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2010 World Championships

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The 2010 Pokémon World Championships was held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii from August 13 to 15, 2010. The annual invitation-only event was the seventh World Championships event hosted by Play! Pokémon, the renamed organizing group for Pokémon Organized Play, and marked the second to officially accommodate both the Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships and the Pokémon Video Game World Championships.

Trading Card Game Championships

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The TCG World Championships used the Diamond & Pearl-onwards Modified format for the second time.

The second day of the tournament featured seven rounds of Swiss Pairings for the two younger divisions, using eight rounds for the Masters Division. The top 16 players in Juniors and Seniors, as well as the top 32 players in Masters, were then seeded into single-elimination tournaments on Sunday to determine each division’s World Champion.

Junior Division

Tsubasa Nakamura, of Japan, was the defending Junior Division TCG World Champion. Tsubasa finished in 11th place, losing to Koichi Nishida in the Round of 16.

Yuka Furusawa, also of Japan, succeeded Tsubasa as World Champion, finishing the tournament 9-2, as well as playing his way into the tournament via the Last Chance Qualifier.


Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
(Best of Three)
1  Sota Horikawa** Japan  
16  Hiroki Masuda Japan     16  Hiroki Masuda Japan  
9  Thomas Harle* France   9  Thomas Harle* France  
8  Nathan Sweet United States of America       9  Thomas Harle* France  
5  Juan Pablo Arenas United States of America       5  Juan Pablo Arenas United States of America  
12  Titouan Vannay* Switzerland     5  Juan Pablo Arenas United States of America
13  Koichi Nishida United States of America   13  Koichi Nishida United States of America  
4  Tsubasa Nakamura Japan       5  Juan Pablo Arenas (0) United States of America
3  Simon Taylor United States of America       10  Yuka Furusawa** (2) Japan
14  Sumika Yanagida Japan     3  Simon Taylor United States of America  
11  Micah Olton United States of America   6  Toshimi Yamazaki United States of America  
6  Toshimi Yamazaki Japan       3  Simon Taylor United States of America
7  Nao Kawamura Japan       10  Yuka Furusawa** Japan  
10  Yuka Furusawa** Japan     10  Yuka Furusawa** Japan
15  Henry Chao United States of America   15  Henry Chao United States of America  
2  Gustavo Wada Brazil  

Pikachu, whose mascot suit underwent an Extreme Makeover, greets the Junior and Senior Division TCG Champions.

Senior Division

Takuto Itagaki, of Japan, was the defending Senior Division TCG World Champion. Takuto finished in 12th place, losing to Toya Nishimaki in the Round of 16.

Jacob Lesage, the Canadian National Champion, succeeded Takuto as World Champion, finishing the tournament 10-1.

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
(Best of Three)
1  Aaron Lin Feng Choong* Australia  
16  Edmund Kuras United States of America     16  Edmund Kuras United States of America  
9  Ann-Marie Thompson United States of America   9  Ann-Marie Thompson United States of America  
8  Ojvind Svinhufvud Finland       9  Ann-Marie Thompson United States of America  
5  Michael Diaz* United States of America       13  Mychael Bryan** United States of America  
12  Andrew Krekeler United States of America     5  Michael Diaz* United States of America
13  Mychael Bryan** United States of America   13  Mychael Bryan United States of America  
4  Karri Makela* Finland       13  Mychael Bryan** (1) United States of America
3  Jacob Lesage* Canada       3  Jacob Lesage* (2) Canada
14  Ty Wheeler United States of America     3  Jacob Lesage* Canada  
11  Toya Nishimaki Japan   11  Toya Nishimaki Japan  
6  Takuto Itagaki Japan       3  Jacob Lesage* Canada
7  David Hovland Jensen* Norway       15  Hiroki Yano* Japan  
10  Michael Bergerac United States of America     7  David Hovland Jensen* Norway
15  Hiroki Yano* Japan   15  Hiroki Yano* Japan  
2  Brandon Jones United States of America  


Master Division

Stephen Silvestro, of the United States, was the defending Masters Division TCG World Champion, and finished 69th in Swiss Rounds.

