Saturday’s Dragon Duel: Nicole Tipple VS Charlie Bingham
12-year-old Nicole Tipple traveled here from New Jersey to participate in today’s Dragon Duel with her Twilight Deck. This is her first ever YCS event, and at the end of 6 Rounds of Dragon Dueling, she is the only undefeated Duelist remaining in the tournament! 10-year-old Charlie Bingham is also a YCS first-timer, and is currently 4-1 with his Dragunity Deck. He was paired up against Tipple in this final round of the tournament. It won’t be easy, but Bingham will need to end Tipple’s winning streak if he hopes to make it to the Top 4 of the tournament.
Bingham started off the Duel by activating Pot of Duality, revealing Pot of Duality, Icarus Attack, and Masked Dragon from the top of his Deck. He added Icarus Attack to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. He Normal Summoned Dragunity Militum, Set a card to his back row, and then ended his turn.
Tipple opened up with Jain, Lightsworn Paladin, Judgment Dragon, Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning, Sangan, Mind Control, and Solar Recharge. She activated Solar Recharge by discarding Jain and drew Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior and another Recharge from her Deck. Then she sent Mystical Space Typhoon and Pot of Avarice from the top of her Deck to her Graveyard with the effect of her Recharge. Next, she activated another Solar Recharge by discarding Garoth. She drew Judgment Dragon and Celestia, Lightsworn Angel with the effect of Solar Recharge, and sent Judgment Dragon and Solemn Warning from the top of her Deck to her Graveyard. Tipple Set Sangan before ending her turn.
Bingham Normal Summoned Dragunity Dux and then attacked Tipple’s face-down Sangan with Militum. Sangan was destroyed and Tipple searched her Deck for a copy of Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner to add to her hand with Sangan’s effect. Next, Dux attacked directly to drop Tipple down to 6100 Life Points.
Tipple drew Ehren, Lightsworn Monk next turn. She Normal Summoned Lumina and activated Lumina’s effect by discarding Celestia. Lumina Special Summoned Garoth from the Graveyard and then Tipple banished Celestia and Sangan from her Graveyard to Special Summon Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning! She tried to banish Dux, and Bingham Chained Icarus Attack by Tributing Dux, in order to destroy Garoth and Black Luster Soldier. Tipple sent Dark Hole, Charge of the Light Brigade, and Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress from the top of her Deck to her Graveyard with the effect of Lumina on her End Phase.
Bingham Summoned another copy of Militum next turn. He attacked Lumina with one copy, destroying it and inflicting 700 points of damage to Tipple, and then attacked directly with another Militum to drop Tipple down to 3700 Life Points.
Tipple Special Summoned Judgment Dragon next turn and paid 1000 Life Points to clear the field! Then she Special Summoned another Judgment Dragon and Normal Summoned Ehren. Next, she activated Monster Reborn to Special Summon Lumina, and discarded Mind Control to activate Lumina’s effect and Special Summon Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress from her Graveyard! Direct attacks from both Judgment Dragons, Ehren, Lyla, and Lumina were more than enough to wipe out all 8000 of Bingham’s Life Points!
Nicole Tipple Summons 2 Judgment Dragons and a swarm of Lightsworns in a single turn in order to deal 8000 points of damage to Charlie Bingham! Bingham will be going first in Duel 2!
Bingham started off Duel 2 by Setting 2 cards to his back row and activating Dragon Mastery. He Normal Summoned Dragunity Legionnaire next, and then used his Dragon Mastery to equip his Legionnaire with a Dragunity Darkspear from his hand.
Tipple opened up Duel 2 with Pot of Duality; Jain, Lightsworn Paladin; Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter; 2 copies of Solar Recharge; and Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress. She activated Recharge by discarding Jain in order to draw Lyla and Pot of Duality, and send Judgment Dragon and Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid from the top of her Deck to her Graveyard. Next, she activated another Solar Recharge to discard Lyla and draw Mind Control and Celestia. Tipple sent Lumina and Honest from the top of her Deck to her Graveyard with the effect of her second Solar Recharge. Next, Tipple activated Pot of Duality to reveal Dark Hole, Pot of Duality, and Glow-Up Bulb from the top of her Deck. She added Dark Hole to her hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into her Deck. Tipple Set Ryko before ending her turn.
