|Born||14 December 1980|
|Pro Tour wins (Top 8)||1 (6)|
|Grand Prix wins (Top 8)||2 (6)|
|Lifetime Pro Points||341|
|Planeswalker Level||47 (Archmage)|
|Tennis rating: 7/7, has a weakness for chocolate.|
Kamiel Cornelissen (born 14 December 1980) is a Dutch Magic: The Gathering player. Once a Pro Tour mainstay, he is now considered retired, despite playing the odd event. He is one of eight players with six or more Pro Tour top eights, including back to back second place finishes and a win with teammates Jelger Wiegersma and Jeroen Remie. Most recently, he won Grand Prix Brussels 2008. In 2009, he was voted into the Hall of Fame.
Kamiel Cornelissen first appeared on the Pro Tour with an extremely strong finish. At Pro Tour New York 2000, affectionately known as Pro Tour Rebels, he finished 11th and was just a single point off making the top eight in his Pro Tour debut. After missing the World Championship, Cornelissen returned to the Pro Tour when it returned to New York, forming Fearless Hurloonies with his brothers Jesse and Stijn at the team event.
Over the next two Pro Tours, Cornelissen did what would later become known as "pulling a Kamiel", which was to make the finals of two consecutive events, but lose both. At Pro Tour Chicago, he made what is widely regarded as one of the best top eights in history. As of Pro Tour Austin 2009, every player in that top eight except Jasar Elarar has won a Pro Tour. After taking out Jon Finkel and Rob Dougherty, Cornelissen lost the final match to Kai Budde. At the next event, in Los Angeles, Cornelissen defeated Jon Finkel in the elmination rounds for a second time, before losing the finals to Mike Pustilnik. To finish out the 2000-01 season, he made the top four of the team Grand Prix in Turin, with Jelger Wiegersma and Tom van de Logt as his teammates.
2001-02 and 2002-03 were, by comparison, much weaker seasons for Cornelissen. His only notable finishes were a win at Grand Prix Heidelberg in 2001, and a runner-up at Grand Prix Amsterdam with Jon Finkel and Eric Froehlich, in 2003.
In 2003-04 Cornelissen returned to prominence. When the Pro Tour came to his home country, he made his third Pro Tour top eight. He finished fifth at Pro Tour Amsterdam, losing the quarterfinals to Osamu Fujita. Six months later, Conrelissen would make the elimination rounds a fourth time. As a member of Von Dutch, he won Pro Tour Seattle, defeating Jin Okomoto, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, and Itaru Ishida in the finals. At the next Pro Tour event, the World Championship in San Francisco, Cornelissen made his fifth Pro Tour top eight and third that season. A quarterfinal loss to Manuel Bevand would see him finish fifth.
Over the years that followed, Cornelissen continued to perform well, but not with the same high degree of success. In 2005, he made two more Grand Prix top eights in Eindhoven, and Malmö. In 2006, he attracted some attention again when he won both the Dutch national championship, and the team competition at the World Championship in Paris. Two years later, he won Grand Prix Brussels.
Top 8 appearances
|2000–01||Pro Tour||Chicago||Standard||1–3 December 2000||2|
|2000–01||Pro Tour||Los Angeles||Rochester Draft||2–4 February 2001||2|
|2000–01||Grand Prix||Turin||Team Limited||26–27 May 2001||4|
|2001–02||Invitational||Cape Town||Special||5–7 October 2001||4|
|2001–02||Grand Prix||Heidelberg||Sealed and Booster Draft||9–10 February 2002||1|
|2002–03||Grand Prix||Amsterdam||Team Limited||7–8 June 2003||2|
|2003-04||Pro Tour||Amsterdam||Rochester Draft||16–18 January 2004||5|
|2003–04||Pro Tour||Seattle||Team Limited||9–11 July 2004||1|
|2003–04||Worlds||San Francisco||Special||1–5 September 2004||5|
|2005||Grand Prix||Eindhoven||Extended||26–27 February 2005||5|
|2005||Grand Prix||Malmö||Sealed and Booster Draft||22–23 July 2005||6|
|2006||Nationals||Netherlands||Standard and Booster Draft||8–10 September 2006||1|
|2006||Worlds||Paris||National team||29 November–3 December 2006||1|
|2008||Grand Prix||Brussels||Sealed and Booster Draft||3–4 May 2008||1|
|2013–14||Pro Tour||Dublin||Standard and Booster Draft||11–13 October 2013||8|
Last updated: 13 October 2013
- Member of the Magic Hall of Fame class of 2009
- Kamiel Cornelissen 2005 Pro Player card (from the Magic: The Gathering Ravnica expansion)
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- "DCI Ratings and Rankings". Wizards of the Coast. 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
- "2000 Pro Tour Chicago Coverage". The Sideboard. 2000-12-03. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
- "2001 Pro Tour Los Angeles". The Sideboard. 2001-02-04. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
- "Live Coverage of 2004 Pro Tour Amsterdam". Wizards of the Coast. 2004-01-18. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
- "Live Coverage of 2004 Pro Tour Seattle". Wizards of the Coast. 2004-07-11. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
- "Nuijten, Nassif dominate Worlds". Wizards of the Coast. 2004-09-05. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
- "Mihara, Dutch Crowned World Champions!". Wizards of the Coast. 2006-12-03. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
Douwe van Noordenburg
|Magic Dutch National Champion
Robert van Meedevort
|Magic: The Gathering Team World Champion
Robert van Medevoort