2009 Pro Tour Season

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2009 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe
Rookie of the Year {DEU} Lino Burgold
World Champion {PRT} André Coimbra
Team Champion {CHN} China
Hall of Fame inductions {FRA} Antoine Ruel
{NLD} Kamiel Cornelissen
{NLD} Frank Karsten
Pro Tours 4
Grands Prix 19
Previous season:
2008
Next season:
2010

The 2009 Pro Tour season was the fourteenth Pro Tour season. It started on 17 January 2009 with Grand Prix Los Angeles, and ended on 22 November 2009 with the conclusion of the 2009 World Championships.

Grand Prix (January–February 2009)[edit | edit source]

GP Los Angeles GP Rotterdam
 Date: 17–18 January 2009  Date: 21–22 February 2009
 Format: Extended  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 834  Attendance: 1227
 1. {USA} Luis Scott-Vargas  1. {NLD} Arjan van Leeuwen
 2. {USA} Brett Piazza  2. {NLD} Robert van Medevoort
 3. {PAN} Saul Alvarado  3. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
 4. {USA} Mat Marr  4. {DEU} Alex Fanghänel
 5. {USA} Michael Jacob  5. {DEU} Aaron Brackmann
 6. {USA} Carl Hendrix  6. {CZE} Michal Hebky
 7. {USA} Mark Herberholz  7. {CZE} Tomas Langer
 8. {USA} Asher Hecht  8. {DEU} Reinhold Kohl

Pro Tour Kyoto[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Kyoto 2009

27 February–1 March 2009 in Kyoto, Japan

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FRA} Gabriel Nassif $40,000 25 Ninth Pro Tour Top 8, second Pro Tour win
2 {USA} Luis Scott-Vargas $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {JPN} Akimasa Yamamoto $15,000 16
4 {USA} Brian Robinson $13,000 16 Pro Tour debut
5 {GB-ENG} Matteo Orsini-Jones $11,000 12
6 {USA} Cedric Philips $10,500 12
7 {DEU} Jan Ruess $10,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {JPN} Masayu Tanahashi $9,500 12

Grand Prix (March–May 2009)[edit | edit source]

GP Chicago GP Hanover GP Singapore
 Date: 7–8 March 2009  Date: 13–14 March 2009  Date: 21–22 March 2009
 Format: Legacy  Format: Extended  Format: Extended
 Attendance: 1230  Attendance: 925  Attendance: 370
 1. {FRA} Gabriel Nassif  1. {DEU} Lino Burgold  1. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito
 2. {USA} Andrew Probasco  2. {USA} Gaudenis Vidugiris  2. {JPN} Masaya Kitayama
 3. {USA} Paul Rietzl  3. {CZE} Lukas Kraft  3. {SGP} Chin Heng Tan
 4. {USA} James Mink  4. {AUT} Karim Bauer  4. {JPN} Yuuta Takahashi
 5. {USA} Brian Kowal  5. {SWE} Kenny Öberg  5. {SGP} Yong Han Choo
 6. {USA} Tommy Kolowith  6. {BEL} Pascal Vieren  6. {TWN} Liang Chen
 7. {CAN} David Caplan  7. {AUT} Helmut Summersberger  7. {USA} Sam Black
 8. {USA} Brian Six  8. {CZE} Ondra Posolda  8. {TWN} Tzu Ching Kuo
GP Kobe GP Barcelona GP Seattle
 Date: 18–19 April 2009  Date: 23–24 May 2009  Date: 30–31 May 2009
 Format: Extended  Format: Standard  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 545  Attendance: 1495  Attendance: 1127
 1. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito  1. {ESP} Joel Calafell  1. {FRA} Yann Massicard
 2. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe  2. {ITA} Riccardo Neri  2. {USA} Ben Lundquist
 3. {TWN} Tzu Ching Kuo  3. {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa  3. {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
 4. {JPN} Kentaro Yamamoto  4. {USA} Sam Black  4. {USA} Charles Dupont
 5. {JPN} Katsuya Ueda  5. {NLD} Hugo De Jong  5. {USA} Luis Scott-Vargas
 6. {JPN} Keiichi Kondou  6. {IRL} Sean Og Murphy  6. {RUS} Nicolay Potovin
 7. {JPN} Kenji Hamamoto  7. {PRT} Ricardo Venancio  7. {USA} Michael Jacob
 8. {JPN} Ryouma Shiozu  8. {GRC} George Paraskuopoulos  8. {USA} Ari Lax

Pro Tour Honolulu[edit | edit source]

5–7 June 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {JPN} Kazuya Mitamura $40,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {CZE} Michal Hebky $20,000 20
3 {USA} Paul Rietzl $15,000 16
4 {USA} Conley Woods $13,000 16
5 {BEL} Christophe Gregoir $11,000 12
6 {USA} Zac Hill $10,500 12
7 {USA} Brian Kibler $10,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {USA} Tom Ross $9,500 12

Grand Prix (June–October 2009)[edit | edit source]

