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 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

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.

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