Live Coverage of the 2004 Grand Prix Austin

Posted in Event Coverage on October 10, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Name: Jonathan Sonne

Age: 26

Hometown: Columbia, NJ

Occupation: Lab Analyst

What was your record yesterday? 7-1

How many byes? 3

What was in your sealed deck? Black-white…nothing memorable. I thought the deck was bad.

What colors did you draft today? Blue-white then red-black

Best card in Champions for Limited? Kabuto Moth/ Glacial Ray/ Rend Spirit/ Rend Flesh

For Constructed? Cranial Extraction

When did you start playing? '95

Magic Resume with top finishes: Team Pro Tour Top 4. Lots of money finishes at PTs and Gps/

What is currently on your MP3 player? Rap and techno mixes. And some Slayer/

Name: Jim Finstrom

Age: 43

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM

Occupation: Hobby Store Owner

What was your record yesterday? 7-0-1 and 4-1-1 today.

How many byes? 1

What was in your sealed deck? It was control red-white.

What colors did you draft today? Red-white and red-white

Best card in Champions for Limited? 0/1 tap target spirit dude. (Kitsune Diviner)

For Constructed? What's Constructed?

When did you start playing? Just before Mirage

Magic Resume with top finishes: This is it!!!!!!

What is currently on your MP3 player? What's a MP3?

Name: Chris Prochak

Age: 23

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Occupation: Student-- The Ohio State University

What was your record yesterday? 8-0

How many byes? 3

What was in your sealed deck? Nagao, Night of Soul's Betrayal, red Honden, and lots of sub-par cards.

What colors did you draft today? Pod 1: White-black Pod 2: Blue-white-black

Best card in Champions for Limited? Blue 2/4 flier that makes dudes! (Meloku the Clouded Mirror)

For Constructed? I'm horrible @ constructed and play like 20 games a year.

When did you start playing? Odyssey Block

Magic Resume with top finishes: Team PTQ Top 2

What is currently on your MP3 player? Killers, Chick Corea, 303 Infinity

Name: Gerry Thompson

Age: 20

Hometown: Elks River, MN

Occupation: None L

What was your record yesterday? 7-1

How many byes? 3

What was in your sealed deck? Nagao, Hideous Laughter, 2 Moths--Black-white-red

What colors did you draft today? Red-green and blue-green

Best card in Champions for Limited? Uh, Pentavus guy, I guess. (Meloku the Clouded Mirror)

For Constructed? Cranial Extraction

When did you start playing? Masques Block

Magic Resume with top finishes: Top 8 GP Kansas City, Top 32 PT San Diego

What is currently on your MP3 player? Guys in masks who yell.

Name: Eugene Levin

Age: 20

Hometown: Los Angeles

Occupation: Student

What was your record yesterday? 7-1

How many byes? 3

What was in your sealed deck? Blue dragon

What colors did you draft today? Blue-white in the first draft and red-green in the second

Best card in Champions for Limited? Kumano

For Constructed? No idea

When did you start playing? Tempest

Magic Resume with top finishes: Nothing

What is currently on your MP3 player? The Shins

Name: Michael Jacob

Age: 20

Hometown: Farmington Hills

Occupation: Student

What was your record yesterday? 7-1

How many byes? 3

What was in your sealed deck? Just the nuts. Kiku Night's Flower, Yosei, Nagao, Nezumi Graverobber, Candle's Glow

What colors did you draft today? Black-red all day

Best card in Champions for Limited? Nezumi Graverobber isn't fair

For Constructed? Maybe Cranial Extraction. I haven't played it enough to know.

When did you start playing? Around Revised

Magic Resume with top finishes: Uh…heh…good one.

What is currently on your MP3 player? www.ocremix.com

Name: Neil Reeves

Age: 26

Hometown: Dallas

Occupation: Professional gamer

What was your record yesterday? 6-2

How many byes? 3

What was in your sealed deck? It was blue-black-red. I had the fork guy (Uyo, Silent Prophet), good spells, and no men.

What colors did you draft today? Blue-white and black-red

Best card in Champions for Limited? Masticore (Kumano, Master Yamabushi) or Pentavus guy (Meloku the Clouded Mirror)

For Constructed? No clue

When did you start playing? DI ago

Magic Resume with top finishes: PT SD Top 4, Top 4 Team PT, and some other stuff/

What is currently on your MP3 player? I'm from Arkansas. MP3s haven't gotten there yet.

Name: Mike Thompson

Age: 22

Hometown: Seattle, Wa

Occupation: Retail--Abercrombie and Fitch

What was your record yesterday? 6-2

How many byes? 3

What was in your sealed deck? Kumano, Meloku, Blind with Anger, green & red shrines, and lots of solid green and red creatures.

What colors did you draft today? Blue-red and Blue-green

Best card in Champions for Limited? Glacial Ray

For Constructed? Cranial Extraction

When did you start playing? Unlimited/Arabians

Magic Resume with top finishes: 10th PT Seattle, 21st PT LA '00

What is currently on your MP3 player? Rock/Alternative/Rap

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