The following is the text of an email I am sending to PUI OP, and I'm wondering what the rest of you think of this... I attended a TA/TM prerelease today in Manitowoc, WI, and I have some concerns: The tournament was listed as beginning at 11:00. When many of their local players had not shown up by 11:00, store employees began calling them. The store made the decision to delay the start until noon so that more local players could drive in. All of the out-of-town players (9 from Chicago and 9 from Brookfield Wisconsin) were there by 10:30. Deck construction began at 12:15, and the first match began at nearly 1:30. After the second round began, the decision was made to add 2 players to the tournament, who had already played in round 1 but who had not been included in the tournament setup (which is extremely odd). Because these players were not entered into the standings until after round 2, there were serious repercussions on pairing and resistances thereafter. The bottom 2 age divisions were affected, and in both of those age divisions the winner was determined among several players with identical records solely on the basis of flawed resistance numbers. Because they were attempting to register a large number of players for a concurrent Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, the store decided to give a 1 hour ‘lunch break’ to the Pokémon players. This was necessary because they were running both tournaments through DCI Reporter and it would be too difficult to set up YGO while simultaneously running Pokémon. Most, if not all of the out-of-town players had already eaten. My youngest son, aged 8, had the best record of the four kids in his division, at 4-2. He was all set to win a box of cards. When the prizes were handed out, the name of another kid (also with a 4-2 record) was announced as the winner, and the box was given to him instead. This was due entirely to resistance. Unfortunately, the kid who was given this box was 11 years old! Apparently, whoever was entering the data into DCI Reporter had mistakenly placed the ‘winner’ into the wrong age category. This is easy to do with reporter, and equally easy to correct. However, the TO/Head Judge said “I really don’t want to deal with it right now”, and let the decision stand. There were very many people in the 11-14 age bracket with a 4-2 record (my older son among them), and the player in question would not have been first there by any means. The store, My Parent’s Basement, has yet to report results for either the Dragon Prerelease or the Manitowoc City Championship (both of which we drove up for). They have used DCI Reporter to run all of their tournaments, so perhaps they are either unable or unwilling to enter the results in TMS or directly onto the TO website. If tournaments are sanctioned, should they not be reported and completed? My Parent’s Basement has been awarded the Wisconsin State Championship. I hope that the problems occurring today are not replicated there as well. As of now, there is apparently no firm date for the WI Championship. I hope that a date will be announced soon so that I may avoid conflicts in my schedule. On a positive note, the store did a number of things right. The HJ/TO is a very nice guy, and relates very well with players. The store gave away quite a few door prizes, which they certainly did not have to do. Overall, I do enjoy playing there quite a bit. I am upset that my 8-yr.-old son was deprived of half a booster box of product which he legitimately earned. Ideally, I would like that to be rectified.