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dld4a
11/06/2004, 03:01 AM
Hobby Town USA
15 Crystal Lake Plaza
Crystal Lake,IL 60014

Directions: I-90 to Rt. 31 North to Rt. 14 west 1.6 miles. The store is on the right, behind IHOP.

Sunday 01/16/2005
Store opens at 10:00 AM, Registration starts at 11:00 AM, Tourney will start on time at 1:00 PM.

PUI's prize support for each division in the event is:

1st place: 18 Boosters
2nd place: 9 Boosters
3/4th place: 4 Boosters

+ I'm adding:
Everyone who plays gets 1 free booster (FR/LG or later probably TRR we'll see when it gets closer)
The more people who play the better the prizes

We should be able to squeeze in 70 or so I'll figure out the # and get back on that.

LMK if you think you can make, and that'll give me a better idea. Thanks.
Dave II

SLOW DECK
11/06/2004, 06:24 AM
Cool,

That will be awesome. Sunday's AM we have Church committments, but we should be able to make it before 12:30. Thank's Dave.

bullados
11/06/2004, 06:46 AM
I believe that I can now say it: Pastimes is dead.

Ice'Cold
11/06/2004, 07:03 AM
Yup mostly, but I think that ull be seeing me here with Dave as well.

SLOW DECK
11/06/2004, 03:02 PM
I would not kill Past Times, I think there is an issue of Capacity at Crystal Lake. We have more room, but how many can it hold? Past Times is the biggest.

AXE
11/06/2004, 05:06 PM
Since we moved to the new store we can hold 50 people now.
There is more than enough room.

laritung
11/06/2004, 07:57 PM
Thanks, it is nice to have a sunday option

PokeWisconsin
11/06/2004, 10:07 PM
I'll keep this one in mind. Hope all you guys can come to Brookfield too.

HypnosProjectHQ
11/07/2004, 04:57 AM
Yay! Another CC to add to my calender! :)
Now I have...
-Brookfield
-Rockford
-Crystal Lake
-Manitowoc
-Green Bay
-Niles

Totally awsome. I should make it to at least 3 of the above 6 listed. However, I could make it to a minimum of 2 or a maximum of all 6. It should be interesting...

bullados
11/07/2004, 08:17 AM
when is Rockford's? I haven't seen anything about that one...

menoknow
11/07/2004, 08:35 AM
They're working on a date and time. But after yesterday's prerelease in Rockford, I would think twice about attending another tournament run by yoshi--especially if you have to drive a distance.


when is Rockford's? I haven't seen anything about that one...

CHARIZARD MASTERTRAINER
11/07/2004, 04:36 PM
Does the tourney really have to be on a sunday? Can't it be on a sat.?? Might make things better for other people to come to the tourney if it wasn't the day before going back to work or for my case, school.


See ya

SLOW DECK
11/07/2004, 07:37 PM
Hey, I was shut out by Yoshi too, but I REFUSE to spread bad vibe's about a Tournament Organiser. YOSHI will be wiser for it. (We hope)

ST Pika
11/07/2004, 09:25 PM
I'll be at this one for sure, count me in! Pika power will be in da' house!

dld4a
11/09/2004, 02:32 AM
Does the tourney really have to be on a sunday? Can't it be on a sat.?? Might make things better for other people to come to the tourney if it wasn't the day before going back to work or for my case, school.


See ya

Sorry but I work Saturday nights starting at 4:00 PM. Sunday is the only day I'm able to hold a major event. I chose to start at 1:00 PM to give people a better chance to get there after church. Sundays also are good because I know that there are a couple of Jewish players in the Chicago area who can't attend Saturday events (though I haven't seen any posts by them lately). Hope you can still make it Abe.

Dave II

CHARIZARD MASTERTRAINER
11/10/2004, 04:12 PM
Wait....is the tourney on Jan. 16th.....


Cuz if it is....I will mostly be able to make it after all. I just got my new semester schedule and I am on vacation till the 18th of Jan. This is great, looks like everything is ok after all.

See ya

Dek
11/10/2004, 05:10 PM
Crystal Lake...From the looks of it (and from the discussion with Bullados as far as different locations and estimated time) it looks to be an hour away.

I'll see what i can do. I might make it. I might not. I'll really have to talk to my parents about this one.

dld4a
11/14/2004, 01:59 AM
Crystal Lake...From the looks of it (and from the discussion with Bullados as far as different locations and estimated time) it looks to be an hour away.

I'll see what i can do. I might make it. I might not. I'll really have to talk to my parents about this one.

What town you comming from?

dld4a
11/17/2004, 02:53 AM
Updated the prize info.

ST Pika
11/17/2004, 05:30 AM
If anyone needs a ride, feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing everyone at this CC in January!

menoknow
11/17/2004, 09:48 AM
I live in green bay and have college in whitewater. After break the first classes are the 18th. So depending on when I move back into my dorm and if pokewisconsin and rulesmaster are going (to drive me) will determine wheather or not I'll be going.

meganium45
11/17/2004, 10:23 AM
January 16th, eh....

My calendar is clear on that date.

Can we pre-register if we are coming from St. Louis, to ensure we will not get shut out.

May have a few players - including myself, just dying to play for once!

M45

dld4a
11/17/2004, 02:37 PM
January 16th, eh....

My calendar is clear on that date.

Can we pre-register if we are coming from St. Louis, to ensure we will not get shut out.

May have a few players - including myself, just dying to play for once!

M45

Preregistration file open.

PM me your info, Name, POP ID, & B-date and your in! While slots are open, 2 filled , plenty of room so far.

laritung
11/18/2004, 10:39 AM
How many spaces do you have available? My son and I will be there.

dld4a
11/18/2004, 01:59 PM
How many spaces do you have available? My son and I will be there.

I just checked the store. We should easily have enough room for 70 people. Send me your info everyone.

PokeWisconsin
11/18/2004, 02:01 PM
Who is the TO and who will be judging?

Ice'Cold
11/18/2004, 02:59 PM
dld4a is the TO, and I will be the judge along with him.

dld4a
11/18/2004, 09:44 PM
How many spaces do you have available? My son and I will be there.

Your both in!

ST Pika
11/19/2004, 05:14 AM
Make sure you save a spot for me, let me know if you need my information again. I will be going to this one for sure!

dld4a
11/19/2004, 12:03 PM
Make sure you save a spot for me, let me know if you need my information again. I will be going to this one for sure!

Your in! 60 or so spots left!

dld4a
11/24/2004, 03:49 AM
Just checkin', anyone want to preregister?

bullados
11/24/2004, 05:37 AM
it's on a Sunday, so that means that I'll have to sign out of work for that day. Until then, I can neither confirm nor deny reports that I will be attending (although, it is lookin pretty good right now...)

TuxedoBlack
11/28/2004, 07:11 AM
Dave,

Needless to say, I will be there, as well as my daughter. Thanks for getting this setup.

Dek
11/28/2004, 10:31 AM
What town you comming from?

Wheeling. My best guess was probably an hour or so.

bullados
11/28/2004, 06:33 PM
45 mins on average. I went there, started from the tail end of Route 53, and it took me about 35 mins there, not including the 10 mins I spent going into the wrong minimall. Going back, it was about 30.

dld4a
11/29/2004, 03:08 AM
Dave,

Needless to say, I will be there, as well as my daughter. Thanks for getting this setup.

You're both in :D

bullados
11/29/2004, 05:35 AM
Sign me up, I just requested off that weekend. Also, how're you going to fit 50 into that place? Use the racing room in the back? I found it somewhat crowded with just the 15 that we had this past weekend...

Ice'Cold
11/29/2004, 07:56 PM
Your forgetting Ryan, that things can be moved in preparation for an event much larger than league...I'm sure Dave has it worked out, relax.

dld4a
11/30/2004, 01:22 AM
Sign me up, I just requested off that weekend. Also, how're you going to fit 50 into that place? Use the racing room in the back? I found it somewhat crowded with just the 15 that we had this past weekend...

Yes we'll have the room in the back. There is room for 24 at the tables in the front (plus room to put bigger tables there if we need to). The crowding at our weekly league is largly due to me taking up half a table just for my computer, bags and stuff. Plus other poeple keeping their bags and stuff on the tables. For the CC I'll have a seperate table set up for myself, Adam and other helpers. The back room is easily twice as big as the front (50 persons comfortably). We should have plenty of room.

Your in :D

PokeWisconsin
12/02/2004, 08:52 AM
I'm not positive I'll be able to make this one yet, but I'll definitely keep it in mind.

dld4a
01/02/2005, 09:54 PM
We are still on. 22 pre-registered so far should have 45 or so spots left. Send me your info via PM and your in.

meganium45
01/03/2005, 07:50 AM
AT LEAST 4 will be coming from St. Louis....

Myself - Vince Krekeler
10- Andrew Krekeler
10- Zakary Krekeler
Player TBA (Chad Young/Scott Holder/Brandon Long/Matt Tyler)

See you all this weekend in St. Louis!!

Vince

Dek
01/03/2005, 01:18 PM
Yay, Vince is coming...

Now all i need to do is make a deck....

