TYPE 1 TOURNAMENT REPORT
APRIL 6TH 2002
HELD AT CARTES TIMBRES & MONNAIE STE-FOY
SAINTE-FOY (QUEBEC, CANADA)
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS : 70 PLAYERS
Match 1 - Cedric Naoum
Cedric plays a u/r/b deck with lots of artifacts, Covetous Dragons and Karn, Silver Golem. The deck looks a bit like the Funker.
The game starts well for me as naoum plays a second turn Phyrexian War Beast, thanks to a Mox. I Swords the beast, Wasteland his remaining land and Seal the Mox. Being screwed, Naoum is unable to stop me using the Tax/Rack combo and after a while I finally kill him with tokens.
Naoum has a much better start with him playing Timetwister and Wheel of Fortune early on. Despite that, I'm not too worried since he doesn't have a lot of threats (2 Icies). I'm allowed to use the Tax/Rack combo once again but Naoum plays an Obliterate. Unfortunately, time is out.
Match 2 - Bruno Dumontier
Dumontier plays a Benzo kind of deck, using Entomb, Reanimate and fatties. His deck also contains the Contamination combo.
Dumontier plays puts an early Multani, Maro Sorcerer into play and despite a few Wraths/Balance, it keeps coming back for more damage. I lose.
Dumontier gets the Contamination lock early on, but I topdeck a Tormod's Crypt to break out of it. I play Moat and he concedes.
Once again, Multani hits the table very quickly. Instead of fetching a Moat, I decide to get a Scroll Rack, which gives me a Masticore to block the Sorcerer. But, on his turn, Dumontier plays his anti-Crypt sidboard card, Null Rod, and I lose shortly after, unable to deal with the Multani properly.
Match 3 - Jérôme de Champlain
De Champlain plays a stacker-ish deck using Goblin Welders and Juggernauts, but also with Urza's Lands, Covetous Dragons and Magma Mines.
I play an early Aura of Silence and De Champlain seems screwed by the nasty anti-artifact card. That allows me to take total control and I finish him off shortly after.
De Champlain is able to keep a Welder on the table and attacks me with Juggernauts, Chimeric Idols and Dragons. I'm killed by an Urza's Rage.
I destroy most of De Champlain permanents (Seal + 2 Finds in hand + Wastelands) and take advantage of the situation. I win.
Match 4 - Luc Belleau
Belleau plays a Sligh deck with Charges and Lavamancers.
I draw Library of Alexandria in my opening hand + Ivory Tower. I then play Zuran Orb, Land Tax and Belleau concedes when I drop a Powder Keg.
Belleau drops me to 1 life thanks to Havocs but I manage to Seal them and still keep some life with Zuran Orb. I then draw all my anti-Sligh cards (Moat, Ivory Mask) and Belleau is trampled on by Pegasi.
I end up being 3-1, and that puts me in the B finals (players ranked from 9th to 16th place).
QUARTER-FINALS - Éric Côté
Côté plays a Deed/Disk control deck, and kills with Treetop Villages and Spirit Mongers.
This lasts forever but in the end, Côté prevails thanks to the Deeds, as they sweep all my permanents.
Another very tense game. We end up in topdeck mode, and I'm able to play strong permanents but Côté keeps on Deeding/Disking me. I'm finally able to play a Sacred Mesa but at the last possible moment (1 turn before I kill him with 10 Pegasi), Côté plays Impulse and gets the Deed he needs to sweep my army. I'm left with no non-land permanents, 2 7/7 Spiritmongers facing me. I lose.
I still get 5 pts for the CTM players' ranking.
Expect additionnal details from Mordraid and Tatanka (who made finals).
Zazel made the B finals too, but lost in the quarter-finals.
MigHells made the A finals, but lost to another Stacker-ish deck.
Ti-Bonhomme didn't make it with a 2-2 record.
Good report. Thanks for posting it K-Run!