Grand Prix San Antonio 2012

Tyler Lytle is your Grand Prix San Antonio 2012 Champion! Sporting a revamped version of the same BR Zombies deck that Jon Bolding used to win Grand Prix Charlotte a mere week ago, Lytle began the tournament an undefeated 9-0 before rattling off enough wins to make it to his first Grand Prix Top 8. Once there, he had to beat his way through Reid Duke, who was fresh off a Top 8 in this very format last week. Even updated with new information, Duke's Bant Control deck was no match for him as Lytle cruised to the finals and an eventual victory over Matthew Pratser in the Zombies mirror.

This tournament was all about the effect of Cavern of Souls on the format. Not so much the impact that it had in this particular event, but the fact that it pushed the incredibly late game control decks out of the field. Decks tried to adapt, with many control players switching to the Bant-wagon, but even with its updates and attempts to speed up, the control decks simply couldn't keep up, as Zombies barreled its way to its second straight Grand Prix win.


top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Tyler Lytle

(8) Matthew Thurber

(4) Harry Corvese

(5) Reid Duke

(2) Conley Woods

(7) Joel De Santos Jasso

(3) Matthew Pratser

(6) Ben Rasmussen

Semi-finals

Tyler Lytle 2-0

Reid Duke 2-0

Conley Woods 2-0

Matthew Pratser 2-1

Finals

Tyler Lytle 2-0

Matthew Pratser 2-0

Champion

Tyler Lytle 2-1

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INFORMATION

   
1. Tyler Lytle $3,500
2. Matthew Pratser $2,300
3. Conley Woods $1,500
4. Reid Duke $1,500
5. Harry Corvese $1,000
6. Ben Rasmussen $1,000
7. Joel De Santos Jasso $1,000
8. Matthew Thurber $1,000

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Top 16 Decklists

by Blake Rasmussen

Tyler Lytle Top 8

Reid Duke Top 8

Conley Woods 4-Color Value Rites Top 8

Matthew Pratser Top 8

Ben Rasmussen Top 8

Harry Corvese Top 8

Matthew Thurber Top 8

Joel De Santos Jasso Top 8

Gerry Thompson Top 16

Robert Pelletier Top 16

Matthew Riecks Top 16

Matt Sewell Top 16

Fernando Aguilar Top 16

Timmy Thomason Top 16