Classic Recap: Modern in North Bay

For the fourth year in a row, Face to Face Games brought a major Magic tournament up to North Bay, Ontario, and it was as eventful and snow-filled as ever. This time Kelly and the gang were greeted by a full-on blizzard on their trip up. But with some expert prairie driving skills on display from Ackerman, they were able to arrive on time.

65 Players showed up for our North Bay Modern Classic and Nicholas Collicott was able to take down the entire event with his Bogles deck.

The Face to Face Games North Bay Modern Classic champion, Nicholas Collicott.

Surprisingly, the Top 8 in North Bay didn’t stray too far from what you’d see in any major Modern event in the city. The elimination rounds were filled with white creatures. Humans was by far the most represented of the winning decks, and is one of the top decks overall in Modern right now.

In addition to Nicholas, Travis Mahon also brought Bogles and made Top 8. Shadow O’Shea had success all the way to the elimination rounds with Death & Taxes, and joined our three Humans players to make four total beat down decks. Don Campbell and Al Gauthier were our control mages. They piloted Jeskai and U/W Control respectively. Last but not least we had Shawn Fetterly with our “rogue deck” of the Top 8 with Skred Red.  

With all of the powerful things you can do in Modern, turn-one Hollow One, turn-three Karn Liberated and the like. On Saturday in North Bay, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben reigned supreme.

Your North Bay Modern Classic Top 8.

Now, about mid way through the day on Saturday things were going great and the main event was humming along — but something was missing. At least until a local player traded in a box of Mirrodin and we had ourselves a side event.

A few of players who were not fortunate enough to have success in Modern, joined us for a sweet flashback Draft!

Congratulations to Nicholas on his win this past Saturday. And thank you to everyone who came out to make another trip to North Bay a success. If you like our FacetoFaceGames.com tournament series, make sure to come out and join us for our Team Trios Open in Toronto on May 5!

First Place, Nicholas Collicott- Bogles

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Gladecover Scout
4 Kor Spiritdancer
4 Slippery Bogle
1 Silhana Ledgewalker
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Spider Umbra
2 Spirit Mantle
3 Leyline Of Sanctity
2 Path To Exile
2 Gryffs Boon
2 Hyena Umbra
4 Daybreak Coronet
4 Ethereal Armor
4 Rancor
4 Razorverge Thicket
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Dryad Arbor
3 Temple Garden
4 Windswept Heath
1 Wooded Foothills
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Plains
1 Forest
4 Horizon Canopy
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Disenchant
3 Gaddock Teeg
1 Path To Exile
2 Rest In Peace
2 Seal Of Primordium
1 Lifelink
3 Stony Silence
1 Leyline Of Sanctity
1 Grafdiggers Cage
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Second Place, Al Gauthier- U/W Control

[Deck]
[Creatures]
2 Restoration Angel
4 Wall Of Omens
3 Kitchen Finks
2 Vendillion Clique
1 Snapcaster Mage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Detention Sphere
1 Wrath Of God
2 Supreme Verdict
2 Jace, The Mind Sculptor
2 Gideon Of The Trials
1 Gideon Jura
1 Negate
1 Mana Leak
1 Serum Vision
3 Cryptic Command
4 Path To Exile
4 Spreading Seas
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Mystic Gate
3 Plains
4 Celestial Colonade
1 Minamo, School At Waters Edge
4 Field Of Ruin
2 Hallowed Fountain
5 Island
4 Flooded Strand
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Detention Sphere
1 Rest In Peace
3 Geist Of Saint Traft
2 Timely Reinforcement
2 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Disdainful Stroke
2 Stony Silence
1 Runed Halo
1 Declaration In Stone
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Third Place, Don Campbell- Jeskai Control

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Torrential Gearhulk
3 Snapcaster Mage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Jace, The Mind Sculptor
1 Spell Snare
2 Supreme Verdict
3 Lightning Bolt
2 Electrolyze
4 Path To Exile
1 Nahiri, The Harbinger
3 Cryptic Command
1 Secure The Wastes
3 Lightning Helix
3 Logic Knot
4 Serum Visions
2 Search For Azcanta
1 Negate
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Celestial Colonnade
1 Spirebluff Canal
2 Hallowed Fountain
2 Steam Vents
1 Sacred Foundry
4 Flooded Stranded
1 Field Of Ruin
1 Plains
3 Island
1 Glacial Fortress
1 Sulfur Falls
4 Scalding Tarn
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Detention Sphere
2 Vendillion Clique
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Elspeth, Suns Champion
2 Celestial Purge
1 Negate
2 Runed Halo
1 Wear // Tear
1 Settle The Wreckage
2 Dispel
1 Timely Reinforcements
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Fourth Place, Travis Mahon- Bogles

