Update: I've seen a few people ask (and wondered myself) if somebody could enter the contest more than once. Say you go to Best Buy, choke on your run through NES Remix, and want to try for a higher score? Neither Nintendo or Best Buy clarify this publicly, but I asked a PR rep for Best Buy, who told me the rules say, "one entry per person."
I don't actually see that stated in the official rules posted on Best Buy's website, but there you go. That's probably what the store employees will tell you when you go.
Original story: Nintendo confirmed today that eight Best Buy locations around the US would host qualifying events for the 2015 Nintendo World Championships. Among those eight? The Best Buy at 9378 N. Central Expressway in Dallas. The competition is open to "video game fans of all skill levels who are United States residents ages 13 and up." You can fill out a registration form here.
This year is the 25th anniversary of the original 1990 NWC, which kicked off here in Dallas before ultimately crowning a Texan, Thor Aackerlund, as one of the champions.
The qualifying event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 30. The game of choice? The Championship mode of Ultimate NES Remix for the Nintendo 3DS. That mode -- inspired by the original NWC -- is a timed series of score-based challenges in which you will tackle segments of the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3 and Dr. Mario. Best Buy will have the game on-hand for the competition, but you can start practicing at home now.
The person with the top score at each of the eight cities will be sent to Los Angeles for the finals on June 14, so one skilled player at the Dallas location will be making that trip. Nintendo is also inviting eight competitors that they're selecting themselves, bringing the total number of competitors to 16.