Continental Championships were annual events held in three different geographical regions: Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacfic. It debuted in 1997 with the Asia Pacific Championship; the European Championship was introduced a year later, and finally the Latin American Championship debuted in 2000. Players would qualify by finishing in the top eight of their National Championships, or by having enough Pro Points or a high DCI rating. The events featured Standard and Booster draft, and top finishing players would win money, and the top eight earned invitations to the corresponding World Championships, but the event did not award Pro Points. The series was discontinued after the 2003 European Championship.
- 1 European Championships
- 2 Asia Pacific Championships
- 3 Latin American Championships
- 4 References
European Championships[edit | edit source]
Six European Championship events were held; of these, four were won by Norwegians, earning it the nickname "the Norwegian Invitational". The most successful player was Nicolai Herzog, who won the event in 1999 and 2003.
1998 European Championship[edit | edit source]
9–11 July 1998.
|3||Jan Pieter Groenhof|
|6||Tom van de Logt|
1999 European Championship[edit | edit source]
10–12 July 1999 in Berlin, Germany.
2000 European Championship[edit | edit source]
14–16 July 2000 in Paris, France.
2001 European Championship[edit | edit source]
29 June–1 July 2001 in Milan, Italy.
2002 European Championship[edit | edit source]
28–30 June 2002 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
|3||Victor van den Broek||$5,500|
2003 European Championship[edit | edit source]
4–6 July 2003 in London, Great Britain.
Asia Pacific Championships[edit | edit source]
Five Asia Pacific Championships were held from 1997 to 2001, after which the event was discontinued. Australia's Nathan Russell won the first championship; the next four were won by Japanese players: Satoshi Nakamura in 1998, Masaya Mori in both 1999 and 2000, and finally Jin Okamoto in 2001. Okamoto's win at the last Asia Pacific Championship earned him the nickname "The Last Emperor".
1997 Asia Pacific Championship[edit | edit source]
14–16 February 1997 in Hong Kong. Held concurrently with the 1997 Magic Invitational.
1998 Asia Pacific Championship[edit | edit source]
26–27 July 1998 in Tokyo, Japan.
1999 Asia Pacific Championship[edit | edit source]
2–4 July 1999 in Singapore.
2000 Asia Pacific Championship[edit | edit source]
7–9 July 2000 in Hong Kong.
|5||Chi Fai Teddy Ng||$3,035|
|7||Chen Yu Weng||$2,225|
2001 Asia Pacific Championship[edit | edit source]
22–24 June 2001 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Latin American Championships[edit | edit source]
Only two Latin American Championships were held, in 2000 and 2001.
2000 Latin American Championship[edit | edit source]
23–25 June 2000 in Santiago, Chile.
|1||Gustavo Chapela Gaxiola||$11,500|
|2||Rafael Le Saux||$7,000|
|3||Gerardo Godinez Estrada||$4,600|
|5||Francisco Garcia Barbosa||$3,035|
|7||Eduardo Simao Teixeira||$2,225|
2001 Latin American Championship[edit | edit source]
29 June–1 July 2001 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
|7||Alejandro del Gerbo Actis||$2,000|
|8||Julio Silva Maciel||$1,500|
References[edit | edit source]