Asia Plus 2012 Day 3

Without further ado, here’s the much awaited conclusion of our trip to the Asia Plus 2012 in Hong Kong!

 

Top Shop Hong Kong in progress before the main event

Top Shop Hong Kong in progress before the main event

 

Faces that are hungry to win

Faces that are hungry to win

Intense deck checking in progress. Almost every country was pinpointed to have some faults in their lists Minor issues with awesomehazelnut's and Sazabi's decklists too however nothing too detrimental

Intense deck checking in progress. Almost every country was pinpointed to have some faults in their lists Minor issues with awesomehazelnuts’s and Sazabi’s decklists too however nothing too detrimental

Asuka and Dark Magician Girl cosplayers

Asuka and Dark Magician Girl cosplayers

Our lovely MCs

Our lovely MCs

Hong Kong Team 1

Hong Kong Team 1

Hong Kong Team 2

Hong Kong Team 2

Korea Team

Korea Team

Malaysia Team

Malaysia Team

 

Taiwan team

Taiwan team

 

Thailand Team

Thailand Team

Phillipines Team

Phillipines Team

Singapore team

Singapore team

Dueling Commence!

Dueling Commence!

The following are the results from the swiss rounds. Take note that the 8 teams are split into groups of 4, and play a round robin within the group. Top 2 point earners in each group gain the right to enter the single elimination playoffs.

Round 1:

SG win HK1

HK2 win Thailand

Taiwan win Phillipines

Korea win Malaysia

Round 2:

HK2 win Singapore

HK1 win Thailand

Taiwan win Malaysia

Phillipines win Korea

Round 3:

Singapore win Thailand

HK1 win HK2

Malaysia win Phillipines

Taiwan win Korea

As such, HK2 and Singapore moved on the the single elimination rounds from Group 1, while Taiwan and Malaysia moved from Group 2.

Semi Finals:

Taiwan win Singapore

Malaysia win HK2

3rd/4th:

HK2 win Singapore

Finals:

Taiwan win Malaysia

3rd Place, Hong Kong Team 2

3rd Place, Hong Kong Team 2

2nd Place, Malaysia

2nd Place, Malaysia Team

Champions, Taiwan Team!

Champions, Taiwan Team!

Congratulations to these three teams for doing well in this event. Sad to say Singapore came up one short and was not able to clinch a trophy and the mermail playmat, but good effort nonethless. There were some ruling disputes regarding end of match procedures which caused quite a delay in the movement of the event, but nonethless everything else was decent. We left the venue at almost 10pm HK time and went for our much awaited dinner.

The following are some highlights from a very entertaining steamboat after party!

Massive table of food, I tried to stand out intentionally and it probably worked

Massive table of food, I tried to stand out intentionally and it probably worked

Birthday boys, or, men?

Birthday boys, or, men?

Everyone loves our jovial MC

Everyone loves our jovial MC

Number 4 of 2012 meets Number 4 of 2010.

Number 4 of 2012 meets Number 4 of 2010.

21 and legal, and for some, army bound!

21 and legal, and for some, army bound!

The whole group, one last time, Yu Gi Oh!

The whole group, one last time, Yu Gi Oh!

With that, we conclude our mini coverage for the Asiaplus 2012. It has been a great and funfilled event. From my point of view, I think that such bonds and friendships made with others sharing the same interests and passion cannot be replaced. I hope that as readers you were able to feel as much of the enjoyment as we could. Look out for a tournament report and extended player/deck information of the event from awesomehazelnuts, as well as my upcoming Wind-Up strategy article. TopShop 2012 Singapore is also happening this coming weekend, and all our authors would be vying for individual glory and the title of TopShop Champion of Singapore, do refer back here for updates regarding that too.

Cheers

Lamby

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