Prerelease Tournaments

Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins Prerelease tournaments allow players to receive and play with cards from the upcoming XY—Ancient Origins expansion up to two weeks before the expansion’s official release date!

Participation prizes are awarded to all finishers in each of three age divisions. XY—Ancient Origins Prereleases will use the 2015–2016 tournament season age divisions, which are:

  • Junior Division: born in 2005 or later

  • Senior Division: born in 2001, 2002, 2003, or 2004

  • Masters Division: born in 2000 or earlier

Prerelease events are operated by independent Tournament Organizers across North America.

When are the Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins Prerelease tournaments?

Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins Prerelease tournaments will be held from August 1 through August 9, 2015. Find times and locations of XY—Ancient Origins Prerelease events in your area.

Remember: while we update our events schedule often, we suggest that you contact the local Tournament Organizer to confirm event schedule information.

How much does the event cost?

Tournament Organizers set the entry fee for these events. Please check the tournament listing for details.

What are the prizes?

All players who complete the event will receive 2 additional booster packs of the Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins expansion.

All participants will receive a Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins Prerelease promo card, while supplies last.

What do I need to know?

  • Bring your Player ID card, if you have one. If you don’t have a Player ID, one will be given to you at the event.

  • See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for more information about what to bring to an event.

  • Make sure you arrive on time. If you are late for registration, you may not be able to play in the event!

  • To participate in the event, you must be a player in good standing and abide by the Tournament Rules.

  • See the Legal Notice for certain eligibility requirements and other information, including information concerning limitations on The Pokémon Company International’s liability.

What is the tournament structure?

The tournament is run using the Limited Format and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for information about the Limited Format and Swiss. The number of Swiss rounds to be run will depend on total attendance at the event.

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