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

Date: 11–12 September 1999
Format: Limited
Attendance: 377

1. {JPN} Higashino Masayuki
2. {JPN} Kazuyuki Momose
3. {JPN} Satoshi Nakamura
4. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
5. {JPN} Toshiki Tsukamoto
6. {JPN} Ayumi Hidaka
7. {JPN} Hiroshi Harada
8. {JPN} Yuichi Taguchi

GP Memphis

Date: 18–19 September 1999
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 355

1. {USA} Michael Pustilnik
2. {USA} Mike Heffern
3. {USA} Kyle Kloeckner
4. {USA} Matthew Norton
5. {USA} Adrian Sullivan
6. {USA} David Jafari
7. {USA} Ric Watts
8. {USA} Matt Rauseo

GP Memphis

Date: 25–26 September 1999
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 765

1. {PRT} Helder Coelho
2. {PRT} Paolo Cruz
3. {FRA} Stephane Gentric
4. {PRT} Rui Mariani
5. {GB-ENG} Pedro Marcos
6. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
7. {PRT} Kuniyoshi Ishii
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

Date: 30–31 October 1999
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 456

1. {JPN} Tadayoshi Komiya
2. {JPN} Eisaku Itadani
3. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
4. {JPN} Fumihiko Sano
5. {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda
6. {JPN} Masayuki Higashino
7. {JPN} Takuichi Harino
8. {JPN} Toshiki Tsukamoto

GP Milan

Date: 6–7 November 1999
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 476

1. {SVN} Ziga Fritz
2. {CHE} Raphael Gennari
3. {ITA} William Cavaglieri
4. {ITA} Mario Delucis
5. {IRL} Ivan Solaja
6. {DEU} Michael Schulte-Middelich
7. {ITA} Ivan Curina
8. {HRV} Sasha Zorc

GP São Paulo

Date: 6–7 November 1999
Format: Limited
Attendance: 291

1. {BRA} Rafael Assafi Alvarengi
2. {ARG} Douglas Maioli
3. {BRA} Carlos Mao
4. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
5. {BRA} Carlos Romão
6. {BRA} Eduardo Simao Teixeira
7. {BRA} F. Moreira Bandeira
8. {BRA} Rodrigo Jose Constanza

GP San Diego

Date: 20–21 November 1999
Format: Limited
Attendance: 308

1. {USA} William Jensen
2. {CAN} Gary Krakower
3. {USA} David Williams
4. {USA} Charles Kornblith
5. {USA} Darwin Kastle
6. {USA} John Yoo
7. {USA} Trevor Blackwell
8. {USA} Eric James

GP Tours

Date: 27–28 November 1999
Format: Limited
Attendance: 474

1. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
2. {FRA} Nicolas Labarre
3. {FRA} Eric Vinh
4. {FRA} Franck Canu
5. {NOR} Christer Ljones
6. {FRA} Camille Gleizes
7. {NOR} Thomas Gundersen
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

Date: 4–5 December 1999
Format: Limited
Attendance: 509

1. {PHL} Christopher Parreñas
2. {PHL} Frederick Salazar
3. {PHL} Francis Robert Profeta
4. {PHL} Lawrence Lagman
5. {HKG} Au Yeung Hon Ming
6. {GB-ENG} Andrew Buchanan
7. {PHL} Dino Eric Yu
8. {PHL} Ramon Allan Oca, Jr.

GP Seattle

Date: 15–16 January 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 296

1. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
2. {USA} Jeremy Brower
3. {USA} Tim Kariel
4. {USA} David Price
5. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
6. {CAN} Jay Elarar
7. {USA} Mike Hron
8. {USA} David Weitz

GP Madrid

Date: 29–30 January 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 332

1. {ESP} Carlos Barrado
2. {ESP} Xavi Gonzales
3. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
4. {GB-ENG} Tony Dobson
5. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
6. {ESP} Alex Dominguez Ramos
7. {PRT} Rui Mariani
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

Date: 12–13 February 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 409

1. {JPN} Tadayoshi Komiya
2. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
3. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
4. {TWN} Jim Len
5. {TWN} Lucifar Sun
6. {TWN} Tzu Ching Kuo
7. {JPN} Satoshi Nakamura
8. {USA} Tobey Tamber




 

GP Philadelphia

Date: 19–20 February 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 582

1. {USA} Trey Van Cleave
2. {USA} Britt Fitch
3. {USA} Scott McCord
4. {USA} John Marks
5. {USA} William Jensen
6. {USA} David Roderer
7. {USA} Brad Swan
8. {USA} Michael Bernat




 

GP Cannes

Date: 26–27 February 2000
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 291 (97 teams)

1. {FRA} Florent Jeudon
1. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
1. {FRA} Olivier Ruel

2. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
2. {NLD} Bram Snepvangers
2. {AUT} Thomas Preyer

3. {FRA} Nicolas Labarre
3. {FRA} Manuel Bevand
3. {FRA} Marie Laure Saulnier

4. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
4. {USA} William Jensen
4. {USA} David Williams

GP Kuala Lumpur

Date: 4–5 March 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 295

1. {MYS} Ryan Soh
2. {MYS} Tishen Tham
3. {MYS} Wai Kin Au Yong
4. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda
5. {JPN} Jun Nobushita
6. {JPN} Tsutomu Yamada
7. {SGP} Albertus Law
8. {MYS} Wei Ren Khoo




 

GP Frankfurt

Date: 8–9 April 2000
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 582 (194 teams)

1. {DEU} Jim Herold
1. {DEU} Sebastian Moises
1. {DEU} Gunnar Refsdal

2. {CZE} Martin Laznovsky
2. {CZE} Ivan Stanoev
2. {CZE} Libor Marek

3. {CZE} Jakub Slemr
3. {CZE} Ondřej Baudyš
3. {CZE} Tomas Kosicka

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

Date: 22–23 April 2000
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 651 (217 teams)

1. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
1. {USA} Trevor Blackwell
1. {SGP} Nicholas Wong

2. {JPN} Goro Matsuo
2. {JPN} Jun Nobushita
2. {JPN} Tadayoshi Komiya

3. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
3. {USA} David Williams
3. {USA} Mike Long

4. {JPN} Osamu Fujita
4. {JPN} Ayumi Hidaka
4. {JPN} Takayuki Nagaoka

GP St. Louis

Date: 13–14 May 2000
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 204 (68 teams)

1. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
1. {USA} Jon Finkel
1. {USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz

2. {USA} Rob Liszka
2. {USA} Mike Heffern
2. {USA} Aaron Estrin

3. {USA} Darwin Kastle
3. {USA} Rob Dougherty
3. {USA} David Humpherys

4. {USA} Ryan Carpenter
4. {USA} Bryan Hubble
4. {USA} Jason Opalka

GP Copenhagen

Date: 17–18 June 2000
Format: Limited
Attendance: 383

1. {DNK} Niels Sanders Jensen
2. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
3. {FRA} Franck Canu
4. {NLD} Noah Boeken
5. {DEU} Gottlieb Yeh
6. {DEU} Gunnar Refsdal
7. {NLD} Tom van de Logt
8. {BEL} Peter Gysemans




 

GP Pittsburgh

Date: 24–25 June 2000
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 234 (78 teams)

1. {USA} William Jensen
1. {USA} Ben Rubin
1. {USA} Casey McCarrel

2. {USA} Ray Tautic
2. {USA} Brian Lynch
2. {USA} Ben Halpren

3. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
3. {USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
3. {USA} Jon Finkel

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