2002–03 Pro Tour Season

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2002–03 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {DEU} Kai Budde
Rookie of the Year {JPN} Masashi Oiso
World Champion {DEU} Daniel Zink
Team Champion {USA} United States
Pro Tours 6
Grands Prix 21
Previous season:
2001–02
Next season:
2003–04

The 2002–03 Pro Tour season was the eighth Pro Tour season. It started on 24 August 2002 with Grand Prix Sapporo, and ended on 10 August 2003 with the conclusion of the 2003 World Championships.

Grand Prix (August–September 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Sapporo

Date: 24–25 August 2002
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 467

1. {JPN} Shinichi Kumagai
2. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
3. {JPN} Satoshi Nakamura
4. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
5. {JPN} Kenji Kimoto
6. {JPN} Junichi Kinoshita
7. {JPN} Yuta Hirosawa
8. {JPN} Nobuaki Shikata

GP London

Date: 31 August–1 September 2002
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 683

1. {CZE} Jakub Slemr
2. {DEU} Christoph Hölzl
3. {NLD} Bram Snepvangers
4. {GB-ENG} Craig Stevenson
5. {PRT} Pedro Velhinho
6. {FRA} Christophe Haim
7. {ITA} Dario Minieri
8. {FRA} Gérard Garcia

GP Cleveland

Date: 7–8 September
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 605

1. {USA} Valentin Moskovich
2. {CAN} Gabriel Tsang
3. {USA} Jeremy Pinter
4. {USA} Matthew Schrempp
5. {USA} Adam Prosak
6. {USA} David Williams
7. {USA} Brian Davis
8. {USA} Rob Dougherty


Pro Tour Boston[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Boston 2002

27–29 September 2002 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Phoenix Foundation {DEU} Dirk Baberowski $60,000 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8, third Pro Tour win
{DEU} Kai Budde 24 Seventh Pro Tour Top 8, sixth Pro Tour win
{DEU} Marco Blume 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 2020 {CAN} Steven Wolfman $30,000 18
{CAN} David Rood 18
{CAN} Elijah Pollock 18
3 Courtney's Boys {CAN} Gary Wise $18,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Neil Reeves 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Bob Maher, Jr. 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 Slay Pillage Gerrard {USA} Jon Sonne $15,000 12
{USA} Gerard Fabiano 12
{USA} Scott McCord 12

Grand Prix (September–October 2002)[edit | edit source]

GP Hamburg

Date: 28–29 September 2002
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 582

1. {DEU} Simon Hockwin
2. {DEU} Arndt Meier
3. {DEU} Jens Krause
4. {DEU} Patrick Plößer
5. {DEU} Nico Wendt
6. {POL} Piotr Sienko
7. {DEU} Dennis Schmitz
8. {FRA} Jean Charles Salvin

GP Utsonomiya

Date: 12–13 October 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 682

1. {JPN} Rei Hashimoto
2. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
3. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
4. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
5. {JPN} Eiji Nomura
6. {JPN} Masanori Kobayashi
7. {JPN} Jin Okamoto
8. {JPN} Junichi Kinoshita

GP Copenhagen

Date: 12–13 October 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 507

1. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
2. {DEU} Jens Krause
3. {DEU} Kai Budde
4. {SWE} Fredrik Boberg
5. {DEU} Dirk Baberowski
6. {SWE} Jens Thorén
7. {SWE} David Linder
8. {FRA} Fleurent Jeudon

GP Philadelphia

Date: 26–27 October 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 594

1. {CAN} Jeff Cunningham
2. {USA} Shaun Doran
3. {USA} Eli Aden
4. {USA} Morgan Douglass
5. {USA} Nick Eisel
6. {USA} Craig Krempels
7. {USA} Patrick Sullivan
8. {USA} Jacob Rabinowitz


Pro Tour Houston[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Houston 2002

8–10 November 2002 in Houston, Texas, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Justin Gary $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {USA} Rob Dougherty $20,000 24 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Darwin Kastle $15,000 16 Seventh Pro Tour Top 8
4 {IRL} John Larkin $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 {DNK} Peter Myrvig $9,500 12
6 {SWE} Mattias Jorstedt $8,500 12
7 {USA} Bob Maher, Jr. $7,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
8 {NLD} Jeroen Remie $6,500 12

Masters – Houston[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {SWE} Jens Thorén $25,000
2 {CAN} Gary Wise $15,000
3–4 {USA} Eric Froehlich $10,000
3–4 {FRA} Raphaël Lévy $10,000
5–8 {USA} Alex Shvartsman $6,500
5–8 {NOR} Eivind Nitter $6,500
5–8 {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma $6,500
5–8 {SWE} Anton Jonsson $6,500

