Pokémon State Championship

Are you the greatest Pokémon player in Louisiana? Find out March 9 at +1 Gaming! Registration is from 9 to 10:30 am. Entry is free! 

The Pokémon TCG State and Provincial (SPT) Championships are held in over 50 states and provinces across North America. Each SPT Championship is part of a title event series where players compete for the title of State or Provincial Champion!

Results of the SPT Championships can give a serious boost to a player’s Championship Points and chances of getting into the 2013 World Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Entry

The Pokémon TCG SPT Championships do not require an invitation or qualification of any kind. All players in good standing are welcome to participate.

What You Need

You will need your Player ID card if you have one. If you do not, you can get one at the event. You will also need a legal deck and a deck registration sheet (PDF).

The State Championships follow all standard Play! Pokémon rules. Parents may want to check out the Parents’ Guide to Pokémon.

Directions, Lodging and Food

+1 Gaming is located nearest to the Clearview North exit on I-10. The store is behind the shopping center, facing Manhattan St. If you are coming from the Clearview exit, we suggest turning left on Houma Blvd. (it has a light) and taking your next right onto Manhattan St. The shopping center has ample parking, and there’s street parking for overflow.

For chaperones, we’ll do our best to provide extra seating beyond player needs. There are many outlets around the store and free wi-fi. It’s a long tournament, so bring something to do!

There are hotels along the Interstate at the Clearview and Causeway exits with a variety of price ranges. Here’s a map to help. We do not suggest the Orleans Courtyard Inn on Hessmer Ave. and 18th Street. Any others are perfectly accommodating and suited for families.

We will offer pizza at $2 per slice starting after the first round. There are also ample restaurant options within blocks of the store, including vegetarian choices. Ask any staffer for recommendations.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at 504-322-3411 or by email at info@plus1gaming.com.

Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon SPT Championship promo card (while supplies last) just for playing!

1st Place

  • A Pokémon TCG SPT Championships 1st Place trophy
  • A $500 travel stipend to participate in the Pokémon TCG National Championships (Juniors and Seniors) 1,2
  • A $300 travel stipend to participate in the Pokémon TCG National Championships (Masters) 1,3
  • A first-round bye at the U.S. or Canada National Championships 3
  • A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
  • 100 Championship Points

2nd Place

  • A Pokémon TCG SPT Championships 2nd Place trophy
  • A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
  • 90 Championship Points (if  division attendance is 4 or greater)

3rd & 4th Place

  • A Pokémon TCG SPT Championships 3rd or 4th Place trophy
  • A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
  • 70 Championship Points (if  division attendance is 8 or greater)

5th through 8th Place

  • A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
  • 50 Championship Points(if  division attendance is 32 or greater)

9th Place through 12th Place

  • 30 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

13th Place through 16th Place

  • 20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

17th Place through 32nd Place

  • 10 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)

33rd Place through 64th Place

  • 5 Championship Point (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

1. Travel stipends and byes are awarded to the winning Canadian or United States player and are awarded at the National Championships corresponding to the player’s nationality. A Canadian player is therefore eligible to win a travel allowance at the Canadian National Championship from an event hosted in the United States, and vice versa. STP Championships held in Mexico do not award travel allowances.

2. Travel stipends ‘stack’. Players who win more than one SPT will receive the sum of their travel allowances. Players who also win a Regional Championship will receive both the Regional travel award and the SPT travel allowance.

3. Byes do not ‘stack.’ If you have won a bye in another event, either a different SPT or a Regional Championship, you will receive the largest bye you have earned. You will not receive the sum of all the byes you earn.


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