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San Francisco Shonen Jump TCG Championship Series Tournament
Metagame Staff

It’s over, and the Mexican National Champion is now a Shonen Jump Champion! Alejandro Reyes Suarez overcame 619 other duelists to capture the title gold this weekend. He did it with three Reinforcement of the Army, Armageddon Knight, Necro Gardna, three Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, and no Solemn Judgments. Cool stuff.


Though Lightsworn, Gladiator Beasts, Corn Monarchs, and Zombies all made the Day 2 tables, Suarez played nothing but TeleDAD mirror matches all day long. He tackled Nathan Wallasky first, and then went on to play Dustin Johnson. From there he struggled against Martin Arriaga, losing Game 1, and then saving himself from imminent defeat with a desperate Return from the Different Dimension in Game 2. He won Game 3, and moved on to challenge The Princess himself, Cesar Gonzalez in the finals.


It was over in mere minutes. Cesar took a quick Game 1, Suarez utterly stomped him in Game 2, and there was nothing Cesar could do in Game 3. Shonen Jump Houston is less than one week away, but for now, the dueling world stands in congratulation of Alejandro Reyes Suarez, our new Shonen Jump Champion!

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
Martin Arriaga
  Martin Arriaga
Sam Gomez
  Alejandro Reyes Suarez
Alejandro Reyes Suarez
  Alejandro Reyes Suarez
Dustin Johnson
  Alejandro Reyes Suarez
Cesar Gonzalez
  Cesar Gonzalez
Chris Bowling
  Cesar Gonzalez
Gianluca Bommino
  Julian Wong
Julian Wong


Day 2
Well, we had 22 people in the challenge, and several came pretty close — 3 of our competitors went 8-2, and one actually finished in 17th place. Soooo close, but, alas, no day 2s.
Two huge Champions were about to clash in the format-defining matchup: the TeleDAD mirror.
Julian Wong paced back and forth in front of the feature match table as we waited for the round to start. Cesar, on the other hand, sat with me describing how awesome his last feature match was in the previous round.
Alejandro Reyes is the reigning Mexican National Champion. He wanted to give a shout out to all his friends in Mexico, Chile, and Argentina.
Here we were in the Top 8 and, with the pressure on, everybody had one thing on their minds: shout outs!
After a big win in time in Chris Bowling's Top 16 match and the total dominance of Cesar Gonzalez in his, they were here meeting up for a battle with the two-time SJC Champion against the 2008 National Champion!
Nineteen year-old John Burkhead hails from Los Angeles, and has managed to take a dedicated build of Zombies all the way to Day 2 here this weekend.
If Acosta can pull out an upset here, it could be a major stepping stone for not only Oppression Monarchs, but for many decks and other duelists wanting to revive a blast from the past and bring it into the present.
The morning has come, and we are minutes away from the start of the Top 16 playoffs!
Day 1
It’s over! Twelve TeleDAD duelists have made Day 2, alongside one Gladiator Beast player, one Lightsworn player, one Zombie duelist, and one intrepid competitor playing — wait for it — Corn Monarchs.
Ten rounds in, twelve hours have passed, and it all came down to this: Vancouver’s Jing Bidier versus Southern California’s Kirk Leonhardt.
Follow the event as it happens!
Hello everyone, and welcome to another installment of MetaGame’s Scrub Brush Challenge.
Right now there were three Zombie matchups at Table 2, Table 3, and Table 4, and only one of those Zombie decks hadn’t received a feature match yet.
I’m skipping the Round 8 feature match to show you Arimas’ deck. If you’re like me, you probably can’t wait to see it.
We just had a Zombie feature match last round, but this one’s a little different. Michael Arimas is playing a deck-out version of the theme packing Soul-Absorbing Bone Tower, and it’s actually been working.
Not only are both of these competitors undefeated, but each is playing a non-mainstream deck.
Monterroso is running Gladiator Beasts, while Lance is playing a teched out build of Macro Cosmos. This matchup should be in Lance’s favor, but anything can happen.
Two of the old school greats were going head to head this round, as California’s Chris Moosman clashed with Jae Kim!
Doing interviews at a Shonen Jump is always tricky, because rounds go to time so easily amongst competitive players.
Could Mijares work the same magic that had won him his first round, or were we about to witness a series of unfortunate events?
Cesar Gonzalez grabbed a seat with me to sit down and chat a bit between Rounds 1 and 2.
Last time we caught up with Mijares in this situation he was breaking the Kycoo / King Tiger anti-meta strategy that started showing up at Shonen Jump Seattle.
If you’ve played the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG on any sort of serious level, you already know Paul.
Good morning, and welcome to the first Shonen Jump Championship of 2009!
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