Pokémon VG Winter Regional Championships

Frequently Asked Questions

Pokémon TCG Autumn Regional Championships

The Pokémon Winter Regionals will be held on the weekends of January 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2014. The Video Game Regionals typically occur on Sunday, with registration in the early morning.

January 12th, 2014

Exhibition Hall at Meadow Event Park
13111 Dawn Blvd.
Doswell, VA 23047

January 18th, 2014

Saint Charles Convention Center
One Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303

January 19th, 2014

Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Oregon State Fair and Expo Center
Columbia Hall
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

January 26th, 2014

International Palms Resort
6515 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819

Use the Event Locator to find information on these events!

What games will be played?

The VG Winter Regional Championships will feature Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

What are the rules?

Please be sure to review the following rules documents:

Click here to view other tournament resources!

How will a winner be determined?

All Pokémon VG Winter 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

Are there any requirements for attendance?

The Winter 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, copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y, and charger.

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!

What about Travel Awards and Stipends?

Beginning in the 2014 season, U.S. 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.

U.S. National Championships Travel Awards and Stipends—based on total season Championship Points:

  • Ranked 1st–16th: Travel Award and a $300 Stipend
  • Ranked 17th–32nd: $700 Travel Stipend
  • Ranked 33rd–64th: $350 Travel Stipend

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)
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