Grand Prix (November 2002–January 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Melbourne

Date: 23–24 November 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 180

1. {AUS} Ben Seck
2. {AUS} Tristan Gall
3. {AUS} Jarron Puszet.
4. {AUS} Shun Jiang
5. {NZL} Richard Grace
6. {SGP} Milton Jian Xiong Lin
7. {AUS} Chris Allen
8. {CHN} Jake Hart

GP Los Angeles

Date: 23–24 November 2002
Format: Limited
Attendance: 480

1. {USA} Philip Freneau
2. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
3. {USA} Brian Hegstad
4. {USA} Ken Krouner
5. {USA} Peter Swarowski
6. {USA} Allen Sun
7. {USA} Nick Eisel
8. {MEX} Gerardo Gordinez Estrada

GP Reims

Date: 30 November–1 December 2002
Format: Extended
Attendance: 831

1. {DEU} Alex Mack
2. {FRA} Benjamin Caumes
3. {DEU} Patrick Mello
4. {FRA} Emmanuel Vernay
5. {DEU} Hans Joachim Höh
6. {FRA} Régis Lavoisier
7. {DEU} Christoph Lippert
8. {SWE} Anton Jonsson

GP New Orleans

Date: 3–4 January 2003
Format: Extended
Attendance: 386

1. {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz
2. {USA} Eugene Harvey
3. {USA} Michael Pustilnik
4. {ARG} Diego Ostrovich
5. {CAN} Jeff Cunningham
6. {USA} Morgan Douglass
7. {USA} Carl Lobato
8. {USA} Trey Van Cleave


Pro Tour Chicago[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Chicago 2003

17–19 January 2003 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {DEU} Kai Budde $30,000 32 Eighth Pro Tour Top 8, seventh Pro Tour win
2 {NOR} Nicolai Herzog $20,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Jon Finkel $15,000 16 Tenth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {USA} Dustin Stern $13,000 16
5 {USA} Eugene Harvey $9,500 12
6 {DEU} Fabio Reinhardt $8,500 12
7 {NLD} Bram Snepvangers $7,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {USA} William Jensen $6,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Masters – Chicago[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {FRA} Franck Canu $25,000
2 {USA} Ken Ho $15,000
3–4 {FRA} Antoine Ruel $10,000
3–4 {USA} Neil Reeves $10,000
5–8 {USA} David Humpherys $6,500
5–8 {DEU} Kai Budde $6,500
5–8 {CAN} Gary Wise $6,500
5–8 {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen $6,500

Grand Prix (January–February 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Hiroshima

Date: 25–26 January 2003
Format: Extended
Attendance: 399

1. {JPN} Motokiyo Azuma
2. {JPN} Osamu Fujita
3. {JPN} Takao Higaki
4. {JPN} Kang Jisang
5. {JPN} Junichi Kinoshita
6. {JPN} Yoshitaka Nakano
7. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
8. {JPN} Atsushi Tabuchi

GP Sevilla

Date: 22–23 February 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 815

1. {SWE} Anton Jonsson
2. {BRA} Carlos Romão
3. {NOR} Eivind Nitter.
4. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
5. {BEL} Stan van der Velden
6. {ESP} Adriano Rohner
7. {DEU} David Brucker
8. {ESP} Javier Perez Fresnedo

GP Boston

Date: 22–23 February 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 610

1. {USA} Brian Kibler
2. {USA} Matthew Cory
3. {USA} Aaron Breider
4. {CAN} Mark Zajdner
5. {USA} Ben Rubin
6. {USA} Joshua Wagener
7. {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz
8. {USA} Eric James


Pro Tour Venice[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Venice 2003

21–23 March 2003 in Venice, Italy.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {DEU} Osyp Lebedowicz $30,000 32 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 {FIN} Tomi Walamies $20,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Jordan Berkowitz $15,000 16
4 {USA} William Jensen $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 {FRA} Gabriel Nassif $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Darwin Kastle $8,500 12 Eighth Pro Tour Top 8
7 {JPN} Akihiro Kashima $7,500 12
8 {SWE} Mattias Jorstedt $6,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Masters – Venice[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda $60,000
{JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
{JPN} Masahiko Morita
2 {CAN} David Rood $30,000
{CAN} Steve Wolfman
{CAN} Elijah Pollock
3–4 {JPN} Reiji Andou $15,000
{JPN} Kazuyuki Momose
{JPN} Itaru Ishida
3–4 {CAN} Gary Wise $15,000
{USA} Neil Reeves
{USA} Bob Maher, Jr.

