Ryan Cubit wins the WMCQ!

World Magic Cup Qualifier

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Ryan Cubit wins the WMCQ and joins the Australian national team!!

Top 8 decklists

Thanks to everyone who played, and to our awesome judges!

If anyone has feedback on the day we’d love to hear it. Layout, online pairings, prereg, etc, we’re keen to hear if there was anything that could be better.

If you had fun let Wizards know so they keep giving us events like this one.

Let us know by email, talk to us in store, or you can submit anonymous feedback (and optionally allow us to reply) at sayat.me/GamesLaboratory

Rank Name Points OMW%
1 Liu, Zhengjia 21 66.666%
2 Janjic, Steven 21 63.333%
3 Neagle, Justin 21 63.229%
4 Lou, William 21 58.812%
5 Cubit, Ryan 21 53.562%
6 Lewis Jonns, Ryan 20 67.261%
7 Eyre, Karl 19 69.345%
8 Whalen, Nathan 19 68.750%
9 Girvan, Brett 19 54.187%
10 Messel, Nicolas 18 63.708%
11 Robertson, Patrick 18 63.392%
12 Christian Orazi, Davide 18 62.127%
13 Hawke, Ben 18 61.937%
14 Huang, Robin 18 61.116%
15 Cole, Chifley 18 60.747%
16 Tian, Zhizhong 18 59.523%
17 Abbott, Marcus 18 57.812%
18 Cheung, Justin 18 56.122%
19 Crowther, Alex 18 53.139%
20 Gao, Han 18 52.405%
21 Neville, Jayden 18 51.875%
22 Drake, Andrew 18 51.413%
23 Barker, Leonard 18 50.520%
24 De Bruyne, David 18 48.354%
25 Gilchrist, Jonathan 18 43.559%
26 Swann, Jack 15 66.145%
27 O’Brien, Chris 15 64.020%
28 Kelly, John-paul 15 63.425%
29 Hawkins Jr, Patrick 15 63.392%
30 Asquith, Jonathan 15 61.937%
31 Z, Dominic 15 61.398%
32 Anderson, Matthew 15 60.375%
33 Phoon, John 15 60.375%
35 Mills, Braden 15 60.044%
36 Shimeng, Yao 15 58.250%
37 Wybrow, Michael 15 58.125%
38 Feng, Dennis 15 57.291%
39 Bragato, Riccardo 15 56.803%
40 Karopoulos, Sam 15 56.059%
41 Drake, James 15 54.125%
42 Pearse, Christian 15 53.794%
43 Hua, Ye 15 53.794%
44 Whitefield, Peter 15 53.708%
45 Ferguson, Alec 15 52.752%
46 Maitland, Jeremy 15 51.892%
47 Plathe, David 15 51.294%
48 Taylor, Sam 15 49.187%
49 Copus, Lee 15 48.916%
50 Malone, Coen 15 48.354%
51 Barton, Troy 15 47.979%
52 Bonti, Alessio 15 47.312%
53 Bole, Niall 15 46.401%
54 Bouwhuis, Tristan 15 45.791%
55 Kee, Benjamin 15 39.086%
56 Crawford, Brennan 13 57.369%
57 Hughes, Tim 13 47.874%
58 Pell, Kynan 13 44.361%
60 Egan, Isaac 12 60.687%
61 Martin, Craig 12 60.044%
62 Estephan, Jessica 12 59.449%
63 Rowe, Letitia 12 59.211%
64 Gardner, Brint 12 56.357%
65 Fowler, Shane 12 56.000%
66 Jones, Alex 12 55.270%
67 Cunningham, Rhys 12 55.166%
68 Lett, James 12 54.687%
69 Hardy, Chris 12 54.437%
70 Garcia, Brennan 12 53.455%
71 Qiao, Cheng 12 53.125%
72 Cooper, Adam 12 51.669%
73 Walker, Lyndon 12 51.669%
74 Chow, Nicholas 12 50.419%
75 Yi, Zheng 12 49.708%
76 Kiat Poon, Jin 12 48.354%
77 Khalil, Saher 12 45.229%
78 Gilligan, Padraig 12 45.229%
79 Ortel, Paul 12 44.812%
81 Smith, Fernando 12 42.336%
82 Damilatis, Nathan 12 42.145%
83 Deane, Perri 12 40.979%
84 May, Riley 12 37.812%
86 Yau, Benny 10 42.448%
92 Mulcahy, Luke 9 57.142%
94 Zavod, Zak 9 55.000%
97 Billinghurst, Michael 9 53.604%
100 Bradley, Christopher 9 52.041%
105 Gibbons, Joel 9 50.000%
107 Jolly, Daniel 9 47.666%
108 Thornton, Tyson 9 47.527%
110 Wallis, Robert 9 45.791%
111 Darmanin, Chris 9 44.020%
116 Jude, Nick 7 37.761%
121 Jones, Riley 6 53.562%

