All articles for...

2016/05 – Providence, RI tagged with 'Feature Match'

Dragon Duel Playoff Feature Match: Lyndon Neff versus Connor Perrotta

May 29th, 2016

This weekend’s Dragon Duels have produced two winners: Lyndon Neff from Putnam, CT and Connor Perrotta from New York. The previous Dragon Duels this weekend were fought in Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Sealed, but this Championship match will be fought in Constructed Advanced format. Perrotta is piloting Burning Abyss while Neff has a Scrap Deck! How will a modern Deck deal with an old favorite? Let’s find out!

Game 1

Perrotta won the roll and elected for Neff to go first. Neff activated the Field Spell Scrap Factory, set Supply Squad and ended.

Perrotta Normal Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, Special Summoned Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, overlaid for Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss, whose effect sent Tour Guide from the Underworld, another Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and Dark Hole to the Graveyard. Dante attacked directly for 2500. In Main Phase 2, Dante switched to Defense position. Perrotta set 2 Spell/Traps and in the End Phase, Scarm’s effect added Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from Deck to hand.

Neff drew Supply Squad and set it alongside the other set Supply Squad and passed.

Perrotta drew, switched Dante to Attack Position, activated the effect, sending Fiendish Rhino Warrior, Vanity’s Fiend and Calcab, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. Fiendish Rhino Warrior sent Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from Deck to Graveyard, activating its effect to Special Summon Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the Graveyard. Perrotta then Normal Summoned Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, then Graff and Scarm were used to Xyz Summon another Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss! Its effect was activated, detaching Graff to send 3 cards to the Graveyard. Graff’s effect Special Summoned Barbar, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and all 3 monsters attacked directly for game!

game 1 end

Game 2

Neff elected for Perrotta to go first. Perrotta set a monster and passed.

Neff set a Spell/Trap and passed. He activated Terraforming and searched for Scrap Factory. He Normal Summoned Scrap Shark then activating Scrap Factory causing Scrap Shark to destroy itself, triggering its effect to send Scrap Beast to the Graveyard. Shark being destroyed also triggered Scrap Factory, Special Summoning Scrap Golem from the Deck! Golem’s effect Special Summoned Beast from the Graveyard. Neff set a card, then Golem attacked into the face-down Libic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, whose effect Special Summoned Barbar, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from Perrotta’s hand with its effects negated. Beast destroyed Barbar in battle. In Main Phase 2, Golem and Beast were tuned together to Synchro Summon Scrap Twin Dragon! Neff passed here.

scrap twin dragon NBD

Perrotta drew for turn, and he Summoned Fiendish Rhino Warrior, then Special Summoned Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, then tuned the two monsters together to Synchro Summon Virgil, Rockstar of the Burning Abyss! Fiendish Rhino Warrior’s effect sent Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the Deck to the Graveyard. Perrotta attempted to use Virgil, Rockstar of the Burning Abyss’s effect, sending Fire Lake of the Burning Abyss from hand to Graveyard, but Neff discarded Effect Veiler to negate it! In the End Phase, Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss searched for Tour Guide From the Underworld.

Neff Normal Summoned Scrap Chimera, used its effect to Special Summon Scrap Beast from the Graveyard, which Neff targeted with Scrapstorm! Neff sent a Scrap Beast from Deck to Graveyard, he drew a card then destroyed the Beast on the field. Scrap Factory triggered off Beast’s destruction, Special Summoning another Golem from the Deck! Golem Special Summoned Beast again. Beast and Chimera were tuned to Summon Scrap Dragon! Call of the Haunted brought back Golem, which brought back Beast, which were used to Synchro Summon another Scrap Twin Dragon! Scrap Dragon used its effect to destroy Call of the Haunted and Virgil, Rockstar of the Burning Abyss and all the monsters attacked for game! We’re going to game 3!

game 2 end

Game 3

Perrotta elected for Neff to go first.

Neff started off by activating Supply Squad, setting Mystical Space Typhoon and Call of the Haunted, then Normal Summoning Reborn Tengu.