Yuta Komatsuda, of Japan, posted a perfect 12-0 record to claim the World Championship in Masters, defeating Michael Pramawat in the final.

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
(Best of Three)
1  Yuta Komatsuda Japan  
17  Morten Gundesen Denmark     1  Yuta Komatsuda Japan  
9  Gordon Coates Canada   8  Sami Sekkoum United Kingdom  
8  Sami Sekkoum United Kingdom       1  Yuta Komatsuda Japan  
28  Miguel Garcia* Switzerland       28  Miguel Garcia* Switzerland  
21  Colin Stromberg United States of America     28  Miguel Garcia* Switzerland
13  Tomi Sjoblom Finland   29  Wai Kit Lam Hong Kong  
29  Wai Kit Lam Hong Kong       1  Yuta Komatsuda (2) Japan
3  Con Le* United States of America       19  Michael Pramawat (1) United States of America
19  Michael Pramawat United States of America     19  Michael Pramawat United States of America  
22  Takuya Yoneda Japan   6  Yasmin Kiss Germany  
6  Yasmin Kiss Germany       19  Michael Pramawat United States of America
7  Curtis Lyon Canada       2  Frank Diaz** United States of America  
10  Yee Wei Chun* Malaysia     7  Curtis Lyon Canada
15  Tsugyoshi Yamato** Japan   2  Frank Diaz** United States of America  
2  Frank Diaz** United States of America  


Legend:

  • * indicates a player to be a National Champion.
  • ** indicates a player who has entered the main draw via the Last Chance Qualifier.
  • (#) indicates the number of games won in the best-of-three match final.

Video Game Championships

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Left to right: Tachigi, Yamamoto, Ito, Rizzo

The Video Game World Championships required competitors to use HeartGold and SoulSilver. Battles were conducted through Double Battles, and used the GS Cup rule set found in Flat Battle mode.

Junior Division

Jeremiah Fan, of the United States, was the defending Junior Division VG World Champion, but became eligible for the Senior Division, where he finished 25th in Swiss Rounds.

Shota Yamamoto, of Japan, succeeded Jeremiah as World Champion, finishing the tournament 7-2.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
1  Santa Ito Japan  
8  Marc Metcalf United States of America  
    1  Santa Ito Japan  
    4  Kippei Takaki Japan  
5  Brian Hough United States of America
4  Kippei Takaki Japan  
    1  Santa Ito Japan
    6  Shota Yamamoto Japan
3  Yamato Saito Japan  
6  Shota Yamamoto Japan  
    6  Shota Yamamoto Japan
    2  Ren Toriyama Japan  
7  Aaron Grubbs United States of America
2  Ren Toriyama Japan  


Senior Division

Kazuyuki Tsuji, of Japan, was the defending Senior Division VG World Champion, and finished in 11th place in Swiss Rounds.

Ray Rizzo, of the United States, captured the first of his World Championships, posting a record of 7-2.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
1  Isao Yoshioka Japan  
8  Ryan Schambers United States of America  
    1  Isao Yoshioka Japan  
    5  Yasuki Tochigi Japan  
5  Yasuki Tochigi Japan
4  Alan Schambers United States of America  
    5  Yasuki Tochigi Japan
    6  Ray Rizzo United States of America
3  Takushi Morishima Japan  
6  Ray Rizzo United States of America  
    6  Ray Rizzo United States of America
    7  Wataru Onishi Japan  
7  Wataru Onishi Japan
2  Huy Ha United States of America  



Event Pokémon

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball CROBAT Dex No. 169 Timid nature. Fire Heat Wave Classic Ribbon
Lv. 30 Type   Flying Air Slash
Spr 4h 169.png Poison Flying Pokémon Event Poison Sludge Bomb
OT WORLD10 Apparently had a Normal Super Fang
ID No. 08150 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in the United States
on August 15, 2010.
Item Ability Lv. 30.
Life Orb Life Orb Inner Focus  
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.
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
2014: Plasma PowerTrevgorEmerald KingCrazy Punch
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo


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