And Jyväskylä is at least 400 km from here where I live.
When we got there, I can say that we (Me & Tony, the guy with whom I primarily do the organizing) were A BIT surprised, when we went to take a look at the stage where we were supposed to set our stuff up.
IT WAS A PUNY HALF-CIRCLE. They had said that it was "long but narrow". It was like 1 square meter! I phoned the contact person, who came there. She said that the stage was on it's way there, and that it was quick to build. Phew. So we got some more space after all.
This regional championship had an EXCITING semifinal battle, so to say:
The other competitor, Tiina (A girl), had Charizard, Blastoise l. 80 and a Pikachu. The other one had Raichu, Charizard and Marowak.
Let's just say that Pikachu SLAMMED Marowak to death.
And the last round of the match was FUCKING COOL. I have NEVER seen a match that cool.
Guy had his Raichu (With Surf, the other Surfing Raichu I have seen at the whole tourney. And there have been LOTS of Raichus.) with 1 HP left.
Tiina had Pikachu with something like 25% of it's HP left.
I thought, "Well, that Raichu is gonna Surf the Pikachu's world SO bad. That girl isn't going anywhere..."
They choose their moves...
AND NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE SURPRISE. PIKACHU IS FASTER!
Pikachu used Thunder! (Hm, Tiina wasn't so experienced. After all, she DID have T-Bolt on her Pikachu, but didn't use it. Especially in a place like this...)
Doesithitdoesithitdoesithit!? IT HITS!
w00t. Tiina goes to the finals.
Surprisingly, the final had another girl in it, named Tiia!
And here's the log.
Tiina vs. Tiia:
"This is what we call 'bitchfight' in Finland" :P
Tiina opens with Nidoking l81
Tiia with Zam
Zam used Seismic Toss, 'King @174/274
'King used I-Beam, Zam @246/278
Zam used ST, 'King @74/274
'King used Surf, Zam @216/278
Tiina switches 'King for 'Zard.
Zard takes a ST from Kazam, @236/366
Tiia switches Kazam for Starmie
Starmie takes a Fire Blast, @236/305
Tiina switches Charizard for Pikachu
Tiia's Starmie used Surf, Chu @107/273
Starmie Surfs again, Pikachu gets KO'ed.
2-3 for Tiia.
Tiina sends 'King out again (Which is @ 74/274)
Starmie Surfs. 'King is KO'ed.
1-3 for Tiia.
Tiina sends Zard out @236/336
Starmie Surfs, you guess what happens.
Tiia wins 3-0.
But we got a girl for the national finals... Let's see how the boyz handle her :B
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Me: "...I've also spoken with Ian Garvey via IRC..."
Tyranitar: "Wow! You mean you have spoken with The Master?"