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Forest Hills Boy Wins Division at Pokemon Championship

Frank LaSalle took the top spot in competition held in Pennsylvania.

Photo courtesy of the Pokemon Company's Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of the Pokemon Company's Facebook page.

A Forest Hills Pokemon player recently placed first in his division during the 2013 championships.

Frank LaSalle, 8, took the top spot in the junior division at the Pokemon City Championships in Gilbertsville, Penn.

He took home a trophy and earned championship points that count toward a potential invitation to compete in the 2014 Pokemon World Championships in Washington D.C.

Additionally, players that achieve a top Championship Points ranking following the 204 spring regional games in April will be eligible to compete next year in the U.S. championship in Indianapolis.

“The Pokemon City Championships are special because they are a great way for new players participating in premiere events for the first time to compete alongside more experienced players in a game they really enjoy,” said J.C. Smith, director of consumer marketing for the Pokemon Company International.

Rose Wolner December 05, 2013 at 08:16 AM
Too bad that a winning a game is something to rave about. He should be winning for academic studies.
J. May Miller December 05, 2013 at 01:12 PM
So by your logic, I guess we shouldn't rave about kids winning in other games like chess or scrabble, both of which require quite a bit of intellect to succeed in. Perhaps you simply don't understand the complexity and strategy it takes to win one of these "games," especially for an 8-year-old. How about just congratulating him for a job well done?

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