The Pokémon Video Game National Championships UK returns to NEC Birmingham on March 3rd. Pokémon trainers will battle for invites to the Pokémon World Championship in Hawaii!
This year a total of four top finishers from each age division, up from two last year, will win travel and accommodation for the 2012 Pokémon World Championships held August 10th–12th, 2012, in Hawaii, U.S.A. Players under the age of 18 will also receive travel and accommodation for one accompanying adult.
Also new for this year, players can build their teams using Pokémon from the National Pokédex and must play using the Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version video games for the Nintendo 3DSTM and Nintendo DSTM family of systems.
Players will compete in one of three age divisions, based on their dates of birth:
Junior Division—born in 2001 or later
Senior Division—born in 1997, 1998, 1999, or 2000
Masters Division—born in 1996 or earlier
All tournaments are free to play with entry granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space will be capped so players are encouraged to arrive early for registration. At all European National locations, the Masters Division line opens at 8:00 A.M. and closes at 8:30 A.M. the Junior and Senior lines open at 12:30 P.M. and close at 1:00 P.M. Go to www.pokemon.co.uk/vgc to review caps on the number of entrants at the National qualifiers for the 2012 Pokémon Video Game Championships.
The tournament will use Double Battles and will take place via Infrared Connection; competitors taking part at the European qualifying events may only use European versions of the video games and must have a Player ID to participate. If players have a Pokémon Trainer Club account but do not have a Player ID, they can obtain one by logging into their account and visiting https://www.pokemon.com/uk/account/upgrade2/. Competitors must bring their Player ID to their event to compete.
For more information about the Pokémon Video Game National Championships, including full conditions of entry, tournament locations, dates and times, prizes, and more, please visit: www.pokemon.co.uk/vgc.