Vancouver hosts Pokemon World Championship this weekend – August 9 – 11, 2013

Vancouver hosts Pokemon World Championship this weekend - August 9 - 11, 2013

Pokémon Trainers from around the world gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre for a last chance to enter the 2013 Pokémon World Championships!

Today, nearly 900 hopeful Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players will compete in the 2013 Last Chance Qualifier tournament. This event gives these determined Trainers one final opportunity to earn an invitation to compete in the 2013 Pokémon World Championships. The high stakes will certainly lead to some intense battles!

For those Pokémon Trainers who have already qualified for a spot to compete in the 2013 Pokémon World Championships, today is a day to meet other Pokémon fans from around the world and prepare for the main event which begins on Saturday. Over 25 countries will be represented in this year’s World Championships, which for the first time ever takes place in Canada.

Schedule of Events

The Pokémon World Championships are open to all spectators at the Vancouver Convention Centre
 Friday, August 9, 2013
VG LCQ Registration8:00 A.M.–8:30 A.M.
TCG LCQ Registration8:00 A.M.–8:30 A.M.
VG Last Chance Qualifier9:30 A.M.
TCG Last Chance Qualifier9:30 A.M.
World Championships Competitor Check-In10:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.
Retail Hours—Players Only*10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Late Competitor Check-In8:00 A.M.
Opening Ceremony9:00 A.M.
Retail Hours9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
World Championships Players’ Meetings9:30 A.M.
Pokémon World Championships10:00 A.M.
Side Events10:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
Mini-League10:30 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
Special Character Distribution12:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M.
 Sunday, August 11, 2013
VG Final Matches Begin9:00 A.M.
TCG Prerelease Tournaments9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Retail Hours10:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Side Events & Mini-League9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Autograph Signing — Mr. Ishihara10:30A.M-12:00P.M
Autograph Signing — Mr. Masuda & Mr. Unno12:30P.M-2:00 P.M
TCG Finals Begin12:30 P.M.
Special Character Distribution9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Closing Ceremony5:30 P.M.

James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email james@hellovancity.com

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