2001–02 Pro Tour Season

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2001–02 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {DEU} Kai Budde
Rookie of the Year {FRA} Farid Meraghni
World Champion {BRA} Carlos Romão
Team Champion {DEU} Germany
Pro Tours 6
Grands Prix 33
Previous season:
2000–01
Next season:
2002–03

The 2001–02 Pro Tour season was the seventh Pro Tour season. It started on 18 August 2001 with Grand Prix events in Kobe and Denver, and ended on 18 August 2002 with the conclusion of the 2002 World Championships.

Grand Prix (August–September 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Kobe

Date: 18–19 August 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 1348

1. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
2. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
3. {JPN} Kei Ikeda
4. {JPN} Takayuki Nagaoka
5. {JPN} Hiroshi Kawasaki
6. {JPN} Ryo Ogura
7. {JPN} Takumi Hasegawa
8. {JPN} Kenshiro Ito

GP Denver

Date: 18–19 August 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 402

1. {USA} Brett Shears
2. {USA} Danny Mandel
3. {USA} Brock Parker
4. {USA} Darwin Kastle
5. {USA} Sammy Batarseh
6. {USA} Mike Abraham
7. {USA} Aaron Knobloch
8. {USA} Alex Borteh

GP Santiago

Date: 25–26 August 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 303

1. {ARG} Matias Gabrenja
2. {MEX} Gerardo Godinez Estrada
3. {CHL} Jorge Rodriguez
4. {CHL} Jose Echeverria Paredes
5. {CHL} Rodrigo Sanchez
6. {USA} Brock Parker
7. {CHL} Andrés Hojman
8. {CHL} Juan Ruetter

GP Singapore

Date: 1–2 September 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 266

1. {SGP} Albertus Law
2. {SGP} Kelvin Yew Teck Hoon
3. {SGP} Ding Leong
4. {JPN} Michihisa Onoda
5. {SGP} Royce Ming Huang Chai
6. {SGP} Lance Chin Wei Yeong
7. {SGP} David Kwan
8. {SGP} Chang Chua

GP London

Date: 1–2 September 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 551

1. {DEU} Kai Budde
2. {FRA} Gabriel Nassif
3. {AUT} Helmut Summersberger
4. {NLD} Matt Henstra
5. {GB-ENG} Warren Marsh
6. {DEU} René Kraft
7. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
8. {FRA} Pierre Malherbaud


Pro Tour New York[edit | edit source]

7–9 September 2001 in New York, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Phoenix Foundation {DEU} Dirk Baberowski $60,000 24 Third Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
{DEU} Kai Budde 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8, fourth Pro Tour win
{DEU} Marco Blume 24
2 Les Plus Class {FRA} Amiel Tenenbaum $30,000 18 Pro Tour debut
{FRA} Gabriel Nassif 18
{FRA} Nicolas Olivieri 18
3 Illuminati {USA} Justin Gary $18,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Zvi Mowshowitz 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Alex Shvartsman 12
4 Car Acrobatic Team {USA} Aaron Forsythe $15,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Andrew Cuneo 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Andrew Johnson 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (September–October 2001)[edit | edit source]

GP Warsaw

Date: 8–9 September 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 401

1. {SWE} Rickard Österberg
2. {CZE} Michal Marcik
3. {SWE} David Linder
4. {SWE} Mattias Kettil
5. {POL} Przemek Oberbek
6. {POL} Marcin Sados
7. {DEU} Felix Schneiders
8. {POL} Roman Kubera

GP Oslo

Date: 22–23 September 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 410

1. {USA} Trey Van Cleave
2. {SWE} Anton Jonsson
3. {SWE} Johan Backfjärd
4. {NOR} Sigurd Eskeland
5. {SWE} Svante Landgraf
6. {SWE} Rickard Österberg
7. {DNK} Peter Laier
8. {NOR} Haakon Monsen

GP Minneapolis

Date: 29–30 September 2001
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 302

1. {USA} David Humpherys
2. {USA} Andrew Wolf
3. {USA} Brian Hegstad
4. {USA} Brian Davis
5. {USA} Craig Wescoe
6. {USA} Cassius Weatherby
7. {USA} Lee Curtis
8. {USA} Jacob Janoska

GP Vienna

Date: 6–7 October 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 678

1. {DEU} Stephan Meyer
2. {NOR} Eivind Nitter
3. {NOR} Nicolai Herzog
4. {HUN} Gabor Papp
5. {AUT} Matthias Künzler
6. {DEU} Holger Meinecke
7. {POL} Konrad Zawadzki
8. {HRV} Ladoslav Zupancic

GP Cape Town

Date: 6–7 October 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 171

1. {AUS} Ben Seck
2. {ZAF} Wagner Kruger
3. {USA} Justin Polin
4. {ZAF} Grant van Dyk
5. {ZAF} Andrew Mitchell
6. {ZAF} Pieter Loubser
7. {ZAF} Robert Thompson
8. {ZAF} Peter Klein

GP Shizuoka

Date: 13–14 October 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 704

1. {JPN} Kohei Yamadaya
2. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
3. {JPN} Ryouma Shiozu
4. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
5. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
6. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Douyama
7. {JPN} Reiji Ando
8. {JPN} Eiho Kato

GP Montreal

Date: 13–14 October 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 279

1. {USA} Mike Turian
2. {CAN} Louis Boileau
3. {USA} Timothy McKenna
4. {USA} Brett Shears
5. {CAN} David Rood
6. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
7. {USA} Peter Szigeti
8. {USA} Daniel Clegg

GP Brisbane

Date: 20–21 October 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 194

1. {AUS} Richard Johnston
2. {NZL} Roger Miller
3. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
4. {AUS} Egidio De Gois
5. {AUS} Lenny Collins
6. {AUS} Dante Rosati
7. {AUS} Pang Ming Wee
8. {AUS} Daniel Romans


Pro Tour New Orleans[edit | edit source]

2–4 November 2001 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {DEU} Kai Budde $30,000 32 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8, fifth Pro Tour win
2 {FIN} Tomi Walamies $20,000 24
3 {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma $15,000 16
4 {USA} David Humpherys $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 {SWE} Anton Jonsson $9,500 12
6 {CHE} Raphaël Gennary $8,500 12 First Swiss in a Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Darwin Kastle $7,500 12 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
8 {AUT} Benedikt Klauser $6,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8

Masters – New Orleans[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {USA} Michael Pustilnik $25,000
2 {USA} Chris Benafel $15,000
3–4 {USA} Bob Maher, Jr. $10,000
3–4 {NLD} Noah Boeken $10,000
5–8 {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz $6,500
5–8 {CAN} Ryan Fuller $6,500
5–8 {SWE} Johan Sadeghpour $6,500
5–8 {FRA} Nicholas Olivieri $6,500

Grand Prix (November 2001–January 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Hong Kong

Date: 17–18 November 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 181

1. {USA} Jeff Fung
2. {PHL} Frederick Salazar
3. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
4. {JPN} Shinsuke Hayashi
5. {PHL} Bayani Manansala, Jr.
6. {USA} Steven Shears
7. {USA} Brian Hegstad
8. {CAN} Ryan Fuller

GP Atlanta

Date: 17–18 November 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 377

1. {USA} Eugene Harvey
2. {USA} Andrew Johnson
3. {USA} Brad Swan
4. {USA} Matt Linde
5. {USA} Bin Chen
6. {USA} Antonino De Rosa
7. {USA} Craig Wescoe
8. {USA} Alex Borteh

GP Biarritz

Date: 24–25 November 2001
Format: Limited
Attendance: 525

1. {FRA} Nicolas Labarre
2. {DEU} Kai Budde
3. {ESP} Lucio Moratinos
4. {NLD} Joost Vollebregt
5. {ESP} Ferran Vila
6. {NLD} Alexander Witt
7. {FRA} Alexis Dumay
8. {FRA} Olivier Ruel

GP Curitiba

Date: 8–9 December 2001
Format: Extended
Attendance: 329

1. {BRA} Guilherme Svaldi
2. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
3. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
4. {BRA} Leopoldo Martins
5. {BRA} Raphael Gunther
6. {ARG} Jose Barbero
7. {BRA} José Mangueira
8. {BRA} Eliton Enacio

GP Las Vegas

Date: 8–9 December 2001
Format: Extended
Attendance: 462

1. {USA} Michael Pustilnik
2. {USA} Adam Lane
3. {USA} John Balla
4. {USA} Sean Fitzgerald
5. {USA} Kaare Anderson
6. {USA} Rob Dougherty
7. {USA} Shannon Krumick
8. {USA} Scott Gerhardt

GP Sendai

Date: 15–16 December 2001
Format: Extended
Attendance: 427

1. {JPN} Kazuaki Arahori
2. {JPN} Kazuya Hirabayashi
3. {USA} Mike Long
4. {JPN} Yuki Murakami
5. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
6. {JPN} Kazufumi Abe
7. {JPN} Jin Okamoto
8. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori

GP Houston

Date: 5–6 January 2002
Format: Extended
Attendance: 272

1. {USA} Joshua Smith
2. {USA} Brian Kibler
3. {USA} William Jensen
4. {USA} Ben Rubin
5. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
6. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
7. {USA} Jonathan Pechon
8. {USA} Jonathan Job


Pro Tour San Diego[edit | edit source]

11–13 January 2002 in San Diego, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FRA} Farid Meraghni $30,000 32 First Frenchman to win a Pro Tour
2 {SWE} Jens Thorén $20,000 24
3 {USA} Donald Gallitz $15,000 16
4 {USA} Andrew Wolf $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {CAN} Jeff Cunningham $9,500 12
6 {PRT} Frederico Bastos $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Neil Reeves $7,500 12
8 {USA} Eric Froehlich $6,500 12

Masters – San Diego[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {CAN} Ryan Fuller $25,000
2 {USA} David Humpherys $15,000
3–4 {USA} Brian Hegstad $10,000
3–4 {FIN} Tomi Walamies $10,000
5–8 {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita $6,500
5–8 {USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz $6,500
5–8 {USA} Darwin Kastle $6,500
5–8 {USA} Rob Dougherty $6,500

Grand Prix (January–March 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Lisbon

Date: 19–20 January 2002
Format: Extended
Attendance: 669

1. {DEU} Kai Budde
2. {DEU} Patrick Mello
3. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
4. {PRT} Marcio Carvalho
5. {ITA} Stefano Fiore
6. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
7. {NLD} Tom van de Logt
8. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma

GP Heidelberg

Date: 9–10 February 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 879

1. {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen
2. {USA} Chris Benafel
3. {FRA} Franck Canu
4. {AUT} Thomas Preyer
5. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma
6. {DEU} Patrick Mello
7. {UKR} Yuri Kolomeyko
8. {NLD} Joost Vollebregt

GP Fukuoka

Date: 16–17 February 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 428

1. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
2. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
3. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
4. {JPN} Jun Ishihara
5. {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda
6. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
7. {JPN} Yusuke Sasaki
8. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura

GP Tampa

Date: 23–24 February 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 409

1. {USA} Sol Malka
2. {CAN} Jeff Cunningham
3. {USA} Koby Kennison
4. {USA} Mike Emmert
5. {USA} Antonino De Rosa
6. {USA} Brian Kibler
7. {USA} Adam Racht
8. {USA} Adam Prokopin

GP Antwerp

Date: 2–3 March 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 614

1. {DEU} Kai Budde
2. {FRA} Florent Jeudon
3. {SWE} Mattias Jorstedt
4. {DEU} Wolfgang Eder
5. {NLD} Arjan van Leeuwen
6. {DEU} Christoph Lippert
7. {NLD} Jan Schreurs
8. {DEU} Dirk Baberowski


Pro Tour Osaka[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Osaka 2002

15–17 March 2002 in Osaka, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Ken Ho $30,000 32
2 {FRA} Olivier Ruel $20,000 24
3 {USA} Rob Dougherty $15,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {SWE} Jens Thorén $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {FRA} Sylvain Lauriol $9,500 12
6 {FRA} Nicholas Olivieri $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Osyp Lebedowicz $7,500 12
8 {FRA} Christophe Haim $6,500 12

Masters – Osaka[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {DEU} Dirk Baberowski $60,000
{DEU} Kai Budde
{DEU} Marco Blume
2 {JPN} Itaru Ishida $30,000
{JPN} Kazuyaki Momose
{JPN} Reiji Andou
3–4 {FRA} Amiel Tenenbaum $15,000
{FRA} Gabriel Nassif
{FRA} Nicolas Olivieri
3–4 {NLD} Victor Van der Broek $15,000
{NLD} Frank Karsten
{NLD} Jelger Wiegersma

Grand Prix (March–April 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Barcelona

Date: 23–24 March 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 699

1. {NLD} Noah Boeken
2. {DEU} Christoph Lippert
3. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
4. {ESP} Carlos Barrado
5. {NLD} Stan van der Velden
6. {DEU} Reinhard Blech
7. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy
8. {FRA} Franck Canu

