue the championship at Carls Jr after the swiss rounds finish. Pomona Registration

Be READY and get a door prize entry!

  • Have your PlayerID ready!
    • You can look it up in your My Pokemon account or new players can get one online!
    • Due to computer changes, we likely don’t have your ID in our database.
  • Fill out an EXPANDED Format Deck List in advance!
    • Registration is brief and you might not have time to fill one out on site.
    • It is OK to neatly make on site corrections!
  • Register online and check-in on site before the end of registration.
    • Check-in consists of online registration plus turning in your deck list.
    • If you don’t register online in advance, you can borrow a phone from a friend and register on-site!

Every player who is READY gets a raffle entry for an Elite Trainer Kit* and other prizes!

Competition Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points.

Participants will receive 2 Play! Points just for playing!

1st Place

  • 18 Pokémon TCG booster packs+ a champion playmat!
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 18 packs (36 total)
  • A City Championship Playmat
  • 50 Championship Points

2nd Place

  • 10 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 10 packs (20 total)
  • 40 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 4 or greater)

3rd and 4th Place

  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 6 packs (10 total)
  • 30 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 8 or greater)

5th through 8th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 20 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 32 or greater)

9th through 16th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 2 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 10 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 64 or greater)

*For events with 75 players or more.

BREAKthrough

BREAKthrough Prereleases

BREAKthrough Expansion

Battle at a BREAKthrough Prerelease!

Limited Seating

Only 52 seats guaranteed each location, Purchase tickets online at secondcitygym.eventbrite.com to guarantee your seat. Remaining seats available on site, if any, will be cash only.

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.

Event Listing

Sat Oct 24th, 6pm – MTG Deals, San Gabriel
136 South San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Limited seating; buy tickets online to guarantee seating. On-site tickets not guaranteed and cash only. This store pays cash for bulk Pokemon cards, so if you want to pay for the event with cards, you can contact the store the determine their current price and terms for bulk.

Sun Oct 25th, 2pm – All Ways Gaming, Chatsworth
21032 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Limited seating; buy tickets online to guarantee seating. On-site tickets not guaranteed and cash only. 

How to Participate

Prereleases are entry level events with the goal of having fun with the new set and practicing for competitive tournament play. You can learn more at our prerelease format page, but here are the basics.

  1. Purchase tickets online to guarantee a seat, or line up for space available at the venue for your event within 30 minutes after the listed start time (pay $30 cash only).
  2. We give you 6 packs (and loan you energy) to play 3 four-prize games with a 40 card deck.
  3. Return the energy and collect 2 more packs!

Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough – new type of Evolution

An amazing discovery has been made in the Pokémon TCG! Pokémon BREAK Evolution opens a new path to power that builds on a Pokémon’s existing strengths and creates all-new battling options! These new Pokémon BREAK come from twin worlds, home to Zoroark BREAK, Mega Mewtwo X, and Mega Mewtwo Y. One world of technology, one world of nature, and all the wonders of BREAK Evolution are yours to explore in the Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough expansion!.

How to play a BREAK Evolution Card

When you play a BREAK evolution card, place it horizontally over the upper half of the underlying stage. The evolved BREAK Pokémon retains the attacks, Abilities, Weakness, Resistance, and Retreat Cost of its previous Evolution.

The Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough expansion includes:

  • Over 160 cards
  • 6 new Pokémon BREAK featuring a brand-new game mechanic
  • 8 new Pokémon-EX, including 4 Mega Evolution Pokémon
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Ancient Origins Prereleases

Limited Seating

Only 36 seats guaranteed each location, Purchase tickets online at secondcitygym.eventbrite.com to guarantee your seat. Remaining seats available on site, if any, will be cash only.

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.

Event Listing

Sat Aug 1st, 6pm – MTG Deals, San Gabriel
136 South San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Limited seating; buy tickets online to guarantee seating. On-site tickets not guaranteed and cash only.

Sun Aug 2nd, 1pm – All Ways Gaming, Chatsworth
21032 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Limited seating; buy tickets online to guarantee seating. On-site tickets not guaranteed and cash only.

How to Participate

  1. Register online to guarantee a seat, or line up for space available at the venue for your event within 30 minutes after the listed start time (pay $30 cash only).
  2. We give you 6 packs (and loan you energy) to play 3 rounds.
  3. Return the energy and collect 2 more packs!

AORAncient Origins

Get ready to stun your opponents with some new tricks in the Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins expansion! Hoopa-EX brings new Mythical power to the Pokémon TCG world, along with fierce new challengers like Mega Tyranitar-EX, Mega Ampharos-EX, and Mega Sceptile-EX! The XY—Ancient Originsexpansion transforms ancient secrets into modern battling techniques, with all-new Special Energy cards, new Ancient Traits, and Shiny versions of Primal Kyogre-EX, Primal Groudon-EX, and Mega Rayquaza-EX! The power of the ancients is unbound!

The XY—Ancient Origins expansion includes:

  • Over 90 cards
  • 11 new Pokémon-EX, including 3 Mega Evolution Pokémon and a new Mythical Pokémon
  • New Shiny versions of Primal Kyogre-EX, Primal Groudon-EX, and Mega Rayquaza-EX

Play it August 1 & 2 with Second City Gym at All Ways Gaming and MTG Deals. Look for the XY—Ancient Origins expansion in stores and on PokemonCenter.comstarting August 12, 2015.