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League News and Reminders (10/30/13) 10/30/2013

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Hey, Trainers and Happy Halloween!!!

Chespin Season is in progress!
Supposedly we will get our League Kit for the Chespin Season pretty soon if not already!

Order your new badge cases NOW!!!
Once you have been added to the roster for attending the Chespin Season, you have the opportunity to order a badge case to be delivered to you as early as the Fennekin Season! Just bear in mind that the badge case is from the previous cycle (B2/W2 Gym) for those of you who somehow didn’t get one in the past.

XY VG Pokémon Distributions:
-Torchic w/Blazikenite – Now thru January 15, 2014 via Nintendo Wi-Fi

Pokémon X & Y Version Patches are now available!
If your game currently suffers from the potentially game-breaking glitch in Lumiose City, please use the camera function on the main menu of your Nintendo 3DS console to download these patches to your respective version game. (Internet connection is required.) Don’t worry…the patches apply to all XY version games, regardless of language or region the game was purchased!
Pokemon XY Patches

New tournament cycle rules updated!
Check the Library tab to view official rules changes (General Event, TCG, VG Rules and Formats). You will be responsible for following these rules when participating at Sanctioned and Premier Events.

Consider playing in a Legendary Treasures Pre-Release!
It’s not too late to get your hands on the cards early for the upcoming set this weekend in Canton! The set releases on Wednesday, November 6.

New TCG Rules updates go into effect on November 8, 2014.
-Pokémon Catcher has received an errata that now requires you flip a coin. If heads, switch the Defending Pokémon with one of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon.
-Before setup (drawing your 7 cards), players now flip a coin. The winner of the coin flip decides who starts the game first, then both players proceed to set up as normal. The player with the overall first turn of the game cannot attack.
With the release of the Pokémon XY starter decks the same day, the Professor Sycamore supporter card’s effect is identical to that of Professor Juniper. There are no other functional differences; however, both cards cannot be played in the same deck. Your deck must contain either/or should you choose to run any of them.

WRAPL is hosting a League Challenge at HV!
League Challenges are Premier Events, which give chances to earn Championship Points towards a 2014 World Championships invitation! If this would be your first-ever experience playing in a competitive tourney, a League setting is the perfect place! Please reference League Challenge dates in other locations in GA under the Tournaments tab. I will provide detailed locations of those events upon request.

For WRAPL’s LC:
-The event will be held on  Saturday, November 16.
-Registration starts at 11:00 A.M.
-Entry fee is $5 for all age divisions. All players will receive one (1) booster pack from the currently-released set for participating.
-Prizes and Championship Points will be awarded based on division attendance. Top 4 finishers in each age division will receive an exclusive LC Promo.
-Format is Modified-Constructed, Single-Game Swiss rounds, 30 minutes “Plus 3,” and ties will be implemented.
-A completed Decklist (click to download, then print, fill, and bring with you) will be required to participate.
-The new TCG rules updates will be in effect.
-Legendary Treasures (LTR) will be legal for play in the LC (not included on the current edition of the decklist I uploaded, but you can include LTR if you use any of those cards).

If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, and you are interested in or at least considering attending, please click on this link to the event and RSVP! Full details of the event are listed there as well.

Sanctioning permissions have been submitted to TPCi and are currently awaiting approval for the LC designation, so the official sanctioning information is not available at this time.

Worlds 2014 will be held in Washington D.C.!
This is a great opportunity for you to experience the World Championships on the East Coast next year. If you want to play for an invite or see what it’s like or take in the sights and sounds of the area, start making plans!

WRAPL is on Facebook!
If you have a Facebook account, and would like to join the group and get League news and updates that way, click here. We’ll gladly accept new members to this group, even if you’re not or no longer from the area! We kindly ask that you please not post spam or any unconfirmed Pokémon rumors/spoilers once accepted.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Professor Raz

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League News and Reminders (10/7/13) 10/07/2013

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Hey, Trainers!

The 2013-2014 League Cycle begins with Chespin Season on October 21!
October 26 is our first League Session in the Chespin season.

Order your new badge cases NOW!!!
I apologize for the short notice, but if you have been reported as having attended the Humilau Gym season last cycle, you are eligible to order a badge case for the upcoming Chespin season. Please place your badge case order by Saturday, October 12, and set it to be delivered for the Chespin Season in order to get one. We will place orders for the Chespin League kit after that date, which the badge cases on order will also ship out. If you miss out, you will need to wait until you can place an order to be delivered for the Fennekin season. All badge cases are the same and do not take the design of the Pokémon with the corresponding season, so please don’t order your badge case way far out in the cycle!