Pooka
01/03/2005, 02:48 PM
Hmm, I should be able to make this one. It would be nice to see everyone again, especially if Vince shows up as well. We'll see what happens. ;)

BigChuck01
01/04/2005, 12:36 PM
Jason and I should be there.

meganium45
01/04/2005, 02:09 PM
Chaw! Let the games begin...

We have fun players coming from St. Louis...fun players showing up from Chicago....

This will be as much fun and competition as the St. Louis City Champ!!!

M45

Dek
01/04/2005, 03:59 PM
Chaw! Let the games begin...

We have fun players coming from St. Louis...fun players showing up from Chicago....

This will be as much fun and competition as the St. Louis City Champ!!!

M45

Im sure it will be. But still...

*remember's Meganium45's deck from Windy City last year*

Ice'Cold
01/04/2005, 05:39 PM
You can bet this will be a good tournament. We have Vince comming (whos kids are probably 2 of the best poke players in the world) and pooka (yes your worth mentioning) along with BigChuck and Ness who we havent seen in awhile.

soslowpoke
01/04/2005, 08:50 PM
and me =o

Ice'Cold
01/04/2005, 08:52 PM
You still have not yet proven your skill young padawan slowpoke.

dld4a
01/05/2005, 05:36 AM
Wow this is gonna be so cool. My first major and it'll be a packed house. :thumb:

Remember if you would like to pre-register to guarantee a spot send me your name, POP id #, and birth date (inc. year) via PM. Most of my regulars are already in.

meganium45
01/09/2005, 08:58 AM
Yeah, the list increases....

Looks like from Missouri...

Vince (M45)
Zak
Andrew
Bigpoppabeatdown
MegaMurkrow

Dave, I will PM you our POP ID info as requested...leave the light on for us....

You paying for my hotel room??? LOL

Vince

Dek
01/09/2005, 09:29 AM
Looks like I gotta start buying the theme decks soon....

>_>
<_<

Anyways, if anyone going to the tournament has ONE Pidgeot for trade, just let me know. I'll be bringing my rares along.

Bigpoppabeatdown
01/10/2005, 09:51 AM
oh this will definitely be a fun one, that's right, BPBD will be making the journey(yes me, vince will be sleeping, just like memphis, gotta buy my 6 pack of red bull, rofl) so the 15 and up will definitely be a fun one.......

dld4a
01/10/2005, 09:58 AM
Yeah, the list increases....

Looks like from Missouri...

Vince (M45)
Zak
Andrew
Bigpoppabeatdown
MegaMurkrow
Dave, I will PM you our POP ID info as requested...leave the light on for us....

You paying for my hotel room??? LOL
Vince

Cool

O-Tay!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! It's hard enough just to get my wife to deal with the time I put into this game, let alone if I gotta start putting that kind of money into it.

meganium45
01/10/2005, 11:20 AM
Man, can we move this up to tomorrow??

I just want to GO!!!

There is going to be a packed house again....and this time with a reverse invasion.

I just wish we could convince the Collinsville guys to drive up...they were pretty cool in St. Louis.

Axe out of retirement (but didn't show his face in St. Louis :rolleyes: ) j/k

Bigpoppabeatdown, Shellshocker, Meganium45, Littleduckdrew and Mega Murkrow all invading!

Rumors of Ness and BigChuck being there!

There are just two words to describe this event....WOOT and CHAW!!!

M45

I think we will outdraw Niles, by a few.....CAN I GET A TOO BAD RIGHT HERE! :wink: M45

WARNING - SHELLSHOCKER IS DETERMINED TO DEFEND HIS 10- TITLE IN ONE OF HIS LAST 10- APPEARANCES BEFORE "GRADUATING" TO 11-14...that's right kiddies, on March 19th, we will be in all 3 age divisions.....BWHAHAHAHAHAHA.....M45

ST Pika
01/10/2005, 11:13 PM
Well, all of the people who are invading from St. Louis can still get their hands on my newest promo- I'll make sure to make like 50-60 for this event. Looking forward to seeing yah, Vince- sorry about not being there on 1/8, but work is work- have to support my habit... err... I mean Pokemon habit. :wink:

Bigpoppabeatdown
01/11/2005, 08:31 AM
uh vince, to my knowledge, MM won't be able to make it, or that's what he said yesterday

sorry folks, tha docta will most likely not be in the building

meganium45
01/11/2005, 08:36 AM
Chaw, leaves us an open Chair!!!

Brandon perhaps? Colin? Anthony? Maybe even MASON!

