Magic: The Gathering World Championship - 2001 World Championship

2001 World Championship

Tom van de Logt – 2001 World Championship
Machine Head
Main Deck: Sideboard:

4 Plague Spitter
3 Phyrexian Scuta
3 Skizzik
2 Flametongue Kavu
2 Crypt Angel
4 Blazing Specter
4 Duress
4 Dark Ritual
4 Terminate
3 Vendetta
3 Urza's Rage

6 Swamp
6 Mountain
4 Rishadan Port
4 Urborg Volcano
4 Sulfurous Springs

4 Scoria Cat
3 Addle
2 Persecute
1 Pyroclasm
3 Phyrexian Arena
1 Flametongue Kavu
1 Crypt Angel

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The eighth World Championship was held from 8 to 12 August 2001 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. The tournament featured Invasion-Planeshift-Apocalypse Rochester Draft, Standard, and Extended as individual formats and Invasion block team rochester as the team format.

296 players from 51 countries competed in the tournament. Tom van de Logt from the Netherlands came out as the new world champion, garnering a prize of $35,000 for his victory (as well as another $1,000 for the success of the Dutch team he was part of). Other finalists included future World Series of Poker bracelet winner Alex Borteh (2nd place), Antoine Ruel (3rd place), Andrea Santin (4th place), Mike Turian (5th place), Jan Tomcani (6th place), Tommi Hovi (7th place), and David Williams (disqualified). John Ormerod did not make the top 8 finishers, but was awarded 8th place after David Williams was disqualified for a marked deck. The team competition was won by the US team, which defeated Norway in the team final.

Finishing Order
  1. Tom van de Logt
  2. Alex Borteh
  3. Antoine Ruel
  4. Andrea Santin
  5. Mike Turian
  6. Jan Tomcani
  7. Tommi Hovi
  8. John Ormerod
Team final
  1. United States – Trevor Blackwell, Brian Hegstad, Eugene Harvey
  2. Norway – Nicolai Herzog, Oyvind Odegaard, Jan Pieter Groenhof
Pro Tour Player of the Year
  1. Kai Budde
  2. Kamiel Cornelissen
  3. Michael Pustilnik
Rookie of the Year
  1. Katsuhiro Mori

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