Prerelease Info

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

o This Tournament is opened to everyone.
o Players of all ages are welcomed. Players below 10 years of age must be accompanied by their Parents.
o Players taking part in this event for the first time will have priority.
o Please be present at the event venue one hour before the event starts. Late-comers will not be entertained.
o Please bring along your Pokémon Player ID card if you have one. New Players will be issued one before the event.
o Please bring your own card sleeves and randomisers (dice or coin)

 

Entry Product: Prerelease Kit
Each Prerelease Kit includes:
o Pokémon Booster Packs x 04
o A 22-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets
o 1 of 4 alternate-art promo cards
o 1 deck-building tip sheet

Prize Payout :
Each participant will earn 3 more booster packs for playing all their matches, with the opportunity to win more depending on end placing of the tournament and number of players.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Category: Modified – Limited
At this event, every player will receive a Ultra Prism Prerelease Box at the beginning of the event. Each player opens his or her Prerelease Box at a signal from the Judge and constructs a 40-card deck using only cards contained in the box and any basic Energy provided by the Organizer. Players have 30 minutes to construct their decks. Decks may contain more than 4 copies of a single card, as defined by the card’s English title, with the exception of cards which are limited to one per deck by card text. Matches are then played for 4 Prize cards instead of the usual 6 Prize Cards. Players may not trade the cards from their booster packs with other players until the Tournament ends. Prizes are only given to players who complete all rounds of the competition.

Format: Swiss / Number of Rounds will be determined by the total number of players participating.
Players will play against opponents matched up by using the Swiss pairing method which determine a single winner by pairing players with the same, or similar, match record against each other until there is only one undefeated player. The first round match-up is determined by random.

Age Modified
Depending on the age group of participants for this Tournament, the Tournament Organizer may separate the players into groups according the the Pokémon Organized Play’s Age Division.

Time Limit: 20 mins per Round plus 3 Turns
We have imposed a time limit per round in order to run the event smoothly. If a match has not ended by the expiration of the round time limit, a winner must be determined without delaying the tournament for an unreasonable time. If time is called during a player’s turn, he or she completes the current turn, we will then add 3 more turns. This is three turns combined between each player. This will mean that the player who is not active when time is called will get the last turn.

 

INFORMATION Maxsoft Pte Ltd and Pokémon Organized Play reserves the right to publish tournament information including but not limited to the items listed above, transcripts, audio and/or video recordings or other recounts, player penalties, awards, or any other resultant information from the tournament.

TARDINESS Players are expected to be present for the start of a tournament and each of its component rounds and matches. Players arriving more than 5 minutes late for any round will receive a match loss for that round. Players who are still not present by the end of that round will be dropped from the tournament.

UNRULY BEHAVIOR Players are expected to behave in a respectful manner to all attendees and staff of a Pokémon TCG event. Players who don’t behave properly will be reminded to with the issuance of a penalty. Examples of Unruly Behaviour includes, Shouting and behaving in physically threatening manner, failure to comply with the instructions of the event staff, attempting to manipulate a match through intimidation or distraction.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES with the exception of devices necessary to participate in an event, such as cell phones, MP3 players, or text-messaging devices, are not to be used during a match. In some special instances, an electronic device may be allowed by the Tournament Organizer.

FOOD & DRINKS are not permitted on the play surface. The Tournament Organizer may allow food and/or drinks in the tournament area, but at no time should food or drinks be kept on the play surface.

WAGERING or gambling on the results of a game, portion of a game, match, or number of matches by anyone, including players, tournament staff, and spectators, is strictly prohibited. Anyone attempting to wager on a POP tournament should be removed from the tournament site, and the incident should be reported to POP.

HAND ELEVATION To avoid the perception of impropriety, players should keep both hands above the level of the playing surface at all times. A player’s cards should never go below the level of the playing surface during a match.

TOKEN & COUNTERS Players are required to provide their own counters to mark damage to Pokémon in play and counters to represent Special Conditions and other game effects. A judge may disallow the use of markers that cause confusion with regard to the state of the game or that are offensive in some manner.

RANDOMIZER Players can only to use the transparent, round edged, six sided dice or Pokémon coins released in Pokémon TCG products since EX Ruby & Sapphire.

PENALITIES Should an issue arise at a POP tournament, players and spectators will be subject to the Pokémon Organized Play Penalty Guidelines. All penalties above Caution level will be reported to POP for further review. Penalties issued to spectators may be assigned to the player or players that they are responsible for, if severe enough. The Head Judge has the final say on all penalties issued at a tournament.

OTHER STANDARD RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLIES.