John's 2016-2017 Season (76/500)


#1

Record: 37-20-3
Premier Rating: 1751.75 (awaiting update)
Championship Points: 76

League Challenges/Cups: 10 | 15 – 15 | 20 – x | x – x | x
Regionals: 16 | x | x | x | x | x | x | x
Internationals: x | x | x | x


League Challenges

MIT 7/23 (Expanded)
Deck: Night March/Gallade BKT

R1 vs. Joy Deligianides w/ Mega Rayquaza EX/Techs
W, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Avery George w/ Mega Rayquaza EX/Jolteon EX/Techs
W, 2-0-0
R3 vs. Ben Chasen w/ Yveltal EX/Darkrai EX/Yveltal BKT/Maxie’s/Techs
W, 3-0-0
R4 vs. Jacob Mechaber w/ Trevenant BREAK
L, 3-1-0
R5 vs. Chris Leandro w/ Trevenant BREAK
L, 3-2-0

5th out of 23, +0 CP

MIT 9/10 (Expanded)
Deck: Ho-Oh EX/XErneas BKT/Yveltal EX/Techs

R1 vs. Nathan McGilvray w/ Darkrai EX BKP/DEX/Yveltal EX/Yveltal BKT/XY
L, 0-1-0
R2 vs. Peter Lectsakos w/ ???
W, 1-1-0
R3 vs. Jason Graggs w/ Ho-Oh EX/Dragonite EX/Techs
W, 2-1-0
R4 vs. Chris Wilkinson w/ Night March
L, 2-2-0
R5 vs. Ben Chasen w/ Yveltal EX/Darkrai EX/Yveltal BKT/XY/Gallade BKT
W, 3-2-0

9th out of 21, +0 CP

New Bedford, MA 9/24 (Standard)
Deck: M Mewtwo EX/Zoroark BKT

R1 vs. Jamie Depamphilis w/ Volcanion EX/Volcanion STS
W, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Chris Leandro w/ Typhlosion BKT
L, 1-1-0
R3 vs. Azul Garcia Griego w/ Vespiquen AOR/Zoroark BKT/Klefki STS/Techs
L, 1-2-0
R4 vs. Lawrence Edmondson w/ M Sciizor EX/Garbodor BKP
W, 2-2-0

9th out of 11, +0 CP

Londonderry, NH 10/8 (Standard)
Deck: Greninja BREAK/Talonflame STS

R1 vs. Jamie Depamphilis w/ Vileplume AOR/Jolteon EX/Glaceon EX/Trevenant EX/Techs
W, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Chris Wilkinson w/ Xerneas BKT/Galvantula STS/Techs
L, 1-1-0
R3 vs. William Brown w/ M Sceptile EX/Ariados AOR
W, 2-1-0
R4 vs. Greg Minklei w/ Yveltal BKT/XY/EX/Mew FCO/Techs
W, 3-1-0
R5 vs. Nathan McGilvray w/ Volcanion EX/STS
W, 4-1-0

3rd out of 22, +10 CP

MIT 10/15 (Expanded)
Deck: Xerneas BKT/Ho Oh EX/Techs

R1 vs. Joe Getsy w/ Yveltal EX/BKT/XY/Darkrai EX/Gallade BKT
W, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Eric Eldredge w/ Trevenant BRWAK
W, 2-0-0
R3 vs. Christina Ruiz w/ Yveltal EX/BKT/XY/Darkrai EX/Gallade BKT
W, 3-0-0
R4 vs. Clint Shumway w/ Volcanion EX/STS
W, 4-0-0
R5 vs. Lawrence Edmonson w/ Greninja BREAK/Talonflame STS
W, 5-0-0

1st out of 15, +15 CP

Carver, MA 10/30 (Standard)
Deck: M Gardevoir EX STS

R1 vs. Louis Lam w/ Volcanion EX/STS
W, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Jack Soohoo w/ Yveltal EX/BKT/XY Garbodor BKP
W, 2-0-0
R3 vs. David Roshinski w/ M Scizor EX/Garbodor BKP
L, 2-1-0
R4 vs. Michael Wong w/ Yveltal EX/BKT/XY Garbodor BKP
L, 2-2-0

Drop, +0 CP

Londonderry, NH 11/19 (Standard)
Deck: M Rayquaza EX/Magearna EX

R1 vs. Jamie Depamphilis w/ Vespiquen AOR/Yanmega BREAK
L, 0-1-0
R2 vs. Millian Beaulieau w/ Xerneas BKT/Galvantula STS/Bisharp STS
W, 1-1-0
R3 vs. Xavier ? w/ Talonflame STS/BREAK
W, 2-1-0
R4 vs. Azul Garcia Griego w/ Greninja BREAK
L, 2-2-0
R5 vs. Joshua Sergenton w/ M Mewtwo EX
W, 3-2-0

