Grand Prix Los Angeles 2016 Old School 93-94 – Decklists and Photo Report

This past weekend during Grand Prix Los Angeles a 93-94 tournament was hosted by Channel-Fireball, using their own custom rules (Alpha through Fallen Empires, restricted Strip Mine, most other rules nearly the same as EC’s B&R List). 16 players showed up to battle 4 rounds of straight Swiss, including players from Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and California primarily.

The field appeared to be a good mix of decks, including a few variants of The Deck, Shahrazad, UR, Mono Black, Black White, Naya Zoo, White Weenie, Millstone Control, Underworld Dreams combo, etc. There was a good amount of excitement around the event, with dozens of onlookers throughout the event.

Prizes given out were Channel-Fireball credit, as well as an Amnesia that was signed and altered by artist Mark Poole, and then signed by all of the players. We don’t have final standings, but Mike Kravitz (playing UR) was the only player to go 4-0 on the day, and won the Amnesia for first place. Below you can find most of the decklists, deck photos, as well as a few photos of in-game action. Enjoy!

Decklists

White Weenie, by Eliot Burk

Business (38)
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Dust to Dust
Armageddon
Crusade
Army of Allah
Savannah Lions
Tundra Wolves
Clergy of the Holy Nimbus
Order of Leitbur
White Knight
Thunder Spirit

Mana Sources (22)
Sol Ring
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
16 Plains
Sideboard (15)
Swords to Plowshares
Balance
Wrath of God
Exorcist
Preacher
Circle of Protection: Red
Divine Offering
Dust to Dust
City in a Bottle

EliotBurkDeckGPLA

Power Artifact Combo, by Daniel Chang

Business (30)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Power Sink
Chaos Orb
Amnesia
Regrowth
Recall
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Wheel of Fortune
Braingeyser
Fireball
Stream of Life
Power Artifact

Mana Sources (31)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Fellwar Stone
Basalt Monolith
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
City of Brass
Volcanic Island
Tropical Island
Island
Sideboard (9)
Blue Elemental Blast
Ali from Cairo
Nether Void
Gloom
Jade Monolith

DanielChangDeckGPLA

Storytime, by Tristan De Liege

Business (39)
Lightning Bolt
Chain Lightning
Psionic Blast
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Dust to Dust
Energy Flux
Chaos Orb
Timetwister
Wheel of Fortune
Shahrazad
Black Vise
Savannah Lions
White Knight
Serendib Efreet

Mana Sources (21)
Sol Ring
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
City of Brass
Plateau
Tundra
Volcanic Island
Plains
Sideboard (15)
Fireball
Swords to Plowshares
Balance
Maze of Ith
Blue Elemental Blast
Energy Flux
Red Elemental Blast
Divine Offering
Circle of Protection: Red

TristanDeckGPLA

Naya Zoo, by Richard Franklin

Business (41)
Stone Rain
Disenchant
Swords to Plowshares
Lightning Bolt
Chain Lightning
Giant Growth
Sylvan Library
Wheel of Fortune
Savannah Lions
Gazban Ogre
Kird Ape
Argothian Pixies
Elvish Archer

Mana Sources (19)
Strip Mine
City of Brass
Taiga
Plateau
Savannah
Plains
Forest
Sideboard (15)
Mountain Yeti
Orcish Artillery
Karma
Whirling Dervish
Tranquility
Disenchant
Tsunami
Swords to Plowshares
Red Elemental Blast

RichardFranklinDeckGPLA

RUG, by Joseph Horen

Business (38)
Mana Drain
Power Sink
Lightning Bolt
Chain Lightning
Psionic Blast
Fireball
Channel
Giant Growth
Ice Storm
Shatter
Sylvan Library
Regrowth
Braingeyser
Birds of Paradise
Kird Ape
Argothian Pixies
Elvish Archer
Serendib Efreet
Serendib Djinn
Su-Chi

