Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on September 17, 2017

By Craig Jones

After twelve Swiss rounds, the field of 390 has been reduced down to just 8! Who are the Top 8 competitors competing for two World Magic Cup slots and the prestigious title of England National Champion?


Peter Ward

Age: 20

Hometown and Local Game Store:

Bath/Cardiff. Firestorm Games.

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

85th PT Aether Revolt.

1st English WMCQ.

2nd at 2 English WMCQ.

What did you play in Standard and how did you do in the Constructed portion?

Zombies.

What decks did you draft and how did you do in the Limited portion?

U/G Hoppoe – 2-1.

G/B Midrange – 2-1.

What does winning Nationals and representing England at the World Magic Cup mean to you?

Just everything.


Quentin Martin

Age: 33

Hometown and Local Game Store:

Isle of Man.

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

PT Prague 2006 Top 8.

4 GP Top 8s.

3rd Canadian Nationals.

1st UK Pro Points.

What did you play in Standard and how did you do in the Constructed portion?

Dwarves!!! 4-0-2.

What decks did you draft and how did you do in the Limited portion?

U/W Vizier (3x) embalm, Naya removal/bombs/2/5s.

What does winning Nationals and representing England at the World Magic Cup mean to you?

Everything. I've been wanting to do this since 1999! 2nd only to winning a PT.


Brendan Edwards

Age: 23

Hometown and Local Game Store:

Norwich. Athena Games.

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Game Day Champion x 2.

FNM 4-0 once.

What did you play in Standard and how did you do in the Constructed portion?

Mardu Vehicles, 5-0-1.

What decks did you draft and how did you do in the Limited portion?

Green-Red Midrange – 2-1.

Black-Red Midrange (Scorpion God) – 3-0.

What does winning Nationals and representing England at the World Magic Cup mean to you?

Awesome – would love to represent England!!!


Niels Molle

Age: 30

Hometown and Local Game Store:

Staines. The Missing Geek.

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

2 GP Top 8.

English National Captain 2017.

What did you play in Standard and how did you do in the Constructed portion?

Mardu Vehicles, 4-0-1.

What decks did you draft and how did you do in the Limited portion?

R/U Tempo – 3-0.

U/G Creatures – 1-2.

What does winning Nationals and representing England at the World Magic Cup mean to you?

Would mean a double.


Autumn Burchett

Age: 25

Hometown and Local Game Store:

London, Leisure Games.

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

11th at PT Battle for Zendikar.

What did you play in Standard and how did you do in the Constructed portion?

Dark Temur (4-Color Energy), 5-0-1.

What decks did you draft and how did you do in the Limited portion?

U/R Drake Haven and U/B Control – 6-0.

What does winning Nationals and representing England at the World Magic Cup mean to you?

Excitement to play in one of the most prestigious tournaments. Happy to make the team more diverse.


Michail Dimakos

Age: 35

Hometown and Local Game Store:

Caterham.

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Nothing important.

What did you play in Standard and how did you do in the Constructed portion?

4-Color Temur.

What decks did you draft and how did you do in the Limited portion?

1st) Red-Blue.

2nd) White-Black Gift!

What does winning Nationals and representing England at the World Magic Cup mean to you?

Great Honor and that I will have fun at the highest level!


Ross Broxup

Age: 26

Hometown and Local Game Store:

Durham – Mana Gaming (Eastbourne).

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Winning Draft Leagues MTGO.

What did you play in Standard and how did you do in the Constructed portion?

Mardu Vehicles – 5-1.

What decks did you draft and how did you do in the Limited portion?

G/R Sandworm Convergence 3-0.

U/R Spells – 2-1.

What does winning Nationals and representing England at the World Magic Cup mean to you?

A great deal! It would be fantastic to represent England.


Daniel Gardner

Age: 26

Hometown and Local Game Store:

Ipswich. MTGO.

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

UK National Champion 2009.

3rd UK Nationals 2010.

19th PT San Diego.

What did you play in Standard and how did you do in the Constructed portion?

URb – 5-1.

What decks did you draft and how did you do in the Limited portion?

GBr bomb rares & R/W Aggro – 5-1.

What does winning Nationals and representing England at the World Magic Cup mean to you?

A chance to play Magic at the highest level again!

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