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US Nationals Schedule Revealed

Darrin Cole

Pokemon has released the details for anyone going to US Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. 

From the Pokemon website:

All times Eastern Time. Times are subject to change.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

4:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m
Player Check-In
All players who registered online check in to receive their registration merchandise.

7:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m Late on-site registration Players who did not register online may be able to register, space permitting.


Friday, July 1, 2016

8:00 a.m – 8:30 a.m
Player Meeting
All players must be in their assigned seats with completed deck lists by 8 a.m. for the start of the player meeting. Players who are not seated at this time risk being dropped from the tournament.

9:00 a.m.

Play Begins - Swiss rounds.

The number of rounds is based on division attendance.
All players with a record of X-2 or better, or the Top 32, whichever is greater will return on Saturday for a second day of Swiss play. This is true for all age division regardless of total attendance.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

9:00 a.m
Play Resumes for all age divisions
Players not in their seats by 9 a.m. will receive a game loss for the first round and will be dropped from the event if they have not reported by the end of that round.

4:00 p.m (approx.)

Junior Division Top 8 will start following Swiss play and will continue until a Champion is crowned.

4:00 p.m (approx.)

Senior Division Top 8 matches will start following Swiss play.

7:00 p.m (approx.)

Master Division Top 8 will start following the conclusion of Senior division play.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

9:00 a.m Senior Top-4 

TBA Senior Final At conclusion of Senior Top-4

TBA Masters Top-4 At conclusion of Senior Final

TBA Masters Final At conclusion of Masters Top-4

Tournament Format

All Pokémon TCG matches will be conducted using the Standard format for the entire main tournament. The most current Standard deck list can be found here.

All matches will be best-of-three.

Swiss rounds will have a time limit of 50 minutes, plus 3 turns.

Top Cut matches will have a time limit of 75 minutes, plus 3 turns.

For further information on the rules of the event, check out the Play! Pokémon rules and regulations




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