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Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour
2008 Rookie of the Year Race

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Updated December 22, 2008

Congratulations to Aaron Nicastri, the 2008 Rookie of the Year!

The player with the most Pro Points at the end of a tournament season that has not participated in a Pro Tour or World Championship tournament in any previous season is identified as the Rookie of the Year. In addition to the title, the Rookie of the Year receives travel and accommodations to his or her choice of one of the next season’s Pro Tour events (for which that player has an invitation) or to the World Championships.

The list below includes all candidates with five or more Pro Points this season.

First Last Pro Points Country
Aaron Nicastri 33 Australia
Hannes Kerem 28 Estonia
Luiz Guilherme De Michielli 26 Brazil
Tyler Mantey 25 United States
Tim Landale 22 United States
Petr Brozek 20 Czech Republic
Patrizio Golia 20 Italy
Dan Lanthier 20 Canada
JONATHAN RANDLE 20 Great Britain
Tsz Yeung Lam 19 Hong Kong
Pascal Vieren 19 Belgium
Aj Sacher 17 United States
Christopher Wolf 17 Austria
Rune Martens Andersen 16 Denmark
Adam Katz 16 South Africa
shi tian lee 16 Hong Kong
Tero Niemi 16 Finland
Carlos Pal 16 Costa Rica
Ming Xu 16 China
Iurii Babych 15 Ukraine
Michal Hebky 15 Czech Republic
Filippo Kratter 15 Italy
Olaf Krzikalla 15 Germany
Marko Stokelj 15 Slovenia
Joaquin Alvarez Rivera 14 Argentina
janus bossow 14 Denmark
Kin Leong Chong 14 Malaysia
Alexander Privalov 14 Russian Federation
Denis Sinner 14 Germany
Hironobu Sugaya 14 Japan
Evelio Barrios 13 Colombia
Jose Carvajal 13 Panama
plato chan 13 Hong Kong
Kai Yip Lee 13 Hong Kong
Sebastian Pozzo 13 Argentina
Fabian Sjöblom 13 Sweden
Stjepan Sucic 13 Croatia (Hrvatska)
Tom van Lamoen 13 Netherlands
Emir Alimoglu 12 Turkey
Giancarlo Arbulú 12 Peru
Mark Conkle 12 United States
Carlos Fernandez Baillo 12 Spain
Andres Higuera 12 Colombia
Conor Kerr 12 Northern Ireland
Dmitry Kholyavko 12 Ukraine
André Moshølen 12 Norway
Ferenc Nagy 12 Hungary
manisa njegomir 12 Croatia (Hrvatska)
Danilo Prieto 12 Puerto Rico
Pedro Rodriguez 12 Puerto Rico
Mark Schwass 12 Switzerland
Daniel Sheppard 12 Slovenia
Anders Bjv?rkheim 11 Norway
Marcello Calvetto 11 Italy
Ziming Chen 11 Netherlands
Jason Chung 11 New Zealand
Giusti Emanuele 11 Italy
Bayani Manansala 11 Philippines
Matthew Ogier 11 New Zealand
Alejandro Rico Bleda 11 Spain
Krzysiek Rozycki 11 Poland
Takayuki Takagi 11 Japan
Sami Tuomi 11 Finland
Marsh Usary 11 United States
Josh Utter-Leyton 11 United States
Juan Veliz 11 Chile
Marcel Arndt 10 Switzerland
Frantisek Bina 10 Czech Republic
Dinis Binnema 10 Portugal
Nikolay Bogdev 10 Bulgaria
Sirichai Chaisuthamporn 10 Thailand
Robert Darnhofer 10 Germany
Hugo de Jong 10 Netherlands
Romain Fenaux-briot 10 France
Dale Fienberg 10 South Africa
Rolando Flores 10 Bolivia
Alvise Gorghetto 10 Italy
Brian Grady 10 Chile
Marvin Hsiao 10 South Africa
RUDDY IVAN JIMENEZ 10 Dominican Republic
Csaba Lampert 10 Hungary
Isidor Nikolic 10 Serbia
Maciej Pasek 10 Poland
Tadas Savicius 10 Lithuania
Kiril Stoichkov 10 Bulgaria
Francis Toussaint 10 Canada
Nick Tung 10 New Zealand
CHARLES VELAZQUEZ 10 Puerto Rico
Zheng Yan Yang 10 China
Ding Yi 10 China
Corey Baumeister 9 United States
Sacha Bonroy 9 Belgium
Cristian Broens 9 Spain
Russ Davies 9 Great Britain
Jan De Coster 9 Belgium
Serdar Demir 9 Turkey
Samuele Estratti 9 Italy
Nikola Fercek 9 Croatia (Hrvatska)
brian grouiller 9 France
David Hernandez 9 Mexico
Steve Locke 9 United States
Jeremy Neeman 9 Australia
Petras Ratkevicius 9 Lithuania
Socratis Rozakeas 9 Greece
Matija Vlahovic 9 Croatia (Hrvatska)
Hiroshi Yoshida 9 Japan
Mattias Anderson 8 Sweden
Joel Enrique Arauz 8 Panama
Jean Baez 8 Puerto Rico
Nicolas Bevacqua 8 Argentina
hakim boudaoud 8 France
Hee-jae Choi 8 Korea (South)
Jurgen Cleuren 8 Belgium
Adrien Degaspare 8 Brazil
Goran Elez 8 Croatia (Hrvatska)
Victor Elizalde 8 Chile
