Welcome ... Chantilly/ Centreville Pokemon League!

Welcome trading card, video game, and POGO players!

Children, parents, competitive players, and any Pokemon fan interested in learning about the game, sharing deck ideas, battling with fellow players, and just spending some fun Pokemon time are welcome!

No experience needed. We show newcomers how to play the card game and build decks. More experienced players can come and test their skills and strategies against fellow players. Our goal is to share the fun and camaraderie that is Pokemon!

Official League page on Pokemon.com!

Locations:

When: Saturdays starting at 1:00 pm

2021 Open League Schedule + Special Events:

April:

  • Virtual Summer Team Challenge Qualifier #1: Fri 4/9 at 7:00 pm. Reg here. Decklist due before 6:30 pm on 4/9. Play on PTCGO.

  • Chantville Virtual League Tourney: Sat 4/17 at 11:00 am. Reg here or sign up in Discord.

  • April Virtual League Meetup. Sat 4/17 at 2:00 pm. Host site coming soon!

  • Virtual Summer Team Challenge Qualifier #2: Sat 4/24 at 11:00 am. Reg opens 4/16. Decklist due before 10:30 am on 4/24. Play on PTCGO.

May: TBA

  • Virtual Summer Team Challenge Qualifier #3: Fri 5/7 at 7:00 pm. Reg opens 4/29. Decklist due before 6:30 pm on 5/7. Play on PTCGO.

  • Virtual Summer Team Challenge Qualifier #4: Sat 5/22 at 11:00 am. Reg opens 5/14. Decklist due before 10:30 am on 5/22. Play on PTCGO.

June: TBA: Potential return to in-person League! Stay tuned!


About Chantilly/Centreville (Chantville) Pokemon League!

During these unprecedented times, where we are unable to host League at the store, we can continue to connect online on Discord and virtually! Join our Pokemon League on Discord and have some Pokemon fun virtually. We'll also be offering virtual League fun tournaments using the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online (PTCGO) with other folks in the community. Join our League Discord to stay up-to-date on meetups, virtual tournaments, and Pokemon Go raids.

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When it is safe to do so again, we meet in the Fantastic Store, conveniently located near Routes 50 and 28 in Chantilly, VA. We are convenient to Herndon, Reston, South Riding and Sterling.

Our free, open league schedule is on the left along with highlights of special events at the store. Stay on top of Pokemon events by checking out our League Updates below and visit our Pokemon events calendar to join us at all the great tournaments in our area. Want to know about Pokemon activities for the entire state of VA? Then check out VA Pokemon - an awesome resource.

In the Spotlight!

Discover top competitive decks!

The next Pokemon set - Sword & Shield: Battle Styles - prerelease kit on sale now!

New card erratas and rules changes with Sword & Shield. Also, the FAQ for Battle Styles.

Serving our community:

  • Your vote needed! Which cause should our 3rd annual Fantastic Classic Support? For two years, we supported St. Jude Children's Hospital. For 2021, we want the Pokemon community to help us decide. Vote here.

  • 2nd Annual Fantastic Classic raises $1,300 for St. Jude Children's Hospital!

  • Read more about Chantville's Pokemon League outreach to area non-profits and children medical centers.

The Fantastic Store

14508 Lee Road, Unit F

Chantilly, VA 20151

chantvillepokeleague@gmail.com

The Fantastic Store offers plenty of space with tables, chairs and you can buy Pokemon products and refreshments. So join us! Check out the Fantastic Store's announcement here! Directions here.

Email League Organizer-Ken-if you want to be added to our mailing list for reminders to Pokemon League and upcoming events.

March, April 2021

April 4:

Registration for the Summer Team Challenge Qualifier #1 at Chantville League is now open! Register here.

Congratulations to the Chantville League Team Challenge Playoff Team for winning their Round 3 matchup! They are in the Top 128 and moving on to Round 4! Way to go Justin B, Brent, Michael, and Joseph!


March 27:

Congratulations to the Chantville League Team Challenge Playoff Team for winning their Round 2 matchup! They are in the Top 256 and moving on to Round 3! Way to go Justin B, Brent, Michael, and Joseph!

