WRT your tournament match vs. Birkal: You can counter-switch if someone sends in a shadow tag mon and you are not trapped. It is when they switch out the shadow tag mon that you cannot counter-switch lol.
Hey we're paired up for round 2 of the Ubers Open. I'm GMT + 12 and I can usually play most of the afternoon my time. But I should be free like all day this Saturday and Sunday (idk your timezone but that's probably your Friday and Saturday.) :)