San Diego City Championship Report

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  1. wilhung53

    wilhung53 New Member

    Hello Pokemon trainers,
    Sorry it took so long to get this together. I will be editing this article whenever necessary. My parents and I drove to San Diego. The traffic was bad and we got there much later than expected. The tournament began around 1:15pm, and we were there like 12:50pm. I got a lot of attention as soon as I walked into the store (okay, from American Idol). I greeted the people and kept working on filling out the decklist. I did some scouting in terms of decks that I may face:

    BAR, Lunatone - Typhlosion ex, Muk ex / Umbreon SK

    That's I all saw from three to four guys from my age group (15+).

    I decided to play BAR because I've been operating this deck in the Bay Area and works wonderfully. Also, I playtested other decks like Gardy, and I found this deck to have the highest winning percentage, assuming an evenly distributed decks (not all Gardy or BAR, for example).

    It may look odd, because I was missing a second Mareep from Dragons:

    BAR v. 2.1

    Pokemon (26):
    2x Torchic (Dragons)
    2x Torchic (Ruby and Sapphire)
    2x Combusken (RS - Flare)
    4x Blaziken (RS - Firestarter)
    3x Rayquaza ex
    4x Dunsparce (Sandstorm - Strike and Run)
    1x Mareep (Expedition)
    1x Mareep (Dragons)
    1x Flaafy (Dragons)
    2x Ampharos (Expedition - Energy Connect)
    2x Skitty (Double Edge)
    2x Delcatty (Energy Draw)

    Trainers (18):
    4x Prof. Oak's Research
    4x Rare Candy
    4x TV Reporter
    4x Oracle
    1x Town Volunteers
    1x Warp Point

    Energies (16):
    12x Fire
    4x Lightning

    I like the Warp Point. It really wins games for me (you'll see how in the tourney report). Other than that, it's a very "standard" BAR deck.

    Round 1: vs. Kevin - Gardy
    He didn't like facing me - oh well. I started with a Dunsparce, Torchic, and Skitty, and Kevin started with Ralts with Wobbuffet. I didn't have any draw or search power, nor did I draw Evolutions. I drew a couple of Torchics and Energies. Kevin Oracled on turn 2. I couldn't do anything. Once he gets out the Gardevoir ex, I got rocked as I couldn't set up anything until he had one prize left. But because my Torchics were Knocked Out (except for one), I couldn't get enough Energies from the Discard Pile to OHKO his Gardevoir ex. I did 80 to his Gardy ex, and he played a key Potion. I retreated my Rayquaza ex, send up Dunsparce to stall for a turn. I couldn't and he took the last prize.

    Loss 0-1 0pts.

    Round 2: vs. Dennis - Grass/Water
    I had a Torchic, he had a Seedot. I went first. I quickly Fireworks on 2nd turn for the win, as he couldn't get anything in time.

    Win 1-1 3pts.

    Round 3: vs. Jesse (BAR)
    His Blaziken / Rayquaza variant uses Claw Fossils as sacrificing dummies. Very annoying. He got set up first with a fully powered Blaziken, and I had to use 2 Dunsparces as sacrifices to get something set up. I got the Blaziken up and running. He also made an odd choice of running Plusles. Once his Claw Fossils are gone, I Warp Point his Rayquaza ex on Bench (his only other Pokemon in play). It was an easy 2 prizes. Then, the key ruling was the Multi-Energy on the Rayquaza ex. My Blaziken was suppposed to be Knocked Out, but the judge used the old ruling and said Multi Energy can only count as one type, but any type of energy at a time. I use that to my advantage, and attack aggressively.
    The match sildes back and forth. However, I eventually got a one prize left . He eventually caught up to me when he KOed Delcatty with Plusle. I should have won through several more turns, but time was up, and both accept a draw.

    Draw - 1-1-1 4 pts.

    Round 4: vs. Dan (Magneton/Wobbuffet/Azurmarill)
    I had to start with Rayquaza ex, but I got serious draw power this time and got set up fairly quickly. When he gets to Flip Over with his Wobbuffet, I Warp Point and keep the game moving. Magneton was the key KO on turn 3.

    Win 2-1-1 7 pts.

    Round 5: vs. Lee - Cacturne Tech
    My opponent tries to counter everything. He got a quick start with his Dunsparce - got his Cacnea and played the Poison game. I dealt 10 with my Dunsparce (Poison), and then Flared it with my Combusken. I set up everything about 4 turns later. It was over after I KOed his Wobbuffet. Basically, I KOed his Wobbuffet with my Blaziken. He brought up Suicune with Pure Sleep and quickly knocked me out. However, I still got up the 3rd Blaziken. Then it was really over.

