2005 Pro Tour Season

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2005 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {JPN} Kenji Tsumura
Rookie of the Year {FRA} Pierre Canali
World Champion {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
Team Champion {JPN} Japan
Hall of Fame inductions {USA} Jon Finkel
{USA} Darwin Kastle
{USA} Alan Comer
{FIN} Tommi Hovi
{SWE} Olle Råde
Pro Tours 7
Grands Prix 31
Previous season:
2003–04
Next season:
2006

The 2005 Pro Tour season was the tenth Pro Tour season. It started on 10 September 2004 with Grand Prix Rimini, and ended on 4 December 2005 with the conclusion of the 2005 World Championships. It was the longest ever Pro Tour season, as it was a time of transition for the Pro Tour circuit; starting with this season, Pro Tour seasons would take place across a calendar year instead of the latter half of one year and the first half of the next. The Hall of Fame was also introduced during this season, with the inaugural class being Jon Finkel, Darwin Kastle, Tommi Hovi, Alan Comer, and Olle Råde.

2005 season changes[edit | edit source]

Previous Pro Tour seasons had taken place across two calendar years: the latter half of one year, and the first half of the next. Starting with the 2005 season, Pro Tour seasons would correspond with the calendar year, with the World Championships taking place in November or December as the last event of the season.

Furthermore, the previous system of Pro Standings and End-of-the-Year Payout were phased out during the course of the season. End-of-the-Year Payouts were still in effect for the 2005 season, but more than halved, from $635,000 in 2003–4 to $300,000 in 2005, and completely removed for future seasons. To replace it, the Pro Tour Players Club was introduced. Players were assigned levels based on Pro Points accumulated during the previous and current seasons, and they could advance in levels by earning more Pro Points. The benefits ranged from invitations to all Pro Tour events at Level 3, to free airfare and hotel room and an appearance fee of $2000 for each Pro Tour at Level 6, the highest level.[1]

Grand Prix (September–October 2004)[edit | edit source]

GP Rimini

Date: 10–11 September 2004
Format: Standard
Attendance: 750

1. {ITA} Domingo Ottati
2. {DEU} Florian Pils
3. {ITA} Giovanni Gesiot
4. {HRV} Luka Gasparac
5. {ITA} Davide Ghini
6. {CZE} Jan Brodzak
7. {ITA} Andrea Paselli
8. {ITA} Luca Cialini

GP Vienna

Date: 9–10 October 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 979

1. {AUT} Nikolaus Eigner
2. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
3. {DEU} René Kraft
4. {HRV} Sasha Zorc
5. {DEU} Sebastian Thaler
6. {ITA} Daniele Canavesi
7. {ITA} Dario Minieri
8. {AUT} Stefan Jedlicka

GP Austin

Date: 9–10 October 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 386

1. {USA} Jon Sonne
2. {USA} Eugene Levin
3. {USA} Chris Prochak
4. {USA} Gerry Thompson
5. {USA} Jim Finstrom
6. {USA} Neil Reeves
7. {USA} Michael Jacob
8. {USA} Mike Thompson


Pro Tour Colombus[edit | edit source]

29–31 October 2004 in Colombus, Ohio, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FRA} Pierre Canali $30,000 25 Pro Tour debut
2 {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura $20,000 20
3 {GB-ENG} Nicholas West $15,000 16 Pro Tour debut
4 {FRA} Olivier Ruel $13,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Gadiel Szleifer $9,000 12
6 {JPN} Masashi Oiso $8,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
7 {JPN} Ryuichi Arita $8,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {BEL} Geoffrey Siron $7,500 12

Grand Prix (November 2004–January 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Helsinki

Date: 6–7 November 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 455

1. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
2. {FIN} Mikko Leiviskä
3. {FRA} Jean Charles Salvin
4. {DNK} Ulrik Tarp
5. {SWE} Anton Jonsson
6. {DEU} Wenzel Krautmann
7. {BEL} Pavlos Akritas
8. {FIN} Erkki Siira




 

GP Brisbane

Date: 13–14 November 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 222

1. {AUS} Will Copeman
2. {AUS} Anatoli Lightfoot
3. {JPN} Masami Ibamoto
4. {AUS} Andrew Grain
5. {AUS} Tom Hay
6. {AUS} Andrew Varga
7. {AUS} Jarrod Bright
8. {AUS} Bryce Trevilyan




 

