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Siron Sweeps to Victory

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PRO TOUR LONDON BLOG
BY TED KNUTSON AND
BRIAN DAVID-MARSHALL

Geoffrey Siron is the 2005 Pro Tour-London champion!

For the first time in memory, a Magic player swept through the entire final day of a Limited event without a game loss to wrap up a Pro Tour victory. Siron drafted red while everyone else fought over the other four colors, and the deck he assembled was a sight to behold.

VIDEO COVERAGE
  • Top 8 Preview: 16.3 MB zip | BitTorrent
  • Top 8 Draft: 39.9 MB zip | BitTorrent
  • Quarterfinals, Part I: 108.6 MB zip | BitTorrent
  • Quarterfinals, Part II: 46.6 MB zip | BitTorrent
  • Semifinals: 63.6 MB zip | BitTorrent
  • Finals: 50.5 MB zip | BitTorrent
  • Complete Sunday Webcast: BitTorrent

  • Day Two Wrap-up (6.3 MB zip)
  • Top 8 Introduction (5.2 MB zip)
  • Arnost Zidek's Climb to the Top (4.1 MB zip)
  • Looking Ahead to Russian 9th Edition (8.1 MB zip)

  • Day 1 Wrap-up (4.6 MB zip)
  • Pros Discuss the Hall of Fame (5.6 MB zip)

  • Chatting with:
  • Sam Gomersall (4.2 MB zip)
  • Mark Herberholz (2.5 MB zip)
  • Olivier Ruel (4.9 MB zip)
  • Antonino De Rosa (6.6 MB zip)
  • Rich Hoaen (4.3 MB zip)
  • Siron eliminated Resident Genius Tsuyoshi Fujita 3-0 in the finals to secure his first Pro Tour title. It was Siron's second Top 8 appearance this season, adding a Limited final day to his Constructed showing at Pro Tour-Columbus, an Extended event. Siron pocketed a cool $30,000 and pushed himself into the Player of the Year race, and he's certainly looking forward to Pro Tour-Los Angeles later this year, also an Extended event.

    In less than a year, Siron has recorded a PT win, another PT Top 8 and a Worlds team finals appearance as a member of Belgium's national team, cementing him as more than just a player to watch.

    Standing meekly in Siron's march to the final were Masashi Oiso and Johan Sadeghpour, each bowing out without even scratching Siron's impenetrable shield of red badness. Oiso's draft surprised many with its lack of focus, quite a change from the single-mindedness he showed making the final day. Check out the new Draft Viewer to follow along pick by pick with Oiso and every other member of the Top 8, and see where you might have picked a different card than the Pros.

    It was a Pro Tour of firsts for some, like Siron hoisting his first trophy and fresh Top 8 entrants Sadeghpour, Antti Malin, Arnost Zidek and David Larsson finding their way to Sunday, but it also featured the return of Tomi Walamies to the final day after an 18-month absence from the Pro Tour. The Japanese again showed their mastery of the game by sending two players to the Top 8, matched this time by Sweden and Finland. But in the end, it was the Belgian Geoffrey Siron who dominated the field. It certainly won't be a Pro Tour soon forgotten.


    Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
    1 Antti Malin   Antti Malin, 3-1        
    8 Tomi Walamies   Tsuyoshi Fujita, 3-0
           
