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2017 Pokemon Video Game Regional Prizes

Championships CP (For each age division)

The Pokémon VG Regional Championships have a Best Finish Limit of 4. This is the maximum number of scores that will count for this level of event, with higher-scoring placements replacing lower scores.

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Regional Championships is:

Placement    Championship Points         Kicker (# of participants)
1                 200                                    0
2                 160                                    0
3–4             120                                    0
5–8             100                                    0
9–16             80                                   64
17–32           50                                  128
33–64           30                                  256
65–128         20                                  512
129–256       10                                 1,024

What are the prizes?

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 in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG and Video Game Regional Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. 

Here are the Regionals prizes for the 2017 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

1st & 2nd place: Choice of scholarship or cash

Top finishers in 3rd place or lower: Cash

Under 18 years of age:

1st & 2nd place: Choice of scholarship or travel certificate

Top finishers in 3rd place or lower: Travel certificate

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. All prizes are paid in US dollars and subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations. Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships Award Values


                          33–64        65–128          129–226         227–499            500+
1st                     $250           $1,000           $1,000           $3,000            $3,000        
2nd                                        $250              $500             $1,000            $1,000           
3rd–4th                                                        $250              $250               $250
5th–8th                                                                              $250               $250
9th–16th                                                                                                   $250

VG Regional Championships with age division attendance of fewer than 33 players will not receive prize money.

Additionally, the top 16 video game players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

  • 1st–2nd place: 72 booster packs

  • 3rd–4th place: 36 booster packs

  • 5th–8th place: 18 booster packs

  • 9th–16th place: 9 booster packs