Top 32 Feature Match – Joshua Hole (Performapal Performage) vs Thomson Kuan (Kozmo)

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?

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Top 32 Handshake
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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 [teleport], [k town], [upstart] and [oasis]. He started with [upstart] to draw 1 card (Joshua 9000). He Set 1 card, and during his End Phase, he used [teleport] to Special Summon [k tincan] from his Deck, and used its effect to add [k good] to hand, and send [k wick] and [k soar] to the Graveyard (Thomson 7500). He then activated a second [teleport], Special Summoning a second Tincan! He used it to add [k dark] to his hand, and sent [k slip] and [k soar] to the Graveyard (Thomson 7000). He then banished the first Tincan to Special Summon [k good], let the second Tincan be banished by Teleport’s effect, and ended his turn.

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Joshua started with [pm mc], [pm plush], [s str], [pp keyboard] and [wavering]. He drew [vector] for turn. He activated it, and then activated Plushfire. Then he played [wavering], destroying both to deal 500 damage, add [pp guitar], and Special Summon [pm juggler] with Plushfire’s effect (Thomson 6500). He then activated Guitartle, then Monkeyboard, but Thomson used [oasis] to Special Summon [k slip]! It destroyed Guitartle, then Joshua used Monkeyboard to search for [pp sj]. He Normal Summoned the Joker, which added [pp liz] to Joshua’s hand. Then, he Xyz Summoned [castel], and used its effect to shuffle Sliprider into the Deck.

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T32 1
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Joshua then banished his Juggler from his Graveyard to add [pm clown] to his hand. He activated Lizardraw, but Thomson used [k good]’s effect to Special Summon [k dark]! Then, Dark Destroyer used its effect on itself, destroying it. Thomson then banished it to Special Summon [k slip], which destroyed the Lizardraw! Joshua Set 1 card and ended his turn.

Thomson drew [coth]. He activated [k town], then used its effect to add [k 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 [s str] (Thomson 5900, Joshua 7200)! Thomson ended his turn.

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Joshua drew [maxx]. He Set a monster and ended his turn. In Joshua’s End Phase, Thomson activated [coth], and Special Summoned [k tincan] again! He used its effect, and added [k slip] to his hand, and sent [k straw] and [k farm] to the Graveyard. Tincan then banished iteslf to Special Summon [k dark], which destroyed itself to Special Summon [k soar] from the Deck. Then Thomson began his turn!

Thomson drew [k slip]. He used [k town]’s effect to return [k dark] to his hand (Thomson 5100). He used [k soar]’s effect, banishing itself to Special Summon [k slip] from his hand. He used it to destroy his own [k town] to add another copy to his hand! He then activated it, and used it to return [k good] from banishment to his hand (Thomson 4700). Then, Thomson Normal Summoned [k good], 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] and [k dark].

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 [pm plush], [pp ps], [pm clown] and [maxx]. Activated [pp ps] and [pm plush], and Thomson immediately used [maxx] to attempt to stop his move. It worked; Joshua Set 1 monster and passed the turn.

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Thomson started with [upstart], [hole], [terraforming], and 2 [maxx]. He drew a card and played [terraforming], adding [k town] to his hand. Then, he played [upstart] to draw a card (Joshua 9000). He Set 1 Spell/Trap card and passed the turn.

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T32 4
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Joshua drew [pm juggler]. He Pendulum Summoned [pm clown] and the Juggler, and then Thomson used a second [maxx] afterwards. He Flip Summoned his [pm plush], then Xyz Summoned [pm trapez] 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 [pm mc] from the Deck. Thomson’s [maxx] drew him [upstart]. He ended his turn.

Thomson drew [coth]. He played [upstart] to draw a card (Joshua 10000). Then he activated [k town], Set 1 card, and Normal Summoned [k tincan]. In his End Phase, he used its effect to add [k wick] to his hand, and send [k dark] and [k dark ec] to his Graveyard (Thomson 3000). He ended his turn.

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Joshua drew Speedroid Menko. He banished his [pm juggler] to add [pm plush] to his hand. He activated [coth] and Special Summoned [k dark], but Joshua used his own [maxx] to draw a card. Dark Destroyer destroyed Joshua’s [pm trapez], which Special Summoned [pm juggler] from the Deck. The [pm clown] attached to Trapeze was also Special Summoned by its own effect (Joshua 9000). In Main Phase 2, Joshua Normal Summoned [vector], then Xyz Summoned [ma pala] using [pm mc] and Vector. Its effect activated for the End Phase. Joshua then Pendulum Summoned a Plushfire from his Extra Deck, and added [lptd] 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 LP 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 [pp keyboard], [pp liz], [maxx], [twisters], and Draco Face-Off. He played Draco Face-Off, which put [lptd] into the Extra Deck and Special Summoned [vector]. Then, he activated [pp keyboard], which added [pp sj]. He Normal Summoned the Joker, which added [pp ps] to his hand. Then, he activate [pp liz], then he Pendulum Summoned Luster and Pendulum Sorcerer. The Sorcerer destroyed Monkeyboard and Luster, adding [pp guitar] and another Monkeyboard to his hand. He activated Guitartle, then used Lizardraw to draw Speedroid Menko. Then, he Xyz Summoned [tel ptol] and used its effect to detach and Rank Up, but Thomson used [effect veiler] to negate its effect!

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At this point, time was called! Joshua Set 1 backrow card and ended his turn.

TURN 1: Thomson began the Duel with [k dark], [teleport], [hole], [maxx], and [k dark ec]. He drew [coth], then played [hole] to destroy [tel ptol]. He activated [teleport], and Joshua chained [maxx] to it. [k farm] was Special Summoned, and Joshua drew another Monkeyboard. Thomson attacked directly with Farmgirl (Joshua 6500), and Thomson used its effect to add [k town] to his hand (Thomson 7500). In Main Phase 2, he banished Farmgirl to Special Summon [k dark], which destroyed itself to Special Summon [k tincan]. Joshua drew 2 more cards from those Summons. He activated [k town], then used it to return Farmgirl to his hand (Thomson 7200). He then used [k town] to shuffle [k dark ec] and [k farm] into the Deck to draw 2 new cards. He Set 2 cards, then used Tincan’s effect to add [k wick] to his hand, and put [k dark] and [k slip] into his Graveyard (Thomson 6700). Still in his End Phase, Joshua used [twisters] discard Monkeyboard and destroy Thomson’s 2 Set cards!

TURN 2: Joshua drew a card, activated [pp keyboard], drew a card from Guitartle, and used Monkeyboard to search [pp ps]. Thomson used [maxx] after that search. Joshua Pendulum Summoned 5 monsters: 2 [lptd], [vector], [pm juggler], and [pp ps], and Thomson drew a card. The Sorcerer destroyed Monkeyboard and Juggler to search [pp sj] and [pp liz]. Joshua activated Lizardraw, and destroyed it to draw another card, which he played immediately:

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[raigeki]! He banished his Juggler from the Graveyard to add [pm plush] to his hand. He Normal Summoned it, then attacked with all of his monsters to wipe out Thomson’s LP!

A powerful opening move in the final Duel allows Joshua Hole to move onto the Top 16 with his Performapal Performage Deck!

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