2003–04 Pro Tour Season

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2003–04 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {FRA} Gabriel Nassif
Rookie of the Year {NLD} Julien Nuijten
World Champion {NLD} Julien Nuijten
Team Champion {DEU} Germany
Pro Tours 7
Grands Prix 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

Date: 23–24 August 2003
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 808

1. {JPN} Shu Komuro
2. {JPN} Kazuki Kato
3. {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda
4. {JPN} Yuichi Yamagishi
5. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
6. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
7. {JPN} Kazuyuki Momose
8. {JPN} Yusuke Osaka

GP London

Date: 23–24 August 2003
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 525

1. {ARG} Diego Ostrovich
2. {FRA} Yann Hamon
3. {ITA} Mario Pascoli
4. {NOR} Eivind Nitter
5. {USA} Antonino De Rosa
6. {ARG} Jose Barbero
7. {CAN} Josh Rider
8. {NLD} Frank Karsten

GP Atlanta

Date: 30–31 August 2003
Format: Standard
Attendance: 588

1. {DEU} Marco Blume
2. {USA} Matt Linde
3. {USA} Joshua Wagener
4. {USA} Keith McLaughlin
5. {USA} Zvi Mowshowitz
6. {USA} Keith Thompson
7. {USA} Sean Buckley
8. {USA} 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 {USA} Brock Parker $60,000 24
{USA} William Jensen 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Matt Linde 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Original Slackers {NOR} Lovre Crnobori $30,000 18
{NOR} Jake Smith 18
{NOR} Rickard Österberg 18
3 Zabutan Nemonaut {USA} Mike Turian $18,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{CAN} Gary Wise 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Eugene Harvey 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 Phoenix Foundation {DEU} Marco Blume $15,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{DEU} Kai Budde 12 Ninth Pro Tour Top 8
{DEU} Dirk Baberowski 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8

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

GP Genova

Date: 13–14 September 2003
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 585

1. {DEU} Reinhard Blech
2. {BEL} Jan Doise
3. {ITA} Stefano Fiore
4. {DEU} André Müller
5. {ITA} Simone Carboni
6. {ITA} Alessandro Vegna
7. {ITA} Marco Benifei
8. {DEU} Martin Heidemann

GP Sydney

Date: 4–5 October 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 274

1. {AUS} Andrew Grain
2. {AUS} Andrew Gordon
3. {AUS} Lenny Collins
4. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
5. {AUS} Shun Jiang
6. {AUS} Jake Hart
7. {AUS} Daniel Turner
8. {AUS} Tim He

GP Kansas City

Date: 18–19 October 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 500

1. {USA} Antonino De Rosa
2. {USA} Nate Heiss
3. {USA} Ben Stark
4. {USA} Brian Kibler
5. {USA} Michael Krumb
6. {USA} Gerry Thompson
7. {USA} Justin Smith
8. {USA} Jonathan Cassidy

GP Lyon

Date: 25–26 October 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 1016

1. {FRA} Yann Hamon
2. {CHE} Bruno Carvalho
3. {CHE} Daniel Madan
4. {NLD} Jeroen Remie
5. {FRA} Kevin Desprez
6. {FRA} Loïc Degrau
7. {FRA} Sebastien Bernaud
8. {NLD} 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 {NOR} Rickard Österberg $30,000 32 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 {FRA} Gabriel Nassif $20,000 24 Third Pro Tour Top 8
3 {FRA} Yann Hamon $15,000 16
4 {USA} Masashi Oiso $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {DEU} Hans Joachim Höh $9,500 12
6 {USA} Eugene Harvey $8,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 {JPN} Tomohiro Yokosuka $7,500 12
8 {FRA} Nicolas Labarre $6,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8

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

GP Shizuoka

Date: 8–9 November 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 652

1. {JPN} Kazuki Katou
2. {JPN} Satoshi Harada
3. {JPN} Koichiro Maki
4. {JPN} Tomohide Sasagawa
5. {JPN} Kei Ikeda
6. {JPN} Ken'Ichi Fujita
7. {JPN} Ryouma Shiozu
8. {JPN} Yusuke Sasaki

GP Gothenburg

Date: 22–23 November 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 461

1. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma
2. {FIN} Tommi Hovi
3. {DNK} Daniel Bertelsen
4. {DEU} Kai Budde
5. {GB-ENG} Sam Gomersall
6. {DEU} Daniel Zink
7. {SWE} David Linder
8. {SWE} Benjamin Lindqvist

