The Fincastle Gym has not posted updates on Gym Leader challenges for a little while, mostly because we have not had to. Over the past 2 months, we have fielded a few challenges here and there, but most have been pretty routine defenses. Sunday at the Gym, Gym Leader Marthe took on a challenge against the Electric/Lighting type deck from Troy B., which was sure to be a great match.
In game 1, Troy and the Gym Leader both started slowly, giving both players a little time to build up there big attackers. When the standoff was broken, they exchanged hits back and forth for several turns. Despite Gym Leader Marthe’s speed and recovery advantage, Troy’s deck hit harder and he took game 1. As is often the case for any player, the good game 1 set up by Troy was unfortunately followed by a bad start and bad hand in game 2. While Troy hoped to draw into something good, Marthe set up quickly and took game 2 in a matter of 3 or 4 turns. In the decisive game 3, Troy appeared to have a little better feel for how to approach the Gym Leader’s deck. He again out-hit his way to victory in game 3 and took the match. Troy earned his 1st badge, the electric badge, in a fun back and forth match. Great job Troy!
With this challenge and several others over the last month, the Fincastle Gym Leaders now hold a record of 120 wins and 19 losses. That’s 19 badges earned to date. We know that some of our trainers have suffered some close and disappointing losses along the way, but we make the challenges tough for a reason. We want to drive our trainers to become the best that they can. Believe me, the improvement of everyone at the Gym is so amazing that it can not be measured. Everyone keep earning those challenges and sign up to face the Gym Leader that you choose. If you are signed up, find that Gym Leader and let them know when you are ready to do your challenge. Expect to get a tough match from us, but give it your all and you never know, you may be the next name added to the list of victors below.
Gym Badges Earned:
- Austin W – Steel, Grass
- Tyler D – Electric, Steel, Grass
- Chris L – Electric, Fire
- James H – Psychic, Steel
- Tessa Y – Fire, Psychic, Grass, Electric
- Angela Y – Electric, Fighting, Psychic
- Dustin F – Psychic
- Brycen F – Psychic
- Troy B – Electric
****Keep January 2nd, 2012 (Monday after New Year’s, no school) in mind!**** The Gym is planning a tournament at the Fincastle Library on that day. We have not worked out the details yet, but will get them together and post something soon. We’ve got another decent little stockpile of prize material together, so try to keep the date open so you can come join us!