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2002 Pro Tour San Diego

Sunday's Pictures

[view]The Trophies double nicely as weapons
[view]The Top 4 get a little silly
[view]Success looks good on Meraghni
[view]The French swarm the pit in celebration
[view]Both Finalists are exhausted
[view]Elephant Ambush is one more step towards victory
[view]Firecat takes down Beast and Elephant
[view]Jens Thoren is saddened by Savage Firecat
[view]The Finals in process
[view]Central Control isnt what youd expect
[view]The commentary team tries to rile up the crowd
[view]PT San Diego 2002 Champion Farid Meraghni
[view]Finkel did manage to win ONE match this weekend
[view]Garfield wonders what went wrong
[view]Crazy Ol Uncle Richard
[view]Evil Finkel sneers
[view]Nouveau Finkel
[view]Wolf wishes Thoren good luck in the finals
[view]Gallitz gets even with Spellbane Centaur
[view]Andrew Wolf doesnt care one way or the other
[view]Thoren vs. Wolf is a carnival of carnage
[view]Jens Thoren
[view]Gallitz throws in the towel
[view]The French go wild over Meraghnis every move.
[view]Donnie Gallitz thinks, but in his heart of hearts he knows he cant take this one
[view]The Mod Squad. Can you guess which one is Link
[view]Gallitzs match is paused, so he tunes in to Thoren vs. Wolf
[view]Overhead shot of the semifinals
[view]The Pro Tour and Masters are held simultaneously to keep the crowds attention
[view]A rather pensive Meraghni
[view]Donnie Gallitz is loving this, really
[view]Farid Meranghni overcomes the language barrier
[view]Eric Taylor swore that if Kai won New Orleans, hed eat his hat. Today is that day.
[view]Taylor needs the full force of his body to choke down the first slice of hat
[view]This doesnt seem like it will help
[view]Taylor boasts the smile of an honest man
[view]Jeff Cunningham is innocent Look at him
[view]Andy Wolf offers Cunningham a choice
[view]This is as animated as Jens Thoren gets
[view]Froehlich doesnt even bother doing the math
[view]Farid Meraghini is casting Rites of Initiation, and probably winning as a result
[view]That Looter is trouble for Thorens dwindling library
[view]Jens Thoren vs. Eric Froehlich. More creatures than will fit
[view]Reeves is taking this one, and loving it
[view]Neil Reeves extends the hand to a relieved Meraghini
[view]Overrun is resolving. Gallitz is frowning
[view]Bastos pumps the fist at his ability to draw and cast Overrun
[view]Back from the early days of the Tour, Donnie Gallitz
[view]Gallitz fails to realize Careful Study is a sorcery, and reacts accordingly
[view]Spectators tune into to the wacky commentary from Buehler and Kibler
[view]Jin Okamoto and his cronies oversee the quarters. That could have been him down there
[view]Eric Froehlich is being Overrun. His blocking is somewhat ... unorthodox
[view]Neil Reeves making his top 8 deck.
[view]Andy Wolf glad to be back in the Top 8.
[view]Overrun is quite a mise.
[view]Eric Froehlich shows off his grip.
[view]Farid Meraghni has the only green deck in the top 8 without Overrun.
[view]Canadas finest Jeff Cunningham
[view]Donnie Gallitz ponders Pilgrim of Virtue.
[view]Jens Thoren is splashing for Last Rites.
[view]Andy Wolf wonders which good red-green card Bastos will take. Little did he know it would be Krosan Beast.
[view]Top 8 draft action
[view]Donnie Gallitz picks his card.
[view]Eric Froehlich is serious about the card hes picking.
[view]Pro Tour San Diego Top 8
[view]Neil Reeves
[view]Frederico Bastos
[view]Eric Froehlich
[view]Jens Thoren
[view]Farid Meraghni
[view]Andy Wolf
[view]Donnie Gallitz
[view]Jeff Cunningham

