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). 


Local Indie Movies To Be Screened At Cine-Rama Chattanooga

ChattaMovies, a local moviemaker group, and earLuminators, a local production group, will be co-hosting two “Open Screen Night” events at Cine-Rama, 100 W. Main St., at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Saturday Sept. 10. Open Screen Night is a screening of an hour and a half of independently-produced short works including those submitted by movie makers from Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Auditions For Halloween Show War Of The Worlds Are Aug. 8-9

Back Alley Productions is hosting auditions for the upcoming Halloween show War of the Worlds. Based on both the H.G. Wells novella and the Orson Welles radio show, the production is seeking talented community actors in the local area. Auditions are Monday, Aug. 8, and Tuesday, Aug. 9, at any time from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mars Theater. The theater is at 117 N. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

$30 Million Development Planned At King And South Market; Will Include Hotel, Condos, Offices, Retail, Possible Restaurant

A new $30 million development is planned for the Southside at King Street and South Market. Nick Wilkinson, city deputy director for economic development, said it will include a hotel, condos, offices, retail and possibly a restaurant. It could also include some light industry. A storage building and a parking lot are now at the site. He said the developers plan to reuse ... (click for more)

Investor In Scheme Says Dyer Made Contacts At Quarterback Club

One of the investors who was a loser in an investment scheme recently halted by the Securities and Exchange Commission said one of the Chattanooga brokers involved made many of his contacts through the Chattanooga Quarterback Club. Paul Smith, former Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman, said Doug Dyer has been the president for many years of the club that promotes UTC and ... (click for more)

Expand Broadband Internet, Not The Size Of Government

I’d like to respond to two letters in your July 13 edition that praised Rep. Mike Carter’s efforts to expand statewide broadband access. Rep. Carter wants more government involvement in the broadband sector, including an expansion of taxpayer-funded, municipal broadband networks.  Rep. Carter’s supporters argued he’s standing up for consumers against huge telecommunications ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Horses Vs. DesJarlais

It is well-known that shortly after the despicable “Big Lick” faction of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry put on a very-pointed fundraiser for the equally repugnant Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-Jasper) two years ago, the misguided doctor has repeatedly tried to bully and strong-arm the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the behalf of the vermin who sadistically torture the ... (click for more)