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Top 16: Camden Keener vs. Robert Bryant

February 19th, 2012

The Top 16 is filled with Wind-Up and Dino Rabbit Decks. But a few brave Duelists stand alone with the Decks they’re running in the Top 16. Two of those Duelists are Camden Keener and Robert Bryant. Keener is running a Hyperion Deck, and Bryant is using Dark World. Now, they’re facing off against one another so that only one of them can make it to the Top 8. It’s the Structure Deck Showdown, and it starts right now!
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Sunday’s Dragon Duel Final: Ben Leverett vs. Zach Leverett

October 24th, 2011

11-year-old Ben Leverett and 12 year-old Zach Leverett are both undefeated in this final round of Sunday’s Dragon Duel! Ben is playing his Hyperion Deck against his brother Zach’s T.G.s., and the winner of this Match will be declared Sunday’s Dragon Duel Champion!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Kevin Ward vs. Camden Keener

October 23rd, 2011

Kevin Ward and Camden Keener both went 9-2 in the Swiss rounds with different variants of the classic Hyperion Deck. Keener is running his with Tour Guides, and Ward is running T.G. Monsters instead of Tour Guides. In a field dominated by Tengu Synchro Duelists, one of these Agent Duelists will secure a spot in the Top 16.


Keener opened up Duel 1 with Dimensional Prison, Solemn Warning, Maxx “C”, Master Hyperion, Archlord Kristya, and Effect Veiler. He Set Dimensional Prison and ended his turn.


Ward activated Pot of Duality, revealing Junk Synchron and 2 copies of Mystical Shine Ball from the top of his Deck. He added the Junk Synchron to his hand and shuffled the 2 Shine Balls back into his Deck. Next, he Summoned Sangan and attacked; but Keener flipped Dimensional Prison and banished Sangan. Ward Set a card to his back row and ended his turn.


Keener drew another Archlord Kristya next turn. He Set Solemn Warning and passed.


Ward Set a monster.


Keener drew Mystical Shine Ball. He Set it and passed.


Ward Normal Summoned The Agent of Creation – Venus and paid 500 Life Points to activate its effect, so Keener discarded Maxx “C” from his hand. Ward Special Summoned a Shine Ball and Keener drew Trap Dustshoot thanks to Maxx “C”. Next, Ward attacked Mystical Shine Ball with Venus to destroy it.


Keener drew Mind Control next turn. He activated it to try to take control of Venus, and Ward Chained Trap Dustshoot! Keener revealed Trap Dustshoot, Effect Veiler, Master Hyperion, and 2 copies of Archlord Kristya from his hand. Ward sent Master Hyperion back to Keener’s Deck. Ward gained control of Venus and then paid 1000 Life Points to Special Summon 2 copies of Mystical Shine Ball from his Deck. Next, he Tributed both Shine Balls to Normal Summon Archlord Kristya. Kristya attacked and destroyed Keener’s face-down Mystical Shine Ball. Keener Set Trap Dustshoot before ending his turn.


Ward drew a card and Keener flipped Trap Dustshoot, revealing Ward’s hand of Junk Synchron, The Agent of Mystery – Earth, Smashing Ground, and 2 copies of Hyperion. He sent a Hyperion back to Ward’s Deck with the effect of Trap Dustshoot. Ward activated Smashing Ground to destroy Archlord Kristya, returning Kristya to the top of Keener’s Deck. Next, Ward paid 500 Life Points to Special Summon another Shine Ball from his Deck with Venus’s effect. Keener conceded, seeing no hope of victory.


Camden Keener can’t keep a monster on the field in Duel 1, allowing Kevin Ward to take a quick first victory! Camden Keener will be going first in Duel 2!


Keener opened up Duel 2 with Torrential Tribute, Bottomless Trap Hole, Dimensional Prison, The Agent of Mystery – Earth, Vanity’s Fiend, and Mind Control. He Normal Summoned Earth and used its effect to add The Agent of Creation – Venus from his Deck to his hand. Keener Set Dimensional Prison before ending his turn.


[After the Match, I asked Keener whether or not he thinks he should’ve Set more than 1 Trap Card on his first turn. Because of what happened on the following turn (see below), he replied, “I regret not setting Bottomless now. The reason I didn’t is, I didn’t want to lose to Heavy. Dimensional Prison could take down Rai-Oh, or a T.G., or whatever. I didn’t expect him to have everything.”]