GP São Paulo GP Boston GP Brighton GP Bangkok
 Date: 13–14 June 2009  Date: 1–2 August 2009  Date: 8–9 August 2009  Date: 22–23 August 2009
 Format: Standard  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 639  Attendance: 1503  Attendance: 760  Attendance: 414
 1. {BRA} Daniel Almeida Alvez  1. {USA} Marlon Egolf  1. {FRA} Olivier Ruel  1. {JPN} Shingou Kurihara
 2. {ARG} Andres Monsalve  2. {USA} Ben Stark  2. {CZE} Martin Jůza  2. {CZE} Martin Jůza
 3. {BRA} Guilherme Vieira  3. {USA} David Feinstein  3. {BEL} Dennis Stone  3. {JPN} Koutarou Ootsuka
 4. {BRA} Wendell Santini  4. {USA} Jason Lundberg  4. {BEL} Mark Dictus  4. {GB-ENG} Matteo Orsini Jones
 5. {BRA} Allison Abe  5. {USA} Jonathan Pearlman  5. {NLD} Kevin Grove  5. {NLD} Ruud Warmenhoven
 6. {BRA} Diego Crusius  6. {USA} Brian Lynch  6. {BEL} Robbert Menten  6. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe
 7. {CHL} Juan Veliz  7. {USA} Bradley Wojceshonek  7. {DEU} Reinhold Kohl  7. {SGP} Ryan Luo
 8. {BRA} Daniel Frias  8. {USA} Zach Efland  8. {GB-SCT} Joseph Jackson  8. {CHN} Zhiyang Zhang
GP Niigata GP Prague GP Melbourne
 Date: 29–30 August 2009  Date: 5–6 September 2009  Date: 10–11 October 2009
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 722  Attendance: 1541  Attendance: 416
 1. {JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda  1. {DEU} Jan Schmidt  1. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe
 2. {JPN} Shingou Kurihara  2. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe  2. {JPN} Tomoharu Saito
 3. {JPN} Ren Ishikawa  3. {SVN} Bojan Zunko  3. {MYS} Marcus Teo
 4. {JPN} Hajime Nakamura  4. {HRV} Ognjen Cividini  4. {AUS} Shane Daliston
 5. {JPN} Sho Ishikawa  5. {DEU} Julien De Graat  5. {AUS} Brett Hughes
 6. {JPN} Takaya Saitou  6. {CZE} Lukas Vozdecky  6. {AUS} Jacky Zhang
 7. {USA} Gaudenis Vidugiris  7. {SVK} Marcel Kondrk  7. {AUS} Joel Piotto
 8. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe  8. {POL} Radek Kaczmarczyk  8. {AUS} Steven Aplin

Pro Tour Austin[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Austin 2009

16–18 October 2009 in Austin, Texas, United States

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Brian Kibler $40,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda $20,000 20 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
3 {JPN} Naoki Shimizu $15,000 16
4 {USA} Hunter Burton $13,000 16
5 {GRC} Evangelos Papatrarouchas $11,000 12
6 {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe $10,500 12
7 {CZE} Martin Jůza $10,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
8 {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $9,500 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8

Grand Prix (October–November 2009)[edit | edit source]

GP Tampa GP Kitakyushu GP Paris GP Minneapolis
 Date: 24–25 October 2009  Date: 31 October–1 November 2009  Date: 7–8 November 2009  Date: 14–15 November 2009
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 834  Attendance: 501  Attendance: 1961  Attendance: 1187
 1. {USA} Gaudenis Vidugiris  1. {JPN} Taisuke Ishii  1. {DEU} Adrian Rosada  1. {USA} Zohar Bhagat
 2. {USA} Conley Woods  2. {JPN} Masashi Oiso  2. {DEU} Danny Ecker  2. {USA} Matt Sperling
 3. {USA} John Skinner  3. {JPN} Jun'ya Iyanaga  3. {DEU} Lino Burgold  3. {USA} Brian Kibler
 4. {USA} John May  4. {JPN} Ken Yukuhiro  4. {BEL} Niels Viaene  4. {USA} Brad Nelson
 5. {FRA} Gabriel Nassif  5. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe  5. {AUT} Herbert Engleitner  5. {USA} Owen Turtenwald
 6. {USA} Alex Majlaton  6. {JPN} Katsuhiro Mori  6. {DEU} Bernd Brendemühl  6. {USA} David Ochoa
 7. {USA} Tom Ross  7. {JPN} Takeshi Takagi  7. {FRA} Jérémy Dezani  7. {USA} Mike Gualtieri
 8. {USA} Martin Jůza  8. {JPN} Hironobu Sugaya  8. {FRA} Gonzague Allouchery  8. {USA} Tom Ross

2009 World Championships[edit | edit source]

19–22 November 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FRA} André Coimbra $45,000 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8, first Portuguese to win a Pro Tour
2 {AUT} David Reitbauer $24,000 20
3 {MYS} Terry Soh $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 {NLD} Bram Snepvangers $14,000 16 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
5 {ITA} William Cavaglieri $11,000 12
6 {CHE} Manuel Bucher $10,500 12
7 {BEL} Marijn Lybaert $10,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
8 {DEU} Florian Pils $9,500 12

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {CHN} China Wu Tong $4,000 6
Bo Li $4,000 6
Zhiyang Zhang $4,000 6
2 {AUT} Austria Benedikt Klauser $2,500 5
Benjamin Rozhon $2,500 5
Bernhard Lehner $2,500 5
3 {CZE} Czech Republic Lukas Jaklovsky $2,000 4
Lukas Blohon $2,000 4
Jan Kotrla $2,000 4
4 {NLD} Netherlands Kevin Grove $1,750 4
Niels Noorlander $1,750 4
Tom van Lamoen $1,750 4