Originally Posted by Fat Magicxgame
Just be patient. Trust me, the rules will be up here as soon as they're announced.
Until we get word from TPCi regarding B/W 2 move tutors, is it ok for some sites to giving us a rough idea regarding said official rules for the Winter regionals?
For example, I visited Florida's event site
(or, if you don't like link-clicking, sections in question in bold italic:
Originally Posted by Fat floridapokemon.com
January 20, 2013 Sunday: Video Game Championship
: Juniors and Seniors 9:00-9:30am Masters: 10:00-11:00 am
Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions.
All participants will receive 3 Play! Points, and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!
· A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award
· ATravel Award(including a parent or legal guardian for players under 18) to the 2013 U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana*
· A first-round bye at the U.S. National Championships**
· 120 Championship Points
· A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 2nd Place award
· ATravel Stipendof $500 forJunior and Senior Division finalists, collected on site at the National Championships. Valid ID will be required to collect your stipend.
· ATravel Stipendof $300 forMasters Division finalists, collected on site at the National Championships. Valid ID will be required to collect your stipend.
· A first- round bye at the U.S. National Championships**
· 110 Championship Points (if division attendance is 4 or greater)
3rd & 4th Place
· ATravel Stipendof $500 forJunior and Senior Division semi-finalists, collected on site at the National Championships. Valid ID will be required to collect your stipend.
· A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award
· 90 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater)
5th Place through 8th Place
· 70 Championship Points(if division attendance is 32 or greater)
9th Place through 12th Place
· 50 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)
13th Place through 16th Place
· 40 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)
17th Place through 32nd Place
· 20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)
33rd Place through 64th Place
· 10 Championship Point (if division attendance is 256 or greater)
* Travel awards and byes are awarded to the winning player and are awarded to the U.S. National Championships. A Canadian player is therefore eligible to win a travel award to the U.S. National Championships, as there is no Video Game Nationals in Canada in 2013.
** Byes do not “stack.” If you have won a bye in another event such as the S/P/T Championship and finish in the top 2 of a Regional Championship, you will receive a maximum first- and second-round bye at your National Championships.
† Travel awards do not “stack.” If you have won a travel award at a previous Regional Championships event, the travel award will pass down to the next eligible player. If there is a stipend awarded to the player who the travel award is passed to, that stipend will instead be awarded to the player the travel award was passed down from. TravelstipendsDO stack, meaning that a player may earn multiple travel stipends.
Video Game Championship Rules
Black and White 1 and 2 are allowed
The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team:
o 150 – Mewtwo
o 151 – Mew
o 249 – Lugia
o 250 – Ho-Oh
o 251 – Celebi
o 382 – Kyogre
o 383 – Groudon
o 384 – Rayquaza
o 385 – Jirachi
o 386 – Deoxys
o 483 – Dialga
o 484 – Palkia
o 487 – Giratina
o 489 – Phione
o 490 – Manaphy
o 491 – Darkrai
o 492 – Shaymin
o 493 – Arceus
o 494 – Victini
o 643 – Reshiram
o 644 – Zekrom
o 646 – Kyurem
Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box.
Pokémon above level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration of
Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities that have been officially released via Pokémon
Black Version and Pokémon White Version, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or
Pokémon may not know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void.
Players may use items that have been officially released via Pokémon Black Version and
Pokémon White Version, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion.
The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle.
Video Game Championship Prizes
Parking $6.00 for a day or $10,00 for overnight. Once you park please take your ticket to Valet to get in and out privileges.
), and I am shocked that, assuming that the site holds true on bottom, B/W 1 AND B/W 2 BOTH would be allowed as eligible VGC 2013 carts. If that is the case, I wonder if that still means, just for the sake of equalizing B/W 2 with their preceding B/W 1 cousins, no B/W 2 tutors or Therian(s) would be allowed, but B/W 2 carts are allowed otherwise?
^ Is that an acceptable rough idea, at minimum?
^ If so, and if the rough idea holds to be set in stone for VGC 2013, then I imagine that the Winter regionals' rules would be the same as the Fall's, only w/o the need to trade your pokemon from a B/W 2 cart to a B/W 1 cart before battle box registration just to allow it to get in the action, and that those same rules likely would be applied to the Spring regionals as well, in contrast to the B/W 2's Beginning Cup VGC rumors I see on the Internet recently. Thus, if it holds true, I interpret VGC 2013's rules as a mixed bag of sorts... Then again, is it still too soon as the rules regarding B/W 2 move tutors are still not made official by TPCi's confirmation powers, or am I missing something, and/or was an accidental leak found?