    Win 3-1-1 10 pts.

    Round 6 vs. Jarel
    I don't remember much except that I saw a Dunsparce and a Wurmple. It was over in about 10 turns as usual.

    Win 4-1-1 13 pts.

    That's all. My parents and I were waiting for the results. I'm personally happy because I kept my focus when I lost the first round, and had to face BAR variant on the third round. I finished 3rd. Not bad, got 9 boosters for my effort and a nice photo for the store.

    Thanks for reading my report. Please offer any suggestions and comments.

    William Hung
  2. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    Erm.... Imma bit r u William Hung the crazy american Idol d00d, a guy with a similair name, or just usin his name as ure sn :p
  3. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    He's the real deal... There were pics up a while ago...
  4. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    link me up, I g2 see this to believe O_O
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2004
  5. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    I'm too lasy... Look in the RTC...
  6. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    Well I'll be.... shouldn't this be in the tournament section?
  7. Tyranitar666

    Tyranitar666 New Member

    Congrats- Theres not alot you can do vs Gardevoir if you get a bad start like that. Bad luck none the less. Your list is exactly like my BAR list is, but I run 1 less Rayquaza and I run a Switch in addition to the Warp Point, for instances where I do not have an Ampharos in play.

    Interesting on the incorrect ruling with Multi Energy too. Don't worry, if they had ruled against my opponent, I'd have abused that ruling to the full extent possible too.

    Great job on getting 3rd too. Any idea who won the whole thing?

    And yeah guys, Im 99% sure this is the guy from American Idol, but does it really matter? I know I had read his tournament report up on Pojo from an old STS event, theres no doubting he plays the game, I think is word is enough. He posted here earlier and didn't make any mention of him being on the show until someone brought it up. I think its cool he just wants to play the game and not come here just to draw attention to himself. So help him out with his decks and such, don't pester him with " OMG! ARE YOU REALLY FROM AMERICAN IDOL!? "
  8. TrEkIeV

    TrEkIeV New Member

    very bad judging...
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2004
  9. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    I used the old ruling in that situation, yes...which I later corrected in subsequent games. My bad; my apologies to all.

    *waits for shower of mud and stones*

    And yes, that is the gentleman who appeared on American Idol, from what I was told; I don't watch the program myself...

    Last edited: Apr 1, 2004
  10. Sensei

    Sensei Team Compendium Emeritus Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Guess that makes us kinda famous too now? ;) Glad to see that you had a great time William and that Pokemon is still the game and that you are part of the Pokegym.

    Anyways,about misrulings,it happens to us all.No one is perfect.Don`t know of any judge/HJ/TO that never made a mistake.Besides,you can`t learn if you don`t make mistakes.:)


    p.s.This does belong in the City Championship Tournament forum.I`ll move it to there.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2004
  11. psycodad

    psycodad New Member

    Way to go - you bang!
  12. PokeMasterFlabface

    PokeMasterFlabface <a href="

    Wow nice job William, but are you guys sure this isnt an April Fools Joke? But it would be cool if he really did play Pokemon. :)
  13. ultimate_healer

    ultimate_healer New Member

    dude nice finish. Very cool to see that you did very good.
  14. WeileMom

    WeileMom New Member

    Poke'mom and I can vouch that he was there, plus he was a very good sport and took a picture with the staff after the tournament. No April Fools joke!
  15. ultimate_healer

    ultimate_healer New Member

    So this is really the same guy from American Idol that sang "She Bang". Wow that is cool. Dude you are a true hero to me because i went to a singing contest with no experience and did my best. Actually got past the first round but lost in the 2nd. Cool to know you play pokemon and did very good. Hope you go to a State Championship and do good there.
  16. The Fat Kid

    The Fat Kid New Member

    Yes he is the real William Hung

    Yeah hes the real thing...
    I'd know...
    I faced him at the SD city...
    I'm Kevin...
  17. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="

    Hey everyone, go to Channel 2 news. They are going to have an interview with that guy in a few minutes.
  18. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    Kevin who's visited my league? :)

  19. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    And channel 2 is what network or local station?
  20. Tyranitar666

    Tyranitar666 New Member

    Yeah, its not an April Fool's joke, hes been posting here for at least a month now. Again man, great joke, and if you want to, feel free to hit Psycodad. Everyone does it. He squirms alot too! Give it a try! All the cool kids are doing it!

    Also, there is nothing wrong with going with an incorrect ruling. There are prizes on the line, and I know hands down I would go for any break I got. I don't go out of my way to get rulings made incorrectly, but if you catch the break, take advantage of it. I don't think its right to blame someone on that.
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