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New League Location

I haven’t posted here in a few months, so I hate to be the bearer of bad news with this one.

Aardvark Videos Comics, and Games, which is where the Aardvark Gym Pokémon League is held, will be shutting down on March 1. I appreciate all the folks who have helped me out over the past 4+ years (that includes players- without players, there would be no league at all!).

What does this mean for the League? We’re not certain. What is certain is that there will be a League. We just don’t know where.

Larry, the owner, is scouting new locations for Aardvark’s. It is possible that Aardvark’s will not be shutting down and will simply be moved to a new location, in which case, the new location for the League will simply be wherever Aardvark’s is moved to.

In the event that Aardvark’s is gone for good and not moving to a new location- well, this is a possibility that Ryan Simmons and I have prepared for. No matter what happens, there will be a Pokémon TCG League somewhere in SoMD.

We will post information about the new League location as soon as it is available. In the meantime, go to facebook and subscribe to the Aardvark page. Alternatively, you can send an email to to be put on the SoMD Pokémon TCG mailing list, and you will receive an email as soon as information is available about where the League will be moved to.

Thanks for playing!

Aardvark VCG- Very Important News

Just in case you haven’t heard already, Aardvark Videos, Comics, and Games is not going out of business. The store has been bought by Larry, the owner of Comics MD in Accokeek. Nothing has changed. The store hours and all the stuff inside the store remains intact. And yes, we still have ice cream. And it is good.

So, expect plenty of Pokemon TCG activity in Lusby (and Accokeek) in the future!

League Continues in SoMD

Reposted from PokeGym:

I got a call from my boss Thursday and it was a shocker. I regret to inform you that effective 9:00pm, August 22rd, 2009, all operations at Aardvark, Videos, Comics, and Games will cease.

The good news: the store will no longer exist, but the Pokémon League will stay intact. Mike and Tara have been the most supportive anyone can be about Pokémon over the years, and that won’t be stopping just because they don’t have a store anymore. They have allowed me to continue running the League at the same place. This facility will continue to be used for Pokémon TCG League every Sunday until we find a new League location in Southern Maryland.

If anyone has said the League is gone, they are mistaken.

It has been a fun 5+ years since the store opened in Sept 2003, and we will miss you. However, if you’re a Pokémon player, you can count on seeing me and your other Pokémon friends at Pokémon League! Pokémon has always been my favorite thing to do, and I’m not going away!

300 Clubhouse Drive
Lusby, MD 20657

League 12-4pm and then a Modified-Constructed swiss-style tournament at 4pm

As soon as the boss told me about Aardvark’s I got in touch with my local Pokémon friends and we will be working together to formulate a game plan, as to what we’re going to do with League, how we’re gonna do it, and what the new League location will be. We’ve got a large network of people to get help from. Stay tuned: we’ve had a Pokémon League in Lusby for over four years and Southern Maryland will continue playing Pokémon for many years to come!
Another thing to note: Mike Mattingly is still a PTO. We are still working together to run Pokemon events. We will be running Prereleases for every set that comes out, and most likely at multiple locations. Battle Roads, Cities, States, we got you covered. Nothing is changing: you all have Premier Events and will all have a place to play in SoMD.