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2003–04 Pro Tour Season

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2003–04 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year France.png Gabriel Nassif
Rookie of the Year Netherlands.png Julien Nuijten
World Champion Netherlands.png Julien Nuijten
Pro Tours 7
Grand Prix events 26
Previous season:
2002–03
Next season:
2005

The 2003–04 Pro Tour season was the ninth Pro Tour season. It started on 23 August 2003 with Grand Prix events in Yokohama and London, and ended on 5 September 2004 with the conclusion of the 2004 World Championships.

Grand Prix (August 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Yokohama GP London GP Atlanta
 Date: 23–24 August 2003  Date: 23–24 August 2003  Date: 30–31 August 2003
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 808  Attendance: 525  Attendance: 588
 1. Japan.png Shu Komuro  1. Argentina.png Diego Ostrovich  1. Germany.png Marco Blume
 2. Japan.png Kazuki Kato  2. France.png Yann Hamon  2. United States.png Matt Linde
 3. Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda  3. Italy.png Mario Pascoli  3. United States.png Joshua Wagener
 4. Japan.png Yuichi Yamagishi  4. Norway.png Eivind Nitter  4. United States.png Keith McLaughlin
 5. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  5. United States.png Antonino De Rosa  5. United States.png Zvi Mowshowitz
 6. Japan.png Shuhei Nakamura  6. Argentina.png Jose Barbero  6. United States.png Keith Thompson
 7. Japan.png Kazuyuki Momose  7. Canada.png Josh Rider  7. United States.png Sean Buckley
 8. Japan.png Yusuke Osaka  8. Netherlands.png Frank Karsten  8. United States.png Tim Bonneville

Pro Tour Boston[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Boston 2003

12–14 September 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 The Brockafellars United States.png Brock Parker $60,000 24
United States.png William Jensen 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Matt Linde 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Original Slackers Norway.png Lovre Crnobori $30,000 18
Norway.png Jake Smith 18
Norway.png Rickard Österberg 18
3 Zabutan Nemonaut United States.png Mike Turian $18,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
Canada.png Gary Wise 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
United States.png Eugene Harvey 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 Phoenix Foundation Germany.png Marco Blume $15,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
Germany.png Kai Budde 12 Ninth Pro Tour Top 8
Germany.png Dirk Baberowski 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (September–October 2003)[edit | edit source]

GP Genova GP Sydney GP Kansas City GP Lyon
 Date: 13–14 September 2003  Date: 4–5 October 2003  Date: 18–19 October 2003  Date: 25–26 October 2003
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 585  Attendance: 274  Attendance: 500  Attendance: 1016
 1. Germany.png Reinhard Blech  1. Australia.png Andrew Grain  1. United States.png Antonino De Rosa  1. France.png Yann Hamon
 2. Belgium.png Jan Doise  2. Australia.png Andrew Gordon  2. United States.png Nate Heiss  2. Switzerland.png Bruno Carvalho
 3. Italy.png Stefano Fiore  3. Australia.png Lenny Collins  3. United States.png Ben Stark  3. Switzerland.png Daniel Madan
 4. Germany.png André Müller  4. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  4. United States.png Brian Kibler  4. Netherlands.png Jeroen Remie
 5. Italy.png Simone Carboni  5. Australia.png Shun Jiang  5. United States.png Michael Krumb  5. France.png Kevin Desprez
 6. Italy.png Alessandro Vegna  6. Australia.png Jake Hart  6. United States.png Gerry Thompson  6. France.png Loïc Degrau
 7. Italy.png Marco Benifei  7. Australia.png Daniel Turner  7. United States.png Justin Smith  7. France.png Sebastien Bernaud
 8. Germany.png Martin Heidemann  8. Australia.png Tim He  8. United States.png Jonathan Cassidy  8. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma

Pro Tour New Orleans[edit | edit source]

