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Sol Malka, the winner Sunday Players
In addition to getting money for winning, Sol gets a trophy and a handshake! Sunday Players
Sol Malka and his new trophy Sunday Players
Sol Malka, the People's (and Grand Prix Tampa) Champion Sunday Players
Jeff Cunningham receives his finalist plaque Sunday Players
Finalist Jeff Cunningham Sunday Players
Jeff Cunningham vs. Sol Malka in the finals of Grand Prix Tampa Sunday Players
The Finals. Sol Malka considers his next play Sunday Players
Sol Malka in the finals of Grand Prix Tampa Sunday Players
Jeff Cunningham in the finals of Grand Prix Tampa Sunday Players
Sol Malka in the Semifinals Sunday Players
Semifinalist Jeff Cunningham Sunday Players
Jeff Cunningham in the Semifinals Sunday Players
Jeff Cunningham vs. Mike Emmert in the Semifinals Sunday Players
Koby Kennison in the Semifinals Sunday Players
Mike Emmert in the Semifinals Sunday Players
Sol Malka vs. Koby Kennison in the Semifinals Sunday Players
Sol Malka in the Quarterfinals. Sunday Players
Quarterfinalist Sol Malka Sunday Players
Brian Kibler in the Quarterfinals. Sunday Players
Sol Malka vs. Brian Kibler in the Quarterfinals. Sunday Players
Koby Kennison vs. Adam Prokopin in the Quarterfinals. Sunday Players
Koby Kennison in the Quarterfinals. Sunday Players
Adam Prokopin in the Quarterfinals. Sunday Players
Adam Racht in the Quarterfinals Sunday Players
Mike Emmert in the Quarterfinals Sunday Players
Adam Racht vs. Mike Emmert in the Quarterfinals Sunday Players
Antonino De Rosa in the Quarterfinals Sunday Players
Jeff Cunningham in the Quarterfinals Sunday Players
Jeff Cunningham vs. Antonino De Rosa in the Quarterfinals Sunday Players
Quarterfinalist Antonino De Rosa Sunday Players
It's time for the final draft! Sunday Players
Dragonlord Brian Kibler was one of the favorites in the Top 8 draft. Sunday Players
It was standing room only for the Top 8 draft. Sunday Players
It's time for the final draft! Sunday Players
Dan Clegg in Round 13 Sunday Players
Jeff Fung in Round 13 Sunday Players
Round 13 Feature Match: Dan Clegg vs. Jeff Fung Sunday Players
Round 13 Feature Match: Adam Prokopin vs. Nick Eisel Sunday Players
Nick Eisel in Round 13 Sunday Players
Adam Prokopin in Round 13 Sunday Players
Who would you kick out of the colony? Sunday Players
Laurie Dunning in Round 12 Sunday Players
Dan Clegg in Round 12 Sunday Players
Round 12 Feature Match: Noah Weil vs. Sol Malka Sunday Players
Sol Malka in Round 12 Sunday Players
Noah Weil in Round 12 Sunday Players
Laurie Dunning Sunday Players
Mike Turian in Round 11 Sunday Players
Jeff Cunningham in Round 11 Sunday Players
Round 11 Feature Match: Jeff Cunningham vs. Mike Turian Sunday Players
Round 11 Feature Match: Eugene Harvey vs. Dan Clegg Sunday Players
Eugene Harvey in Round 11 Sunday Players
Dan Clegg in Round 11 Sunday Players
Florida locals Koby Kennison and Antonino De Rosa draft side by side on table 1. Sunday Players
Floridian Frank Hernandez is poised to make a run at this Top 8 and return to the Pro Tour. Sunday Players
Frank Hernandez in the second draft. Sunday Players
All day long, a large crowd of Floridians has been following Antonino De Rosa's every move. Sunday Players
Quite a crowd gathered to see whether Brian Kibler or Antonio De Rosa would be the lone 10-0 player. Sunday Players
Brian Kibler did his best to prove that Randy Buehler's coverage of his first draft was just plain wrong. Sunday Players
Torment? What's that? Antonio De Rosa beats down with a red-green deck that came almost entirely from his two Odyssey packs. Sunday Players
Ben Rubin in Round 9 Sunday Players
Round 9 Feature Match: Rubin vs. Kastle Sunday Players
Darwin Kastle in Round 9 Sunday Players
Round 8 Feature Match: Fung vs. Dougherty Sunday Players
Round 8 Feature Match: Brock Parker vs. Tammy Ehrhart Sunday Players
Jeff Fung in Round 8 Sunday Players
Rob Dougherty in Round 8 Sunday Players
Brock Parker in Round 8 Sunday Players
Tammy Ehrhart in Round 8 Sunday Players
Brian Kibler in the first draft Sunday Players
Kibler felt that the cards forced him to change his draft colors partway through Sunday Players
