1999–00 Pro Tour Season

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1999–00 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.
Rookie of the Year United States.png Brian Davis
World Champion United States.png Jon Finkel
Pro Tours 6
Grand Prix events 20
Previous season:
1998–99
Next season:
2000–01

The 1999–00 Pro Tour season was the fifth Pro Tour season. It started on 3 September 1999 with Pro Tour Washington, D.C., and ended on 6 August 2000 with the conclusion of the 2000 World Championships.

Pro Tour Washington, D.C.[edit | edit source]

3–5 September 1999 in Washington, D.C., United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Your Move Games United States.png Rob Dougherty $30,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png David Humpherys 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Darwin Kastle 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
2 Game Empire United States.png Kurt Burgner $15,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Alan Comer 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Brian Selden 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Antarctica United States.png Jon Finkel $9,000 10 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz 10 Third Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz 10
4 THL United States.png Marc Aquino $7,500 10 Third Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Richard Jones 10
United States.png Drew McLean 10

Grand Prix (September 1999)[edit | edit source]

GP Tohoku GP Memphis GP Lisbon
 Date: 11–12 September 1999  Date: 18–19 September 1999  Date: 25–26 September 1999
 Format: Limited  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 377  Attendance: 355  Attendance: 765
 1. Japan.png Higashino Masayuki  1. United States.png Michael Pustilnik  1. Portugal.png Helder Coelho
 2. Japan.png Kazuyuki Momose  2. United States.png Mike Heffern  2. Portugal.png Paolo Cruz
 3. Japan.png Satoshi Nakamura  3. United States.png Kyle Kloeckner  3. France.png Stephane Gentric
 4. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  4. United States.png Matthew Norton  4. Portugal.png Rui Mariani
 5. Japan.png Toshiki Tsukamoto  5. United States.png Adrian Sullivan  5. England.png Pedro Marcos
 6. Japan.png Ayumi Hidaka  6. United States.png David Jafari  6. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 7. Japan.png Hiroshi Harada  7. United States.png Ric Watts  7. Portugal.png Kuniyoshi Ishii
 8. Japan.png Yuichi Taguchi  8. United States.png Matt Rauseo  8. Spain.png Hector Fuentes

Pro Tour London[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour London 1999

15–17 October 1999 in London, Great Britain.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Kyle Rose $25,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 Austria.png Thomas Preyer $15,000 24
3 United States.png Mike Bregoli $10,000 16
4 United States.png Ben Rubin $8,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 Germany.png Gunnar Refsdal $6,500 12
6 United States.png William Jensen $5,500 12
7 France.png Marc Hernandez $4,800 12
8 United States.png Darwin Kastle $4,300 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (October–November 1999)[edit | edit source]

GP Kyushu GP Milan GP São Paulo
 Date: 30–31 October 1999  Date: 6–7 November 1999  Date: 6–7 November 1999
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 456  Attendance: 476  Attendance: 291
 1. Japan.png Tadayoshi Komiya  1. Slovenia.png Ziga Fritz  1. Brazil.png Rafael Assafi Alvarengi
 2. Japan.png Eisaku Itadani  2. Switzerland.png Raphael Gennari  2. Argentina.png Douglas Maioli
 3. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori  3. Italy.png William Cavaglieri  3. Brazil.png Carlos Mao
 4. Japan.png Fumihiko Sano  4. Italy.png Mario Delucis  4. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 5. Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda  5. Ireland.png Ivan Solaja  5. Brazil.png Carlos Romão
 6. Japan.png Masayuki Higashino  6. Germany.png Michael Schulte-Middelich  6. Brazil.png Eduardo Simao Teixeira
 7. Japan.png Takuichi Harino  7. Italy.png Ivan Curina  7. Brazil.png F. Moreira Bandeira
 8. Japan.png Toshiki Tsukamoto  8. Croatia.png Sasha Zorc  8. Brazil.png Rodrigo Jose Constanza
GP San Diego GP Tours
 Date: 20–21 November 1999  Date: 27–28 November 1999
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 308  Attendance: 474
 1. United States.png William Jensen  1. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 2. Canada.png Gary Krakower  2. France.png Nicolas Labarre
 3. United States.png David Williams  3. France.png Eric Vinh
 4. United States.png Charles Kornblith  4. France.png Franck Canu
 5. United States.png Darwin Kastle  5. Norway.png Christer Ljones
 6. United States.png John Yoo  6. France.png Camille Gleizes
 7. United States.png Trevor Blackwell  7. Norway.png Thomas Gundersen
 8. United States.png Eric James  8. Denmark.png Svend Geertsen

Pro Tour Chicago[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Chicago 1999

3–5 December 1999 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Bob Maher, Jr. $25,000 32
2 United States.png Brian Davis $15,000 24 Pro Tour debut
3 Germany.png Christian Lührs $10,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 France.png Raphaël Lévy $8,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Alan Comer $6,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
6 Germany.png Dirk Baberowski $5,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 England.png Tony Dobson $4,800 12
8 Spain.png Hector Fuentes $4,300 12 First Spaniard in a Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (December 1999–January 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Manila GP Seattle GP Madrid
 Date: 4–5 December 1999  Date: 15–16 January 2000  Date: 29–30 January 2000
 Format: Limited  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 509  Attendance: 296  Attendance: 332
 1. Philippines.png Christopher Parreñas  1. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.  1. Spain.png Carlos Barrado
 2. Philippines.png Frederick Salazar  2. United States.png Jeremy Brower  2. Spain.png Xavi Gonzales
 3. Philippines.png Francis Robert Profeta  3. United States.png Tim Kariel  3. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 4. Philippines.png Lawrence Lagman  4. United States.png David Price  4. England.png Tony Dobson
 5. Hong Kong.png Au Yeung Hon Ming  5. United States.png Alex Shvartsman  5. France.png Olivier Ruel
 6. England.png Andrew Buchanan  6. Canada.png Jay Elarar  6. Spain.png Alex Dominguez Ramos
 7. Philippines.png Dino Eric Yu  7. United States.png Mike Hron  7. Portugal.png Rui Mariani
 8. Philippines.png Ramon Allan Oca, Jr.  8. United States.png David Weitz  8. Germany.png Patrick Mello

Pro Tour Los Angeles[edit | edit source]

4–6 February 2000 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Trevor Blackwell $25,000 32
2 United States.png Chris Benafel $15,000 24
3 United States.png Kurt Burgner $10,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 United States.png Mike Long $8,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 Finland.png Erno Ekebom $6,500 12
6 United States.png Bruce Cowley $5,500 12
7 United States.png Andrew Nishioka $4,800 12
8 United States.png Brian Selden $4,300 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (February–April 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Taipei GP Philadelphia GP Cannes
 Date: 12–13 February 2000  Date: 19–20 February 2000  Date: 26–27 February 2000
 Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 409  Attendance: 582  Attendance: 291 (97 teams)
 1. Japan.png Tadayoshi Komiya  1. United States.png Trey Van Cleave  1. France.png Florent Jeudon
 1. France.png Antoine Ruel
 1. France.png Olivier Ruel
 2. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita  2. United States.png Britt Fitch
 3. United States.png Alex Shvartsman  3. United States.png Scott McCord
 4. Taiwan.png Jim Len  4. United States.png John Marks  2. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 2. Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers
 2. Austria.png Thomas Preyer
 5. Taiwan.png Lucifar Sun  5. United States.png William Jensen
 6. Taiwan.png Tzu Ching Kuo  6. United States.png David Roderer
 7. Japan.png Satoshi Nakamura  7. United States.png Brad Swan  3. France.png Nicolas Labarre
 3. France.png Manuel Bevand
 3. France.png Marie Laure Saulnier
 8. United States.png Tobey Tamber  8. United States.png Michael Bernat
   
     4. United States.png Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 4. United States.png William Jensen
 4. United States.png David Williams
GP Kuala Lumpur GP Frankfurt
 Date: 4–5 March 2000  Date: 8–9 April 2000
 Format: Extended  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 295  Attendance: 582 (194 teams)
 1. Malaysia.png Ryan Soh  1. Germany.png Jim Herold
 1. Germany.png Sebastian Moises
 1. Germany.png Gunnar Refsdal
 2. Malaysia.png Tishen Tham
 3. Malaysia.png Wai Kin Au Yong
 4. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Ikeda  2. Czech Republic.png Martin Laznovsky
 2. Czech Republic.png Ivan Stanoev
 2. Czech Republic.png Libor Marek
 5. Japan.png Jun Nobushita
 6. Japan.png Tsutomu Yamada
 7. Singapore.png Albertus Law  3. Czech Republic.png Jakub Slemr
 3. Czech Republic.png Ondřej Baudyš
 3. Czech Republic.png Tomas Kosicka
 8. Malaysia.png Wei Ren Khoo
 
   4. Germany.png Daniel Steinsdorfer
 4. Germany.png Demir Sejdiu
 4. Germany.png Patrick Jansen

Pro Tour New York[edit | edit source]

14–16 April 2000 in New York, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Norway.png Sigurd Eskeland $25,000 32 First Norwegian to win a Pro Tour
2 England.png Warren Marsh $15,000 24
3 United States.png Ben Rubin $10,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
4 Sweden.png Mattias Kettil $8,000 16 Pro Tour debut
5 Ireland.png John Larkin $6,500 12 First Irishman in a Pro Tour Top 8
6 United States.png Mike Bregoli $5,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Travis Turning $4,800 12
8 United States.png John Hunka $4,300 12

Grand Prix (April–June 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Nagoya GP St. Louis GP Copenhagen GP Pittsburgh
 Date: 22–23 April 2000  Date: 13–14 May 2000  Date: 17–18 June 2000  Date: 24–25 June 2000
 Format: Team Limited  Format: Team Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 651 (217 teams)  Attendance: 204 (68 teams)  Attendance: 383  Attendance: 234 (78 teams)
 1. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 1. United States.png Trevor Blackwell
 1. Singapore.png Nicholas Wong
 1. United States.png Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 1. United States.png Jon Finkel
 1. United States.png Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 1. Denmark.png Niels Sanders Jensen  1. United States.png William Jensen
 1. United States.png Ben Rubin
 1. United States.png Casey McCarrel
 2. United States.png Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 3. France.png Franck Canu
 2. Japan.png Goro Matsuo
 2. Japan.png Jun Nobushita
 2. Japan.png Tadayoshi Komiya
 2. United States.png Rob Liszka
 2. United States.png Mike Heffern
 2. United States.png Aaron Estrin
 4. Netherlands.png Noah Boeken  2. United States.png Ray Tautic
 2. United States.png Brian Lynch
 2. United States.png Ben Halpren
 5. Germany.png Gottlieb Yeh
 6. Germany.png Gunnar Refsdal
 3. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.
 3. United States.png David Williams
 3. United States.png Mike Long
 3. United States.png Darwin Kastle
 3. United States.png Rob Dougherty
 3. United States.png David Humpherys
 7. Netherlands.png Tom van de Logt  3. United States.png Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 3. United States.png Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 3. United States.png Jon Finkel
 8. Belgium.png Peter Gysemans
 
 4. Japan.png Osamu Fujita
 4. Japan.png Ayumi Hidaka
 4. Japan.png Takayuki Nagaoka
 4. United States.png Ryan Carpenter
 4. United States.png Bryan Hubble
 4. United States.png Jason Opalka
   4. United States.png Darwin Kastle
 4. United States.png Rob Dougherty
 4. United States.png Dave Humpherys

2000 World Championships[edit | edit source]

2–6 August 2000 in Brussels, Belgium.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Jon Finkel $34,000 32 Seventh Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 United States.png Bob Maher, Jr. $22,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Germany.png Dominik Hothow $16,000 16
4 Austria.png Benedikt Klauser $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 Netherlands.png Tom van de Logt $11,000 12
6 Austria.png Helmut Summersberger $9,500 12
7 Germany.png Janosch Kühn $8,250 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 France.png Nicolas Labarre $7,250 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 United States.png United States Jon Finkel $5,500 5
Chris Benafel $5,500 5
Frank Hernandez $5,500 5
Aaron Forsythe $5,500 5
2 Canada.png Canada Ryan Fuller $3,000 4
Murray Evans $3,000 4
Gabriel Tsang $3,000 4
Sam Lau $3,000 4