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YoungJohn06
07/18/2004, 03:58 PM
Alright here's my deck I used

Walrein:

Pokemon: 19

x4 Spheal
x3 Sealeo
x4 Walrein
x4 Dunsparce
x2 Feebas
x2 Milotic

Trainers: 26

x4 oracle
x4 Tv Reporter
x3 Copycat
x3 Stevens Advice
x3 Rare Candy
x3 Desert Ruins
x2 Crystal Shard
x1 Town Volunteers
x1 Ancient Technical Machine (Rock)
x1 Desert Shaman
x1 Switch

Energy: 15

x13 Water
x2 Double Rainbow Energy

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Yeah so I decided to run Walrein as I am so tired of Blaziken I would have died if I had to play that giant fire breathing chicken one more game, and I'm glad I ditched it. Walrein did very, very well for me especially for having so little Blaziken in the area... which I heard otherwise =p coughthankswoopercough. lol just kidding I don't care I would have played it anyway.

Anyway so we headed out Friday night at like 10PM to pick up Chris Fulop from Zanesville Ohio and we got to him about midnightish... since it was dark it took longer than the 7 hours Mapquest thought it would to get to Rockville... we didn't get there til like 8:00 am so we both played in this with no sleep at all.

So we get there at 8:00 ish get some food from the hotel (mostly bacon lol) and make final touches to decks and make sure they are running how we want. Get in there meet up with some people. Adam, Mike, Luke, Brad, Spencer, and some other people I can't remember. We scoped out decks I realize everyone is not playing Blaziken... joy. I stuck with Walrein tho cause like I said I can't even stand to look at the blaziken crap right now.

So on to games.

Round 1 - Some guy I don't know the name of with a Gengar/Fossil deck.

I get out fast with Milotic only and start attacking him turn 2 and kill the Haunter like turn 3... and he had a lone fossil from there so I won next turn.

1-0

Round 2 - Can't remember the name but he played Blaziken .

I got out very fast the only thing he could get was Bex and Walrein/ruins just took care of that

2-0

Round 3 -

I believe his name is Bryan with Gardevoir.

Well I got up with some walreins and stuff pretty fast with Desert ruins and he didn't have a counter gym so that hurt his gex a bit... The speed of the walrein and the damage/not attacking deal got to be too much and he couldn't keep up with it... I eventually knocked everything out thanks to my sealeo killing a bench gardy and putting the active in range for a ko for walrein. ;x

3-0

Round 4 - Sean Gagnon (professor CFK) with Blaziken.

He got a God hand but my luck/hand was better lol. He started with dunsparce but I went first put him to sleep he stayed there. Turn 2 I drop candy on walrein and attach and crush draw for game. Sorry it was so fast man.

4-0

Round 5 - Johnny Anderson (physics Squirrel) with Swampert

I asked if he wanted to ID since it was going to garantee us in but he said no... it didn't work out so well for him. It was a pretty even game and then he made a mistake that lost him the match. I had a walrein with a DRE and water and 0 damage... he had Suicune ex out with 60 damage on it I had 2 prizes remaining and he hit my walrein for 100... I knocked out Suicune Ex for game. Sorry man.

5-0

Round 6 - Eric Craig with Shiftry.

He didn't want to ID either but that's fine... he had friends that didn't want him to ID cause it could hurt them on getting in so he didn't which I had no problem with he had a good reason. :)

We both got up fairly well but Walrein has a lot of problems with Shiftry... Time got called and he was 2 prizes up. I don't know how it would have gone had we had time to finish but it was a good game.

5-1

Top 16:

Steven Silvesto with Gardevoir/Gorebyss

Game 1: I got up fast with Walrein on like turn 2... not much he could do he got a slow start so it wasn't a very good game but not because of him because of the crappy draws.
Game 2: It appears luck has changed lol... I now have the crap draw and he has the good luck. Sooooo I was now on the side of the beating stick and he won.
Game 3: I won on turn 2 with Walrein against a clamperl.... sorry the games sucked man. GL to ya at worlds!

