Press Release:

PokemonUSA, Inc., a worldwide leader in trading card games, today announced the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) Regional Championships. Regional Championships provide TCG players the opportunity to earn a Travel Award to play in the U.S. Pokemon TCG National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, on July 7th and 8th. Pokemon TCG tournaments and leagues test a player’s Pokemon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity, and the Pokemon TCG National Championships is open to all participants.

Pokemon TCG Regional Championships are held in 13 regions across the U.S. and are open to all eligible players. Competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior Division (born in 1996 or later), Senior Division (born in 1992, 1993, 1994, or 1995), and Masters Division (born in 1991 or earlier). First-place winners in each division receive a Regional Championships trophy, a Travel Award to the 2007 Pokemon TCG National Championships, and a scholarship of $1500, along with a cool Pokemon prize kit. Second-place winners receive a scholarship award of $1000, a Regional Championships trophy, and 36 Pokemon booster packs, while third- and fourth-place winners receive a scholarship award of $750, a Regional Championships trophy, and 36 Pokemon booster packs. Prizes are awarded to the top sixteen players in each division, and all prizes include Pokemon TCG expansion booster packs.