Chicago Old School 93-94 February 2016 Tournament – Decklists and Photo Report

This past weekend the Chicago Old School group hosted a small 93-94 tournament, with space for 12 players. The seating limitations of privately hosting the event quickly filled up, and we had 12 players show up to battle, including a number of local players, and a few players from as far as about 4 hours away (driving) a state over.

Entrance fee was drink of choice to share with the posse (and this ranged from 6-packs, to bombers of beer, to fine whiskey, to JagerBombs), and we all chipped in for local delivery pizza. Prizes were donated by the players, and ended up being pretty sweet, and each prize was signed by all players. 1st Place walked away with a limited edition green Spellground 2 player mat, while 2nd through last places drafted cards ranging from Mirror Universe all the way down to Hymn to Tourach (which were then all signed by each player). Huge thanks to Bob Agra, Shane Semmens, Nathan Mullen (and me!) for donating the prizes.

In working out tournament structure, to encourage the maximum rounds played, we decided on six (6) 50 minute rounds of Straight Swiss (no Top 4/8 playoff), with NO DRAWS ALLOWED (unintentional or otherwise). After 50 minutes if there was a tied match, the tie breaker would be a sudden death Chaos Orb flipping contest, similar to a hockey or soccer overtime shootout. If both players make or miss the Chaos Orb flip in the same round, go again. The first person to make it while the other person misses will be declared the winner of the match. The point of Old School is to play Old School, so we always encourage everyone to play quickly and have fun each round, and this tournament structure worked very well to that end, and will probably be used more in the future.

Final Standings After 6 Rounds Straight Swiss

(Note: not actual DCI numbers)
ChicagoOldSchoolFinalStandings

ALL Decklists, by Final Standing

BantamGeddon,

[Business] (37)
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Armageddon
Chaos Orb
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Braingeyser
Sylvan Library
Regrowth
Birds of Paradise
Llanowar Elves
Serendib Efreet
Erhnam Djinn
Serra Angel

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (23)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
City of Brass
Tropical Island
Tundra
Savannah
Plains

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Energy Flux
Control Magic
Preacher
Spirit Link
Circle of Protection Red
Flash Counter
Mana Drain
Psionic Blast
King Suleiman
Whirling Dervish
Blue Elemental Blast[/Sideboard]

BantamGeddon,byDominicDotterrer

Abyss

[Business] (33)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Power Sink
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Balance
Meekstone
Chaos Orb
Icy Manipulator
The Abyss
Mind Twist
Amnesia
Demonic Tutor
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Jayemdae Tome
Braingeyser
Triskelion
Copy Artifact

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (27)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Fellwar Stone
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
Tundra
Underground Sea
Island

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Blue Elemental Blast
Divine Offering
City in a Bottle
Wrath of God
Moat
Disrupting Scepter
Control Magic
Serendib Efreet
Terror[/Sideboard]

AbyssControl,byJohnBeste

UWR

[Business] (37)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Power Sink
Lightning Bolt
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Balance
Chaos Orb
Moat
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Braingeyser
Blood Moon
Maze of Ith
Recall
Disrupting Scepter
Jayemdae Tome
Serendib Efreet
Serendib Djinn
The Hive

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (24)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Fellwar Stone
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Volcanic Island
Tundra
Island
Plains

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Mirror Universe
Energy Flux
Red Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast
Dust to Dust
Blood Moon
Control Magic
Wrath of God[/Sideboard]

UWRControl,byDannyFriedman

Anthony

[Business] (0)

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (0)

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (0)

[/Sideboard] (0)

White

[Business] (37)
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Crusade
Savannah Lions
Tundra Wolves
Icatian Javelineers
Order of Leitbur
White Knight
Thunder Spirit
Preacher

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (23)
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
15 Plains

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Armageddon
Circle of Protection Red
Divine Offering
Dust to Dust
Circle of Protection Black
City in a Bottle
Preacher
King Suleiman[/Sideboard]

WhiteWeenie,byNathanMullen

Dreamweaver

[Business] (35)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Power Sink
Red Elemental Blast
Fireball
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Balance
Chaos Orb
Tawnos’s Coffin
Maze of Ith
Safe Haven
Recall
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Braingeyser
Serendib Efreet
Serendib Djinn
Serra Angel
Mahamoti Djinn
Triskelion
Rasputin Dreamweaver

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (25)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
City of Brass
Tundra
Volcanic Island
Island
Plains
Mountain
Karakas

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Dust to Dust
Moat
Wrath of God
Greater Realm of Preservation
Red Elemental Blast
Lightning Bolt
Blue Elemental Blast
Energy Flux
Control Magic[/Sideboard]

DreamweaverControl,byShaneSemmens

Black

[Business] (29)
Disenchant
Balance
Chaos Orb
Demonic Tutor
Chains of Mephistopheles
Mind Twist
Disrupting Scepter
Hymn to Tourach
Hypnotic Specter
Juzam Djinn
Guardian Beast
The Rack

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (31)
Dark Ritual
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Sol Ring
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
City of Brass
Scrubland
Swamp

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Nevinyrral’s Disk
Ashes to Ashes
Maze of Ith
Spirit Link
Terror
Gloom
Royal Assassin
Drain Life[/Sideboard]

BlackWhiteRack,byBrandonSanders

RUG

[Business] (36)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Power Sink
Red Elemental Blast
Avoid Fate
Lightning Bolt
Shatter
Chaos Orb
Psionic Blast
Kird Ape
Serendib Efreet
Erhnam Djinn
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Sylvan Library
Regrowth

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (24)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
Volcanic Island
Tropical Island
Taiga
Island
Forest

