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2007 World Championships (TCG)

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The 2007 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships was held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village hotel in Waikoloa, Hawaii from August 10-12, 2007. The were the fourth World Championships event hosted by Pokémon Organized Play.

The event used the EX Deoxys onwards Modified Format. The second day of the tournament featured six rounds of Swiss Pairings for all three divisions. The top 16 players in each division were then seeded into single-elimination tournaments on Sunday to determine each division’s World Champion.

This year marked the only time in which all four semifinalists in the Masters Division were not American. Previously, and every year since, an American has occupied at least one seat at the final table.

Single-Elimination Brackets

Junior Division

Hiroki Yano, of Japan, was the defending Juniors Division World Champion. Hiroki was defeated in the final by fellow Japanese player Jun Hasebe, the youngest World Champion to date. With his second place finish, he became the closest TCG World Champion to winning two consecutive championships. Both Hiroki and Jun finished with records of 8-2.

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
1  Arnoud Van Bemmelen NL  
16  Tony Anderson DK     1  Arnoud Van Bemmelen NL  
9  Jun Hasebe JP   9  Jun Hasebe JP  
8  Boyce Forrest CA       9  Jun Hasebe JP  
5  Anna Reimer SE       14  Andrew Choong AU  
13  David Shoyket US     5  Anna Reimer SE
14  Andrew Choong US   14  Andrew Choong AU  
4  Fares Sekkoum UK       9  Jun Hasebe JP
3  Vy Le NO       2  Hiroki Yano JP
12  Thomas Arena US     3  Vy Le NO  
11  Paul Atanassov CA   11  Paul Atanassov CA  
6  Gunter VanRoey BE       11  Paul Atanassov CA
7  Maito Nakai JP       2  Hiroki Yano JP  
10  Henry Leaming US     7  Maito Nakai JP
15  Alejo Salvador AR   2  Hiroki Yano JP  
2  Hiroki Yano JP  

Senior Division

Miska Saari, from Finland, was the defending Senior Division World Champion. Miska finished in sixth place, falling in the quarterfinals to the top-seed and eventual runner up Akira Miyazaki.

Jeremy Scharff-Kim, of the United States, won the final over Akira, claiming the World Championship with a record of 9-1.

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
1  Akira Miyazaki JP  
16  Garrett Farrington US     1  Akira Miyazaki JP  
9  Miska Saari FI   9  Miska Saari FI  
8  Peter Lind DK       1  Akira Miyazaki JP  
5  Alexander DaCosta CA       5  Alexander DaCosta CA  
12  Breton Brander US     5  Alexander DaCosta CA
13  Keaton Gill US   4  Tomas Beltrame AR  
4  Tomas Beltrame AR       1  Akira Miyazaki JP
3  Jeremy Scharff-Kim US       3  Jeremy Scharff-Kim US
14  Benjamin Sauk US     3  Jeremy Scharff-Kim US  
11  Jeffrey Vernola US   11  Jeffrey Vernola US  
6  Riona Doi JP       3  Jeremy Scharff-Kim US
7  Wataru Hasegawa JP       7  Wataru Hasegawa JP  
10  Tais Andersen DK     7  Wataru Hasegawa JP
15  Geoffry Sauk US   15  Geoffrey Sauk US  
2  Bobby Malec US  

Masters Division

Jason Klaczynski, of the United States, was defending his first Masters Division World Championship, and finished in 30th place after day two.

Tom Roos, of Finland, reigned victorious in the Masters Division, putting up a record of 8-2 and defeating 2004 Champion Tsuguyoshi Yamato in the semifinals.

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
1  Tsuguyoshi Yamato JP  
16  Yee Wei Chun MY     1  Tsuguyoshi Yamato JP  
9  Steffen Eriksen DK   8  Diego Cassiraga AR  
8  Diego Cassiraga AR       1  Tsuguyoshi Yamato JP  
5  Austin Reed US       13  Tom Roos FI  
12  Ross Cawthon US     5  Austin Reed US
13  Tom Roos FI   13  Tom Roos FI  
4  Takuya Yoneda JP       13  Tom Roos FI
3  Steffen From DK       3  Steffen From DK
14  Alex Brosseau US     3  Steffen From DK  
11  Sami Sekkoum UK   11  Sami Sekkoum UK  
6  Jeroen Robert BE       3  Steffen From DK
7  Cristian Vidal CL       7  Yuki Akimura JP  
10  Yuki Akimura JP     10  Yuki Akimura JP
15  Eric Craig US   2  Go Miyamoto JP  
2  Go Miyamoto JP  

Invitation structure

Junior Senior Masters
2006 World Champions 3 4 5
National Championships Juniors Seniors Masters
Argentina 0 0 1
Australia 1 1 1
Austria 1 1 1
Belgium 1 1 1
Canada 3 3 3
Chile 0 1 1
Czech Republic 1 1 1
Denmark 1 1 1
Ecuador 0 0 1
Finland 1 1 1
France 1 1 1
Germany 2 2 2
Italy 1 1 1
Japan 5 5 5
Malaysia 1 1 1
Malta 0 0 1
Mexico 3 3 3
Netherlands 1 1 1
New Zealand 1 1 1
Norway 1 1 1
Portugal 0 0 1
Singapore 0 0 1
Sweden 1 1 1
Switzerland 0 1 1
United Kingdom 1 1 1
United States 4 4 4
Premier Ratings Juniors Seniors Masters
North America 12 12 8
Latin America 1 1 1
Asia-Pacific 2 2 1
Europe and Africa 6 6 4
Juniors Seniors Masters
Last Chance Qualifier
Minimum invites per division
6 4 4

Invitations could be earned through one of the following methods:

  • Placing high in the previous year's World Championships
  • Placing high at each player's National Championships
  • By holding one of the high Premier Ratings
  • Winning an invitation through the Last Chance Qualifier, held on the first day of the event

Event Pokémon

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball PIKACHU Dex No. 025 Hardy nature. Water Surf Classic Ribbon
Lv. 50 Type   Electric Thunderbolt
Spr 4d 025 m.png Electric Unknown Pokémon Event Psychic Light Screen
OT TCGWC Apparently had a Normal Quick Attack
ID No. 08107 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in the United States
from August 10 to 12, 2007.
Item Ability Lv. 50.
Light Ball Light Ball Static  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was obtained from the Poké Mart.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon must forget the move Surf in order to be able to be sent to Poké Transfer.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

External links

Pokémon World Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game only 2004-2008; TCG and Video Games 2009-on
2004: Blaziken TechMagma SpiritRocky BeachTeam Rushdown
2005: Bright AuraDark TyranitarKing of the WestQueendom
2006: B-L-SEeveelutionsMewtrickSuns & Moons
2007: FlyveesLegendary AscentRamboltSwift Empoleon
2008: Bliss ControlEmpotechIntimidationPsychic Lock
2009: StallgonCrowned TigerQueengarLuxdrill
2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
2013: Anguille Sous RocheAmerican GothicDarkraiUltimate Team Plasma
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo

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