Leftover Badges/Promo PTCGO Codes are still available.
If you are still looking to earn badges to complete your current badge case and code cards from Opelucid (Legend) and Humilau (Wave) seasons, there are enough left for you to earn by playing TCG/VG matches with your LLs and fellow Leaguers!

B2W2 VG Pokémon Distributions:
-Shiny Giratina – Now thru October 20, 2013 at GameStop
-Torchic w/Blazikenite – October 12, 2013 thru January 15, 2014 via Nintendo Wi-Fi

Pokémon X and Y versions release on October 12, 2013!
Pre-order your game through your favorite store if available. Oh, and make sure you own a Nintendo 3DS/3DSXL/2DS in order to play this game! You can use this opportunity at League to play with others with their version games!

New tournament cycle rules updated!
Check the Library tab to view official rules changes (General Event, TCG, VG Rules and Formats). You will be responsible for following these rules when participating at Sanctioned and Premier Events.

Consider playing in Fall Regionals!
For some of the new players, it’s a great way to get your feet wet in the competitive scene. For you seasoned players, it’s a chance to brush up on your skills, earn Championship Points, and build your way up for an invitation to the 2014 World Championships! Click on the Tournaments tab above for dates and locations. I will update with more events as they become available.

Introducing League Challenges!
League Challenges (formerly Battle Roads) are coming to Leagues near you (possibly here at HV, fingers crossed!). LCs are normally scheduled during the off-season weekends with some flexibility (run in the final week of current season/overlap into first week of new season). Like Regionals, it’s also a Premier Event, but on a much smaller scale. So if this would be your first experience playing in a competitive tourney instead of Regionals, a League setting is the perfect place! You also have chances to earn Championship Points at these events! Be on the lookout for dates under the Tournaments tab.

Worlds 2014 will be held in Washington D.C.!
This is a great opportunity for you to experience the World Championships on the East Coast next year. If you want to play for an invite or see what it’s like or take in the sights and sounds of the area, this news is your first step to plan!

WRAPL is on Facebook!
If you have a Facebook account, and would like to join the group and get League news and updates that way, click here. We’ll gladly accept new members to this group, even if you’re not or no longer from the area! We kindly ask that you please not post spam or any unconfirmed Pokémon rumors/spoilers once accepted.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Professor Raz

Professor’s Corner – Match Resolution for Best-of-3 Swiss Matches 10/05/2013

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With the change of Tier 2 Premier Events announced, players will now play in Best-of-3 Swiss Matches starting with Fall Regionals. As such, TPCi has re-introduced ties it has previously run in distant formats and will be determined in the following manner cited from the 2013-2014 TCG Rules and Formats:

Match Resolution During Swiss Rounds
Section 8.3: Determining the Outcome of an Unresolved, Best-of-Three Match

Game 1
• If the last turn ends during game 1, the match results in a tie.
• If time is called after game 1 has been resolved but before the starting player for a Sudden Death game has been determined, the match results in a tie.
• If time is called after the game 1 winner has been determined but before the starting player for game 2 has been determined, the winner of game 1 wins the match.

Game 2
• If the last turn ends during game 2, the winner of game 1 wins the match.
• If time is called after game 2 has been resolved but before the starting player for a Sudden Death game has been determined, the winner of game 1 wins the match.
• If time is called after the game 2 winner has been determined but before the starting player for game 3 has been determined, the match results in a tie.

Game 3
• If the last turn ends during game 3, the match results in a tie.
• If time is called after game 3 has been resolved but before the starting player for a Sudden Death game has been determined, the match results in a tie.

What this means:
-Please be reminded that the following explanations apply to SWISS rounds.
-If Plus 3 Rule is in effect, match winner or tie can only be determined by any of the above-explained criteria after Turn 3.
-The “4-Prize Rule”  does not apply to determine the winner of Game 2. The game must be decided on Game 2 before time is called for a match score of 1-1 for the tie to result.
-Plus 3 does not apply once a game has been resolved after time has been called through setup of the next game. The match winner or tie will be determined based on the game score at the moment time was called.
-Sudden Death will not be used to determine a winner of a match.

It is presumed at this time that Top Cut matches will also be Best-of-3 matches with complete game, and Sudden Death conditions applied as they are Single Elimination matches. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Professor Raz

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Site Updates (10/05/13) 10/05/2013

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The following updates on the WRAPL blog webpage have been made:

Library Tab
-Updated the following documents for the 2013-2014 Play! Pokémon cycle:
General Event Rules
TCG Rules and Formats
VG Rules and Formats

Let me know if you have any questions!

Professor Raz