|03/20/2005, 01:14 PM||#1|
The Healer's Return to Memphis...TN States Report
Wow...a tournament report from me is finally up! Been awhile since Iíve written one of these things, so Iím gonna have to try and remember everything that went on all day.
So on Friday, 2 members of AAB come to spend the night at my house so we can all go. Those being Josh C. and Chris W. So we mainly worked on our decks and listened to music, well actually, they listened, I sang to it. Joshís deck was the most annoying thing to fix, but we got it finally to a Crobyss deck. Gotta love some of the old school decks.
So we got up on Saturday morning and took the 4 our drive to Memphis. At one of the rest areas we stopped at, we saw this mexican guy. About two hours later when we stop at a McDonaldís, we see the same mexican. I was kinda freaked out by this turn of events. Anyways, we finally show up and meet up with other fellow AAB member Jared M. We get our deck boxes taken a picture of with the AAB sticker and fill out our deck lists. I caught up with the people I hadnít seen since worlds like David (moltres423), Colin (swanton1717), Chris (Professor Chris) and many others. So anyways, here is my deck list since I really donít plan on using it again:
Dark Flaffy x2
Dark Ampharos x3
Stevenís Advice x4
Celioís Network x3
Mr. Brineyís Compassion x2
Rare Candy x4
Desert Ruins x2
Crystal Shard x2
So the pairings for round one begin and without further ado, the Round one match was against:
1st Round: Vs. Melissa (Donphan/Ninjask deck)
So I get to go first. I start with a lone dunsparce to her active nincada and benched phanpy and swinub. I attach an electric and Strike and Run to put down a mareep, natu, and pidgey. Within about 4 turns I have a Dark Ampharos, Pidgeot, and 2 xatuís out. Dark Ampharos is active, and just crushing everything with 2 Darkness attached to it. Electrics come out and deal bigger damage and I finally win it. Good start.
2nd Round: Vs. Momma Schell (Dark Muk/Dark Ampharos)
Understand this one note, all mothers that day I called them Momma and then their last name. So we both have a bad start. She gets the better one and is getting powered up quicker. I finally get a decent start coming after a strike and run. Iím saving my life by paralyzing her active Dark Ampharos with dunsparce. Finally, the comeback begins. She is up in prizes 4 to 3 and I get the KO I need onto her Dark Ampharos. So we are tied 3 to 3. Time is called. So it comes down to the next prize. She makes the mistake of thinking that a darkness attached to her Dark Muk and using the Trickey Gymís faint attack would do 30 to a bench, but it wonít. My xatu on the bench lives with 70 damage and I next turn ATM rock her pokemon, sending back a 50 damaged pidgeot to her hand, making her pidgey KOíed and game.
3rd Round: Vs. Kyle (Blaziken/electrode/rayquaza)
Really didnít wanna go up against one of these. Unfortunatly, I do. So I get a great start. Iím taking prizes left and right thanks to Dark Amhpy. But, I didnít use my head like I should have. It was all built up to knock out the electrode ex, attach the energies to Rayquaza ex, and take everything out. Only chance I had after that was to paralyze his rayquaza ex with dunsparce, but after one tails, it was over. He wins.
Just ate some pizza, stole some of Colinís ritz cracker things, and talked with everyone so I could catch up. People wanted to see my ex girlfriend, so they saw. Finally, the next pairing are up. I need to win it out to get in.
4th Round: Vs. Momma Krekeler (Gardy ex/espeon)
And to think, Vince was laughing at me for going against his own wife. She was a very nice person to play against and respectable. She got maybe a prize or two against me, but wow she hated those ATM rocks. I used all four against her, which killed like 2 espeons and a kirlia. Finally, she realizes she has lost and just concedes. Very nice to play her.
5th Round: Vs. Jeffrey (Dark Heart deck)
Now, I finally get to play against one of these things. And he beat me at the last TN States in the swiss round, but Iím not gonna let that happen, or at least try not to. We both got nice starts. He gets a Dark Dragonite and a Dark Electrode out pretty fast. I, as well, get a nice start with Dark Amphy, Pidgeot, and all 3 xatus out. We trade a few prizes, but I eventually get the best of him with a crystal shard on my dark Amhpy to KO his Dark Dragonite. From there, I took all the prizes and won it.
So the Top 8 pairings is like this:
Scott (Sceptile ex)
Me (Dark Amphy/xatu)
Jeffrey (Dark Heart)
I do believe that these go in order. I might have mixed up Ben and Chris with their seeds and Kyle and Brian with theirís, but I know that they had those opponents. So as it says above, Iíve got Scott (BigPoppaBeatDown)
Top 8: Vs. Scott (Sceptile ex)
Match one: This was the longest match of the day for me. It took over 45 minutes just to finish it. We both trade hits, left and right. Both of us coming up with one thing to do after another. Iím so lost the details of this match because it took that long. As I do recall though, I finally dropped his with another Shock Bolt from Dark Amphy to take the game.
Match two: We never got to finish it when time was called. Due to that, since I won game one, I was announced winner of it. Wow, great first game Scott, that was my game of the day.
So Colin wins his match, Ben wins his, and Chris wins his. As the #5 seed, I must face...Colin *sigh*
Top 4: Vs. Colin (VEX/Glalie)
No point in going into details. He injured his finger because our first match so I yelled out for someone to get the man a band-aid. He got it, and I healed him. See...I am a healer. But as for the matches, he took me down without breaking a sigh or sweat. Beat me down because of no luck of what I was getting.
So Colin goes on to lose to Ben in the finals and we have a new 15+ TN State champion...but just not from TN. Oh well, could have gone to someone worse, like someone from MS lol just playing MS people. Anyways, fun time. Only one bad thing happened, but Iím not going into details on that for only Ben know about it. After the event, we drive back, and I sleep. Fun times. Well here is the props and slops:
Ben for winning the event
For meeting my friends again
For AAB on a strong finish
A nice lunch
My healing powers of getting that band-aid
Bad hands against Colin
My Father for being the jerk he is
Thatís all from me. Next post might just be Regionals. Til next time
|03/20/2005, 03:03 PM||#2|
Hey Brandon =D Thanks for the healing. Sorry for the horrible games we had =( I'm sorry to hear about the incident, and I hope you know that I will always be happy to listen and I will try to be as comforting as possible. Can't wait to see you again =D
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|03/20/2005, 04:04 PM||#3|
You did a great job on saturday, and I'm glad I finally got to really meet you. We've only been able to talk a few times before, but saturday was fun. Thanks for healing my man Colin, because it wouldn't have been fair to beat a injured opponent =) You should hit me up on aim sometime...
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|03/20/2005, 09:20 PM||#4|
"Oh, you have a son playing?"
*unenthusiastic tone* "Yes."
"Who is it?"
"The one with the black eye liner"
"Oh, you mean Brandon?"
"We usually just say the one with the black eye liner so people know who we're talking about"
Best parental convo ever.
Way to stink as much as me! But I'm one up on you now, I defended my MS State title successfully! Report to come soon!
|03/21/2005, 01:45 PM||#5|
Colin- We will have a rematch one day and it won't be as bad as ours were. And your welcome again for the healing
Ben- Thanks for keeping the secret. Glad to see that you won
Chris- Was that a real convo? I would be shocked if you say yes
|03/22/2005, 11:24 AM||#7|
yo healer, at least i got to entertain ya throughout the matches, rofl
"how can u kill women & children??"
"easy, u just don't lead 'em as much"
"what do u tell someone with two black eyes? nothing, they've already been told twice"