Award categories in Patriach's
CONCLUSION OF POJO AWARDS 2!!!
First off, I'd like to
thank you all who voted! I must say that it was a big
success, with nearly 50 individuals voting! Yet, despite
the large turnout, it was amazing to see how close some
matches were...and how not-close others were. So,
without further ado, here are your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
places for the Second Annual Pojo Awards!!!
dominated Cities. It dominated States. It dominated Gym
Challenges. Heck, it dominated the West Stadium, and
almost dominated Worlds! But yes, Blaziken was voted as
"best deck" by a very wide margin; over 50% thought that
Blaziken was the top E-on deck.
2nd: Gardevoir. A
consistent deck that managed to do okay during the cc,
state, and gc series, won the National Championships,
and placed 2nd at the South Stadium Challenge. The deck
pooped out, with only a couple T32 showings at worlds in
all three divisions, but is still remembered as one of
3rd: Magma. Barely
edging out Swampert in votes, the absolute winner of the
World Championships, in each age group, was recognized
by our voters.
voters chose Blaziken for the E-on award, and just
BARELY chose it for the RS-on award. With cards like
Pidgeot adding a much-needed boost to a format with no
Oracle, Blaze is still considered the best in a balanced
2nd: Dark Dragonite.
This deck is a fast, consistent beast shown to be
popular throughout city championships. Combined with
cards like Pidgeot and Dark Hypno, Dragonite is actually
able to gain an advantage over Blaziken! Dragonite lost
the first place by 2 votes.
3rd: Blastoise ex. A
deck extremely hyped before its initial release, Stoise
ex was still able to gain much fan support. Whirpool
your opponent to victory!
ROGUE DECK (RS-ON):
vote was, without a doubt, the closest out of any other,
with not even the winner breaking into double digit
votes (Lanturn won with 9). Many remember the new rogue
upset Nike PK started with this deck, and it has since
evolved into an underground success,
2nd: Dark Ampharos. In
combination with the basic-beating Dark Tyranitar, an
Amphy can absolutely rip apart another deck. We may see
more of this soon...
3rd: Flygon. Still a
popular card ever since its release, players have a
newfound reason to run it, with the rise of Dark
EVENT (03/04 Season):
This tournament was jam-packed with an insane amount of
activity...300 of the world's top players fighting to
show their worth...the prerelease of a new set...heck,
they even had Pokemon Rocks America outside (and it was
pretty enjoyable before the storm came in -_-). I
wouldn't mind going to Florida again. Hopefully us
Americans won't be run down by the Japanese next time
2nd: South Stadium
Challenge. Held at the Arlington Convention Center, it
was run by two of America's best PTO's, Charles
(Richard) Collinsworth, and Vince Krekeler. There was a
high level of competition down south, yet there were
surprises at every corner, including Crobyss taking top
honors, and two Exploud decks (run by Colin Moll and,
obviously, William Hung =p) annihilating Swiss.
Championships. Although Nationals was an event with
several mishaps, it was a fun time when it started
going, with great gamers literally fighting into the
Chris Fulop. 2nd
at a City Championship, 4-3 record at nationals, T8 at a
Gym Challenge, 2nd at a Stadium and 2nd at Worlds...I
must say that he had quite the successful season!
2nd: Jason Klaczynski.
Having not played in a year, he decided to play just for
the heck of it, and T8'ed the National
3rd: Martin Moreno.
Tournament after tournament, Martin missed out on a top
placing or prize by just a bit...the curse ended at the
San Diego GC, where he won. Is he back???
Magma Winning Worlds.
probably had the toughest competition out of ANYONE at
worlds. He played Patriarch, Martin Moreno, Pablo Meza (Mudkip
on Pokegym), Pooka, Newman, Tom Dolezal, Eric Craig,
Colin Moll, and Chris Fulop...and beat us all with a
deck nobody expected to be the best of the day. This was
the absolute biggest blowout vote than any other in the
2nd: Nationals. Also a
big upset...in more than one sense. With software
busting, the winner of a side event playing the same
person three times in a row, and Gardevoir winning...the
event was an absolute surprise.
