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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.

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…

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…

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…

Round 11 Feature Match: Julian Wong vs. Soo Yeem

January 10th, 2010

Julian Wong came here from Vancouver. He’s running a Zombies/Lightsworn Deck that he’s been using at his local game store, Connection Games. Soo Yeem came here from San Diego and is one of the top Gladiator Beast Duelists left in the tournament. Both Duelists in this round are 9-1, so a win here would secure one of these Duelists a spot in the Top 16. Read more…

Round 11 Feature Match: Richard Clarke vs. Sascha Foitzik

January 10th, 2010

Both of these Duelists had 8-2 records heading into this, the final Swiss Round before the cut to Top 16, which meant it was up in the air whether either of them could make the playoffs. Hopes were running high, and both competitors were clearly about to give this Match their all! Read more…

Round 10 Feature Match: Josh Coleman vs. Calvin Yu

January 10th, 2010

A lot of competitors are taking inspiration this weekend from Vincent Ralambomiadana’s “French Twilight,” the Deck that won SHONEN JUMP Championship Columbus. Josh Coleman is one of them, but he’s putting a ton of new spins on the theme, adding cards like “Caius the Shadow Monarch,” “Pot of Avarice,” and a card so startling I took it upon myself to name the Deck after it. The name? “Treacherous Twilight.” The card? “Treacherous Trap Hole”! It makes perfect sense in a Deck too packed with Spells and monsters to run any other Traps.

His opponent is Calvin Yu. Hailing from Oakland, California, Yu is running Zombies with “Tragoedia” and “Krebons.” He’s packing some uncommon choices himself, including “Return from the Different Dimension” – a card that’s seen little play this weekend. Read more…