2007 World Championships (TCG)

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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    
16  Tony Anderson       1  Arnoud Van Bemmelen    
9  Jun Hasebe     9  Jun Hasebe    
8  Boyce Forrest         9  Jun Hasebe    
5  Anna Reimer         14  Andrew Choong    
13  David Shoyket       5  Anna Reimer  
14  Andrew Choong     14  Andrew Choong    
4  Fares Sekkoum         9  Jun Hasebe  
3  Vy Le         2  Hiroki Yano  
12  Thomas Arena       3  Vy Le    
11  Paul Atanassov     11  Paul Atanassov    
6  Gunter VanRoey         11  Paul Atanassov  
7  Maito Nakai         2  Hiroki Yano    
10  Henry Leaming       7  Maito Nakai  
15  Alejo Salvador     2  Hiroki Yano    
2  Hiroki Yano    



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



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



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
  PIKACHU Dex No. 025 Hardy nature. Water Surf  
Lv. 50 Type   Electric Thunderbolt
  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 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
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

External links


Pokémon World Championships
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2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
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2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
2018: Victory MapDragones y SombrasGarbanetteBuzzroc
2019: Pikarom JudgeFire BoxMind BlownPerfection
2021:
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