6-1

Top 8:

Bryan again with Gardevoir:

Game 1:Once again I get up he is smarter and doesn't play the gex... but still couldn't keep up with the massive amount of damage I'm putting on and it's collecting big time on his pokemon and I got up pretty fast... so I won with a small fight.
Game 2: Bout the same thing I got up fast and Walrein just kinda took over.
GGs.

7-1

Top 4 -

Chris Fulop with Metagross

Game 1- He just kills me I barely am able to put up any kind of a fight.
Game 2- I use Milotic as it's my only shot and I get it out turn 2 attacking and he got some bad draws and ended up conceding so we could get a third game in.
Game 3- He pretty much dominated but time was called and they wanted us to play sudden death... however I just conceded it he had me beat in the third game so there was no way I was gonna maybe get lucky on a sudden death thing and luck out of the loss.

7-2 I end there but I finish in third and since Eric Craig already has a trip it gets passed down to me.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY I GOT THE TRIP FINALLY! :D

Props/Slops

Props:

Me for getting the trip
Fulop for getting the trip
Eric for winning the whole thing
Adam for getting an Invite
My mom for driving us there and back
The event staff. They were great and I had a blast

Slops:

The friggen ants in our hotel room that decided to invade the bathroom
The long drive =p
Metagross for being metagross and Shiftry for being Shiftry =p

ToysRUsKid
07/18/2004, 04:02 PM
awesome job, gl later, playtest for worlds later ;p. though i donno im going ;p

Sensei
07/18/2004, 04:04 PM
YJ, great job to you (and all the others as well). You did great and were a class act for the show of sportsmanship.

See ya at World`s.

`Sensei

YoungJohn06
07/18/2004, 04:07 PM
Thanks. :)

Freddy K.
07/18/2004, 04:40 PM
awesome job YJ, time for you to post on the 'bring a card' thread now!

Congratulations and look forward to meeting you at Worlds...

~fK

JohnnyBlaze
07/18/2004, 04:49 PM
Good job YJ C'ya at Worlds.

JediDrew
07/18/2004, 04:50 PM
GJ dude, We gotta do some playtesting for worlds now.

Whicker
07/18/2004, 04:51 PM
nice job
see ya at Worlds
even though you probably won't have a clue who I am

PokePop
07/18/2004, 05:01 PM
And a congrats in general to all the top players.
I haven't heard anything either at the event or here on the boards about "this one cheated" or "that one did that" like we've seen from some other events. Everyone acted with great sportsmanship!

SuperWooper
07/18/2004, 05:16 PM
Great job, YoungJohn. Nice to meet you there. I don't know where all the Blaziken went. 0.o

GJ again, hope you do just as well, if not better, at Worlds!

~Wooper

Cyrus
07/18/2004, 05:21 PM
Yes, mistah Wetz! Good job =)

I got my invite tooooooooooo, so I'll be going! If TRUK goes, then it'll be a fine weekend for those who were screwed time n' time again. Yayness!

psycodad
07/18/2004, 05:49 PM
YJ
It sounds like a broken record but congrats to you. Cya @ worlds

Pooka
07/18/2004, 06:19 PM
Great job John! I knew Walrein was the right choice for you. ;D Finally, you can get to Worlds. I'll see you there. =D

jim d3010
07/18/2004, 06:32 PM
great job John, see you @ WORLDS. james steven & jake

YoungJohn06
07/18/2004, 07:23 PM
Thanks guys lol it was such a relief getting to top 4 I was like :D

Broken record???

TheCrossFormatKid
07/18/2004, 07:47 PM
Congrats Jon, I wasnt even expecting you to show up O_o

P.S.
This post is dedicated to pichu :'(
R.I.P

Cyrus
07/18/2004, 07:59 PM
P.S.
This post is dedicated to pichu :'(
R.I.P

You mean your plush pichu died?! =O

nikePK
07/18/2004, 11:47 PM
HeeeeeeyeeeeaaaaahhhhH!!!!!

