N.A States... that are not on 1st and 8th... Im confused

Discussion in 'State/Province/Territory Championships' started by THE FT. LAUD. LOUD MOUTH, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. *Looks at dates for worldwide S/P/T Championships*

    *Sees the following events* (EDIT- LOOK AT THE DATES OF EACH EVENT)

    http://www.op.pokemon-tcg.com/tournaments/details.asp?tournament_id=803000063
    http://www.op.pokemon-tcg.com/tournaments/details.asp?tournament_id=803000064
    http://www.op.pokemon-tcg.com/tournaments/details.asp?tournament_id=803000065
    http://www.op.pokemon-tcg.com/tournaments/details.asp?tournament_id=803000066
    http://www.op.pokemon-tcg.com/tournaments/details.asp?tournament_id=801000129
    http://www.op.pokemon-tcg.com/tournaments/details.asp?tournament_id=803000067
    http://www.op.pokemon-tcg.com/tournaments/details.asp?tournament_id=803000072

    *Looks at S/P/T FAQ*

    *Sees this…*

    *Looks back at S/P/T dates*

    *Looks at World Map*

    *Establishs that Mexico is part of North America*

    *Calls Kettler and says, “Hey, run to the border real quick and tell me if Mexico is still there”*

    *Waits*

    *Kettler establishs that Mexico is where it has always been*

    *Double checks FAQ, Triple checks S/P/T dates*

    *Scrachs head*

    *Enters state of confuseon*

    Mexico has more chances to play in States then rest of North America?
    Fair?
    Not Fair?
    Shnagins?
    Dugong?
    Viva la Mexico?
    Ramble Ramble Ramble?
    Penny for your Thoughts?

    DISCUSS
     
  2. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    POP normally isn't compelled to justify or explain its actions, but I "would" like a comment on this before we jump to conclusions.

    However, at first glance, this looks ridiculously unfair. Some sort of cap needs to be put in place.
     
  3. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    imo, i think that North America, should of meant USA, idk though
     
  4. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    No...North America should mean just that: North America, seeing as how we share invites with Mexico and Canada.
     
  5. JandPDS

    JandPDS New Member

    I think US Players will have to invade Mexico (To particpate in Mexican States) just so that we can keep out top scores competitive with thier players top scores.
     
  6. Lil_Magma

    Lil_Magma Member

    Are US citizens allowed to play in mexican states? I'm thinking trip to mexico. If they get 6ish states dates, then i might as well get the same advantage.
     
  7. rhodesia123

    rhodesia123 New Member

    by the end of the season 21 of the top 25 NA players will be mexicans
     
  8. Anybody joining us in Monterrey?
     
  9. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    It appears that MX will not have a Regional this year. Did they have as many CCs or BRs as USA? There may be reasons why they get more chances at STPs than the USA.

    Keith
     
  10. Squirtle

    Squirtle <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p


    I agree with Keith on this one...


    If they don't have a regional that sucks for MX.However, all of these events being 32k will make a HUGE impact - especially if some MX players travel to America for Regionals. If say, one or two MX players go X-0 at 2-3 events, their rating will sky rocket to over 1900.


    I am at 1850 right now,but that's with an entire season (thus far) under my belt. It'll be interested to see what happens to say the least
     
  11. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    I'm sure Ives can give us some background on this. It can certainly affect some rankings though in the long run. The Q though, how many players in MX (outside of Pablo) can/will travel to FL for an invite w/o trip paid?

    Keith
     
  12. drrty byl

    drrty byl New Member

    Start brushing up your Español dawg
     
  13. Will we need translation cards or do they play with English cards?
     
  14. Mama_Schutte

    Mama_Schutte New Member

    Don't forget your passports!!! New rules apply for crossing back to USA.
     
  15. Pablo

    Pablo New Member

    a) We don't get Regionals.
    b) These are STP's, not CC's, most are pretty far away from each other.

    I don't know anything beyond that. I wish people thought on both ends of the spectrum though, where was the: It's unfair for Mexico in this years rankigns because they don't get Regionals, a very high k-value event thread last year? Of course, US people didn't mind as it only beneffitted them. Now that we have a slight advantage by being able to go to 3-4 STP's over 2 STP's and 1 Regionals, people get concerned. Just some food for thought.
     
  16. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    In Ontario we only get 1 Provincials and 1 Regionals but, its better than nothing.
     
  17. IvesRountree

    IvesRountree New Member

    Read Pablo's post, he pretty much nails it.


    PS I do think it would be great that US players attend Mexican states, see this as an extra chance of boosting your record, I call it the reverse Pablo, since Pablo is the one usually stealing points off US at regionals, why not US players steal off points from mexican players at states ? just remember 2 things, be sure to have your insurance paid, and second, to bring reeses :p
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2008
  18. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Sounds about right unless there is only 1 Regional in all of Canadia. However, it seems Mexico gets zero Regionals.

    I think this means we can see Pablo back to defend at Southwest Regional in US. Well, I won't see him because I'll be at Sierra Nevada. Actually, I hardly saw him last year because of much excitement with dropped or picked up decks in the Junior division (eh, DukeFireBird?).
     
  19. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    ...Which is all very acceptable, seeing as how some top placers in your NC won't even get to go to Worlds (VISA)!
     
  20. ROFL, I <3 U KETtLER!
     

Share This Page