Pokemon Video & Trading Card Games
Looking for a new challenge after you have defeated the Elite Four? Participate in our Pokemon community challenge and be the best Pokemon Trainer in Singapore and Alola region. Winner will win attractive prizes!
Pokémon Special Premier Events, such as the Singapore Pokémon Video Game Open, are one of the large-scale events held in the Oceania Ratings Zone.
The Pokémon VGC Special Events are one of the largest events in terms of both attendance and Championship Point payouts. Special Events are open to all players, as there are no qualifications or residency restrictions. However, a higher level of competition is expected.
The best players who have earned the requisite number of Championship Points during the season will receive an invitation to compete in the Pokémon World Championships! There are no qualifications or residency restrictions to enter, so players from neighbouring countries are welcome to participate. Competitors will need the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games on systems in the Nintendo 3DS family participate in these Championship Series events, with a team legal and adhering to the Video Game Championship 2017 rules.
Tournament ID: 18-06-000130 (https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/18-06-000130/)
Date: June 9th 2018 (Sat) – June 10th 2018 (Sun)
Location: Asia Games Festival @ Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre , Level 4, Halls 401, 402
Address: 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Organizer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation Fees: SGD$15*
*Entry fees grants entry into the venue and into the tournaments for both days
The pre-registration form can be found here (Register Here)
Please note that all participants are required to register through this link before the event date, as the ticket is required for entry into the event and into our tournament.
Start time: 10:00am
Last person in queue by: 11:30am
Maximum number of players: 128
For players who have missed the online registration, please register on-site.
On the day of the tournament, please arrive between 10.00am to 11.30am to make payment and fill out and submit your team sheet. Players not present at the venue by 11.30am without a valid reason may be disqualified from the tournament.
Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted into the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.
Championship Points (CP) earned will go towards qualifying for the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in Nashville, Tennessee, the USA! Players will also be delighted to learn that Championship Points earned will also go towards qualifying travel award or stipend for next International Championships (Oceania) held in Australia! Throughout the season, players who top their region in Championship Points may also earn fully paid trips or travel stipends from The Pokémon Company International to participate in overseas tournaments.
Championship points will be awarded according to placement within a player’s own age division as illustrated below:
Championship Points for Singapore Open):
- Champion: 200 Championship Points
- Finalist (2nd): 160 Championship Points
- Semi-finalists (3rd-4th): 130 Championship Points
- Top 8 (5th-8th): 100 Championship Points (If division attendance > 24)
- Top 16 (9th-16th): 80 Championship Points (If division attendance > 48)
- Top 32 (17th-32nd): 60 Championship Points (If division attendance > 100)
- Top 64 (33rd-64th): 50 Championship Points (If division attendance > 200)
Championship Points for Mid-Season Showdown (Day 2)
- Champion: 50 Championship Points
- Finalist (2nd): 40 Championship Points
- Semi-finalists (3rd-4th): 32 Championship Points
- Top 8 (5th-8th): 25 Championship Points (If division attendance > 24)
- Top 16 (9th-16th): 20 Championship Points (If division attendance > 48)
- Top 32 (17th-32nd): 16 Championship Points (If division attendance > 100)
*Physical prizes for Singapore Open (Main Event) to be announced
- Players will battle each other using the standard Play! Pokémon format – Double battles
- The 2018 World Championships Rules will be used. Players will battle using the game’s “Live Competition” feature. However, players should still download the “2018 World Championships Rules” from the Festival Plaza prior to attending the event.
- All Pokémon will be automatically set to Level 50 during battle.
- Players will construct a team of 6 Pokémon, and select 4 Pokémon to use in every battle. The same team must be used for the entire tournament.
- Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, except those mentioned below, that are caught or hatched in the game or received at an official event or distribution.
- The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team: Ash-Greninja, Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow and any other Pokémon which have yet to be officially released ingame.
- A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number
- Each Pokémon may hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item.
- Players may only participate with Pokémon that have the black clover symbol on their status screen, indicating that the Pokémon was obtained in Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon.
- A copy of the rule book can be downloaded from Pokémon Website from the following URL: https://assets.pokemon.com/assets/cms2/pdf/play-pokemon/rules/play-pokemon-vg-rules-formats-and-penalty-guidelines-en.pdf
- If one player was late to the match or was away from the match without a Judge’s permission for any period of time during the round, that player loses the match unless the Judge was made aware of this absence in advance of the end of the match.
- The tournament will be run using a Swiss format.
- Every round, players will be paired up with a single opponent to battle against
- Swiss rounds are decided by a Best-of-3 set of battles
- All players will be able to play until the end of the Swiss rounds unless they choose to drop or are disqualified from the tournament.
- On top of the time limits the game automatically enforces, the organisers will enforce a time limit of 50 minutes per round as well. After this is reached, games still in progress will be allowed 3 more turns to conclude, and if they haven’t by then, tiebreakers will be applied by judges to determine the result.
- After the Swiss portion of the tournament is over, the top players (number determined by division attendance) by Swiss standings will advance to the Single Elimination stage to play for the top positions. Single Elimination rounds will take place on the same day.
- Every round in the Single Elimination stage will be decided by a Best-of-3 set of battles
- The same organiser-enforced time limit will be in effect during the Single Elimination stage
- Junior Division: Born in 2007 or later
- Senior Division: Born in 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006
- Masters Division: Born in 2002 or earlier
Each age division will play separately. However, an age division with 5 or fewer players will be merged with other age divisions.
The pre-registration form can be found here (Register now!)