Henry-Michael Brown (The Impossible Man)
ECSTS - The Meadowlands
Secaucus, New Jersey
Sunday, June 24th, 2001
Greetings everyone. Henry-Michael Brown aka The Impossible Man
here with the ECSTS Sunday Tourney Report. Unfortunately due to unforeseen
circumstances I missed Saturdays Tourney which really upset me. So I had to
settle for Sunday only which is fine. Once I started the Tourney I almost want
to give up until that is everything turned for the Better. Well let me not waste
time first I would like to post up The Official ECSTS Cleaner and the get
started on my matches.
So without waiting long I present to you...
The Cleaner - Official STS Version.
8 Psychic Energy
8 Grass Energy
4 Darkness Energy
3 R. Oddish
3 K. Koffing LV.15
3 NG. Girafarig
3 NG. Murkrow
3 R. Psyduck
2 D. Golduck
4 Rocket’s Sneak Attack
3 Sprout Tower
3 Nightly Garbage Run
3 Double Gust
3 Prof. Elm
Use the Basics and their Status Effects to KO as Many Pokemon
as Possible. After winning some
prizes the Cleaner Pokemon should be fully powered and ready to Clean A) the
Prizes or B) the Bench.
Tourney: ECSTS at The Meadowlands in Secaucus, New Jersey
Number of Participants: 264
Round 1 Vs Eli
Deck: Blaine Deck
Okay this is where I faced What looked to be tragedy. I
started off way to good. I had K. Koffing and started Attacking his Blaine’s
Growlithe. In the end I combined Koffing with Darkness Energy and Obscured Gas
Blaine’s Growlithe for the KO and got heads. I was able to send it to my deck
without Darkness getting any damage on it. Now I bring out R. Oddish. This is
where everyhting fell apart completely. I wanted to Double Gust one of his
Pokemon and switch for my Murkrow to free retreat for Oddish. But because I
misread the card my Opponent Gusted up my Girafarig and locked me with my
Murkrow. It was Warp Point that gave some control. I felt very discouraged as he
wiped me out with his Murkrow. If didn’t Double Gust I would have controlled
the entire game with Oddish and kept the game in my favor till I got ready.
Lost. Overall: 0-1 Pts: 0
Round 2 Vs Michael
Deck: Erika Deck
This is where I truely felt I was gonna finish the entire
tourney 0-9. I got off to a good start but then no Energy came up. For the
entire game I was struggling for Energy to attack with. Before I knew he
unleashed Erika’s Victreebell and Vine Whipped my Pokemon for 40 Damage.
Before I knew I couldn’t bounce back.
Lost Overall: 0-2 Pts: 0
Round 3 Vs Michael
Deck: Sabrina Deck
Another Michael. :) This was too good to be true. My opponent
just wanted to play for fun and I respect that. I helped him understand what I
was doing with Murkrow when I locked up his Psychic Pokemon. I started attacking
whatever Benched Pokemon he had that was building Energy. Rocket’s Mewtwo most
Notable. In the end I had 2 Dark Energy on Murkrow and started Ko’ing whatever
Pokemon he brought active for 40 Damage. I won.
Won Overall: 1-2 Pts: 3
Round 4 Vs. Hyper Guy (Name Unknown)
Well he was following the Text Book Rules of the game. He
looked Nervous but he managed. I had the entire game in my Control. I finally
Brought out Golduck for the Clean but he Ko’d it with Steelix. If I had just
Ko’d the Onix with K. Koffing I would have never faced 2 Steelix and gotten
the Three Points. Time over I won by Prize count got stuck with 2 points.
Won Overall: 2-3 Pts: 5
Round 5 Vs. Tom
Deck: Possible Erika Decks
My Opponent ended up with a bad Draw and was stuck completely
with Erika’s Bellsprout. He tried to get more but couldn’t top deck a search
Engine. I KO’d it with my Dark Golduck right away.
Won Overall: 3-2 Pts: 8
Round 6 Vs Michael
Deck: D. Machamp/R. Zapdos Deck
This was one battle I should have won. I made a plan to Ko
Dark Machamp with Murkrow and go after R. Zapdos that he controlled the game
with. I made a bad move that killed the plan and he went on to take the game. I
should have watched what I was doing.
Lost Overall: 3-3 Pts: 8
Round 7 Vs Maxx
Deck: Sabrina’s Venomoth Deck
This was just like Round 5. My Opponent was stuck with
Sabrina’s Venonat and no Bench. But instead of just Poisoning with Oddish and
beat him in two turns I forgot that Venonat was weak to Fire and went with
Girafarig looking for Double Damage which did not exist. After 5 turns and a
Quick Berry by My Opponent I brought out Oddish and Poisoned it then brought
Girafarig and KO it in turn 6.
