Pokemon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, today announced its upcoming Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) Diamond & Pearl Prerelease tournaments. Prerelease tournaments provide players the opportunity to preview and play with not-yet-released cards from the upcoming Diamond & Pearl expansion. The Pokemon TCG Diamond & Pearl Prerelease tournaments will be held during the weekends of May 12th and 13th and May 19th and 20th.

Players 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). An admission fee is charged at the door and varies depending on event location. The entry fee includes six booster packs of the Pokemon TCG Diamond & Pearl, from which each player will build his or her deck. Players may keep these cards at the end of the event. All participants will receive a Pokemon TCG Diamond & Pearl Prerelease promo card and a Diamond & Pearl promotional item, while supplies last. Players who complete the tournament will also receive two additional booster packs of Diamond & Pearl cards.