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Dragon Duel Finals Feature Match: Ben Leverett Versus Oliver Tomajko

July 15th, 2013

Ben Leverett and Oliver Tomajko both need no introduction. Both are veteran Dragon Duelists who have made it to the top of several Dragon Duel events. Now, these 2 experienced Dragon Duelists will be Dueling against one another in a Dragon Ruler mirror-match that will determine who will forever hold the title of 2013 Dragon Duel WCQ Champion!

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Finals Feature Match: David Keener Versus Patrick Hoban

July 15th, 2013

2012 Duelists entered, and now only 2 remain. After 11 Swiss Rounds and 5 rounds of Single Elimination, it all came down to this. 20-year-old David Keener from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is Dueling against 20-year-old Patrick Hoban from Atlanta, Georgia in a Duel that will determine the outcome of this tournament. Keener is using a Prophecy Deck, while Hoban is using Dragon Rulers. Duelists have been having heated debates all weekend over which of these 2 Decks is strongest, and now, one of these Decks – and one of these Duelists – is about to secure its place in history as the victor of the 2013 WCQ. It’s time to Duel!

Duel One

Hoban started off Duel 1 by discarding Reactan, Dragon Ruler of Pebbles and Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders to Special Summon Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders from his Deck in Defense Position. Next, he banished Reactan and Redox from his Graveyard to Special Summon Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos from his hand. He used his banished Redox’s effect to add Reactan, Dragon Ruler of Pebbles from his Deck to his hand. Next, Hoban combined his Redox with Blaster in order to Xyz Summon Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack in Attack Position! He detached an Xyz Material from Dracossack to Special Summon 2 Tokens to the field, and Tributed both of them to Summon Blaster.

Dracossack and Blaster

Keener opened up with Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer, Solemn Judgment, Spellbook of the Master, Book of Moon, and 2 copies of Spellbook Star Hall. He Set Book of Moon before passing his turn

Hoban attacked directly with Blaster and Dracossack to drop Keener down to 2600 Life Points.

Keener drew Spellbook Magician of Prophecy next turn! He Summoned it to the field and activated its effect to add Spellbook of Secrets from his Deck to his hand. Next, he activated Spellbook Star Hall. He used Spellbook of Secrets to search his Deck for a copy of Spellbook of Power to add to his hand, and put a Spell Counter on his Spellbook Star Hall. Next, he used Spellbook of Power to increase the ATK of his Spellbook Magician of Prophecy, and added a Spell Counter to Spellbook Star Hall. He used Spellbook of the Master next, copying Spellbook of Power, giving another 1000 ATK to Spellbook Magician of Prophecy and adding another counter to Spellbook Star Hall. He attacked Dracossack with his 2800 ATK Magician, destroying it in battle. Next, Keener added Spellbook of Fate and Spellbook of Secrets to his hand with the effects of his 2 Spellbooks of Power. Keener Set Solemn Judgment and Spellbook of Fate before ending his turn.

Hoban activated Heavy Storm and Keener paid 1300 Life Points to negate it with Solemn Judgment!

Keener's field after using Solemn Judgment

Next, Hoban discarded Reactan and Maxx “C” from his hand to Special Summon Redox from his Deck in Defense Position. He then banished Reactan and Maxx “C” from his Graveyard to Special Summon Redox from his Graveyard, in Attack Position. He then Summoned Effect Veiler, and Tuned it with his Defense Position Redox to Synchro Summon Scrap Dragon. Next, Hoban tried using his Scrap Dragon’s effect to have it destroy his own Redox, along with Keener’s face-down Book of Moon; but Keener Chained Book of Moon to put Scrap Dragon face-down! Redox was destroyed by Scrap Dragon’s effect. Hoban banished both copies of Redox from his Graveyard to Special Summon Blaster next, and then declared an attack with his first Blaster. With only 1300 Life Points remaining and impending attacks coming from 2 Blasters, Keener immediately offered the handshake.

2 Blasters and a face-down Scrap Dragon

Patrick Hoban takes a quick win in Duel 1 with his Dragon Rulers!

Duel Two

Keener opened up Duel 2 with Jowgen the Spiritualist, Book of Moon, Solemn Judgment, Mind Drain, Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, and Spellbook of Judgment. He Set Mind Drain and Phoenix Wing Wind Blast before ending his turn.

Keener's Duel 2 Opening Hand

Hoban drew a card, and then Keener paid 1000 Life Points to flip Mind Drain. Hoban activated Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy it. Next, Hoban discarded 2 copies of Tempest from his hand to use a Tempest’s effect and add Redox from his Deck to his hand. He discarded Redox and Lightning to Special Summon Tempest from his Deck, and then banished Lightning and Redox to Summon Blaster from his hand. He used Redox’s effect to add Reactan to his hand. Hoban attacked directly with Blaster, dropping Keener down to 4200 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Hoban combined Tempest with Blaster to Xyz Summon Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack in Attack Position. Keener flipped Phoenix Wing Wind Blast and discarded Solemn Judgment to send Dracossack back to Hoban’s Extra Deck.

Keener drew another Mind Drain next turn. He Summoned Jowgen the Spiritualist and attacked for 200 points of damage. In Main Phase 2, he Set Mind Drain, Spellbook of Judgment, and Book of Moon.

Hoban drew a card and Keener flipped Spellbook of Judgment, followed by Mind Drain. Hoban Summoned Reactan and tried to attack Jowgen; but Keener flipped Book of Moon to put Reactan face-down. In Hoban’s End Phase, Keener added Spellbook of Secrets from his Deck to his hand with the effect of Spellbook of Judgment.