Bingham Normal Summoned Dragunity Dux and then used his Dragon Mastery to equip his Dux with Dragunity Javelin. Dux attacked Tipple’s face-down Ryko, and Tipple used Ryko’s effect to destroy Dux and send Judgment Dragon, Trap Dustshoot, and Necro Gardna from the top of her Deck to her Graveyard. Next, Bingham attacked directly with Dragunity Legionnaire, but Tipple negated the attack by banishing Necro Gardna from her Graveyard.
Tipple drew Garoth next turn and then activated Pot of Duality, revealing Pot of Duality, Plaguespreader Zombie, and Tragoedia from the top of her Deck. She added Plaguespreader Zombie to her hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into her Deck. Next, she activated Dark Hole to destroy Dragunity Legionnaire and Summoned Lyla to the field. Tipple used Lyla’s effect to destroy Bingham’s face-down Icarus Attack and then sent Ryko, Monster Reborn, and Heavy Storm from the top of her Deck to her Graveyard in the End Phase.
Bingham Normal Summoned Dragunity Tribus next turn and used its effect to send Dragunity Aklys from his Deck to his Graveyard. Next, he activated Creature Swap to exchange his Tribus with Tipple’s Lyla.
Tipple drew Sangan next turn. She activated Mind Control to take control of Lyla and then Normal Summoned Plaguespreader Zombie. She Tuned Plaguespreader Zombie with Lyla to Synchro Summon Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier and then added Celestia from her hand to the top of her Deck to Special Summon Plaguespreader Zombie back from the Graveyard. She Tuned Tribus with Plaguespreader Zombie and Brionac to Synchro Summon Mist Wurm, and used Mist Wurm’s effect to send Bingham’s 2 back rows to his hand. Mist Wurm attacked directly, dropping Bingham down to 5500 Life Points.
Bingham drew Dragon Ravine next turn and activated it. He discarded Dragon Mastery to activate his Ravine’s effect and search his Deck for a copy of Dragunity Dux to add to his hand. He Summoned Dux and used its effect to equip it with Dragunity Aklys. Then he Set a card to his back row and ended his turn.
Tipple Set Sangan and then attacked Dux with Mist Wurm; but Bingham flipped Icarus Attack and Tributed Dux to destroy Mist Wurm and Tipple’s face-down Sangan! Tipple searched her Deck for a copy of Ryko to add to her hand with the effect of Sangan.
Bingham drew Dragunity Legionnaire and Summoned it. He activated its effect to equip it with the Aklys in his Graveyard, then attacked directly for 1200 points of damage.
Tipple drew Glow-Up Bulb next turn and Normal Summoned Garoth. She attacked Legionnaire with Garoth, destroying it in battle and dropping Bingham down to 4850 Life Points.
Bingham drew Pot of Duality next turn and activated it, revealing Dragunity Tribus, Dragunity Militum, and Pot of Duality from the top of his Deck. He added Tribus to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Next, he Normal Summoned Tribus and used its effect to send Dragunity Aklys from his Deck to his Graveyard.
Tipple drew Tragoedia next turn. She Tributed Garoth to Summon Celestia and activated Celestia’s effect by sending Ehren, Celestia, Pot of Avarice, and Monster Reincarnation from the top of her Deck to her Graveyard. Bingham’s Dragon Ravine and Tribus were destroyed by Celestia’s effect. Celestia attacked Bingham directly, dropping him down to 2550 Life Points.
Bingham drew Dragunity Arma Leyvaten next turn and passed.
Tipple drew Solemn Warning. She Normal Summoned Glow-Up Bulb and Tuned it with Celestia to Summon Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth. Next, she attacked directly with Gaia Knight to eliminate the last 2550 of Bingham’s Life Points!
After defeating Charlie Bingham’s Dragunity Deck 2-0, Nicole Tipple has emerged on top of 34 other Duelists to become Saturday’s Dragon Duel Champion!