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Posted in Event Coverage on August 13, 2006

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Saturday, July 22: 10:02 a.m. - Grinders Decklists

Just because your rating isn't high enough, and that lucksack punked you out at regionals with the top 8 on the line, doesn't mean you can't compete at Nationals. You just need to win one of the last chance qualifiers being held the day before. Also known as meat-grinders, these single-elimination events can be somewhat taxing on the players involved, as they lose in one and immediately enter the next, keeping their eyes on the prize and their hopes alive. A staggering fourteen grinders were held on Friday, three sealed deck events and a ridiculous eleven standard events feeding into the main event. What's even more ridiculous, is that I somehow managed to force myself to type out not only the winning standard decks, but the decks that also came this close to making it through. That's so ridiculous, it's not even funny. Don't ask about the limited decks, just don't.

1st Constructed Grinder

Andrew Hibble

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Wayne Pigram

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2nd Constructed Grinder

Josh Thompson

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Sideboard (15)
1 Zur's Weirding 4 Spell Snare 2 Azorius Guildmage 4 Hide/Seek 4 Annex
 

Collin Harris

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3rd Constructed Grinder

David Chamberlain

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Conar Holmes

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4th Constructed Grinder

Kuan Tian

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Artifact (4)
4 Sensei's Divining Top
Enchantment (4)
4 Heartbeat of Spring
Land (22)
11 Forest 9 Island 1 Swamp 1 Mountain
Other (1)
1 4
57 Cards
 

Ash Cartwright

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Sideboard (15)
1 Wrath of God 3 Pithing Needle 3 Spell Snare 3 Naturalize 3 Carven Caryatid 2 Odds/Ends
 

5th Constructed Grinder

Jackson Fan

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Matthew Dunstan

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6th Constructed Grinder

Michael Otway

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Max Benson

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7th Constructed Grinder

Ben Paton

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