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2010/01 – Los Angeles, California

Post-Event Analysis for SHONEN JUMP Championship L.A. 2010

February 16th, 2010

Here’s some detailed analysis from our panel of experts to analyze and discuss the Feature Matches that came out of the 2010 SHONEN JUMP Championship in Los Angeles, California.

Here’s a list of all the feature matches. You can also follow the new links at the bottom of each Feature Match, to go to the next one.

Round 1: Gregory Cohen vs. Anthony Cortez
Round 2: Tim Fratt vs. Marshaun Young
Round 2: Paul Abdelsayed vs. Christopher Oyola
Pegasus League: Jorge Escamilla vs. Esteban Flores
Pegasus League: Esteban Flores vs. Ryan Spicer
Round 6: Matt Puttman vs. Enoch Sanz
Pegasus League: Chris Alarcon vs. Darryl Huang
Pegasus League: Daryl Huang vs. Kelvin Tran
Round 7: Aaron Luong vs. Kevin Silva
Round 7: Richard Clarke vs. Matt Highline
Round 8: Claudio Kirchmair vs. Rodrigo Togores
Round 9: Hunter Morgan vs. Theodore Stamelatos
Round 9: Yassine Ali vs. Kris Ferber
Round 10: Anthony Alvarado vs. Alex Hin
Round 10: Josh Coleman vs. Calvin Yu
Round 11: Richard Clarke vs. Sascha Foitzik
Round 11: Julian Wong vs. Soo Yeem
Top 16: Jonathan Weigle vs. Soo Yeem
Top 16: Rex Mendoza vs. Oscar Olmedo
Top 8: Michael Anderson vs. Hunter Morgan
Top 4: Adam Corn vs. Stephen Silverman
Final Round: Michael Anderson vs. Stephen Silverman
Side-Event Playoff: Billy Brake vs. Greg Cohen

Check back in a few days for some additional Pegasus League coverage that happen at the event, as well as the Deck Lists for our Deck Analysis features.

And on February 27, check back for live coverage of the SHONEN JUMP Championship in Nashville, Tennessee.

Until then, don’t forget to attend and compete at regional and local tournaments near you! You can find a list of fun activities and events HERE.

Top 16 Deck Lists – SHONEN JUMP Championship Los Angeles 2010

January 12th, 2010

Here’s a look at the Top 16 Decklists from SHONEN JUMP Championship Los Angeles, 2010! Read more…

Side Event Play-Off Feature Match: Billy Brake vs. Greg Cohen

January 10th, 2010

Greg Cohen made a big splash in the main event yesterday, where he played his Kristya Draw Deck that we featured in a Deck Profile. Today he won the raffle to compete for a copy of “Dark End Dragon” in the Side Event Playoff, and now he’s won his way to the Finals. His opponent is repeated SHONEN JUMP Championship Day 2 Duelist Billy Brake, from Texas. While Cohen is playing Twilight in this competition, Brake is running Zombies. Read more…

Final Round: Michael Anderson vs. Stephen Silverman

January 10th, 2010

Over 1600 Duelists have fallen one by one, and now only two remain! Michael Anderson is the last of a contingent of Duelists from Seattle, Washington who came to this tournament, while Stephen Silverman traveled here all the way from Philadelphia. After Twilight swept SHONEN JUMP Championship Columbus, both of these competitors are playing pure Lightsworn Decks – no Chaos Sorcerers and no Dark Armed Dragons! With both competitors playing hugely explosive Decks, this one is most certainly anybody’s game. Read more…

Top 4 Feature Match: Adam Corn vs. Stephen Silverman

January 10th, 2010

Once again, we were about to see what’s become a familiar matchup: Lightsworn versus Zombies! In the undead corner we have former U.S. National Champion and SHONEN JUMP Championship winner Adam Corn, and piloting Lightsworn we have three-time Day 2 competitor Stephen Silverman. Read more…

Stephen Silverman wins SHONEN JUMP Championship Los Angeles

January 10th, 2010

In the final round:

Stephen Silverman (Lightsworn) vs. Michael Anderson (Lightsworn)
Stephen Silverman wins the SHONEN JUMP Championship – Los Angeles!

Congratulations to Stephen Silverman, the newest SHONEN JUMP Championship winner!


Top 8 Feature Match: Michael Anderson vs. Hunter Morgan

January 10th, 2010

Eighteen year-old Michael Anderson is one of many Duelists this weekend that made the trip down from Seattle, Washington, and he’s one of 2 competitors playing pure Lightsworn in the Top 16. His opponent is Modesto, California’s own Hunter Morgan, a 16 year-old Duelist wielding Zombies that we saw in Feature Match action in Day 1. One of these competitors would move on to the Top 4, but for the other, this is the end of the line. Read more…

Side Event Prize Rounds: Top 4

January 10th, 2010

In addition to 3 “Dark End Dragon” prize cards given away at every SHONEN JUMP CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 additional cards are given away near the end of the event as special prizes, in 2 Side Event play-offs.

The first Side Event has 4 players determined by side event points. Duelists who play in Side Events during the weekend get points for entering and winning. Of the players with the most, 4 Duelists play in a Top 4 Single Elimination play-off, with the winner getting a prize card!

For the second Side Event play-off, 4 players are randomly chosen by random. This means that ANYONE here has a chance to play off for a “Dark End Dragon” of their very own!

Here’s the Top 4 for this event’s Side Event Play-offs:

Side-Event Play-Off (points):
Tyler Way (Zombies) vs. Kelvin Tran (Zombies)
Kelvin Tran wins and moves to the final round.

Ismael Pallares (Lightsworn) vs. Ryan Spicer (Lightsworn)
Ryan Spicer wins and moves to the final round.

Side-Event Play-Off (random):
George Smith vs. Billy Brake
Billy Brake wins and moves to the final round.

Raymond Li vs. Greg Cohen
Greg Cohen wins and moves to the final round.

Top 16 Feature Match: Rex Mendoza vs. Oscar Olmedo

January 10th, 2010

Rex Mendoza hails from San Diego and is playing Zombies with “Krebons” and “Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind” as his Tuners of choice. Mendoza’s Deck is packed with a lot of single cards, including “Tragoedia,” “Book of Life,” “Creature Swap,” “Return from the Different Dimension,” “Dust Tornado,” and “Gold Sarcophagus.” They’re fairly uncommon cards for most Zombie Decks this weekend, and they’ve made Mendoza an unpredictable force in this tournament.

That opponent is Omaha’s Oscar Olmedo, the only Duelist to make Top 16 here this weekend with Blackwings! Olmedo is playing all the usual suspects with 2 copies of “Blackwing – Vayu the Emblem of Honor.” He’s got a heavy lineup of 11 Trap Cards, complete with 2 “Royal Oppression” and a fully committed 3 copies of “Icarus Attack.” Olmedo’s also teched a single copy of “My Body As A Shield” and a “Mind Control,” too. “Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer,” “D.D. Crow,” and “Delta Crow – Anti Reverse” may prove to be the most useful cards in his Side Deck. Read more…

Top 16 Feature Match: Jonathan Weigle vs. Soo Yeem

January 10th, 2010

Jonathan Weigle is from Seattle and entered the SHONEN JUMP Championship with his Twilight Deck. Soo Yeem is the only Gladiator Beast Duelist in today’s Top 16. Will Gladiators advance even further? We’re about to find out. Read more…