Welcome our Platinum  Sponsor!

Pokémon Regional Championship
Trading Card Game & Video Game

 Anyone in good standing with the Play!Pokémon program can participate, no pre-qualification required! 


March 17th & 18th, 2018

Would you like to help at              Regionals?
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Would you like to be a
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Age Divisions:

Juniors - Born 2007 or later 
Seniors - Born 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006 
Masters - Born in 2002 and earlier

Welcome our 

The Park Expo & Conference Center
Freedom Hall
800 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205

​               Parking is $8 per day.

Doors & Vendors open:​​

Sat. March 17th 
               7:30am ​
All players MUST check the roster by 8am.
Roster will be posted online and at the Hall entrance at 7pm Friday.

Sun. March 18th

        TCG  TOP CUT:
       Master Division:  Top 32* Swiss Rounds  & Top Cut:  7:30am
       Senior and Junior Division Top Cut:  9am

        VG TOP CUT:
        All Divisions
 Top Cut:  9am


All Players meeting:

​Saturday March 17th
8:30am ish

TCG Participants​​

Ultimate Guard Drawstring bag & Deckbox- Guarenteed to the first 500 registered TCG players. 


BASIC Entry Fee for all TCG & VG Players:

Early Bird: $40.00
(ends on Tuesday January 30, 2018 at 11:59pm)

Standard:  $50.00
(ends on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 11:59pm)

Late:          $60.00 
(ends on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 8am)

  - Registration for this event must be completed ONLINE only -                               Cash will not be accepted onsite.
​Basic:  Refund requests must be submitted via email at poke-event@hotmail.com by March 2, 2018  MARCH 15th by 9pm est.    Any requests after 12am March 15, 2018 will not be honored. 
Stage 1 & VIP: Refund requests will not be honored after packages are sold out or after 12am March 3, 2018 which ever comes first.

       ~ See more information below ~

*Pokeparent discount*
Parents who are playing in the main event and have a child playing in any age division will receive a $10 discount per child refunded during the day of the event.

                 VIP Registration - Limit: 45  ​​
$195 Early Bird (ends on Tues. Jan 30, 2018 @ 11:59pm)
$205 Standard (ends on Tues. March 13, 2018 @ 11:59pm)

Stage 1 Registration package PLUS:

  • VIP Lounge experience (minors + 1 parent/guardian*)
  • Charlotte Regionals Backpack
  • Sealed Booster box Ultra Prism
  • $20 Food Voucher
  • One Event Parking Lot Parking Pass for Saturday 
  • ​Japanese Pokémon sleeves (62-64 in a pack) you will be sent an email with various options to choose.
  • Sleep in special:
    • VIP Players must be in the VIP room by 8:05am
  • ​All VIP Swag pick up will be in the VIP room
  • Dedicated Staff member assigned to the VIP Lounge
  • Cold water & snacks Saturday & Sunday
  • JUST ADDED: Free Official 2018 Charlotte Pokémon Regional Championships T- Shirt!

*One parent/guardian of  the VIP minor player receives free entry into the VIP lounge only.

  All Times Subject to Change!

TCG Participants
​ FIRST 1300

PSA has graded 1300 Burning Shadows ,Guardians Rising and some Promo cards - Guarenteed to the first 1300 registered TCG players. 

            BASIC Registration:

$40 Early Bird (ends on Tuesday Jan. 30, 2018 @ 11:59pm)
$50 Standard  (ends on Tuesday  Mar. 13, 2018 @ 11:59pm)
$60 Late           (ends on Tuesday  Mar. 17, 2018 @ 8am)

  • Entry into either the TCG or VGC Regional Championships Main Event
  • Exclusive Regional Championships Playmat (TCG) - Guaranteed to the first 1000 registered players.  *1000 players have  registered - no more playmats available.
  • Ultimate Guard Bag and Deckbox - Guaranteed to the first 500 TCG registered players.                                                           *500 players have  registered - no more bags and deckboxs available.
  • Random PSA Graded card - Guaranteed to the first 1300 TCG players.
  • Exclusive Regional Championships Hat (VGC) - Guaranteed to the first 250 registered players.
  • One limited edition Pokémon promo card, while supplies last.
  • Juniors & Seniors will recieve 1 Free side event entry ticket.

               STAGE 1 Registration - Limit: 45 ​ 

$80 Early Bird (ends on Tues. Jan 30, 2018 @ 11:59pm)
$90 Standard   (ends on Tues.  Mar. 13, 2018 @ 11:59pm)

  • Basic Registration package PLUS:
  • Reserved static seating for all Swiss Rounds
  • 2 - Side event entry tickets.
  • Exclusive GX marker.
  • TCG players can e-mail thier decklist to poke-event@hotmail.com by Thurs. Mar. 15th - 11pm est. 
  • Wake up call on Day 2 , if you make the Top cut (TCG or VG)
Click Here!

VIP Shirt:

Team List
Click Here!
Trading Info

Trading is, of course, permitted at the Pokémon Regional Championships, but some things aren’t permitted on site and may result in ejection from the venue without refund.
Examples include:
  • Buying, selling, or soliciting to buy or sell cards with anyone except Authorized Vendors.
  • Altering cards in exchange for money or any other types of compensation
  • Taking up excessive space while trading or transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.
  • Advertising without permission from the event organizer.