Mana Sources (22)
Mox Emerald
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra's Factory
City of Brass
Volcanic Island
Tropical Island
Taiga
Sideboard (15)
Control Magic
Whirling Dervish
Shatter
Energy Flux
Tranquility
Blue Elemental Blast
Red Elemental Blast

RUGDeckGPLA

Millstone Control, by Jaco

Business (35)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Power Sink
Swords to Plowshares
The Abyss
Balance
Disenchant
Dust to Dust
Chaos Orb
Disrupting Scepter
Mind Twist
Demonic Tutor
Regrowth
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Sylvan Library
Jayemdae Tome
Braingeyser
Millstone
The Hive
Mirror Universe
Copy Artifact

Mana Sources (25)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Fellwar Stone
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
City of Brass
Tundra
Underground Sea
Tropical Island
Island
Plains
Sideboard (15)
Dust to Dust
Argivian Archaeologist
Blue Elemental Blast
Circle of Protection: Red
Mirror Universe
City in a Bottle
Swords to Plowshares
The Abyss

JacoDeckGPLA

Mono Black, by Kevin

Business (31)
Demonic Tutor
Mind Twist
Hymn to Tourach
Sinkhole
Greed
Maze of Ith
Oubliette
Terror
Drain Life
Order of the Ebon Hand
Royal Assassin
Hypnotic Specter
Juzam Djinn
Sengir Vampire

Mana Sources (29)
Dark Ritual
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Sol Ring
Mana Vault
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
Urborg
15 Swamp
Sideboard (15)
Paralyze
Terror
Gloom
Oubliette
Ashes to Ashes
Underworld Dreams

KevinDeckGPLA

UR, by Mike Kravitz (winner)

Business (35)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Lightning Bolt
Chain Lightning
Psionic Blast
Fireball
Chaos Orb
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Wheel of Fortune
Braingeyser
Recall
Black Vise
Flying Men
Serendib Efreet
Serendib Djinn

Mana Sources (25)
Black Lotus
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra's Factory
City of Brass
Volcanic Island
Island
Mountain
Sideboard (15)
Red Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast
Control Magic
Shatter
Energy Flux
Blood Moon
Boomerang
Amnesia

MikeKravitzDeckGPLA

The Deck, by Jose Lopez

Business (31)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Swords to Plowshares
Moat
Lightning Bolt
Fireball
Chaos Orb
Disenchant
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Jayemdae Tome
Braingeyser
Mind Twist
Demonic Tutor
Regrowth
Recall
Serra Angel

Mana Sources (29)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Fellwar Stone
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra's Factory
City of Brass
Tundra
Volcanic Island
Underground Sea
Plains
Sideboard (15)
Mirror Universe
Red Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast
Copy Artifact
Wrath of God
The Abyss
Earthquake
Ivory Tower
Circle of Protection: Red

JoseLopezDeckGPLA

Tax Edge, by Benjamin Mathies

Business (36)
Lightning Bolt
Swords to Plowshares
Balance
Wrath of God
Earthquake
Disenchant
Chaos Orb
Winter Orb
Ivory Tower
Feldon’s Cane
Library of Leng
Winds of Change
Sylvan Library
Wheel of Fortune
Regrowth
Land Tax
Land’s Edge
Black Vise

Mana Sources (24)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Library of Alexandria
Plateau
Savannah
Taiga
Plains
Mountain
Forest
Sideboard (15)
Strip Mine
Dust to Dust
Blood Moon
Wrath of God
Red Elemental Blast
City in a Bottle
Avoid Fate
King Suleiman
Ivory Tower
Winter Orb

TaxEdgeDeckGPLA

The Deck, by Jason Murray

Business (32)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Swords to Plowshares
Balance
Lightning Bolt
Fireball
Chaos Orb
Disenchant
Disrupting Scepter
Mind Twist
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Jayemdae Tome
Braingeyser
Demonic Tutor
Regrowth
Recall

