Archive for the 'City Championships' Category

Bold Predictions for Cities Format

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Hey OneHitKO, it’s me, coolestman22, trying to get another article out for the site because I have some free time and an idea. I figured I may as well write about my predictions for the format created by the new set, and we’ll see how many of them end up being legit.

I had to sit down and think for a bit about these before I actually wrote anything, but there might be a couple that slipped my mind. If I remember anything, I’ll edit it into the article.

Prediction 1: Darkrai/Hydreigon is BDIF

Of the decks we had in BW-DRX, Hydreigon is probably the one that benefits the most from new cards. Skyla is great for searching out Rare Candies or Ultra Balls that get you the Hydreigon right away, and Computer Search benefits Hydreigon more than anything else because you can Junk Hunt for it and create a chain of Computer Search.

It also has easy access to Sableye DEX (Which most decks don’t because they don’t run Darkness Energy), probably the best starter in the game right now, which can turn bad hands into T2 set-ups and bait N’s that get you a brand new, better hand. …

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I Turned Left When I Should Have Gone Right: Two City Reports

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Sign that was up at the event.


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Saint Louis Park City Championships – Solo’s Report and Top Cut Videos

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Hey there OHKO I’m slightly new to the site and this will be my first post !

Check out these videos of the Saint Louis Park City Championship’s Top Cut.

Below the videos is the report of my day. Enjoy :)

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Pikkdogs Does a Cities Wrap Up

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with his extra-dimensionary sidekick, Pedro.  Officially, City Championships are not over.  They will still be carrying on for another week or two yet, but I’m all done playing mine, so I’ll just assume that everybody else is too.  Things have changed a lot over Cities so let’s take a look at what has happened.

Pikkdogs.

Yes Pedro.

Well before we recap Cities as a whole, don’t you think you should recap your own Cities season?

No I don’t.

Oh come on, if you won’t then I guess I will have to. 

How Pikkdogs Did

Pikkdogs went to 3 City Championships and went a combined 6 and 11.  That means he lost almost twice as often as he won.  That also means that he finishes with a very poor losing record.  Not only did he not win, he never made a top cut, nor did he have a winning record, nor did he ever have a non-losing record for any single tournament.  We can recap this tournament season by stating that Pikkdogs did very very bad. 

Thank You Pedro for reminding me.

You are welcome. 

Now, if …

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Just call me bubbles.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

I seriously hate bubbling out. Read my last two CC reports to find out why.

It’s at the Source. Details are a little hazy, but I’ll do my best. Playing Jewgar both days.

Source: Round 1: VS Ed(playing ZPST)
Before the round even starts, Ed tells me that he’s gonna drop after the round to trade. So we’re already off to a great start. I destroy him, because he starts bad and I start broke. So I win. And…he drops. Tie breakers are already fantastic. I tell myself that I’ll have to literally go X-0 to top unless I get some better tie breakers.
1-0

(Opponent finishes: 0-1 drop at the end of the day)

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Pikkdogs and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Findlay, Oh Cities Report

Monday, December 12th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a tournament report for you.  I usually try to bring you guys photographs of the event, but I left my camera at my apartment, so no pictures today.  It’s just as well, since my photography skills suck anyway.

Today’s City Championship was in Findlay, Oh.  It was about an hour and a half drive for me, about 2 hours south of Detroit.  I was joined by my buddy Frank and two other Team Warp Point members.  The guys arrived to my apartment about a half hour late, but luckily, the judges were all later than us.  So we got there in plenty of time, but the tournament was also delayed.

This Cities was mostly made up of Ohio players.  Fort Wayne, In also had a Cities on the same day, that kept all the Indiana players away.  The 2 hour drive also kept a lot of Michiganders away, since my car, my buddy Matt K, and Team Bertolli were the only ones there.  But, Ohio sure came out swinging.  Regionals winner Carl S. was there, along with The Top Cut member Drew Holton, and one …

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An Introduction to Cities 2011-2012.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs and his extra-dimensionary sidekick Pedro here with a short article about this years Cities tournaments.  It seems like I just got back from Regionals, but yet Cities will be starting this week!  Besides having no time to prepare for Cities, there are new cards in the format.  So let’s slow things down a little bit and look at what’s going on in the format.

