Hello there 6P, I haven’t written in a while but that’s because a little something called school came up and decided that it would get in my way. I went to a grand total of 3 Cities.
City #1 – Fairfax, VA w/ RayEels
BulbapediaIt wasn’t even close. I managed to get a T2 Dragon Burst for 60 on a Squirtle and I swept cleanly from there. I didn’t have a single Prize taken against me.
Garbodor DRX/Terrakion NVI/Mewtwo EXRound 2 vs. Jacob Nguyen w/
This game was very very close, it came down to both of us with 1 Prize left and I had 2 cards left in the deck with one turn to win. I was holding the Energy that wins me the game but I needed to get the Catcher off the top of my deck for the win or I would lose the next turn.
I managed to get the Catcher to win the game. Very close game Jacob.
Round 3 vs. Arron Sanyer w/ Mirror
I managed to get a T1 Celestial Roar with 3 Lightning and he scooped basically.
Landorus-EX/Darkrai EXRound 4 vs. Bryan Zamora w/
pokemon-paradijs.comI opened Tynamo to his Landorus, and that’s all she wrote folks. A donk at its finest.
This game also came down all the way to the wire until he managed to put 3 Energy on his board and switch to Night Spear KO my last Rayquaza for the game which I thought I had in the bag.
Yeah that’s right, 2 donks in one day. I lost twice by donk.
City #2 – Warrenton, VA w/ Darkrai/Terrakion + Hammers
Round 1 – Dillon Cutwright w/ Blastoise BCR/Keldeo-EX – W
Round 2 – ??? w/ Landorus-EX/Bouffalant DRX/Mewtwo EX – W
Round 3 –Patrick w/ Darkrai EX/Hydreigon DRX 97 – W
Round 4 – Zack Lowman w/ Ho-Oh EX – L
Round 5 – Matt Rockwell w/ Mirror – L
Round 6 – Nate Blevings w/ Mirror – W
Top 8 – Johnny Rabus w/ Darkrai EX/Terrakion NVI/Landorus-EX/Shaymin EX/Ho-Oh EX – LWL
My run ended in the top 8 and I picked up 20 CP.
Steve wasn’t able to get any Energy onto the field during the game and I was able to get set up fairly quickly and I took the game.
Round 3 vs. Brendan Duggar w/ Ho-Oh EX
Once again Brenden was too afraid to bench a Ho-Oh the entire game so I was able to take Prizes around his Sigilyph DRX until it was just the Sigilyph. I was able to get my Catcher to get the one Ho-Oh he benched the turn before to power up Sigilyph.
One of the funnest opponents I’ve had in a long time.
Round 4 vs. Jimmy Pendarvis w/ Mirror
I’m paired up against the guy who gave me the list I’m playing and I went first. This turned out to be a huge advantage as I got set up incredibly fast and was able to get 6 Water on an active Keldeo and 3 on a benched Mewtwo when he scooped.
Round 5 vs. Matt Rockwell w/ Mirror
trollandtoad.comI was confident that I’d be making cut even if I lost this round, but Matt insists that we play it out. I manage to get set up very quickly and take this game.
T4 vs. Bryan Zamora w/ Mirror
Bryan and I are close friends so we were joking around and having fun during this match, which helped make me feel relaxed as the game progressed. At one point I was holding double Juniper, 3 Energy, and 4 Blastoise in my hand with a lone Squirtle and an active Keldeo with 110 damage and a benched Mewtwo with nothing on it.
He KO’d my Active and I topdecked into Computer Search to get Rare Candy and go into the Blastoise. I dumped my hand and got Keldeo and double Energy Retrieval along with 2 Energy so I Rushed In and took a KO on his fresh Keldeo.
From there the game went entirely in my favor.
I got a T2 Blastoise and I rolled him while he was struggling to find resources the entire game.
T2 vs. Jimmy Pendarvis w/ Mirror
pokemon-paradijs.comI got a T2 Blastoise and set up incredibly fast while he attempted to keep up but I was too far ahead when he tried to mount a comeback.
I got a T2 Blastoise again and that helped me a lot. He didn’t get one until T3 which left me with the first attack and I managed to get the first Keldeo with 6 Energy on it which gave me the game.
So with that I won my first Cities and in grandeur fashion. I would like to thank Jimmy Pendarvis for giving me cards to play the deck and hope you all had good runs at Cities this season.