I wanted to start a thread for our International OP players, that would allow them to post Questions, and what I will do is forward questions on to International OP, in HOPES that all such questions get answered in a reasonable timeframe.
I had received a few e-mails from International OP yesterday, so what I will do, is post the question, and the subsequent response from PUI here.
Q1: When is the official START Date for International OP?
A1: We are planning the official launch of the International OP program on
December 1st but currently
have materials available to our distributors to fill the void.
With that said, all International OP will be coordinated by the
International OP Representative at
Pokmon USA, Inc.
Q2: How do international professors and TO's obtain league and sanctioning materials?
A2: All sanctioning and distribution of materials will be handled by the
local distributors. For
International OP, the local distributor will coordinating all OP
activities in their country. So
going forward, organizers and professors should be contacting their
local distributors for all
local information. The distributors should also be the point of contact
for all local feedback and
Q3: How do I get in contact with my local distributor?
A3: We are in the process of finalizing the details with all of our local
distributor and they should
be able to get organizers what they need in the coming weeks. At this
time, I do not have all the
contact info for you, but I should have that information in the coming
days. Please check back
either by email or on our website
http://op.pokemon-tcg.com/international.html shortly for the
updated local distributor contact info. (Author NOTE: I will be following up on this in about 14 days time.)
Q4:I have heard that 30 league kits were sent with the International OP team to Europe, however no leagues and/or TO's have not received nor seen any such kits to date, what is the status of these kits?
A4:The kits you are referring to were distributor samples and were in no
way meant for organizers.
Materials will be available shortly through the local distributors for
Thanks again and hopefully this helps.
International Organized Play
Pokmon USA, Inc.
Please post your Questions here, and I will forward them accordingly, and any responses I receive I will post to this forum.