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Red Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast
Avoid Fate
Earthquake
The Hive
Control Magic
Shatter
Tranquility
Energy Flux[/Sideboard]

RUGFAIL,byJaco

Big

[Business] (29)
Wheel of Fortune
Howling Mine
Relic Barrier
Icy Manipulator
Tawnos’s Coffin
Blood Moon
Fireball
Disintegrate
Orcish Mechanics
Juggernaut
Su Chi
Tetravus

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (31)
Sol Ring
Mana Vault
Fellwar Stone
Basalt Monolith
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
Dwarven Ruins
Mountain

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Winter Orb
Earthquake
Red Elemental Blast
Fork
Detonate
Nevinyrral’s Disk[/Sideboard]

BigRed,byNickRohr

UB

[Business] (29)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Mind Twist
Demonic Tutor
Transmute Artifact
Chaos Orb
Forcefield
Tawnos’s Coffin
Icy Manipulator
Disrupting Scepter
Jayemdae Tome
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Braingeyser
Control Magic
Guardian Beast
Su Chi
Triskelion
Mirror Universe
Copy Artifact

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (31)
Dark Ritual
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Mana Vault
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
City of Brass
Underground Sea
Island
Swamp

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (0)

[/Sideboard] (0)

UBArtifacts,byBobAgra copy

RUG

[Business] (33)
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Wheel of Fortune
Jayemdae Tome
Nevinyrral’s Disk
Icy Manipulator
Regrowth
Fireball
Berserk
Atog
Brass Man
Su Chi
Juggernaut

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (27)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Mana Vault
Mishra’s Workshop
Mishra’s Factory
City of Brass
Volcanic Island
Tropical Island
Taiga

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (0)

(not listed)[/Sideboard] (0)

RUGAtog,byJamesTork

Mono

[Business] (31)
Demonic Tutor
Mind Twist
Hymn to Tourach
Animate Dead
Drain Life
Sacrifice
Priest of Yawgmoth
Hypnotic Specter
Fallen Angel
Su Chi
Tetravus
Demonic Hordes
Colossus of Sardia

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (29)
Dark Ritual
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Mana Vault
Library of Alexandria
Mishra’s Factory
Urborg
10 Swamp

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Strip Mine
Maze of Ith
Gloom
Xenic Poltergeist
Drain Life
Terror
Grave Robbers
Relic Barrier
Hymn to Tourach
Paralyze[/Sideboard]

MonoBlackArtifacts,byDanRech

Photo Report

Many thanks to all the players for snapping pictures of the action during the event. Here’s just a small sample of the action as it unfolded.

Round 1 Bob vs. Anthony
R1BobvsAnthony

Round 1 Nick vs. Dominic
R1NickvsDominic

Round 2 Bob vs. Nick
R2BobvsNick

Round 2 Shane vs. Jaco
R2ShanevsJaco

Round 2 Shane vs. Jaco – 3 Strip Mines in a row, irrelevant
R2ShanevsJaco3StripMinesirrelevant

Round 3 Anthony vs. Shane
R3AnthonyvsShane

Round 3 Bob vs. Dan
R3BobvsDan

Round 3 Shane vs. Anthony
R3ShanevsAnthony

Round 4 Dominic vs. Brandon
R4DominicvsBrandon

Round 4 Dominic vs. Brandon
R4DominicvsBrandon2

Round 5 Dominic vs. Anthony
R5DominicvsAnthony

Round 6 Dominic vs. Nathan
R6DominicvsNathan

1st Place Prize Playmat, Signed by Everybody!
OldSchoolChicago0220161stPlacePlaymat

Jason Jaco

Jaco is a longtime Magic player, author, and the CEO of Eternal Central. A purveyor of rare and unique Magic cards, he is know in some circles as "The Godfather of Pimp." In his free time he enjoys exploring the great outdoors, dominating the dojo, and punching unprotected sandwiches.

  • Mano

    Sounds like an awesome time. Winning list looks wrong though. Sol Ring is in the 60, but what card is out? Pic is kinda blurry.

    Can’t wait for 93/94 at Eternal Weekend. Any idea on if it will be a “real” tournament at the convention center or truly old school on beds in hotel rooms yet?

    • JACO

      It’s going to be a real tournament, but will not be at the convention center, because the official site will not allow drinking, and not allow CE/IE cards (they will only run fully sanctioned tournaments). We’ll announce more closer to the Eternal Weekend tournament, once the actual date has been announced.

  • Timothy Vandenberg

    Looks like an AWESOME time! Wish I coulda been there with my Monoblack or RU Burn/Control. So glad to see you allow Revised & Fallen Empires (from what I can tell in the photos). So do you also allow Collectors/International Edition (in double sleeves), like Eudomia allows? Thanks again for the pics and best of luck at Eternal Weekend! 🙂

    • JACO

      Yes, we allow CE/IE as well, which appears from time to time.

  • Kerry Constantine Tan

    Hi Jaco, I’m inspired to build a deck for this format. Are FBBs allowed? I’m thinking of making a German FBB deck.

  • Stephen J Maldonado

    Hello, I’m in the Milwaukee area, any idea when the next 93/94 tournament will be?

    • JACO

      Stephen, the next one in Chicago that we’ll be hosting will be Saturday May 14 2016, probably around noon again. Complete rules can be found here: http://www.eternalcentral.com/9394rules/ (ie. sets allowed, no proxies, etc.). Please email me at jaco@eternalcentral.com ASAP for all the details if you’d like to play. We’d love to have you!

      • Stephen J Maldonado

        Awesome! I would love go! I have emailed you for further details.