2001 Japan Nationals Coverage
As the over-used saying goes, "There can be only one." At the end of 12 rounds of competition plus Top 8 playoffs, one player from among 151 has been crowned with one of the most prestigious titles a Magic player can earn: National Champion. Going undefeated in Saturday's draft and 4-2 in Sunday's Standard portion, Goro Matsuo has been crowned 2001 Japan National Champion. He will lead the Japanese National Team, consisting of Finalist Min-Su Kim and Masahiko Morita, at the Team Event at Worlds in Toronto this year, and takes home $10,000 in prizes.
|Photo Coverage By Day / By Subject|
|1||Morita, Masahiko||Morita, Masahiko, 2-0|
|8||Fukata, Takamasa||Kim, Min-Su, 2-0|
|4||Kim, Min-Su||Kim, Min-Su, 2-0||Matsuo, Goro, 3-1|
|2||Matsuo, Goro||Matsuo, Goro, 2-0|
|7||Yamazaki, Yudai||Matsuo, Goro, 2-0|
|3||Mori, Masaya||Mori, Masaya, 2-1|
|Loser's Bracket Semifinals||Loser's Bracket Finals||Loser's Bracket Winners||3/4-Place Playoff|
|Semifinal 2 Loser||Mori, Masaya|
|Mori, Masaya, 2-0|
|Quarterfinal 1 Loser||Fukata, Takamasa||Fukata, Takamasa, 2-0||Morita, Masahiko, 2-1|
|Quarterfinal 2 Loser||Usami, Yukihiro|
|Quarterfinal 3 Loser||Yamazaki, Yudai||Yamazaki, Yudai, 2-0|
|Quarterfinal 4 Loser||Kuroda, Masashiro||Morita, Masahiko, 2-0|
|Semifinal 1 Loser||Morita, Masahiko|
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