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Day 3 Video Wrap-Up

 

It was a weekend when the dinosaurs came out to play, the Japanese dominated, and for the first time in 50 Pro Tours, no American made the final day. In the end, however, it was Von Dutch that conquered all.

The mega-team from the Netherlands arrived with seven Pro Tour top 8s to their name, but no final day victories. That is no longer the case, as they qualified for the top 4 with a round to spare, then brushed aside Pocket Rockets, a team of Canadian amateurs, in the Top 4 on their way to the finals.

The two Japanese teams sitting on the other half of the bracket comprised another of this weekend's stories. Many Japanese teams stayed home, fearing that their country's poor results in past Team Pro Tours would make the trip nothing more than an expensive vacation. That just set the stage for fully 40 percent of the participating Japanese teams to qualify for the final day. In a matchup of old versus new, veterans www.shop-fireBall.com2 conquered newcomers S.A.I. in the semifinals, setting the stage for a blockbuster final.

Top 4 Final Standing

1. Von Dutch $60,000
2. www.shop-fireBall.com2 $30,000
3. S.A.I. $18,000
4. Pocket Rockets $16,200

(Click here for complete final standings)

The final draft saw Von Dutch open a series of bombs, while www.shop-fireBall.com2 drafted around the bombs and attempted to build stronger decks. Interestingly, both teams came into their matches feeling confident about their decks and their chances. Jelger Wiegersma quickly swept Tsuyoshi Ikeda in his match, as Ikeda's deck failed to show up in game 2. Then Itaru Ishida dominated Jeroen Remie in his match, and it all came down to the Battle of the Bridesmaids in Seat C.

Going into the tournament, Kamiel Cornelissen had two second-place Pro Tour finishes to his name, while Jin Okamoto was runner-up at Worlds 2003. The winner of their match would take home a first Pro Tour victory for themselves and their teammates. In a highly technical final match that featured huge swings of power on both sides, Okamoto took home game 1 with a Tornado Elemental , while Cornelissen used some outstanding topdecking skills to weather Okamoto's swarm in game 2. In game 3, both players got out to a solid start, but the raw power of the Dutch deck could not be denied, and Kamiel won with a hand full of gas to spare.

Congratulations to Von Dutch, the 2004 Pro Tour Seattle champions!

top 8 bracket

Semi-finals

(1) Von Dutch

(4) Pocket Rockets

(3) S.A.I.

Finals

Von Dutch, 2-1

Champion

Von Dutch, 2-1

Video Archives

   
Pro Tour Seattle Preview with Phoenix Foundation Interview Quicktime 10MB
Pro Tour Seattle Day 1 Wrap-Up Quicktime 5.6MB
Pro Tour Seattle Day 2 Wrap-Up Quicktime 4.4MB
Pro Tour Seattle Final Day Wrap-Up Quicktime 4.1MB
Semifinal Draft: Von Dutch vs. Pocket Rockets Windows Media Player 40MB
Semifinal Draft: S.A.I. vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 43MB
Semifinals: Von Dutch vs. Pocket Rockets Windows Media Player 73MB
Semifinals: S.A.I. vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 89MB
Finals Draft: Von Dutch vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 42 MB
Finals 1: Von Dutch vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 88MB
Finals 2: Von Dutch vs. www.shop-fireBall.com2 Windows Media Player 30MB

PT Seattle Coverage Blog - Saturday - last updated: Saturday, July 10: 8:45 pm

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