DING DONG masters US nationals Report =]

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  1. ChristianOrtiz

    ChristianOrtiz New Member

    god i missed espeonchris =]

    So yea Over the past 3 days hearing DING DONG BRONGZONG didnt get out of my head lol...


    I Flew to Ohio with my brother from NY and arrived to the convention center around 2:00pm
    I met up with adam garcia and walked around the hall after getting my badge.
    meeting up with Team rocket, NY People, Pooka, Matt and Eric E., Alex B., Moss, Jason K. and others.
    hung out for a bit and played some cards and then went to our hotel and slept.

    arrived at 7:30 because of Ben R. *Benlugia* and i played with some KY people and OH people and then walked around the convention center. I sold alot of my cards next door and played in a pick up tournament. met 3 cool people Emanuel D.,and a Guy from north California so. I went 4-0 with empozong then losing to jayson with GG. Had a really horrible hand =[ but yea really cool guy. so i dropped and just chilled with some of the TR buddies and then getting stalked by the Ace and him talking to me about nude girls and other stuff that i wont want to say here.* R rating :p* so im still undecided on what to play for saturday. i have 3 decks i could play.. Speed Spread that i playtested before going to nationals... but i was afraid of garchomp cause i had trouble with it.., my Ploxx which i used at regionals and losing to Ian R. form PA but i fixed my list since then and i was ceartain it was a easy play that would guarentee me some easy wins.. and last but not least was my empozong that i played over the nationals weekend and went 15-3 in testing and side tournaments. SO i decided to go with it and tweak it a bit and i was set and went to sleep.


    Today was the day im going to try and make top 32

    I had a kinda bad morning with a stomach ache and me and adam go get some relievers which Helped =]
    I get my deck checked and change some sleeves and get ready for the pairings. 532 masters i believe which was awesome =] So it was split in to 2 flights and top 32 in each and me and my brother got in to 2 different flights which was cool. I was in yellow and he was in blue. So i look at the pairings and my first round opponent is Josh Bangle *madhatter*

    Round 1- Josh B. *mad hatter* w/ Eevolutions/techs
    so we set up and talk and hes like im going to wager you and i asked why lol he said i have a good hand and i said my hand was ok. So i go first and start with baltoy and drew in to another baltoy and attached a call energy and CFF for piplup and brongzor. he goes and roseannes and uhh i forgot what else but i remember getting 2 claydols prinplup and brongzong turn 2 and dual splashing t3.. GG josh =[

    W 1-0

    Round 2 - ??? w/ Empoleon/fossils
    So this game was pretty good got set up and rolling by turn 4 and i wagered and won and he had a bad setup so i koed each of his pokemon with surf together FTW.

    W 2-0

    round 3- ??? w/ Duskqueen
    he opens with a nidoran female and a duskull and im like crap dusknoir.. <_< so i t2 aquashower and keep spreading and take 5 prizes at once and he just scooped. GG.

    W 3-0

    Round 4 Tom D. w/ GG
    o great i get Tom D <_< ive seen him play at nationals 2 years ago and last year and he always top cuts and is a good player from ohio so im in for some fun.. I get a good hand and start spreading then he gets a t3 gallade and kos my empoleon with psychic cut and im like ugg and i just scoop cause i have nothing.. GG.

    L 3-1

    Round 5 Ellen G w/ eevees
    Shes from NJ and drove some of my friends from Ny to ohio =]. so we start to play and i start to spread damage around and she has a energy drought and i take advantage of it so i spread enough damage. its 5-4 with me 3 prizes left so i use dual splash to ko her claydol and her espeon and when i ko her espeon her leafeon and jolteon are also koed because they dont have the hp boost for my last 4 prizes. GG Ellen.

    W 4-1

    round 6 jay H w/ GG
    He came in 2nd at the 2007 nationals so i know he was a good player.. and a pretty cool guy.
    i start with a bad hand i think piplup and abunch of special energys and a call energy and i td a wager so i attached and wagered won i think then cff and im guessing he got a bad hand so i took advantage of it and started going aggressively im sorry we didnt have a full game. Hopfully you get a worlds invite and we can play again. =] I hope it can be longer this time.

    W 5-1

    now here is the epic part..

