2006 Pro Tour Season

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2006 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year Japan.png Shota Yasooka
Rookie of the Year Germany.png Sebastian Thaler
World Champion Japan.png Makihito Mihara
Hall of Fame inductions United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.
United States.png David Humpherys
France.png Raphaël Lévy
Canada.png Gary Wise
United States.png Rob Dougherty
Pro Tours 5
Grand Prix events 22
Previous season:
2005
Next season:
2007

The 2006 Pro Tour season was the eleventh Pro Tour season. It started on 18 December 2005 with Grand Prix events in Lille and Charlotte, and ended on 3 December 2006 with the conclusion of the 2006 World Championships.

Grand Prix (December 2005–February 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP Lille GP Charlotte GP Hasselt
 Date: 18–19 December 2005  Date: 18–19 December 2005  Date: 28–29 January 2006
 Format: Legacy  Format: Extended  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 939  Attendance: 456  Attendance: 1070
 1. Austria.png Helmut Summersberger  1. United States.png Michael Krumb  1. England.png Sam Gomersall
 2. Czech Republic.png Daniel Krutil  2. United States.png Alex Majlaton  2. France.png Julien Goron
 3. France.png Nicholas Labarre  3. United States.png Kyle Goodman  3. Netherlands.png Maurice Palijama
 4. Italy.png Luca Verdiani  4. United States.png Dave Shiels  4. Slovenia.png Ziga Fritz
 5. Germany.png Martin Brenner  5. United States.png Antonino De Rosa  5. Germany.png Helge Nelson
 6. France.png Loïc Le Briand  6. United States.png Alan Hubbard  6. Netherlands.png Dimitri Reinderman
 7. Germany.png Maximilian Bracht  7. United States.png Chris Boozer  7. England.png Quentin Martin
 8. France.png Nicolas Francois  8. United States.png Tom LaPille  8. France.png Francois Moreau
GP Richmond GP Dortmund
 Date: 4–5 February 2006  Date: 18–19 February 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 558  Attendance: 1029
 1. Canada.png Rich Hoaen  1. Germany.png David Brucker
 2. United States.png Jon Sonne  2. France.png Julien Goron
 3. United States.png Adam Chambers  3. Germany.png Mathias Wigge
 4. United States.png John Fiorillo  4. Germany.png Marco Rothaupt
 5. United States.png Eugene Harvey  5. Germany.png Dennis Grudowski
 6. United States.png Taylor Webb  6. Netherlands.png Julien Nuijten
 7. United States.png Gerry Thompson  7. France.png Olivier Ruel
 8. United States.png Michael Pinnegar  8. Germany.png Stefan Rentzsch

Pro Tour Honolulu[edit | edit source]

3–5 March 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Mark Herberholz $40,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 England.png Craig Jones $20,000 20
3 Portugal.png Tiago Chan $15,000 16
4 France.png Olivier Ruel $14,000 16 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Osyp Lebedowicz $11,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
6 Germany.png Maximilian Bracht $11,000 12
7 Netherlands.png Ruud Warmenhoven $10,500 12
8 France.png Antoine Ruel $10,000 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (March–April 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP Manila GP Cardiff GP Madison
 Date: 18–19 March 2006  Date: 25–26 March 2006  Date: 25–26 March 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Team Unified Standard
 Attendance: 368  Attendance: 370  Attendance: 456 (152 teams)
 1. Philippines.png James Porter  1. England.png Martin Dingler  1. United States.png Brian Ziegler
 1. United States.png Tim Bulger
 1. United States.png Takanobu Sato
 2. Philippines.png Jiro Francisco  2. Germany.png Wesimo Al-Bacha
 3. South Korea.png Cynic Kim  3. Netherlands.png Roel van Heeswijk
 4. China.png Bo Sun  4. Scotland.png Julian Jardine  2. United States.png Kyle Goodman
 2. United States.png Mark Ioli
 2. United States.png Ben Lundquist
 5. Australia.png Jake Hart  5. England.png Quentin Martin
 6. Philippines.png Felix Gonzales  6. Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers
 7. Japan.png Takuya Osawa  7. France.png Raphaël Lévy  3. Canada.png Rich Hoaen
 3. United States.png Eric Froehlich
 3. United States.png Bob Maher, Jr.
 8. Philippines.png Dominic Ortega  8. France.png Antoine Ruel
   
