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Philbo
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posted 07-02-2000 08:56 AM      Profile for Philbo   Email Philbo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, today I got a phone number from Mewtation for people to ring to see if they have qualified for the championship. The number is:

0870 700 7530

Well, I rang up and spoke to a very friendly woman who asked me my name and searched the database for people in the Championship. I explained that I and my brother had registered on the internet and had recieved the first letter back from them containing the boulder badge. She searched the database and found that neither I nor my brother had qualified for the championship. Ok, I thought, I can accept that. No-one I know has qualified for the championship, including all the moderators from here and Mewtation.
(The site is not fully up and running yet, but it hopefully will be soon.)
Anyway, for future reference it is:
Pok Elite UK http://pub17.ezboard.com/bbranners


I was a bit annoyed however, and proceded to ask her the following questions:
"So there is no chance that me or my brother will be in it then?"
"Sorry, but that's the way it is"
"How many people are competing per store?"
"180"
"And how many dates will there be?"
"There will be a total of 14 tour stops"
She appologised wholeheartedly, which I was very grateful for. She did genuinly seem to care.
Then something sprung to me. I did some mental arithmatic and roughly worked out how many people in total would be competing. I talked again
"Excuse me, but am I right to say that this means that about 2500 people would be competing?"
"Yes, that would be about right"
"Well, in the advertising I saw, it was stated that over 30,000 people would be competing. Could you relay this point to Nintendo and tell them to await a letter from me in the meantime please."
"Yes, of course I will"
And with that, I thanked the woman on the line and put down the phone.

THEY ADVERTISED THAT 38,000 PEOPLE WOULD COMPETE, BUT THE ACTUAL COMPETITION ONLY GIVES 2520 PEOPLE THE OPPERTUNITY TO FIGHT.

I ACTUALLY THINK THIS FIGURE COULD BE WRONG, AS 180 PEOPLE PER VENUE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE SET UP IN A TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE. THIS WOULD SUGGEST THAT THERE ARE ONLY 128 PEOPLE PER STORE AND THAT ONLY 1792 PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE COUNTRYWOULD BE COMPETING.

As I said to the woman on the phone, I will be writing to Nintendo, and THE GAMES aswell.
I'll keep you posted on my progress...

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ICQ:77057994

I'm trying to forget myself, but if I do where will I be when I need me?
Out of Desperation, courage is born
A frog in a well does not know the ocean-Japanese proverb

Late at night, she knocks on my door
She's drunk again and she's lookin to score
I know I should say no, but
It's kinda hard when she's ready to go!
I know I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem....-The Offspring, Selfesteem


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Ryuujin
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posted 07-02-2000 09:14 AM      Profile for Ryuujin   Author's Homepage   Email Ryuujin   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
GO! Philbo!

Fight for the nations rights!

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branners
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posted 07-02-2000 09:17 AM      Profile for branners   Author's Homepage   Email branners   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sorry, dude. This tournament is turning out to be complete bollocks.

Think of it this way: if someone here DOES get to compete, he won't have much competition, will probably win, and then will have the authourty to bitch at Nintendo for it.

But 14 tour stops...I'll have to make an hour journey every weekend...*groans*

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Philbo
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posted 07-02-2000 09:52 AM      Profile for Philbo   Email Philbo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I got it from the woman about 25 minutes after my original call
It is:
Customer Service Department
THE GAMES
Parham Drive
Boyatt Wood Industrial estate
Eastleigh
Hants
SO50 4NU

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ICQ:77057994

I'm trying to forget myself, but if I do where will I be when I need me?
Out of Desperation, courage is born
A frog in a well does not know the ocean-Japanese proverb

Late at night, she knocks on my door
She's drunk again and she's lookin to score
I know I should say no, but
It's kinda hard when she's ready to go!
I know I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem....-The Offspring, Selfesteem


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branners
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posted 07-02-2000 10:10 AM      Profile for branners   Author's Homepage   Email branners   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, maybe it was because of our age...

They may know we would go and kick all the little kids, and wouldn't want some 'geek' who has too much time on his hands representing pokemon...maybe they don't want that image...

Maybe it was the experts (as seen in the guide) that rated the teams, getting rid of anything that didn't have starters in?

