2000–01 Pro Tour Season

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2000–01 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {DEU} Kai Budde
Rookie of the Year {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
World Champion {NLD} Tom van de Logt
Team Champion {USA} United States
Pro Tours 6
Grands Prix 27
Previous season:
1999–00
Next season:
2001–02

The 2000–01 Pro Tour season was the sixth Pro Tour season. It started on 23 September 2000 with Grand Prix events in Sapporo and Porto, and ended on 12 August 2001 with the conclusion of the 2001 World Championships.

Grand Prix (September 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Sapporo

Date: 23–24 September 2000
Format: Limited
Attendance: 267

1. {JPN} Satoshi Nakamura
2. {JPN} Takamasa Fukata
3. {JPN} Tomohiro Maruyama
4. {JPN} Kazuyuki Momose
5. {JPN} Kiyoshi Sasanuma
6. {JPN} John Taro Kageyama
7. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
8. {JPN} Yuji Otsubo

GP Porto

Date: 23–24 September 2000
Format: Limited
Attendance: 671

1. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
2. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
3. {USA} David Williams
4. {USA} Michael Pustilnik
5. {CAN} Ryan Fuller
6. {ESP} Paco Llopis
7. {POL} Gromko Radoslaw
8. {PRT} Rui Mariani Rodrigues


Pro Tour New York[edit | edit source]

29 September–1 October 2000 in New York, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Potato Nation {USA} Scott Johns $60,000 24 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Mike Turian 24
{CAN} Gary Wise 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Car Acrobatic Team {USA} Andrew Cuneo $30,000 12
{USA} Aaron Forsythe 12
{USA} Andrew Johnson 12
3 Rolled-Up Aces {USA} Daniel Clegg $18,000 10
{USA} Shawn Keller 10 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Thomas Keller 10
4 Draften und Spielen {DEU} Christian Lührs $15,000 10 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{DEU} Patrick Mello 10
{DEU} Stephan Valkyser 10

Masters – New York[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {USA} William Jensen $25,000
2 {USA} Jason Zila $15,000
3–4 {NOR} Sigurd Eskeland $10,000
3–4 {USA} Trey Van Cleave $10,000
5–8 {USA} Bob Maher, Jr. $6,500
5–8 {USA} Ben Rubin $6,500
5–8 {USA} Warren Marsh $6,500
5–8 {DEU} Dirk Baberowski $6,500

Grand Prix (October–November 2000)[edit | edit source]

GP Manchester

Date: 7–8 October 2000
Format: Limited
Attendance: 247

1. {USA} Darwin Kastle
2. {GB-ENG} John Ormerod
3. {USA} Mark LePine
4. {NLD} Noah Boeken
5. {USA} Justin Gary
6. {FRA} Marc Hernandez
7. {GB-ENG} Neil Rigby
8. {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz

GP Helsinki

Date: 28–29 October 2000
Format: Limited
Attendance: 367

1. {NLD} Noah Boeken
2. {FIN} Erno Ekebom
3. {FIN} Arto Hiltunen
4. {SWE} Rickard Österberg
5. {SWE} Messaoud Bouchaib
6. {DEU} Dominik Hothow
7. {SWE} Erik Leander
8. {SWE} Jens Thorén

GP Dallas

Date: 28–29 October 2000
Format: Limited
Attendance: 312

1. {CAN} Matthew Vienneau
2. {USA} Chris Benafel
3. {USA} Daniel Clegg
4. {USA} Matt Linde
5. {USA} Dustin Stern
6. {USA} Ben Romig
7. {USA} Peter Leiher
8. {USA} Trevor Blackwell

GP Kyoto

Date: 11–12 November 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 726

1. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
2. {JPN} Yuki Murakami
3. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
4. {CAN} Ryan Fuller
5. {JPN} Eisaku Itadani
6. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Doyama
7. {JPN} Tomohiro Maruyama
8. {TWN} Tobey Tamber

GP Phoenix

Date: 11–12 November 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 206

1. {USA} Sean Fitzgerald
2. {USA} Sean Smith
3. {USA} Thomas Keller
4. {USA} Scott Johns
5. {USA} Robert Swarowski
6. {USA} Joel Frank
7. {USA} Terry Welty
8. {USA} Chris Demaci