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Slippery Bogle
4 Gladecover Scout
3 Kor Spiritdancer
1 Silhana Ledgewalker
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Path To Exile
3 Leyline Of Sanctity
4 Daybreak Coronet
4 Ethereal Armor
2 Gryffs Boon
4 Hyena Umber
3 Rancor
3 Spider Umbra
2 Spirit Mantle
1 Unflinching Courage
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Dryad Arbor
3 Temple Garden
4 Windswept Heath
1 Wooded Foothills
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Plains
1 Forest
4 Horizon Canopy
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Mirran Crusader
2 Gaddock Teeg
2 Path To Exile
2 Seal Of Primordium
2 Stoney Silence
2 Rest In Peace
1 Supression Field
1 Grafdiggers Cage
1 Spirit Link
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Fifth Place, John Brands- 5C Humans

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Champion Of The Parish
4 Noble Hierarch
4 Kitesail Freebooter
4 Meddling Mage
4 Phantasmal Image
4 Thalias Lieutenant
4 Thalia, Guardian Of Thraben
1 Kessig Malcontents
4 Mantis Rider
4 Reflector Mage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Aether Vial
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Ancient Ziggurat
4 Cavern Of Souls
4 Horizon Canopy
1 Plains
2 Seachrome Coast
4 Unclaimed Territory
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Auriok Champion
1 Kataki, Wars Wage
2 Izzet Staticaster
2 Kambal, Consul Of Allocation
1 Mirran Crusader
2 Sin Collector
1 Vithian Renegades
2 Xathrid Necromancer
2 Dismember
1 Grafdiggers Cage
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Sixth Place, Shawn Fetterly- Skred Red

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Hazoret the Fervent
3 Pia And Kiran Nalaar
3 Stormbreath Dragon
2 Eternal Scourge
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Sweltering Suns
4 Mind Stone
4 Relic Of Progenitus
4 Skred
4 Koth Of The Hammer
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Anger Of The Gods
3 Blood Moon
2 Chandra, Torch Of Defiance
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Mouth Of Romon
2 Scrying Sheets
20 Snow-Covered Mountain
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
4 Dragons Claw
2 Goblin Rabblemaster
2 Kozileks Return
3 Molten Rain
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Shatering Spree
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Seventh Place, Shadow O’Shea- Eldrazi & Taxes

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Reality Smasher
1 Restoration Angel
3 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Flickerwisp
1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
3 Wasteland Strangler
3 Thalia, Guardian Of Thraben
4 Tidehollow Sculler
4 Leonin Arbiter
2 Wall Of Omens
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Path To Exile
4 Aether Vial
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Plains
1 Swamp
1 Shambling Vent
1 Fetid Heath
1 Godless Shrine
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Concealed Courtyard
4 Caves Of Koilos
4 Ghost Quarter
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Obzedat, Ghost Council
1 Gideon, Ally Of Zendikar
1 Kalitas, Traitor Of Ghet
1 Orzhov Pontiff
1 Anguished Unmaking
1 Dismember
1 Grafdiggers Cage
2 Rest In Peace
1 Gideons Intervention
2 Leyline Of Sanctity
2 Stony Silence
1 Lifebane Zombie
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Eighth Place, Gilles Gilbert- 5C Humans

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Noble Heirarch
4 Champion Of The Parish
4 Thalia, Guardian Of Thraben
4 Kitesail Freebooter
4 Meddling Mage
4 Thalias Lieutenant
4 Phantasmal Image
1 Dark Confidant
4 Reflector Mage
4 Mantis Rider
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Aether Vial
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Cavern Of Souls
4 Unclaimed Territory
4 Ancient Ziggurat
4 Horizon Canopy
2 Seachrome Coast
1 Plains
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Dismember
2 Izzit Staticaster
2 Reclamation Sage
2 Kataki, Wars Wage
2 Xathrid Necromancer
2 Grafdiggers Cage
2 Sin Collector
1 Gaddock Teeg
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]