All I know is that I'm gonna pull off all of their legs and beat the organizers to death with them, if I don't get in...

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Philbo
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posted 07-02-2000 10:23 AM      Profile for Philbo   Email Philbo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If that is the case, that's fuking age discrimination and you could take them to court for it. There was nothing in the rules mentioning age

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ICQ:77057994

I'm trying to forget myself, but if I do where will I be when I need me?
Out of Desperation, courage is born
A frog in a well does not know the ocean-Japanese proverb

Late at night, she knocks on my door
She's drunk again and she's lookin to score
I know I should say no, but
It's kinda hard when she's ready to go!
I know I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem....-The Offspring, Selfesteem


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Iyse
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posted 07-02-2000 10:55 AM      Profile for Iyse   Email Iyse   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just left a message with THE GAMES, they had better tell me what the fuck is going on!

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Philbo
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posted 07-02-2000 11:16 AM      Profile for Philbo   Email Philbo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
THE GAMES just suck
Iyse just phoned them and got an answer machine. You'll get nowhere that way..

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ICQ:77057994

I'm trying to forget myself, but if I do where will I be when I need me?
Out of Desperation, courage is born
A frog in a well does not know the ocean-Japanese proverb

Late at night, she knocks on my door
She's drunk again and she's lookin to score
I know I should say no, but
It's kinda hard when she's ready to go!
I know I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem....-The Offspring, Selfesteem


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Jedah
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posted 07-02-2000 12:28 PM      Profile for Jedah   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A UK Expert LEague is in the works, my Brahs. And no, it will not be affiliated with THE, have age restrictions.... or be official and well-heard of. But we're working on it.

Stay tuned for more info, brahs.

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Philbo
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posted 07-02-2000 12:49 PM      Profile for Philbo   Email Philbo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Seriously?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!
Whens it gonna be?
Where's it held?
Come on Jedah, give us info!
PS welcome back, havn't seen you here in a while

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ICQ:77057994

I'm trying to forget myself, but if I do where will I be when I need me?
Out of Desperation, courage is born
A frog in a well does not know the ocean-Japanese proverb

Late at night, she knocks on my door
She's drunk again and she's lookin to score
I know I should say no, but
It's kinda hard when she's ready to go!
I know I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem....-The Offspring, Selfesteem


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DizzyBum
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posted 07-02-2000 01:35 PM      Profile for DizzyBum   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Man, it must be nice to live somewhere where people actually play this game... *sighs*
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branners
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posted 07-02-2000 01:35 PM      Profile for branners   Author's Homepage   Email branners   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jedah:
A UK Expert LEague is in the works, my Brahs. And no, it will not be affiliated with THE, have age restrictions.... or be official and well-heard of. But we're working on it.

Stay tuned for more info, brahs.


Is this going to be a meeting place for all the people at the forums, like a get together that Philbo wanted?

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-branners, AKA Tominater

AIM: TEbranners
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[This message has been edited by branners (edited 07-02-2000).]


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It is ridiculous isn't it? I, like all of you, am disgusted. Originally there were going to be Tour stops at every EB and GAME, which seemed like a great idea. Now it's down to very little. The nearest place to be is a good hour away. The nearest EB is 10 minutes. How on earth do they expect us to travel that far? But since I'm not in anyway, it doesn't matter.

BTW, that league sounds very interesting.

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DizzyBum
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posted 07-02-2000 02:15 PM      Profile for DizzyBum   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
An hour? That's nothing. You can tough it out. Heck, my nearest tourney location is 2 hours away, but you have to drive through the New York City area. The other is 3 hours away.
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DizzyBum
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posted 07-02-2000 02:54 PM      Profile for DizzyBum   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, I see. So the problem is because your parents won't drive you. That's different.

My parents don't mind driving me somewhere far from home, as long as I ask them and give them ample time to think about it. I assumee it's different with your parents...


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Being in Florida in the US, we didn't have the problem of not being able to compete due to numbers: our format is set up differently.

I did have to travel several hours, however, to get to the nearest one. And the first tournament had posted age limits (something really low like 12) so I couldn't get to that (I had just turned 21 and kept laughing about now that I was finally 21, I was too *old* to do what I wanted)...

