Smasher:Plank

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Plank
Plank
Brawl main Meta Knight
Melee main Sheik
Other Melee
character
Fox
Project M mains Sheik, Donkey Kong
Other Project M
characters
Fox, Meta Knight
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional (retired)
PM Icon.png Top professional
Additional info
Real name Jonathan Graybeal
Birth date (age 31)
Location Maryland United States

Plank, also known as Plairnkk, is a smasher who mains Sheik in Melee and Project M. He also played Meta Knight in Brawl, where he popularized the technique planking, so named after him. He was formerly ranked 14th on the MD/VA Melee Power Rankings and 15th on the MD/VA Project M Power Rankings. He was also ranked as a hidden boss on the 2015 SSBMRank.

Before 2011 Plank was one of MD/VA's most respected TO's, as he was the main TO for the Pound tournament series (Pound 4 was the largest Melee tournament for three and a half years before being surpassed by EVO 2013). After Pound V he drew significant controversy after he announced that he would be unable to pay out the winners of the tournament due to financial issues he came across when hosting it. Nearly ten thousand dollars of prize money was lost, and the incident heavily stained the reputation of Plank, leading to Plank having been the only TO to have ever been placed on Smashboard's tournament organizer blacklist, as well as a hiatus of the Pound tournament series for nearly three years. However, Plank stated that he would be hosting Pound 2016, the sixth main event in the Pound tournament series after nearly three years, along with having paid the money from the event to most, if not all of the winners. Plank was removed from the blacklist after completely paying out the Pound V players in 2015.

Plank is a very solid Melee player in his own right; with his Sheik, he has taken sets off of players such as Chillin, Nintendude, I.B, The Moon, Mango, Abate, Kage, and more.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
MLG Long Island 2007 May 5th-6th, 2007 9th
Pound 2 June 16th-17th, 2007 25th 13th Doll
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 17th 21st Doll
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 33rd
Viva La Smashtaclysm November 10th-11th, 2007 33rd
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 17th 9th Chaddd
Smashpocalypse V March 22nd, 2008 5th 2nd Wife
TGMTSBCO June 7th-8th, 2008 17th 2nd Wife
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 9th 4th ChuDat
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 9th 33rd Chinesah
CEO 2010 June 5th-6th, 2010 7th 7th Chinesah
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 33rd 17th Eggm
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 33rd 25th Kels
Bar Wars October 26th, 2013 17th 7th G-regulate
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 7th 5th Chestie
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 33rd
Justice 4 October 11th, 2014 25th
Why You Mad Wenbo 2 February 7th, 2015 2nd
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 33rd
S@X 138 February 24th, 2016 2nd
S@X 151 May 25th, 2016 3rd
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd 2016 65th
S@X 152 June 1st, 2016 9th
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 25th
S@X 170 October 5th, 2016 1st
Atlantic Extravaganza January 14th, 2017 2nd
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 49th
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 97th
Xanadu - End of an Era February 24th-25th, 2018 17th
S@X 243 March 28th, 2018 9th
S@X 244 April 4th, 2018 5th
S@X 248 May 2nd, 2018 5th
Pound Underground May 12th-13th, 2018 17th
S@X 251 May 23rd, 2018 9th
S@X 252 May 30th, 2018 9th
S@X 256 June 27th, 2018 5th
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 97th 33rd Husband
S@X 266 September 5th, 2018 5th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Critical Hit 3 July 5th, 2008 7th 5th Nacker
ChuDatz Final Biweekly August 3rd, 2008 4th 4th Kanacker
AxisGaming August 30th, 2008 3rd
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 17th 13th ChuDat

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Bar Wars October 26th, 2013 17th 4th G-regulate
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 9th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
S@X 285 January 15th, 2019 65th
S@X 287 January 29th, 2019 33rd
S@X 290 February 19th, 2019 33rd
S@X 291 February 26th, 2019 33rd
The Grind 66 March 1st, 2019 33rd
S@X 292 March 5th, 2019 33rd
The Grind 67 March 8th, 2019 25th
S@X 293 March 12th, 2019 33rd
The Grind 69 March 22nd, 2019 33rd
S@X 295 March 26th, 2019 33rd
S@X 296 April 2nd, 2019 17th 9th JewChainz
S@X 297 April 9th, 2019 33rd
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 193rd
S@X 299 April 23rd, 2019 17th
S@X 301 May 7th, 2019 33rd