2015 Alberta Regionals

Format: Standard BCR-ROS; Expanded BLW-ROS

This Regional was run over the course of a single day. 6 Swiss rounds were played in the Standard format, followed by a Top 8 cut in the Expanded format.

Top 8 standings after Day 1
  1. Marvin LuBanzon, Seismitoad-EX
  2. Andrew Estrada, VirGen/Ninetales PRC/Frozen City
  3. Andre Chiasson, Seismitoad-EX
  4. Joey Gaffney, M Manectric-EX/Garbodor
  5. TJ Traquair, Seismitoad-EX/Ninetales PRC/Ninetales DRX
  6. Simon Ford, Seismitoad-EX
  7. Frank Diaz, VirGen/Ninetales ROS/Illumise PRC
  8. Alex Stewart, Seismitoad-EX

Top 8 final standings
  1. Frank Diaz, VirGen/Ninetales ROS/Illumise PRC
  2. TJ Traquair, Primal Groudon-EX/Magcargo PRC
  3. Marvin LuBanzon, Accelgor/Trevenant/Dusknoir BCR
  4. Andre Chiasson, VirGen/Drifblim DRX
  5. Andrew Estrada, VirGen/Drifblim DRX
  6. Joey Gaffney, Primal Groudon-EX/Magcargo PRC
  7. Simon Ford, Seismitoad-EX/Crawdaunt
  8. Alex Stewart, Yveltal-EX/Seismitoad-EX/Hammers

Decklists and analysis

  • TJ Traquair told Team Fish Knuckles that his deck choices were made based on the fact that he hadn't yet bought any Shaymin-EX! Fortunately, Shaymin hadn't quite gotten a stranglehold on the game yet and Traquair was able to reach the finals using Shaymin-less decks. 

More links
  • WATCH: Team Fish Knuckles interviewed finalist TJ Traquair and showcased both of the lists he used. Traquair gives a rundown of his matchups and explains how the decks ran, as well as list changes he would make for future events.