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Pokemon VGC 2015 Rules and Formats 12/15/2014

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Format: Standard Doubles.
Games: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire versions (cartridge or download).
Levels: All pokemon with levels higher than 50 will be autoleveled down to 50 for the duration of the battle. (They keep their moves, but their stats will be recalculated for the battle.)
Pokemon: Any pokemon from the National Pokedex (basically meaning any pokemon that has been made available so far), except for the following: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem (plus White and Black Kyurem), Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie. All pokemon on your team must have different National Pokedex numbers (this means that you may not have two or more of the same pokemon, even if they have different formes, like Wash Rotom and Heat Rotom).
Origin: Pokemon must have been obtained in some legal manner (capturing, hatching, evolving, or through an in-game event such as from an NPC or special download) in either Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire, with a blue pentagon showing on the pokemon’s status page to prove this. (Pokemon legally obtained in X or Y will, of course, have to be transferred to Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire for you to be able to use them.)
Hidden Abilities: Permitted.
Mega Evolutions: Permitted. Of course, you can still only perform one Mega Evolution per battle.
Items: All items obtainable in Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire (plus any that you get from the Pokemon Global Link or from special events) are permitted, except for the Soul Dew. Pokemon must all be holding different items, if they are holding any at all.
Moves: There are no banned moves. (This means you can still use your Dark Void Smeargles.)

You can read the rules document more in-depth here.

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League News and Reminders (8/10/14) 08/10/2014

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Hey, Trainers!

WORLDS IS NEXT WEEK!
Worlds will be held on August 15-17 in Washington D.C. You must have attained the requisite Championship Points and received an invitation to participate. If you are attending the Last Chance Qualifier, you should have already pre-registered.

League session (August 16) will be available on this weekend for those who cannot attend Worlds. You are also encouraged to follow along the action online by clicking here.

Congratulations to our Delphox LC Winners!
JR – Hannah E.
SR – Calvin V.
MA – Kyle Warden

A great showing of 22 players total attended, and a big thanks to our LC Staff Tony Fall and Stephanie Matta for helping us make this event run smoothly!

Two exciting TCG formats revealed for the 2014-2015 Play! season!
Standard – Boundaries Crossed-on (BCR-on, PR BW55-on and XY01-on, TK-XY Trainer Kits, MCD-McDonalds 2014 promos, KSS-Kalos Starter Sets)
Expanded – Black & White-on (BLW-on, PR BW01-on and XY01-on, TK-BW and XY Trainer Kits, MCD 2011/2012/2014 promos, KSS, DRV)

All cards that conform to Standard format are also legal in the Expanded format. These formats will take effect on September 3rd.

League Challenges can be run in either the Standard or the Expanded format at the Tournament Organizer’s discretion. Starting with Fall Regionals, 2-day split tournaments will feature Standard on Day 1, and Expanded for players who make Day 2.

League Challenges for Warner Robins have been scheduled!
Greninja – August 23 (Expanded)

LCs will be held at HV, so please be sure to arrive on time for registration (11-11:30 A.M.) Completed decklists will be required as this is a Premier Event. All players will receive one (1) Play! Point and a booster pack of the most-recent set for participating. Click on the Tournaments tab for more information.

Greninja LC Promo: Solrock (XY)

Furious Fists release on Wednesday, August 13th!
Please be reminded that new sets are not legal for tournament play until 3 weeks after their release date. For Furious Fists (FFI), they will be tournament-legal on September 3rd.

The Pokémon Center is now open for business!
Now you can shop for awesome gear from your beloved game! Go to pokemoncenter.com for all the latest goods.

New League Prizes for the Kalos Pokémon Cycle!
With each line you complete on your tracking card, you earn a promo card plus a PTCO league code card. When you complete your tracking card, you also earn a charm respective to the card you completed!

Greninja Season Promo: Tierno

Hoenn Remake Confirmed!
Gen III Pokémon has been remade and will feature two exciting versions, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, to be released in November. Lots of Mega Evolutions and remade features have been revealed on pokemon.com!

XY VG Pokémon Distributions
Vivillon (PokéBall pattern) – now through August 12th via Wi-Fi
Aegislash – August 15th-17th via Pokémon World Championships
Heracross and Pinsir (version specific) – August 13th-September 17 via Wi-Fi
Heracronite and Pinsirite (version specific) – August 18th-31st via Gamestop distribution

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.

