Last Chance Qualifier

The Last Chance Qualifier events are the final opportunity for Trading Card Game and video game players to make it into the field of competitors at the World Championships. The Last Chance Qualifiers take place the day before the World Championships.

What is the Pokémon Last Chance Qualifier tournament?

The Pokémon Last Chance Qualifier is the final World Championships qualifier open to all eligible players in good standing. It is run using the Age-Modified Single Elimination format.

Who is eligible to play in the Pokémon Last Chance Qualifier tournament?

  • To participate in the event, you must be a player in good standing and abide by the Pokémon Tournament Rules and all other applicable event rules.
  • Players who have already earned an invitation to play in the 2013 World Championships (VG or TCG) are not eligible to participate in the Last Chance Qualifier tournament.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Players Only

  • Junior and Senior Division competitors must have at least 10 Play! Points to enter the Last Chance Qualifier
  • Masters Division competitors must have at least 10 Play! Points to enter the Last Chance Qualifier
  • Japanese and Korean TCG players with a valid passport are waived from the Play! Point requirements

When is the Pokémon Last Change Qualifier tournament?

Registration for the Pokémon Last Chance Qualifier will begin on Friday, August 9th, at 8:00 A.M., at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Vancouver Convention Centre
East Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada

What is the schedule?

Pokémon Trading Card Game

All Divisions

Registration: 8:00 A.M.–8:30 A.M.
Players not in line for registration by 8:30 A.M. will be denied entry into the event.

Players' Meeting: 9:30 A.M.
Players not in their assigned seats for the Players’ meeting will be dropped from the event.

Video Game

All Divisions

Registration:
8:00 A.M.–8:30 A.M.
Players not in line for registration by 8:30 A.M. will be denied entry into the event.

Players' Meeting:
9:30 A.M.
Players not in their assigned seats for the Players’ All Divisionsmeeting will be dropped from the event.

What is the tournament structure?

The tournament is run using the Modified Format and Single Elimination pairings. Each Single Elimination match will be a best-of-three format, with the first player to win two games winning the match. Winning players advance to the next round; losing players are eliminated from the event. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for additional information about the Modified and Single Elimination formats. The number of rounds run will depend on total attendance at the event.

The time limit for the Pokémon Trading Card Game LCQ will be 60 minutes plus 3 turns per round.

The time limit for the Video Game LCQ will be 20 minutes per game (approximately 60 minutes per round).

What are the prizes?

Trading Card Game

A total of 8 finishers in the Junior, Senior, and Masters divisions will receive:

  • An invitation to compete in the Pokémon World Championships on Saturday, August 10th.

Video Game

A total of 4 finishers in the Junior, Senior, and Masters divisions will receive:

  • An invitation to compete in the Pokémon World Championships on Saturday, August 10th.

Additional Information

  • You must bring your own deck (Pokémon TCG) or Nintendo DS system and Game Card (VG) to play. Your deck must comply with the Modified Format as outlined in the Pokémon Tournament Rules.
  • Bring your Player ID number card. New IDs will not be issued for the TCG portion of the event.
  • Make sure you arrive on time. If you are late for registration, you may not be able to sign up to play in the event. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Pokémon Last Chance Qualifier is operated by Pokémon Organized Play.

What happens after the tournament?

Upon completion of the event, players who have won slots at the World Championships will be required to pick up their competitor packets at the registration desk. All release forms and waivers contained in the competitor packets must be completed and signed prior to departing the event area for the evening.

As the tournament is likely to end late in the evening, POP recommends players who earn slots at the World Championships retire to their rooms to get rested for the World Championships Main Event, for which competitors are expected to be in the tournament hall by 9:00 A.M.