GP Sydney

Date: 18–19 November 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 194

1. {NZL} Kohei Yamadaya
2. {AUS} Will Copeman
3. {JPN} Satoshi Nakamura
4. {AUS} Joe Connolly
5. {SGP} Royce Chai
6. {AUS} Chris Allen
7. {AUS} Anatoli Lightfoot
8. {AUS} Kim Brebach

GP Florence

Date: 25–26 November 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 579

1. {AUT} Benedikt Klauser
2. {NLD} Bram Snepvangers
3. {DEU} Kai Budde
4. {CHE} Martin Zürcher
5. {GB-ENG} Ben Ronaldson
6. {ITA} Daniele Canavesi
7. {ITA} Mario Pascoli
8. {FRA} Lionel Benezech

GP Buenos Aires

Date: 25–26 November 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 314

1. {MEX} Hugo Ariza
2. {CHL} Walter Witt
3. {ARG} Pablo Huerta
4. {CHL} Rafael Le Saux
5. {ARG} Diego Ostrovich
6. {ARG} José Barbero
7. {ARG} Emmanuel Duering
8. {ARG} Mathias Bollati


Pro Tour Chicago[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Chicago 2000

1–3 December 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {DEU} Kai Budde $30,000 32 Second Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen $20,000 24
3 {USA} Brian Kibler $15,000 16
4 {USA} Rob Dougherty $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Jon Finkel $9,500 12 Eighth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Michael Pustilnik $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz $7,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {CAN} Jay Elarar $6,500 12

Masters – Chicago[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {USA} Ben Rubin $25,000
2 {USA} Jon Finkel $15,000
3–4 {USA} Alex Shvartsman $10,000
3–4 {USA} Kyle Rose $10,000
5–8 {USA} Bob Maher Jr. $6,500
5–8 {DEU} Christian Lührs $6,500
5–8 {USA} Mike Bregoli $6,500
5–8 {USA} David Williams $6,500

Grand Prix (December 2000–January 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Singapore

Date: 9–10 December 2000
Format: Extended
Attendance: 206

1. {SGP} Sam Lau
2. {SGP} Jonathan Chan
3. {TWN} Tzu Ching Kuo
4. {JPN} Masayuki Higashino
5. {TWN} Yi Jie Vice Lin
6. {MYS} Tishem Tham
7. {SGP} Boon Tat Elvin Eng
8. {SGP} Nicholas Wong

GP New Orleans

Date: 6–7 January 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 435

1. {USA} Bill Stead
2. {USA} Michelle Bush
3. {USA} Gary Rush
4. {USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
5. {USA} Casey McCarrel
6. {USA} Eric Kesselman
7. {USA} Jamie Parke
8. {USA} Dustin Stern

GP Amsterdam

Date: 13–14 January 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 641

1. {USA} Chris Benafel
2. {ESP} Xavier Curto Vives
3. {USA} Brian Davis
4. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz
5. {USA} David Price
6. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
7. {NLD} Menno Dolstra
8. {NLD} Alexander Witt

GP Hiroshima

Date: 27–28 January 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 444

1. {JPN} Masayuki Higashino
2. {JPN} Masaya Mori
3. {JPN} Nobuaki Shikata
4. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
5. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
6. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
7. {JPN} Koby Okada
8. {JPN} Toshiki Tsukamoto


Pro Tour Los Angeles[edit | edit source]

2–4 February 2001 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Michael Pustilnik $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen $20,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {AUT} Benedikt Klauser $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 {USA} Jon Finkel $13,000 16 Ninth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Kyle Rose $9,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Michael Gurney $8,500 12
7 {FIN} Erno Ekebom $7,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {USA} Lawrence Creech $6,500 12

Grand Prix (February–March 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Kaohsiung

