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Infinity
23rd January 2007, 3:50 AM
New Rule: If you get banned during this tournament you are DQed from the Thunder Badge tournament. No exceptions.

This will be a series of eight tournaments with a tournament of champions at the end.

Each qualifying tournament will represent a badge from one of the eight badges of Kanto and will be named as such. Each badge tournament will have eight players and the top two finishers of each badge tournament will be qualified for the tournament of champions or for pokémon’s terms sake: Elite Four rounds (seeing as there will be 16 participants in those rounds it works out nicely).

All of these tournaments will be single elimination, which means if you lose once you’re out. However, unless you are one of the two people in the finals of the badge tournaments you can play in another badge tournament (the people who are lucky enough to get into the finals of one of the badge tournaments may not play in another badge tournament, as it may decrease the chances for other people to qualify for the Elite Four rounds).

Rules:

This tournament will be full advance OU (for those who don’t know that means everything in standards and below on this list http://www.smogon.com/rs/tiers are allowed, that means no pokémon from the uber category).

Evasion increasing moves such as Double Team and Minimize are banned.

One hit knockout moves such as Horn Drill or Sheer Cold are banned.

Hax (luck) based items such as Scope Lens and Quick Claw are banned.

Sleep Clause and Freeze Clause are in effect.

No two pokémon of the same species may be used.

PP Ups on or off are to be determined between you and your opponent.

Save your battle log.

First to enter gets put in the tournament (late ins will not be carried over to the next tournament).

When entering please enter like so:

NetBattle Nickname:
Preferred server(s):
Time zone and time you are available:

It is your job to contact your opponent; matches that are not completed will result in the disqualification of both players unless one of them is active and the other is not.

Matches should be reported like:
End Battle! Infinity wins!
Score: 3 to 0

Each pairing will be determined using randomizer.org and once the eight entrants are signed up all of the rounds of the tournament will be figured out; so that users can get their matches done as soon as possible (which means that you could be playing your second round match while another player is still in the first round).

Rules are subject to change; remind me if I forgot something, please.

Thunder Badge tournament participants:
1. Viper SRT-10/DragonDance
2. Shadow Swampert
3. -Mad Mod-/PatTar
4. [mm] Suica
5. aragornbird
6. Lie/teh n00b
7. arcanine lover/pokémon pearl
8. parasectdude03

Round 1

Battle 1:
parasectdude03 vs. arcanine lover/pokémon pearl

Battle 2
Viper SRT-10/DragonDance vs. aragornbird

Battle 3:
Shadow Swampert vs. -Mad Mod-/PatTar

Battle 4:
Lie/teh n00b vs. [mm] Suica

Round 2

Battle 1:
aragornbird vs. -Mad Mod-/PatTar

Battle 2:
parasectdude03 vs. Lie/teh n00b

Elite Four rounds qualifiers:
1. SHUCKLE MAN
2. Marauder Artemis
3. Fighting_Master/maggot/magtrio
4. Levski
5. aragornbird
6. parasectdude03
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15.
16.

Good luck.

DragonDance
23rd January 2007, 3:52 AM
in to rape

EST (gmt-5)
Smogon, Digletts
DragonDance, Adolf Hitler, ...justice for all

Shadow Swampert
23rd January 2007, 3:56 AM
Ill join
Name:Shadow Swampert
Server:Smogon
Time Zone:Central time and 7:00P.M. becuase thats the best time

PatTar
23rd January 2007, 4:04 AM
bout time.

PatTar
Smogon/Digletts
GMT -8
weekdays; 5-8pm
weekends; nearly all day.

Suica
23rd January 2007, 5:12 AM
NetBattle Nickname: [mrm] suica
Preferred server(s): Smogon, Smogon, Smogon
Time zone and time you are available: Mountain / GMT -7 (Can't predict availability)

aragornbird
23rd January 2007, 6:10 AM
NetBattle Nickname: aragornbird
Preferred server(s): Smogon
Time zone and time you are available: EST / GMT -5, All day weekends, Thurs, Fri

Lie
23rd January 2007, 5:33 PM
I'm bored to type this all the time =/

teh n00b
GMT++2
smogon

arcanine lover
23rd January 2007, 5:52 PM
Sure, I'll join.