Nice job man. It'll be awesome to see you at Worlds after meeting you irl at Nats ^_^

psycodad
07/19/2004, 03:32 AM
YJ
My age is showing, back in the day records, you know, the black pieces of vinyl that rap artist scratch with, not CDs, were used for music. If they got damaged, they repeated the same thing over and over and over, hence the term "like a broken record". Now I think I'll go listen to a few 8 track tapes, open my social security check, and watch some Twilite Zone.........

Adv1sor
07/19/2004, 05:36 AM
Grats to you YJ and a very good report.

CFK, what happened to Pichu?

Feraligatr
07/19/2004, 06:37 AM
YoungJohn06 great job!!! Glad to hear you made third and got the trip!!! See ya at Worlds.

TheCrossFormatKid
07/19/2004, 06:48 AM
YoungJohn06 great job!!! Glad to hear you made third and got the trip!!! See ya at Worlds.

Pichu was involved in a scavenger hunt gone wrong. He was hidden, and then stolen from his hiding place :(

Physics Squirrel
07/19/2004, 07:26 AM
Poor Pichu...

Great job YJ. Nice meeting you. That was the stupidest move I made all day with the Suicune ex XP. But it didn't make much difference (except my record placed me against a Sceptile ex deck. Gah... OH well. 11th isn't bad. Plus, did you know? My brother took 1st in 11-14. Yayness. Looks like it's the t8 grinder for me. And I'm sticking with Swampy all the way.

annisarich
07/19/2004, 07:34 AM
I am glad you got in YJ.

Your a class act at every event.

SteveP
07/19/2004, 08:27 AM
Interesting...

So, how come they wanted you to go sudden death after the third game when time was called? Were they ignoring incomplete games?

If that was the case, I applaud your decision to concede. Personally, I dislike the idea of ignore incomplete games. Regardless, you got your free trip, and that's what's most important.

YoungJohn06
07/19/2004, 03:52 PM
Ahh I got ya psycho dad lol. =p

Thanks again guys. I'm so happy to finally have gotten the invite/trip lol.


I don't know why they wanted sudden death... all I know is that would have been the cheapest way to win if I had gotten lucky in the sudden death cause he had 1 prize left I had all 6... there was no way I was going to win that and the only way I would end up moving on was if we had to play the sudden death thing... not worth it IMO. :) :cool:

Martin
07/19/2004, 08:55 PM
Great deck. You earned the trip.

Lawman
07/20/2004, 07:34 PM
Great job YJ!! The walrus thinks highly of you.

Keith

PokePop
07/20/2004, 09:49 PM
I don't know why they wanted sudden death...

It's sensei's fault! He made us do it! :p

Actually, I can't think of one match (in 15+, anyway) where the outcome was different than it would have been just going with prizes on the 3rd game.

meganium45
07/20/2004, 10:00 PM
Allright! Another Tennessee Player heading to worlds...you complete the set (1 15+, 1 11-14, and 2 10-)

See you there! you have to paint FZ's nails!!!

LOL

M45

plaidlesspez
07/21/2004, 08:16 PM
Hey John, awesome job getting the trip. We should've duked it out for the trip, but I'm sure you would've beat me since Milotic could just pwn my stuff. My head was tired from thinking soo much during the day too. It was nice meeting you, you are a nice guy. I hope I'll see you again at Worlds!

YoungJohn06
07/22/2004, 01:45 AM
Thanks Adam. Hopefully I'll see you at worlds.

Tyranitar666
07/22/2004, 08:07 PM
Meganium- Yeah, YJ is from Dayton, OH. Ohio now has me, him, Drew, David and Jim going, and Tom has an invite if he can go too. Worlds in gonna be a blast.

RainbowRichards
07/24/2004, 12:30 PM
Pichu was involved in a scavenger hunt gone wrong. He was hidden, and then stolen from his hiding place :(

See my new post here (http://www.pokegym.net/showthread.php?p=110613#post110613) to learn of the "Happy Ending"!!!