GP Kuala Lumpur

Date: 30–31 March 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 236

1. {SGP} Ding Leong
2. {SGP} Chang Chua
3. {SGP} Yujian Zhou
4. {THA} Veerapat Sirilertvorakul
5. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
6. {SGP} Nicholas Wong
7. {TWN} Tobey Tamber
8. {PHL} Edsel Alvarez

GP Naples

Date: 6–7 April 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 295

1. {FRA} Pierre Malherbaud
2. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma
3. {DEU} Kai Budde
4. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
5. {DEU} Patrick Mello
6. {DEU} Iwan Tan
7. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy
8. {DEU} Christoph Lippert


Pro Tour Nice[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Nice 2002

3–5 May 2002 in Nice, France.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {NOR} Eivind Nitter $30,000 32
2 {NLD} Bram Snepvangers $20,000 24
3 {DNK} Svend Geertsen $15,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {USA} Brian Davis $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {DEU} Kai Budde $9,500 12 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {SWE} Anton Jonsson $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Gary Talim $7,500 12
8 {CHE} Benjamin Niedrig $6,500 12

Masters – Nice[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {NLD} Alexander Witt $25,000
2 {USA} Justin Gary $15,000
3–4 {DEU} Kai Budde $10,000
3–4 {FRA} Antoine Ruel $10,000
5–8 {SWE} Jens Thorén $6,500
5–8 {DEU} Patrick Mello $6,500
5–8 {FIN} Tomi Walamies $6,500
5–8 {FRA} Nicholas Olivieri $6,500

Grand Prix (May–July 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Nagoya

Date: 11–12 May 2002
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 576 (192 teams)

1. {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda
1. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
1. {JPN} Masahiko Morita

2. {JPN} Naoki Kubouchi
2. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
2. {JPN} Kimio Imai

3. {JPN} Ryo Ogura
3. {JPN} Ryouma Shiozu
3. {JPN} Koji Nose

4. {JPN} Takayuki Nagaoka
4. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
4. {JPN} Masayuki Higashino

GP Milwaukee

Date: 11–12 May 2002
Format: Standard
Attendance: 652

1. {USA} Eric Taylor
2. {USA} Patrick Chapin
3. {USA} Mike Turian
4. {USA} Neil Reeves
5. {USA} David Petersen
6. {USA} Brian Kibler
7. {USA} William Jensen
8. {USA} Steve Cassell




 

GP New Jersey

Date: 29–30 June 2002
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 603 (201 teams)

1. {USA} Eric James
1. {USA} Kyle Rose
1. {USA} Norman Woods

2. {USA} Justin Gary
2. {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz
2. {USA} Alex Shvartsman

3. {USA} Jason Huang
3. {USA} Paul Sottosanti
3. {USA} Adam Fischer

4. {USA} Alex Borteh
4. {USA} Chris Benafel
4. {USA} Eric Froehlich

GP Taipei

Date: 13–14 July 2002
Format: Standard
Attendance: 209

1. {TWN} Sheng Hsun Hsia
2. {TWN} Kang Nien Chiang
3. {TWN} Joe Yi Xiang Wang
4. {SGP} Albertus Law
5. {TWN} Morris Song
6. {TWN} Wen-Jien Hwang
7. {TWN} Chang Ming Tung
8. {TWN} Lucifar Sun




 

GP São Paulo

Date: 13–14 July 2002
Format: Standard
Attendance: 341

1. {ARG} Gabriel Caligaris
2. {BRA} Felipe Desiderati
3. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
4. {BRA} Luis Sérgio Massaro
5. {BRA} Raphael Fontana Günter
6. {BRA} André Barreto
7. {BRA} Michel Shirozono
8. {BRA} Rodrigo Castro




 


2002 World Championships[edit | edit source]

14–18 August 2002 in Sydney, Australia.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {BRA} Carlos Romão $35,000 32 First Brazilian to win a Pro Tour
2 {DEU} Mark Ziegner $23,000 24
3 {ARG} Diego Ostrovich $15,000 16 First Argentinian in a Pro Tour Top 8
4 {USA} David Humpherys $13,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {MYS} Sim Han How $9,500 12 First Malaysian in a Pro Tour Top 8
6 {IRL} John Larkin $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {FIN} Tuomas Kotiranta $7,500 12
8 {USA} Ken Krouner $6,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {DEU} Germany Mark Ziegner $10,000 6
Kai Budde $10,000 6
Felix Schneiders $10,000 6
2 {USA} United States Andrew Ranks $5,000 5
Eugene Harvey $5,000 5
Eric Franz $5,000 5
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