Chattanooga Pokémon Trading Card Game Player Crowned City Champion

Thursday, January 24, 2013

After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) battles, Noah Sawyer clinched first place in the Senior Division at the Canton Pokémon City Championships. Along with the esteemed title and City Championship trophy, Noah earned Championship Points which count toward him potentially earning an invitation to the 2013 Pokémon World Championships in Vancouver, BC.

The Pokémon City Championship tournaments bring together Pokémon players of all skill levels to test their Pokémon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity. The Canton Pokémon community of fans, family, and friends were on-hand cheering for their Trainers as they battled to become a Pokémon City Champion. Play! Pokémon Premier Events are sanctioned by The Pokémon Company International and locally managed by Premier Tournament Organizers who run hundreds of Pokémon TCG and video game tournaments every year throughout North America. Collectively they oversee tens of thousands of Pokémon competitors who train and compete at various local league events and sanctioned tournaments on their quest to become a Pokémon World Champion. 

“Pokémon City Championships are special because they are a great way for both new and veteran players to come together and compete in a game they really enjoy,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “The Canton-area had a strong turnout of Pokémon TCG players and we’re excited to follow these local players as they continue to battle throughout the season, perhaps making it to the 2013 Pokémon World Championships in Vancouver.”

Play! Pokémon competitors are divided equally into three divisions: Junior Division (born in 2002 or later), Senior Division (born in 1998–2001), and Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier). 


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