I was stressing out SO badly before the tournament because I was unsure of my list since I didn't get to test enough and was contemplating last minute changes. I ended up making a change or two and settled on this list. Pokémon - 10 4 Deoxys EX 4 Thundurus EX 2 Lugia EX Trainers - 35 4 Professor Juniper 4 N 4 Skyla 3 Colress 3 Float Stone 3 Switch 4 Team Plasma Ball 4 Pokemon Catcher 4 Colress Machine 1 Energy Search 1 Computer Search Energy - 15 3 Lightning 4 Prism 4 Plasma 4 Double Colorless Original list can be seen in my Underground article. I had Tool Scrapper in the deck but thought I could get away without it since I didn't expect much Garbodor or Silver Mirror. Prism Energy were a recent addition too since I wasn't expecting Drifblim to be too popular. Enhanced Hammers were still going to be out there, but Plasma Energy or Double Colorless are more enticing discard targets, so it isn't too big of a deal. I thought there would be Mewtwos out there and I wanted the option to attack with Deoxys. After adding the Prisms I should have probably contemplated adding 1 Kyurem PLF, but I didn't think of that in time. 343 Masters, 9 Rounds of Swiss, Cut to Top 32 I won the opening flip only twice out of my 9 rounds I think. I didn't take very good notes so this is going to be a little bland. Round 1 vs. Jeffrey w/ Darkrai/Garbodor Game 1 I get a good start and am able to hold on for a win somehow. Game 2 I get wrecked. Game 3 doesn't get completed in time. I'm relieved to have not lost to this bad matchup. 0-0-1 Round 2 vs. Isaiah Rufus w/ Kyurem/Deoxys Game 1 I am winning but make a several misplays and Isaiah wins a fairly long game. Game 2 I get a really good start and win on turn 2 or 3 I think. Game 3 Isaiah whiffs pretty badly on Juniper/Colress draws a couple times and I win. I felt bad since he deserved the win more than me because I misplayed away Game 1, but I'll take it. The Prism Energies were a big help here so I could respond to his Deoxys with OHKOs. 1-0-1 Round 3 vs. Evan Bennett w/ Blastoise Game 1 I don't get too good of a start but Evan's is pretty good I think. I have a chance to win towards the end if I can hit a Catcher to take out a Jirachi for my last 3 Prize cards but I miss. Game 2 get a better start and win. Game 3 I am in a good position to take over and win if I can Catcher Evan's lone Blastoise in play and OHKO it with Lugia, but I whiff on getting a 2nd Deoxys in play after a Colress for 7 or 8 cards (I had like 7 outs to hit one). 1-1-1 Round 4 vs. Russell w/ Flareon/Leafeon/Drifblim/Stunfisk I'd tested around with variants of this deck and knew his build wasn't going to be overly consistent. Game 1 I get a bad start and he beats me pretty easily. Game 2 he starts Drifloon and benches a Stunfisk and Landorus EX, attaching to the Landorus EX. I immediately Catcher it up and hit it with Thundurus for like 30 with Deoxys in play, then follow up next turn with Plasma Gale for a KO and 3 Prizes. My Lugia makes quick work of his deck. Game 3 he starts with a lone Tornadus EX and no Supporter besides Bianca with a hand he can play down at all. I attack with Thundurus for 120 then bench him the following turn. 2-1-1 Round 5 vs. Sarah w/ Genesect/Virizion/Drifblim/Lugia/Munna Game 1 I get a really great start while she doesn't have too much going. I am in a great position to win if I can Catcher her benched Genesect with 100 damage on it and Raiden Knuckle for 70 with 4 Deoxys in play, but then I realize my last 2 Catcher are my last 2 Prize cards. She was about to scoop a couple times but I would whiff on taking full control of the game. I eventually win a long one though. Game 2 she gets a better start but makes a couple misplays and I am able to take it as time is called. 3-1-1 Round 6 vs. Jimmy McClure with Straight Darkrai I lost Game 1 pretty handily. Game 2 I have a great start and have a chance to take 6 Prizes in 2 turns, but I whiff on my last Catcher or Computer Search off a Juniper. Jimmy is then able to come back and take the win. 3-2-1 Round 7 vs. Michael w/ Victini EX/Terrakion EX/Terrakion BCR Game 1 could have actually donked his Victini with Lugia but didn't see the play until I had already gone through the motions of attacking to Thundurus and trying to power up a benched Lugia. I do still win the game though. Game 2 Michael gets like 2 Terrakion EX, 1 Terrakion BCR, and 1 Victini EX all fully powered and I lose. Game 3 my strategy is better; I try to set up 1 Terrakion EX with Thundurus to OHKO with Lugia and then Catcher his Victini EX the following turn for the win. After the game he tells me he plays Scoop Up Cyclone and was trying to find it to save his Victini (I was assuming he played Victory Piece). 4-2-1 After this game I get mobbed by a bunch of Juniors and Seniors including @Falco413 and the one and only @stmlacek1. I sign autographs, take some pictures, and give away a bunch of dice. I also finally got to meet @SoldiersSpirit who is AWESOME and I hope to see him again at maybe Winter Regionals. Round 8 vs. Blastoise I don't know if this guy was confused by my deck or got terrible draws or what, but he made a lot of weird plays and I won both games really easily. I got annoyed when I twice had hands of like 1 or 2 cards and he kept saying "50 damage?" hoping I'd attack with Thundurus when I was going to use Tropical Beach. 5-2-1 Round 9 vs. Erik Nance w/ Straight Darkrai Game 1 is weird for both of us, with me not getting a great hand and Erik opting to Confuse Ray twice (I think he was trying to set up KOs). I didn't draw well enough and late game Erik is able to take over with a triple Dark Patch turn late game. Game 2 I get a much better start and take 2 Prizes off a Sableye with Lugia on turn 2, then turn 3 I think I will be able to KO another Sableye for 2 Prizes, but I somehow whiff an Energy. My hand had 2 Juniper, 2 Catcher, and a Colress. I had already played 1 Catcher and thought it would be almost impossible for me to close out the game with only 1 Catcher left and 2 more Supporters discarded (fearing N), so I Colress'd for 5 hoping to hit 1 Energy (I had about 14 outs) but missed. That was a big point in the game and I sputter out from there. If I played Juniper I would have had better odds of hitting the Energy but I don't know if I would have been able to withstand an N, Enhanced Hammers, and a couple Darkrai. 5-3-1 I end up going 0-4 against Darkrai on the day but I'm not sure the matchup is really that bad. Two of the games I had legitimate shots at winning outright but didn't hit a couple cards. A single Potion or Max Potion might have helped the matchup, but I didn't test those cards enough. I was disappointed to not make top cut and win prizes (if I had won my last round I would have cut), but I don't know if I would have woken up in time on Sunday (I was pretty drained). Overall though it was a fun day and I was pretty happy with how I played.