Oceania Worlds 2018 Invitees

It’s only a month now until the Pokémon World Championships in Nashville Tennessee, and we’re happy to be able to share the full list of Oceania competitors who have qualified for the most prestigious competition on the calendar!

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Masters

🇸🇬 Clifton Goh (1055)
🇦🇺 Brent Tonisson (908)
🇲🇾 Shane Chee (840)
🇦🇺 Angus Johnson (822)
🇸🇬 Joey Ho (799)
🇦🇺 Tait Tran (792)
🇸🇬 Kliveyzxc (777)
🇦🇺 Jordan Palmer (708)
🇦🇺 Sameer Sangwan (708)

Seniors

🇦🇺 Damian Filiposki (1109)
🇦🇺 Nicholas Apostolou (1032)
🇲🇾 Ethan Lee (982)
🇳🇿 Finn McKeefry (964)
🇲🇾 gandalf121504 (928)
🇦🇺 Lewis Stevens (912)
🇦🇺 James Cox (872)
🇳🇿 Lochie McKeefry (806)

Juniors

🇦🇺 Daniel Mooney (1017)
🇳🇿 Alex Along (987)
🇳🇿 Esme McKeefry (977)
🇲🇾 tacoman007 (942)
🇸🇬 AlvinLimCY (910)
🇵🇭 Lace Monakil (790)
🇳🇿 Miya Chen (708)
🇦🇺 Max Kunde (542)

Somehow our region managed to pull off the bonus travel award with both Jordan Palmer and Sameer Sangwan finishing the season on exactly the same Championship Point total of 708. Whilst Pokémon do have a provision in their rules that they can split these kinds of ties on a player’s ELO rating, they have traditionally opted not to take advantage of this; as a result we have an extra player with a paid trip and an invitation into the second day of competition in Nashville!

The invitation threshold for Oceania for TCG this season was 250 across all three age divisions, so on top of the players above who have earned their paid trip, we have the following players who have earned an invitation to compete. These players will not get any stipends or support to get to Nashville, however if they’re able to get there they will be able to compete in the first day of competition, where a good record will qualify them for day 2.

🇦🇺 Australia

Masters (28 players)
Bodhi Cutler (495)
Ben Anderson (480)
Matthew Bray (472)
Henry Brand (432)
Mohamad Syahmi Abdul Razak (412)
Greg Chin (395)
Kwun h Ng (352)
Mitch Knuckey (319)
Shane Quinn (319)
Corey Munro (313)
Andrew Tandianus (310)
Paul Coletta (301)
Naomi Murn (300)
Ryan Bentley (286)
Huy Nguyen (282)
James Williams (269)
Jake Cruwys (269)
Jack Millar (263)
James Goreing (263)
Steve Filiposki (260)
Ben Sinclair (259)
Robin Sangwan (259)
Aaron Van Der Kolk (257)
Dylan van der Riet (255)
Daniel Ross-Brown (254)
Tyson Maggio (254)
Tommy Le (254)
Gareth Murphy (251)
Seniors (3 players)
Alex Crockford (627)
Cohen Grimshaw (429)
Marcus Dwyer (260)
Juniors (8 players)
Zac McMahon (487)
Max Williams (462)
Yuichi Matsuo (445)
Fergus Bell (365)
Will Timlin (337)
Nathan Crouch-Phan (295)
Andrew Mooney (264)
Harry P (255)

🇮🇩 Indonesia

Masters (3 players)
Tito Santoso (467)
Attar Rico (294)
Elmar Rusli (251)

🇲🇾 Malaysia

Masters (11 players)
Keng Fai Lee (572)
Malik Hisyam Zaiham (543)
Yee Wei Chun (458)
Colin Tang (394)
Keith Yong (371)
Jason Yong Kah Meng (297)
Aaron Minjoot (285)
Christopher Ismail (285)
Nicholas Yong Soon Hong (282)
Nicholas Law (280)
Rinesh John (259)
Seniors (1 player)
Ian Tan (265)

🇳🇿 New Zealand

Masters (1 player)
Shaun Leong (355)
Seniors (2 players)
Justin Chen (383)
Skye Godfrey (344)
Juniors (1 player)
Norton Ashon (511)

🇵🇭 Philippines

Masters (3 players)
Patrick E (550)
Adrian Acuzar (337)
Antonio Francisco (304)
Seniors (2 players)
Christian Anthony Fernandez (707)
Christian Sky Mendoza (287)

🇸🇬 Singapore

Masters (7 players)
Qian Siang Gordon Koh (360)
Perry Lim (292)
tollyjoy (290)
Sui Kai Wong (268)
Reuben Fong (266)
Rauf Fazil (255)
Jit Min Lim (252)

🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates

Masters (1 player)
Omar Alnemer (327)

Pokémon Video Game

Australia and Singapore dominate the VGC travel awards, with only 3 of the players in the top 8 of all three divisions going outside the two countries, and none of those in the Masters division. However what is interesting in the Juniors division is that there were only 8 players in the entire region who even qualified for an invitation! So all of them are getting paid trips to Nashville (pro tip for parents, there’s a huge opportunity to get involved in VGC in Oceania next season!)

