So, I’ve been playing Pokémon TCG since the summer of 2009. I’ve only won 2 Battle Roads in my career. The City Championship I attended was the first CC I had ever played, so I was nervous. It was at a library in Carpinteria, CA. There were many people I’ve seen before at Battle Roads and at other leagues I went to. I was playing in the Seniors division and ran a Flygon / Gengar deck. I ran Gengar from SF and Mewtwo LV.X because I knew there were going to be a lot of SP decks. I ran Flygon from RR to do mass damage. So this is how it went…
Round 1 VS Flygon / Gengar
I started out with a Unown G and my opponent started out with a Baltoy I think. I went second and I used Call Energy to search for a Baltoy and a Trapinch. My opponent put down a Spiritomb and he started his set up. I draw a Bebe’s Search and search for Claydol. I drew Rare Candy and Flygyn, but I couldn’t use it because of Spiritomb’s Poké-body “Keystone Seal”. I attached an energy to Unown G an hit him for 50 and I KO’d his Spiritomb. After that KO I was able to take control of the match. My Flygon was hitting 90 per turn and he had trouble powering up; I ended up winning the match.
Round 2 VS Shuppet DONK
I knew from the beginning that I would have trouble with this match; my opponent was a world championship competitor. I won the coin toss and went first. I started out with a Gastly. I had a Call Energy in my hand. I attached it and searched for a Gastly and a Baltoy. It was my opponent’s turn and he took like 10 minutes doing nothing but searching for PlusPower, Expert Belt, Mr. Mime, and Shuppet. He Knocked Out my Gastly by dropping a Crobat G and attacking with “Fade Out”. I brought out my Gastly, used Rare Candy into Gengar and evolved Baltoy into Claydol and draw nothing but supporters. I only Knock Out one Pokémon. From that point on he Knocks Out all my Pokémon and takes 6 Prizes.
Round 3 VS Shuppet DONK
Once again I played another Shuppet deck and the player also had gone to World Championships. He went first and passed without attaching an energy. I started out with Ditto and used Call Energy to search for a Mewtwo and a Gastly. On his turn he plays 2 Poké Blower + and brings in my Mewtwo. He attaches an Expert Belt and one shots my Mewtwo and now I’m not sure what my next move is.
I bring in my Gastly, Rare Candy into Gengar and attach an energy and I pass. He retreats his Mr. Mime, attaches an energy to Shuppet, attaches Expert Belt, and 2 PlusPower. He drops 2 Crobats and uses “Flash Bite”, then uses 3 TGI Poké Turn. He plays Speed Stadium and rolls a heads and draws another TGI Poké Turn and does exactly enough to Knock Out my Gengar.
After every senior player finished they announced the results. I placed 3rd and got 4 Platinum Arceus Packs. 1st Place was a kid with a Gyarados deck and second place was the kid with the Shuppet deck.
Props: To all the players for attending the tournament and having a good time.