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Pokémon Special Event Utrecht - March 2024

All visitors will require a spectator or competitor ticket to gain access to the venue. A ticket grants access to the venue for the entire weekend.

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Location

Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Hall 8
Jaarbeursplein 6
3521 AL
Utrecht
Netherlands

Hall opening hours:
Saturday: 07:30 – 22:00
Sunday: 07:30 – 20:00

Evenementenlocatie Jaarbeurs Utrecht Evenementenbureau 24 7 Events
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Main Event

Day One: Saturday, March 2nd

Please register your preliminary deck/team list online through your RK9 player dashboard before the deadline of 7:00 PM on Monday 15th of January.
Failure to register a preliminary deck / team list will result in a voided ticket!

TCG

Junior & Senior Trainers Main Events start at 09:00 AM
Masters Trainers Main Event starts at 08:30 AM

VGC

Junior & Senior Trainers Main Events start at 09:00 AM
Masters Trainers Main Event starts at 08:30 AM

Pokémon GO

All Trainersstart at 09:00 AM

Day Two: Sunday, March 3rd

TCG

Junior, Senior, and Masters Trainers start at 08:30 AM

VGC

Junior, Senior, and Masters Trainers start at 08:30 AM

Pokémon GO

All Trainers start at 10:00 AM

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Side Events

Registration for all Scheduled Side Events will close 15 minutes before the event starts.
Read all the Side Event Rules here.

Please take note that all payments at the venue will be exclusively cashless, please prepare accordingly.
We accept all the major international credit and debit cards.

Travel Tips and Accessibility

The Pokémon Regional Championships in Utrecht are committed to fostering inclusivity, consistently striving to improve accessibility and deliver a smooth experience for all participants. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable in enhancing our services. Please take a moment to thoroughly review this informative guide to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the event amenities before reaching out to us. Should you have any questions or concerns about accessibility not covered in the guide, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at customersupport@tournamentcenter.gg. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you and address your accessibility requirements.

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The Jaarbeurs in Utrecht is easily accessible for international visitors, given its location next to Utrecht Central Station. Optimal and sustainable travel options include public transportation or cycling. The nearest airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM). Schiphol, the largest airport in the Netherlands, is about 45 minutes to an hour away by train from Utrecht, while Rotterdam The Hague Airport is approximately 1.5 hours away by train and metro.

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Jaarbeurs Utrecht is conveniently situated next to Utrecht Central Station, making it easily reachable by train. Visitors can follow signs to ‘Jaarbeursplein’ from the station. Regular trains, buses, and trams all stop at Jaarbeursplein, providing efficient public transportation options for attendees.

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For those arriving by car, Jaarbeurs offers over 3000 parking spaces on-site, including charging points and a covered parking garage. It’s advisable to check and reserve a parking space online beforehand to avoid potential wait times. Various rates apply depending on the duration and time of parking.

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For the Pokémon Special Event in Utrecht, we kindly request that if you are feeling unwell, please refrain from attending the event. In the event that you start feeling unwell or experience any illness symptoms during the event, we strongly advise you to seek medical guidance and follow the instructions of your healthcare professional. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all attendees.

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Jaarbeurs is highly accessible by public transport, with the Jaarbeursplein stop located right next to Utrecht Central Station. Special parking and restroom facilities are available for visitors who require them. All conference and meeting rooms and amenities such as toilets are accessible via elevators or escalators and are suitable for wheelchair users.

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FAQ

Pokémon Regional Championships are Premier events in which you can battle in Pokémon TCG, Video Game, or Pokémon GO Regional Championships. They take place all over the world. No qualifications or residency restrictions are needed to enter these events. Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck for the Standard format. Pokémon GO players must have a legal Pokémon team on their Pokémon GO account.

In order to participate, players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account, stand in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program, and comply with the current Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols for Premier events.

You can find more information on the official page.

Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck for the Standard format. Pokémon Video Game players must bring their own game system, their own Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game, and a legal Pokémon team. Pokémon GO players must have a legal Pokémon team on their Pokémon GO account.

In order to participate, players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account, be in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program, and comply with the current Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols for Premier events.

In order to take part in the Regional Championship, you first need to register for the event. Most Regional Championships require online registration, and events may sell out. You can find more information on the official page.

The Play! Pokémon program divides players into tournament groups based on the year they were born. These groups are the Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions. Whenever possible, players are paired with other players in the same age division. Prizes are typically awarded to the best players in each age division.

These are the age divisions for the 2024 season:

Juniors: born in 2012 or later
Seniors: born in 2008 to 2011
Masters: born in 2007 or earlier

Parents should remain on site to keep track of their children and, of course, celebrate their play. Tournaments usually take several hours, so parents might want to bring a book or some other quiet activity to occupy their time. We encourage parents to build a deck and join the fun!

Please take a look at the official Parents Guide.

Guardians don’t need to book a separate ticket! When an underage player registers, a single spectator ticket for their guardian will be included for free. You will need to register for additional tickets.

Tournament Entry for a Special Event is Free but is handled on a first-come-first-served basis and tickets are limited

Spectator tickets become available together with the player tickets.
There is a limited number available, based upon the capacity of the hall.

If you want to enter the hall, or play Side Events, you do require a spectator ticket. Spectator tickets can only be obtained online, you can not register on-site.

You can find all the tournament information here.

You can find all the info to register your child here in the RK9 guidelines.
https://support.rk9.gg/kb/article/5-parent-information-for-registering-your-child/

If you are still unsure, please reach out to us at customersupport@tournamentcenter.gg and we will happily provide you more information.

Series 2 of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will begin on February 1st. Series 2 will last until March 31st, and then the game will transition into Series 3 rulesets.

You are allowed to trade cards with your friends and other players.
Buying and selling, however, is only allowed with the official vendors that are present at the event. If you are caught buying and selling you will be removed from the tournament hall.

The chance to play the game you love, and depending on how you perform some amazing prizes. You can find more information on the official page.

You go to the Registration page, and fill out the required details. You can find more information about the event schedule on the official page.

For your Championship Points please contact Pokémon Support.

For physical prizes such as your trophy, boosters or playmat please email us at customersupport@tournamentcenter.gg

Always include the event you participated in & your Player ID.

Our professor staff is there to help you during the event. If you have any questions, need help or feel uncomfortable please reach out to our Professor staff. The professor will be able to help and address the situation on the spot.

We aim to stream each of our Pokémon Regional Championship events. More information about every separate event can be found on our social media channels:

Facebook: Play-The-Championships

Twitter: PlayTheChamps

Discord: Tournamentcenter

You can find more information on how to become a professor here. If you are qualified and want to apply for one of our events, please send an e-mail to staff@tournamentcenter.gg

We always welcome feedback! Please send any feedback you may have via email: customersupport@tournamentcenter.gg

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To ensure the safety of all attendees, the following items will not be permitted into the event:

  • Items that could be considered “weapons” and would not pass airline security (including all firearms, sharp objects, mock or prop weapons, and sprays)
  • Electronic smoking devices
  • Bags larger than 9″ x 14″ x 22″ (23 cm x 36 cm x 56 cm). If an airline would not classify it as a carry-on, it is too big.
  • Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substance
  • Apparel, objects, or signs with explicit wording or pictures
  • Animals (other than service animals)

Animals (other than service animals) are not allowed in the hall.

The rules of the venue state that visitors are not allowed to bring or consume outside food.

Anyone who requires a guardian can register them for free when purchasing their ticket. These guardians will be issued a spectator ticket. If you can’t register a guardian with your ticket purchase, please contact our Customer support with your information and ticket number.