The Chantville League Team Challenge Qualifier events are set! View the schedule in the Calendar above, including when registration opens for each event.


March 1:

The new Sword & Shield Battle Styles prerelease kits will be available at the Fantastic Store starting at 1:00 pm on Sat, March 6. Cost is $30. This kit contains 4 booster packs, a special promo card only available in the kit, and a resource pack.

For March, we'll be offering two Virtual League tournaments! The first one is set for Sat, March 13. Check-in starts at 12:30 pm here or in our Discord. We'll start play at 1:00 pm. Format is Standard, best 2 of 3 matches. All players will earn a booster code just for playing! And at least the top 2 will earn additional codes. So join us for some fun and do some playtesting for upcoming Player's Cups and Team Challenges!

Our second Virtual League tournament is set for Sun, 3/21. Check-in starts at 10:30 am here or in our Discord. We'll start play at 11:00 am. Format is Standard, best 2 of 3 matches. All players will earn a booster code just for playing! And at least the top 2 will earn additional codes.

Then join us on Sun, 3/21 at 2:00 pm for our virtual League meetup. We have a very special guest - Will Jenkins! Will, the man, the myth, the legend, has been a long-time leader in the Pokemon community, competing in many international tournaments, producing quality content for various outlets, and just being an overall great person. And when we say competing, we mean winning. Most recently, Will represented one of the four US players to compete in the Top 16 of the Pokemon Players Cup 1. We'll talk strategy, the upcoming format, how to get better at the game, and more. Come hang out!

Time: Mar 21, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The room will open at 2pm and the interview will run from 2:05 to 2:35pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 734 6988 4795

Passcode: Chantville

Our Team Challenge playoff team earned a bye for Round 1! We are planning and playtesting in prep for our Round 2 matchup which is on the weekend of 3/26! More details as they come to light.

Sword & Shield Battle Styles FAQ - these are official Pokemon rulings for card interactions with the latest Pokemon set. If you want to hear the details, check out Ptcgradio's YouTube channel.

Play! Pokémon Team Challenge (TC)—Summer 2021 is coming! Qualifiers will run from April 3 through June 6. Just like in the first TC, Chantville League will run 4 Qualifiers and the winner from each one will make up the Playoff team that goes into the Playoffs. If you enjoyed playing in the first TC, then watch our League event schedule for dates and times, coming soon! And you get a voice in the dates and times for these Qualifiers. Join our Discord and vote to make your voice heard whether a Friday night, or weekend mornings time will work for your schedule.

Take care and be safe,
Ken

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Dear Pokemon friends,

Your health and safety are our utmost concern. As the vaccine continues to be rolled out by our local government and healthcare agencies, we'll continue to monitor local news and official Pokemon guidance to determine when we can safely resume in-person League activities. At this time, in-person Chantville League activities will remain in hiatus through June 2021. We continue to do our part to help limit the spread of this virus and the risk to those most susceptible. We will evaluate the possibility of having some sort of limited League play starting in July 2021.

You can also stay up-to-date about Pokemon events worldwide.

Please take care and I look forward to seeing you at a future League event once we have overcome this latest challenge. To help you and your family stay healthy and to take care, here are some useful resources:

Education:

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Your vote needed! Which cause should our 3rd annual Fantastic Classic Support? The last two years, we have supported St. Jude Children's Hospital. This year, we want the Pokemon community to help us decide. Vote here.

See the 2020 Standard Format rotation.

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The Pokemon Club program!

This is a program from Pokémon Organized Play which provides a casual, in-store play experiences for young, budding Pokémon fans! Besides learning the trading card game, players can do other fun activities including coloring pages, mazes, and word searches. And participants will earn unique promo cards and reward stickers each time they attend. So join us for this great new activity geared towards young, new players!

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And remember all the benefits that Chantilly Pokemon League offers - a huge, fun library with pre-made decks, free Pokemon cards, and Pokemon books and comics. New players - get a free Pokemon Player ID and learn the rules of the game and how to build a deck. Trade Pokemon cards or video game characters with other players. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Lots of open space for gaming, trading, and playtesting.