Last night, a new member of Team CMU came to the shop last night to try out his new version of Counter-Sliver (It was an extended tourney). I didn't play against him and he was very tight-lipped about his deck. He ended up by winning the $36 dollar pot but that's not the whole story: Our shop lost it's Premier Store status (long story) so none of our tourney's are sanctioned umtil they get it renewed. So, I guess we're a kind of a "testing ground" for those who want to try out new decks and not have to worry about DCI ratings. But that's still not the whole story. Our tourny's start at 6 p.m. and myself and others have been left out due to being a few min. late (fair enough, there are hours to keep at the store, it's a business thing). But yesterday, at about 5:45, this unmentioned Team CMU'er called in and had the store owner wait until he arrived to start the tournament. 6:45 p.m., unsaid Team CMU'er arrives and then we're allowed to play, OY! Carte Blance? You're damn right it was! I am a huge fan of Team CMU and all things Pittsburgh, but this "star status" thing has got me fit to be tied! None of us are a threat to him and it's been known that at the old store, when it was sanctioned, that this guy always got paired up against the "sure bets" (however, not me, I've beaten this guy a couple of times, quite to his dismay ). Am I out of line or what, here?