April 2009 | The Irish Duelist

[Cork] Local Tournament

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Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009
Tournament Format: Swiss (5 Rounds) + Top 8 Play-Off
Number of Players: 16
Location: Victoria Hotel, Cork


Standings after Swiss
[5-0] 1st: Alex Hayes (Gladiator Beasts)
[4-1] 2nd: Dave Duggan (Lightsworn)
[4-1] 3rd: Kevin Wong (???)
[3-2] 4th: PJ Tierney (Gladiator Beasts)
[3-2] 5th: Kenneth Watkins (Spellcaster Lockdown)
[3-2] 6th: Seamus Allen (Stun)
[3-2] 7th: Ian Ryan (Blackwings)
[2-3] 8th: Seán Stakeham (Spellcaster Counter Control)

Play-Offs
Alex Hayes [defeated] Seán Stakeham
Dave Duggan [defeated] Ian Ryan
Kevin Wong [defeated] Seamus Allen
PJ Tierney [defeated] Kenneth Watkins

Kevin Wong [defeated] Dave Duggan
Alex Hayes [defeated] PJ Tierney

Kevin Wong [defeated] Alex Hayes


Comments
With this being the week after Nationals it was more of a 'winding down' tournament for me until I decided what deck to run for the next month or so so I wasn't really worried about the result. I got a lot of trading done and picked up almost everything I needed fairly quickly. As for the event itself, I played okay, though I'm not happy with losing the mirrors and the Lightsworn matchup. Things should freshen up next week as I plan on running a new deck and (hopefully) my Gold Sarcophagus will arrive in the post.

-PJ


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[Limerick] Local Tournament

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Tournament Format: Swiss (4 Rounds)
Number of Players: ~18
Location: The Gathering, Limerick

Final Standings (Swiss)
[4-0] 1st: PJ Tierney (Gladiator Beasts)
[3-1] 2nd: Kieran Waters (Synchro Rush)
[3-1] 3rd: Kieren Digpal (Gladiator Beasts)


[Limerick] Local Tournament, 25/4/2009 from PJ Tierney on Vimeo.

-PJ


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Irish National Championship Report

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Well this event came by fast. With the beginning of a new format and all the Konami fuss that's been going on, the hype about National Tournaments was almost non-existant. Even when I was online the day before the event, I was getting 'when is your Nats' comments from people every so often. However, while time had indeed 'flew by' I was preparing for this event ever since the end of a rather controversial Fortune Tour Finals, both in terms of tournament play and player development.

This time last year I thought I was God's gift to Irish Yu-Gi-Oh! and let all the hype surrounding me get to my head and inflate my ego. I was then humbled at the 2008 National Championship and went soul searching until the European Championship in Amsterdam, where I redeemed myself on the playing field at least. Off of it, I still had problems. I never really prepared properly for major tournaments and often fluked my way into a great decklist. I was never one to efficiently utilise my side-deck either, which had to be addressed. At The Irish Open I was too stubborn with my choices and closed out the advice from a few players and at the Fortune Tour Finals my head wasn't in it and certain things just sort of 'happened'.

So things had to change if I was to become the player that many already presume that I am. I decided to hold back on travelling to tournaments occasionally so that I could stay at home and get the game out of my head for a day or two. I started networking with experienced players and found them easily thanks to being a general forum addict. I decided on a deck a month in advance and worked on it until I got it right. I was going to make this work and not let myself down again.

2009 Irish National Championship

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Pics and decklists courtesy of YuGiOhIreland.com and FeckinYuGiOh.co.nr


After Swiss:
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1 /GB/Galway/ Darryl Day
2 /LS/North/ John Malanaphy
3 /LS/Dublin/ Robert Stefanuik
4 /LS/Dublin/ Stephen Lynam
5 /LS/North/ Alan Warnock
6 /GB/Dublin/ Paul Sweeney
7 /GB/Cork/ Alex Hayes
8 /PCM/Dublin/ James Kinsella
9 /PCM/Cork/ Dave Duggan 
10 /LS//Dublin/ Anthony Toner 
11 /GB/Limerick/ PJ Tierney
12 /LS/Dublin/ Stephen Harrison-Daly
13 /GB/Dublin/ Andrei Sidnic
14 /PCM/Dublin/ Mark Kenny
15 /GB/Dublin/ Ultan O' Brien
16 /BW/Galway/Damien Carey


Final Standings:
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1 Stefanuik, Robert 
2 Warnock, Alan 

