Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour season 2000–01


Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour season 2000–01
2000–01 Pro Tour season
Pro Player of the Year Germany Kai Budde
Rookie of the Year Japan Katsuhiro Mori
World Champion Netherlands Tom Van de Logt
Pro Tours 6
Grands Prix 27
Masters 4
Start of season 23 September 2000
End of season 12 August 2001

The 2000–01 Pro Tour season was the sixth season of the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour. On 23 September 2000 the season began with parallel Grand Prixs in Sapporo and Porto. It ended on 12 August 2001 with the conclusion of the 2001 World Championship in Toronto. The season consisted of 27 Grand Prixs and 6 Pro Tours, held in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Barcelona, and Toronto. Also special Master Series tournaments were held at four Pro Tours. These tournaments featured huge cash prizes, but were open to only 32 players. At the end of the season Kai Budde was proclaimed Pro Player of the Year, making him the only player to win the title more than once.

Contents

Grand Prixs – Sapporo, Porto

GP Porto (23–24 September)
  1. France Antoine Ruel
  2. France Olivier Ruel
  3. United States David Williams
  4. United States Michael Pustilnik
  5. Canada Ryan Fuller
  6. Spain Paco Llopis
  7. Poland Gromko Radoslaw
  8. Portugal Ru Mariani Rodrigues
GP Sapporo (23–24 September)
  1. Japan Satoshi Nakamura
  2. Japan Takamasa Fukata
  3. Japan Tomohiro Maruyama
  4. Japan Kazuyuki Momose
  5. Japan Kiyoshi Sasanuma
  6. Japan John Taro Kageyama
  7. Japan Katsuhiro Mori
  8. Japan Yuji Otsubo

Pro Tour – New York (29 September – 1 October 2000)

New York was second team Pro Tour. Scott Johns made his fifth final day appearance. His team, "Potato Nation", did not lose a match throughout the tournament.[1] At PT New York the master series had its debut. This was a tournament series featuring huge cash prizes, but open only to the very best players in the world. The 25 players with the most Pro Points and the 5 Players with the highest rating in the format of the Masters were invited. Additionally a gateway tournament was held on the day before the Pro Tour. In that tournament each Pro Player with at least six Pro Points could compete for one of two additional slots.

Tournament data

Prize pool: $202,200
Players: 330 (110 teams)
Format: Team Sealed (Mercadian Masques, Nemesis, Prophecy) – first day, Team Rochester Draft (Mercadian Masques-Nemesis-Prophecy) – final two days
Head Judge: Dan Gray[2]

Top 4

  Semi-finals Finals
                 
 Potato Nation 2  
 Draften und Spielen 1  
     Potato Nation 2
   Car Acrobatic Team 0
 Car Acrobatic Team 2
 Rolled-Up Aces 1  

Final standings

Place Team Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Potato Nation United States Scott Johns $60,000 24 5th Final day
United States Mike Turian 24
Canada Gary Wise 24 2nd Final day
2 Car Acrobatic Team United States Andrew Cuneo $30,000 12
United States Aaron Forsythe 12
United States Andrew Johnson 12
3 Rolled-Up Aces United States Dan Clegg $18,000 10
United States Shawn Keller 10 2nd Final day
United States Thomas Keller 10
4 Draften und Spielen Germany Christian Lührs $15,000 10 3rd Final day
Germany Patrick Mello 10
Germany Stephan Valkyser 10

Masters – Extended

  First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                               
1  Kai Budde  
 Jason Zila 2  
   Jason Zila 2  
   Tony Dobson  
16  Mark Le Pine
 Tony Dobson 2  
   Jason Zila 2  
  8  Ben Rubin 0  
8  Ben Rubin 2  
 Gary Wise  
   Ben Rubin 2
   Trevor Blackwell  
9  Trevor Blackwell 2
 Jon Finkel  
   Jason Zila 2  
  12  Sigurd Eskeland 0  
4  Kyle Rose 2  
 Raffaele Lo Moro  
   Kyle Rose
   Warren Marsh 2  
13  Warren Marsh 2
 Justin Gary  
  13  Warren Marsh 0
  12  Sigurd Eskeland 2  
5  Alex Shvartsman 2  
 Zvi Mowshowitz  
   Alex Shvartsman
   Sigurd Eskeland 2  
12  Sigurd Eskeland 2
 Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz  
 Jason Zila 1
6  William Jensen 2
2  Darwin Kastle  
 Trey Van Cleave 2  
   Trey Van Cleave 2  
   Kurt Burgner  
15  Raphaël Lévy
 Kurt Burgner 2  
   Trey Van Cleave 2  
   Dirk Baberowski 1  
7  Alan Comer  
 Dirk Baberowski 2  
   Dirk Baberowski 2
   Christian Lührs  
10  Dave Humpherys
 Christian Lührs 2  
   Trey Van Cleave 0
  6  William Jensen 2  
3  Bob Maher, Jr. 2  
 Franck Canu  
   Bob Maher, Jr. 2
   Rob Dougherty  
14  Rob Dougherty 2
 John Masks  
  3  Bob Maher, Jr. 0
  6  William Jensen 2  
6  William Jensen 2  
 Nicolai Herzog  
   William Jensen 2
   Olivier Ruel  
11  Matt Linde
 Olivier Ruel 2  

