East Coast Super Trainer Showdown
Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ
June 23, 2001
By Jeremy Borchardt of Los Angeles, CA
4 Rocket's Zapdos
1 Brock's Mankey lv.10
4 Professor Elm
3 Gold Berry
2 Secret Mission
2 Warp Point
2 Energy Charge
1 Misty's Wrath
1 Nightly Garbage Run
1 Chaos Gym
I had the three round DCI bye so I hung out in the baby gym playing a 8 baby,
8 energy Sneasel trap.
Round 4 Craig Coppola
Played a psychic deck I only saw a Rockets Mewtwo and a Abra.
I had a Rockets Zapdos and I used Secret Mission to discard some lightning
energy. I had Zapdos charged on turn 3 and knocked out the Abra next turn.
Round 5 Chrissy Zawadzki
Played a Dark Golduck, Slowking deck, I don't Remember a lot about this one
but there was a Dark Golduck with 2 Dark Energies.
Round 6 John Lathem
who what where ( John Lathem, if any one remembers let me know, Table 1)
No disrespect John but I am drawing a blank here.
Round 7 David Nishijima - y2ace
Well this is one I didn't want to have to play.
I had chaos gym and Slowking on turn two I think and just shut down the deck
for an easy win. Sorry.
Round 8 Jason Klaczynski - Ness
My God I have to play Jason!
They gave me a deck check before my round I had my game set up so they
checked the deck leaving all the cards in the same spot.
I had a Brock's Mankey, and a Slowpoke he had a Cleffa and two Cyndaquil turn
one a play recycle and taunt his Cyndaquil, he used fireworks.
Turn two I play metal and taunt the other Cinderquill, he used Firworks for
Turn three I play another metal on Mankey he plays energy on his Quilava and
I draw elm and get a Zapdos Slowking Gold berry and some energy I plasma his
He chars my Zapdos and it works we both fight it this way for some time and
we had 5 min added to our game due to the deck check, so had a lot of people
watching this game.
at his last turn we both had one prize left he played Arcanine on his
growlith and tries to use fire recharge no luck and sits looking at his card
till time ran out.
Do I thinks he stalled? Most likely, but every one knows it was my win.
Round 9 Chris Fulop - tyranitar666
I played a Feraligater deck and had a bad start I got a slow king on turn two
but he Double Gusted it for a KO. I got a few cards letter put it was to late
he had control of the game already.
Well I made it to the top 8 by a few percentage points.
Well I had to do my third deck check and I failed....
Ok not really two Lightening Energys where stuck to the back of the Metal
Finals Round 1 Andres Rodriguez - Bomiester
I was the 8th seed so I got to battle the No1 seed.
I hated this match up two of the three So Cal players played each other and
the Alvin had to play Jason.
I shut him down with Chaos Gym and two Slowkings and a Steelix. he had no
chance without his trainers. Alvin lost to Jason.
Finals Round 2 Jason Klaczynski - Ness
Wow started off a good battle till I got my slowkings out, he couldn't get
any thing to work with the two Slowkings and had a bunch of trainers on top
of the deck so he tried the Elm every turn, I Hit his Typhlosion 70 and put
30 more on me so I had 60 total.
I retreated the Zapdos ad brought out wooper to do the last 30. For turns
later I still hadn't got a heads on the Wooper, (thats 8 dice rolls) and he
still couldn't play the Elm during the four turns.
finally I KOed the Typlosion and he put up his Quilava and charred. I bring
out Zapdos and kOed the Quilava he was out of basics I won.
Finals Round 3 Chris Fulop Tyranitar666
This guy was my only loss that day so was worried, This time he had the bad
hand magbey and Totodile. I play Misty's Wrath and discard the lightning
energy play a rainbow and the plasma works.
still nothing he switches and fury swiped, I rainbow to remove the Gold berry
he swipes again, I play Metal and Plasma I now have 4 energys.
He passes I KO his totodile. he sputters for nothing, I flip heads its over I
On Sunday I couldn't play the main tournament, so I hung out and rooted for
I got to play as a "Master Trainer" in the Ericka's Challenge and went 5-1
against 5 normal and 1 format with my format deck (not bad if I do say so my
self) the loss was to a Murkrow lock.
I would like to thank
all the Master Trainers
Special thanks to my friend from So Cal. Great guys, all of them!
Andres Rodriguez - Bomiester
Alvin Leu -Yummybulba
David Nishijima - y2ace
David Rodriguez- the vileator
Aaron M Gerardo - DVPlume11
John Nguyen - rocket zapdos6669
And of course may Dad and Sister (3rd day two 10-).
And to Josh (St!cks/Aipom's Bum) (the 11 to 14 winner) and his dad for dinner
for all the So Cal players, hope to talk to you again some time.
Feel free to e-mail or IM me, I have ICQ also.
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