I am very tired right now driving 5 hours: 2 1/2 each way to go to the Pokemon Center for their CC. We had a carload of 5 people: 3 in the 15+ and 2 in the 10 and under. I will have a more detailed report tomorrow with deck list and matches. But let me start out by saying this is the most horrible experience by far that we have had involving the Pokemon TCG. Let me list what was wrong and what could be done to make it better: 1.) Like I said in my topic it was a Zoo like atmosphere. Utter chaos. For a major City Championship I would of expected alot better. Not to mention that it was held at The Pokemon Center. I know what others are like we attended 3 different City Championships in 2 different States in the last 3 days. The other 2 were very organized and professional and had knowledgeable judges and players. It was very loud because of certain players being rude and obnoxious, the concourse is no place for acoustics, and couldnt hear a thing. It is one thing to be excited for an event, but some of these players were just downright rude and obnoxious. A parental permission slip of some sort or even parents staying to control their unruly kids. I mean in a way its good that kids were here playing and not ramming the streets but lets have a little respect for the environment and other people that are around. 2.) My 2 -10 and unders were placed in the 11 - 14 age group. And 1 11-14 year old player was placed in the 10 and under division. I dont have exact numbers but there were at least 50 participants and enough to support three age groups. As a matter of fact there were 3 different age groups. I did bring this to the attention of the person working the laptop and he suppossedly reassigned all seating arrangements for the 1st round. So instead of starting at 11:00 am we started close to 1:00 p.m. Then when the reassignments were made my son and his friend were still placed with 14 year olds to play. Again I noticed this and went up to the organizer and he said that they are going to have to play this way and will be matched up accordingly the next round. Guess what the whole 5 rounds they played kids in the 11-14 age division. I dont have a solution to this one so somebody please help. Maybe more competent staff to run tourneys?? After 2 losses both kids were on the verge of tears and very upset. Luckily my 9 year old son won 3 matches and ended up 3-2 in the 11-14 age division. 3.) They were calling out names for pairings. Just imagine you have 25 tables and each match with both players names were called out loud instead of posting pairings. Supposedly there was no paper to put in the printer. Then later there was a printing problem. If you ask me I think it is suspicious because the players that won are regular league players. There was no way to tell or verify your ranking between rounds and after a match there were no slips to sign to verify the win. 4.) Little knowledge of current rulings or how to even run a large scale tourney. After the fiasco with the pairings, I offered to help and showed my Professor Card but the organizing staff were like "Whatever, who are you sort of attitude" Just a very very poorly run event. I will be contacting PUI regarding this. There is no way that this current staff can run States in NY, if indeed that States will be held at the Pokemon Center. Pokemon Center does seem to be the most logical place to hold States.