Pro Player of the year standings

Rank Player Pro Points
1 United States Scott Johns 24
United States Mike Turian 24
Canada Gary Wise 24
4 France Antoine Ruel 14
5 France Olivier Ruel 13

Grand Prixs – Manchester, Helsinki, Dallas, Kyoto, Phoenix, Sydney, Florence, Buenos Aires

GP Manchester (7–8 October)
  1. United States Darwin Kastle
  2. England John Ormerod
  3. United States Mark Le Pine
  4. Netherlands Noah Boeken
  5. United States Justin Gary
  6. France Marc Hernandez
  7. England Neil Rigby
  8. United States Zvi Mowshowitz
GP Helsinki (28–29 October)
  1. Netherlands Noah Boeken
  2. Finland Erno Ekebom
  3. Finland Arto Hiltunen
  4. Sweden Rickard Österberg
  5. Sweden Messa Bouchaib
  6. Germany Dominik Hothow
  7. Sweden Erik Leander
  8. Sweden Jens Thorén
GP Dallas (28–29 October)
  1. Canada Matthew Vienneau
  2. United States Chris Benafel
  3. United States Dan Clegg
  4. United States Matt Linde
  5. United States Dustin Stern
  6. United States Ben Romig
  7. United States Peter Leiher
  8. United States Trevor Blackwell


GP Kyoto (11–12 November)
  1. Japan Tsuyoshi Fujita
  2. Japan Yuki Murakami
  3. Japan Katsuhiro Mori
  4. Canada Ryan Fuller
  5. Japan Eisaku Itadani
  6. Japan Tsuyoshi Doyama
  7. Japan Tomohiro Maruyama
  8. Republic of China Tobey Tamber
GP Phoenix (11–12 November)
  1. United States Sean Fitzgerald
  2. United States Sean Smith
  3. United States Thomas Keller
  4. United States Scott Johns
  5. United States Robert Swarowski
  6. United States Joel Frank
  7. United States Terry Welty
  8. United States Chris Demaci
GP Sydney (18–19 November)
  1. New Zealand Gordon Lin
  2. Australia Will Copeman
  3. Japan Satoshi Nakamura
  4. Australia Joe Connolly
  5. Singapore Royce Chai
  6. Australia Chris Allen
  7. Australia Anatoli Lightfoot
  8. Australia Kim Brebach


GP Florence (25–26 November)
  1. Austria Benedikt Klauser
  2. Netherlands Bram Snepvangers
  3. Germany Kai Budde
  4. Switzerland Martin Zürcher
  5. England Ben Ronaldson
  6. Italy Daniele Canavesi
  7. Italy Mario Pascoli
  8. France Lionel Benezech
GP Buenos Aires (25–26 November)
  1. Mexico Hugo Ariza
  2. Chile Walter Witt
  3. Argentina Pablo Huerta
  4. Chile Rafael Le Saux
  5. Argentina Diego Ostrovich
  6. France José Barbero
  7. Argentina Emmanuel Duering
  8. Argentina Mathias Bollati

Pro Tour – Chicago (1–3 December 2000)

Chicago was the first Pro Tour featuring the Standard format since Dallas more than four years before. In a top eight which is considered to be one the best ever,[1] Kai Budde won the title against Kamiel Cornelissen. He thus became the third player to win two Pro Tours. With the exception of Jay Elarar, every player in the top eight now has at least three Pro Tour top eights, including a win. In the Masters event Ben Rubin defeated Jon Finkel in the final.

