2016 Pokémon TCG Winter Regionals Wrap-Up

Pokémon TCG Winter Regional Championships Information

This season's TCG Regional Championships will feature the Expanded format. Unlike last season, both the Swiss rounds and the single-elimination finals will use the Expanded format. Because all Standard decks are legal in the Expanded format, players may use the same decks they use for Standard format tournaments. The Pokémon TCG Winter Regionals will be held on the weekends of February 13, February 20, and February 27, 2016. Gameplay typically begins on Saturday and concludes on Sunday. Check the tournament listings for details.

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 need to bring their own 60-card Expanded format deck.

What is the entry fee?

Players in all age divisions will be charged an entry fee determined by the tournament organizer. See event listing for details.

What are the prizes?

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing! Top players receive Championship Points as detailed here.

1st Place

  • A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place award

  • A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 72 packs

    • Masters Division players receive 108 packs

2nd Place

  • A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships*

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 72 packs

    • Masters Division players receive 108 packs

3rd and 4th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 36 packs

    • Masters Division players receive 72 packs

5th Place through 8th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 36 packs

    • Masters Division players receive 54 packs

9th Place through 16th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 18 packs

    • Masters Division players receive 36 packs

17th Place through 32nd Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 12 packs

    • Masters Division players receive 24 packs

33rd Place through 64th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 6 packs

    • Masters Division players receive 12 packs

65th Place through 128th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 6 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

What about Travel Awards and Stipends?

Information on Travel Awards and Stipends will be released at a later date.

* Players may earn a bye at a country other than their country of residence. Byes are awarded at the National Championships corresponding to the player's nationality. Byes do not “stack.” If you have won a bye in another event (such as the State and Provincial Championships) and finish in the finals of a Regional Championships, you will receive a maximum first- and second-round bye at your National Championships.

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