MD T16 Report

Discussion in 'Regional Championships' started by drmario, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. drmario

    drmario New Member

    I'm gonna start this out by saying that losing on time is probably the worst way to lose a match. -_-. So anyway my family and I drive up to Rockville for regionals. We get their like 20 minutes before the store opens and have to stand in a LONG line of people waiting to get in. After I get a tauros from Jordan Hill, I was ready to register. I'm not really going to go into much detail on the swiss rounds since I don't remember much of it. I was playing Magmortar/Blaziken.

    I win my first 2 rounds then we have a lunch break.

    Round 3 vs. Jordan Hill (mag/blaze)

    This was my worst start of the day. I had one magmar and a hand full of energies, he had a mew *. He went first did 40 and I topdecked a celio's and played it for a pachirisu. After that I didn't get another supporter for turns and couldn't really get set up. He wins.


    Round 4
    I don't remember anything from this round. I did win it though.


    Round ? vs. Dan Conn. (Nidoqueen/Nidoking)
    Dan is a notoriously slow player. I had a slow start. He played slow. Eventually I got it down so we were tied on prizes. Time ran out. I played a steven's advice for 6. If I had drawn a rare candy I would've won. Of course sticking with the theme of the day I didn't draw it. -_- After Dan I was 3-2. I do not really remember the order of the next two people.

    Round ? . vs. Danny M. (empoleon with cessation)
    Normally Empoleon with cessation isn't a real problem because I can use smash-short for 70. Of course with the luck I was having all day I got a tauros start. He does t2-3 cessation and I have to waste a celio's to take a pachirisu. I end up having tauros and pachy in play for the whole battle so I was somewhat handicapped by that. I manage to get some good draws and overwhelm with the scrambles.


    Round 6 vs. someone with a garchomp deck
    I had a bad start but after she takes a few prizes I just use scramble to overwhelm her.

    Round 7 vs. Luke Reed (using an SD. Same one Pramawat was using)
    This was a must win for me if I wanted to make top cut. Obviously this SD is meant to beat my deck (and of course gardy). I got what I though was a bad start and told him. Then for the whole battle he was going on about how I said I had such a bad start. It did turn out to be a very good start. I got an early blaziken and managed to snipe a key part of his deck. The other one was in prizes and he was never able to get set up. I get 7 energies on a magmortar and KO an ex and take 2 prizes. After that he concedes.

    So I made the top 16 with a 5-2 record. My losses were against Jordan Hill (6-1) and Dan Conn (6-1) so both legit losses.

    Top 16

    I am playing against a magmortar/typhlosion, so it's essentially a mirror so if neither player misplays it pretty much comes down to who draws better.

    In the first match we both get decent set-ups. His is slightly better though. This was a very close match. We both had 2 prizes left and he was set up to KO my active then flame bluster a benched. Their was nothing I could do to stop it.

    I get a great start in this one and run over him. He ends up conceding to save some time.


    We only have 15 minutes for this round so it will come down to who gets a faster start. He chooses to go first. On his second turn he has 2 magmortar, 1 typhlosion and a claydol. I was not happy. :(. I had a decent but slower set-up. We both have 4 prizes when time is called and it was his turn. He had an active magmortar lv. x with 4 energies on it. Flame Bluster FTW. If I had more time I probably would have been able to win this one, but unfortunately we only get 1 hour for top cut.

    So that was my regionals experience. -_-. I probably lost in the worst way possible. For me time is the absolute worst way to lose. And BTW Dave Schwimmer > Mike Leisik. :p

    Leisik (sp?) not ruling out T64 at Nats. :biggrin:.
    Spencer winning with my cards.
    Pulling a Cresselia Lv. X from my 9 prize packs

    Mike Leisik not buying everyone pizza like Dave Schwimmer did last year.
    Losing twice on time
    A LOT of time in between rounds
    Losing twice on time.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  2. Guille90

    Guille90 New Member

    GJ buddy, losing on time is %$ยจ#%$.
  3. pikachu*

    pikachu* New Member

    Hey Good Job Mate, Wheres my name in your props lol :p.
  4. drmario

    drmario New Member

    What are you talking about?
  5. SuperWooper

    SuperWooper New Member

    Hey, I stuck you in there with that handy edit button!

    Nice job last week. Time is definitely a lame way to lose - but it's an equally lame way to win. Not everybody who beats you on time is an awful monster. ;)

    Get those blinders on, Nats is fast approaching.
  6. drmario

    drmario New Member

    Yes. You did. Maybe I'll let you off the hook. nats is approaching and we don't know most of the MD cards. :/
  7. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    Time does suck, especially this format. Not a bad job considering everything.

    What is this about Liesik not ruling out T64?
  8. Rew

    Rew Active Member

    you kn ow what is even worse... you are tied in prizes and then you get Brought Down with Gardevoir. I did that to someone and felt pretty bad...
  9. drmario

    drmario New Member

    When I asked him about T64 at nats he didnt rule it out. Ive forgotten his exact words, but he didnt say no. :biggrin:
  10. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    Did he say something along the lines of "I will neither confirm nor deny..."?
  11. drmario

    drmario New Member

    No it was more along the lines of leaning toward not doing it but not ruling it out.
  12. ninetales1234

    ninetales1234 <a href="

    GJ, Peter.
    Who was it you played against?:wink:

    Yeah right.:rolleyes: Maybe he was just trying to shut you up.

    Feels good to be responsible for someone else's win doesn't it?

    Yeah, don't know what happened there. The printer seemed to be working fine. I can assure you that David, Portia, Ryan and I had nothing to do with it. And Kevin and Laurel were doing stuff the whole time. No one was messing around. In one of the rounds, we had to talk about drops, and whether a player could be dropped by his parent and whether a dropped player could be added again. Other than that, I couldn't tell ya what happened. I can't imagine it was due to judges not handing in match slips, cos I think the software guy would've said something about it.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2008
  13. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    No props to Guille or TBA?
  14. Guille90

    Guille90 New Member

    No, cuz we are bad :(
  15. DarthPika

    DarthPika New Member

  16. drmario

    drmario New Member

    I wasn't a member yet.
  17. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    Oh, but Guille should still get props for.. yknow.
  18. drmario

    drmario New Member

    You are soooo not funny. -_-
  19. Guille90

    Guille90 New Member



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