2005 Pro Tour Season

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2005 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year Japan.png Kenji Tsumura
Rookie of the Year France.png Pierre Canali
World Champion Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
Hall of Fame inductions United States.png Jon Finkel
United States.png Darwin Kastle
United States.png Alan Comer
Finland.png Tommi Hovi
Sweden.png Olle Råde
Pro Tours 7
Grand Prix events 31
Previous season:
2003–04
Next season:
2006

The 2005 Pro Tour season was the tenth Pro Tour season. It started on 10 September 2004 with Grand Prix Rimini, and ended on 4 December 2005 with the conclusion of the 2005 World Championships. It was the longest ever Pro Tour season, as it was a time of transition for the Pro Tour circuit; starting with this season, Pro Tour seasons would take place across a calendar year instead of the latter half of one year and the first half of the next. The Pro Tour Hall of Fame was also introduced during this season, with the inaugural class being Jon Finkel, Darwin Kastle, Tommi Hovi, Alan Comer, and Olle Råde.

2005 season changes[edit | edit source]

Previous Pro Tour seasons had taken place across two calendar years: the latter half of one year, and the first half of the next. Starting with the 2005 season, Pro Tour seasons would correspond with the calendar year, with the World Championships taking place in November or December as the last event of the season.

Furthermore, the previous system of Pro Standings and End-of-the-Year Payout were phased out during the course of the season. End-of-the-Year Payouts were still in effect for the 2005 season, but more than halved, from $635,000 in 2003–4 to $300,000 in 2005, and completely removed for future seasons. To replace it, the Pro Tour Players Club was introduced. Players were assigned levels based on Pro Points accumulated during the previous and current seasons, and they could advance in levels by earning more Pro Points. The benefits ranged from invitations to all Pro Tour events at Level 3, to free airfare and hotel room and an appearance fee of $2000 for each Pro Tour at Level 6, the highest level.[1]

Grand Prix (September–October 2004)[edit | edit source]

GP Rimini GP Vienna GP Austin
 Date: 10–11 September 2004  Date: 9–10 October 2004  Date: 9–10 October 2004
 Format: Standard  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 750  Attendance: 979  Attendance: 386
 1. Italy.png Domingo Ottati  1. Austria.png Nikolaus Eigner  1. United States.png Jon Sonne
 2. Germany.png Florian Pils  2. France.png Antoine Ruel  2. United States.png Eugene Levin
 3. Italy.png Giovanni Gesiot  3. Germany.png René Kraft  3. United States.png Chris Prochak
 4. Croatia.png Luka Gasparac  4. Croatia.png Sasha Zorc  4. United States.png Gerry Thompson
 5. Italy.png Davide Ghini  5. Germany.png Sebastian Thaler  5. United States.png Jim Finstrom
 6. Czech Republic.png Jan Brodzak  6. Italy.png Daniele Canavesi  6. United States.png Neil Reeves
 7. Italy.png Andrea Paselli  7. Italy.png Dario Minieri  7. United States.png Michael Jacob
 8. Italy.png Luca Cialini  8. Austria.png Stefan Jedlicka  8. United States.png Mike Thompson

Pro Tour Colombus[edit | edit source]

29–31 October 2004 in Colombus, Ohio, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 France.png Pierre Canali $30,000 25 Pro Tour debut
2 Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura $20,000 20
3 England.png Nicholas West $15,000 16 Pro Tour debut
4 France.png Olivier Ruel $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Gadiel Szleifer $9,000 12
6 Japan.png Masashi Oiso $8,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
7 Japan.png Ryuichi Arita $8,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 Belgium.png Geoffrey Siron $7,500 12

