2011 Pro Tour Season

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2011 Pro Tour Season
Player of the Year {USA} Owen Turtenwald
Rookie of the Year {USA} Matthias Hunt
World Champion {JPN} Jun'ya Iyanaga
Team Champion {JPN} Japan
Hall of Fame inductions {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura
{SWE} Anton Jonsson
{USA} Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
Pro Tours 4
Grands Prix 20
Previous season:
2010
Next season:
2012

The 2011 Pro Tour season was the sixteenth Pro Tour season. It started on 22 January 2011 with Grand Prix Atlanta, and ended on 20 November 2011 with the conclusion of the 2011 World Championships.

Grand Prix (January 2011)[edit | edit source]

GP Atlanta
 Date: 22–23 January 2011
 Format: Extended
 Attendance: 1223
 1. {USA} Jason Ford
 2. {USA} Ben Stark
 3. {USA} Jody Keith
 4. {USA} Christian Valenti
 5. {USA} Ari Lax
 6. {USA} John Runyon
 7. {USA} Charles Gindy
 8. {USA} Owen Turtenwald

Pro Tour Paris[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Paris 2011

10–13 February 2011 in Paris, France.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} Ben Stark $40,000 25 Third Pro Tour Top 8
2 {USA} Paul Rietzl $20,000 20 Third Pro Tour Top 8
3 {BEL} Vincent Lemoine $15,000 16
4 {JPN} Naoki Nakada $13,000 16
5 {CHE} Nico Bohny $11,000 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Patrick Chapin $10,500 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Tom Martell $10,000 12
8 {JPN} Shintaro Ishimura $9,500 12

Grand Prix (February–June 2011)[edit | edit source]

GP Paris GP Denver GP Barcelona
 Date: 12–13 February 2011  Date: 19–20 February 2011  Date: 26–27 March 2011
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 2182  Attendance: 841  Attendance: 1201
 1. {USA} David Sharfman  1. {USA} Gaudenis Vidugiris  1. {ESP} Martin Scheinin
 2. {USA} William Lowry  2. {CZE} Martin Jůza  2. {ESP} Toni Ramis Pascual
 3. {DEU} Christian Hüttenberger  3. {USA} Owen Turtenwald  3. {GB-ENG} Richard Bland
 4. {AUT} Gerald Leitzinger  4. {BRA} Eduardo dos Santos Vieira  4. {GB-ENG} Eduardo Sajgalik
 5. {DEU} Kai Budde  5. {USA} Thomas Pannell  5. {DEU} Jonas Köstler
 6. {NOR} Sveinung Bjørnerud  6. {USA} Paul Cheon  6. {POL} Karol Nosowicz
 7. {GB-ENG} Lewis McLeod  7. {USA} James Zornes  7. {FRA} Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
 8. {GRC} Dimitris Davios  8. {USA} Brian Kibler  8. {GRC} Simon Bertiou
GP Dallas GP Kobe GP London
 Date: 9–10 April 2011  Date: 23–24 April 2011  Date: 30 April–1 May 2011
 Format: Standard  Format: Extended  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 1189  Attendance: 710  Attendance: 709
 1. {USA} David Shiels  1. {JPN} Shota Yasooka  1. {GB-ENG} Daniel Royde
 2. {USA} Orrin Beasley  2. {JPN} Makihito Mihara  2. {FRA} Louis Deltour
 3. {USA} Owen Turtenwald  3. {JPN} Kenichiro Omori  3. {SWE} Martin Lindström
 4. {USA} Austin Bursavich  4. {JPN} Shunsuke Aka  4. {ITA} Gennaro Mango
 5. {USA} Alex Bertoncini  5. {JPN} Shinya Satou  5. {DEU} Raul Porojan
 6. {USA} Josh Utter-Leyton  6. {JPN} Shouhei Yamamoto  6. {ITA} Andra La Placa
 7. {USA} Michael Jacob  7. {CZE} Martin Jůza  7. {SWE} Kenny Öberg
 8. {USA} Korey McDuffie  8. {JPN} Kentaro Ino  8. {GB-ENG} Nicholas Taylor
GP Prague GP Providence GP Singapore
 Date: 21–22 May 2011  Date: 28–29 May 2011  Date: 4–5 June 2011
 Format: Limited  Format: Legacy  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 1236  Attendance: 1179  Attendance: 623
 1. {CZE} Ondrej Baudys  1. {USA} James Rynkiewicz  1. {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
 2. {CZE} Lukas Blohon  2. {USA} Bryan Eleyet  2. {JPN} Chikara Nakajima
 3. {JPN} Shuhei Nakamura  3. {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa  3. {THA} Chatchai Seathang
 4. {SWE} Anders Melin  4. {USA} Reid Duke  4. {USA} Owen Turtenwald
 5. {CZE} Petr Brozek  5. {USA} Owen Turtenwald  5. {USA} Shota Yasooka
 6. {POL} Lukasz Cichecki  6. {USA} Wilson Hunter  6. {SGP} Weng Heng Soh
 7. {SWE} Joel Larsson  7. {USA} John Kubilis  7. {TWN} Hao-Shan Huang
 8. {SVK} Robert Jurkovic  8. {USA} Alex Majlaton  8. {GRC} Marios Angelopozlos

Pro Tour Nagoya[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pro Tour Nagoya 2011

10–12 June 2011 in Nagoya, Japan.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {USA} David Sharfman $40,000 25
2 {JPN} Toshiyuki Kadooka $20,000 20
3 {FRA} Elie Pichon $15,000 16
4 {DEU} Fabian Thiele $13,000 16
5 {JPN} Tsuyoshi Fujita $11,000 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Gaudenis Vidugiris $10,500 12
7 {USA} Luis Scott-Vargas $10,000 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
8 {USA} Patrick Cox $9,500 12

Grand Prix (June–August 2011)[edit | edit source]

GP Kansas City GP Shanghai GP Pittsburgh
 Date: 18–19 June 2011  Date: 20–21 August 2011  Date: 27–28 August 2011
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Standard
 Attendance: 879  Attendance: 633  Attendance: 1435
 1. {USA} Luis Scott-Vargas  1. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe  1. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe
 2. {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe  2. {JPN} Ryouta Endou  2. {POL} Lukasz Musial
 3. {USA} Tim Aten  3. {CHN} Zhiyang Zhang  3. {USA} Patrick Chapin
 4. {USA} Samuel Friedman  4. {JPN} Kentarou Ino  4. {USA} Max Tietze
 5. {USA} Zachary Jesse  5. {CHN} Kuang Chen  5. {SWE} Joel Larsson
 6. {USA} Gregory Jolin  6. {JPN} Kentarou Nonaka  6. {USA} Matt Nass
 7. {USA} Matt Costa  7. {CAN} Daniel Pham  7. {DEU} Florian Pils
 8. {BRA} Willy Edel  8. {CHN} Bin Xu  8. {USA} Harry Corvese

Pro Tour Philadelphia[edit | edit source]

2–4 September 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {ITA} Samuele Estratti $40,000 25 First Italian to win a Pro Tour
2 {USA} Josh Utter-Leyton $20,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {USA} Sam Black $15,000 16
4 {JPN} Chikara Nakajima $13,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
5 {FIN} Max Sjöblom $11,000 12
6 {USA} Jesse Hampton $10,500 12
7 {USA} Andrejs Prost $10,000 12
8 {ITA} Alessandro Portaro $9,500 12

Grand Prix (September–November 2011)[edit | edit source]

GP Montreal GP Milan GP Brisbane GP Amsterdam
 Date: 17–18 September 2011  Date: 8–9 October 2011  Date: 15–16 October 2011  Date: 22–23 October 2011
 Format: Limited  Format: Limited  Format: Standard  Format: Legacy
 Attendance: 1054  Attendance: 1790  Attendance: 389  Attendance: 1878
 1. {CAN} Rich Hoaen  1. {ITA} Marco Ricci  1. {AUS} Jeremy Neeman  1. {FRA} Pierre Sommen
 2. {CAN} Alexander Hayne  2. {FRA} Raphaël Lévy  2. {AUS} Tim Fondum  2. {ITA} Ciro Bonaventura
 3. {DEU} Lino Burgold  3. {ITA} Samuele Estratti  3. {AUS} Andreas Pranoto  3. {DEU} Christof Kovacs
 4. {CAN} Andrew Noworaj  4. {ITA} Davide Vergoni  4. {AUS} Luke Mulcahy  4. {FRA} Elie Pichon
 5. {USA} Reid Duke  5. {ROU} Alexandru Dimitriu  5. {TWN} Hao-Shan Huang  5. {DEU} Fabian Görzgen
 6. {USA} Alexander West  6. {ITA} Marcello Calvetto  6. {AUS} Jacky Zhang  6. {POL} Maciej Pasek
 7. {USA} Michael Holden  7. {BEL} Michael Milis  7. {AUS} Daniel Unwin  7. {DNK} Kim Grymer
 8. {USA} Reid Duke  8. {DEU} Jörg Unfried  8. {JPN} Shota Yasooka  8. {ITA} Paolo Pavesi
GP Santiago GP Hiroshima GP San Diego
 Date: 22–23 October 2011  Date: 29–30 October 2011  Date: 12–13 November 2011
 Format: Limited  Format: Standard  Format: Limited
 Attendance: 737  Attendance: 796  Attendance: 1045
 1. {BRA} Igor Silva Pinto  1. {CZE} Martin Jůza  1. {USA} Shahar Shenhar
 2. {CHL} Carlos Iturra  2. {JPN} Takahiro Shiraki  2. {GB-ENG} Richard Bland
 3. {USA} Owen Turtenwald  3. {JPN} Akira Asahara  3. {USA} Ricky Sidher
 4. {USA} Melissa DeTora  4. {JPN} Rin Satou  4. {USA} Lokman Chen
 5. {CZE} Martin Jůza  5. {JPN} Kouichi Tashiro  5. {SWE} Elias Watsfeldt
 6. {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa  6. {JPN} Hiroshi Onizuka  6. {USA} Owen Turtenwald
 7. {CHL} David Kaliski  7. {JPN} Naoki Obayashi  7. {USA} Aaron Cheng
 8. {ARG} Martin Lecce  8. {JPN} Kouichi Tanaka  8. {USA} Alexander West

2011 World Championships[edit | edit source]

17–20 November 2011 in San Francisco, California, United States.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {JPN} Jun'ya Iyanaga $45,000 25
2 {USA} Richard Bland $24,000 20
3 {USA} Conley Woods $15,000 16 Second Pro Tour Top 8
4 {CAN} David Caplan $14,000 16
5 {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $11,000 12 Eighth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {USA} Luis Scott-Vargas $10,500 12 Fifth Pro Tour Top 8
7 {USA} Josh Utter-Leyton $10,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
8 {USA} Craig Wescoe $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Team competition[edit | edit source]

Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {JPN} Japan Ryuuichirou Ishida $4,000 6
Tomoya Fujimoto $4,000 6
Makihito Mihara $4,000 6
2 {NOR} Norway Andreas Nordahl $2,500 5
Sveinung Bjørnerud $2,500 5
Kristoffer Jonassen $2,500 5