Grand Prix Montreal is over! Fighting through a whopping 18 rounds of play over two grueling days, Celso Zampere Jr. emerged as the Montreal champion. Facing off against Celso was American National Champion Paul Cheon, who was piloting a blue-black control deck and amazingly undefeated on the weekend. Celso met his opponent with his Brazilian green-white aggro deck, and barely managed to take the match in three. Paul was doing well with Korlash, Aven Riftwatcher, Venser, and Momentary Blink, but he just couldn't overcome his opponent's tag team of Tarmogoyf and Serra Avenger. Congratulations to Celso Zampere Jr., Grand Prix-Montreal 2007 champion!


 

top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Guillaume Wafo-Tapa

(8) Shouta Yasooka

(4) Paul Cheon

(5) Jason Imperiale

(2) Gabriel Schwartz

(7) Kenji Tsumura

(3) Koutarou Ootsuka

(6) Celso Zampere Jr.

Semi-finals

Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, 2-0

Paul Cheon, 2-0

Kenji Tsumura, 2-1

Celso Zampere Jr., 2-1

Finals

Paul Cheon, 2-1

Celso Zampere Jr., 2-1

Champion

Celso Zampere Jr., 2-1

EVENT COVERAGE

  • Blog - 9:35 p.m. - Finals: Celso Zampere vs. Paul Cheon
    by Noah Weil
  • Blog - 9:24 p.m. - Semifinals: Celso Zampere vs. Kenji Tsumura
    by Craig Jones
  • Blog - 9:17 p.m. - Semifinals: Paul Cheon vs. Guillame Wafo-Tapa
    by Kyle Sanchez
  • Blog - 9:08 p.m. - Quarterfinals: Paul Cheon vs. Jason Imperiale
    by Craig Jones
  • Blog - 9:03 p.m. - Quarterfinals: Kenji Tsumura vs. Gabriel Schwartz
    by Eric Reasoner
  • Blog - 9:00 p.m. - Quarterfinals: Celso Zampere vs. Koutarou Ootsuka
    by Noah Weil
  • Blog - 8:48 p.m. - Quarterfinals: Guillaume Wafo-Tapa vs. Shouta Yasooka
    by Kyle Sanchez
  • Blog - 8:34 p.m. - The Top 8 Player Profiles
    by Staff
  • Blog - 8:18 p.m. - Decklists: The Top 8 Decks + Bonus!
    by Staff
  • Day 2 Blog Archive: More Quick Questions, Another Artist Interviewed, Feature Match Meltdown, and more!
    by Noah Weil & Staff
  • Day 1 Blog Archive: Undefeated Decklists, Feature Match Madness, Artist Interview, and more!
    by Noah Weil
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Event Coverage Staff

INFORMATION

     
1. Celso Zampere Jr. $3,000
2. Paul Cheon $2,000
3. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa $1,400
4. Kenji Tsumura $1,300
5. Gabriel Schwartz $900
6. Koutarou Ootsuka $900
7. Jason Imperiale $900
8. Shouta Yasooka $900

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

15 14 13 12 11 10

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

BLOG

Sunday, June 24: 8:18 p.m. - Decklists: The Top 8 Decks + Bonus!

by Staff

Our diligent staff of reporters are proud to give you the Top 15 decklists here at Grand Prix Montreal for your viewing pleasure.

Guillaume Wafo-Tapa

 

Gabriel Schwartz

 

Shouta Yasooka

 

Kenji Tsumura

 

Celso Zampere Junior

 

Koutarou Ootsuka

 

Paul Cheon

 

Jason Imperiale

 

Osyp Lebedowicz

 

Antonino de Rosa

 

Andre Coimbra

 

Ben Lundquist

 

Joshua Murphy

 

Olivier Ruel

 

Luis Scott-Vargas



Top 8 Player profiles

 

Koutarou Ootsuka

Where are you from and what do you do?

Japan and Student

How long have you been playing Magic?

Eight years.

Previous Magic accomplishments?

GP Yokohama top 4, GP Singapore top 8, 2003 Japan National Champion

Any card you regret not having in your deck or sideboard?

Dodecapod

What was your MVP card on the weekend?

Foresee = Fact or Fiction

How do you feel about your matchups in the top 8?

So-so

Guillaume Wafo-Tapa

Where are you from and what do you do?

I'm from Nantes, France. I'm a professional Magic player.

How long have you been playing Magic?

Ten years.

Previous Magic accomplishments?

Two Grand Prix top 8, two PT top 8, and a PT win.

Any card you regret not having in your deck or sideboard?

There were some in my sideboard, but none I can think of right now.

What was your MVP card on the weekend?

Wild Pair obviously.

How do you feel about your matchups in the top 8?

Not too good I think, but I'm not sure. I know I would preferred any other matchup in the top 8.

 

Kenji Tsumura

Where are you from and what do you do?

Japan, hunting for pro points.

How long have you been playing Magic?

Eight years.

Previous Magic accomplishments?

2005 Player of the Year

Any card you regret not having in your deck or sideboard?

I wish a maindeck Fathom Seer had changed to a fourth Brine Elemental.

What was your MVP card on the weekend?

Vesuvan Shapeshifter and