Our Asia Championship SP 2015 Singapore Qualifier Final features 2 experienced Singapore Duelists vying for the title of the Singapore Champion.
On the left we have Michael Santoso running with Performapal Dracoslayer. Michael, or more popularly known as Baha (Bahamut84) of DuelingDays, is no stranger to the Asia competitive scene. He had participated in the World Championship 2008, placed 3rd in the Asia Championship Plus 2010, and more recently, finished 3-4th in the Asia Championship 2015.
On the right we have Jonas Bai running with Performapal Dracoslayer as well. Jonas may not have an established track record, but his recent victory in the Singapore Season 2 Rank-Up League Tournament is evidence of his understanding in the recent metagame.
Jonas went first but had no plays.
Michael went off with his own Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, but was hit by a Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit.
Pendulum Sorcerer was destroyed, but was still able to fetch 2 Performapals.
Performapal Skullcrobat Joker was normal summoned, but his effect was negated by Effect Veiler.
Michael made a direct attack with Skullcrobat Joker before setting 4 cards to the backrow.
Jonas played a Harpie’s Feather Duster, evoking a roar from the crowd. But Michael responded perfectly with a Solemn Judgment!
Master Pendulum, the Dracoslayer was summoned and took out Skullcrobat Joker, and that was all for Jonas.
Michael played Performapal Monkeyboard to the Pendulum Zone, and Jonas responded with Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, but Michael had a Solemn Strike for it as well.
Sensing weakness, Michael went all-in with his Pendulum Summon and pushed for damage with Number S39: Utopia the Lightning, knocking Jonas’ LP to 0.
Michael Santoso 1 – 0 Jonas Bai
Jonas went off with his combo, despite a Maxx “C” from Michael.
All he could muster was mainly a Traptrix Rafflesia.
Michael tried to activate his Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, and was met with a Mystical Space Typhoon.
Michael responded with Wavering Eyes, but it wasn’t enough against Jonas’ Solemn Judgment.
Performapal Skullcrobat Joker was normal summoned, and Luster Pendulum was pendulum summoned, but Luster Pendulum fell into the Bottomless Trap Hole of Traptrix Rafflesia
Performapal Guitartle was taken out, 2 cards were set to the backrow, and that was Michael’s turn.
Jonas tried to pendulum summon, but they were taken out by Solemn Strike and that was all for the turn.
Michael took a chance by summoning Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer and atempting to take out Traptrix Rafflesia. To his surprise, it was successful!
Michael saw an opening, seized his opportunity, and went all-in with his pendulum summon.
Michael attacked with all his monsters, and that was the game and match.
Michael Santoso 2 – 0 Jonas Bai
Michael has won the Singapore Qualifier, earning himself the title of the Singapore Champion and an invitation to the Asia Championship SP main event.