Report – PPTQ Richmond!

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Congratulations, Matthew Davis!


Twenty-eight players headed up to Jacksonville Game Center to throw down and test their Standard prowess in our PPTQ for Richmond this last Saturday! After swiss rounds and a final cut to our top 8 players, they continued to battle it out for an invite to the upcoming Regional Pro Tour Qualifier.

So here’s your final results!

First Place: Matthew Davis
Runner Up: Sam Kahla
Top 4: Simon Underhill
Top 4: Tyler Lawton
Top 8: William Courson
Top 8: Nick Solomon
Top 8: Adam Dzedzy
Top 8: Luke Ford

Big shoutout to the Magic community and to the head judge Gawain Ouronos for working with our team to provide a great event! We hope everyone had a good time, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all back to take your next shot at the title!

Tyler Lawton and Luke Ford battling in Top 8!
I like the framing of this one. Something about the Judge’s glare and the player’s “it wasn’t me”
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Top 8 Decklists!

As much as cards like The Scarab God and Torrential Gearhulk are the main powerhouses of a UB Control shell, the all-stars of the evening were the two main deck Consign // Oblivion. The added tempo of this bounce spell and it’s potential late-game Mind Rot effect lurking in the graveyard are great, of course. During the finals, Davis was able to Consign a Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh that his opponent Sam Kahla had boarded in, and follow it up with a Duress.

Good play! The rest of the top 8 decks can be found below!

Deck: 2nd – Sam Kahla – 4C Energy {u}{b}{r}{g}
Main Sideboard
4 Servant of the Conduit 3 Duress
4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner 3 Negate
4 Rogue Refiner 2 Nissa, Steward of Elements
4 Whirler Virtuoso 2 Deathgorge Scavenger
2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury 1 River's Rebuke
2 Hostage Taker 1 Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
2 The Scarab God 1 Liliana, Death's Majesty
4 Attune with Aether 1 Appetite for the Unnatural
4 Harnessed Lightning 1 Torrential Gearhulk
3 Fatal Push
2 Vraska's Contempt
2 Vraska, Relic Seeker
1 Commit // Memory
4 Aether Hub
4 Botanical Sanctum
4 Blooming Marsh
2 Canyon Slough
2 Dragonskull Summit
2 Forest
2 Swamp
1 Island
1 Mountain
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Deck: 3rd – Simon Underhill – Jeskai Control {w}{u}{r}
Main Sideboard
3 Approach of the Second Sun 1 Treasure Map
3 Search for Azcanta 2 Hour of Revelation
4 Disallow 3 Torrential Gearhulk
4 Censor 1 The Locust God
1 Supreme Will 3 Regal Caracal
3 Essence Scatter 1 Jace's Defeat
3 Cast Out 4 Negate
4 Harnessed Lightning
3 Fumigate
3 Settle the Wreckage
4 Glimmer of Genius
4 Spirebluff Canal
4 Inspiring Vantage
4 Irrigated Farmland
4 Glacial Fortress
4 Aether Hub
5 Island
1 Plains
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Deck: 4th – Tyler Lawton – UB Control {u}{b}
Main Sideboard
2 The Scarab God 2 Duress
3 Torrential Gearhulk 2 Essence Scatter
4 Censor 2 Lost Legacy
2 Search for Azcanta 2 Negate
2 Supreme Will 2 Archfiend of Ifnir
2 Consign // Oblivion 2 River's Rebuke
4 Disallow 2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
3 Essence Extraction 1 Essence Extraction
4 Hieroglyphic Illumination
3 Vraska's Contempt
2 Liliana, Death's Majesty
4 Fatal Push
6 Swamp
7 Island
4 Drowned Catacomb
2 Field of Ruin
2 Evolving Wilds
4 Fetid Pools
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Deck: 5th – William Courson – Sultai Energy {u}{b}{g}
Main Sideboard
4 Winding Constrictor 2 Essence Scatter
2 Hostage Taker 1 Appetite for the Unnatural
2 Vraska's Contempt 2 Duress
4 Rogue Refiner 3 Deathgorge Scavenger
2 Rishkar, Peema Renegade 3 Negate
4 Longtusk Cub 2 Nissa, Steward of Elements
4 Blossoming Defense 1 The Scarab God
4 Fatal Push 1 Confiscation Coup
4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
4 Attune with Aether
1 The Scarab God
1 Confiscation Coup
3 Walking Ballista
2 Swamp
2 Fetid Pools
1 Island
4 Forest
4 Botanical Sanctum
4 Aether Hub
4 Blooming Marsh
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Deck: 6th – Nick Solomon – Mono Black Aggro {b}
Main Sideboard
16 Swamp 2 Kitesail Freebooter
4 Ifnir Deadlands 2 Bloodcrazed Paladin
4 Fatal Push 2 Aethersphere Harvester
4 Heart of Kiran 2 Harsh Scrutiny
3 Walk the Plank 3 Duress
3 Ammit Eternal 2 Lost Legacy
4 Ruin Raider 2 Vraska's Contempt
2 Gifted Aetherborn
4 Scrapheap Scrounger
4 Bone Picker
4 Dread Wanderer
4 Night Market Lookout
4 Vicious Conquistador
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Deck: 7th – Adam Dzedzy – Sultai Energy {u}{b}{g}
Main Sideboard
3 Walking Ballista 3 Duress
4 Longtusk Cub 2 Negate
4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner 2 Deathgorge Scavenger
4 Winding Constrictor 2 Die Young
4 Rogue Refiner 2 Nissa, Steward of Elements
2 Rishkar, Peema Renegade 1 The Scarab God
3 Hostage Taker 1 Vraska's Contempt
1 The Scarab God 1 Appetite for the Unnatural
4 Attune with Aether 1 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
4 Blossoming Defense
4 Fatal Push
2 Vraska's Contempt
4 Blooming Marsh
4 Botanical Sanctum
4 Aether Hub
2 Fetid Pools
4 Forest
2 Swamp
1 Island
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Deck: 8th – Luke Ford – Abzan Tokens {w}{b}{g}
Main Sideboard
4 Anointer Priest 4 Duress
4 Anointed Procession 2 Lost Legacy
4 Hidden Stockpile 3 Angel of Sanctions
4 Fatal Push 1 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
4 Cast Out 2 Ixalan's Binding
4 Fumigate 3 Authority of the Consuls
4 Renegade Map
3 Vraska, Relic Seeker
2 Start // Finish
1 Angel of Invention
4 Legion's Landing
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Concealed Courtyard
3 Shefet Dunes
1 Ifnir Deadlands
1 Forest
3 Swamp
6 Plains
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