1999–00 Pro Tour Season

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1999–00 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
Rookie of the Year {USA} Brian Davis
World Champion {USA} Jon Finkel
Team Champion {USA} United States
Pro Tours 6
Grands Prix 20
Previous season:
1998–99
Next season:
2000–01

The 1999–00 Pro Tour season was the fifth Pro Tour season. It started on 3 September 1999 with Pro Tour Washington, D.C., and ended on 6 August 2000 with the conclusion of the 2000 World Championships.

Pro Tour Washington, D.C.[edit | edit source]

3–5 September 1999 in Washington, D.C., United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Your Move Games {USA} Rob Dougherty $30,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} David Humpherys 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Darwin Kastle 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
2 Game Empire {USA} Kurt Burgner $15,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Alan Comer 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Brian Selden 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Antarctica {USA} Jon Finkel $9,000 10 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz 10 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz 10
4 THL {USA} Marc Aquino $7,500 10 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Richard Jones 10
{USA} Drew McLean 10

Grand Prix (September 1999)[edit | edit source]

GP Tohoku GP Memphis GP Lisbon
 Date: 11–12 September 1999  Date: 18–19 September 1999  Date: 25–26 September 1999
 Format: Limited  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 377  Attendance: 355  Attendance: 765
 1. {JPN} Higashino Masayuki  1. {USA} Michael Pustilnik  1. {PRT} Helder Coelho
 2. {JPN} Kazuyuki Momose  2. {USA} Mike Heffern  2. {PRT} Paolo Cruz
 3. {JPN} Satoshi Nakamura  3. {USA} Kyle Kloeckner  3. {FRA} Stephane Gentric
 4. {JPN} Itaru Ishida  4. {USA} Matthew Norton  4. {PRT} Rui Mariani
 5. {JPN} Toshiki Tsukamoto  5. {USA} Adrian Sullivan  5. {GB-ENG} Pedro Marcos
 6. {JPN} Ayumi Hidaka  6. {USA} David Jafari  6. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
 7. {JPN} Hiroshi Harada  7. {USA} Ric Watts  7. {PRT} Kuniyoshi Ishii
 8. {JPN} Yuichi Taguchi  8. {USA} Matt Rauseo  8. {ESP} Hector Fuentes

Pro Tour London[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour London 1999

15–17 October 1999 in London, Great Britain.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Kyle Rose $25,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {AUT} Thomas Preyer $15,000 24
3 {USA} Mike Bregoli $10,000 16
4 {USA} Ben Rubin $8,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 {DEU} Gunnar Refsdal $6,500 12
6 {USA} William Jensen $5,500 12
7 {FRA} Marc Hernandez $4,800 12
8 {USA} Darwin Kastle $4,300 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (October–November 1999)[edit | edit source]

GP Kyushu GP Milan GP São Paulo
 Date: 30–31 October 1999  Date: 6–7 November 1999  Date: 6–7 November 1999
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 456  Attendance: 476  Attendance: 291
 1. {JPN} Tadayoshi Komiya  1. {SVN} Ziga Fritz  1. {BRA} Rafael Assafi Alvarengi
 2. {JPN} Eisaku Itadani  2. {CHE} Raphael Gennari  2. {ARG} Douglas Maioli
 3. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori  3. {ITA} William Cavaglieri  3. {BRA} Carlos Mao
 4. {JPN} Fumihiko Sano  4. {ITA} Mario Delucis  4. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
 5. {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda  5. {IRL} Ivan Solaja  5. {BRA} Carlos Romão
 6. {JPN} Masayuki Higashino  6. {DEU} Michael Schulte-Middelich  6. {BRA} Eduardo Simao Teixeira
 7. {JPN} Takuichi Harino  7. {ITA} Ivan Curina  7. {BRA} F. Moreira Bandeira
 8. {JPN} Toshiki Tsukamoto  8. {HRV} Sasha Zorc  8. {BRA} Rodrigo Jose Constanza
GP San Diego GP Tours
 Date: 20–21 November 1999  Date: 27–28 November 1999
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 308  Attendance: 474
 1. {USA} William Jensen  1. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
 2. {CAN} Gary Krakower  2. {FRA} Nicolas Labarre
 3. {USA} David Williams  3. {FRA} Eric Vinh
 4. {USA} Charles Kornblith  4. {FRA} Franck Canu
 5. {USA} Darwin Kastle  5. {NOR} Christer Ljones
 6. {USA} John Yoo  6. {FRA} Camille Gleizes
 7. {USA} Trevor Blackwell  7. {NOR} Thomas Gundersen
 8. {USA} Eric James  8. {DNK} Svend Geertsen

