December 2019 Monthly – Event

December 2019 Monthly

We had 12 people join us so close to Christmas holidays.

UR Counter-Jug vs. BUG Trans-Beast

We saw some spice come to play this month with a few typically mono-color players including a second color.

Frozen Ernie vs. Spice Rack

We also saw people switching off normally tier decks to have a little fun.

Mono B Tabernac de Void vs. UWR Gargoyles

There were a lot of close games being won by very small margins.

Black Weenie vs. 4c Atog

That could have been helped by multiple copies of City of Brass whittling down the life totals of 3+ color decks.

UWR Gargoyles vs. Mono G Midrange

The finals pit Kevin’s vises vs. Pat’s racks.

Kevin beat Pat 2-0 and wins the Capital Chaos December Monthly as the lone 4-0! Congrats!

Final standings

1st: Kevin – 4c Atog
2nd: Pat – Spice Rack
3rd: Patrick – 5c Good Cards
4th: Lorenzo – UWR Gargoyles
5th: Drew – Frozen Ernie
6th: Joe – Mono G Midrange
7th: Brian – Mono B Tabernac de Void!
8th: Louis – BUG Trans-Beast
9th: Seb – Mono G Weenie
10th: Jason – Mono B Weenie
11th: Chelsea – Mono W Weenie
12th: Laura – UR Counter-Jug

November 2019 Monthly – Event

November 2019 Monthly – Courtesy: Jason

We set another record with 20 players joining us for this monthly.

Our 20 person turnout – Courtesy: Jason

We had 3 new players which really emphasized how Old School is a format where you can enjoy Magic with your friends and family.

Settling into a game or just finishing one – Courtesy: Chelsea

We had a really nice deck variety this month, with a lot of people switching up from their usual.

Caseygeddon vs. Frozen Ernie (Bant vs. Bant?) – Courtesy: Chelsea

Black continues to be well-represented which may signal sideboard changes for some before next month’s event.

RB Stranger Dreams vs. Mono R Midrange

Because we had 20 players and 4 rounds, we had 3 3-0s going into the last round.

Mono B vs. Mono G

Our Mono G player enjoyed his Whirling Dervishes as he faced off versus 3 Black decks and our resident The Deck expert didn’t drop a game. Jimmy and Joe both finished 4-0.

Jimmy takes home the prize on tie-breakers. Congratulations Jimmy!

Final standings

1st: Jimmy – The Deck (4-0)
2nd: Joe – Mono G Aggro (also 4-0)
3rd: Pat M – Spice Rack
4th: Lorenzo – Troll Disco
5th: Brian – Mono B Neither Void
6th: Kevin – Caseygeddon
7th: Jason – Mono B Aggro
8th: Michael – RB Dreams
9th: Patrick – Mono B Midrange
10th: Drew – Frozen Ernie
11th: Matt – Pink Weenie
12th: Riccardo – RB Stranger Dreams
13th: Chelsea – Mono W Aggro
14th: Seb – Mono B Aggro
15th: Louis – Sultai Beast
16th: Laura – Mono R Midrange
17th: Andy – BW Deadguy
18th: Dylan – BW Deadguy
19th: Matt – Mono U Bounceroni
20th: Becca – Kansas City Hot Steppers

October 2019 Monthly – Event

October 2019 Monthly

We had 12 players join us for this month’s monthly, including 2 new players. The Canal Royal Oak graciously hosted us.

Capital Chaos with Montreal’s trophy

Before we started, we wanted to show off the trophy that Louis had won in Montreal. He won the Halloween Challenge the previous night. Congrats Louis!

A goblin staring down a demonic horde

Even those with extensive collections were seeing playing their mono-colored decks. Hopefully, this means less Blood Moon in the future?

Skull of Orm control vs. Granite Gargoyle control

There were a few brews afoot which included multi-color midrange decks and an extra spicy Skull of Orm Midrange deck.

Reanimator’s turn 1.

Combo was only represented by Reanimator, who managed to hit an opponent with Nicol Bolas turn 2, and still lost.

Mono white vs. Mono black.

The finals paired Kevin’s Bant Control vs. Louis’s Skull of Orm Midrange deck.

Louis took down the monthly with a 4-0 finish on his brew which includes: Diamond Valley, Rukh Egg, Skull of Orm, Animate Dead, Dancing Scimitar and The Abyss. For those keeping track, that is his 2nd win in 2 nights in Old School tournaments. Congrats again, Louis!

