Saturday’s Dragon Duel Finals
13-year-old Zachary Leverett and 11-year-old Chase Fulmer both play at the same local tournament in Georgia. Now, they’re the last 2 undefeated Duelists and they’re Dueling against one another for the chance to become Saturday’s YCS Dallas Dragon Duel Champion! Leverett is using a Dino Rabbit Deck, and Fulmer is playing Inzektors.
Leverett opened up with Mind Control, Kabazauls, Heavy Storm, Monster Reborn, Book of Moon and Forbidden Lance. He Normal Summoned Kabazauls and then Set Book of Moon and Forbidden Lance to his back row.
Fulmer started off with Inzektor Hopper, Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, Call of the Haunted, Solemn Warning, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Torrential Tribute in his hand. He Normal Summoned Inzektor Hopper and Leverett put it face-down with Book of Moon. Fulmer Set a card to his back row before passing.
Leverett drew Solemn Judgment and then activated Heavy Storm, destroying Fulmer’s Solemn Warning and Leverett’s own Forbidden Lance. Then he activated Mind Control to take control of Inzektor Hopper and Flip Summoned it. He combined it with Kabazauls to Summon Number 39: Utopia and then attacked directly with Utopia; but Fulmer Special Summoned Gorz the Emissary of Darkness along with a 2500 ATK Emissary of Darkness Token when he took the damage! Leverett Set Solemn Judgment before ending his turn.
Fulmer activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Solemn Judgment and then attacked Number 39: Utopia with his Token. Leverett negated the attack with Utopia, and then Gorz attacked Utopia, and Utopia negated that attack too. Fulmer Set 2 cards to his back row before ending his turn.
Leverett drew Sangan next turn. He attacked Fulmer’s Emissary of Darkness Token with Utopia to destroy both monsters, and then Set Sangan.
Fulmer attacked the face-down Sangan with Gorz, sending it to the Graveyard and allowing Leverett to add a Rescue Rabbit from his Deck to his hand with Sangan’s effect.
Leverett drew Tour Guide From the Underworld next turn. He Normal Summoned it and activated its effect to Special Summon another Tour Guide from his Deck. When it hit the field, Fulmer activated Torrential Tribute to destroy both Tour Guides and his own Gorz. Next, Leverett activated Monster Reborn to try to Special Summon Gorz from Fulmer’s Graveyard; but Fulmer activated Call of the Haunted and Special Summoned the Gorz himself!
[This is a great use for Call of the Haunted. If you can Chain Call of the Haunted to an opponent’s Monster Reborn to Special Summon the monster they wanted to take, you’ll not only stop your opponent’s Monster Reborn, but you’ll also Summon a strong monster of your own to the field.]
Fulmer Normal Summoned Inzektor Centipede next turn and equipped it with Inzektor Sword – Zektkaliber. Centipede and Gorz attacked directly, dropping Leverett down to 2900 Life Points.
Leverett drew Mystical Space Typhoon next turn and used it to destroy Call of the Haunted and take down Gorz. Then he Summoned his last in-hand card, Rescue Rabbit, and banished it to Special Summon 2 copies of Kabazauls from his Deck. He combined them to make Evolzar Laggia and attacked Fulmer’s 2400 ATK Centipede, destroying both monsters
[Leverett had no Utopias left in his Extra Deck. Unfortunately for Leverett, that meant that his best play was to Summon a 2400 ATK Xyz Monster (Laggia) that could take down Centipede, but would be destroyed in the process.]
Fulmer Summoned Inzektor Centipede next turn and attacked directly with it. He Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.
Leverett drew and Set Mystical Space Typhoon.
Fulmer attacked directly with Inzektor Centipede, wiping out Leverett’s last 1300 Life Points!
Chase Fulmer makes quick work of Zachary Leverett to win the first Duel after some key plays involving Gorz the Emissary of Darkness! Zachary Leverett will be going first in Duel 2!
Leverett opened up Duel 2 with Rescue Rabbit, Sabersaurus, Solemn Warning, Monster Reborn, and 2 copies of Effect Veiler. He Normal Summoned Rescue Rabbit and banished it to Special Summon 2 copies of Sabersaurus from his Deck. He combined them to make Evolzar Laggia and then Set Solemn Warning to his back row before ending his turn.
Fulmer activated Book of Moon on Evolzar Laggia. Leverett used Laggia’s effect to negate the Book of Moon, and then Fulmer used Smashing Ground to destroy Laggia. Next, Fulmer activated Pot of Duality, revealing Fiendish Chain, Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, and Inzektor Giga-Mantis from the top of his Deck. He added the Gorz to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Next, Fulmer Set a monster and ended his turn.
