Pokémon Weekly Wednesday Standard Format Tournament

Gamer's Lair

Date(s) - November 13, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday for our weekly Pokémon tournament, a great way to have some fun and meet other Pokémon players. The tournament is open to all players regardless of experience level or skill. Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.


Entry is $6 and includes a pack of your choosing. Additional prizing is available based on tournament turnout and player standings (more details below).


The Standard format is the format for this event. Each round will be best of 1 game, with 30 minutes of time.

The 2020 season Standard format currently consists of the following expansions:

  • Sun & Moon — Ultra Prism
  • Sun & Moon — Forbidden Light
  • Sun & Moon — Celestial Storm
  • Sun & Moon — Lost Thunder
  • Sun & Moon — Team Up
  • Sun & Moon — Unbroken Bonds
  • Sun & Moon — Unified Minds
  • Black Star Promo cards numbered SM94 and up
  • Dragon Majesty
  • Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu

With the exception of basic Energy cards and previously printed cards that appear in Standard-legal expansions, players may not use cards from Pokémon TCG expansions prior to Sun & Moon. Players using previously printed cards that appear in Standard-legal expansions may play those cards as long as the effect described is functionally identical to that of the most recent printing of the card.


Prizing and tournament structure

Every 2 players who join the tournament add 1 pack to the total prize pool. The tournament will use the following structure:

  • 4-8 Players: 3 Rounds of Swiss, prizing based on standings after round 3 (No cut to elimination)
  • 9-16 Players: 4 Rounds of Swiss, cut to top 4 players elimination (Prizing awarded afterword)
  • 17-32 Players: 5 Rounds of Swiss, cut to top 4 players elimination (Prizing awarded afterword)
  • 33-64 Players: 6 Rounds of Swiss, cut to top 8 players elimination (Prizing awarded afterword)

A swiss round means that players are not eliminated regardless of how many losses occur. Elimination means the player is dropped from the tournament after a loss.

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