We filled up the house again with 24 players for the 3rd annual Matt Hazard Birthday Team Serious Invitational.
The donated prizes:
Some tournament action:
After 5 rounds of Swiss, the top 8 played out as follows:
(1st) Frank Singel (Vintage Lands) vs (8th) Craig Kuchar (Zacama Oath) – Frank wins 2-1
(3rd) Kevin Cron (4 Color Leovold) vs (6th) Nam Tran (2 Card Monte) – Kevin wins 2-1
(4th) Jon Hammack (Grixis Tinker) vs (5th) Charles Rolko (Jeskai Mentor) – Charles wins 2-1
(2nd) Kevin Nelson (Dredge) vs (7th) Ben Perry (Oath) – Ben wins 2-1
Frank Singel (Vintage Lands) vs Kevin Cron (4 Color Leovold) – Frank wins 2-1
Charles Rolko (Jeskai Mentor) vs Ben Perry (Oath) – Ben wins 2-1
Frank Singel (Vintage Lands) vs Ben Perry (Oath) – Ben wins 2-1
Every match in the elimination rounds went to 3 games!
Congrats to Ben Perry, our first repeat TSI Champion!
Ben Perry – Oath
Frank Singel – Vintage Lands
Kevin Cron – 4 Color Leovold
Charles Rolko – Jeskai Mentor
Kevin Nelson – Dredge
Jon Hammack – Grixis Tinker
Nam Tran – 2 Card Monte
Craig Kuchar – Zacama Oath
Ben picked a Russian foil Khalni Hydra as his prize. Mostly for all of the green mana symbols!
Kevin Cron ended up with Ben's prize box 3rd pick.
Opening a set of Homelands, 2 Illuminati Decks, pack of shades of grey crayons, a page torn out of a bible, a wormword treefolk altered to be a malort elemental, and a stack of foreign staples, some japanese foils and some alters.
Kevin was given the choice of choosing Door #1 or trading Door #1 for Door #2. Kevin opted for Door #2. Door #1 had a Worldwake Jace, the Mindsculptor. Door #2 had a Jace, the Malort Sculptor Forest!
Frank took a revised Taiga for 2nd place. Jon Hammack took a Legends Karakas. Nam Tran took a set of Rivals of Ixalan. Craig Kuchar took an Iconic Masters Mana Drain and a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies! I am not sure how the rest of the prizes went. Everyone got to pick something so I'm sure they can post what they got! The From the Vault pictured is the Lore set.
The stream past broadcast can be found at twitch.tv/seriousvintage. I've made highlights of all of the rounds that can be found in the highlights sections with these approximate timestamps.
Round 1: Nam Tran (2 Card Monte) vs Matt Hazard (U/B Control)
1:01:00 - 1:43:00
Round 2: Andrew McClennan (U/R Delver) vs Rick Gideon (Esper Control)
2:05:00 - 2:32:00
Round 3: Kevin Nelson (Dredge) vs Charles Rolko (Jeskai Mentor)
3:24:00 - 4:15:38
Round 4: Jon Hammack (Grixis Tinker) vs Kevin Nelson (Dredge)
4:25:00 - 5:29:00
Round 5: Rajah James (Ravager Shops) vs Matt Hazard (Temporal Mastery Spy Network Hazard Control)
5:40:00 - 6:12:00
Top 8: Craig Kuchar (Zacama Oath) vs Frank Singel (Vintage Lands)
6:30:00 - 7:12:04
Top 4: Charles Rolko (Jeskai Mentor) vs Ben Perry (Oath)
7:32:00 - 8:33:50
Finals: Frank Singel (Vintage Lands) vs Ben Perry (Oath)
9:39:00 - 10:57:52
The matches have also been uploaded to our youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAK-R0_pmD3dnJZ32yJL0w
I must have messed up the time stamps so the first batch of videos are under 2 minutes and a few others uploaded that are way too long. The next batch are correct but I don't have our youtube login so I can't delete the mistakenly uploaded videos
• Grixis Tinker
• Jeskai Mentor
• 4 Color Leovold
• U/R Delver
• 4 Color Leovold Kess
• U/B Control
• Esper Control
• (4) Oath
• (2) Burning Paradoxical Oath
• (1) 2 Card Monte
• (5) Ravager Shops
• Vintage Lands
• Paradoxical Outcome Storm