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2010/04 – 75th SJC – Edison, New Jersey

Feature Match: Brandon Miotke wins Dark End Dragon in Dragon Duel Championship

April 26th, 2010

Dragon Duels are a tournament series that are open only to players age 12 & under. At this weekend’s Dragon Duels, about 50 Dragon Duelists competed to win Game Mats, card binders, and other cool stuff, plus one special, awesome prize: a copy of the Championship Prize Card Dark End Dragon!

At the end of the day, the tournament came down to two finalists: Brandon Miotke from Michigan and Jared Centamore from New Jersey, a pair of 12 year-old Duelists who have each won Dragon Duel tournaments in the past. When the dust settled, Miotke had emerged victorious. Here’s a card-by-card report on their exciting Duel to determine this weekend’s champion!

Brandon Miotke with his Newest Card

(If you’re 12 years old or younger, and you want to play in a Dragon Duel championship yourself, you can find them at any Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event. Check the Events Calendar and be on the lookout for a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series coming near you!) Read more…

Jeff Jones wins 75th SHONEN JUMP Championship

April 26th, 2010

The main event has concluded, and Jeff Jones has won out over 2,174 other Duelists to win the 75th SHONEN JUMP Championship Tournament, with his Quickdraw Dandywarrior Deck!

Jeff Jones

Final Round Feature Match: Jeff Jones vs. Renaldo Lainez

April 26th, 2010

Renaldo Lainez is the surprise success of the weekend, Dueling his way to the Finals with a Gadget Deck that doesn’t run any Machina monsters. Instead it plays Doomcaliber Knight, a card played in multiples in 2 of the Top 4 Decks. “People like surprises,” remarked Lainez. “I think it’s a good way to end it, don’t you think?” Lainez himself was a tremendous surprise, coming out of nowhere to defeat some of the greatest Duelists of the weekend.

His opponent is Jeff Jones, the most successful Quickdraw Dandywarrior Duelist of the weekend! Jones has made Day 2 at 5 SHONEN JUMP Championships, and won his first victory one year ago at SHONEN JUMP Championship Anaheim, winning the first Dark End Dragon prize card. Read more…

Top 16 Deck Lists – Edison, New Jersey

April 26th, 2010

Side Event Playoffs Feature Match: Igor Martins vs. Jessy Samek

April 26th, 2010

Jessy Samek and Igor Martins both participated in several side events this weekend, racking up enough points to earn the right to compete for a Dark End Dragon in the side events playoff. Now, they’ve each made it to the final round and are competing against one another with their Quickdraw Dandywarrior Decks. The winner here will take home that prized card. Read more…

Feature Match: Tin Challenge Finals

April 26th, 2010

There were 7 Tin Challenge Side Events held throughout this weekend. In each Tin Challenge, competitors received one Ancient Fairy Dragon or Power Tool Dragon Tin and constructed a Deck out of the packs inside, plus 2 packs of Raging Battle and and 1 pack of Duelist Pack – Yusei 2. Each Tin Challenge Side Event had one winner, and then all 7 winners competed in a tournament for a Dark End Dragon. Joshua Korovesi and Michael Nguyen are the final two competitors of this tournament, now facing off for their chance to take home a Dark End Dragon. Read more…

Semi-Finals Feature Match: Renaldo Lainez vs. Sorosh Saberian

April 25th, 2010

Sorosh Saberian and Renaldo Lainez already Dueled in the 12th of the Swiss rounds, when Lainez’s Gadget Deck was victorious over Saberian’s Quickdraw Dandywarrior Deck. Lainez is hoping for a repeat here, while Saberian is looking to change things. Read more…

Semi-Finals Feature Match: Billy Brake vs. Jeff Jones

April 25th, 2010

Jeff Jones was the only player to defeat Billy Brake in the Swiss Rounds of this tournament. And in pre-tournament testing on Friday, Jones’ Quickdraw Dandywarrior beat Brake in 8 games out of 11. Brake had commented earlier in the tournament that the only Deck he couldn’t beat was Jones’s. “Normally when you go 14-1 in a JUMP you win!” laughed Brake. Jeff Jones is a SHONEN JUMP Champion with 5 Day 2 appearances. Brake has made it to Day 2 5 times as well, but has never made it past the Top 8 until today. Read more…

Top 8 Feature Match: Renaldo Lainez vs. Jake Mattern

April 25th, 2010

Renaldo Lainez made it to the Top 8 of the tournament using a Gadget Deck with Doomcaliber Knight in it. This Top 8 Feature Match pits that Deck against Jake Mattern’s Gladiator Beasts. Lainez’s many monster destruction effects may make this a tough Match for Mattern. Read more…

Semi-Finals Results

April 25th, 2010

The Semi-Finals are done! Here’s how it all shook out:

Sorosh Saberian (Quickdraw Dandywarrior)
Renaldo Lainez (Doomcaliber Gadgets)
*Renaldo Lainez wins and advances to the Final Round

Billy Brake (Caliber Cat)
Jeff Jones (Quickdraw Dandywarrior)
*Jeff Jones wins and advances to the Final Round