2001–02 Pro Tour Season

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2001–02 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year Germany.png Kai Budde
Rookie of the Year France.png Farid Meraghni
World Champion Brazil.png Carlos Romão
Pro Tours 6
Grand Prix events 33
Previous season:
2000–01
Next season:
2002–03

The 2001–02 Pro Tour season was the seventh Pro Tour season. It started on 18 August 2001 with Grand Prix events in Kobe and Denver, and ended on 18 August 2002 with the conclusion of the 2002 World Championships.

Grand Prix (August–September 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Kobe GP Denver GP Santiago
 Date: 18–19 August 2001  Date: 18–19 August 2001  Date: 25–26 August 2001
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 1348  Attendance: 402  Attendance: 303
 1. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  1. United States.png Brett Shears  1. Argentina.png Matias Gabrenja
 2. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura  2. United States.png Danny Mandel  2. Mexico.png Gerardo Godinez Estrada
 3. Japan.png Kei Ikeda  3. United States.png Brock Parker  3. Chile.png Jorge Rodriguez
 4. Japan.png Takayuki Nagaoka  4. United States.png Darwin Kastle  4. Chile.png Jose Echeverria Paredes
 5. Japan.png Hiroshi Kawasaki  5. United States.png Sammy Batarseh  5. Chile.png Rodrigo Sanchez
 6. Japan.png Ryo Ogura  6. United States.png Mike Abraham  6. United States.png Brock Parker
 7. Japan.png Takumi Hasegawa  7. United States.png Aaron Knobloch  7. Chile.png Andrés Hojman
 8. Japan.png Kenshiro Ito  8. United States.png Alex Borteh  8. Chile.png Juan Ruetter
GP Singapore GP London
 Date: 1–2 September 2001  Date: 1–2 September 2001
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 266  Attendance: 551
 1. Singapore.png Albertus Law  1. Germany.png Kai Budde
 2. Singapore.png Kelvin Yew Teck Hoon  2. France.png Gabriel Nassif
 3. Singapore.png Ding Leong  3. Austria.png Helmut Summersberger
 4. Japan.png Michihisa Onoda  4. Netherlands.png Matt Henstra
 5. Singapore.png Royce Ming Huang Chai  5. England.png Warren Marsh
 6. Singapore.png Lance Chin Wei Yeong  6. Germany.png René Kraft
 7. Singapore.png David Kwan  7. France.png Antoine Ruel
 8. Singapore.png Chang Chua  8. France.png Pierre Malherbaud

Pro Tour New York[edit | edit source]

7–9 September 2001 in New York, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Phoenix Foundation Germany.png Dirk Baberowski $60,000 24 Third Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
Germany.png Kai Budde 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8, fourth Pro Tour win
Germany.png Marco Blume 24
2 Les Plus Class France.png Amiel Tenenbaum $30,000 18 Pro Tour debut
France.png Gabriel Nassif 18
France.png Nicolas Olivieri 18
3 Illuminati United States.png Justin Gary $18,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Alex Shvartsman 12
4 Car Acrobatic Team United States.png Aaron Forsythe $15,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Andrew Cuneo 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Andrew Johnson 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (September–October 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Warsaw GP Oslo GP Minneapolis GP Vienna
 Date: 8–9 September 2001  Date: 22–23 September 2001  Date: 29–30 September 2001  Date: 6–7 October 2001
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 401  Attendance: 410  Attendance: 302  Attendance: 678
 1. Sweden.png Rickard Österberg  1. United States.png Trey Van Cleave  1. United States.png David Humpherys  1. Germany.png Stephan Meyer
 2. Czech Republic.png Michal Marcik  2. Sweden.png Anton Jonsson  2. United States.png Andrew Wolf  2. Norway.png Eivind Nitter
 3. Sweden.png David Linder  3. Sweden.png Johan Backfjärd  3. United States.png Brian Hegstad  3. Norway.png Nicolai Herzog
 4. Sweden.png Mattias Kettil  4. Norway.png Sigurd Eskeland  4. United States.png Brian Davis  4. Hungary.png Gabor Papp
 5. Poland.png Przemek Oberbek  5. Sweden.png Svante Landgraf  5. United States.png Craig Wescoe  5. Austria.png Matthias Künzler
 6. Poland.png Marcin Sados  6. Sweden.png Rickard Österberg  6. United States.png Cassius Weatherby  6. Germany.png Holger Meinecke
 7. Germany.png Felix Schneiders  7. Denmark.png Peter Laier  7. United States.png Lee Curtis  7. Poland.png Konrad Zawadzki
 8. Poland.png Roman Kubera  8. Norway.png Haakon Monsen  8. United States.png Jacob Janoska  8. Croatia.png Ladoslav Zupancic
GP Cape Town GP Shizuoka GP Montreal GP Brisbane
 Date: 6–7 October 2001  Date: 13–14 October 2001  Date: 13–14 October 2001  Date: 20–21 October 2001
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 171  Attendance: 704  Attendance: 279  Attendance: 194
 1. Australia.png Ben Seck  1. Japan.png Kohei Yamadaya  1. United States.png Mike Turian  1. Australia.png Richard Johnston
 2. South Africa.png Wagner Kruger  2. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  2. Canada.png Louis Boileau  2. New Zealand.png Roger Miller
 3. United States.png Justin Polin  3. Japan.png Ryouma Shiozu  3. United States.png Timothy McKenna  3. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 4. South Africa.png Grant van Dyk  4. France.png Olivier Ruel  4. United States.png Brett Shears  4. Australia.png Egidio De Gois
 5. South Africa.png Andrew Mitchell  5. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori  5. Canada.png David Rood  5. Australia.png Lenny Collins
 6. South Africa.png Pieter Loubser  6. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Douyama  6. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.  6. Australia.png Dante Rosati
 7. South Africa.png Robert Thompson  7. Japan.png Reiji Ando  7. United States.png Peter Szigeti  7. Australia.png Pang Ming Wee
 8. South Africa.png Peter Klein  8. Japan.png Eiho Kato  8. United States.png Daniel Clegg  8. Australia.png Daniel Romans

Pro Tour New Orleans[edit | edit source]

2–4 November 2001 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany.png Kai Budde $30,000 32 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8, fifth Pro Tour win
2 Finland.png Tomi Walamies $20,000 24
3 Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma $15,000 16
4 United States.png David Humpherys $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 Sweden.png Anton Jonsson $9,500 12
6 Switzerland.png Raphaël Gennary $8,500 12 First Swiss in a Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Darwin Kastle $7,500 12 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
8 Austria.png Benedikt Klauser $6,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8

Masters – New Orleans[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 United States.png Michael Pustilnik $25,000
2 United States.png Chris Benafel $15,000
3–4 United States.png Bob Maher, Jr. $10,000
3–4 Netherlands.png Noah Boeken $10,000
5–8 United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz $6,500
5–8 Canada.png Ryan Fuller $6,500
5–8 Sweden.png Johan Sadeghpour $6,500
5–8 France.png Nicholas Olivieri $6,500

Grand Prix (November 2001–January 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Hong Kong GP Atlanta GP Biarritz GP Curitiba
 Date: 17–18 November 2001  Date: 17–18 November 2001  Date: 24–25 November 2001  Date: 8–9 December 2001
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 181  Attendance: 377  Attendance: 525  Attendance: 329
 1. United States.png Jeff Fung  1. United States.png Eugene Harvey  1. France.png Nicolas Labarre  1. Brazil.png Guilherme Svaldi
 2. Philippines.png Frederick Salazar  2. United States.png Andrew Johnson  2. Germany.png Kai Budde  2. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 3. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita  3. United States.png Brad Swan  3. Spain.png Lucio Moratinos  3. France.png Antoine Ruel
 4. Japan.png Shinsuke Hayashi  4. United States.png Matt Linde  4. Netherlands.png Joost Vollebregt  4. Brazil.png Leopoldo Martins
 5. Philippines.png Bayani Manansala, Jr.  5. United States.png Bin Chen  5. Spain.png Ferran Vila  5. Brazil.png Raphael Gunther
 6. United States.png Steven Shears  6. United States.png Antonino De Rosa  6. Netherlands.png Alexander Witt  6. Argentina.png Jose Barbero
 7. United States.png Brian Hegstad  7. United States.png Craig Wescoe  7. France.png Alexis Dumay  7. Brazil.png José Mangueira
 8. Canada.png Ryan Fuller  8. United States.png Alex Borteh  8. France.png Olivier Ruel  8. Brazil.png Eliton Enacio
GP Las Vegas GP Sendai GP Houston
 Date: 8–9 December 2001  Date: 15–16 December 2001  Date: 5–6 January 2002
 Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 462  Attendance: 427  Attendance: 272
 1. United States.png Michael Pustilnik  1. Japan.png Kazuaki Arahori  1. United States.png Joshua Smith
 2. United States.png Adam Lane  2. Japan.png Kazuya Hirabayashi  2. United States.png Brian Kibler
 3. United States.png John Balla  3. United States.png Mike Long  3. United States.png William Jensen
 4. United States.png Sean Fitzgerald  4. Japan.png Yuki Murakami  4. United States.png Ben Rubin
 5. United States.png Kaare Anderson  5. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  5. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.
 6. United States.png Rob Dougherty  6. Japan.png Kazufumi Abe  6. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 7. United States.png Shannon Krumick  7. Japan.png Jin Okamoto  7. United States.png Jonathan Pechon
 8. United States.png Scott Gerhardt  8. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori  8. United States.png Jonathan Job

Pro Tour San Diego[edit | edit source]

11–13 January 2002 in San Diego, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 France.png Farid Meraghni $30,000 32 First Frenchman to win a Pro Tour
2 Sweden.png Jens Thorén $20,000 24
3 United States.png Donald Gallitz $15,000 16
4 United States.png Andrew Wolf $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 Canada.png Jeff Cunningham $9,500 12
6 Portugal.png Frederico Bastos $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Neil Reeves $7,500 12
8 United States.png Eric Froehlich $6,500 12

Masters – San Diego[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 Canada.png Ryan Fuller $25,000
2 United States.png David Humpherys $15,000
3–4 United States.png Brian Hegstad $10,000
3–4 Finland.png Tomi Walamies $10,000
5–8 Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita $6,500
5–8 United States.png Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz $6,500
5–8 United States.png Darwin Kastle $6,500
5–8 United States.png Rob Dougherty $6,500

Grand Prix (January–March 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Lisbon GP Heidelberg GP Fukuoka
 Date: 19–20 January 2002  Date: 9–10 February 2002  Date: 16–17 February 2002
 Format: Extended  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 669  Attendance: 879  Attendance: 428
 1. Germany.png Kai Budde  1. Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen  1. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 2. Germany.png Patrick Mello  2. United States.png Chris Benafel  2. Japan.png Masahiko Morita
 3. France.png Olivier Ruel  3. France.png Franck Canu  3. Japan.png Itaru Ishida
 4. Portugal.png Marcio Carvalho  4. Austria.png Thomas Preyer  4. Japan.png Jun Ishihara
 5. Italy.png Stefano Fiore  5. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma  5. Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda
 6. United States.png Alex Shvartsman  6. Germany.png Patrick Mello  6. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita
 7. Netherlands.png Tom van de Logt  7. Ukraine.png Yuri Kolomeyko  7. Japan.png Yusuke Sasaki
 8. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma  8. Netherlands.png Joost Vollebregt  8. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura
GP Tampa GP Antwerp
 Date: 23–24 February 2002  Date: 2–3 March 2002
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 409  Attendance: 614
 1. United States.png Sol Malka  1. Germany.png Kai Budde
 2. Canada.png Jeff Cunningham  2. France.png Florent Jeudon
 3. United States.png Koby Kennison  3. Sweden.png Mattias Jorstedt
 4. United States.png Mike Emmert  4. Germany.png Wolfgang Eder
 5. United States.png Antonino De Rosa  5. Netherlands.png Arjan van Leeuwen
 6. United States.png Brian Kibler  6. Germany.png Christoph Lippert
 7. United States.png Adam Racht  7. Netherlands.png Jan Schreurs
 8. United States.png Adam Prokopin  8. Germany.png Dirk Baberowski

Pro Tour Osaka[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Osaka 2002

15–17 March 2002 in Osaka, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Ken Ho $30,000 32
2 France.png Olivier Ruel $20,000 24
3 United States.png Rob Dougherty $15,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
4 Sweden.png Jens Thorén $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 France.png Sylvain Lauriol $9,500 12
6 France.png Nicholas Olivieri $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Osyp Lebedowicz $7,500 12
8 France.png Christophe Haim $6,500 12

Masters – Osaka[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 Germany.png Dirk Baberowski $60,000
Germany.png Kai Budde
Germany.png Marco Blume
2 Japan.png Itaru Ishida $30,000
Japan.png Kazuyaki Momose
Japan.png Reiji Andou
3–4 France.png Amiel Tenenbaum $15,000
France.png Gabriel Nassif
France.png Nicolas Olivieri
3–4 Netherlands.png Victor Van der Broek $15,000
Netherlands.png Frank Karsten
Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma

Grand Prix (March–April 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Barcelona GP Kuala Lumpur GP Naples
 Date: 23–24 March 2002  Date: 30–31 March 2002  Date: 6–7 April 2002
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 699  Attendance: 236  Attendance: 295
 1. Netherlands.png Noah Boeken  1. Singapore.png Ding Leong  1. France.png Pierre Malherbaud
 2. Germany.png Christoph Lippert  2. Singapore.png Chang Chua  2. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma
 3. France.png Olivier Ruel  3. Singapore.png Yujian Zhou  3. Germany.png Kai Budde
 4. Spain.png Carlos Barrado  4. Thailand.png Veerapat Sirilertvorakul  4. France.png Olivier Ruel
 5. Netherlands.png Stan van der Velden  5. United States.png Alex Shvartsman  5. Germany.png Patrick Mello
 6. Germany.png Reinhard Blech  6. Singapore.png Nicholas Wong  6. Germany.png Iwan Tan
 7. France.png Raphaël Lévy  7. Taiwan.png Tobey Tamber  7. France.png Raphaël Lévy
 8. France.png Franck Canu  8. Philippines.png Edsel Alvarez  8. Germany.png Christoph Lippert

Pro Tour Nice[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Nice 2002

3–5 May 2002 in Nice, France.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Norway.png Eivind Nitter $30,000 32
2 Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers $20,000 24
3 Denmark.png Svend Geertsen $15,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
4 United States.png Brian Davis $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 Germany.png Kai Budde $9,500 12 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
6 Sweden.png Anton Jonsson $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Gary Talim $7,500 12
8 Switzerland.png Benjamin Niedrig $6,500 12

Masters – Nice[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 Netherlands.png Alexander Witt $25,000
2 United States.png Justin Gary $15,000
3–4 Germany.png Kai Budde $10,000
3–4 France.png Antoine Ruel $10,000
5–8 Sweden.png Jens Thorén $6,500
5–8 Germany.png Patrick Mello $6,500
5–8 Finland.png Tomi Walamies $6,500
5–8 France.png Nicholas Olivieri $6,500

Grand Prix (May–July 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Nagoya GP Milwaukee GP New Jersey
 Date: 11–12 May 2002  Date: 11–12 May 2002  Date: 29–30 June 2002
 Format: Team Limited  Format: Standard  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 576 (192 teams)  Attendance: 652  Attendance: 603 (201 teams)
 1. Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda
 1. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
 1. Japan.png Masahiko Morita
 1. United States.png Eric Taylor  1. United States.png Eric James
 1. United States.png Kyle Rose
 1. United States.png Norman Woods
 2. United States.png Patrick Chapin
 3. United States.png Mike Turian
 2. Japan.png Naoki Kubouchi
 2. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura
 2. Japan.png Kimio Imai
 4. United States.png Neil Reeves  2. United States.png Justin Gary
 2. United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz
 2. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 5. United States.png David Petersen
 6. United States.png Brian Kibler
 3. Japan.png Ryo Ogura
 3. Japan.png Ryouma Shiozu
 3. Japan.png Koji Nose
 7. United States.png William Jensen  3. United States.png Jason Huang
 3. United States.png Paul Sottosanti
 3. United States.png Adam Fischer
 8. United States.png Steve Cassell
 
 4. Japan.png Takayuki Nagaoka
 4. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita
 4. Japan.png Masayuki Higashino
   4. United States.png Alex Borteh
 4. United States.png Chris Benafel
 4. United States.png Eric Froehlich
GP Taipei GP São Paulo
 Date: 13–14 July 2002  Date: 13–14 July 2002
 Format: Standard  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 209  Attendance: 341
 1. Taiwan.png Sheng Hsun Hsia  1. Argentina.png Gabriel Caligaris
 2. Taiwan.png Kang Nien Chiang  2. Brazil.png Felipe Desiderati
 3. Taiwan.png Joe Yi Xiang Wang  3. France.png Antoine Ruel
 4. Singapore.png Albertus Law  4. Brazil.png Luis Sérgio Massaro
 5. Taiwan.png Morris Song  5. Brazil.png Raphael Fontana Günter
 6. Taiwan.png Wen-Jien Hwang  6. Brazil.png André Barreto
 7. Taiwan.png Chang Ming Tung  7. Brazil.png Michel Shirozono
 8. Taiwan.png Lucifar Sun  8. Brazil.png Rodrigo Castro

2002 World Championships[edit | edit source]

14–18 August 2002 in Sydney, Australia.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Brazil.png Carlos Romão $35,000 32 First Brazilian to win a Pro Tour
2 Germany.png Mark Ziegner $23,000 24
3 Argentina.png Diego Ostrovich $15,000 16 First Argentinian in a Pro Tour Top 8
4 United States.png David Humpherys $13,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 Malaysia.png Sim Han How $9,500 12 First Malaysian in a Pro Tour Top 8
6 Ireland.png John Larkin $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 Finland.png Tuomas Kotiranta $7,500 12
8 United States.png Ken Krouner $6,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 Germany.png Germany Mark Ziegner $10,000 6
Kai Budde $10,000 6
Felix Schneiders $10,000 6
2 United States.png United States Andrew Ranks $5,000 5
Eugene Harvey $5,000 5
Eric Franz $5,000 5