GP Munich

Date: 6–7 December 2003
Format: Limited
Attendance: 1051

1. {FRA} Yann Hamon
2. {DEU} Reinhard Blech
3. {GRC} Georgios Kapalas
4. {DEU} Stefan Schwaiger
5. {DEU} Tobias Kroll
6. {DEU} Hannes Scholz
7. {FRA} Steven Gouin
8. {DEU} Dirk Hein

GP Anaheim

Date: 13–14 December 2003
Format: Extended
Attendance: 272

1. {USA} Ben Rubin
2. {USA} Nathan Saunders
3. {USA} Nick Meves
4. {USA} Peter Szigeti
5. {USA} Ben Stark
6. {USA} Paul Rietzl
7. {USA} Blake Quelle
8. {USA} Gerard Fabiano


Pro Tour Amsterdam[edit | edit source]

16–18 January 2004 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {NOR} Nicolai Herzog $30,000 32 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {JPN} Osamu Fujita $20,000 24
3 {SWE} Anton Jonsson $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 {FRA} Olivier Ruel $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen $9,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
6 {CAN} Aeo Paquette $8,500 12 Pro Tour debut
7 {FRA} Farid Meraghni $8,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {USA} Mike Turian $7,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8

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

GP Okayama

Date: 24–25 January 2004
Format: Extended
Attendance: 401

1. {JPN} Kazuya Shiki
2. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
3. {JPN} Akira Asahara
4. {KOR} SangRyeol Lee
5. {JPN} Shinsuke Hayashi
6. {JPN} Asuka Doi
7. {JPN} Chikara Nakajima
8. {JPN} Kazuya Hirabayashi

GP Oakland

Date: 7–8 February 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 445

1. {USA} Ken Ho
2. {USA} Dave Humpherys
3. {USA} Mike Turian
4. {USA} Ian Spaulding
5. {USA} Mitchell Tamblyn
6. {USA} Ben Rubin
7. {USA} Paul Rietzl
8. {USA} Gabe Walls

GP Madrid

Date: 21–22 February 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 1353

1. {DEU} Kai Budde
2. {BEL} Bernardo Da Costa Cabral
3. {DEU} Dirk Hein
4. {USA} Raphaël Lévy
5. {NOR} Thomas Gundersen
6. {ESP} Aniol Alcaraz
7. {ESP} Jaime Marrero
8. {CHE} 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 {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda $30,000 32 First Japanese to win a Pro Tour
2 {FRA} Gabriel Nassif $20,000 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
3 {FRA} Alexandre Peset $15,000 16 Pro Tour debut
4 {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {ITA} Luigi Sbrozzi $9,000 12 Pro Tour debut
6 {ITA} Raffaele Lo Moro $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Ben Stark $8,000 12
8 {ITA} Stefano Fiori $7,500 12

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

GP Hong Kong

Date: 6–7 March 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 250

1. {MYS} Chuen Hwa Tan
2. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
3. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
4. {USA} Gabe Walls
5. {JPN} Takuya Osawa
6. {SGP} Steven Tan
7. {MYS} Terry Soh
8. {TWN} Chi-Chung Hwang




 

GP Sendai

Date: 20–21 March 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 531

1. {JPN} Ichiro Shimura
2. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
3. {JPN} Yusuke Sasaki
4. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
5. {JPN} Jin Okamoto
6. {JPN} Toshihisa Yamanaka
7. {JPN} Hiroto Yasutomi
8. {JPN} Ippei Sogabe




 

GP Birmingham

Date: 27–28 March 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 578

1. {AUT} Stefan Jedlicka
2. {DEU} René Kraft
3. {FRA} Frank Karsten
4. {GB-ENG} David Grant
5. {USA} Mattias Jorstedt
6. {FRA} Jose Barbero
7. {GB-ENG} Kamman Janpiam
8. {AUT} Niki Jedlicka




 

GP Columbus

Date: 27–28 March 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 852

1. {USA} Mike Turian
2. {USA} Craig Krempels
3. {USA} Aaron Lipcynski
4. {USA} Cedric Phillips
5. {USA} Kate Stavola
6. {USA} Matt Larson
7. {USA} Brandon Rickard
8. {USA} Brock Parker




 

GP Bochum

Date: 17–18 April 2004
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 639 (213 teams)

1. {NLD} Stijn Cornelissen
1. {NLD} Tom van de Logt
1. {NLD} Jesse Cornelissen

2. {NOR} Nicolai Herzog
2. {SWE} Anton Jonsson
2. {FIN} Tuomo Nieminen

3. {DEU} David Brucker
3. {DEU} Reinhard Blech
3. {DEU} Dirk Hein

4. {FRA} Sylvain Lehoux
4. {FRA} Alexandre Peset
4. {FRA} Loïc Degrou

GP Washington, D.C.

