Teenage genius Myra Champaign wins the PCAG title - and is rather annoying.
By CORWIN JONES
PCAG prodigy Myra Champaign defeated Serena Duncan to take the PCAG championship last night. The 16-year-old player has become the second-youngest champion on record in the modern era of the games, following only Monday Garrett in 232. Champaign was stunned by her victory, repeating "I don't believe it," over and over, before rushing over to embrace her father, Klaus Lowrie. Once she calmed, she described the win as "the best moment of my life."
"You dream about winning the PCAG, but I never expected I'd actually take it at my age," she said. "This is so amazing." Champaign beat out last year's champion, Ryan Cahill, in a stellar performance during their one-on-one knockout match on Saturday.
"I've worked hard to be here, and it really doesn't seem real," she told reporters. "I'm dreaming, right? And in a minute I'll find I'm not wearing any clothes and I'm running late for an exam!"
When she was informed that teen hearthrob Alejo Jackson is likely to be present at the Victor's Ball, to take place later tonight, Champaign blushed and said that she hoped they would be introduced. "I'm such a big fan," she gushed.
Duncan, visibly furious over her loss, refused to engage in the expected press interviews following the match. As she left the match, she told reporters, "Just don't start writing about my retirement."
Champaign has been the subject of much controversy, and required special permission from a PCAG committee before being allowed to play last year due to a number of drugs she received as a cognitive treatment when she was a small child. Based on the evidence presented to the committee, the PCAG ruled that she no longer had a special advantage because of the treatment she had undergone several years before. The decision prompted a number of disruptive protests from the Alliance for Clean Players. Alliance member Jonas Sawgrass has indicated that the group will be seeking to overturn Champaign's title.