31 October–2 November 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Norway.png Rickard Österberg $30,000 32 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 France.png Gabriel Nassif $20,000 24 Third Pro Tour Top 8
3 France.png Yann Hamon $15,000 16
4 United States.png Masashi Oiso $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 Germany.png Hans Joachim Höh $9,500 12
6 United States.png Eugene Harvey $8,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 Japan.png Tomohiro Yokosuka $7,500 12
8 France.png Nicolas Labarre $6,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8

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

GP Shizuoka GP Gothenburg GP Munich GP Anaheim
 Date: 8–9 November 2003  Date: 22–23 November 2003  Date: 6–7 December 2003  Date: 13–14 December 2003
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 652  Attendance: 461  Attendance: 1051  Attendance: 272
 1. Japan.png Kazuki Katou  1. Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma  1. France.png Yann Hamon  1. United States.png Ben Rubin
 2. Japan.png Satoshi Harada  2. Finland.png Tommi Hovi  2. Germany.png Reinhard Blech  2. United States.png Nathan Saunders
 3. Japan.png Koichiro Maki  3. Denmark.png Daniel Bertelsen  3. Greece.png Georgios Kapalas  3. United States.png Nick Meves
 4. Japan.png Tomohide Sasagawa  4. Germany.png Kai Budde  4. Germany.png Stefan Schwaiger  4. United States.png Peter Szigeti
 5. Japan.png Kei Ikeda  5. England.png Sam Gomersall  5. Germany.png Tobias Kroll  5. United States.png Ben Stark
 6. Japan.png Ken'Ichi Fujita  6. Germany.png Daniel Zink  6. Germany.png Hannes Scholz  6. United States.png Paul Rietzl
 7. Japan.png Ryouma Shiozu  7. Sweden.png David Linder  7. France.png Steven Gouin  7. United States.png Blake Quelle
 8. Japan.png Yusuke Sasaki  8. Sweden.png Benjamin Lindqvist  8. Germany.png Dirk Hein  8. United States.png Gerard Fabiano

Pro Tour Amsterdam[edit | edit source]

16–18 January 2004 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Norway.png Nicolai Herzog $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 Japan.png Osamu Fujita $20,000 24
3 Sweden.png Anton Jonsson $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 France.png Olivier Ruel $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen $9,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
6 Canada.png Aeo Paquette $8,500 12 Pro Tour debut
7 France.png Farid Meraghni $8,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 United States.png Mike Turian $7,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (January–February 2004)[edit | edit source]

GP Okayama GP Oakland GP Madrid
 Date: 24–25 January 2004  Date: 7–8 February 2004  Date: 21–22 February 2004
 Format: Extended  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 401  Attendance: 445  Attendance: 1353
 1. Japan.png Kazuya Shiki  1. United States.png Ken Ho  1. Germany.png Kai Budde
 2. Japan.png Itaru Ishida  2. United States.png Dave Humpherys  2. Belgium.png Bernardo Da Costa Cabral
 3. Japan.png Akira Asahara  3. United States.png Mike Turian  3. Germany.png Dirk Hein
 4. South Korea.png SangRyeol Lee  4. United States.png Ian Spaulding  4. United States.png Raphaël Lévy
 5. Japan.png Shinsuke Hayashi  5. United States.png Mitchell Tamblyn  5. Norway.png Thomas Gundersen
 6. Japan.png Asuka Doi  6. United States.png Ben Rubin  6. Spain.png Aniol Alcaraz
 7. Japan.png Chikara Nakajima  7. United States.png Paul Rietzl  7. Spain.png Jaime Marrero
 8. Japan.png Kazuya Hirabayashi  8. United States.png Gabe Walls  8. Switzerland.png Tommi Lindgren

Pro Tour Kobe[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Kobe 2004

27–29 February 2004 in Kobe, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Japan.png Masashiro Kuroda $30,000 32 First Japanese to win a Pro Tour
2 France.png Gabriel Nassif $20,000 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
3 France.png Alexandre Peset $15,000 16 Pro Tour debut
4 Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 Italy.png Luigi Sbrozzi $9,000 12 Pro Tour debut
6 Italy.png Raffaele Lo Moro $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 United States.png Ben Stark $8,000 12
8 Italy.png Stefano Fiori $7,500 12