Tournament data

Prize pool: $200,130
Players: 332
Format: Standard
Head Judge: Mike Donais[2]

Top 8

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1  Kai Budde 3  
8  Jay Elarar 2  
   Kai Budde 3  
   Brian Kibler 1  
4  Zvi Mowshowitz 1
  5  Brian Kibler 3  
     Kai Budde 3
   Kamiel Cornelissen 0
  3  Jon Finkel 1  
6  Kamiel Cornelissen 3  
   Kamiel Cornelissen 3
   Rob Dougherty 1  
2  Michael Pustilnik 1
  7  Rob Dougherty 3  

Final standings

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany Kai Budde $30,000 32 2nd Final day, 2nd Pro Tour win
2 Netherlands Kamiel Cornelissen $20,000 24
3 United States Brian Kibler $15,000 16
4 United States Rob Dougherty $13,000 16 3rd Final day
5 United States Jon Finkel $9,000 12 8th Final day
6 United States Michael Pustilnik $8,500 12 2nd Final day
7 United States Zvi Mowshowitz $8,000 12 2nd Final day
8 Canada Jay Elarar $7,500 12

Masters – Booster Draft

  First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                               
1  Bob Maher, Jr.  
32  Kai Budde  
   Bob Maher, Jr. 2  
   Brian Davis  
16  Brian Davis
17  Zvi Mowshowitz  
   Bob Maher Jr. 1  
   Kyle Rose 2  
8  Gary Wise 2  
25  Dan Clegg  
   Gary Wise
   Kyle Rose 2  
9  Kyle Rose 2
24  Jelger Wiegersma  
   Kyle Rose  ?  
   Ben Rubin 2  
4  Ben Rubin 2  
29  Igor Freayman  
   Ben Rubin 2
   Thomas Preyer  
13  Raphaël Lévy
20  Thomas Preyer 2  
   Ben Rubin 2
   David Williams  ?  
5  William Jensen  
28  David Williams 2  
   David Williams 2
   Michael Long  
12  Warren Marsh
21  Mike Long 2  
 Ben Rubin 2
 Jon Finkel 0
2  Jon Finkel 2  
31  John Ormerod  
   Jon Finkel 2  
   Joe Weber  
15  Stephan Valkyser
18  Joeb Weber 2  
   Jon Finkel 2  
   Mike Bregoli 1  
7  Trevor Blackwell  
26  Mike Bregoli 2  
   Mike Bregoli 2
   Jakub Slemr  
10  Sigurd Eskeland
23  Jakub Slemr 2  
   Jon Finkel 2
   Alex Shvartsman 0  
3  Alex Shvartsman 2  
30  Andrew Cuneo  
   Alex Shvartsman 2
   Ryan Fuller  
14  Mike Turian
19  Ryan Fuller 2  
   Alex Shvartsman 2
   Christian Lührs 1  
6  Darwin Kastle  
27  Satoshi Nakamura 2  
   Satoshi Nakamura
   Christian Lührs 2  
11  Chris Benafel
22  Christian Lührs 2  

Pro Player of the year standings

Rank Player Pro Points
1 Germany Kai Budde 40
2 United States Scott Johns 35
3 United States Mike Turian 29
4 Netherlands Kamiel Cornelissen 28
Canada Gary Wise 28

Grand Prixs – Singapore, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Hiroshima

GP Singapore (9–10 December)
  1. Singapore Sam Lau
  2. Singapore Jonathan Chan
  3. Republic of China Tzu-Ching Kuo
  4. Japan Masayuki Higashino
  5. Republic of China Yi Jie Vice Lin
  6. Malaysia Tishem Tham
  7. Singapore Boon Tat Elvin Eng
  8. Singapore Nicholas Wong
GP New Orleans (6–7 January)
  1. United States Bill Stead
  2. United States Michelle Bush
  3. United States Gary Rush
  4. United States Steven O'Mahoney Schwartz
  5. United States Casey McCarrel
  6. United States Eric Kesselman
  7. United States Jamie Parke
  8. United States Dustin Stern
GP Amsterdam (13–14 January)
  1. United States Chris Benafel
  2. Spain Xavier Curto Vives
  3. United States Brian Davis
  4. United States Daniel O'Mahoney Schwartz
  5. United States David Price
  6. France Antoine Ruel
  7. Netherlands Menno Dolstra
  8. Netherlands Alexander Witt
GP Hiroshima (27–28 January)
  1. Japan Masayuki Higashino
  2. Japan Masaya Mori
  3. Japan Nobuaki Shikata
  4. Japan Masahiko Morita
  5. Japan Katsuhiro Mori
  6. Japan Tsuyoshi Fujita
  7. Japan Koby Okada
  8. Japan Toshiki Tsukamoto

Pro Tour – Los Angeles (2–4 February 2001)

The 2001 Pro Tour Los Angeles was the last Pro Tour held on the Queen Mary, were all previous Pro Tours in Los Angeles had been held. In a final eight featuring three players, who had also been amongst the last eight in Chicago, Michael Pustilnik took the title and thus the lead in the Pro Player of the year standings.[1] Kamiel Cornelissen also made his second consecutive second place Pro Tour finish, the first person to do so in Pro Tour history.[1]

Tournament data

Players: 327
Prize Pool: $200,130
Format: Rochester Draft (Invasion)
Head Judge: Collin Jackson[2]

Top 8

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1  Michael Pustilnik 3  
8  Lawrence Creech 1  
   Michael Pustilnik 3  
   Benedikt Klauser 1  
4  Benedikt Klauser 3
  5  Erno Ekebom 1  
     Michael Pustilnik 3
   Kamiel Cornelissen 2
  3  Michael Gurney 1  
6  Jon Finkel 3  
   Jon Finkel 0
   Kamiel Cornelissen 3  
2  Kyle Rose 1
  7  Kamiel Cornelissen 3  

Final standings

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States Michael Pustilnik $30,000 32 3rd Final day
2 Netherlands Kamiel Cornelissen $20,000 24 2nd Final day
3 Austria Benedikt Klauser $15,000 16 3rd Final day
4 United States Jon Finkel $13,000 16 9th Final day
5 United States Kyle Rose $9,000 12 4th Final day
6 United States Michael Gurney $8,500 12
7 Finland Erno Ekebom $8,000 12 2nd Final day
8 United States Lawrence Creech $7,500 12

Pro Player of the year standings

Rank Player Pro Points
1 United States Michael Pustilnik 55
2 Netherlands Kamiel Cornelissen 52
3 Germany Kai Budde 47
4 United States Scott Johns 40
5 Canada Gary Wise 37

Grand Prixs – Kaohsiung, Valencia, Cologne, Boston, Prague, Rio de Janeiro

GP Kaohsiung (10–11 February)
  1. Republic of China Tobey Tamber
  2. Republic of China Tzu-Ching Kuo
  3. Hong Kong King Yim Kingston Tong
  4. Singapore Nick Wong
  5. Japan Fumio Hoshino
  6. Republic of China Granger Petersen
  7. Japan Toshiki Tsukamoto
  8. Hong Kong Hon Ming Au Yeung
GP Valencia (10–11 February)
  1. Spain Ricard Tuduri
  2. France Olivier Ruel
  3. Netherlands Noah Boeken
  4. Canada Ryan Fuller
  5. United States Michael Pustilnik
  6. Portugal Manuel Ramos
  7. Spain Raul Mestre
  8. Spain Raul Peret
GP Cologne (24–25 February)
  1. Germany Jim Herold
  2. France Antoine Ruel
  3. Denmark Trey Van Cleave
  4. Netherlands Joost Vollebregt
  5. Germany Daniel Zink
  6. Netherlands Frank Karsten
  7. Germany Christoph Lippert
  8. Belgium Jan Doise
GP Boston (24–25 February)
  1. United States Tom Swan
  2. United States Scott Johns
  3. United States Alan Comer
  4. Canada Matthew Vienneau
  5. United States Brian Hegstad
  6. United States Kurtis Hahn
  7. United States Kyle Rose
  8. United States Chris Benafel
GP Prague (10–11 March)
  1. Canada Ryan Fuller
  2. Sweden Jens Thoren
  3. Czech Republic Jakub Slemr
  4. Denmark Trey Van Cleave
  5. Austria Thomas Preyer
  6. France Antoine Ruel
  7. Germany Kristian Kockott
  8. Netherlands Noah Boeken
GP Rio de Janeiro (10–11 March)
  1. Brazil Carlos Romão
  2. United States Alex Shvartsman
  3. United States Justin Schneider
  4. Brazil Rafael Alvarenga
  5. Chile Rafael Le Saux
  6. Argentina Ernesto Mingorance
  7. Uruguay Damian Brown-Santirso
  8. Brazil Daniel Brasil do Carmo

Pro Tour – Tokyo (16–18 March 2001)

The 2001 Pro Tour Tokyo saw a number of interesting firsts for the Pro Tour. Canadian player Ryan Fuller became the first player to go undefeated in the Swiss rounds of a Pro Tour, finishing with a 14-0 record.[1] Also, Tsuyoshi Fujita became the first Japanese player to make a Pro Tour Top 8.[1] Ultimately it was future Hall of Fame member Zvi Mowshowitz who would take the title, winning his first individual Pro Tour.

Tournament data

Players: 270
Prize Pool: $200,130
Format: Invasion Block Constructed (Invasion, Planeshift)
Head Judge: Chris Zantides[2]

Top 8

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1  Ryan Fuller 2  
8  Chris Benafel 3  
   Chris Benafel 1  
   Zvi Mowshowitz 3  
4  Federico Bastos 0
  5  Zvi Mowshowitz 3  
     Zvi Mowshowitz 3
   Tsuyoshi Fujita 0
  3  David Williams 1  
6  Tsuyoshi Fujita 3  
   Lucas Hager 1
   Tsuyoshi Fujita 3  
2  Philip Freneau 0
  7  Lucas Hager 3  

Final standings

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States Zvi Mowshowitz $30,000 32 3rd Final day
2 Japan Tsuyoshi Fujita $20,000 24 1st Japanese Player in a Top 8
3 United States Lucas Hager $15,000 16
4 United States Chris Benafel $13,000 16 2nd Final day
5 Canada Ryan Fuller $9,000 12 2nd Final day
6 United States Philip Freneau $8,500 12
7 United States David Williams $8,000 12
8 Portugal Frederico Bastos $7,500 12 1st Portuguese Player in a Top 8

Masters – Team Rochester Draft

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1  Your Move Games 1  
8  Car Acrobatic Team 2  
   Car Acrobatic Team  ?  
   Panzer Hunter 2  
4  Team Outland 0
  5  Panzer Hunters 2  
     Panzer Hunter 1
   AlphaBetaUnlimited.com 2
  3  Potato Nation  ?  
6  AlphaBetaUnlimited.com 2  
   AlphaBetaUnlimited.com 2
   Black Ops 0  
2  Black Ops 2
  7  Game Empire  ?  
Team Player Team Player
AlphaBetaUnlimited.com Canada Ryan Fuller Panzer Hunter Japan Momose Kazuyuki
Netherlands Noah Boeken Japan Itaru Ishida
United States Chris Benafel Japan Reiji Ando
Black-Ops France Florent Jeudon Potato Nation United States Scott Johns
France Antoine Ruel Canada Gary Wise
France Olivier Ruel United States Mike Turian
Car Acrobatic Team United States Andrew Johnson Team Outland Norway Nicolai Herzog
United States Andrew Cuneo Norway Eivind Nitter
United States Aaron Forsythe Norway Bjorn Jocumsen
Game Empire United States Kurt Burgner Your Move Games United States Rob Dougherty
United States Alan Comer United States Dave Humpherys
United States Brian Selden United States Darwin Kastle

Pro Player of the year standings

Rank Player Pro Points
1 United States Michael Pustilnik 60
2 Netherlands Kamiel Cornelissen 58
3 Germany Kai Budde 50
4 United States Scott Johns 49
United States Zvi Mowshowitz 49

Grand Prixs – Gothenburg, Detroit, Moscow

GP Gothenburg (24–25 March)
  1. Netherlands Jan Schreurs
  2. Denmark Josper Manne Thranne
  3. France Raphaël Lévy
  4. England Scott Willis
  5. Norway Eivind Nitter
  6. Sweden Marcus Angelin
  7. Norway Sondre Ellingvåg
  8. Sweden Jimmy Öman
GP Detroit (31 March – 1 April)
  1. Canada Matthew Vienneau
  2. United States Brock Parker
  3. United States Bob Maher, Jr.
  4. United States Dan Clegg
  5. United States William Jensen
  6. United States Adam Prokopin
  7. United States Aaron Breider
  8. Canada Louis Boileau
GP Moscow (21–22 April)
  1. Canada Ryan Fuller
  2. Germany Iwan Tan
  3. Russia Yuri Markin
  4. France Antoine Ruel
  5. Russia Eugene Okin
  6. United States David Williams
  7. Russia Sergey Norin
  8. Russia Rustam Bakirov

Pro Tour – Barcelona (4–6 May 2001)

In Barcelona Kai Budde became the first player to win three Pro Tours overall and also the first to win two Pro Tours in a single season.[1] Ben Rubin won the Masters and thus became the only player to win two Masters tournaments.

