The Duelists have not yet arrived in the tournament hall, but all of the present staff is brimming with anticipation! The Main Event room is set up for a spectacular show, and it looks incredible!
As we kick off Round 9, there are several other cool things to look at and partake in here at the North American World Championship Qualifier.
With Central America’s most prestigious Championship on the line, the Central American WCQ has attracted a roster of phenomenal Duelists and decorated Champions, all looking to add a new trophy to their collection! Nearly a dozen Champions are in the hunt here today, all of whom were honored in a ceremony this morning.
We have 276 Duelists vying for the Title of South American Champion, from 9 of the 10 countries in South America. Argentina has 24 representatives, Bolivia has 13, Brazil 8, Colombia 22, Chile 44, Ecuador 37, Peru 121, Uruguay 3, and Venezuela 4.
We had 4 Duelists that came all the way from Trinidad & Tobago at the Central American World Championship Qualifier. The National Champion from Trinidad & Tobago – Sanjay Atmaram Manoocame in 5th place this past weekend. Here’s Sanjay and his friends!
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And here were the match-ups at the top 10 tables heading into Round 9.
Round 9 will be the final round of Swiss Pair play today. On Sunday, around 130 Duelists who can still make the playoffs will compete in Swiss rounds 10 & 11. After that will be the Single Elmination rounds, as well as the Single Elimination rounds of the Dragon Duel WCQ! (All Dragon Duel Swiss rounds were completed on Saturday.)
Table 1: Mark Velez – 24 points (Wind-Ups) vs. Thomas Luebke – 24 points (Wind-Ups)
Table 2: Adrian Shakir – 24 points (Wind-Ups) vs. Frazier Smith – 24 points (Wind-Ups)
Table 3: Quaddus Hunt – 24 points (HERO) vs. Joseph Presnell – 22 points (Dino Rabbit)
Table 4: Jonathan Barber – 21 points (Dino Rabbit) vs. Jerry Williams – 22 points (Dino Rabbit)
Table 5: Ryan Machado – 21 points (Dino Rabbit) vs. Jerome Porter-Waugh – 21 points (Wind-Ups)
Table 6: Mark Moore – 21 points (Chaos Dragons) vs. Grant Kelly – 21 points (Chaos Dragons)
Table 7: Robert Cunningham – 21 points (Wind-Ups) vs. Connor Sweetwood – 21 points (Dino Rabbit)
Table 8: Clayton Holmes – 21 points (Monster Surge) vs. Jesus Arroyo – 21 points (Dino Rabbit)
Table 9: Philip Kampa – 21 points (Dino Rabbit) vs. William Pedigo – 21 points (Inzektors)
Table 10: Donald Gonzales – 21 points (Dino Rabbit) vs. Adam Ginsberg – 21 points (Gravekeepers)
Here’s a look at how the top tables stood, heading into Round 8:
Table 1: Phillip Rivera (Dino Rabbit) vs. Mark Velez (Wind-Ups)
Table 2: Adam Ginsberg (Gravekeepers) vs. Frazier Smith (Wind-Ups)
Table 3: Quaddus Hunt (HERO) vs. William Pedigo (Inzektors)
Table 4: Richard Slaughter (Wind-Ups) vs. Thomas Luebke (Wind-Ups)
Table 5: Adrian Shakir (Wind-Ups) vs. Jerome Porter-Waugh (Wind-Ups)
Table 6: Michael Serfaty (Gravekeepers) vs. Jerry Williams (Dino Rabbit)
Table 7: Joseph Presnell (Dino Rabbit) vs. Remington Holt (Dino Rabbit)
Table 8: Sylvester Chen (Dino Rabbit) vs. Justin Dominguez (Dino Rabbit)
Table 9: Jonathan Barber (Dino Rabbit) vs. Bo Tang (Dino Rabbit)
Table 10: Jonathan LaBounty (Dino Rabbit) vs. Randy Nguyen (Dino Rabbit)