1996–97 Pro Tour Season

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1996–97 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {CAN} Paul McCabe
World Champion {CZE} Jakub Slemr
Team Champion {CAN} Canada
Pro Tours 6
Grands Prix 5
Previous season:
1996
Next season:
1997–98

The 1996–97 Pro Tour season was the second Pro Tour season. It started on 13 September 1996 with Pro Tour Atlanta, and ended on 17 August 1997 with the conclusion of the 1997 World Championships.

Pro Tour Atlanta[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Atlanta 1996

13–15 September 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {DEU} Frank Adler $26,000 30 First German to win a Pro Tour
2 {USA} Darwin Kastle $16,000 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Aaron Muranaka $9,000 20
4 {USA} John Yoo $9,000 20
5 {CAN} Terry Borer $5,500 10
6 {USA} Mike Long $5,500 10
7 {USA} Chris Pikula $5,500 10
8 {CAN} Matthew Vienneau $5,500 10

Pro Tour Dallas[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Dallas 1996

22–24 November 1996 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {CAN} Paul McCabe $26,000 30 First Canadian to win a Pro Tour
2 {USA} Jason Zila $16,000 25
3 {USA} Brian Hacker $9,000 20
4 {USA} Chris Pikula $9,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} George Baxter $5,500 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {SWE} Olle Råde $5,500 10 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Robert Thornburg $5,500 10
8 {DEU} Peer Kröger $5,500 10

Pro Tour Los Angeles[edit | edit source]

28 February–2 March 1997 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FIN} Tommi Hovi $26,000 30 Second Pro Tour Top 8, first Finn to win a Pro Tour
2 {USA} David Mills $16,000 25 Disqualified with prize
3 {USA} Alan Comer $9,000 20
4 {USA} John Yoo $9,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Truc Bui $5,500 10
6 {USA} John Immordino $5,500 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Brian Weissman $5,500 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {BEL} Ben Possemiers $5,500 10 First Belgian in a Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (March 1997)[edit | edit source]

GP Amsterdam

Date: 22–23 March 1997
Format: Standard
Attendance: 330

1. {FRA} Emmanuel Vernay
2. {FRA} David Nott
3. {NLD} Wessel Oomens
4. {NLD} Sven Dijt
5. {NLD} Roeland Van der Hoevenen
6. {NLD} Matt Henstra
7. {DEU} Michael Huth
8. {NLD} Dominique Coene


Pro Tour Paris[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Paris 1997

11–13 April 1997 in Paris, France.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Mike Long $26,000 30 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 {USA} Mark Justice $16,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Darwin Kastle $9,000 20 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 {DEU} Henning Rimkus $9,000 20
5 {NOR} Sturla Bingen $5,500 10 First Norwegian in a Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Paul Ferker $5,500 10
7 {USA} Jason Gordon $5,500 10
8 {USA} Jason Zila $5,500 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (April–May 1997)[edit | edit source]

GP Washington, D.C.

Date: 26–27 April 1997
Format: Limited
Attendance: 404

1. {USA} Mike Long
2. {USA} David Price
3. {USA} Nate Clark
4. {USA} Chad Solo
5. {USA} Scott Seville
6. {USA} Michael Pustilnik
7. {CAN} Terry Borer
8. {USA} Dennis Bentley

GP Tokyo

Date: 4–5 May 1997
Format: Limited
Attendance: 825

1-1. {JPN} Kenichi Fujita
2-2. {JPN} Toshiki Tsukamoto
3-4. {JPN} Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
3-4. {JPN} Yoshikazu Ishii
5-8. {JPN} Goro Matsuo
5-8. {JPN} Masami Ibamoto
5-8. {JPN} Satoshi Nakamura
5-8. {JPN} Takashi Niwa

GP Barcelona

Date: 4–5 May 1997
Format: Limited
Attendance: 306

1-1. {FRA} Pierre Fayard
2-2. {FRA} Alain Fernandez
3-4. {ESP} Ivan Garcia
3-4. {ESP} Santiago Rodriguez
5-8. {FRA} Mathieu Poujade
5-8. {FRA} Nicholas Olivieri
5-8. {ESP} Joaquim Casa
5-8. {FRA} Michel Debard


Pro Tour New York[edit | edit source]

30 May–1 June 1997 in New York, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {CAN} Terry Borer $26,000 30 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 {CZE} Ivan Stanoev $16,000 25 First Czech in a Pro Tour Top 8
3 {CAN} Gabriel Tsang $9,000 20
4 {NLD} Jeroen Weyden $9,000 20 First Dutchman in a Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Mark Chalice $5,500 10
6 {USA} John Chinnock $5,500 10
7 {USA} Michael Pustilnik $5,500 10
8 {USA} Patrick Chapin $5,500 10

Grand Prix (July 1997)[edit | edit source]

GP London

Date: 12–13 July 1997
Format: Standard
Attendance: 398

1. {FRA} Michel Sochon
2. {FRA} Cyrille DeFoucaud
3. {GB-ENG} Ollie Schneider
4. {GB-SCT} Graham Thomson
5. {BEL} Ben Possemiers
6. {DEU} Daniel Brickwell
7. {GB-ENG} Robin McCandless
8. {FRA} Frederic Bannach


1997 World Championships[edit | edit source]

13–17 August 1997 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {CZE} Jakub Slemr $34,000 32 First Czech to win a Pro Tour
2 {DEU} Janosch Kühn $22,000 24 Pro Tour debut
3 {CAN} Paul McCabe $12,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 {DNK} Svend Geertsen $12,000 16 First Dane in a Pro Tour Top 8
5 {CAN} Gabriel Tsang $8,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {SWE} Nikolai Weibull $8,000 12
7 {USA} Nate Clark $8,000 12
8 {USA} John Chinnock $8,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player
1 {CAN} Canada Gary Krakower
Michael Donais
Ed Ito
Gabriel Tsang
2 {SWE} Sweden Nikolai Weibull
Mattias Jorstedt
Marcus Angelin
Johan Cedercrantz
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