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The 2006 Pro Tour season was the twelvth season of the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour. On 9 February 2007 the season began with Pro Tour Geneva. It ended on 9 December 2007 with the conclusion of the 2007 World Championship in New York. The season consisted of 16 Grand Prixs and 5 Pro Tours, held in Geneva, Yokohama, San Diego, Valencia, and New York. At the end of the season Tomoharu Saitou from Japan was proclaimed Pro Player of the year. At the Worlds in New York the third class of the Hall of Fame was inducted. The inductees were Kai Budde, Zvi Mowshowitz, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Nicolai Herzog, and Randy Buehler.

Pro Tour – Geneva (9–11 February 2007)[edit]

Mike Hron defeated Takuya Osawa in the finals to win Pro Tour Geneva.[1]

Tournament data[edit]

Prize pool: $240,245
Players: 387
Format: Booster Draft (Time Spiral-Planar Chaos)

Top 8[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
         
Shingo Kurihara 3
Ervin Tormos 1
Shingo Kurihara 1
Takuya Osawa 3
5 Jim Herold 0
Takuya Osawa 3
Takuya Osawa 2
Mike Hron 3
Kenji Tsumura 3
Willy Edel 1
Kenji Tsumura 1
Mike Hron 3
Mike Hron 3
Marijn Lybaert 1

Final standings[edit]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States Mike Hron $40,000 25 3rd Final day
2 Japan Takuya Osawa $22,000 20 2nd Final day
3 Japan Kenji Tsumura $15,000 16 5th Final day
4 Japan Shingo Kurihara $14,000 16
5 Belgium Marijn Lybaert $11,500 12
6 Germany Jim Herold $11,000 12
7 Brazil Willy Edel $10,500 12 3rd Final day
8 United States Ervin Tormos $10,000 12 2nd Final day

Pro Player of the year standings[edit]

Rank Player Pro Points
1 United States Mike Hron 25
2 Japan Takuya Osawa 20
3 Japan Shingo Kurihara 16
Japan Kenji Tsumura 16
5 Brazil Willy Edel 12
Germany Jim Herold 12
Belgium Marijn Lybaert 12
United States Ervin Tormos 12

Grand Prixs – Dallas, Singapore, Amsterdam, Kyoto, Massachusetts[edit]

Pro Tour – Yokohama (20–22 April 2007)[edit]

Guillaume Wafo-Tapa won Pro Tour Yokohama, coming out on top of a high profile top 8. Each of the other contestants has at least twice appeared on the final day of a Pro Tour. For Masashi Oiso it was his sixth Pro Tour final eight.[2]

Tournament data[edit]

Prize pool: $240,245
Players: 330
Format: Time Spiral Block Constructed (Time Spiral, Planar Chaos)

Top 8[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
         
1 Kazuya Mitamura 3
8 Sebastian Thaler
Kazuya Mitamura 3
Tomoharu Saitou
5 Raphaël Lévy
4 Tomoharu Saitou 3
Kazuya Mitamura 1
Guillaume Wafo-Tapa 3
2 Mark Herberholz 3
7 Masashi Oiso
Mark Herberholz
Guillaume Wafo-Tapa 3
3 Paulo Carvalho
6 Guillaume Wafo-Tapa 3

Final standings[edit]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 France Guillaume Wafo-Tapa $40,000 25
2 Japan Kazuya Mitamura $22,000 20 2nd Final day
3 United States Mark Herberholz $15,000 16 4th Final day
4 Japan Tomoharu Saitou $14,000 16 4th Final day
5 Portugal Paulo Carvalho $11,500 12 2nd Final day
6 France Raphaël Lévy $11,000 12 3rd Final day
7 Japan Masashi Oiso $10,500 12 6th Final day
8 Germany Sebastian Thaler $10,000 12

Grand Prixs – Stockholm, Columbus, Strasbourg, Montreal[edit]

Pro Tour – San Diego (29 June–1 July 2007)[edit]

San Diego is as yet the only Two-Headed Giant Pro Tour ever held. The Americans Jacob Van Lunen and Chris Lachmann won the finals against Japanese Kentaro Yamamoto and Yuuta Takahashi.[3]

Tournament data[edit]

Players: 390 (195 teams)
Prize Pool: $240,500
Format: Two-Headed Giant Draft (Time Spiral-Planar Chaos-Future Sight)

Top 4[edit]

Semifinals Semi-finals
      
Taru / Kaneko 0
Lachmann / Van Lunen 1
Lachmann / Van Lunen 1
Yamamoto / Takahashi 0
Yamamoto / Takahashi 1
Fiorillo / Harvey 0

Final standings[edit]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 United States Chris Lachmann $50,000 20
United States Jacob Van Lunen 20
2 Japan Kentaro Yamamoto $30,000 16
Japan Yuuta Takahashi 16
3 United States John Fiorillo $22,000 12
United States Eugene Harvey 12 4th Final day
4 Japan Masami Taneko $20,000 12
Japan Genki Taru 12

Grand Prixs – San Francisco, Florence[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.[4]

Tournament data[edit]

Players: 388
Prize Pool: $240,245
Format: Booster Draft (Time Spiral)

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 First Pro Tour attendance
2 Brazil Willy Edel $22,000 20 2nd Final day
3 France Bastien Perez $15,000 16
4 France Thomas Didierjean $14,000 16
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 – Brisbane, Bangkok, Krakow, Kitakyushu, Daytona Beach[edit]

2007 World Championships – New York (6–9 December 2007)[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.[5]

Tournament data[edit]

Prize pool: $255,245 (individual) + $210,000 (national teams)
Players: 356
Formats: Standard, Booster Draft (Time Spiral), Extended

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 Katsushiro 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
4 France Gabriel Nassif $15,000 16 7th Final day
5 Portugal Paulo Carvalho $11,500 12
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 Katsushiro Mori $10,000 12 2nd Final day

National team competition[edit]

  1. Netherlands Japan (Julien Nuijten, Kamiel Cornelissen, Julien Nuijten)
  2. Japan United States (Hidenori Katayama, Katsushiro Mori, Shuhei Yamamoto)

Pro Player of the year final standings[edit]

After the World Championship Tomoharu Saitou was awarded the Pro Player of the year title.[6]

Rank Player Pro Points
1 Japan Tomoharu Saitou 68
2 Japan Kenji Tsumura 62
3 France Guillaume Wafo-tapa 59
4 Japan Shingou Kurihara 57
5 France Olivier Ruel 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hron's Victory Years in the Making". Wizards of the Coast. 2007-02-11. Retrieved 2009-03-28.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Wafo-Tapa Tops Them All". Wizards of the Coast. 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2009-03-28.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Sliver Kids Stun San Diego". Wizards of the Coast. 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2009-03-28.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Merkel's Time is Now". Wizards of the Coast. 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2009-03-27.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Mihara, Dutch Crowned World Champions!". Wizards of the Coast. 2006-12-03. Retrieved 2009-03-27.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "2007 Player of the Year Race". Wizards of the Coast. 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2009-03-27.  Check date values in: |date= (help)