VGC 2011 locations announced

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  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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TPCi via a press release, has revealed the highly anticipated dates of the 2011 Pokémon Video Game Championships qualifiers! Kicking off on May 14th in Seattle, US. The qualifiers will occur across America and Europe before finishing in Cologne, Germany on July 2nd. Winners of these events will also receive invitations to the World Championships in San Diego, America!

The full list of date and locations are as follows:

United States:

  • May 14th, Seattle, WA - Washington State Convention Center, Hall 4B
  • May 21st, San Jose, CA - San Jose Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2
  • May 28th, Dallas, TX - Arlington Convention Center, Grand Hall
  • June 4th, Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Center, Hall A and B
  • June 11th, Washington, D.C. - Dulles Expo Center, South Hall
  • June 18th, Newark, NJ - Meadowlands Exposition Center


  • June 4th, Birmingham, United Kingdom - National Exhibition Centre, Hall 8
  • June 11th, Rome, Italy - Fiera Roma, Hall 12, Ingresso Nord
  • June 18th, Madrid, Spain - IFEMA, Hall 1, Feria de Madrid
  • June 25th, Paris, France - Espace Grande Arche, Parvis de La Défense
  • July 2nd, Cologne, Germany - EXPO XXI Köln GmbH, Gladbacher Wall 5

At all European National locations, Junior and Senior Division lines open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:30 a.m. The Masters Division line opens at 12:30 p.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. The Junior and Senior divisions will have 256 spaces each, whereas Masters division will have 512. Places are on a first-come first-served basis. No information about the American events has been confirmed at this time.

World Championships:

  • August 12th–14th, San Diego, CA - Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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