Friday, June 3, 2011

Pokemon TCG National Championship 2011 Malaysia


Event Name: Pokémon TCG National Championship MY 2011

Event ID:  11-06-000371
Location: The Atria Shopping Centre
Address: Lot 3.01, The Atria Shopping Centre, Jalan SS22/23, 47400 Damansara Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 
Event Date: 25th June 2011

Admission Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Starting Time: 13:00
Organizer Name: Ujin Yumeno
Organizer Email:



[ 1st Prize ] 
+ A Pokémon TCG National Championship 1st place Medal
+ Invitation to the Pokemon World Championship 2011[1]
+ Pokemon Black or White Version Video Game
+ 72 Pokémon TCG Boosters

[ 2nd Prize ] 
+ A Pokémon TCG National Championship 2nd place Medal
+ Invitation to the Pokémon World Championship 2011[1]
+ Pokemon Black or White Version Video Game
+ 36 Pokémon TCG Boosters

[ 3rd & 4th Prize ] 
+ A Pokémon TCG National Championship 3rd & 4th place Medal
+ 18 Pokémon TCG Boosters

[ 5th to 8th Prize ] 
+ A Pokémon TCG 3Pack Blisters

[ Free Entry Gift ] 
Pokémon Promo Cards for Registered Players who completed their admission! While Stock Last!

[1] Rewarded to Citizens or Permanent Residents of Malaysia only.
[2] Maxsoft Pte Ltd Reserves the rights to make any changes to the prizes, event time and location without prior notification.


[ Category: Modified - Constructed ]
The Modified format is the standard tournament format for Pokémon Organized Play premier events. A Legal Deck for the Modified format 2010–2011 tournament season can only contains 60 cards from the following expansion:

[] Diamond & Pearl – Majestic Dawn
[] Diamond & Pearl – Legends Awakened
[] Diamond & Pearl – Storm Front
[] Platinum
[] Platinum – Rising Rivals
[] Platinum – Supreme Victors
[] Platinum – Arceus
[] HeartGold & SoulSilver
[] HeartGold & SoulSilver - Unleashed
[] HeartGold & SoulSilver - Undaunted
[] HeartGold & SoulSilver - Triumphant
[] Call of Legends
[] Diamond & Pearl Trainer Kit
[] HeartGold & SoulSilver Trainer Kit
[] Black Star Promo Cards numbered DP22 and higher
[] Black Star Promo Cards numbered HGSS01 and higher.

[ Format: Age Separated Swiss + Single Eliminations ]
In this format, Players will have to play a number of Swiss rounds appropriate for the number of players in attendance. Players are paired against other players with the same, or similar, match record.

After the initial swiss rounds, the top-ranked players are seeded into Single Elimination Rounds where players are removed from the tournament after they lose one match. They will play until only one player remains and that player is the winner of the tournament.

Age Separated Swiss is, essentially, three separate tournaments, with players in each age division being paired only against other players from the same age division, though the final results of the event are reported as one tournament.

o Junior Division: Born in 2000 or later
o Senior Division: Born in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
o Masters Division: Born in 1995 or earlier

The total number of swiss rounds and the number of top players that will proceed to the Single Elimination Rounds will be announced at the event briefing before the start of the Tournament.

[ Time Limit: 30 mins per Round plus 3 Turns ]
We have imposed a time limit per round in order to run the event smoothly. If a match has not ended by the expiration of the round time limit, a winner must be determined without delaying the tournament for an unreasonable time.

If time is called during a player’s turn, he or she completes the current turn, we will then add 3 more turns. This is three turns combined not three turns for each player. This will mean that the player who is not active when time is called will get the last turn.

Use the following criteria, in order, to determine the outcome of a game that is unfinished after the three turns. After one of the criteria has been met, none of the others are applied.

(1) If one player was late to the match or was away from the match, without a judge’s permission, for any period of time during the round, that player loses the match. The judge must have been made aware of this absence in advance of the end of the match. If both players meet this criterion, ignore this tiebreaker.

