East Coast Super Trainer Showdown 2001 - Reports


I live in NJ and attended the STS, I finished with 4 wins and 3 losses before I decided to drop.  I played with a Dark Alakazam deck with baby pokemon.  The strategy was to evolve fast using “The Bosses Way” and “Teleport Blast” with Dark Alakazam and then bring out the baby and repeat.

The deck worked out well, after losing the first game, I won the next four before losing two more.  I faced three Slowking decks (2W, 1L), one Blaine’s Magmar (Lava Burst) deck (W), one Feraligatr deck (L), one Typhlosion deck (L), and surprisingly another deck like mine (W).

All in all, I had a great time.  I came with my wife and two daughters who were there to support me and to have some fun.  There were plenty of people, but there was also plenty of space.  I hope that Wizards continues to have the Showdowns at the Meadowlands.  Anyway here’s the pics...Have a good day!

My wife and daughters

Someone in Rocket’s costume

My first opponent and first loss

Pokemon trivia, winners won booster packs

My daughter won a pack, it contained a holo Meganium!

Take on the Master Trainers

Prepare for Trouble

Play Areas

Ulysses Simpkins

East Orange, NJ