Pokemon says Livingston's Ravyn Pollock places 2nd in regional event

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The Pokémon Co. International, a worldwide presence in trading card gaming, said that Ravyn Pollock of Livingston placed 2nd at the 2010 Santa Clara Pokémon TCG Regional Championships held in Sunnyvale.

The company said in a news release that its tournaments “provide an opportunity for Pokémon players to succeed at an intellectual sport and test their Pokémon TCG skill, strategy, and creativity.”

The regional championships tournament is the third event in the Pokémon Organized Play series, which culminates in the TCG’s most prominent event of the season: the Pokémon World Championships in Hawaii in August.

Pokémon said its TCG Regional Championships are held in 13 regions across the U.S. and are open to all eligible players. Competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior Division (born in 1999 or later); Senior Division (born in 1995–1998); and Masters Division (born in 1994 or earlier).

First-place winners in each division receive a Regional Championships trophy, a Travel Award to the 2010 Pokémon TCG U.S. National Championships and a scholarship of $1,500, along with a Pokémon prize kit. Second-place winners receive a scholarship award of $1,000, a Regional Championships trophy and 36 Pokémon booster packs; third- and fourth-place winners receive a Regional Championships trophy and 36 Pokémon booster packs.