     4. United States.png John Pelcak
 4. United States.png Chris McDaniel
 4. United States.png Jon Sonne
GP Hamamatsu GP Barcelona
 Date: 8–9 April 2006  Date: 8–9 April 2006
 Format: Team Unified Standard  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 495 (165 teams)  Attendance: 1208
 1. Japan.png Kotatsu Saitou
 1. Japan.png Takahiro Katayama
 1. Japan.png Yuusuke Tanii
 1. Austria.png Helmut Summersberger
 2. France.png Raphaël Lévy
 3. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma
 2. Japan.png Akira Asahara
 2. Japan.png Masaya Kitayama
 2. Japan.png Shota Yasooka
 4. Sweden.png Johan Sadeghpour
 5. France.png Olivier Ruel
 6. Spain.png Aniol Alcaraz
 3. Japan.png Takuya Osawa
 3. Japan.png Ryo Ogura
 3. Japan.png Itaru Ishida
 7. France.png Jean Charles Salvin
 8. Germany.png Sebastian Thaler
 
 4. Japan.png Takashi Ishihara
 4. Japan.png Shuhei Itou
 4. Japan.png Daisuke Saitou
 

Pro Tour Prague[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Prague 2006

5–7 May 2006 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Japan.png Takuya Osawa $40,000 25
2 Germany.png Aaron Brackmann $20,000 20
3 Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 Germany.png Christian Hüttenberger $14,000 16
5 Denmark.png Rasmus Sibast $11,500 12
6 United States.png Antonino De Rosa $11,000 12
7 United States.png Joe Crosby $10,500 12
8 England.png Quentin Martin $10,000 12

Grand Prix (June 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP Kuala Lumpur GP Turin GP Toronto
 Date: 3–4 June 2006  Date: 3–4 June 2006  Date: 3–4 June 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 316  Attendance: 656  Attendance: 504
 1. Japan.png Kenji Tsumura  1. Switzerland.png Nico Bohny  1. United States.png Antonino De Rosa
 2. Japan.png Osamu Fujita  2. France.png Antoine Ruel  2. United States.png Jon Sonne
 3. England.png Quentin Martin  3. Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers  3. United States.png Kyle Sanchez
 4. Netherlands.png Ruud Warmenhoven  4. Germany.png Klaus Jöns  4. United States.png Mark Lovin
 5. Malaysia.png Terry Soh  5. Italy.png Marco Lombardi  5. United States.png John Fiorillo
 6. Japan.png Shota Yasooka  6. France.png Guillaume Wafo-Tapa  6. United States.png Brad Taulbee
 7. South Korea.png Cynic Kim  7. Italy.png Giacomo Mallamaci  7. Canada.png Jay Jiang
 8. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  8. France.png Pierre Canali  8. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma

Pro Tour Charleston[edit | edit source]

16–18 June 2006 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Kajiharu80 Japan.png Tomohiro Kaji $75,000 20 Third Pro Tour Top 8
Japan.png Shota Yasooka 20
Japan.png Tomoharu Saito 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Raaala Pumba Brazil.png Celso Zampere, Jr. $36,000 16
Brazil.png Willy Edel 16
Brazil.png Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa 16
3 D-25 Japan.png Chikara Nakajima $21,000 12
Japan.png Ryuichi Arita 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
Japan.png Kazuya Mitamura 12
4 Big Timing With Big Oots United States.png Chris McDaniel $18,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Gadiel Szleifer 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png John Pelcak 12

