2007 World Championships (TCG)
The 2007 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships was held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village hotel in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii in the United States from August 10 to 12, 2007. The were the fourth World Championships event hosted by Play! Pokémon.
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 first time in which all four semifinalists in the Masters Division were not American. Previously, and every year until 2014, an American had occupied at least one seat at the final table.
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.
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.
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.
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|Last Chance Qualifier
Minimum invites per division
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
|Pokémon Info||Trainer Memo||Battle Moves||Ribbons|
|PIKACHU||♂||Dex No.||0025||Hardy nature.||Water||Surf|
|Electric||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.
|The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was obtained from the Poké Mart.|
|This Pokémon must forget the move Surf in order to be able to be sent to Poké Transfer.|
|This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.|