Pokémon TCG State/Province/Territory Championships

Pokémon TCG SPT Championships

State/Province/Territory Championships tournaments are another high-value Championship Points event that can help players earn that coveted invitation to the Pokémon World Championships! As with other Championship Series events, players can also earn Pokémon TCG booster packs and cool Pokémon merchandise.

The Pokémon TCG State and Provincial (SPT) Championships are held in more than 50 states and provinces across North America. Each SPT Championships event is part of a title event series where players compete for the title of State or Provincial Champion!

Results of the SPT Championships can give a serious boost to a player’s Championship Points and chances of getting into the 2014 World Championships in Washington, DC.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the Pokémon TCG State and Provincial Championships?

The Pokémon TCG SPT Championships will be held on March 8, 15, and 22, 2014. Find event dates, times, and locations.

Are there any requirements for attendance?

The Pokémon TCG SPT Championships do not require an invitation or qualification of any kind. All players in good standing are welcome to participate.

What is the tournament structure?

The Pokémon TCG SPT Championships are run using the Standard Format (formerly Modified) and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. At the conclusion of Swiss, the top players will compete in Single-Elimination rounds, with a maximum of 8 participants. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for detailed information about the tournament structure.

The number of Swiss rounds run will depend on total attendance at the event. Each round of Swiss in the Masters Division is best of three, with a time limit of 50 minutes plus 3 turns. Tournament Organizers have the option to run the Junior and Senior Division Swiss rounds either as a best-of-three match or as a single-game match with a maximum time limit of 30 minutes plus 3 turns. Check tournament listings for specific details regarding the Tournament Organizer’s selected format.

Most Pokémon TCG SPT Championships will be single-day events. A few larger SPT Championships may be run in a two-day format, with a second set of Swiss rounds for qualifying players and the Single-Elimination portion of the event occurring on Sunday. Please check with the Tournament Organizer for the specifics of each event.

What are the prizes?

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon SPT Championships promo card (while supplies last) just for playing!

1st Place

  • A Pokémon TCG SPT Championships first-place trophy
  • A first-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships*
  • A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 72 packs (108 total)
  • 100 Championship Points

2nd Place

  • A Pokémon TCG SPT Championships second-place trophy
  • A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 72 packs (108 total)
  • 90 Championship Points (if division attendance is 4 or greater)

3rd & 4th Place

  • A Pokémon TCG SPT Championships third- or fourth-place trophy
  • A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 18 packs (36 total)
  • 70 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater)

5th Place through 8th Place

  • A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Masters Division players receive an additional 9 packs (18 total)
  • 50 Championship Points (if division attendance is 32 or greater)

9th Place through 12th Place

  • Masters Division players receive a combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
  • 30 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

13th Place through 16th Place

  • Masters Division players receive a combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
  • 20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

17th Place through 32nd Place

  • 10 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)

33rd Place through 64th Place

  • 5 Championship Points (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

What about Travel Awards and Stipends?

Beginning in the 2014 season, North American National Championships Travel Awards and Travel Stipends will be awarded to the top TCG performers in the season’s Championship Points rankings.

To view the award schedule for Travel Awards and Stipends, click here.

* Byes are awarded to the winning Canadian or United States player and are awarded at the National Championships corresponding to the player’s nationality. A Canadian player is therefore eligible to win a bye at the Canadian National Championships from an event hosted in the United States, and vice versa.

Byes do not “stack.” If you have won a bye in another event, either a different SPT Championships event or a Regional Championships, you will receive the largest bye you have earned. You will not receive the sum of all the byes you earn.

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