"Consistency" A Mandeville, LA Gym Challenge Report

Discussion in 'Regional Championships' started by Professor_Chris, May 23, 2004.

  1. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris New Member

    Alright, anyone who knows my current record will figure out how this turns out by the title. ^_~

    Anyways, we were down in Biloxi for the weekend because of my sister's tournament soccer. We get up Sunday morning, get ready, and head to the Gym Challenge with only directions on how to get to Mandeville...not the store. Luckily, this is not the first time we've been there, but atleast last time we had the street name. Luckily, we remembered the appoximate area in was in and found it no problem. I go ahead and sign up seeing as I got there probably a little before registration began. Get deck sheet, fill it out, yada yada yada. My dad ends up running the computer for Rick, and my little brother does the judging. After much waiting due to the ever-faulty TMS we finally begin.
    Forgive me if I forget some names and/or Pokegym names.

    First Round vs. Clay Carney [~Blazi-King~] (Blaziken/Slaking)
    One word: Pwnage. By this first round I couldn't tell you what he ran other than the Singe Torchic. I go first, get a second turn Rayquaza (w/ Multi), Blaziken, -and- Delcatty and completely pwn his only poor little Torchic.

    -Lunch Break-
    Pretty uneventful...pizza arrives...we eat...

    Second Round vs. Magma deck
    Same word as before: Pwnage. Unfortunately, I don't get an energy I need to Energy draw on my second turn so this one ends on the third turn, same way. I slaughtered his lone TM Numel. Afterwards we play a game for fun...ends in the same result, just takes a heck of a lot longer.

    Third Round vs. Mike Cook [Team_Cook] (Flygon w/ Rayquaza)
    He was just happy it wasn't over in the first few rounds. ^_~ He doesn't take a prize, but it takes me a while to get fully going... (Dunsparce almost KO'd his Vibrava by itself...thas a good many "Sudden Flashes" to stall with XD). After my 4th prize he just throws down his other Rex to get it over with (by this time I had a Bex ready to strike again)

    Fourth Round vs. Sceptile/Caturn
    Lemme just start off by saying: If its grass, and lacks Muk ex, I love it. ^_^ Although, I was forced to Blaze swarm him to the best of my ability due to crap draws. He gets lucky with Sceptile and OHKOs one of my Blaziken. Luckily, I'm still able to pull off the victory...I believe I won by benching him out...I seem to be doing that alot today :D

    Fifth Round vs. Dylan Langenstein
    We're both undefeated (and in separate age divisions) so we ID.

    We don't take much of a break, although he has us sitting there a while, while he's getting everything ready.

    Semi Finals vs. Brent (Blaziken/Gardevoir)
    I must say I've never seen a deck combine these two. It was pretty good for a rogue. I end up winning the first game, him the second, and like most of my finals matches it goes onto the third game where I pull off my upsetting victory. A great match overall...sorry I can't go into detail...things are a bit fuzzy :p

    Finals vs. Diana (Swampert/'Cune/Wobuffet)
    This is the deck I knew I had to watch out for during the tourney. I knew I had very little competition, and at the very least this one would give me problems...I was just hoping her son would beat her in the semi-finals. ^_~

    First game, I'm Delcatty-less can't draw one for the life of me. I put up the best fight I can but Wobuffets seem to get in my way too much...they ain't even doing anything but sitting there. XD

    Second game I get rolling, I end up tearing her deck apart...this is how I wish the last one turned out.

    Third game. My hands are worse than the first game...if you don't believe me...ask Rick...they were horrible...worst hand all day. Seems I burned up all my luck during swiss...bad hands were bound to catch up to me after those first two rounds. ^^; But alas all I could do was sit back with my pitiful hand of pitiful-type cards. Yes, once more, as Rick put it, "Always the brides maid, never the bride." I believe its self explanitory...but if you need an explanation I'll give you one. :p

    Yes, once more I end up second place. This is my -3rd- time, in -3- consecutive weeks, to get 3rd...er...2nd...yeah...2nd ^_^;

    Well, I suppose all thats left now is for me to evaluate my options. I have, at most, 3 more chances to win a trip: Oklahoma, Nationals, then South Stadium Challenge. Not too sure about going to Oklahoma though. I know quite a few people from Texas...and one from St. Louis (Yes, you Vince ;) ) who would probably rather I didn't show up at that one. ;)

    Well its 12:30 AM...so thats it for now.

