DukeFireBird's Worlds Adventure to Paradise!

Discussion in 'World Championships' started by DukeFireBird, Aug 13, 2007.

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  1. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    Thursday - I arrive at KOA and let me say WOW. The terminal is COMPLETELY OUTDOORS. Thats right, no building.

    I shuttle up to the Hilton with Jason K, PokePop, and others. I then attempt to find my hotel which is only less than a half mile from the Hilton, but i get lost =/. I eventually find my hotel and WOW, the size of it... I have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room, family room, all for less than 700 for 4 nights.

    I go to the Hilton and meet up with z-man and his family. We finish off his brothers deck then we go get dessert. I then go to my hotel and sleep.

    Current walking distance - 9 miles

    Friday - I wake up and meet z-man and family for breakfast, but not before I go picture taking.

    Took a few pictures and 2 videos of the arena, which looks awesome. They have the 3 divisions seperated into two high tiers and 1 low tier.

    Grinder will start at 1:00 PM Hawaii time, 4:00 PM PST, 7 EST.

    After the grinder concludes ill write for my report.

    UGH, I bombed bad

    R1 vs infercatty, i get a setup and i end up winning a close game
    R2 vs hariylutions, they disrupt my hand so severe that i cant play a single card
    R3 vs gengar, i get umbreon to help me out so i win!
    R4 vs infercatty, I get owned bad

    I drop after going 2-2.

    I decide to go volunteer and I do get a confirmed spot.

    Current walking distance - 15 miles

    Saturday - I get up and get ready for volunteering.

    Prior to volunteering, I watch the opening ceremonies (video taken) and let me say. it was AWESOME!!!

    I get put with Karl B with side events and we run 2 DS tournaments. No not DS as in Delta Species, but DS as in NINTENDO DS. First was a modified constructed which ran 4 hours. We then went into a team sealed format, which also took 4 hours.

    The mutant draft. I pull nothing good and i lose R1, Single elim... Nothing in my consolation pack

    Current walking distance - 25 miles

    Sunday - I'm also volunteering today for the MT prerelease

    All in all, we had about 300 people for the prereleases total, and alot of cool cards were pulled.
    I also went to do side event staffing, and I was overwhelmed with the amount of players for the side events.

    Dave S. and Pete D. came to me and wanted to see me about my performance for the weekend. They took me aside................................


    I was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!

    Pete and Dave, and the rest of the staff, you guys ROCK!!!


    Well, the closing ceremonies were beyond spectacular, and then I went to eat for the last meal with z-man's family, before they left.

    Current walking distance - 35 miles

    Getting to volunteer
    Meeting new friends
    Getting a staff card on volunteer status
    Z-man and his family for being so generous
    Asking Dave if he wanted a scone
    getting lost
    Z-mans brother getting 20th in grinder...only 7 slots short
    Dave giving me a free drink!!! WHOO
    Getting a staff bag for my hard work!!!

    2-2 DROP
    Not getting a free hat in the grinder.....
    Dropping from grinder and still getting paired =/
    missing my girlfriend (a_shy_girl_1999) =,<
    getting lost
    walking about 40 miles in a weekend
    Hurricane coming close to Hawaii before I leave =/
    Not getting cards signed

    Chrisbo: (Shows me a monster energy drink can in his lab coat pocket) "You know what this is?.....Pocket Monster"

    Dave S. "Chris, how old are you?" me, "24" Dave, (Hands me a coupon for a free drink) "Go get yourself something to drink"

    Jimmer - "Heres team magma", me, "Those are fighting words (shows Team Aqua wristband to Jimmer)"
  2. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    Sounds like you had a great time in Hawaii! Pete, Dave, Mike, Jimmer, Angela, Susan and the rest of PUI are great folks.

  3. Hatter™

    Hatter™ Active Member

  4. Poliwag92

    Poliwag92 New Member

    PIC of bag plz!
  5. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    ill take a pic of it and the stuff in it soon, and upload it to my photo site
  6. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    you forgot about me :'(
  7. Rainbowgym

    Rainbowgym Active Member

    I think I know youuuuuuuu.
  8. luca

    luca New Member

    i think i played you in round 2 of the grinder with vapyhama^^
  9. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    WHOOPS, how could i forget about my good friend ekiM

    !dub yrros
  10. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    :) seirrow on
  11. DL24

    DL24 New Member

    Wow, I wish I could do that
  12. JohnnyBlaze

    JohnnyBlaze New Member

    Nice how much was that hotel room with 2 Bathrooms and a Kitchen?
  13. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    ugh bust me with T3 =/
  14. Chris, awesome job scoring a staff bag for all your hard work. Sounds like the event was a blast and the overall experience is amazing. I wish i could of been there to see it. I also gotta admit the PUI staff are really cool guys.

    Too bad you bombed but you got a ton of exercise and got to stay in a very nice hotel. Cant wait to play against ya next year at worlds 08 in orlando.

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