Perrotta activated Twin Twisters, discarding Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju, destroying Mystical Space Typhoon and Supply Squad. He then Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss and Barbar, then Xyz Summoning Barbar. On Summon, Neff used Effect Veiler on Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss. Perrotta activated Dark Hole to clear the field. Tengu brought out another Tengu. Perrotta Special Summoned another Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from his hand and passed turn.

Neff drew, activated Call of the Haunted on the first Tengu, Xyz Summoned Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer and used its effect to send the Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss back to the Deck and attacked for 2000.

Perrotta drew and passed.

Neff Tributed Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer for Scrap Golem, activated Scrap Factory and attacked for 2500,

Perrotta drew and passed.

Neff drew and attacked with Scrap Golem for another 2500.

Perrotta set a monster and a Spell/Trap.

Neff Normal Summoned Scrap Chimera, and attacked with Golem into the face-down Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, which banished Chimera. In the End Phase, Perrotta activated The Traveler and the Burning Abyss to Special Summon Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss. Chimera was returned to the field.

Perrotta drew, set and passed.

Neff Normal Summoned Scrap Shark and used Shark and Chimera to Xyz Summon Number 101: Silent Honor ARK! Golem attacked into Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss which banished Number 101. Perrotta activated another The Traveler and the Burning Abyss in the End Phase to get back Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss.

Perrotta Normal Summoned Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, then overlaid with Farfa, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss for Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss! Dante detached Farfa and sent 3 to the graveyard, one of them being Fiendish Rhino Warrior! Fiendish Rhino Warrior’s effect sent Graff, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss to the Graveyard while Farfa’s effect banished Scrap Golem until the End Phase. Graff’s effect Special Summoned Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss from the Deck. Dante went to attack Number 101 but it was banished by Neff’s Dimensional Prison! In the End Phase, Golem came back and Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss searched for Tour Guide From the Underworld.

Neff drew Bottomless Trap Hole. He set it, used Golem’s effect for Shark, then attacked with Number 101: Silent Honor ARK into the Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, then both Golem and Shark wiped out the remaining of Perrotta’s Life Points!

game 3 end

Neff is the Dragon Duel champion of YCS Providence!

Finals Feature Match: James Kim versus Tahmid Zaman

May 29th, 2016

It all comes down to this! James Kim from Toronto, Canada is Dueling against Queens, New York’s Tahmid Zaman in the Finals of YCS Providence 2016! One of these Duelists will emerge from this Match as the champion of YCS Providence, while the other will remain a mere runner-up. Will James Kim become the king of YCS Providence with his Monarch Deck, or will Tahmid Zaman become champion with his Burning Abyss and Phantom Knight monsters? It’s time to Duel!

Read more…

Top 4 Feature Match: Dave Hayes versus James Kim

May 29th, 2016

And we’re down to 4! We’ve featured Dave Hayes from Liverpool, New York and his Majespecter before, but this is James Kim of Toronto Canada’s first feature today, and he’s running Xyz Monarchs. A win here will ensure the player a Minerva, The Exalted Lightsworn.

Kim won the roll and elected to have Hayes start.

Read more…

Top 16 Feature Match: Roland Fang versus Alexander Buell

May 29th, 2016

17-year-old Roland Fang from New York, New York is Dueling against 20-year-old Alexander Buell from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in our Top 16 Feature Match! Both Fang and Buell have competed in Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournaments in the past, but neither one of them has made it to the Top 32 Cut. Now, one of these Duelists will make it all the way to the Top 8, with a chance to become this weekend’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series winner. Fang is using an Xyz Monarch Decks, while Buell is piloting Kozmos. Who will prevail? We’re about to find out. It’s time to Duel!

Read more…

Sunday’s Dragon Duel Feature Match: Connor Perrotta versus Eddie Strom IV

May 29th, 2016

Today’s Dragon Duel tournament featured 5 Dragon Duelists. This is the final round of Swiss and we’re at Table 1 where the winner of this match stands a good chance of taking 1st place in today’s tournament, setting the stage for the Dragon Duel Championship playoff later today. It’s Connor Joseph Perrotta vs. Eddie Martin Strom IV. Who will outwit, outduel and outlast? Let’s find out.

