36th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

36th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT May 26-30, 2016; Rosemont, Illinois
Preliminary results from chicagopoint.com

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Chris Knapp, photo credit Tara Mendicino

3rd WORLD BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (16): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 3/4-Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Frank Talbot (MI).
OPEN (53): 1-Chris Knapp (MA), 2-Nick Blasier (TX), 3/6-Steve Brown (MN) / Neil Kazaross (IL) / Faddoul Khoury (IL) / Ronald Loero (Venezuela).
INTERMEDIATE (41): 1-Michael Valliere (PA), 2-John Snellings (Costa Rica), 3/5-Mike Clapsadle (MI) / Uriel Mazel (Uruguay/USA) / Alex Owen (IL).
NOVICE (10): 1-Brad La Pratt (IL), 2-Tim Koppang (IL); 1C-Roger Brandt (IL).
MARKOWITZ MASTERS (8): 1-John O’Hagan (IN), 2-Michihito Kageyama (Japan).
FASTER MASTERS (8): 1-Takayuki Hino (Japan), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).
LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Simon Kennedy-Rose (IL), 2-Greg Adamavich (WI).
LIMITED JACKPOT OVERFLOW (8): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada).
OPEN UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE: 1-Bob Stringer (CA).
INTERMEDIATE UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE: 1-Cinda King (IL).
DOUBLES: (24 teams): 1-Kate Elmore (GA) & Christopher Shanava (IL), 2-Craig Anderson (IL) & Tak Morioka (IL), 3-Bill Bartholomay (IL) & Beth Whitney (MI).
SENIORS (32): 1-John O-Hagan (IN), 2-Bill Riles (TX).
QUICKIES (128): >1-Nick Blasier (TX), 2-Steve Blanchard (IL).
TAKI-BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Julius High (KS).
$100 SUNDAY JACKPOT #1: 1-Bill Calton (MI), 2-April Kennedy (MN).
$100 SUNDAY JACKPOT #2: 1/2-Keene Marin (WI) /Herb Roman (IL).
MOCHY’S 6th PROFICIENCY TEST (30): Bill Calton (MI) & Dennis Culpepper (VA) tied for first with top scores of 35 out of 50 correct answers.
AFTER TOURNEY TOURNEY (32): 1/2-Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Takayuki Hino (Japan).

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