2016-2017 Season Schedule and Information


#21

Yes and it was a state level tournament.

Considering that Gencon is about 5 times bigger then Origins, I was hoping that they would do the same for There. Not the win a trip part… Too close to worlds to make that work but something more then a LC.

I just don’t think they know what they want to do at these gaming conventions… There are so many comic, anime and gaming oriented conventions that Pokemon could have a place at if they just had a plan to deal with them.


#22

I know we should hold Pokemon responsible for making these relationships, but there’s nothing stopping local organizers from sanctioning their own tournaments at these events with a design of their choice (like ARG). I plan to reach out to a local anime convention this year to see if we can get a big Pokemon tournament going there. If it gets attention and has success, it gives Pokemon more motivation to attach points to it.


#23

Pokemon doesn’t need to be responsible they just need to have a plan and a process to get these events included in the championship points race. Their are enough people like yourself that will take it from there. but it’s a chicken and an egg thing. Pokemon won’t give up championship points unless the event is big enough and players won’t attend the event of their are no points to gain.

I would personally sponsor a $1000 tournament at $20 a person if I thought that it would pull a minimum of 40 players just to get things going. But without the points to go along with it the players don’t seem interested.


#24

I would argue that Pokemon putting a plan and process in place is holding Pokemon responsible for making this a possibility. I think we’re in complete agreement here.


#25

New information about next year available now:

http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/big-play-pokemon-changes-on-the-way-for-2017/


#26

I’m really, really hoping this thread is obsolete by September 1st…

…but in case it isn’t, am adding Regionals as they get announced today.


#27

Monona link doesn’t work


#28

Link changed—Monona Terrace updated their website.


#29

Philadelphia Regionals is not stated on the link.


#30

Good catch. It was, but is no longer. I will make note.


#31

SoCal regionals February 18-19. http://secondcitygym.com/premiereevents/save-the-date-for-anaheim-regionals-2017


#32

Philadelphia regionals is Expanded.
Link for details: http://philadelphiapokemon.com/tcgregionals.html


#33

Do we know if anything has been announced regarding Kitchener, Edmonton, and Vancouver Regionals?


#34

I sent a message to the TO for Vancouver so I’ll post once I hear back from her.


#35

(Maybe) I’ll send Marvin an email, but he is notoriously unreliable when it comes to future events.


#36

No New England Regional this year:

https://twitter.com/JenBamo/status/764495399709208580


#37

Yeah—I’m just behind on the map with SF and all. No Edmonton either, it’s widely believed. Might be the end of the schedule.


#38

Any news on Vancouver Regs?


#39

Think there will be anything for Florida after this October? Maybe next October?


#40

I was hoping with no cities and no states next season that there might be a few more regionals. However, I see Massachusetts will not happen and nothing has been posted for Kitchener or Kansas City. Is it possible that a few places that have never hosted a regionals event before will be hosting one for the first time?