Deal Me In Games 2018 Champion Invitational 2019 January event

Welcome to 2019 everybody. And what a start to the Vintage year it was for the north east Vintage Scene. We started the day around 10:45 at Deal Me In Games with 2018 Vintage Invitational for the store Championship. As one of the few remaining monthly Vintage events this capped off a big year of play from some of the regions best players.

Round 1 saw
(1) Dan Miller vs (8) Greg Hoover
(2) Zach Dobbin vs (7) Dean Harris
(3) Dan Barkon vs (6) Josh Barkon
(4) Joe Brennan vs (5) Nick Dijohn

The Quarter final round saw
Zach Dobbin (shops) take down Dean Harris (dredge)
Josh Barkon (shops) taken down Dan Barkon (shops)
Nick DiJohn (PO) take down Joe Brennan (rug)
Greg Hoover (shops - traitor to blue mages everywhere!!) get a message 15mins into the start time that Dan Miller was actually defeated by the alarm clock.

Semi Final saw:
Josh Barkon defeat Zach Dobbin
Greg Hoover defeat Nick Dijohn

Finals saw:
Josh Barkon defeat Greg Hoover 2-0

Congratulations to Josh Barkon on winning first place. His prizes included a round 1 bye to the noon event, free entry into the noon event and very nice looking Mishra's Workshop. Josh Barkon is the 2018 Deal Me in Games Champion.

Congratulations to me (Greg) for 2nd place. 2nd place prize pool included a bye in the noon event, free entry into the noon event a nice looking Revised Underground Sea!!

Josh tuned his deck for a shops heavy meta, keeping the sphere effects in his sideboard and faced shops all 3 rounds of the invitational. In game 1 of the finals against me, we both mulled to 6. I scryed and kept a steel overseer on top with 1 in my hand. Even then I was thinking I should have bottomed it. I had 2 mana in my opening hand with a steel overseer and I think a ravager and just really needed more mana. My turn 1 draw was overseer. Turn 2 was workshop. Scrying to the bottom means I draw workshop on turn 1 and have a much more explosive opening which I dont think Josh recovers from. As it was, he beat me down pretty quick.

Game 2 we both got off to quick starts, Josh played an early wurmcoil. I followed up with a metamorph on his wurm coil. Josh pulled another wurmcoil and had a prettycommanding board state. Until I drew my super-secret mirror tech - memory jar. I played memory jar off my workshop (2 inspectors in play), drew 7 more and proceeded to dump my hand and give me a pretty commanding board state. 2 blocking errors in back to back turns (he attached with a 15/15 wurmcoil and I chump blocked and didn't sac to ravager either time) cost me the game as despite the massive life game, I was able to beat josh down to 25 when he won. Josh also had a blocking error that ran him into a 3 for 1 in my favor. But in the end, I couldn't effectively answer a 15/15 wurmcoil and 3 thopter tokens.

Invitational decklists will be posted this week as Jason is compiling that data. This is something I usually do but with a big change at home for me, my time to do that is a bit more limited than it used to be.

Congratulations to our top 8 invitational participants - Dean Harris, Joe Brennan, Dan Barkon, Dan Miller* (kind of a participant), Zach Dobbin, Nick DiJohn, Greg Hoover and especially our Champion Josh Barkon on a job well done.

*We had an alternate lined up (Leon Anton who tied me for 8th and lost his play off game to me) but Leon also could not make it.

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First Place
Josh Barkon
Ravager Shops

1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland

1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring

1 Lodestone Golem
1 Triskelion
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Precursor Golem
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Chief of the Foundry
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Hangarback Walker
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard

1 Chalice of the Void
1 Powder Keg
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
2 Wurmcoil Engine
2 Mindbreak Trap
3 Ratchet Bomb
4 Sphere of Resistance

2nd Place
Greg Hoover
Ravager Shops

1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland

1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
4 Sphere of Resistance

1 Chief of the Foundry
1 Hangarback Walker
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard

1 Chief of the Foundry
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Memory Jar
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Triskelion
1 Wurmcoil Engine
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
3 Ratchet Bomb

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3rd/4th
Zach Dobbin
Arabian Knights Shops

1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland

1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
4 Sphere of Resistance

1 Lodestone Golem
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Hangarback Walker
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard

1 Burried Ruin
1 Powder Keg
1 Skyssovereign, Consul Flagship
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Witchbane Orb
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
2 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Grafdigger's Cage

3rd/4th

Nick DiJohn
Paradoxical

1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tundra
2 Polluted Delta
2 Underground Sea
3 Island
3 Scalding Tarn

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Defense Grid
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Lotus Petal
1 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mind's Desire
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
1 Sol Ring
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Time Walk
1 Yawgmoth's Will
2 Flusterstorm
2 Repeal
2 Sensei's Divining Top
3 Preordain
4 Force of Will
4 Mox Opal
4 Paradoxical Outcome

1 Monastery Mentor
1 Sai, Naster Thopterist
1 Snapcaster Mage

Sideboard

1 Cavern of Souls
1 Flusterstorm
1 Karakas
1 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Wipe Away
2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
2 Propaganda
2 Tormod's Crypt
3 Hurkyll's Recall

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5th-8th
Daniel Barkon
Ravager Shops

1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Mishra's Factory
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland

1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
2 Dismember

1 Lodestone Golem
2 Chief of the Foundry
2 Steel Hellkite
2 Wurmcoil Engine
3 Hangarback Walker
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Precursor Golem
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard

1 Chalice of the Void
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Trinisphere
2 Null Rod
2 Relic of Progenitus
3 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Sphere of Resistance

5th-8th
Joe Brennan
RUG Pyro

1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Mountain
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Scalding Tarn

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Throught Time
1 Flusterstorm
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
1 Spell Pierce
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Lightning Bolt
2 Pyroblast
3 Dack Fayden
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
4 Preordain

3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromaster

Sideboard

1 Ancient Grudge
1 Forest
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Null Rod
1 Pithing Needle
1 Pyroblast
4 Nature's Claim
4 Tormod's Crypt

5th-8th
Dean Harris
This is Pitch Dredge!

4 Bazaar of Baghdad

1 Chalice of the Void
2 Dread Return
3 Cabal Therapy
4 Force of Will
4 Leyline of the Void
4 Mental Misstep
4 Mindbreak Trap
4 Serum Powder
4 Unmask

1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Golgari Thug
1 Vengeful Pharaoh
3 Ichorid
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Hollow One
4 Narcomoeba
4 Prized Amalgam
4 Stinkweed Imp

Sideboard

1 Contagion
1 Petrified Field
1 Serenity
2 City of Brass
2 Ingot Chewer
4 Mana Confluence
4 Nature's Claim

5th-8th
Dan Miller
DNP

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Now, moving on to our 2019 tournament series. We wiped the board clean and everybody started at 0. Noon today saw the first event of our 2019 tournament series start with 22 people showing up. Great turn out to kick things off.

We played 5 rounds of magic and moved to top 8. Top 8 were:

(1) Josh Potucek (landstill oath) vs (8) Zach Dobbin (shops) 2-1 josh
(2) Greg Hoover (shops) vs (7) Ryan McKinney (oath) 2-0 Greg
(3) Jason Beaupre (vault/key) vs (6) Dan Barkon 2-0 Dan
(4) Joe Brennan (rug) vs (5) Josh Barkon (shops) 2-1 Josh

Semi Finals saw:
(1) Josh Potucek vs Josh Barkon With Josh taking the match 2-1
(2) Greg Hoover vs Dan Barkon with Dan taking the match 2-0

Finals saw the Brothers Barkon split. Which means for the second year in a row a Barkon won our invitational and split the first event of the year. Congratulations to Josh Barkon on his huge day taking 2018 store champion and splitting the finals in the first event of the year. Congratulations to Dan Barkon a big day as well hitting the invitational and splitting the first event of the year.

And now for the moment you have all been waiting for - I present to you the official 2019 Deal Me In Games Vintage Invitational Standings after 1 event!:

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Your top 8 is:
1 Dan Barkon 20 (2017 champion)
1 Josh Barkon 20 (2018 champion)
3 Greg Hoover 17
3 Josh Potucek 17
5 Jason Beaupre 14
6 Joe Brennan 13
6 Ryan McKinney 13
8 Zach Dobbin 12

Note - for ties I just listed them alphabetically by last name.
Like the invitational, Jason at Deal Me In Games is splitting the reporting workload with me so top 8 deck lists are coming soon!

