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2001 Grand Prix Detroit

Player Pictures

[view]The winner: Matt Vienneau
[view]Winning a Grand Prix gives Matt Vienneau something to think about
[view]Matt Vienneau, champion of Grand Prix Detroit
[view]Brock Parker has nowhere to hide in the finals
[view]Brock Parker in the finals
[view]Matt Vienneau in the Finals
[view]Why, its another picture of Matt Vienneau Goodness, how unexpected.
[view]Brock Parker in the semifinals
[view]Dan Clegg in the semifinals
[view]Bob Maher seemed to enjoy the semifinals, even though he lost to Matt Vienneau
[view]Bob Maher vs. Matt Vienneau in the semifinals
[view]Matt Vienneau tries to keep his head in the game
[view]Matt Vienneau in the semifinals
[view]Louis Boileau vs. Bob Maher, Jr. in the Quarterfinals
[view]Adam Prokopin vs. Matthew Vienneau in the Quarterfinals
[view]Aaron Breider vs. Brock Parker in the Quarterfinals
[view]Louis Boileau studies his cards in the Quarterfinals
[view]Louis Boileau plans ahead in the Quarterfinals
[view]Brock Parker in the Quarterfinals
[view]Aaron Breider in the Quarterfinals
[view]Bob Maher, Jr. in the Quarterfinals
[view]Matthew Vienneau in the Quarterfinals
[view]Adam Prokopin vs. Vienneau in the Quarterfinals
[view]Top 8 competitor Dan Clegg abruptly ended William Jensens remarkable run through Grand Prix Detroit
[view]Canadas finest, Matt Vienneau
[view]Hey, man, lucky hat.
[view]William Jensen and Matt Vienneau draft in the Top 8
[view]The Top 8 Draft
[view]Justin Schneider vs. Ben Stoll in a Round 14 Feature Match
[view]Ben Stoll in a Round 14 Feature Match
[view]Justin Schneider in a Round 14 Feature Match
[view]Bob Maher, Jr. vs. Ben Stark, somewhere in the middle of this crowd of spectators
[view]Bob Maher, Jr. in a Round 14 Feature Match
[view]Ben Stark in a Round 14 Feature Match
[view]Ben Stark vs. Ben Stoll in a Round 13 Feature Match
[view]Aaron Breider vs. Ed Linskey in a Round 13 Feature Match
[view]Ed Linskey in a Round 13 Feature Match
[view]Ben Stoll in a Round 13 Feature Match
[view]Ben Stark in a Round 13 Feature Match
[view]Aaron Breider in a Round 13 Feature Match
[view]Dan Clegg in a Round 12 Feature Match
[view]Matt Vienneau in a Round 12 Feature Match
[view]Matt Vienneau vs. Dan Clegg in a Round 12 Feature Match
[view]Dustin Stern in a Round 12 Feature Match
[view]Dave Williams in a Round 12 Feature Match
[view]Bob Maher in the second draft
[view]William Baby Huey Jensen in the second draft
[view]Justin Schneider in the second draft
[view]Jensen and Maher congratulate each other on a successful draft.
[view]Bob Maher vs. Thomas Andersson in a Round 11 Feature Match
[view]Bob Maher in a Round 11 Feature Match
[view]Thomas Andersson in a Round 11 Feature Match
[view]Michelle Bush vs. Eric Kesselman in a Round 11 Feature Match
[view]Eric Kesselman in a Round 11 Feature Match
[view]Michelle Bush in a Round 11 Feature Match
[view]Kyle Rose in a Round 10 Feature Match
[view]Justin Schneider in a Round 10 Feature Match
[view]Brock Parker in a Round 10 Feature Match
[view]William Baby Huey Jensen in a Round 10 Feature Match
[view]Brock Parker, still in a Round 10 Feature Match
[view]Kyle Rose vs. Justin Schneider in a Round 10 Feature Match
[view]Zvi Mowshowitz in a Round 9 Feature Match
[view]Dan OMahoney-Schwartz in a Round 9 Feature Match
[view]Round 9: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Dan OMahoney-Schwartz
[view]Mike Pustilnik in the first draft of the day
[view]Mike Pustilnik drafts between William Baby Huey Jensen and Matt Vienneau
[view]Zvi Mowshowitz in the first draft of the day
[view]Draft 1. From left: Dan Clegg, Zvi Mowshowitz, Rob Dougherty, and Gab Tsang. Also at this table but not pictured were Daniel OMahoney-Schwartz and Brian Davis. And this was the bottom table
[view]This baby likes the taste of Magic cards in the morning. This looks like an imported Prophecy pack. Bon Appetit
[view]Top level 3 judge, Thomas Pannell finished in a respectable 66th place at Grand Prix Detroit. With 641 players, the fight for top 64 was tough.
[view]Gary Wise wants you to join the Canadian army. Pro Tour NY Team Champion Wise received a fairly poor sealed deck and admittedly didnt build it as effectively as he could.
[view]Head Judge Mike Donais disqualifies Doug Tice for misrepresenting information after Tice is caught intentionally playing with a 39 card deck. Tice was trying to avoid a game loss by not reporting the error but his opponent, William Jensen, noted Tices nervous demeanor when he presented his deck. Jensen was suspicious enough to call a judge. He has learned that it is probably better to report the 39 card deck and take the game loss instead of bluffing your way straight to a DQ
[view]Gary Wise discusses strategy with his fan club. Wise is one of the most popular players on the Pro Tour
[view]Brock Parker
[view]Mike Pustilnik, 8-0 after Day 1
[view]WilliamBaby Huey Jensen, 8-0 after Day 1
[view]A happy Brock Parker at 8-0 after Day 1
[view]Scott Johns vs. Philip Freneau in a Round 8 Feature Match
[view]Becky Hiebert in a Round 8 Feature Match
[view]Alan Comer in a Round 8 Feature Match
[view]Scott Johns in a Round 8 Feature Match
[view]Philip Freneau in a Round 8 Feature Match
