Spring 2017 Maryland MidSeason Showdown


When: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Where: Play More Games

42 Bureau Dr, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Preregister here:
Check-in: 10AM-11AM

We will have Bo3 Swiss, followed by Bo3 Top Cut

$15 Masters division (born 2001 or earlier)
$10 Seniors (born 2002-2005)
$10 Juniors (born 2006 or later)

• We have trophies & plushies for Champions in all age divisions!
• Top finishers will earn Championship Points toward an invitation to compete at the World Championships and additional prizes!
• Participants will receive a MidSeason Showdown competitor decal (while supplies last)
• Store credit for top finishers based on attendance
Several pokemon plushies as door prizes!
More prizes will be announced soon!

Entry requirements:
• Nintendo 3DS family of consoles (3DS, 2DS, New 3DS)
• A copy of Pokémon Sun or Moon, updated to the most recent version (1.2)
• A team of 4-6 legal Pokémon placed in the Team 1 Box in the game (see rules below)
• Completed Team Info Sheet (print one here http://support.pokemon.com/FileManagement/Download/47d0686ce6ab41919a611e8ede8f9210)

- All battles played with Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon
- Double Battles using 2017 World Championships Rules
- Only Pokémon in the Alola Pokédex
- Only Pokémon caught or hatched in Sun or Moon (black clover)
- Mega stones are not allowed
- Z-Crystals allowed
- The following Pokémon cannot be used: Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, and any future released Pokemon.
- 10-minute player time system

Please read the full details, including some manual hack checks you can do at home, on Pokémon's Rules and Resources page under "Play! Pokémon VG Rules & Formats" available here:

Please arrive early enough to allow yourself plenty of time to check in (and register if needed). Registration closes thirty minutes before the event is scheduled to start. Any player who wants to enroll after registration has closed will be able to do so, but will receive a round one match loss. Players arriving after round two has been paired will not be able to enroll in the tournament.

The use of external devices to modify or create items or Pokémon in a player’s Battle Box is expressly forbidden. Players found to have Pokémon or items that have been hacked will be disqualified from competition, regardless of whether the Pokémon or items belong to that player or were traded for.

NOTE: To make registration go smoothly, please make sure your Battle Team and team list are in the exact same order (including move order).

All day tournaments take a lot of energy! Be sure your DS is fully charged before the tournament and bring a charger. We will have a charging station available, but demand may be high.

There are no prerequisites to play in a Midseason Showdown. Players of all skill levels are welcome. We hope to see you there!

For more specific information, please contact tournament organizer Jason Inman at poketowngym@gmail.com or 301-461-9890.

Please make sure to download the 2017 World Championships Rules before you arrive (Festival Plaza --> Battle --> Download Rules).

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