(2) If both players were on time to the match and were not away from the match for any period of time, the judge determines the winner based on the number of Prize cards that each player has remaining. The player with the fewest Prize cards remaining wins the match.

(3) If both players have the same number of Prize cards remaining, the current game continues, starting with any in‐between turn effects that take place after the last completed turn, if necessary, until a Prize card is drawn. The player drawing the next Prize card is considered the winner of the match and the match ends.

Players Rating and Ranking ]
The National Championships series will have a K-Value of 32. For more information on how the K-Value affects your Premier Rating, please see the Ratings and Rankings FAQ.

[ Important Note ]
With the release of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Black & White expansion on 25th April 2011, there has been some changes to the TCG rules. With so many different cards interacting with the new rules, Pokémon Organized Play has taken extra care to ensure the competitive environment remains as fun and fair as it has always been for our players.

To provide a fun, positive tournament experience for all Play! Pokémon members, we have decided to EXCLUDE the Black & White expansion from the format of this particular Tournament, and adopt the rules before those changes were in effect.

One of the rules that we are NOT adopting for this format includes:


The player that goes first no longer has any restrictions on what cards he or she can play. This means the player can play Item, Supporter, and Stadium cards on the first turn. However, it is still the case that neither player may Evolve Pokemon on the first turn.

Thank you for your understanding



Eligibility ]
o The Pokémon TCG National Championships MY is open to legal residents of Malaysia who has a Legal Modified Pokémon TCG Deck. Residency in this case is defined as a person who legally resides in Malaysia, being a Citizen, Permanent Resident, with a Work Permit or Student Pass.
o Players who are found in violation of the rules of eligibility are subject to suspension from Pokémon Organized Play and loss of prizes, including, but not limited to invitations for the World Championship.
o Players under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their parents or guardian in order to participate.

Registration ]
o Players are expected to report to the Tournament organizers at the venue from 09:00 to 12:00 on the event day for their registration.
o Please fill in your decklist (download) and arrange your deck in the same order as in your list before admission.
o Players who are not in line for registration by 12:00 will be given a first round loss.
o Players must be at the venue by 12:45 for briefing. Players not present during this briefing risk being dropped from the event.

Important Notice ]
o Due to limited venue space, there might not be enough seats for all players. The seating arrangements might be a little tight and In extreme circumstances, some players might be requested to play their games at another area.



POP GUIDELINE : regarding Pokémon Organized Play Rules and Regulations can be found here. We suggest you read through the entire document to farmilarize yourself with it.

INFORMATION : Maxsoft Pte Ltd and Pokémon Organized Play reserves the right to publish tournament information including but not limited to the items listed above, transcripts, audio and/or video recordings or other recounts, player penalties, awards, or any other resultant information from the tournament.

TARDINESS : Players are expected to be present for the start of a tournament and each of its component rounds and matches. Players arriving more than 5 minutes late for any round will receive a match loss for that round. Players who are still not present by the end of that round will be dropped from the tournament.

UNRULY BEHAVIOR : Players are expected to behave in a respectful manner to all attendees and staff of a Pokémon TCG event. Players who don’t behave properly will be reminded to with the issuance of a penalty. Examples of Unruly Behaviour includes, Shouting and behaving in physically threatening manner, failure to comply with the instructions of the event staff, attempting to manipulate a match through intimidation or distraction.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES : with the exception of devices necessary to participate in an event, such as cell phones, MP3 players, or text-messaging devices, are not to be used during a match. In some special instances, an electronic device may be allowed by the Tournament Organizer.

FOOD & DRINKS : are not permitted on the play surface. The Tournament Organizer may allow food and/or drinks in the tournament area, but at no time should food or drinks be kept on the play surface.

