City ChampionshipsWhat are the City Championships?
This year there will be several City Championships held across these countries. These are tournaments where players in each of the three divisions can earn the title of City Champion. The Regional Championships are intended as higher qualifying tournaments and winners will earn Championship points and the results will be used for calculating your rating. This is important for players to earn an invite for the World Championships (Learn more about Championship points (click here)). The City Championships will be held in December 2012 and January 2013 at various locations in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The results and pictures from these tournaments can be seen under button "Tournaments › Results 2012-2013".
Participants play with their own decks in the Modified Constructed format. 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:
|BLW||Black & 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|
|TK||Black & White Trainer Kit|
|PR||BW 1 - on|
|MCD||McDonalds Collection 1 and 2|
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 in rounds of 30 minutes + 3 turns. Top-cut (max. 8 players per division) will be playing 2-out-of-3 in rounds of 60 minutes + 3 turns.
Participants are divided into 3 divisions, dependent on the year of birth. These divisions are:
Junior division: born in 2002 or later;
Senior division: born in 1998, 1999; 2000 or 2001
Masters division: born in 1996 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”.
For the winner of each division there are boosters of BW Noble Victories. The 2nd to 4th place will win boosters of BW Boundaries Crossed too. The first place gets 18 boosters, 2nd place 10 boosters and the 3rd and 4th place four boosters each. For other participants there is a booster of BW Boundaries Crossed. In addition there is a City Championships promo card (whilst supplies last).
Although the registration of the City Championships 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 under button "Registration › Tournaments".
For those that do not make it into the Top-cut a side event organized may be organized depending upon interest. If a side event occurs is quite relevant to the organizers of the City Championships.
For dates of tournaments see under button Tournaments › Tournament calendar.