We did it! We hosted 33 Old School magicians for a one-day, 6-round webcam tournament. We sent $350 to the Ottawa Food Bank, earmarked for COVID-19 relief.
We really appreciate those who took the time to play in the event as we adjust to our new normal.
I can’t say the event went without hiccups. We were planning on using Wizards’ event software and it turns out some features were locked, so we scrambled to find a solution before the tournament started. Between that, and a few technical difficulties as people got used to their setups, we had a late start. Thank you for not giving us too much of a hard time about it.
Some note-worthy observations:
- Atog was the most represented deck (4), with all decks in the top half of standings, including 2 in Top 8.
- BR Dreams Combo and Reanimator were the second-most represented, with 3 players each.
- There were 2 copies in Reanimator in Top 8.
- Dreams decks didn’t perform well, with all of them in the bottom 25%.
- The Deck, UR Counterburn and Mono Black, Old School usual suspects, were not represented.
We had prize cards for most creative and first through fourth. In addition, the person in first place could choose between an altered Unlimited Icy Manipulator or $33 in store credit at Multizone.ca. Second place would get the other. In addition, the best performing unpowered deck would get a set of Capital Chaos Power 9 proxies. Our prize recipients are:
- Most Creative – Yannick B with Poisonous Lands
- Best Unpowered – Pascal P with Mono U Aggro (21st in Swiss)
- 1st Place – Mark E with Esper Reanimator (Unlimited Icy Manipulator)
- 2nd Place – Eric DC with Initiates of the Juzam Hand ($33 at Multizone)
- 3rd Place – Drew L with Bant Midrange
- 4th Place – Will M with UWR CopyAtog
Drew and Mark faced off in the final round as the sole 5-0s, but despite that, Eric edged ahead on breakers by 0.05% on the third tie-breaker (opponent game percentage?).
There are lot of people to thank:
- Everyone who played in the event and told their friends about it.
- The folks from the Pestilence Open, who gave us tips on running a webcam tournament.
- The folks from New England Old School and Geocities of Brass who lent us their Whereby rooms.
- Multizone who did pairings and reporting for us so organizers could play.
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Final standings and decklists
1st: Mark E — 4c Reanimator
2nd: Eric DC – Initiates of the Juzam Hand
3rd: Drew L – Bant Midrange
4th: Will M – UWR CopyAtog
5th: Michael W – UG Pump
6th: Mike F – Atog
7th: Patrick B – Esper Reanimator
8th: Thomas A – Grumpy.dec (BW Void)
9th: Ben K – WUB Derelor
10th: Karl KR – Montreal Robot Special
11th: Joshua J – Atog
12th: Christopher Z – Deadguy Rack
13th: Ryan K – UW Shops
14th: Joel B – UWR Atog
15th: Will P – NO DECKLIST
16th: James C – Dwarves and Derelors
17th: Dylan K – UWR Skies
18th: Jason B – RW Forkin’ Weenies
19th: Louis E – UR Vise Burn
20th: Marc F – Grixis Atog
21st: Pascal P – Mono U Aggro BEST UNPOWERED
22nd: Nolan B – BR Troll Disco UNPOWERED
23rd: Brian M – Candleshops
24th: Shane C – Esper Reanimator
25th: David D – Forkin’ Mono R UNPOWERED
26th: Andy B – BR Dreams Combo
27th: Abraham C – WG Midrange
28th: Kaelen M – BR Dreams Combo
29th: Ben R – The Tomb: Grixis Control
30th: Michael S – BR Dreams Combo
31st: Yannick B – Poisonous Lands MOST CREATIVE
32nd: Lucas A – NO DECKLIST
33rd: Kevin V – BG Fallen Elves