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2006 Pokemon TCG World Championships (Page 2)

 

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Picture 1: Here are we on Saturday, the day for the World Championships. Picture 2: Here's the staff being introduced on stage. Picture 3: The Pokemon Card Laboratory (PCL) staff from Japan.

 

Picture 1: Those are the translators in orange shirts, who were well used in the tournament since communication difficulties are bound to happen with so many players around the world. I liked how everyone was color coated for easy recognition. Pokemon Professors had their white lab coats (they looked nice, with the logo on the back), and the staff had red shirts. I had a staff badge, but I wasn't wearing the shirt during the Last Chance Qualifier, didn't thought it was important until I had to constantly flash it, so I got the shirt on for the rest of Worlds. The volunteers had yellow shirts, and the competitors wore purple shirts (although a lot of them didn't have the purple shirt on). Picture 2 and Picture 3: Players are getting ready for battle.

 

Picture 1, Picture 2, and Picture 3: Getting ready for battle on the first day of Worlds.

 

Picture 1 and Picture 2: They had to delay the start time for quite a while, since they wanted to start everyone all at once, and it took a while to get everything straightened out. So I was back to roaming mode and I roamed my way to the theater area where they were showing the Pokemon movies and the TV series as well. They also had Pokemon XD on some TV screens so people can play the game there too. It was a relatively quiet place compared to the tournament area where it's packed with people, so I found myself back in this area a couple of other times to sit on a bean bag for a quick break. Picture 3: The Pokemon characters are out and about again. Thanks to Meowth for the clever pose with Blastoise (I was wondering where he was going off to when I was about to take my picture).

 

Picture 1, Picture 2, and Picture 3: Young or old, these Pokemon characters sure knew how to put smiles on people's faces. I think Munchlax is my favorite of all the Pokemon characters there (now if there was a Psyduck, that would be definitely be my favorite).

 

Picture 1: The Pokemon Card Laboratory staff in their stylish white lab coats. Picture 2 and Picture 3: Here we go, the 2006 Pokemon TCG World Championships begins! Only 32 players from each age group will move on to the final day.

 

Picture 1, Picture 2, and Picture 3: More battle pictures.

 

Picture 1, Picture 2, and Picture 3: And more battle pictures.

 

Picture 1, Picture 2, and Picture 3: And more battle pictures.

 

Picture 1, Picture 2, and Picture 3: Yet more battle pictures.

 

Picture 1: Yet more battle pictures. Well, there's a lot of battles going on, what else I am I suppose to take pictures of? Picture 2 and Picture 3: This is the Creative Center area for coloring and drawing. Look at that nice coloring of Rayquaza.

 

Picture 1: It's Princess Peach Pikachu and Mario Pikachu! Picture 2: Create your own card pictures. Picture 3: Back to the battles.

 

Picture 1 and Picture 2: I think I proved my point that there were a lot of battles going on at Worlds by now, and I only took pictures of a small fraction of that. Picture 3: Outside the event doors, people are lining up for Pokemon downloads for their games.

Picture 1 and Picture 2: The top 20 fan voted Pokemon were available for download: Bulbasaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, Alakazam, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Dragonite, Typhlosion, Espeon, Umbreon, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Tyranitar, Blaziken, Absol, Latias, and Latios. Since all the competitors were occupied with their battles and even the non-competitors occupied with their side events, the line was relatively short. So if you wanted one of the top 20 fan voted Pokemon, you got one fairly quickly.

 

Concluding Day 2: After the day was over, the top 32 players of each age group advanced to the third and final day of the World Championships.

 

 

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