This is a detailed tourney report from the 2nd annual $200.00 cash tourney held at Dragon King in St. Peters, Missouri. In my mind, this is the first major sanctioned event with so much at stake. Turnout was good, and at 12:30 we were ready to go with over 12 of the best players in the Midwest vying for the top prize of $200.00. This was an intimidating event, with a $20.00 entry fee, and no guaranty of any prize, except to the top 3 (note 100% of the entry fee was given out in cash prizes!), what was even more impressive is that there were 3 10 and under players braving this field. Format was 4 rounds swiss, and cut to a top 8, for a single elimination tourney…. After the Swiss Rounds, the following players were left standing… 1. Pat K. (4-0) 15+ 2. Scott H. 15+ 3. Mike H. 11-14 4. Anthony E. 11-14 5. Colin M. 15+ 6. Zakary K. 10- 7. Andrew K. 10- 8. Neil H. 15+ This led into the single elimination tourney, which did not go as seeded. The 7 seed Andrew K. knocked off Scott H., and the 5th Seed Colin M. knocked off Anthony E. This left…. 1. Pat K. 5-0 2. Colin M. 3. Mike H. 4. Andrew K. The semi-final deck lists are all posted at the bottom of this article. These semi-final rounds were 2 games out of 3, no time limit This round found Pat and Colin pitted against one another, with both decks going down to 1 prize each! Games swayed back and forth with the Power of Shenja versus the power of Aggron EX, Colin’s Victrebell’s controlling the board, and Wailord balancing on Pat’s side. Boost energy played a HUGE part in this game, leading to the eventual win for Pat. 2 decks that are new to the scene, and both played with power. Pat found himself the winner of both matches….after over 2 hours of play… In the other semi-final series, Andrew dispatched of Mike H., whose Gardy decks could not deal with the speed of Andrew’s Sneasel EX/Scizor combo, which killed everything on the field. Mike had his deck stall for the only two games I saw it stall all day, keeping him from getting the quick gardys out, and having him at the mercy of Andrew, whose Sneasels would not stop bringing the heat. This set up the final match of the day, the winner to take $200.00, and the loser to take $40.00, still not a bad take. Andrew, 10- versus Pat, with his AggronEX beast. In both games, the sheer power of Aggron kept Andrew on his heels, and Pat dispatched of Andrew in 2 straight games, and took the top prize! All in all I would say the tourney was a screaming success! No big problems or difficult rulings, and all players played at the highest level. I have a feeling this could be seen as the coming out party for 2 decks that have been ignored to this point, and a rebirth of the good old fashioned haymaker! We all knew about Gardy walking in, he was no surprise. The surprise decks included Colin’s Shenja/Muk EX deck, proving once again that grass is not dead. The big deck story of the day was the Aggron EX! This was a deck that I had heard of, but had not paid much attention to, for I felt that it was too slow, too weak to fire, and too unstable. Pat K goes undefeated for the entire day…against the best in the Midwest. Without further ado, here are the 4 top decks of the day….. Deck – Gardevoir – creator, many, Trainer, Mike Hutson 3 Eevee 3 Espeon SS 1 Wobbuffet SS 4 Ralts 3 Kirlia 2 Gardevoir 2 Gardevoir EX 2 Switch 2 Birch 3 Moo-moo milk 2 copycat 3 TV reporter 3 Potion 1 Town Vol 1 Pokemon Fan Club 2 Rare Candy 1 Masterball 2 Prof Oaks Research 2 Oracle 2 Warp Point 12 Psychic Energy 4 Boost Energy Shedinja Nightmare – Creator Colin M., Trainer Colin M. 4 Wurmple 3 Bellsprout 3 Weepin bell 3 Victreebel AQ 2 Grimer 2 Muk EX 3 Nincada 3 Shedinja 4 Prof Birch 3 Oracle 3 Elm’s Training Method 3 Oak’s Research 3 Oran Berry 2 Low Pressure System 2 Town Vol 10 Grass Energy 2 Rainbow Energy 3 Warp Energy 2nd Place Deck – Death on 2 legs, Creator Mega Murkrow, Trainer, Andrew K. 3 Scyther 2 Scizor AQ 3 Carvanha 2 Sharpedo 2 Sentret 2 Furret 2 Sneasel EX 2 Marrill 1 Azurill 3 Oracle 1 Elm’s Training Method 1 Town Vol 2 Lanette’s Net Search 2 Prof Birch 2 Strength Charm 3 Moo Moo Milk 2 Potion 3 Switch 3 Copycat 2 Energy Charge 4 Metal 4 Rainbow 3 Dark 2 Cyclone 4 Water 1st Place Dcck – Full Metal Aggron, Creator Pat K, Trainer Pat K. 3 Aron 3 Lairon SS 2 Aggron EX 3 Sentret 2 Furret 3 Wailmer R/S 2 Wailord 4 Prof Birch 4 Prof Oak’s Research 2 Desert Shaman 4 Elms Training Method 4 Oran berry 3 Potion 2 Power Charge 3 Lanette’s Net Search 4 Metal 3 Boost 1 Rainbow 8 Water There it is, enjoy!