Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (September 2018)

The Australian Meta

Early Special Event! Cups galore! The circuit is thriving in September and the impacts of an early special event with the new International Championship travel award structure remain to be seen.

You can find a list of results from the Australian Premier events in August here, July here, June here, May here, and April here.

PSA: If you’re not on twitter, you might be missing out! Make sure to follow your favourite players and get involved with the International Pokemon community by using #PlayPokemon

League Challenge Best finish limit period: July 9 through October 31

League Cup Best finish limit period: July 9 through November 15 

Week 1

September 1st

Melbourne Esports Open, Special Event (101 Masters)

  1. Vighnesh Murthy – Rayquaza GX/ Vikavolt
  2. Shane Quinn – Dusk Mane Necrozma GX / Magnezone
  3. Yu Xiang – Rayquaza GX / Vikavolt
  4. Luke Schmitt – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  5. Jordan Palmer – Tapu Bulu GX / Vikavolt
  6. Zachery Quince – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  7. Jimmy Chen – Zoroark GX / Garbodor
  8. Huy Nguyen – Dawn Wings Necrozma GX / Malamar
  9. Kaiwen Kuan – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  10. Scott Langford – Hoopa / Weavile
  11. Jack Millar – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX / Garbodor
  12. Ying Hao Tou – Rayquaza GX / Vikavolt
  13. Sameer Sangwan – Zygarde GX / Lycanroc GX
  14. James Goreing – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  15. Jake Cruwys – Metagross GX / Solgaleo GX
  16. Robin Sangwan – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar

Week 2

September 8th

Good Games, Newcastle League Cup (25 Masters)

  1. Shane Quinn – Dusk Mane Necrozma GX / Magnezone
  2. Ying Hao Tou – Rayquaza GX / Vikavolt
  3. Tait Tran – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. David Patane – Dusk Mane Necrozma GX / Magnezone
  5. Jeremy Lim – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  6. Christian Hasbani – Necrozma GX / Malamar
  7. Jack Underwood – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  8. Luke Wells – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar

September 9th

Guf Bendigo League Cup (31 Masters)

  1. Sameer Sangwan – Gardevoir GX
  2. Jack Fone – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  3. Huy Nguyen – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Jacob Sparks – Buzzwole / Weavile / Shrine of Punishment
  5. Luke Schmitt – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  6. Ben Anderson – Tapu Bulu GX / Vikavolt
  7. Aaron Van der Kolk – Rayquaza GX / Vikavolt
  8. Carol Poyner – Tapu Bulu GX / Vikavolt

Guf Bendigo League Challenge (10 Masters)

  1. Adam Crust – Dusk Mane Necrozma GX / Magnezone
  2. Joshua Bradley – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  3. Zac Harrington – Guzzlord GX
  4. Nathan Hanns – Psychic / Malamar

Week 3

September 15th

Neo Tokyo League Cup (30 Masters)

  1. Matthew Burris – Buzzwole/ Weavile / Shrine
  2. Zachary Quince – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX/ Banette GX
  3. Max Prescott – Zoroark GX / Garbodor
  4. Blake Davies – Buzzwole / Garbodor / Shrine
  5. Chris Jo – Tapu Bulu GX / Vikavolt
  6. Anthony Smith – Metagross GX
  7. Brett Laird – Beast Box
  8. Nicholas Moore – Buzzwole / Weavile

Neo Tokyo League Challenge (16 Masters)

  1. Elodie Hanquier – Sylveon GX / Gardevoir GX
  2. Duy Le – Rayquaza GX /Vikavolt
  3. AJ Bateup – Zygarde GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Harrison Hodges – Buzzwole/ Weavile / Shrine

Good Games, Newcastle League Challenge (6 Masters)

  1. Hugh Masters – Gardevoir GX / Sylveon GX
  2. Dylan Enright – Gardevoir GX / Sylveon GX
  3. Damien Lang – Rayquaza GX / Vikavolt
  4. Chuyao Zhou – Buzzwole / Weavile / Shrine

