Top 32 Feature Match – Joshua Hole (Performapal Performage) vs Thomson Kuan (Kozmo)
17.01.2016 | 13:03
Welome to the beginning of the Top 32 knockout tournament! Joshua Hole has come from Perth with his Performapal Performage Deck, eager to test his Duelling prowess in the home stretch of the tournament. His opponent is Thomson Kuan, a Kozmo player from Melbourne who was the only undefeated player in the Swiss portion of the tournament! Both Duelists have proved their skill to get this far, but only one of them will continue! Which Duelist will it be?
The two Duelists began the match with a hearty handshake – a fantastic way to kick off the knockout portion of the event! Thomson won the die roll and decided to go first. His opening hand had 2 Emergency Teleport, Kozmotown, Upstart Goblin and Oasis of Dragon Souls. He started with Upstart Goblin to draw 1 card (Joshua 9000). He Set 1 card, and during his End Phase, he used Emergency Teleport to Special Summon Kozmo Tincan from his Deck, and used its effect to add Kozmo Goodwitch to hand, and send Kozmoll Wickedwitch and Kozmo Soartroopers to the Graveyard (Thomson 7500). He then activated a second Emergency Teleport, Special Summoning a second Tincan! He used it to add Kozmo Dark Destroyer to his hand, and sent Kozmo Sliprider and Kozmo Soartroopers to the Graveyard (Thomson 7000). He then banished the first Tincan to Special Summon Kozmo Goodwitch, let the second Tincan be banished by Teleport’s effect, and ended his turn.
Joshua started with Performage Mirror Conductor, Performage Plushfire, Solemn Strike, Performapal Monkeyboard and Wavering Eyes. He drew Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord for turn. He activated it, and then activated Plushfire. Then he played Wavering Eyes, destroying both to deal 500 damage, add Performapal Guitartle, and Special Summon Performage Damage Juggler with Plushfire’s effect (Thomson 6500). He then activated Guitartle, then Monkeyboard, but Thomson used Oasis of Dragon Souls to Special Summon Kozmo Sliprider! It destroyed Guitartle, then Joshua used Monkeyboard to search for Performapal Skullcrobat Joker. He Normal Summoned the Joker, which added Performapal Lizardraw to Joshua’s hand. Then, he Xyz Summoned Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer, and used its effect to shuffle Sliprider into the Deck.
Joshua then banished his Juggler from his Graveyard to add Performage Trick Clown to his hand. He activated Lizardraw, but Thomson used Kozmo Goodwitch’s effect to Special Summon Kozmo Dark Destroyer! Then, Dark Destroyer used its effect on itself, destroying it. Thomson then banished it to Special Summon Kozmo Sliprider, which destroyed the Lizardraw! Joshua Set 1 card and ended his turn.
Thomson drew Call of the Haunted. He activated Kozmotown, then used its effect to add Kozmo Tincan to his hand (Thomson 6400). He attacked and destroyed Castel with Sliprider (Joshua 8700). In Main Phase 2, he Normal Summoned Tincan and moved to his End Phase to use its effect, but it was negated by Joshua’s Solemn Strike (Thomson 5900, Joshua 7200)! Thomson ended his turn.
Joshua drew Maxx "C". He Set a monster and ended his turn. In Joshua’s End Phase, Thomson activated Call of the Haunted, and Special Summoned Kozmo Tincan again! He used its effect, and added Kozmo Sliprider to his hand, and sent Kozmo Strawman and Kozmo Farmgirl to the Graveyard. Tincan then banished iteslf to Special Summon Kozmo Dark Destroyer, which destroyed itself to Special Summon Kozmo Soartroopers from the Deck. Then Thomson began his turn!
Thomson drew Kozmo Sliprider. He used Kozmotown’s effect to return Kozmo Dark Destroyer to his hand (Thomson 5100). He used Kozmo Soartroopers’s effect, banishing itself to Special Summon Kozmo Sliprider from his hand. He used it to destroy his own Kozmotown to add another copy to his hand! He then activated it, and used it to return Kozmo Goodwitch from banishment to his hand (Thomson 4700). Then, Thomson Normal Summoned Kozmo Goodwitch, then attacked Joshua’s face-down Trick Clown with it, which returned itself to the field with its effect (Joshua 6200). Sliprider destroyed it, then the second Sliprider attacked directly (Joshua 3900). Thomson then shuffled 2 Kozmo monsters from his hand into the Deck to draw Maxx "C" and Kozmo Dark Destroyer.
Joshua drew a card, looked at his hand, and conceded!
Thomson took out Duel one with some extremely intricate plays, using his Kozmo monster’s effects to destroy his own cards to put him further ahead in the Duel. Can he keep it up in Game 2?
Joshua will go first in this game.
His opening hand was 2 Performage Plushfire, Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, Performage Trick Clown and Maxx "C". Activated Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer and Performage Plushfire, and Thomson immediately used Maxx "C" to attempt to stop his move. It worked; Joshua Set 1 monster and passed the turn.