Name: pokémon pearl
Preffered Server: Smogon!!!
Time Zone and Times Available: GMT, and weekends. On weekdays, 5:00 > 8:30

parasectdude
23rd January 2007, 5:58 PM
I'm joining this one, since Tamagon rudely put a Snorlax in my team's face last time.

Name: parasectdude03 (so original)
Server: Smogon
Time: GMT, probably around seven

Ekul the Sarcastic
23rd January 2007, 6:22 PM
Gak, I always miss these things.

Crypted Wolf
23rd January 2007, 9:14 PM
Name: Crypted Wolf
Server: Smogon / Digglets
Time: EST

Infinity
23rd January 2007, 9:54 PM
Tourney filled, I'll put up pairings when I get back from class.

DragonDance
24th January 2007, 1:21 AM
if i dont win, then suica does, imo

but, i'll win.

Suica
24th January 2007, 4:03 AM
if i dont win, then suica does, imo

but, i'll win.
I never saw that last bit coming.

Jerk. :(

Infinity
24th January 2007, 4:16 AM
Round 1

Battle 1:
parasectdude03 vs. arcanine lover/pokémon pearl

Battle 2
Viper SRT-10/DragonDance vs. aragornbird

Battle 3:
Shadow Swampert vs. -Mad Mod-/PatTar

Battle 4:
Lie/teh n00b vs. [mm] Suica

Round 2

Battle 1:
Winner of Round 1 Battle 2 vs. Winner of Round 1 Battle 3

Battle 2:
Winner of Round 1 Battle 1 vs. Winner of Round 1 Battle 4

Predicting DD vs. Smogon mod will be good.

Suica
24th January 2007, 4:17 AM
Awesome. Except not. Lie is 9 hours ahead of me. That is :( right there.

We'll see what we can do.

[Kingdra]
24th January 2007, 5:44 AM
Is it too late to sign up?

I'd die in the first round anyway .-.

Suica
24th January 2007, 5:52 AM
Yeup. Sign ups were closed a few posts ago.

You can get in on the next badge toruney tho.

magnemiteZ
24th January 2007, 2:33 PM
Predicts;

Battle 1:
parasectdude03 vs. arcanine lover/pokémon pearl - lol what

Battle 2
Viper SRT-10/DragonDance vs. aragornbird I really couldn't say, as I don't know how well aragornbird battilz.

Battle 3:
Shadow Swampert vs. -Mad Mod-/PatTar - o _0

Battle 4:
Lie/teh n00b vs. [mm] Suica - isn't it "mrm"?


if i dont win, then suica does, imo

but, i'll win.
god you're a penis.

parasectdude
24th January 2007, 5:14 PM
Yeah, me and PatTar got easy wins, mainly because I have no clue who the others are.

Levski
24th January 2007, 7:10 PM
Better people should have joined instead of those nubs, imo.

Makes more quality battles++.

parasectdude
24th January 2007, 10:29 PM
Very true. We could have had two more spaces.

DragonDance
24th January 2007, 10:39 PM
me vs. ab, eh.

should be interesting.

mag: no u

aragornbird
25th January 2007, 4:59 AM
DD, it seems you are offline now, but at least we are in the same time zone. ^_^

I have no class on Thursday or Friday so I'll see you then.

Infinity
25th January 2007, 1:48 PM
Very true. We could have had two more spaces.
Heh, unless we mixed some things up a bit, I may actually expand the number of entrants after this badge tourney. Remember though we need two and only two people to get to the finals so that they could qualify.

I'm thinking of making a twelve man tourney with six people per division... First round would be single elim, second round would be 3 man round robin per division, and finals. Alternatively, if we got 16 we would just go with single elim the full way through.

I'm also thinking about playing with a Swiss format for the final two regular tournaments. If I were to do this format there would be unlimited sign-up and no one gets eliminated out of the tournament. It would include the calculation of honor points, a very professional format that I've played a bit in competitive checkers tournaments... I've been eager to host it myself.

DragonDance
25th January 2007, 8:24 PM
DD, it seems you are offline now, but at least we are in the same time zone. ^_^

I have no class on Thursday or Friday so I'll see you then.
i have no exam on friday, so i get the day off then.

gonna use today to figure out what team to use/make a new team if needed.

