According to the official Pokémon website, there will be some changes made to the Championship Point system for the upcoming 2012-13 season.
First of all, the points will be much higher this year. The full chart of points is listed below.
|Place||Battle Roads||Cities||States||Regionals||Nationals (US)||Nationals*||Nationals**|
*Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom
**Argentina, Australia, Belgium/Luxembourg, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland
Best finish limits and Play! Points are as follows.
|Best Finish Limit||Play! Points|
|S/P/T + Regionals||4||3|
Complete information about kickers and more can be found here.
Instead of taking the Top X spots for rating, now there will be a point cutoff to determine who earns an invitation to the World Championships. For example, instead of taking the Top 40 ranked players, anyone who gets X points or higher will earn an invite. In addition, National Championship winners will now be awarded enough Championship Points to get an invite, not simply a direct invitation. Here are the point requirements by zone.
North America: 400
Latin America: 200
Asia Pacific: 200
Battle Roads will not feature a top cut this year.
For more information, find the link here: Official Changes