[img align=right]http://www.pokecharms.com/random/havakchamp.jpg[/img]Well, the tournament is done and dusted and we're all thoroughly exhausted. However, in between the feet and back ache of standing up for 4 hours straight, a lot of fun was there to be had.
After a set of gruelling matches and an extremely close final however, a winner was decided, and that winner was forum member Havak. He takes home a certificate of his victory, a brand new copy of Pokemon Platinum, a Pokemon Platinum wallet, a Â£5 gift card for HMV and our secret Pokecharms prize.
A few weeks ago, the staff decided to come up with a unique prize for the tournament's winner - a specially trained Pokecharms Pokemon team. With Pokemon selected, trained and named after the staff traded over to the winner - after a quick battle, of course!
Of course, for those not in the tournament, those knocked out or those waiting for their battle, we also had a casual battle station set up and there was plenty of Union Rooming and trading going on as well.
Overall, the event was a huge success - despite the surprising relatively low turnout compared to the numbers of registered - and it made for an entertaining, and certainly interesting, birthday for me.
There are load more photos available in the rest of the topic, including our very close runner up, Alex Rodway.
Congrats and thanks to all those who took part, and we hope to see more of the same in the future.