Before we get going, I should announce that onehitko.com has a new sponsor, www.propokemon.com.

Someone actually is giving you money to promote their site? 

It appears that way.

So you’re like a whore now, you pimp yourself out for money? 

I thought we already established that.

Oh yeah, forgot about that.  I smell a part of the article where you are about to sell your soul to the man and give them a cheesy commercial, so go ahead. 

Alright.  www.propokemon.com Is a great place to get deck lists and different tricks and tips for the format.  They always have some cool free articles, but, they are now changing the game by offering you premium articles from the best players on a  per article …

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Gyarados, Gyarados, Gyarados : City Championships, MN, Jan 8+9, 2011

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Regice - LAHey Everyone, this is Pikkdogs and Ed here to give you a dual article about the Cities we attended this weekend.  We’re going to see how merging the two reports works.  Pikkdogs played on Jan 8th, and Ed played both the 8th and 9th.  Pikkdog’s matches will be in blue and Ed’s in red.  The article intro is by Pikkdogs, and the wrapup is by Ed.

Jan 8th Misty Mountain Games in Burnsville

I was able to attend a tournament in Minnesota this weekend.  I normally play in Michigan, but I spend my time away from school in Minnesota so I was able to attend the tournament on Saturday in Burnsville, MN.  I was really excited to go to this tournament, because it was slated to be the reunion of Team Omar.  This is because both me and Omar will be in town, so the team will be able to get together for one more tournament.  I have fond memories of this past summer, when Omar won 3 cities so I was excited to see if we can take another victory medal.

I always like to play in Minnesota because the Metgame is much more relaxed.  It is a …

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SPread, an attempt at going rogue

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Now that my City Championships are done I thought it would be good to share my experience and my deck. First, a little background to set the stage; I played a Shuppet deck all season last year. When the Rotation came I set aside Shuppet because it lost too much to stay viable (not to mention the increase in trainer locking decks.) Having done so left me without a deck of choice, or even a deck I was familiar with. Ed had been sharing the TOSSED deck list with me and since I was at least familiar with half of the deck I went with it for Battle Roads. I modified it to have a Blaziken FB Lv.X tech line and called it HOT TOSSED. After 3 tournaments and losing about 2/3 of my matches I decided TOSSED just wasn’t for me.

One thing I came to like during the Battle Roads was the concept of an SP toolbox style deck. I also had a distinct desire to avoid any and all of the current tier 1 decks; I felt like they had all been around for so long that they offered little new in regards to tactics and strategy. I was still looking for a deck of my own to play.

I had always liked Gallade 4 Lv.X but never could get it to work very well as the main attacker of a deck. It occurred to me that it might do better as a tech instead and so I looked for a partner that could benefit from its spreading power to be the basis of my new deck.

Here is what I eventually came to, this is the exact list I played at my third City Championship in Rochester Hills, MI. It is an evolved version of what I started with 3 weeks prior. I played this deck at all 3 City Championships this year.

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Like Jerry Seinfeld, Pikkdogs is Even Steven, Rochester Hills Cities Report

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

My fellow Seinfeld fans will appreciate the reference to the episode where Jerry continually loses things and then gains things back again.  This is how I felt today at the Rochester Hills City Championships. No matter how hard I fight to break away from the crutches of mediocrity, it pulled me back in, but then I was reminded that it wasn’t that bad.                            Austino's Gyarados

The story of the 2010 Rochester Hills Michigan City Championship begins on Friday afternoon.  I got back from my jog and fired up the computer.  I got a message from Derek, our tournament organizer, saying that he expects a record draw to the next cities and reccomends that we all show up early.  I decided to pass that info on to my buddy Jona, and hope to make it there when registration starts, at 11.  I end up making it by 11:10, the parking lot was full, but I was able to register.  At about 11:20, they begin turning people away, because the fire code only lets 70 people in the building.  This left several players, including last years state champion, away from the tournament.  When I saw this I thought I might have a better shot …

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