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1st Place

Josh Barkon
Ravager Shops

1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland

1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
4 Sphere of Resistance

1 Lodestone Golem
1 Triskelion
2 Hangarback Walker
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
2 Precursor Golem
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard

1 Powder Keg
2 Chief of the Foundry
2 Dismember
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Tormod's Crypt
2 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Grafdigger's Cage

2nd Place

Daniel Barkon
Ravager Shops

1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Mishra's Factory
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland

1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
4 Sphere of Resistance

1 Lodestone Golem
2 Chief of the Foundry
3 Hangarback Walker
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Precursor Golem
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard

1 Tormod's Crypt
2 Dismember
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Steel Hellkite
2 Wurmcoil Engine
3 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Null Rod

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3rd Place

Josh Potucek
BUG Landstill Oath

1 Forest
1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Polluted Delta
1 Treetop Village
1 Tropical Island
2 Creeping Tar Pit
2 Underground Sea
3 Mishras Factory
4 Forbidden Orchard
4 Misty Rainforest

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Assassins Trophy
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Swan Song
1 Time Walk
1 Vampiric Tutor
2 Mana Drain
2 Pernicious Deed
2 Show and Tell
3 Flusterstorm
3 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
4 Oath of Druids
4 Standstill

3 Griselbrand

Sideboard

1 Blazing Archon
1 Dig Through Time
1 Pithing Needle
1 Stormtide Leviathan
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Mindbreak Trap
3 Leyline of the Void
4 Natures Claim

4th Place

Greg Hoover
Ravager Shops

1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland

1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
4 Sphere of Resistance

1 Chief of the Foundry
1 Hangarback Walker
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard

1 Chief of the Foundry
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Memory Jar
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Triskelion
1 Wurmcoil Engine
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Relic of Progenitus
3 Grafdigger's Cage

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5th Place
Jason Beaupre
It's a little bit of everything all rolled into one

1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Flooded Strand
2 Volcanic Island
4 Underground Sea
4 Polluted Delta

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Helm of Obedience
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Drain
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Tezzeret the Seeker
1 Time Vault
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Voltaic Key
1 Yawgmoth's Will
2 Dack Fayden
2 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
4 Leyline of the Void

1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Champion of Wits
1 Hostage Taker
1 Voltaic Servant
4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy

Sideboard

1 By Force
1 Flusterstorm
1 Mental Misstep
1 Propaganda
1 Tormod's Crypt
2 Abrade
2 Thoughtseize
3 Hurkyll's Recall
3 Pyroblast

6th Place
Joe Brennan
RUG Pyro

1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Mountain
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Scalding Tarn

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Throught Time
1 Flusterstorm
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
1 Spell Pierce
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Lightning Bolt
2 Pyroblast
3 Dack Fayden
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
4 Preordain

3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromaster

Sideboard

1 Ancient Grudge
1 Forest
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Null Rod
1 Pithing Needle
1 Pyroblast
4 Nature's Claim
4 Tormod's Crypt

7th Place
Ryan McKinney
Oath

1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Underground Sea
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Dealta
2 Scalding Tarn
2 Tropical Island
2 Volcanic Island
4 Forbidden Orchard

1 Abrade
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Throught Time
1 Mana Drain
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
1 Pyroblast
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Yawgmoth's Will
2 Dack Fayden
2 Flusterstorm
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
4 Oath of Druids
4 Preordain

1 Griselbrand
1 Inferno Titan
1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Sideboard

1 Abrade
1 Archon of Valor's Reach
1 Blazing Archon
1 Chandra, Tourch of Defiance
1 Nature's Claim
1 Null Rod
1 Pithing Needle
1 Strip Mine
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Pyroblast
3 Tormod's Crypt

8th Place
Zach Dobbin
Arabian Knights Shops

1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland

1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
4 Sphere of Resistance

1 Lodestone Golem
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Hangarback Walker
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard

1 Burried Ruin
1 Powder Keg
1 Skyssovereign, Consul Flagship
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Witchbane Orb
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
2 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Grafdigger's Cage

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The Decklists are done and typed up. I just have to figure out which decks the Barkon Brothers played at each event as they played different lists in the invitational and the main event. Hopefully I can have them posted tomorrow.

Thanks for all who came out for both the Invitational and the Main Event. As most people know we are giving out cash as prize instead of store credit and I think this first event showed that people are excited as we had 22 players that fought the snow and decided that DMIG was as good a place as any to watch the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs while playing vintage.

Thanks again and see you all next month!

Sorry it took me so long to get these up. In the future I will have them posted right away. Jason

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