Ward activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Keener’s face-down Dimensional Prison, then Normal Summoned his own Venus. He paid 1500 Life Points to Special Summon 3 Shine Balls from his Deck in Attack Position, then returned a Shine Ball from his field to his hand in order to Special Summon Genex Ally Birdman. Next, he paid another 500 Life Points to Special Summon a Shine Ball from his hand in Attack Position. He activated Leeching the Light next, giving his 3 Shine Balls, his Venus, and his Birdman each 1000 extra ATK. Next, he activated Smashing Ground to destroy Earth. Finally, direct attacks from 3 1500 ATK Shine Balls, a 2400 ATK Birdman, and a 2600 ATK Venus finished Keener off!


Kevin Ward defeats Camden Keener on his first turn in Duel 2 and advances to the Top 16 with his T.G. Hyperion Deck!

The Finals: Billy Brake VS Nicky Lacaille

September 18th, 2011

REMATCH! Earlier this year we saw these two Duelists face off in the Top 4 of YCS Charlotte.  There, an unbelievably lucky string of topdecks led to a huge comeback for Lacaille, who dealt Brake a crushing defeat.  Lacaille was victorious with Coelacanth OTK, demolishing Brake’s X-Sabers despite a XX-Saber Gottoms combo that left Lacaille with no hand.  Now, Brake had a chance to redeem himself.  If he could, he’d win his first-ever Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series title.
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Quarterfinal: Alexander St-Louis vs. Louis Hong

September 18th, 2011

Quebec’s Alexander St-Louis is facing off against Waterloo’s Louis Hong in this Top 8 Feature Match. Both of these Duelists made it here with their Agent Decks, but only one of them will advance to the Semifinals!
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Top 32: Bo Tang VS Chris Bowling

September 18th, 2011

Two World Championship competitors were about to go head-to-head here in the Top 32!  Bo Tang was Canada’s representative in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship this year, and his opponent is the former American National Champion and YCS Winner, Chris Bowling!  Bowling is piloting Plant Synchro, while Tang is running Agents with a splash of Tech Genus.
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Round 10: Matt Peddle vs. Sean McCabe

September 18th, 2011

Matt Peddle and Sean McCabe both hold 7-2 records entering into this final round of Swiss, and are both running Agent Decks. A victory here will secure one of these Duelists a spot in the Top 32, making this the most important Match they’ve played all weekend.
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Round 9: Anthony Alvarado vs. Christopher Vinson

September 18th, 2011

Today is Anthony Alvarado’s birthday, and so far, it’s going quite well. He lost 2 rounds early on yesterday, but rebounded to a 6-2 finish in Day 1. Now, he’s taking his Karakuri Deck to Day 2, and is facing off against Christopher Vinson’s Agents Deck in this Round 9 Feature Match. Both Duelists will need this victory if they hope to advance to the Top 32, so they’ll be giving it their all!
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Round 9 Feature Match: Jordan Kehler VS Thomas Morran

September 18th, 2011

We’ve seen a ton of different strategies so far this weekend, but Thomas Morran is piloting a Deck we haven’t seen in Feature Match action yet: Destiny Hero Diva!  A new incarnation of the Diamond Dude Turbo strategy, this Deck aims to use Destiny HERO – Diamond Dude and Destiny HERO – Malicious in combination with Deep Sea Diva, unleashing big Synchro Monsters and Elemental HERO Absolute Zero.  Morran’s opponent is Jordan Kehler, one of several Tech Genus Agents Duelists still left in the tournament.  Kehler’s Deck is super-fast, and really good at managing the Graveyard.  It plays Kristya really easily, and that could be a huge factor against Morran’s Special Summons.
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Round 7 Feature Match: Varun Dewan VS Ryan Low

September 17th, 2011

Varun Dewan is 5-1 here in Round 7, and may be the highest-ranked Fabled Duelist in the tournament.  His opponent is Ryan Low, an Agent Duelist playing a build keyed towards Synchro Summoning.  This Match pits an unusual and often misunderstood strategy against the popular Agents. Which one will come out on top?
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