M45

Bigpoppabeatdown
01/11/2005, 10:39 AM
HMM, well depends on how much u wanna drive.... if it was like memphis, then i'd say brandon, besides, he needs more chances to get 2nd place for the 4th(or 5th depending on how i feel at rolla) time, lol

meganium45
01/11/2005, 02:59 PM
OK, what is the over/under for the total number of Dark Amphy decks we will see in Chicago this weekend...

I personally predict we will have 40 players and 13 Dark Amphy decks...

See you all there!

M45

dld4a
01/11/2005, 03:13 PM
Total players? I'm thinking 50 to 60. Dark Amphy? 8

PokeWisconsin
01/12/2005, 12:37 AM
I still don't know if the Whitewater crew will be able to make it, we go back to school this weekend. Will there be a side event? Also, don't forget that the Whitewater CC is coming up on the 23rd!

dld4a
01/12/2005, 11:14 AM
I still don't know if the Whitewater crew will be able to make it, we go back to school this weekend. Will there be a side event? Also, don't forget that the Whitewater CC is coming up on the 23rd!

I hope you can make it. As far as a side event I don't think there will be time. We have to clear out of the store at 7:00. I know, that seems tight for time, but I run a smooth operation.

cursedinfinity
01/12/2005, 01:29 PM
Let's Go Team Chicago!!!

menoknow
01/12/2005, 05:34 PM
Let me know as soon as you know whether or not you and Matt are going. Then I'll try to get my dad to take me back to whitewater at like 7am so i can get moved in a little after the dorms open at 9 then possibly hitch a ride from you guys. Only way I'd be able to get there. Be a nice opportunity to meet a lot of the top players in the country, many of whom I've never met. FRLG prereleases were my first premiere events, just started playing again last May for the first time in a couple years.


I still don't know if the Whitewater crew will be able to make it, we go back to school this weekend. Will there be a side event? Also, don't forget that the Whitewater CC is coming up on the 23rd!

Ice'Cold
01/12/2005, 05:38 PM
How did you just start in may and are ranked 9th in the world for 15+?

Yeah I wish we could do a side event but I dont think that there will be time. Remember to buy LOTS from the store so the owner will be very anxious to have another one of these things...

dld4a
01/14/2005, 02:47 AM
Well were gettin' close. Just two more days, so I thought I'd repost the info. This will be one of your last chances to be in what I'm going to say will be one of the most copetitive CC's of the 04/05 season!

Hobby Town USA
15 Crystal Lake Plaza
Crystal Lake,IL 60014

Directions: I-90 to Rt. 31 North to Rt. 14 west 1.6 miles. The store is on the right, behind IHOP.
For any one comming from WI it may be better to get to Rt. 31 from the north then take it to Rt. 14 and go west (depends on where your comming from) , but mostly if you take I-90 to Rt. 31 it'll be the quickest and easiest way.

Sunday 01/16/2005
Store opens at 10:00 AM, Registration starts at 11:00 AM, Tourney will start on time at 1:00 PM.

PUI's prize support for each division in the event is:

1st place: 18 Boosters
2nd place: 9 Boosters
3/4th place: 4 Boosters

+ I'm adding:
Everyone who plays gets 1 free booster
The more people who play the better the prizes

menoknow
01/14/2005, 07:25 AM
The rankings for this season didn't start until after worlds which was in August. So I've been playing this whole tourney season.


How did you just start in may and are ranked 9th in the world for 15+?

Yeah I wish we could do a side event but I dont think that there will be time. Remember to buy LOTS from the store so the owner will be very anxious to have another one of these things...

meganium45
01/14/2005, 03:34 PM
Chaw,

The lights go down on Attorneyville...and the green stranger sets out....HERE COMES MEGANIUM45!!!

Faster than a ... OK, maybe not...

Stronger than a ..... OK maybe not....

It's a bird, it's a plane..., no really, it's a bird and a plane.....


See you SOON!!

M45

dld4a
01/14/2005, 03:52 PM
Well it looks like Rockford may be wimping out on me. Come on TIY Retaliate for team Chicago's sweep of your C.C.

Dek
01/14/2005, 03:54 PM
It's a bird, it's a plane..., no really, it's a bird and a plane.....

Yup, this means two things...

1. He just came in...
2. He's using a Pidgeot deck...

Ice'Cold
01/14/2005, 04:32 PM
Hey Dave, do you want to run league play up until the tourney starts? I will be showing up at 11 and I'd be glad to do that if you gave me the stamper. Also (for the players) what kind of decklists will they be required to bring with?

Fantine
01/14/2005, 08:46 PM
Well it looks like Rockford may be wimping out on me. Come on TIY Retaliate for team Chicagio's sweep of your C.C.

