Grand Prix Washington DC 2013

No. 22 Owen Turtenwald has been to a dozen Grand Prix Top 8s and left without a trophy every time—until now. Winning in the same city as his previous best GP finish, Turtenwald took down Jared Boettcher in a tense finals matchup that saw the pro pilot UWR Delver of Secrets past Sneak and Show and a bevy of highly ranked players in the Top 8.

The former player of the year has been so close so many times that it seemed inevitable he would hold the trophy aloft one day. One day turned out to be this day as Turtenwald used a bevy of counterspells, removal, and a certain True-Name Nemesis to fight through a field of nearly 1,700.

Turtenwald's big breakthrough wasn't the only story at the largest North American Legacy Grand Prix ever. No. 10 Sam Black continued his incredible run with yet another Top 8, likely predicating a climb up the rankings and into the Player of the Year discussion. No. 20 Craig Wescoe continued to prove himself the master of attacking with White creatures, and Boettcher proved he wasn't "just some random," but a talented player who's now on his way to the Pro Tour.

And D.C. also represents the big, successful Pro-level debut of True-Name Nemesis, which had people asking "what's my name" all weekend long.

But the name everyone will remember from this event is Owen Turtenwald, platinum pro, 22nd ranked player in the world, and now, for the first time, Grand Prix Champion!


top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Craig Wescoe

(8) Sam Black

(4) Andrew Cuneo

(5) Owen Turtenwald

(2) Jared Boettcher

(7) Deshaun Baylock

(3) Drew Tunison

(6) Ted McCluskie

Semi-finals

(10) Sam Black, 2-1

(22) Owen Turtenwald, 2-1

Jared Boettcher, 2-0

Drew Tunison, 2-1

Finals

(22) Owen Turtenwald, 2-1

Jared Boettcher, 2-1

Champion

(22) Owen Turtenwald, 2-0



 

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1. (22) Owen Turtenwald $3,500
2. Jared Boettcher $2,300
3. Drew Tunison $1,500
4. (10) Sam Black $1,500
5. (20) Craig Wescoe $1,000
6. Andrew Cuneo $1,000
7. Ted McCluskie $1,000
8. Deshaun Baylock $1,000

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Top 16 Decklists

by Adam Styborski
 

Daniel Signorini

Daryl Ayers

Glenn McIelwain

Michael Nyberg

Rudy Briksza

Charles "Chas" Hinkle

Josh Ravitz

Bob Huang

Top 8 Decklists

by Blake Rasmussen
 

Craig Wescoe—Death and Taxes

Drew Tunison—Dredge

Jared Boettcher—Sneak and Show

Andrew Cuneo—Elves

Owen Turtenwald - UWR Delver