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Photo Coverage of US Nationals 2000

Sunday's Pictures

[view]Jon Finkel with his giant check and trophy
[view]US Nationals Champion Jon Finkel with his check
[view]Finalist Chris Benafel
[view]Third-place finisher Frank Hernandez did well in his first big event
[view]Standing in for Aaron Forsythe, Mike Flores holds the Pittsburghers US Nationals Seminfinalist trophy.
[view]Nationals Head Judge Collin Jackson waits for the Awards Ceremony
[view]Jaime West and Tournament Manager Jeff Donais prepare for the Awards Ceremony
[view]1999 US National Champion Kyle Rose waits his turn to hand off the trophy to Jon Finkel, the 2000 US Champ
[view]The Top 4
[view]Jon Finkel in the finals
[view]Chris Benafel in the finals
[view]Profile of Jon Finkel
[view]Profile of Chris Benafel
[view]Wide view of finals stage
[view]Jon Finkel, seemingly pleased
[view]Jon Finkel
[view]Jon Finkel vs. Chris Benafel in the finals, with Collin Jackson looking on
[view]Mike Flores, the designer of Jon Finkels deck, watches the Finals proudly
[view]Early in Game One of the Finals of US Nationals, Jon Finkel used Dark Ritual to cast a Persecute that took all five red cards out of Chris Benafels hand
[view]Brian Hacker and Randy Buehler enjoy themselves while doing commentary for the Finals.
[view]Jaime West from Wizards of the Coast Event Marketing holds a couple of the trophies
[view]Semifinal match: Aaron Forsythe vs. Mike Long
[view]Michael Turian in the semifinals
[view]Elliott Fung in the semifinals
[view]Jon Finkel in the semifinals
[view]Chris Benafel in the semifinals
[view]Quarterfinal match: Frank Hernandez vs. Mike Long
[view]Quarterfinal match: Elliott Fung vs. Michael Turian
[view]Quarterfinal match: Jon Finkel vs. Aaron Forsythe
[view]Quarterfinal match: Chris Benafel vs. Kyle Rose

Saturday's Pictures

[view]Wide World of Games Wall of Opportunity
[view]Mike Turian
[view]Trophy case with Super Series and US Nationals trophies
[view]Nationals in bright lights on the Disney Wide World of Sports Fieldhouse Scoreboard
[view]Lighting array above the US Nationals stage
[view]Darwin Kastle
[view]Information wall with Pro Tour and Grand Prix schedules and champions
[view]Collin Jackson in the background with an uncomfortably close Jeff Donais in the foreground
[view]Head Judge Collin Jackson
[view]Tony DiTerlizzi signing for the fans
[view]The Nationals are run from the stage where the ESPN2 cameras will record the finals
[view]Mike Turian plays Steve OMahoney-Schwartz in a round seven feature match
[view]Alan Comer plays Your Move Games Rob Dougherty in a round seven feature match
[view]Bob Maher, Jr. attempts to stop Mike long from making his fourth US National Team in a round seven feature match
[view]Darwin Kastle faces Casey McCarrel in a round seven feature match

Friday's Pictures

[view]Level 3 Judge Collin Jackson oversees the draft for US Nationals. Collin is the head judge for this tournament.
[view]The Disney Wide World of Sports Fieldhouse, home of the US Nationals 2000 and the Junior Super Series
[view]David Humpherys drafts
[view]William Jensen III and Mike Long draft
[view]Michael Turian and Justin Gary draft.
[view]The first draft for US Nationals 2000
[view]The first draft for US Nationals 2000

Thursday's Pictures

[view]Gordon Culp, scorekeeper for the 1:00 Standard US Open
[view]Elaine Ferrao, Head Judge for the 1:00 Standard US Open
[view]Tony Sutphin, scorekeeper for the 11:00 Sealed Deck US Open.
[view]James Lee, Head Judge for the 11:00 Sealed Deck US Open. This is the first Limited meatgrinder ever held.
[view]Yancey Hale
[view]Michael Mindes
[view]Jason Moungey
[view]The first US Open Meatgrinder for 2000
[view]Wade McNutt, scorekeeper for the first meatgrinder
[view]John Carter, head judge for the first open
[view]Scott Larabee, tournament manager for the first open.
[view]RE Dalrymple stands by, ready to correct player information in the DCI database
[view]People who come to RE get DCI lanyards - the artists represented will be signing at the event.


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