I don't think that anyone from Rockford can drive yet or if they can they won't go. :redface:
-Ashley

PokeMama
01/14/2005, 09:29 PM
Ya gotta remember Devin, Dustin and I, well, & 2 other of the younger ones, are the only ones from TIY who have ever traveled to a premiere event before. So it's all new to them. Most of them rely on their parents, who also aren't used to this, and so, are trying for States or the Challenge instead. I know the 3 of us would LOVE to come, but my hubby's not too hip on us traveling around. *secretly shakes fist at hubby, who's working on his comp on the other side of the room, oblivious to the vast importance and excitement of attending each and every Pokemon event within a 300 mile radius*

But we're working to get our players to be able to go to a lot more of the events. I just wish I could've had time to work with the parents and get them to caravan over to CL. I really would have loved to bring a ton of us down to your event! That would've been a blast! So sorry we'll miss it!

CHARIZARD MASTERTRAINER
01/15/2005, 12:43 AM
Sorry to hear your not gonna be able to come Pokemama & co.,


Maybe some other time, I hope enough wisconsin players go to this event to bring enough of a challenge to the local players. Hey, maybe you would be interested in joining TM Wisconsin, just PM me for more info. until then.......



See ya

dld4a
01/15/2005, 03:45 AM
Hey Dave, do you want to run league play up until the tourney starts? I will be showing up at 11 and I'd be glad to do that if you gave me the stamper. Also (for the players) what kind of decklists will they be required to bring with?

Sure I'll be there at 10:00 myself. I'll have deck lists to fill out if need be otherwise anything that looks half way official will do.


Ya gotta remember Devin, Dustin and I, well, & 2 other of the younger ones, are the only ones from TIY who have ever traveled to a premiere event before. So it's all new to them. Most of them rely on their parents, who also aren't used to this, and so, are trying for States or the Challenge instead. I know the 3 of us would LOVE to come, but my hubby's not too hip on us traveling around. *secretly shakes fist at hubby, who's working on his comp on the other side of the room, oblivious to the vast importance and excitement of attending each and every Pokemon event within a 300 mile radius*

But we're working to get our players to be able to go to a lot more of the events. I just wish I could've had time to work with the parents and get them to caravan over to CL. I really would have loved to bring a ton of us down to your event! That would've been a blast! So sorry we'll miss it!

Me too, would have made it a lot better :frown:


Faster than a ... OK, maybe not...

Stronger than a ..... OK maybe not....

It's a bird, it's a plane..., no really, it's a bird and a plane.....

Latios or Latias be my guess.

Fantine
01/15/2005, 07:31 PM
I was sorta planning on going with David III, but my dad said no at the last minute. Gonna play a Scizor deck that looks like it has potential. Oh well

Kevin

Fantine
01/15/2005, 08:54 PM
Ya gotta remember Devin, Dustin and I, well, & 2 other of the younger ones, are the only ones from TIY who have ever traveled to a premiere event before. So it's all new to them. Most of them rely on their parents, who also aren't used to this, and so, are trying for States or the Challenge instead. I know the 3 of us would LOVE to come, but my hubby's not too hip on us traveling around. *secretly shakes fist at hubby, who's working on his comp on the other side of the room, oblivious to the vast importance and excitement of attending each and every Pokemon event within a 300 mile radius*

But we're working to get our players to be able to go to a lot more of the events. I just wish I could've had time to work with the parents and get them to caravan over to CL. I really would have loved to bring a ton of us down to your event! That would've been a blast! So sorry we'll miss it!

Not true. TIY had 7 people go to gym challenge in Niles last year. Ryan and David H. can both drive but are to stupid to even attempt driving to a differant city or state.

- Ashley

PokeWisconsin
01/15/2005, 11:33 PM
It didn't happen yet. Wait a few more hours for results.

Rulemaster
01/15/2005, 11:57 PM
Ryan and David H. can both drive but are to stupid to even attempt driving to a differant city or state.


Fantine-Ryan Borgmann? I played him at the rockford cc, hes not that bad of a player.

dld4a
01/16/2005, 04:32 AM
Well I just got home from work and I'm gonna go take a shower (your welcome) and take a nap for a couple of hours (wouldn't be so bad if I had gotten more than 3 last night). See you all there. I'll be there at 10:00 AM. Good luck to all.

P.S. Dennis you can still make it. I'd like to see you there. Starts at 1:00 PM but be there by noon for registration if you can make it.

Dek
01/16/2005, 06:11 AM
Latios or Latias be my guess.

Maybe its both of our ideas O_o

PokeMama
01/16/2005, 02:20 PM
Not true. TIY had 7 people go to gym challenge in Niles last year. Ryan and David H. can both drive but are to stupid to even attempt driving to a differant city or state.

