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2010/02 – Nashville, Tennessee

Top 16 Deck Lists – SHONEN JUMP Championship Nashville 2010

March 3rd, 2010

Check out the Top 16 Decklists from SHONEN JUMP Championship Nashville!

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Dragon Duel Feature Match: Jackson Baum vs. Jasmine Wood

March 2nd, 2010

Dragon Duels are Tournaments for Duelists age 12 and under. After a few rounds against different opponents, the Top 4 players in a Dragon Duel tournament win cool prizes like Game Mats and card binders.

With Sunday’s Dragon Duel tournament coming to a close, two up-and-coming Duelists had perfect undefeated records! Now, they were going to face off against each other, as 12 year-old Jasmine Wood was set to Duel fellow 12 year-old Jackson Baum, in a Match that would pit Wood’s Blackwings against Baum’s Destiny Hero / Absolute Zero Deck! Both Duelists were eager to play their final Duels of the day, and the Match played out really fast.

Baum got things started by Setting a monster, Setting a Spell or Trap card, then ending his first turn.

Wood activated “Black Whirlwind” on her turn, then tried to use it to get another Blackwing from her Deck by Summoning “Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame.” But Baum activated “Bottomless Trap Hole” to destroy and remove Shura from play, so Wood was unable to search for a Blackwing from her Deck. She Set 2 cards to her Spell & Trap Card Zone, and ended.

Baum’s hand had “Gorz the Emissary of Darkness,” “Torrential Tribute,” “Book of Moon,” “Caius the Shadow Monarch,” and “Mystical Space Typhoon.” He Flip Summoned “Mystic Tomato” and attacked. But Wood flipped it face-down again with her “Book of Moon” to stop the attack.  Baum Set two cards to his back row and ended his turn.

Wood Normal Summoned “Blackwing – Sirocco the Dawn,” but when she activated the effect of “Black Whirlwind” to search for another Blackwing, Baum Chained “Mystical Space Typhoon” to destroy “Black Whirlwind.” Next, Wood’s Sirocco attacked “Mystic Tomato,” and Baum Special Summoned “Sangan” with Tomato’s effect after it was destroyed.

On his turn, Baum Tributed “Sangan” for “Caius the Shadow Monarch,” removed Wood’s Sirocco with Caius’ effect, and searched his Deck for “Deep Sea Diva” with “Sangan’s” effect. Then he attacked for 2400 damage. He Set another Spell or Trap to finish out his turn.

Wood Set a monster for her turn, with no other plays.

Baum activated “Allure of Darkness” on his next turn to draw 2 cards, then removed Gorz from play to complete Allure’s effect. He attacked with Caius, destroying Wood’s face-down “Blackwing – Blizzard the Far North.”

Wood Set another back row card on her following turn, then passed play back to Baum.

Moments later, during Baum’s turn, Wood activated her face-down “Trap Dustshoot” to reveal Baum’s hand of “Giant Trunade,” “Destiny Draw,” “Bottomless “Trap Hole,” and “Tragoedia.” She chose to send “Deep Sea Diva” back into Baum’s Deck. Baum had Caius attack for another 2400 damage, then he Set a third Spell or Trap.

Wood had to pass during her turn, with no possible plays.

Baum activated “Giant Trunade” in his turn, then Summoned “Deep Sea Diva,” and used her effect to Special Summon “Spined Gillman” from his Deck. He Tuned Diva to Caius, Synchro Summoned “Colossal Fighter,” and attacked for 2800 damage. “Spined Gillman” attacked next to finish the game, and Jasmine revealed her hand: she had nothing but “Icarus Attacks” and a “My Body As A Shield,” which explained her lack of aggression in the latter half of the Duel.

An unfortunate set of draws places Jasmine Wood on the defensive for the first Duel, and Jackson Baum plays aggressively to capitalize. Wood needed to win this next Duel to stay in the game!

Dragon Duel TShot Baum

Wood started the second Duel by playing “Black Whirlwind,” then Summoning “Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame.” She used the effect of “Black Whirlwind” to search her Deck for “Blackwing – Gale the Whirlwind.” She Special Summoned Gale, Tuned it to Shura, and Synchro Summoned “Blackwing Armor Master.” She then Set 3 cards to her Spell & Trap Card Zone. Read more…

Side Event Photos: Dragon Duel & Attack of the Giant Card!!