Grand Prix (November 2004–January 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Helsinki GP Brisbane GP Yokohama GP Porto Alegre
 Date: 6–7 November 2004  Date: 13–14 November 2004  Date: 20–21 November 2004  Date: 20–21 November 2004
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 455  Attendance: 222  Attendance: 707  Attendance: 342
 1. France.png Olivier Ruel  1. Australia.png Will Copeman  1. Japan.png Kazuki Katou  1. Argentina.png Jose Barbero
 2. Finland.png Mikko Leiviskä  2. Australia.png Anatoli Lightfoot  2. Japan.png Tomohiro Kaji  2. Argentina.png Gabriel Caligaris
 3. France.png Jean Charles Salvin  3. Japan.png Masami Ibamoto  3. Japan.png Akira Asahara  3. Argentina.png Mauro Kina
 4. Denmark.png Ulrik Tarp  4. Australia.png Andrew Grain  4. Japan.png Koutarou Ootsuka  4. Brazil.png Rafael Mendonça
 5. Sweden.png Anton Jonsson  5. Australia.png Tom Hay  5. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  5. Brazil.png Guilherme Fonseca
 6. Germany.png Wenzel Krautmann  6. Australia.png Andrew Varga  6. Japan.png Rei Hashimoto  6. Brazil.png Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
 7. Belgium.png Pavlos Akritas  7. Australia.png Jarrod Bright  7. Japan.png Takashi Akiyama  7. Brazil.png Renato Wholers
 8. Finland.png Erkki Siira  8. Australia.png Bryce Trevilyan  8. Japan.png Ren Ishikawa  8. Brazil.png Adilson de Oliveira
GP Paris GP Chicago GP Osaka
 Date: 27–28 November 2004  Date: 18–19 December 2004  Date: 8–9 January 2005
 Format: Limited  Format: Team Limited  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 1594  Attendance: 474 (158 teams)  Attendance: 480 (160 teams)
 1. Netherlands.png Wilco Pinkster  1. United States.png Tim Aten
 1. United States.png Gadiel Szleifer
 1. United States.png John Pelcak
 1. Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda
 1. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
 1. Japan.png Masahiko Morita
 2. France.png Bastien Perez
 3. Netherlands.png Wessel Oomens
 4. France.png Raphaël Lévy  2. United States.png Adam Chambers
 2. United States.png Zach Parker
 2. United States.png Charles Gindy
 2. Japan.png Jin Okamoto
 2. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Ikeda
 2. Japan.png Itaru Ishida
 5. Italy.png Giuseppe Reale
 6. Czech Republic.png Arnost Zidek
 7. Germany.png Stephan Meyer  3. United States.png Igor Frayman
 3. United States.png Josh Ravitz
 3. United States.png Chris Pikula
 3. Japan.png Ichiro Shimura
 3. Japan.png Shu Komuro
 3. Japan.png Tomohide Sasagawa
 8. France.png Jean-Baptiste Gouesse
 
   4. United States.png Bob Allbright
 4. United States.png Mike Hron
 4. United States.png Paul Artl
 4. Japan.png Tomohiro Kaji
 4. Japan.png Kenji Tsumura
 4. Japan.png Tomoharu Saito

Pro Tour Nagoya[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Nagoya 2005

28–30 January 2005 in Nagoya, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Japan.png Shu Komuro $30,000 25
2 Sweden.png Anton Jonsson $20,000 20 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
3 Malaysia.png Terry Soh $15,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 Canada.png Murray Evans $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda $9,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 Netherlands.png Frank Karsten $8,500 12
7 Finland.png Jarno Harkonen $8,000 12
8 Greece.png Vasilis Fatouros $7,500 12 First Greek in a Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (February–March 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Boston GP Eindhoven GP Seattle
 Date: 5–6 February 2005  Date: 26–27 February 2005  Date: 5–6 March 2005
 Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 699  Attendance: 1012  Attendance: 390
 1. Japan.png Masashi Oiso  1. France.png Sebastien Roux  1. United States.png Ernie Marchesano
 2. United States.png Lucas Glavin  2. Netherlands.png Rogier Maaten  2. Canada.png Taylor Putnam
 3. United States.png Keith McLaughlin  3. Germany.png Xuan-Phi Nguyen  3. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura
 4. United States.png Benjamin Dempsey  4. Germany.png Tobias Radloff  4. United States.png Max McCall
 5. United States.png Osyp Lebedowicz  5. Australia.png Kamiel Cornelissen  5. United States.png Grant Struck
 6. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  6. Germany.png Michael Leicht  6. Canada.png John Ripley
 7. United States.png Anthony Impellizzierei  7. Czech Republic.png Petr Nahodil  7. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita
 8. United States.png Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz  8. Netherlands.png Bas Postema  8. United States.png Ryan Cimera

Pro Tour Atlanta[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Atlanta 2005

11–13 March 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Nova Canada.png Gabriel Tsang $60,000 20 Third Pro Tour Top 8
Canada.png David Rood 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
France.png Gabriel Nassif 20 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
2 We Add United States.png Don Smith $30,000 16 Pro Tour debut
United States.png Andrew Pacifico 16
United States.png Adam Chambers 16
3 Les baltringues de Ludipia France.png Benjamin Caumes $18,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
France.png Nicolas Bornarel 12
France.png Camille Fenet 12
4 One Spin Japan.png Tomohiro Kaji $15,000 12
Japan.png Kenji Tsumura 12
Japan.png Tomoharu Saito 12

