Pokémon VG Spring Regional Championships

Frequently Asked Questions

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When and Where are the Pokémon Spring Regional Championships?

The Pokémon Spring Regionals will be held on the weekends of April 5 and 12, 2014. The Video Game Regionals typically occur on Sunday, with registration in the early morning.

April 6, 2014

Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566

The Classic Center
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601

Overland Park International Trade Center
6800 W 115th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101

April 13th, 2014

Utah State Fairpark—Grand Building
155 North 1000 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Monona Terrace Convention Center
1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703

Use the Event Locator to find information on these events!

What games will be played?

The VG Spring Regional Championships will feature the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games.

What are the rules?

Please be sure to review the following rules documents: 

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Are there any requirements for attendance?

The Spring Regional Championships do not require an invitation or qualification. All players in good standing are welcome to participate. Players must bring their own system in the Nintendo 3DS family, Pokémon X or Pokémon Y Game Card or downloadable version, and charger.

How will a winner be determined?

All Pokémon VG Spring Regional Championships will use the following methods to determine a champion:

  • Age Modified Swiss (single-game) pairings

  • A cut to a Top 8 single-elimination finals, attendance permitting

  • Single-elimination finals will be run as best-of-three games

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 Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Each Regional Championships will have the following prizes for each age division:

1st Place

  • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award

  • A Nintendo 3DS system

  • A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

  • 120 Championship Points

2nd Place

  • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 2nd Place award

  • A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

  • 110 Championship Points

3rd and 4th Place

  • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award

  • A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

  • 90 Championship Points

5th Place through 8th Place

  • A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

  • 70 Championship Points

9th Place through 16th Place

  • A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

  • 50 Championship Points

17th Place through 32nd Place

  • 30 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

33rd Place through 64th Place

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

65th Place through 128th Place

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

What about Travel Awards and Stipends?

Beginning in the 2014 season, US VG National Championships Travel Awards and Travel Stipends will be awarded to the top VG performers in the season’s Championship Point rankings. Travel Awards and Travel Stipends will be awarded as follows, based on Championship Point rankings at the end of Spring Regionals.

US National Championships Travel Awards and Stipends—based on total season Championship Points:

  • Ranked 1st–16th: Travel Award and a $300 Travel Stipend

  • Ranked 17th–32nd: $700 Travel Stipend

  • Ranked 33rd–64th: $350 Travel Stipend

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