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Coverage of 2003 Dutch Nationals

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Congratulations to Rogier Maaten, Dutch National Champion 2003. Joining him in the top 3 are Jelger Wiegersma and Maarten Ferguson. Rogier piloted his unorthodox U/G deck to a perfect 9-0 record over the three days of Nationals and deservingly beat Jelger Wiegersma in the finals, his Counterspells and Upheavals proving too much for Jelger's Wake deck. The national team is not as high profile as the one last year, Maaten and Ferguson are no Boeken and Cornelissen but Jelger has been singing Rogier's praises all weekend and Maarten has qualified for the Pro Tour before. Frank van de Hanenberg lost the third place playoff in a real nail biter, finally succumbing to a double mulligan in game five. Frank Karsten and Alexander Witt were hoping for a little more than a loss in the quarterfinals in this relatively inexperienced top 8 but they both lost to the eventual finalists. Matthijs van Wageningen and Tom van Ravensteijn were the real unknown factors in this top 8 and found themselves on the wrong side of the more experienced players in the single elimination rounds.
In the end, Dutch Nationals was an extremely well run event at a great location. The judging staff led by Rune Horvik made sure everything went as smoothly as possible and they succeeded admirably.
Good luck to the Dutch National team at Worlds, they definitely have what it takes to post a great finish.

Top 8 Final Standing

  1. Rogier Maaten
  2. Jelger Wiegersma
  3. Maarten Ferguson
  4. Frank Van de Hanenberg
  5. Matthijs Van Wageningen
  6. Tom van Ravesteijn
  7. Frank Karsten
  8. Alexander Witt

(Click here for complete final standings)


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Matthijs Van Wageningen   Frank Van de Hanenberg, 3-1        
8 Frank Van de Hanenberg   Jelger Wiegersma, 3-1
       
4 Jelger Wiegersma   Jelger Wiegersma, 3-1   Rogier Maaten, 3-1
5 Alexander Witt    
       
2 Tom van Ravesteijn   Maarten Ferguson
7 Maarten Ferguson   Rogier Maaten, 3-2
       
3 Frank Karsten   Rogier Maaten, 3-2
6 Rogier Maaten    
3rd/4th-Place Playoff
Maarten Ferguson Maarten Ferguson, 3-2
Frank Van de Hanenberg

Photo Coverage
EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Jelger Wiegersma vs Rogier Maaten
    by Stan van der Velden
  • 3rd/4th-Place Playoff: Maarten Ferguson vs Frank van den Hanenberg
    by Frank Wareman
  • Semifinals: Jelger Wiegersma vs Frank van de Hanenberg
    by Ewin Paul
  • Semifinals: Rogier Maaten vs Maarten Ferguson
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Quarterfinals: Matthijs van Wageningen vs Frank van den Hanenberg
    by Frank Wareman
  • Quarterfinals: Jelger Wiegersma vs Alexander Witt
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Quarterfinals: Rogier Maaten vs Frank Karsten
    by Frank Wareman
  • Feature: Top 8 Profiles
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Round 12: Sven Dijt vs Alexander Witt
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 11: Bas Postema vs Noah Boeken
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 10: Jeroen Remie vs Kamiel Cornelissen
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Draft 2: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 9: Frank van den Hanenberg vs Frank Karsten
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 8: Ruud Warmenhoven vs Arjan van Leeuwen
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 7: Noah Boeken vs Jos Schreurs
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Draft 1: Tom van de Logt
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Draft 1: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Round 6: Bart Genders vs Frank Karsten
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 5: Bas Knapen vs Jelger Wiegersma
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 4: Noah Boeken vs Pieter Pesie
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 3: Stijn Cornelissen vs Victor van den Broek
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 2: Ruud Warmenhoven vs Jesse Cornelissen
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Round 1: Jeroen Remie vs Jaap Brouwer
    by Stan van der Velden
  • Info: Standard Decklists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Feature: Random Facts from Nationals
    by Eelco van Ruth
  • Feature: Metagame Analysis
    by Sideboard Staff
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