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Games – Ohio Newsletter: August 2018

Hey all,

If you are active in any trading card games, you may know that it is championship series season. So things are slowing down a bit as people experience championship burnout. Otherwise, I am still waiting on Official Tournament Store status from Konami and Pokemon has yet to allow sanctioning for Premier Challenges for the Autumn 2018 season. Right now, short of an occasional non-hobby shop event, I am keeping everything that I am doing to the local area. Thus, I do not have much going on this month. If you run a north-central Ohio hobby shop and wish to hold a Pokemon event, contact Jimmy Gurney.

Starting this month, Comics Are Go (Sheffield Village), Level Two Games (Avon) and Warhost Games (Avon Lake) are teaming up to cross-promote a game that each store only offers.

HeroClix: Saturdays @ 1 PM
Comics Are Go (5188 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, OH 44035)
https://www.facebook.com/comicsaregoshop/

Pokemon: Tuesdays @ 6 PM
Level Two Games (37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011)
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/

Dragon Ball Super: Saturdays @ 2 PM
Warhost Games (32848 Walker Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012)
https://www.facebook.com/WarhostGames/

Right now, on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 PM, you can find me at Level Two Games in Avon. We have FREE CardFight: Vanguard, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh leagues. If we have enough players, we can swing into a tournament. I am looking for something to fill Thursdays at Level Two Games starting in September, other than the new Transformers Trading Card Game, which is already planned. Maybe video game related or live streaming? Have ideas, let me know via Games – Ohio’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/160899470640578).

Upcoming Events:

CardFight: Vanguard Shop Tournament (August 2018)
COST: $5 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/209274986597734/

CardFight: Vanguard Champions of the Asia Circuit Sneak Preview
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/381604608912108/

Pokemon League Challenge (Aug. 30 – Avon, OH) [Season #1]
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/220535101981780/

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

* This is the third time that I have pushed this event back. I am waiting for 2019 season sanctioning to open. The competitive Pokemon video game scene is much smaller than the trading card game, so its event options and window is also smaller.

– Anthony Haslage

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CardFight: Vanguard Shop Tournament (August 2018)

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

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 6 to 6:30 PM

TIME: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 6:30 to 9 PM

ADMISSION: $5 USD

REQUIREMENTS: A CardFight: Vanguard trading card game deck.

RULES: Swiss rounds, standard format (legal/modified-constructed), no proxies and six (6) damage cards. One game per each 30 minute round and sudden death only in single-elimination game play. For more details, read the “Rules/Q&A” document: http://cf-vanguard.com/en/howto/

TOURNAMENT PRIZES: Each player will receive a booster pack. The top players will receive prizes. The value of the prizes will be determined by the number of total participating players.

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://en.cf-vanguard.com/event/battlelist/battle_BCS_2018_VGE_SC_S/us#Ohio

[2019] Pokemon League Challenge (Aug. 30 – Avon, OH) [Season #1]

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

REGISTRATION: Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 6 to 6:30 PM

TIME: Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 6:30 to 9 PM

ADMISSION: FREE

REQUIREMENTS: A Pokémon trading card game deck.

RULES: Swiss rounds, standard format (legal/modified-constructed), no proxies and six (6) prize cards. One game per each 30 minute round plus three (3) turns. 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 (8) registered participants. If there are not eight (8) registered participants by the start time, this event will be cancelled. 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-tcg/

DISCLAIMER: To speed up the registration process, complete, print out and bring along the “Pokemon Deck List” document or complete and submit the online form: https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/events/

PRIZES: The top player in each age division will receive a booster pack.

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/18-08-000936/

Games – Ohio Newsletter: July 2018

Howdy all,

It looks like winter turned into summer here in Ohio. I am told that we had two weeks of spring, but I must have missed it. I have a few things going on in July…

GameStop Annual Pokemon TCG Tournament (Jul. 21 – Elyria, OH)
– GameStop is providing prizes for the top three overall players. Do not worry, if we have a lot of players, we will be holding the tournament at a nearby restaurant.
COST: FREE | REG: 12:30 PM | START: 1 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1882355121830157/

CardFight: Vanguard Shop Tournament (Jul. 24 – Avon, OH)
– Each paid participant will receive a special tournament pack.
COST: $5 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/657108991296160/

Pokemon SM-Celestial Storm Pre-Release (Jul. 24 – Avon, OH)
– This is a great event to either start playing Pokemon or return to the game. Pokemon Professor Jimmy Gurney will be on hand to help you build your decks!
COST: $25 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1850635175230437/

[2018] Pokemon Premier Challenge (Jul. 28 – Avon, OH) [Summer]*
– Back by popular demand, play UltraSun and UltraMoon competitively with others!
COST: FREE | REG: 4 PM | START: 4:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/936771613159458/

CardFight: Vanguard The Destructive Roar Sneak Preview (Jul. 31 – Avon, OH)
– This is a great event to either start playing CardFight: Vanguard or return to the game.
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/202026503948093/

[2018] Pokemon League Challenge (Jul. 31 – Avon, OH) [Season #3]*
– The top player in each age division will win a booster pack.
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1317898484980401/

* At the time of this post, the ability to sanction was unavailable due to point tallying for the Pokemon World Championships. We will attempt to sanction the events at a later date. If we can, they may award points for the next calendar season-year.

Just a reminder that I am at Level Two Games every Tuesday in July from 4 to 10 PM running CardFight: Vanguard, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh leagues starting at 6 PM. If we get enough players for any of the games, we can hold either free or $5 USD tournaments, assuming that no special events for that game are occurring at the same time. Starting in August, we will be expanding to Thursdays. As of this time, I am not quite sure what to do on Thursdays. If you have any ideas, please let me know via the contact form (https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/home/aboutgo/contact-go/) on Games – Ohio. Thanks.

One last thing, as of this month, Comics Are Go (Sheffield Village), Level Two Games (Avon) and Warhost Games (Avon Lake) are teaming up to cross-promote a game that each store only offers. Here is what they are cross-promoting beginning in July!

HeroClix: Saturdays @ 1 PM
Comics Are Go (5188 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, OH 44035)
https://www.facebook.com/comicsaregoshop/

Pokemon: Tuesdays @ 6 PM
Level Two Games (37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011)
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/

Dragon Ball Super: Saturdays @ 2 PM
Warhost Games (32848 Walker Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012)
https://www.facebook.com/WarhostGames/

– Anthony Haslage

[2019] Pokemon League Challenge (Jul. 31 – Avon, OH) [Season #3]

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

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 6 to 6:30 PM

TIME: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 6:30 to 9 PM

ADMISSION: FREE

REQUIREMENTS: A Pokémon trading card game deck.

RULES: Swiss rounds, standard format (legal/modified-constructed), no proxies and six (6) prize cards. One game per each 30 minute round plus three (3) turns. 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 (8) registered participants. If there are not eight (8) registered participants by the start time, this event will be cancelled. 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-tcg/

DISCLAIMER: To speed up the registration process, complete, print out and bring along the “Pokemon Deck List” document or complete and submit the online form: https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/events/

PRIZES: The top player in each age division will receive a booster pack.

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: Coming soon!

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1317898484980401/