On Wednesday my family leaves to LA for the weekend because on Friday some distant relative is getting married. Convenient, no? Well, seeing as how I have an invitation and 7 badges, I ask (Erm, beg) my parents to let me go (Of course I was planning ahead and brought my cards) Well my dad agreed, and after several small earthquakes caused by my jumping up and down, I went to the STS on Saturday.
Now, I know Wizards, and I know that if I wanted to
be in the tourney, I had to get there early. I was one of the first
there, arriving at the Queen Mary at about 6:30. We sat
around and I traded/played with people on the ground around the boat.
I was let in, and quickly got in the 11-14 division. The tourney was
a blast, but Wigglies dominated the play scene. I got 28th.
I decided to hang around and watch the awarding ceremonies. I played
in the “League Zone” Took some great pictures with Pikachu, the Pika
Car, the Dark Raichu, the TR Balloon...etc. (I’ll send some pics
when I get em developed) I left with a big ol handful of boosters, a hat,
a shirt, some new cards (Holo Clefable and Cool Porygon from the “Master
Trainers”) As I arrived really early, I didn’t have to wait in
line like some other unfortunate souls, and when I got inside, the whole
thing ran smoothly, and it was a lot of fun. The crowds were
gargantuan, and walking through that stupid maze with all them people made
me want to club someone with a chair. I saw Gordon Kane from a
distance (right when 3rd round was about to start for me,
couldn’t find him later to meet him) and I saw Scott’s head. I
didn’t see Clefairy Doll =( even though I looked for her, and I think I
saw Chad Mills wearing his Gym Leader shirt (though there were a lot of
people in Gym Leader shirts)
Anyway, I had a blast, and I desperately await the
east coast STS. Of course, there were a few flaws, the crowds, some
people not gettin got play, the bad rulings (Scott! Cough cough!) But
nothing’s perfect. Perhaps Wizards may still be able to remember
to work on fixing these flaws so that everyone can play. (Cough cough
SPIKE!) I personally really enjoyed the event, and it was totally
free, so I encourage everyone to try to make it to the East Coast one,
because hey, you get free cards and boosters, so even if you don’t play
in the tourney, it’s not a TOTAL loss. Well, that’s my report.
Cya later, PoJo peeps.
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