Location: Red and Jerryís

March 6, 2004

Entry Fee: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Duelists: like around 80 or something like that

1st: $1000

2nd: $250

3rd and 4th: one box of tournament packs or $100


My Tribute/Steroid Beat down Deck


Non-Tribute (13):

3x Mystic Tomato

3x Nimble Momonga

3x Troop Dragon

1x Witch of the Black Forest

1x Sangan

1x Spirit Reaper

1x Cyber Jar


Tributes (7):

2x Fairy King Truesdale

2x Dark Magician of Chaos

1x Blue Eyes White Dragon

1x Jinzo

1x Guardian Angel Joan


Magic (and I mean Magic, because none of my cards say spell) (15):

2x Mystical Space Typhoon

1x Premature Burial

1x Pot of Greed

1x Dark Hole

1x Change of Heart

1x Heavy Storm

1x Graceful Charity

1x Painful Choice

1x Monster Reborn

1x Harpies Feather Duster

1x Swords of Revealing Light

1x Raigeki

1x United We Stand

1x Snatch Steal


Trap (9):

3x Waboku

2x Torrential Tribute

1x Imperial Order

1x Ring of Destruction

1x Call of the Haunted

1x Mirror Force


Well there is my deck. It works surprisingly well. The points is the keep monsters out so you can tribute for your Blue Eyes White Dragon or something like that. On to the tournament!!


I was surprised that not more people signed up. It was a 1000 dollar prize!! They are going to have another one in April with same $1000 prize. Denver is the best place to duel! Hehe. Man I was there for about 10 hours!!! From 9:00AM to 7:00 PM. Well the tournament was set up for 4 rounds of Swiss Style. Then top 16 went to final single elimination. I saw some people that played at Valhallaís. Nick, he was crazy collector. He had 2 Royal Decrees and the new secret rare, Chaos Emperor Dragon and 2 Morphing Jars!!! Well look! His mom, Teresa, very well-informed judge said, ďSomeone is gonna get screwed over a ruling.Ē I agreed.


Well Iím the buy on the right. We just practiced dueled and fixed out decks. I donít know why Iím smiling so much. O yea, I got a full field of tribute monsters. Hehe.

Well before the tournament started, they served lunch! It was pretty good.


They also showed some Yu-Gi-Oh episodes too! It was cool.


Well the tournament started.

Round 1:

Me vs

††††††††††† Well I played this guy before, he was cool. He lets me borrow some cards and stuff.

Duel 1

††††††††††† I drew nothing really too good, just stalling power. I just went straight beatdown with my tomatoes and troop dragons.

Duel 2

††††††††††† He won this one. Couldnít really remember what happened.

Duel 3

††††††††††† We just kept hitting each other back and forth. Then he ringed his own Spear Dragon for a tie. I sort of thought it was funny.

There is his picture...

Well, that was the first round. I didnít really think that some of the judges didnít know what they were doing. One said ďI didnít know that you can have draw in Yu-Gi-OhĒ

So, there I knew someone is gonna get screwed over a ruling.


I played someone who didnít play at Valhalla.

Round 2:

Me vs other guy in blue shirt

††††††††††† Well I played this guy before; he wasnít too hard, even for my Tribute deck.

Duel 1

††††††††††† Well, I managed to get some of my tributes out. That angel Joan can really get your life points really high! I got my life points too like 13400 or something like that. I won.

Duel 2

††††††††††† He won this one, the dark ruler just kept hitting me. I couldnít draw raigeki or anything.

Duel 3

††††††††††† I managed to finally use my Dark Magician of Chaos w/ Painful Choice! Haha it was cool. I got him out and Jinzo and Angel Joan. I won.


The second round was long. They had to call the 5 minutes on us. I just played fast as I can. Then I used to restroom.


Round 3:

Me vs my friend Jose

††††††††††† This is messed up that I had to face a friend. Well it was random. We just dueled and I gave him the win because he had the better record and he had a more reliable deck. O well. I mean it is $1000 dollars!! Well, there goes my ticket to the finals.


He is the guy on the left, not drinking the water, or whatever it was. The guy on the right is Vy. He is a crazy duelist. He attacks a facedown with a Yata. Like I said, crazy duelist.

They both play at Valhallaís.

Round 4:

Me vs Nice guy

††††††††††† I have never seen this guy. He was a very courteous player.

Duel 1

††††††††††† Well, I just stalled until I got some of my tributes out. I was just a stroll to a win from there.

Duel 2

††††††††††† I couldnít draw any of my monsters. Bad draw, Bad draw.

Duel 3

††††††††††† I just won. I couldnít remember how I won. I just know I did.


Well, I made it to rank 23. If they had more entries, it would have been top 32 to playoffs. O well, I think it isnít that bad for an original deck w/out breaker, tribe, and those other good monsters.


They didnít let us watch the playoffs so I canít tell you how it went with my friends duels. All I know is that in the Semi-finals that Vy and Jose faced each other.


They did let us watch the Finals though. It was my Friend Jose vs Some other guy.



Jose vs Some other guy (sorry I canít remember your name)



Look at us watching!!


Well I didnít really remember the duel. I was feeling Closter phobic or whatever. All I remember was that it was 1-1. The other guy used ring and barrel which is hard to pull off, I think. I can never do it! Jose won with a Yata-Lock. And the other guy won, I forgot how I think it was just beatdown style.


Well in the final duel, all I remember is that Jose did a move that only Vy would do. He put a yata facedown, and other monster got Mirror Forced. Then next turn, HE ATTACKED A FACEDOWN WITH THE YATA!! Hehe. I thought it was funny. By doing that. He Yata-locked him. HE WON!! We all cheered and stuff. Vy got 3rd. IT feels good that we made all of the money that we spent on Yu-Gi-Oh back. So that was the tournament.

Good Job Jose!!


David Nguyen

E-Mail: AzNtegra2@yahoo.com