Ross Gilbert

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  • Joined Sep ’10
  • 28 articles written

Bio: Hello, my name’s Ross and I probably like the Pokémon TCG a little bit too much. I play a lot in the UK and am currently in my third season. I’ve cut a few times and won a couple smaller tournaments but the highlight so far was grinding into Worlds last year!

I also run a weekly podcast called PTCGRadio (google it) all about the Pokémon TCG. I’ve made a lot of friends through this game and am going to keep playing for a little while so if you see me, say hello! I’m trying to get into Worlds in a less nerve-wracking fashion this year, wish me luck!

Turn the Page

A Quick Guide to the 2014-2015 Season Rotation
Good morning or, depending on when you’re reading this, good afternoon, good evening, or good night. Now despite doing an ENTIRE PODCAST about the rotation, people keep asking for a list of what was rotated. So, consider this an answer. Below I shall go set by set and look at what was reprinted, the fringe […]

Plucky Ploys

Postulating the Particularly Perplexing Pyroar Problem for Plasma (with the Podcast Person)
Good morning or, depending on when you’re reading this, good afternoon, good evening or good night. I didn’t intend to write another article so soon, but I am currently… somewhere… doing… something… and I have some time to kill and a laptop that isn’t connected to the internet. So, let’s do this. For those who […]

Back on Air

Crunching the Inter-Nationals Numbers and a Personal Favorite Pick
Good morning, or depending on when you’re reading this, good afternoon, good evening, or good night. Now, it’s been a little while since I wrote for this lovely website and for that I can only apologise, but for this coming season I shall be aiming to write more as well as start properly expanding my […]

Chillin’ Out, Maxin’, Relaxin’ All Cool

Quad Snorlax Deck Analysis
Hello again, it’s been a while. I missed you. Anyway, I haven’t written for a while because I’ve been busy with PTCGRadio. If anyone reading this doesn’t listen yet then I would direct you to go check me out on SoundCloud or the archives on WordPress. You could also subscribe on iTunes. Anyway, today I’m […]

My Little Penguins

Regionals and Cities Reports
Good morning, or depending on when you’re reading this, good afternoon, good evening or good night. I figured I should have a uniform opening to my articles and this’ll do for now. Might as well put this at the start too: I run a weekly podcast, and please check it out. I meant to write […]

My Little Battle Roads

Tournament Report
Good morning, or, depending on when you’re reading this, good afternoon, good evening, or goodnight. It’s how I start my podcast and I wanted to see if it worked in a written article. I think it does. And yes, it IS a Truman Show reference. I haven’t written for a little while, what with a […]

What’s That Coming over the Hill? Is It a Podcast? (Yes.)

News
Hello. Hopefully some of you on this fine website have read some of my articles before. Hopefully you even enjoyed them. The short version of this article is: I have started a podcast, I think it’s awesome and I’d like you to give it a go. Links at the bottom. If nothing else, PLEASE go […]

Donk, there it is!

Tournament Report
In Autumn of 2011 I went to 6 Battle Roads, had lots of fun, and took home 3 Victory Cups. This Spring, however, was not being so nice. I’ve only been to 2, though I did make Top 4 with Kyurem. There was, however, a chance to hit up 2 more over one weekend. On […]

Don’t You Forget About Me (We’ll Miss You Kyurem) (Top 4 Report)

Tournament Report
Now don’t be alarmed, but I actually did some preparation and research for this article. I know! And I’m not even an Underground writer (hint hint). I had been playing Mewtwo EX / Regigigas EX for a few tournaments and despite some success (winning a Cities, 33rd at ECC, top 4 at States), I had […]

Durant Durant (Hungry Like the Gigas)

Tournament Report
Last weekend I went to Exeter and it went ok, but once again I missed out on points by the narrowest of margins. It was frustrating to narrowly avoid top 8 and the 5 points that guaranteed by one opponent’s win, especially after being paired-down last round, but I couldn’t really be too upset as […]

I have more Mewtwos than you! ECC report and all the gossip!

Tournament Report
In an article written recently, I explained the reasons why I love the Pokémon TCG. One of these was that it gives me the motivation to travel all around this wonderful country I live in. There’s only so much fun to be had in England though and so last week I got on a plane […]

Mewtwo, I Don’t Choose You. GO HOME! (Stupid Clone)

Other
It seems common nowadays to align yourself with particular card stores. One well-known video series has stop2shop.com. Another, until recently, had Collectorscache.com. Now we all know people in the US generally use Professor-oak.com (PO) and Trollandtoad.com (TT) almost exclusively, but far be it from me to suggest that people merely promoted these sites for financial […]

It’s Good, But It’s Not Quite Right

Tournament Report
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESOGyiZbUrc Exeter Cities – Sat 14th Jan 2012 I got the feeling I had become a tad boring being a teacher and all, so while my girlfriend and many of my friends popped down the road to Sutton Coldfield for Cities, I decided on what I would coin as my “epic Cities journey,” taking in […]

Thanksgiving and Christmas Cheer

Other
I like to see myself as part of this wonderful community of this game we love. I get myself around to many tournaments, I go to league every week, I help new players with deck lists and help them to build decks (especially when they need commons and uncommons that I have buckets of cluttering […]