A few friends and I drive up and test all night, and I found Donphan Prime/Mewtwo EX to be my favorite deck choice, even though it was slightly inconsistent. The next morning I woke up and headed to breakfast and played a few games, only to find that I was getting destroyed by Zekeels.
So with 20 minutes before we left the hotel, I switch back to Zekeels. It’s never done me wrong before, and I decided to go with what I felt comfortable with. We have a turnout of 248 Masters and receive 8 rounds plus a top 32. This is the list I was playing that day:
Pokémon – 15
Trainers – 32
4 Junk Arm
2 Pokégear 3.0
Energy – 13
I got this list from a friend roughly 20 minutes before we left for the play hall. I got to the hall, registered, and talked to a couple of people including Alex Hedge, Tommy and Dan, and helped John with his decklist a bit. I played a game with Bryan and Dylan and had only mediocre success, but felt comfortable.
This game was against a newer player, so I steamrolled him with my Mewtwo.
Round 2 vs Corey Scott (CMT)
I start Tyrogue, he goes first…
Round 3 vs ???? (TyRam)
I don’t remember much about this round except that he got 2 fully charged Reshirams and 3 Typhlosion Prime out, and misplayed by putting down a clean Reshiram with no energy in the discard. I Catcher it up and start sniping for the game with my Zapdos.
Round 4 vs Super Cool Dude (Donphan/Mewtwo)
I start Mewtwo, attach DCE, and attack his Mewtwo. He goes and uses Juniper and whiffs on the Pokémon, but attached already, so that gives me game.
It was after this round that my friend Dean gave me the left over part of his cheesesteak because we had a non-existant lunch break after Round 3.
Round 5 vs Michael Pramawat (Zekeels)
pokemon-paradijs.comI went too hard early and threw away 2 Catcher and 3 Junk Arm turn one trying to get set up with Juniper. The game was even on the Prize trade, even though he went first, until I misplay by retreating my Eel into Zapdos, forgetting that I had already attached for turn, and my Zapdos only had two Lightnings attached.
I had attached to my Eel before I Juniper’d, hoping to get a DCE, but the turn was a long one and I forgot that I had 2 Switch left in my deck. That cost me any chance at winning the game.
I was holding a DCE, so my only option was to Thundering Hurricane for prizes. But because I misplayed, that cost me the game, putting me in a spot I didn’t want to be in. I should have left the Eel active and passed waiting another turn to attack, but I played hastily.
Round 6 vs ???? (Zekeels)
I didn’t remember much about this match either, but this opponent was one of the rudest I’ve had all day. He talked to me condescendingly and kept talking to his friend right next to him about trivial things like what they had for lunch. It made me super mad, but when the game was at me with 4 Prizes left and him with 2.
I drop both Mewtwos out of my hand because he only had one in play and one in the discard. I attach the DCE and drop the PlusPower. Then I dropped the game winning N. Off the N I drew into another DCE, PlusPower, Lightning and a Juniper. He had no response to my Mewtwo and I won the game.
Round 7 vs JP (CMT)
This game boiled down to a Mewtwo war with him having a Gigas. I Random Sparked the Gigas earlier, putting it at easy X Ball KO range. This move won me the game because once his Gigas was gone his Mewtwos easily fell prey to my own. This guy was super nice though.
Round 8 vs This One Girl (Zekeels)
At this point I’m hanging with Stephan and Nick and best case scenario only 3 of the 6-2’s will whiff cut. I pray to god it isn’t me and I check the standings. I’m 21st and up against my friend Dylan Dreyer, wrong. Repairings go up and I find out I am actually against Jimmy O’Brien.
Top 32 Jimmy (CMT)
Both games came down to him getting his Mewtwos out faster and me having a Mewtwo Prized both games. It came down really close with me left at 1 Prize both games when he took the game.
So my luck had finally run sour and I watched Seniors finish up. My bro Jimmy McClure takes 4th, Alex Hedge takes 3rd, and the man who convinces me out of bad deck choices and gives me lists when I need them, Jimmy Pendarvis, takes 1st. It was a night of celebration.
The next day we went back because we anticipated that we would be playing video game. I planned on borrowing a team from my good friend Wolfe, because I didn’t play VGC. After we got there, the lines were gigantic, so we all bailed, which was good because Masters didn’t start till around 4 PM. I hung out and watched Nick C. make it all the way to T4 with his crazy Kyurem EX/Terrakion NVI/Mewtwo EX deck.
- Making T32
- Pulling 2 Shiny Emboar in my packs
- Hard Rock Cafe
- People I know doing so well
- Nick’s crazy deck
- Meeting awesome people there
- Leather jacket making me look super boss
- Jimmy’s hair
- Car rides :(