I made it to the nationals once. It was in China. I had some fun and everything. What ai really want to tell you is my first and most challenging battle. I entered the room. It was small and there was a lot of tension. About 2 judges were at the table just looking over it. When I first saw my opponents deck, I was startled. It was the size of a Burger-King Super-Sized cup! Maybe, 5 minutes later we got called to the table by the judges. He selected 60 cards out of his deck and so did I. He then, handed me his deck and I hand him mine. I gave it a simple cut about twice and then, gave it back to him. We shook hands you know the usual. I layed out my bench and my hand quickly, but he was taking his time. 5 minutes later the match begun. We used the coin. I called heads and I won so it was my turn. The Pokémon I was using now was Tepig. I put in an energy and casted a normal tackle. The opponents pokemon was a torchic. He put a damage counter on his torchic and used peck. I put my damage counter on and we continued. I put in 2 energy's and used Rollout. He put his damage counters on and used Fireworks. He was winning now. By 10 Hit Points. I then realized that I had a Pignite in my bench. I only had 1 energy though in my bench. If I wasted it then what would I do? I had no choice though(In my mind). I put in the energy and evolved. That's it! Sorry I couldn't finish it! It's late now and I have to go to sleep! Bye!