Magic: The Gathering World Championship - 2002 World Championship

2002 World Championship

Carlos Romão – 2002 World Championship
Main Deck: Sideboard:

4 Nightscape Familiar
4 Psychatog
3 Chainers Edict
3 Circular Logic
4 Counterspell
3 Cunning Wish
3 Deep Analysis
3 Fact or Fiction
3 Memory Lapse
4 Repulse
2 Upheaval

10 Island
2 Cephalid Coliseum
1 Darkwater Catacombs
4 Salt Marsh
3 Swamp
4 Underground River

1 Coffin Purge
4 Duress
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Gainsay
3 Ghastly Demise
1 Hibernation
1 Mana Short
1 Recoil
1 Slay
1 Teferis Response

(Complete coverage)

The ninth World Championship was held from 14 to 18 August 2002 at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia. The tournament featured Odyssey-Torment-Judgment Booster Draft, Odyssey Block Constructed, and Standard as individual formats and Odyssey Team Rochester Draft as the team format.

245 players from 46 countries competed in the tournament. 24-year old Carlos "Jaba" Romão from São Paulo, Brazil came out as world champion, defeating Mark Ziegner 3–2 in the final, thereby garnering a prize of $35,000 with the help of his blue/black "Psychatog" deck. Germany won the team competition, defeating the United States in the final 2–1.

Finishing order
  1. Carlos Romão
  2. Mark Ziegner
  3. Diego Ostrovich
  4. Dave Humpherys
  5. Sim Han How
  6. John Larkin
  7. Tuomas Kotiranta
  8. Ken Krouner
Team final
  1. Germany – Kai Budde, Mark Ziegner, Felix Schneiders
  2. United States – Eugene Harvey, Andrew Ranks, Eric Franz
Pro Tour Player of the Year
  1. Kai Budde
  2. Jens Thorén
  3. Alex Shvartsman
Rookie of the Year
  1. Farid Meraghni

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