Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour season 2006

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2006 Pro Tour season
Pro Player of the Year Japan Shouta Yasooka
Rookie of the Year Germany Sebastian Thaler
World Champion Japan Makihito Mihara
Pro Tours 5
Grands Prix 22
Hall of Fame inductions Bob Maher, Jr.
Dave Humpherys
Raphaël Lévy
Gary Wise
Rob Dougherty
Start of season 10 December 2005
End of season 3 December 2006

The 2006 Pro Tour season was the eleventh season of the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour. On 18 December 2005 the season began with parallel Grand Prixs in Lille and Charlotte. It ended on 3 December 2006 with the conclusion of the 2006 World Championship in Paris. The season consisted of 22 Grand Prixs and 5 Pro Tours, held in Honolulu, Prague, Charleston, Kobe, and Paris. At the end of the season Shouta Yasooka from Japan was proclaimed Pro Player of the year. At the Worlds in Paris the second class of the Hall of Fame was inducted. The inductees were Bob Maher, Jr., Dave Humpherys, Raphaël Lévy, Gary Wise, and Rob Dougherty.

Grand Prixs – Lille, Charlotte, Hasselt, Richmond, Dortmund[edit]

Pro Tour – Honolulu (3–5 March 2006)[edit]

Mark Herberholz won Pro Tour Honolulu piloting a green/red aggro-deck. He defeated Craig Jones in the finals. The final eight included both Ruel brothers, Antoine and Olivier. Notably absent from the Top 8 were the Japanese players after thirteen consecutive final day appearances.[1]

Tournament data[edit]

Prize pool: $240,245
Players: 410
Format: Standard
Head Judge: John Shannon[2]

Top 8[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                 
1 Craig Jones 3
8 Antoine Ruel 0
Craig Jones 3
Olivier Ruel 2
5 Max Bracht 2
4 Olivier Ruel 3
Craig Jones 2
Mark Herberholz 3
2 Osyp Lebedowicz 1
7 Mark Herberholz 3
Mark Herberholz 3
Tiago Chan 1
3 Tiago Chan 3
6 Ruud Warmenhoven 0

Final standings[edit]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States Mark Herberholz $40,000 25 3rd Final day
2 England Craig Jones $22,000 20
3 Portugal Tiago Chan $15,000 16
4 France Olivier Ruel $14,000 16 5th Final day
5 United States Osyp Lebedowicz $11,500 12 3rd Final day
6 Germany Max Bracht $11,000 12
7 Netherlands Ruud Warmenhoven $10,500 12
8 France Antoine Ruel $10,000 12 4th Final day

Pro Player of the year standings[edit]

Rank Player Pro Points
1 United States Mark Herberholz 28
2 France Olivier Ruel 22
3 England Craig Jones 20
4 Portugal Tiago Chan 18
5 Germany Max Bracht 15

Grand Prixs – Manila, Cardiff, Madison, Hamamatsu, Barcelona[edit]

Pro Tour – Prague (5–7 May 2006)[edit]

Takuya Osawa won Pro Tour Prague, defeating Aaron Brackmann in the finals. In a Top 8 of rather unknown players Shuhei Nakamura was the only one to have made it to the final stage of a PT before.[3]

Tournament data[edit]

Prize pool: $240,245
Players: 415
Format: Booster Draft (Ravnica-Guildpact-Dissension)
Head Judge: Jaap Brouwer[2]

Top 8[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                 
1 Takuya Osawa 3
8 Joe Crosby 0
Takuya Osawa 3
Shuhei Nakamura 1
5 Shuhei Nakamura 3
4 Antonino De Rosa 2
Takuya Osawa 3
Aaron Brackmann 0
2 Christian Hüttenberger 3
7 Quentin Martin 2
Christian Hüttenberger 0
Aaron Brackmann 3
3 Aaron Brackmann 3
6 Rasmus Sibast 2

Final standings[edit]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Japan Takuya Osawa $40,000 25
2 Germany Aaron Brackmann $22,000 20
3 Japan Shuhei Nakamura $15,000 16 3rd Final day
4 Germany Christian Hüttenberger $14,000 16
5 Denmark Rasmus Sibast $11,500 12
6 United States Antonino De Rosa $11,000 12
7 United States Joe Crosby $10,500 12
8 England Quentin Martin $10,000 12

Pro Player of the year standings[edit]

Rank Player Pro Points
1 United States Mark Herberholz 32
France Olivier Ruel 32
3 Japan Takuya Osawa 30
4 England Craig Jones 24
England Quentin Martin 24

Grand Prixs – Torino, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur[edit]

Pro Tour – Charleston (16–18 June 2006)[edit]

The Japanese team "Kajiharu80" won Pro Tour Charleston, defeating the Brazlian team "Raaala Pumba" in the final. "Kajiharu80" consisted of Tomohiro Kaji, Shouta Yasooka, and Tomoharu Saitou. With 525 competitors in 175 teams Pro Tour Charleston was the biggest Pro Tour ever. It was also the only Team Constructed Pro Tour ever.[4]

Tournament data[edit]

Players: 525 (175 teams)
Prize Pool: $234,000
Format: 3-Person Team Block Constructed (Ravnica, Guildpact, Dissension)
Head Judge: Sheldon Menery[2]

Top 4[edit]

