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This was a good regional with a good turnout of about 230 people. This was about half the expected amount that was hyped online in many forums, but we still managed to function as a team even though we came with decks to last in a ten round tournament. As a team we functioned very well, bringing 4 members and having one top 8 and one place 20th, which was very good for us. The regional was hosted by Dreamwizards and was eight rounds of swiss tournament format followed by a top 8 cut elimination rounds.
Well let’s get onto the matches…
Me vs. Jeremy
The first game I was so shocked to see a magician deck that a Dark Magician of Chaos made 2 direct hits on me…ouch, but still won. The second game was no challenge as he drew a bad hand and I rushed with hand control.
Me vs. Anthony
He had Warrior toolbox, so I had the better match up against him with a Tomato control deck.
Me vs. Brett
Game 3 – time was called
This was one of the best matches of the day; game 1 went back and forth and took the better part of the round to finish. Second game he managed to get quick hand control and advantage with Spirit Reapers. I won game 3 with stall and good top decks.
Me vs. Jamal
Skill drain deck does not do well against a Tomato control deck. Game 2 I sided in another Dust Tornado which came in handy late in game 2.
Me vs. Jose
The only poor match up I could have, a Pot of Avarice deck and he was a really good player.
Me vs. Ernst (not the one who won the regional)
We got hit with a random deck check and both received a game loss. I got a loss for not filling out the deck list properly and he had an extra card in his deck.
Me vs. Jerome
He was a really good player, end of story.
Me vs. Brendon
Finally I was able to beat a Pot deck, record against them was 1-2 for the day.
Overall it was a fun tournament and was nice to end the day in 20th place, but I still could have done better. John (His report is at the team site www.freewebs.com/team-anarchy/) on the other hand did very well at this regional, going 7-1 in the swiss portion, but he lost to the guy that won the regional. The other members went 5-3 and the other was doing 3-1 but had to drop for personal reasons. We did fairly well as a team but we still need a lot of work, and there are many areas to improve upon. Thanks for reading my report. Thanks agains to Dreamwizards for hosting the regional and a huge thanks to the judges for doing a good job. Good job to everyone who went and good luck to everyone at the next regional.
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