Regional Championships

11th & 12th January InfosLocation

Schedule

Saturday

Doors open: 08:00
Side Event Registration: 14:00 **

Sunday

Doors open: 08:30 AM
Main Events Day 2 Starts: 09:00 AM
Side Events Registration: 08:30 AM

* Subject to change. ** Side Event Registration opening dependant on Main Event attendance

Participation Fee

Masters:

40 EUR (TCG & Videogame)

Juniors & Seniors:

25 EUR (TCG & Videogame)

Participation Goodies

TCG Video Game
Masters Participation Game Mat, Participation Promo Card Cool Pokémon Cap, Participation Promo Card
Juniors/Seniors Participation Game Mate, Participation Promo Card Cool Pokémon Cap, Participation Promo Card

Trading Card Game

 

Saturday

TCG – Check In (Online Decklist Submission):
until latest 0900

TCG – Main Event Beginn: 09:30

Format

Standard (Masters, Seniors, Juniors)

Video Game

 

Saturday

VG – Check In: 08:00 –  09:30

VG – Main Event Beginn: 10:00

Format

Pokémon Sword & Shield. For more information, please check pokemon.com

You can find the Prize Schedule of the Pokémon Championship Series on pokemon.com!

Side Events

sponsored by:

TCG Challenge
When? Sunday, 13:00 (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 10€
Participation Goodie: 1 Side-Event-Point (SEP), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: Championship Points and more Side-Event-Points
Tournament Format: Standard / Swiss Best-of-One
TCG Cup
When? Sunday, 09:00 (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 15€
Participation Goodie: 1 Side-Event-Point (SEP), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: Championship Points + more Side-Event-Points
Tournament Format: Standard / Swiss Best-of-One + Topcut Best-of-Three
Win-A-Box
When? On Demand, Registration starts Saturday at 14:00; Sunday at 08:30
Participation Fee: 15€
Participation Goodie: 1 Side-Event-Point (SEP), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: The winner receives a Pokémon Booster Box of his choice (depending on stocks at the Prize Wall)
Tournament Format: 8-player Single Elimination, Best-of-Three, Standard (Expanded on request)
Booster Battle
When? On Demand, Registration starts Saturday 14:00; Sunday 08:30
Participation Fee: 5€
Participation Goodie: 1 Booster Pack
Prizes: For each win, you get one Side-Event-Point (SEP), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Tournament Style: 4-player Single Elimination, Best-of-Three, Sealed Pack (You play with that Booster Pack)
Premier Challenge
When? Sunday 13:30 Uhr (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 10€
Participation Goodie: 1 Side-Event-Point (SEP), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: Championship Points + more Side-Event-Points
Tournament Format: Swiss Best-of-One / Topcut Best-of-Three
Midseason Showdown
When? Sunday 10:00 Uhr (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 15€
Participation Goodie: 1 Side-Event-Point (SEP), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: Championship Points + more Side-Event-Points
Tournament Format: Swiss Best-of-One + Topcut Best-of-Three
Win-A-Box
When? On Demand, Registration starts Saturday 14:00, Sunday 08:30
Participation Fee: 15€
Participation Goodie: 1 Side-Event-Point (SEP), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall.
Prizes: The winner receives a Pokémon Booster Box of his choice (depending on stocks at the Prize Wall).
Tournament Format: 8-player Single Elimination, Best-of-Three

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Player ID?
Each player is assigned a Play! Pokémon Identification Number (Player ID) that is used to track that player’s tournament play and League participation and to identify them in our system. Players must have this number with them whenever they attend a Play! Pokémon event. If you don’t already have a Player ID, the organizer of your next Play! Pokémon event will give you one. You can also get a Player ID online if you already have a Pokémon Trainer Club account.
I have no Player ID. Can I get one online?
Yes, just follow this link here. Alternative you  can get one on-site at the Event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I forgot my player ID. Where can I find it?
If you received a player ID via your Pokémon Trainer Club Account or you connected your ID online, you can login at pokemon.com and see your Player ID in your profile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Format will be played?
The TCG tournament is played in Standard. The Video Game Tournament Format will be played with Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. More information can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am 13 years old (or younger). May I participate?
Yes, you may participate. Please make sure to have a legal guardian on-site. A legal proof (i.e. passport) might be required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I bring food and drinks inside the venue?
Yes. Additionally, there will be convenient snacks and drinks at the catering on-site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do I need a Decklist or Teamsheet?
Yes. Please fill in a Decklist (TCG) online after your RK9labs registration and hand it in online.
For the Video Game, please fill in a Teamsheet prior to the tournament. It will be collected prior to the start of round 1 of the VG Main Event. You can find Teamlists here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am I allowed to trade, sell or advertise in the venue?
Although trading is both allowed and encouraged, please note that advertising is permitted and buying/selling is only allowed at our authorised vendors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to be a Judge or Scorekeeper at your Event!
We’re glad to hear that! If you are not part of the Pokémon Professor Program, you find more information here. Once you are part of the program, you will have access to the official Staff Calls.
Will there be a cloakroom?
Yes, for a small fe you can leave your bags and coats there. Due to security reasons, we kindly need you to place your carryall and suitcase there. Of course you can take your backpack with you inside the main event hall.

How to get to the event

Airports

RuhrCongress Bochum is ideally located less than one hour from four airports:

Dortmund Airport: 29 km
Dusseldorf Airport: 45 km
Cologne/Bonn Airport: 89 km
Muenster/Osnabrueck International Airport: 96 km

By train

From Bochum main station, take tram lines 308 or 318 in the direction of “Bochum Gerthe”. After about a 3 minute drive you will reach the stop “Vonovia Ruhrstadion”.

RuhrCongress Bochum is located directly behind the stadium.

By bus

From the Bochum main station take bus 388 in the direction of “Bochum Riemke”. You will reach the bus stop “RuhrCongress” after about 6 minutes and you are at the main entrance.

How to get there by car

Coming from the A40 motorway, please take the exit “RuhrCongress”. Continue straight ahead onto the Stadionring. After about 400 m you will see the RuhrCongress Bochum to your left.

Parking spaces for visitors

Inhouse underground parking spaces

Coming from the A40 motorway, drive straight ahead onto the Stadionring. After about 400 m you will pass a roundabout and take the third exit. After about 50 m you will find the entrance to the underground car park on your left. 

Neighbouring multi-story car park 

Coming from the A40, keep to the left immediately after the motorway exit. You are now heading directly toward the car park. RuhrCongress Bochum is a five-minute walk from there. Please follow the signs.

Location:

RuhrCongress Bochum
Stadionring 20
44791 Bochum

Germany

Location

RuhrCongress Bochum
Stadionring 20
44791 Bochum
Germany