Tournament report for event # 00-04-174744
Junior Super series for greenhouse games, date 04/22, 2000.
We had 16 players, 5 rounds of swiss scoring and a top 8 single
Once again I`d like to say fantastic the "tournament program"
is, it made the event go very smoothly. The only problems the I had
occurred when I entered the wrong results , but it was easily fixed.
There were no warnings, DQs , or other problems. In fact the
players were very polite to each other, something that I do not always see
with the older players. Many of the players even thanked me for
judging the event and told me what a great time they had.
I have to admit that when I first agreed to judge the event I had
visions of teenagers running around and yelling obscenities at each other
and scaring the younger players. I`m very happy say I was wrong and
that I too had a great time and would gladly do it again.
I`ve judge quite a few tourneys over the years, sanctioned and
non sanctioned, and this one will definitely be remembered as a great
one. After all it isn't every day that the #8 seed beats the #1 seed, then
the #2 seed and the #4 seed to win the event. It was really something to
I would like to thank who ever it was came up with the idea of
an older player sponsoring a younger one for this event. I was the
older player. Four weeks before the tourney one of the local kids
expressed some interest in the tourney , but had not played for a few
years. I took him aside and over the next four weeks taught him the
rules and built him two decks . He took the deck he thought was the best,
a white weenie, to the tournament and never won a game except for the
byes. I watched him almost win every game and then make a mistake and
loose. He never complained or fussed and had a great time. When it was
all over he told me that he should have played the other deck- a green
weenie with the animate land - eradicate combo. I asked him why and he
replied " because everyone had a mono color deck and the combo would have
wrecked everyone." I just smiled and agreed and remembered all those
times when I should have brought the infamous " other deck"
I hope this report wasn`t too long or too boring, but we did
have a really good time.
ARN SIROIS Level 1 Judge