Grand Prix (March–April 2004)[edit | edit source]

GP Hong Kong GP Sendai GP Birmingham
 Date: 6–7 March 2004  Date: 20–21 March 2004  Date: 27–28 March 2004
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 250  Attendance: 531  Attendance: 578
 1. Malaysia.png Chuen Hwa Tan  1. Japan.png Ichiro Shimura  1. Austria.png Stefan Jedlicka
 2. France.png Olivier Ruel  2. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  2. Germany.png René Kraft
 3. Japan.png Masashi Oiso  3. Japan.png Yusuke Sasaki  3. France.png Frank Karsten
 4. United States.png Gabe Walls  4. France.png Antoine Ruel  4. England.png David Grant
 5. Japan.png Takuya Osawa  5. Japan.png Jin Okamoto  5. United States.png Mattias Jorstedt
 6. Singapore.png Steven Tan  6. Japan.png Toshihisa Yamanaka  6. France.png Jose Barbero
 7. Malaysia.png Terry Soh  7. Japan.png Hiroto Yasutomi  7. England.png Kamman Janpiam
 8. Taiwan.png Chi-Chung Hwang  8. Japan.png Ippei Sogabe  8. Austria.png Niki Jedlicka
GP Columbus GP Bochum GP Washington, D.C.
 Date: 27–28 March 2004  Date: 17–18 April 2004  Date: 17–18 April 2004
 Format: Limited  Format: Team Limited  Format: Team Limited
 Attendance: 852  Attendance: 639 (213 teams)  Attendance: 573 (191 teams)
 1. United States.png Mike Turian  1. Netherlands.png Stijn Cornelissen
 1. Netherlands.png Tom van de Logt
 1. Netherlands.png Jesse Cornelissen
 1. United States.png Chris Fennell
 1. United States.png Bill Stead
 1. United States.png Charles Gindy
 2. United States.png Craig Krempels
 3. United States.png Aaron Lipcynski
 4. United States.png Cedric Phillips  2. Norway.png Nicolai Herzog
 2. Sweden.png Anton Jonsson
 2. Finland.png Tuomo Nieminen
 2. United States.png Adam Horvath
 2. United States.png Osyp Lebedowicz
 2. United States.png Patrick Sullivan
 5. United States.png Kate Stavola
 6. United States.png Matt Larson
 7. United States.png Brandon Rickard  3. Germany.png David Brucker
 3. Germany.png Reinhard Blech
 3. Germany.png Dirk Hein
 3. United States.png Darwin Kastle
 3. United States.png Rob Dougherty
 3. United States.png Alex Shvartsman
 8. United States.png Brock Parker
 
   4. France.png Sylvain Lehoux
 4. France.png Alexandre Peset
 4. France.png Loïc Degrou
 4. United States.png Jon Finkel
 4. United States.png Brian Kibler
 4. United States.png Eric Froehlich

Pro Tour San Diego[edit | edit source]

14–16 May 2004 in San Diego, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Norway.png Nicolai Herzog $30,000 32 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 France.png Antoine Ruel $20,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 United States.png Mike Turian $15,000 16 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
4 Sweden.png Anton Jonsson $13,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 United States.png Mark Herberholz $9,000 12
6 United States.png Ben Stark $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 Spain.png Angel Perez del Pozo $8,000 12 Pro Tour debut
8 Japan.png Masashi Oiso $7,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (May–June 2004)[edit | edit source]

