2011 World Championships

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The 2011 Pokémon World Championships was the eighth annual invitation-only championships for players in the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon video games, marking the third consecutive year of this international event. Run under the auspices of Play! Pokémon, the Organized Play division of The Pokémon Company International, the event was held during August 2011 in San Diego, California, the third time that city has hosted the event. The seaside city on the southern coast of California had previously hosted the event in 2005 and 2009.

Brackets (Trading Card Game Championships)

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Due to the July 1st mid-season rotation, the format used was 2011-12 Modified format using all cards from HeartGold & SoulSilver onward.

Junior Division

  • Champion - Gustavo Wada (BRA)
  • Runner Up - Kohei Takenaka (JPN)

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
1  Gustavo Wada BR  
16  Keito Arai JP     1  Gustavo Wada BR  
9  Klein Houmani US   9  Klein Houmani US  
8  Patrick Martinez US       1  Gustavo Wada BR  
5  Martin Guillemet FR       13  Joseph Nawal US  
12  Devon Roth US     12  Devon Roth US
13  Joseph Nawal US   13  Joseph Nawal US  
4  Colter Decker US       1  Gustavo Wada BR
3  Kohei Takenaka JP       3  Kohei Takenaka JP
14  Jan Zimmer CZ     3  Kohei Takenaka JP  
11  Thomas Guillemet FR   6  Ethan Christopher US  
6  Ethan Christopher US       3  Kohei Takenaka JP
7  Alex Krekeler US       7  Alex Krekeler US  
10  Sydney Morisoli US     7  Alex Krekeler US
15  Simon Taylor US   15  Jonas Rasmussen DE  
2  Jonas Rasmussen DE  

Senior Division

  • Champion - Christopher Kan (AUS)
  • Runner Up - Marco Facchin (ITA)

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
1  Ryan Mcgregor US  
16  Xavier Delfosse CH     1  Ryan Mcgregor US  
9  Adler Pierce US   8  Marco Facchin IT  
8  Marco Facchin IT       8  Marco Facchin IT  
5  Niko Kivimäki FI       12  Luke Burke GB  
12  Luke Burke GB     12  Luke Burke GB
13  Brian Hathaway US   13  Brian Hathaway US  
4  Fares Sekkoum GB       8  Marco Facchin IT
3  Jacob Lesage CA       11  Christopher Kan AU
14  William Boatman US     3  Jacob Lesage CA  
11  Christopher Kan AU   11  Christopher Kan AU  
6  Johannes Martikkala FI       11  Christopher Kan AU
7  Miloslav Poslední CZ       2  Grafton Roll US  
10  Kay LÃdecke DE     10  Kay LÃdecke DE
15  Yuka Furusawa JP   2  Grafton Roll US  
2  Grafton Roll US  

Video Game Championships

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Junior Division

  • Champion - Brian Hough (USA)
  • Runner Up - Ian McLaughlin (USA)

First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
           1  Brendan Zheng US  
         8  Fabrizio Sanseverino IT  
             1  Brendan Zheng US  
             4  Ian McLaughlin US  
           5  George Langford GB
         4  Ian McLaughlin US  
             4  Ian McLaughlin US
             2  Brian Hough US
           3  Sassan Nowshiravani US  
         6  Sarah Lakehal FR  
             6  Sarah Lakehal FR
             2  Brian Hough US  
           6  David Alonso ES
         2  Brian Hough US  

Senior Division

  • Champion - Kamran Jahadi (USA)
  • Runner Up - Sejun Park (KOR)

First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
           1  Enosh Shachar US  
         8  Brandon Mitchell US  
             1  Enosh Shachar US  
             5  Kamran Jahadi US  
           5  Kamran Jahadi US
         4  Jeremiah Fan US  
             4  Kamran Jahadi US
             7  Sejun Park KR
           3  Shota Yamamoto JP  
         6  Nicola Gini IT  
             3  Shota Yamamoto JP
             7  Sejun Park KR  
           6  Sejun Park KR
         2  James Green GB  

The 2011 Video Game Championships were held from 12th to 14th August at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, California.

Participants had to use the Black and White Versions for the tournament, and matches will be conducted via the Live Event Tournament Play function that is found within the game. This feature allows players to preview the opponents Pokémon at the start of the match without revealing held items or learned moves.

This year, players competed in one of three divisions instead of two: the Junior Division, the Senior Division and the Masters Division.


All matches are conducted via Double Battles and only Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex can be entered, with the exception of Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect.

Similar to Flat Battle mode, Pokémon of Levels 51 and above will be temporarily reduced to Level 50, while Pokémon Level 50 and below will retain their levels. Held items may be used, but no two Pokémon from the same team may hold the same held item. Players are not allowed to change their held items after they have registered, and can only use items from within the game and those received at an official Pokémon event or promotion.

Moves are restricted to those learnt from the game through leveling up, breeding, TMs and HMs, from a character in the game or from an official event or promotion. Sky Drop is banned due to a glitch.

See also

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
2015: The Flying HammerPunches 'n' BitesHonorStoisePrimal Groudon
2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo