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San Jose Shonen Jump TCG Championship Series Tournament
Metagame Staff

Against all odds, David Rodriguez has captured the Shonen Jump Champion title!


We’ve all gotten used to it by now: one token Cyber-Stein OTK makes Top 8 and then usually scrubs out in the quarterfinals, and that seemed to be the path Rodriguez was on this morning, when he got paired against Geoffrey Fisicaro. It’s hard to imagine a worse matchup for Cyber-Stein: Fisicaro was playing Chain Strike Burn, a deck that is virtually an auto-win against a dedicated Stein player. Somehow, Rodriguez managed to pull out a 2-1 victory without ever even using Cyber-Stein. Wow.


From there he played off against Gerard Ramirez, whom he beat 2-0-1 — that’s two wins and a draw thanks to Ring of Destruction! Rodriguez then went on to the finals where he was paired off against teammate Mario Matheu.


Since both duelists were from Comic Odyssey and were going to share the prizes anyway, the finals were being played for just one thing: honor. While both finalists consider themselves co-champions, the official victor is Rodriguez, who managed to score an entire match win in just three turns. Ring of Destruction in his opponent’s end phase got him Cyber-Stein for a turn 2 victory in game 1, and fate dealt him the perfect hand of Giant Trunade, Cyber-Stein, Megamorph, and United We Stand for the second duel. The reign of Monarchs is officially over!


Our congratulations go out to David Rodriguez, your newest Shonen Jump Champion!

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
Jesus Suarez
  Alex Ballard
Alex Ballard
  Mario Matheu
Mario Matheu
  Mario Matheu
Tomas Mijares
  David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez
  David Rodriguez
Geoffrey Fisicaro
  David Rodriguez
Gerard Ramirez
  Gerard Ramirez
Hooman Farahbakush

Day 2
The last two remaining duelists of the day were both Comic Odyssey members, so this match came down to one thing: the title of Shonen Jump Champion.
Gerard and David took their seats and shuffled up their decks to prepare for the semifinals.
Mario Matheu is playing a Zaborg-only Monarch deck, but now he’s up against a Lazaro/Spicer Monarch build armed with both Zaborg and Thestalos.
This quarterfinal match would pit Geoffrey Fisicaro’s Chain Strike deck against David Rodriguez’s lockdown-flavored Cyber-Stein OTK.
21 year-old Mario Matheu is representing Team Comic Odyssey, which managed to get two players into the Top 8 this weekend.
We had a higher than normal number of competitors this time, which means more than usual amounts of scrubbing!
Day 1
This match, which pitted Farahbakush’s Monarchs against Chain Strike Burn, was bound to be a classic.
Two of the most well-known duelists to be successful here today, Mark Garcia and Lance Leonhardt, now had to face each other for what was essentially a bubble match.
Clap if you believe in originality in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Clap hard.
As much as I’m not trying to feature Chain Strike Burn over and over, it just so happens that three of the four top tables are Chain Strike Burn matchups.
Both of these duelists are undefeated, but for one of them, that status will be short-lived.
We’ve got 365 players, so that means nine rounds.
It's time for the last Scrub Brush Challenge of 2006!
After taking a dark horse win at SJC Anaheim, Hooman Farahbakush is back in competition and undefeated.
This is it — the first moment of truth for Project D.’s Chain Strike Burn!
As always, Garcia is running something that’s heavily teched against the expected metagame, and some of his choices are pretty surprising!
Despite never making a Day 2 finish, Matthew Highline is no stranger to Shonen Jump Championship competition.
Shonen Jump Champion Eric Wu is back in action here in San José.
We are four rounds into today’s tournament, and already plenty of cool tech cards have emerged.
Today is going to be packed with deckbuilding surprises, and I’m going to get things started by going big!
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