2009 Pro Tour Season

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2009 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year Japan.png Yuuya Watanabe
Rookie of the Year Germany.png Lino Burgold
World Champion Portugal.png André Coimbra
Hall of Fame inductions France.png Antoine Ruel
Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen
Netherlands.png Frank Karsten
Pro Tours 4
Grand Prix events 19
Previous season:
2008
Next season:
2010

The 2009 Pro Tour season was the fourteenth Pro Tour season. It started on 17 January 2009 with Grand Prix Los Angeles, and ended on 22 November 2009 with the conclusion of the 2009 World Championships.

Grand Prix (January-February 2009)[edit | edit source]

GP Los Angeles GP Rotterdam
 Date: 17–18 January 2009  Date: 21–22 February 2009
 Format: Extended  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 834  Attendance: 1227
 1. United States.png Luis Scott-Vargas  1. Netherlands.png Arjan van Leeuwen
 2. United States.png Brett Piazza  2. Netherlands.png Robert van Meedevort
 3. Panama.png Saul Alvarado  3. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura
 4. United States.png Mat Marr  4. Germany.png Alex Fanghänel
 5. United States.png Michael Jacob  5. Germany.png Aaron Brackmann
 6. United States.png Carl Hendrix  6. Czech Republic.png Michal Hebky
 7. United States.png Mark Herberholz  7. Czech Republic.png Tomas Langer
 8. United States.png Asher Hecht  8. Germany.png Reinhold Kohl

Pro Tour Kyoto[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Kyoto 2009

27 February–1 March 2009 in Kyoto, Japan

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 France.png Gabriel Nassif $40,000 25 Ninth Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 United States.png Luis Scott-Vargas $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Japan.png Akimasa Yamamoto $15,000 16
4 United States.png Brian Robinson $13,000 16 Pro Tour debut
5 England.png Matteo Orsini-Jones $11,000 12
6 United States.png Cedric Philips $10,500 12
7 Germany.png Jan Ruess $10,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 Japan.png Masayu Tanahashi $9,500 12

Grand Prix (March-May 2009)[edit | edit source]

GP Chicago GP Hanover GP Singapore
 Date: 7–8 March 2009  Date: 13–14 March 2009  Date: 21–22 March 2009
 Format: Legacy  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 1230  Attendance: 925  Attendance: 370
 1. France.png Gabriel Nassif  1. Germany.png Lino Burgold  1. Japan.png Tomoharu Saito
 2. United States.png Andrew Probasco  2. United States.png Gaudenis Vidugiris  2. Japan.png Masaya Kitayama
 3. United States.png Paul Rietzl  3. Czech Republic.png Lukas Kraft  3. Singapore.png Chin Heng Tan
 4. United States.png James Mink  4. Austria.png Karim Bauer  4. Japan.png Yuuta Takahashi
 5. United States.png Brian Kowal  5. Sweden.png Kenny Öberg  5. Singapore.png Yong Han Choo
 6. United States.png Tommy Kolowith  6. Belgium.png Pascal Vieren  6. Taiwan.png Liang Chen
 7. Canada.png David Caplan  7. Austria.png Helmut Summersberger  7. United States.png Sam Black
 8. United States.png Brian Six  8. Czech Republic.png Ondra Posolda  8. Taiwan.png Tzu Ching Kuo
GP Kobe GP Barcelona GP Seattle
 Date: 18–19 April 2009  Date: 23–24 May 2009  Date: 30–31 May 2009
 Format: Extended  Format: Standard  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 545  Attendance: 1495  Attendance: 1127
 1. Japan.png Tomoharu Saito  1. Spain.png Joel Calafell  1. France.png Yann Massicard
 2. Japan.png Yuuya Watanabe  2. Italy.png Riccardo Neri  2. United States.png Ben Lundquist
 3. Taiwan.png Tzu Ching Kuo  3. Brazil.png Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa  3. Brazil.png Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
 4. Japan.png Kentaro Yamamoto  4. United States.png Sam Black  4. United States.png Charles Dupont
 5. Japan.png Katsuya Ueda  5. Netherlands.png Hugo De Jong  5. United States.png Luis Scott-Vargas
 6. Japan.png Keiichi Kondou  6. Ireland.png Sean Og Murphy  6. Russia.png Nicolay Potovin
 7. Japan.png Kenji Hamamoto  7. Portugal.png Ricardo Venancio  7. United States.png Michael Jacob
 8. Japan.png Ryouma Shiozu  8. Greece.png George Paraskuopoulos  8. United States.png Ari Lax

Pro Tour Honolulu[edit | edit source]

5–7 June 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Japan.png Kazuya Mitamura $40,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 Czech Republic.png Michal Hebky $20,000 20
3 United States.png Paul Rietzl $15,000 16
4 United States.png Conley Woods $13,000 16
5 Belgium.png Christophe Gregoir $11,000 12
6 United States.png Zac Hill $10,500 12
7 United States.png Brian Kibler $10,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 United States.png Tom Ross $9,500 12

Grand Prix (June-October 2009)[edit | edit source]