3 Kinsella, James 
4 Hayes, Alex 

5 Lynam, Stephen 
6 Mulanaphy, John 
7 Day, Darryl 
8 Sweeney, Paul






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Robert Stefanuik

Monsters: 25
2 Judgement Dragon
2 Celestia Lightsworn Angel
3 Necro Gardna 
3 Honest 
2 Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner 
1 Card Trooper 
3 Wulf, Lightsworn Beast 
1 Chaos Sorcerer 
1 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter 
1 Phantom of chaos 
1 Plaguespreader Zombie 
1 Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior 
2 Lyla, Lightsworn Sorcerer 
1 Ehren, Lightsworn Monk 
1 Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid 

Spells: 16
3 Charge of the Light Brigade 
3 Solar Recharge 
2 Book of Moon 
2 Monster Reincarnation 
1 Monster Reborn 
1 Brain Control 
1 Card Destruction 
1 Foolish Burial 
1 Pot of Avarice 
1 Heavy Storm 

Traps: 2
2 Royal Decree 


Extra Deck: 15
2 Colossal Fighter 
1 Goyo Guardian 
1 Magical Android 
2 Black Rose Dragon 
2 Stardust Dragon 
2 Red Dragon Archfiend 
1 Queen of Thorns 
1 Junk Warrior 
1 Tempest Magician 
1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon

Side Deck: 15
2 Nobleman of Extermination 
2 Bottomless Trap Hole 
1 Torrential Tribute 
2 Lightning Vortex 
2 Lava Golem 
3 Threatening Roar 
2 Legendary Jujitsu Master 
1 Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid


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Stephen Lynam (near-left)

Monsters: 24
2 Judgement Dragon
2 Celestia Lightsworn Angel
3 Necro Gardna 
3 Honest 
3 Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner 
2 Wulf, Lightsworn Beast 
1 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter 
1 Plaguespreader Zombie 
2 Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior 
1 Phantom Of Chaos 
1 Dark Armed Dragon 
1 Ehren, Lightsworn Monk 
2 Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress

Spells: 12
3 Charge of the Light Brigade 
3 Solar Recharge 
2 Book of Moon 
1 Monster Reborn 
1 Foolish Burial 
1 Heavy Storm 
1 Brain Control 

Traps: 6
2 Beckoning Light 
3 Threatening Roar 
1 Crush Card Virus 


Extra Deck: 15
1 Goyo Guardian 
2 Stardust Dragon 
1 Black Rose Dragon 
1 Psychic Lifetrancer 
2 Red Dragon Archfiend 
1 Thought Ruler Archfiend 
1 Gaia Knight the Force of the Earth 
1 Gladiator Beast Gyzarus 
1 Armory Arm 
2 Colossal Fighter 
1 Magicial Android 
1 Dark Strike Fighter 

Side Deck: 15
2 Caius The Storm Monarch 
2 Trap Eater 
2 Legendary Jujitsu Master 
2 Imperial Iron Wall 
2 Nobleman Of Extermination 
2 Chain Disappearance 
1 Lava Golem 
1 Mystical Space Typhoon 
2 Lightning Vortex


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Darryl Day

Monsters: 18
3 Test Tiger
2 Rescue Cat
2 Gladiator Beast Samnite
2 Gladiator Beast Laquari 
1 Gladiator Beast Bestiari 
1 Gladiator Beast Murmillo 
1 Gladiator Beast Equeste 
1 Gladiator Beast Secutor 
2 Elemental Hero Prisma 
2 Gladiator Beast Darius 
1 Sangan

Spells: 12
3 Book of Moon 
3 Cold Wave 
2 Enemy Controller 
1 Monster Reborn 
1 Brain Control 
1 Mystical Space Typhoon 
1 Heavy Storm 

Traps: 11
3 Solemn Judgement
3 Bottomless Trap Hole 
2 Gladiator Beast Warchariot 
1 Mirror Force 
1 Torrential Tribute 
1 Trap Dustshoot 


Extra Deck: 15
1 Colossal Fighter 
1 Goyo Guardian 
1 Black Rose Dragon 
2 Stardust Dragon 
1 Red Dragon Archfiend 
1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
2 Gladiator Beast Heraklinos 
3 Gladiator Beast Gyzarus 

Side Deck: 15
3 Light Imprisoning Mirror 
2 Dust Tornado 
2 Phantom Dragon 
2 D.D. Crow 
2 Pole Position 
1 Zombie World 
1 Gladiator Beast Hoplomus 
1 Jowls of Dark Demise 
1 Rafflesia Seduction


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Alex Hayes (near-right)

Monsters: 18
3 Test Tiger
2 Rescue Cat
2 Gladiator Beast Samnite
3 Gladiator Beast Laquari 
1 Gladiator Beast Bestiari 
1 Gladiator Beast Murmillo 
1 Gladiator Beast Equeste 
1 Gladiator Beast Secutor 
2 Elemental Hero Prisma 
1 Gladiator Beast Darius 
1 Sangan

Spells: 12
3 Book of Moon 
3 Cold Wave 
3 Enemy Controller 
1 Mystical Space Typhoon 
1 Heavy Storm 
1 Monster Reborn 

Traps: 11
3 Solemn Judgement
3 Bottomless Trap Hole 
3 Gladiator Beast Warchariot 
1 Mirror Force 


Extra Deck: 15
2 Dark Paladin 
1 Thought Ruler Archfiend 
2 Stardust Dragon 
3 Gladiator Best Heraklinos 
1 Colossal Fighter 
1 Goyo Guardian 
1 Black Rose Dragon 
1 Red Dragon Archfiend 
2 Gladiator Beast Gyzarus

Side Deck: 15
2 Gladiator Beast Hoplomus 
2 Jowls of Dark Demise 
2 Zombie World 
3 Dimesional Fissure 
3 Light Imprisoning Mirror 
2 Dust Tornado 
1 Brain Control


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Paul Sweeney (left)

Monsters: 18
3 Test Tiger
2 Rescue Cat
2 Gladiator Beast Samnite
2 Gladiator Beast Laquari 
1 Gladiator Beast Bestiari 
1 Gladiator Beast Murmillo 
1 Gladiator Beast Equeste 
2 Elemental Hero Prisma 
2 Gladiator Beast Darius 
1 Sangan 
1 Cyber Dragon 

Spells: 13
3 Book of Moon 
3 Cold Wave 
2 Enemy Controller 
1 Brain Control 
1 Heavy Storm 
1 Monster Reborn 
1 Fissure 
1 Smashing Ground 

Traps: 11
3 Solemn Judgement
3 Bottomless Trap Hole 
2 Gladiator Beast Warchariot 
1 Mirror Force 
1 Torrential Tribute 


Extra Deck: 15
2 Gladiator Best Heraklinos 
3 Gladiator Beast Gyzarus 
1 Magical Android 
2 Stardust Dragon 
1 Avenging Knight Parshath 
2 Colossal Fighter 
1 Goyo Guardian 
1 Black Rose Dragon 
1 Red Dragon Archfiend 
1 Psychic Life Trancer 

Side Deck: 15
2 Pulling the Rug 
3 Lightning Vortex 
2 Nobleman of Crossout 
2 Threatening Roar 
3 Dimensional Fissure 
2 Gladiator Beast Hopolumus 
1 Mystical Space Typhoon


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James Kinsella (right)

Monsters: 20
3 Caius the Shadow Monarch 
2 Raiza the Storm Monarch 
2 Destiny Hero - Malicious 
1 Mystic Tomato 
1 Sangan 
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness 
1 Krebons 
1 Spirit Reaper 
1 Card Trooper 
1 Plaguespreader Zombie 
1 Elemental Hero Stratos 
1 Psychic Commander 
1 Breaker the Magicial Warrior 
1 Dark Armed Dragon 
1 Dandylion 
1 Destiny Hero - Diamond Dude 

Spells: 12
2 Allure of Darkness 
2 Destiny Draw 
1 Enemy Controller 
1 Brain Control 
1 Fires of Doomsday 
1 Mystical Space Typhoon 
1 Heavy Storm 
1 Monster Reborn 
1 Reinforcement of the Army 
1 Emergency Teleport 
1 Scapegoat 

Traps: 8
3 Solemn Judgement
1 Crush Card Virus 
1 Torrential Tribute 
1 Phoenix Wing Wind Blast 
1 Trap Dustshoot 
1 Mirror Force 


Extra Deck: 15
2 Stardust Dragon 
2 Colossal Fighter 
2 Though Ruler Archfiend 
2 Armory Arm 
1 Red Dragon Archfiend 
1 Black Rose Dragon 
1 Goyo Guardian 
1 Iron Chain Dragon 
1 Psychic Life Trancer 
1 Magical Android 

Side Deck: 15
2 Divine Wrath 
2 Threatening Roar 
2 Thunder King Rai-oh 
2 Legendary Jujitsu Master 
1 Dust Tornado 
1 Mystical Space Typhoon 
1 Lightning Vortex 
1 Mind Crush 
1 Bottomless Traphole 
1 D.D Crow 
1 Needle Ceiling


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John Mulanaphy (near-left)

Monsters: 25
2 Judgement Dragon
2 Celestia Lightsworn Angel
3 Necro Gardna 
3 Honest 
3 Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner 
3 Wulf, Lightsworn Beast 
2 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter 
1 Plaguespreader Zombie 
2 Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior 
1 Jain, Lightsworn Paladin 
1 Herald of Creation 
1 Ehren, Lightsworn Monk 
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness 

Spells: 16
3 Charge of the Light Brigade 
3 Solar Recharge 
3 Cold Wave 
2 Monster Reincarnation 
1 Monster Reborn 
2 Foolish Burial 
1 Heavy Storm 
1 Giant Trunade 

Traps: 0
None 


Extra Deck: 15
1 Goyo Guardian 
1 Stardust Dragon 
1 Black Rose Dragon 
1 Avenging Knight Parshath 
1 Red Dragon Archfiend 
1 Though Ruler Archfiend 
1 Gaia Knight the Force of the Earth 
1 Tempest Magician 
1 Arcanite Magician 
1 Armory Arm 
2 Colossal Fighter 
1 Magicial Android 
2 Dark Strike Fighter 

Side Deck: 15
3 Threatening Roar 
3 Trap Eater 
3 Thunder King Rai-Oh 
3 Royal Decree 
1 Mystical Space Typhoon 
1 Breaker the Magical Warrior 
1 Jain, Lightsworn Paladin


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Alan Warnock

Monsters: 25
2 Judgement Dragon
2 Celestia Lightsworn Angel
3 Necro Gardna 
3 Honest 
3 Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner 
3 Wulf, Lightsworn Beast 
2 Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter 
1 Plaguespreader Zombie 
2 Garoth, Lightsworn Warrior 
1 Jain, Lightsworn Paladin 
1 Herald of Creation 
1 Ehren, Lightsworn Monk 
1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness 

Spells: 16
3 Charge of the Light Brigade 
3 Solar Recharge 
3 Cold Wave 
2 Monster Reincarnation 
1 Monster Reborn 
2 Foolish Burial 
1 Heavy Storm 
1 Giant Trunade

Traps: 0


Extra Deck: 15
1 Goyo Guardian 
2 Stardust Dragon 
1 Black Rose Dragon 
1 Avenging Knight Parshath 
1 Red Dragon Archfiend 
1 Though Ruler Archfiend 
1 Gaia Knight the Force of the Earth 
1 Doomkaiser Dragon 
1 Armory Arm 
2 Colossal Fighter 
2 Magicial Android 
1 Dark Strike Fighter 

Side Deck: 15
3 Threatening Roar 
2 Trap Eater 
2 Thunder King Rai-Oh 
2 Royal Decree 
1 Breaker the Magical Warrior 
3 Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid 
2 Mind Crush


-PJ


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[Limerick] Local Tournament

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Tournament Format: Swiss (4 Rounds)
Number of Players: 19
Location: The Gathering, Limerick

Final Standings (Swiss)
[4-0] 1st: PJ Tierney
[3-1] 2nd: Christopher Murray (Fusion Hero)
[3-1] 3rd: Niall O' Carroll (Plant Beatdown)
[3-1] 4th: Evan Berry (Batterymen)

-PJ


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[Limerick] Local Tournament

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Date held: April 11, 2009
Tournament Format: Swiss (4 Rounds)
Number of Players: ~15
Location: The Gathering, Limerick

Final Standings (Swiss)
[4-0] 1st: PJ Tierney
[3-1] 2nd: Mark Slattery (Gladiator Beasts)
[3-1] 3rd: Kieran Waters (Synchro Rush)

-PJ


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No SJC Prize Cards for National Championships

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Some more information posted by an Upper Deck International representative today:

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Dear all,

We are sorry to announce that the SJC prize card will not be given out for the National events.
This is due to inability to acquire said cards.

Please alert all those you know who may be affected by this.
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While it is a disappointment, it should not deter people from attending their National Championships as the title of 'National Champion' is always worth playing for.

So far this announcement has only been made regarding the UK and Irish National Championships, but expect similar announcements from your local UDI representatives soon enough.

