PVL Triumphs at the STS Qualifier Tour!
Yes, everyone's favorite guy named Nick15 has return victorious in
the Pokémon TCG Tour!!
[cheers and applause from the readers]
Please please, you don't need to applaud me... :)
Anyway, I left the Second Round of my age group as top dog,
winning all of my matches (which were 5). I got 27/30 points (whoo!),
however that was not the top score there. Last I hear someone got
28/30 points.... meaning that I probably won't get the free trip to
LA for the Super Trainer Showdown. :( (Note, scores was based on
how many prizes your opponent has left after you won.)
... However of my 5 matches, I won 4 of them without any of my
Pokémon getting KO'd, so I MIGHT have an outside
chance of getting that free trip. I think the winner of that isn't
really based on total points... I know there is a special formula
they use to determine who will actually go. Hmmm.... But besides
that, I did win about 9 packs of BS2, an INVITATION to the Super
Trainer Showdown, a Pokémon TCG Tour hat, and a Pokémon
TCG Tour T-Shirt. Wheeee!!
Plus when you sign up for the thing, they give you all sorts of
cool things. Like stickers, and papers... and even a free Prerelease
Dark Gyarados. Kewl. I'll try to get scans for them.
So you want to know how your plucky webmaster did? Hmmm....
A bit of background info.... there are 2 days for the tour, and
there are three rounds for each day. So there is a total of 6 rounds.
As for the games, it was Single Elimination... that means if you lost
once, you're out. Standard tourney rules also apply, 20 minutes per
round. The winner after 20 minutes would be the one with the least
prizes, or the most cards in the deck in case of a tie.
I entered in the First Round with my all-powerful
"Wigglytough" deck. However in my first game I lost... only because I
had nothing but flyers (Spearows and Fearows) and my opponent was
playing an Electric deck. [slaps forehead]
However... the Second Round was THE round for me...
- In my first game, I played against a Wigglytuff deck with Rocket
Zubats/Golbats. (You know who, Hackman!) My starter was a Scyther
with a Jigglypuff on the bench and my opponent's starter was a Rocket
Zubat. My first turn, I attached a Grass Energy on Scyther and Swords
Dance'd. Next turn, I Computer Searched for a Double Colorless
Energy, Slashed for 60, and won. ... 2nd turn win! Wheeee!
- In my second game, I wasn't totally sure what my opponent was
playing. My starter was a Jigglypuff with nothing on my bench, and my
opponent had a Rocket Abra (40 HP) and nothing else. I had a DCE, a
PlusPower, and a Computer Search in my hand. I got to go first. Guess
who won?? :) I slapped on the DCE and PlusPower on the Jigglypuff,
then Search'd for another PlusPower and Pound'd for 40 damage for the
win. ... 1st turn win! Wheeeee!!
- In my third game, since I won my first game in 2 turns and my
second game in 1, I predicted than I would win in 0 turns. :b
Actually, it was one of my better games. My opponent was playing a
Rain Dance deck, so I was kind of worried there. However, the speed
of Wigglytuff trampled through all his Pokémon, leaving
nothing to play a Rain Dance with. :)
- My fourth game was the toughest. My opponent was playing what
seems to have been a Haymaker variant, with Hitmonchan, Electabuzz,
and Chansey. All of them gave me problems. The Hitmonchan KO'd my
Wigglys, the Electabuzzes KO'd my Spearows & Fearows, and the
Chansey was just a wall. Aaargh!!!! Fortunately I was able to KO 5 of
my opponent's Pokémon, while she only KO'd 3. Eventually the
20 minutes were up, and I won because I had less prizes.
- I thought that the 5th game would be it for me. I saw that my
opponent was playing one heck of a souped-up Wigglymaker deck
(Wigglytuff in a Haymaker). He had the Wiggly's on top of Scythers
and Electabuzzes. WAH!! But then it turns out that the guy has a
really poor draws! The only Pokémon he'd ever pull out were 2
Electabuzzes and a Lickitung. The Lickitung proved to be a problem...
however the Electabuzzes were easily taken care of. Twice in a row I
pulled PlusPowers, and so twice in a row I did 70 damage to the
Yay!! So I dominated the Second Round... with a 6-6-6-3-6 point
record. 27 points. Whoo! ... Well... I guess this doesn't count as
triumphing. Besides, those 1st/2nd turn wins might hurt my score. Oh
... OK, I'm done gloating for the day. [goes and sits in a