GP Brussels GP Zürich
 Date: 29–30 May 2004  Date: 26–27 June 2004
 Format: Standard  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 734  Attendance: 640
 1. Germany.png Tobias Henke  1. Switzerland.png Manuel Bucher
 2. Germany.png Kai Budde  2. Italy.png Matteo Cirigliano
 3. Netherlands.png Julien Nuijten  3. France.png Sebastien Roux
 4. Greece.png Vasilis Fatouros  4. Netherlands.png Frank Karsten
 5. Germany.png Johannes Mitsios  5. France.png Leonard Barbou
 6. Germany.png Xuan-Phi Nguyen  6. France.png Bertrand Fagnoni
 7. Belgium.png Maxime Fays  7. Germany.png Timo Groth
 8. Italy.png Stefano Fiore  8. Luxembourg.png Charles Delvaux

Pro Tour Seattle[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Seattle 2004

9–11 July 2004 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Von Dutch Netherlands.png Jeroen Remie $60,000 24 Third Pro Tour Top 8
Netherlands.png Jelger Wiegersma 24 Third Pro Tour Top 8
Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
2 www.shop-fireball.com2 Japan.png Itaru Ishida $30,000 18
Japan.png Tsuyoshi Ikeda 18 Second Pro Tour Top 8
Japan.png Jin Okamoto 18 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 S.A.I. Japan.png Ichirou Shimura $18,000 12
Japan.png Masami Ibamoto 12
Japan.png Ryuichi Arita 12
4 Pocket Rockets Canada.png Paul Russell $15,000 12 Pro Tour debut
Canada.png Joseph Derro 12 Pro Tour debut
Canada.png Matthew Wood 12 Pro Tour debut

Grand Prix (July–August 2004)[edit | edit source]

GP Kuala Lumpur GP Orlando GP New Jersey GP Nagoya
 Date: 24–25 July 2004  Date: 24–25 July 2004  Date: 14–15 August 2004  Date: 28–29 August 2004
 Format: Standard  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 262  Attendance: 502  Attendance: 958  Attendance: 941
 1. Japan.png Masahiko Morita  1. United States.png Osyp Lebedowicz  1. United States.png Jeff Garza  1. Japan.png Tatsunori Kishi
 2. Singapore.png Kwan Ching Yuen  2. United States.png Michael Kuhmann  2. United States.png Brian Kibler  2. Japan.png Keisuke Hashimoto
 3. China.png Zhen Xing Gao  3. United States.png Adam Chernoff  3. United States.png Eugene Harvey  3. Japan.png Masami Ibamoto
 4. Japan.png Tsuyoshi Fujita  4. United States.png Taylor Parnell  4. Netherlands.png Jeroen Remie  4. Japan.png Shun Iizuka
 5. Malaysia.png Sim Han How  5. United States.png William Jensen  5. Germany.png Jan Holland  5. Japan.png Toru Takeshita
 6. Malaysia.png Cheng Wee Pek  6. United States.png Antonino De Rosa  6. United States.png Adam Horvath  6. Japan.png Yuhi Kubota
 7. Singapore.png Bernard Chan  7. United States.png Jeff Garza  7. France.png Alexandre Peset  7. Japan.png Masaki Yokoi
 8. Malaysia.png Khang Jong Kuan  8. United States.png Harry Durnan  8. United States.png Ty Dobbertin  8. Japan.png Tomoharu Saito

2004 World Championships[edit | edit source]

1–5 September 2004 in San Francisco, California, United States.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Netherlands.png Julien Nuijten $35,000 32 Pro Tour debut
2 Canada.png Aeo Paquette $23,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 Japan.png Ryo Ogura $15,000 16
4 France.png Manuel Bevand $13,000 16
5 Netherlands.png Kamiel Cornelissen $9,500 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
6 Malaysia.png Terry Soh $8,500 12
7 France.png Gabriel Nassif $7,500 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
8 Canada.png Murray Evans $6,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 Germany.png Germany Sebastian Zink $10,000 6
Torben Twiefel $10,000 6
Roland Bode $10,000 6
2 Belgium.png Belgium Dilson Ramos Da Fonseca $5,000 5
Vincent Lemoine $5,000 5
Geoffrey Siron $5,000 5