WAGERING : or gambling on the results of a game, portion of a game, match, or number of matches by anyone, including players, tournament staff, and spectators, is strictly prohibited. Anyone attempting to wager on a POP tournament should be removed from the tournament site, and the incident should be reported to POP.

HAND ELEVATION : To avoid the perception of impropriety, players should keep both hands above the level of the playing surface at all times. A player’s cards should never go below the level of the playing surface during a match.

TOKEN & COUNTERS : Players are required to provide their own counters to mark damage to Pokémon in play and counters to represent Special Conditions and other game effects. A judge may disallow the use of markers that cause confusion with regard to the state of the game or that are offensive in some manner. 

CARD SLEEVES : are allowed to be used at Pokémon tournaments, provided that they meet the following requirements:

• All of the sleeves on a deck must be the same color, condition, size, and texture.
• The fronts of the sleeves are clear, clean, and free of designs, holograms, and emblems
• The sleeves completely cover the entire card, leaving no portion sticking out of the open end.
• The sleeves are not reflective enough to be used to clearly determine the faces of cards that remain in the deck.  
• The use of sleeves with any form of pattern or artwork on the back of the sleeve is strictly prohibited at all Premier Events, unless the sleeve is an official Pokémon sleeve, where the color along all four edges of the sleeve is identical.

The Head Judge has the final say regarding whether a player’s card sleeves may be used in a tournament.  

RANDOMIZER : Players can only to use the transparent, round edged, six sided dice or a Pokemon Coin during this event.

MARKED CARDS : Players are responsible for ensuring that their cards are not marked in any way. A card is considered marked if it bears something that makes it possible to identify the card without seeing its face, including scratches, tears, discoloration, bends, and so forth.

If a player’s cards are sleeved, the sleeves are considered to be part of the cards, so the cards must be examined while in the sleeves to determine if there is a marked card situation. Cards with different backs or a different cut from the other cards in a deck are not considered marked as long as the entire deck is placed in non-marked, completely opaque-backed card sleeves. The Head Judge is the final authority in determining whether a card or sleeve in a player’s deck is considered marked.

REPRINTED CARDS : From time to time, cards printed in previous sets are reprinted in a new set. In most cases, the mechanics of the card remain unchanged, though the wording may be slightly altered for clarification. However, in a few rare cases, the game play text of a card is significantly modified. Should a player choose to use an older printing of a card that has had significant text changes, the player must have a local-language version of the card with the most recent text revisions, outside of his or her deck, for reference. Please see the Tournament Rules and Resources page for a list of cards that have been reprinted and are legal for play in the Modified Format

FOREIGN CARDS : Players are not permitted to use foreign cards at this Tournament.

FAKE CARDS : Only genuine Pokémon TCG cards may be used in Pokémon Organized Play events. Any fake, reproduced, or counterfeited cards must be removed from all players’ decks before the start of the tournament. Those that are not may be subject to confiscation by the Tournament Organizer.

PROXIES : Player made proxies are considered to be fake cards and should be treated as such in all ways. Players should ensure that the cards in their decks are in good condition before attending a tournament.

DECK REGISTRATION : Before the first round of a tournament, deck registration will occur. This process involves each player listing the exact contents of his or her deck. To make deck registration easier on the tournament staff, players should sort their decks to match their deck lists prior to registration. These deck lists can later be used by Tournament Organizers and judges to verify that a deck has not been altered since the outset of a tournament. Players are not allowed to change their decks at any time during a tournament.

DECK CHECK : Deck checks will be performed anytime during the Tournament before or after a match has been played. players should be required to put the cards in their decks in the same order as the cards on their deck lists to speed up the process.

PENALITIES : Should an issue arise at a POP tournament, players and spectators will be subject to the Pokémon Organized Play Penalty Guidelines. All penalties above Caution level will be reported to POP for further review. Penalties issued to spectators may be assigned to the player or players that they are responsible for, if severe enough. The Head Judge has the final say on all penalties issued at a tournament. 


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