I was a finalist in VGC 2010, and I BARELY lost to the eventual champion who used a Trick Room team. His Dialga and Shuckle both had 1 HP, while paralyzed, and my Zapdos had full health. I was gonna use Discharge, but TR was still in effect, so I got OHKO'ed by Dialga's Draco Meteor. I was in the top 16, like it says in my signature.
Yep, i've historically done well, last year i failed though. I wasn't used too the new pokemon. My first and second year I was a finalist, I just missed out of winning my first year since I misread the rules, I just glanced at the banlist and thought they banned all legendaries.