14TH NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN

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ABT ONLINE! 14TH NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN, January 13-17, 2021; BackgammonGalaxy.com – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (58+26 rebuys): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Peter Wisniewski (WA), 3/4-Wendy Kaplan (IL) / Thomas Rebelo (Canada); 1C-Ary Nogueira (Brazil), 2C-Sean Garber (IN); 1LC-Mark Ferrin (TX), 2LC-Bob Zavoral (IL). INTERMEDIATE (30+16 rebuys): 1-Nestor Avila (Mexico), 2-Michael Rosen (NY); 1C-Cristian Frisk […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXXX

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Congratulations to Ted Chee, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXXX. Ted defeated Steve Hills in the 21-point final. Masahiro Kisono and William Lonergan finished 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. For […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXXVIII

Irina Litzenberger

Congratulations to Irina Litzenberger, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXXVIII. Irina defeated Scott Ward in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Jasper Watertor and Steve Hills. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF November Womens Monthly

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Congratulations to Lynda Clay, winner of the USBGF November Womens Monthly. Lynda defeated Karen Davis in the 17-point final. Mary Morse and Bonnie Rogoff finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF women. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XCVII

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Congratulations to Bonnie Rogoff, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XCVII. Bonnie defeated Chris Coppa in the 13-point final. Denby Pettitt and Ted Cetola finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information about this tourney […]

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Winter 2021 Issue, PrimeTime Backgammon

Winter 2021 Issue, PrimeTime Backgammon What an issue! The headline topic is the 2020 ABT Online! tour. Art Benjamin is the champion! His photo adorns our cover, and Karen Davis has a profile of our genial genius. There’s also an analysis of positions from his USBGF Summer Finale final against ABT Online! runner-up Brian Lonergan. […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XCV

David Gillett 2021-IntDiv

Congratulations to David Gillett, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XCV. David defeated David Bowen in the 13-point final. Nestor Avila and Jason Aingorn finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XCVI

Ted Cetola 2021 IntDiv

Congratulations to Ted Cetola, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XCVI. Ted defeated Dan Pascu in the 13-point final. Jamie Lind and Janet Phoenix finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional CIV

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Congratulations to Steve Waller, winner of the Advanced Divisional CIV. Steve defeated Dennis Lutz in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Jeff Spencer and Fabian Melnik. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. For more information about this […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXXVI

Congratulations to Eusebio Blasko, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXXIV. Eusebio defeated Jerry Gette in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Jim Wallace and Jerry Unger. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXXVII

Steve Hills 2020 Masters

Congratulations to Steve Hills, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXXVII. Steve defeated Roberto Litzenberger in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Tom Courts and John Graas. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XCIV

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Congratulations to Nestor Avila, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XCIV. Nestor defeated Rina Modica in the 13-point final. Steve Peck and Vera Holley finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF October Womens Monthly

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Congratulations to Mary Morse, winner of the USBGF October Womens Monthly. Mary defeated Lynda Clay in the 17-point final. Anita Marholm and Kat Denison finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF women. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this tourney […]

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ABT ONLINE! – CHICAGO CLASSIC

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ABT ONLINE! – CHICAGO CLASSIC, December 17-20, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (54): 1-Kate Elmore (GA), 2/5-Kristian Mills (England) / Kara Schultz (CA) / Michael Showkati (CA), Ronald Wertheim (NV). INTERMEDIATE (27): 1-Michael Mesich (MN), 2/4-Michael Clapsadle (MI) / Mark Malueg (IL) / Franco Tosin (Italy). GREAT CHICAGO FIRE OPEN JACKPOT (24): 1-Bob […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional CIII

Barry Gittleman 2020

Congratulations to Barry Gittleman, winner of the Advanced Divisional CIII. Barry defeated Ramin Shahabi in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Garrett Duquesne and Ali Shamsian. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. For more information about this […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XCIII

Congratulations to David Bowen, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XCIII. David defeated Gary Nouskajian in the 13-point final. Dan Pascu and Attila Felsen finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XCII

Congratulations to Attila Felsen, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XCII. Attila defeated Vera Holley in the 13-point final. Joao Almeida and Jamie Lind finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXXIV

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Congratulations to Frank DiMaggio, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXXIV. Frank defeated Irina Litzenberger in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Andrew Selby and Richard Griggs, Jr. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional CII

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Congratulations to Dennis Lutz, winner of the Advanced Divisional CII. Dennis defeated Kristian Mills in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were James Schothorst and Jerry Nussbaum. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. For more information about this […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXXV

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Congratulations to Peter Wisniewski, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXXV. Peter defeated Sol Sassoon in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Matthew Brown and James Schothorst. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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ABT ONLINE! – California State Backgammon Championship

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CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, December 3-6, 2020; GridGammon.com – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (52): 1-Charles Raichle (CO), 2-Ary Nogueira (Brazil), 3-Christopher Rogers (England), 4-Art Benjamin (CA), 5/6-Jeremy Bagai (CA) / Bob Glass (CA); 1LC-Karen Davis (FL), 2LC-Rune Farevåg (Norway). ADVANCED (28): 1-Joseph Guichebarou (NV), 2-David Gillett (CA), 3-Patty Johnson (CA); 1LC-Michael Kay (MA), 2LC-Ali Shamsian […]

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ABT ONLINE! – LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON OPEN

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ABT ONLINE! – LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON OPEN, November 18-22, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (55+27): 1-Eduardo Maciel Costa (Brazil), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO), 3-Ronald Wertheim (NV); 1C-Thomas Rebelo (Canada), 2C-Steve Sax (CA), 3C/4C-Armin Soltani (Canada) / Richard Stubbe (TX); 1LC-Bob Stringer (CA), 2LC-Gus Contos (CA). INTERMEDIATE (30+16): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Michael Mesich (MN), 3-Steve […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional XCIX

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Congratulations to Max Levenstein, winner of the Advanced Divisional XCIX. Max defeated Karl Sours in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Jeff Spencer and Kerry Remp. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. For more information about this […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXXII

Jasper Watertor 2020

Congratulations to Jasper Watertor, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXXII. Jasper defeated Andrew Selby in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Kevin Jones and Kiri Vala. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXXIII

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Congratulations to Jan Cerny, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXXIII. Jan defeated Irina Litzenberger in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Steve Hills and Sourria Impraim Oglou. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional CI

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Congratulations to Jim Wallace, winner of the Advanced Divisional CI. Jim defeated Jeff Spencer in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Anthony Elliot and Jacques Stambouli. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. For more information about this […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XCI

Joao Almeida 2020

Congratulations to Joao Almeida, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XCI. Joao defeated Dan Pascu in the 13-point final. Brian Holmes and Attila Felsen finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional C

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Congratulations to Dennis Lutz, winner of the Advanced Divisional C. Dennis defeated James Schothorst in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Jim Wallace and Sol Sassoon. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. For more information about this […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXX

Karen Davis

Congratulations to Karen Davis, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXX. Karen defeated Ruben Siñeriz in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Peter Wisniewski and Marc Emrich. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional XCVIII

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Congratulations to Sol Sassoon, winner of the Advanced Divisional XCVIII. Sol defeated Vinson Blanton in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Bradley Rosenberg and Kara Schultz. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. For more information about this […]

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