This past weekend was the Star City Games Worcester Open and things did not go according to plan. Due to Mother Nature in the Northeast, Team BCW members that planned to fly to the event had canceled flights and could not attend. Todd Stevens and Jim Davis were close enough to drive to Worcester, but they had to overcome long drives in rough weather. The BCW Challenge planned for the Friday night at TJ Collectibles had to be cancelled.
On Saturday, Jim and Todd both played in the SCG Legacy main event. In Round 3 we saw Todd’s deck win a quick match due to the power of Chalice of the Void and keeping his opponent from having lands. Unfortunately Todd would finish with a record that would keep him out of Day 2 of the main event. Due to the weather, Jim had an extra night to test a Miracles deck he brought for the Open. Jim had 2 losses at the end of Round 5 and had to win-out to make Day 2. Jim just kept winning the rest of Day 1 and made the cut into Day 2 with a record of 7-2.
On Sunday, Jim started on camera playing his Miracles deck against a Storm deck. He walked away with a 2-0 win and continued his run for another Top 8 finish. In Round 13, Jim took his 3rd loss of the event and was now on the bubble with 2 must-win-matches for a chance to make the Top 8. In Round 15 Jim was back on camera in what can only be described as one of the best matches of Magic The Gathering all weekend long. The match went 3 full games and when the dust settled Jim walked away with the win. Now with a record of 12-3 it would come down to the tie breakers to see if Jim made the Top 8. Jim did make the Top 8 and would once again face Grixis Delver in the Quarterfinals. Jim took that match 2-1 and moved on to the Semifinals where he would fall short 1-2 to Drake Sasser who would go on to win the Open event.
With this exciting weekend of Legacy over we now move on to #SCGDFW in Fort Worth, Texas. Join Team BCW on Friday, March 9th, starting at 8:00 pm at at More Fun Game Center in Denton, TX for another fun #BCWChallenge. Then on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, @JimDavisMTG, @ToddStevensMTG, @BDecandio7, and @THETannonGrace battle some Modern in the first Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf legal SCG Open of the year. Follow us on Twitter at @Team_BCW for more updates and make sure to tune into the SCG coverage of the Open on Twitch if you can’t make it out to the event.