By: Adam Schrader, The Lewisville Texan Journal
Lewisville resident Jacqueline Causey, 11, has defeated enough opponents that she’s earned worldwide recognition as Pokémon trainer. Jackie placed 27th in the 2015 Pokémon World Championships besting players from more than 30 countries.
She is ceaselessly working on strategies to top her placement at the world games this August, for which she has already qualified.
Jackie was named the Pokémon Spring Regional Champion at the 2016 Pokémon Spring Regional Championships in Athens, Ga., in May. She’ll travel to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend as one of eight Junior Division Spring Regional VG Champions from North America brawling to clinch the coveted national champ title using the video game Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
“She of course wants to do well at the North America tournament,” said her mother, Shanon Causey. “It’s a chance to represent and show pride in our wonderful country.”
Jackie said, though she has no reason to be nervous, she’s laboriously trying to shake pre-game jitters.
“There are a lot of people there,” she said. “We have new Pokémon that are available and I don’t have as much practice with the new Pokémon. They allowed a lot more legendaries in the spring regional season and the ones that they added are pretty powerful Pokémon.”
But Jackie said that, since last year, she has developed a routine to keep her calm and focused. It normally involves huggi...