Keep up with all Premier Events happening in GA!
Also, for all you Facebook users, you are highly encouraged to join the GA Pokémon Events group by clicking here. Updates are made weekly, and your questions are answered by the GA Pokémon staff and players alike. I will continue to post events on the blog’s Tournaments tab that coincide with the information contained there as a secondary source for you to search as well. For other sanctioned events anywhere in the U.S., please go to www.pokemon.com.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I wish success to all the back-to-school’ers!

Professor Raz

League News and Reminders (6/26/14) 06/26/2014

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Hey, Trainers!

NATIONALS IS NEXT WEEK!
Nationals will be held on July 4th weekend in Indianapolis, IN. JR/SR TCG players must have earned 5 Play! Points to participate. MA TCG players must have earned 10 Play! Points and pay a $30 entry fee to participate. There is no Play! Points requirement or entry fee for all players to participate in the VGC tournament. Click on the Tournaments tab for more details.

League session (July 5) will be available on this weekend for those who cannot attend Nationals. If you will be attending this year, make your plans NOW!!!

You must pre-register in order to participate this year whether you are playing in the TCG, VGC, or both. Masters TCG players must pay the $30 entry fee online. Click on the Tournaments tab for the pre-registration links. Pre-registration closes at 9 P.M. on July 3. Please don’t miss out if you will be participating!

Put your best TCG deck and/or VGC team to the ultimate test! VGC Nationals will feature play using the X/Y versions. If you will be attending, please read up on the current VGC format to help you prepare your team. Information can be found under the Tournaments Tab.

Congratulations to our Chesnaught LC Winners!
JR – Eli B.
SR – Mark B.
MA – Jamal Anthony

A great showing of 24 players total attended, and a big thanks to our LC Staff Tony Fall and Stephanie Matta for helping us make this event run smoothly!

League Challenges for Warner Robins have been scheduled!
Delphox – July 26
Greninja – August 22 (Tentative)

LCs will be held at HV, so please be sure to arrive on time for registration (11-11:30 A.M.) Completed decklists will be required as this is a Premier Event. All players will receive one (1) Play! Point and a booster pack of the most-recent set for participating. Click on the Tournaments tab for more information.

Delphox LC Promo: Solrock (XY)

New League Prizes for the Kalos Pokémon Cycle!
With each line you complete on your tracking card, you earn a promo card plus a PTCO league code card. When you complete your tracking card, you also earn a charm respective to the card you completed!

Delphox Season Promo: TBD

Hoenn Remake Confirmed!
Gen III Pokémon has been remade and will feature two exciting versions, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, to be released in November.

XY: Furious Fists Pre-Releases scheduled in GA!
Furious Fists will feature fighting Pokémon entering the fray with newer EXs and Mega Evolutions. Release date is August 13, and the set will be tournament legal on September 3. See Tournaments Tab for details.

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 this 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 and venue, start planning NOW!!! Worlds will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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.

Keep up with all Premier Events happening in GA!
Also, for all you Facebook users, you are highly encouraged to join the GA Pokémon Events group by clicking here. Updates are made weekly, and your questions are answered by the GA Pokémon staff and players alike. I will continue to post events on the blog’s Tournaments tab that coincide with the information contained there as a secondary source for you to search as well. For other sanctioned events anywhere in the U.S., please go to www.pokemon.com.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Professor Raz

League News and Reminders (5/22/14) 05/22/2014

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Hey, Trainers!

Congratulations to our Yveltal LC Winners!
JR – Eli B.
SR – Dillon B.
MA – Sean Bull

A great showing of 17 players total attended last Saturday, and a big thanks to our Judge Tony Fall for helping us make this event run smoothly!

League Challenges for Warner Robins have been scheduled!
Chesnaught – June 14

LCs will be held at HV and be sure to arrive on time for registration (11-11:30 A.M.) Completed decklists will be required as this is a Premier Event. All players will receive one (1) Play! Point and a XY Flashfire booster pack for participating. Click on the Tournaments tab for more information.

Chesnaught LC Promo: Deino (LTR)

New League Prizes for the Kalos Pokémon Cycle!
With each line you complete on your tracking card, you earn a promo card plus a PTCO league code card. When you complete your tracking card, you also earn a charm respective to the card you completed!