Date: 10–11 February 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 205

1. {TWN} Tobey Tamber
2. {TWN} Tzu Ching Kuo
3. {HKG} King Yim Kingston Tong
4. {SGP} Nicholas Wong
5. {JPN} Fumio Hoshino
6. {TWN} Granger Petersen
7. {JPN} Toshiki Tsukamoto
8. {HKG} Hon Ming Au Yeung

GP Valencia

Date: 10–11 February 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 417

1. {ESP} Ricard Tuduri
2. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
3. {NLD} Noah Boeken
4. {CAN} Ryan Fuller
5. {USA} Michael Pustilnik
6. {PRT} Manuel Ramos
7. {ESP} Raul Mestre
8. {ESP} Raul Peret

GP Cologne

Date: 24–25 February 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 547

1. {DEU} Jim Herold
2. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
3. {DNK} Trey Van Cleave
4. {NLD} Joost Vollebregt
5. {DEU} Daniel Zink
6. {NLD} Frank Karsten
7. {DEU} Christoph Lippert
8. {BEL} Jan Doise

GP Boston

Date: 24–25 February 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 590

1. {USA} Tom Swan
2. {USA} Scott Johns
3. {USA} Alan Comer
4. {CAN} Matt Vienneau
5. {USA} Brian Hegstad
6. {USA} Kurtis Hahn
7. {USA} Kyle Rose
8. {USA} Chris Benafel

GP Prague

Date: 10–11 March 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 618

1. {CAN} Ryan Fuller
2. {SWE} Jens Thorén
3. {CZE} Jakub Slemr
4. {DNK} Trey Van Cleave
5. {AUT} Thomas Preyer
6. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
7. {DEU} Kristian Kockott
8. {NLD} Noah Boeken

GP Rio de Janeiro

Date: 10–11 March 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 343

1. {BRA} Carlos Romão
2. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
3. {USA} Justin Schneider
4. {BRA} Rafael Alvarenga
5. {CHL} Rafael Le Saux
6. {ARG} Ernesto Mingorance
7. {URY} Damian Brown-Santirso
8. {BRA} Daniel Brasil do Carmo


Pro Tour Tokyo[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Tokyo 2001

16–18 March 2001 in Tokyo, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita $20,000 24 First Japanese in a Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Lucas Hager $15,000 16
4 {USA} Chris Benafel $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {CAN} Ryan Fuller $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Philip Freneau $8,500 12
7 {USA} David Williams $7,500 12
8 {PRT} Frederico Bastos $6,500 12 First Portuguese in a Pro Tour Top 8

Masters – Tokyo[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {CAN} Ryan Fuller $60,000
{NLD} Noah Boeken
{USA} Chris Benafel
2 {JPN} Kazuyuki Momose $30,000
{JPN} Itaru Ishida
{JPN} Reiji Andou
3–4 {FRA} Florent Jeudon $15,000
{FRA} Antoine Ruel
{FRA} Olivier Ruel
3–4 {USA} Andrew Johnson $15,000
{USA} Andrew Cuneo
{USA} Aaron Forsythe

Grand Prix (March–April 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Gothenburg

Date: 24–25 March 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 459

1. {NLD} Jan Schreurs
2. {DNK} Josper Manne Thranne
3. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy
4. {GB-ENG} Scott Willis
5. {NOR} Eivind Nitter
6. {SWE} Marcus Angelin
7. {NOR} Sondre Ellingvåg
8. {SWE} Jimmy Öman

GP Detroit

Date: 31 March–1 April 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 639

1. {CAN} Matt Vienneau
2. {USA} Brock Parker
3. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
4. {USA} Daniel Clegg
5. {USA} William Jensen
6. {USA} Adam Prokopin
7. {USA} Aaron Breider
8. {CAN} Louis Boileau

GP Moscow

Date: 21–22 April 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 241

1. {CAN} Ryan Fuller
2. {DEU} Iwan Tan
3. {RUS} Yuri Markin
4. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
5. {RUS} Eugene Okin
6. {USA} David Williams
7. {RUS} Sergey Norin
8. {RUS} Rustam Bakirov


Pro Tour Barcelona[edit | edit source]