But you guys have it off horrible. I didn't know you had to submit teams: that's what did you in. I don't know their criteria, but I assure you that it meets one of the two categories:

(1) They were looking for bad teams and little kids. This way everyone would have a fair chance, and there would be no big age difference.

(2) They were looking for good teams. Sadly, they have no idea what a good team is, so yours were knocked out.

In any case, my money is on the fact that they didn't want real players, but didn't make this fact clear.

Horseshit, pure and simple: I'm sorry for you guys.

In all fairness, it is possible they just randomly picked people. I would suggest one of you get to the place and observe, just so that you can report back here (hopefully in a new string) as to the type of tournament it actually was. If it's all a bunch of little kids and you aren't, there's nothing to be done.

It isn't fun battling little kids usually: except for a small percentage (some of whom are probably on this board) they stink at the game... This one kid almost sank me with a TRANSFORMing Mew, but I pulled off a victory... he almost cried.

It was my third best competition all day, though, I'll give him that.

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Philbo
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posted 07-02-2000 04:19 PM      Profile for Philbo   Email Philbo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I'm gonna go to take stinkin thing on the 15th and shout serious abuse at the organisers.
I think it may have been random, cause at the start people had to choose teams, but for the second half they didn't.
But they advertised for 38,000 people!!!!
Fukin wankers, bunch of pis headed pricks

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ICQ:77057994

I'm trying to forget myself, but if I do where will I be when I need me?
Out of Desperation, courage is born
A frog in a well does not know the ocean-Japanese proverb

Late at night, she knocks on my door
She's drunk again and she's lookin to score
I know I should say no, but
It's kinda hard when she's ready to go!
I know I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem....-The Offspring, Selfesteem


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magmar5
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posted 07-03-2000 06:51 PM      Profile for magmar5   Author's Homepage   Email magmar5   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
well too bad

I didn't enter so I won't know what it's about.

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branners
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posted 07-04-2000 01:15 PM      Profile for branners   Author's Homepage   Email branners   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*sigh*

I phoned up, and I'm not in it either!

I phoned up, they said I wasn't it it...but....

They said go along anyway, and there may be places still there...and there's also 'special activites', although that's just taking the piss.

So, go along anyway, there is still hope!

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Philbo
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posted 07-04-2000 01:54 PM      Profile for Philbo   Email Philbo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Could be.....

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ICQ:77057994

I'm trying to forget myself, but if I do where will I be when I need me?
Out of Desperation, courage is born
A frog in a well does not know the ocean-Japanese proverb

Late at night, she knocks on my door
She's drunk again and she's lookin to score
I know I should say no, but
It's kinda hard when she's ready to go!
I know I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem....-The Offspring, Selfesteem


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posted 07-04-2000 09:47 PM      Profile for Ancient Egyptian Cat-Gonk   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by DizzyBum:
Man, it must be nice to live somewhere where people actually play this game... *sighs*

At least you live in a country that has tours.

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DizzyBum
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quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Egyptian Cat-Gonk:
At least you live in a country that has tours.

...That's true. I guess I should count my blessings, eh? *casually glances at his Yellow cart containing his LINKE Mew*

It's still a load on the mind, though, to have to wait half a year just for an opportunity to battle actual opponents face-to-face. I certainly hope that what Brandon said is true, about the next tour starting in August. I'm anxious to try my new Pokmon and movesets against all those confounded Mewtwo-based teams, and to finally get my revenge on those NOA Master Trainers. It gets boring just beating down the Stadium Mewtwos over and over again with just one Pokmon.

Oh, well. I may as well enjoy the summer, while it's still here. If I waste it away just waiting for a silly little Pokmon tour, I'll be kicking myself when school starts up again, no matter HOW much I want to battle.

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Psybro
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quote:
Originally posted by Philbo:
"Excuse me, but am I right to say that this means that about 2500 people would be competing?"
"Yes, that would be about right"
"Well, in the advertising I saw, it was stated that over 30,000 people would be competing. Could you relay this point to Nintendo and tell them to await a letter from me in the meantime please."
"Yes, of course I will"



So that's the polite way of saying "There's gonna be an ass-kickin' soon!"

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