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Live Coverage of 2004 Pro Tour Seattle

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  • Day 3 Video Wrap-Up
  • It was a weekend when the dinosaurs came out to play, the Japanese dominated, and for the first time in 50 Pro Tours, no American made the final day. In the end, however, it was Von Dutch that conquered all.

    The mega-team from the Netherlands arrived with seven Pro Tour top 8s to their name, but no final day victories. That is no longer the case, as they qualified for the top 4 with a round to spare, then brushed aside Pocket Rockets, a team of Canadian amateurs, in the Top 4 on their way to the finals.

    The two Japanese teams sitting on the other half of the bracket comprised another of this weekend's stories. Many Japanese teams stayed home, fearing that their country's poor results in past Team Pro Tours would make the trip nothing more than an expensive vacation. That just set the stage for fully 40 percent of the participating Japanese teams to qualify for the final day. In a matchup of old versus new, veterans www.shop-fireBall.com2 conquered newcomers S.A.I. in the semifinals, setting the stage for a blockbuster final.

      

    Top 4 Final Standing

     1.  Von Dutch $60,000
     2.  www.shop-fireBall.com2 $30,000
     3.  S.A.I. $18,000
     4.  Pocket Rockets $16,200

    (Click here for complete final standings)

    The final draft saw Von Dutch open a series of bombs, while www.shop-fireBall.com2 drafted around the bombs and attempted to build stronger decks. Interestingly, both teams came into their matches feeling confident about their decks and their chances. Jelger Wiegersma quickly swept Tsuyoshi Ikeda in his match, as Ikeda's deck failed to show up in game 2. Then Itaru Ishida dominated Jeroen Remie in his match, and it all came down to the Battle of the Bridesmaids in Seat C.

    Going into the tournament, Kamiel Cornelissen had two second-place Pro Tour finishes to his name, while Jin Okamoto was runner-up at Worlds 2003. The winner of their match would take home a first Pro Tour victory for themselves and their teammates. In a highly technical final match that featured huge swings of power on both sides, Okamoto took home game 1 with a Tornado Elemental, while Cornelissen used some outstanding topdecking skills to weather Okamoto's swarm in game 2. In game 3, both players got out to a solid start, but the raw power of the Dutch deck could not be denied, and Kamiel won with a hand full of gas to spare.

    Congratulations to Von Dutch, the 2004 Pro Tour Seattle champions!

    Semifinals Finals Champion
    1 Von Dutch Von Dutch, 2-1
    4 Pocket Rockets Von Dutch, 2-1
    2 www.shop-fireBall.com2 www.shop-fireBall.com2, 2-1
    3 S.A.I.


    Video Archives

    Pro Tour Seattle Preview with Phoenix Foundation Interview Quicktime 10MB
    Pro Tour Seattle Day 1 Wrap-Up Quicktime 5.6MB
    Pro Tour Seattle Day 2 Wrap-Up Quicktime 4.4MB
    Pro Tour Seattle Final Day Wrap-Up Quicktime 4.1MB
    Semifinal Draft: Von Dutch vs. Pocket Rockets Windows Media Player 40MB
    Semifinal Draft: S.A.I. vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 43MB
    Semifinals: Von Dutch vs. Pocket Rockets Windows Media Player 73MB
    Semifinals: S.A.I. vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 89MB
    Finals Draft: Von Dutch vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 42 MB
    Finals 1: Von Dutch vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 88MB
    Finals 2: Von Dutch vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 30MB


    PT Seattle Coverage Blog - Saturday - last updated: Saturday, July 10: 8:45 pm
    PT Seattle Coverage Blog - Friday - last updated: Friday, July 09: 8:01 pm

    EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
    • Finals: Jin Okamoto vs. Kamiel Cornelissen
      by Scott Johns
    • Finals: Itaru Ishida vs. Jeroen Remie
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Finals: Tsuyoshi Ikeda vs. Jelger Wiegersma
      by Ted Knutson
    • Draft Report: www.shop-fireball.com2 vs. Von Dutch
      by Mike Turian
    • Draft Picks: www.shop-fireBall.com2 vs. Von Dutch
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Draft Review: The Final Draft Complete Cardlist
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Semifinals: Von Dutch vs. Pocket Rockets
      by Ted Knutson
    • Draft Report: Von Dutch vs. Pocket Rockets
      by Mike Turian
    • Semifinals: S.A.I. vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2
      by Zvi Mowshowitz
    • Draft Report: S.A.I. vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Draft Picks: S.A.I. vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: The Top 4 Team/Player Profiles
      by Ben Stahl

    • Info: Day 2 Wrap-Up
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 11: The Max Fischer Players vs. toernooicentrum.nl/faal
      by Mike Turian
    • Draft Report: toernooicentrum.nl/faal vs. The Max Fischer Players
      by Mike Turian
    • Draft Report: Make Fetch Happen vs. Von Dutch
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 10: Make Fetch Happen vs. Von Dutch
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: Forming a Team: Does Practice Matter?
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 9: Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy vs. www.shop-fireball.com2
      by Scott Johns
    • Draft Report: Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy vs. www.shop-fireball.com2
      by Scott Johns
    • Feature: Art History at Pro Tour Seattle
      by Ted Knutson
    • Draft Report: S.A.I. versus :B
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 8: S.A.I. versus :B
      by Mike Turian
    • Feature: Memories from Seattle's Magic Past
      by Scott Johns
    • Draft Report: Bottom Set vs. The American Way
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 7: Bottom Set vs. The American Way
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: Team Draft Strategies
      by Mike Turian
    • Info: Day 2 Introduction
      by Event Coverage Staff

    • Round 6: The Brockafellers vs. Ready Go!!
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 6: Thaaaat's Me vs www.impulsemagic.com
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: Sunburst and Team Sealed Strategies
      by Mike Turian
    • Deck Report: Deckbuilding with The American Way
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 5: Phoenix Foundation vs. Your Move Games
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 4: The American Way vs. Must Be a Pro!
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 3: Team Geddes vs. www.ImpulseMagic.com
      by Mike Turian
    • Deck Report: Deckbuilding with Team Geddes
      by Ted Knutson
    • Deck Report: Deckbuilding with Phoenix Foundation
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 2: Phoenix Foundation vs. Outta Left Field
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 1: Bottom Set vs. The Brockafellers
      by Mike Turian
    • Feature: When Dinosaurs Come Out to Play
      by Ted Knutson
    • Info: Pro Tour Seattle Coverage Preview
      by Randy Buehler
    • Info: Player/Team Rosters
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 1 Introduction
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Fact Sheet
      by Event Coverage Staff
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