More Fun on Sunday in Indy!
17 June, 2013 in Play! Pokémon
The final day of the Pokémon National Championships includes new opportunities to earn prizes and Championship Points!
The first two days at the U.S. National Championships are well-known to experienced players as “game play, all day” occasions. With Pokémon TCG and VG Swiss rounds, side events, and League activities happening nonstop on Friday and Saturday, what more could a Pokémon player want? Well, how about even more fun on Sunday? Check out some of the exciting events for the final day of Nationals in Indianapolis!
U.S. National Championships Finals!
All divisions will enter single-elimination rounds on Saturday after all Swiss rounds are complete. These single-elimination rounds will be a best-of-3 game format and will have a time limit of 75 minutes plus 3 turns per match. We will play these single-elimination rounds on Saturday until we have determined the top two players in each division.
That means Sunday is dedicated to all of the final matches! The finals begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, with the events scheduled as follows. All times are approximate.
Junior Division, TCG: 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Junior Division, Video Game: 10:25 a.m.–11:25 a.m.
Senior Division, Video Game: 11:35 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
Senior Division, TCG: 12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Masters Division, Video Game: 2:10 p.m.–3:10 p.m.
Masters Division, TCG: 3:20 p.m.–4:35 p.m.
Last Chance for Championship Points!
At 8 a.m. Sunday, we’ll start a Last Chance for Championship Points tournament for players who are seeking those last few points to earn a Worlds invitation. Seating for this event is limited to the first 256 Masters, 128 Senior, and 128 Junior Division players who do not already have 400 or more Championship Points. This event will be a stand-alone premier event featuring its own Best Finish Limit.
Preregistration will take place Saturday evening on site at the U.S. National Championships. Preregistration is required, so make plans to register on Saturday!
This event will follow a single-elimination format. Matches will be single-game with a time limit of 30 minutes plus 3 turns, until the field is reduced to 16 players. Once we reach the top 16, we will move to best-of-3 match play with a time limit of 75 minutes plus 3 turns.
- Players eliminated in the Top 16 round will receive 50 Championship Points.
- Players eliminated in the Top 8 round will receive 100 Championship Points.
- Players who win in the Top 8 will receive 200 Championship Points.
- The tournament will end after the Top 8 matches are completed. The event will not be played to a single winner.
Beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, we will run 8- and 16-player “on-demand” tournaments. Matches in these events will be single-game with a time limit of 30 minutes plus 3 turns until the winner is determined. Each event will start as soon as enough players have registered. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
8-Player On-Demand Tournaments
1st place: 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
2nd place: 2 Pokémon TCG booster packs
3rd–4th: 1 Pokémon TCG booster pack
16-Player On-Demand Tournaments
1st place: 8 Pokémon TCG booster packs
2nd place: 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
3rd–4th place: 2 Pokémon TCG booster packs
5th–8th place: 1 Pokémon TCG booster pack
Don’t miss all the excitement of the Pokémon National Championships finals and the fun of added tournaments on Sunday in Indianapolis!