SOMETHING NEW THIS ROUND! An apprentice tournament, run concurrently with the normal tutoring term, is going to take place this round! The first 16 apprentices who indicate their desire to participate in their sign up post will be given a spot... just respond "yes" to the tournament participation question included in the format given below. I cannot stress enough how important it is to make the deadlines for this tournament; there will be no extensions of any kind. If you do not have the time to get assigned matches done promptly, it would be better for you to wait for a different round. Blue Kirby will be administering the tournament, and it will be managed in this forum. Be sure to pay attention to updates here to stay current on the proceedings! All standard rules apply, check out the Tutoring Tournaments page on the site for rules information! If you have questions about the tournament itself, Blue Kirby is your contact. This round will last for 3 weeks, until July 26, 2008 We are ready to begin Round Twenty Eight of the tutoring program, which will focus SOLELY on D/P OU standard battling; If you wish to get a tutor for this round all you have to do is post your profile in the format below. Tutors will be an excellent resource for you to learn Pokemon team building and battling strategies, as well as someone who can help "initiate" you into the Smogon Community. They are here for you...so take advantage! This round will last for 3 weeks, until July 26, 2008 Shoddy Battle nick: Age: Time zone: Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): Do you want to play in the tournament: yes or no? Experience level*:A little about myself: *You don't have to be good...just willing to learn. So, don't be shy; Sign up now! YOU MUST BE ABLE TO USE SHODDY BATTLE TO PARTICIPATE! I will begin assigning all tutors to appropriate apprentices. If you are still looking for a tutor after all tutors have been assigned...you have the option of looking through the tutor roster and PM'ing a suitable person (one who is online during similar hours) to ask them if they will take you on as a second apprentice. It's as simple as that!! If at any point during this round you encounter a problem (difficulty getting together with your tutor, etc.), let me know and we will work to resolve the issue. Round Twenty Eight Matchups: Aeroblacktyl - Aquilae MS - LORD_NIGHTMARE Taylor - Giant Enemy Crab Havak - Goldfam jrrrrrrr - Tsuki Tourou Spaniard - FightForFun husk - Limitless Mystica - Stathakis IggyBot - Pojopembo Brawlex - alive DeLorean - Metronome Bixby - imperfectluck Bologo - -ixil- Gouki - ceramic Max - Mrobinson587 JabbaTheGriffin - Gibloke99 Jackal - die eter Silver610 - GengarCrysis92 zerowing - EvilBob CaptKirby - Pedochu Great Sage - Orwell KinglerDude24 - Caelum Slice n Dice - Olie Maniaclyrasist - FDS8488 DawnBringer - Bman23433 StrangerDanger - Shelcario Ancien Régime - Fish-E TAY - jimbo422 Pulse - Benefit Calciphoce - WishJirachi Judgement - Dr. Phil Ryo - Tech975 maddog - SK8R9 marrilpet - jenigmat429 Yagami Light - xibalba ****IF YOU SIGN UP CHECK THIS THREAD REGULARLY TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR TUTOR IS. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPRENTICE TO SEEK OUT THEIR TUTOR AND ESTABLISH MEETING TIMES.