- Ashley

Oh ya, sorry about that Ashley! I guess what I meant to say is most of our people aren't really able to travel to other events much. But I think that will be changing soon.


I've been thinking about CL's CC all day, wondering how it went! Can't wait to read some posts about it! Sounds like it was gonna be GREAT!

PokeWisconsin
01/16/2005, 06:13 PM
So....who won?

PokeMama
01/16/2005, 06:16 PM
Ya I was just checking in to see if there was any word yet! C'mon Dave, we're hangin on the edge of our seats here! ;)

Dek
01/16/2005, 06:40 PM
well i know someone who didn't *points to self*

PokeWisconsin
01/16/2005, 06:47 PM
How was the tournament?

SLOW DECK
01/16/2005, 06:57 PM
They were still finishing up. Top 2 when I left.
Jason K made it to the top 2, we played our top 4 match to a 3-3 draw. (which I had a big screw up at the end, or i might have gotton one more prize.) Jason blew me away on the sudden death. (Great use of a fossil) I don't think St.Louis took anything?

My son Quinn took 10- ( :clap: Yeah his first City Championship)

PokeWisconsin
01/16/2005, 07:00 PM
Congrats to Quinn! I'm anxious to see how 15+ turned out.

bullados
01/16/2005, 07:10 PM
I'd say the only real problems with the entire day were TMS-related (and we all know how fun THOSE are) and that the store closed at 7:00 pm. It's the same chain store that Jarod runs his tourneys through (Hobbytown USA), and his tourneys almost always run well into the night...

Anyhoo, it was a fun event and I look forward to many more being held there!!! BTW, any word on a CL prerelease?

SLOW DECK
01/16/2005, 07:43 PM
I forgot to post a big Props, THANKS to big Dave C for hosting his first Premier Event. He got several locals there for their first tourney. Big thanks to Adam (Ice'Cold) for helping run the event. Big thanks to owner's of the local Hobbytown for agreeing to host, and taking down there great RC course in the back to fit us in.

EDIT (Still waiting for Dave to put it up.) Jason K and Pooka was in the final 2 for 15+. (Not Axe, Jimmy B, Richard L, or St.Louis Crew)

Rulemaster
01/16/2005, 08:14 PM
so who won already

menoknow
01/16/2005, 08:48 PM
Kyle (pooka) won 15+

Go Team Wisconsin!!!

PokeWisconsin
01/16/2005, 08:52 PM
Nice job Kyle. Score one for Team Wisconsin!

PokeMama
01/16/2005, 08:57 PM
Way to go Pooka! I've gotta go tell Dev! Congrats! Glad to hear it!

BigChuck01
01/16/2005, 09:01 PM
Yup, Jason vs Pooka in the finals, Jason playing Dark Ttar, Pooka playing Dark Dragonite. Pooka won both games (which were both very close). 4th-11th place were all 4-2s, including me, who took 9th on tiebreakers =(. Ohh well, I had fun :D!

Fantine
01/16/2005, 09:15 PM
So does anyone know who placed other than Jason and Pooka?

-Ashley

CHARIZARD MASTERTRAINER
01/16/2005, 09:38 PM
Congrats Pooka,


Well I dont know but i was one of the 4-2, apparently there was a TMS involving me, i was placed in the 10 and under divison (totally and completely not my fault what so ever, that this happened, I didnt do that on purpose), wanna clear my name. I think I got 11 or 12 not sure, but there were alot of people out there....overall Dave 2 did pretty well for his first tourney it is expected for people to have situations go against first timers, but he did the best, so i was glad he was able to get through the whole tourney.


See yea

PokeWisconsin
01/16/2005, 09:42 PM
The TMS is horrible, and every Tournament Organizer around here has had trouble with it.

PokeMama
01/16/2005, 10:11 PM
Any idea how many players were entered?

menoknow
01/16/2005, 11:06 PM
Do you 'have' to use the TMS? I may just do my CC by hand to avoid any technical difficulties otherwise.


The TMS is horrible, and every Tournament Organizer around here has had trouble with it.

bullados
01/17/2005, 06:27 AM
It takes a while, but it CAN work, if you are willing to double and triple check every entry to make sure that they are placed in the correct age group etc.

BIG TIME props to Dave 2 for running the whole thing, Chicago Pokemon would be dead without you, buddy!!!

soslowpoke also t4'd, altho I have no clue how he managed to do so...

Quin's dad also T4'd, not a surprise to those who know him. Sorry, I don't know your name or your PG handle...

SomethingElse
01/17/2005, 06:44 AM
who won and who was in top 4?

Dek
01/17/2005, 07:19 AM
My big props to...

