This Sunday at the Fincastle Gym, the Gym Leaders had a full slate of challengers for badges. When it was all said and done, the Gym fielded 7 challenges on the day. While some of the challengers had some eye-opening experiences as to card combinations that they had not seen before, some were back for a rematch against decks they had already faced. And you guessed it, if we’re writing about it, then someone went home with a badge.
Gym Leader Logan successfully defended an attempt for the Darkness badge. Gym Leader Marthe held off 2 challengers for the Electric badge and then another for the Psychic badge. It was Gym Leader Joel that appeared to be in everyone’s sights for the day. Joel opened with a challenge from Jordan L. against the Grass Gym Leader deck.
Gym Leader Joel took a chance in game 1 and “judged” away both players hands, hoping to throw Jordan’s set-up off. However, it did not phase Jordan and left the Gym Leader with a dead hand. Jordan closed out game 1 in the next 2 turns in rather easy fashion. Game 2 saw both players set up and dive into a long match. Jordan was able to escape the special conditions piled on him by the Gym Leader at key moments in the game and he eventually battled his way to victory in game 2 as well, taking the challenge in straight games. The Grass badge is the first badge for Jordan at the Gym. Awesome job, Jordan! Immediately following the defeat, Gym Leader Joel was taken to the wire again by Hunter H. Joel and Hunter spilt the first 2 games of their best-of-3 match. Unfortunately for Hunter, he did not have the same luck as Jordan in coin flips for all the special conditions that come from the Gym Leader’s deck. Joel squeaked out a game 3 win to keep from losing 2 badges on the same day. The action-packed day at the Gym had a little of everything, from some disappointing losses to Jordan’s impressive win. The Gym Leaders know this, you guys are getting good.
The day’s challenges take the Gym to a total of 145 challenges completed to date. The Gym Leaders now stand at 125 wins and 20 losses.
Now for a few notes. There will be no league this Sunday, 12/25. League play will resume on Sunday 1/1/12. The next day, Monday 1/2/12, the Gym will host an open tournament at the Fincastle Library. Registration will take place from 12:30pm-1:30pm with the tournament beginning shortly after. The event is free and will be Modified Format. Details on prizes will be posted in the next few days. Everyone have and Merry Christmas and we will see you next Sunday.
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
- Jordan L – Grass