26 February 2017 Proxy Vintage at Brash Brewing Co [14 players]
The Houston-area Vintage scene decided to move venues for this tournament. This week, Brash Brewing Company hosted us.
We got the largest turnout we've had at any tournament other than Grand Prix side events - a full 14! This included two more new players. And as is tradition, both secured at least one match win in their first ever Vintage event!
To ensure players get as much Vintage as possible, we always play four rounds. Going into the third round, the top four players thought they could double draw in. That ended up not being the case, making for a nail-biting finish as all four players had to play for their lives!
Newcomer Sean Liu secured first place with a lopsided Two Card Monte victory over Sam's Pitch Dredge deck.
Placing / Name / Deck:
- Sean Liu - Two Card Monte
- Patrick Brennan - Ballista Shops
- Elijah Henly - UWR Mentor
- Stuart Ziarnik - Null Rod Shops
- Sam C - Pitch Dredge
- Satish S - Dark Petition Storm
- Rose Q - Ballista Shops
- Tim E - UR Delver
- Joe K - Paradoxical Mentor
- Ben K - "MEGA COMBO" - Oath Storm w/ Aetherflux Reservior
- Adam D - Sun Titan Oath
- Matt L - UWR Mentor
- Nik P - LabMan Oath
- Joann - Leovold BUG
Next all-proxy Vintage tournament is in two weeks, Sunday 12 March at 1:00 PM. Location is TBD but will likely be Brash again. They've offered a free crowler to the winner next time around and possible more!
Cheers for posting this. Had a great time, minus games 2 and 3 vs Elijah when I had ~7 Thorns and couldn't stick a threat to save my life. Hope I can make it back to Houston for another sometime soon.
Edit: I look brainless in those pics. As a Shops player I guess that's fitting.
Excellent time, great turnout, fantastic beer and a perfect venue! Thanks to Stu for making the trip from Austin and for the new players to giving vintage a shot.
@Stuart can't stick a threat if you don't play any taps forehead
This exchange happened at least 4 times:
- "Cast Wurmcoil. Pass."
- "Ok. Plow Spermcoil. Pass"
7 mana swords to plowshares, feels bad man
Going into the third round, the top four players thought they could double draw in
Hard to tell from this little exert, but if this conversation included players in different matches; they should be warned against future collusion, and if it happens again, possibly dq'ed.
If nothing else, it should be discouraged as cancerous to growing a local scene.