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WANTED: Los Angeles Bounty List!

January 9th, 2010

Well, we certainly had a lot of options for this event – with 1633 players to choose from, picking out 10 Bounties should be easy, right?

Quite a few players came up to to ask about being chosen, so people were obviously excited about the feature. After looking over the All Player List (it was a hefty read, too) we arrived at the following list.

Let’s meet the Bounty Duelists for SJC Los Angeles!

1)      Tomas Mijares
Tomas is usually running something interesting, but he was selected for a Bounty today because he came in yesterday and helped set up the room for the tournament. I’m glad I didn’t have to put all those tablecloths out myself, so thank you Tomas!

2)      Blake Hurdle
Blake made a strong showing in the Anaheim Dragon Duel, taking second place.

3) Fili Luna

Fili Luna is the world’s only four-time SHONEN JUMP Championship winner. Let’s see if he can pull off win #5!

4)      Craig Gibbons
There are several people here on the stage, including reporter Jason Grabher-Meyer and Head Judge Franklin Debrito, who really like monkeys. Since a gibbon is a kind of monkey, it seemed like a good idea to put a Bounty on Craig.

5) Matt Highline

I’ve seen Matt at lots of events, and he’s always got something new and interesting to play.

6) Austin Kulman

Austin was the youngest ever U.S. National Champion, winning the 2006 event at age 11. He made Day 2 at the 2009 US National Championships, let’s see how far he’ll get at today’s tournament.

7) Chris Moosman

For a while, Chris seemed to have the personal goal of being the most photographed person at any event I attended. I haven’t seen him in a while, so let’s welcome him back by putting a price on his head!

8) Theereesak Poonsombat

He’s been playing the game for so long, with such a long name, that he’s now the only player widely recognized by a single letter – “T”.

9) Barry Xayacheck

With 1633 players, you’d think there would be more than one player with a last name starting with X.  There wasn’t.

10) Will Read

This name is a good omen. Maybe if we make Will Read a Bounty, all the players will read their cards.

That’s our group for this event.  It was selected early on, but with the tournament staff so busy with this huge event, we haven’t had time to post the list! Better late than never.