2019 Season Announced: Locations and Dates for Regionals, Internationals

The locations, dates, and formats for 2019’s Regional and International tournaments have been announced! All details are subject to change.

You can read more about the 2019 season on Pokemon.com.

US and Canada Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location TCG Format
9/14/18–9/16/18 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Oaks, PA Standard
10/5/18–10/7/18 Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN Standard
10/26/18–10/28/18 Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR Expanded
11/24/18–11/25/18 Berglund Special Events Center, Roanoke, VA Standard
12/15/18–12/16/18 Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA Expanded
1/19/19–1/20/19 Hyatt Regency DFW, DFW Airport, TX (located near Terminal C of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) Expanded
2/22/19–2/24/19 Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL (near St. Louis, MO) Standard
3/8/19–3/10/19 Pearson Convention Center, Brampton, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto) Expanded
3/15/19–3/17/19 Greensboro Coliseum Complex—Special Events Center, Greensboro, NC Expanded
4/6/19–4/7/19 Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center, Denver, CO (TCG only) Standard
4/19/19–4/21/19 Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL Expanded
5/3/19–5/5/19 Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT Expanded
5/18/19–5/19/19 Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA Standard
5/31/19–6/2/19 Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, WI Standard

European Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location TCG Format
9/29/18–9/30/18 Stadthalle Offenbach, Offenbach/Frankfurt am Main, Germany Standard
12/15/18–12/16/18 Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, UK Standard
5/11/19–5/12/19 Brunel’s Old Station, The Passenger Shed, Bristol, UK Standard

European Special Events Schedule

Date Location TCG Format
7/13/18–7/14/18 DreamHack Valencia, Valencia, Spain (Friday for Masters only) Standard
11/3/18–11/4/18 Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France Standard
2/23/19–2/24/19 Festival International des Jeux, Cannes, France Standard

Latin American Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location TCG Format
9/7/18–9/9/18 Sibara Hotel, Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina, Brazil (TCG only) Standard

2019 Pokémon International Championships Events

Region Location Date
Latin America International Championships Pro Magno, Centro de Eventos, São Paulo, Brazil November 16–18, 2018
Oceania International Championships Australia February 2019
Europe International Championships Germany April 2019
North America International Championships USA June 2019

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  1. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    Note best finishers for cup and challenges are separate now. Also champ req not listed for worlds
     

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  2. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Why do some of the regionals (like Philly) start on Friday?
     
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  3. mrsodaking Aspiring Trainer
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    This can't be it for EU regionals, right?
     
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  4. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Dallas, why you gotta be Expanded again?
     
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  5. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes!!! I live in roanoke va!!!!!
     
  6. The Evil Sneasel Aspiring Trainer
    The Evil Sneasel

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    what about Oceania
     
  7. birdboy2000 Bird Keeper
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    Philly's exactly three weeks after rotation... hope that (including travel time, and time for the ordered cards to arrive) I can get sufficient testing in, if I go. Definitely making Hartford, not sure if any others, it's a long way from Massachusetts...
     
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  8. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
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    Nothing for Oceania/Asia as per usual. We always hear about our events 2 weeks before it happens. :(
     
  9. Merovingian Rooty tooty water shooty!
    Merovingian

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    Assuming Explosive Impact won’t have anything silly, I’ll bring something spicy for Dallas...at least I hope it is, meta forgiving.
     
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  10. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
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    Im bringing ray gx to roanoke regionals!
     
  11. The PokeMan 11 Aspiring Trainer
    The PokeMan 11

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    Is lost thunder legal by nov 25?
     
  12. RyanTekBox Aspiring Trainer
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    Don't quote me on it, but normally sets are released on the first Friday of the month and the set becomes legal two weeks (I think) after the release. So, with that in mind Lost Thunder should be legal on November 19th.
     
  13. AlphaVoxel a.k.a. Professor Rosewood
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    What!? No SLC Regionals this year? That's incredibly disappointing, seeing as how that's like the only regional within a reasonable distance for me...

    Now I'm going to have to go Judge Denver/Portland/Vancouver or something, which won't be very fun with school being a thing...
     
  14. Jeff Stratford Aspiring Trainer
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    As someone who lives in Utah I understand the pain
     
  15. Merovingian Rooty tooty water shooty!
    Merovingian

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    Question: Sableye-Garb took Utah down. Like...what happened?

    My guess is that TCPI said, “yeah, we aren’t comfortable with that sort of weirdness.” And took Utah off the books for 2018/2019
     
  16. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan
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    Yeah, finally an Internationals in Germany! But I expected more Regionals for Europe. I assume
    a) they lower the points required for worlds
    b) they'll announce more tournaments later
     
  17. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
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    So this means lost thunder will be legal for dallas which means we can one shot whales in expanded with virizion. Jackpot !
     
  18. Merovingian Rooty tooty water shooty!
    Merovingian

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    Actually, Anaheim gets the first crack with Expanded and Lost Thunder.

    Fortunately, Dallas is a month later. Which is good because Dallas this year has a 2 month gap in between Expanded regionals and the meta for Dallas was one big charlie-foxtrot.
    At least with Dallas being 1 month after Anaheim, the meta (theoretically) shouldn't flux THAT hard again.

    I am also curious if Grass-type decks will make a resurgence and possibly put some decks away like Beached Whales and Seismitoad.

    Alolan (Fairy) Ninetales GX and Ditto Prism Star are going to be a massive game changers depending on how much Item-lock/Ability-lock is prevalent in the meta.

    Add onto the fact that we STILL have Explosive Impact yet to be spoiled, so we could be looking at more weirdness.

    I feel a bit bad for the Anaheim players because they have to work with the games biggest set ever released and Expanded events are pretty sparce, so there's A LOT of figuring out they have to do and I do not envy them one bit.
     
  19. Tytus Aspiring Trainer
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    yeh right sceptile is also releasing in lost thunder right so that will be a prevalent deck most likely.
     
  20. Pokefam Aspiring Trainer
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    There were slightly more standard regionals last year. I like that Pokémon is balancing it out.