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VGC '12 Eastern Canada Regional - Toronto, ON - Won by c l e a r & MiniWade!

Discussion in 'VGC' started by Phiddlesticks, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Phiddlesticks

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    Metro Toronto Convention Centre [ Map ]
    255 Front Street West
    Toronto, ON M5V 2W6​

    Registration: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

    Canada will be receiving its first set of officially sanctioned Pokemon video game tournaments this spring! In Toronto it will be take place at the Wizard World Toronto Comic-Con. The swiss format tournament will take place on Sunday April 15th, one day after the TCG tournament in the same venue. The top four receive subsidized trips to the Nationals tournament in Toronto with the top two also receiving two round byes.

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    Format
    The tournament will be in the swiss format likely with no top cut. Players will be paired up against each other and every round they will play someone else with a similar record to them. After a set amount of rounds, the players with the best scores (with tie-breakers determined by the win percentage of their opponents) will receive their prizes. This means everyone will get to play every round and nobody is eliminated in the tournament!

    Transit Instructions
    Honestly, unless you're coming from the airport these are actually walking instructions because of how close the convention centre is to where you'll be getting off from land-based transport. It's not worth grabbing a subway.

    From Union Station (GO Bus, GO Train, TTC) [ Map ]
    1. Walk up to Front St.
    2. Turn left and walk down Front St. until you hit the entrance to the convention centre
    From Toronto Bus Terminal (Greyhound, Megabus, Coach Canada) [ Map ]
    1. Walk down Bay St. past Eatons Centre
    2. Turn right on Queen St.
    3. Turn left on Simcoe St.
    4. Turn right on Front St. and walk until you hit the entrance to the convention centre

    From Toronto Pearson International Airport [ Map ]
    1. Take the 300 bus from Bay 1
    2. Transfer to the 504 Streetcar at Bloor at Dundas
    3. Get off at King St. West at John St.
    4. Walk down John St.
    5. Turn left at Front St. and walk until you hit the entrance to the convention centre

    Attending
    Masters
    1. Phiddlesticks
    2. Layell
    3. Atlas
    4. Texas Cloverleaf
    5. Rockstar99
    6. OVERGRO
    7. SupremeDirt
    8. Umbral
    9. Kapuran
    10. MaRcEsCeNt
    11. sophies
    12. Roz
    13. jerkstore
    14. Kittymew
    15. Hegna
    Seniors
    1. Snivy102
    2. Tuchpi (maybe?)
    3. MiniWade
  2. Layell

    Layell Alas poor Yorick, I knew him, Peter Gabriel too!
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    Very excited I hope to be there for whatever group is the age 20. As already stated on the facebook an after event is mandatory!

    EDIT: I'm in Masters.
  3. Atlas

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    in for the masters!
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  5. Rockstar99

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    Attending Masters
  6. Firestorm

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    I know there was some concern about this so I followed up and you will not have to purchase tickets to Comic-con. The tournament is being held in a room outside the main Comic-con area.
  7. Atlas

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    excellent work detective firestorm
  8. OVERGRO

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    EXCITED BEYOND BEYOND :)
    Ready for my first VGC!
    (Could someone get the link to the official event page working?) :D


    EDIT: Can someone let me know the timings for the event? All day? 11:00 - 4:00?
  9. Firestorm

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    It will work once it exists. Between the Rules & Prizes link and this topic, you have pretty much all the information we know. Aside from registration and start times, that's all the information there will be really.
  10. Snivy102

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    I'm in for Seniors

    When is the Vancouver Regionals?
  11. Roz

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    April 15th, just like the Toronto Regionals.
  12. Firestorm

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  13. OVERGRO

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    Can I at least have an idea of possible start times for this event?
    And what are the age limits for Masters and Seniors?
  14. Firestorm

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    Start times will be posted once they're revealed. As I mentioned already, this is all the information we have so far. The earliest any tournament is starting so far is 8AM with the latest being 10AM.

    Masters are born in or before 1996. If you're born between 1997 and 1999 inclusive, you are a Senior.
  15. OVERGRO

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    I see, so I'm going to get my butt handed to me by masters. -.-
    Thank you sir, I hope the revelations come soon.
  16. SupremeDirt

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    Well obviously I'm going.

    Gonna tear shit up.
  17. RODAN

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    im going but i dont think i will play

    :(
  18. OVERGRO

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    That's probably just a placeholder time.
  20. Umbral

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    stoked, sign me up for masters :)
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    1995 is eligible too right?
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    If you were born in 1995, you are eligible and in the Masters division.
  23. OVERGRO

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    http://www.skyfoxgames.com/tourname...-pokemon-regional-championships-2012-tcg.html

    The real event start times are up on this link!
    Registration starts at 9am and closes at 10:30am
    *Note: Please plan to arrive early as registration takes approximately 30 minutes

    Also (other important info):

    Should probably update the various pages, incl. the facebook page.
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    Public Transit Directions:

    TTC Subway to St. Andrew Station (on the Yongue-University-Spadina line)

    From St. Andrew take the 504 LRT (Streetcar) to the intersection of King St. W and John Street.

    Walk South on John Street (if you pass Wellington, you're going in the right direction, but if you pass Pearl St. you're going in the wrong direction).
    Turn left on Front Street and keep walking until you reach the convention center.

    Now navigating in the MTCC itself is another issue.

    Good luck!

    Fares and prices for the TTC (the transit system you will likely be riding) visit:

    http://www.ttc.ca/Fares_and_passes/Prices/index.jsp
  25. Firestorm

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    Er, I'm all for adding transit instructions but why is that a better option than walking from Union Station which you can reach by Subway and GO? I'd also recommend walking for those going by Greyhound or Megabus tbh. It's close enough to walk to although if you're lazy you could subway to Union.

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