2007 World Championships (TCG)

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World Championships

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.

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 Netherlands  
16  Tony Anderson Denmark     1  Arnoud Van Bemmelen Netherlands  
9  Jun Hasebe Japan   9  Jun Hasebe Japan  
8  Boyce Forrest Canada       9  Jun Hasebe Japan  
5  Anna Reimer Sweden       14  Andrew Choong Australia  
13  David Shoyket United States of America     5  Anna Reimer Sweden
14  Andrew Choong Australia   14  Andrew Choong Australia  
4  Fares Sekkoum United Kingdom       9  Jun Hasebe Japan
3  Vy Le Norway       2  Hiroki Yano Japan
12  Thomas Arena United States of America     3  Vy Le Norway  
11  Paul Atanassov Canada   11  Paul Atanassov Canada  
6  Gunter VanRoey Belarus       11  Paul Atanassov Canada
7  Maito Nakai Japan       2  Hiroki Yano Japan  
10  Henry Leaming United States of America     7  Maito Nakai Japan
15  Alejo Salvador Argentina   2  Hiroki Yano Japan  
2  Hiroki Yano Japan  

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 Japan  
16  Garrett Farrington United States of America     1  Akira Miyazaki Japan  
9  Miska Saari Finland   9  Miska Saari Finland  
8  Peter Lind Denmark       1  Akira Miyazaki Japan  
5  Alexander DaCosta Canada       5  Alexander DaCosta Canada  
12  Breton Brander United States of America     5  Alexander DaCosta Canada
13  Keaton Gill United States of America   4  Tomas Beltrame Argentina  
4  Tomas Beltrame Argentina       1  Akira Miyazaki Japan
3  Jeremy Scharff-Kim United States of America       3  Jeremy Scharff-Kim United States of America
14  Benjamin Sauk United States of America     3  Jeremy Scharff-Kim United States of America  
11  Jeffrey Vernola United States of America   11  Jeffrey Vernola United States of America  
6  Riona Doi Japan       3  Jeremy Scharff-Kim United States of America
7  Wataru Hasegawa Japan       7  Wataru Hasegawa Japan  
10  Tais Andersen Denmark     7  Wataru Hasegawa Japan
15  Geoffry Sauk United States of America   15  Geoffrey Sauk United States of America  
2  Bobby Malec United States of America  

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 Japan  
16  Yee Wei Chun Malaysia     1  Tsuguyoshi Yamato Japan  
9  Steffen Eriksen Denmark   8  Diego Cassiraga Argentina  
8  Diego Cassiraga Argentina       1  Tsuguyoshi Yamato Japan  
5  Austin Reed United States of America       13  Tom Roos Finland  
12  Ross Cawthon United States of America     5  Austin Reed United States of America
13  Tom Roos Finland   13  Tom Roos Finland  
4  Takuya Yoneda Japan       13  Tom Roos Finland
3  Steffen From Denmark       3  Steffen From Denmark
14  Alex Brosseau United States of America     3  Steffen From Denmark  
11  Sami Sekkoum United Kingdom   11  Sami Sekkoum United Kingdom  
6  Jeroen Robert Belarus       3  Steffen From Denmark
7  Cristian Vidal Chile       7  Yuki Akimura Japan  
10  Yuki Akimura Japan     10  Yuki Akimura Japan
15  Eric Craig United States of America   2  Go Miyamoto Japan  
2  Go Miyamoto Japan  

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 summary IV.png PIKACHU Dex No. 0025 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

External links

Pokémon World Championships
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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
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
2018: Victory MapDragones y SombrasGarbanetteBuzzroc
2019: Pikarom JudgeFire BoxMind BlownPerfection
2022: ADPThe Shape of MewCheryl AgainIce Rider Palkia
2023: Mew's RevengePsychic EleganceColorless LugiaLost Box Kyogre
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