This Week in Magic History: 20-26
Posted in Feature
on June 26, 2009
June 18-20, 2004: Craig Krempels Wins US National Championship
In what would prove to be Skullclamp's swan song in Standard, Krempels ran the CMU/Togit Elf and Nail deck through Alex Melnikow and William Postlethewait, before defeating Bill Stead in the finals. Krempels left Kansas City with the National Championship, a spot on the US team at 2004's World Championships, and a sizeable $25,000 prize for his performance this weekend.
Top 8 Final Standing
| 1. Craig Krempels (New Jersey)||$25,000|
| 2. Bill Stead (Florida)||$12,500|
| 3. Ben Zoz (Nebraska)||$6,500|
| 4. William Postlethwait (Florida)||$5,000|
| 5. Alex Melnikow (New York)||$3,300|
| 6. Brian Kibler (New Hampshire)||$3,000|
| 7. David Humpherys (California)||$2,250|
| 8. Michael Aitchison (Oregon)||$2,000|
(Click here for complete final standings)
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