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2009/10 – Austin, Texas

Welcome to Day 2 in Austin

October 18th, 2009

It’s Sunday morning, and we’re getting ready for Day 2 of SHONEN JUMP Championship Austin! Read more…

And That’s the End of Day One!

October 17th, 2009

Day 1 is over, and a field of nearly 500 Duelists has been pared down to a final Top 16! Tomorrow we’ll see 3 Blackwing Vayu Decks, 3 Destiny Hero Zombie Decks, 2 Alchemist / Chaos Decks, 3 Twilight Decks, and 5 Lightsworn Decks go head-to-head, and at the end of the Day we’ll crown one winner. Some of Texas’ best will go up against Duelists from across the country, as we get ready for this event’s final four rounds of action-packed Dueling! Read more…

Texas Bounties – The Final Count

October 17th, 2009

All right, let’s see how our Bounty Duelists fared here in Austin! Read more…

Top 16 Decklists – Austin, Texas

October 17th, 2009

Here’s a look at the Top 16 Decklists from today. Read more…

Top 16 Final Results!

October 17th, 2009

This just in – the Top 16 finalists from Day 1!  These finalists will compete tomorrow for the SHONEN JUMP Championship – Austin title.

 Top 16:

1 – Ryan Spicer
2 – Andrew Fredella
3 – Rudy Munoz
4 – Daniel A. Ruiz
5 – Chris Bryson
6 – Christian Lewis
7 – Morandice Black
8 – Chris Bowling
9 – Michael C. Huynh
10 – Roy St. Clair
11 – Benjamin Sager
12 – Ismael Esqueda
13 – Jason Holloway
14 – Henry Vi
15 – Donald Shugart
16 – Maurice Brantley

Feature Match, Round 9: Andrew Fredella vs. Ryan Spicer

October 17th, 2009

For the ninth and final Round of this event, seated at Table 1 are two undefeated Duelists: Ryan Spicer and Andrew Fredella. Both are past SHONEN JUMP Championship winners, and Spicer is one of the ten bounty players in today’s event. Whoever won here would score 20 booster packs of Ancient Prophecy – either Spicer would keep his hoard or Fredella would walk away with a day’s worth of packs. Read more…

Top Tables Update – Round 9 (LAST ROUND!)

October 17th, 2009

HEY this is it!  The last round! It’s almost over, this is the last chance to make it to Day 2!

Let’s see what we’ve got going on here…who will we be seeing again tomorrow? Read more…

Top Tables Update – Round 8

October 17th, 2009

One round left after this! Can you taste it?? Read more…

SHONEN JUMP Championship First-Timers

October 17th, 2009

A lot of people travel to SHONEN JUMP Championships all across the country – once a Duelist competes in one Championship, they usually want to play in all the rest too. But not everybody’s a veteran, and I think everyone remembers their first big tournament. For a lot of Duelists, today is that first big event! Here are some quick interviews with just some of today’s SHONEN JUMP Championship first-timers. Read more…

Feature Match, Round 8: Benjamin Sager vs. Joe Torres

October 17th, 2009

Lightsworn versus Blackwings may be the defining Match of this event, and we have an example of this head-to-head for this Match. Joe Torres is running Lightsworn, while Benjamin Sager is packing a teched out Blackwing build complete with “Blackwing – Mistral the Silver Shield.” “Mistral is Captain Amazing,” remarked Sager. “I can search all the way down the chain with “Black Whirlwind,” even Summoning Vayu to get Mistral. He’s a Tuner, he’s got 1800 DEF – it’s a great card.” Hopefully we’d see it in action here! Read more…