Welcome to Virginia Pokémon! This site serves to promote and inform players of the Pokémon events, Pokémon leagues, and Pokémon tournaments going on in Virginia. Below is a calendar of upcoming events in Virginia.



News and Website Updates

  • Prizes Announced for 2016 Nationals, Worlds
    Pokemon.com announced on its website that Top 8 players have a choice in how their prizes are awarded for TCG and VG National Championships as well as TCG and VG World Championships. Top 8 players age 18 years or more may choose between a cash award or a scholarship, and Top 8 players under 18 may choose between a Travel Certificate or a scholarship. Players finishing below the Top 8 that earn prizes will receive cash (18 and older) or a Travel Certificate (under 18).

    TCG Nationals Top 64 competitors win $500, Top 32 $750, and Top 16 $1,000 in cash or Travel Certificates based on the age of the player. TCG Nationals Top 8 Quarterfinalists win $1,500; 3rd and 4th Place Semifinalists win $2,500; 2nd Place Finalists win $5,000; and the 1st Place Champions win $10,000 in their choices of scholarships, or cash (18 and older), or Travel Certificates (under 18).

    VG Nationals Top 16 competitors win $500 in cash (18 or older) or Travel Certificates (under 18). VG Nationals Top 8 Quarterfinalists win $750; 3rd and 4th Place Semifinalists win $1,500; 2nd Place Finalists win $2,500; and 1st Place Champions win $5,000 in their choices of scholarships, or cash (18 and over), or Travel Certificates (under 18).

    TCG Worlds Top 32 competitors win $1,500 and Top 16 win $2,500 in cash (18 or older) or Travel Certificates (under 18). Top 8 Semifinalists win $5,000; 3rd and 4th Place Semifinalists win $7,500; 2nd Place Finalists win $15,000; and 1st Place Champions win $25,000 in their choices of scholarships, or cash (18 and over), or Travel Certificates (under 18).

    VG Worlds Top 16 competitors win $1,500 in cash (18 and over) or Travel Certificates (under 18). VG Worlds Top 8 Quarterfinalists win $3,000; 3rd and 4th Place Semifinalists win $5,000; 2nd Place Finalists win $7,500; and 1st Place Champions win $10,000 in their choices of scholarships, cash (18 and over), or Travel Certificates (under 18).

    See the full articles for National Championships prizing and World Championships prizing. The 2016 US National Championships will be held in Columbus, Ohio from July 1-3. The 2016 World Championships will be held in San Francisco, California from August 19-21.
    Posted May 27, 2016, 9:50 PM by Tim Copeland
  • Competitive Women in Pokémon TCG
    A new article was posted on May 6 on the womenwriteabout comics.com website, titled "Competitive Women in Pokémon the Trading Card Game" by K. Bey. The article features comments made by several players at the Virginia State Championships in April, including Premier Tournament Organizer Marthe Honts and top Junior division player Georgia H.

    See the article here: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/05/06/women-competitive-pokemon-tcg/#prettyPhoto.
    Posted May 9, 2016, 10:31 AM by Tim Copeland
  • 2016 Pokémon Spring Regional Championships
    The Pokémon Spring Regional Championships is the next big event in the 2016 Play! Pokémon tournament season. Held in cities across North America in May 2016, each Regional Championships is part of a title-event series where players compete for the title of Regional Champion! Results of the Regional Championships can give a serious boost to a player's Championship Points and chances of awards or even an invitation to the 2016 Pokémon World Championships! Virginia's Regional Championships were held this past February.

    There are no prerequisites to enter a Regional Championships. Pokémon tournaments use Swiss-style pairings, so all players can play in every round of an event until the finals are determined.

    The Pokémon Spring Regional Championships will be held on the weekends of May 14, 21, and May 28, 2016, with TCG events typically beginning on Saturday and video game events typically on Sunday. Check event listings for full details and event information. Some events require online registration.

    May 14: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, WA
    May 14: Bingemans FunworX, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (TCG only)

    May 21: Classic Center, Athens, GA
    May 21: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison, WI

    May 28: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, Marlborough, MA
    May 28: Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake City, UT
    May 28: Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS
    May 28: Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (TCG only)

    Top finishers get booster packs, trophies, and a huge step toward earning a 2016 World Championships invitation.
    Posted May 8, 2016, 7:25 AM by David Tuskey
  • Fates Collide online registration opens
    Online registrations are now available for the Fates Collide Prereleases in Chantilly, Fairfax, and Winchester! (David and Pam's events). Remember that our events will offer JAPANESE deckboxes and card sleeves as door prizes! Register here.
    Posted Apr 1, 2016, 6:43 AM by Tim Copeland
  • Changes Coming to Prereleases
    Prerelease tournaments are an awesome way to discover a new Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion. Players can get cards up to two weeks before the expansion has launched and start thinking of ways to put together their next great deck. Plus, Prerelease tournaments are fun opportunities to get together with other Pokémon fans! There is typically a fee required to play in Pokémon TCG Prerelease tournaments, set by the Tournament Organizer.

    For future expansions, the format of Prerelease tournaments will be slightly different. Rather than just building a deck out of booster packs, each player will now receive a special Prerelease box. This box contains a 22-card Prerelease pack to provide a solid foundation, plus four 10-card booster packs and an exclusive foil promo card. Players will use the cards from their Prerelease box, plus basic Energy cards provided by the Tournament Organizer, to build a 40-card deck.

    Then, it's time to compete against the other Pokémon TCG deck builders! Players will start with only four Prize cards, to accelerate play and account for the smaller decks. Everyone who completes the tournament will receive additional prizes. Check with the Tournament Organizer for info on the specific prizes you'll be playing for at your event.

    Keep checking Pokemon.com for new opportunities to play in upcoming Pokémon TCG Prerelease tournaments!
    Posted Mar 14, 2016, 12:41 PM by Tim Copeland
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League Challenge
TCG League Challenges
May 28 (Sat): Harrisonburg
May 28 (Sat): Newport News
May 28 (Sat): Virginia Beach
May 29 (Sun): Fincastle
May 29 (Sun): Midlothian


Premier Challenge Alpha
VG Premier Challenges
May 30 (Mon): Fredericksburg

Steam Siege Prereleases
Coming Soon!




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