Where are the biggest concentrations of Players?

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  1. ShawofMordor

    ShawofMordor New Member


    I'd like to know where abouts the big concentrations of players are.

    I know some States, TX, Cali, FL, Washington, Maryland, PA, have big player bases, but where are the big cities? Are players from Austin or Dallas? North or South Cali? Philly or Pittsburgh? etc etc. Which Cities have 100+ players, which States break 200? Who has the biggest leagues in the country?

    I'll be looking at the threads for Cities attendance etc but I'd like input from players/PTOs too.

  2. meganium45

    meganium45 Active Member

    I would say we have the SoCal group (NorCal too), always hitting top number

    Houston TX Can't ignore that juggernaut

    Chicago area/Rockford has a really nice base The regionals last year proved that.


    St. Louis area has a very nice base. Not just stating that because I am biased, we were definitely one of the top locations for States last year.


    Washington State


    I will have to look back at the States Number to see where everyone stood.

  3. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    This year's States number will be more accurate, at least for the eastern states. The last few years, it was fairly easy to get to 3-4 states and more than 1 regional. With restrictions on dates, this years numbers will show better the concentrations. Many States had bleed over (travelers) from other states, maybe not as many this year.

    I'd say that Vince hit most of the hot spots though.

  4. MrMeches

    MrMeches New Member

    Houston has Great Numbers and Team Cook has worked hard on that, but DFW I think pulls more as you would need to combine all the Numbers from the Metroplex!

    Vince hit the heavy ones for sure and Keith is right as you won't get as many travelers do to the Dual Date situation... however this will be State Numbers and not City Numbers which is what I think your trying to get!

    ~Prof. Fish~
  5. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Vince hit pretty much everywhere I was about to list. Chicago/Rockford/Milwaukee, Houston, SoCal, NoCal, Florida, Middle Tennessee (from what I've heard, at least), St Louis, Oregon, and the entire NorthEast.

    As for the future, Chicago is probably going to come into its own catagory over the next 2 years as one of the top (and most popular) players (Jimmy B) has become a TO. His first big tournament, Cities, drew 60-something people, and bumped the City in Niles (about 45 mins away) to 76. I can see Jimmy getting triple digits for Cities by next year, as he's grown his own player base very well in little more than 2 months, going from no players at all to a steady 15. I wouldn't be surprised to see Chicago drawing Houston levels in the next 2 years, just based on Jimmy's contributions.
  6. Team Cook

    Team Cook New Member

    Dang it, I gotta get back to work. Come on Jimmy, push me.
  7. PokeDaddy

    PokeDaddy New Member

    The New England area, where I reside, has quite a few folks. At Premier Events, we regularly see folks from MA, ME, NH, RI, CT, NY, and NJ. (Curiously, no VT)

    Battle Roads in the 50-60s and CCs in the 50-90s.

    FWIW, States and Regionals are going to be huge events.
  8. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    You guys are forgetting Ohio, there's a large amount of players in the NE, and another large group around the Columbus area. The last CC In NE Ohio had 77 players in attendance. The most impressive part of that number was that the Junoirs outnumbered the masters for the first time that I can remember.
  9. DreamChaser AJ

    DreamChaser AJ New Member

    Based solely on looking at this Fall's BR and the events posted in Rainbowgym's post:

    MX - DF - 3 \ 2 \ 50 - 55 - Mexico
    US - CO - 9 \ 18 \ 25 - 52 - Colorado Springs,
    US - TX - 8 \ 17 \ 25 - 50 - Mesquite,
    US - IL - 18 \ 23 \ 31 - 72 - Rockford,
    US - CT - 7 \ 14 \ 38 - 59 - Manchester,
    US - FL - 18 \ 11 \ 21 - 50 - Ft Pierce,
    US - OR - 14 \ 14 \ 29 - 57 - Portland,
    US - FL - 16 \ 16 \ 34 - 66 - Orlando,
    US - OH - 17 \ 18 \ 23 - 58 - North Olmsted,
    US - RI - 14 \ 20 \ 37 - 71 - Johnston,
    US - MA - 17 \ 17 \ 41 - 75 - Milford,
    US - NH - 10 \ 15 \ 31 - 56 - Londonderry,
    CA - BC - 27 \ 15 \ 20 - 62 - Port Coquitlam,
    US - FL - 13 \ 7 \ 32 - 52 - Melbourne,
    US - MA - 11 \ 9 \ 32 - 52 - Tewskbury,

    These are just the ones over 50, and tournament results do not factor in other potential conflicts, but as far as concentrated area, it looks to be the New England States, with a good showing in Florida.

    Oh, and as far as PA is concerned, the concentration is in the Philly side of PA. Pittsburgh is squeezed in with NE Ohio (Cleveland/Akron) because OP isn't so big over there.
  10. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    For California, it's basically Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, and then Los Angeles and San Diego. There's some other leagues/player areas thrown in around with decent numbers like Bakersfield, Modesto, and I guess you could say Fontana is outside of LA. Concentrated area in California easily means a 3 hour radius. I believe the league in Santa Clara is one of the largest in the United States, as well.
  11. Pokeplayer

    Pokeplayer New Member

    Let's see....

    The biggest concentration of Pokemon players...like vince and others said..>Wash State has several leagues, well attended cities/BR.....States this year will hopefully be BIG...and oh yea....not to forget three past world champions and a 2nd place World player.....

    Now to give credit where credit is due for this huge success..

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  12. meganium45

    meganium45 Active Member

    I missed New England (the Region), Colorado and Ohio (how did I do that)

    I was just skimming off of the top of my head...I am sure I missed others.


    Would also be interesting to see where the National Champs and World Champs come from each year...I can only do the Junior Division (anyone REALLY surprised by that?)


    Juniors, Memphis, TN (World Champ, Japan)


    Juniors, North Carolina (also World Champ same kid, what a POWER)


    Juniors, St. Louis, MO (World Champ, Japan)


    Juniors, Colorado (World Champ, Japan (note, 2006 World Champ 2nd...POWER)
  13. I am Entei

    I am Entei New Member

    Chicago/Rockford/Milwaukee based on quality :)
  14. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Florida has 3/15 for the fall BRs. Not bad at ALL considering how many players are sitting out for a lot of pre-states.

    It's such an awkward state to travel in, just like California. You have people 8 hours away from each other in the same state lol.
  15. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda New Member

    CC Stuttgart (Germany)12.01.07 ---> 65 Players

  16. Epyon0015

    Epyon0015 New Member

    California :thumb:
  17. Clueless in Seattle

    Clueless in Seattle New Member

    I missed the Seattle City Tournament held at Blue Highway games, but I got this message from a player who was there:

    "Blue Highway had the 2nd biggest turnout in the state for cities. 58 players total. First Cities in Washington that had enough junior players to have a top 4 cut instead of just top 2. Bragging rights abound!"

    I didn't think to ask him which city had the biggest turnout.


    Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added:

    I'd be grateful if someone could explain to me how to read the rows of numbers in the following table:

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2008
  18. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    It's the number of players that showed up in order from Junior\Senior\Master
  19. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    At that time, probably. The weekend in Chicago had two tournaments that both dwarfed that total. Saturday had 76, Sunday had in the 60s.
    In that table, the headings go like this:

    Country - State - Junior turnout / Senior turnout / Masters turnout - Total turnout - City
  20. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    Here are the City Championship numbers that hit 50 or higher for this season.
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