Junior Super Series
Finals Feature Match
Aaron Hiemstra vs.
The match started inausipciously
for Aaron Hiemstra, who had to mulligan twice. By the time he got any
creatures on the board, he was facing a Dauthi army led by Mark Landers.
Hiemstra never drew any of his direct damage and fell to the onslaught.
Things continued to look bad when
Hiemstra to two mulligans at teh beginning of the second game. After
Hiemstra played a Mountain, Landers hoped to take advantage of his weakened
opponent, playing a Swamp, Dark ritual, Carnophage, Cursed Scroll, and
Duress (taking Hiemstra's only non-land card, a Cursed Scroll) on his
For the rest of the game Hiemstra
was forced to draw everything he needed off the top of his deck. Amazingly,
he did, playing creatures and Shocking Landers' creatures on his way
With the score tied, it was now
Landers' turn to take a mulligan. As Hiemstra played multiple creatures
and Cursed Scrolls every turn, Landers got stuck at one Swamp for the
first four turns. By the time he got back into the game, Hiemstra was
able to Scroll any creature Landers played, and the Hiemstra army soon
In game four, a demoralized Landers
looked at his opening one-land hand and declined to mullligan. He played
a Swamp and a Sarcomancy, creating a 2/2 Zombie token. Hiemstra and
his direct damage soon removed the token, as well as any other zombie
that hit the table, ensuring that Landers would be taking one damage
a turn regardless of what else Hiemstra did. In fact, Hiemstra just
maintained control of the board via his Cursed Scroll until he drew
into his Ball Lightning and finished Landers off.
Hiemstra 3 - Landers 1