Sean owes me a plane ticket to Orlando: A tl:dr 3rd Place Canadian Nats Report

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  1. Nu Gundam

    Nu Gundam New Member

    After returning from Origins, I ended up scrambling to prepare for Nats since it was only a few days away from Origins. I flew to Vancouver on Friday and arrived at 1pm, and arrived at the hotel near 3pm after taking the bus and walking to the hotel. After ... you know what, forget all the long winded talk about the day before, let's just move on to the Nats itself since whatever I planned to say is boring anyways.

    Round 1 - Costa A (Some random stuff thrown together, seriously)

    Apparently it was his first time playing in a tournament, and he only had three Pokemon out and I just proceed to take down all his Pokemon quickly

    1-0

    Round 2 - Henry L (GG)

    This was the first close game and we both went down to 1 Prize, but his lone Grimer is no match for my Gallade =/

    2-0

    Round 3 - Andrew P (Togekiss, Machamp, and Dugtrio)

    He ended up going slightly ahead as he set up with Togekiss, Machamp, and Dugtrio. However, I managed to set up just as quickly and taking down his Pokemon one by one while I Dark Palm his excessive Pokemon away.

    3-0

    Round 4 - Terry Koehler (Magmortar/Togekiss)

    Since we have played against each other so many times, he practically read me like a book and took down whatever I planned to bring up =/

    3-1

    Round 5 - Kasey P (Salamence EX/Togekiss)

    I managed to set up very quickly, taking down/Dark Palming his Pokemon and forces him to attaching energies manually while I set up other Pokemon to attack. He managed to manually set up a Salamence EX and took down my Gardevoir LvX, then I sent out Gallade and used Sonic Blade. Then he took down the Gallade, but I have another Gardevoir ready and that seals the game for me

    4-1

    Round 6 - Gina L (Magmortar/Togekiss)

    I had another good start and get out Gallade in Turn 2 and just proceed to take out his Pokemon, then I just keep Psychic Locking until I take my last prize.

    5-1

    After the Swiss Rounds, I am at 4th and in the playoffs ...

    Top 16 - Andrew J (Empoleon/Bronzong)

    Game 1 - Despite his strong start and keep spreading damage around, I keep taking down his Pokemon and took all 6 Prizes while he only took 3.
    Game 2 - I managed to get a Gallade out Turn 2 and just literally rip through the game, then I just have Gardevoir to Psychic Lock until he decides to concede.

    Top 8 - Alex d.C (Aggro GG)

    Game 1 - We both ended up trading blow after blow until I have 1 Prize left, I ended up Cosmic Power'd for a Warp Point and took down his Ralts on the bench.
    Game 2 - We both have Jirachi EX starts, I went first and used Call Energy. Then he attaches a ... Fighting Energy? I decided to attach a Psychic Energy to Jirachi EX and just been Locking him, he then proceeds to concede since he could not do much about me locking him.

    After the Top 8, Mike delivered the good news that he won the Seniors Division. Then he left the tournament after the small ceremony.

    Top 4 - Malcolm S-B (GG)

    Sadly I had really bad starts and I decided to just fold =/

    Me: "Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the luckiest of them all?"
    Magical Mirror: "It is not you ... sorry" =/
    Me: "......" *smashes mirror*

    Afterwards, I picked up my prizes and watch the Finals unfold. Then me, Matt, Geneses, Bidier, and Malcolm went out and eat, and we woke up at 5:45am on Sunday so we could head out for the airport at around 6:30. And I didn't make back to Toronto until 7:30pm due to the 2 hour delay =/ I guess now is the time to prepare for Worlds coming up in 6 weeks with plenty of rigorous playtesting ... and perhaps write an Origins report just for kicks.

