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S_OBrien
05-25-2013, 01:39 PM
Hello UFS friends! It is time again for the Rochester Pro Tour Stop. We will be playing at Millennium Games and Hobbies just like in previous years. Here is event information and tentative schedule:

Location:
Millennium Games and Hobbies
3047 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-2190

Event Schedule:
All events will be at Millennium Games and Hobbies unless otherwise noted
Friday, July 19th:
6:00 PM-???: Friday Night Primer. For $5, players can play for free entry into Saturday's main event. Standard prize support will also be awarded. Format is standard.

Saturday, July 20th: The Main Event
10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Deck Registration. Deck registration will end promptly at 11:00 AM. Any player who turns in a deck list after this time will receive a round 1 loss.

11:00 AM-???: Swiss Rounds. We will play all Swiss rounds without a break.

???: Dinner break. Most Rochester players will head across the street for our world famous Garbage Plates and Nick Tahou's. Don't know what a Garbage Plate is? Check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Tahou_Hots

???-???: Top cuts.

???-Sunday Morning: Party at Sean's house. As per our tradition here in Rochester, there will be a drunk-up following the event at my house: 539 Sawyer St, Rochester, NY 14619

As in previous years, my house will serve as a refugee camp for UFS players. However, space will be more limited this year and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are also many hotels in the area.

Tickets for the main event are $20 if purchased in advance from Jasco Games or $25 the day of the event.

Hope to see everyone there!

S_OBrien
05-25-2013, 01:40 PM
We had 17 for this event, not bad considering how close to Gen Con and uncertainty about product. Here is the roster:

Cory Brantner-King* (KoF XIII)
Ben Brober-Kazuya Mishima*
Kevin Broberg-Mitsurugi*
Kieth Disbro-Joe*
Garrett Brett-Jonathan Herr*
Ryan Field-Kyo*
Jack Hale-Vespera*
Joshua Howard-Eva*
Tim Keefe-Mitsurugi*
Matt McDonnel-Terry*
Kris Mosher-King* (KoF XIII)
Christine O'Brien-Kaden*
Andrew Olexa-Andy*
Jeremy Ray-Iori*
Bryan Reandeau-Xianghua*
Cassy Shaw-Nehtali*
Marc Wisniewski-Clark*

Round 1
Cory Branter (1) vs. Chrisitine O'Brien (2)
Kevin Broberg (1) vs. Jeremy Ray (2)
Bryan Readneau (0) vs. Jack Hale (2)
Joshua Howard (0) vs. Matt McDonnel (2)
Cassy Shaw (0) vs. Kieth Disbro (2)
Ben Broberg (1) vs. Andrew Olexa (0)
Garett Brett (0) vs. Time Keefe (2)
Marc Wisniewski (2) vs. Ryan Field (0)
Kris Bosher (2) vs. BYE (0)

Round 2
Ben Broberg (2) vs. Kris Mosher (0)
Kieth Disbro (1) vs. Math McDonnel (1)
Jack Hale (2) vs. Christien O'Brien (0)
Tim Keefe (2) vs. Jeremy Ray (1)
Mark Wisniewski (2) vs. Cory Brantner (0)
Garett Brett (1) vs. Joshua Howard (0)
Ryan Field (2) vs. Bryan Reandeau (1)
Kevin Broberg (2) vs. Andrew Olexa (1)
Cassy Shaw (2) vs. BYE (0)

Round 3
Ben Broberg (1) vs. Tim Keefe (2)
Jack Hale (1) vs. Marc Wisniewski (1)
Garett Brett (1) vs. Keith Disbro (0)
Kris Mosher (0) vs. Jeremy Ray (2)
Matthew McDonnel (1) vs. Kevin Broberg (2)
Ryan Field (2) vs. Christine O'Brien (0)
Cassy Shaw (1) vs. Cory Brantner (2)
Josh Howard (1) vs. Andrew Olexa (1)
Bryan Reandeau (2) vs. BYE (0)

Round 4
Tim Keefe (1) vs. Jack Hale (1)
MarkWisniewski (1) vs. Garett Brett (1)
Kevin Broberg (1) vs. Ryan Field (1)
Ben Broberg (0) vs. Jeremy Ray (2)
Keith Disbro (2) vs. Cory Brantner (0)
Cassy Shaw (2) vs. Joshua Howard (1)
Matt McDonnel (2) vs. Kris Mosher (0)
Christine O'Brien (2) vs. Bryan Reandeau (1)
Andrew Olexa (2) vs. BYE (0)

