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Live Coverage of 2004 Grand Prix Washington, D.C.

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Thaaaat's Them!

Thaaat's Me is the Grand Prix DC Champions!

Bill Stead, Charles Gindy, and Chris Fennell were longshots to beat out a Top 4 field that included Jon Finkel, Brian Kibler, Eric Froehlich, Darwin Kastle, Rob Dougherty, Alex Shvartsman, Osyp Lebedowicz, Patrick Sullivan, and Adam Horvath. They were not be dismissed so easily!

Bill Stead had already won a Grand Prix in New Orleans and has been on a Top 16 rampage at Limited Pro Tours this past year. His teammate Chris Fennell had no finals experience coming into today but their third was Charles Gindy. Gindy had made the finals of the Team Grand Prix in Pittsburgh last year with a cobbled together team. The Florida group all live near each other and have put in plenty of practice for this event.

  

Top 4 Final Standing

 1.  Thaaaat's Me (USA) $4,500
 2.  Shenanigans (USA) $3,000
 3.  YMG/Illuminati (USA) $2,100
 4.  Re-Elect Gore (USA) $2,000

(Click here for complete final standings)

Ironically they stole a victory from Re-elect Gore (Jon Finkel, Brian Kibler & Eric Froehlich) in the semi-finals when the third game of their worst match-up turned on a mana-screw victory over Brian Kibler. They proved their mettle against Shenanigans (Osyp Lebedowicz, Patrick Sullivan, & Adam Horvath) though with a solid draft and three tight matches. Shenanigans had defeated Your Move Games/Illuminati (Darwin Kastle, Rob Dougherty, & Alex Shvartsman) in the other semi-final match.

With Chicken Sandwiches (David Chung, Phil Napoli, and John Fiorello) nabbing $1,500 Amateur Prize everyone wandered off for a well deserved night's sleep.

Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Thaaaat's Me Thaaaat's Me, 2-1
4 Re-Elect Gore Thaaaat's Me, 2-1
2 YMG/Illuminati Shenanigans, 2-0
3 Shenanigans

EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Final: Adam Horvath vs. Chris Fennell
    by Michael Thicke
  • Final: Patrick Sullivan vs. Charles Gindy
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Final: Bill Stead vs. Osyp Lebedowicz
    by Ted Knutson
  • Final Draft: Shenanigans vs. Thaaaat's Me
    by Cory Braiterman
  • Semifinals: Thaaaat's Me vs. Re-elect Gore
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Semifinals: Shenanigans vs. YMG/Illuminati
    by Michael Thicke
  • Semifinal Draft: Shenanigans vs. YMG/Illuminati
    by Ted Knutson
  • Decks: The Top 4 Team Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: The Top 4 Teams/Player Profiles
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Info: Top 4 Introduction
    by Event Coverage Staff

  • Round 11: :B vs. Truly Lazy Men
    by Ted Knutson
  • Draft Report: :B vs. Truly Lazy Men
    by Michael Thicke
  • Round 10: Zabutan Nemonau vs. Shenanigans
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft Report: Zabutan Nemonau vs. Shenanigans
    by Ted Knutson
  • Draft Report: Team Draft Strategies
    by Michael Thicke
  • Draft Report: Re-Elect Gore vs. Aquamoebas Anonymous
    by Michael Thicke
  • Round 9: Re-Elect Gore vs. Aquamoebas Anonymous
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Info: Day 2 Introduction
    by Event Coverage Staff

  • Info: Day 1 Wrap-Up
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 8: Your Move Game vs. Aquamoebas Anonymous
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 7: Word of Mouth vs. The Black Hole
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 6: Zabutan Nemonaut vs. Truly Lazy Men
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: The Art(s and Crafts) of Magic
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 4: YMG vs. The Brockafellars
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 3: DG in DC vs. www.westcoastgames.com
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Info: Team/Player List
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Judge List
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Day 1 Introduction
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Event Coverage Staff
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