2007 Pro Tour Season

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2007 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {JPN} Tomoharu Saito
Rookie of the Year {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe
World Champion {ISR} Uri Peleg
Team Champion {CHE} Switzerland
Hall of Fame inductions {DEU} Kai Budde
{USA} Zvi Mowshowitz
{JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita
{NOR} Nicolai Herzog
{USA} Randy Buehler
Pro Tours 5
Grands Prix 16
Previous season:
2006
Next season:
2008

The 2007 Pro Tour season was the twelfth Pro Tour season. It started on 9 February 2007 with Pro Tour Geneva, and ended on 9 December 2007 with the conclusion of the 2007 World Championships.

Pro Tour Geneva[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Geneva 2007

9–11 February 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Mike Hron $40,000 25
2 {JPN} Takuya Osawa $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {JPN} Kenji Tsumura $15,000 16 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {JPN} Shingou Kurihara $13,000 16
5 {BEL} Marijn Lybaert $11,000 12
6 {DEU} Jim Herold $10,500 12
7 {BRA} Willy Edel $10,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
8 {USA} Ervin Tormos $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (February–April 2007)[edit | edit source]

GP Dallas GP Singapore GP Amsterdam
 Date: 24–25 February 2007  Date: 3–4 March 2007  Date: 10–11 March 2007
 Format: Extended  Format: Extended  Format: Two-headed Giant Limited
 Attendance: 748  Attendance: 331  Attendance: 1336 (668 teams)
 1. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy  1. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy  1. {SVK} Richard Hornansky
 1. {SVK} Michael Havlik
 2. {USA} Paul Cheon  2. {JPN} Shingou Kurihara
 3. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura  3. {FRA} Antoine Ruel  2. {FRA} Amiel Tenenbaum
 2. {FRA} Gabriel Nassif
 4. {USA} John Pelcak  4. {JPN} Osamu Fujita
 5. {USA} Mark Herberholz  5. {FRA} Olivier Ruel  3. {NLD} Olaf Koster
 3. {NLD} Christian Kok
 6. {USA} Paul Nguyen  6. {JPN} Koutarou Ootsuka
 7. {USA} Alex Ledbetter  7. {JPN} Ryo Ogura  4. {GRC} Vassilis Fatouros
 4. {GRC} Georgios Kapalos
 8. {USA} Jim Davis  8. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito
GP Kyoto GP Massachusetts
 Date: 17–18 March 2007  Date: 31 March–1 April 2007
 Format: Standard  Format: Two-Headed Giant Limited
 Attendance: 859  Attendance: 690 (345 teams)
 1. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe  1. {USA} Matt Wang
 1. {USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
 2. {JPN} Yuusuke Iwasaki
 3. {JPN} Motokiyo Azuma  2. {USA} Gerard Fabiano
 2. {USA} Eric Ziegler
 4. {JPN} Tsubasa Tomii
 5. {JPN} Naoki Shimizu  3. {USA} Ben Lundquist
 3. {USA} Tim Aten
 6. {JPN} Ren Ishikawa
 7. {JPN} Atsushi Wada  4. {USA} Matt Rubin
 4. {USA} Rob DiPalma
 8. {JPN} Katsuhiro Ide

Pro Tour Yokohama[edit | edit source]

20–22 April 2007 in Yokohama, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FRA} Guillaume Wafo-Tapa $40,000 25
2 {JPN} Kazuya Mitamura $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Mark Herberholz $15,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {JPN} Tomoharu Saito $13,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {PRT} Paulo Carvalho $11,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {FRA} Raphaël Lévy $10,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
7 {JPN} Masashi Oiso $10,000 12 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
8 {DEU} Sebastian Thaler $9,500 12

Grand Prix (May–June 2007)[edit | edit source]

GP Stockholm GP Strasbourg GP Colombus GP Montreal
 Date: 5–6 May 2007  Date: 19–20 May 2007  Date: 19–20 May 2007  Date: 23–24 June 2007
 Format: Limited  Format: Block Constructed  Format: Legacy  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 713  Attendance: 1155  Attendance: 883  Attendance: 739
 1. {RUS} Nicolay Potovin  1. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito  1. {USA} Steve Sadin  1. {BRA} Celso Zampere Jr.
 2. {DEU} André Müller  2. {DEU} Raul Porojan  2. {USA} Owen Turtenwald  2. {USA} Paul Cheon
 3. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura  3. {JPN} Shota Yasooka  3. {USA} Bill Stark  3. {FRA} Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
 4. {JPN} Oliver Oks  4. {DEU} Florian Pils  4. {USA} Max Tietze  4. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura
 5. {NLD} Bas Postema  5. {CHE} Christoph Huber  5. {USA} Gadiel Szleifer  5. {USA} Gabriel Schwarz
 6. {NOR} Thomas Refsdal  6. {DEU} Klaus Jöns  6. {USA} Paul Nicolo  6. {JPN} Koutarou Ootsuka
 7. {DEU} Klaus Jöns  7. {CZE} Petr Martinek  7. {CAN} Ryan Trepanier  7. {USA} Jason Imperiale
 8. {SWE} Samuel Korsell  8. {AUT} Stefan Heigerer  8. {USA} Michael Belfatto  8. {JPN} Shota Yasooka