Saturday's Pictures

[view]They only come out at night
[view]Whiskey Jim gets advice from an astute judge
[view]Mark Rosewater rules the Quiz Show with his microphone and dangerous voice
[view]Tragedy of tragedies Jin Okamoto finishes ninth The Japanese go mad
[view]The Okamoto Djinn gets razzed for coming in ninth
[view]Jeff Fung dismisses the skills of Dan Burdick
[view]A buncha thugs congratulate Donnie Gallitz on his Top 8
[view]Froehlich enjoys serving
[view]Hovis Star Wars cards make peachy tokens
[view]Round 13: Eric Froehlich v. Tommi Hovi
[view]Andrew Wolf is on the comeback trail
[view]Baberowski could swear he drafted better cards than these
[view]Dirk Baberowski receives a beating by Andrew Wolf
[view]Hiltunen seems to hold all hits
[view]Round 13 Feature Match: Jin Okamoto v. Arto Hiltunen
[view]Arto Hiltunen shines like the moon
[view]A pair of sleeping beauties
[view]Okamoto isnt going to make it easy on Wee
[view]Pang Ming Wee gets uppity with Aven Windreader
[view]Jin Okamoto, oasis of calm
[view]Higashino lets Katsuhiro Mori and Masahiko Morita know his true feelings
[view]Dan Clegg really wants this win
[view]Jeff Cunningham is gonna put this in Cleggs eye
[view]Helicopter shot of the Clegg-Cunningham match
[view]Nicolai Herzog, suedehead
[view]Eric Froehlich, lazy AND surly
[view]Herzog vs. Froehlich in a brawl for it all
[view]Tommi Hovi, part-time vampire
[view]Fung and Hovi, two wins from glory
[view]Biting your nails is a sure sign somethings gone horribly, horribly wrong
[view]Finkel and SteveO drown their sorrows in a money-draft
[view]The harsh lights of The Pit wear everyone out
[view]Climbing for the cash, Okamoto and Littlefield
[view]Glen Littlefield targets with Flame Burst haphazardly
[view]Jin Okamoto scoops, perhaps in triumph
[view]Rob Dougherty vs. Andrew Wolf
[view]Rob Dougherty. Not for the faint of heart.
[view]Andrew Wolf likes winning, and it shows.
[view]Jens Thoren vs. Donnie Gallitz. Everyone in their pod needs to sweep.
[view]Jens Thoren gets ready to stomp Gallitzs Top 8 hopes
[view]Give Gallitz a long, thin moustache and hed be a classic villain
[view]Table four: Humpherys, Maher, Ruel.
[view]The weekend really takes it out of its competitors
[view]With so much on the line, no one feels like smiling
[view]Old-Schooler Donnie Gallitz
[view]All-stars desperate to win out
[view]Dirk Baberowski goes with the flow
[view]Bastos cant make up his mind
[view]Frederico Bastos gets chummy with Dan Clegg
[view]Aaron Forsythe wont even bother to check if Toby Wachter is dead
[view]Noah Boeken tries to be E.T., and succeeds
[view]Its a rush for free cookies Unsurprisingly, Mike Turian leads the charge.
[view]The Art of the Deal
[view]Smooth Criminal Jeff Fung
[view]Tom Guevin probably stole that Snapple from a child
[view]Mike Turian is in contention, and damn happy about it
[view]Jeff Cunningham is taking this tournament by storm
[view]Terry Tsangs mind wanders
[view]Worlds Finalist Alex Borteh forces a smile, holds burgers
[view]Hey, youd smile too if you were in fifth
[view]Gary Wise is a saucy number
[view]Eric Taylor shows off his all-too inedible hat
[view]The Peoples Champion and Kai Buddes only Masters victory, Sol Malka
[view]Unfeatured Action: Jin Okamoto versus Christoph Lippert