- Jimmy, for finally meeting up with him again
- Dave II, for organizing the tournament)
- Vince, for signing my SS shiftry ( i should have never said to make it out to "e-Bay" :lol: )
- PUI, for at least making this free of charge...

Slops go to...

- TMS because, as Vince said at the tourney, people from 15+ shouldn't be paired up with people from10-
- A Pure Dark Tyranitar deck, for it didn't work.
- The 2-1-2 Pidgeot Line, for that didn't work for me (since I dont have rare candies to support it)

meganium45
01/17/2005, 09:15 AM
TMS, feh.

Check out my detailed report, and comments coming in my "from the player's chair" piece I am doing on pojo.com

Great event, glad to see you all there.

Dave II ran it well, we will definitely be back!

Wish St. Louis could have done better, but, heh, we can't win them all (although did get 2 of the top 4 in 10-)...Wisconsin won?!? GO POOKA... no member of Team Chicago in the finals??? Odd, very odd.

Yeah, I know, no member of Team St. Louis in the top 8...I was sitting 4-2 and got cut right along with Chuck...whom I also lost to...thanks Voltorb...

Felt good, in that my only losses of the day were to Chuck and to Richard L.

Disappointed there were no 10- elimination rounds....due to there being a "clear cut winner"

Note: there was a 15+ clear cut winner too after swiss, Jason K (6-0).

They could easily have done a top 4, as they did in 11-14 (were they ALL 3-3?) but, heh, we were tired and needed to go anyway.

Oh, and you are NOT required to use TMS software for Cities. I use it for NONE of mine.

Bullados, how much have you ACTUALLY used TMS, and analyzed its pairings versus the suggested pairings? For a small event with no age considerations, yeah, it runs fine...get to a larger event, and the flaws begin to REALLY show!

If this would have been done by hand, or backed up by hand, it would have been obvious about the 15+ player playing in 10-.

More to come!

Vince

Ice'Cold
01/17/2005, 10:49 AM
Yes, TMS is definitely not a very efficient program. Im curious though as to how you run such large events by hand?

Vince: I would have dont top2, in fact after I realised what had happend I was giong to cut to t2 in the 10-, t4 would have been the top 50% and that just didnt seem right. Anyways there is actually a logical (well in my mind logical) reason for why there was not a cut in the 10-. If you want to hear it, feel free to pm me.
But anyways this turned out pretty good, great attendance and lots of original decks made it to the finals. Glad you made it vince, but I didnt get a chance to have you sign anything for ebay...oh well.

dld4a
01/17/2005, 03:01 PM
O.K. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I had only gotten 5 hours sleep since I woke up Friday through Sunday night after the tourney. So I went to bed at 10:00 o'clock last night and did not wake up until 11:30 this morning. Then I had something I had to do. Thank you all for your patients both yesterday and this morning. Thank you all very much for all the nice comments about the tourney. The mistake with the TMS happened because I was entering all the players into the pre-registration file and then I was going to add pre-registered players to the main tournament file from that file. Which was supposed to give me a way to double check that I had all the players entered. It would have had I done it properly. I had two new players show up at 1:00 PM when the tourney was supposed to start. Since I had about 5 minutes of work yet to do and Iím trying to grow the popularity of Pokemon in the area, I decided to ask a couple of people to real quick help them with deck lists. I had entered these last two players into the pre-registration file, but forgot to hit the save button. Then I opened up a regular tournament file and through it accessed the saved pre-registration file (that did not yet contain the two new players) and added them to the tourney, not realizing that it was an incomplete file. Luckily it was two players and they were both in the same age group so when it became apparent what I had done I just paired them for the first round. In order to fix this I had to hit the save button on the pre-registration file, call up a new tourney file, add the newly saved pre-registration file, hit the finish button, hit the new round button, Hit the manual pairing button, then completely break down the entire tournament and repair it exactly the same as the first setup with the two new players added at the end. Waiting for the new players to get their deck lists filled out delayed the start 20 minutes. I almost had all the work in redoing the first round (remember the whole time Iím doing it people are reporting the results of their matches and I have to record them on the original tourney set up) when the first round finished. There was a 10-minute delay between the first and second rounds because of this. Most of the delays were by far because of sudden death matches. At the end of two different rounds there were 2 sudden death matches. At the end of two other rounds there were 1 sudden death match each. And there was a sudden death match at the end of one of the final cut rounds.
(Jason, even though you werenít involved Ė You resolve effects of attacks first. Always have, always will)

Thank you Richard (Tuxedoblack) for loaning the sweetest little girl a deck and helping her fill out the list. She didnít win a game all day, but I could tell she had the time of her life. That made the whole thing worth while right there!

