Wizards of the Coast Releases Details on June's STS
3.15.01 I just got this email from Wizards of the Coast:
Thank you to our Pokemon TCG fans for your
patience on awaiting the details of our first STS of 2001.
We have now finalized our Super Trainer Showdown
plans as we had mentioned. In response to your strong interest, we have
choosen to post the details to our Forum participants first!
We also will post this STS announcement on our
website within the next few weeks. And we will continue to update our fans
on additional STS details throughout the coming months both at the website
and via our Community Chat.
Thank you again for your support and enthusiasm.
>From Your Pokemon Brand Team
Super Trainer Showdown East 2001
Wizards of the Coast is proud to bring Pokemon TCG
players another Super Trainer Showdown (STS) on June 23rd and 24th
at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.
This STS will be a two-day event, with all programs
available in full on both days. Players may chose to compete one day
STS EVENT STRUCTURE
Ash’s Honor Championship The Championship
division for players 10 and younger. A nurturing tournament
environment that will help players hone skills and follow the path of good
sporting behavior. This event will crown an STS Champion.
Rocket’s Foolproof Plan Championship The
Championship division for players 14 and younger. A challenging and
engaging environment that will test players’ skills to rise to the
challenges of competitive play. This event will crown an STS Champion.
Professor Oak’s Revenge Championship The
Championship division for players of 15 years or older. The seniors of
the Pokemon TCG world get to show off their skills and rise to be
acknowledged as mentors of play. This event will crown a Master Professor
STS ENTRY FEE
The Super Trainer Showdown will have no entry fee.
All activities and events at the STS will be free of charge.
STS EVENT PRIZES
All players will receive Pokemon TCG product for
their participation. Product
distribution will be based on tournament performance. On both Saturday
and Sunday, the top three finalists in each Championship will receive
championship medals. All final eight qualifiers will receive jackets and
STS TOURNAMENT DETAILS
All three Championships at STS East 2001 will be
modified Swiss events. These
events will feature Top Eight elimination finals. A modified deck format
will be used for all Championship events. That format will be released
to the public by the end of May 2001.
All Pokemon TCG players are welcome at the Super
Trainer Showdown. Players
particpating in the championships must play in the appropriate age division,
though players of younger than 10 years may play in the 14 and younger
division if they wish.
STS QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT TOUR DETAILS
There will also be a Pokemon TCG Qualifying
Tournament Tour which will culminate in the Super Trainer Showdown East. The
Tour will begin April 7th and end June 2nd.
Each QT Tour series will have 26 tour events of one
or two days each event. Each Tour stop will provide at least one STS QT for
players in each of two divisions: 14 and younger, and 10 and younger.
For each day of play, 3 participants will receive the
Super Trainer Showdown Prize package. The Prize Package includes:
a paid travel ticket, and accommodations at the upcoming Super Trainer
Showdown event. Additionally,
the prize winning participants will receive an accelerated position in the
Super Trainer Showdown tournament event. They will be treated as if they
were victorious in the first three rounds of play, beginning actual play in
the fourth round.
Winners of a Super Trainer Showdown Prize Package at
the Pokemon TCG Tour East must play in the same division in which they
earned the package. However,
any 10-year-old player who earns a Prize Package at the Pokemon TCG Tour
East and turns 11 years old before June 25rd, 2001 must play in Rocket’s
Foolproof Plan event. And any 14- year-old player who earns a Prize Package
at the Pokemon TCG Tour East and turns 15 years old before June 25rd, 2001
must play in the Professor Oak’s Revenge event.
Also on the QT Tour, organizers will provide Open
events for competitors of all ages at the locations where resources are
available. However, the STS Prize Packages are only awarded for
participating players in each of the two divisions: 14 and younger, and 10
Check back to our website in the next few weeks for
more details on the Pokemon TCG Tour East!
OTHER ACTIVITIES AT STS EAST
League Zone is back— and anyone is welcome to Join
the Game! Come and prepare for battle, or relax after Championship play.
STS East League Zone will feature the following four
new Gyms. Be sure to bring the right cards so you can take on these new
Metal Gym Decks must contain at least 4
Darkness Gym Decks must contain 8 Pokemon of
the following types:
Dark Pokemon (from the Team Rocket expansion)
Baby Gym Decks must contain 8 Baby Pokemon.
Pokemon Tools Gym Decks must contain 8 Pokemon
Players in the League Zone will get a chance to try
Pokemon League and earn Pokemon TCG product.
STS EVENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Customer Service will be preregistering for the
STS East Coast as they
did for the last STS. Dates for pre-registration, and
Hotel and Venue
information, will be posted on our website at