Pro Tour San Diego[edit | edit source]

29 June–1 July 2007 in San Diego, California, United States.

Place Players Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Chris Lachmann $50,000 20 Pro Tour debut
{USA} Jacob Van Lunen 20 Pro Tour debut
2 {JPN} Yuuta Takahashi $30,000 16
{JPN} Kentaro Yamamoto 16
3 {USA} John Fiorillo $22,000 12
{USA} Eugene Harvey 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {JPN} Masami Kaneko $20,000 12
{JPN} Genki Taru 12

Grand Prix (August–September 2007)[edit | edit source]

GP San Francisco GP Florence
 Date: 25–26 August 2007  Date: 8–9 September 2007
 Format: Block Constructed  Format: Block Constructed
 Attendance: 672  Attendance: 1082
 1. {USA} Luis Scott-Vargas  1. {JPN} Masami Kaneko
 2. {USA} Jonathan Stocks  2. {PRT} André Coimbra
 3. {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa  3. {ITA} Marco Cammilluzzi
 4. {USA} Brett Blackmann  4. {ITA} Mido Kagawa
 5. {USA} David Irvine  5. {AUT} Armin Birner
 6. {USA} Andrew Walden  6. {CHE} Manuel Bucher
 7. {USA} Zack Smith  7. {DNK} Rasmus Sibast
 8. {USA} Paul Cheon  8. {AUT} Ronald Guetl

Pro Tour Valencia[edit | edit source]

12–14 October 2007 in Valencia, Spain.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FRA} Remi Fortier $40,000 25
2 {DEU} André Müller $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {ITA} Giulio Barra $15,000 16
4 {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura $13,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {JPN} Takayuki Koike $11,000 12 Pro Tour debut
6 {SVN} Tine Rus $10,500 12 First Slovenian in a Pro Tour Top 8, Pro Tour debut
7 {USA} Sam Stein $10,000 16
8 {JPN} Makihito Mihara $9,500 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (October–November 2007)[edit | edit source]

GP Brisbane GP Bangkok GP Kraków
 Date: 20–21 October 2007  Date: 27–28 October 2007  Date: 3–4 November 2007
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 233  Attendance: 314  Attendance: 849
 1. {AUS} Anatoli Lightfoot  1. {JPN} Masahiko Morita  1. {USA} Paul Cheon
 2. {AUS} Shawn Rayson  2. {JPN} Shingou Kurihara  2. {FRA} Amiel Tenenbaum
 3. {PRT} André Coimbra  3. {SGP} Yong Han Choo  3. {AUT} Armin Birner
 4. {NZL} Hassan Kamel  4. {SGP} Kok Seng Ong  4. {FRA} Olivier Ruel
 5. {AUS} David Zhao  5. {JPN} Jun'ya Iyanaga  5. {SVK} Robert Jacko
 6. {AUS} Norman McPherson  6. {JPN} Koutarou Ootsuka  6. {ITA} David Besso
 7. {AUS} Andrew Eckermann  7. {SGP} Steven Tan  7. {FRA} Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
 8. {AUS} Chris Ninnes  8. {JPN} Takuya Osawa  8. {SVK} Matej Zatlkaj
GP Kitakyushu GP Daytona Beach
 Date: 10–11 November 2007  Date: 17–18 November 2007
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 354  Attendance: 636
 1. {JPN} Jun'ya Iyanaga  1. {USA} Seth Manfield
 2. {JPN} Shota Yasooka  2. {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
 3. {JPN} Akira Asahara  3. {USA} Tillman Bragg
 4. {FRA} Olivier Ruel  4. {USA} Tanon Grace
 5. {JPN} Kazuya Hirabayashi  5. {USA} Gabe Walls
 6. {KOR} Jun Young Park  6. {USA} Steven Wolansky
 7. {JPN} Kenji Tsumura  7. {USA} Kyle Miller
 8. {JPN} Chih-Chun Tsai  8. {USA} Alex Lieberman

2007 World Championships[edit | edit source]

6–9 December 2007 in New York, USA.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {ISR} Uri Peleg $40,000 25 First Israeli to win a Pro Tour
2 {FRA} Patrick Chapin $22,000 20 Third Pro Tour Top 8
3 {FRA} Gabriel Nassif $15,000 16 Eighth Pro Tour Top 8
4 {JPN} Koutarou Ootsuka $14,000 16
5 {CHE} Christoph Huber $11,000 12
6 {JPN} Yoshitaka Nakano $10,000 12
7 {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori $9,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
8 {GB-ENG} Roel van Heeswijk $8,000 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {CHE} Switzerland Nico Bohny $3,000 6
Manuel Bucher $3,000 6
Raphael Genari $3,000 6
Christoph Huber $3,000 6
2 {AUT} Austria Thomas Preyer $1,750 5
Stefan Stradner $1,750 5
David Reitbauer $1,750 5
Helmut Summersberger $1,750 5
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