Sorry, its not actually a 9-round Swiss tournament but a 8-player Round Robin tournament with a cut to Top 4.
Yesterday I joined a tournament organized by fellow players which was planned to give away a PSP if attendance reached 30 players. However, only 16 persons showed up (although many were invited and agreed to come) so it was decided that the cash pool collected from the entrance fees would be the prize.
Swiss format should have been used however we only had 16 players. Eliminations would have been too short. So they split the players into 2 blocks and held a round robin point system. The 4 players from both blocks with the highest points will get to play into the Top 4.
Point system is as such:
2-0 = 3 points
2-1 = 2 points
1-2 = 1 point
0-2 = 0 point
Open format is applied for card pool. Therefore, promos and TCG exclusives are allowed.
Deck used: Tengu Junk Doppel
Block: B (so unlucky as this block includes both Philippine Champions: Alvin Lim and William Sy)
Round1: vs. Alvin Lim (Debris Junk Doppel)
G1 = Was able to make Lib+Formula earlier than him. I was able to take game with Brionac to return his Catastor and DAD with my BLS killing two Doppel tokens.
G2 = He set a monster. Had cards to make Quasar but I set my Bulb first coz I can use Foolish Burial for Spore so that if he does have Crow when I target Spore with Junk Synchron I can still make the Lib+Formula. He flipped Ryko, Bulb get destroyed, he summoned Kycoo and banished bulb! My turn I tried to make the combo but he has Crow for Spore! Despair scoop.
G3 = Was able to make Lib+Drill. He made a Trishula and removed Doppel in GY. Drill took back a useless Junk Synchron but didn't have any nontuner in GY. My hand had DAD and BLS but was lacking 1 DARK for DAD and 1 LIGHT for BLS, lol. I misplayed when I didnt run over his Raioh with Drill Warrior. He was able to use that as nontuner to take the game.
Result = 0-x-x
Total Score = 1 point
Round2: vs. Rampy (Agent Angel)
G1 = He took Soul Release with Duality in his 1st turn and was able to play around it.
G2 = Stopped 2 Venuses in consecutive turns with 2 Maxx Cs. But Banisher sealed my off.
G3 = Another misplay! T_T He had Venus, Banisher, and a set card while I had BLS and Veiler in hand. BLS was successfully summoned but I attacked and rammed into Mirror Force. Too greedy as I thought I can kill two cards since I dont need to worry about Honest coz of Banisher. Forgot about MF.
Result = 0-x-x
Total Score = 2 points
Round3: vs. Debris Junk Doppel
G1 = He used Foolish+Debris to make Stardust Dragon on his 1st turn. I did Quasar+Drill on mine.
G2 = He had 1 card in hand and 4 tokens with Bulb in GY. Underestimated his hand card so I went all out with Scrap Dragon and BLS to wipe his tokens out. His turn he used Dark Hole. lol wasted 1 point
G3 = Maxx "C" and Crow killed his combos.
Result = 0-x-0
Total Score = 4 points
G1 = Lonefire+Reborn into Trish removed his cards.
G2 = Again, Trishula wrecked havoc.
Result = 0-0-
Total Score = 7 points
Round5: vs. William Sy (Six Samurai)
G1 = He had Samurais and 2 sets. MST'd one backrow and baited out his Divine Warning with Drill Warrior.Then, I made Lib+Formula into Trishula and win.
G2 = Misplay again. sigh. Should have killed his Kageki instead of Kizan. I was afraid of Trish/Brionac even though I had BTH and Veiler in hand. He made Shien + Dimensional Fissure and I was sealed.
G3 = Godly draw. lol. He made Shien + a samurai and 2 backrows. I MST, he negated. I used Heavy Storm. He had Double-Edge and Warning where my previous MST targeted the latter. After that, I used Dark Hole! Haha, sorry William.