Grand Prix (June–October 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP Toulouse GP Malmö GP St. Louis GP Hiroshima
 Date: 24–25 June 2006  Date: 22–23 July 2006  Date: 22–23 July 2006  Date: 19–20 August 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 674  Attendance: 539  Attendance: 466  Attendance: 417
 1. Japan.png Kenji Tsumura  1. Netherlands.png Wessel Oomens  1. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura  1. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura
 2. Belgium.png Marijn Lybaert  2. Greece.png Vasilis Fatouros  2. United States.png Zac Hill  2. Portugal.png André Coimbra
 3. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura  3. Netherlands.png Wilco Pinkster  3. Japan.png Kenji Tsumura  3. Japan.png Takahiro Suzuki
 4. Spain.png Adrian Olivera  4. Sweden.png Axel Berglund  4. United States.png Chris Fennell  4. England.png Basam Tebet
 5. France.png Julien Soum  5. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma  5. United States.png Alex Kim  5. Netherlands.png Julien Nuijten
 6. France.png Olivier Ruel  6. Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen  6. United States.png Pierre Mondon  6. Japan.png Kentarou Nonaka
 7. Japan.png Shota Yasooka  7. Portugal.png André Coimbra  7. United States.png Dalton King  7. Japan.png Ichirou Shimura
 8. France.png Thomas Didierjean  8. Denmark.png Asbjørn Fallesen  8. Canada.png Jeremy Kunkel  8. Japan.png Yuusuke Wakisaka
GP Phoenix GP Sydney GP Athens
 Date: 2–3 September 2006  Date: 7–8 October 2006  Date: 14–15 October 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 387  Attendance: 213  Attendance: 469
 1. Brazil.png Carlos Romão  1. Australia.png James Zhang  1. Germany.png Sebastian Thaler
 2. United States.png Sean Inoue  2. Australia.png Anatoli Lightfoot  2. Belgium.png Vincent Lemoine
 3. France.png Raphaël Lévy  3. Japan.png Tomoharu Saito  3. Portugal.png Marcio Carvalho
 4. United States.png Sam Stein  4. Australia.png Jeremy Neeman  4. France.png Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
 5. Belgium.png Geoffrey Siron  5. Australia.png Steven Aplin  5. Germany.png David Brucker
 6. United States.png Gadiel Szleifer  6. Japan.png Takuya Osawa  6. France.png Antoine Ruel
 7. Portugal.png André Coimbra  7. Japan.png Shota Yasooka  7. Greece.png Evangelos Papatsarouchas
 8. Japan.png Shu Kumuro  8. Australia.png Hugh Glanville  8. Germany.png Aaron Brackmann

Pro Tour Kobe[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Kobe 2006

20–22 October 2006 in Kobe, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany.png Jan-Moritz Merkel $40,000 25 Pro Tour debut
2 Brazil.png Willy Edel $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 France.png Bastien Perez $15,000 16
4 France.png Thomas Didierjean $14,000 16 Pro Tour debut
5 Japan.png Kenji Tsumura $11,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
6 Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers $11,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 Japan.png Tomoharu Saito $10,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
8 Japan.png Takahiro Suzuki $10,000 12

Grand Prix (November 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP New Jersey GP Yamagata
 Date: 11–12 November 2006  Date: 18–19 November 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 913  Attendance: 359
 1. Canada.png Guillaume Cardin  1. Japan.png Takihiro Suzuki
 2. Canada.png Rich Hoaen  2. Japan.png Takeshi Ozawa
 3. United States.png Tim Aten  3. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma
 4. United States.png Jason Imperiale  4. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori
 5. United States.png Gerry Thompson  5. Canada.png Rich Hoaen
 6. United States.png John Pelcak  6. France.png Antoine Ruel
 7. United States.png Andrew Stokinger  7. Japan.png Ryo Ogura
 8. Japan.png Shota Yasooka  8. Japan.png Yuu Murakami

2006 World Championships[edit | edit source]

29 November–3 December 2006 in Paris, France.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Japan.png Makihito Mihara $50,000 25
2 Japan.png Ryo Ogura $25,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Wales.png Nick Lovett $16,000 16 First Welshman in a Pro Tour Top 8, Pro Tour debut
4 France.png Gabriel Nassif $15,000 16 Seventh Pro Tour Top 8
5 Portugal.png Paulo Carvalho $11,500 12 Pro Tour debut
6 Brazil.png Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $11,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 Portugal.png Tiago Chan $10,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori $10,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 Netherlands.png Netherlands Julien Nuijten $10,000 6
Kamiel Cornelissen $10,000 6
Robert van Medevoort $10,000 6
2 Japan.png Japan Hidenori Katayama $5,000 5
Katsuhiro Mori $5,000 5
Shouhei Yamamoto $5,000 5