Nats Report (Seniors 5th place+Invitation Canadian Nats)

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  1. Dual_Draw

    Dual_Draw New Member

    2 Weeks Before Nationals:
    Introduced to playing over MSN, really easy but no conference calls, so introduced to Skype, massive play testing from here on out. And Rock Band of course.

    1 Week Before Nationals:
    Okay, set on Empoleon, now fixing my list US Nats just passed, and Empozong was pretty popular and doing well, so I fit a 1-1 into the deck along with a Holon’s Castform (OMG SAVED ME 1000 GAMES). More play testing, rock band is ignored.

    Day Before:
    Okay list set, testing has been going well, able to score multiple KOs in one turn (4 3 KO’s and 2 4 KO’s), so yeah Empoleon/Omastar/Bronzong it is.

    Night Before: Impossible to sleep, excitement or something, only get 4 and a half hour. >_>. So I really can’t remember everything 100%.

    Day of:
    Over-estimated traffic and got there WAY TOO EARLY (7:30 and the room wasn’t even open). So then we got ready, waited etc. etc. and the doors open, then we have to do Deck Checks, even though the judge miscounted my trainers, everything else went fine and that was corrected. Lucario-Master runs Torterra/Sceptile (Netdeck), and blitz101 runs Tyapemortar Lv.X (don’t ask).

    Round 1: VS Electivire and Garchomp
    Okay I’m scared, R1 electric, this was hard to remember up until the point where he was up 4-1 in prizes with 10 minutes left, I make a HUGE comeback attacking and de-evolving with Omastar. Then it’s 1-1 times is called, last turn I Warp Point to push up Bronzor and evolve now he has a Minun SW with 2 Counters on it on the bench, Pain Amplifier, Cursed Alloy, he has 6 Energies on Electivire LV.X (SW) he needs 2 heads, he gets 1 Heads FTL. Cursed Alloy, Pain Amplifier, GG, GG.


    Round 2: VS Gardevoir Gallade (Unsure whether PLOX or GG)
    He gets T4: Claydol, 2 Gallade, 2 Gardevoir and Dusknoir…Scoop.


    Round 3: VS T-Tar EX d, Blissey and stuff
    3 Benched EXs plus massive spreading=Game.


    Round 4: VS Glaceon Lv.X/Lucario
    This guy said he was second in senior’s Canadian ranking. Okay so? I make a misplay on calling out attacks, I want to Dual Splash but I call Surf Together but…T3 Empoleon+Full Bench. GG. (Sleep Kicking in)


    Okay I’ve never top cut, ever. So I’m nervous going into this round, really nervous. Making so many misplays. I felt like I was going to faint (Nervous kicking in).

    Round 5: VS Glaceon Lv.X/Empoleon
    See round 4. Same thing, no Empoleon for her though.

    Seeded 4th, I won’t get into top cut has it was an abomination, both games I prized 3 Empoleons. So yeah.

    When I’m called up for prizes, I get my 18 packs and Steve announces that I am the lucky winner. I shake my head and say “What?” he explains that I get the invite that Paul A. was to receive because he has a Paid Trip from World 07. At first they hand me the whole envelope which we had a good laugh about (Because that includes Scholarship). But yeah I have a surprise invite, which my parents are going to discuss so, I MAY BE GOING TO WORLDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The *******
    Paul A. for the invite
    Keyvan A. hope you end up winning
    Piplup (I LUV U PIPLUP)
    Prinplup (I LUV U PRINPLUP)
    Omastar (I LUV U OMASTAR)
    18 Packs

    Lucario Master didn’t top cut
    18 packs of garbage (No Lv.X)
    Bribes in Top Cut
    Phione, not helping once

    Last edited: Jul 8, 2008
  2. OwlieNorth

    OwlieNorth Member

    I'm sure several Professors will back me up (no coffee, too early this morning for coherent explanation), but offering a bribe to win a match IS cheating, likely resulting in a DQ for him and win for you. Shoulda called a JUDGE!
  3. Vengence Dragon

    Vengence Dragon New Member

    Nice job on 5th man.

    Why do you love piplup and prinplup and not empoleon? That's not very nice
  4. Mystery Thing

    Mystery Thing Administrator

    ... If they did it right before the top cut started, then I would have been standing in the general area. Why didn't you bring it up with me?

    Offering a bribe is a DQ, no question (7.6.4n3 in the penalty guidelines). But I can't do anything about stuff like that if you don't tell me about it.

    Anyways, congrats on the invite, and good luck at worlds :)
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 9, 2008
  5. maplestory

    maplestory New Member

    what are you ranked in canada. po-po-pocchamama
  6. meganium45

    meganium45 Active Member

    Oh, baby you should have called a judge.

    How many Seniors were there at this Nationals???

  7. Nu Gundam

    Nu Gundam New Member

    There were less than 32 Seniors this year since it was only 5 Rounds with a Top 8 Cut
  8. astewart

    astewart New Member

    Man i had no sleep in that really bad hotel.... my walls were all smashed in.... What ever great job my empoleon couldent beat Keyvan. Oh well it was a fun nats (first time for me) Great job man you did better then i did...
  9. Dual_Draw

    Dual_Draw New Member

    lol It's for the tournament it self, I won the first game without attacking with Empoleon at all.

    Canada: Fron in the 100s to 17th (Something like that)
    BC: From 13th to 5th

    I removed the comment, as I learned my lesson and was not paying attention to the rules as I should of, sorry.
  10. Lord Broly

    Lord Broly New Member

    Good Job bud. Hope ya pull an Alex and get 4th or better
    at worlds like he did last year. Best of Luck.

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