    Props:

    - Chad, TRUK, Pramawat, Kettler, and others for helping me out. You people made my trips to Origins and Vancouver worth it and I will see you guys in Orlando.
    - Kant for convincing me to go to Origins.
    - Landing an invite for Worlds, a Wii, a box of MD, a trophy, and $750 ... I better not open another Porygon Z LvX from it.
    - Getting 3 trophies for all 3 major tournaments in this year perhaps?
    - pokemonmike for trading me a pack of damage counters + box for a mere 3 packs of Prerelease sleeves.
    - The event for being well run and organized.
    - Matt Koo for letting me staying in his room for free and lending his Jirachi EX to Mike (Rest assured, I will wring the Jirachi EX back from Mike) :lol:
    - Mike for winning Nats in the Seniors Divison
    - Bidier for driving us to the airport
    - Meeting Sebastian Crema for the first time, and seeing Gordon and Mike again (ya happy now?)

    Slops:

    - The sleeves for bleeding colors >>;
    - Kant for not going to Nats
    - The total lack of sleep during that two days (combined 9 hours in two days)
    - Me for being an idiot for walking all the way from the bus stop to the hotel instead of taking the #5 Robson bus.
    - Terry for being such a "Ratings Burglar" by taking 30 points from me :tongue:
    - Gordon went 3-3
    - Not T2ing to see if I can complete the curse
    - The returning flight was delayed for 2 hours, so I was stuck in Vancouver Int'l Airport for 4 hours
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2008
  2. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    gj Kevin, see you in FL
     
  3. kungfufita

    kungfufita New Member

    how were you able to play at the us nationals as well?
     
  4. Nu Gundam

    Nu Gundam New Member

    I never said I played in the US Nationals, I went to Origins to play in the Professor Cup and have fun :tongue:

    Done, and you said Nationals ... shouldn't it be Worlds? :lol:
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2008
  5. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    GJ buddy, but one question....How could you have left me out of your report?!?!?! lol

    You've had an impressive year, good luck at nationals, hopfully the CDNians will be able to do something!
     
  6. Lord Broly

    Lord Broly New Member

    Good Job, Kevin. Although we didn't talk much or
    even play for that matter, i'd like to wish you the
    best of luck at Worlds.
     
  7. sar86

    sar86 New Member

    HEY! Why do I owe you a plane ticket!?!?! Especially when I'm gonna try to hitch a ride to compete in Grinders :tongue: Good job though Kevin, reperesent Canada well at Worlds! get us our 2nd place finish
     
  8. ugly psyducky

    ugly psyducky <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=

    Yeah!

    My first time making someone's slop list. Good luck in Orlando.
     
  9. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    ugh i so coulda won nats =(
     
  10. SlimeyGrimey

    SlimeyGrimey New Member

    There was so much GG. Kevin managed to not play against that much, but it made up at least 40% of the decks in masters. Do you realize how much luck it takes to beat mirror all day?
     
  11. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    drews list was ridiculous in mirror, much better than the average list
    i would have been playing an updated version of drews list
     
  12. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    lol then why didn't you win regionals? :p
     
  13. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    list wasnt as developed (the most important card wasnt in it yet) and i didnt realize my opponenet played dusknoir
     
  14. Bidier

    Bidier New Member

    All malcolm played was mirror and his deck had no troubles at all either.

    He wanted to play against it all day
     
  15. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    I thought Nats was only 5 rounds!
     
  16. SHPanda

    SHPanda New Member

    i hear muk was ran in these gardy lists. Well at least it makes somewhat more sense than golem/exploud.
     
  17. Magnechu

    Magnechu Active Member

    I still don't understand how that list (Malcolm's?) beats mirror more consistently than any other list. If anything, it seems like it would be worse in mirror because of the lack of consistency.
     
  18. Bobby

    Bobby New Member

    Ugh, Muk? Kant should have gone and just won with Drew's list.

    Ralts even has 60 HP so it won't get T2d by Geodude!
     
  19. SlimeyGrimey

    SlimeyGrimey New Member

    I went 3-3 with a list very close to Drew's. Call me horrible if you want. The fact of the matter is it takes a lot of luck to beat mirror over and over.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2008
  20. kungfufita

    kungfufita New Member

    Kant, you and Zach should team up. With all that confidence your team would be unbeatable. :lol:
     

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