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2009/11 – Columbus, Ohio

Round 9 Feature Match: Jason Holloway vs. Ryan Spicer

November 14th, 2009

Both players in this Feature Match have 7-1 records. They are experienced players determined to make it to Day 2 of the tournament. Ryan Spicer is hoping his Chaos Deck will get him there and Holloway is trying to make it there with Twilight. Read more…

Deck Profile: Daniel Misner’s Vayu Turbo Deck

November 14th, 2009

For many Duelists this weekend the number one card-to-get from Stardust Overdrive is “Blackwing – Silverwind the Ascendant.” Blackwings have experienced a big surge in popularity, and virtually every Blackwing Duelist here today is playing Silverwind. Just as we saw at the SHONEN JUMP Championship in Orlando, Florida, Blackwing Decks are being built in two varieties: the regular Blackwing Deck, and Vayu Turbo. Read more…

Round 8 Feature Match: Dale Bellido vs. George Murray

November 14th, 2009

Dale Bellido and his brother Lazaro Bellido are both 6-1 in this tournament heading into Round 8, and both of the SHONEN JUMP Championship-winning brothers are packing the same Deck – a Zombie variant that’s served them quite well here today.

His opponent is George Murray, who won a previous Feature Match today in Round 2. Murray is playing Blackwings, and demonstrated earlier today that there was nothing he wasn’t willing to do to try and clinch a win as he made some extremely unorthodox plays. Murray’s playstyle could spell trouble for Bellido. Read more…

Round 7 Feature Match: Steffon Bizzel vs. Paul Squires

November 14th, 2009

Both Duelists in this Feature Match have perfect 6-0 records and a great shot at making Day 2. Steffon Bizzell is running a Zombie Deck, and Paul Squires is using Blackwings. This should be a great Match. Read more…

Deck Profile: Josh Thomas’ Kinka-Byo Beast Deck

November 14th, 2009

There are a lot of new ideas and tech we’re seeing this weekend, and Beast Decks are no exception! Josh Thomas has made some clever new additions to the Beast archetype, and the result is a Deck that’s big on defense, makes big plays with “Creature Swap,” and keeps Summoning “King of the Beasts” over and over. The secret ingredient? “Kinka-byo”! Read more…

Deck Profile: Orlando Andujar’s Stardust Assault Mode Deck

November 14th, 2009

“Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode” has one of the most powerful effects in the game. By Tributing it, you can negate and destroy any Spell, Trap, or Monster Effect, and then Special Summon “Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode” back to your field during the End Phase. Since you need to Tribute a Stardust Dragon to use “Assault Mode Activate” and Summon Stardust Assault Mode, some Duelists find it difficult to Summon it to the field. But not Orlando Andujar. His Deck makes Summoning “Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode” a breeze. Read more…

Buckeye Bounties Update!

November 14th, 2009

What a brutal day for our bounty Duelists! Six rounds in, only 3 Bounty Duelists remain. None of them are undefeated. Here’s how they fared. Read more…

Deck Profile: Cody Miller’s Fortune Ladies

November 14th, 2009

If you read our Round 4 Feature Match you’ve already seen Cody Miller’s Deck in action, as he stormed the field with Fortune Ladies and a 6-card hand! Miller blasted his opponent’s monsters with “Fortune Lady Fire,” drew countless cards with “Fortune Lady Water,” and pulled off big combos with “Fortune Lady Dark.” Here’s how he did it: Read more…

Round 6 Feature Match: Phil Chieng vs. Vincent Ralambomiadana

November 14th, 2009

We looked at Vincent Ralambomiadana’s Deck earlier today in a Deck Profile, when we showed you his internationally-renowned French Twilight build. Now we’d get a chance to see Ralambomiadana’s deck in action, as he Duels Phil Chieng, who is playing Blackwings. Read more…

Tech Update: Hidden Arsenal, Part 2

November 14th, 2009

Continued from Part 1!

“Mist Wurm”:
At Level 9, “Mist Wurm” shares the same Level as “XX-Saber Gottoms” and “Hyper Psychic Blaster.” But unlike Gottoms and HPB, “Mist Wurm” can be Synchro Summoned with any Tuner and any two non-Tuners. It’s the first generic Level 9 Synchro Monster we’ve seen, which means this is the first time many Decks will have access to a Level 9 Synchro. Read more…