Eldritch Moon Prerelease July 16th-17th

Eldritch Moon Prerelease

July 16th-17th – Preregister now!

Come to Games Laboratory for the largest prerelease around!
Meet old friends, and make new ones!
Play with new cards, and win boosters!

Invite your friends on Facebook to join in on the action!
Prereleases are celebrations of the upcoming release of a new Magic set. They are a series of events run over one huge weekend! Each event runs for about 5 hours.
They’re a fun, casual way to try out and get a whole bunch of new cards and meet new people. Prereleases are the only way to get hold of the cards from the new set before the official sale date!

Each player gets a prerelease pack of six boosters worth of stuff to build a deck out of. Everyone’s on an even playing field, building decks from just the cards in your prerelease pack.

The prerelease packs contains:

  • 4 Eldritch Moon boosters
  • 2 Shadows Over Innistrad boosters
  • A stamped promo card, which could be any rare or mythic rare from the set! (inlcuding the planeswalkers)
  • Spindown life counter
  • Double-sided foil zombie token!

The event runs for four rounds, each round being the best of three games against someone who has won as many rounds as you. Each round you win gets you two boosters as a prize!!

Two Headed-Giant (2HG)

For this prerelease both the Saturday 3:30pm and Sunday 10am events are 2HG!

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Eternal Masters Preorders Open!

Eternal Masters preorders are open in store!

It’s $400 for a 24 pack box, which is conveniently an 8 player draft worth.
In an effort to give our regulars an opportunity to get their hands on this extremely limited print run product (it seems there will be significantly less than Modern Masters), we’re limiting preorders to in store only, and just for store pickup.

Many people have told us they think this will sell out on preorder alone, so do it now if you want to lock in a box for yourself.

Every pack has a foil, and Force of Will and Wasteland are already confirmed in!
It’s going to be stuffed with a bunch more eternal staples, more preview cards coming soon!

Wizards have said they’re designing it to be a cool and wacky draft format, it’s available June 10th!

Our Favourite Comics 2016!

Free Comic Book Day – May 7th

With Free Comic Book Day coming up this Saturday we thought we’d once again share a few of our favourite comics with you! If you’re keen for more tips here’s our offering from last year.

In conjunction with the amazing All Star Comics we’re offering a special Friday Night Magic event on the eve of Free Comic Book Day – Saturday May 7th.

Play in any of our three Friday Night Magic events for the chance to win a bunch of awesome comics as door prizes donated by All Star Comics!

Grab a flyer from us with a handy map to All Star Comics, and take it in with you for discounts!

All Star Comics won the Spirit of Comics Retailer Award in 2014, essentially the “Best Comic Store in the World” award, and for good reason. They’re knowledgeably, friendly, and have two floors worth of new and old comics. We all shop there.

Brendan – Superman: Red Son
Dion – Hellboy: Strange Places
Cristobal – Bone
Danni – The Phantom: the Mermaids of Melo Straits
Fabian – Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Full blurbs and why we love them through the click through!

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