9th out of 22, +0 CP

Carver, MA 11/27 (Standard)
Deck: M Rayquaza EX/Magearna EX

R1 vs. Nathan McGilvray w/ M Gardevoir EX STS
W, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Avery George w/ Greninja BREAK/Talonflame STS
L, 1-1-0
R3 vs. Chris Long w/ M Blastoise EX/Manaphy EX
W, 2-1-0
R4 vs. Cameron Robb w/ Darkrai EX/Giratina EX/Garbodor BKP
L, 2-2-0
R5 vs. Steve Preston w/ Yveltal EX/XY/BKT/Darkrai EX
W, 3-2-0

5th out of 11, +0 CP

Somerville, MA 12/10 (Expanded)
Deck: Xerneas BKT/Ho Oh EX/Techs

R1 vs. Benjamin Reiner w/ Trevenant BREAK
W, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Theodore Deligianides w/ M Rayquaza EX/Virizion EX
W, 2-0-0
R3 vs. Chris Wilkinson w/ M Rayquaza EX/Jolteon EX
W, 3-0-0
R4 vs. Tyler Jones w/ Turbo Darkrai EX
ID, 3-0-1

1st out of 11, +15 CP


League Cups

Clifton Park, NY 12/18 (Standard)
Deck: Giratina EX/Jolteon EX/Garbodor BKP/Hammers

R1 vs. Chris Siakala w/ M Gardevoir EX STS
W, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Jason Annichiarico w/ Darkrai EX/Giratina EX/Garbodor BKP
L, 1-1-0
R3 vs. Jed Andrusik w/ Vespiquen AOR/Zebstrika BKP
W, 2-1-0
R4 vs. Chris Wilkinson w/ Giratina EX/Jolteon EX/Garbodor BKP/Hammers
W, 3-1-0
R5 vs. Darion Miller w/ Darkrai EX/Giratina EX
W, 4-1-0
R6 vs. Marcus Guy w/ Volcanion EX/STS
ID, 4-1-1
Top 8 vs. Marcus Guy w/ Volcanion EX/STS
LL, 4-2-1

8th out of 50, +20 CP


Regionals

Philadelphia, PA 11/5
Deck: Xerneas BKT/Ho Oh EX/Techs

R1 vs. Luke Morse w/ M Manectric EX/Jolteon EX
WW, 1-0-0
R2 vs. Anthony Simone w/ Talonflame STS/Greninja BREAK
WW, 2-0-0
R3 vs. Joe Grubb w/ Turbo Darkrai EX BKP/DEX
LWT, 2-0-1
R4 vs. Matt Hendrick w/ Volcanion EX/STS
WLW, 3-0-1
R5 vs. Patrick Van Story w/ Night March/Gallade BKT
LL, 3-1-1
R6 vs. John Rohulich w/ Xerneas XY/M Gardevoir EX PRC/STS
WW, 4-1-1
R7 vs. Austen Vance w/ Yveltal EX/BKT/XY/Darkrai EX/Gallade BKT
WLW, 5-1-1
R8 vs. TJ Traquair w/ Sableye DEX/Garbodor BKP
LL, 5-2-1
R9 vs. Patrick Robinson w/ M Rayquaza EX
LL, 5-3-1

117th out of 646, +16 CP


#2

Updated with some more Q1 LCs, my run has been… frustrating, to say the least. I’m already being kept busy by college applications and an absurdly difficult course load my senior year, so having the testing that I work hard to fit into my schedule go to waste by losing to silly things like prizing all 3 Mega Mewtwos is endlessly irritating. I’m hoping this is just a bad stretch that will pass, but either way I’m going to keep at it. Should be going to 2 or 3 more Q1 LCs, along with PA regionals in November, so stay tuned for updates on that.


#3

Updated with some LCs and PA Regionals. I actually ended up filling in both of my Q1 placements in the last month of the quarter, which was a nice turnaround. As for Regionals, I started off strong at 5-1-1 playing a Rainbow Road list that I had basically been testing since Worlds, but then took two tough losses to knock me out of day 2 contention and top 64. The loss against TJ Traquair’s Sableye/Garbodor in Round 8 was disheartening but expected, because to remotely have a chance against Sableye Rainbow Road needs to draw essentially perfectly, and that did not happen in either of the two games. The loss round 9 to Rayquaza left a very sour taste in my mouth; I consider Rayquaza a strong matchup for Rainbow Road, but in both games I was Ghetsis’d into a dead hand early on and never was able to draw out of it. The first time I attacked with Xerneas that round was on the penultimate turn of game 2, when I had clearly already lost. Losses like that are frustrating, but its the game we play and I cant complain too much.

Looking towards the future, its looking like I wont be able to attend any more regionals until March. However, I’ll still be attending as many LCs as I can, as well as League Cups (if we ever get information on those…)


#4

Wow it’s been a while. Updated with 3 LCs dating back to November, 2 weren’t noteworthy, and I managed to win the other. I also was able to attend 1 Leagu Cup and managed to top 8 it with a pretty cool/fun deck, so that was a nice bonus. As for the future, I should be attending anywhere from 3 to 5 more Leagu Cups in January. I’m technically soft capped for Q2 placements, but hopefully with those events I’ll be able to bump out my previous finishes with some higher ones.