Disclaimer: All information in this thread is current and accurate to the best of my ability. Sometimes, sources will be fallible. I attempt to link to sources when possible. Please avoid making irreversible travel decision purely on the information in this post. This thread is for informational purposes only. Seek the Organizer for more details.
This thread is for US/Canada. Anyone who would like to point me in the direction of information for the APAC, SA, or EU zones is encouraged to do so.
Deadline to report CP Problems to Support for TCG Worlds: July 10th
VGC Invitations Finalized: July 13th (I would anticipate a similar date for TCG, but there’s no official word).
2016 Season Begins: July 13th/18th
(The 18th is the first legal day for League Challenges. The 13th is the day the Event Locator indicates the season starts).
Ancient Origins Prereleases: August 1st/2nd, 8th/9th
Ancient Origins Release: August 12th
2015 World Championships: August 21st-23rd
Standard Format Rotation to XY-on: September 1st
Ancient Origins Legal: September 2nd
Week 3: October 17th/18th
Fort Wayne, IN (Event Info) (Grand Wayne Convention Center) (6P Thread)
San Jose, CA (Event Info) (Santa Clara County Fairgrounds)
Vancouver, BC (1 Day) (Empire Landmark Hotel) (6P Thread)
BREAKthrough Prereleases: October 24/25 and October 31/November 1st.
BREAKthrough Release: November 4th. Every November set in the past 3 years has seen a release on the 1st Wednesday of November.
BREAkthrough Legal: November 25th.
Friday, November 27th-Sunday January 17th (end date per precedence).
BREAKpoint Prerelease: Precedent puts these on January 23rd/24th and 30th/31st.
BREAKpoint Release: February 3rd.
Week 1: February 13th/14th
Doswell, VA (Meadow Event Park)
Week 2: February 20th/21st
Anaheim, CA (Business Expo Center)
Collinsville, IL (Gateway Center)
BREAKpoint Legal: February 24th
Week 3: February 27th/28th
Kissimmee, FL (Park Inn by Radisson) (PTO Website)
Clackamas, OR (Monarch Hotel and Conference Center)
British Columbia: 4/9.
Fates Collide Prereleases: per precedent, April 23/April 24 and April 30/May 1st.
Fates Collide Released: May 4th.
Week 1: May 14
Seattle, WA (Seattle Center)
Kitchener, ON (Bingeman’s FunworX)
Week 2: May 21
Madison, WI (Madison Monona Terrace Convention Center)
Athens, GA (Classic Center)
Fates Collide Legal: May 25th
Week 3: May 28
Salt Lake City, UT (Utah State Fair Park) (via reliable sources)
Marlborough, MA (Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel)
Edmonton, AB (Radisson Hotel Edmonton South)
Kansas City, MO (???)
Greater Columbus Convention Center
July 1-3. Likely to be check-in on June 30.
2016 World Championships
When it comes around next Summer, this will go in the new thread, but for now, we know:
August 19-21 (check-in possible on August 18)
Marriott Marquis San Francisco
For the future when people start asking next July “When was Rotation announced?”
Format Rotation Announced: July 15th, 2015
Worlds Invite Emails: July 16th, 2015
U.S. Nationals Stipends Received (1st day): August 3rd, 2015
2016 Championship Series Timeline/CP Structure Announced: August 28th, 2015
2015 Fall Regionals Dates Official on Pokemon.com: August 28th, 2015
Spring Dates begin to Leak/Winter Dates almost complete: late November, 2015.
Dark Arts of the Internet Unveil Worlds Location/Date: November 30th, 2015.
Actual Pokemon Reveal of the Worlds Location/Date: December 8th, 2015.
Relavent/Useful Worlds Info Released (i.e. Qualification Levels/Structure): December 15th, 2015.
TPCi Gives us (almost) all of the Regionals’ Info: December 23rd, 2015.
v1 of States Map Compiled (~50% of States known): January 18th
Word is provided that U.S. Nationals will be announced “next week”: January 19th, 2016.
Nationals Location Announced: January 27th, 2016.
Stipends Announced: Early June
2016-17 Rotation Announced: July 2nd, 2016.