Round 5
Tim Keefe (0) vs. Marc Wisniewski (0) I.D.
Jeremy Ray (2) vs. Jack Hale (0)
Garett Brett (2) vs. Ryan Field (0)
Kevin Broberg (2) vs. Keith Disbro (1)
Ben Broberg (1) vs. Matt McDonnel (1)
Andrew Olexa (2) vs. Cory Brantner (0)
Bryan Reandeau (2) vs. Kris Mosher (0)
Josh Howard (2) vs. BYE (0)

Swiss Standings:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/65203_4953466483484_825787260_n.jpg

Quarter Finals
Jeremy Ray (1) vs. Ben Broberg (2)
Tim Keefe (2) vs. Matt McDonnel (0)
Garett Brett (2) vs. Jack Hale (0)
Marc Wisneiwksi (2) vs. Christine O'Brien (0)

Semi-Finals
Tim Keefe (2) vs. Ben Broberg (0)
Garett Brett (2) vs. Marc Wisniewski (1)

Finals
Tim Keefe (2) vs. Garett Brett (0)

Tim Keefe is the Rochester PTC Champion!

dutpotd
05-31-2013, 02:05 PM
I'm seeing what I can do to come to this.

S_OBrien
06-23-2013, 03:50 PM
Players be aware: We will be posting deck lists for top 8 on the forums following the event.

dutpotd
06-23-2013, 10:08 PM
Players be aware: We will be posting deck lists for top 8 on the forums following the event.

It'd be cool if we could make this mandatory for all events. I understand the desire to keep tech secret, but if you are playing with it against other players they see it and if you top with it, it should be common knowledge. I know a lot of players that disagree with me, obviously my request is just opinion.

S_OBrien
06-24-2013, 05:17 PM
It'd be cool if we could make this mandatory for all events. I understand the desire to keep tech secret, but if you are playing with it against other players they see it and if you top with it, it should be common knowledge. I know a lot of players that disagree with me, obviously my request is just opinion.

I absolutely agree. If your tech is so good and you're such a great player, then you have nothing to worry about in my opinion. But, getting back on topic:

Remember free lodging at my place if people are interested.

Cetonis
07-04-2013, 11:34 AM
we are waiting to get product into the US. we expect this to be very soon and believe it will be shipping out to stores in the next few weeks. we are waiting on word from the printer to ship and products should get to us 2-3 days after we get word. should be any day now.

Ugh. Do we want to:

1) Allow proxies

2) Wait a little longer to see if people can get their cards by the 13th

3) Move the date (has Garett / anyone purchased tickets or arranged for time off or the like?)

4) Switch to draft

dutpotd
07-04-2013, 11:40 AM
3) Move the date (has Garett / anyone purchased tickets or arranged for time off or the like?)

Don't date switch please. Yes, I have booked time, hotel, flight, etc. and other people probably have arrangements too.

I could care less what we play with. I can have fun visiting either way and playing any form of UFS whether it be playing 'draft', 'standard sans KoF', 'standard with proxy', or 'standard with KoF'.

Any which way, me getting KoF is yet another variable for me to deal with, being in Canada and all (likely longer delivery times).

The_Grim
07-04-2013, 11:48 AM
I understand everyone wanting to use the new cards....but allowing proxy cards at an event of this level sounds like a bad idea to me

S_OBrien
07-05-2013, 10:12 PM
I understand everyone wanting to use the new cards....but allowing proxy cards at an event of this level sounds like a bad idea to me

I don't plan to allow proxies at this event. One way or the other, I will have product. However, allowing proxies is not without precedent. It was allowed at UFS Worlds in 2010.

failed2k
07-06-2013, 03:06 AM
This is a bit worrysome from the Michigan group, we have a good number of boxes pre-ordered, but it is starting to look not likely we will have them in time for this event, so if it is legal, we are looking to be pretty severely handicapped for the event.

The_Grim
07-06-2013, 06:53 AM
I don't plan to allow proxies at this event.
Yay!

One way or the other, I will have product.
Yeah but what if everyone hasn't had a chance to get product yet?

However, allowing proxies is not without precedent. It was allowed at UFS Worlds in 2010.
Precedent or not, still sounds a little sketchy, I think i'd rather just see the set not allowed, I mean I understand everyone is itching to play with the new set but....

wafflecopter
07-06-2013, 09:11 AM
We'll have singles. Unless someone strategically buys us out...