Tournament data

Players: 335
Prize Pool: $200,130
Format: Booster Draft (Invasion-Planeshift)
Head Judge: Thomas Bisballe[2]

Top 8

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1  Dan Clegg 3  
8  Chad Ellis 0  
   Dan Clegg 2  
   Alan Comer 3  
4  Alan Comer 3
  5  Brad Swan 0  
     Alan Comer 1
   Kai Budde 3
  3  Kai Budde 3  
6  Albertus Law 0  
   Kai Budde 3
   Patrick Mello 1  
2  Patrick Mello 3
  7  Yuri Kolomeyko 0  

Final standings

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany Kai Budde $30,000 32 3rd Final day, 3rd Pro Tour win
2 United States Alan Comer $20,000 24 5th Final day
3 United States Dan Clegg $15,000 16 2nd Final day
4 Germany Patrick Mello $13,000 16 2nd Final day
5 United States Brad Swan $9,000 12
6 Singapore Albertus Law $8,500 12 1st Singaporean in a Top 8
7 Ukraine Yuri Kolomeyko $8,000 12 1st Ukrainian in a Top 8
8 United States Chad Ellis $7,500 12

Masters – Invasion Block Constructed

  First round Second round Quarter-final Semi-finals Finals
                                               
1  Jon Finkel  
32  Arto Hiltunen  
   Jon Finkel 2  
   Benedikt Klauser  
16  Benedikt Klauser 2
17  William Jensen  
   Jon Finkel 2  
   Ryan Fuller 1  
8  Ryan Fuller 2  
25  Darwin Kastle  
   Ryan Fuller 2
   Dave Humpherys  
9  Tsuyoshi Fujita
24  Dave Humpherys 2  
   Jon Finkel 0  
   Ben Rubin 2  
4  Kamiel Cornelissen  
29  Ben Rubin 2  
   Ben Rubin 2
   Rob Dougherty  
13  Rob Dougherty 2
20  Philip Freneau  
   Ben Rubin 2
   Tuomo Nieminen 1  
5  Kai Budde  
28  Tuomo Nieminen 2  
   Tuomo Nieminen 2
   David Williams  
12  Sigurd Eskeland
21  David Williams 2  
 Ben Rubin 2
 Jay Elarar 0
2  Zvi Mowshowitz 2  
31  Warren Marsh  
   Zvi Mowshowitz 2  
   Noah Boeken  
15  Noah Boeken 2
18  Antoine Ruel  
   Zvi Mowshowitz 2  
   Markus Bell 0  
7  Chris Benafel  
26  Tommi Hovi 2  
   Tommi Hovi
   Markus Bell 2  
10  Scott Johns
23  Markus Bell 2  
   Zvi Mowshowitz 0
   Jay Elarar 2  
3  Michael Pustilnik  
30  Mike Turian 2  
   Mike Turian 2
   Alex Shvartsman  
14  Alex Shvartsman 2
19  Olivier Ruel  
   Mike Turian 0
   Jay Elarar 2  
6  Bob Maher, Jr.  
27  Jay Elarar 2  
   Jay Elarar 2
   Gary Wise  
11  Gary Wise 2
22  Satoshi Nakamura  

Pro Player of the year standings

Rank Player Pro Points
1 Germany Kai Budde 83
2 United States Michael Pustilnik 66
3 Netherlands Kamiel Cornelissen 64
4 Canada Ryan Fuller 55
United States Scott Johns 55

