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

Top 8 Feature Match: Jeff Jones vs. Jerry Wang

April 25th, 2010

We’ve seen plenty of Quickdraw Dandywarrior Decks in action this weekend, but this is the first time we’ve seen a Quickdraw mirror Match! Three of the Top 8 Duelists left in this tournament are playing Quickdraw, far and away the most successful Deck today. Now, we’re going to see what happens when 2 of the world’s best Duelists go head-to-head with this exciting new Deck-type. Read more…

QQ: The Shining Darkness

April 25th, 2010

With Sneak Peek events for The Shining Darkness just one week away, a lot of Duelists are already planning what cards they’re going to be chasing next weekend. We asked a mix of 10 Duelists what card they’re most excited about, and got a bunch of different answers to our QQ (that stands for Quick Questions)! Read more…

Top 16 Feature Match: Bryan Ortiz vs. Jerry Wang

April 25th, 2010

The pressure was on! Winners here in the Top 16 would move on to the Top 8, and each would win a copy of Dark End Dragon! This Match would pit Jerry Wang’s Quickdraw Dandywarrior Deck against Bryan Ortiz’s Blackwings! Read more…

Top 16 Feature Match: Thai Bui vs. Jake Mattern

April 25th, 2010

You may remember Jake Mattern from his Day 1 Deck Profile. He’s running a Prisma Gladiator Deck that easily Summons Gladiator Beast Gyzarus to destroy his opponent’s cards and take control of the Duel. Now, he made it to the Top 16 and is Dueling Thai Bui, a Lightsworn Duelist determined to bring his Lightsworn Deck to the Top 8. But only one of these Duelists can win the prized Dark End Dragon awarded to the Top 8 competitors of this event. Read more…

Top 8 Match-Ups

April 25th, 2010

It’s come down to the Top 8 Duelists! Each of these competitors has already won a Dark End Dragon card by making it to the Top 8. The battle continues as these Duelists fight their way to the top!

Here’s a list of who’s playing against whom in the Top 8:

Sorosh Saberian (Quickdraw Dandywarrior)
Edwin Ortiz (Flamvell Synchros)
*Sorosh Saberian wins and advances to the Semi-Finals

Renaldo Lainez (Doomcaliber Gadgets)
Jake Mattern (Prismadiators)
*Renaldo Lainez wins and advances to the Semi-Finals

Billy Brake (Caliber Cat)
Jarel Winston (Lightsworn Monarchs)
*Billy Brake wins and advances to the Semi-Finals

Jeff Jones (Quickdraw Dandywarrior)
Jerry Wang (Quickdraw Dandywarrior)
*Jeff Jones wins and advances to the Semi-Finals

Deck Profile: Money Smith’s Six Samurai

April 25th, 2010

Money Smith piloted his Six Samurai Deck to a better finish than any other Samurai Duelists in the tournament. His strategy? Swarm the field with Samurais and protect his aggression with his 3 Main Deck copies of Starlight Road. Smith made some Deck choices that were previously unheard of in Six Samurai Decks, like the exclusion of Great Shogun Shien from his Deck, but given his finishing 9-3 record in the tournament, these Deck choices may become integrated into basic Six Samurai strategy. Take a look at his Decklist: Read more…

Top 32 Feature Match: Billy Brake vs. Robert DiMartino

April 25th, 2010

Billy Brake is running Caliber Cat! His opponent, Robert DiMartino is using Gladiator Beasts! Only one of these Duelists will advance to the Top 16. Read more…

Top 32 Feature Match: Ivan Anamaria vs. Jerry Wang

April 25th, 2010

More than 2100 Duelists arrived here yesterday to compete in the biggest SHONEN JUMP Championship of all time. Now, only 32 remain, including competitors like 3-time SHONEN JUMP Champion Jerry Wang. Today, Wang is playing a Quickdraw variant with Super-Nimble Mega Hamsters in his Main Deck.

His opponent is Ivan Anamaria, a veteran Duelist who made Day 2 in SHONEN JUMP Championship Columbus. Anamaria is running an aggressive Machina Gadget Deck with Solidarity, capable of generating some explosive OTKs. This one was anybody’s Match, and the winner would move on to the Top 16! All Top Duelists win a copy of Dark End Dragon, so the stakes couldn’t be higher! Read more…

Round 12 Feature Match: Patrick Clarey vs. Money Smith

April 25th, 2010

Our Round 12 Feature Match pits Money Smith’s Six Samurai Deck against Patrick Clarey’s Dandysworns. The relentless aggression of Six Samurais and the 3 copies of Starlight Road in Smith’s Main Deck may make this a tough Match for Clarey, but he’ll be fighting his hardest to win this Match and stay in the tournament. “You’re running Samurais!” Clarey yelled as Smith walked to the Feature Match table. He had seen Smith’s field earlier in the tournament and it was filled with Samurais. “I can’t beat that stuff! It’s too fast!” We’re about to find out if Clarey’s right about that. Read more…

Deck Profile: Patrick Clarey’s Dandysworn Deck

April 25th, 2010

Lightsworn Decks got hit pretty hard by the most recent Forbidden & Limited List, but Duelists everywhere are still determined to find a way to play Judgment Dragon and exploit its power. Patrick Clarey is one of those Duelists, and he finished 10-2 in the tournament. To replace the lost copies of Charge of the Light Brigade, Necro Gardna, and Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner, Clarey added a whole new engine to his Deck, which now plays Dandylion, Quickdraw Synchron, and Light and Darkness Dragon. Read more…