Semifinals Semi-finals
           
1 Raaala Pumba 2
4 Big Timing With Big Oots 1
Raaala Pumba 1
Kajiharu80 2
3 Kajiharu80 2
2 D-25 1

Final standings[edit]

Place Team Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Kajiharu80 Japan Tomohiro Kaji $75,000 20 3rd Final day
Japan Shouta Yasooka 20
Japan Tomoharu Saitou 20 2nd Final day
2 Raaala Pumba Brazil Celso Zampere $36,000 16
Brazil Willy Edel 16
Brazil Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa 16
3 D-25 Japan Chikura Nakajima $21,000 12
Japan Ryuichi Arita 12 4th Final day
Japan Kazuya Mitamura 12
4 Big Timing With Big Oots United States Chris McDaniel $18,000 12 2nd Final day
United States Gadiel Szleifer 12 3rd Final day
United States John Pelcak 12

Grand Prixs – Toulouse, St. Louis, Malmo, Hiroshima, Phoenix, Sydney, Athens[edit]

Pro Tour – Kobe (20–22 October 2006)[edit]

German Jan-Moritz Merkel won Pro Tour Kobe. It was his first appearance at a Pro Tour.[5]

Tournament data[edit]

Players: 388
Prize Pool: $240,245
Format: Booster Draft (Time Spiral)
Head Judge: John Shannon[2]

Top 8[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                 
Bastien Perez 3
Kenji Tsumura 1
Bastien Perez 1
Jan-Moritz Merkel 3
Tomoharu Saitou 2
Jan-Moritz Merkel 3
1 Jan-Moritz Merkel 3
Willy Edel 1
Thomas Didierjean 3
Bram Snepvangers 2
Thomas Didierjean 1
Willy Edel 3
Takahiro Suzuki 2
Willy Edel 3

Final standings[edit]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Germany Jan-Moritz Merkel $40,000 25 Pro Tour debut
2 Brazil Willy Edel $22,000 20 2nd Final day
3 France Bastien Perez $15,000 16
4 France Thomas Didierjean $14,000 16 Pro Tour debut
5 Japan Kenji Tsumura $11,500 12 4th Final day
6 Netherlands Bram Snepvangers $11,000 12 3rd Final day
7 Japan Tomoharu Saitou $10,500 12 3rd Final day
8 Japan Takahiro Suzuki $10,000 12

Grand Prixs – New Jersey, Yamagata[edit]

2006 World Championships – Paris (29 November – 3 December 2006)[edit]

The tournament began with the Hall of Fame induction of Bob Maher, Jr., Dave Humpherys Raphaël Lévy, Gary Wise, and Rob Dougherty. In an all-Japanese final Makihito Mihara defeated Ryo Ogura. The Dutch team of Kamiel Cornelissen, Julien Nuijten, and Robert van Medevoort won the team finals against Japan.[6]

Tournament data[edit]

Prize pool: $255,245 (individual) + $210,000 (national teams)
Players: 356
Formats: Standard, Booster Draft (Time Spiral), Extended
Head Judge: Jaap Brouwer, Jason Ness[2]

Top 8[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                 
1 Paulo Carvalho 0
8 Ryo Ogura 3
Ryo Ogura 3
Nicholas Lovett 2
5 Nicholas Lovett 3
4 Katsuhiro Mori 1
Ryo Ogura 0
Makihito Mihara 3
2 Paulo Vitor
Damo da Rosa
2
7 Makihito Mihara 3
Makihito Mihara 3
Gabriel Nassif 2
3 Tiago Chan 2
6 Gabriel Nassif 3

Final standings[edit]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 Japan Makihito Mihara $50,000 25
2 Japan Ryo Ogura $25,000 20 2nd Final day
3 Wales Nicholas Lovett $16,000 16 1st Welshmen in a Top 8, Pro Tour debut
4 France Gabriel Nassif $15,000 16 7th Final day
5 Portugal Paulo Carvalho $11,500 12 Pro Tour debut
6 Brazil Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $11,000 12 2nd Final day
7 Portugal Tiago Chan $10,500 12 2nd Final day
8 Japan Katsuhiro Mori $10,000 12 2nd Final day

National team competition[edit]

  1. Netherlands The Netherlands (Julien Nuijten, Kamiel Cornelissen, Robert van Medevoort)
  2. Japan Japan (Hidenori Katayama, Katsuhiro Mori, Shuhei Yamamoto)

Pro Player of the year final standings[edit]

After the World Championship Shouta Yasooka was awarded the Pro Player of the year title.[7]

Rank Player Pro Points
1 Japan Shouta Yasooka 60
2 Japan Shuhei Nakamura 56
3 Portugal Tiago Chan 51
Brazil Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa 51
5 Japan Tomoharu Saitou 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Living on Heezy Street". Wizards of the Coast. 5 March 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Head Judges of Pro Tours and World Championships". XS4ALL. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Osawa's Wurms Flog Prague". Wizards of the Coast. 7 May 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Kajiharu80 puts the Char in Charleston". Wizards of the Coast. 18 June 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Merkel's Time is Now". Wizards of the Coast. 22 October 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Mihara, Dutch Crowned World Champions!". Wizards of the Coast. 3 December 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "2006 Player of the Year Race". Wizards of the Coast. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2009.