2016 POKÉMON VIDEO GAME CHAMPIONSHIPS (AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND) TERMS AND CONDITIONS


  1. Information on how to enter the 2016 Pokémon Video Game Regional and National Championships (Australia and New Zealand) (the “Competition”) and prizes form part of these terms and conditions. Any entry not complying with these terms and conditions will be deemed to be invalid.
  2. The Promoter of the Competition is Nintendo Australia Pty Ltd ACN 060 566 083 of 804 Stud Road, Scoresby, Victoria, 3179 (the “Promoter”).
  3. The Competition is open to those who create a Pokémon Trainer Club account at the website https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-trainer-club/sign-up/ and complete a registration form at the event. Entrants must comply with the Championship Rules. Employees of the Promoter, the Promoter’s associated companies, the Promoter’s agencies associated with this promotion and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. “Immediate Family” means spouse, parent, sibling or child, whether or not they live in the same household of the employee.
  4. Participants below the age of 15 must have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter and have a parent or guardian present with them for the duration of the Competition.
  5. The Competition will be held at the below locations (the “Premises”):

    Regional Championships:

    Adelaide: Sunday, May 1 2016
    The Ellington
    23 Hackney Road
    Hackney SA 5069

    New Zealand: Saturday, May 7 2016
    ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
    161 Halsey Street
    Auckland
    1010
    New Zealand

    Sydney: Saturday, May 14 2016
    Paddington Town Hall
    249 Oxford Street
    Paddington NSW 2021

    Brisbane Saturday, May 21 2016
    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
    Merivale St & Glenelg Street
    South Brisbane QLD 4101

    Melbourne Sunday, May 29 2016
    Collingwood Town Hall
    140 Hoddle Street
    Abbotsford VIC 3067

    Perth Sunday, June 5 2016
    Perth Town Hall
    Hay Street & Barrack Street
    Perth WA 6000

    National Championships:

    Melbourne: Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3 2016
    Melbourne Park Function Centre
    Batman Ave
    Melbourne, VIC 3000

  6. The Competition will be held at the Premises on the dates indicated. Specific registration times and competition times will be made available at http://gamesites.nintendo.com.au/pokemon-video-game-championships. All participants must register and compete within the appointed times.
  7. The Competition will be made up of three (3) age divisions as follows:

    Masters Division: Born in 2000 or earlier
    Senior Division: Born in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
    Junior Division: Born in 2005 or later
  8. How to Enter

    1. If you have not done so already, create a Pokémon Trainer Club account at the website https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-trainer-club/sign-up/ and obtain your unique Player ID number.
    2. Arrive at the Premises during the specified registration time and fill out a registration form complete with your Player ID number.
    3. Submit the registration form to event staff during the registration period.

    Players must bring their own system in the Nintendo 3DS family, Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Game Card or downloadable version, and charger.

    Do not forget to read the Competition Rules at http://gamesites.nintendo.com.au/pokemon-video-game-championships before the Competition to ensure that you and your game are ready for battle.

  9. Nintendo will not be held responsible for the disappointment of any person who is unable to take part due to missing the registration time or competition time for their age division. Those who register will be permitted to participate in the Competition only once per person per location.
  10. The Competition will run according to the Championship Rules – which are available at the event and online at http://gamesites.nintendo.com.au/pokemon-video-game-championships (the “Competition Rules”) and these Terms and Conditions.
  11. At the Regional Championships and at the National Championships, Championship Points will be awarded to players based on their finish position. To be eligible for Championship Points, players must have a registered Player ID attached to their Pokémon Trainer Club account and must opt in to the Play! Pokémon program. Championship Points will count towards determining the players in the Asia-Pacific region who will receive invitations to the 2016 Pokémon Video Game World Championships.
  12. At each of the Regional Championships, the top two placed players (1st and 2nd) in each age division determined by the judges in accordance with the Competition Rules will receive return interstate flights and accommodation to attend the National Championships. Each winner under the age of 18 at the time of travel will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will receive one additional return flight. Winners of the Regional Championships who reside in the same State/Territory where the National Championships are held will not be entitled to receive flights and accommodation. Total for flights and accommodation valued at an estimated maximum of AUD$5560.15 .
  13. In order for the top two placed players in each age division at each of the Regional Championships to receive return flights, accommodation and an invitation to attend the National Championships, they must be available for travel to and from the National Championships on the days nominated by the Promoter. The Promoter is only responsible for the costs of travel and accommodation which are arranged at the discretion of the Promoter. Other costs are the responsibility of the winners.
  14. All prizes must be taken as offered and are not exchangeable, transferable or redeemable for cash. The values of prizes are subject to variation and the winners will not be entitled to compensation for reduction in prize value. In the event that any prize winner is not available to travel on the dates nominated by the Promoter, unable to compete in the National Championships or unable to claim their prize for any other reason, their prize will be forfeited.
  15. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrants for unfair behaviour, not complying with the directions of event staff, not complying with the Championship Rules and Terms and Conditions or for using improper language. Indecipherable or incomplete entries will be deemed to be invalid.
  16. All decisions of the judges are final and no further correspondence will be entered into regarding their decisions.
  17. The winners will be announced on the day of the Competition and the prizes will be awarded before 31st August 2016 .
  18. Entrants in the Competitions agree to be to the subject of photographs and/or video taken during the Competitions and for this to be published by the Promoter for the purposes of promoting the Competition.
  19. The Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered, including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss, or for personal injury suffered or sustained during the Competition or the course of accepting or using the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  20. Privacy
    The Promoter is collecting participants’ information for the purposes of conducting and promoting the Competition. The Promoter may disclose this information to organisations engaged by the Promoter to conduct the Promotions. Winners’ information will be provided to The Pokémon Company International to secure invitations to the 2016 Pokémon Video Game World Championships. If you do not provide this information, the Promoter may not be able to enter you in the Competition. Winners’ names and State/Territory of residence will be published by the Promoter. The Promoter is bound by the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 and its own privacy policies. You can gain access to the information which the Promoter holds about you by contacting the Privacy Compliance Officer, Nintendo Australia Pty Limited 804 Stud Road Scoresby VIC 3179.