More like I was blinded by your ugly titles.
I was thinking of changing my name to ".Vernikova". What do you think? The random full stop at the start is all the rage these days, yes?
It is pretty sad that James didn't get to win because according to the Hoenn version of this episode he was supposed to be quite good at it :/ But the point of the episode was for Staravia to finally evolve, I suppose. At least he got to win that competition in Battle Frontier and Jessie has been allowed to win some contests this time around
I think he means by not cheating, Team Rocket have been seen to have some sort of chance of winning stuff before but ruin it by cheating, like in that Pokemon dress up episode near the start of DP where Brock won the egg.