Upcoming Tournaments

Check out some of the upcoming tournaments:

BPL League Challenge (11/26/13)
Registration from 7:00PM- 7:50PM
Entry Fee of $5.00
All participants will receive at one pack, with higher placers receiving more
Digital Lab of The Ohio Union


Columbus City Championships (1/5/14)
Registration starts at 11 am and ends at Noon. Masters have a Entry fee of $10, Seniors and Juniors are free. Master’s Prizes have changed:

1st – 36 Packs
2nd – 20 packs
3rd/4th – 10 packs
5th – 8th – 4 packs
9th – 12th – 2 packs

Making the Most of the Midnight Release

Hey all, your friendly neighborhood Sofa Man here, and I’m going to tell you how to make the most out of your night on Friday, October 11th!

First, if you weren’t aware, the Gamestop on High St. is hosting a midnight release for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y! There’s a few events going on that night- here’s a guide to all the different times and locations of each activity:

6pm-on: Gamestop will be giving out tickets for the midnight release. Each ticket has a number, and that’s the order they give out the games. I suggest you do this as soon as possible.

8:30pm-11:30pm: BuckeyeLAN is having a party! Like any party, you don’t really have to stay for any set amount of time or anything. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/673561635989679/?ref=br_tf

10pm-midnight: Gamestop will be have cake and some events with prizes!

Midnight: Get your games!

Artober Rules & Regulations

Pokemon Artober

How to enter: Eligible participants may submit up to one traditional art piece and two Pokemon creations at any league meeting until October 30 at 8:10 PM. Participants may arrange for another member to hand in their work as long as the work is clearly labelled as their own and they are eligible to participate. Participants submitting digital art must email their work to buckeyepokemonleague@gmail.com. Entrants may submit their work to be judged anonymously, but must provide all required information to the staff member collecting the submission including full name, player-ID, OSU .number, and best way of being contacted for prizes.
Eligibility: Any member who can prove attendance for at least one meeting, including non-students, may submit work.
Categories for entry:
Traditional art – consists of any drawing on paper in any medium including, but not limited to pencil, pen, crayon, colored pencil, marker, chalk, etc.
Digital art – consists of any drawing done with the aid of any computer and saved electronically. Digital art should be saved as a .PNG or .JPG.
Pokémon creations – consists of any non-drawing Pokémon art. Be creative here!
Costume contest – Dress as your favorite Pokémon character. Contest will run during league on October 30.
The Halloween theme: What is your favorite thing about this holiday? Draw your favorite Pokémon in a costume, create some Pokémon-themed trick-or-treat snacks, make a scary scene with ghost Pokémon, or anything that makes you think of Halloween. Entries do not have to follow the Halloween theme, but extra prizes will be awarded to art that portrays the theme well.
Cheating: will not be tolerated. All art must be completely original. Anyone caught plagiarizing will be immediately disqualified and ineligible for prizes. All art must be submitted with the correct artist’s name.
Judging: Will be done by league members. Members will vote on their favorite art from 9 to 10 PM during league October 30.
Disclaimer: Entry into this competition gives the Buckeye Pokémon League permission to use your art in both print and digital media at our discretion. Any art used by the Buckeye Pokémon League will be credited to the proper artist. The Buckeye Pokémon League agrees not to use submitted art to make profit.

For any questions please email buckeyepokemonleague@gmail.com, or see Laura McQuistion or Deven DeGroat at any meeting.

Fall Regionals

The Buckeye Pokémon League is excited to announce plans to travel to the Fort Wayne regional competition, one of the first official tournaments of the 2014 Play! Pokemon season. We will be leaving on Friday, October 25th, and returning after competition on October 27th. This event is open to both trading card and video game players. Anyone interested should see Adam Hartman to receive and sign a copy of the Buckeye Pokémon League trip agreement.