Judgement0
25th January 2007, 9:36 PM
id like to sub if possible

SHUCKLE MAN
25th January 2007, 9:41 PM
Unless my eyes decieve me, both DD and ab are online now...

aragornbird
25th January 2007, 10:18 PM
I don't even have a team ready and neither does DD it seems.

Tomorrow sounds fine.

Infinity
25th January 2007, 11:16 PM
id like to sub if possible

Sorry dude, maybe next tourney. I do think I'll be changing quite a bit around for the next tourney.

DragonDance
25th January 2007, 11:44 PM
i have 4 really good teams, its just that i have to decide which one to use

also, btw infinity, i strongly dislike swiss style tournaments. I would much rather have a single elimination. or mabey even double elimination, like sneak.

and double would work since there will most likely be no noobs in the elite 4 round

Infinity
26th January 2007, 3:00 AM
i have 4 really good teams, its just that i have to decide which one to use

also, btw infinity, i strongly dislike swiss style tournaments. I would much rather have a single elimination. or mabey even double elimination, like sneak.

and double would work since there will most likely be no noobs in the elite 4 round
Good idea, we will do double elim in the Elite Four. I'm just thinking if we have Swiss for the last two preliminary tournies no one can complain if they did not get a chance to play and competition would always be tight since the good people always face other good people. By that time you would've already qualified for the Elite Four, wouldn't you?

This set of tournaments seem to keep on arousing more and more interest, which is much better than what I expected. Hell, why don't we make this a yearly thing?

Suica
26th January 2007, 3:22 AM
Hell, why don't we make this a yearly thing?
Sounds like a plan.

parasectdude
26th January 2007, 4:50 PM
Sounds like a plan.

If we do, Johto leagues and that might be good. Why? Well...let's just say that Indigo every year would be a bit repetitive.

Haven't seen Arcanine Lover anywhere.

aragornbird
26th January 2007, 9:05 PM
Aww man, I was on NB and making a team, saw DD, but then my NB got an error and shut down, so I had to start all over again.

We live in the same time zone though, so maybe we'll see each other again.

DragonDance
26th January 2007, 9:39 PM
i'll be on digletts untill ~6:30 if we want to do this today.

magnemiteZ
26th January 2007, 9:41 PM
am I allowed to enter another one of these when I win the water gym?

DragonDance
26th January 2007, 9:50 PM
nope//////

Infinity
27th January 2007, 2:17 AM
am I allowed to enter another one of these when I win the water gym?
DD is correct. If we allowed people to play again we would not be guaranteed to have 16 players by the end of the Earth badge tourney. 16 players works out exactly to four rounds...oh crap not with double elim. Oh well we'll just call it the Elite Four Rounds... oh wait this works out because the final round would be the championship. Cool.

magnemiteZ
27th January 2007, 2:24 AM
Could you clear something up for me.

What is the significance of the Elite 4 rounds? I mean once we've qualified for that section of the tourney, what then?
What happens, do we battle for places in the elite 4?
Or what?

Infinity
27th January 2007, 3:12 AM
Could you clear something up for me.

What is the significance of the Elite 4 rounds? I mean once we've qualified for that section of the tourney, what then?
What happens, do we battle for places in the elite 4?
Or what?
Well, whoever wins it has the right to say they conquered the competitive battling section of SPPf.

Plus I will make something for the winner, trophy or banner or something. Just bug me enough because I suck at getting projects done.

DragonDance
27th January 2007, 5:19 AM
lost after metagross got gay'd

but i dont think it really mattered, as i had a mild weak to his one poke.

aragornbird
27th January 2007, 5:22 AM
End Battle! aragornbird -ou- wins!
Score: 3 to 0

There's was this funny segment of hax which involved his Metagross missing with MM then my Heracross flinchhaxing twice with Rock Slide...

But other than that, it went pretty smoothly, gg.

DragonDance
27th January 2007, 5:23 AM
you also forgot the part when sleep talk picked rest both times

aragornbird
27th January 2007, 5:26 AM
Oh yeah, that too. Still, there was a lot of fun predictings during the first part of the battle.

