Pokemon State Tournament Tomorrow

by Ed ~ March 19th, 2010.

First of all, I need to apologize for the lack of posts lately. This last week or two, whenever I’ve had some Pokemon time, I’ve used it to prepare for the Pokemon TCG State Tourney. That means I’ve been pretty focused, and it obviously hasn’t been on the website.

My daughter Ava and I plan to go to tomorrow’s tourney together. There we will meet the rest of the Team Omar guys and play cards for fun and profit. Anyway, I hope we can achieve at least one of those goals. This will be Ava’s 2nd tournament. Last time she played Shuppet at Cities and didn’t win a match, so I am really hoping that this time will be an improvement for her. I think she has a good deck that she knows how to play well, but she kinda clams up a bit when she goes up against other people. She has a tendency to play slowly and decide not to make certain plays that she would otherwise see. She’s only 6, so she has a lot of growing to do still, but I still wish that she would get some wins to help her feel better about herself.

Pokemon State TournamentAs for me, I feel pretty comfortable with the deck I’ve chosen. It has gone through a fair bit of testing, and I’ve decided to keep it simple. I kept trying to tech it for certain things and tune it to be more versatile, but I scrapped all that. I’m going for the straight-forward focused approach, and I feel much more at ease with it now. I really think that you need to play what you know and what you’re comfortable with. Stretching your horizons is great when you are practicing, and sometimes it leads to a new level of comfort with something you were previously at odds with. When it’s time to win, though, you have to evaluate not only what will win, but what you can win with. That’s where I’m at, now. I’m not sure that I can win every matchup, but if I played a deck that I feel would be stronger all around, I would be weaker playing it.

So, we will wake up tomorrow, eat some breakfast, maybe watch an episode of Indigo League, and then head out to the competition. Soon after, I plan to post a tournament report, and then I’ll let you know which decks we played and how we did. I hope to get some other people to post their reports, too.

If you have a report you’d like me to post, let me know. Also, the same goes for Deck Workshops or just about any sort of article you think would be suited for the site. If you ever want to contact me, just leave a comment on one of my posts and as me to email you.

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