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Live Coverage of 2003 Pro Tour Yokohama


Thursday, May 8, 2003
 

Today's Top 8 was the most diverse Sunday in Pro Tour history, with representatives from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The crowd was firmly behind its native sons: Tsuyoshi Ikeda, the seasoned veteran, and Masashi Ooiso, the leader of the Rookie of the Year race. They met in the semifinals after besting Ben Seck and Jose Barbero respectively, and Ooiso emerged victorious.

In the other bracket, all eyes were on the resurgent Jon Finkel. All weekend he'd played like the Finkel of old, and after he bested Ben Caumes of France, spectators had him picked to win the whole thing. They didn't count on Mattias Jorstedt, however. The young man from Sweded went through Canada's Richard Hoaen in four games, and then swept both Finkel and Ooiso to take the championship, and $30,000.

The victory puts a cap on a great season for Jorstedt, who made Top 8 at both Houston and Venice. With those two Sunday finishes and a Pro Tour victory, Jorstedt is now eleven points behind Kai Budde in the Pro Tour Player of the Year race. Without a doubt, Jorstedt is the breakout player of this season, and will have the attention of the Magic community focused on him at Worlds.


Top 8 Final Standing

 1.  Mattias Jorstedt (Sweden) $30,000
 2.  Masashi Ooiso (Japan) $20,000
 3.  Tsuyoshi Ikeda (Japan) $15,000
 4.  Jon Finkel (USA) $13,000
 5.  Benjamin Caumes (France) $9,500
 6.  Jose Barbero (Argentina) $8,500
 7.  Ben Seck (Australia) $7,500
 8.  Richard Hoaen (Canada) $6,500

(Click here for complete final standings)



Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Mattias Jorstedt Mattias Jorstedt, 3-1
8 Richard Hoaen Mattias Jorstedt, 3-0
4 Jon Finkel Jon Finkel, 3-1 Mattias Jorstedt, 3-0
5 Benjamin Caumes
2 Tsuyoshi Ikeda Tsuyoshi Ikeda, 3-2
7 Ben Seck Masashi Ooiso, 3-0
3 Masashi Ooiso Masahi Ooiso, 3-1
6 Jose Barbero

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Finals: Mattias Jorstedt vs. Masashi Ooiso
    by Josh Bennett
  • Semifinals: Mattias Jorstedt vs. Jon Finkel
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Semifinals: Tsuyoshi Ikeda vs. Masashi Ooiso
    by Toby Wachter
  • Quarterfinals: Mattias Jorstedt vs. Richard Hoaen
    by Josh Bennett
  • Quarterfinals: Jon Finkel vs. Benjamin Caumes
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Quarterfinals: Tsuyoshi Ikeda vs. Ben Seck
    by Toby Wachter
  • Quarterfinals: Masashi Ooiso vs. Jose Barbero
    by Brian Kibler
  • Decklists: Top 8 Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Top 8 Draft: Jon Finkel
    by Brian David-Marshall

  • Feature: Day 2 Recap
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 14: Jon Finkel vs. Dario Parazzoli
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 14: Jon Stern vs. Masashi Ooiso
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 13: Franck Canu vs. Jon Finkel
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 13: Victor van den Broek vs. Ben Seck
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: Two Underappreciated Cards
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 12: Ben Seck vs. Raffaele Lo Moro
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 12: Tsuyoshi Ikeda vs. Jon Finkel
    by Toby Wachter
  • Draft 4: Richard Hoaen and Ben Seck
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft 4: Jon Finkel
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 11: Craig Krempels vs. Rich Hoaen
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 11: Jon Finkel vs. Yoshiaki Tashiro
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 10: Darwin Kastle vs. Raphael Levy
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 10: Brian Kibler vs. Osyp Lebedowicz
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 9: Patrick Mello vs. Kamiel Cornelissen
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 9: Jon Finkel vs. Frank Karsten
    by Randy Buehler
  • Round 8: Brian Kibler vs. David Rood
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 8: Tsuyoshi Ikeda vs. Matt Linde
    by Josh Bennett
  • Draft 3: Osyp Lebedowicz, Kamiel Cornelissen, and Brian Kibler
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft 3: Bob Maher and Matthew Cory
    by Randy Buehler
  • Draft 3: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Round 7: Richard Hoaen vs. Tsuyoshi Ikeda
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 7: Raffaele Lo Moro vs. Ed Fear
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 6: Jon Finkel vs. Franck Canu
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 6: Marco Blume vs. Satoshi Nakamura
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: The Rookies' Race
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 5: Dirk Baberowski vs. Gary Wise
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 5: Bob Maher vs. Kai Budde
    by Randy Buehler
  • Draft 2: Dirk Baberowski and Gary Wise
    by Randy Buehler
  • Draft 2: Jon Finkel
    by Toby Wachter
  • Draft 2: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 4: Kai Budde vs. Masashi Ooiso
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 4: Gabriel Nassif vs. William Jensen
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 3: Jordan Berkowitz vs. Justin Gary
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 3: Jon Finkel vs. Zach Parker
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 2: Tomi Walamies vs. Eugene Harvey
    by Randy Buehler
  • Round 2: Victor van den Broek vs. Jens Thoren
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 2: Michael Pustilnik vs. Itaru Ishida
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 1: Darwin Kastle vs. Bob Maher
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 1: Kai Budde vs. Zvi Mowshowitz
    by Josh Bennett
  • Draft 1: William Jensen
    by Randy Buehler
  • Draft 1: Rob Dougherty
    by Toby Wachter
  • Draft 1: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Country Breakdown
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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