Tournament Details: 18-12-000192

Tournament Name
Tournament Name
  1. League Cup (Lost Thunder)
  2. 18-12-000192
  3. TCG: Standard
  4. December 30, 2018
  5. 9:30AM to 10:00AM
  6. Trading Card Game
  7. (2019) Lost Thunder League Cup
  8. Squirtles
  9. Sanctioned
Organizer Information
Organizer Information
  1. Joe D'Andrea
  2. +1 (908) 787-4471
  3. Contact this organizer
Location information
Location information
  1. The Only Game In Town
  2. 211 W Main St
  3. Somerville
  4. New Jersey
  5. 08876
  6. United States
  7. Map
  8. https://www.facebook.com/events/196980844537510/
Other Information
Other Information
  1. $11
  2. Participants: Please READ and FOLLOW all instructions below.

    == Questions? ==

    Read all of this first. If you have any questions afterward, please ask us sooner than later. If necessary, we will update these details with additional information. We're here to help and want you to have a most excellent experience. Thank you!

    == League Challenge - Same Day! ==

    Seats for the League Challenge - Lost Thunder S2 (to be held later on the same day) will be available in-store during this League Cup.

    == Format ==

    This tournament will follow a Standard (Sun & Moon onward) format. (See "Standard Format" further below for more information.)

    Championship Points for this tournament apply to the second quarter of the 2019 season. This is a Premier event, so players can earn points toward a 2019 World Championship invite by placing well.

    == Parking ==

    Free parking is available near the venue.

    == Registration ==

    We are capping this event at 80 players due to fire code. To enforce this, we are REQUIRING pre-paid online registration. The registration fee is $11 per player across all divisions, online payment ONLY.

    REGISTER NOW: https://player.rk9labs.com/register/18-12-000192 (Name, Date of Birth, Player ID, and email required).

    Refund requests are allowed through Thursday, 27 December 2018, 11:59pm ET. NO REFUNDS will be given after this point, even if a registered player does not show up at the event.

    == Check-in ==

    Check-in will start at 9:30am and end at 10:00am. (Note: You *must* register online prior to check-in. Please ARRIVE BY 9:30am to check-in. We're serious.)

    Players arriving after check-in closes may be added to the tournament with a first round loss. Seating WILL NOT be guaranteed for any players (including those registered) arriving after round one begins. Players WILL NOT be added after round one has ended.

    For more information about late player registration, please see the Tournament Operation Procedures, p. 4, § 3.1.3: https://assets.pokemon.com/assets/cms2/pdf/play-pokemon/rules/play-pokemon-tournament-operation-procedures-en.pdf

    Help us help you by being on time for check-in and by bringing a printout of your completed, legal deck list. Create your deck list online at http://pokegym.net/decklist/pokemon.htm ... or download and fill one out: http://bit.ly/233fOoE (be sure to check "Standard" at the very top of the page).

    == Standard Format ==

    The following expansions will be used for this event:

    Sun & Moon
    Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising
    Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows
    Shining Legends
    Sun & Moon—Crimson Invasion
    Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism
    Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light
    Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm
    Dragon Majesty
    Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder
    McDonald's Collection 2017
    Sun & Moon Trainer Kit—Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu
    Black Star Promo Cards: SM01 and higher

    Cards from each new expansion will become legal on the third Friday of the same month the expansion was released.

    Promo cards such as those found in Pokémon TCG Boxes and Collections will be legal on the first or third Friday of the month after the product is released.

    == Player Meeting and Tournament Start Time ==

    First, to recap. *check-in* is from 9:30-10am sharp.

    After that, the player meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:15am. You will either hand in your deck list at this meeting, or Nancy will choose to collect the deck lists ahead of time to speed up the event and stay on time. We'll let you know when you check-in.

    The tournament proper is scheduled to begin at 10:30am. You are responsible for being present for checkin, the player meeting, and all rounds.

    == Rounds ==

    Play will be single game swiss rounds (30 minutes + 3 turns) with a top cut of 8 players (60 minutes, best 2 out of 3). Please bring a 60 card standard deck (Sun & Moon onward), a matching deck list, a pen with a cap (recommended), damage counters, and a (tournament legal) coin or die.

    == Pairings and Standings ==

    https://player.rk9labs.com/pairings (day of tournament, desktop and smartphone compatible)

    == League Cup Prizes ==

    Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions (Junior, Senior, and Masters). Participants will receive 2 Play! Points just for playing. First Place will also receive a League Cup playmat.

    For Championship Point allocations, please select the link "More info about League Cup Tournaments" (next section).

    Championship Points for this League Cup count toward the second quarter.

    == More Info ==

    Play!Pokemon rules and resources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

    More info about League Cup Tournaments: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/tcg-league-cup/

    TCG Championship Point Allocations:
    http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/earn-championship-points-tcg/

    TCG Format Rotation for 2019:
    https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/2019-season-pokemon-tcg-format-rotation/

    Thanks -- we look forward to seeing you there!

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