2006 Pro Tour Season

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2006 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {JPN} Shota Yasooka
Rookie of the Year {DEU} Sebastian Thaler
World Champion {JPN} Makihito Mihara
Team Champion {NLD} Netherlands
Hall of Fame inductions {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
{USA} David Humpherys
{FRA} Raphaël Lévy
{CAN} Gary Wise
{USA} Rob Dougherty
Pro Tours 5
Grands Prix 22
Previous season:
2005
Next season:
2007

The 2006 Pro Tour season was the eleventh Pro Tour season. It started on 18 December 2005 with Grand Prix events in Lille and Charlotte, and ended on 3 December 2006 with the conclusion of the 2006 World Championships.

Grand Prix (December 2005–February 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP Lille GP Charlotte GP Hasselt
 Date: 18–19 December 2005  Date: 18–19 December 2005  Date: 28–29 January 2006
 Format: Legacy  Format: Extended  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 939  Attendance: 456  Attendance: 1070
 1. {AUT} Helmut Summersberger  1. {USA} Michael Krumb  1. {GB-ENG} Sam Gomersall
 2. {CZE} Daniel Krutil  2. {USA} Alex Majlaton  2. {FRA} Julien Goron
 3. {FRA} Nicholas Labarre  3. {USA} Kyle Goodman  3. {NLD} Maurice Palijama
 4. {ITA} Luca Verdiani  4. {USA} Dave Shiels  4. {SVN} Ziga Fritz
 5. {DEU} Martin Brenner  5. {USA} Antonino De Rosa  5. {DEU} Helge Nelson
 6. {FRA} Loïc Le Briand  6. {USA} Alan Hubbard  6. {NLD} Dimitri Reinderman
 7. {DEU} Maximilian Bracht  7. {USA} Chris Boozer  7. {GB-ENG} Quentin Martin
 8. {FRA} Nicolas Francois  8. {USA} Tom LaPille  8. {FRA} Francois Moreau
GP Richmond GP Dortmund
 Date: 4–5 February 2006  Date: 18–19 February 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 558  Attendance: 1029
 1. {CAN} Rich Hoaen  1. {DEU} David Brucker
 2. {USA} Jon Sonne  2. {FRA} Julien Goron
 3. {USA} Adam Chambers  3. {DEU} Mathias Wigge
 4. {USA} John Fiorillo  4. {DEU} Marco Rothaupt
 5. {USA} Eugene Harvey  5. {DEU} Dennis Grudowski
 6. {USA} Taylor Webb  6. {NLD} Julien Nuijten
 7. {USA} Gerry Thompson  7. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
 8. {USA} Michael Pinnegar  8. {DEU} Stefan Rentzsch

Pro Tour Honolulu[edit | edit source]

3–5 March 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Mark Herberholz $40,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {GB-ENG} Craig Jones $20,000 20
3 {PRT} Tiago Chan $15,000 16
4 {FRA} Olivier Ruel $14,000 16 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {USA} Osyp Lebedowicz $11,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
6 {DEU} Maximilian Bracht $11,000 12
7 {NLD} Ruud Warmenhoven $10,500 12
8 {FRA} Antoine Ruel $10,000 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (March–April 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP Manila GP Cardiff GP Madison
 Date: 18–19 March 2006  Date: 25–26 March 2006  Date: 25–26 March 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Team Unified Standard
 Attendance: 368  Attendance: 370  Attendance: 456 (152 teams)
 1. {PHL} James Porter  1. {GB-ENG} Martin Dingler  1. {USA} Brian Ziegler
 1. {USA} Tim Bulger
 1. {USA} Takanobu Sato
 2. {PHL} Jiro Francisco  2. {DEU} Wesimo Al-Bacha
 3. {KOR} Cynic Kim  3. {NLD} Roel van Heeswijk
 4. {CHN} Bo Sun  4. {GB-SCT} Julian Jardine  2. {USA} Kyle Goodman
 2. {USA} Mark Ioli
 2. {USA} Ben Lundquist
 5. {AUS} Jake Hart  5. {GB-ENG} Quentin Martin
 6. {PHL} Felix Gonzales  6. {NLD} Bram Snepvangers
 7. {JPN} Takuya Osawa  7. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy  3. {CAN} Rich Hoaen
 3. {USA} Eric Froehlich
 3. {USA} Bob Maher, Jr.
 8. {PHL} Dominic Ortega  8. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
   
     4. {USA} John Pelcak
 4. {USA} Chris McDaniel
 4. {USA} Jon Sonne
GP Hamamatsu GP Barcelona
 Date: 8–9 April 2006  Date: 8–9 April 2006
 Format: Team Unified Standard  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 495 (165 teams)  Attendance: 1208
 1. {JPN} Kotatsu Saitou
 1. {JPN} Takahiro Katayama
 1. {JPN} Yuusuke Tanii
 1. {AUT} Helmut Summersberger
 2. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy
 3. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma
 2. {JPN} Akira Asahara
 2. {JPN} Masaya Kitayama
 2. {JPN} Shota Yasooka
 4. {SWE} Johan Sadeghpour
 5. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
 6. {ESP} Aniol Alcaraz
 3. {JPN} Takuya Osawa
 3. {JPN} Ryo Ogura
 3. {JPN} Itaru Ishida
 7. {FRA} Jean Charles Salvin
 8. {DEU} Sebastian Thaler
 
 4. {JPN} Takashi Ishihara
 4. {JPN} Shuhei Itou
 4. {JPN} Daisuke Saitou
 

Pro Tour Prague[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Prague 2006

5–7 May 2006 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {JPN} Takuya Osawa $40,000 25
2 {DEU} Aaron Brackmann $20,000 20
3 {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 {DEU} Christian Hüttenberger $14,000 16
5 {DNK} Rasmus Sibast $11,500 12
6 {USA} Antonino De Rosa $11,000 12
7 {USA} Joe Crosby $10,500 12
8 {GB-ENG} Quentin Martin $10,000 12

Grand Prix (June 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP Kuala Lumpur GP Turin GP Toronto
 Date: 3–4 June 2006  Date: 3–4 June 2006  Date: 3–4 June 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 316  Attendance: 656  Attendance: 504
 1. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura  1. {CHE} Nico Bohny  1. {USA} Antonino De Rosa
 2. {JPN} Osamu Fujita  2. {FRA} Antoine Ruel  2. {USA} Jon Sonne
 3. {GB-ENG} Quentin Martin  3. {NLD} Bram Snepvangers  3. {USA} Kyle Sanchez
 4. {NLD} Ruud Warmenhoven  4. {DEU} Klaus Jöns  4. {USA} Mark Lovin
 5. {MYS} Terry Soh  5. {ITA} Marco Lombardi  5. {USA} John Fiorillo
 6. {JPN} Shota Yasooka  6. {FRA} Guillaume Wafo-Tapa  6. {USA} Brad Taulbee
 7. {KOR} Cynic Kim  7. {ITA} Giacomo Mallamaci  7. {CAN} Jay Jiang
 8. {JPN} Itaru Ishida  8. {FRA} Pierre Canali  8. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma

Pro Tour Charleston[edit | edit source]

16–18 June 2006 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Place Team name Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Kajiharu80 {JPN} Tomohiro Kaji $75,000 20 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{JPN} Shota Yasooka 20
{JPN} Tomoharu Saito 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 Raaala Pumba {BRA} Celso Zampere, Jr. $36,000 16
{BRA} Willy Edel 16
{BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa 16
3 D-25 {JPN} Chikara Nakajima $21,000 12
{JPN} Ryuichi Arita 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
{JPN} Kazuya Mitamura 12
4 Big Timing With Big Oots {USA} Chris McDaniel $18,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} Gadiel Szleifer 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
{USA} John Pelcak 12

