Houston Pokémon player triumphs at 2015 Winter Regional Championships

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Monday, February 23, 2015
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BELLEVUE, WA (KTRK) -- After a weekend of head-to-head Pokemon Trading Card Game battles, Ryan Harris earned the esteemed title of Pokemon Winter Regional Champion. Ryan is among only five Senior Division Winter Regional TCG Champions from across North America to earn the title.

Along with the title, Ryan also earned valuable Championship Points that count toward a potential invite to 2015 Pokemon World Championships in Boston this August. As part of an often year-long journey, players that achieve a top Championship Points ranking following the U.S. National Championships this July will earn a spot to compete among elite players from more than 30 countries at the Pokemon World Championships.

"The 2015 Winter Regional Championships brought together some of the most elite players from each of their regions. Thank you to the thousands of Pokemon trainers that participated and congratulations to this year's Winter Regional Champions," said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokemon Company International. "We look forward to following these players as they continue their journeys throughout the season."

Players of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate in Organized Play events that guarantee competitors the opportunity to play in multiple rounds, no matter what their win-loss record is. For more information on future tournaments including dates, locations, prizes, and tournament rules and regulations, visit www.pokemon.com/play.