Chesnaught Season Promo: TBD

Hoenn Remake Confirmed!
Gen III Pokémon has been remade and will feature two exciting versions, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, to be released in November.

New XY Set Announced!
Furious Fists will feature fighting Pokémon entering the fray with newer EXs and Mega Evolutions. Expected release in August.

Nationals are coming up!
Nationals will be held on July 4th weekend in Indianapolis, IN. JR/SR TCG players must have earned 5 Play! Points to participate. MA TCG players must have earned 10 Play! Points and pay a $30 entry fee to participate. There is currently no Play! Points requirement or entry fee for all players to participate in the VGC tournament. Click on the Tournaments tab for more details.

League session (July 5) will be available on this weekend for those who cannot attend Nationals. If you will be attending this year, make your plans NOW!!!

Put your best TCG deck and/or VGC team to the ultimate test! VGC Nationals will feature play using the X/Y versions. If you will be attending, please read up on the current VGC format to help you prepare your team. Information can be found 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 this 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 and venue, start planning NOW!!! Worlds will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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.

Keep up with all Premier Events happening in GA!
Also, for all you Facebook users, you are highly encouraged to join the GA Pokémon Events group by clicking here. Updates are made weekly, and your questions are answered by the GA Pokémon staff and players alike. I will continue to post events on the blog’s Tournaments tab that coincide with the information contained there as a secondary source for you to search as well. For other sanctioned events anywhere in the U.S., please go to www.pokemon.com.

Let me know if you have any questions, and have a wonderful summer!

Professor Raz

League News and Reminders (3/30/14) 03/30/2014

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Hey, Trainers!

Congratulations to our Xerneas LC Winners!
JR – Calvin V.
SR – Seth E.
MA – Justin Deen

A great showing of 22 players total attended last Saturday, and a big thanks to our Judge Tony Fall and TOM Operator Stephanie Matta for making this event run smoothly!

League Challenges for Warner Robins have been scheduled!
Yveltal – May 10 (Tentative)

LCs will be held at HV and be sure to arrive on time for registration (11-11:30 A.M.) Completed decklists will be required as this is a Premier Event. All players will receive one (1) Play! Point and a XY Flashfire booster pack for participating. Click on the Tournaments tab for more information.

Yveltal LC Promo: Deino (LTR)

New League Prizes for the Kalos Pokémon Cycle!
With each line you complete on your tracking card, you earn a promo card plus a PTCO league code card. When you complete your tracking card, you also earn a charm respective to the card you completed!

Yveltal Season Promo: Escape Rope

XY VG Pokémon Distributions:
-Celebi – Download Pokémon Bank and transfer Pokémon

Try out the new Pokémon Battle Trozei!
For all you puzzle fanatics, this game is available for download in the Nintendo 3DS e-Shop for $7.99. There are lots of Pokémon to capture in this addicting puzzle game!

GA Regionals are coming up!
GA Regionals will be held on April 5 (TCG) and 6 (VGC) in Athens. Click on the Tournaments tab for more details. League session WILL be cancelled on this weekend.

Put your best TCG deck and/or VGC team to the ultimate test! VGC Regionals will feature play using the X/Y versions. Please read up on the current VGC format to help you prepare your team. Information can be found 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 this 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 planning!

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.

Keep up with all Premier Events happening in GA!
Also, for all you Facebook users, you are highly encouraged to join the GA Pokémon Events group by clicking here. Updates are made weekly, and your questions are answered by the GA Pokémon staff and players alike. I will continue to post events on the blog’s Tournaments tab that coincide with the information contained there as a secondary source for you to search as well. For other sanctioned events anywhere in the U.S., please go to www.pokemon.com.

Let me know if you have any questions, and don’t get fooled by fake Pokémon information on April Fools Day!

Professor Raz

League News and Reminders (2/12/14) 02/12/2014

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Hey, Trainers!

Try out the new XY TCG set!
The set released last Wednesday and is now legal for tournament play. Check out the new powerful EX and Mega Evolution EX cards and build new strategies for your decks! The new Fairy type is also in full swing. This is one set to really get into the game!

League Challenges for Warner Robins have been scheduled!
Froakie – February 15 (THIS Saturday)
Xerneas – March 29

Both events will be held at HV and be sure to arrive on time for registration (11-11:30 A.M.) Completed decklists will be required as this is a Premier Event. All players will receive one (1) Play! Point and a XY booster pack for participating. Click on the Tournaments tab for more information.