Mana Sources (28)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Fellwar Stone
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra's Factory
City of Brass
Tundra
Volcanic Island
Underground Sea
Sideboard (15)
Mirror Universe
Red Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast
Maze of Ith
Lightning Bolt
The Abyss
Dust to Dust
Mana Short
Amnesia
Circle of Protection: Red

JasonMurrayDeckGPLA

Underworld Dreams Combo, by Gregery Pashby

Business (31)
Lightning Bolt
Moat
Wrath of God
Icy Manipulator
Fork
Demonic Tutor
Winds of Change
Howling Mine
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Timetwister
Wheel of Fortune
Braingeyser
Regrowth
Recall
Feldon's Cane
Black Vise
Underworld Dreams

Mana Sources (29)
Dark Ritual
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Library of Alexandria
City of Brass
Badlands
Underground Sea
Volcanic Island
Tundra
Plateau
Swamp
Island
Sideboard (15)
The Abyss
Boomerang
Red Elemental Blast
Disenchant
Earthquake
Blue Elemental Blast
City in a Bottle
Ivory Tower

GregreyPashbyDeckGPLA

The Deck, by Aaron West

Business (32)
Mana Drain
Counterspell
Red Elemental Blast
Mind Twist
Swords to Plowshares
Lightning Bolt
Fireball
Chaos Orb
Disenchant
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Jayemdae Tome
Braingeyser
Demonic Tutor
Regrowth
Recall
Serra Angel
Mirror Universe
Copy Artifact

Mana Sources (28)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Fellwar Stone
Library of Alexandria
Strip Mine
Mishra’s Factory
City of Brass
Tundra
Volcanic Island
Underground Sea
Plains
Sideboard (15)
Red Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast
Dust to Dust
Divine Offering
The Abyss
Moat
Fireball
Lightning Bolt
Circle of Protection: Red

AaronWestDeckGPLA

Black White, by ?

Business (0)

Mana Sources (0)
Sideboard (0)

Note: We’ll keep updating this post with more players’ deck lists, deck photos, and full names as the information streams in. If you have any information to add or update to this post please email us at support@eternalcentral.com.

Photo Report

Here is a sample of some of the action from Los Angeles.

Black White vs. Shahrazad, possibly sub-game 1 or 2
BlackWhiteVsShahrazad

RUG vs. Tax Edge, Energy Flux resolving very early
RUGVsTaxEdge

Black White vs. The Deck
BlackWhiteVsTheDeck

The Deck vs. Tax Edge
TheDeckVsTaxEdge

Power Artifact Combo vs. RUG, Energy Flux just hitting play
PowerArtifactVsRUG

Shahrazad does its thing, 2 or 3 sub-games deep, with piles all over
Shahrazad3SubgamesDeep

The Deck vs. Black White
TheDeckVsBlackWhite

Tax Edge vs. Mono Black
TaxEdgeVsMonoBlack

Note: We’ll keep updating this post with more players’ deck lists, deck photos, and full names as the information streams in. If you have any information to add or update to this post please email us at support@eternalcentral.com.

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  • Guillaume Soucy

    Is it me or Daniel Chang’s deck is stacked with summer magic cards?

    • Gregrey Pashby

      It’s the real deal. Essentially everything that can be Summer in his deck is Summer.

      • Guillaume Soucy

        That’s cute!

  • Tim Vandenberg

    Any discussion at GPLA about Channel Fireball (in the future) making this a non-sanctioned (i.e., *casual*) event so that CE/IE cards can be played (double-sleeved, of course)? I’m sure the participation would double or triple (or FOURple!!!!) if that decision were made (such as with Jaco’s Chicago & Eternal Weekend Old School tourneys, and Menendian’s Edudomia NorCal Old School tourneys). If *inclusion* were the focus, we’d have more participants and less on-lookers. Regardless, work-duties not-withstanding, I certainly wish I coulda been there! Looks awesome!