[view]Christoph Lippert cant believe Okamotos going to the dome
[view]APAC Champion Jin Okamoto
[view]Round 11: Bob Maher, Jr. vs. Rapahel Levy
[view]Jensen is guarded by a strange force
[view]Comer tries a Flame Burst
[view]Alan Comer has trouble with Fungs THREE Shelters
[view]Canadas Comeback Kid, Jeff Fung
[view]Levys Zombie Infestation was good to him
[view]Maher sees the damage coming his way
[view]Zvi likes things to be just so
[view]Zvi and Huey, giggle against glower
[view]How does YMGs Darwin Kastle get his hair to do that
[view]Ryan Fuller relaxes into a sneer
[view]Kurt Fat Man Hahn, inventor of 5-Color Magic
[view]Brock Parker, plain and simple
[view]Pro Tour skinny guy, Pat Chapin
[view]Tomi Jelly Walamies is empowered by his madcap shirt and hat
[view]Jelly Walamies and Anton Jonsson, one-fourth of PT New Orleanss Top 8.
[view]Only Budde could be this confident when he needs to win out
[view]Dirk Baberowski tries to do too much at once
[view]Two of Europes best: Baberowski and Cornelissen
[view]Aaron Forsythes secret shame.
[view]Kamiel Cornelissen and most of Worth Wollpert
[view]Humanitarian Ryan Fuller
[view]Wheres Overrun when you need it
[view]Something is fundamentally wrong with Gary Wises Reality
[view]Words simply cannot express
[view]Lil Mizer Noah Boeken
[view]Gary Wise and Noah Boeken make earthquakes
[view]Richard Garfield shows off his deck for the upcoming Garfield Versus Finkel Showdown
[view]Ben Rubin senses something is amiss
[view]Bob Maher, Jr. moves from gloomy to stern
[view]Seriousness rules Maher vs. Rubin
[view]Van de Logt doesnt know what the hells going on
[view]Behold Buddes janky board
[view]World Champions Collide Kai Budde vs. Tom Van de Logt
[view]Fuller turns the beats up to eleven
[view]Five Damage makes Higaki frown
[view]Random Ryan Fuller sends in the clowns against Takao Higaki
[view]Munchkin Becky Hiebert is more cartoon than human being
[view]Judge Sheldon Menery demonstrates his death wish
[view]Mark Rosewater just loves that microphone
[view]Budde needs this to be a big one.
[view]Sunao Ueda has two tappers, healer and Chainflinger. Some good.
[view]Kai Budde seems out of place in an unfeatured match
[view]Round 8 Feature Match: Dan Clegg vs. Scott Richards
[view]Dan Clegg plays Rites of Refusal, and feels shame
[view]Scott Richards doesnt need his beard to win this one, but it helps.
[view]Justin Gary is terrified that his Filthy Cur has to go the distance
[view]Gary only smiles when hes winning
[view]Alan Comer. Distracted. Distracting.
[view]The realization dawns on Jens Thoren that hes getting brutalized
[view]Kamiel Cornelissen turns sideways
[view]Who will be the sole undefeated, Thoren or Cornelissen
[view]Finkel versus Higaki: The business of slaughter
[view]Jonny Magic breaks down and dons his PT shirt
[view]Takao Higaki and his plunging neckline are straight out of the seventies
[view]Some sort of Muppet or Scooby Doo villain
[view]Triple-Mongrel earns a small smile from Cornelissen
[view]Gary Wise likes this combo
[view]Time stops, but only for the drafters
[view]Check out Table 8
[view]Top Table, you say No Jon Finkel, Tom Van de Logt and Ryan Fuller slug it out in the trenches
[view]Kai Budde and Svend Geertsen also face a long road
[view]Dan Clegg uses his full allotted time to draft