[view]Round 7 Feature Match: William Baby Huey Jensen
[view]David Weitz in a Round 7 Feature Match
[view]Adrian Sullivan in a Round 6 Feature Match
[view]Adrian Sullivan considers his cards
[view]Kyle Rose in a Round 6 Feature Match
[view]Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Nate Heiss in a Round 6 Feature Match
[view]Zvi Mowshowitz in a Round 6 Feature Match
[view]Nate Clarke in a Round 6 Feature Match
[view]Justin Schneider in a Round 4 Feature Match
[view]Dan OMahoney-Schwartz vs. Matt Vienneau in a Round 4 Feature Match
[view]Dan OMahoney-Schwartz in a Round 4 Feature Match
[view]Bob Maher vs. Justin Schneider in a Round 4 Feature Match
[view]Bob Maher in a Round 4 Feature Match
[view]Matt Vienneau vs. Dan OMahoney-Schwartz in a Round 4 Feature Match
[view]Dave Williams vs. Dan Clegg in a Round 5 Feature Match
[view]Dave Williams in a Round 5 Feature Match
[view]Dan Clegg in a Round 5 Feature Match
[view]Beth Liston in a Round 5 Feature Match
[view]Rob Dougherty in a Round 5 Feature Match
[view]Rob Dougherty vs. Beth Liston in a Round 5 Feature Match
[view]Hey, man, nice hat.
[view]Eric Taylor in his Round 3 Feature Match vs. Alan Comer
[view]Alan Comer vs. Eric Taylor in a Round 3 Feature Match
[view]Alan Comer in his Round 3 Feature Match vs. Eric Taylor
[view]Chris Benafel plans out his sealed deck.
[view]Chris Benafel is doing pretty well these days on the Pro Magic circuit.
[view]Gary Wise considers his options.
[view]Gary Wise wasnt thrilled with his Sealed Deck.
[view]The brothers Forsythe practice their sealed deks against each other. Neil, on the left, was the first person ever to play Angry Hermit at a tournament. Aaron, on the right, designed it and used it to make the U.S. National team and to help that team win the Worlds team competition.
[view]John Friggin Rizzo played a round 1 feature match against Ryan Gargano alongside his catch phrase incarnate -- Rebecca Bad Time for Becky Hiebert -- who dueled against Lawrence Hur. It turned out to be bad times for Rizzo, who lost while Becky won.
[view]I have no idea who this guy is or who he is supposed to be, but he looks like hes having a good time.
[view]This sea of players will eventually be whittled down to one champion.
[view]The members of team Your Move Games are not only some of the most intimidating players on Tour, but they also have the most intimidating shirts with crests visible from across the room.
[view]Fresh off his first PT Top 8, Dave Williams hopes to stay hot.
[view]Darigaaz is good times for Becky.
[view]How long can Andrew Johnson possibly maintain his undefeated streak in sealed deck He didnt drop a single game on Day 1 in Boston.
[view]Grand Prix legend, Matt Vienneau.
[view]With three PT Top 8s, Mark LePine has won more money on Tour than all but 20 people.
[view]I am a bad player, but I opened foil Keldon Necropolis and alt-art Tahngarth
[view]Lawrence Creech hopes to add to his lead in the Rookie of the Year race this weekend.
[view]Gab Tsang eagerly waits for the judge to hand him a deck.
[view]Another weekend, another Grand Prix for international traveller Alex Shvartsman.
[view]Rizzos squeezes Bennetts hand REALLY hard after their match.
[view]Josh Bennett and John Friggin Rizzo. Both write for StarCityCCG.com and Bennett is a regular reporter at Pro Tours for Sideboard Online.
[view]Ohios powerhouse player, John Marks. John, and his brother Jason are among the top players in the region.
[view]Top players Alex Shvartsman and Brian Davis drafted the evening before the Grand Prix.
[view]Michelle Bush smiles the evening before the Grand Prix. Tomorrow, Michelle plans to beat her 2nd place finish at Grand Prix New Orleans.
[view]The inventor of 5-Color Magic, Kurtis Hahn. Kurtis hopes to repeat his Grand Prix Boston performance with another Top 8 finish.
[view]Justin Schneider participates in some drafting on Friday evening. Schneider is fresh of a Top 8 finish at Grand Prix Rio.
[view]Pro Tour Los Angeles 1998 Champion, Dave Price. Dave is considered one of the most honorable players on the Pro Tour.
[view]Head Judge Mike Donais steps between Matt Vienneau and Chris Page before someone gets hurt. In the background, level 2 judge Duncan MacGregor observes the technique, knowing he will need to use it in the future.
[view]132 players signed up for Fridays Grand Prix Trial. Nine Swiss rounds will be played and the top 4 players will receive valuable 3-round byes in Saturdays Grand Prix.
[view]Josh Bennett and John Friggin Rizzo were the only feature match at Fridays Grand Prix Trial. Both men are popular Internet writers.
[view]Denver Liston gets ready for the Grand Prix Trial. Denvers wife Beth is also playing in the Trial. Both Denver and Beth are occasional Pro Tour players.
[view]One of the top tables after a few rounds at the Grand Prix Trial. All of these players know that a 3-round bye would really help in tomorrows competition.
[view]The top table at the Grand Prix Trial, round 4. These players are only a few rounds away from having 3 hours off tomorrow morning.
[view]Alex Shvartsman chatted with writers from CCGPrime.com during Bennett and Rizzos feature match.
[view]Josh Bennetts winning smile was hatched in Ontario, Canada.
[view]John Rizzos frightening glare was hatched in the good ol USA.