Final standings

1st: Louis – Skull of Orm Midrange
2nd: Jason – Mono B Aggro
3rd: Kevin – Bant Midrange
4th: Joe – Mono G Aggro
5th: Brian – Mono B Nether Void
6th: Riccardo – Gruul Aggro
7th: Patrick – Reanimator
8th: Laura – Mono R Goblins
9th: Lorenzo – Jeskai Gargoyle Control
10th: Ricardo – Mardu Control
11th: Chelsea – Mono W Aggro
12th: Matt – Mono B Demonic Hordes

September 2019 Monthly – Event

September 2019 Monthly

We were a smaller group this month with 8 players. We had 2 regulars begin round 3 of fatherhood, and we made the mistake of scheduling the event the same evening as the Throne of Eldraine prerelease.

Merfolk complete with proxy Time Walk

Despite having only 8 players, we saw 3 new decks added to the meta: Reanimator, Merfolk and Bant Midrange.

Reanimator vs. White Weenie

Mono color decks continue to be well-represented in Ottawa.

Mono Black vs. Mono White

Despite that, 2 multi-color decks faced off in the finals.

Bant Midrange vs. 4c Reanimator (Finals)

Bant Midrange made short work of Reanimator in Game 3 with an onslaught of Serendib Efreets.

Kevin: Our September 2019 champion

Kevin was our victor and finished Round 3 undefeated. He was crowned September’s champion!

Winning decklist: Bant Midrange

Final standings

1st: Kevin – Bant Midrange
2nd: Patrick – 4c Reanimator
3rd: Andy – Mono B Midrange
4th: Drew – Mono U Merfolk
5th: Kostas – Mono R Goblins
6th: Michael – White Weenie w/ BR splash
7th: Joe – Gruul Aggro
8th: Chelsea – White Weenie

August 2019 Monthly – Event Report

August 2019 Monthly

We had 18 players for this month’s event at Clocktower. Thankfully, they let us use their basement so we had plenty of elbow room.

Troll Disco vs. Mono B Rack

We had 4 new players join us with another popping in to see what we’re all about and snagging a few games between rounds.

Naya Winter Orb vs. Mono W

Unfortunately, after the 3rd round, I noticed I made a mistake reporting a match in Round 2. This meant the last round’s pairings were done manually and there were mis-pairings in Round 3.

Mono G Djinns and Efreets vs. Mono B

Louis (Atog) was the only 3-0 going into the last round.

Pink Weenie vs. a sad UG Lands player

In the last round, Lorenzo upset Louis. Without accurate standings, Lorenzo was crowned August’s champion for his feat!

Lorenzo: Our August 2019 champion

Final standings

Detailed standings are not available because I buggered up on Challonge.

  • 3-1 records
    • Louis – Atog
    • Lorenzo – Troll Disco
    • Andy – Mono B
    • Jimmy – The Deck
    • Justin – Pink Weenie
    • David – Mono R
  • 2-2 records
    • Kevin – Mono G
    • Jason K – Mono B
    • Patrick – UG Lands
    • Drew – Bant Midrange
    • Joe – Naya Winter Orb
    • Matteo – Naya Weenie
  • 1-3 records
    • Sarah – Mono W
    • Jason – UW Control
    • Laura – Mono R
    • Chelsea – Mono W
    • Brian – Mono B
  • 0-4 records
    • Kostas – Mono R Goblins
Snap keep from The Deck

July 2019 Monthly – Event Report

July 2019 Monthly

We topped last monthly’s player count of 15 and had 16 players. That’s right, 16, in the middle of summer.

Grindy game: Troll Disco vs. The Deck

Clocktower Brew Pub in the Glebe graciously hosted us. Given our track record, they’ll be looking at accommodating us in the basement which will (likely) be a bit cooler than the main floor.

5c Djinns vs. Mono W

Mono-colored decks had an even stronger representation this month with Mono Black securing 4th through 6th place.

Mono B vs. Mono R (From Terrain Basique)

In the finals, two undefeated decks, BR Control and Mono B, faced each other. Pat, BR Control pilot, took down the tournament in 4 rounds and was our July 2019 Champion!

Pat: Our July 2019 champion

Final standings

Detailed standings are available on Challonge.

1st: Pat – BR Rack Control
2nd: Kevin – Mono G Ifh-biff
3rd: Jamie – UR Counterburn
4th: Brian – Mono B Void
5th: Andy – Mono B
6th: Jason K – Mono B
7th: Lorenzo – Troll Disco
8th: Jason M – UW Control
9th: Patrick – 5c Djinns
10th: Joe – Mono W
11th: Jimmy – The Deck
12th: David – Mono R
13th: Matteo – Naya Weenie
14th: Michael – Mono W
15th: Dylan – Mardu Control
16th: Laura – Mono R Ramp

Bonus pic: Exhibition game (From Terrain Basique)

We hope to see everyone at next month’s tournament on August 16.