Friday's Pictures

[view]Polin knows hes in a bad way
[view]Art is what you think it is: Right on, Reiji
[view]Justin Polin gets ready to mise against Reiji Ando
[view]Chris Bonecrusher Zantides and Christopher Wong vogue
[view]Chris Benafel enjoys a heart-to-heart with black-shirted goons.
[view]Thoren seems a bit of a stickler
[view]Round 7 Feature Match: Dirk Baberowski fights Jens Thoren for the right to be 7-0
[view]Dirk Baberowski gets ready to cock an eyebrow
[view]Jon Finkel is just plain bored with winning
[view]How can this mild-mannered Murray Evans also be The Mauler
[view]Jonny Magic vs. The Mauler. Give it a rhyming name and Don King would be proud
[view]Cormiers tongue isnt going to do the job
[view]Budde, in the act of not taking prisoners
[view]Quebecs Francis Cormier needs to topple The German Juggernaut to make Day 2
[view]Round 6 Feature Match: Dave Humpherys vs. William Jensen
[view]Dave Humpherys may have held this pose for most of the round
[view]Frankly, Harvey cant take much more of this
[view]Round 6 Feature Match: Eugene Eubroken Harvey vs. Alan Comer
[view]Alan Comers shirt is more colorful than real life
[view]Baby Huey plus five oclock shadow equals Chick Magnet
[view]Tamblyn strains to hear the soft-spoken dutchman
[view]Cornelissen mumbles through a spell
[view]Round 6 Feature Match: Mitchell Tamblyn vs. Kamiel Cornelissen
[view]Donnie Gallitz shows no fear in the face of Budde
[view]Eric Danger Taylor lies defeated
[view]A downright evil Kai Budde
[view]Japanese sideboard editor Keita Mori makes sure Tsang doesnt pull any shenanigans
[view]Ishida really hopes this works
[view]Itaru Ishida and Gab Tsang. On either side, a quiet mastermind.
[view]Somehow, Donnie Gallitz makes his mouth seem bigger than it is
[view]Eric Taylor appears to have some non-trivial voltage running through him
[view]Ol Doom Gloom, David Price
[view]Price is shocked by Taylors insistence on playing spells
[view]Itaru Ishida, on the threshold of a beer-buying moustache
[view]Shvartsman watches Frank Gilson bring the Old School
[view]Finkel grabs
[view]Zvi needs most of his massive brain for this one
[view]Huey and Rubin, resigned
[view]Jeff Donais teaches Content Coordinator Thomas Pannell that reading IS fun
[view]Labarre does his best not to look sinister
[view]Alex Borteh considers a life as a miniature Marco Blume
[view]Reiji Ando is about to break this one wide open
[view]Reiji Ando tests his might against Alex Borteh
[view]Round 4 Feature Match: Zvi Mowshowitz and Scott Johns pal around
[view]A rather nauseous Zvi Mowshowitz
[view]Scott Johns sez: Getting brawled never felt so great
[view]Noah Boeken wouldnt hurt a fly
[view]Tsang has definetly seen better days
[view]Round 4 Feature Match: Noah Boeken vs. Gab Tsang. Tsang has apparently been punched in the gut
[view]Mark Brill subs in for Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons
[view]Daren Bader goes for creepy
[view]Chris Pikula, enemy of women
[view]Alex Shvartsmans smile shines like a thousand suns
[view]Kai Budde and his sweater
[view]Zvi Mowshowitz is smug, surprising no one
[view]Slacker extreme, Trevor Blackwell
[view]Marco Blume cant help but be threatening
[view]Peter Szigeti is like attitude wrapped in a rich, velvety coating
[view]Dan OMS, the bleariest
[view]Olivier Ruel keeps the joke to himself
[view]Andrew Johnson: Former US President or PT Miser
[view]Round 3 Feature Match: Mike Turian vs. Nicholas Labarre
[view]Nicholas Labarre gets all ScienceFiction-like
[view]Mike Turian sports the goofiest of grins
[view]Andrew Johnson gets ready to apply
[view]Cornelissen is on the edge of his seat
[view]Round 3 Feature Match: Kamiel Cornelissen vs. Andrew Johnson
[view]Round 3 Feature Match: William Jensen vs. Ben Rubin
[view]William Baby Huey Jensens eyes let you know hes got nothing up his sleeve
[view]Ben Rubin in his trademark shirt
[view]Colin Jackson is almost Frankensteins monster
[view]Jeff Donais quells a heated discussion
[view]Eric Taylor does his best to dodge this photo
[view]Surprisingly, Benafel is cast in an angelic glow
[view]Round 2 Feature Match: Eric Taylor vs. Chris Benafel
[view]Higashino prepares to bowl Wise over with his Thug Styles
[view]Rookie of the Year Katsuhiro Mori perches above the Feature Match area
[view]Round 2 Feature Match: Gary Wise vs. Masayuki Higashino
[view]Gary Wise mulls over his blocking options
[view]Round 2 Feature Match: Sol Malka vs. Jon FInkel
[view]Jonny Magic tries to still the voices in his head
[view]Malka plucks
[view]Round 2 Feature Match: Dave Humpherys vs. Bob Maher, Jr.
[view]Warm lighting makes Dave Humpherys thirty percent more mysterious
[view]Bob Maher, Jr. humiliates himself for your amusement
[view]Your Move Gamess Rob Dougherty playing in round 1
[view]Brian Kibler chats about Dragons during his round 1 feature match.
[view]Chris Pikula examines his opponents card carefully.
[view]Tommi Hovi checks out some of Matt Vienneau mistakes while shuffling for his match against Chris Pikula
[view]The totally wacky John Ormerod
[view]Nicolai Herzog calculates damage.
[view]John Ormerod and Nicolai Herzog in a round 1 feature match.
[view]Chris Pikula and Tomi Hovi in a round 1 feature match.
[view]Matt Vienneaus play in this match wouldnt qualify him as the best drafter in anyones basement.
[view]Matt Vienneau and Brian Kibler were full of banter.
[view]Keeper of the Feature matches Mark Rosewater.
[view]Players examine the pairings.
[view]Ben Stark makes his Oooh-face for double-Overrun
[view]Mire Turian pauses while laying out the pack
[view]Gary Wise and Katsuhiro Mori. No ones happy
[view]Tommi Hovis determination contrasts Chris Pikulas nervousness
[view]Budde frowns at Szigetis pick. Hacker makes a thinking face.
[view]Thinly-veiled chaos
[view]All-star overhead: Budde and Hacker work it out
[view]The Madding Crowd
[view]Brock Parker displays his affection for Dan Clegg as Matt Linde looks on
[view]Peter Szigeti and Jon Finkel get ready for fisticuffs
[view]Andrew Johnson jumpstarts his morning with java
[view]Doctor Chris Benafels rage transforms him into a beast known as The Incredible Hulk
[view]Your diligent Judging staff
[view]Japanese players relax before Day 1
[view]Backpacks are a clear giveaway to being a Magic player

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