Site Pictures

[view]Many babies were found abandoned in garbage cans full of Magic boosters.
[view]Star City had a dealer booth in the back of the main tournament room where lots of players bought and sold lots of cards.
[view]There were a few more players than expected, so an extra room was pressed into duty.
[view]The entryway into Grand Prix Detroit, the final Invasion/Planeshift Grand Prix of the season. This is the first Grand Prix in Detroit and looks to be well attended.
[view]The bye list for Grand Prix Detroit is displayed across a 10-foot wide board. Anyone with byes should make a point of attending a Grand Prix within driving distance. Anyone without byes should play in Grand Prix Trials and get some, because they sure are helpful
[view]The Registration desk for Grand Prix Detroit was very popular. 300 players signed up the night before the event. An estimated 150 more players will register on Saturday.
[view]The wonderful Grand Prix Detroit banner. This is the first Grand Prix run in Michigan, but it wont be the last

Staff Pictures

[view]DCI Tournament Manager and Sideboard Publisher Jeff Donais gets his hands dirty by doing a little hands-on reporting.
[view]Head Judge Mike Donais checks in with Tournament Organizer Mike Guptil.
[view]The distinguished DCI Judge Certification Manager, James Lee with Professional Event Services employee Sean Mangin.
[view]Chris Page, top judge from London, Ontario. Mr. Page is often seen running side events at Pro Tours.
[view]Scott Larabee, from Wizards of the Coast, enters players into DCI Reporter software.
[view]Haley Guptil is the youngest member of the tournament staff. She will start studying the Magic rules as soon as she learns to read.
[view]The second youngest member of the tournament staff. Babies were everywhere at Grand Prix Detroit. It must be the water.
[view]Randy Buehler smiles after he wins an Ancestral Recall and Gaeas Cradle during an ante match playing 5-Color Magic. He will give the cards back at the end of the match, since he is a WOTC employee. Randy is one of the biggest fans of the format.
[view]Passion and Melody Donais slave to clean the tournament area as their father and head judge for tomorrows Grand Prix Mike Donais yells at them to clean faster.
[view]Level 4 judge Mike Donais surveys the tournament room to spot the best sightlines for catching potential cheaters in tomorrows Grand Prix. This is Mikes 4th Grand Prix as head judge.
[view]Shawn Jeffries is one of Detroits up-and-coming level 2 judge.
[view]Mike Guptil is impressed with the 300 players already registered on Friday night. It looks like it will be a pretty big Grand Prix.
[view]Passion Donais freshens up with a vigorous hair combing before going back to work cleaning Burger King wrappers off the draft tables. Passion keeps asking her Magic Research and Development father to design more unicorns and butterflies into future expansions.
[view]The President of Professional Event Services, Mike Guptil, enters the results of the Grand Prix Trial.


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