2003 World Championship Photo Coverage

Posted in Event Coverage on August 1, 2003

By Wizards of the Coast

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Lauriol's three-color goblins trumps Berkowitz Players
Berkowitz hits Lauriol with "The Eyes" Players
Round 6 Feature Match: Nieminen vs. Zajdner Players
Mark Zajdner in a rare moment of placidity Players
Tuomo Nieminen has a heck of a board Players
Sylvain Lauriol vies for 6-0 Players
Round 6 Feature Match: Berkowitz vs. Lauriol Players
Round 6 Feature Match: Okamoto vs. Sonne Players
Jin Okamoto relaxes with Compulsion on board Players
Jon Sonne has somehow gone drawless on the day Players
Round 5 Feature Match: Berkowitz vs. Baberowski Players
Human Caricature Jordan Berkowitz Players
Dirk Baberowski, foppish dandy Players
Cunningham tries to still the voices for another five minutes Players
Round 5 Feature Match: Ishida vs. Cunningham Players
Ishida passes it back Players
Round 5 Feature Match: Cornelissen vs. Bilsel Players
Eda Bilsel, Turkish National Champion Players
Kamiel Cornelissen gets ready to cut Players
Mug Shot: Daren Bader Staff
Well, the fun IS trying to guess, when you're playing "Guess Who?" Staff
Ed Beard, Jr., and his signature Birds of Paradise Staff
Artist Daren Bader basks in his fandom Staff
Garfield lays the smack down Staff
Round 4 Feature Match: Thoren vs. Kibler Players
Brian Kibler plays at light speed Players
Jens Thoren meticulously busts out the beats Players
Possibly a Sharpshooter field-day Players
Round 4 Feature Match: Jensen vs. Haim Players
Jensen checks the lay of the land Players
Christophe Haim casts a sideways glance Players
Eager fans fill out all manner of surveys Players
"Do *you* come with the car?" Players
Henry Stern and Richard Garfield pose with the timeline Staff
The opening ceremonies Site
Event Staff explore the wonders of the internet Staff
Turkey's flagbearer is nonplussed Players
Ruel shows off a killer grip in his Round 3 Feature against Nassif Players
Sometimes, you just need counters Players
International rules dispute Players
Jet lag catches up with Henry Stern Staff
Nassif frowns Players
Olivier Ruel sports slacker-hair Players
Justin Gary swings with Soldiers Players
Jin Okamtoto Players
Round 3 Feature Match: Jin Okamoto vs. Justin Gary. Gary hopes those mental death-rays start working soon Players
Carlos Romao, looking to repeat Players
Jonny Magic still knows how to work it for the camera Players
Ben Rubin, a study in shadow Players
That baseball hat casts Maher in a sinister light Players
Brady Dommeruth, smiling politely Players
R&D's Randy Buehler Staff
A brief tête-à-tête Players
World Championships, as far as the eye can see Players
Down there, the best strut their stuff Players
Gamers game Players
Hipster alert! Players
Everyone struggles to do their best Players
Tomi Walamies wrapped in an angelic glow Players
Round 2 Feature Match: Tomi Walamies vs. Gary Wise Players
Gary Wise gets ready to serve Players
Bob Maher, incognito Players
Gary Wise pauses to do some calculations Players
Round 2 Feature Match: Witt vs. Shvartsman Players
Alex Shvartsman shows off his tech Sharpshooters Players
Alexander Witt shuffles up some goblins Players
Ready to take Side Events by storm! Players
Jon Finkel, shocked to be caught playing Magic Players
Wayne England gets ready to greet his fans Staff
Guest Artist Randy Gallegos shows off his Dive Bomber Staff
Just in case you forgot ... Site
Hey! It's Magic Online Qualifier Champion Andrew Cuneo! Players
Near the end of the round, everyone's at the Feature Match area Players
Everyone loves to crowd around Players
Trouble a'brewin'. Players
Already spectators are filling the stands Players
Round 1 Feature Match: Krempels vs. Place Players
Craig Krempels is hopped up on goofballs Players
It's Matt Place! Remember him? Players
Round 1 Feature Match: Swannack vs. Kastle Players
Darwin Kastle checks out Swannack's hand Players
Cole Swannack narrows his eyes Players
The Press are on-hand to cover all the action Players
Check out that Feature Match Area! Players
Round 1 is underway! Players
The colors! The colors, children! Players
A truly international game Players
"Shifty-eyes" Baberowski gets ready to make a dash Players
Big applause for The Creator! Staff
Richard Garfield, bow-tie and all, makes an appearance Staff
Dirk Baberowski, hometown champ Players
Wagener buckles under the weight of Old Glory Players
A good-looking group Players
Hoist the Icleandic flag high! Players
National Pride Players
Players are eager to start fighting Players
An awe-inspiring assembly Players
Richard Cornish, Head of WotC Business, Europe Staff
Chris Galvin acts as Master of Ceremonies Staff
Already Judges are up to their elbows in deck checks Staff
US Champ Josh Wagener in the flag ceremony Players
Gabe Walls trips an inebriated Fabiano Players
Eivind Nitter, Party Guy Players
"I'm sorry, Opportunity is not in 8th Edition." Players
Masashi Ooiso, still looking a little stunned from his finals appearance at Yokohama Players
Itaru Ishida in his favourite pose Players
Tsuyoshi Ikeda resists showing "The Guns" Players
Jin Okamoto, Last Emperor of Asia Players
Japan's Finest get ready to crush some skulls Players
Last year's champ Romao with what looks like a Wake sideboard Players
The Bald Brigade: Fabiano, Wise, Blume, Larkin and De Rosa Players
Raphael Levy is about to get swindled Players
Some lost hikers seek sanctuary Players
The Keepers of the Peace Staff
"RuneH is now known as RuneHJ" Staff
Chances of Disaster: High! Players
Diligent Judges gear up for a weekend of thankless work. Staff
The Hotel Estrel hosts World Championships Site
It's not hard to find your way to the tournament Site
Banners are up everywhere in the hotel/venue Site
Country Flag Jumble! Site
Ehrnam and Sengir tangle on this rad board Site
Snowboards emblazoned with Magic Art! Players
Every card that has appeared in a Base Set, EVER! Site
Ten Years of Magic never looked so good. Site
Showing off the guest artists' fine work Site

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