Juan Evans 8 Panama
Luis Geara Reyes 8 Dominican Republic
Santiago Guzzetti 8 Argentina
pongsiri hiranyasiri 8 Thailand
Daisuke Hirayama 8 Japan
Carlos Honores Wong 8 Peru
Jakub Jahoda 8 Czech Republic
Lee Jim Tim 8 Taiwan
Aurimas Juodis 8 Lithuania
Donald Kastner 8 United States
Michal Krzyzyk 8 Poland
Paul Ernest Lazaro 8 Philippines
Alexander Lefterov 8 Bulgaria
Jan Lorenz 8 Germany
Ryousuke Masuno 8 Japan
Paul Mathews 8 United States
Patrick Mc Donagh 8 Ireland
Alfredo Mendizabal 8 Bolivia
Nikola Mislov 8 Panama
Andris Nagy 8 Hungary
Felipe Alves Penegrini 8 Brazil
Simon Ritzka 8 Germany
Matias Rodriguez 8 Argentina
Eugene Rozanov 8 Russian Federation
Sergio Salas Martinez 8 Spain
Rostyslav Savchuk 8 Ukraine
Vitezslav Smid 8 Czech Republic
Kalle Sundberg 8 Finland
Ryouta Takasugi 8 Japan
Masayasu Tanahashi 8 Japan
alfredo torres 8 Venezuela
Katsuya Ueda 8 Japan
Scott Barrentine 7 United States
Michael Catapano 7 United States
Taichi Fujimoto 7 Japan
Alp Koklu 7 Turkey
Alexis Martinez 7 Spain
Sung-wook Nam 7 Korea (South)
Pedja Slankamenac 7 Serbia
Joshua Yang 7 Singapore
Wojciech Zuber 7 Poland
You Akaike 6 Japan
Cristhian Joel Alcoba Romero 6 Bolivia
Nedim Cem Aytekin 6 Turkey
Arved Bartuska 6 Austria
Adolfo Berrios 6 Panama
Scott Bielick 6 United States
Martin Bisterfeld 6 Germany
Omar Bonilla 6 Dominican Republic
Marco Branes Rojas 6 Costa Rica
Jean Baptiste Canonici 6 France
Walter Castro Garcia 6 Mexico
Thirawat Chaovarindr 6 Thailand
earl cirujales 6 Philippines
Filipe Constâncio 6 Portugal
xue tong du 6 China
Ilya Fedorov 6 Russian Federation
david Forcadell 6 Spain
Konstantin Grozev 6 Bulgaria
Sam Hopkins 6 United States
Marek Jania 6 Poland
Christian Kunwald 6 Austria
Jun-young Lee 6 Korea (South)
Gerald Leitzinger 6 Austria
Amit Lipitz 6 Israel
Luis Antonio Magisa 6 Philippines
Pavel Martinek 6 Czech Republic
Korey McDuffie 6 United States
Martin mede 6 Czech Republic
Dmitry Moiseev 6 Russian Federation
Clayton Mooney 6 United States
Alec Nezin 6 United States
Emilio Alejandro Nigro Guerrero 6 Venezuela
Fondas Papadatos 6 Greece
Emil Polak 6 Slovak Republic
Suttipong Popitukgul 6 Thailand
Philip Christopher Rama 6 Philippines
Pierre Rensonnet 6 Belgium
Felix Osvaldo Rodriguez Acosta 6 Dominican Republic
Gerardo Rodriguez Ulloa 6 Peru
Marcus Rokman 6 Australia
Williams Ruiz Gonzalez 6 Costa Rica
Cristian Francisco Sanchez Walton 6 Chile
Thiago Saporito 6 Brazil
Basil Sasorov 6 Russian Federation
Are Saxrud 6 Norway
Jeremy Shapiro 6 United States
Jesus Enrique Somaza Mendoza 6 Venezuela
Diego Sotomayor 6 Peru
michael strauss 6 South Africa
Shougo Sunada 6 Japan
Nico Surinindran 6 Malaysia
Ralph Tay 6 Singapore
Russell Thio 6 Singapore
Derek Tsang 6 Hong Kong
Jason Yap 6 Malaysia
Shou Yoshimori 6 Japan
Jose Alejandro Balado Bradarich 5 Argentina
Tarýk Bayar 5 Turkey
James Beltz 5 United States
Aaron Bleackley 5 Canada
Marc Bonnefoy 5 Canada
GERARDO BRUNO 5 Italy
Kyle Bundgaard 5 United States
paul carson-wenmoth 5 New Zealand
Supakit Charoenkul 5 Thailand
Keiichi Chijimi 5 Japan
Standish Choi 5 United States
Akira Dan 5 Japan
Todd Davis 5 United States
Kyle Dembinski 5 United States
Arick Dickerman 5 Costa Rica
Eric Franklin 5 United States
Krzysztof Ginter 5 Poland
Matthew Griffin 5 New Zealand
Yoel Izsak 5 United States
Jeremy Klein 5 United States
Tyler Kozal 5 United States
Keng Yin Lee 5 Singapore
Ken Lim 5 Malaysia
Jiayang Liu 5 Taiwan
Vasicek Martin 5 Slovak Republic
Ryan Messick 5 United States
Bram Meulders 5 Belgium
Colin Miller 5 Canada
Carlos Moral 5 Spain
Tu Nan 5 China
Brandon Nelson 5 United States
Luiz Oliveira 5 Brazil
Viroj phanchaicharoen 5 Thailand
Elliot Spencer Que 5 Philippines
Csaba Racz 5 Hungary
Raul Ricart 5 Spain
Koutarou Senba 5 Japan
Ricky Sidher 5 United States
Brian Six 5 United States
Ivan Taroshi 5 Brazil
Alejandro Van Mourik 5 Bolivia
Chris Wall 5 Canada
Lucas Wong 5 Singapore
Ian Woodley 5 Canada
Yasushi Yamada 5 Japan
Marcel Angelo Zafra 5 Canada
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