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Morristown, NJ: Pokemon Live Tournament - December 10th, 2011

Discussion in 'Local Tournaments' started by Eternal, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Eternal

    is a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion

    Apr 2, 2008

    Hosted by PokeMoshPit and KOTC. There will be two types of tournaments, Gen 5 OU and UU tournaments. The tournaments will be going on from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, expecting about 5~6 tournaments going on at that time.

    Day: December 10th 2011

    Hyatt, Headquarters Plaza
    3 Speedwell Avenue
    Morristown NJ 07960

    Registration Starting at 11am
    $10 Venue Fee at the door
    $10 Registration Per Tournament Sign-up

    Up to $5,000 in prizes!

    Full information and rules: http://kotcnation.com/kotc/2011/06/rules/

    *PokeMoshPit & KOTC Nation now offer Pokemon tournaments. Pokemon tournaments will be single elimination with the option for each player to buy back once after being eliminated (The offer to buy back will only be valid if done before the next round begins and will not be offered durring the final 3 rounds).
    *We offer two types of tournaments: (OU Tier Lvl 100 6v6 Singles) & (UU Tier Lvl 100 6v6 Singles).
    **Rules and Regulations:
    *Pokemon Banlist (for OU Tier Tournament) – A team cannot have any of the following Pokemon: Arceus, Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys-A, Deoxys-N, Dialga, Garchomp, Giratina, Giratina-O, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Lugia, Manaphy, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin-S, Zekrom, Thundurus, Excadrill.
    *Ability Banlist (For OU Tier) – A team cannot have a Pokemon with any of the following abilities: Moody.
    *Pokemon Banlist (for UU Tier Tournament) – A team cannot have any of the following Pokemon: Venusaur, Ninetales, Tentacruel, Cloyster, Gengar, Starmie, Gyarados, Vaporeon, Dragonite, Politoed, Espeon, Forretress, Scizor, Skarmory, Blissey, Tyranitar, Celebi, Swampert, Breloom, Salamence, Metagross, Latias, Latios, Jirachi, Infernape, Gastrodon, Bronzong, Lucario, Toxicroak, Magnezone, Gliscor, Heatran, Rotom-W, Deoxys-S, Excadrill, Conkeldurr, Scrafty, Reuniclus, Jellicent, Ferrothorn, Haxorus, Mienshao, Hydreigon, Volcarona, Terrakion, Virizion, Thundurus, Landorus, Kyurem, Wobbuffet, Staraptor, Espeon, (or any of the pokemon listed in the OU Banned List).
    *Abiliby Banlist (for UU Tier) – A team cannot have a Pokemon with any of the following abilities: Moody or Drought
    *No Unreleased Pokemon – A player cannot use unreleased Pokemon. Currently Keldeo, Meloetta, or Genesect.
    *No Unreleased Items – A player cannot use unreleased items. Currently Soul Dew and Pinch Berries. Example: Salac Berry and Custap Berry.
    *No Unreleased Abilities – A player cannot use unreleased Abilities.
    Currently any Dream World abilities not found here: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103120.
    *Static Teams – As you enter the tournament, you must register a 6-Pokemon team and a 3-Pokemon substitute team. In the middle of rounds, you may swap substitutes with Pokemon in your main team at your discretion. However, you may not switch Pokemon with Pokemon that are not registered.
    *Species Clause – A player cannot have two of the same Pokemon on a team. This includes separate forms of Pokemon, such as Rotom.
    *Sleep Clause – A player may not put two of the opponent’s Pokemon to sleep. If the opponent causes their own Pokemon to fall asleep, that does not fall under Sleep Clause.
    *Evasion Clause – A Pokemon cannot use Double Team or Minimize or hold the items Brightpowder or Lax Incense.
    *OHKO Clause – A Pokemon cannot use Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold.
    *Hax Items Clause – You cannot use the following items: Quick Claw, Focus Band, Razor Claw, Scope Lens, Razor Fang, King’s Rock, Brightpower, and Lax Insense.
    *Self KO Clause – If a tie occurs, the controller of the effect that caused the tie loses. This is the case with Explosion, Self Destruct, Perish Song, Destiny Bond, Life Orb, etc.
    *Drizzle Complex Ban – Using one or more Pokemon with Drizzle and one or more Pokemon with Swift Swim on the same team is banned.
