TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in Event Coverage on August 1, 2016

By Corbin Hosler

Learn more about Grand Prix Montreal's Top 8 competitors—including who they are, what they’ve done in the game, and more—by taking a look through their profiles!


Name:
Philippe Gareau

Age: 28

Hometown: Quebec City

Occupation: Imaginaire.com

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 2005 Provincial champion

What was your Sealed deck record? What were your colors and best card?
9-0 with White-Black Midrange Vampires. My best card was Vampire Cutthroat.

What were your draft decks? What was your record with each?
I went 2-1 with Blue-Red Tempo with 11 2-drops, Startled Awake and Elder Deep-Fiend in the first draft, and then 1-0-2 with White-Blue Tempo with two Spell Quellers in the second. Both decks had Fortune's Favor, which is the most fun ever.

What card do you most want to open Pack 1, Pick 1 in the Top 8?
Red.

Are you with Emrakul, or a part of the resistance?
Emrakul.



Name:
Jamie Madill

Age: 37

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Occupation: Software engineer

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Nothing. 3-0'd a Magic Online 8-4? Won Friday Night Magic?

What was your Sealed deck record?
What were your colors and best card? I went 9-0 in Sealed with a Blue-Green Emerge deck splashing red for Spreading Flames. It and Ishkanah, Grafwidow were my best cards but Ongoing Investigation was my MVP.

What were your draft decks? What was your record with each?
I went 2-1 with an aggressive green-white deck with Gryff's Boon, two Town Gossipmonger and two Noose Constrictor. Then I went 1-0-2 with black-red mono-removal deck to win the first round and draw into Top 8.

What card do you most want to open Pack 1, Pick 1 in the Top 8?
Not sure at the moment!

Are you with Emrakul, or a part of the resistance?
I see myself as more of an Emrakul fan.



Name:
Felix Tse

Age: 31

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Occupation: Project manager

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Bunch of missed win-and-ins at Grand Prix.

What was your Sealed deck record?
What were your colors and best card? I went 9-0 with Green-White Humans. My best card was True-Faith Censer.

What were your draft decks?
What was your record with each? I went 2-1 with Black-Red Control and then 1-0-2 with blue-red good stuff.

What card do you most want to open Pack 1, Pick 1 in the Top 8?
Nahiri's Wrath.

Are you with Emrakul, or a part of the resistance?
Emrakul!



Name:
Morgan McLaughlin

Age: 27

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

Occupation: Software engineer

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Cashed a Pro Tour once...

What was your Sealed deck record?
What were your colors and best card? 8-1 with black-red. Murder and Cryptbreaker were my best cards.

What were your draft decks? What was your record with each?
2-1 with White-Blue Aggro (but no flyers), and then 2-0-1 with Mono-White Aggro.

What card do you most want to open Pack 1, Pick 1 in the Top 8?
Clear Shot.

Are you with Emrakul, or a part of the resistance?
Resistance.



Name:
Michael Ferneyhough

Age: 34

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario

Occupation: Sales

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Two Pro Tours back in the day (Prague and London)

What was your Sealed deck record? What were your colors and best card?
8-1 with White-Blue, Docent of Perfection was my best card.

What were your draft decks? What was your record with each?
Mono-blue Docent of Perfection again went 3-0, and then went 1-0-2 with Blue-Green Emerge.

What card do you most want to open Pack 1, Pick 1 in the Top 8?
Docent of Perfection.

Are you with Emrakul, or a part of the resistance?
Emrakul.



Name:
Hunter Cochran

Age: 24

Hometown: Bentonville, Arkansas

Occupation: Graduate student at Stony Brook

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
A constructed PTQ win with three maindeck Crippling Chill.

What was your Sealed deck record? What were your colors and best card?
7-2 with a Bant deck that had Elder Deep-Fiend and Tamiyo, Field Researcher.

What were your draft decks? What was your record with each?
I went 3-0 with White-Red Aggro and then 3-0 with Bant Angels.

What card do you most want to open Pack 1, Pick 1 in the Top 8?
Nahiri's Wrath.

Are you with Emrakul, or a part of the resistance?
I'm with the big one.



Name:
Robert Lombardi

Age: 32

Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario

Occupation: System designer

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Winner at Grand Prix Toronto

What was your Sealed deck record? What were your colors and best card? 8-1 with Black-Red. I had Mirrorwing Dragon and Uncaged Fury.

What were your draft decks? What was your record with each?
I went 3-0 with Blue-Black Zombies with Emerge cards, and then went 2-1 with Blue-Red Spells.

What card do you most want to open Pack 1, Pick 1 in the Top 8?
Docent of Perfection.

Are you with Emrakul, or a part of the resistance? I'mrakul.



Name:
Hugo Demers

Age: 23

Hometown: St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu

Occupation: I work in a workshop

Previous Magic Accomplishments: PPTQ win.

What was your Sealed deck record? What were your colors and best card?
I went 7-2 with White-Blue Always Watching.

What were your draft decks? What was your record with each?
White-Black Midrange and Blue-Black Tempo both went 3-0.

What card do you most want to open Pack 1, Pick 1 in the Top 8?
Assembled Alphas.

Are you with Emrakul, or a part of the resistance? Emrakul.

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