S_OBrien
07-06-2013, 09:25 AM
This is a bit worrysome from the Michigan group, we have a good number of boxes pre-ordered, but it is starting to look not likely we will have them in time for this event, so if it is legal, we are looking to be pretty severely handicapped for the event.

To try and put everybody's mind at ease:
-I have been talking to Jason. He is hoping to have the product in the U.S. next week. And then turned around real quick out of Jasco. So folks should have their cards in the early part of the week of the event.
-I have taken steps to ensure I have plenty of extra product on hand for last minute singles needs.
-We (as a community) have always been good about helping people out who don't have the cards they need.
-If there is another delay, there will be further discussion between Tim and myself on what to do about allowing proxies.

I will not have another Tides of Vespera tournament.

dutpotd
07-06-2013, 12:37 PM
I will not have another Tides of Vespera tournament.

You could just ban Vespera for the event. I don't think anyone's feelings will be hurt.

S_OBrien
07-06-2013, 03:31 PM
You could just ban Vespera for the event. I don't think anyone's feelings will be hurt.

And When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain...

:)

dutpotd
07-06-2013, 05:02 PM
And When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain...

:)

Sure, that too, it's been costing me more games than helping lately anyways. I think I costed the R a bit too high now that I've seen it play out...

But since you get to choose 2 cards to selectively ban, we can have the players choice banning and I choose Piercing Howl. Gonna be a fun event :)

failed2k
07-11-2013, 05:08 PM
Assuming we are using KOF, I think the proxy talk needs to become a pretty real conversation at this point, it looks like there is a good chance people will not have a chance to receive their product before this event.

I'm okay with proxies if need be, or KOF not being legal at all, but the alternatives are not pretty.

dutpotd
07-11-2013, 05:22 PM
Assuming we are using KOF, I think the proxy talk needs to become a pretty real conversation at this point, it looks like there is a good chance people will not have a chance to receive their product before this event.

I'm okay with proxies if need be, or KOF not being legal at all, but the alternatives are not pretty.

I won't be getting mine before the event but I've told Sean I'm just going to handpick the singles I need/want from his store and buy them off him. He told me he'd be updating said store once he gets his stock in which will be well before the tourney.

i.e. I'm fine with that approach.

Have you guys heard about your stuff? When it will arrive/is it on the way/etc.?

SLAM!
07-12-2013, 04:24 PM
Just from my own stuff, I haven't had much feedback on when it is arriving. I leave for New York on Tuesday and hope that my stuff is here by then so I can try and scramble for the handful of KOF items I'd need. I can't really afford to buy lots of singles right now though after having already bought 4 boxes and pre-ordered certain singles. I am with Jeremy on this one. Proxies might need to become a real thing. Or just have tag team TLC matches to determine the winner of the PTC. SLAM

Drewkasa
07-12-2013, 05:38 PM
Have you guys heard about your stuff? When it will arrive/is it on the way/etc.?

Lol, our stuff arriving on time is a Clark-sized question mark at this time. I was joking around today, that it would arrive Friday before we leave and we will be having box opening parties at the hotel.

dutpotd
07-12-2013, 06:08 PM
Lol, our stuff arriving on time is a Clark-sized question mark at this time. I was joking around today, that it would arrive Friday before we leave and we will be having box opening parties at the hotel.

I'd laugh quite heartily if I receive my stuff up here before you :)

Drewkasa
07-12-2013, 06:09 PM
I'd laugh quite heartily if I receive my stuff up here before you :)

Fun fact: It happened with ToV.

dutpotd
07-12-2013, 06:19 PM
Fun fact: It happened with ToV.

Well, that is when I preordered individually at a gencon. This time I've ordered through a store, which didn't finalize its order until today (once all of the players who preordered got their act together and paid).

Everything always comes to me sooner than a store, come on - I'm special! :)

S_OBrien
07-13-2013, 05:52 PM
Assuming we are using KOF, I think the proxy talk needs to become a pretty real conversation at this point, it looks like there is a good chance people will not have a chance to receive their product before this event.

I'm okay with proxies if need be, or KOF not being legal at all, but the alternatives are not pretty.


And that time has come. we will be allowing proxies for the event. The product may or may not make it for the event now even though I paid for 2 day air freight and it's going to take over a week!

Here are the proxy rules:
1)If the product arrives on time, there will be a $2 up charge for 10 proxies should you choose to use them. If the do not arrive, it will be a free for all.
2)Proxies must be full sized and backed by a forward facing UFS card only.
3)Proxies must be high quality and in full colour.
4)Images for the proxies may only be taken from www.rochesterccg.com and must have the Jasco Games watermark on them.

