Stratford Regionals was ridiculous. I never have went to a such a poorly timed tournament. Here is our adventure:
We went to the Stratford regionals in Connecticut and we had a great time. We were just very disappointed as the way they handled the time on the tournamnet. It was suppose to start at 10:00 AM. So we arrived at about 9:30 to make sure we have enough time to fill out papers and possible some trades too. But we didn’t get to start our first match until about 11:30. Now I know there were over 200+ people. But come on!! You need an extra 1 hour and 30 minutes to
get your stuff straight.
SIDE NOTE: We went to a regionals in Brooklyn NY and everything ran smooth. We started at the exact time and finished a decent time. We figured this one was going to be the same way. But I guess we were asking for to much.
So we finish up our first round and it’s about 12:30 or close to 1:00. We are all talking about how at this time we should have played our 2nd round and possible playing in our 3rd round match. Luckily they had a good pizza meal deal for $5.00. That helped us from passing out. But didn’t help the fact that we may not be able to finish up the entire tournament since it would end about 9:00 pm.
Now we are all talking about our round two matches and waiting for the next round matches to be put up. We waited for about 1 hour or more. They announced they are having some technical difficulties with the printer. The technical difficulty was they ran out of ink. How in the world are you going to be running a tournament and run out of ink. Shouldn’t someone have noticed the pop up that should have appeared on the screen telling them they are running low of ink. I know my printer lets me know.
So now we really know we are not going to be able to stay since the first 8 rounds will end much later that 9. So we continue playing until we have to leave. Take a look at the videos below to see how we did. It’s ashame we had to leave too. When you finish the video’s you’ll understand why I say this.
YuGiOh Cards 2010 Regional Pack Opening
YuGiOh Cards – See What Happens At Stratford Regionals 2010 Part 1
YuGiOh Cards – See What Happens At Stratford Regionals 2010 Part 2
Have you ever been in a tournament that was not handled right? If so let us know below…