Australian National Pokémon Championships to be held in June
The Australian National Pokémon Championships will be held in the Melbourne Park Function Centre in June. The event will run from Saturday June 6 to Monday June 8, the Monday being the Australian public holiday Queen's Birthday (except in Western Australia, where the day is the public holiday Western Australia Day instead).
On Saturday, the qualifying rounds for the Trading Card Game will be held. Pre-registration for the video game competition will also be available.
On Sunday, the qualifying rounds for the video game will be held.
On Monday, the finals for both the video games and the Trading Card Game will be held.
Unlike previous years, all players require a Play! Pokémon Identification Number (Player ID) to compete. To obtain one, players need to log into their Pokémon Trainer Club account, then to go to the Play! Pokémon Account tab.
The video game competition will use Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire only (Pokémon X and Y cannot be used in the competition).
Players who place in the top 2 in each age division at each Regional Championship event will receive flights and accommodation to the 2015 Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships, with details to be announced soon!
At the end of the season, the top two placed players in each age division from the Asia-Pacific Rating Zone will receive a travel award to the 2015 Pokémon Video Game World Championships.
The age divisions are:
- Junior Division: Born in 2004 or later
- Senior Division: Born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
- Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier