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Pokemon Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder Pre-Release (Oct. 25 – Avon, OH)

PRE-REGISTER: Pay at the store after October 1, 2018.

REGISTRATION: Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 6 to 6:30 PM

TIME: Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 to 9 PM

ADMISSION: $25 USD

RULES: Swiss rounds, limited format (legal/constructed), 40-card deck, four (4) prize cards and no proxies. Thirty (30) minutes will be issued for deck building. One game per each 20 minutes plus three (3) turn round. For more details, read the “Play! Pokemon TCG Rules and Formats” document: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

DETAILS: For this event to be officially sanctioned so that participants may receive a play point; there must be at least eight registered participants. New participants will be issued a player identification number. No Championship Points will be issued.

NOTE: We have a limited number of pre-release kits, so this event will be first come, first served! Each pre-release kit contains a 22-card booster pack composed of cards from the current and prior sets, four (4) boosters packs from the new set, a promotional card and a deck-building tip sheet. At the end of the event, players will receive three (3) additional booster packs upon the return of any borrowed energy cards.

PARKING: Additional parking can be found behind the store via the access driveway on the west side, right side looking from the front of the building and across the street. Remember to use your emergency break when parking on an incline.

SANCTIONED: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/18-10-000434/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2183357721908316/

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Pokemon Premier Challenge (Oct. 4 – Avon, OH) [Sun #2]

LOCATION: Level Two Games, 37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

REGISTRATION: Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 6 to 6:30 PM

TIME: Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 to 9 PM

ADMISSION: FREE

REQUIREMENTS: A Nintendo 2DS/3DS console and a copy of the Pokemon UltraSun or UltraMoon video game.

RULES: Swiss rounds, standard format (legal/modified-VGC), double battle, six (6) different Pokemon designated as part of the Battle Team, two (2) Pokemon cannot hold the same named item and no banned items or Pokemon. These are level 50 Flat Battles conducted via QR Code. To download the latest rules in-game, go to Festival Plaza by selecting “Battle – Download Rules – 2019 World Championship Rules”. One game per each 20 minute plus three (3) turn round. During top cut, best two (2) out of three (3) per each 50 minutes plus three (3) turn round. The Battle Video must be saved after each game. For more details, read the “Play! Pokemon VG Rules and Formats” document: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

DETAILS: For this event to be officially sanctioned so that participants may receive a play point; there must be at least eight registered participants. New participants will be issued a player identification number. The top players in each age division will be awarded with championship point(s): http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/earn-championship-points-vg/

DISCLAIMER: If applicable and prior to participation to ensure fairness and to reduce the chance of malfunctions during the event, remember to update the console(s) and the games(s) with the most recently available patch(es). Also remember to fully charge and/or have fresh batteries in the console and/or controller as electrical outlet and additional battery availability may be limited. To speed up the registration process, print out, complete and bring along the “Pokemon Video Game Team List” document or complete and submit the online form: https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/events/

SANCTIONED: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/18-10-000204/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/323290395100971/

Games – Ohio Newsletter: September 2018

All,

Welcome to the 2019 season-year for most games. If you go to https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/, you can see all of the league start times for Pokemon, CardFight: Vanguard, Dragon Ball Super, HeroClix, Transformers and Yu-Gi-Oh at north-central Ohio hobby shops that are part of Games – Ohio.

This month, Level Two Games in Avon begins with Official Tournament Store status from Konami for Yu-Gi-Oh! Plus, the new Transformers Trading Card Game releases on the 28th, but we are going to meet on the 27th to talk everything Transformers. We also have both Pokemon trading card and video game events this month as well as a CardFight: Vanguard Sneak Peek at the start of October.

Based out of Level Two Games, I have come up with a few activities to fill Thursdays. One event is a night where I live stream participants playing their favorite games via social media. The other night is trivia with cash prizes! I have to warn you, my first trivia night will have softball questions to ease you into it… The second trivia night in October will almost require a thinking cap like the one Doc Brown wears in Back to the Future.

Thanks to Ryan Patterson, I judged a Pokemon League Cup on September 1 and our very own league member, Josh Vardous, won the Master Division. Congratulations! The League Cup was held at The POP Shop in Sandusky and had over 50 players in attendance.

Speaking of Pokemon, starting this month, I will be pushing back the start time of Pokemon events at Level Two Games to 7 PM. While league will still be from 6 to 9 PM, any league tournaments, League Challenges and Premier Challenges after September 6 will begin at 7 PM. Not only does this give our core players a little more time to get to league after work, it allows me to start the other events occurring on the same day without being overwhelmed.

Two things that I am excited about this month… The Yu-Gi-Oh Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss booster set and the Pokemon Dragons Majesty Elite Trainer Box. I cannot wait to make some new decks for these trading card games.

– Anthony Haslage

-=[ Upcoming North-Central Ohio Events ]=-

[2019] Pokemon Premier Challenge (Sep. 6 – Avon, OH) [Autumn]
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/936771613159458/

L2G Night Live (Sep. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 & Dec. 13 – Avon, OH)
COST: FREE | REG: 5 PM | START: 5 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/2259427864084484/

Trivia Night (Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 & Dec. 20 – Avon, OH)
COST: $5 USD | REG: 7 PM | START: 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/315881215849637/

[2019] Pokemon League Challenge (Sep. 27 – Avon, OH) [Season #2]
COST: $5 USD | REG: 6:30 PM | START: 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/236990073652044/

Transformers League & Tournament (Thursdays – Avon, OH)
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/305273093574912/

CardFight: Vanguard Strongest! Team AL4 Sneak Preview (Oct. 2 – Avon, OH)
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/307347586481022/

Trivia Night

LOCATION: Level Two Games, 37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

TIMES: Select Thursdays from 7 to 9 PM (Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, 2018)

ADMISSION: $5 USD

REQUIREMENTS: Paper and something to use to write.

RULES: No devices, five rounds, 10 questions per round, one minute per question, questions based upon both popular culture and high school level education, teams may consist of either one or two players and responses must be recorded silently upon paper. Scores will be tallied in between each round.

PRIZES: First place is 50%, second place is 30% and third place is 20% of the 60% cash paid in entry fees. For example, 20 players at $5 per entry is $100. Sixty ($60) dollars will be split as $30, $18 and $12 for each place, respectively.

RULES: No devices, five rounds, 10 questions per round, one minute per question, questions based upon both popular culture and high school level education, teams may consist of either one or two players and responses must be recorded silently upon paper. Scores will be tallied in between each round.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/315881215849637/

L2G Night Live

LOCATION: Level Two Games, 37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

TIMES: Select Thursdays from 5 to 9 PM (Sep. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, 2018)

ADMISSION: FREE

REQUIREMENTS: A two player game that will look good broadcasted over the Internet.

RULES: We will be live streaming casual two-player games. Since the stream will be going out to general audiences, any language should be kept at or below PG-13. Players may play up to four hours in length, provided that everyone in line has an opportunity to participate.

PARKING: Additional parking can be found behind the store via the access driveway on the west side, right side looking from the front of the building and across the street. Remember to use your emergency break when parking on an incline.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2259427864084484/