2000–01 Pro Tour Season

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2000–01 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year Germany.png Kai Budde
Rookie of the Year Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
World Champion Netherlands.png Tom van de Logt
Pro Tours 6
Grand Prix events 27
Previous season:
1999–00
Next season:
2001–02

The 2000–01 Pro Tour season was the sixth Pro Tour season. It started on 23 September 2000 with Grand Prix events in Sapporo and Porto, and ended on 12 August 2001 with the conclusion of the 2001 World Championships.

Grand Prix (September 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Sapporo GP Porto
 Date: 23–24 September 2000  Date: 23–24 September 2000
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 267  Attendance: 671
 1. Japan.png Satoshi Nakamura  1. France.png Antoine Ruel
 2. Japan.png Takamasa Fukata  2. France.png Olivier Ruel
 3. Japan.png Tomohiro Maruyama  3. United States.png David Williams
 4. Japan.png Kazuyuki Momose  4. United States.png Michael Pustilnik
 5. Japan.png Kiyoshi Sasanuma  5. Canada.png Ryan Fuller
 6. Japan.png John Taro Kageyama  6. Spain.png Paco Llopis
 7. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori  7. Poland.png Gromko Radoslaw
 8. Japan.png Yuji Otsubo  8. Portugal.png Rui Mariani Rodrigues

Pro Tour New York[edit | edit source]

29 September–1 October 2000 in New York, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Potato Nation United States.png Scott Johns $60,000 24 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Mike Turian 24
Canada.png Gary Wise 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Car Acrobatic Team United States.png Andrew Cuneo $30,000 12
United States.png Aaron Forsythe 12
United States.png Andrew Johnson 12
3 Rolled-Up Aces United States.png Daniel Clegg $18,000 10
United States.png Shawn Keller 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Thomas Keller 10
4 Draften und Spielen Germany.png Christian Lührs $15,000 10 Third Pro Tour Top 8
Germany.png Patrick Mello 10
Germany.png Stephan Valkyser 10

Masters – New York[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 United States.png William Jensen $25,000
2 United States.png Jason Zila $15,000
3–4 Norway.png Sigurd Eskeland $10,000
3–4 United States.png Trey Van Cleave $10,000
5–8 United States.png Bob Maher, Jr. $6,500
5–8 United States.png Ben Rubin $6,500
5–8 United States.png Warren Marsh $6,500
5–8 Germany.png Dirk Baberowski $6,500

Grand Prix (October–November 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Manchester GP Helsinki GP Dallas GP Kyoto
 Date: 7–8 October 2000  Date: 28–29 October 2000  Date: 28–29 October 2000  Date: 11–12 November 2000
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 247  Attendance: 367  Attendance: 312  Attendance: 726
 1. United States.png Darwin Kastle  1. Netherlands.png Noah Boeken  1. Canada.png Matthew Vienneau  1. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita
 2. England.png John Ormerod  2. Finland.png Erno Ekebom  2. United States.png Chris Benafel  2. Japan.png Yuki Murakami
 3. United States.png Mark LePine  3. Finland.png Arto Hiltunen  3. United States.png Daniel Clegg  3. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
 4. Netherlands.png Noah Boeken  4. Sweden.png Rickard Österberg  4. United States.png Matt Linde  4. Canada.png Ryan Fuller
 5. United States.png Justin Gary  5. Sweden.png Messaoud Bouchaib  5. United States.png Dustin Stern  5. Japan.png Eisaku Itadani
 6. France.png Marc Hernandez  6. Germany.png Dominik Hothow  6. United States.png Ben Romig  6. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Doyama
 7. England.png Neil Rigby  7. Sweden.png Erik Leander  7. United States.png Peter Leiher  7. Japan.png Tomohiro Maruyama
 8. United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz  8. Sweden.png Jens Thorén  8. United States.png Trevor Blackwell  8. Taiwan.png Tobey Tamber
GP Phoenix GP Sydney GP Florence GP Buenos Aires
 Date: 11–12 November 2000  Date: 18–19 November 2000  Date: 25–26 November 2000  Date: 25–26 November 2000
 Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 206  Attendance: 194  Attendance: 579  Attendance: 314
 1. United States.png Sean Fitzgerald  1. New Zealand.png Kohei Yamadaya  1. Austria.png Benedikt Klauser  1. Mexico.png Hugo Ariza
 2. United States.png Sean Smith  2. Australia.png Will Copeman  2. Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers  2. Chile.png Walter Witt
 3. United States.png Thomas Keller  3. Japan.png Satoshi Nakamura  3. Germany.png Kai Budde  3. Argentina.png Pablo Huerta
 4. United States.png Scott Johns  4. Australia.png Joe Connolly  4. Switzerland.png Martin Zürcher  4. Chile.png Rafael Le Saux
 5. United States.png Robert Swarowski  5. Singapore.png Royce Chai  5. England.png Ben Ronaldson  5. Argentina.png Diego Ostrovich
 6. United States.png Joel Frank  6. Australia.png Chris Allen  6. Italy.png Daniele Canavesi  6. Argentina.png José Barbero
 7. United States.png Terry Welty  7. Australia.png Anatoli Lightfoot  7. Italy.png Mario Pascoli  7. Argentina.png Emmanuel Duering
 8. United States.png Chris Demaci  8. Australia.png Kim Brebach  8. France.png Lionel Benezech  8. Argentina.png Mathias Bollati

Pro Tour Chicago[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Chicago 2000

1–3 December 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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

Masters – Chicago[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 United States.png Ben Rubin $25,000
2 United States.png Jon Finkel $15,000
3–4 United States.png Alex Shvartsman $10,000
3–4 United States.png Kyle Rose $10,000
5–8 United States.png Bob Maher Jr. $6,500
5–8 Germany.png Christian Lührs $6,500
5–8 United States.png Mike Bregoli $6,500
5–8 United States.png David Williams $6,500

Grand Prix (December 2000–January 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Singapore GP New Orleans GP Amsterdam GP Hiroshima
 Date: 9–10 December 2000  Date: 6–7 January 2001  Date: 13–14 January 2001  Date: 27–28 January 2001
 Format: Extended  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 206  Attendance: 435  Attendance: 641  Attendance: 444
 1. Singapore.png Sam Lau  1. United States.png Bill Stead  1. United States.png Chris Benafel  1. Japan.png Masayuki Higashino
 2. Singapore.png Jonathan Chan  2. United States.png Michelle Bush  2. Spain.png Xavier Curto Vives  2. Japan.png Masaya Mori
 3. Taiwan.png Tzu Ching Kuo  3. United States.png Gary Rush  3. United States.png Brian Davis  3. Japan.png Nobuaki Shikata
 4. Japan.png Masayuki Higashino  4. United States.png Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz  4. United States.png Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz  4. Japan.png Masahiko Morita
 5. Taiwan.png Yi Jie Vice Lin  5. United States.png Casey McCarrel  5. United States.png David Price  5. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
 6. Malaysia.png Tishem Tham  6. United States.png Eric Kesselman  6. France.png Antoine Ruel  6. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita
 7. Singapore.png Boon Tat Elvin Eng  7. United States.png Jamie Parke  7. Netherlands.png Menno Dolstra  7. Japan.png Koby Okada
 8. Singapore.png Nicholas Wong  8. United States.png Dustin Stern  8. Netherlands.png Alexander Witt  8. Japan.png Toshiki Tsukamoto

Pro Tour Los Angeles[edit | edit source]

2–4 February 2001 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Michael Pustilnik $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen $20,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Austria.png Benedikt Klauser $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 United States.png Jon Finkel $13,000 16 Ninth Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Kyle Rose $9,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
6 United States.png Michael Gurney $8,500 12
7 Finland.png Erno Ekebom $7,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 United States.png Lawrence Creech $6,500 12

Grand Prix (February–March 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Kaohsiung GP Valencia GP Cologne
 Date: 10–11 February 2001  Date: 10–11 February 2001  Date: 24–25 February 2001
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 205  Attendance: 417  Attendance: 547
 1. Taiwan.png Tobey Tamber  1. Spain.png Ricard Tuduri  1. Germany.png Jim Herold
 2. Taiwan.png Tzu Ching Kuo  2. France.png Olivier Ruel  2. France.png Antoine Ruel
 3. Hong Kong.png King Yim Kingston Tong  3. Netherlands.png Noah Boeken  3. Denmark.png Trey Van Cleave
 4. Singapore.png Nicholas Wong  4. Canada.png Ryan Fuller  4. Netherlands.png Joost Vollebregt
 5. Japan.png Fumio Hoshino  5. United States.png Michael Pustilnik  5. Germany.png Daniel Zink
 6. Taiwan.png Granger Petersen  6. Portugal.png Manuel Ramos  6. Netherlands.png Frank Karsten
 7. Japan.png Toshiki Tsukamoto  7. Spain.png Raul Mestre  7. Germany.png Christoph Lippert
 8. Hong Kong.png Hon Ming Au Yeung  8. Spain.png Raul Peret  8. Belgium.png Jan Doise
GP Boston GP Prague GP Rio de Janeiro
 Date: 24–25 February 2001  Date: 10–11 March 2001  Date: 10–11 March 2001
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 590  Attendance: 618  Attendance: 343
 1. United States.png Tom Swan  1. Canada.png Ryan Fuller  1. Brazil.png Carlos Romão
 2. United States.png Scott Johns  2. Sweden.png Jens Thorén  2. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 3. United States.png Alan Comer  3. Czech Republic.png Jakub Slemr  3. United States.png Justin Schneider
 4. Canada.png Matt Vienneau  4. Denmark.png Trey Van Cleave  4. Brazil.png Rafael Alvarenga
 5. United States.png Brian Hegstad  5. Austria.png Thomas Preyer  5. Chile.png Rafael Le Saux
 6. United States.png Kurtis Hahn  6. France.png Antoine Ruel  6. Argentina.png Ernesto Mingorance
 7. United States.png Kyle Rose  7. Germany.png Kristian Kockott  7. Uruguay.png Damian Brown-Santirso
 8. United States.png Chris Benafel  8. Netherlands.png Noah Boeken  8. Brazil.png Daniel Brasil do Carmo

Pro Tour Tokyo[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Tokyo 2001

16–18 March 2001 in Tokyo, Japan.

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

Masters – Tokyo[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 Canada.png Ryan Fuller $60,000
Netherlands.png Noah Boeken
United States.png Chris Benafel
2 Japan.png Kazuyuki Momose $30,000
Japan.png Itaru Ishida
Japan.png Reiji Andou
3–4 France.png Florent Jeudon $15,000
France.png Antoine Ruel
France.png Olivier Ruel
3–4 United States.png Andrew Johnson $15,000
United States.png Andrew Cuneo
United States.png Aaron Forsythe

Grand Prix (March–April 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Gothenburg GP Detroit GP Moscow
 Date: 24–25 March 2001  Date: 31 March–1 April 2001  Date: 21–22 April 2001
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 459  Attendance: 639  Attendance: 241
 1. Netherlands.png Jan Schreurs  1. Canada.png Matt Vienneau  1. Canada.png Ryan Fuller
 2. Denmark.png Josper Manne Thranne  2. United States.png Brock Parker  2. Germany.png Iwan Tan
 3. France.png Raphaël Lévy  3. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.  3. Russia.png Yuri Markin
 4. England.png Scott Willis  4. United States.png Daniel Clegg  4. France.png Antoine Ruel
 5. Norway.png Eivind Nitter  5. United States.png William Jensen  5. Russia.png Eugene Okin
 6. Sweden.png Marcus Angelin  6. United States.png Adam Prokopin  6. United States.png David Williams
 7. Norway.png Sondre Ellingvåg  7. United States.png Aaron Breider  7. Russia.png Sergey Norin
 8. Sweden.png Jimmy Öman  8. Canada.png Louis Boileau  8. Russia.png Rustam Bakirov

Pro Tour Barcelona[edit | edit source]

4–6 May 2001 in Barcelona, Spain.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany.png Kai Budde $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8, third Pro Tour win
2 United States.png Alan Comer $20,000 24 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
3 United States.png Daniel Clegg $15,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 Germany.png Patrick Mello $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Brad Swan $9,500 12
6 Singapore.png Albertus Law $8,500 12 First Singaporean in a Pro Tour Top 8
7 Ukraine.png Yuri Kolomeyko $7,500 12 First Ukrainian in a Pro Tour Top 8
8 United States.png Chad Ellis $6,500 12

Masters – Barcelona[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 United States.png Ben Rubin $25,000
2 Canada.png Jay Elarar $15,000
3–4 United States.png Jon Finkel $10,000
3–4 United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz $10,000
5–8 Canada.png Ryan Fuller $6,500
5–8 Germany.png Markus Bell $6,500
5–8 Finland.png Tuomo Nieminen $6,500
5–8 United States.png Mike Turian $6,500

Grand Prix (May–July 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Yokohama GP Turin GP Taipei GP Columbus
 Date: 12–13 May 2001  Date: 26–27 May 2001  Date: 21–22 July 2001  Date: 28–29 July 2001
 Format: Team Limited  Format: Team Limited  Format: Team Limited  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 746 (282 teams)  Attendance: 303 (101 teams)  Attendance: 255 (85 teams)  Attendance: 489 (163 teams)
 1. United States.png Chris Benafel
 1. Canada.png Ryan Fuller
 1. United States.png David Williams
 1. United States.png Peter Szigeti
 1. United States.png Brock Parker
 1. United States.png Daniel Clegg
 1. United States.png David Williams
 1. United States.png Chris Benafel
 1. United States.png Daniel Clegg
 1. United States.png Darwin Kastle
 1. United States.png David Humpherys
 1. United States.png Rob Dougherty
 2. Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda
 2. Japan.png Tomomi Otsuka
 2. Japan.png Masahiko Morita
 2. Canada.png Ryan Fuller
 2. United States.png Chris Benafel
 2. Netherlands.png Noah Boeken
 2. Japan.png Osamu Fujita
 2. Japan.png Itaru Ishida
 2. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
 2. United States.png Daniel Clegg
 2. United States.png Ken Ho
 2. United States.png Lan D. Ho
 3. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Douyama
 3. Japan.png Tadayoshi Komiya
 3. Japan.png Takao Higaki
 3. Netherlands.png Menno Dolstra
 3. Netherlands.png Jan Schreurs
 3. Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers
 3. Taiwan.png Tzu Ching Kuo
 3. Taiwan.png Chen Yu Wang
 3. Taiwan.png Dell Sun
 3. Canada.png Gabriel Tsang
 3. United States.png Brian Hacker
 3. United States.png Ben Rubin
 4. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Ikeda
 4. Japan.png Toshiki Tsukamoto
 4. Japan.png Jun Nobushita
 4. Netherlands.png Tom van de Logt
 4. Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen
 4. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma
 4. Taiwan.png Jack Ho
 4. Taiwan.png Yen Chang Lee
 4. Taiwan.png Yang Bo Wang
 4. Canada.png Gary Krakower
 4. Canada.png Matt Vienneau
 4. United States.png Michael Pustilnik

2001 World Championships[edit | edit source]

8–12 August 2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Netherlands.png Tom van de Logt $35,000 32 Second Pro Tour Top 8, first Dutch to win a Pro Tour
2 United States.png Alex Borteh $23,000 24
3 France.png Antoine Ruel $15,000 16
4 Italy.png Andrea Santin $13,000 16
5 United States.png Mike Turian $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 Slovakia.png Jan Tomcani $8,500 12 First Slovak in a Pro Tour Top 8
7 Finland.png Tommi Hovi $7,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
8 England.png John Ormerod[I] $6,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 United States.png United States Trevor Blackwell $10,000 6
Brian Hegstad $10,000 6
Eugene Harvey $10,000 6
2 Norway.png Norway Nicolai Herzog $5,000 5
Øyvind Ødegaard $5,000 5
Jan Pieter Groenhof $5,000 5

Notes[edit | edit source]

^I John Ormerod did not participate in the top eight of the 2001 World Championships, but he was promoted to eighth-place when David Williams was disqualified for having marked cards.[1][2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. DAVE WILLIAMS DISQUALIFIED. Wizards of the Coast (2001-08-12). Retrieved on 2016-05-09.
  2. FINAL STANDINGS (BY SCORE). Wizards of the Coast (2001-08-12). Retrieved on 2016-05-09.