Mega Games Penrith League Cup (30 Masters)

  1. Paul Coletta –Buzzwole / Garbodor / Shrine
  2. Brent Tonisson – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  3. Jeremy Lim – Zoroark GX / Garbodor
  4. Tait Tran – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  5. Jack Underwood – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  6. Luke McMahon – Shining Lugia / Malamar
  7. Shane Quinn – Dusk Mane Necrozma GX / Magnezone
  8. Ellis Longhurst – Gourgeist/ Rotom

September 16th

Guf Geelong League Challenge (?? Masters)

  1. Will Harris – Buzzwole / Garbodor / Shrine
  2. Angus Johnson – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  3. Dylan van Der Riet – Buzzwole / Garbodor / Shrine
  4. Adam Crust – Metagross GX

Tabletop Warfare, Gawler League Challenge (?? Masters)

  1. Carol Poyner – Tapu Bulu GX / Vikavolt
  2. Jordan Palmer – Zoroark GX / Golisopod GX
  3. Aaron van Der Volk – Shining Lugia / Malamar
  4. James Goreing – Zoroark GX / Garbodor

Week  4

September 21st

Next Level Games, Ormond League Challenge

  1. Paige Chamberlain – Necrozma/Malamar
  2. Sameer Sangwan – Zoroark/Golisopod
  3. Sam Lao – Zoroark/Golisopod
  4. Corey Matthews – Rayquaza/Vikavolt

September 22nd

Good Games, Maitland League Cup

  1. Brent Tonisson – Zoroark/Lycanroc
  2. Chuyao Zhou – Buzzwole/Weavile/Shrine
  3. Corey Munro – Zoroark/Lycanroc
  4. Naomi Murn – Buzzwole/Garbodor/Shrine
  5. Jimmy Chen – Zoroark/Lycanroc
  6. David Patane – Dusk Mane Necrozma/Magnezone
  7. Jake Cruwys – Buzzwole/Garbodor/Shrine
  8. Joshua Stone – Rayquaza/Vikavolt

Gametraders, Marion League Challenge

  1. Jordan Palmer – Zoroark/Golisopod
  2. Scott Langford – Buzzwole/Garobdor/Shrine
  3. Carol Poyner – Tapu Bulu/Vikavolt
  4. Amelia Luke – Necrozma/Malamar

September 23rd

Guf, Ballarat League Cup

  1. Nicholas Apostolou – Buzzwole/Garbodor/Shrine
  2. Luke Schmitt – Zoroark/Lycanroc
  3. Ben Anderson – Tapu Bulu/Vikavolt
  4. Steven Filiposki – Buzzwole/Garbodor/Shrine
  5. Te-Awhi Te Angina – Rayquaza/Vikavolt
  6. Angus Johnson – Zoroark/Lycanroc
  7. Huy Nguyen – Zoroark/Lycanroc
  8. Sameer Sangwan – Zoroark/Golisopod

Area 52, Hobart League Challenge

  1. David Stevens – Buzzwole/Garbodor/Shrine
  2. Matt Ayers – Zoroark/Lycanroc
  3. Matthew Oliver – Ultra Necrozma/Malamar
  4. Jamie McDonald – Zoroark/Garbodor

Week 5

September 29

Good Games BattleAxe – League Challenge

No results are currently available for this event.

September 30

Mega Games Penrith – League Challenge

No results are currently available for this event.

Unfortunately we haven’t been able to get the results for these two events, however if you were there or know who came top 4, please let us know!

Thank you to everyone who assisted with the collection of results for this article, and all the store owners, TOs, and judges who organized and staffed the events.

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About Ellis Longhurst

Competitive Pokemon Trading Card game player since 2006. Competed for Australia at the 2015 World Championships, & the 2017 European International Championships. On-stream commentator and post-match interviewer at the 2016 Australian National Championships. Currently invested in supporting the growth of the Australian Pokemon TCG community. Current Video Game journalist for GameCloud Australia.
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