4–6 May 2001 in Barcelona, Spain.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {DEU} Kai Budde $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8, third Pro Tour win
2 {USA} Alan Comer $20,000 24 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Daniel Clegg $15,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 {DEU} Patrick Mello $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Brad Swan $9,500 12
6 {SGP} Albertus Law $8,500 12 First Singaporean in a Pro Tour Top 8
7 {UKR} Yuri Kolomeyko $7,500 12 First Ukrainian in a Pro Tour Top 8
8 {USA} Chad Ellis $6,500 12

Masters – Barcelona[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {USA} Ben Rubin $25,000
2 {CAN} Jay Elarar $15,000
3–4 {USA} Jon Finkel $10,000
3–4 {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz $10,000
5–8 {CAN} Ryan Fuller $6,500
5–8 {DEU} Markus Bell $6,500
5–8 {FIN} Tuomo Nieminen $6,500
5–8 {USA} Mike Turian $6,500

Grand Prix (May–July 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Yokohama

Date: 12–13 May 2001
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 746 (282 teams)

1. {USA} Chris Benafel
1. {CAN} Ryan Fuller
1. {USA} David Williams

2. {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda
2. {JPN} Tomomi Otsuka
2. {JPN} Masahiko Morita

3. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Douyama
3. {JPN} Tadayoshi Komiya
3. {JPN} Takao Higaki

4. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda
4. {JPN} Toshiki Tsukamoto
4. {JPN} Jun Nobushita

GP Turin

Date: 26–27 May 2001
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 303 (101 teams)

1. {USA} Peter Szigeti
1. {USA} Brock Parker
1. {USA} Daniel Clegg

2. {CAN} Ryan Fuller
2. {USA} Chris Benafel
2. {NLD} Noah Boeken

3. {NLD} Menno Dolstra
3. {NLD} Jan Schreurs
3. {NLD} Bram Snepvangers

4. {NLD} Tom van de Logt
4. {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen
4. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma

GP Taipei

Date: 21–22 July 2001
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 255 (85 teams)

1. {USA} David Williams
1. {USA} Chris Benafel
1. {USA} Daniel Clegg

2. {JPN} Osamu Fujita
2. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
2. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori

3. {TWN} Tzu Ching Kuo
3. {TWN} Chen Yu Wang
3. {TWN} Dell Sun

4. {TWN} Jack Ho
4. {TWN} Yen Chang Lee
4. {TWN} Yang Bo Wang

GP Columbus

Date: 28–29 July 2001
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 489 (163 teams)

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

2. {USA} Daniel Clegg
2. {USA} Ken Ho
2. {USA} Lan D. Ho

3. {CAN} Gabriel Tsang
3. {USA} Brian Hacker
3. {USA} Ben Rubin

4. {CAN} Gary Krakower
4. {CAN} Matt Vienneau
4. {USA} Michael Pustilnik


2001 World Championships[edit | edit source]

8–12 August 2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {NLD} Tom van de Logt $35,000 32 Second Pro Tour Top 8, first Dutch to win a Pro Tour
2 {USA} Alex Borteh $23,000 24
3 {FRA} Antoine Ruel $15,000 16
4 {ITA} Andrea Santin $13,000 16
5 {USA} Mike Turian $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {SVK} Jan Tomcani $8,500 12 First Slovak in a Pro Tour Top 8
7 {FIN} Tommi Hovi $7,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
8 {GB-ENG} John Ormerod[I] $6,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {USA} United States Trevor Blackwell $10,000 6
Brian Hegstad $10,000 6
Eugene Harvey $10,000 6
2 {NOR} Norway Nicolai Herzog $5,000 5
Øyvind Ødegaard $5,000 5
Jan Pieter Groenhof $5,000 5

Notes[edit | edit source]

^I John Ormerod did not participate in the top eight of the 2001 World Championships, but he was promoted to eighth-place when David Williams was disqualified for having marked cards.[1][2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. DAVE WILLIAMS DISQUALIFIED. Wizards of the Coast (2001-08-12). Retrieved on 2016-05-09.
  2. FINAL STANDINGS (BY SCORE). Wizards of the Coast (2001-08-12). Retrieved on 2016-05-09.