Thomson started with Upstart Goblin, Dark Hole, Terraforming, and 2 Maxx "C". He drew a card and played Terraforming, adding Kozmotown to his hand. Then, he played Upstart Goblin to draw a card (Joshua 9000). He Set 1 Spell/Trap card and passed the turn.
Joshua drew Performage Damage Juggler. He Pendulum Summoned Performage Trick Clown and the Juggler, and then Thomson used a second Maxx "C" afterwards. He Flip Summoned his Performage Plushfire, then Xyz Summoned Performage Trapeze Magician with his other two monsters. He used Trapeze’s effect to allow Plushfire to attack twice. Joshua attacked with Plushfire twice, then Trapeze Magician (Thomson 3500). Plushfire was destroyed thanks to Trapeze, which Special Summoned Performage Mirror Conductor from the Deck. Thomson’s Maxx "C" drew him Upstart Goblin. He ended his turn.
Thomson drew Call of the Haunted. He played Upstart Goblin to draw a card (Joshua 10000). Then he activated Kozmotown, Set 1 card, and Normal Summoned Kozmo Tincan. In his End Phase, he used its effect to add Kozmoll Wickedwitch to his hand, and send Kozmo Dark Destroyer and Kozmo Dark Eclipser to his Graveyard (Thomson 3000). He ended his turn.
Joshua drew Speedroid Menko. He banished his Performage Damage Juggler to add Performage Plushfire to his hand. He activated Call of the Haunted and Special Summoned Kozmo Dark Destroyer, but Joshua used his own Maxx "C" to draw a card. Dark Destroyer destroyed Joshua’s Performage Trapeze Magician, which Special Summoned Performage Damage Juggler from the Deck. The Performage Trick Clown attached to Trapeze was also Special Summoned by its own effect (Joshua 9000). In Main Phase 2, Joshua Normal Summoned Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord, then Xyz Summoned Majester Paladin, the Ascending Dracoslayer using Performage Mirror Conductor and Vector. Its effect activated for the End Phase. Joshua then Pendulum Summoned a Plushfire from his Extra Deck, and added Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer to his hand with Majester’s effect. At this point, there were 5 minutes remaining in the round, and Thomson decided to concede instead of playing it out!
Joshua had the Life Points advantage if the game went into time, so Thomson decided to get straight into the final game instead of dragging the second game on. Was it the right decision to make?
Thomson decided to play second in this game.
Joshua began with Performapal Monkeyboard, Performapal Lizardraw, Maxx "C", Twin Twisters, and Draco Face-Off. He played Draco Face-Off, which put Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer into the Extra Deck and Special Summoned Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord. Then, he activated Performapal Monkeyboard, which added Performapal Skullcrobat Joker. He Normal Summoned the Joker, which added Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer to his hand. Then, he activate Performapal Lizardraw, then he Pendulum Summoned Luster and Pendulum Sorcerer. The Sorcerer destroyed Monkeyboard and Luster, adding Performapal Guitartle and another Monkeyboard to his hand. He activated Guitartle, then used Lizardraw to draw Speedroid Menko. Then, he Xyz Summoned Tellarknight Ptolemaeus and used its effect to detach and Rank Up, but Thomson used Effect Veiler to negate its effect!
At this point, time was called! Joshua Set 1 backrow card and ended his turn.
TURN 1: Thomson began the Duel with Kozmo Dark Destroyer, Emergency Teleport, Dark Hole, Maxx "C", and Kozmo Dark Eclipser. He drew Call of the Haunted, then played Dark Hole to destroy Tellarknight Ptolemaeus. He activated Emergency Teleport, and Joshua Chained Maxx "C" to it. Kozmo Farmgirl was Special Summoned, and Joshua drew another Monkeyboard. Thomson attacked directly with Farmgirl (Joshua 6500), and Thomson used its effect to add Kozmotown to his hand (Thomson 7500). In Main Phase 2, he banished Farmgirl to Special Summon Kozmo Dark Destroyer, which destroyed itself to Special Summon Kozmo Tincan. Joshua drew 2 more cards from those Summons. He activated Kozmotown, then used it to return Farmgirl to his hand (Thomson 7200). He then used Kozmotown to shuffle Kozmo Dark Eclipser and Kozmo Farmgirl into the Deck to draw 2 new cards. He Set 2 cards, then used Tincan’s effect to add Kozmoll Wickedwitch to his hand, and put Kozmo Dark Destroyer and Kozmo Sliprider into his Graveyard (Thomson 6700). Still in his End Phase, Joshua used Twin Twisters discard Monkeyboard and destroy Thomson’s 2 Set cards!
TURN 2: Joshua drew a card, activated Performapal Monkeyboard, drew a card from Guitartle, and used Monkeyboard to search Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer. Thomson used Maxx "C" after that search. Joshua Pendulum Summoned 5 monsters: 2 Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord, Performage Damage Juggler, and Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, and Thomson drew a card. The Sorcerer destroyed Monkeyboard and Juggler to search Performapal Skullcrobat Joker and Performapal Lizardraw. Joshua activated Lizardraw, and destroyed it to draw another card, which he played immediately:
A powerful opening move in the final Duel allows Joshua Hole to move onto the Top 16 with his Performapal Performage Deck!