If you can not provide high quality images for your proxies, we will provide them for you. There will be a fee to pay for our time and ink of $.50 per proxy. Proxy lists must be emailed to rochesterccg@gmail.com no later than 8 PM EST on July 17, 2013.

dutpotd
07-18-2013, 10:29 AM
It's a shame I don't get into Rochester until 720pm or so otherwise I'd play in that 600pm standard event. Depending how I feel from travels I may drop by the store Friday night though!

I trust you will have decklists at the store Saturday morning between 10am and 11am for us to fill out?

S_OBrien
07-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Are you renting a car?

We will definitely have deck lists Saturday morning.

S_OBrien
07-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Coverage Updated on Page 1

RockStar
07-21-2013, 01:22 AM
Congrats to Tim Keefe! :)

PvtChurch
07-21-2013, 01:25 PM
Additional congratulations to Ben Broberg for being 9th seed and knocking out 1st seed in top 8!

Zamora
07-21-2013, 01:50 PM
Additional congratulations to Ben Broberg for being 9th seed and knocking out 1st seed in top 8!

Nice! congrats to both him and cetonis
bit surprised there was no Mai

failed2k
07-21-2013, 10:47 PM
Additional congratulations to Ben Broberg for being 9th seed and knocking out 1st seed in top 8!

While this is a fine congratulation, what you should be congratulating is flipping 4 divine tribulations on the first 4 checks of game 1 of that matchup, that was the real mvp.

Going First and starting your third turn with just 1 foundation is pretty strong I hear.

Sour grapes aside he played great in game 3 in particular, and got revenge for the brutal 2-0 I put on him during the swiss rounds, made some good adjustments.

Birch
07-22-2013, 12:15 AM
And they call me KingSalty. lol

Tader_Salad
07-22-2013, 01:13 AM
To be fair my sodium levels would be through the roof if that happened to me.

dutpotd
07-22-2013, 10:43 AM
To be fair my sodium levels would be through the roof if that happened to me.

I've checked 4 '1s', 3 in the first 3 turns of a game, before and I kept my sodium levels to a minimum - looking at 'you' Sean Canaday!!! Mind you I still won that game :)

On topic though, Kazuya... Piercing Howl... What are we congratulating again? Oh wait, now I'm salty!!!

failed2k
07-22-2013, 08:20 PM
I've checked 4 '1s', 3 in the first 3 turns of a game, before and I kept my sodium levels to a minimum - looking at 'you' Sean Canaday!!! Mind you I still won that game :)

On topic though, Kazuya... Piercing Howl... What are we congratulating again? Oh wait, now I'm salty!!!

pft, 3 in three turns? even your bad luck goes slow. 4 2's in 4 checks in front of a pile of spectators, 100% fail ratio baybe go hard or go home!

Birch
07-22-2013, 09:01 PM
pft, 3 in three turns? even your bad luck goes slow. 4 2's in 4 checks in front of a pile of spectators, 100% fail ratio baybe go hard or go home!

i died.

HypeMan!
07-22-2013, 09:10 PM
Pssh. Legacy I either check 1s or 6s. There is not in between. (mmm Akuma5 and 6CC fire decks)

More on point, dammit Keefe, being awesome. At least you stopped the Canadian take over. Tough break Jray, swiss curse strikes again?

...
...
...

SLAM!

dutpotd
07-22-2013, 11:41 PM
pft, 3 in three turns? even your bad luck goes slow. 4 2's in 4 checks in front of a pile of spectators, 100% fail ratio baybe go hard or go home!

It doesn't go slow, it just ends your turn when they are 1s... so 1 a turn is sometimes all you can do :) Ask Mike Lowe about me checking 1s at US nats when he was playing Chun-li, I checked all my lovely Dark Force: Mirage Bodies, oh the memories!

Grizzlegrom
07-23-2013, 01:11 AM
And they call me KingSalty. lol

To be fair I think I have made Jeremy the saltiest :p lol

Eithinis
07-23-2013, 06:08 PM
Wasn't it one of the NY guys in the finals of...2009 worlds teams I think? Who checked a bunch of darkness blades back to back to start off the game? I remember playing Drew in the semi finals at one of the AoP tournaments and checking back to back seichus on the first check of turn 1 and turn 2. I feel that pain :(