GP Yokohama

Date: 20–21 November 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 707

1. {JPN} Kazuki Katou
2. {JPN} Tomohiro Kaji
3. {JPN} Akira Asahara
4. {JPN} Koutarou Ootsuka
5. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
6. {JPN} Rei Hashimoto
7. {JPN} Takashi Akiyama
8. {JPN} Ren Ishikawa




 

GP Porto Alegre

Date: 20–21 November 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 342

1. {ARG} Jose Barbero
2. {ARG} Gabriel Caligaris
3. {ARG} Mauro Kina
4. {BRA} Rafael Mendonça
5. {BRA} Guilherme Fonseca
6. {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
7. {BRA} Renato Wholers
8. {BRA} Adilson de Oliveira




 

GP Paris

Date: 27–28 November 2004
Format: Limited
Attendance: 1594

1. {NLD} Wilco Pinkster
2. {FRA} Bastien Perez
3. {NLD} Wessel Oomens
4. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy
5. {ITA} Giuseppe Reale
6. {CZE} Arnost Zidek
7. {DEU} Stephan Meyer
8. {FRA} Jean-Baptiste Gouesse




 

GP Chicago

Date: 18–19 December 2004
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 474 (158 teams)

1. {USA} Tim Aten
1. {USA} Gadiel Szleifer
1. {USA} John Pelcak

2. {USA} Adam Chambers
2. {USA} Zach Parker
2. {USA} Charles Gindy

3. {USA} Igor Frayman
3. {USA} Josh Ravitz
3. {USA} Chris Pikula

4. {USA} Bob Allbright
4. {USA} Mike Hron
4. {USA} Paul Artl

GP Osaka

Date: 8–9 January 2005
Format: Team Limited
Attendance: 480 (160 teams)

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

2. {JPN} Jin Okamoto
2. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda
2. {JPN} Itaru Ishida

3. {JPN} Ichiro Shimura
3. {JPN} Shu Komuro
3. {JPN} Tomohide Sasagawa

4. {JPN} Tomohiro Kaji
4. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura
4. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito


Pro Tour Nagoya[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Nagoya 2005

28–30 January 2005 in Nagoya, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {JPN} Shu Komuro $30,000 25
2 {SWE} Anton Jonsson $20,000 20 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
3 {MYS} Terry Soh $15,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 {CAN} Murray Evans $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {JPN} Masashiro Kuroda $9,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {NLD} Frank Karsten $8,500 12
7 {FIN} Jarno Harkonen $8,000 12
8 {GRC} Vasilis Fatouros $7,500 12 First Greek in a Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (February–March 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Boston

Date: 5–6 February 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 699

1. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
2. {USA} Lucas Glavin
3. {USA} Keith McLaughlin
4. {USA} Benjamin Dempsey
5. {USA} Osyp Lebedowicz
6. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
7. {USA} Anthony Impellizzierei
8. {USA} Daniel O'Mahoney-Schwartz

GP Eindhoven

Date: 26–27 February 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 1012

1. {FRA} Sebastien Roux
2. {NLD} Rogier Maaten
3. {DEU} Xuan-Phi Nguyen
4. {DEU} Tobias Radloff
5. {AUS} Kamiel Cornelissen
6. {DEU} Michael Leicht
7. {CZE} Petr Nahodil
8. {NLD} Bas Postema

GP Seattle

Date: 5–6 March 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 390

1. {USA} Ernie Marchesano
2. {CAN} Taylor Putnam
3. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
4. {USA} Max McCall
5. {USA} Grant Struck
6. {CAN} John Ripley
7. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
8. {USA} Ryan Cimera


Pro Tour Atlanta[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Atlanta 2005

11–13 March 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Place Team Player Prize
per Player
Pro Points
per Player
Comments
1 Nova {CAN} Gabriel Tsang $60,000 20 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{CAN} David Rood Second Pro Tour Top 8
{FRA} Gabriel Nassif Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
2 We Add {USA} Don Smith $30,000 16 Pro Tour debut
{USA} Andrew Pacifico
{USA} Adam Chambers
3 Les baltringues de Ludipia {FRA} Benjamin Caumes $18,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{FRA} Nicolas Bornarel
{FRA} Camille Fenet
4 One Spin {JPN} Tomohiro Kaji $15,000 12
{JPN} Kenji Tsumura
{JPN} Tomoharu Saito

Grand Prix (March–April 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Singapore