3rd: Wailord ex. The
deck that got blasted by so many, and eventually
revived, and allowed to T8 the World Championships.
Wailord ex isn't that bad! =(
the decline of Wizards, only one site's popularity was
unaffected, and that was the Pokegym. Run by Team
Compendium, it is the premier message board of the
2nd: Poke-Neo. Owned by
Mr. Levi Canfield, and now moderated by Eric Brooks, it
had major support in this contest...a board of only 50
people was just four votes away from beating a message
board with 2000!
3rd: Pojo. This message
board is still considered a force, and with the return
of many old writers, and the rise of new ones, this
could reclaim its award in this category next year.
Lia Van Bemmelen.
So much has been revolving around what she says about
international OP, it's insane. The condition of
Netherlands OP, earning the much-criticized
"sportsmanship award" at worlds, and officially retiring
her professor connections with PUI. If you hear
worldwide controversy, then you know Rainbowgym is
2nd (tie): Martin
Moreno. Definitely one of the more animated members of
the group of good players nowadays, he is the center of
all sorts of controversy, including nearly all of the
"pranks" in the 11th category.
2nd (tie): Matthew
Riddle. If he has something to say, he'll say it!
Considered by some to have been as vocal as Pojo's
former Pokemaster1110, "Prime" has made his opinions
well-known on his tournaments and deck ideas.
PLAYING AREA IN THE USA:
This area is home to many of the game's big names, and a
center stage for challenges from out-of-area players
like Alex Brosseau and Jason Klaczynski. These quality
players are varying from the nicest folk you'd ever
meet, to cutthroat pros who will use all legal means to
This region is a high-quality one that hosted the South
Stadium, and will hopefully host it again. The center of
Southern Pokemon, it is home to many great players, most
of which are still unknown in the Pokemon world.
3rd: East. This area of
the country is also home to many top-notch deckbuilders
and players, from North Carolina, all the way up to
Pennsylvania! It's always exciting to see these guys
have at it!
FUNNIEST POKEMON-RELATED PRANK:
CFK's Pichu Scavenger Hunt.
arguably one of the most bizarre people ever to play the
Pokemon TCG, has had his Pichu doll stolen from him
SEVERAL times, and the results of what happens when he
hunts for it...are hilarious =P
2nd: Dumping a Bag of
Unown A's from the 14th story of a building. So you've
been collecting an outright AWFUL card for no apparent
reason...for several years. Well, what do you do with
them??? You CHUNK THEM ON SOMEBODY'S HEAD!!!!
3rd: Sucking on an
officer Jenny figurine. At the South Stadium Challenge,
I actually did this, and in front of several
people...however, I need not worry, 'cause they know I'm
weird already! Insanity makes this game go around and
around, though. =)
Colin Moll (Swanton1717).
Evanescence, Pink fingernails, and, in Patrick Kewley's
opinion, a, "soft n' sweet voice." The Moller of St.
Louis, with his flamboyant playing of the rogues, and of
the community, he has won the title of the sexiest
player in the game of Pokemon.
2nd: John Kettler
(Patriarch). Lol, when the panel nominated me (not to
mention me nominating myself =P), I was surprised that I
didn't get last place. I mean god, Freddy K and Levi are
so much sexier =(
3rd: Kyle Sucevich. A
friend once told me that Walrein was sexy in the
morning...well, with Kyle, it's sexy all day long!
BEST PTCG ERA:
has brought back much which we lost, and rolled it all
into one season; SBZ's through city championships, Gym
Challenges from 2002, and a World Championships, much
like the level of competition in old STS days. Yes, the
great times that were 03/04 will still be remembered for
quite some time.
2nd (tie) 04/05. It's
barely any of the 04/05 season yet, and people are
already looking forward to the bright things ahead of
us! It was just two votes short of winning, and tied 13
2nd (tie) STS days.
Although the format may not have been the best
necessarily, the STS times were the absolute most active
for the game, and had a high level of competition
So, congratulations to
our winners, and I hope to see even better attendance
for the third Pojo awards!!! Ciao ^_^
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