Ya so this will be my report from the South Stadium Challenge. We leave 6:30 AM on Friday and get to Arlington at like 6:30 PM. We have dinner with a bunch of Texas people, but I have a very annoying headache so I don’t really feel like being Mr. Social so I don’t really talk to anyone. So we go back to the hotel and do stuff, I don’t remember what though. But I go to bed pretty early. Anyway I wake up at 7:30 Saturday, shower, and do my hair. Then we leave for the convention center. We get there and just walk around a bit and it starts ON TIME so that’s a plus. So let me go onto the report, I played Exploud btw. 1st Round: Man with Blaziken I get up extremely early and get down to 1-6 in prizes. Then he KO’s a lot of my Explouds and such and I am left with Wobbuffets, so I basically just wait for time to be called and keep Nursing my Wobs. So I win as time is called and its 1-2 in prizes. 2nd Round: Man with Team Aqua Deck I get set up with like a turn 2 Wobbuffet and grab a few prizes with that. I then Briney it up and start smacking around with Exploud. This ends pretty quickly. 3rd Round: Ummm Roy from Oklahoma with Swampert I get up early and he doesn’t really get set up, he makes a mistake of laying down 2 Mangeton and 2 Delcatty on the bench and maybe a Dunsparce. So he has like 1-2 spaces for Mudkips. I get up an Exploud and just start smacking everything and lay down Desert Ruins to screw over his Swampert Ex’s. He puts out a Ancient Tomb, but that helps me more then him because now his Swampert Ex’s cannot ohko my Explouds ^_^ I think I win by time as well, or him decking or something. But I win. 4th Round: Boy with Mewtwo Ex/Milotic/Gorebyss Well this is a pretty easy game. I play a Wynaut first turn and grab a Whismur with Smile. He SARS and then grabs a Mewtwo Ex and like 2 of other stuff. I attach to Whismur and smile for Loudred. Well he retreats for mewtwo ex and absorbs. So ya I evolve to Wob attach boost and grab 2 prizes ;P He then sends up like sparce and SARS again for more stuff, but not Mewtwo Ex. Well I basically just smack everything with Exploud from now on, he obviously didn’t know much as he thought Milotic got rid of the pebbles off of Mewtwo Ex, so I cant believe no one else caught him doing that earlier..or maybe he was cheating? Hmm. Anyway I win. 5th Round: Taylor Blaziken We draw. But we play for fun and I crush him. 6th Round: A guy with Gardevoir Ya so Gardevoir is like auto win for Exploud so I basically just get up my Exploud and have one energy in play and he can’t do anything to me. I just spread the pebbles and ATM rock for many many prizes. 7th Round: Shiftry We draw. We play for fun and it was a close game..but I win. Ya so I go into Top 16 being the first seed. So I am pretty confident. Also Pat(nikepk) gets into Top 16 so that’s really cool =) There were many many Blaziken decks in Top 16..i’d say maybe like 9 or so. Ya so lets get to my match. Top 16: Man with Blaziken/Salamence Round 1: Well I start with 2 Whismur, 2 Psychic, 2 boost, and an Exploud. I knew that I win if I can get a Loudred or something. Well its after 6 turns and I have used no Supporters and have gotten no Loudreds or any other Pokemon besides more Explouds. And he has 1 Delcatty, 1 Blaziken, and 2 Salamence. So ya I lose pretty quickly. Round 2: Well I start with a Wobbuffet and like no draw. So ya I lose this one pretty quickly as well =\ Ya so I’m not really bummed about losing cause I already have my trip and that my Exploud is like, a beast. Well Pat ends up getting 4th, but the trip is bumped down to him ^_^ So he is going to Worlds. So I’m very happy for that reason. Congrats Pat =) So now for Props and Slops: Props: St. Louis crew obv. Vince and Denise for driving me there and such =) Pat for winning a trip Andrew(m45’ son) For getting 1st in 10- All the other people I met Being on time Slops: The extreme amount of headaches I was getting And that’s it =) It was a very fun time. And I’ll see you all at Worlds. ~Colin OOOOOOOOO YA I got a Gloom figurine, so that also made me extremly happy.