Read more…

Top 16 Feature Match: Reinaldo Jose Lainez Diaz versus John Nguyen

May 29th, 2016

Moving into Top 16 is Reinaldo Jose Lainez Diaz who has multiple YCS tops under his belt using Performapal Pendulum playing against John Nguyen who hails from Brooklyn NY. This is his first YCS top and he’s hoping to advance further into the playoff. Who will come out on top?

Read more…

Top 32 Feature Match: Frazier Smith versus Charles Kip

May 29th, 2016

Welcome to the Top 32! There are lots of unique Decks and cool tech choices that have made it into the Top 32, but Frazier Smith’s tech choice is one of the least expected given his choice of Deck. Duelists were anticipating the addition of Card of Demise to slow Decks that count on amassing cards, like Qliphort Decks, Gravekeeper’s Decks, and Counter Fairy Decks; but few Duelists anticipated that Card of Demise would be used in Decks that are already mainstream. Frazier Smith has rattled the notion that Card of Demise doesn’t fit into the modern game’s top Decks, by finishing the Swiss Rounds with a 9-1 record using his Kozmo Deck featuring three copies of Card of Demise. Smith uses Card of Demise to draw into his crucial Trap Cards; and when he picks up Kozmo monsters with Card of Demise instead, he’s able to use Kozmotown to shuffle them back into his Deck and drew new cards, getting a second shot at drawing those critical Traps to Set before discarding his hand. Card of Demise has served Smith well this weekend, and Duelists may see Smith’s use of Card of Demise set a trend whereby Duelists are willing to experiment with Card of Demise in all sorts of different Decks.

 

Now, Smith is Dueling against 17-year-old Performapal Pendulum Duelist Charles Kip in a Top 32 Feature Match that will determine which Duelist advances to the Top 16. It’s time to Duel!

Read more…

Top 32 Feature Match: Sean Martinov versus Robert Potter

May 29th, 2016

This is it! We’re now in the Top 32. A loss here will knock a Duelist out of the tournament, but everyone is 5 wins away from becoming a YCS Champion! This is Sean Martinov’s 2nd YCS top, making top 32 in YCS Toronto last year. He’s running Kozmos today while his opponent, Robert Potter from Pennsylvania is here with Majespecters. Who will advance in the tournament? Let’s find out!

Read more…

Round 10 Feature Match: Thomas Mak versus Amr Hassan

May 29th, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Thomas Mak is Dueling against Queens, New York’s Amr Hassan in our Round 10 Feature Match! Mak and Hassan both currently have 6-2-1 records, which means a loss in this Swiss Round will guarantee elimination in this tournament, while a win will still require lucky tiebreakers in order to make it into the Top 32. Nevertheless, the dream of a Top 32 finish is still alive for Thomas Mak and Amr Hassan, and they’ll be Dueling their hardest in this final Swiss Round in order to maximize any possible chance of making it into the Top 32.

 

Mak is using an Xyz Monarch Deck that features Brilliant Fusion. Mak can use Brilliant Fusion to send Gem-Knight Lazuli and Metaphys Armed Dragon from his Deck to his Graveyard. Not only does this allow him to Summon Gem-Knight Seraphinite and gain an additional Normal Summon, but it also lets him use Lazuli’s effect to return Metaphys Armed Dragon from his Graveyard to his hand. Metaphys Armed Dragon has 2800 ATK and 1000 DEF, allowing him to use it with Tenacity of the Monarchs and Domain of the True Monarchs. Amr Hassan is using a Mermail Atlantean Deck that is capable of wiping out 8000 Life Points in a single turn. It’s time to Duel!

Read more…

Round 10 Feature Match: Korey McDuffie versus Alex Ng

May 29th, 2016

It’s the final round of Swiss! After this, we cut to top 32 where single elimination play begins. Korey McDuffie from Atlanta, Georgia is the 2014 North American WCQ champion with his Monarch Deck playing against Alex Ng from New York with his Kozmo Deck. A loss here will knock a Duelist out of contention while a win will further their chances of making Top 32.

Read more…