One hundred and ten players converged on the nation's capital with the same goal, to win the Australian nationals. But even if that goal eluded the players, they would all be happy with a spot in the national team and a trip to the world championships to be held in San Francisco later in the year to compete with the best of the best. For the first time the Australian Nationals was split between Constructed and Draft, with three rounds of Constructed, six rounds of Draft and then three more rounds of Constructed leading to the Top 8. When the smoke cleared, Tim He was crowned national champion after his 2-1 victory over Michael Kotchoff. Kotchoff took the first game, but He rebounded through judicious use of Wrath of God and Eternal Dragon in Game 2 and an overwhelming Decree of Justice in the final game to take the title. Tim He is the Australian national champion for 2004!

Top 8 Final Standing

     
1. Tim He $2,100
2. Michael Kotchoff $1,600
3. Chris Nadebaum $1,100
4. Gregory Romans $800
5. Jason Whitby $400
6. Joe Connolly $400
7. David Zhao $300
8. Bryce Trevilyan $300

(Click here for complete final standings)

3rd Place Playoff

3rd Place Playoff

Gregory Romans

Chris Nadebaum

3rd Place

Chris Nadebaum, 2-0

top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

Gregory Romans

Bruce Trevilyan

Michael Kotchoff

David Zhao

Jason Whitby

Tim He

Joe Connolly

Chris Nadebaum

Semi-finals

Gregory Romans, 2-1

Michael Kotchoff, 2-0

Tim He, 2-0

Chris Nadebaum, 2-1

Finals

Michael Kotchoff, 2-0

Tim He, 2-1

Champion

Tim He, 2-1

 

EVENT COVERAGE

  • Decklists: The Top 8 Decks
    Event Coverage Staff
  • Finals: Tim He vs. Michael Kotchoff
    by Liam Coltman
  • Third Place Playoff: Greg Romans vs. Chris Nadebaum
    by Dale Aitken
  • Semifinals: Michael Kotchoff vs. Greg Romans
    by Liam Coltman
  • Quarterfinals: David Zhao vs. Michael Kotchoff
    by Dale Aitken
  • Quarterfinals: Joe Connolly vs. Chris Nadebaum
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 12: David Crewe vs. Michael Kotchoff
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 11: Kris Goding vs. Ben Seck
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 10: Andrew Corney vs. Justin West
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 9: Chris Aitchison vs. Ben Yuill
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 8: Alex Brown vs. Chris Nadebaum
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 7: Tim He vs. Bryce Trevilyan
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 6: Tim He vs. Patty Robertson
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 5: Tristan Gall vs. Greg Romans
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 4: Joe Connolly vs. Bryce Trevilyan
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 3: Round 3: Jake Hart vs. Scott Smith
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 2: Michael Doecke vs. Andrew Grain
    by Liam Coltman
  • Round 1: Chris Allen vs. Ben Seck
    by Liam Coltman
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Event Coverage Staff

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

12 11 10 9 8 7

6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

12 11 10 9 8 7

6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

12 11 10 9 8 7

6 5 4 3 2 1

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