Grand Prix (March–April 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Kyoto

Date: 29–30 March 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 679

1. {JPN} Akira Asahara
2. {JPN} Hisaya Tanaka
3. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
4. {JPN} Akihiro Takakuwa
5. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
6. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
7. {JPN} Ryouma Shiozu
8. {JPN} Yoshiaki Tashiro

GP Singapore

Date: 29–30 March 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 237

1. {SWE} Mikael Polgary
2. {MYS} Terry Soh
3. {SGP} Kelvin Yew Teck Hoon
4. {SGP} Sam Lei Kang Lau
5. {SGP} Chang Chua
6. {HKG} Kai Cheong Tang
7. {USA} Gary Talim
8. {USA} Antonino De Rosa

GP Prague

Date: 12–13 April 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 947

1. {AUT} Stefan Jedlicka
2. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy
3. {NOR} Thomas Gundersen
4. {DNK} David Jensen
5. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma
6. {FRA} Gabriel Nassif
7. {SWE} Anton Jonsson
8. {AUT} Armin Birner


Pro Tour Yokohama[edit | edit source]

9–11 May 2003 in Yokohama, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {SWE} Mattias Jorstedt $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {SWE} Masashi Oiso $20,000 24
3 {JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda $15,000 16
4 {USA} Jon Finkel $13,000 16 Eleventh Pro Tour Top 8
5 {FRA} Benjamin Caumes $9,500 12
6 {ARG} Jose Barbero $8,500 12
7 {AUS} Ben Seck $7,500 12
8 {CAN} Rich Hoaen $6,500 12

Masters – Yokohama[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize
1 {USA} Bob Maher, Jr. $25,000
2 {FRA} Gabriel Nassif $15,000
3–4 {FIN} Tomi Walamies $10,000
3–4 {USA} Darwin Kastle $10,000
5–8 {ARG} Diego Ostrovich $6,500
5–8 {FRA} Pierre Malherbaud $6,500
5–8 {USA} Brian Kibler $6,500
5–8 {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz $6,500

Grand Prix (May–July 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Pittsburgh

Date: 31 May–1 June 2003
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 585 (195 teams)

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

2. {USA} James Duguid
2. {USA} Charles Gindy
2. {USA} Manny Orellana

3. {FRA} Jean Charles Salvin
3. {CAN} Pasquale Ruggiero
3. {CAN} Jairo Liquidano

4. {USA} Justin Schneider
4. {USA} Michael Krzywicki
4. {USA} Mike Long

GP Amsterdam

Date: 7–8 June 2003
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 594 (198 teams)

1. {FRA} Wilfried Ranque
1. {BRA} Carlos Romão
1. {ARG} Jose Barbero

2. {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen
2. {USA} Jon Finkel
2. {USA} Eric Froehlich

3. {FIN} Tomi Walamies
3. {SWE} Jens Thorén
3. {SWE} Anton Jonsson

4. {DEU} André Delere
4. {DEU} Rolf Otto vor dem Gentschenfelde
4. {DEU} René Kraft

GP Bangkok

Date: 12–13 July 2003
Format: Standard
Attendance: 257

1. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
2. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
3. {MYS} Vincent Gan
4. {JPN} Osamu Fujita
5. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
6. {JPN} Tsutomu Yamada
7. {THA} Peerapat Ekpoorthorn
8. {THA} Noppadol Srirattana




 

GP Detroit

Date: 12–13 July 2003
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 604

1. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
2. {USA} Eugene Harvey
3. {USA} Josh Ravitz
4. {USA} Alex Shvartsman
5. {USA} Mark Herberholz
6. {USA} Matt Severa
7. {USA} Morgan Douglass
8. {USA} Derek Starleaf




 


2003 World Championships[edit | edit source]

6–10 August 2003 in Berlin, Germany.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {DEU} Daniel Zink $35,000 32
2 {JPN} Jin Okamoto $23,000 24
3 {FIN} Tuomo Nieminen $15,000 16
4 {USA} David Humpherys $13,000 16 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {NLD} Jeroen Remie $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {DEU} Peer Kröger $8,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 {DEU} Wolfgang Eder $7,500 12
8 {USA} Gabe Walls $6,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {USA} United States Justin Gary $10,000 6
Gabe Walls $10,000 6
Joshua Wagner $10,000 6
2 {FIN} Finland Tomi Walamies $5,000 5
Tuomo Nieminen $5,000 5
Arho Toikka $5,000 5