|01/19/2009, 08:58 AM||#1|
3rd place CC-report from Oslo, Norway
The night before the tournament I had thrown together a Dusknoir/Bronzong-deck just out of my mind. I had no time to test it before I went to bed, but I felt pretty comfortable that it should be be alright.
Here's my list, btw:
3 Duskull (1 Shiny/1 SF/1 SW) (I borrowed both the SW and the shiny, 'cause my little brother used all our SW ones)
2 Duclops (1 of each SF)
3 Dusknoir (2 SF holo and 1 SF #17) (no DP because everyone would think I use it anyway)
1 Dusknoir Lv. X
2 Bronzor SF
2 Bronzong MD
2 Baltoy GE
2 Claydol GE
4 Sableye SF
3 Unown G
3 Rare Candy
4 Bebe's Search
3 Roseanne's Research
1 Luxury Ball
4 PokéDrawer +
2 Warp Point
2 Night Maintenance
2 Moonlight Stadium
1 Team Galactic's Wager (for t1 with Sableye which I never used :p)
4 Call Energy
4 Special Darkness energy (for Sableye)
6 Psychic energy
So, to the day of the tourney.
We should register for the tournament at 10 a.m, so my friends Oscar and Jon Oscar, my brother Syver and I took the 8.44 train to Oslo (only one train a hour at Sundays ). We waited at the location for like 45 minutes - 1 hour or something, and I playtested once against Jon Oscar before the tourney began.
(I play in senior)
Round 1 vs. Mindaugas V. or something w. Abomasnow/BronzongI had never met this kid before, so I was pretty surprised when I saw that he used Obama.
I started with Sableye, but he started with a 60 HP Snover. He got setup a bit fater than me, but it soon became clear that he had no idea how to play his deck. Once he had gotten 3 energy at his Obama he started hitting me for 60 instead of continuing spreading. My Dusknoir said thank you very much, and I knocked him with 100 damage next turn. He couldn't really make a comeback after that, and I plowed through his Pokémon.
Pretty much the same as game 1, except that I got an even better start.
Round 2 vs. Cato S. w. TyranitarOh man. I had completely forgotten to had Azelf Lv. X for this matchup, so I was pretty nervous.
He got an awfully good setup, while mine was mediocre. The game became pretty tight, but I couldn't really stand up against his swarming dinosaurs.
When we started this game, there was only about 8-9 minutes left. To have a chance to win this match I would have draw 4 prizes before time was called (to have the second game count the player who had lost the former game would have draw 4 prizes before time), so I played really fast. I got a really good setup, and managed to beat him down in only 5 minutes.
Time was called a minute after we started, so the first prize would win. I don't remember exactly how, but I managed to get it.
Lunch break, so I went down to Narvesen (a cookie to the American who knows what that is :p) and bought a hot dog.
Round 3 vs. Anna R. w. MirrorThis girl had traveled all the way from Sweden to compete in this tourney, and that's pretty cool. I have even met her once before, at Oslo Regionals last season. I lost that game, so I wanted revenge. :p
I do not remember much of this game at all, but I remember that she won 0-1 in prizes.
I t1 Sableye'd her.
I do not remember much of this game either, other than that time was called at my turn while I were ahead in prizes.
3-0! Now I really started to get expectations.
Round 4 vs. Christian R. H. a.k.a Hauken (the Hawk) w. MachampI was so happy when I saw that I should meet him, because Machamp is nearly autowin for me.
I won, don't remember how.
Round 5 vs. David H. J. w. Gliscor/Tech (including Weawile )
Both of us were 4-0, so we were both in top 4 even before the match.
It is a very tight game, and it eventually comes down to 1-2 in prizes. I am very careful not to do a misplay, but when both David and I understand that as long as I do not do anything stupid, I will win, he scoops.
There are less than 10 minutes left, and David plays really fast to get 4 prizes before time. He nearly makes it, but time is called at my turn when he was ahead 3-6 in prizes. Really good game.
5-0! Undefeated in swiss! I have only done that once before, and then it was only 4 swiss rounds.
Top 4 is:
1. Me -Dusknoir/Bronzong
2. Hammas - IDK
3. David - Gliscor
4. Huy - Tyranitar
Oh, what a lucky guy I am. 5-0 in swiss, and then I'm going to face Tyranitar in top 4.
Top 4 vs. Huy D. w. Tyranitar
He gets an early control over the game thanks to my weakness, and when I realise that there's no chance of a comeback, I scoop.
I t1 Sableye his Larvitar.
He easily beats me down, and even though I play a really good game, I lose horribly.
Oh well, I got an third place. That's better than any other of my CCs this year, so I'm happy. I pulled a Machamp Lv. X and 2 PokéDrawers in my four boosters as well, so I can't say that there's any reason to be disapointed.
Last edited by Zyklon; 01/19/2009 at 11:32 AM.