Grand Prix (March–April 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Singapore GP Leipzig GP Lisbon GP Detroit
 Date: 19–20 March 2005  Date: 26–27 March 2005  Date: 23–24 April 2005  Date: 23–24 April 2005
 Format: Extended  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 373  Attendance: 899  Attendance: 1169  Attendance: 491
 1. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  1. Russia.png Rustam Bakirov  1. Portugal.png Marcio Carvalho  1. United States.png Jordan Berkowitz
 2. Malaysia.png Shih Chien Chang  2. Germany.png Rosario Maij  2. Portugal.png Luis Sousa  2. Canada.png Rich Hoaen
 3. Japan.png Ichirou Shimura  3. Germany.png Maximillian Bracht  3. Sweden.png Mikael Polgary  3. United States.png Michael Krumb
 4. Hong Kong.png Yeung Sun Kit  4. Austria.png Niki Jedlicka  4. Spain.png David Blazquez  4. Netherlands.png Jeroen Remie
 5. Indonesia.png Dennis Yuliadinata  5. Germany.png Philip Fetzer  5. Portugal.png Joao Martins  5. United States.png Osyp Lebedowicz
 6. Japan.png Shu Komuro  6. Denmark.png Sune Ellegard  6. France.png Pierre-Jerome Meurisse  6. United States.png William Postlethwait
 7. Australia.png Oliver Oks  7. Belgium.png Bernardo Da Costa Cabral  7. Portugal.png Marco Manuel  7. England.png Sam Gomersall
 8. Singapore.png Gabriel Kang  8. Poland.png Mateusz Dabkowski  8. Sweden.png Anton Jonsson  8. United States.png Patrick Sullivan

Pro Tour Philadelphia[edit | edit source]

6–8 May 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Gadiel Szleifer $21,725 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Japan.png Kenji Tsumura $12,275 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Canada.png Steven Wolfman $7,475 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 France.png Olivier Ruel $6,950 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Ryan Cimera $2,825 12 Pro Tour debut
6 United States.png Jeff Novekoff $4,750 12 Pro Tour debut
7 United States.png Mark Herberholz $3,175 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 Germany.png André Müller $2,075 12

Grand Prix (May–June 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Matsuyama GP Bologna
 Date: 14–15 May 2005  Date: 11–12 June 2005
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 420  Attendance: 654
 1. Japan.png Akira Asahara  1. France.png Olivier Ruel
 2. Japan.png Masashi Oiso  2. Germany.png David Brucker
 3. Japan.png Kentarou Nonaka  3. Italy.png Giulio Barra
 4. Japan.png Takayuki Toochika  4. Switzerland.png Leonard Barbou
 5. Japan.png Osamu Fujita  5. Czech Republic.png Tomas Klimes
 6. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura  6. England.png Quentin Martin
 7. Japan.png Tomoharu Saito  7. Italy.png Bruno Panara
 8. Japan.png Jun'ya Takahashi  8. Italy.png Marco Castellano

Pro Tour London[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour London 2005

8–10 July 2005 in London, Great Britain.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Belgium.png Geoffrey Siron $30,000 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8, first Belgian to win a Pro Tour
2 Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Sweden.png Johan Sadeghpour $15,000 16
4 Finland.png Antti Malin $13,000 16
5 Japan.png Masashi Oiso $9,000 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
6 Finland.png Tomi Walamies $8,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 Czech Republic.png Arnost Zidek $8,000 12
8 Sweden.png David Larsson $7,500 12

Grand Prix (July-September 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Minneapolis GP Niigata GP Taipei
 Date: 16–17 July 2005  Date: 23–24 July 2005  Date: 6–7 August 2005
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 404  Attendance: 476  Attendance: 261
 1. United States.png Alex Lieberman  1. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori  1. Japan.png Osamu Fujita
 2. United States.png Mark Herberholz  2. Japan.png Tomohiro Aridome  2. Japan.png Masahiko Morita
 3. United States.png Dustin Marquis  3. Japan.png Akira Asahara  3. Japan.png Jun'ichirou Bandou
 4. United States.png Adam Yurchick  4. Japan.png Masashi Oiso  4. Japan.png Shu Komuro
 5. Brazil.png Celso Zampere, Jr.  5. Japan.png Takuya Osawa  5. Taiwan.png Tai Chi Huang
 6. United States.png Andrew Stokinger  6. Japan.png Kenji Tsumura  6. Singapore.png Aik Seng Khoo
 7. United States.png Gerry Thompson  7. Japan.png Ryouma Shiozu  7. Japan.png Masashi Oiso
 8. United States.png Sean Inlow  8. Japan.png Suhan Yun  8. Japan.png Masahiro Kuroda
GP Salt Lake City GP Nottingham GP Mexico City
 Date: 27–28 August 2005  Date: 3–4 September 2005  Date: 3–4 September 2005
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 250  Attendance: 560  Attendance: 305
 1. United States.png Antonino De Rosa  1. Czech Republic.png Nikola Vavra  1. Netherlands.png Julien Nuijten
 2. United States.png Karl Briem  2. Netherlands.png Roel van Heeswijk  2. Mexico.png Edgar Leiva
 3. Japan.png Kenji Tsumura  3. Austria.png Nikolaus Eigner  3. Netherlands.png Frank Karsten
 4. United States.png Mark Ioli  4. Austria.png Philip Reich  4. Venezuela.png Maximiliano Liprandi
 5. Netherlands.png Frank Karsten  5. France.png Jean Charles Salvin  5. United States.png William Postlethwait
 6. United States.png Gadiel Szleifer  6. Spain.png Ricard Tudori  6. United States.png Gerard Fabiano
 7. United States.png Gabe Walls  7. Slovenia.png Jure Trunk  7. Venezuela.png Daniel Fior
 8. Netherlands.png Rogier Maaten  8. Spain.png Alfred Benages  8. Denmark.png Rasmus Sibast