    *45 Minute Timed – Each round will last 45 minutes to ensure the tournament runs smoothly. If at the end of the round some games are not completed, stop play and seek a tournament official. Then, overtime regulations will apply. Each player will receive and additional 3 turns. At the end of these 3 turns, the player with the most Pokemon remaining is declared the winner. If they are tied, the player with the Active Pokemon with the highest HP is declared the winner. If this is tied, the match continues until the first change of either of those conditions.
    Please note that all teams in PokeMoshPit & KOTC Nation tournaments must be able to have been obtained through normal gameplay. Using moves, abilities, stats, etc. that are not possible through normal gameplay or have not been released are not allowed. For example, using unreleased Dream World abilities or items that are unobtainable in Black and White like Soul Dew is not permitted. Our stance on hacking is currently a don’t ask, don’t tell approach. As long as hacked Pokemon do not exceed what is normally possible, we will allow them.
    As a courtesy, it is strongly recommended that players interested in our Competitive tournaments research and are aware of mechanics like IVs, EVs and breeding if they do not already know them. These mechanics are vital to competitive success.
    *Infractions policy:
    If at any time you have a question during a match about tournament rules or want to report your opponent for breaking a rule, you may call a tournament official during your match. The tournament official will make a judgment based on our infractions policy. Note that a tournament official’s judgment is final. If you believe the tournament official made an incorrect judgment, you may after your match report it to the head tournament official.
    *Game Rules Policy – Sometimes, either accidentally or purposefully, a player may break a tournament rule highlighted above. This includes but is not limited to the Gameplay Clauses listed above, or even something like arriving at your match for a round more than 10 minutes late. Breaking any of these Game Rules will result in a match loss. In some cases, the player may have to change their active team to adhere to the Game Rules again (in such cases as Species Clause, Evasion Clause, OHKO Clause, or Hax Items Clause).
    *Cheating Policy – Cheating is strictly forbidden and enforced in PMP & KOTC Nation tournaments. This category includes but is not limited to using a hacked Pokemon beyond the normal limits of gameplay, watching the opponent’s screen to see what move he/she picked, seeking gameplay help from others during a tournament game, using an unregistered Pokemon, or tournament fraud. Breaking the cheating policy will result in disqualification, no matter what the offense.
    *Unsportsmanlike Conduct Policy – Participants of PMP & KOTC Nation tournaments are expected to display a certain amount of sportsmanship. This category includes but is not limited to using excessive foul language, verbal abuse to other gamers, or offenses like trying to stall for time (not in gameplay, but in move selection to try to stall for the 45 Time Limit, moves are expected to be selected in 30 seconds at the longest). Breaking the sportsmanlike conduct policy will first result in a warning. The second offense will be a match loss, and a third offense will be disqualification.
  2. Cybertron

    Cybertron Can't hit WoW
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnus

    Jul 13, 2008
    I'll definitely check any future ones out since there's a TCG tournament the same day and the $20 fee kind of turns me away from it. Is there any chance a VGC metagame would ever be added?
  3. Eternal

    is a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion

    Apr 2, 2008
    No sorry, these tournaments do not incorporate with VGC.
  4. Human


    Apr 25, 2010
    I asked them once before about VGC metagame ever being added, they said they tried some side-tournaments for it before but not enough people who also play VGC show up which probably has an impact on why it isn't added. If there are more closer to NYC and more northern New Jersey I'd probably show up.
  5. BlueCookies

    BlueCookies April Fools 2009 Participant
    VGC '10, '11, '12 Masters Champion

    Jul 30, 2007
    meh I don't come back home to NJ from college until Dec 16th

    I would reconsider adding VGC in the future. You can see how many people show up for VGC at apex to see if you think it's worth it if you are worried about attendence.

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