|04/22/2010, 03:30 AM||#1|
T16 Great Lakes Regional Report
I'll skip the boring stuff and get to the report.
Way to many players in Masters, Top 32=(
I played Luxchomp
Round 1: Yvonne w/ Slopoke/Hypno/Mewtwo
I recognized her from my area a few months ago at a pre-release and knew she was a 'pokemom' so I wasn't too worried until I saw Mewtwo hit the field. After a couple turns of trying to find my Garchomp after a horrible start, 5 turns in, no supporter. I nuked it while it was on the bench and continued to 6-0 her.
Round 2: vs random?
I don't remember any of this game honestly or who it was just that I won pretty easily.
Round 3: kid from IL? w/Electivire FB/Garchomp C
This kid tried to get a huge advantage on me by disputing the dice roll at the beginning so instead of making a big deal I just re-roll and now I get to go first instead of him. I top deck a Call Energy so I'm not too angry about the situation anymore. I proceed to set-up as he struggles to get anything going. I eventually 6-0'ed him.
I wish I would have brought up the dice roll to a judge as multiple players had mention shady acts by the same player but oh well.
Round 4: Drew Holton w/Luxchomp
This match had a lot of promise as both of our set-ups were fairly decent. I think he got the turn 2 ko on my Baltoy so that slowed me down a bit. I was able to keep up with KO's for a while until I realized that 2 of my Cyrus were prized and I was never able to respond with a PromoCroak KO. There were two turns that I remember if I had my Claydol or Cyrus to draw an E-Gain and Psychic I could have taken a huge advantage but wasn't able. I tried to make him waste all his energy by Tail Coding all his energy to his Claydol with Unown G attached. He responded the following turn with the same tactic and Tail Coded my Energy to my benched Azelf. That was pretty much the game there and I believe I scooped the next turn after he took a prize.
Round 5: Sorry, I forgot your name too..From Ohio?w/DialgaChomp
I was pretty confident going into this match and had a pretty decent starting hand. He opens with 2 Garchomp C out and I knew I'd be in trouble since he would be going on the offensive. He nooked my Claydol T2 and it was down hill from there. I took a few prizes but wasn't able to muster up any steem to take control of the game. At one point in the game I was left with an Azelf, Uxie and Ambipom with no energy in play and decided to scoop.
I was really thrown off by that loss as I feel it was an easy win for me, but I was proven otherwise. I knew I had to win next round or I wouldn't make top cut. Even though a bunch of 5-3's did make it in.
Round 6: Justin Cz. w/Gyardos
I hate hate hate playing against Gyarados. It's in my blood to not be able to beat this deck, I'm not sure why but it's usually how it goes. He goes first and opens with Suicune and passes. I open with Lucario and in my hand I have, Luxury Ball, Premier Ball, DCE, Pokemon Communication, Poke Turn, SP Radar. I played Luxury Ball for Luxray, Poke turn the Lucario, promote Luxray and attach DCE. Then I played Premier Ball for Luxray X and Communication that back in for Crobat and proceed to Turn 1 his Suicune.
I felt bad for beating opponents on turn 1 but It's part of the game I've came to deal with.
Round 7: Michael? w/ Cursegar
I enjoyed playing this guy, he was very nice and pleasant to play against. He was never able to manage any kind of set-up because on my second turn i nooked his Haunter on the bench with Garchomp C and did the same thing on the next turn. Towards the end he benched a Mewtwo with Expert Belt attached and was stalling with a double Mime wall. I was really far ahead on prized so I retreated my Garchomp C and manually attached 3 energy until I was able to ko his Mime for my last prize
Round 8: Another forgotten name! Remind me!haha w/ Jumpluff
I have Ambipom and DCE in my hand and I'm praying I win the dice roll since he only has a 1 basic out. I declare heads and it's heads. He flips the Hoppip and I proceed to turn 1 him.
So I'm in top 32 as the 11th seed.
Top 32 Joel Howel(sp?) w/Gyardos
I knew he didn't play Luxray or Reversals so I was pretty confident in this match.
Game 1: I had Lucario out turn 2 and began taking prizes and I easily won this game.
Game 2: He had I think 3 Magikarp in the discard and a Gyarados attacking on his second turn. I sac'ed a few prizes until I was able to set-up. I ko'd 2 Gyarados with Expert belts attached and he was never able to recover but made the game really close.
Top 16 Andrew Mishik(sp?) w/Gyrados
Great, another one. I was told his list was odd so I was a little cautios.
Game 1: I had a horrrrrrible start. Like my 4th Bronzong start of the day. I manage to make a comback late after he has taken all but two of his prizes because he can't 1 shot my pokes since I kept them leveled up. His second to last prize was an Experty Belt so He was able to ko me the next turn.
Game 2: His play started to slow and he was trying to converse a lot more. I knew we had taken quite a lot of time in the first game and I was starting to get worried so I sped my play up. He wasn't able to get a BTS in play and that hindered his set-up greatly as I proceeded to sweep him.
Game 3: I look at my opening hand and feel I have this game whether it goes to time or not...until I get to search my deck and see my prizes. Garchomp, Luxray, Lightning, Lighting, Cyrus. I was never able to get out 2 Luxray at a time or 2 Garchomp at a time to do any major damage but I had control of the game for at least the first 4 turns. He top decked a felicity's with a 4 card hand and apparently got the best 4 cards known to man because after he was fully set up. On my following turn I was able to take a prize and I thought I had him for a bit. He top decked a Collector and got a Combee out which shocked me and proceeded to re-setup and sweep through my lackluster set-up.
GG's in all to all of my opponents. Every time I play this deck I have gotten destroyed because of bad prizes but what can you do? Haha
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|04/22/2010, 06:55 AM||#2|
After all of that play, it was CRAZY to read that the secret COMBEE tech knocked you completely out of the tourney!
THAT is the definition of a tech right there. You're holdin' on to the X-2 record and the guy pulls a tech basic from his bag of tricks and end your run :/
Report was to the point and entertaining! Thanks for taking the time to toss it up :)
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|04/22/2010, 01:17 PM||#4|
@Rogue Archetype- Ya, stupid Honey, you should be able to stop that haha
@Ren- Thanks man, you did well too. T32 out of 100+ players is nothing to be ashamed of. Um, we're not sure if we will be attending Nats this year. I know it's really close to us but unfortunately we still haven't decided.
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|04/22/2010, 01:40 PM||#5|
Wow 8 rounds? We had 220+ masters at So.Cal Regs and only did 7 rounds and top 32. Meh...
Congrats on top cutting, have to love that feeling.
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|04/23/2010, 12:57 AM||#8|
We;ll see if I play anymore this season haha
I'm thinking about taking one of my pattened breaks lol
Dustin will tell you about them.
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|04/24/2010, 06:44 AM||#9|
Nice Job getting T16. I wish you had done better, but it happens. I do see you played against my Gyarados list in R6.
I hope to see you at Nationals.
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|04/26/2010, 05:50 AM||#10|
i was confused by this for a while until i realized this was you Brandon, because we played in Rd. 2 not round 6 lol, see ya at Pre's or BR's
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