Simple tips for a BIG tourney.

Discussion in 'State/Province/Territory Championships' started by Spirit Of Mew, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Naki Feralkin

    Naki Feralkin New Member

    Good advice Ryne. Hopefully this will help some of the newer players let off their stress so they don't become overly nervous before games.

    Its also great advice for people who want to follow SotG very closely. You can still win and have fun, guys.

    So true. I've gone to so many tournaments where some of my opponents smelled rank.
  2. Crosplat

    Crosplat New Member

    Remember to eat throughout the day. I recommend bringing a lot of power/energy bars and energy drinks. They can sustain you and are quick, so you can gulp them down between matches. Hooah! bars (my friend got me hooked) are the best energy bars out there since they give you a boost without the crash. As for drinks, I have tried Vault, Monster, Redbull, Rockstar, Lost, and a few others, but Monster is my favorite. When choosing a drink or bar try to avoid anything that gives you a sugar rush (Redbull) because those are always followed by a crash. Also remember to try your bars/drinks out before the tournament because you do not want to get stuck with something you hate as your only food. Hope this helps!
  3. Spirit Of Mew

    Spirit Of Mew New Member

    I'm glad everyone likes this, and that new thoughts that can also help are being gathered.
  4. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    My power drink is Orange Crush and my brother's is Five Alive :lol:.
  5. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Personal bubbles guys. Everyone has one, and they do not like them being invaded. When you're talking with someone that you don't know, maintain a distance. It's horrible talking to someone and having to back away from them because they are too close......
  6. Spirit Of Mew

    Spirit Of Mew New Member

    Very good input.

    I think this has turned out to be very productive.
  7. pichu bros. rox

    pichu bros. rox New Member

    You could edit the front page with eat better sleep good, etc. so people dont have to look for it.
  8. Jaeger

    Jaeger New Member

    "This is honestly the best advice to becoming a great pokemon player, becuase think about it, people proably won't play test with you, walk you through decks or wisper about the competion if their not will to get with in 10 feet of you"

    -Jay (Thats right Drew I told stole your closing sig)

    The only think I want to say about net decking, I consider netdeck when some one takes a list off line and 1. doesn't really play test with it and 2. never changes it to fit their play style I've seen to many players do this and fail horribly, if your going to go online a cruse for lists instead of stealing it, analize it what make this deck win, what am I doing wrong with my version.
    Here's a personal example I was playing around with my Magmortar deck and it was just not working, it was just to slow, so I got on the gym and I listened to some people ideas on the deck and looked at a few list. What I finally realized was I had a very pumped Typhlosion line 3-2-3 and I was playing a 1-1-1 Nidoqueen, while alot of people were pushing 2-2-1 delcatty line so I play tested it and it works amazing I kept teching it and now its very smooth.
  9. chriscobi634

    chriscobi634 New Member

    so true. For me, the big meal has to come at breakfast.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  10. kristi

    kristi New Member

    Thanks, this seriously helps a lot!:thumb::smile::wink:
  11. Spirit Of Mew

    Spirit Of Mew New Member

    Thanks I'm glad to help.
  12. DarthPika

    DarthPika New Member

    Good advice, but no matter what I always have to panic about getting those last few cards for my deck the day of the tourny. (aka pachirisu)
  13. Magic Mew

    Magic Mew New Member

    Great advice. A lot of people have said that you should eat well before and during the tournament, and I think that is really important. Bring a good lunch to give you continued energy, don't just go out and buy fast food. Another thing, you said to never give up (and I think this is a good motto) but you should also know when to quit in match play. Don't drag out an unwinnable game so long that you don't have time to stage a come back.

    Good luck to everyone playing at states the next couple of weeks! :smile:
  14. kristi

    kristi New Member

    I remember this being a very interesting and helpful article last year. Just thought I'd bring it to everyone's attention before states. I think that it's front-page worthy but thats just me.
  15. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    Normally bringing up a topic that is as old as this would be against the PokeGym Ruls, but this is one of those rare instances where the information is just as good this year as last. I'll stick the thread and see if we get any additional contributions.

  16. texaspokemontcg1998

    texaspokemontcg1998 New Member

    thanks for the advise mew
  17. Spirit Of Mew

    Spirit Of Mew New Member

    I'm very pleased to see that this is helpful again this year. I hope that it can help many more. Also this year being a little more relaxed meta just remember not to expect a few things because gardy is not tops now.

    EDIT: I added a sixth tip for hygiene as last year people thought I should have it in there so I added it
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  18. neb27

    neb27 New Member

    PROTIP: Eating breakfast is the best thing you can do before a torny :)
  19. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    I like it!
    I would also like to reemphasize the importance of playing something of your style.

    For example: I am the kind of person who will go out of my way to make a deck as consistent as I can get it to be. Whether this means opting out of what some people believe are crucial techs, I don't care, as long as it works for me. (This was the sole motivation for me to play a 3-3 Claydol line in my Plox list last year, which proved very successful for me) This is also the reason I would never play some decks like Scizor/Cherrim etc.
  20. theCowing

    theCowing New Member

    i was in the top 4 at states and i had lost the first of 3 games and my nerves were getting to me i then realized i was perspiring so i said to my wife "please go get my deoderent out of the car i need it now"
    i still lost the overall match but my point is that hygene does matter cause after i deoderized i did feel alot better and could concentrate

    also for smokers who play need to alot time to smoke between rounds. belive me its important. it can tottaly throw off your game

    P.S. if you dont smoke dont start

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