Thanks to my children Michael (MetronOob) and Natasha for all the help they gave me all day long.

Thanks to Adam for judging.

Thanks to the store for putting up with us (even though they didnít have the tables and chairs they said they would and we had to go to my house at the last minute and get what turned out to be just barely enough to get us by).

Final results:
40 players all together
-10 8 players
11-14 6 players
15 + 26 players

-10 (very sorry, I should have done a top cut. I took the advice of my head judge. It sounded wrong at the time but I wasnít thinking clearly enough. Again very sorry.)
1st Quin
2nd Troy
3rd Adrew
4th Zakary


11-14
1st Jessica
2nd Trevor
3rd Immy
4th Matt

15+
1st Kyle
2nd Jason
3rd Sean
4th Rob (Super job creating an origanal deck and running it very well. I doubt this is the last we'll see of this deck!)

meganium45
01/17/2005, 03:17 PM
Jessica Lucas!! WOW!!! She must have read my report about her being a "player to watch", and there she goes taking Chicago!!!

If 10- had gone to a top 4, we would not have gotten home until 3am probably. So, in retro, retro spect THANK YOU for not doing the cut!!!

It was nice to go to a good, clean event, where the players were fun to be around, and to sit back and be a player for once.

Look forward to seeing you all at States...and at regionals (at least one)...and then at Nationals...and of course...WORLDS!!!

M45

cursedinfinity
01/17/2005, 03:22 PM
CL's CC was supposed to be Chicago VS St. Louis. Looks like next time its gonna have to be Chicago VS St Louis VS Wisconsin!!! J/K Great job everyone! Sorry I couldn't stay longer.
-DaveII Good job looking forward to more
-Adam dont know if i want to thank you or kick you for that double rainbow call hahahaha! i should have remember the text on that
-Sean it was good to see you come out (u got lucky this time muhahahahaaa...)
-Congrats to Pooka
-Congrats to Jessica
-Congrats to Quinn
-Jimmy lets put that deck idea to work!
-Vince glad you and your crew came up and thanks for a great match...no hard feelings
-DaveIII...what happened man!?!


peace love and hair grease

HypnosProjectHQ
01/17/2005, 05:06 PM
CL's CC was supposed to be Chicago VS St. Louis. Looks like next time its gonna have to be Chicago VS St Louis VS Wisconsin!!! J/K Great job everyone! Sorry I couldn't stay longer.

Are you counting Team Wisconsin out? Hmmm? Don't worry guys, I'll resurrect out name with a Whitewater win on the 23rd.

CHARIZARD MASTERTRAINER
01/17/2005, 07:34 PM
I hope to second that motion...


With a vengeance Hypnosproject...lol....jk....Hopefully all of team wisconsin will be there to work on taking at least 2 out of 3 in the age groups. This Illinois player take over has to stop, so i think we might need to work on that. Overall, we just need to have fun and enjoy the games.


See ya


P.S. If I end up makin it, I will work on which pokemon(s) will be our team mascots and possible other ideas that I have been doing for a while, I'll let you guys know asap.

menoknow
01/17/2005, 09:39 PM
I believe Dave III was telling me in Manitowoc how WI has yet to win a WI CC for 15+

Illinois players better come to Whitewater in full force if they want to keep that streak alive. I know I won't get a turnout like you did in CL, I'm hoping I can get 20 anyway.

ST Pika
01/18/2005, 06:04 PM
I'll be there, along with Ice Cold- so there's 2 Chi-town peeps fo sure...

Ice'Cold
01/18/2005, 06:45 PM
Yep hopefully we'll be there.

Bigpoppabeatdown
01/19/2005, 07:45 PM
i think i've had just about enough of CC's to last me until next year, back to random leagues........

yeah it sucks that none of the STL 15+'s did well, but what can i say, i put thought into what i'd play, not just following my gut decision, and that yielded horrible results........

3-3 is horrible for me, but i'm not ashamed to admit that i lost to:
Jason (1 claydol just wasn't gonna cut it)
vince (....... lol)
Richard (blasted elusive fighting nrg, lol)

so the people that i lost to, i give mad props to, for they were the better for the day, but i promise to invoke my revenge when i see fit, lol

good job to those who won/placed

HypnosProjectHQ
01/20/2005, 03:43 AM
I believe Dave III was telling me in Manitowoc how WI has yet to win a WI CC for 15+

Illinois players better come to Whitewater in full force if they want to keep that streak alive. I know I won't get a turnout like you did in CL, I'm hoping I can get 20 anyway.

Now we've got wins in 11-14 and 15+ because of what I won last year! :clap:

Lets make ourselves a winning streak now! :biggrin: