1996–97 Pro Tour Season

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1996–97 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year Canada.png Paul McCabe
Rookie of the Year none awarded
World Champion Czech Republic.png Jakub Slemr
Pro Tours 6
Grand Prix events 5
Previous season:
1996
Next season:
1997–98

The 1996–97 Pro Tour season was the second Pro Tour season. It started on 13 September 1996 with Pro Tour Atlanta, and ended on 17 August 1997 with the conclusion of the 1997 World Championships.

Pro Tour Atlanta[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Atlanta 1996

13–15 September 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany.png Frank Adler $26,000 30 First German to win a Pro Tour
2 United States.png Darwin Kastle $16,000 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 United States.png Aaron Muranaka $9,000 20
4 United States.png John Yoo $9,000 20
5 Canada.png Terry Borer $5,500 10
6 United States.png Mike Long $5,500 10
7 United States.png Chris Pikula $5,500 10
8 Canada.png Matthew Vienneau $5,500 10

Pro Tour Dallas[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Dallas 1996

22–24 November 1996 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Canada.png Paul McCabe $26,000 30 First Canadian to win a Pro Tour
2 United States.png Jason Zila $16,000 25
3 United States.png Brian Hacker $9,000 20
4 United States.png Chris Pikula $9,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png George Baxter $5,500 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 Sweden.png Olle Råde $5,500 10 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Robert Thornburg $5,500 10
8 Germany.png Peer Kröger $5,500 10

Pro Tour Los Angeles[edit | edit source]

28 February–2 March 1997 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Finland.png Tommi Hovi $26,000 30 Second Pro Tour Top 8, first Finn to win a Pro Tour
2 United States.png David Mills $16,000 25 Disqualified with prize
3 United States.png Alan Comer $9,000 20
4 United States.png John Yoo $9,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Truc Bui $5,500 10
6 United States.png John Immordino $5,500 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Brian Weissman $5,500 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 Belgium.png Ben Possemiers $5,500 10 First Belgian in a Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (March 1997)[edit | edit source]

GP Amsterdam
 Date: 22–23 March 1997
 Format: Standard
 Attendance: 330
 1. France.png Emmanuel Vernay
 2. France.png David Nott
 3. Netherlands.png Wessel Oomens
 4. Netherlands.png Sven Dijt
 5. Netherlands.png Roeland Van der Hoevenen
 6. Netherlands.png Matt Henstra
 7. Germany.png Michael Huth
 8. Netherlands.png Dominique Coene

Pro Tour Paris[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Paris 1997

11–13 April 1997 in Paris, France.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Mike Long $26,000 30 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 United States.png Mark Justice $16,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
3 United States.png Darwin Kastle $9,000 20 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 Germany.png Henning Rimkus $9,000 20
5 Norway.png Sturla Bingen $5,500 10 First Norwegian in a Pro Tour Top 8
6 United States.png Paul Ferker $5,500 10
7 United States.png Jason Gordon $5,500 10
8 United States.png Jason Zila $5,500 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (April–May 1997)[edit | edit source]

GP Washington, D.C. GP Tokyo GP Barcelona
 Date: 26–27 April 1997  Date: 4–5 May 1997  Date: 4–5 May 1997
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 404  Attendance: 825  Attendance: 306
 1. United States.png Mike Long  1. Japan.png Kenichi Fujita  1. France.png Pierre Fayard
 2. United States.png David Price  2. Japan.png Toshiki Tsukamoto  2. France.png Alain Fernandez
 3. United States.png Nate Clark  3. Japan.png Yoshiyuki Tsuruta  3. Spain.png Ivan Garcia
 4. United States.png Chad Solo  3. Japan.png Yoshikazu Ishii  3. Spain.png Santiago Rodriguez
 5. United States.png Scott Seville  5. Japan.png Goro Matsuo  5. France.png Mathieu Poujade
 6. United States.png Michael Pustilnik  5. Japan.png Masami Ibamoto  5. France.png Nicholas Olivieri
 7. Canada.png Terry Borer  5. Japan.png Satoshi Nakamura  5. Spain.png Joaquim Casa
 8. United States.png Dennis Bentley  5. Japan.png Takashi Niwa  5. France.png Michel Debard

Pro Tour New York[edit | edit source]

30 May–1 June 1997 in New York, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Canada.png Terry Borer $26,000 30 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Czech Republic.png Ivan Stanoev $16,000 25 First Czech in a Pro Tour Top 8
3 Canada.png Gabriel Tsang $9,000 20
4 Netherlands.png Jeroen Weyden $9,000 20 First Dutchman in a Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Mark Chalice $5,500 10
6 United States.png John Chinnock $5,500 10
7 United States.png Michael Pustilnik $5,500 10
8 United States.png Patrick Chapin $5,500 10

Grand Prix (July 1997)[edit | edit source]

GP London
 Date: 12–13 July 1997
 Format: Standard
 Attendance: 398
 1. France.png Michel Sochon
 2. France.png Cyrille DeFoucaud
 3. England.png Ollie Schneider
 3. Scotland.png Graham Thomson
 5. Belgium.png Ben Possemiers
 5. Germany.png Daniel Brickwell
 5. England.png Robin McCandless
 5. France.png Frederic Bannach

1997 World Championships[edit | edit source]

13–17 August 1997 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Czech Republic.png Jakub Slemr $34,000 32 First Czech to win a Pro Tour
2 Germany.png Janosch Kühn $22,000 24 Pro Tour debut
3 Canada.png Paul McCabe $12,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 Denmark.png Svend Geertsen $12,000 16 First Dane in a Pro Tour Top 8
5 Canada.png Gabriel Tsang $8,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 Sweden.png Nikolai Weibull $8,000 12
7 United States.png Nate Clark $8,000 12
8 United States.png John Chinnock $8,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player
1 Canada.png Canada Gary Krakower
Michael Donais
Ed Ito
Gabriel Tsang
2 Sweden.png Sweden Nikolai Weibull
Mattias Jorstedt
Marcus Angelin
Johan Cedercrantz