Regional Championships

11th & 12th January, Bochum 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 Side Events

VG Side Events

Scheduled Events

‘Scheduled Events’ are tournaments which starts at a certain (scheduled) time and (almost) no participation cap. Other than that, there are ‘On-Demand Events’ which start with the required number of participants (4 or 8).

 

TCG Cup

When? Sunday, 09:00 (Event starts) – Online Decklist Submission closes 8:30 AM!
Registration online only via RK9 labs
Participation Fee: 16€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point) that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: Championship Points + more PW Points
Tournament Format: Standard / Swiss Best-of-One + Topcut Best-of-Three

 

Expanded Event

When? Sunday, 09:30 (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 10€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Tournament Format: Expanded / 4 rounds Swiss / Best-of-Three
Prizes: PW Points
4 match wins – 5 PW Points
3 match wins – 3 PW Points
2 match wins – 1 PW Point

 

Community Event: Worlds Format 2009

When? Sunday, 11:30 (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 10€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Tournament Format: Worlds Format 2009 / 4 rounds Swiss / Best-of-Three
Prizes: PW Points
4 match wins – 5 PW Points
3 match wins – 3 PW Points
2 match wins – 1 PW Point

 

TCG Challenge

When? Sunday, 13:00 (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 10€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point), 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 Team Gaming

When? Sunday, 14:00 (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 30€ per 3-player-Team
Participation Goodie: 3 Prize Wall Points (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Tournament Format: Standard / 4 rounds Swiss / Best-of-One
Description: 3 players register as a team with one of them on position A, B and C. Every round, each team player A faces player A from the opponent team, player B vs player B and player C vs player C. When two players win their games, this is a team win for the match. Example Round 1:  Team1A vs Team2A, Team1B vs Team2B, Team 1C vs Team2C
Prizes: PW Points
4 match wins – 15 PW Points for the team
3 match wins – 12 PW Points for the team
2 match wins – 6 PW Points for the team

On-Demand Events

‘On-Demand Events’ are tournaments that start with the registration of a required number of participants (4 or 8). Other than that, there are ‘Scheduled Events’ which start at a certain (scheduled) time with (almost) no participation cap.

 

Standard Battle

When? On Demand, Registration starts Saturday 14:00; Sunday 08:30
Participation Fee: 5€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point)
Prizes: For each win, you get one PW Point, that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Tournament Style: 4 players, ’round robin’: every player faces each other, Best-of-Three, Standard (Expanded on demand)

 

Booster Battle

When? On Demand, Registration starts Saturday 14:00; Sunday 08:30
Participation Fee: 5€
Participation Goodie: 1 Booster Pack – you play with this!
Prizes: For each win, you get 1 PW Point, that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Tournament Style: 4 players,’round robin’: every player faces each other, Best-of-Three, Sealed Pack (You play with that Booster Pack)
Description: In a Booster Battle event, all attending players are playing with each one Booster Pack of the same expansion. Since there is a limited deck, you won’t lose due to drawing from an empty deck, all Basic Energy cards count as any type (= Rainbow Energy) and the ‘Mutant’-rule applies, so Pokémon can evolve into Pokémon of the same type.

 

Win-A-Box

When? On Demand, Registration starts Saturday at 14:00; Sunday at 08:30
Participation Fee: 15€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: The winner receives a Pokémon Booster Box of his choice from the Prize Wall – except for the most current expansion (which is Cosmic Eclipse).
Tournament Format: 8-player Single Elimination, Best-of-Three, Standard (Expanded on request)

Scheduled Events

‘Scheduled Events’ are tournaments which starts at a certain (scheduled) time and (almost) no participation cap. Other than that, there are ‘On-Demand Events’ which start with the required number of participants (4 or 8).

 

Midseason Showdown

When? Sunday 10:00 Uhr (Event starts)
Registration online only via RK9 labs
Participation Fee: 16€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: Championship Points + more PW Points
Tournament Format: Swiss Best-of-One + Topcut Best-of-Three

 

Premier Challenge

When? Sunday 13:30 Uhr (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 10€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Prizes: Championship Points + more PW Points
Tournament Format: Swiss Best-of-One / Topcut Best-of-Three

 

VG Team Gaming

When? Sunday, 14:00 (Event starts)
Participation Fee: 30€ per 3-player-Team
Participation Goodie: 3 Prize Wall Points (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall
Tournament Format: Sword/Shield / 4 rounds Swiss / Best-of-One
Description: 3 players register as a team with one of them on position A, B and C. Every round, each team player A faces player A from the opponent team, player B vs player B and player C vs player C. When two players win their games, this is a team win for the match. Example Round 1:  Team1A vs Team2A, Team1B vs Team2B, Team 1C vs Team2C
Prizes: PW Points
4 match wins – 15 PW Points for the team
3 match wins – 12 PW Points for the team
2 match wins – 6 PW Points for the team

On-Demand Events

‘On-Demand Events’ are tournaments that start with the registration of a required number of participants (4 or 8). Other than that, there are ‘Scheduled Events’ which start at a certain (scheduled) time with (almost) no participation cap.

 

Win-A-Box

When? On Demand, Registration starts Saturday 14:00, Sunday 08:30
Participation Fee: 15€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall.
Prizes: The winner receives a Pokémon Booster Box of his choice from the Prize Wall – except for the most current expansion (which is Cosmic Eclipse).
Tournament Format: 8-player Single Elimination, Best-of-Three

 

Pokkén Tournament DX

When? On Demand, Registration starts Sunday 08:30
Participation Fee: 10€
Participation Goodie: 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point), that can be redeemed for Prizes at the Prize Wall.
Prizes: For each win, you get 1 Prize Wall Point (PW Point) for the Prize Wall!
Tournament Format: 8-player Single Elimination, you fight with a team of 3 Pokémon!

Vendors

cardicuno

König Karl Str. 84
70372 Stuttgart
Germany

Mail: cardicuno@gmx.de
Fon: +49 (0) 711 93347789
Homepage: www.cardicuno.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cardicuno/

Lotticards

Bayernstraße 3
30855 Langenhagen
Germany

E-Mail: info@lotticards.de
Fon: +49 (0) 511 47362777
Homepage: www.lotticards.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lotticards/

8bit planet

5 Rupert Street
Bristol
BS1 2PY

Mail: tom@8bitplanet.com
Homepage: www.8bitplanet.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/8bitPlanet/

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

New VG Rules – Which connection will be used for the video game tournament what need players to bring to the event?

JOKMOK will provide a full LAN set up for all players, including docking stations, connectors and wires. We ask players to bring their own Nintendo Switch / Switch Lite console, an AC adapter that is compatible with their system and one copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.

New VG Rules – Which controllers will be allowed?

As per the official rules: “Players are permitted to bring their own officially licensed wired controller. Wireless controllers are not permitted.” This includes the Nintendo Pro Controller, as long as it uses a wired connection to your console. Please follow these instructions to enable/disable Pro Controller wired connection:  Click here!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
Can I bring food and drinks inside the venue?

Yes, PET Bottles are allowed with a maximum capacity of 0.5l. You can take more than one of those bottles with you. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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