Top 8 Feature Match – Chris Mattiske vs Dominic Italiano

17.01.2016 | 13:09 |

We’re getting down to the wire here in YCS Sydney, as we get ready for the Top 8 matches! Dominic Italiano has come from Melbourne, while his opponent, Chris Mattiske, hails from Adelaide. Both of these Duelists have had Feature Matches before, and both competitors have chosen to use Performapal Performages in the tournament. Which of these Duelists will advance to the Top 4 Round?

Dominic won the die roll and decided to go first.

Dominic’s hand contained Treacherous Trap Hole, 2 Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, and Twin Twisters. He Normal Summoned Performapal Skullcrobat Joker and added Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer to his hand. Then, he activated Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer and Sorcerer, then destroyed his Sorcerer to add a Sorcerer to his hand. He then activated the second Sorcerer and Pendulum Summon 2 monsters: a Joker from hand, and the first Sorcerer (from his Extra Deck). Dominic used its effect to destroy Luster and the Pendulum Zone Sorcerer to add Performapal Lizardraw and Performapal Guitartle to his hand. Then, he activated Guitartle, then Lizardraw to draw a card from Guitartle, then destroyed Lizardraw to draw another card. He then used his 2 Jokers to Xyz Summon Evilswarm Nightmare! He Set 2 cards and passed the turn.

Chris started the Duel with Draco Face-Off, Performapal Guitartle, Performapal Monkeyboard, Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, and Instant Fusion. He drew Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer for turn. Activate Performapal Guitartle, then Performapal Monkeyboard, which drew him a card thanks to Guitartle. Then he used Monkeyboard’s effect, but Dominic used Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit to destroy it before it resolved! Chris activated Draco Face-Off, and Dominic Chained Maxx "C" to it. Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord was placed in the Pendulum Zone, and Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer went to the Extra Deck. He then Pendulum Sumoned 2 monsters: Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer and Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer from his hand. Dominic drew Vector with Maxx "C". Chris’ Sorcerer destroyed his Pendulum Zone Vector to search Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, and then Nightmare flipped both Luster and Sorcerer face-down. Chris then Normal Summoned the Joker, and added Performapal Monkeyboard to his hand. In the Battle phase, Joker destroyed Dominic’s Pendulum Sorcerer (Dominic 7700). Chris Set 2 backrow cards and passed the turn.

Dominic drew a card, then activated Performapal Lizardraw. Guitartle’s effect would have allowed him to draw a card, but Chris Chained Wavering Eyes!

T8 1

Dominic Chained Twin Twisters, discarding Vector to destroy Chris’ Guitartle and his own Lizardraw. Then Wavering destroyed Dominic’s Guitartle and dealt 500 damage (Dominic 7200). Dominic ended his turn.

Chris drew another Wavering Eyes, then Flip Summoned both of his monsters. He then used Performapal Skullcrobat Joker and Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer to Xyz Summon Number 106: Giant Hand! He activated Monkeyboard, and used it to add Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, which he Normal Summoned to add Performapal Lizardraw. Chris activated the Lizardraw, then Dominic flipped his Treacherous Trap Hole! It destroyed the Giant Hand and the Joker. Chris flipped up his face-down Instant Fusion, which Special Summoned Elder Entity Norden (Chris 7000)! It Special Summoned the Joker from Chris’ Graveyard.

“I miss my Giant Hand!” He laughed. He Synchro Summoned Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer, but Nightmare flipped it face-down. Then, Chris Pendulum Summoned 3 monsters: 2 Jokers and Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord. He Xyz Summoned Tellarknight Ptolemaeus, then used it to Summon Cyber Dragon Nova, then Xyz Summoned Cyber Dragon Infinity, and with that, Dominic conceded!


Chris had all the right cards at the right time in the first game, with the Wavering Eyes to shut down Dominic’s turn. Can Chris do the same in game 2?

T8 4

After both players finished using their Side Decks, they prepared for Game 2. Dominic decided to go first in the second game.

T8 3

He began with Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord, Performapal Guitartle, Performage Plushfire, and Twin Twisters. He activated Luster, then Plushfire. He destroyed Plushfire with Luster, to add another Plushfire and Special Summon Performage Trick Clown from the Deck. He then activated Vector, then Pendulum Summoned the Plushfire back. Dominic then Xyz Summoned Traptrix Rafflesia, Set 1 card, and passed his turn.

Chris’ opening hand contained Wavering Eyes, Performapal Monkeyboard, Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord, Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, and Performage Plushfire. He drew Maxx "C". Chris activated Plushfire, then activated Wavering Eyes! Dominic Chained Twin Twisters, discarding Performapal Guitartle to destroy Chris’ Plushfire and one of his Pendulums. Wavering destroyed the other, dealing 500 damage, and Plushfire Special Summoned Performage Mirror Conductor from Chris’ Deck (Dominic 7500).

T8 5

“That’s a nice 300 ATK you’ve got there!” Chris exclaimed, using Mirror Conductor’s effect to swap Rafflesia’s ATK and DEF (Chris 7500). Chris Normal Summoned Luster, but Rafflesia used Bottomless Trap Hole from the Deck. Chris activated Performapal Monkeyboard, then used its effect to add Performapal Guitartle to his hand. He activated it, and then Pendulum Summoned Performage Plushfire from his Extra Deck, and Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord from his hand. In his Battle Phase, Performage Mirror Conductor destroyed Rafflesia, and Dominic’s Performage Trick Clown Special Summoned itself as it was attached to Rafflesia (Dominic 6500). Plushfire destroyed it, and Vector attacked directly (Dominic 4650). In Main Phase 2, Chris Xyz Summoned Tellarknight Ptolemaeus, and then Cyber Dragon Nova into Cyber Dragon Infinity! He passed the turn.

Dominic drew, Set a monster and passed.

Chris drew a card. He Normal Summoned Performage Plushfire, and in the Battle Phase attacked the Set monster with Infinity. It was Performage Plushfire, which activated its effect, but Infinity negated it! It was then sent to the Graveyard from the Extra Deck. Plushfire then attacked directly (Dominic 3650).

T8 6

Dominic drew, Set another monster and passed.

Chris drew a card, and in the Battle Phase he destroyed Dominic’s Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord with Infinity. Plushfire attacked directly (Dominic 2650).

Dominic drew, then activated Performapal Monkeyboard! He used its effect in the Pendulum Zone, which Chris negated with Infinity. Dominic revealed his Wavering Eyes and conceded!

Chris Mattiske moves onto the Top 4 with Performapal Performages!