Tournament: Jubilee Hotel
Amateur Placing: 1/?
WR1 vs Gareth (Marth) – Lost 0-2
After losing to a lower level Marth 2 weeks ago I have been doing some practice against Marth. While Gareth still won convincingly (2 stocked both times) my spacing was way better, I was getting more hits and getting punished less. I was still missing a lot of edgeguards though.
LR1 vs Proth (Falcon) – Won 2-1
I felt confident going into this but lost the 1st game. Spaced a lot better in the following games plus some SDs from Proth to win.
LR2 vs Russell (Falco) – Lost 0-2
Ok wow I have absolutely no idea what to do against a good falco. His lasers ruins my rhythm and approach and I could hardly get in. He also punished my predictable recovery patterns HARD.
Lots of respect for Russell after this game. I’m going to need a lot of falco practice to be able to work out how to approach this matchup.
WR1 vs Bad (Ganondorf) – Won 2-0
Cruisy fun game where we chatted the whole way through.
WR2 vs Lasth (Pikachu) – Won 2-0
Lost to Lasth’s Marth recently but was more confident against his Pikachu. Game was actually really close because he did a lot of raw upsmashes or WD back upsmash that I would get punished with. Had to really focus on spacing and turn the noggin on.
Winner’s Finals vs Claymore (Mario/Falcon) – Won 3-2
Was SOOOO good to play Claymore. I used to face his mario a lot when I was a peach player and was just making it through pools and was seeded 16/16 in the bracket.
His mario would always beat my peach but it was really close. I was 0-2 to him.
Beat his Mario in the first 2 games. Mario struggled to approach my WoP and spent a lot of time WDing back to bait out a misspaced aerial into a Mario fsmash.
He then went Captain Falcon and I was getting beaten by his early aerial and his patient gameplay. Last game was last stock. He went for a hail mary edgeguard on me ending in him having to up B to stage. I punished the end lag with a rest to win the game. It was super close and realistically I should have lost.
Grand Finals vs Claymore (Ganondorf/Falcon/DK) – Won 3-2
Lost first game to Ganodorf but then worked it out a bit more and won the 2nd game convincingly. Then lost to his Falcon once and then beat it once. Then he went DK which I destroyed. He didn’t have the drive to keep playing and going through the reset while I was definitely keen to win.