Pro Tour Los Angeles[edit | edit source]

28–30 October 2005 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 France.png Antoine Ruel $30,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 United States.png Billy Moreno $20,000 20
3 Japan.png Kenji Tsumura $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 United States.png Chris McDaniel $13,000 16
5 Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita $9,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
6 Taiwan.png Chih-Hsiang Chang $8,500 12 First Taiwanese in a Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Ervin Tormos $8,000 12 Pro Tour debut
8 Japan.png Ryuichi Arita $7,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (November 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Melbourne GP Kitakyushu GP Copenhagen
 Date: 5–6 November 2005  Date: 5–6 November 2005  Date: 5–6 November 2005
 Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 140  Attendance: 272  Attendance: 340
 1. Australia.png James Zhang  1. Japan.png Tomohiro Kaji  1. Netherlands.png Julien Nuijten
 2. Australia.png Paul Chalder  2. Japan.png Ryo Ogura  2. Finland.png Kim Valori
 3. Australia.png Tim He  3. Japan.png Makihito Mihara  3. Denmark.png Alexandre Rathcke
 4. Australia.png David Zhao  4. Japan.png Masashi Oiso  4. Netherlands.png Wessel Oomens
 5. Australia.png Andrew Vance  5. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  5. France.png Olivier Ruel
 6. Australia.png Hugh Glanville  6. Japan.png Jin Okamoto  6. Finland.png Pasi Virtanen
 7. Australia.png Ben Fleming  7. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  7. Germany.png Bodo Rösner
 8. Australia.png Sam Atkinson  8. Japan.png Akira Asahara  8. Greece.png Nikolaos Lahanas
GP Philadelphia GP Bilbao GP Beijing
 Date: 12–13 November 2005  Date: 19–20 November 2005  Date: 26–27 November
 Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 495  Attendance: 938  Attendance: 159
 1. United States.png Jon Sonne  1. France.png Olivier Ruel  1. China.png Dong Zhong
 2. United States.png Chris Pikula  2. Portugal.png Marcio Carvalho  2. Japan.png Masashi Oiso
 3. Canada.png Pasquale Ruggiero  3. Belgium.png Geoffrey Siron  3. France.png Olivier Ruel
 4. United States.png Tom Smart  4. Spain.png Jacob Arias Garcia  4. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
 5. United States.png Paul Serignese  5. Netherlands.png Rogier Maaten  5. China.png Li Gong Wei
 6. United States.png Pat McGregor  6. France.png Jonathan Rispal  6. Japan.png Tomoharu Saito
 7. United States.png Ben Goodman  7. Spain.png Gonzalo Domingo  7. Taiwan.png Ming Da Tsai
 8. Canada.png Lam Phan  8. Spain.png Sergi Herrero  8. Japan.png Kenji Tsumura

2005 World Championships[edit | edit source]

30 November–4 December 2005 in Yokohama, Japan.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori $35,000 32
2 Netherlands.png Frank Karsten $23,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Japan.png Tomohiro Kaji $15,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 Japan.png Akira Asahara $13,000 16
5 Portugal.png Marcio Carvalho $9,500 12
6 Singapore.png Ding Leong $8,500 12
7 Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura $7,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 Portugal.png André Coimbra $6,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 Japan.png Japan Ichiro Shimura $10,000 6
Takuma Morifuji $10,000 6
Masashi Oiso $10,000 6
2 United States.png United States Jon Sonne $5,000 5
Antonino De Rosa $5,000 5
Neil Reeves $5,000 5

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Buehler, Randy (2005-05-02). WELCOME TO THE PRO PLAYERS CLUB. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2016-04-29.