Grand Prix Brisbane 2013

Local Hero Justin Robb came to Grand Prix Brisbane a relative unknown with an epic journey ahead of him*.

(*cue epic montage music.)

But like any great Hero worth his salt, it was a journey he'd prepared for. Discovering Magic with New Phyrexia, Robb was hooked. He scoured the internet, devouring videos of people streaming Magic: Online and the live video coverage of Grand Prix events, Pro Tours, and Open Events alike, all the while honing his skills in the local Brisbane Magic scene.

In practicing for this event, he developed an Affinity for the Artifact Aggro deck, and undeterred by his lack of byes, rode it Heroically through the field to the Top 8. There he faced and defeated such legendary Australian Magic foes as Dan Unwin and Justin "Juzza" Cheung to become the Grand Prix Brisbane Champion!

The Naiads shall sing of this Fabled Hero for generations.

And now, an even bigger quest. Along with Unwin, Cheung, and Ben Tudman, together, they will journey to Valencia, Spain in 2014, to compete at Pro Tour Born of the Gods.

TOP 8 BRACKET

Quaterfinals

(1) Justin Cheung

(8) Wee Yuen Khor

(4) Cameron Harris

(5) Justin Robb

(2) Garry Wong

(7) Daniel Unwin

(3) Wilfy Horig

(6) Ben Tudman

Semi-finals

Justin Cheung, 2-0

Justin Robb, 2-1

Daniel Unwin, 2-1

Ben Tudman, 2-1

Finals

Justin Robb, 2-1

Daniel Unwin, 2-0

Champion

Justin Robb, 2-0


 

EVENT COVERAGE

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Top 5 Cards of GP Brisbane 2013
     
  • by Pip Foweraker
    Finals
    Justin Robb (Affinity) vs. Dan Unwin (B/G Souls)
  • by Ray "blisterguy" Walkinshaw
    Semifinals
    Justin Robb (Affinity) vs. Justin Cheung (Jund)
  • by Pip Foweraker
    Semifinals
    Dan Unwin (BG Souls) vs. Ben Tudman (Kiki-Pod)
  • by Ray "blisterguy" Walkinshaw
    Quarterfinals
    Dan Unwin (GBW Midrange) vs. Garry Wong (GR Tron)
  • by Pip Foweraker
    Quarterfinals
    Ben Tudman (Kiki-Pod) vs. Wilfy Horig (BG Souls)
  • by Pip Foweraker
    Quarterfinals
    Justin Robb (Affinity) vs. Cameron Harris (R/G Tron)
  • by Pip Foweraker
    Quarterfinals
    Justin Cheung (Jund) vs. Wee Yuen Khor (Affinity)
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Top 8
    Decklists
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Top 16
    Decklists
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Top 8
    Profiles
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Day 2 Blog
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Day 1 Blog
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info: Fact Sheet

INFORMATION

1. Justin Robb $3,500
2. Daniel Unwin $2,300
3. Justin Cheung $1,500
4. Ben Tudman $1,500
5. Garry Wong $1,000
6. Wilfy horig $1,000
7. Cameron Harris $1,000
8. Wee Yuen Khor $1,000

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

14 13 12 11 10 9

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

14 13 12 11 10 9

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

14 13 12 11 10 9

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Top 8 Player profiles

 

Garry Wong

Age: 28
Hometown: Sydney
Occupation: Student

 

 

What Modern deck did you play and why?
Tron - it's what was left over!

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when?
A few PT's, top 50 maybe, 5 or 6 PTQ wins.

What is your local Magic gaming store?
Dez's Playhouse

Just testing a theory, did you eat Greek food any time in the last two days?
No! Thanks to Cryptic Commando's and my lovely girlfriend.

Cameron Harris

Age: 27
Hometown: Brisvegas!
Occupation: Student.

 

 

What Modern deck did you play and why?
Tron, it was cheap and Karn rules.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when?
Top 8'd a PTQ for Theros.

What is your local Magic gaming store?
Good Games Brisbane.

Just testing a theory, did you eat Greek food any time in the last two days?
Nope! Shout out to Ashleigh!

Wilfy Horig

Age: 18
Hometown: Melbourne
Occupation: Student / Ian Chin Impersonator

 

 

What Modern deck did you play and why?
BG Souls

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when?
Top 8 Nationals 2011

What is your local Magic gaming store?
Games Laboratory

Just testing a theory, did you eat Greek food any time in the last two days?
Need a greater sample size.

Dan Unwin

Age: 28
Hometown: Melbourne
Occupation: Baller (Watcher of Ian Chin falling over)

 

 

What Modern deck did you play and why?
BG Souls

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when?
GP Top 8's, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

What is your local Magic gaming store?
Games Laboratory

Just testing a theory, did you eat Greek food any time in the last two days?
No, I didn't want to anger the Gods.

Justin Robb

Age: 23
Hometown: Gold Coast
Occupation: Student

 

 

What Modern deck did you play and why?
Affinity, it's consistently tier 1 and has amazing sideboarding options. Also, unban Jitte!

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when?
This one!

What is your local Magic gaming store?
Comics Plus

Just testing a theory, did you eat Greek food any time in the last two days?
No.

Justin Cheung

Age: 32
Hometown: Sydney
Occupation: Legal services at NSW Dept. of Education

 

 

What Modern deck did you play and why?
Jund - very solid and consistent deck, allows me to play interactive games. Jack Ding helped brew and Patrick Kim recommended the Thundermaw as a metagame call.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when?
2nd at GP Sydney 2013

What is your local Magic gaming store?
Dez's Playhouse

Just testing a theory, did you eat Greek food any time in the last two days?
No, but perhaps tonight
 

Khor Wee Yuen

Age: 28
Hometown: Singapore
Occupation: Banker

 

 

What Modern deck did you play and why?
Affinity, Go Big Or Go Home. Less decisions, less mistakes!

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when?
This is my best finish so far.

What is your local Magic gaming store?
Cardmaster Games Singapore, Games Haven.

Just testing a theory, did you eat Greek food any time in the last two days?
Nope, but I'd like to thank Joel, Jacky, Lionel, Rudy, Kian and Lucas for lending me cards and advice, and a shoutout to Teams Apollo and Legacy, and Dennis and Ah Jian for helping me register. Thanks guys!


Top 16 Decklists

 

Zen Takahasi #9

Sam Sedgman #10

Jonathan Winter #11

Patty Robertson #12

Richard Likht #13

Jakes Hart #14

Andreas Pranoto #15

Joshua Yang #16


Top 8 Decklists

by Event Coverage Staff
 

Wilfy Horig

Dan Unwin

Cameron Harris

Ben Tudman