Masters
🇸🇬 Melvin Keh (1680)
🇦🇺 Christopher Kan (1135)
🇦🇺 Alister Sandover (1123)
🇦🇺 Nicholas Bingham (873)
🇸🇬 Wei Wen Ang (869)
🇸🇬 Chelsea Tan (864)
🇦🇺 Chris Giagozoglou (845)
🇸🇬 Yoko T (790)

Seniors
🇦🇺 Alfredo Chang-Gonzalez (2142)
🇸🇬 Corey Yuen (2042)
🇲🇾 Tan Hz (1230)
🇦🇺 Nicholas Kan (1079)
🇦🇺 Hamish Davidson (805)
🇭🇰 PuffyAltaria333 (752)
🇸🇬 Zach K (727)
🇦🇺 Finn Cooper (612)

Juniors
🇸🇬 Connor Yuen (2200)
🇦🇺 Will Reimann (2020)
🇸🇬 Morgan Lola Yuen (1683)
🇦🇺 Meg Reimann (1630)
🇦🇺 CoolBaconKid (797)
🇦🇺 Max Howard (550)
🇹🇼 Pi Wu (515)
🇦🇺 Jimmymonkman (235)

We’ve got a wider range of countries in the region represented in VGC invites when compared to TCG; Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China all have players with an invite, and the Philippines drops out. However the Championship Points thresholds are different for VGC, with 300 points needed in the Masters division to qualify, and 200 points in both the Juniors and Seniors division.

🇦🇺 Australia

Masters (6 players)
Mitch Kendrick (743)
Ammodee (632)
James Katsaros (527)
Malcolm Mackellar (421)
Henry Rich (355)
Brian Amedee (321)
Seniors (4 players)
AJ Bradley (535)
Jack Gilbert (535)
multiboy (373)
Jack Nikolich (312)

🇨🇳 China

Masters (1 player)
Zhengle Tu (376)

🇭🇰 Hong Kong

Masters (9 players)
Siu_Hin (524)
RoyLee23 (445)
Edward KH C (359)
mr_misplay (349)
Chun Ho Oscar Tang (313)
EsmondLeung (309)
ivankk986 (304)
karin_703 (301)
alvinfu (300)
Seniors (1 player)
Tsz Yeung Chin (477)

🇮🇩 Indonesia

Masters (2 players)
Guntur Prabowo (389)
MHafidzSA (302)

🇲🇾 Malaysia

Masters (5 players)
Joel Lee (493)
VoidVGC (449)
Stephen Tan (310)
Kevin Ngim (305)
Ismat Beg (304)

🇳🇿 New Zealand

Masters (1 player)
Isaac Lam (571)

🇸🇬 Singapore

Masters (7 players)
Benjamin Tan (784)
Wai Yin Low (440)
Wilson Foong (405)
Alan Chia (341)
Rayne Tay (328)
Matthew Hui (304)
Shawn Tang (303)
Seniors (2 players)
Kia Wei Fong (362)
Damien Soon (275)

🇹🇼 Taiwan

Masters (10 players)
Eike G (585)
Liu Jian-Ting (420)
Chien2Tsai (400)
Chen Wu (388)
Jie-Ru Lin (348)
Mi Gu (327)
陳 致群 (325)
John-Sun (322)
Kevin J (320)
KKCWind (314)
Seniors (1 player)
Huang Liang-Wei (200)

🇹🇭 Thailand

Masters (1 player)
Jirawiwat Thitasiri (645)

🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates

Masters (1 player)
Khalid A (744)

We’ve got a great crop of players to represent both Australia and the wider Oceania region this season, and whilst we don’t know who will be taking up their invitation just yet, we want to wish everyone who does make the trip across to the home of American country music the best of luck! We’ll be watching out for all of you on the live stream!

About Tim Crockford

Tim, aka the PokeDad, after playing through the 2015 season of both VGC and TCG, realised that being beaten by 16 year olds at 32 probably wasn't the right way to go about attending events with his son, so in 2016 can be found at the judging tables doing his best to look like he belongs there.
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