Pro Tour Chicago[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Chicago 1999

3–5 December 1999 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Bob Maher, Jr. $25,000 32
2 {USA} Brian Davis $15,000 24 Pro Tour debut
3 {DEU} Christian Lührs $10,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 {FRA} Raphaël Lévy $8,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Alan Comer $6,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {DEU} Dirk Baberowski $5,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {GB-ENG} Tony Dobson $4,800 12
8 {ESP} Hector Fuentes $4,300 12 First Spaniard in a Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (December 1999–January 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Manila GP Seattle GP Madrid
 Date: 4–5 December 1999  Date: 15–16 January 2000  Date: 29–30 January 2000
 Format: Limited  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 509  Attendance: 296  Attendance: 332
 1. {PHL} Christopher Parreñas  1. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.  1. {ESP} Carlos Barrado
 2. {PHL} Frederick Salazar  2. {USA} Jeremy Brower  2. {ESP} Xavi Gonzales
 3. {PHL} Francis Robert Profeta  3. {USA} Tim Kariel  3. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
 4. {PHL} Lawrence Lagman  4. {USA} David Price  4. {GB-ENG} Tony Dobson
 5. {HKG} Au Yeung Hon Ming  5. {USA} Alex Shvartsman  5. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
 6. {GB-ENG} Andrew Buchanan  6. {CAN} Jay Elarar  6. {ESP} Alex Dominguez Ramos
 7. {PHL} Dino Eric Yu  7. {USA} Mike Hron  7. {PRT} Rui Mariani
 8. {PHL} Ramon Allan Oca, Jr.  8. {USA} David Weitz  8. {DEU} Patrick Mello

Pro Tour Los Angeles[edit | edit source]

4–6 February 2000 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Trevor Blackwell $25,000 32
2 {USA} Chris Benafel $15,000 24
3 {USA} Kurt Burgner $10,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 {USA} Mike Long $8,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {FIN} Erno Ekebom $6,500 12
6 {USA} Bruce Cowley $5,500 12
7 {USA} Andrew Nishioka $4,800 12
8 {USA} Brian Selden $4,300 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (February–April 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Taipei GP Philadelphia GP Cannes
 Date: 12–13 February 2000  Date: 19–20 February 2000  Date: 26–27 February 2000
 Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 409  Attendance: 582  Attendance: 291 (97 teams)
 1. {JPN} Tadayoshi Komiya  1. {USA} Trey Van Cleave  1. {FRA} Florent Jeudon
 1. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
 1. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
 2. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita  2. {USA} Britt Fitch
 3. {USA} Alex Shvartsman  3. {USA} Scott McCord
 4. {TWN} Jim Len  4. {USA} John Marks  2. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
 2. {NLD} Bram Snepvangers
 2. {AUT} Thomas Preyer
 5. {TWN} Lucifar Sun  5. {USA} William Jensen
 6. {TWN} Tzu Ching Kuo  6. {USA} David Roderer
 7. {JPN} Satoshi Nakamura  7. {USA} Brad Swan  3. {FRA} Nicolas Labarre
 3. {FRA} Manuel Bevand
 3. {FRA} Marie Laure Saulnier
 8. {USA} Tobey Tamber  8. {USA} Michael Bernat
   
     4. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 4. {USA} William Jensen
 4. {USA} David Williams
GP Kuala Lumpur GP Frankfurt
 Date: 4–5 March 2000  Date: 8–9 April 2000
 Format: Extended  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 295  Attendance: 582 (194 teams)
 1. {MYS} Ryan Soh  1. {DEU} Jim Herold
 1. {DEU} Sebastian Moises
 1. {DEU} Gunnar Refsdal
 2. {MYS} Tishen Tham
 3. {MYS} Wai Kin Au Yong
 4. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda  2. {CZE} Martin Laznovsky
 2. {CZE} Ivan Stanoev
 2. {CZE} Libor Marek
 5. {JPN} Jun Nobushita
 6. {JPN} Tsutomu Yamada
 7. {SGP} Albertus Law  3. {CZE} Jakub Slemr
 3. {CZE} Ondřej Baudyš
 3. {CZE} Tomas Kosicka
 8. {MYS} Wei Ren Khoo
 
   4. {DEU} Daniel Steinsdorfer
 4. {DEU} Demir Sejdiu
 4. {DEU} Patrick Jansen

Pro Tour New York[edit | edit source]

14–16 April 2000 in New York, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {NOR} Sigurd Eskeland $25,000 32 First Norwegian to win a Pro Tour
2 {GB-ENG} Warren Marsh $15,000 24
3 {USA} Ben Rubin $10,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {SWE} Mattias Kettil $8,000 16 Pro Tour debut
5 {IRL} John Larkin $6,500 12 First Irishman in a Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Mike Bregoli $5,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Travis Turning $4,800 12
8 {USA} John Hunka $4,300 12

Grand Prix (April–June 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Nagoya GP St. Louis GP Copenhagen GP Pittsburgh
 Date: 22–23 April 2000  Date: 13–14 May 2000  Date: 17–18 June 2000  Date: 24–25 June 2000
 Format: Team Limited  Format: Team Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 651 (217 teams)  Attendance: 204 (68 teams)  Attendance: 383  Attendance: 234 (78 teams)
 1. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
 1. {USA} Trevor Blackwell
 1. {SGP} Nicholas Wong
 1. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 1. {USA} Jon Finkel
 1. {USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 1. {DNK} Niels Sanders Jensen  1. {USA} William Jensen
 1. {USA} Ben Rubin
 1. {USA} Casey McCarrel
 2. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 3. {FRA} Franck Canu
 2. {JPN} Goro Matsuo
 2. {JPN} Jun Nobushita
 2. {JPN} Tadayoshi Komiya
 2. {USA} Rob Liszka
 2. {USA} Mike Heffern
 2. {USA} Aaron Estrin
 4. {NLD} Noah Boeken  2. {USA} Ray Tautic
 2. {USA} Brian Lynch
 2. {USA} Ben Halpren
 5. {DEU} Gottlieb Yeh
 6. {DEU} Gunnar Refsdal
 3. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
 3. {USA} David Williams
 3. {USA} Mike Long
 3. {USA} Darwin Kastle
 3. {USA} Rob Dougherty
 3. {USA} David Humpherys
 7. {NLD} Tom van de Logt  3. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 3. {USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 3. {USA} Jon Finkel
 8. {BEL} Peter Gysemans
 
 4. {JPN} Osamu Fujita
 4. {JPN} Ayumi Hidaka
 4. {JPN} Takayuki Nagaoka
 4. {USA} Ryan Carpenter
 4. {USA} Bryan Hubble
 4. {USA} Jason Opalka
   4. {USA} Darwin Kastle
 4. {USA} Rob Dougherty
 4. {USA} Dave Humpherys

2000 World Championships[edit | edit source]

2–6 August 2000 in Brussels, Belgium.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Jon Finkel $34,000 32 Seventh Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 {USA} Bob Maher, Jr. $22,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {DEU} Dominik Hothow $16,000 16
4 {AUT} Benedikt Klauser $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {NLD} Tom van de Logt $11,000 12
6 {AUT} Helmut Summersberger $9,500 12
7 {DEU} Janosch Kühn $8,250 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {FRA} Nicolas Labarre $7,250 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {USA} United States Jon Finkel $5,500 5
Chris Benafel $5,500 5
Frank Hernandez $5,500 5
Aaron Forsythe $5,500 5
2 {CAN} Canada Ryan Fuller $3,000 4
Murray Evans $3,000 4
Gabriel Tsang $3,000 4
Sam Lau $3,000 4
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