Grand Prix (June–October 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP Toulouse GP Malmö GP St. Louis GP Hiroshima
 Date: 24–25 June 2006  Date: 22–23 July 2006  Date: 22–23 July 2006  Date: 19–20 August 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 674  Attendance: 539  Attendance: 466  Attendance: 417
 1. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura  1. {NLD} Wessel Oomens  1. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura  1. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
 2. {BEL} Marijn Lybaert  2. {GRC} Vasilis Fatouros  2. {USA} Zac Hill  2. {PRT} André Coimbra
 3. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura  3. {NLD} Wilco Pinkster  3. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura  3. {JPN} Takahiro Suzuki
 4. {ESP} Adrian Olivera  4. {SWE} Axel Berglund  4. {USA} Chris Fennell  4. {GB-ENG} Basam Tebet
 5. {FRA} Julien Soum  5. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma  5. {USA} Alex Kim  5. {NLD} Julien Nuijten
 6. {FRA} Olivier Ruel  6. {NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen  6. {USA} Pierre Mondon  6. {JPN} Kentarou Nonaka
 7. {JPN} Shota Yasooka  7. {PRT} André Coimbra  7. {USA} Dalton King  7. {JPN} Ichirou Shimura
 8. {FRA} Thomas Didierjean  8. {DNK} Asbjørn Fallesen  8. {CAN} Jeremy Kunkel  8. {JPN} Yuusuke Wakisaka
GP Phoenix GP Sydney GP Athens
 Date: 2–3 September 2006  Date: 7–8 October 2006  Date: 14–15 October 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 387  Attendance: 213  Attendance: 469
 1. {BRA} Carlos Romão  1. {AUS} James Zhang  1. {DEU} Sebastian Thaler
 2. {USA} Sean Inoue  2. {AUS} Anatoli Lightfoot  2. {BEL} Vincent Lemoine
 3. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy  3. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito  3. {PRT} Marcio Carvalho
 4. {USA} Sam Stein  4. {AUS} Jeremy Neeman  4. {FRA} Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
 5. {BEL} Geoffrey Siron  5. {AUS} Steven Aplin  5. {DEU} David Brucker
 6. {USA} Gadiel Szleifer  6. {JPN} Takuya Osawa  6. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
 7. {PRT} André Coimbra  7. {JPN} Shota Yasooka  7. {GRC} Evangelos Papatsarouchas
 8. {JPN} Shu Kumuro  8. {AUS} Hugh Glanville  8. {DEU} Aaron Brackmann

Pro Tour Kobe[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Kobe 2006

20–22 October 2006 in Kobe, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {DEU} Jan-Moritz Merkel $40,000 25 Pro Tour debut
2 {BRA} Willy Edel $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {FRA} Bastien Perez $15,000 16
4 {FRA} Thomas Didierjean $14,000 16 Pro Tour debut
5 {JPN} Kenji Tsumura $11,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {NLD} Bram Snepvangers $11,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 {JPN} Tomoharu Saito $10,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
8 {JPN} Takahiro Suzuki $10,000 12

Grand Prix (November 2006)[edit | edit source]

GP New Jersey GP Yamagata
 Date: 11–12 November 2006  Date: 18–19 November 2006
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 913  Attendance: 359
 1. {CAN} Guillaume Cardin  1. {JPN} Takihiro Suzuki
 2. {CAN} Rich Hoaen  2. {JPN} Takeshi Ozawa
 3. {USA} Tim Aten  3. {NLD} Jelger Wiegersma
 4. {USA} Jason Imperiale  4. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori
 5. {USA} Gerry Thompson  5. {CAN} Rich Hoaen
 6. {USA} John Pelcak  6. {FRA} Antoine Ruel
 7. {USA} Andrew Stokinger  7. {JPN} Ryo Ogura
 8. {JPN} Shota Yasooka  8. {JPN} Yuu Murakami

2006 World Championships[edit | edit source]

29 November–3 December 2006 in Paris, France.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {JPN} Makihito Mihara $50,000 25
2 {JPN} Ryo Ogura $25,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {GB-WLS} Nick Lovett $16,000 16 First Welshman in a Pro Tour Top 8, Pro Tour debut
4 {FRA} Gabriel Nassif $15,000 16 Seventh Pro Tour Top 8
5 {PRT} Paulo Carvalho $11,500 12 Pro Tour debut
6 {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $11,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
7 {PRT} Tiago Chan $10,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori $10,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {NLD} Netherlands Julien Nuijten $10,000 6
Kamiel Cornelissen $10,000 6
Robert van Medevoort $10,000 6
2 {JPN} Japan Hidenori Katayama $5,000 5
Katsuhiro Mori $5,000 5
Shouhei Yamamoto $5,000 5