Roy player wins area Pokemon title

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 9:04 AM


SPANISH FORK -- After a full day ofhead-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) battles, Daniel Sargent took firstplace in the Senior Division at the 2013 Pokémon City Championships in SpanishFork.

Along with the coveted title and City Championship trophy, Danielearned valuable Championship Points that count toward a potential invitation tocompete at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington D.C. In addition,players that achieve a top Championship Points ranking after the2014 Spring Regional Championships in April will earnTravel Awards to compete at the 2014 Pokémon U.S. National Championships inIndianapolis next summer.

Premier Championship events are sanctioned by The PokémonCompany International and locally managed by Premier Tournament Organizers whorun hundreds of Pokémon TCG and video game tournaments every year throughoutNorth America. Collectively they oversee tens of thousands of Pokémoncompetitors who train and compete at various local league events and sanctionedtournaments on their quest to become a Pokémon World Champion.

“The Pokémon City Championships are special because theyare a great way for new players participating in premiere events for the firsttime to compete alongside more experienced players in a game they reallyenjoy,”said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for ThePokémon Company International. “We’re excited to follow these local players asthey continue to battle throughout the season, including at upcoming PokémonState and Regional Championships, and perhaps making it to the 2014 Pokémon WorldChampionships in Washington, D.C.”

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