Selection Committee

Listed below are the members of the 2017 Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Each was chosen for his or her place in the history of the game. For the 2017 committee, players with 150 or more lifetime Pro Points are assigned to that category unless they are also a current Hall of Fame member.

First, the man responsible for creating the Pro Tour:

  • Skaff Elias

Longtime reporters and commentators of the Pro Tour:

  • Todd Anderson
  • Tim Aten
  • Dan Barrett
  • Maria Bartholdi
  • Sveinung Bjørnerud
  • Ben Bleiweiss
  • Marc Calderaro
  • Brian David-Marshall
  • Caleb Durward
  • Kenji Egashira
  • Mike Flores
  • Craig Gibson
  • Simon Görtzen
  • Richard Hagon
  • Zac Hill
  • Nathan Holt
  • Corbin Hosler
  • Matthias Hunt
  • Patrick Jarrett
  • Jim Jen
  • Craig Jones
  • Paul Jordan
  • Masami Kaneko
  • Riley Knight
  • Florian Koch
  • Shawn Kornhauser
  • Frank Lepore
  • Javier Luna
  • Koichiro Maki
  • Diego Meyer
  • Rashad Miller
  • Nick Miller
  • Tomoya Nakajima
  • Neal Oliver
  • Ryan Overturf
  • Cedric Phillips
  • Zack Pierpoint
  • Nate Price
  • Blake Rasmussen
  • Neil Rigby
  • Mike Rosenberg
  • Asako Seo
  • Chapman Sim
  • Gaby Spartz
  • Adam Styborski
  • Adrian Sullivan
  • Patrick Sullivan
  • Marshall Sutcliffe
  • Ben Swartz
  • Neale Talbot
  • Kar Yung Tom
  • Naoaki Umesaki
  • Jacob Van Lunen
  • Ray Walkinshaw
  • Seth Waterman
  • Tim Willoughby
  • Meghan Wolff
  • Yuusuke Yoshikawa

High-level judges, scorekeepers, and similar tournament officials:

  • John Alderfer
  • Kali Anderson
  • Jurgen Baert
  • Matteo Callegari
  • Federico Calo
  • Cristiana Dionioso
  • Toby Elliott
  • Nicholas Fang
  • Riki Hayashi
  • Damian Hiller
  • Carlos Ho
  • Daniel Kitachewsky
  • Scott Larabee
  • Jason Lemahieu
  • Scott Marshall
  • Sheldon Menery
  • Sara Mox
  • Jared Sylva
  • Riccardo Tessitori
  • Kim Warren

Certain administrative officials from the DCI, who have been responsible for the establishment of policy directly pertaining to the Pro Tour:

  • Dale Aitken
  • Ron Foster
  • Toby Maheras
  • James Voute
  • Kyoko Yoshida

Other people from inside and outside Wizards of the Coast who have had the occasion to directly observe and influence the Pro Tour:

  • Helene Bergeot
  • Elaine Chase
  • Matt Danner
  • Mark Purvis
  • Mark Rosewater
  • Lee Sharpe
  • Brian Trunk

Members of the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Fame:

  • Kai Budde
  • Randy Buehler
  • Patrick Chapin
  • Alan Comer
  • Kamiel Cornelissen
  • Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
  • Willy Edel
  • Jon Finkel
  • Eric Froehlich
  • Tsuyoshi Fujita
  • Nicolai Herzog
  • David Humpherys
  • William Jensen
  • Anton Jonsson
  • Frank Karsten
  • Darwin Kastle
  • Brian Kibler
  • Raphael Levy
  • Robert Maher
  • Makihito Mihara
  • Zvi Mowshowitz
  • Shuhei Nakamura
  • Gabriel Nassif
  • Masashi Oiso
  • Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
  • Paul Rietzl
  • Ben Rubin
  • Luis Scott-Vargas
  • Bram Snepvangers
  • Ben Stark
  • Kenji Tsumura
  • Mike Turian
  • Owen Turtenwald
  • Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
  • Yuuya Watanabe
  • Gary Wise
  • Shota Yasooka

(Hall of Famers not listed here either chose not to participate in the Selection Committee or did not respond to the invitation to vote.)

Key Wizards employees with first-hand experience playing on the Pro Tour:

  • Andrew Brown
  • Dan Burdick
  • Melissa DeTora
  • Ian Duke
  • Aaron Forsythe
  • Mark Globus
  • Bryan Hawley
  • Ben Hayes
  • Masami Ibamoto
  • Mons Johnson
  • Glenn Jones
  • Erik Lauer
  • Tony Pagliocco
  • Adam Prosak
  • Yoni Skolnik
  • Bill Stark
  • Sam Stoddard
  • Matt Tabak
  • Gavin Verhey

All players with 150 or more lifetime Pro Points not previously listed in other categories:

  • Chris Benafel
  • Samuel Black
  • Lukas Blohon
  • Noah Boeken
  • Brian Braun-Duin
  • Christian Calcano
  • Marco Cammilluzzi
  • Marcio Carvalho
  • Tiago Chan
  • Kelvin Chew
  • Matthew Costa
  • Patrick Cox
  • Andrew Cuneo
  • Jeff Cunningham
  • Pierre Dagen
  • Martin Dang
  • Antonino De Rosa
  • Jérémy Dezani
  • Patrick Dickmann
  • Javier Dominguez
  • Reid Duke
  • Gerard Fabiano
  • Ivan Floch
  • Ben Friedman
  • Osamu Fujita
  • Andreas Ganz
  • Justin Gary
  • Svend Geertsen
  • Eugene Harvey
  • Alexander Hayne
  • Mark Herberholz
  • Mike Hron
  • Yuuki Ichikawa
  • Michael Jacob
  • Robert Jurkovic
  • Martin Jůza
  • Tomohiro Kaji
  • Tzu-Ching Kuo
  • Joel Larsson
  • Ari Lax
  • Osyp Lebedowicz
  • Matthew Linde
  • Michael Long
  • Marijn Lybaert
  • Valentin Mackl
  • Alex Majlaton
  • Michael Majors
  • Antti Malin
  • Tom Martell
  • Pascal Maynard
  • Josh McClain
  • Shaun McLaren
  • Andrea Mengucci
  • Kazuya Mitamura
  • Chikara Nakajima
  • Matthew Nass
  • Brad Nelson
  • Kenny Oberg
  • David Ochoa
  • Jin Okamoto
  • Samuel Pardee
  • Jamie Parke
  • Brock Parker
  • Chris Pikula
  • Oliver Polak-Rottmann
  • Michael Pustilnik
  • Carlos Romao
  • Kyle Rose
  • Steven Rubin
  • Johan Sadeghpour
  • Tomoharu Saito
  • Eduardo Sajgalik
  • Thiago Saporito
  • Shahar Shenhar
  • Alex Shvartsman
  • Mike Sigrist
  • Geoffrey Siron
  • Terry Soh
  • Matthew Sperling
  • Jon Stern
  • Ondřej Stráský
  • Yuta Takahashi
  • Gerry Thompson
  • Josh Utter-Leyton
  • Gaudenis Vidugiris
  • Tomi Walamies
  • Ruud Warmenhoven
  • Craig Wescoe
  • David Williams
  • Jacob Wilson
  • Conley Woods
  • Ken Yukuhiro
  • Adam Yurchick
  • Matej Zatlkaj

(Players with 150+ lifetime Pro Points not listed here either chose not to participate in the Selection Committee or did not respond to the invitation to vote.)

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