 Official Shirt available for purchase at the event only:

​                                          What are the Prizes?

For all the Prize details and Championship points
please check out Pokemon.com-
Click here.

Prizes for the Pokemon Regional Championships will be more than $50,000 in prize money, scholarships, and Travel Certificates based on attendance.

Terms of Service
Saturday March 17th

7:30am                 Hall opens  -Optional Deck Check area will be open.                            
7:30am - 8am       All players MUST check roster. Posted online and at the Hall entrance. 
                              If your name is missing proceed to the Information desk.
                              VG: proceed to the VG Battle Box locking area with completed Team List.
                              TCG: there is no check in- proceed to the Swag Squad area at anytime Sat. or Sun.
                              VIP Players must be in the VIP room by 8:05am   

8:15am - 8:25am   Pairings will be posted, all players must be in their seats.                                                   8:30am ish             Player meeting - collection of Deck Lists.                         

 Please note: There will be a Food Vendors on site. I would also highly recommend everyone bringing their own lunch bag. Some locations around our event could get crowded and have long lines.

Please make sure you receive your information for Day 2 from your Head Judge before leaving the venue.

Sunday March 18th

TCG Top Cut:
  Master Division: Top 32* Swiss rounds:  7:30am
  Senior & Junior Division Top Cut:   9am

VG Top Cut: Determined by attendance. Top Cut will be Single Elimination Finals, run as best-of-three matches.
  All Divisions: 9am.
TCG:  STANDARD- Click here for a list of legal Standard cards(includes BREAKthrough-Ultra Prism)
VG: Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - Click here for 2018 rules . Also,  Click here for more details.

ALL PLAYERS MUST check the roster before 8am Sat. Mar. 17th --There will be one posted Friday 3/16 at 7pm online. Final roster posted onsite by 8:05am for any players registered after 6pm Friday 3/16.
  TCG      There is NO check in. If your name appears on the Roster posted, you are checked in. Decklists will be collected at the player meeting
  VG        After checking roster, proceed to Battle box locking area with your Team list completed.
  VIP       Report to the VIP Lounge no later than 8:05am.

SWAG PICK UP: All Registered players can pick up their playmat (TCG) or hat (VG) and promo at the Swag Squad area ANYTIME Saturday or Sunday. There may be an opportunity on Friday evening - TBD. Please check back here.

The Venue is unable to accommadate players on Friday.  Doors/Vendors will open on Saturday at 7:30am. 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL players must be familiar with the Rules and Regulations set forth by The Pokémon Company found  HERE.

Please make sure you receive your information for Day 2 from your Head Judge before leaving the venue.
​       SIDE EVENTS 
          Sat. & Sun.
        8am till close

  Click here for details
​       POKEMON GO!
          Sat. & Sun.
        8am till close

  Click here for details
Fairfield Inn & Suites
        Charlotte Uptown          
201 South McDowell Street  Charlotte  NC  28204 
$119.00 +Tax per nigh

 Available till 2/9/18 or sooner if rooms are sold out.

                     Click here for details

Please contact us at poke-event@hotmail.com if you have any problem making a reservation.Rooms are limited, please book early. 
Boquete Mountain Coffee
will be setting up a FREE
Self Serve Coffee Station.

Meet the Vendors
                         More coming soon!

  1. Executive Director
    Sponsor & Vendor
    The latest Pokémon Center plushies from JAPAN, Japanese deck boxes, sleeves, charms, keychains, tins and all kinds of goodies from the Japan Pokémon Centers! Including Japanese Booster packs, styluses, USA World Championship items and selling singles. Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cradilicious
  2. Executive Director
    Near Mint Games
  3. Executive Director
    Kirwan's Game Store
    Platinum Sponsor & Vendor
    Kirwan’s Game Store is Hudson Valley New York’s premiere source for collectible card games, table top games, miniatures, comic books and toys. Kirwan’s provides a fun and inviting atmosphere for new and experienced gamers alike. Kirwan’s Game Store is The Best Place in Gaming! Find us on the web at KGSOnline.com where we offer a large selection of singles for your favorite games with FREE economy shipping on ALL domestic orders!
  4. Executive Director
    Dark Moon Cards
    Selling TCG Singles and boxed products, Pokemon Plushes, TCG and VG accessories and more!"
  5. Executive Director
    The Only Game in Town
    The Only Game in Town - IBuyPokemon.com has been a staple in the gaming community for over ten years. We will be selling, buying and trading Pokemon. More details soon.
  6. Executive Director
    Dave & Adam's
    We are ALWAYS buying Gaming Cards (Unopened Boxes, Cases, and Singles for Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon) and much more! Our goal is to provide collector's around the world with outstanding service and quality products at fair prices. Visit us at www.dacardworld.com
  7. Executive Director
    No Limit Gaming
    Sponsor & Vendor
    No Limit Gaming TCG will have a huge variety of Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Cardfight!! Vanguard, video games, board games, POPs, collectible figurines, and TCG supplies. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/
  8. Executive Director
    Fine Designs
    The Official 2018 Charlotte Pokemon Regional Championship Shirt will be available to purchase as a T-shirt, Long sleeve shirt or Hoodie at the event. All shirts will be custom made onsite by Fine Designs.