-PJ


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Irish National Championship Qualified List

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The list of qualified players for the 2009 Irish National Championship was recently posted on the Irish forum (FeckinYuGiOh). Here is the latest completed list that I've found:



2008 National Champion
Brian Donnelly

The Stack 10-Jan-09
Wright, Jonathan 201032646

Replay 10-Jan-09
Stacey, Darryl 200807043

Dublin Yu-Gi-Oh! 11-Jan-09
Kinsella, James 101879176

The Stack 24-Jan-09
Morrissey, Matthew 200797054

Replay 24-Jan-09
Madden, Michael 101843227

Take Over Games 01-Feb-09
Lynam,Stephen 101757531

The Stack 07-Feb-09
Mackey, Rick 201047479

Dragonslayers 10-Feb-09
Beattie, Michael 200550109

The Stack 21-Feb-09
Warnock, Alan 200648389

Replay 21-Feb-09
Mullon, George 101843063

Dublin Yu-Gi-Oh! 22-Feb-09
Harrison-Daly, Stephen 101879051

The Stack 07-Mar-09
Mc Shane, Jonathan 200648916
Hussein, Adam 200716042
Turkington, Gary 200648916
Watters, Jonathan 200716275
Coates, Dayne 200923635
McGreechin, Padraig 202846125
Hill, George John 200720492
Malanaphy, John 200648978

Cork Yu-Gi-Oh! 08-Mar-09
Tierney, PJ 200550820

Take Over Games 08-Mar-09
Chen, Tim 101561259

Replay 14-Mar-09
McCrea, Calum 200733351
Stefanuik, Robert 101829830
McCrea, Michael 202128799
Jackson, Nathan 202128782
mclean, Ethan 200720050
Filson, Kyle 101807759
Little, David 200894519
Speed, Andrew 200725668

Take Over Games 15-Mar-09
Toner, Anthony 200865111
Bumbar, Petru 204466172
Sidnic, Andrei 109782461
Wilson, David 200614809
Teko, Salem 101561172
Dunne, Brian 101830197
Teko, Victoria 200765020
Ryan, Karl 202060220

Cork Yu-Gi-Oh! 15-Mar-09
Hayes, Alex 200551784

Cork Yu-Gi-Oh! 22-Mar-09
Digpal, Kieren 200551241
Tobin, Colin 204421854
Slattery, mark 204192347
Farrel, Patrick 200649197
Lynch, Seán 204449197
Watkins, Brian 202477437
O'Caroll, Niall 200550844
McInerney, Aaron 204009838

Dublin Yu-Gi-Oh! 22-Mar-09
Moran, Barry 200543293
Boland, Mark 204466259
O'Brien, Ultan 202076809
Kenny, Mark 101561336
Wakely, Brian 200859804
Wyse-Jackson, Thomas 200545617
Harper, Liam 101878894
West, Andrew 200855484

Dragonslayers 28-Mar-09
Bell, Simon 204453244
Corruthers, Peter 101843506
Burns, Stephen 200716547
Carey, Damien 200614854
Quinn, James 200724292
Kelly, Luke 200724254
McCorley, John 200901237
Walker, Stuart 200724261

Cork Yu-Gi-Oh! 29-Mar-09
Sheehan, Mark 202846606
Stephens, Martin 200940742
Wong, Kevin 101568058
Watkins, Kenneth 200615237
Murray, Christopher 108256592
Waters, Kieran 108256693
Murphy, Kevin 200615213
Duggan, Dave 202308384

Take Over Games 29-Mar-09
Harris, Mungo 202060268

Dragonslayers 31-Mar-09
Graham, Paul 200720726

Take Over Games 12-Apr-09
TBC




-PJ


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[Limerick] Local Tournament

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Tournament Format: Swiss (5 Rounds)
Number of Players: 9
Location: The Gathering, Limerick

Final Standings (Swiss)
[5-0] 1st: Kieran Waters (Synchro Rush)
[4-1] 2nd: Kieren Digpal (Gladiator Beasts)
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[3-2] 5th: PJ Tierney

-PJ


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[Limerick] Local Tournament

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Tournament Format: Swiss (5 Rounds)
Number of Players: 19
Location: The Gathering, Limerick

Final Standings (Swiss)
[5-0] 1st: PJ Tierney
[4-1] 2nd: Mark Slattery (Gladiator Beasts)
[4-1] 3rd: Brendan C. (Monarch)
[3-2] 4th: Saoirse Byrne (Synchro Control)

-PJ


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