Grand Prixs – Yokohama, Turin, Taipei, Columbus

GP Yokohama (9–10 December)
1. AlphaBetaUnlimited.com
United States Chris Benafel
Canada Ryan Fuller
United States David Williams
2. Poor Shark
Japan Masashiro Kuroda
Japan Tomomi Otsuka
Japan Masahiko Morita
3. Voice of Soul
Japan Tsuyoshi Douyama
Japan Tadayoshi Komiya
Japan Takao Higaki
4. Fire Beat
Japan Tsuyoshi Ikeda
Japan Toshiki Tsukamoto
Japan Jun Nobushita
GP Turin (6–7 January)
1. Team Clegg
United States Peter Szigeti
United States Brock Parker
United States Daniel Clegg
2. AlphaBetaUnlimited.com
Canada Ryan Fuller
United States Chris Benafel
Netherlands Noah Boeken
3. Angstschreeuw
Netherlands Menno Dolstra
Netherlands Jan Schreurs
Netherlands Bram Snepvangers
4. One Day Fly
Netherlands Tom Van de Logt
Netherlands Kamiel Cornelissen
Netherlands Jelger Wiegersma
GP Taipei (13–14 January)
1. www.alphabetaunlimited.com/
United States David Williams
United States Chris Benafel
United States Daniel Clegg
2. Anchans
Japan Osamu Fujita
Japan Itaru Ishida
Japan Katsuhiro Mori
3. Team T.T.T.
Republic of China Tzu-Ching Kuo
Republic of China Chen Yu Wang
Republic of China Dell Sun
4. Dr. no-right
Republic of China Jack Ho
Republic of China Yen Chang Lee
Republic of China Yang Bo Wang
GP Columbus (27–28 January)
1. Your Move Games
United States Darwin Kastle
United States Dave Humpherys
United States Rob Dougherty
2. The Ken Ho All-Stars
United States Daniel Clegg
United States Ken Ho
United States Lan D. Ho
3. Dynasty
Canada Gabriel Tsang
United States Brian Hacker
United States Ben Rubin
4. The Ancient Kavus
Canada Gary Krakower
Canada Matthew Vienneau
United States Michael Pustilnik

2001 World Championships – Toronto (8–12 August 2001)

Tom Van de Logt won the World Championship while the United States took the team title. The final eight featured amongst several rather unknown players Antoine Ruel, Tommi Hovi, Mike Turian and David Williams, who had the dubious honour of becoming the first player to be disqualified from a Top 8.

Tournament data

Prize pool: $210,200 (individual) + $189,000 (national teams)
Players: 296
Formats: Standard, Rochester Draft (Invasion-Planeshift-Apocalypse), Extended
Head Judge: Mike Donais[2]

Top 8

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1  Antoine Ruel 3  
8  Tommi Hovi 2  
   Antoine Ruel 2  
   Tom Van de Logt 3  
4  Tom Van de Logt
  5  David Williams DQ  
     Tom Van de Logt 3
   Anlex Borteh 0
  2  Alex Borteh 3  
7  Jan Tomcani 2  
   Alex Borteh 3
   Andrea Santin 1  
3  Andrea Santin 3
  6  Mike Turian 2  

Final standings

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Netherlands Tom Van de Logt $35,000 32 2nd Final day, 1st Dutch Player to win a Pro Tour
2 United States Alex Borteh $23,000 24
3 France Antoine Ruel $15,000 16
4 Italy Andrea Santin $13,000 16
5 United States Mike Turian $9,000 12 2nd Final day
6 Slovakia Jan Tomcani $8,500 12 1st Slovakian in a Top 8
7 Finland Tommi Hovi $8,000 12 4th Final day
8 England John Ormerod $7,500 12 2nd Final day*

* John Ormerod did not actually play in the final eight. When David Williams was disqualified he advanced to the eight place in the final standings, though.

National team competition

  1. United States United States (Trevor Blackwell, Brian Hegstad, Eugene Harvey)
  2. Norway Norway (Nicolai Herzog, Oyvind Odegaard, Jan Pieter Groenhof)

Pro Player of the year final standings

After the World Championship Kai Budde was awarded the Pro Player of the year title. He thus became the only player to win the title more than once.

Rank Player Pro Points
1 Germany Kai Budde 88
2 Netherlands Kamiel Cornelissen 75
3 United States Michael Pustilnik 71
4 United States Chris Benafel 65
5 Canada Ryan Fuller 64
United States Zvi Mowshowitz 64

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Rosewater, Mark (9 August 2004). "On Tour, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast. http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr136. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Head Judges of Pro Tours and World Championships". XS4ALL. 30 October 2009. http://magic.wiki.xs4all.nl/index.php?title=Head_Judges_of_Pro_Tours_and_World_Championships. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 

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