4/9 - Sandusky, Ohio - Team Serious Open



  • Despite heavy snow around the area (in April) 17 adventuresome gamers made it out to play some Vintage at Pop! in Sandusky, Ohio. This event fired with 75% less Lodestone Golem, and it showed.

    When the dust had settled, 8 players stood above the fray, and they battled to the last. Still, only one would achieve a greater prize: free attendance at the NYSE Open IV, in New York in sunny June.

    After Swiss:

    1. Kevin Cron, 13 points, Mentor Remora
    2. Jerry Yang, 10 points, Doomsday Oath
    3. Charles Rolko, 10 points, Two-Card Monte
    4. Matthew Jester, 10 points, Dark Petition Storm
    5. Jason Santchi, 10 points, Odd Oath
    6. Justin Provost, 9 points, Blue Belcher
    7. Matthew Hazard, 9 points, Depthstill
    8. Steven McGrew, 9 points, URw Delver

    Again, making the top four after Swiss was a poor omen:

    1. Steven (Delver) beat Kevin (Mentor)
    2. Matthew (Depthstill) beat Jerry (Doomsday Oath)
    3. Justin (Belcher) beat Charles (2CM)
    4. Jason (Oath) beat Matthew (DPS)

    Semifinals played out:

    1. Steven (Delver) beat Jason (Oath)
    2. Justin (Belcher) beat Matthew (Depthstill)

    At this point they split prizes so that Steven would receive the NYSE IV bid and Justin (local to Sandusky) would receive the $50 store credit. Then they played for the glory.

    1. Justin (Belcher) beat Steven (Delver)

    Justin Provost wins! And in true #OhioStyle fashion, that lets us send a tournament non-winner to represent us at a big event! (Seriously, though, Steve played really well and deserves the bid. Good luck, Steve!) Congratulations to Justin and Steven for a great tournament and an exciting finals!

    Decklists by Final Place

    1. Justin Provost - Blue Belcher
    4 Preordain
    4 Chrome Mox
    1 Tinker
    4 Expedition Map
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Goblin Charbelcher
    2 Voltaic Key
    1 Timetwister
    1 Black Lotus
    4 Mox Opal
    2 Tezzeret, the Seeker
    1 Time Vault
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    3 Pact of Negation
    2 Day's Undoing
    4 Force of Will
    4 Gitaxian Probe
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Lion's Eye Diamond
    1 Candelabra of Tawnos
    2 Grim Monolith
    1 Mana Vault
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Memory Jar
    1 Ponder
    1 Diminishing Return
    1 Windfall

    Sideboard
    2 Mindbreak Trap
    3 Mental Misstep
    2 Mishra's Workshop
    2 Hurkyl's Recall
    1 Mystical Tutor
    1 Void Snare
    1 Defense Grid
    2 Leyline of Anticipation
    1 Grim Monoith

    2. Steven McGrew - UR Delver
    4 Delver of Secrets
    4 Young Pyromancer
    2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
    4 Force of Will
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    4 Mental Misstep
    2 Flusterstorm
    4 Preordain
    2 Gitaxian Probe
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Ponder
    3 Gush
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Dack Fayden
    2 Lightning Bolt
    2 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Stony Silence
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Ruby
    4 Scalding Tarn
    1 Flooded Strand
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Misty Rainforest
    3 Volcanic Island
    2 Tundra
    2 Island
    1 Strip Mine

    Sideboard
    1 Mountain
    1 Rack and Ruin
    1 Viashino Heretic
    2 Ingot Chewer
    2 Sulfur Elemental
    1 Wear & Tear
    3 Containment Priest
    1 Aegis of the Gods
    1 Stony Silence
    2 Tormod's Crypt

    3. Jason Santchi - Odd Oath
    1 Dack Fayden
    2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Griselbrand
    1 Time Vault
    1 Void Winnower
    1 Demonic Tutor
    2 Gitaxian Probe
    1 Ponder
    2 Thoughtseize
    1 Time Walk
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Ancient Grudge
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Flusterstorm
    4 Force of Will
    3 Mental Misstep
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring
    4 Oath of Druids
    1 Pernicious Deed
    1 Sylvan Library
    1 City of Brass
    1 Flooded Strand
    4 Forbidden Island
    1 Island
    1 Library of Alexandria
    2 Mana Confluence
    1 Polluted Delta
    2 Scalding Tarn
    1 Tolarian Academy
    1 Tropical Island
    1 Underground Sea
    1 Volcanic Island
    1 Blightsteel Colossus
    1 Voltaic Key

    Sideboard
    2 Ancient Grudge
    2 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Duress
    1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
    1 Nature's Claim
    1 Nihil Spellbomb
    1 Steel Sabotage
    4 Tormod's Crypt
    1 Pithing Needle
    1 Nevinyrral's Disk

    4. Matt Hazard - Depthstill
    4 Dark Depths
    4 Thespian's Stage
    4 Polluted Delta
    3 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    2 Island
    3 Underground Sea
    3 Wasteland
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Sapphire
    2 Expedition Map
    4 Force of Will
    4 Mental Misstep
    2 Flusterstorm
    4 Standstill
    2 Gitaxian Probe
    1 Ponder
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Time Walk
    1 Lim-Dûl's Vault
    4 Vampire Hexmage
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Demonic Consultation
    3 Duress

    Sideboard
    1 Steel Sabotage
    4 Hurkyl's Recall
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Ravenous Trap
    3 Pithing Needle
    1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
    1 Flusterstorm
    1 Planar Void

    5. Kevin Cron - Mentor Remora
    4 Monastery Mentor
    1 Snapcaster Mage
    3 Mystic Remora
    2 Sensei's Divining Top
    1 Dack Fayden
    1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    2 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Sudden Shock
    1 Engineered Explosives
    4 Gush
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Ponder
    4 Force of Will
    3 Flusterstorm
    3 Mental Misstep
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Pearl
    3 Tundra
    3 Volcanic Island
    2 Island
    4 Scalding Tarn
    2 Flooded Strand
    1 Tolarian Academy

    Sideboard
    4 Ingot Chewer
    1 Mountain
    4 Ravenous Trap
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Trapmaker's Snare
    2 Hurkyl's Recall
    1 Steel Sabotage
    1 Engineered Explosives

    6. Jerry Yang - Doomsday Oath
    3 Misty Rainforest
    3 Polluted Delta
    4 Underground Sea
    2 Tropical Island
    3 Island
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Dark Ritual
    4 Doomsday
    1 Laboratory Maniac
    4 Force of Will
    4 Mental Misstep
    3 Flusterstorm
    1 Duress
    1 Thoughtseize
    1 Hurkyl's Recall
    4 Gush
    4 Preordain
    1 Gitaxian Probe
    1 Sensei's Divining Top
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Fastbond
    1 Merchant Scroll
    1 Mystical Tutor
    1 Ponder
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Vampiric Tutor

    Sideboard
    4 Forbidden Orchard
    4 Oath of Druids
    3 Hurkyl's Recall
    1 Blazing Archon
    1 Memory's Journey
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    1 Yawgmoth's Will

    7. Charles Rolko - Two-Card Monte
    4 Painter's Servant
    3 Grindstone
    4 Leyline of the Void
    4 Helm of Obedience
    3 Goblin Welder
    4 Mishra's Workshop
    2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    4 Dark Confidant
    2 Dack Fayden
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    3 Pyroblast
    1 Red Elemental Blast
    1 Sol Ring
    3 Ancient Tomb
    4 City of Brass
    3 Mana Confluence
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Vampiric tutor
    1 Imperial Seal
    1 Tolarian Academy
    1 Tinker
    1 Sphinx of the Steel Wind
    1 Demonic Consultation

    Sideboard
    1 Pyroblast
    2 Seal of Primordium
    2 Chains of Mephistopheles
    2 Rest in Peace
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Containment Priest
    4 Mindbreak Trap

    8. Matthew Jester - Dark Petition Storm
    4 Polluted Delta
    4 Underground Sea
    1 Badlands
    1 Swamp
    1 Library of Alexandria
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Dark Ritual
    4 Duress
    4 Gitaxian Probe
    3 Cabal Therapy
    1 Bloodstained Mire
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Timetwister
    1 Time Walk
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Ponder
    1 Hurkyl's Recall
    1 Chain of Vapor
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Lion's Eye Diamond
    1 Mana Vault
    1 Wheel of Fortune
    1 Yawgmoth's Bargain
    1 Yawgmoth's Will
    1 Mind's Desire
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 Necropotence
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Demonic Tutor
    2 Cabal Ritual
    1 Mana Crypt

    Sideboard
    3 Defense Grid
    2 Ancient Tomb
    2 Ravenous Trap
    2 Sadistic Sacrament
    2 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Island
    1 Empty the Warrens
    1 Echoing Truth
    1 Hurkyl's Recall

    The bottom nine decks were as follows after Swiss:

    1. UR Slaver/Welder Control
    2. Show and Tell Fish
    3. Mono-Black Waste Not
    4. Counterbalance Mentor
    5. Uba Stax
    6. Odd Oath
    7. Tezzeret
    8. Gifts Oath
    9. Dark Petition Storm


  • @GrandpaBelcher thanks for posting these! I think the first place list is missing an Academy from the decklist.



  • @Goblin-Masons Thanks, yes! List is edited now.



  • Thanks to the POP shop! for hosting this!
    Though I have only been to a few Team Serious events I highly recommend them. They are competitive without being stuffy and all the guys are friendly. If you get a chance make sure you get to one!



  • Thanks for posting this! Do you know if Matt Hazard is on here or uses Twitter? His DepthStill deck looks super interesting and I'd love to chat with him about it.



  • @l_neiman Greetings - I'd be happy to chat about anything regarding the DepthStill deck...still getting used to the new TMD - are their PMs?


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