Keener drew Spellbook Magician of Prophecy next turn! He Summoned it to the field and used its effect to grab Spellbook of Judgment from his Deck. He activated Spellbook of Judgment and then used Spellbook of Secrets. He got Spellbook of Power from his Deck with Spellbook of Secrets and then used the Spellbook of Power to increase the ATK of Spellbook Magician of Prophecy. He switched Jowgen into Defense Position and then attacked Reactan with his Magician to destroy it. Keener added Spellbook of Fate to his hand with the effect of Spellbook of Power, and Set it in Main Phase 2. In his End Phase, Keener added Spellbook of Secrets and Spellbook of Eternity from his Deck to his hand with the effect of Spellbook of Judgment.

Hoban activated Gold Sarcophagus to banish Heavy Storm from his Deck so that he would be able to reclaim it 2 turns later. He immediately passed thereafter.

Keener drew Solemn Warning next turn. He activated Spellbook of Fate to banish Spellbook of Judgment and Spellbook of Secrets from his Graveyard and put Spellbook Magician of Prophecy face-down. Next, he activated Spellbook of Eternity to add Spellbook of Judgment to his hand. He activated Spellbook of Judgment and then Flip Summoned Spellbook Magician of Prophecy, using its effect to add Spellbook Star Hall from his Deck to his hand. He activated Spellbook Star Hall and then used Spellbook of Secrets, adding a Spell Counter to Spellbook Star Hall. He added Spellbook Magician of Prophecy to his hand with the effect of his Spellbook of Secrets, and Summoned it to add Spellbook of Fate to his hand. Keener attacked directly with both Spellbook Magicians of Prophecy and Jowgen, dropping Hoban down to 6300 Life Points. Keener Set Spellbook of Fate before entering his End Phase. In his End Phase, he added Spellbook of Secrets and Spellbook Star Hall to his hand with the effect of Spellbook of Judgment.

3 and 3

Hoban drew a card and passed.

Keener drew Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer! He activated Spellbook Star Hall, adding a Spell Counter to his other Spellbook Star Hall, and then flipped Spellbook of Fate. He banished Spellbook of Fate and Spellbook of Judgment from his Graveyard to put a Magician face-down and add another Spell Counter to each Star Hall. He Flip Summoned Spellbook Magician of Prophecy next, and added Spellbook of the Master from his Deck to his hand. He activated Spellbook of the Master by revealing Spellbook of Secrets, and increased Jowgen’s ATK with the effect of the Spellbook of Power in his Graveyard. Each Star Hall gained another Spell Counter, and when Keener Summoned Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer from his hand, Hoban conceded!

End of Duel 2

Keener uses Mind Drain, Jowgen the Spiritualist, and Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer to win Duel 2 against Dragon Rulers! Patrick Hoban will be going first in the final Duel of the Match!

Duel Three

Hoban started off Duel 3 by Setting a card to his back row and passing his turn.

Patrick Hoban

Keener opened up Duel 3 with Spellbook Star Hall, Compulsory Evacuation Device, The Grand Spellbook Tower, Compulsory Evacuation Device, Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer, and Phoenix Wing Wind Blast.

David Keener

He Summoned Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer and attacked Hoban directly, dropping him down 6200 Life Points. Keener Set Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Compulsory Evacuation Device to his back row before ending his turn.

Kycoo and 3 back rows

Hoban banished Tidal and Blaster from his hand to Special Summon Tempest from his hand, and used the effects of his banished Blaster and Tidal to grab another Blaster and a Stream, Dragon Ruler of Droplets. He attacked Kycoo with Tempest; but Keener flipped Phoenix Wing Wind Blast and discarded Spellbook Star Hall to send Tempest back to the top of Hoban’s Deck. Next, Hoban discarded Stream and Blaster to Special Summon Tidal from his Deck in Attack Position. He Set a card to his back row and then activated Super Rejuvenation to draw 2 cards in his End Phase.

Keener drew another copy of The Grand Spellbook Tower next turn. He activated it and then ended his turn, forcing Hoban’s Dragon to return to Hoban’s hand in the End Phase.

Hoban activated Sacred Sword of Seven Stars to banish Tidal from his hand and draw 2 cards. He used Tidal’s effect to add Stream, Dragon Ruler of Droplets from his Deck to his hand. Next, Hoban discarded Stream and Redox to Special Summon Tidal from his Deck in Attack Position. He activated Gold Sarcophagus next, banishing Tempest from his Deck. He used Tempest’s effect to add another Tempest from his Deck to his hand, and then discarded Puppet Plant to take control of Kycoo. Hoban Tributed Kycoo and Tidal to Summon Tempest from his hand, and then banished Stream and Puppet Plant from his Graveyard to Special Summon Redox. He combined Redox with Tempest to Xyz Summon Number 11: Big Eye and then attacked directly with Big Eye. Keener flipped Compulsory Evacuation Device to try to return Big Eye to Hoban’s Extra Deck; Hoban Chained Eradicator Epidemic Virus calling Spells; and Keener Chained Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Hoban’s face-down Book of Moon. Keener lost The Grand Spellbook Tower from his hand as well as the Tower on his field, and was suddenly left without any cards!

Eradicator Virus!

Hoban banished Stream and Tempest to Special Summon Blaster from his Graveyard, and then Set Mystical Space Typhoon.

Keener drew Compulsory Evacuation Device and Set it. Hoban flipped Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy it in the End Phase, and Keener instantly conceded!

Patrick Hoban is the 2013 World Championship Qualifier winner!

NA WCQ Finalist

July 15th, 2013

Your North America World Championship Qualifier Finalist are

Keener III, David J. vs. Hoban, Patrick Jefferson