March 2nd, 2010

Besides the finals of the main event, and the two Side Event play-offs for the 4th and 5th “Dark End Dragons” given away this weekend, there was lots of other Dueling on Sunday.

In the Dragon Duel event for players 12 and under, the Top 4 players each took away a 2010 X-Saber Regional Game Mat, and a 2010 Regional Card Binder.

Dragon Duel T4

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Side Event Finals Feature Match: Rob Leander vs. Ryan Newburn

March 1st, 2010

Here’s the final Match in the 4-player competition, among players chosen based on side event participation during this weekend.

Ryan Newburn is no stranger to this kind of Match, having narrowly lost in the Finals of the Side Event Playoffs at SHONEN JUMP Championship Columbus. Rob Leander has never played in a Side Event Playoff, but like Newburn, he’s played in many SHONEN JUMP Championships. With a “Dark End Dragon” on the line, both competitors dove straight into the first Duel. Read more…

Side Event Finals Feature Match: Jackson Baum vs. Lamar Curtis

March 1st, 2010

Jackson Baum, age 12, is playing a Destiny Hero / Absolute Zero Deck in this side event playoff. His opponent is Lamar Curtis, age 26, who came here from Brooklyn to Duel with his Lightsworn Deck. The winner here would receive a “Dark End Dragon” prize card, so both Duelists were about to give it their all! Read more…

Side Event Play-Off Feature Match: Jackson Baum vs. Jonathan Torres

March 1st, 2010

Jackson Baum just came off an undefeated streak in the Dragon Duel competition, and after scoring a Regional Binder and X-Saber Game Mat, luck has given him a chance to play for an even greater prize: a copy of “Dark End Dragon”! His opponent is Jonathan Torres, who competed in the main event Day 1, and switched over to side events here today, competing in everything from 16-Player Regionals to Win-A-Mats and the “Attack of the Giant Card!!” tournaments.

Baum is playing Destiny Hero Deck focused on “Elemental Hero Absolute Zero,” while Torres is running Blackwings with “Doomcaliber Knights” and “Skill Drain.” Read more…

Side Event Play-Off Feature Match: Dustin Bennett vs. Lamar Curtis

March 1st, 2010

At the end of every SHONEN JUMP Championship, 2 extra prize cards are given out, in 2 special 4-player competitions. The 4 players in the first competition are determined based on how many side events they’ve played in over the weekend. The players in the second competition are chosen by a raffle, so everybody here has an equal chance to be chosen!

This Feature Match is from the raffle competition, so both Dustin Bennett and Lamar Curtis were randomly selected to participate in this single elimination tournament for a “Dark End Dragon.” Despite the stakes, Dustin Bennett was brave enough to enter with a brand new “Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode” Deck using 3 copies of “Eccentric Boy” and 2 copies of “Dark Simorgh.” This is his first time ever playing the Deck. Will his gamble pay off against Curtis’ Lightsworn Deck? Read more…

Final Round: Adric High vs. Satoshi Kato

February 28th, 2010

Both of these Duelists would walk away from this weekend with their very own copy of “Dark End Dragon,” but only 1 would leave this table a SHONEN JUMP Championship winner. Adric High is playing Zombie Lightsworn, while Satoshi Kato is running a similar Deck, but with “Phantom of Chaos” and “Sky Scourge Norleras” instead of “Judgment Dragon.” Read more…

Top 4 Feature Match: Patrick Hoban vs. Satoshi Kato

February 28th, 2010

In this Semi-Final Match, Patrick Hoban is playing a pure Lightsworn build, while Satoshi Kato is running a Zombie Lightsworn variant with “Phantom of Chaos” and “Sky Scourge Norleras,” instead of “Judgment Dragon.” We saw Kato overpower more traditional Decks several times this weekend. Could he do it again, or would Hoban’s more established build take the Match? Whoever won here would be guaranteed a “Dark End Dragon,” and would move on to the Finals! Read more…

Top 4 Feature Match: Adric High vs. Roy St. Clair

February 28th, 2010

Roy St. Clair made it to the Top 4 of this SHONEN JUMP Championship with his innovative X-Saber Deck – an accomplishment that hadn’t been achieved before the release of Absolute Powerforce. His opponent, Adric High, is running a Lightsworn-based Zombie Deck in the tournament, and will be trying his best to make sure St. Clair doesn’t advance any further. Read more…