Won Overall: 4-3 Pts: 11
Round 8 vs Carl
Deck: Dark Golduck
He had a luck draw. He had Psyduck and by 4th turn
he had topdecked Dark Golduck. I went for Psyduck quickly but was too late. He
evolved and Fully Pumped Golduck, he took out my Pokemon slowly. I kept getting
tails on Girafarigs Psybeam for Confusion. He beats me by Prizes.
Lost Overall: 4-4 Pts: 8
Round 9 Vs. Harold
Deck: Moltres Deck
My opponent started slow but then he Blained for Fire Energy
and got it on Moltres. I knew I had to be quick since he was 3 turns away from
hitting me for 90. I started to slowly hit Rocket’s Moltres when he brough it
out to protect B. Moltres. I ko’d Rocket’s Moltres and got Dark Golduck with
Dark Energy out. I started to hurt Blaine’s Moltres but he Gold Berried. I
realized he was one turn away from using B. Moltres so I though of a Plan. I
played a 4th Psy Energy and retreated Dark Golduck for K. Koffing. I
Smokescreened B. Moltres and left it with 30 Damage. On his turn He broke
Smokescreen and ko’d Koffing. He ends up flipping tails and got B. Moltres
into his deck. I brought out Dark Golduck and he brought out his lone Rocket’s
Moltres. With no Bench I placed Psy energy on Dark Golduck and KO’d Rocket’s
Moltres for 60.
Won Overall: 5-4 Pts: 14
Final Ranking: 85th place.
Not bad at all with the Cleaner. But if I would have not
messed up in round 1 and in round 6 I would have finished 7-2. But hey coming
back from an 0-2 Deficit was great and marching with a winning is even greater
and finishing in the Top 90 is even greatest.
As for the rest of the Weekend I spent my entire time with
IPGeek and Team Random. On Saturday we ate out for Dinner. Thank you Mark for
the Dinner. I played in Darkness Gym and won with the Converter Got 3 Boosters
of course. I talked to BJJ763 and met Tyranitar666. I met Pikabruce even though
it was a brief Hello. And got in a quick match with Bommie before he had to
attend a little booster draft. We never got to finish. I ran into Johnny Blaze
and conversed of course. I signed three Caterpie Cards for BJJ763 but the I
realized I should have signed an Arcanine.
On Sunday Morning I made sure I got my seat ready. Then I
played Juan(IPGeek) with the Cleaner - Series Finale. The first Game I beat him
in two turns but we did a rematch that made the game a lot longer. He beat after
a long match. I earned Promo cards
from him. I signed him an Arcanine as well as Tyranitar666. I got Sneasal that
Purity Made. It was very awesome and attackes not broken at all. Too bad it is
not real. I also Signed Arcanine for Johnny Blaze before the Tourney Began.
After the Tourney Joshman and I went to Chi Chi’s and had Dinner while we
waited for the Tourney to completely finish and head for MBI, the Maple Bar
Invitational. We came back and watched the conclusion. Everyone started having
there cards signed by Tom Hanly and Ness. I pulled out my Arcanine and Signed it
for Tom Hanly. After the ceremony we both exchanged. He signed my Warp Point.
I went with IPGeek and Team Random to the room where we took
pictures and everyone was pulling out Arcanine’s left and right for me to
sign. Even Growlithe. Then Juan(IPGeek), Bo, Sticks, DVPlum, I and one more I
cannot remember I am so sorry I know your face I just forgot your name, went to
MBI. He took pictures by request of
Chrisbo. Because of some no show, Sticks, DVPLume, and Joshman got to
Bo and I tried one more time to play. He played Sic Powers
against my Cleaner. The match went on a little longer then Saturdays but then
the tourney had to start and we were left in a draw again. :( I also
Signed one more Arcanine for Johnny Blazes Friend. In MBI I went for a Psychic
Deck and also took in Cyndaquil for a Spashable Quick Attack. But I completely
forgot to put them in and I only got 2 wins. I faced nothing but Grass. I
couldn’t belive I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing. I recieved a
bag that had two boosters from Jungle to Neo Discovery. A Box of Asian Base Set
1. A jumbo Team Compendium Fake Card. And W Foiled Dark Arbok and W Foiled Dark
So I walked away from the STS with equivalent of Half a box of
Boosters spanning all the Expansions Including MBI Draft Boosters. A whole Box
of Asian Text Base Set 1 Boosters and 6 Promos. I may not have won the STS or
the MBI but to be 85th in STS and recieving an Invite and
Participating in MBI is worth the experience.
Special thanks to:
Juan(IPGeek), Bomie and the rest of Team Random for a great
weekend, It has been fun. Pokesensei for getting me invited to MBI. Johnny
Blaze, Tyranitar666, Joshman, Chrisbo and the rest of Team Compendium, Tom Hanly
for Signing my Card, Purity and Echina for the Sneasal Card, BJJ763, DMTM for
great MBI, MTs for a great STS, and if I have missed anyone and I mean Anyone...
Thank you for a great time. :)
The Impossible Man