New League Prizes for the Kalos Pokémon Cycle!
With each line you complete on your tracking card, you earn a promo card plus a PTCO league code card. When you complete your tracking card, you also earn a charm respective to the card you completed!

Pokémon Bank is now live!
Download this app as well as the Pokémon Transporter app for free from Nintendo E-shop to your 2/3DS(XL). With it, this cloud-based service allows you to transfer Pokémon to and from your X/Y version with relatively little risk of losing your favorite Pokémon in the event you lose your game cartridge. You get a 30-day free trial for using Bank before you will be required to pay $4.95 for a yearly access. The Pokémon Transporter will migrate your Pokémon B/W and B2/W2 to Bank and the transfer will be permanent.

XY VG Pokémon Distributions:
-Celebi – Download Pokémon Bank and transfer Pokémon

Major Premier Events are coming up in GA!
GA State Championships will be held on March 22 in Duluth, and GA Regionals will be held on April 5 and 6 in Athens. Click on the Tournaments tab for more details. League sessions WILL be cancelled on both these weekends.

Put your best TCG deck and/or VGC team to the ultimate test! VGC Regionals will feature play using the X/Y versions. Please read up on the current VGC format to help you prepare your team. Information can be found 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, start planning!

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.

Keep up with all Premier Events happening in GA!
Also, for all you Facebook users, you are highly encouraged to join the GA Pokémon Events group by clicking here. Updates are made weekly, and your questions are answered by the GA Pokémon staff and players alike. I will continue to post events on the blog’s Tournaments tab that coincide with the information contained there as a secondary source for you to search as well.

Let me know if you have any questions, and have a Happy Valentines Day from myself and the WRAPL staff!

Professor Raz

League News and Reminders (12/22/13) 12/22/2013

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Hey, Trainers! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Congratulations to our League Challenge Winners!
Chespin Season:
Juniors-Calvin V. (1st)
Seniors-Seth E. (1st)
Masters-Gryphon (2nd)

Fennekin Season:
Seniors-Seth E. (1st)
Masters-Gryphon (1st)

New League Prizes for the Kalos Pokémon Cycle!
With each line you complete on your tracking card, you earn a promo card plus a PTCO league code card. When you complete your tracking card, you also earn a charm respective to the card you completed!

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

Pokémon Bank releases on December 27, 2013!
Transfer all your Pokémon from B2W2 to the Bank and to your X/Y versions. Also, get a Celebi just for trying out the Bank!

Consider Playing in the GA Cities Marathon this Winter!
The event kicks off on December 26th in Statesboro thru January 4th here in WR! Details can be found under the Tournaments Tab. I hope to see you guys come out to these events while I judge a few of them…there are PLENTY of opportunities to load up on Championship Points if you do well, and even win!

Winter Regionals are coming up!
Put your best TCG deck and/or VGC team to the ultimate test! For the first time, this season’s VGC Regionals will feature play using the X/Y versions. Please read up on the current VGC format to help you prepare your team. Information can be found 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, start planning!

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, and have a Happy Holidays from myself and the WRAPL staff!

Professor Raz

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

VG League Leader Challenges are now OPEN! 09/14/2013

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Battles in the VG League Leader Challenge are run in the same format as VGC battles. For those who have never participated in a sanctioned competition before (either IRL or over wifi), the current standard format involves double battles, with a good number of Legendary pokemon barred from use.

For the full list of rules, click here!

Professor’s Corner – Championship Points Explained (2013-2014 Play! Cycle) 09/11/2013

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Championship Points (CPs) are a way of recognizing top performing players at Premier Events, and serve as a benchmark for an invitation to high-level events (i.e. World Championships). As many people are aware that the 2014 World Championships will be held in Washington D.C., most are curious as to how many CPs can be earned at Premier Events and how many CPs must be obtained in order to receive an invitation compete in Worlds 2014. I will explain with respect to both TCG and VGC routes.

