Regional Championships????

Discussion in 'Regional Championships' started by Pokeplayer, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

    In the recent announcement for Worlds to be held next August in San Diego, PUI announced Regional Competitions...

    So PUI..When and where will Regionals be held??? :clap: :clap:
  2. mewsmom

    mewsmom New Member

    The Regional Championships will be held in thirteen locations in May 2005. Results of this event will count towards your rankings.

    Northern California
    Southern California
    Mountain West
    Southern Plains
    Mississippi Valley
    Great Lakes
    New England
  3. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    So is this instead of Stadium challenges?
  4. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    Correct, Regionals replaced Stadiums, and improved upon them IMHO.

  5. Prof Clay

    Prof Clay New Member

    Looks like many more chances for folks to get out there and win a slot and a trip to World's. I like it
  6. The Gorn

    The Gorn New Member

    So where there were 3 Stadiums last year, now we've got 13 regionals? WOW! And with incredible prize support as well.

    Very impressive.

    Pokemon must be treating Nintendo very well (for they are, in turn, treating Pokemon players very well indeed).
  7. mysterioustrainer

    mysterioustrainer New Member

    Yes, I believe Regionals were meant to replace Stadiums for two reasons. First it is like a "optional" fourth step in the Championship series. Regionals helps gets players together from different states to see who is king of the rockies or master of the mississippi or whatever. Stadiums was a huge sucess last year and POP wanted to make sure everyone has a more fair chance to enjoy the benefits of these popular events. Which is why there is more locations and the more appropriate need for a name change.

    Stadiums are not gone entirely. Stadiums exist internationally as POP is more limited abroad I believe. Forgive me if I offend any international Pokemon Players or professionals as I am not as familar with International OP as I would like to be.
  8. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    ooo hopefully i n canada
  9. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    oooo hopefully there is one in canada(i live bt one of the 5 great lakes)
  10. Dom

    Dom New Member

    Ok I don't know much about the US but isn't in weird that you've got like 50 or so states in your country... and out of only 13 regional championships, 2 are in california?
  11. meganium45

    meganium45 New Member

    Not when you look at the active player base for those areas.

    California DEFINITELY deserves 2 regionals.

    All in all, the regionals look like they were very well divided...with a player base in mind.

    I can't wait! I can't wait!

  12. Dom

    Dom New Member

    Ah right. I wasn't aware of that, I just thought it looked kind of strange =/
  13. HypnosProjectHQ

    HypnosProjectHQ New Member

    And there could be up to 3 in the midwest from the looks of things.

    Come on Great Lakes or Midwest, be in Wisconsin/Illinois!
  14. lookinforwailordex

    lookinforwailordex New Member

    of course cali deserves the two
  15. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

  16. Hot_Carl

    Hot_Carl <a href="

    Very detailed post Pokeplayer. *Rolls eyes*

    SoCal is an enormous area on it's own, it definatly should get it's own regional. San diego cities got 60 players on the same day as one further up north got around 40. So that's 100 socal players in one day. The Irvine prerelease got 106 players. Our states went up to 176 i believe, and not all of NorCal was represented that day.

    Easily, SoCal gets it's own regional. (But we'll share it with Hawaii, they're cool.)
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2005
  17. Spike

    Spike New Member

    I'll be in the southeast regionals (georgia here). A friend of mine (ShawodMordor) said southeast is sharing its regionals with puerto-rico??
  18. mewsmom

    mewsmom New Member

    Your friend would be correct!
  19. meganium45

    meganium45 New Member

    Yeah...and I think we all have a feeling where one of the REgionals will be held.

    Any guesses on MS valley (TN, MO, AL, MS, AR, LA)

    If you take that region and point to the should be a pretty good hint.

    Memphis here we come!

    Now, for the upper will be interesting to see if it goes to Chicago, or somewhere slightly farther north.

    I am rooting for Chicago...but will be travelling further north if need be.

  20. bullados

    bullados <a href="

    hopefully either Chicago, Brookfield, Manitowoc, Whitewater, or Rockford for that one. Anything further (Ames, Minneapolis) and I couldn't make it. Also, Great Lakes should (and hopefully will) be in either S Michican or N Indiana, again meaning that I could make one of those...

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