TMD OPEN 19 Tournament Organizer Report



  • TMD OPEN 19 – Official Tournament Organizer Report

    Another year, another TMD Open. I think this year marks the 15th year of TMD Open and my 20th year as a tournament organizer. And, I still get the same feeling of dread leading up to the event that something will go wrong and the sense of ease and accomplishment when it is all over. I am always overcome by how lucky I am to be a part of something like this. Magic is a game that is so big, so worldly, so mammoth that it seems odd that there can be something like the small, tight community of Vintage that we have in the northeast. But I am honored to be a part of that group and hope that my events have an impact on keeping it going.

    I have said it in my last report, but I want to again apologize to anyone who I couldn’t give my full attention to with the craziness of the day. Many of you came up and chatted with me during the day and even if I looked like it was some down time I likely had 20 thought swirling through my head. So, if I seemed distant I was not trying to be rude. I look forward to seeing you all again at events that I attend where I can be a little more social.

    Of course, I certainly must thank my amazing judge staff: CJ Stambaugh, Kevin Daly, David Hutchinson, and Joe Achille for all their hard working in making sure the event ran smoothly. Props to Phil Michener for running the concessions. And of course, Nick Coss, and Calvin Hodges were outstanding vendors.

    We had 108 players and the standings after 7 rounds of swiss looked like this:
    Rank Name (Team, if applicable) Match Points Opp Match Win %
    1 Kohler, James (BDL) 18 56.0544 76.4706 54.7557 7/6/0/0
    2 Chen, Shawn 18 53.0612 70.5882 52.8031 7/6/0/0
    3 Lalo, Josh (LHS) 18 50.6803 75 48.4458 7/6/0/0
    4 Brennan, Joe (PHS) 17 66.3265 83.3333 65.0502 7/5/2/0
    5 Gacioch, Daniel (TPS) 17 65.9864 76.9231 62.0575 7/5/2/0
    6 Gennari, Justin (TCA) 17 59.1837 90.9091 58.8633 7/5/2/0
    7 Schaffanacker, Michael 16 69.3878 76.9231 64.6314 7/5/1/0
    8 Lisevick, David (KND) 16 60.5442 73.3333 60.659 7/5/1/0
    9 Naidu, Akash 16 57.0748 73.3333 55.2672 7/5/1/0
    10 Greenbaum, Micah 16 53.7415 62.963 53.5409 7/5/1/0
    11 Lukas, Ben 15 66.3265 68.75 60.3836 7/5/0/0
    12 Dupuis, Eric 15 60.4762 71.4286 57.1077 7/5/0/0
    13 Dayton, Samantha (BAN) 15 56.8707 61.1111 55.1745 7/5/0/0
    14 Dayton, William (BAN) 15 56.4626 70.5882 52.0842 7/5/0/0
    15 Chang, Roland (TNY) 15 54.4218 61.1111 51.8139 7/5/0/0
    16 Kelly, Brian 15 54.2857 68.75 53.0456 7/5/0/0
    17 Fisher, Ryan 15 53.4014 66.6667 54.5525 7/5/0/0
    18 Dupre, Craig 15 50.9524 66.6667 51.5208 7/5/0/0
    19 Harvey, Stephen (TFD) 15 50.7483 63.1579 50.7363 7/5/0/0
    20 Diab, Kenan 15 48.2313 58.8235 49.8284 7/5/0/0
    21 Lim, Joel (BAN) 15 45.2381 68.75 46.8998 7/5/0/0
    22 Seals, Keith (DWG) 15 44.8299 68.75 45.992 7/5/0/0
    23 Miller, Dan (PHS) 13 72.2222 57.4074 66.9229 6/3/1/1
    24 Meyst, Rich (TPS) 13 59.8639 64.2857 59.0636 7/4/1/0
    25 Shay, Rich (DWG) 12 65.3061 50 59.0137 7/4/0/0
    26 Farias, Andrew 12 62.585 44.4444 62.648 7/4/0/0
    27 Forino, Raffaelle 12 60.2041 50 56.9585 7/4/0/0
    28 Desrosiers, R 12 58.9116 44.4444 57.4515 7/4/0/0
    29 Brum, Mike 12 58.7755 58.8235 55.4563 7/4/0/0
    30 Nunez, David 12 58.2313 55.5556 55.1773 7/4/0/0
    31 Tibbetts, Jeremy (DGK) 12 55.7823 55 53.5228 7/4/0/0
    32 Magrann, Will (DWG) 12 53.7415 52.6316 53.9598 7/4/0/0
    33 Forino, Vincent 12 53.7415 47.3684 54.5854 7/4/0/0
    34 Glackin, Ryan (NFL) 12 53.4014 52.6316 53.5641 7/4/0/0
    35 Difebo, Dominic (2BB) 12 52.381 52.6316 49.6201 7/4/0/0
    36 Compton, Travis (BDL) 12 51.7007 57.8947 49.1905 7/4/0/0
    37 Beaver, Jeremy (2BB) 12 51.3605 52.9412 51.6272 7/4/0/0
    38 Candee, Timothy (TCA) 12 50.3401 50 49.2472 7/4/0/0
    39 Hornung, Mark (NFL) 12 50.2721 56.25 48.6522 7/4/0/0
    40 Dobbin, Zach (PHS) 12 47.8912 52.9412 49.3782 7/4/0/0
    41 Hangley, James (BDL) 12 46.9388 56.25 49.6182 7/4/0/0
    42 Nelson, Dan (TCA) 12 46.9388 52.9412 48.2999 7/4/0/0
    43 Murray, Matthew 12 44.4898 62.5 44.1893 7/4/0/0
    44 Pankiewicz, Chris 12 41.4966 56.25 41.1765 7/4/0/0
    45 Hughes, Gregory 10 52.6077 46.2963 54.6921 7/3/1/0
    46 Macdonald, Neil (KND) 9 64 57.1429 56.7033 5/3/0/0
    47 Grudzina, John 9 63.8889 57.1429 57.5092 6/3/0/0
    48 Bard, Jacob (KoC) 9 63.8889 46.6667 57.6374 6/3/0/0
    49 Demick, Jarad (TPS) 9 62.1693 40 62.3936 6/2/0/1
    50 Spicola, Joe 9 59.1837 50 55.9555 7/3/0/0
    51 Spinelli, Brett 9 57.1429 47.0588 53.9223 7/3/0/0
    52 Fleischmann-Rose, David (TFD 9 56.0544 43.75 55.6283 7/3/0/0
    53 Hanson, Chris (LHS) 9 53.8889 50 51.1472 6/3/0/0
    54 Loiterman, Kenny 9 52.7211 43.75 52.8937 7/3/0/0
    55 Rodgers, Jeff 9 51.2925 47.3684 52.8812 7/3/0/0
    56 Noble, Mike 9 50.3401 44.4444 52.0228 7/3/0/0
    57 Moss, Matthew 9 50 53.3333 49.8039 6/3/0/0
    58 Meckes, Josh 9 49.3878 41.1765 50.723 7/3/0/0
    59 Rocheleau, James 9 46.9388 43.75 45.5622 7/3/0/0
    60 Hoffman, Nathaniel (NFL) 9 45.9184 44.4444 47.0021 7/3/0/0
    61 Morawski, Jason 9 44.4898 43.75 44.4805 7/3/0/0
    62 Geras, Jonathan (2BB) 9 40.8163 50 43.6243 7/3/0/0
    63 Paquet, Matt 9 39.4558 42.8571 39.674 7/3/0/0
    64 Franczak, John 6 64.5833 44.4444 57.5 4/2/0/0
    65 Balakrishnan, Vasu 6 60 36.3636 60.3939 5/2/0/0
    66 Prendergast, Hunter 6 55.5556 42.8571 49.8039 6/2/0/0
    67 Seco, Daniel 6 54.6667 50 54.1636 5/2/0/0
    68 Harris, Dean 6 53.3333 38.4615 52.9138 5/2/0/0
    69 Danis, Chris 6 52.381 36.8421 51.2525 7/2/0/0
    70 Came, Sean 6 51.0204 35.2941 52.5638 7/2/0/0
    71 Doheny, James 6 50.6944 50 49.4048 4/2/0/0
    72 DiJohn, Nicholas (TFD) 6 50.6667 45.4545 50 5/2/0/0
    73 Viradia, Sahaj 6 47.2222 41.1765 45.7684 6/2/0/0
    74 Haberer, Daniel 6 46.5306 41.1765 46.209 7/2/0/0
    75 Sokol, Mason 6 44.4444 40 45.1488 6/2/0/0
    76 Mahr, Mickey 6 38.0952 42.1053 40.1338 7/2/0/0
    77 Wagnon, Ben 6 36.6667 35.7143 40.7619 5/1/0/1
    78 ONeil, Will (DGK) 4 56 45.2381 47.5336 5/1/1/0
    79 Rynkiewicz, James 4 48.1481 47.619 50.3968 3/1/1/0
    80 Proulx, Dan 4 48.1481 41.6667 49.3827 3/1/1/0
    81 Hogan, John 4 44.7846 25.4902 44.8129 7/1/1/0
    82 Langdon, Josh (KoC) 3 66.6667 44.4444 54.1667 3/1/0/0
    83 Chitturi, Ashok 3 66.6667 42.8571 61.3757 3/1/0/0
    84 Akhandzadeh, Amir 3 66.6667 37.5 56.9444 3/1/0/0
    85 Maher, Kevin (KND) 3 66.6667 33.3333 61.9048 3/1/0/0
    86 Keller, Michael 3 58.3333 45.4545 51.7424 4/1/0/0
    87 Zylinski, Stanislaw (TNY) 3 55.5556 42.8571 50 3/1/0/0
    88 Sacino, Joey 3 55.5556 37.5 50.5291 3/1/0/0
    89 Aratake, Shingo 3 53.0612 20 49.0033 7/1/0/0
    90 Martin, Jesse 3 52.0833 25 48.6111 4/1/0/0
    91 Sollazzo, Daniel (LHS) 3 46.6667 25 47.1905 5/1/0/0
    92 Bradley, Scott 3 44.4444 50 42.6587 3/1/0/0
    93 Rodriguez, Jostin (TNY) 3 37.037 44.4444 39.8148 3/1/0/0
    94 Craft, Peter 3 33.3333 44.4444 34.7222 3/1/0/0
    95 Fitzgerald, Maura 1 40.2778 30.303 39.5833 4/0/1/0
    96 Swatkins, Brian 0 75 20 63.3333 2/0/0/0
    97 Costa, Victor 0 66.6667 0 60.5159 3/0/0/0
    98 Heitner, Andrew 0 55.5556 33.3333 55.8862 3/0/0/0
    99 Saltsman, James 0 55.5556 25 57.7381 3/0/0/0
    100 Stroke, Shawn 0 55.5556 14.2857 55.5556 3/0/0/0
    101 Coyle, Michael 0 55.5556 0 58.7302 3/0/0/0
    102 Deering, Matt 0 55.5556 0 55.5556 3/0/0/0
    103 Harding, Timothy 0 50 20 50 2/0/0/0
    104 Aguanno, Christian 0 44.4444 33.3333 46.3624 3/0/0/0
    105 Meadow, Eric (KoC) 0 44.4444 25 48.1481 3/0/0/0
    106 Probasco, Andy 0 44.4444 14.2857 44.4444 3/0/0/0
    107 Vitalis, Joseph 0 44.4444 0 49.4048 3/0/0/0
    108 Marmulstein, Rion (DGK) 0 37.037 14.2857 43.4524 3/0/0/0

    In the top 8:
    David. Lisevick beat JP Kohler
    Shawn Chen beat Michael Schaffancaker
    Justin Gennari beat Joshua Lalo
    Joe Brennan beat Dan Gaccioch

    In the top 4:
    Joe Brennan beat David Lisevick
    Justin Gennari beat Shawn Chen

    In the Finals:
    Justin Gennari beat Joe Brennan

    Top 8 decklists have been posted at:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o5l7LvgTpVPdtlPKTuDIJ7d63WfOnfPz/view
    All other lists are currently being typed up by the amazing Jostin Rodriguez and will be linked as soon as they become available.

    Other notable victories:
    JP Kohler- TMD OPEN 19 BINGO Winner
    Shingo Aratake- Last place finisher(Still in after 7 rounds) and winner of signed “Totally Losts”
    Andrew Farias and Mark Hornung- Winners of MTG Art paintings
    Will Magrann- TMD OPEN 19 CARD THROWING CONTEST Winner (BACK TO BACK WINNER)
    Team Cerebral Assassins(Justin Gennari, Dan Nelson, Tim Candee)- TMD OPEN 19 TEAM COMPETITION Winners
    (This one was CLOSE. PHS(Joe Brennan, Dan Miller, and Zach Dobbin) had 42 points going into the top 8 compared to Cerebral Assassin’s 41. But since Justin won three matches in the top 8 to Joe Brennan’s two the nod went to the Cerebral Assassins)
    Sam Dayton, Ryan Glackin, Mike Noble, Nick Cross (Team KFC)- TMD OPEN 19 TRIVIA Winners
    Christian Aguanno- TMD OPEN 19 SIDE EVENT Winner
    Nicholas DiJohn- TMD Open 19 Pirate Selfie Champion

    Other thoughts on the day:
    Everything went fine after the scare I got when I showed up on Friday to be told that the room was double booked for Saturday! Fortunately, the VFW figured out the goof and took care of everything!

    FNM vintage had 10 people which was exactly 10 people more than would have been there if I was just setting up the room by myself so that seems to be something I want to keep doing. Moving forward I could see this growing and becoming a more attended part of the event.

    The after party was a lot of fun. I think over the course of a few years this could grow to be a staple of the event as well.

    Props to Eric Dupuis for uploading a stream of feature matches to his website. Please visit and support https://www.twitch.tv/BrainstormMTG. The specific video is posted at: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/260565025 . Although this is not a budgeted part of the event, Eric stepped up in a big way to bring coverage to watch and rewatch whenever you need your TMD Open fix.

    Thanks again the VFW for hosting. And thank you all for being considerate around the club members. We are guests in their house after all.

    If you had a good time, a good way to pay it forward is to help build the community by encouraging and helping someone interested in Vintage to get into the format. Loan some cards, carpool to an event, show them some MTGO content, etc. Let’s keep the momentum for Vintage going.

    Until next time.

    Thanks,
    Ray



  • @iamfishman Thanks so much for posting this, and of course for hosting it! Had a great time as usual :)

    Although it looks like the "all decks 15 points and above" link you provided is actually just the top 8 ...



  • Hi all. The most significant way that you can help make TMD Open 20 next year even better than this one is by going here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/449795605434377/
    and sharing in the suggestion post any little thing you can think of to make the next event better. I don't care how inane or weird your suggestion may be. Although I can't promise that each one will be acted upon, I do promise to read and consider every single thought. Thanks,
    Ray



  • @nucleosynth That is correct. Let me fix that.



  • For those like me that find it easier to parse the information this way, someone entered the decklists into mtgtop8 - http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=19213&f=VI


 

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