DragonDance
27th January 2007, 5:58 AM
yea.

but i have to admit that i was outplayed there.

magnemiteZ
27th January 2007, 12:09 PM
lol





Well, whoever wins it has the right to say they conquered the competitive battling section of SPPf.
Is that really anything to be proud of?

parasectdude
27th January 2007, 12:15 PM
Yeah, with all the idiocy in here, it's not much.

Come on Infinity, you're arty, why not draw some trophy or something?

SHUCKLE MAN
27th January 2007, 12:16 PM
lol

Is that really anything to be proud of?

I know this is not, say, Smogon, but you do realize that, unless you were being sarcastic, that backfires, dont you? Or was that the intention?

Infinity
27th January 2007, 12:40 PM
Yeah, with all the idiocy in here, it's not much.

Come on Infinity, you're arty, why not draw some trophy or something?
Because I'm bashing my head against the wall trying to figure out how to start this goddamn comic. Art blocks SUCK.

For the Elite Four Rounds I will though. I already have an idea. I pulled up oC and I've been like up all night, but you get the idea. It will be done by my hand, so you know it will be weird, fun, cool, and freaky. I'll reduce it to a trophy when I get a chance (god, I'm out of touch). You guys better wear it to make it worth my while, heh. Yes, that's a tongue sticking out.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1724/leaguegi0.jpg

I'm not in AB's posse, since that's what everyone thinks here. I don't know where they got that idea.

In reality though there's a lot of good people here. Competitive Serebii has been noted as a joke in the past, but do the majority of the vets here suck? I would hope not.

I'm just babbling now, so good night.

Marauder Artemis
27th January 2007, 5:14 PM
If that's the trophy, I wouldn't want to win this ;)

magnemiteZ
27th January 2007, 6:39 PM
I know this is not, say, Smogon, but you do realize that, unless you were being sarcastic, that backfires, dont you? Or was that the intention?
as you may have guessed, I don't visit this site out of particular pleasure. though entering these little things is what makes it amusing to a certain degree.
just stating that winning this tourney in comparison to say a smogon tour is really nothing.

aragornbird
27th January 2007, 9:32 PM
I'm not in AB's posse, since that's what everyone thinks here. I don't know where they got that idea.
lol I didn't even know I had a posse.


In reality though there's a lot of good people here. Competitive Serebii has been noted as a joke in the past, but do the majority of the vets here suck? I would hope not.
Most of the vets here had their origins in places outside of Serebii (this includes Netbattle)

[Kingdra]
27th January 2007, 11:01 PM
If that's the trophy, I wouldn't want to win this ;)xD me neither.

DragonDance
28th January 2007, 5:00 AM
I have to say that i am one of the few people to start netbattling at serebii

and with the amount of noobs here, im not too proud of it.

Suica
28th January 2007, 5:05 AM
I have to say that i am one of the few people to start netbattling at serebii

and with the amount of noobs here, im not too proud of it.
Seconding that. And you can see how I turned out.

Anyways. I had a time organized w/ teh n00b today. But teh n00b never showed up.

parasectdude
28th January 2007, 5:16 PM
Should be having my battle today at seven-ish, unless I have homework to do.

Lie
28th January 2007, 5:21 PM
Anyways. I had a time organized w/ teh n00b today. But teh n00b never showed up.
I waited for you till 4 PM EST and fall asleep. I looked to Smogon every ten minutes for you ._.

Suica
28th January 2007, 6:37 PM
Are you serious? Damn. I was on there from 10 am to 1 pm my time like you said.

parasectdude
28th January 2007, 7:54 PM
End Battle! parasectdude03 wins!
Score: 6 to 0

It was easy. Forgot to save the log though.

DragonDance
29th January 2007, 1:41 AM
sigh.

why cant I get someone easy for once?

Marauder Artemis
29th January 2007, 1:53 AM
Lol DD. There's always the next one

DragonDance
29th January 2007, 2:23 AM
yea i guess.

Suica
29th January 2007, 3:10 AM
sigh.

why cant I get someone easy for once?
Was I seeing things? Or. Did DD actually post that?

PatTar
29th January 2007, 4:10 AM
um. i was supposed to battle this guy yesterday. but. i went snowboarding instead. =/

so it may be a while before i get this thing done.

