Rating Invites for the 2007-2008 season Updated 4 October!!!!!!

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  1. TcgPlayer2006

    TcgPlayer2006 New Member

    Well i searched all the www.go-pokemon.com page and i founded this:

    The premier Organized Play event of 2008 takes place on August 15th-17th. The extravaganza will host top players from around the world competing for the title of Pokémon World Champion, and for scholarships worth up to $7,500. Click the following links to find important information related to the 2008 World Championships.

    The 2008 World Championships will be held at the Hilton Hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. It is sure to be a memorable event.
    How do I get to Worlds?

    Pokémon Organized Play will be awarding invitations to the 2008 Pokémon TCG World Championships in a variety of ways. The list below breaks down how invitations will be distributed over the course of the 2007–2008 tournament season.

    National Championships

    Junior Senior Masters
    Argentina 2 2 2
    Australia 2 2 2
    Austria 2 2 2
    Belgium/Luxembourg 2 2 2
    Brazil 2 2 2
    Canada 4 4 4
    Chile 2 2 2
    Czech Republic 2 2 2
    Denmark 2 2 2
    Finland 3 3 3
    France 4 4 4
    Germany 4 4 4
    Italy 4 4 4
    Japan 5 5 5
    Malaysia 2 2 2
    Malta 2 2 2
    Mexico 4 4 4
    Netherlands 4 4 4
    New Zealand 2 2 2
    Norway 4 4 4
    Philippines 2 2 2
    Portugal 2 2 2
    Singapore 2 2 2
    Slovenia 2 2 2
    Spain 2 2 2
    South Africa 2 2 2
    Sweden 2 2 2
    Switzerland 2 2 2
    United Kingdom 3 3 3
    United States 8 8 8

    Premier Ratings
    Junior Senior Masters
    Ratings APAC Zone 4 4 4
    Ratings LA Zone 2 2 2
    Ratings NA Zone 25 25 25
    Ratings EU Zone 20 20 20

    Last Chance Qualifier
    Junior Senior Masters
    Guaranteed Invites 4 4 4

    Invitations with POP-sponsored Travel Awards will be given to:

    * The top 4 finishers in each age division from the 2007 World Championships
    * The 2008 National Champion in each age division for the countries listed below

    Australia Malaysia
    Belgium/Luxembourg Mexico
    Brazil Netherlands
    Canada Norway
    Chile Philippines
    Czech Republic Portugal
    Denmark Singapore
    Finland Spain
    France Sweden
    Germany Switzerland
    Italy United Kingdom
    Japan USA (Top 4)

    Invitations without POP-sponsored Travel Awards will be given to:

    * The 2008 National Champion in each age division for the countries listed below

    Austria Argentina
    New Zealand Malta
    South Africa Slovenia

    * All other qualifying players from the 2008 National Championships in each age division, as defined in the table above
    * Players qualifying through the 2007–2008 Premier Ratings
    * Players qualifying through the 2008 Last Chance Qualifier

    Players outside of North America are encouraged to ask their local Organized Play provider if they will be sponsoring Travel Awards for qualified players who did not receive a POP-sponsored Travel Award.

    I am from Argentina and all our players did good job last worlds, i don`t know why OP don`t give to us 3 or 4 invitation by premier ranking for each category. South America don`t buy a lot of boxes to USA??
    Or we must win a World Championship to have more trips?? Seeya everybody!
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2007
  2. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    last updated: 1/23/2007


    Seems a bit redundant to post this old information. I suggest we keep the convo to one thread.
  3. TcgPlayer2006

    TcgPlayer2006 New Member

    Cyrus: Mmmm well we are in 3º October!!! The announcements in the last season was in the 1º September. What is happening?? =)
  4. Docfrost

    Docfrost New Member

    Information subject to change:
    Last updated: 10/3/2007

    Premier Ratings and Worlds

    Pokémon USA, Inc., and Pokémon Organized Play will award a small number of invitations to the Pokémon TCG World Championships. These invitations are based on "Rating Zones" encompassing several countries. These invites will be awarded after the last POP-Approved Premier Rated event has been run in each Zone.

    These zones, and the total number of invites, are given below.