June 2019 Monthly – Event Report

June 2019 Monthly
June 2019 Monthly

We launched our first ever monthly event last Friday. It was the first time some of us had played the London Mulligan.

Perusing of the trade binders

15 mages descended upon the Clocktower Brew Pub in Ottawa, Ontario. Based on attendance, we did 4 rounds.

Mono B vs. The Deck

There was a lot of variety with brews and tiered decks spread out over the brewpub. Mono colour decks were well represented and were scattered throughout over the standings.

Twiddlevault vs. Mono W

Despite allowing proxies, very few were seen at the event.

5c Djinns vs. Mono G

We were pleased with how it all worked out. We look forward to seeing everyone next month on August 23!

Final standings

Congratulations to Louis! After 4 rounds, Louis was the sole 4-0 and took down our first monthly event with Grixis Atog.

1st: Louis – Grixis Atog
2nd: Patrick – 5c Djinns
3rd: Kevin – Mono G
4th: Jimmy – The Deck
5th: Justin – Mono W
6th: Jason M – UW Control
7th: Lorenzo – Troll Disco
8th: Dylan – WB Deadguy 
9th: Brian – Mono B
10th: Jim – Twiddlevault
11th: Michael – Mono W
12th: Matteo – Naya Weenie
13th: Andy – Mono B
14th: Laura – BR Midrange
15th: Jason K – Mono W

Louis with the sought-after prize card

April 28 – Event Report

Our mages, minus Daniel, plus Kostas

Jimmy hosted 13 players at his condo today including special guest Daniel Chang from Daniel was in the area on business so we rallied the troops with the promise that there would be original art. And there was.

Original art for Savannah Lions, Island (the best one), Counterspell, Mana Vault, Underground Sea, Mox Sapphire, Time Walk, Clone, Pirate Ship, Keldon Warlord, and Phantasmal Forces

We did a 4 round tournament which meant there would be likely 4-0 at the end.

Before the last round, we decided there would be a Top 2 to decide who got the Steve Wozniak autographed Vintage Magic playmat. Jamie cleaned up as the sole 4-0 on UR Counter Burn. But we went to Top 2 where he faced Lorenzo on Troll Disco.

See the standings after 4 rounds of Swiss.

Our Top 2 battle it out for prizes

Lorenzo upset our champion in the finals which saw a strong appearance from Sol’Kanar.

Lorenzo, our playmat winner with Daniel

Final standings

1st: Jamie – UR Counter Burn
2nd: Lorenzo – Troll Disco (Winner of Top 2)
3rd: Richard – RG Aggro
4th: Michael – Unknown
5th: Daniel – The Deck
6th: Andy – Mono B
7th: Louis – RW Manipulator
8th: Jimmy – The Deck
9th: Kevin – RGW Aggro
10th: Patrick – Grixis Djinns
11th: Dylan – WB Deadguy
12th: Pat – Mono G
13th: David – Mono B

Thanks for dropping by, Daniel!

Dazed and Fused-Con 2019 – Event Report

Group picture of all our mages after 6 rounds

24 players joined us on April 20 from Montreal, Quebec City, Oshawa, Brockville and Smiths Falls. $360 was raised for the Ottawa Food Bank.

Prizes included a Suchi for 1st place after Swiss, an altered Demonic Tutor a lots of pre-rolled joints
Prizes for the Chaos Orb Flip Off (Winner: Laurence) and the prize pool contributions from our guests

Decklists and standings

Detailed standings are available on Challonge.

1st: Jimmy – The Deck

Jimmy was undefeated after 5 rounds and continued on to win round 6.

2nd: Lorenzo – Troll Disco

3rd: Jamie – UR Counter Burn

4th: Francois – Beast Island

5th: Pat – UW Flying Control (No decklist)

6th: Louis – Troll Disco

7th: Jason – UR Counter Burn (No decklist)

8th: Mark – Grixis Atog Rack

9th: David – Mono B Singles

10th: Andy – Mono B Control

11th: Jason – UW Control (Best unpowered)

12th: Laurence – Grixis Burn (Chaos Flip winner)

13th: Joe – Mono W

14th: Karl – The Montreal Special (aka Trikenator)

15th: Brian – Mono B Control

16th: Ernest – UR Counter Burn

17th: Dave – UR Counter Burn

18th: Patrick – BUG Djinns

19th: Kevin – Enchantress

20th: Chris – Mono B Rack

21st: Derrick – All Hands on Deck (Hand and boat tribal; Spiciest)

22nd: Yannick – Poisoned Void

23rd: Kyril – 4c Channel Fireball

24th: Shawn – Mono W Artifacts

It was a great turnout. Great people. Great beers. We hope to make this a bi-annual event!