Tournament Report
General Information:
Deck Name: Medieval Muscle
Archetype: Warrior Speed/Beatdown
Builder: Matt Cortese, age 16
Location: Showcase Hobbies and Collectibles in Waterford, MI 48327
Date: Saturday, November 29th
Time: 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Type: Single elimination bracket-style matches.  The first duelist to win 3 duels advances(3/5 format).
Participants: 24 in the advanced bracket(duelists of age 13 or older)
Entrance Fee: $3.00
Prizes: 1st-10 booster packs of any number of select booster sets
                2nd-5 booster packs of any number of select booster sets
-Each participant received one free booster pack upon entrance fee payment.
40 Cards:
-2 Tribute Monsters, 16 Non-Tribute Monsters, 17 Spell Cards, 5 Trap Cards
Tribute Monsters:
Jinzo x1
Airknight Parshath x1
Non-Tribute Monsters:
Marauding Captain x2
Goblin Attack Force x2
Spear Dragon x2
Breaker the Magic Warrior x1
Injection Fairy Lily x1
Don Zaloog x1
Exiled Force x1
Sasuke Samurai x1
Witch of the Black Forest x1
Sangan x1
Magician of Faith x1
Fiber Jar x1
Cyber Jar x1
Spell Cards:
Pot of Greed x1
Graceful Charity x1
Delinquent Duo x1
The Forceful Sentry x1
Confiscation x1
Raigeki x1
Dark Hole x1
Harpie's Feather Duster x1
Heavy Storm x1
Mystical Space Typhoon x1
Swords of Revealing Light x1
Nobleman of Crossout x1
Reinforcement of the Army x1
Monster Reborn x1
Premature Burial x1
Snatch Steal x1
United We Stand x1
Trap Cards:
Ring of Destruction x1
Magic Cylinder x1
Mirror Force x1
Call of the Haunted x1
Imperial Order x1
Tournament Report:
This being my first tournament in quite a long while, I was a bit nervous at what the results would be.  I arrived about 15 minutes ahead of signup and decided to walk around and find some old buddies.  After browsing some casual matches and sizing up the competition, I bought some card supplies and signed up.  I got a Pyramid Turtle in my free pack if anyone cares.  Some kid pulled a Ring, and just after I got my free pack they started handing out MFC instead of PGD packs.  Darn.     
Match 1 [Matt vs. Random Newb]:
Well this was your typical first round match.  His deck had no theme, no purpose, no rhyme or reason... was about 60 cards and in dire need of tuning.  I won 3 duels in a row, beating him down with revived Gobbies and Jinzo in the first duel, stabbing him with two Cappies and Donny Z in the second, and in the last duel he got a Fairy Lily treatment.  I actually stalled a turn or two just so he could die by syringe *^_^*.
Match 2 [Matt vs. Dragoon(?!)]:
This guy was pretty decent.  Well, kinda.  Maybe.  Ok he wasn't that good.  He didn't know a lot of the current rulings so the duels were slow because he kept asking for a judge to interlude.  He played a Dragon deck with the old Flute/BEWD combo.  He actually pulled it off in the last duel, but he didn't attack with any after he summoned them!  All I had was a facedown monster, he had the Lord and two Blue Eyes.  Oh well.  Next turn, I Dark Hole, get the effect of my facedown Sangan, Reborn my long dead Cappy, play the other from my hand(searched by Sangan), and special summon some Gobbies, attack for 4700 direct, and end.  After waiting for the judge to tell him that none of my monsters could be attacked, he set a monster and ended.  My turn.  I play Reinforcement of the Army, get Sasuke Sam, obliterate his facedown with it, and attack with my other warriors for the win.  Onto the third round... wheee!!  I still don't know why he calls himself Dragoon.   
Match 3 [Matt vs. Awesome short pudgy Yata kid]
This guy's won four previous tourneys and had me a bit nervous.  I had played him twice before, once in the first round and once in the second.  Both times I had won, but these duels were before he got a major deck overhaul.  He basically plays the mirror-deck of the world champ's.  Well, here's how it went:  First two duels, I get Yata locked.  The second one was brutal, it only took 3 or 4 turns.  Then I began to fight back.  I beat him down with an early Parshath and Spear Dragons, forcing him to set monsters like Yata and Donny Z to save his LPs.  Next duel, same thing with Jinzo and Warriors.  It was 2 and 2, and we headed to the final duel.  I had an early Confiscation and pulled Yata out of the game.  I used Crossout on his Fiber Jar, removing the threat of a Yata comeback totally.  He set a monster and a trap.  I summoned Breaker, removed his counter to destroy the facedown Mirror Force.  Whew.  I killed his facedown Witch of the Black Forest and he searched for Mystic Tomato.  His turn, he sets a monster and ends with one card in hand.  My turn, I use Duo to get rid of the card in his hand, a Jinzo.  I Reborn it, summon Spear Dragon, attack the set Tomato, attack the second Tomato with Jinzo, and kill off the third with Breaker.  Next turn he uses Snatch Steal on Jinzo and kills my defensive Spear.  Next turn, I gain the 1000 LPs, MST his Snatch Steal, take back his Jinzo and kill him with it.  All right!  Onto the next round.             
There were only 3 competitors left so we rolled a d8 to see who would get the bi.  Guess what, I rolled an eight.  Mwuahahahah!  Although I kinda felt bad I knew that both of the other competitors weren't as good as I.  I wasn't allowed to watch the semifinal match so I browsed some singles and played a few casual M:tG games.  The match eventually ended, though it seemed a bit long.  The final match began...
Match 4 [Matt vs. Anthony]
Anthony ran a sweet XYZ deck that worked fairly well, but I didn't expect him to make the finals.  He lost his fusion deck about an hour ago so his deck was hurting quite a bit.  Though he did put up a good fight.  Before the match began we both agreed to play the traditional 2/3 match instead of 3/5.  the details on these duels are a bit hazy... he won the first match although it was a hardfought battle on both sides.  He asked again if I still wanted to play 2/3 but I wasn't about to go back on my word.  I made an awesome comeback in the next duel with two Gobbies and an untouched SoRL.  I remember plowing through seemingly endless Dragon-Cannon-Tank peices.  Then in the next duel he pulled off an early Limiter Removal for somewhere around 3000-4000 direct damage, but I regrouped and came up with a strong offensive Warrior force that wasn't stoppable by his means.  I ended up winning rather easily in the third duel.  Huzzah.  I collected my cards and went to the counter for my 10 packs.                  
I picked 5 LOD and 5 MFC packs.  Cards of note were Spell Shield Type-8, Drop-Off, Freed the Matchless Knight, and the alternate art Dark Paladin.  I traded the Pally and Drop-Off for some store credit, Fiber Jar and Riryoku.  Nice.  For now, my deck needs no tweaking... that'll change in a few weeks though.  After the tourney I joined a Magic tournament then headed home for soem Chinese food *mmmmmm.   
-To my second win at Showcase and my luck in card drawing.
-To Mike, who got some crap from newbs while judging and almost quit from frustration.
-To Anthony, for putting up a good fight despite his lost fusion deck.
-To my father for driving me there and picking me up, and lending me the money to enter both tourneys and get some card sleeves.
-To the people who argue every rule they aren't familiar with, who don't bother to look at the banned/restricted list, and make annoying gestures and sounds during a duel.
-To the other 6 packs I got, which bore nothing at all.
Well, thanks for reading my long tournament report, thanks to Pojo for posting it, thanks to UD and Konami for their... erm... stuff that they do, and thanks to Showcase Collectibles and Hobbies, who will always be my home for Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic needs.
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