WFS Pokemon League Information

by Yoman Yu on October 05, 2017

Hello fellow Trainers (and Parents of aspiring Trainers),

Something exciting is brewing here at WoodForSheep! With great pleasure, we announce that we are now hosting official Pokemon League events at our Game Centre!

As a relative new member of the team, my name is Yoman. I am the organizer and judge for these fun events. A bit more about me:

  • I've collected since I was a child, since the base set (1999) was around up until Neo Series.
  • I took a long hiatus to focus on school and only recently came back to host events and collecting the cards we all know and love.
  • I keep up with the news and updates of the game and can answer many questions you may have of the Pokemon franchise or upcoming TCG related products.
  • Yes, I am a nut when it comes the knowledge I may have.

Events have been posted on the Pokemon.com website and the times we have noted are Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Our first scheduled event is on October 15, 2017. Future events are subject to change and we can adjust later to accommodate everyone's need/schedule.

EDIT: As of Feb 17th, 2018 - Sessions are now held on Saturdays from 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Trainers, please bring your 60-card deck and Pokemon ID if you have an account from Pokemon.com otherwise if you do not have one, we can create one when you visit.

Why come to Wood For Sheep for the Pokemon League? That may be a Burning (Shadows) question you have. [terrible pun, I know]

  • Unique Events and Formats (not everything has to be Standard or Expanded)
    • I have noticed in Markham/Scarborough or the TCG in general - unique formats are tougher to thrive or doesn't foster evolving strategies mostly due to prize structure. I am hoping to pull the creativity out of everyone and help shape lasting memories for those crazy deck building weeks!
    • Examples - a weekly challenge would be to use a Pokemon of one type, or from a particular generation, another would be no retreat for Pokemon with 3 or more retreat cost, etc.
    • The possibilities are endless! Make more fun decks or play with cards you normally wouldn't have!
  • Personal Touch and Deck Guidance/learning for new Players/Trainers
    • Support for newer players is often difficult. I recognize that all it takes is a few minutes or sessions to get a grasp of the game to make it enjoyable.
    • The game involves math, strategy concepts and social interaction - we will harness these qualities.
  • Pack for Playing, Unique Promotion Cards, Environment for Trading
    • The promotional cards provided by the Pokemon Company are a unique reward that rotates each season (one per month). They are rewarded for simply showing up and participating at the local league events.
    • The league cost is $5 per session to help maintain the venue for everyone and comes with a booster pack!
    • Trainers of all types including myself will be on hand to have trades out and help you discover cards you maybe missing or looking for, to build your deck!

If you are after competitive practice or wish to challenge a more structured approach - I do have decks personally to do battle with, so don't worry about not ever having an opponent to play with! Looking ahead - tournaments or higher prize events are coming soon once the venue has gained some ground.

That's quite a few benefits! As we grow together, there maybe changes and I am open to feedback, questions and comments - you can reach me via e-mail!

WoodForSheep also stocks a plethora of Pokemon product that can be purchased during the events. If there is something you're looking for, but can't find in our catalog, send us a message and we'll see what we can find out, through our sources.

That's it for now. I look forward to hearing or seeing you all on October 15th! 

- Yoman

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