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League Cup

What is the League Cup?
Selected active leagues will get the opportunity to organize a League Challenge once during each League-season. This change will give more players an opportunity to test their mettle in a rating tournament. The League Challenge tournaments are intended as higher qualifying tournaments and the outcome of a match of each player is of importance to winners how many Championship points they will earn. This is important for players to earn an invite for the World Championships at Nashville, Tennessee (USA) in August 2018.

Tournament structure
Participants play with their own decks in the Standard format or expanded format (indicated in our tournament calendar). That means that the use of cards is limited to certain series. Prior to the tournament, during the player meeting, one has to hand over a decklist and during the tournaments there will be deck checks.
Cards present in the series mentioned below are allowed:

Standard format

Abbreviation

Name set/card

Symbol

BKT XY BREAKthrough
BKP XY BREAKpoint
FCO XY Fates Collide
STS XY Steam Siege
GEN Generations
EVO XY Evolutions
SUM Sun & Moon
GRI S&M Guardians Rising
BUS S&M Burning Shadows
CIN S&M Crimson Invasion
SLG Shining Legends
TK XY Trainer Kit - Pikachu Libre & Suicune
TK S&M Trainer Kit - Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu
PR promo's XY67+
MCD McDonald Collection 2016
MCD McDonald Collection 2017


Expanded format

abbreviation

name set/card

symbol

BLW Black and White
EPO BW Emerging Powers
NVI BW Noble Victories
NXD BW Next Destinies
DEX BW Dark Explorers
DRX BW Dragons Exalted
BCR BW Boundaries Crossed
PLS BW Plasma Storm
PLF BW Plasma Freeze
PLB BW Plasma Blast
LTR BW Legendary Treasures
XY XY
FLF XY Flashfire
FFI XY Furious Fists
PHF XY Phantom Forces
PRC XY Primal Clash
ROS XY Roaring Skies
AOR XY Ancient Origins
BKT XY BREAKthrough
BKP XY BREAKpoint
FCO XY Fates Collide
STS XY Steam Siege
GEN Generations
EVO XY Evolutions
SUM Sun & Moon
GRI S&M Guardians Rising
BUS S&M Burning Shadows
CIN S&M Crimson Invasion
SLG Shining Legends
DCR Double Crisis
DRV BW Dragon Vault
TK BW Trainer Kit
TK XY Trainer Kit
TK XY Trainer Kit - Bisharp & Wigglytuff
TK XY Trainer Kit - Latias & Latios
TK XY Trainer Kit - Pikachu Libre & Suicune
TK S&M Trainer Kit - Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu
KSS XY Kalos Starter Set
PR promo's BW01+
PR promo's XY01+
MCD McDonald Collection


The tournament is run using Age Modified Swiss pairings, with a separate Topcut. The number of rounds that will be played depends on the number of attendants per division, performing gameplay (30 minutes + 3 turns) or match play (2-out-of-3 in rounds of 50 minutes + 3 turns). Top-cut (max. 8 players per division) will be playing match play (2-out-of-3) in rounds of 50 to 75 minutes + 3 turns (depending on discretion of organizer).
Participants are divided into 3 divisions, dependent on the year of birth. These divisions are:
Junior division: born in 2007 or later;
Senior division: born in 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006
Masters division: born in 2002 or earlier.

Don’t forget when you participate in this tournament
Take care that you have your PlayerID at hand;
Read the tournament rules, so you know what to bring to this event;
Have your decklist form (see left under the "Registration › decklist” button) filled in completely prior to the tournament;
Have your cards at the same follow order as you decklist for deckcheck;
Be at the venue on time, as those that arrive too late will receive a “round loss”.

1st place: Champion Playmat and 50 Championship Points
2nd plaats: 40 Championship Points (@ kicker 0)
3rd place: 32 Championship Points (@ kicker 0)
4th place: 32 Championship Points (@ kicker 0)
5th to 8th place: 25 Championship Points (@ kicker 24)
9th to 16th place: 20 Championship Points (@ kicker 48)
17th too 32th place: 16 Championship Points (@ kicker 100)
33rd too 64th place: 13 Championship Points (@ kicker 200)

For other participants (9th place on) there is a booster of a recent tournament legal expansion. In addition there is a promo card (whilst supplies last and only for those with an activated account on www.pokemon.com/us).


Registration
Although the registration of the league Cup is open and officially there is no limit to the number of attendants, it could happen that the venue or the stock of prizematerials are the limiting factors. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, it is important to determine to register to secure your registration. Even if unable to participate it is highly appreciated by the organizing gymleague / tournament organizer to inform him of your withdrawal. For registration see link at particular tournament in the Tournament calendar.


Admission fee
Participating the League Cup is € 6,00 or more
(at the organizers/store discretion).


For dates of tournaments see under button "Tournaments -> Tournament calendar".


For questions or more information you can always contact:
info@organizedplay.nl