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Professor’s Corner: Professor Cup 2013 Format 04/10/2013

Posted by raznprince in Ask a Professor, Events, Pokemon TCG.
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Hey, TCG’ers!

I am pleased to relay the format for this year’s North America Professor Cup announced by TPCi representative Dan Brant! For those of you who are Professors, have earned 75 Professor Points for the tournament year between September 1, 2012 and June 15, 2013, AND plan to attend the U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis, IN, it will also be held on the same weekend. For those who aren’t Professors or are but cannot attend, this is an idea for a fun format to consider playing in unsanctioned tournaments.

Format and Rules:
1. Sets/cards allowed are BLW-on, and Black Star Promos BW01-on
2. 30-Card Constructed Rules: Similar to 60-card Constructed but…

  • no more than two (2) copies of any one card allowed in your deck (with the standard exception of Basic Energy) AND
  • games will be played to three (3) Prize Cards

3. “Kiddie Pool” (Additional Rule):
Pokémon used must be able to evolve to a Stage 1 or Stage 2 Pokémon.
For example:
• Tepig can evolve to Pignite and so would be allowed.
• Pignite can evolve to Emboar and so would be allowed.
• Emboar is unable to evolve and so would not be allowed in a deck.
• Bouffalant is unable to evolve and would not be allowed in a deck.

Swiss rounds are played in a 20-minutes “Plus 3” time format.
Single Elimination rounds are played in a 45-minutes “Plus 3” time format.

This is an interesting and fun format to experiment, and I will definitely be coming up with deck ideas to construct and practice in preparation to compete in the Professor Cup this year.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Professor Raz

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