Terry Tsang in the first draft Sunday Players
Terry Tsang Sunday Players
Ben Rubin in the first draft Sunday Players
Ben Rubin started Day 2 by drafting blue-white with a splash of black Sunday Players
Ben Rubin Sunday Players
Brian Kibler tried to explain why he drafted the way he did during the first draft on day 2. Sunday Players
Day 1's leader, Mike Emmert Sunday Players
Tammy Ehrhart in round 6 Saturday Players
Tammy Ehrhart, still in round 6 Saturday Players
Mike Turian in Round 6 Saturday Players
Dan Clegg vs. Terry Tsang Saturday Players
Terry Tsang Saturday Players
Dan Clegg Saturday Players
Alex Borteh Saturday Players
Ed Fear in the last round of Day 1 Saturday Players
Alex Borteh vs. Ed Fear Saturday Players
14-year old Zach Parker made a splash at the team Pro Tour when, at age 12, he led his older brothers to an upset win over Zvi Mowshowitz, Alex Shvartsman, and Mike Pustilnk. Here he puts his undefeated record on the line against Nick Eisel at table 2 in round 5. Saturday Players
Ed Fear's was still serving out his suspension when Grand Prix byes were calculated so he started this tournament with none. That didn't stop him from rattling off four wins and earning a round 5 feature match. Saturday Players
"Did you know Shakespeare invented the word Submerge?" Saturday Players
Jeff Cunningham made Top 8 at the last Pro Tour and *then* took a month off from school to work on his game. Look out, world ... Saturday Players
John Shannon was given this cake in honor of his retirement as a tournament organizer. Saturday Players
There were some large men gathered at this round 4 feature match. Saturday Players
Rumor has it that Chris Benafel has not yet completed five turns of Magic at the Colony. Saturday Players
"Baby Huey" attempts to mise at the feature match table. Saturday Players
Frank Hernandez was 1/4th of the 2000 Worlds Team Champion squad from the USA but he has struggled to get back to the Pro Tour since then. Here he plays Charlie Manter in round 2. Saturday Players
Florida local Andrew Pacifico made a big splash back in 1998 when he won the JSS and then made Top 8 at US Nationals. Here he is in his round 2 feature match. Saturday Players
The round 2 Feature Match Saturday Players
Jon Becker is one of the few members of Tongo Nation that hasn't retired. Saturday Players
Dark Jedi Lord Peter Szigeti doesn't want anyone to see his face lest it dispel his magical powers. Saturday Players
Eric Taylor, colorful as always, in a round 3 feature match against Peter Szigeti. Saturday Players
edt takes on ptr in the AIC (All-Initials Championship) during round 3. Saturday Players
Tampa local Laurie Dunning, of Team Goodfellas, takes on Nolan Blackwelder in a round 3 feature match. Saturday Players
Sy Johnston watches on as Becky Hiebert prepares to play round 1. Saturday Staff
It takes a lot of volunteers like these fine judges to make a Grand Prix run smoothly. Saturday Staff
The one, the only, the Scott Larabee looks down from his perch on the stage. Saturday Staff
Head Judge Collin "The Sheriff" Jackson shows off his new beard. Saturday Staff
Tournament Organizer John Shannon looks over decklists with Grand Prix Trial head judge Suzy Life Saturday Staff
Jacob Weissman does his best to look scared while the Sheriff does his best to tell him that only he can prevent forest fires. Saturday Staff
The festive setting for Grand Prix Tampa Saturday Site
Thanks to a tantrum late Friday night, Kurtis “Fatman” Hahn was already holding a notebook and doing Sideboard coverage before the first round even began. Saturday Staff
The decorations may have made the players think they were in New Orleans, but this is actually just the ballroom where St. Petersburg's finest come to dance. Saturday Site
Chris Benafel builds his sealed deck Saturday Players
Magic Colony member Chris Benafel does his best to show disdain for the camera. Saturday Players
Mike Turian builds his sealed deck Saturday Players
Mike Turian proudly shows off both copies of Laquatus's Champion that he found in his sealed deck -- one foil, one regular. Saturday Players
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