Result = 0-x-0
Total Score = 9 points
Round6: vs. Dark World
G1 = He set a card. I made Lonefire+Reborn into Trishula and removed his f/d Sangan and his DW Scarr in hand. His turn he activated his field and set a monster. My turn made Lib+Formula+Drill.
G2 = It was late and he needed to go so he gave me the win. Lucky!
Result = 0-0-
Total Score = 12 points!
Round7: vs. Junely (Machina Gadget)
G1 = Got my worst hand of Quickdraw, Doppel, Bulb, Veiler, and another card. Why worst hand? Coz I still cant find space in my extra deck for Nitro Warrior. He was first and took BTH from Duality. I used Veiler on his Gearframe. I set bulb. He made Merrowgeist. Tried to summon Gorz next turn but he had Warning. scoop.
G2 and G3 = Again the place we were playing at was getting dark (we were outdoors, on a public park) so he agreed to let me win so that I can still have a chance at playoffs.
Result = x-0-0
Total Score = 14 points!
Me, William, and Rampy all tied to 4th place. Getting so dark now so we decided to gamble on who'll get the spot with a roll of 3 dice.
Rampy rolled and got: 5-1-1! Total: 7!
I took my chance and got: 5-2-3! Total: WIN!
Haha, looks like my luck is starting to roll! Next is top 4 playoffs with a roster of 2 Lightlord decks and 2 Junk Doppel decks. We decided to split the prize so that everyone from top 4 can have something.
Semis: vs. Karlo (Lightlord)
G1 = Was able to make Tengu+One for One into Lib+Catastor+Tengu to kill his Lumina+Garoth. However, he got Gorz when Lib attacked. His turn he summoned Garoth and his Gorz attacked Lib, Garoth killed Tengu, but he forgot his token cant get over Catastor. My turn I tried to attack Garoth with Catastor but he used Gardna. Looks like he had Celestia so I used Junk to get Ryko to make Decisive Armor with Catastor. Summoned what I could and dumped my hand to use its effect and he had Celestia and 2 JDs. win!
G2 = Forgot how I won... maybe Quasar or advantage through Lib+Formula?
Finals: vs. Alvin (Debris Junk Doppel)
G2 and G3 = It was starting to rain so we agreed to split the prizes of the 1st and 2nd place.
Final Result: 1st-2nd place!
Went home with +500% of the entrance fee! It looks not much but it is already large considering the number of players that participated and the split of the cash pool before top 4.
Alvin Lim is really a formidable and a great duelist. Who would have thought someone would survive a 1st-turn-Quasar and almost won? Dueling him twice in one afternoon was so tiring but it was fun.
Here's a decklist of what I used:
1 Dark Armed Dragon
1 Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
2 Junk Synchron
2 Quickdraw Synchron
1 Grow-up Bulb
1 Lonefire Blossom
1 Card Trooper
1 Debris Dragon
1 Card Trooper
1 Debris Dragon
2 Ryko, Lightlord Hunter
3 Reborn Tengu
2 Effect Veiler
2 Maxx "C"
1 Reinforcement of the Army
1 Reinforcement of the Light
1 Heavy Storm
1 Monster Reborn
1 Dark Hole
1 Foolish Burial
1 One for One
1 Pot of Avarice
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Torrential Tribute
2 Call of the Haunted
1 Shooting Quasar Dragon
1 AOJ Decisive Armor
1 Stardust Dragon
1 Scrap Dragon
1 Black Rose Dragon
1 TG Hyper Librarian
1 AOJ Catastor
1 Arms Aid
1 Formula Synchron
1 TG Recipro Dragonfly
1 Junk Destroyer
1 Drill Warrior
1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
Its Quick Junk Doppel with Reborn Tengu basically. Quickdraw doesn't work well with Tengu here coz I forgot to put in Level Stealer. Maybe I'll just side 1 Maxx C to make space for it. Dont ask about Tour Guides. Even though they're allowed in this tournament, I dont have those.
Im wondering how the TCG will make Quasar since most Tengu Plant decks they have dont use Junk Synchron.
Thanks for reading!