2002–03 Pro Tour Season

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2002–03 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year Germany.png Kai Budde
Rookie of the Year Japan.png Masashi Oiso
World Champion Germany.png Daniel Zink
Pro Tours 6
Grand Prix events 21
Previous season:
2001–02
Next season:
2003–04

The 2002–03 Pro Tour season was the eighth Pro Tour season. It started on 24 August 2002 with Grand Prix Sapporo, and ended on 10 August 2003 with the conclusion of the 2003 World Championships.

Grand Prix (August–September 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Sapporo GP London GP Cleveland
 Date: 24–25 August 2002  Date: 31 August–1 September 2002  Date: 7–8 September
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 467  Attendance: 683  Attendance: 605
 1. Japan.png Shinichi Kumagai  1. Czech Republic.png Jakub Slemr  1. United States.png Valentin Moskovich
 2. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  2. Germany.png Christoph Hölzl  2. Canada.png Gabriel Tsang
 3. Japan.png Satoshi Nakamura  3. Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers  3. United States.png Jeremy Pinter
 4. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  4. England.png Craig Stevenson  4. United States.png Matthew Schrempp
 5. Japan.png Kenji Kimoto  5. Portugal.png Pedro Velhinho  5. United States.png Adam Prosak
 6. Japan.png Junichi Kinoshita  6. France.png Christophe Haim  6. United States.png David Williams
 7. Japan.png Yuta Hirosawa  7. Italy.png Dario Minieri  7. United States.png Brian Davis
 8. Japan.png Nobuaki Shikata  8. France.png Gérard Garcia  8. United States.png Rob Dougherty

Pro Tour Boston[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Boston 2002

27–29 September 2002 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Phoenix Foundation Germany.png Dirk Baberowski $60,000 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8, third Pro Tour win
Germany.png Kai Budde 24 Seventh Pro Tour Top 8, sixth Pro Tour win
Germany.png Marco Blume 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 2020 Canada.png Steven Wolfman $30,000 18
Canada.png David Rood 18
Canada.png Elijah Pollock 18
3 Courtney's Boys Canada.png Gary Wise $18,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Neil Reeves 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Bob Maher, Jr. 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 Slay Pillage Gerrard United States.png Jon Sonne $15,000 12
United States.png Gerard Fabiano 12
United States.png Scott McCord 12

Grand Prix (September–October 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Hamburg GP Utsonomiya GP Copenhagen GP Philadelphia
 Date: 28–29 September 2002  Date: 12–13 October 2002  Date: 12–13 October 2002  Date: 26–27 October 2002
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 582  Attendance: 682  Attendance: 507  Attendance: 594
 1. Germany.png Simon Hockwin  1. Japan.png Rei Hashimoto  1. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.  1. Canada.png Jeff Cunningham
 2. Germany.png Arndt Meier  2. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura  2. Germany.png Jens Krause  2. United States.png Shaun Doran
 3. Germany.png Jens Krause  3. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita  3. Germany.png Kai Budde  3. United States.png Eli Aden
 4. Germany.png Patrick Plößer  4. Japan.png Masashi Oiso  4. Sweden.png Fredrik Boberg  4. United States.png Morgan Douglass
 5. Germany.png Nico Wendt  5. Japan.png Eiji Nomura  5. Germany.png Dirk Baberowski  5. United States.png Nick Eisel
 6. Poland.png Piotr Sienko  6. Japan.png Masanori Kobayashi  6. Sweden.png Jens Thorén  6. United States.png Craig Krempels
 7. Germany.png Dennis Schmitz  7. Japan.png Jin Okamoto  7. Sweden.png David Linder  7. United States.png Patrick Sullivan
 8. France.png Jean Charles Salvin  8. Japan.png Junichi Kinoshita  8. France.png Fleurent Jeudon  8. United States.png Jacob Rabinowitz

Pro Tour Houston[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Houston 2002

8–10 November 2002 in Houston, Texas, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Justin Gary $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 United States.png Rob Dougherty $20,000 24 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
3 United States.png Darwin Kastle $15,000 16 Seventh Pro Tour Top 8
4 Ireland.png John Larkin $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 Denmark.png Peter Myrvig $9,500 12
6 Sweden.png Mattias Jorstedt $8,500 12
7 United States.png Bob Maher, Jr. $7,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
8 Netherlands.png Jeroen Remie $6,500 12

Masters – Houston[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 Sweden.png Jens Thorén $25,000
2 Canada.png Gary Wise $15,000
3–4 United States.png Eric Froehlich $10,000
3–4 France.png Raphaël Lévy $10,000
5–8 United States.png Alex Shvartsman $6,500
5–8 Norway.png Eivind Nitter $6,500
5–8 Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma $6,500
5–8 Sweden.png Anton Jonsson $6,500

Grand Prix (November 2002–January 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Melbourne GP Los Angeles GP Reims GP New Orleans
 Date: 23–24 November 2002  Date: 23–24 November 2002  Date: 30 November–1 December 2002  Date: 3–4 January 2003
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 180  Attendance: 480  Attendance: 831  Attendance: 386
 1. Australia.png Ben Seck  1. United States.png Philip Freneau  1. Germany.png Alex Mack  1. United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz
 2. Australia.png Tristan Gall  2. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.  2. France.png Benjamin Caumes  2. United States.png Eugene Harvey
 3. Australia.png Jarron Puszet  3. United States.png Brian Hegstad  3. Germany.png Patrick Mello  3. United States.png Michael Pustilnik
 4. Australia.png Shun Jiang  4. United States.png Ken Krouner  4. France.png Emmanuel Vernay  4. Argentina.png Diego Ostrovich
 5. New Zealand.png Richard Grace  5. United States.png Peter Swarowski  5. Germany.png Hans Joachim Höh  5. Canada.png Jeff Cunningham
 6. Singapore.png Milton Jian Xiong Lin  6. United States.png Allen Sun  6. France.png Régis Lavoisier  6. United States.png Morgan Douglass
 7. Australia.png Chris Allen  7. United States.png Nick Eisel  7. Germany.png Christoph Lippert  7. United States.png Carl Lobato
 8. China.png Jake Hart  8. Mexico.png Gerardo Gordinez Estrada  8. Sweden.png Anton Jonsson  8. United States.png Trey Van Cleave

Pro Tour Chicago[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Chicago 2003

17–19 January 2003 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany.png Kai Budde $30,000 32 Eighth Pro Tour Top 8, seventh Pro Tour win
2 Norway.png Nicolai Herzog $20,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 United States.png Jon Finkel $15,000 16 Tenth Pro Tour Top 8
4 United States.png Dustin Stern $13,000 16
5 United States.png Eugene Harvey $9,500 12
6 Germany.png Fabio Reinhardt $8,500 12
7 Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers $7,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 United States.png William Jensen $6,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Masters – Chicago[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 France.png Franck Canu $25,000
2 United States.png Ken Ho $15,000
3–4 France.png Antoine Ruel $10,000
3–4 United States.png Neil Reeves $10,000
5–8 United States.png David Humpherys $6,500
5–8 Germany.png Kai Budde $6,500
5–8 Canada.png Gary Wise $6,500
5–8 Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen $6,500

Grand Prix (January–February 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Hiroshima GP Sevilla GP Boston
 Date: 25–26 January 2003  Date: 22–23 February 2003  Date: 22–23 February 2003
 Format: Extended  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 399  Attendance: 815  Attendance: 610
 1. Japan.png Motokiyo Azuma  1. Sweden.png Anton Jonsson  1. United States.png Brian Kibler
 2. Japan.png Osamu Fujita  2. Brazil.png Carlos Romão  2. United States.png Matthew Cory
 3. Japan.png Takao Higaki  3. Norway.png Eivind Nitter  3. United States.png Aaron Breider
 4. Japan.png Kang Jisang  4. France.png Antoine Ruel  4. Canada.png Mark Zajdner
 5. Japan.png Junichi Kinoshita  5. Belgium.png Stan van der Velden  5. United States.png Ben Rubin
 6. Japan.png Yoshitaka Nakano  6. Spain.png Adriano Rohner  6. United States.png Joshua Wagener
 7. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita  7. Germany.png David Brucker  7. United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz
 8. Japan.png Atsushi Tabuchi  8. Spain.png Javier Perez Fresnedo  8. United States.png Eric James

Pro Tour Venice[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Venice 2003

21–23 March 2003 in Venice, Italy.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany.png Osyp Lebedowicz $30,000 32 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Finland.png Tomi Walamies $20,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 United States.png Jordan Berkowitz $15,000 16
4 United States.png William Jensen $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 France.png Gabriel Nassif $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 United States.png Darwin Kastle $8,500 12 Eighth Pro Tour Top 8
7 Japan.png Akihiro Kashima $7,500 12
8 Sweden.png Mattias Jorstedt $6,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Masters – Venice[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda $60,000
Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
Japan.png Masahiko Morita
2 Canada.png David Rood $30,000
Canada.png Steve Wolfman
Canada.png Elijah Pollock
3–4 Japan.png Reiji Andou $15,000
Japan.png Kazuyuki Momose
Japan.png Itaru Ishida
3–4 Canada.png Gary Wise $15,000
United States.png Neil Reeves
United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.

Grand Prix (March–April 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Kyoto GP Singapore GP Prague
 Date: 29–30 March 2003  Date: 29–30 March 2003  Date: 12–13 April 2003
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 679  Attendance: 237  Attendance: 947
 1. Japan.png Akira Asahara  1. Sweden.png Mikael Polgary  1. Austria.png Stefan Jedlicka
 2. Japan.png Hisaya Tanaka  2. Malaysia.png Terry Soh  2. France.png Raphaël Lévy
 3. Japan.png Masashi Oiso  3. Singapore.png Kelvin Yew Teck Hoon  3. Norway.png Thomas Gundersen
 4. Japan.png Akihiro Takakuwa  4. Singapore.png Sam Lei Kang Lau  4. Denmark.png David Jensen
 5. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  5. Singapore.png Chang Chua  5. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma
 6. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura  6. Hong Kong.png Kai Cheong Tang  6. France.png Gabriel Nassif
 7. Japan.png Ryouma Shiozu  7. United States.png Gary Talim  7. Sweden.png Anton Jonsson
 8. Japan.png Yoshiaki Tashiro  8. United States.png Antonino De Rosa  8. Austria.png Armin Birner

Pro Tour Yokohama[edit | edit source]

9–11 May 2003 in Yokohama, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Sweden.png Mattias Jorstedt $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 Sweden.png Masashi Oiso $20,000 24
3 Japan.png Tsuyoshi Ikeda $15,000 16
4 United States.png Jon Finkel $13,000 16 Eleventh Pro Tour Top 8
5 France.png Benjamin Caumes $9,500 12
6 Argentina.png Jose Barbero $8,500 12
7 Australia.png Ben Seck $7,500 12
8 Canada.png Rich Hoaen $6,500 12

Masters – Yokohama[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 United States.png Bob Maher, Jr. $25,000
2 France.png Gabriel Nassif $15,000
3–4 Finland.png Tomi Walamies $10,000
3–4 United States.png Darwin Kastle $10,000
5–8 Argentina.png Diego Ostrovich $6,500
5–8 France.png Pierre Malherbaud $6,500
5–8 United States.png Brian Kibler $6,500
5–8 United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz $6,500

Grand Prix (May–July 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Pittsburgh GP Amsterdam GP Bangkok GP Detroit
 Date: 31 May–1 June 2003  Date: 7–8 June 2003  Date: 12–13 July 2003  Date: 12–13 July 2003
 Format: Team Limited  Format: Team Limited  Format: Standard  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 585 (195 teams)  Attendance: 594 (198 teams)  Attendance: 257  Attendance: 604
 1. United States.png Justin Gary
 1. United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz
 1. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 1. France.png Wilfried Ranque
 1. Brazil.png Carlos Romão
 1. Argentina.png Jose Barbero
 1. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita  1. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.
 2. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  2. United States.png Eugene Harvey
 3. Malaysia.png Vincent Gan  3. United States.png Josh Ravitz
 2. United States.png James Duguid
 2. United States.png Charles Gindy
 2. United States.png Manny Orellana
 2. Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen
 2. United States.png Jon Finkel
 2. United States.png Eric Froehlich
 4. Japan.png Osamu Fujita  4. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 5. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  5. United States.png Mark Herberholz
 6. Japan.png Tsutomu Yamada  6. United States.png Matt Severa
 3. France.png Jean Charles Salvin
 3. Canada.png Pasquale Ruggiero
 3. Canada.png Jairo Liquidano
 3. Finland.png Tomi Walamies
 3. Sweden.png Jens Thorén
 3. Sweden.png Anton Jonsson
 7. Thailand.png Peerapat Ekpoorthorn  7. United States.png Morgan Douglass
 8. Thailand.png Noppadol Srirattana  8. United States.png Derek Starleaf
   
 4. United States.png Justin Schneider
 4. United States.png Michael Krzywicki
 4. United States.png Mike Long
 4. Germany.png André Delere
 4. Germany.png Rolf Ottovordemgentschenfelde
 4. Germany.png René Kraft
 

2003 World Championships[edit | edit source]

6–10 August 2003 in Berlin, Germany.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany.png Daniel Zink $35,000 32
2 Japan.png Jin Okamoto $23,000 24
3 Finland.png Tuomo Nieminen $15,000 16
4 United States.png David Humpherys $13,000 16 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
5 Netherlands.png Jeroen Remie $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 Germany.png Peer Kröger $8,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 Germany.png Wolfgang Eder $7,500 12
8 United States.png Gabe Walls $6,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 United States.png United States Justin Gary $10,000 6
Gabe Walls $10,000 6
Joshua Wagner $10,000 6
2 Finland.png Finland Tomi Walamies $5,000 5
Tuomo Nieminen $5,000 5
Arho Toikka $5,000 5