2010 Australia National Championship 

The Australian National Championship 2010 has come to a triumphant finish! The largest Australian Nationals ever, 134 players battled over the weekend, narrowing down to an exemplary Top 8. There were some familiar faces in the finals: Jeremy Neeman, hot off a Top 8 at Pro Tour: San Juan, last year’s Finalist Ian Wood, and previous Champion Steven Aplin. Rounding off the Top 8 were Ben Fleming, Edwin Jones, Alex McCormick, Adam Witton and Geoff Zhao.

When it came to the matches, there was clearly one dominant force. Adam Witton’s Red/Green Ramp deck was explosively powerful, combining the best accelerants Standard has to offer with the fiery power of Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. He swept the final match in three straight games, at one point dealing 18 points of damage in a single turn thanks to the land-fetching power of Primeval Titan. The new Standard scene has been well and truly set, with long-time mainstay Jund all but dropping from the metagame and new decks rising to prominence. M11 cards have surfaced in nearly every deck, with Fauna Shaman, Destructive Force and various Titans showing up in winning decklists.

Joining the new National Champion at Worlds this year in Chiba, Japan will be Jeremy Neeman and Ian Wood, with Edwin Jones as alternate.

Congratulations to Adam Witton, the 2010 Australian National Champion!

TOP 8 BRACKET

Quarterfinals

1. Jeremy Neeman

8. Steven Aplin

4. Edwin Jones

5. Ben Fleming

2. Adam Witton

7. Geoff Zhao

3. Ian Wood

6. Alex McCormick

Semi-finals

Jeremy Neeman, 3-1

Edwin Jones, 3-0

Adam Witton, 3-1

Ian Wood, 3-1

Finals

Jeremy Neeman, 3-2

Adam Witton, 3-1

Champion

Adam Witton, 3-0

 

3rd Place Playoff

Edwin Jones

Ian Wood

3rd Place

Ian Wood, 3-1

EVENT COVERAGE

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Team Profiles
     
  • by Ray “blisterguy” Walkinshaw
    Finals
    Jeremy Neeman vs Adam Witton
  • by Pip Hunn
    3rd/4th Playoff
    Edwin Jones v Ian Wood
  • by Ray “blisterguy” Walkinshaw
    Semifinals
    Adam Witton vs Ian Wood
  • by Pip Hunn
    Semifinals
    Edwin Jones vs Jeremy Neeman
  • by Pip Hunn
    Quarterfinals
    Ben Fleming vs Edwin Jones
  • by Pip Hunn
    Quarterfinals
    Ian Wood vs Alex McCormick
  • by Ray "blisterguy" Walkinshaw
    Quarterfinals
    Steven Aplin vs Jeremy Neeman
    (with a touch of Adam Witton vs Geoff Zhao)
  • by Russell Alphey
    Standard Decks with Winning Records
     
  • by Pip Hunn
    Top 8
    Decklists
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Day 2 Blog
    Catch up on what happened during Day 2 of the Australia Nationals!
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Day 1 Blog
    Catch up on what happened during Day 1 of the Australia Nationals!
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info: Fact Sheet

INFORMATION

1. Adam Witton $3,000
2. Jeremy Neeman $2,000
3. Ian Wood $1,500
4. Edwin Jones $1,500
5. Alex McCormick $500
6. Ben Fleming $500
7. Geoff Zhao $500
8. Steven Aplin $500

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Top 8 - Decklists

by Pip Hunn

Jeremy Neeman

 

Alex McCormick

 

Edwin Jones

 

Ben Fleming

 

Geoff Zhao

 

Steven Aplin

 

Ian Wood

 

Adam Witton


Standard Decks with Winning Records

by Russell Alphey

Alex McCormick

 

Geoff Zhao

 

Ross Schafer

 

Desmond Ng

 

Jamie Mackintosh

 

Ricky Ahearne