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Live Coverage of 2004 England National Championship

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As the dust settles English nationals 2004 is finally over. John Ormerod with his Tooth and Nail deck fought his way past Paul Willis's Affinity deck in the final, to Claim the title. The other national team member is Neil Rigby who defeated Jeremy Duck 3-0 in order to secure his place in the national team. This gives England a national team of John Ormerod, Paul Willis and Neil Rigby. This is a fairly strong national team John Ormerod is the only British player with multiple top 8 finishes in a pro tour to his name, Neil has played several pro tours and has two grand prix top eights to his credit (he has only played three) and Paul willis the least experienced player has still made money on the pro tour.

  

Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  John Ormerod $4,000
 2.  Paul Willis $2,000
 3.  Neil Rigby $1,000
 4.  Jeremy Duck $1,000
 5.  Steve Easton $500
 6.  Nicholas West $500
 7.  Sam Gomersall $500
 8.  Chestor Cheng $500

(Click here for complete final standings)


Whether this team can compete with the Likes of the German or American teams remains to be seen, but this year don't be surprised to see the team competition led by the boys from England.




3rd Place Playoff  
Neil Rigby Neil Rigby, 3-0
Jeremy Duck

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Neil Rigby   Neil Rigby, 2-0        
8 Chester Cheng   Paul Willis, 2-0
       
4 Steve Easton   Paul Willis, 2-1   John Ormerod, 2-1
5 Paul Willis    
       
2 Jeremy Duck   Jeremy Duck, 2-1
7 Nicholas West   John Ormerod, 2-0
       
3 Sam Gomersall   John Ormerod, 2-0
6 John Ormerod    

EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Decks: Top 8 Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Finals: Paul Willis vs. John Ormerod
    by Craig Jones
  • 3rd Place Playoff: Neil Rigby vs. Jeremy Duck
    by Stuart Wright
  • Semifinals: John Omerod vs. Jeremy Duck
    by Richard Edbury
  • Semifinals: Paul Willis vs. Neil Rigby
    by Craig Jones
  • Quarterfinals: Sam Gomersall vs. John Ormerod
    by Richard Edbury
  • Quarterfinals: Steve Easton vs. Paul Willis
    by Craig Jones
  • Quarterfinals: Neil Rigby vs. Chester Cheng
    by Stuart Wright
  • Quarterfinals: Nicholas West vs. Jeremy Duck
    by Michael Groves

  • Decks: The Complete Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 11: John Ormerod vs. Steve Easton
    by Stuart Wright
  • Round 10: Paul Willis vs. Steve Easton
    by Richard Edbury
  • Round 9: Sam Gomersall vs. Stefano Gattolin
    by Stuart Wright
  • Round 8: Steven Williams vs. Neil Rigby
    by Richard Edbury
  • Info: Day 2 Player List
    by Event Coverage Staff

  • Info: Day 1 Wrap-Up
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • 2nd Draft Report: Drafting with Sam Gomersall
    by Richard Edbury
  • Round 7: Craig Jones vs. Tom Harle
    by Stuart Wright
  • Round 6: Tom Harle vs. Aaron Cadwallader
    by Stuart Wright
  • Round 5: Round 5: Scott Wills vs. Andrew Mitchell
    by Stuart Wright
  • 1st Draft Report: Drafting with Tom Harle
    by Stuart Wright
  • 1st Draft Report: Drafting with Scott Wills
    by Richard Edbury
  • Info: Round 7 Pods
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Deck Breakdown
    by Paul Barclay
  • Round 3: Jake Smith vs. Mark Wraith
    by Stuart Wright
  • Round 2: Sam Gommersal vs. Michael Groves
    by Stuart Wright
  • Round 1: John Ormerod vs. Dave Grant
    by Stuart Wright
  • Info: Round 4 Pods
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Decklists: Grinders Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Day 1 Introduction
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Event Coverage Staff
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