Date: 17–18 April 2004
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 573 (191 teams)

1. {USA} Chris Fennell
1. {USA} Bill Stead
1. {USA} Charles Gindy

2. {USA} Adam Horvath
2. {USA} Osyp Lebedowicz
2. {USA} Patrick Sullivan

3. {USA} Darwin Kastle
3. {USA} Rob Dougherty
3. {USA} Alex Shvartsman

4. {USA} Jon Finkel
4. {USA} Brian Kibler
4. {USA} 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 {NOR} Nicolai Herzog $30,000 32 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 {FRA} Antoine Ruel $20,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Mike Turian $15,000 16 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {SWE} Anton Jonsson $13,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Mark Herberholz $9,000 12
6 {USA} Ben Stark $8,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {ESP} Angel Perez del Pozo $8,000 12 Pro Tour debut
8 {JPN} Masashi Oiso $7,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

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

GP Brussels

Date: 29–30 May 2004
Format: Standard
Attendance: 734

1. {DEU} Tobias Henke
2. {DEU} Kai Budde
3. {NLD} Julien Nuijten
4. {GRC} Vasilis Fatouros
5. {DEU} Johannes Mitsios
6. {DEU} Xuan-Phi Nguyen
7. {BEL} Maxime Fays
8. {ITA} Stefano Fiore

GP Zürich

Date: 26–27 June 2004
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 640

1. {CHE} Manuel Bucher
2. {ITA} Matteo Cirigliano
3. {FRA} Sebastien Roux
4. {NLD} Frank Karsten
5. {FRA} Leonard Barbou
6. {FRA} Bertrand Fagnoni
7. {DEU} Timo Groth
8. {LUX} 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 {NLD} Jeroen Remie $60,000 24 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{NLD} Jelger Wiegersma 24 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen 24 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
2 www.shop-fireball.com2 {JPN} Itaru Ishida $30,000 18
{JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda 18 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{JPN} Jin Okamoto 18 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 S.A.I. {JPN} Ichirou Shimura $18,000 12
{JPN} Masami Ibamoto 12
{JPN} Ryuichi Arita 12
4 Pocket Rockets {CAN} Paul Russell $15,000 12 Pro Tour debut
{CAN} Joseph Derro 12 Pro Tour debut
{CAN} Matthew Wood 12 Pro Tour debut

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

GP Kuala Lumpur

Date: 24–25 July 2004
Format: Standard
Attendance: 262

1. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
2. {SGP} Kwan Ching Yuen
3. {CHN} Zhen Xing Gao
4. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
5. {MYS} Sim Han How
6. {MYS} Cheng Wee Pek
7. {SGP} Bernard Chan
8. {MYS} Khang Jong Kuan

GP Orlando

Date: 24–25 July 2004
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 502

1. {USA} Osyp Lebedowicz
2. {USA} Michael Kuhmann
3. {USA} Adam Chernoff
4. {USA} Taylor Parnell
5. {USA} William Jensen
6. {USA} Antonino De Rosa
7. {USA} Jeff Garza
8. {USA} Harry Durnan

GP New Jersey

Date: 14–15 August 2004
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 958

1. {USA} Jeff Garza
2. {USA} Brian Kibler
3. {USA} Eugene Harvey
4. {NLD} Jeroen Remie
5. {DEU} Jan Holland
6. {USA} Adam Horvath
7. {FRA} Alexandre Peset
8. {USA} Ty Dobbertin

GP Nagoya

Date: 28–29 August 2004
Format: Standard
Attendance: 941

1. {JPN} Tatsunori Kishi
2. {JPN} Keisuke Hashimoto
3. {JPN} Masami Ibamoto
4. {JPN} Shun Iizuka
5. {JPN} Toru Takeshita
6. {JPN} Yuhi Kubota
7. {JPN} Masaki Yokoi
8. {JPN} 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 {NLD} Julien Nuijten $35,000 32 Pro Tour debut
2 {CAN} Aeo Paquette $23,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {JPN} Ryo Ogura $15,000 16
4 {FRA} Manuel Bevand $13,000 16
5 {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen $9,500 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {MYS} Terry Soh $8,500 12
7 {FRA} Gabriel Nassif $7,500 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
8 {CAN} Murray Evans $6,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

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