The Championship Series is a series of Premier Events that leads up to the most prestigious event of the year- The 2015 Pokémon TCG World Championships. The 2015 Pokémon TCG World Championships will take place in San Francisco, California on ?August TBD through August TBD 2016.
League Challenge Tournaments, City Championships, State Championships and Regional Championships are Open events. Open events are events that anyone can play in by simply showing up; no previous qualification is required. There is no limit to how many Open events player can play in and there is no residency requirement. No residency requirement means a player doesn't have to be from Miami to play in the Miami City Championship or be from Georgia to play in the Georgia State Championship.
The United States National Championships is a Closed Event that require qualification. Players who wish to participate in The National Championships must have earned enough Play! Points at Leagues, Tournaments and other Premier Events leading up to The National Championship. Players earn Play! Points just by attending events; final record and final standing in a tournament does not effect the amount of Play! Points earned. Players who have earned at least TBA Play! Points (Masters Division)/TBA Play! Points (Junior/Senior Divisions) Play! Points are eligible to play in The National Championships.
The World Championships is also a Closed Event that require qualification. In order to qualify for the World Championships players must earn enough Championship Points during the Tournament Season. Championship Points can be earned at all Premier Events in the Championship Series.
North American Junior Division Players must earn ? CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS to secure an invite.
North American Senior Division Players must earn ? CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS to secure an invite.
North American Master Division Players must earn ? CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS to secure an invite.
Official Information about the Championship Point Structure including a breakdown of how many points can be earned at each Premier Event can be found here on www.pokemon.com.
2015-2016 Championship Series Schedule
League Challenge Tournaments
Multiple Local Level Events to be held all year long
Will be posted when announced
Autumn Regional Championship
October 3rd & 4th 2015 (Houston, Texas)
6 Regional Championships throughout the United States and Canada to participate in.
Closest choice to South Florida- Houston, Texas on October 3rd/4th
November 2015 - January 2016
Multiple Events worldwide spread over several weeks
Winter Regional Championship
Multiple Events throughout the United States and Canada to participate in.
Closest choice to South Florida- Orlando, Florida on
Multiple Events (no more then 1 event per state) spread over 3 Saturdays in March
Closest choices to South Florida- Florida (?/?), Alabama (?/?), Georgia (?/?)
Spring Regional Championship
? Regional Championships throughout the United States and Canada to participate in.
Closest choice to South Florida- Athens, GA on
United States National Championship
2016 World Championships
San Francisco, CA
The Official Championship Series information page can be found here on www.pokemon.com
Just a reminder for all events in the Championship Series deck lists are required, players are advised to fill out a deck list before arriving to the tournament.