2010 World Championships
The 2010 Pokémon World Championships was held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village hotel in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii in the United States 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
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.
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 her way into the tournament via the Last Chance Qualifier.
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.
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.
- * 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
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.
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.
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|CROBAT||♂||Dex No.||169||Timid nature.||Fire||Heat Wave|
|Lv. 30||Type||Flying||Air Slash|
|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.
|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.|
|This article is part of both Project TCG and Project Games, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game Championship Tournaments.|