Base–Rocket live at Woodfield Mall
Organized by Retro Pokémon TCG
Base–Rocket format

Join us in Illinois as we battle our favorite Wizards of the Coast formats. Even those new to retro formats are welcome!

November 19–21 at Woodfield Mall

5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5097

Attendance estimate: 10–20 players

Base–Team Rocket: Legal Sets & Cards

  • Base Set
  • jungle-symbol Jungle
  • fossil-symbol Fossil
  • team-rocket-symbol Team Rocket
  • wizards-promo-symbol Wizards of the Coast Promotional Cards #1–17

Celebrations reprints of legal cards are permitted. Cards in any language are permitted, but proxy or fake cards are not allowed.

Full Schedule

Friday, November 19: Open Retro Pokémon TCG Battling & Trading

5pm–8pm: Open Retro Pokémon TCG Battling & Trading at Food Pavilion (Upper Level of Mall)

8pm–10pm: Open Battling & Trading at Enterrium (Arcade/Restaurant adjacent to Mall)

Saturday, November 20: Base–Rocket Tournament

Check-in begins at 1pm at Food Pavilion. Tournament begins at 2pm.

Entry: Free

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: Celebrations Elite Trainer Box
  • 2nd Place: Celebrations Dark Sylveon Collection
  • 3rd/4th Place: Celebrations First Partner Pack

Sunday, November 21: Prop 15/3 Tournament

Check-in begins at 1pm at Food Pavilion. Tournament begins at 2pm.

Entry: Free

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: Celebrations Elite Trainer Box
  • 2nd Place: Celebrations Dragapult Prime Collection
  • 3rd/4th Place: Celebrations First Partner Pack

Tournament Rules

Please join our group of friendly and welcoming players in maintaining a casual and light-hearted environment!
  • Players will play approximately four rounds of Best-of-1 Swiss in each event. No time limits will be placed on games, but players are asked to maintain a lively pace of play. The top four players will then advance to a Single Elimination Best 2-of-3 top cut.
  • Both events will use corrected versions of mistranslated cards. You can view all Wizards era cards with erratas here.
  • The state of Illinois currently has an indoor mask mandate. Please respect this and help maintain a safe environment for everyone attending by ensuring you wear a proper face covering at all times indoors.
Questions about the event? Feel free to contact me!

Tournament Structure

Swiss
4 Swiss Rounds - BO1
untimed rounds
no round check-in
4 players advance to the next phase
Top 4
Single Elimination Bracket - BO3
untimed matches
no match check-in
Wins are worth 1 match point, ties 0