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Kansas City, Missouri: VGC 2012 Tournament - March 24th, 2012

Discussion in 'Local Tournaments' started by SMavric, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. SMavric

    SMavric

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    Game Cafe - VG Tournament
    Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2012
    Time: Registration 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Entry Fee: $5

    Location: https://www.pokemon.com/us/account/play-pokemon-tournaments/12-03-000140/
    Game Cafe
    107 West Lexington
    Independence, Missouri 64050

    This is a Swiss style tournament using VGC 2012 rules. I have also confirmed that players will receive Play! Points for their participation in this event. This is an excellent opportunity to practice before Regionals.

    The following information below is from the organizer:

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    We will be playing Swiss rounds, based on number attendance will determine if best out of three or single per Swiss round.

    Registration will start at 2:00pm. $5.00 entry fee; every player will receive a booster pack of set choice. Prize rewards will be based on number of participation; winners will be able to choose winnings from there set of choice.


    When building a team for a PLAY! Pokémon tournament, all players must adhere to these standard construction rules.
    · A player’s team cannotcontain two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number
    · Each Pokémon on aplayer’s team can hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item
    · A player’s team cannotcontain two Pokémon with the same nickname
    · A player’s team cannotcontain a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example, anUnfezant named “Pidove”)
    · Pokémon may only usemoves that have been learned through one of the following methods:
    o By leveling up
    o By TM or HM
    o As an Egg move,through breeding
    o From a character inthe game
    o A move already knownby a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion

    The Modified format is the standard tournament format for PLAY! Pokémon video game events. This format will be used at all premier events unless specified otherwise. The Modified format for the 2011–2012 season will use the following restrictions:
    · Only Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Game Cards are permitted for use.
    · Players may usePokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–646, that are caught in the game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution
    · 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 battle.
    · 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 promotion.
    · Pokémon may not know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void.
    · The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle.
    Hacked Pokémon or hacked moves/abilities will not be allowed.
  2. TeeJay

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    I've been to two of these and they are a lot of fun. I can't make this one, unfortunately.

    A few deviations from standard VGC to keep in mind:
    • Battles are via IR, meaning Team Preview is OFF.
    • Due to IR, battles are 6v6.
    • IR is on, but Wonder Launcher is still not allowed.
    • Matches are Bo3 with 15 minute time limit for each battle.
    • IR forces level 50 for Pokemon that are below level 50.
  3. SMavric

    SMavric

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    Again, from the organizer:


    "This will be a double battle format and you will place 6 Pokemon in your Battle Box, pick 4 for the double battle against your opponent.

    • Prior to the start of the battle, the Pokémon on each player's team will be displayed to their opponent briefly. Moves and held items are not displayed
    • While viewing the Pokémon on their opponent's team, each player selects four Pokémon to use during the battle, and sends out two Pokémon at a time. The Pokémon that a player selects and the order of those Pokémon remains a secret until they are revealed during battle.
    • A 15-minute time limit for each match will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome has not been determined by the end of the time limit, the game will automatically apply tiebreakers to determine a winner.
    • At the beginning of each turn, players will have 1 minute to select moves for both Pokémon, or the change Active Pokémon. If a player has not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player."
  4. TeeJay

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    Yeah, the organizer implemented the "paper" team preview system last week at KS States and it worked really well. Sorry for not updating my post.

    Did you go? How was it?

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