I got there with a little time to spare so I talked with Adrian, Gino, and Mike and some of the other people there. Adrian and Gino played a few games and we waited for the tourney to start, god forbid it starts on time(which it never has.) Round 1: ?? - Weavile/Blissey I start out with Stantler and Ralts on the bench. She starts out with Sneasel. I don't remember the early rounds too much, but she warp pointed my stantler when it had 40 on it, and I got up a Gardevoir and started attacking so she couldn't use Weavile's power to power Blissey up. Eventually I got the LV X up. With only having a few cards in her hand and not being able to top deck anything, I eventually won with Gallade in the end against her Chansey. 1-0 Round 2: ?? - Kingdra EX She starts out with Spearow, and I start out with Stantler. I get a fairly slow setup, but she's delta calling things with her fearow and getting setup too, so it wasn't a big deal. Eventually I get out a Gallade and start attacking her Kingdra's. She has one kingdra fully powered up, which made me a little nervous. I Psycho Cut it and flipped over all but 1 of my prizes to kill her Kingdra. After that, I Sonic Bladed a few of her Kingdra's because I know I can just clean up with either Gardevoir LV X or Gallade. I warp pointed her active she intended to sacrafice, brought Gardevoir up, leveled it up to the LV X and used Bring Down to bring down one of the Kingdra I sonic bladed earlier. She draws and realizes that she can't do anything to keep me from doing that to her next Kingdra. 2-0 Round 3: Con Le - Nidoqueen/Gardevoir He starts out with Chimecho(Which he only runs 1), I start out with Ralts. I go first, attach and use Smack. He draws 1 with Chimecho. He realizes that with nothing on his bench and me doing 30, it's probably over. I show him the Strength Charm in my hand. 3-0 Round 4: Johnny Blaze - Turbo Bliss He starts out with Chansey, and I start out with Stantler. He kills stantler in a couple of turns and I bring out Gallade. I kill his first Blissey by flipping over 2 prizes, and he can't draw into anything, so I kill his second the next turn. 4-0 Round 5: I start to get setup and then hear Random deck check. I was thinking alright, I have nothing to hide, and my sleeves are a little banged up, but they're pretty much the same. Next thing I know I hear them trying to DQ me because apparently one of my cards(Gardevoir) had a fold on the side. Because it was Gardevoir and not one of the other 56 cards in my deck they decide to kick me out of the tournament. Now this is my opinion on the matter. I couldn't deny there was a fold in the sleeve because they showed me the exact sleeve. It was my fault for making it easy for them to DQ me. HOWEVER, I don't agree with the penalty at all. The crime def. didn't fit the punishment. None of the people I faced came up to the people running the event and complained about my sleeves. When I talked to the opponents I faced, none of them even noticed the difference in any of the sleeves. At most, I should have got a game loss and went on to the next round as long as I re-sleeved. Just about every other penalty there is, the person gets a warning. The very first time I even have ANYTHING against my record, I'm automatically out of the tournament. I've played before, and never had a problem. I won't have to be worrying about this again because there's no way I'm letting it happen again. I think the penalty is a little severe for something that can be nitpicked however. Makes me wonder whether judges SUSPECT somebody is cheating or ACCUSE somebody of cheating. Obviously in my case it was the latter. But like I said before, my fault for letting it happen. If I didn't have something on my sleeve nobody would be able to say anything. Those are the breaks. + Mike - You didn't win on your birthday, but 4-2 isn't bad.. Adrian, Gino, Con Le, Johnny Blaze and some others - always good chillen with you guys. Undefeated Start ALMOST Top cutting - Kicked out of the tourney. The Flamer who tried to get a cheap win from Michael..It's people like that who make me not even want to play the game. NOT Top cutting I'll probably be writing another next week or something. Stay tuned.