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.

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









    AND GAVE ME A STAFF BAG!!!

    I was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!

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

    [/EERIE MUSIC]

    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

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

    SLOPS
    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

    RANDOM QUOTES
    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.

    Keith
     
  3. Hatter™

    Hatter™ Active Member

    sorry you bombed, but OMGBBQ A STAFF BAG, YOU GOTTA SHOW ME WHATS IN IT AT LEAGUE!!!!
     
  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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