    Round 7 Brian G. w/ empoleon/fossils
    so im playing my friend from ny so i sit down and take my deck out but... theres nothing in my deck box.. i look through my whole bag and nothing i go to my brothers game and look through his bag and nothing there.. SO IM ****** OFF AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME.. so i tell mike L. and he says if i dont make it in 10 mins i get a game loss and if i dont have my deck by the end of the round i get dropped so im scrambling and luckely i have my friends to help me. Andrew M. Ajay S. Anthony C. and Brent S. and i remake my deck cards for card.. well or so i thought.. So i get to my table and play my match with 15 mins left.. and he turn t3's everything to my horrid start and just scoop cause i dont think i can take 6 prizes or bench him in 15 mins.. sorry i couldnt make it a good game brian =[

    L 5-2

    so i resleve my deck and my friends ecourage me to keep playing and to make top cut.

    Round 8 ??? with empoleon/ fossils
    hes one of adams friends from texas and we get going.. i find out i prized 2 baltoys and its not going good :[ so i try and go agressive and take the first prize which was a baltoy.. so next turn i baltoy rc claydol and we wagered each other 7 times that game. so i start snipping and so does he then i went aggro and took 4 prizes to his 2 and time is called on his turn and he couldnt take the 3 prizes to win him the game. GG dude.

    W 6-2

    one more and im in i have a high resistance and if i win i make it if i dont i might make it so im hoping for this win.

    Round 9 Alex F. w/GG
    i just recently added him on face book and hes pretty good in the New england area. so i have a horrid start and i see him have a better one so i concede in like 5-6 turns i believe. Cool person and great player..

    L 6-3

    So my brother tells me he went 7-2 so he made the cut.. and im hoping i do..

    so standings go up and im 32 =]

    I WAS SO EXCITED but then i realized i have to play the undefeated which is one of my friends from PA ian R.

    Top 64 Ian R. w/ GG
    so he beat me at regionals and i know i want my Revenge at him for beating me. lol

    Game 1 I get a good start so does he and we exchange some blows but i start snipping and im not to ceartain about this game but i think when he broke the psychic lock is when i capitalize and took the game. 1-0

    Game 2 he opts to go 1st
    so i have a good hand he passes i believe i go and attach and call. he goes and benches and smacks me.. i rc empoleon claydol and start snipping.. i take about 4 prizes befor he kos me so i send up another empoleon with cess and lock it in there and spread and spread untill he koed me and i was able to win the game 2 ways either brongzong to ko his claydols or empoleon to ko his claydols. he extended his hand and said good luck and im in top 32. WHOOT.

    W 7-3

    I leave my deck and wait for my bro who won his game and hes in top 32 whoot.

    I leave my deck, go to sleep and get ready for top 32.


    I get there and get my deck and they tell me i need to change my duskull because i had the wrong one so i get the right one and sit and get ready to play.

    Top 32 David C. w/ Blissey
    me and david used to play apprentice together and talk on aim 2 years ago and i know hes a good player in the TN area so we get set up and the HJ comes and says i get a game loss.. I asked why and they said because of my duskull. so now im playing from 0-1 and i need to win these 2 games..

    G1 I get set up and we exchange blows back and foward.. i windstorm his cess and use my claydols power and take 3 prizes befor he scooped he prized 2 blisseys that game.

    G2 he goes first and attaches i go and set up and he scrunches for a while.. and i set up. and start taking prizes and get set up. once i windstorm his last 2 cesscrystals i dont have to worry about being power locked. so i get down to 3-4 prizes in my favor and i send up a brongzong thinking i have a warp point.. but its prized so im stuck with it there while i power up my bench. i felt that had to be the biggest misplay of the entire origins. So he kos me and i ko him back. and he kos me and time is called with us tied on prizes.. on his turn he has a blissey with 90 damage on it and i have a active empoleon with 1 damage and another one on my bench with 1 damage.. so he warp points me and i switch to the other empoleon and he boost energys and crystal beaches >_> and hits me for 70 insted of 90. and i surf together for the ko. GG david.

    whoot XD

    top 16 i cant believe it =] my brother lost in top 32 to alex F. on time.

    top 16 drew H. w/ GG
    Drew was a pretty cool guy so we start

    G1 he has a horrid start and i have a empoleon but he puts me to sleep and i cant wake up for my life O_O after 3-4 turns he gets set up and starts taking control and i couldnt get anything so gg.

    g2 i had a ok hand and call he wagers and goes i go and looking at my hand know i cant win so i decide to go aggro piplup =] pecking everything lol.. and time was called with him 1 prize left to my 5

    gg drew

    im happy with what happened me making top 16

    so i start to leave and Dave S. tells everyone in top 16 to go back and he says the pairings were wrong and everyone gets worlds invites.. I thought we were going to take pictures XD but hearing that brightened my day.

    after that walked around and top 2 was drew vs gino and gino won

    so i congratulate mikey and gino for making top 4 and then walk around and play some cards..

    after that i go and play Fluxx with anthony C., Taylor and taylor's mom. Fluxx is pretty cool.
    then play poker with some of the TR guys till 2 am and go to sleep.

