well that was definitely an interesting day yesterday.... as many of u might remember, before my City Championship tourney, many odd things occurred.... -the thursday before, a black cat walked right past me while walking to a class.... -the morning of the CC, i smack my head against an awning... -i won the CC.... well i got kinda freaked out when on last thursday, while driving, a black cat runs right in front of me... and yesterday morning, i smacked my head against a fixture at Psyduck's house.... so logically, i was HAPPY and hoping that history repeats itself ok, here's the deck that i used for the SC STEAM 12 water 4 multi -16- 4 mudkip (gun) 2 marshtomp (sonic) 3 swampert (holo) 2 swampert ex 2 suicune ex 2 skitty 2 delcatty 3 dunsparce 1 latias ex 1 wobber 1 ditto -23- 4 oracle 3 reporter 3 POR 2 cat 2 fisherman 1 TV 2 switch 3 rare candy 1 shard -21- ROUND 1- i won the CC, so I get a BYE..... so i just sit there.. 1-0 ROUND 2 vs PAT(nikepk) sceptile/ex/muk ex well in all honesty, i couldn't get anything and his deck was an exact counter to my deck, it was quick and very painful 1-1 ROUND 3 vs Neil kingdra/politoad well i think that it would've been a great challenge had he gotten set up, but turn 2 i had a delcatty, 2 swamperts and an active suicune..... and he never got out a kingdra.... he did get a politoad, but it was too little, too late 2-1 ROUND 4 vs Clay amphy ex/azurill well in all honesty, i was rather intrigued by this deck, but it did run rather smoothly it appeared.... but I got out a swampert ex and he could never take it out.... 3-1 Round 5 vs CHAD (psyduck) blaze/eggs I was truly and justifiably worried about this deck, but i was relieved when chaddy couldn't draw an energy for his life and my suicune was able to ward off those evil eggs...... lol 4-1 Round 6 vs Newman salamence/aero ex well we just agreed to draw since we'd both be guaranteed to get into the t8.... 4-1-1 well we got a few minutes to regain our composure, and then the top 8 were announced 1-anthony (sceptile/ex/dustox) 2-PAT (nikePK) 3-me 4-newman 5-Keith (mewtwo ex/TA mightyena?) 6-tony (kingdra/ex) 7-??? 8-Chaddy (psyduck) well the top 8 got seeded and paired for best of 3, hour long rounds.... quarterfinals vs Tony well i don't remember much about this except for i got absolutely awesome draws and tony didn't, and the match only lasted about 15 minutes..... but there was an unlimited tourney starting so i gave him my slowking/sneasel deck to use for it and he won the whole thing) -the other results were chad over anthony, newman over keith, and pat over ??? semifinals vs Pat this was by far one of the best matches that i have ever played in..... though i really didn't want to play against him since his deck was really a true counter to my deck (not intentionally).. game 1- all in all, i held my ground, but he got set up just as i did and the weakness/resistance factor was just too overpowering 0-1 game 2- well i figured out how to beat it.... knock out the treekos.... turn 3 i get out a swampert ex with 3 waters on it and i just kept picking off his treekos before he could evolve.... and he kept trying to paralyze me with sparce since he couldn't draw nrg, and he had 3 muk es's out, just waiting to knock me out..... after i pick off a muk ex, he picks off my swampert, but i was able to bring up a latias and ko for the win..... (he said afterwards that he didn't even realize that i had 1 prize left, and made some remarks about me knocking off his poor little treekos) 1-1 game 3- i don't remember how this exactly went but i know that pat couldn't draw an nrg for his life 2-1 -chad beat newman in the other semi FINAL ROUND vs Chad (psyduck) game 1- well my swampert's weakness to grass hurt when he got set up and just beat me down horribly....0-1 game 2- i had some trouble trying to get my mudkips, and soon figured out why, 2 were in my prizes, but when i finally did get them, it was too little, too late and i conceded well in the end, i got 2nd and chaddy won the whole thing, but before we started, we agreed to split the prizes (27 packs a piece regardless of who won) and i pulled 3 ex's out of them all (swampert, raikou and a BLAZE ) along with that i traded the binder and mini binder from the VIP package for 2 holo blazes, then i traded one of my *** TATM nrgs for another blaze, then i traded VINCE(M45) for another blaze ex and i got 3 ninetails in the same span.... any guesses on the next deck that i'm working on? mad props go out to...... -VINCE for judging a great tourney -four points hotel for hosting the tourney and for giving us unlimited icewater with glasses and for having a great deal on our lunch..... 12 for 2 pizzas unlimited toppings (me, pat and chad split 2 pizzas) -pat...... dude, i have no idea how i beat u..... i'm still befuddled.... -everyone i played -vince again for trading me a BEX and then giving me the stack with another one in it... lol -everyone that traded me the things that i wanted mad slops go out to....... -newman for saying that my deck wasn't original, even though me and chad worked on it w/o outside help -newman again for saying that he didn't want me or chad to win it, just because -a black cat and smacking my head for not coming through for me again........ lol well my fingers hurt now, so i hope this got u informed.... once again, congrats chaddy!!!