The 2012 Austrian National Championship was a World Championship Qualifier for the 2012 World Championship. It determined the 2012 national champion of Austria and was won by Deniz Mailänder.[2]

The entry fee was 8€ for the main event and 4€ for the Dragon Duel.[1] 155 people took part in the main event.[3]



The timetable of events was as follows:[1]

Time Event
08:30 - 09:00 Main event registration
10:00 - 10:30 Dragon Duel registration
10:00 - 17:00 Main event
11:00 - 15:00 Dragon Duel
12:00 - 16:00 Win-A-Mat
17:00 - 17:30 Main event closing
17:30 - 20:30 Main event finals

Main event

After seven rounds of Swiss, the format switched to single-elimination.[4]

In the top sixteen, Damir Ramic defeated Daniel Lieb, Bernhard Hoeger defeated Michael Gstöttenmayr, Deniz Mailänder defeated Sebastian Pichler, Patrik Rieder defeated Michael Letonja, Claudio Kirchmair defeated Stephan Reither, Bernhard Apfelthaler defeated Daniel Angerer, Manuel Egger defeated Manuel Zöschg and Paul Ablöscher defeated Ying Jun Qi.[5]

In the quarter finals, Bernhard Hoeger defeated Damir Ramic, Deniz Mailänder defeated Patrik Rieder, Bernhard Apfelthaler defeated Claudio Kirchmair and Paul Ablöscher defeated Manuel Egger.[5]

In the semi finals, Deniz Mailänder defeated Bernhard Hoeger and Bernhard Apfelthaler defeated Paul Ablöscher.[5]

In the final, Deniz Mailänder defeated Bernhard Apfelthaler.[2]

Top 16[5][6] Quarter finals[5] Semi finals[5][7] Final[5][2]
  Damir Ramic  
  Daniel Lieb    
  Damir Ramic  
    Bernhard Hoeger    
  Michael Gstöttenmayr  
  Bernhard Hoeger    
  Bernhard Hoeger   1
    Deniz Mailänder   2  
  Sebastian Pichler  
  Deniz Mailänder    
  Deniz Mailänder  
    Patrik Rieder    
  Patrik Rieder   2
  Michael Letonja   0  
  Deniz Mailänder   2
    Bernhard Apfelthaler   1
  Claudio Kirchmair  
  Stephan Reither    
  Claudio Kirchmair  
    Bernhard Apfelthaler    
  Daniel Angerer  
  Bernhard Apfelthaler    
  Bernhard Apfelthaler  
    Paul Ablöscher    
  Manuel Egger  
  Manuel Zöschg    
  Manuel Egger  
    Paul Ablöscher    
  Paul Ablöscher  
  Ying Jun Qi    

Side events

The Dragon Duel was won by Paul L., who used a "Bubble Beat" Deck and defeated Andreas L., who used an "Inzektor" Deck, 2-1 in the finals.[8]


Position Prize[1]
  • 64 GB iPod Touch
  • 24 Galactic Overlord Booster Packs
3rd-4th 72 Booster Packs
5th-8th 36 Booster Packs
9th-16th 18 Booster Packs
Top 4 Trophy
Top 32 WCQ 2012 Game Mat
Top 64 WCQ 2012 Sleeves
1/6 of participants Invitation to the WCQ continentals


The winner Deniz Mailänder used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck. The runner-up Bernhard Apfelthaler used a "Wind-Up" Deck. In the remaining top four Bernhard Hoeger used a "Dark World" Deck and Paul Ablöscher used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck. In the remaining top eight, Damir Ramic used a "Six Samurai" Deck, Patrik Rieder used a "Wind-Up" Deck, Claudio Kirchmair used a "Dino Rabbit" Deck and Manuel Egger used an "Inzektor" Deck.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 National Championship – Austria
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Feature Match Final: Bernhard Apfelthaler (Wind-Up) vs. Deniz Mailänder (Rabbit) (German)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Feature Match Round 2: Peter Gross (Dark World) vs. Claudio Kirchmair (Rabbit) (German)
  4. Mini Feature Match Round 7: The Decision (German)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Top 16: Overview (German)
  6. Feature Match Top 16: Patrick Rieder (Wind-Up) vs. Michael Letonja (Inzektor) (German)
  7. Feature Match Top 4: Deniz Mailänder (Rabbit) vs. Bernhard Hoeger (Dark World) (German)
  8. Paul L. Wins the Dragon Duel (German)
  9. Top 8 Profile (German)
  10. Top 8 Decklists (German)
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