    North America
    25 25 25
    U.S., Canada, Mexico
    Europe and Africa
    20 20 20
    Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
    Latin America
    2 2 2
    Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador
    Asia Pacific
    4 4 4
    Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan
  5. bullados

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

    OK, now I'm intrigued. 25 Ratings invites for NA, 20 for Afro-Europe. This being in place last year, I would've gone to a few more events to try and get that Ratings invite. Heck, I was only about 30 places out of this particular thing last year.

    Of course, I'm now pretty much a full blown Judge and Organizer right now. Still, this is nice to hear...
  6. spoinkmaster

    spoinkmaster New Member

    So invites only or trip+invite?
  7. Nu Gundam

    Nu Gundam New Member

    Hmm, it seems that all the ratings inviites and non-National winners (even some National winners) invites will have to "pay your own trip/LD sponsored" ... after doing some calculations, 114 out of 144 trips for each age division (that's almost 80%) are "Pay Your Own/Sponsored by LD" ... ouch
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2007
  8. Pablo

    Pablo New Member

    The first post should be edited with the correct information.
  9. TcgPlayer2006

    TcgPlayer2006 New Member

    Yeah sory, i didn`t watch the 10/3/2007 updated, but well i expect to have the information quickly to update this post, sory for all and well i expect more invitation to South America!!!!!!!
    Diego Cassiraga lost to Yamato (the best player of the world) so come on!! Give to us more trips OP!
  10. IvesRountree

    IvesRountree New Member

    First, Yamato is one of the worlds finest, but I fail to see how losing to him accounts for more invitations or trips in any form; and yes, OP support is directly connected to sales, so if you want more trips it is easier to grow your player base and increase the amount your distributor sells on your country.
  11. TcgPlayer2006

    TcgPlayer2006 New Member

    IvesRountree: Yes you are right, i know all that you says but well it`s hard to a player from here have a good asistance in Worlds and for USA have a chance to win, they have more people playing the event! Seeya!
  12. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    LOL, for USA to have a chance to win we have to have more players in? Please. Go ahead and base everything off one luckbased format of a year. We're getting what we deserve. 10-15, maybe a couple more of those 25 NA invites will go to U.S. players plus the 4-8 from U.S. Nationals. That's still only maybe 20-25, which is a good number.
  13. Mystery Thing

    Mystery Thing Administrator

    Hey, Canadians and Mexicans have a chance this year! Who woulda thunk it?!
  14. TcgPlayer2006

    TcgPlayer2006 New Member

    Cyrus: the only thing that i know is that this year didn`t play a lot of USA players and ohhhhhhh this year din`t win USA in Masters and Juniors, yes was luck ..... lol!
  15. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor

    Have I died and gone to heaven?

    This is the best (Pokemon-related) news I've heard in over a year.
  16. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    It was, I think that's evidenced by the U.S. players' superior deck lists of the same thing mysteriously doing worse than the International Players.....It's also a lot easier to win a 64 person tournament with 6 rounds and a cut to T16 than it is a 125 person Worlds with 8 rounds and a T32, heck, I won 9 games at my Regionals.
  17. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Meh...even if by some miracle I could pull off a great season and win an invite (better chance of H-E-double hockey sticks freezing over than happening than that), I have a study abroad trip I'm doing this summer anyways lol.
  18. Jason

    Jason New Member

    the return of 30+ US invites..???

    OH GOD NO!!!

    but still, its better than 60-something US players. Muwahahaha....

    So it'll be a 128 players per division...mm

    this year 64 players was so good this year.
  19. FriedBlaziken

    FriedBlaziken New Member

    who cares if its 30+ invites.
    better competition @ worlds = more fun :D
    but australia should really have top 3 invites :(
  20. TcgPlayer2006

    TcgPlayer2006 New Member

    I hope this year a big tournament and a Non-USA or Japanese winner, then all the US Players than think they are the best of best will know the true, obviusly USA have more good lists at Worlds but that is because USA have more minds to think decks and the Players of USA play every day, in the rest of the world we have a tournament for week, but well Pablo Meza must won in 2005 with his Nidoqueen, he had bad luck with Jeremy but he will win one time. Seeya!
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