The final batch of the 2013-2014 Pokémon Regional Championships, the Spring Regional Championships, take place over the first two weekends of April across North America. These Regional Championships are for both the Trading Card Game as well as the Video Game.
With trophies, TCG booster packs, Championship Points, and over $200,000 worth of travel stipends to ensure top finishers for both the Trading Card Game and Video Game are able to make it to the Pokémon US National Championships in Indianapolis, IN, the Spring Regional Championships are certainly important tournaments to attend!
A tournament-legal Modified-format deck is required in order to participate in the Trading Card Game tournament while a tournament-legal team, a Nintendo 2DS or 3DS family system, and Pokémon X or Pokémon Y are required in order to participate in the Video Game tournament.
Here are the six locations holding the events, as well as their dates:
|Athens, GA||April 5th-6th|
|Overland Park, KS||April 5th-6th||Facebook | PokeGym|
|Seattle, WA||April 5th-6th||PokeGym|
|Sturbridge, MA||April 5th-6th||Site|
|Madison, WI||April 12th-13th||Site | PokeGym|
|Salt Lake City, UT||April 12th-13th||Site | Facebook | PokeGym|
You can also view all of the tournaments for both the Trading Card Game and the Video Game on the official website's Advanced Tournament Search, or by clicking these links:
- View Spring Regional Championships for the Trading Card Game
- View Spring Regional Championships for the Video Game
Both the Trading Card Game and the Video Game tournaments use the Swiss-style pairings system, meaning players are paired with other players with a similar record; in other words, you aren't eliminated as soon as you lose, at least not until the elimination rounds which occur after the Swiss rounds conclude.
The Trading Card Game tournaments are two-day events, spanning the whole weekend, while the Video Game tournaments are exclusively on Sunday (April 6th and 13th). Which you choose to participate in is entirely your choice, though if you do decide to play in both, you will likely be unable to play in the second day of the Trading Card Game tournament, so keep that in mind. There is an entry fee for Masters Division players ($20-25, depending on the location) participating in the TCG tournament, although Junior and Senior Division players get in free, and all divisions may enter for free for the Video Game event.