    Last edited: May 24, 2004
  2. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    "Clay somethingerother [~Blazi-King~]"

    Yo, Clay Carney is of Texas, mawnnnn.

    Congrats on the 2nd place finish!
  3. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris New Member

    Yeah~ Thas it! XD And thanks. I have a hard enough time remembering first names much less last names :D
  4. Prof Clay

    Prof Clay New Member

    Ah Chris...tough breaks again. I hope you can squeeze in that one last tournament and break through.

    Luck to ya,

    Clay M
  5. meganium45

    meganium45 New Member

    Awww Chris,

    Come on Down To Texas to the South Stadium - I won't be playin'. I'll be runnin it!!!

    Now Nationals, that is where I am playing, if you have to stay away from one, stay away from that (although I may be going to the dark side....)

  6. ultimate_healer

    ultimate_healer New Member

    Dude chris luck isn't on your side now is it. You are tryin your hardest in the games but this bug keeps biting you in the back. Well another 2nd place but i hope you can make it to one of those 3 and win it.
  7. nikePK

    nikePK New Member

    Those elim rounds get the best of us, eh? That sucks man, pulling 2nd a bunch of times like that... like everyone else said, hope you can take 1st somewhere in your next 2 or 3 shots. Good luck w/ it.
  8. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris New Member

    Thanks all.

    M45- Well...y'know...I gotta pick up my VIP Package...so I have no choice but to go to Nationals :p

    Like I've said before: Near as I can tell...if I can keep up this 2nd place thing...it'll eventually pay off big time XD

    My options now are:
    Oklahoma GC
    South Stadium

    Oklahoma and the South SC are both pretty far off...if I'm only able to go to one, it'll be the SC. But I should be at Nationals no matter what...unless...y'know...something comes up. c_c And even if I can't snag even an invite at any of those...I'll still tag along and play in the grinder...I'm quite determined to get into Worlds. ^_^

    Its just too bad I can't make my deck bad hand proof...seems second turn Delcatty usually ensures a win...maybe I should put more :p 2 Skitty...4 'Catty....yeah... :D

    Well, I guess I shouldn't complain too much...2nd place 3 weekends in a row ain't bad...not many people can hold a record that high and consistant at GCs :D
    Last edited: May 24, 2004
  9. Rocketman

    Rocketman New Member

    Yep, 3 second places for him, I felt for Prof. Chris. And he's right, he got the worse hand you could get with that deck! But I hope everyong had a good time, on the plus side, all the players showed great sportsmanship, we got the software to work, ( thanks to Chris's Dad, mad props to you Mike!) a lot of good matches, a Booster draft for those who didn't make playoffs, and 3 trips to Worlds! The winners of each division were:
    Austin Cook, 10 & under
    Dylan Langenstein, 11-14
    Diana Chambers, 15 & up

    Austin won our states 3 weeks ago, so he's got the hot hand now, Dylan wins his 3rd trip ( ECSTS, 2002 worlds, 2004 worlds), and Diana wins her first major tourny! Good luck to you all at worlds!
    Chris, I know you will be there! The Gods are saving up for a big win for you! :thumb:
    to Mike, for helping out with everything and doing a great job of it.
    to Allan for the help judging, he did a great job
    Clay, for winning the booster draft
    Chris, for not letting 3 second place finishes get the best of him
    BSI Comics, for being one of the friendlist stores to hold or play in an event
    the players for making it easy for the staff with their great sportsmanship
    PUI for trips! and all their support
    well the software being buggy when we teied to save, but it's the first time I had any problems with it, so I'll only give it a minor slop. :D

    Last edited: May 24, 2004
  10. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    Good Games all.....I really enjoyed the tourny got 5....not bad for a 11 tourney top 8 finish streak....anyways had fun hopefully see some of yall at SSC in july..

    Props :
    Professor Chris for SPanking my Butt on second turn
    Rocketman for a well ran tourny other than comp glitches :)
    Free Pizza :)
    To me winning the booster draft :)
    Diana for bringing it back to Texas :)
    Slops : There were none

    sees y'all l8er
  11. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris New Member

    Yay! Someone saved my report from the horrible, horrible second page! XD

    Yeah...the second turn thing was nice...don't think I've ever done that before...then I turn around and practically do it again the next game. XD Its no wonder my hands crapped out in the end.

    Still debating on heading up (and over) to Oklahoma... we'll just have to see...

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