This Week in Magic History: 20-26

Posted in Feature on June 26, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

June 18-20, 2004: Craig Krempels Wins US National Championship

Rankko Bongo Wheshiwheshi

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)

Latest Feature Articles

FEATURE

January 21, 2022

Boseiju Reaches Skyward by, Emily Teng

In the heart of Towashi is Boseiju, the oldest living tree on Kamigawa and the only remnant of Jukai Forest left within city limits. Boseiju Reaches Skyward | Art by: Zezhou Chen At th...

Learn More

FEATURE

January 21, 2022

The Modern Age by, Emily Teng

For much of Kamigawa's history, power was concentrated in the hands of the elite: the Imperials who ran the Plane with Kyodai's blessings, various warlords, and those who could channel th...

Learn More

Articles

Articles

Feature Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All