On January 4, eight boys in grades 3-5 joined in competition using DS handhelds with their own trainers and collections of Pokémon in our first-ever Pokémon tournament. We chose Battle Revolution because it is the Wii game that can be played using the DS as a controller. This way, we were able to project the battles up on the big screen so that everyone in the room could watch and participate. The competition was heavy all the way to the end as the combatants were fairly evenly matched in skill. One emerged as Pokétopia Master. We were very happy to have Gabriel agree to judge. He even played an exhibition game against the winner. If you would like to see more tournaments like this, please let us know!
On January 4 from 1:30 – 5:00 PM, we will have our first ever video game Pokémon tournament. There is room in our registration for more students, in grades 3 – 8. Please contact the ASK ME desk in Youth Services to register, or register on our online registration calendar. Students from outside the library district may register in-person at the ASK ME desk for $2.
The general information and rules are:
When you arrive at the tournament, you must check in with the tournament organizers.
• Tournament sign-in will be open from approximately 1:15 – 1:25 PM. Walk-in registrants will be accepted only if pre-registrants have not arrived by 1:25 PM.
• No new registrations will be taken after 1:25 PM. We will begin the tournament once all players are signed in.
• All players may remain for the entire tournament. Cheer your friends to victory!
• Trash talking is allowed, but no swearing or bad behavior.
• Prizes will be Target gift cards.
• The tournament may end early.
• Players will combat using their own DS handhelds and their Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, HeartGold, SoulSilver or Platinum.
• Certain Pokémon are forbidden. The forbidden list can be accessed at Smogon University’s Uber list.
• Players will be assigned numbers at registration and will be paired randomly.
• Players 5 or more minutes late to any round will automatically take a game loss.
New video games have been ordered. Some are already here. What are they, you ask? Just take a look:
For PS3, Wii and WBOX 360:
Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Brave the Video game, LEGO Batman 2, Madagascar 3 and Pro Evo Soccer
For XBOX360 and PS3:
FIFA Street 4
For Wii and XBOX360:
Ice Age Continental Drift
For XBOX360, of course:
Kinect Rush: Disney Pixar
For Wii, only:
Rhythm Heaven Fever and Sonic Colors
When you are in the library, come by the Youth Services department to see what’s here. You can also place holds on all of them through our catalog.
There was great competition at last Monday’s Yu-Gi-Oh tournament. Simon, who won our last two tournaments, came with plans to win again. Brothers once again combatted brothers in the final brackets of competition. And Simon’s best friend, Daniel won, beating Simon, whom Daniel said he has never been able to beat before. Peter Thompson, who runs tournaments for us, brought some of his best cards to give to players who didn’t make it to the final 3. Third place winner, Zeph, walked away with the Order of Chaos Special Edition deck. Simon took home a Wave 2 Galaxy –Eyes Photon tin. Daniel won the Duel Academy Years box.
Want to join our next tournament? On January 4 we will have a Pokemon Battle Revolution tournament. Registration begins on September 8.