Maybe you can try guilting your parents with that or convince them that you did well in the hardest regional that had more people than will show up to nationals and throw in a mention that it will be top 32 at least there.
I looked at how EnFuego somehow crunched all of the numbers for how many rounds and how the swiss rounds will be held and I just applied it for nationals, odds are that as long as you can go 7-2 or better you'll definitely get top 32.
Regardless, was nice seeing you at philly and looking forward to seeing you again (hopefully at nationals where Cybertron finally can get a picture of you)!
I ended up only losing to JiveTime (albeit twice), in swiss and in the top cut. I got third place though :D
We were all hungry and stopped by the food court twice, were on my laptop and basically spent a lot of the waiting time on Smogon/IRC or eating or just wandering around, so didn't get to see much of you.
I showed dtrain a vid on how to play ninja now so he can't have an excuse next time either, if you go to nats we can probably set up a game :)