Date: 19–20 March 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 373

1. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
2. {MYS} Shih Chien Chang
3. {JPN} Ichirou Shimura
4. {HKG} Yeung Sun Kit
5. {IDN} Dennis Yuliadinata
6. {JPN} Shu Komuro
7. {AUS} Oliver Oks
8. {SGP} Gabriel Kang

GP Leipzig

Date: 26–27 March 2005
Format: Limited
Attendance: 899

1. {RUS} Rustam Bakirov
2. {DEU} Rosario Maij
3. {DEU} Maximillian Bracht
4. {AUT} Niki Jedlicka
5. {DEU} Philip Fetzer
6. {DNK} Sune Ellegard
7. {BEL} Bernardo Da Costa Cabral
8. {POL} Mateusz Dabkowski

GP Lisbon

Date: 23–24 April 2005
Format: Limited
Attendance: 1169

1. {PRT} Marcio Carvalho
2. {PRT} Luis Sousa
3. {SWE} Mikael Polgary
4. {ESP} David Blazquez
5. {PRT} Joao Martins
6. {FRA} Pierre-Jerome Meurisse
7. {PRT} Marco Manuel
8. {SWE} Anton Jonsson

GP Detroit

Date: 23–24 April 2005
Format: Limited
Attendance: 491

1. {USA} Jordan Berkowitz
2. {CAN} Rich Hoaen
3. {USA} Michael Krumb
4. {NLD} Jeroen Remie
5. {USA} Osyp Lebedowicz
6. {USA} William Postlethwait
7. {GB-ENG} Sam Gomersall
8. {USA} Patrick Sullivan


Pro Tour Philadelphia[edit | edit source]

6–8 May 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Gadiel Szleifer $21,725 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 {JPN} Kenji Tsumura $12,275 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {CAN} Steven Wolfman $7,475 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 {FRA} Olivier Ruel $6,950 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Ryan Cimera $2,825 12 Pro Tour debut
6 {USA} Jeff Novekoff $4,750 12 Pro Tour debut
7 {USA} Mark Herberholz $3,175 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {DEU} André Müller $2,075 12

Grand Prix (May–June 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Matsuyama

Date: 14–15 May 2005
Format: Limited
Attendance: 420

1. {JPN} Akira Asahara
2. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
3. {JPN} Kentarou Nonaka
4. {JPN} Takayuki Toochika
5. {JPN} Osamu Fujita
6. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
7. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito
8. {JPN} Jun'ya Takahashi

GP Bologna

Date: 11–12 June 2005
Format: Limited
Attendance: 654

1. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
2. {DEU} David Brucker
3. {ITA} Giulio Barra
4. {CHE} Leonard Barbou
5. {CZE} Tomas Klimes
6. {GB-ENG} Quentin Martin
7. {ITA} Bruno Panara
8. {ITA} Marco Castellano


Pro Tour London[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour London 2005

8–10 July 2005 in London, Great Britain.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {BEL} Geoffrey Siron $30,000 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8, first Belgian to win a Pro Tour
2 {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {SWE} Johan Sadeghpour $15,000 16
4 {FIN} Antti Malin $13,000 16
5 {JPN} Masashi Oiso $9,000 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {FIN} Tomi Walamies $8,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 {CZE} Arnost Zidek $8,000 12
8 {SWE} David Larsson $7,500 12

Grand Prix (July–September 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Minneapolis

Date: 16–17 July 2005
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 404

1. {USA} Alex Lieberman
2. {USA} Mark Herberholz
3. {USA} Dustin Marquis
4. {USA} Adam Yurchick
5. {BRA} Celso Zampere, Jr.
6. {USA} Andrew Stokinger
7. {USA} Gerry Thompson
8. {USA} Sean Inlow

GP Niigata

Date: 23–24 July 2005
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 476

1. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
2. {JPN} Tomohiro Aridome
3. {JPN} Akira Asahara
4. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
5. {JPN} Takuya Osawa
6. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura
7. {JPN} Ryouma Shiozu
8. {JPN} Suhan Yun

GP Taipei

Date: 6–7 August 2005
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 261

1. {JPN} Osamu Fujita
2. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
3. {JPN} Jun'ichirou Bandou
4. {JPN} Shu Komuro
5. {TWN} Tai Chi Huang
6. {SGP} Aik Seng Khoo
7. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
8. {JPN} Masahiro Kuroda

GP Salt Lake City

Date: 27–28 August 2005
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 250