Suica
29th January 2007, 4:26 AM
so it may be a while before i get this thing done.
Actually. I'm gonna have to say that too. School is facist and I always keep missing teh n00b on nb during weekends. I just did it again today.

DragonDance
29th January 2007, 5:02 PM
Was I seeing things? Or. Did DD actually post that?
yes, i did.

but then again, i'm a complainer, so yea

magnemiteZ
31st January 2007, 1:39 PM
School is facist
laughed at that.

PatTar
4th February 2007, 9:45 PM
ok.

i've pmed shadow swampert and he hasn't replied. just for the record, that was a week ago.

Marauder Artemis
4th February 2007, 9:55 PM
shadow swampert thought he had to vs me the other week on smogon

Lie
4th February 2007, 10:09 PM
Why do I always miss Suica? ._.

Suica
4th February 2007, 10:10 PM
Ahaha. That's funny.

I just missed lie again. When is the deadline?

Infinity
5th February 2007, 12:30 AM
I only set deadlines if people are taking too long:P

Deadline is Feb 11. Batel.

magnemiteZ
5th February 2007, 1:47 AM
^_^


I hope that some nub wins this.
I really do.

in my drinked state I can't fight anyone who is of any quiality

Lie
5th February 2007, 12:31 PM
Next Saturday night, I will make my name "Lie" on NB and write "SUICA BATTEL ME" on my user info ._.

Suica
6th February 2007, 12:38 AM
Would work I suppose. I'll try to avoid getting drunk this weekend.

parasectdude
8th February 2007, 11:47 PM
These tourneys always go real slowly. ._.

I can understand what's keeping Suica and Lie, but what's happened to Shadow Swampert?

PatTar
9th February 2007, 12:43 AM
he STILL hasn't replied. i've pmed him heck of.

Marauder Artemis
9th February 2007, 1:30 AM
this is getting pretty lol !

DragonDance
9th February 2007, 2:09 AM
its because hes a random noob.


thats why

Infinity
9th February 2007, 3:00 AM
If he doesn't reply by the 11th he gets DQed and you move on, patTar. I sent him a PM as well, it is his duty to make sure he responds and gets the battle done.

Lie
10th February 2007, 9:01 PM
End Battle! Lie wins!
Score: 0 to 5
[mrm] suica: gg
[mrm] suica: u post the result k?

Infinity
10th February 2007, 9:09 PM
Cool, just waiting on patTar's and Shadow Swampert's match in round 1.

Battle 2:
parasectdude03 vs. Lie/teh n00b

You guys can start your match if you'd like.

Winner goes to the E4 Rounds :D

Suica
10th February 2007, 9:29 PM
Lie changed the whole match on the first turn. Regice got haxed. :(

gg tho. Waiting on the next tourney here.

Infinity
11th February 2007, 7:43 PM
Shadow Swampert has yet to contact me and they have about 13 hours to do so, otherwise they lose.

PatTar
11th February 2007, 10:36 PM
i dont think hes gonna reply.

DragonDance
11th February 2007, 10:40 PM
iirc, today is the 11th

PatTar
11th February 2007, 10:42 PM
oh wait. you're right.

so.....

is he DQed yet?

magnemiteZ
11th February 2007, 10:45 PM
meh, infinity cheats with his timezone.

so it could be like the 12th for me until a decision is made.

Infinity
11th February 2007, 11:06 PM
Eh, I just like to be a bit professional, I was going to make a decision on the 12th, but we need to get moving so we don't wait until August to have the E4 Rounds.

Round 2

Battle 1:
aragornbird vs. -Mad Mod-/PatTar

Battle 2:
parasectdude03 vs. Lie/teh n00b

PatTar
11th February 2007, 11:30 PM
okay i lose Lie wins i think.

magnemiteZ
11th February 2007, 11:39 PM
don't count yourself out.

Suica
12th February 2007, 12:33 AM
Lie and ab win. Imo.

parasectdude
12th February 2007, 1:36 AM
Lie, meet me...whenever you can. Right now, I have a friend at my house, so I may be distracted/forced to get off NB at any moment.

Lie
12th February 2007, 4:43 PM
I'll battle you tomorrow cause I have more time at Tuesdays.

parasectdude
12th February 2007, 6:57 PM
On Tuesday, I'll have three friends at my house, so I'll be really busy. Any other time?

