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2012 Regional Championships

by James Hoskin, Director of Organized Play

31st January 2012

For the first time in the history of the game, Australia will host the Star Trek CCG and Tribbles CCG World Championships in 2012. The road to Australia begins today with the Regional Championships, and will continue with the Continental Championships in July and August (to be announced at a later date), before finishing in Sydney in September.

A lot of the rules surrounding Regional Championships are the same as last year, but there is one big difference: in 2012, we are requiring all Championship level deck lists to be entered into our tournament system in a timely manner. Whether the tournament is classified as Regionals, Nationals, Continentals or Worlds, we expect the Tournament Director to have every deck list from his or her event entered within two weeks of the tournament end. Deck lists are an important resource for our design teams, and access to such information helps them to improve the game. It will be the responsibility of the Tournament Director to encourage his or her players to enter their own deck lists, and to then add any missing deck lists themselves.

Regional season for First Edition, Second Edition and Tribbles extends over a three-month period between March 31st and June 25th. Any player from any region can play in a Regional, and any judge can run a Regional. Subject to player agreement beforehand, judges are also permitted to play in their own Regional. The tournaments will all be flagged as (level 2) 32K events in the tournament system. While deck lists will be mandatory, deck checks will not. Players should hand in their deck lists after the tournament has finished, so that the judge can enter the deck lists along with the tournament results. Players are also encouraged to help their Tournament Director by adding their own deck list to the tournament results once the event is completed.

First Edition Regional Championships

First Edition World Champions

First Edition Regional Championships may use any of the following formats: Official, Block Constructed*, Block Sealed*, Standard, Open, Revised, Sealed, or Draft. All other details regarding the tournament should follow the guidelines set out in the Organized Play Guide.

*Note: First Edition formats Block Constructed and Block Sealed are not legal until the next First Edition expansion is released. This is currently scheduled for March. If you wish to run a tournament using one of these new formats, we suggest applying for a date in May or June, just in case the release is delayed.

The Continuing Committee is providing a FREE First Edition Regional prize kit containing eight copies of the Wrath of Khan-themed 2012 Regional promo Kobayashi Maru Scenario and eight 2012 Regional badges.

On top of the physical prizes, each Regional will also offer a Day One, Round One bye into the local First Edition Continental Championships for every ten players in attendance. This means Regionals with between four and ten players (inclusive) will award the top player a bye. Regionals with between eleven and twenty players (inclusive) will award the top two players byes, and so on. Should the recipient already have received a bye, then it will "trickle down" to the next highest player without a bye.

Second Edition Regional Championships

Second Edition World Champions

Second Edition Regional Championships may use any of the following formats: Standard, Academy, Traditional, Virtual, Sealed, or Draft. All other details regarding the tournament should follow the guidelines set out in the Organized Play Guide.

The Continuing Committee is providing a FREE Second Edition Regional prize kit containing eight copies of the Wrath of Khan-themed 2012 Regional promo An Issue of Trust and eight 2012 Regional badges.

On top of the physical prizes, each Regional will also offer a Day One, Round One bye into the local Second Edition Continental Championships for every ten players in attendance. This means Regionals with between four and ten players (inclusive) will award the top player a bye. Regionals with between eleven and twenty players (inclusive) will award the top two players byes, and so on. Should the recipient already have received a bye, then it will "trickle down" to the next highest player without a bye.

Tribbles Regional Championships


2009 World Champion - Dan Hamman

2010 World Champion - Neil Timmons

2011 World Champion - Will Hoskin

Tribbles Regional Championships may use any of the following formats: Standard, Sealed, or Draft. All other details regarding the tournament should follow the guidelines set out in the Organized Play Guide.

The Continuing Committee is providing a FREE Tribbles Regional prize kit containing eight copies of the Wrath of Khan-themed 2012 Regional promo 10,000 Tribbles Poison and eight 2012 Regional badges.

On top of the physical prizes, each Regional will also offer a 100,000 Tribbles head start into the first round of the local Tribbles Continental Championships for every ten players in attendance. This means Regionals with between four and ten players (inclusive) will award the top player a head start. Regionals with between eleven and twenty players (inclusive) will award the top two players head starts, and so on. Should the recipient have already received a head start, then it will "trickle down" to the next highest player without a head start.

How to Apply

The application process is now open. The deadline for all applications is MIDNIGHT GMT on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th. All applications are subject to a $20 application fee payable with the application. This fee is fully refundable in the event the tournament can't be scheduled. Regional prize kits for First Edition ($10 S&H), for Second Edition ($10 S&H), and for Tribbles ($5 S&H) will become available once the applications are accepted.

Please Note: The total cost of a First Edition or Second Edition Regional is $30. The total cost of a Tribbles Regional is $25. We are splitting this cost into two (application fee + prize kit), to help reduce the tax burden to our overseas players.

Click here for the 2012 Regional Championship application form.

Successful applications will be announced on Monday, February 27th. This will give our warehouse time to ship the FREE Regional prize kit, and allow enough time for it to be delivered before the tournament starts.

Each applicant may hold up to three Regional Championships: one First Edition, one Second Edition, and one Tribbles. There is no limit on the number of Regionals that can be held in a region, but the Department of Organized Play will be working to balance the applications against the needs of the player base.

In an effort to publicize individual Regionals more effectively, we will endeavor to spread the applications out over the three-month period. We anticipate that not everyone will be awarded their first choice date, so you are encouraged to apply early to secure the date of your choice.

For more information on the Regional Championships, or to ask a question, check out the 2012 Regional Championships forum and join the discussion.

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