Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on October 18, 2008

Name -Luis Scott-Vargas
Age - 25
Hometown - Oakland
Occupation - Magician

How long have you been playing competitive Magic - 5 years

What are your previous best finishes - 1st PT Berlin, 1st Nationals '07

What was your record day 1 - 7-2

What was your record day 2 - 5-0-1

What is your favorite Draft format and why - MD5. Affinity is pretty fun, as is 14 lands!

What card was the best for you this weekend - Tower Gargoyle

What shard would you live on if you lived in Alara - Naya, since I'm an animal.

Name - Tomoharu Saito
Age - 24
Hometown - Tokyo, Japan
Occupation - Pro Magic Player and Card Trader

How long have you been playing competitive Magic -10 years

What are your previous best finishes - (apparently too many to remember or list!)

What was your record day 1 - 8-1

What was your record day 2 - 4-1-1

What is your favorite Draft format and why - Booster draft and team Rochester draft

What card was the best for you this weekend - Resounding Thunder

What shard would you live on if you lived in Alara - 20% each. All around!

Name - Brett Piazza
Age - 26
Hometown - Rochester, MI
Occupation - Self-employed

How long have you been playing competitive Magic -since 2005

What are your previous best finishes - 18th at PT San Diego, 16th and GP Kansas City

What was your record day 1 - 8-1

What was your record day 2 - 4-0-2

What is your favorite Draft format and why - RGD and Shards. There are lots of color combinations.

What card was the best for you this weekend - Battlegrace Angel

What shard would you live on if you lived in Alara - Do I have to answer this question? (yes) Bant?

Name - Chris Pait
Age - 30
Hometown - Toledo, OH
Occupation - Accounting Clerk

How long have you been playing competitive Magic - Too long

What are your previous best finishes - Top 8 GP KC

What was your record day 1 - 7-2

What was your record day 2 - 5-0-1

What is your favorite Draft format and why - Shards is nice, but I really enjoyed Ravnica Block. Having access to multiple colors adds a lot of value.

What card was the best for you this weekend - Jund Charm

What shard would you live on if you lived in Alara - Jund

Name - Chris Fennell
Age - 25
Hometown - Fort Myers, FL
Occupation - High School Teacher, GO Tritons!!

How long have you been playing competitive Magic - 4/5 years

What are your previous best finishes -Winner GP DC trios, Top 4 GP St. Louis

What was your record day 1 - 8-1

What was your record day 2 - 4-0-2

What is your favorite Draft format and why - Shard limited. I can't think of anything better than mana artifacts and seven drops.

What card was the best for you this weekend - Waveskimmer Aven

What shard would you live on if you lived in Alara - If you look closely, you can see me on the back of the Hellkite Overlord!!

Name -Ken Adams
Age - 24
Hometown - Roanoke, VA
Occupation - Star City Games

How long have you been playing competitive Magic - an embarrassingly long time, with breaks

What are your previous best finishes -random PTQ Top 8s, states, and SCG invitational wins. Not a lot.

What was your record day 1 - 8-1

What was your record day 2 - 4-2

What is your favorite Draft format and why - Drink and draft, beer is good.

What card was the best for you this weekend - Elvish Visionary

What shard would you live on if you lived in Alara - The ones with bears.

Name -Gerry T
Age - Ancient
Hometown - Elk River, MN
Occupation - Is anyone who reads this hiring? 9 (StarCityCCG Featured Writer)

How long have you been playing competitive Magic - too long - I need a new hobby or something.

What are your previous best finishes -6x GP Top 8s other than this. Lots of long rides home from PTs.

What was your record day 1 - 7-1-1

What was your record day 2 - 5-1

What is your favorite Draft format and why - Mirrodin Limited. No one knew how to draft it. And I Scaled the crap out of a young LSV.

What card was the best for you this weekend - Wooly Thoctar (on turn 3 every game)

What shard would you live on if you lived in Alara - Jund Obv. I hope I die for the greater good.

Name - Steven "Stoyven" Wolansky
Age - 20
Hometown - Ft. Lauterdale, FL
Occupation - Gamer

How long have you been playing competitive Magic - 5 years

What are your previous best finishes - Top 8 GP Daytona, T16 PT San Diego, T24 PT Geneva

What was your record day 1 - 8-1

What was your record day 2 - 4-1-1

What is your favorite Draft format and why - TSP PLC FUT, I just had the format down really well and liked the timeshifted cards a lot.

What card was the best for you this weekend - Rafiq of the MANY!

What shard would you live on if you lived in Alara - Bant - I can't abandon Rafiq now!

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