Osyp Lebedowicz is the Writers' Pick!

Posted in Event Coverage on March 10, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

If anyone ever doubted it, Osyp Lebedowicz's larger-than-life persona transcends borders.

Dominating a field of 15 worthy candidates, Osyp earned a spot at the 2006 Magic Invitational by securing 63 total points. He appeared on 20 of the 24 possible ballots from an international voting body.

Expanding on last year's Writers' vote, the 2006 voting was opened to a global community of Magic writers. Internet sites and magazines were included in this year's voting, and 24 voters took part in determining a slot for the Invitational based on "Which player has the best combination of talent and personality?"

Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Osyp Lebedowicz 2 8 4 3 3 63
Tsuyoshi Fujita 3 5 2 3 2 49
Masashi Oiso 4 3 3 1 1 44
Antonino De Rosa 3 2 3 4 2 42
Tomi Walamies 3 2   2 5 32
Jeff Cunningham 5   1   2 30
Jeroen Remie 1 1 2 2 1 20
Neil Reeves 1   2 2 2 17
Gerard Fabiano 1 1 2   1 16
Sam Gomersall   1 2 1 1 13
Tim Aten 1 1   1   11
Gabe Walls     1 3 1 10
Mark Herberholz     2   1 7
Craig Krempels       1 2 4
Tomoharu Saitou       1   2

The writers had to pick five names from the following list:

Tim Aten, Jeff Cunningham, Antonino De Rosa, Gerard Fabiano, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Sam Gomersall, Mark Herberholz, Craig Krempels, Osyp Lebedowicz, Masashi Oiso, Neil Reeves, Jeroen Remie, Tomoharu Saitou, Tomi Walamies, Gabe Walls

    Each of the 24 voters ranked their top five selections, with five points going for a first-place pick, four points for second place, and so on. Listed on this page are the final results, links to each writer's ballot and a breakdown of each ballot.

     
    Mark Rosewater Zvi Mowshowitz Mike Flores Aaron Forsythe Brian David-Marshall
    1. Osyp Lebedowicz 1. Tomi Walamies 1. Jeff Cunningham 1. Neil Reeves 1. Antonino De Rosa
    2. Tsuyoshi Fujita 2. Osyp Lebedowicz 2. Osyp Lebedowicz 2. Tsuyoshi Fujita 2. Tsuyoshi Fujita
    3. Neil Reeves 3. Antonino De Rosa 3. Tsuyoshi Fujita 3. Sam Gomersall 3. Jeroen Remie
    4. Antonino De Rosa 4. Tsuyoshi Fujita 4. Antonino De Rosa 4. Jeroen Remie 4. Neil Reeves
    5. Tomi Walamies 5. Masashi Oiso 5. Mark Herberholz 5. Osyp Lebedowicz 5. Sam Gomersall
             
    Ted Knutson Jeff Cunningham Julien Nuijten blisterguy Ben Bleiweiss
    1. Jeff Cunningham 1. Jeff Cunningham 1. Masashi Oiso 1. Tomi Walamies 1. Tim Aten
    2. Osyp Lebedowicz 2. Tomi Walamies 2. Tsuyoshi Fujita 2. Tim Aten 2. Osyp Lebedowicz
    3. Antonino De Rosa 3. Mark Herberholz 3. Gerard Fabiano 3. Osyp Lebedowicz 3. Jeroen Remie
    4. Sam Gomersall 4. Tim Aten 4. Osyp Lebedowicz 4. Craig Krempels 4. Antonino De Rosa
    5. Tomi Walamies 5. Osyp Lebedowicz 5. Neil Reeves 5. Jeff Cunningham 5. Jeff Cunningham
             
    Antonino De Rosa Josh Ravitz Frank Karsten Bennie Smith Doug Kale
    1. Gerard Fabiano 1. Jeff Cunningham 1. Jeroen Remie 1. Jeff Cunningham 1. Osyp Lebedowicz
    2. Antonino De Rosa 2. Osyp Lebedowicz 2. Osyp Lebedowicz 2. Antonino De Rosa 2. Masashi Oiso
    3. Osyp Lebedowicz 3. Masashi Oiso 3. Masashi Oiso 3. Neil Reeves 3. Mark Herberholz
    4. Neil Reeves 4. Gabe Walls 4. Antonino De Rosa 4. Osyp Lebedowicz 4. Tsuyoshi Fujita
    5. Craig Krempels 5. Neil Reeves 5. Tsuyoshi Fujita 5. Tsuyoshi Fujita 5. Antonino De Rosa
             
    Keita Mori Koichirou Maki Sergio Nuzzo Tiago Chan Jean-Marc Blanchard
    1. Tsuyoshi Fujita 1. Masashi Oiso 1. Antonino De Rosa 1. Tsuyoshi Fujita 1. Masashi Oiso
    2. Osyp Lebedowicz 2. Osyp Lebedowicz 2. Gerard Fabiano 2. Jeroen Remie 2. Tomi Walamies
    3. Masashi Oiso 3. Antonino De Rosa 3. Gabe Walls 3. Osyp Lebedowicz 3. Tsuyoshi Fujita
    4. Tomi Walamies 4. Tsuyoshi Fujita 4. Tomi Walamies 4. Tomoharu Saitou 4. Osyp Lebedowicz
    5. Gabe Walls 5. Gerard Fabiano 5. Craig Krempels 5. Tomi Walamies 5. Jeroen Remie
             
    Léonidas Vesperini Bjoern Kempff Saul Arreola Omar Sagol  
    1. Masashi Oiso 1. Antonino De Rosa 1. Tsuyoshi Fujita 1. Tomi Walamies  
    2. Tsuyoshi Fujita 2. Masashi Oiso 2. Masashi Oiso 2. Sam Gomersall  
    3. Osyp Lebedowicz 3. Gerard Fabiano 3. Sam Gomersall 3. Jeff Cunningham  
    4. Gabe Walls 4. Gabe Walls 4. Jeroen Remie 4. Masashi Oiso  
    5. Antonino De Rosa 5. Tomi Walamies 5. Tomi Walamies 5. Osyp Lebedowicz  

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