Day 1 Blog Archive

Posted in Event Coverage on August 27, 2005

By Wizards of the Coast

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Blog - 6:33 pm: A Deck Only John Shuler Could Love
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Blog - 6:01 pm: Canada is Burning
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Blog - 4:19 pm: Round Four: Shaun McLaren vs. Elijah Pollack
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Blog - 3:44 pm: Round Three: Murray "The Mauler" Evans vs. Liam Walker
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Blog - 1:50 pm: Round One: Mark Zajdner vs. Stephane Faure
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Blog - 12:34 pm: Where's the Bib?
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Blog - 12:03 pm: Canadian Meat Products
    by Brian David-Marshall

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Friday, August 26: 12:03 pm - Canadian Meat Products

There were five last chances for players to grind into Nationals last night. With four players from each event getting to play today it meant almost a full third of the field came from the Grinders. Here are the decklists from the first four events last night. As soon as I can track down the decks from the fifth event I will get them in as well - most likely tomorrow morning.

This is the first look at Ninth Edition Standard and it is not much of a surprise the big hits early on seem to be Llanowar Wastes and Hypnotic Specter. Almost every grinder featured at least one player qualifying with a Rat deck that touched green for Viridian Shaman and featured some number of Hippies. There was one deck that went a little further and harkened back to Extended Rock builds. The only other intriguing card from Ninth that stood out was a couple of copies of Tidings in BlueTooth.

Dennis Kreba Viridian Rats Standard Format

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Adrian DeRoche Tooth Standard Format

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Adrian Gareau Mono-Red Burn Standard Format

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Noah Long Shackles Control Standard Format

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Dylan Procter Viridian Rats Standard Format

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Tyler Blum BlueTooth Standard Format

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David Fagnam BlueTooth Standard Format

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Sideboard (10)
2 Annul 4 Sun Droplet 1 Duplicant 3 Annex
 

Stephane Faure Viridian Rats Standard Format

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Josh Roach BlueTooth Standard Format

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Mike White Joshie Green Standard Format

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Mon Lee Shackles Control Standard Format

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Roman Iwaskiw Rats Standard Format

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Francis Toussaint Aggro Red Standard Format

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Jared Gushattey Viridian Rats Standard Format

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Shaun McLaren Tooth and Nail Standard Format

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Gerald Budzinski Rock Standard Format

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