DragonDance
12th February 2007, 7:58 PM
ab wins, or i'll be even more ******

PatTar
12th February 2007, 10:18 PM
who wants to help me make teem "totally rape aragornbird before he even realizes what happens"? PM ME TO HELP.

oh, AB, i'll be on next weekend a lot, so lets do it then, or on wednesday.

aragornbird
12th February 2007, 10:25 PM
Exam finished. I'm officially on Wintersession break now (not to be confused with winter break). I'll be on just about all day every day.

Tazzler
12th February 2007, 10:28 PM
What! Chelsea lost! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :<(

Also, this post is telling everyone I quit Sppf. .-.

PatTar
12th February 2007, 10:30 PM
what?

wwwhhhyyyyyy?????

Lie
13th February 2007, 4:22 PM
On Tuesday, I'll have three friends at my house, so I'll be really busy. Any other time?
Then tomorrow. aka Wednesday.

magnemiteZ
13th February 2007, 4:50 PM
What! Chelsea lost! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :<(

Also, this post is telling everyone I quit Sppf. .-.
taz, that just isn't ^0^

=/

aragornbird
14th February 2007, 8:36 AM
Aww Tazz. =[

Oh well, you'll still be on Smogon.

Infinity
15th February 2007, 4:04 AM
So, I'm going to like ask you guys to finish the second round by a week from today. Is that enough time?

Lie
15th February 2007, 4:33 PM
It's ok for me.

parasectdude
15th February 2007, 7:14 PM
Hopefully. since I'm busy all half term.

Marauder Artemis
15th February 2007, 9:35 PM
ffs finish this already =/

PatTar
16th February 2007, 3:19 AM
i have a question.

if by some miracle i beat AB, would that qualify me to be an E4 round qualifier, or would i still have to beat winner of the other match?

Infinity
16th February 2007, 5:52 AM
All you need to do is win this round and you're set for the E4 rounds.

DragonDance
17th February 2007, 3:08 AM
this is almost over.

start marsh badge, imo

aragornbird
17th February 2007, 9:37 AM
Let's battle tomorrow Pat, my break is almost over.

Also, I think you're good and you do have a decent shot at beating me, so don't worry.

Infinity
17th February 2007, 9:45 AM
lol DD

Patience young one. We will have time to start it up, I just like to let people to have an equal chance of joining. If it fills up before this tournament round ends we would have given a disadvantage to the people who lose in this tournament's round.

Marsh: 12 players
Soul: 16 players
Volcano: Unlimited players
Earth: Unlimited players

If you plan on getting in anytime soon, you better do really well in these tournaments.

PatTar
18th February 2007, 5:24 AM
yeah so i lost 4-0.

i'm gonna be like DD on blame it on hax.

Infinity
18th February 2007, 5:43 AM
Better luck next time, PatTar.

Congrats, ab, you've qualified for the E4 rounds.

All we need to do before the marsh badge tourney starts is to have parasectdude and Lie finish their match.

aragornbird
18th February 2007, 7:03 AM
Well, it was only two Critical hits but they did come at unfortunate times.

gg anyways, that was a fun battle.

parasectdude
18th February 2007, 5:31 PM
Right, I'm finally free, so batel.

I saw you a few days ago, but you signed off when I got back to the keyboard.

Lie
18th February 2007, 8:08 PM
I lost.

I battled like **** ._.

parasectdude
18th February 2007, 8:09 PM
End battle! Tochukaso wins!
Score: 2 to 0

AB, kill me.

Infinity
19th February 2007, 1:33 AM
Well he will have a chance to.

Congrats, parasectdude03, you advance to the E4 rounds!

Finals:
aragornbird vs. parasectdude03

aragornbird
19th February 2007, 8:09 AM
'Kay, I'll try to be on every evening after 7 PM EST this week. Just PM me on NB before we begin.

Levski
19th February 2007, 2:35 PM
Congrats to AB and Parasectdude for qualifying for the Elite Four Rounds. The battle will still be interesting...

parasectdude
19th February 2007, 4:45 PM
My username will most likely be Tochukaso. Oh, and that means I'll have to be up around midnight. =/

aragornbird
25th February 2007, 9:45 PM
'Kay, beat parasectdude 5-0, gg.