After getting 3rd at Provincials, I wanted to do well at Regionals. I knew this would be the last time our format is stable, so I really wanted to play this tournament out.
The day starts off with me waking up at 6:30, and proceeding to shuffle my deck for 20 minutes or so, and then eat a hardy breakfast of Peanut Butter on toast. I forget to remove the rack from the toaster though, and I have to re-cook it.
I finally get there, and I see team Card Masters. Nevoh is playing Magnezone Regirock, Andy is playing Yanmega, Adam is playing Crobat Prime, and Nathan is playing Jumpluff. Allen who is in Juniors is playing Luxchomp.
30 Seniors, 5 Rounds, Top Cut to 4
He gets the early lead, but I Cyrus for my Twins, and take 2 Prizes in 1 turn off his Sableye and his Azelf with “Shadow Room” and “Flash Bite”.
He got extremely lucky this game, flipping heads on 3 Pokémon Reversals, and 4 Super Scoop Ups, while I flip Tails on 4 Fainting Spells. Eventually, he drags my Uxie active, and uses Copycat, sealing the game for him.
I’m kind of discouraged, because I know to top cut you need a 4-1 record or better, but I keep my chin up and continue.
Round 2 VS. Nathan with Jumpluff
pokebeach.comHe draws and says “What a terrible start this is” I quickly do a few mental calculations, and decide he either has an Azelf, an Uxie, or a Sunkern. I draw my opening hand and it is Donk GOLD. A Nidoran, Rare Candy, Nidoqueen, Psychic, Expert Belt, and Seeker.
I end up having to go first however, and I can only “Scratch” his Uxie for 30. He then uses Bebe’s Search for his other Uxie, dumps his hand, and uses “Set Up” he hits Expert Belt, Grass Energy and Pluspower.
All enough to donk me because of Nidoran’s weakness. Still, I could have donked him
I really hate getting donked, and I’m feeling pretty unhappy because I won’t be able to make top 4 no matter what. Still, I came here to have fun. And so I progress to the next round.
Round 3 VS. Javier with Luxchomp
We are about to start this round when the Judge tells us to do random deck checks. She takes our decks away, and were both pretty upset. He had Unown Q, Garchomp C, Cyrus, Call, Uxie and 2 Double Colorless. I had Gastly, Mesprit, Spiritomb, Psychic, Rescue, and a Bebe’s.
We talk about things such as Garchomp C lines, the new Black and White set, and how profusely fast we are going to have to shuffle. We finally get our decks back, and shuffle for about 10 minutes.
We draw our cards and he sighs. My hand is amazing, with all I need for a turn 1 Gengar and a turn 3 massive Uxie Drop.
He goes first with 2 Crobat G and passes. I Gastly – Rare Candy – Gengar, and use Pokémon Collector for 2 Crobat G and an Uxie, and double “Flash Bite” followed by a “Shadow Room” to Knock Out his Crobat G.
He uses Cyrus for a Collector and SP Radar, and gets a Garchomp C, and starts using “Earthquake” Because of all the damage being spread to his bench, I snipe for 3 prizes easily, before he really gets his hand set up.
His Luxray falls victim to “Fainting Spell” and I pretty much seep from there on.
Round 4 VS. Cameron with Magnezone / Regirock / Vileplume
As I came to the table, I spied a Rattata UD lying on the ground, I handed it into the Judge, and the Game started!
I think Cameron thought that the consistency of Magnezone Regirock was slow, and that Vileplume would make it better by slowing the opponent down. He had to cut a Regirock though, which hurt him in the end. He also prized 3 Magnemite, and I KO’d his Spiritomb turn 2.
I got a quick Gengar, and KO’d his Skuntank and Regirock, He started having to manually charge up his Magnezones, and I easily sniped around it before it fell victim to Fainting Spell. I took this matchup pretty easily.
pokebeach.comHis list is solid, but I know his random plays like multiple Azelf and no Uxie will favour me. He asks me if one of us wins if we could split the prizes. I say no, and he starts begging. I end up having to bribe him with a Celebi Prime.
The game begins, and he starts to Azelfs to my Gastly. I get a turn 1 Gengar, and pretty much sweep from there. He gets a Crobat Prime set up, but I just navigate between my 2 Gengars. Negating the worst of the poison.
Well, I’m pretty excited now, because I’ll most likely get 9 packs. My theory proves correct and I end up with 14th Place! Not bad from being down 2 Games!
Anyway, here is my list:
|Pokémon – 25||Trainers – 25
|Energy – 10|
- Getting packs
- Team Card Masters!
- JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (the Supporter)
- Having to bribe Adam with my Celebi
- Nathan being 1 away from top cut
- Not pulling any RH Baby Pokémon >:0
All in all, I had a great time. How did you do at your Regionals?