Gameplayer Champs 2009 - Wellington

Gameplayer Champs 2009 took place on April 4, 2009 at Armageddon Expo, Queens Wharf Events Centre, Wellington with 80 duelists in attendance.

"The second week of back-to-back Gameplayer $4k Championships was held at Wellington Armageddon Expo on April 4, 2009. Team Execution had dominated the week before at the Christchurch $4k with Gladiator Beasts, but a repeat performance was going to be much harder now their winning deck list was public info.

A field of 80 players turned out including the majority of top duelist from across the North Island, most of who did not attend the Christchurch $4k.

Team Execution had faith in their winning Gladiator Beasts deck, with all members choosing to run it again but the talk of the tournament was Dominique Smith and his anti-meta deck which was dispatching "GB's" all day long, including Christchurch $4k Co-Champion Sam Bell in the semi-final. Dominque and his Shiba Warrior Taro's made it to the final table to face the Master of the Beasts, Chris Gehring who has won a National Championship and $4k Championship with GB's. An exciting final to watch came down to some un-orthodox plays from Chris to avoid being wrecked by Royal Oppression and maximum effect leveraged from Cold Wave to take the final and back to back $4k Championship victories."

Chris Gehring - Gameplayer Champ 2009, Wellington

3 Test Tiger
2 Rescue Cat
3 Gladiator Beast Samnite
2 Gladiator Beast Laquari
1 Gladiator Beast Retiari
1 Gladiator Beast Bestiari
1 Gladiator Beast Hoplomus
1 Gladiator Beast Secutor
1 Gladiator Beast Equeste
1 Gladiator Beast Darius
1 Gladiator Beast Murmillo
1 Elemental Hero Prisma
2 D.D Crow
1 Sangan

3 Cold Wave
3 Book of Moon
1 Monster Reborn
1 Heavy Storm
1 Swords of Revealing Light
1 Gladiator Proving Ground

3 Solemn Judgment
3 Bottomless Trap Hole
2 Gladiator Beast War Chariot
1 Mirror Force
1 Torrential Tribute

EXTRA DECK:
2 Gladiator Beast Gyzarus
2 Gladiator Beast Heraklinos
1 Stardust Dragon
1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
1 Dark Strike Fighter
1 Thought Ruler Archfiend
1 Black Rose Dragon
1 Red Dragon Archfiend
1 Goyo Guardian
1 Colossal Fighter
1 Magical Android
1 Tempest Magician
1 San Witch

SIDE DECK:
3 Light Imprisoning Mirror
3 Jowls of Dark Demise
2 Phantom Dragon
1 Brain Control
1 D.D Crow
1 Crush Card Virus
2 Dust Tornado
1 Mystical Space Typhoon
1 Neo-Spacian Grand Mole