GP São Paulo GP Boston GP Brighton GP Bangkok
 Date: 13–14 June 2009  Date: 1–2 August 2009  Date: 8–9 August 2009  Date: 22–23 August 2009
 Format: Standard  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 639  Attendance: 1503  Attendance: 760  Attendance: 414
 1. Brazil.png Daniel Almeida Alvez  1. United States.png Marlon Egolf  1. France.png Olivier Ruel  1. Japan.png Shingou Kurihara
 2. Argentina.png Andres Monsalve  2. United States.png Ben Stark  2. Czech Republic.png Martin Jůza  2. Czech Republic.png Martin Jůza
 3. Brazil.png Guilherme Vieira  3. United States.png David Feinstein  3. Belgium.png Dennis Stone  3. Japan.png Koutarou Ootsuka
 4. Brazil.png Wendell Santini  4. United States.png Jason Lundberg  4. Belgium.png Mark Dictus  4. England.png Matteo Orsini Jones
 5. Brazil.png Allison Abe  5. United States.png Jonathan Pearlman  5. Netherlands.png Kevin Grove  5. Netherlands.png Ruud Warmenhoven
 6. Brazil.png Diego Crusius  6. United States.png Brian Lynch  6. Belgium.png Robbert Menten  6. Japan.png Yuuya Watanabe
 7. Chile.png Juan Veliz  7. United States.png Bradley Wojceshonek  7. Germany.png Reinhold Kohl  7. Singapore.png Ryan Luo
 8. Brazil.png Daniel Frias  8. United States.png Zach Efland  8. Scotland.png Joseph Jackson  8. China.png Zhiyang Zhang
GP Niigata GP Prague GP Melbourne
 Date: 29–30 August 2009  Date: 5–6 September 2009  Date: 10–11 October 2009
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 722  Attendance: 1541  Attendance: 416
 1. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Ikeda  1. Germany.png Jan Schmidt  1. Japan.png Yuuya Watanabe
 2. Japan.png Shingou Kurihara  2. Japan.png Yuuya Watanabe  2. Japan.png Tomoharu Saito
 3. Japan.png Ren Ishikawa  3. Slovenia.png Bojan Zunko  3. Malaysia.png Marcus Teo
 4. Japan.png Hajime Nakamura  4. Croatia.png Ognjen Cividini  4. Australia.png Shane Daliston
 5. Japan.png Sho Ishikawa  5. Germany.png Julien De Graat  5. Australia.png Brett Hughes
 6. Japan.png Takaya Saitou  6. Czech Republic.png Lukas Vozdecky  6. Australia.png Jacky Zhang
 7. United States.png Gaudenis Vidugiris  7. Slovakia.png Marcel Kondrk  7. Australia.png Joel Piotto
 8. Japan.png Yuuya Watanabe  8. Poland.png Radek Kaczmarczyk  8. Australia.png Steven Aplin

Pro Tour Austin[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Austin 2009

16–18 October 2009 in Austin, Texas, United States

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States.png Brian Kibler $40,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 Japan.png Tsuyoshi Ikeda $20,000 20 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
3 Japan.png Naoki Shimizu $15,000 16
4 United States.png Hunter Burton $13,000 16
5 Greece.png Evangelos Papatrarouchas $11,000 12
6 Japan.png Yuuya Watanabe $10,500 12
7 Czech Republic.png Martin Jůza $10,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 Brazil.png Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $9,500 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (October-November 2009)[edit | edit source]

GP Tampa GP Kitakyushu GP Paris GP Minneapolis
 Date: 24–25 October 2009  Date: 31 October–1 November 2009  Date: 7–8 November 2009  Date: 14–15 November 2009
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 834  Attendance: 501  Attendance: 1961  Attendance: 1187
 1. United States.png Gaudenis Vidugiris  1. Japan.png Taisuke Ishii  1. Germany.png Adrian Rosada  1. United States.png Zohar Bhagat
 2. United States.png Conley Woods  2. Japan.png Masashi Oiso  2. Germany.png Danny Ecker  2. United States.png Matt Sperling
 3. United States.png John Skinner  3. Japan.png Jun'ya Iyanaga  3. Germany.png Lino Burgold  3. United States.png Brian Kibler
 4. United States.png John May  4. Japan.png Ken Yukuhiro  4. Belgium.png Niels Viaene  4. United States.png Brad Nelson
 5. France.png Gabriel Nassif  5. Japan.png Yuuya Watanabe  5. Austria.png Herbert Engleitner  5. United States.png Owen Turtenwald
 6. United States.png Alex Majlaton  6. Japan.png Katsuhiro Mori  6. Germany.png Bernd Brendemühl  6. United States.png David Ochoa
 7. United States.png Tom Ross  7. Japan.png Takeshi Takagi  7. France.png Jérémy Dezani  7. United States.png Mike Gualtieri
 8. United States.png Martin Jůza  8. Japan.png Hironobu Sugaya  8. France.png Gonzague Allouchery  8. United States.png Tom Ross

2009 World Championships[edit | edit source]

19–22 November 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 France.png André Coimbra $45,000 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8, first Portuguese to win a Pro Tour
2 Austria.png David Reitbauer $24,000 20
3 Brazil.png Terry Soh $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 Netherlands.png Bram Snepvangers $14,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 Italy.png William Cavaglieri $11,000 12
6 Switzerland.png Manuel Bucher $10,500 12
7 Belgium.png Marijn Lybaert $10,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
8 Germany.png Florian Pils $9,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 China.png China Wu Tong $4,000 6
Bo Li $4,000 6
Zhiyang Zhang $4,000 6
2 Austria.png Austria Benedikt Klauser $2,500 5
Benjamin Rozhon $2,500 5
Bernhard Lehner $2,500 5
3 Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Lukas Jaklovsky $2,000 4
Lukas Blohon $2,000 4
Jan Kotrla $2,000 4
4 Netherlands.png Netherlands Kevin Grove $1,750 4
Niels Noorlander $1,750 4
Tom van Lamoen $1,750 4