TCG
The CP distribution for Premier Events for 2013-2014 Play! Cycle have changed somewhat from the previous Play! Cycle, but are as follows: *Updated as of September 20, 2013*

League Challenge
Earn 1 Play! Point per LC attended
Best Finish Limit (BFL) = 6

1st = 15 CPs
2nd = 12 CPs (Kicker = 4)
3rd-4th = 10 CPs (Kicker = 8)
5th-8th = 6 CPs (Kicker = 32)
9th-12th = 4 CPs (Kicker = 64)
13th-16th = 2 CPs (Kicker = 64)
17th-32nd = 1 CP (Kicker = 128)

City Championships
Earn 2 Play! Points per Cities attended
BFL = 4

1st = 50 CPs
2nd = 40 CPs (Kicker = 4)
3rd-4th = 30 CPs (Kicker = 8)
5th-8th = 20 CPs (Kicker = 32)
9th-12th = 10 CPs (Kicker = 64)
13th-16th = 5 CPs (Kicker = 64)
17th-32nd = 3 CPs (Kicker = 128)

States/Provincial/Territorial AND Regional Championships
Earn 3 Play! Points per event attended
BFL = 4

States
1st = 100 CPs
2nd = 90 CPs (Kicker = 4)
3rd-4th = 70 CPs (Kicker = 8)
5th-8th = 50 CPs (Kicker = 32)
9th-12th = 30 CPs (Kicker = 64)
13th-16th = 20 CPs (Kicker = 64)
17th-32nd = 10 CPs (Kicker = 128)
33rd-64th = 5 CPs (Kicker = 256)

Regionals
1st = 120 150 CPs
2nd = 110 135 CPs (Kicker = 4)
3rd-4th = 90 105 CPs (Kicker = 8)
5th-8th = 70 75 CPs (Kicker = 32)
9th-12th = 50 CPs (Kicker = 64)
13th-16th = 40 45 CPs (Kicker = 64)
17th-32nd = 20 30 CPs (Kicker = 128)
33rd-64th = 10 15 CPs (Kicker = 256)

U.S. National Championships
Earn 10 Play! Points for attending
BFL = 1

1st = 500 CPs
2nd = 500 CPs (Kicker = 4)
3rd-4th = 500 CPs (Kicker = 8)
5th-8th = 500 CPs (Kicker = 32)
9th-12th = 80 CPs (Kicker = 64)
13th-16th = 60 150 CPs (Kicker = 64)
17th-32nd = 40 100 CPs (Kicker = 128)
33rd-64th = 30 80 CPs (Kicker = 256)
35th-128th = 10 50 CPs (Kicker = 512)

Best Finish Limits (BFLs) restrict the amount of CPs that can be applied towards the Worlds invite. For example League Challenges have a BFL of 6. This means that the CPs earned from your best six (6) finishes (no matter how many LCs you attended) will count towards the Worlds invite (Maximum: 6 x 15 CPs = 90 CPs for LCs)

Kickers are the number of players in an age division that must participate in the tournament in order for the CPs to apply to that place finish.

In order to receive an invite to Worlds 2014, players from the following age divisions in the U.S. must have earned the following CPs after 2014 U.S. Nationals:
Junior = 400 CPs
Senior = 450 CPs
Master = 500 CPs

VGC

Online Competitions
Earn 1 Play! Point per event participated

1st = 10 CPs
2nd-8th = 8 CPs
9th-16th = 4 CPs
17th-64th = 2 CPs
65th-128th = 1 CP

Regional Championships
Earn 3 Play! Points per event attended
BFL = 3

1st = 120 CPs
2nd = 110 CPs
3rd-4th = 90 CPs
5th-8th = 70 CPs
9th-16th = 50 CPs
17th-32nd = 30 CPs (Kicker = 64)
33rd-64th = 10 CPs (Kicker = 128)
65th-128th = 5 CPs (Kicker 256)

U.S. National Championships
Earn 10 Play! Points for attending

1st = 480 CPs
2nd = 440 CPs
3rd-4th = 360 CPs
5th-8th = 210 CPs
9th-16th = 150 CPs
17th-32nd = 90 CPs
33rd-64th = 30 CPs (Kicker = 128)
65th-128th = 15 CPs (Kicker = 256)

World Championships – To be applied retroactively to the current Play! Cycle if earned from the previous cycle’s World Championships
Earn 10 Play! Points for attending

1st = 600 CPs
2nd = 550 CPs
3rd-4th = 150 CPs
5th-8th = 120 CPs

After July 10, 2014, all North America players in all age divisions must place in the Top 16 in total earned CPs in order to receive an invitation to Worlds 2014, while the Top 4 will receive travel awards.

This is quite a lot to absorb, but please feel free to ask any questions about the CP structure!

Professor Raz

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