1. {USA} Antonino De Rosa
2. {USA} Karl Briem
3. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura
4. {USA} Mark Ioli
5. {NLD} Frank Karsten
6. {USA} Gadiel Szleifer
7. {USA} Gabe Walls
8. {NLD} Rogier Maaten

GP Nottingham

Date: 3–4 September 2005
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 560

1. {CZE} Nikola Vavra
2. {NLD} Roel van Heeswijk
3. {AUT} Nikolaus Eigner
4. {AUT} Philip Reich
5. {FRA} Jean Charles Salvin
6. {ESP} Ricard Tudori
7. {SVN} Jure Trunk
8. {ESP} Alfred Benages

GP Mexico City

Date: 3–4 September 2005
Format: Block Constructed
Attendance: 305

1. {NLD} Julien Nuijten
2. {MEX} Edgar Leiva
3. {NLD} Frank Karsten
4. {VEN} Maximiliano Liprandi
5. {USA} William Postlethwait
6. {USA} Gerard Fabiano
7. {VEN} Daniel Fior
8. {DNK} Rasmus Sibast


Pro Tour Los Angeles[edit | edit source]

28–30 October 2005 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FRA} Antoine Ruel $30,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {USA} Billy Moreno $20,000 20
3 {JPN} Kenji Tsumura $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 {USA} Chris McDaniel $13,000 16
5 {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita $9,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
6 {TWN} Chih-Hsiang Chang $8,500 12 First Taiwanese in a Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Ervin Tormos $8,000 12 Pro Tour debut
8 {JPN} Ryuichi Arita $7,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (November 2005)[edit | edit source]

GP Melbourne

Date: 5–6 November 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 140

1. {AUS} James Zhang
2. {AUS} Paul Chalder
3. {AUS} Tim He
4. {AUS} David Zhao
5. {AUS} Andrew Vance
6. {AUS} Hugh Glanville
7. {AUS} Ben Fleming
8. {AUS} Sam Atkinson

GP Kitakyushu

Date: 5–6 November 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 272

1. {JPN} Tomohiro Kaji
2. {JPN} Ryo Ogura
3. {JPN} Makihito Mihara
4. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
5. {JPN} Masahiko Morita
6. {JPN} Jin Okamoto
7. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
8. {JPN} Akira Asahara

GP Copenhagen

Date: 5–6 November 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 340

1. {NLD} Julien Nuijten
2. {FIN} Kim Valori
3. {DNK} Alexandre Rathcke
4. {NLD} Wessel Oomens
5. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
6. {FIN} Pasi Virtanen
7. {DEU} Bodo Rösner
8. {GRC} Nikolaos Lahanas

GP Philadelphia

Date: 12–13 November 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 495

1. {USA} Jon Sonne
2. {USA} Chris Pikula
3. {CAN} Pasquale Ruggiero
4. {USA} Tom Smart
5. {USA} Paul Serignese
6. {USA} Pat McGregor
7. {USA} Ben Goodman
8. {CAN} Lam Phan

GP Bilbao

Date: 19–20 November 2005
Format: Extended
Attendance: 938

1. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
2. {PRT} Marcio Carvalho
3. {BEL} Geoffrey Siron
4. {ESP} Jacob Arias Garcia
5. {NLD} Rogier Maaten
6. {FRA} Jonathan Rispal
7. {ESP} Gonzalo Domingo
8. {ESP} Sergi Herrero

GP Beijing

Date: 26–27 November
Format: Extended
Attendance: 159

1. {CHN} Dong Zhong
2. {JPN} Masashi Oiso
3. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
4. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
5. {CHN} Li Gong Wei
6. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito
7. {TWN} Ming Da Tsai
8. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura


2005 World Championships[edit | edit source]

30 November–4 December 2005 in Yokohama, Japan.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori $35,000 32
2 {NLD} Frank Karsten $23,000 24 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {JPN} Tomohiro Kaji $15,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 {JPN} Akira Asahara $13,000 16
5 {PRT} Marcio Carvalho $9,500 12
6 {SGP} Ding Leong $8,500 12
7 {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura $7,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {PRT} André Coimbra $6,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize
per Player
Pro Points
per Player
1 {JPN} Japan Ichiro Shimura $10,000 6
Takuma Morofuji
Masashi Oiso
2 {USA} United States Jon Sonne $5,000 5
Antonino De Rosa
Neil Reeves

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Buehler, Randy (2005-05-02). WELCOME TO THE PRO PLAYERS CLUB. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2016-04-29.
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