Leverett drew Macro Cosmos next turn. He Normal Summoned Sabersaurus and then used Monster Reborn to Special Summon a Sabersaurus from his Graveyard. He attacked and destroyed Fulmer’s face-down Inzektor Dragonfly with Sabersaurus and then attacked directly with his other Sabersaurus. Fulmer tried to Special Summon Gorz the Emissary of Darkness when he took the 1900 points of damage, but Leverett activated Solemn Warning to negate the Summon of Gorz. Leverett Set Macro Cosmos before ending his turn. In Main Phase 2, Leverett Xyz Summoned Evolzar Laggia.
Fulmer Set a card to his back row and passed.
Leverett drew Fiendish Chain and attacked directly with Laggia. He Set Fiendish Chain before ending his turn.
Fulmer Set a monster and passed.
Leverett drew and Summoned Kabazauls. Fulmer flipped Torrential Tribute, and Leverett tried to negate it with the effect of Laggia; but Fulmer discarded Effect Veiler from his hand to negate Laggia’s effect! Leverett Chained Macro Cosmos, and all monsters on the field were banished. Fulmer activated Heavy Storm next, destroying Leverett’s face-down Fiendish Chain and face-up Macro Cosmos. Fulmer followed up by using Pot of Duality to reveal Solemn Warning, Fiendish Chain, and Inzektor Dragonfly from the top of his Deck. He added the Solemn Warning to his hand and shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck. Fulmer Set the Solemn Warning before ending his turn.
Leverett drew Dark Hole. He Set one of his 2 Effect Veilers and passed.
Fulmer drew a card and Set a back row.
Leverett drew Forbidden Lance and Set it.
Fulmer drew a card and passed.
Leverett drew Maxx “C” and ended his turn.
Fulmer activated Trap Stun and then Normal Summoned Inzektor Centipede. He tried activating its effect, but Leverett negated it with Effect Veiler. Next, Centipede attacked and destroyed Leverett’s face-down Effect Veiler. Fulmer Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.
Leverett drew Tour Guide From the Underworld next turn. He activated Dark Hole to destroy Centipede and then tried to Summon Tour Guide From the Underworld; but Fulmer negated its Summon with Solemn Warning.
Fulmer activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Fulmer’s face-down Forbidden Lance, then Summoned his last card, Spirit Reaper, and used it to attack Leverett and force him to discard his last card, Maxx “C”.
Leverett drew Rescue Rabbit and Set it.
[Leverett Side Decked out a Kabazauls, so he had nothing left to Special Summon with Rescue Rabbit’s effect. After the Match, he said he wished he hadn’t sided it out.]
Fulmer drew Inzektor Hopper. He Summoned it and attacked the face-down Rabbit with Hopper. Then Spirit Reaper attacked directly.
Leverett drew D.D. Crow and Set it.
Fulmer attacked the face-down D.D. Crow with his Hopper to destroy it and then switched his Reaper to Defense Position.
Leverett topdecked Pot of Avarice and activated it to send 3 Sabersaurus, a Tour Guide From the Underworld, and a Rescue Rabbit from his Graveyard to his Deck and draw Torrential Tribute and Tour Guide From the Underworld. He Normal Summoned the Tour Guide and activated its effect, but Fulmer discard his last in-hand card, Effect Veiler, to negate it!
Fulmer activated his Hopper’s effect to equip it with the Inzektor Hornet he had just drawn, and sent the Hornet to the Graveyard to destroy Leverett’s face-down Torrential Tribute. Hopper attacked and destroyed Tour Guide.
Leverett drew Sabersaurus and Summoned it. He attacked Hopper with Sabersaurus, destroying the Hopper.
Fulmer drew and Summoned Genex Ally Birdman next turn. He Tuned it with Spirit Reaper to Summon Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier and then attacked over Sabersaurus to destroy it and drop Leverett down to 4300 Life Points.
Leverett drew Sabersaurus next turn and Set it.
Fulmer attacked and destroyed the Sabersaurus with Brionac. He Set a card to his back row before ending his turn.
Leverett drew Crevice into the Different Dimension next turn and Set it.
Fulmer drew Inzektor Centipede and discarded it to target Crevice with Brionac. Leverett Chained Crevice to banish Hopper and Hornet from Fulmer’s Graveyard. Then Brionac attacked directly, dropping Leverett down to 2000 Life Points.
Leverett drew Rescue Rabbit next turn and Set it, with no Normal Monsters that he could Special Summon with Rescue Rabbit left in his Deck.
Fulmer drew a card and discarded it for Brionac’s effect to send Leverett’s face-down Rescue Rabbit to his hand. Then he attacked directly with Brionac to win the Duel and the Match!
11-year-old Chase Fulmer is Saturday’s Dragon Duel Champion!