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Grand Prix Austin

1) Gary Krakower
2) Darwin Kastle
3) Heath Kennel
4) Richard Van Cleave
5) Jeremy Baca
6) Tony Tsai
7) Sid Rao
8) Jonathan Pechon 

More than 200 Magic: The Gathering® competitors gathered last weekend in Austin, Texas to test their strategic and critical thinking skills at the Grand Prix - Austin tournament. Part of a season of international competition, Grand Prix - Austin was the qualifying tournament for these intellectual athletes striving to make it to Pro Tour - Rome, the next stop on the 1998 - 99 Magic: The Gathering PRO TOURTM circuit.

The Top 16 finishers in the main tournament and the Top 5 in the 1700-division tournament took home a total of $15,000 in prize money. Gary Krakower, 31, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Pro Tour veteran Darwin Kastle, 27, of Somerville, Massachusetts and Heath Kennel, 28, of Westminster, Colorado were among the top finishers honored for their elite performances with invitations to compete at Pro Tour - Rome in November.

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