Train your Pokémon in preparation for the 2017 Pokémon Regional Championships

Over the course of the next few months, trainers from around the world will face off against each other to compete to see just who is the very best. Starting on January 14, 2017, the Pokémon Regional Championships will kick off the first event in Athens, GA, before heading to different locations across North America, Latin America, and Europe.

The Pokémon Regional Championships will include a tournament for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and one of the Pokémon video games which has switched over to Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon. It’s a fun way to test yourself and make new friends, of course. The Regional Championships may offer up to $50,000 in prize money, scholarships, and Travel Awards (based on attendance), so there are some really cool rewards for all that hard training you’ve out in.

Here is a list of locations for the 2017 Pokémon Regional Championships :

North American Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location Pokémon TCG Format
10/1/2016 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ Expanded
10/15/2016 Doubletree by Hilton (at Universal Orlando), Orlando, FL Standard
11/5/2016 Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA Expanded
11/26/2016 Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne, IN Standard
12/17/2016 San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA Expanded
12/31/2016 Hyatt Regency DFW Airport, Dallas, TX Standard
1/14/2017 Classic Center, Athens, GA Standard
2/18/2017 Business Expo Center, Anaheim, CA Standard
3/4/2017 Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL (near St. Louis, MO) Expanded
3/25/2017 Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR Expanded
4/8/2017 Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake City, UT Standard
5/6/2017 Berglund Center, Roanoke, VA Standard
5/13/2017 International Plaza Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Expanded
5/27/2017 Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA Standard
6/3/2017 Monona Terrace, Madison, WI Standard
6/3/2017 Centro de Convenciones Expo Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico Standard

European Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location Pokémon TCG Format
11/5/2016 Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom Standard
11/19/2016 Westfalenhalle Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany Standard
1/14/2017 Leipzig Trade Fair, Leipzig, Germany Standard
3/4/2017 Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, United Kingdom Standard
3/18/2017 Amiralen Malmö, Malmö, Sweden Standard
6/3/2017 NEC, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom Standard
7/29/2017 Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom Standard

Latin American Regional Championships ScheduleEuropean Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location Pokémon TCG Format
2/4/2017 Centro de Negócios do Sebrae, Fortaleza, Brazil*

For more information and rules for the events, head over to Pokémon.com.

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