    4 Arnost Zidek   Tsuyoshi Fujita, 3-2   Geoffrey Siron, 3-0
    5 Tsuyoshi Fujita    
           
    2 David Larsson   Johan Sadeghpour, 3-1
    7 Johan Sadeghpour   Geoffrey Siron, 3-0
           
    3 Masashi Oiso   Geoffrey Siron, 3-0
    6 Geoffrey Siron    


    EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION

    • Finals: How Sweep It Is!
      Tsuyoshi Fujita vs. Geoffrey Siron
      by Scott Johns
    • Semifinals: Thank You, Sir…May I Have Another?
      Geoffrey Siron vs. Johan Sadeghpour
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Semifinals: Slave to the Rave
      Tsuyoshi Fujita vs. Antti Malin
      by Ted Knutson
    • Quarterfinals: Finnish Him!
      Tomi Walamies vs. Antti Malin
      by Ted Knutson
    • Quarterfinals: Coming Back from the Brink
      Tsuyoshi Fujita vs. Arnost Zidek
      by Scott Johns
    • Quarterfinals: The Swedish Gambit
      Johan Sadeghpour vs. David Larsson
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Quarterfinals: Don't Blink, or You'll Miss It
      Geoffrey Siron vs. Masashi Oiso
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Feature: Draft Observations
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Draft Viewer: Complete Pick-by-Pick Review
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Decklists: The Top 8 Decklists
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Final Draft Cardlist
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Final Draft Order
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: The Top 8 Player Profiles
      by Event Coverage Staff



    • Day 2 Blog Archive: Pizza-Face, Stand-Up Magic Pros, Side Events, Fallen New Faces, and Much More!
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Round 15: Jelly Got Back
      Luis Scott-Vargas vs. Tomi Walamies
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 14: Pulling Back the Top 8 Veil
      Wilco Pinkster vs. Tsuyoshi Fujita
      by Scott Johns
    • Photo Essay: Scenes from Day Two
      by Scott Johns and Craig Gibson
    • Round 13: Grind Taking a Toll
      Jeff Cunningham vs. Tim Aten
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Draft Perspective: Tomohiro Kaji
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 13: Pods
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 12: Too Much Fat
      Craig Edwards vs. Matt Abrams
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 11: Taking it to the Red Zone
      Geoffrey Siron vs. Arnost Zidek
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Feature: Who is Arnost Zidek?
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 10: Eighteen Minutes of Fury
      Adam Chambers vs. Shu Komuro
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: Revising 'The List'
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 9: Masters at Work
      Eugene Harvey vs. Masashi Oiso
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Draft Perspective: Eugene Harvey
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 10: Pods
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 8: French Leap to the Fore
      Gabriel Nassif vs. Antoine Ruel
      by Ted Knutson
    • Info: Day 2 Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 2 Country Breakdown
      by Event Coverage Staff



    • Day 1 Blog Archive: Top 8 Predictions, Venue Notes, Artists on Site, Chats with the Eugenius, Final Notes and Much More!
      by Ted Knutson
    • Draft Perspective: Sam Gomersall
      by Scott Johns
    • Draft Perspective: Anton Jonsson
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 7: Going Epic
      Geoffrey Siron vs. Masashi Oiso
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Feature: Where to Draft?
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Feature: Dilemmas of Kamigawa
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Round 7: Pods
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 6: The Battle of 5-0s
      Richard Hoaen vs. Eugene Harvey
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Round 6: Somebody's Day is Over
      Olivier Ruel vs. Steve Wolfman
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 5: Lessons of Mulliganing (or Not)
      Antonino DeRosa vs. Billy Postlethwait
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Feature: Podcasting the Pro Tour
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 4: Wrath Away, Wrath Away, Wrath Away All
      Gadiel Szleifer vs. Paul Rietzl
      by Scott Johns
    • Feature: Hoaen Back in Black
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 4: Pods
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 3: Big Names Face Early Elimination
      Anton Jonsson vs. Ryuichi Arita
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Round 2: Birthday Beatdown
      Chad Ellis vs. Itaru Ishida
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Feature: Richie Aces His First Draft
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Round 1: A King and His Jack (A Battle of Two Roommates)
      Osyp Lebedowicz vs. Eugene Harvey
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Feature: Is Dampen Dead?
      by Tim Willoughby
    • Round 1: Pods
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Pro Tour-London Preview
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Info: Day 1 Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 1 Country Breakdown
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Fact Sheet
      by Event Coverage Staff
     1.  Geoffrey Siron $30,000
     2.  Tsuyoshi Fujita $20,000
     3.  Johan Sadeghpour $15,000
     4.  Antti Malin $13,000
     5.  Masashi Oiso $9,500
     6.  Tomi Walamies $8,500
     7.  Arnost Zidek $7,500
     8.  David Larsson $6,500
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