Shaina wasn't in the best mood today, but I told her it was "Greenville or bust" so off we went after church. I took a slightly different Mario, and I built a strong Kricket deck for Shaina. We got there *exactly* 1:00 pm, just in time for the end of registration! ROUND 1 Shaina w. Kricket She mulliganed 4 times and it gave me the correct configuration, so that by T3 I was set up. Still, Kricket is fast, and I barely pulled this out. Lucario Lv.X, then Revenge. 1-0 ROUND 2 Bo w. Flygon EX d/Ninetales d/Milotic d Not the greatest matchup. I missed Wild Kick to start, so that didn't help. After my turn 2 Lucario shot, his Ninetales got rid of the damage and powered up Trapinch. I KO'd Ninetales with Lucario Lv.X, and he brings up the Trapinch with Energy, evolves to Vibrava, and says something. I call over the judge, who explains to Bo that Stance gives Lucario Lv.X immunity. But... Bo hadn't announced his actual attack, so he was able to continue his turn, Warp Point out, and bring up a Vulpix. At this point, I SSU'd the Lucario Lv.X in order to build it again, but he Warp Point'd *again* and kept Windstorming all of my Cessations. Basically, he ripped though me after that. 1-1 ROUND 3 young man with Crobat/Swalot Not much to tell. I T2's his Gulpin. 2-1 ROUND 4 "Hooper" with Hurricane I'd been hoping to meet up with this deck, and I did. I was able to take a quick prize as he set up. I built Lucario Lv.X which netted me another prize, than retreated the Lv.x for another Lucario, which he KO'd with a damaged Feraligatr. I brought back the Lv.x and took care of Feraligatr. After Lv.X was KO'd, I Revenge'd, but he took the Machamp with 7 Energy from his hand after Candy'ing 3 successive Delcatty's! Somehow, with all of this, he wasn't able to KO my new Lucario, and I took his Feraligatr for the 5th prize. He then conceded. 3-1 I was in 6th after Round 3, but I moved up to 2nd for the Top2 cut! FINALS vs......... Shaina with Kricket. Listen to this.... after she lost to me, Shaina beat Infernape (fire!), Blaziken (weakness again!), and Kyle Sabelhaus with Blissey! Amazing. Game 1. I started out quickly and took a prize, but Kricket came back. I hit a key Time-Space and retrieved Machamp with Rare Candy in my hand and Machop Active after a KO. But... I only had a DRE, and she had Crystal Beach out! Lose. Game 2. She had 4 Krickets and I only had Machop and a million energies. She couldn't get a second energy, so she kept nipping for 10 damage, with additional Strength Charm and Plus Power. I actually took a prize after 3 turns, but I picked up yet another energy. Finally, I drew Wager, but lost the RPS. Next turn, she gets an energy and lays Strength Charm for the win. Mario 2nd Place, Kricket 1st place. Shaina pulled a Magmortar Lv.X, Meganium, Blissey, and other cool cards. I got a rock :lol: PROPS Shaina, for winning in her first top cut ever! Jeff Reynolds, for another great event! Combat Zone, for being a great venue. SLOPS None. A great day!