Hello everyone (if anyone is reading this at all). I thought I’d just do a small informative article/update today as I don’t have much else to talk about.
Tomorrow is the first major Pokemon TCG tournament in the UK this season. Yes finally we have some sanctioned events! These are our first batch of Regionals, the dates are as follows:
30th Nov – Manchester
7th Dec – Scotland
14th Dec – Cornwall
Excited as I may be I am only going to the Cornwall event as I have work commitments tomorrow and Scotland is waay too far for me to travel. But still I am looking forward to seeing the results of these tournaments and will be keeping a keen eye on what decks are doing well.
Obviously playing in the last week of Regionals I should have more knowledge of the meta going into it so I can choose what deck I believe to be the optimum play. Everyone else will as well of course, it just means I won’t be going to the event not having a clue what sort of decks will be popular.
As i see it I have three main deck options available to me at present. I am favouring one over the others but whether I actually end up playing it depends on how well it does in the previous two weeks and how well other decks do that counter it. Preferably I would like it to not see much play so that people don’t think of teching against it too much. It’s a consistent deck that has fairly good matchups all around and I really enjoy playing it so hopefully that’ll work out!
Going into a big tournament is a bit of a minefield. Especially in the current format where nobody knows what is necessarily the best deck. Doing well may simply come down to getting the right matchups for your deck on the day. I have real hope for this format and fully expect it to be very fun to play in so win or lose I’m sure I’ll have a good time anyway!
On a sidenote I’m also going to be writing some card reviews every week for a friend over on her blog (http://cyndaquilblogs.wordpress.com/) first one should be going up soon so check it out! That’s all for now, hope you all have a nice weekend.