    My brother for making top 32 two years in a row =]
    Team rocket
    making top 16 and getting a worlds invite.
    North east repping this year
    Adam G.
    brent S.
    Mikey F.
    Josef B.
    Mk C.
    Richard L.
    everyone i met and played you guys were cool
    Aziz for getting 3rd =]
    every thing was fun.. nationals is always a GREAT expierence.

    someone taking my deck before round 7.. =[
    betting with adam.. <_<

    thanks and Hope to see everyone at worlds =]

    ~ Christian Ortiz :thumb:
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2008
  2. ARMondak

    ARMondak New Member

    Great job man, see you at Worlds.
  3. ColdCoates90

    ColdCoates90 Active Member

    That wasn't a misplay, I had to take down an out of yours by playing the beach. Everything else was in ko range(the other emp had 40 on it..) with or without a boost so I wasn't worried about the -20 I received. You also forgot to mention you won I believe 7/8 wagers both games combined which put me at a pretty big disadvantage throughout our games.

    GG's though, see you at worlds.
  4. dtrain

    dtrain New Member

    Nice going Chris. NE FTW
  5. Jaeger

    Jaeger New Member

    Hey congrats man, see you at worlds.

  6. o-ren-itachi

    o-ren-itachi New Member

    GJ christian,cya in florida and sorry bout your deck man
  7. Bolt

    Bolt New Member

    gj man, sorry to hear about your deck :( worked out pretty well tho in the end
  8. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    looks like you got unbanned chris, good job.
  9. garchompx12

    garchompx12 New Member

    damn that sucks about the deck, but everything turned out ok so thats what counts. GJ
  10. Serebii1997J

    Serebii1997J New Member

    Great job Chris, that really stinks about losing the deck, sorry about that =[. Best of luck at Worlds!
  11. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    Woo! MK made props

    GJ, see you in FL
  12. Time for Pain

    Time for Pain <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    at least you got your deck and no penalty
  13. ChristianOrtiz

    ChristianOrtiz New Member

    thanks everyone for the comments hope to see most of you guys at worlds :]
  14. pikachual

    pikachual New Member

    nice job ..kwis....welcome back....bring home the invite....yeah baby
  15. spazcrackers

    spazcrackers New Member

    i appreciate the props but it takes a great deal of heart to do what you did,losing the deck,game loss for a wrong duskull after losing your deck and rebuilding it in 10 minutes,appropriate i guess but still stiff after coming that far and then you won both games against a good player with a pretty good match-up against you. i'm proud of you and so is the rest of the team i'm sure. time to show them what it's all about at worlds. best of luck chris!

  16. supertyranitar

    supertyranitar New Member

    They...grow up so fast...*Tear drop from left eye falls*

    Great job man, can't wait to see you and your bro at worlds. =D
  17. B_B_C

    B_B_C New Member

    Dude. I'm really sorry about your deck but you came back strong and still did good. I hope to see you at worlds.
  18. Deus_Ex_Machina

    Deus_Ex_Machina New Member

    shouldnt bet with me ;D gj christopher
  19. Papi/Manny

    Papi/Manny New Member

    Nice job Kwis. <3
  20. Tego

    Tego New Member

    Congrats. Good job in getting so far, even with the "disappearing deck" problem making things hard for you. Being knocked out of the tournament by the 2nd place finisher certainly isn't bad!

    At this year's Nationals in Norway, something similar happened to my sister. She started playing a match about halfway through Swiss, and noticed she never drew into the right cards. She then discovered her deck lacked ELEVEN cards. She lost the round and it ended up ruining her entire tournament. I'm glad to now have read a similar story that had a happier outcome. (But losing 60 cards must have been a huge blow, I can imagine)

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