USBGF Intermediate Divisional LX

Konstantin Keresteliev

Congratulations to Konstantin Keresteliev, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LX. Konstantin defeated Brian Holmes in the 13-point final. Vera Holley and Gary Knox finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final.

The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, May 9-12, 2019; Herndon, Virginia – Results from chicagopoint.com

John O'Hagen 2019 Cherry Blossom

CHAMPIONSHIP (58): 1-John O’Hagan (IN), 2-Sean Garber (IN), 3-Allen Tish (CA), 4/5-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Grant Schneider (VA); 1C-Bahman Zandi (MD), 2C-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 3C/4C-Garry Kallos (Canada) / David Winn (TX).
ADVANCED (46): 1-Rick Wolf (FL), 2-Kevin McDonough (AZ); 1C-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2C-Paul Laubner (MD), 3C/4C-Vinson Blanton (VA) / Chen-Fu Yu (MD).
INTERMEDIATE (26): 1-Tom Jayne (VA), 2-Chris Chapin (DC); 1C/2C-Jeff Misrahi (NY) / Chuck Polley (VA), 3C/4C-Donald Gabbai (VA) / Fran Miller (OH).
NOVICE (16): 1-Stan Reid (VA), 2-Alice Marlin (DC), 3-Slick McNeil (GA); 1C-Jerry Nashel (FL), 2C-Shawn Buck (VA).
BMAB-USA #10 TOURNAMENT (14): 1-Karen Davis (FL), 2/5-John O’Hagan (IN) / Art Benjamin (CA) / Allen Tish (CA) / Sean Garber (IN). PR winners: 1-Marty Storer (NH) at 3.14, 2-John O’Hagan (IN) at 3.86, 3-John Klein (MD) at 3.92.
CHERRY BLOSSOM $1,000 JACKPOT (16): 1-Petko Kostadinov (SC), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic).
GEORGE WASHINGTON MASTERS JACKPOT (20): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Chris Trencher (NY), 3/4-Richard Munitz (NY) / David Winn (TX).
ABRAHAM LINCOLN OPEN JACKPOT (24): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Herb Roman (IL), 3-Cary Hoarty (OH).
THOMAS JEFFERSON LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Bill Lonergan (NY), 2-Bob Howayeck (FL), 3/4-Kamran Kheirani (Canada) / Tom Rebelo (Canada).
USBGF TOURNAMENT OF THE STARS (16 teams): 1-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) & Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Scotty Kelland (CT) & Richard Munitz (NY).
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EAST (128): 1-Jack Edelson (MN), 2-Tom Rebelo (Canada).
YOUNG POLITICOS (32): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Art Benjamin (CA).
SENIOR SENATORS: (48): 3-way tie: Felix Goykhaman (NJ) / Bob Howayeck (FL) / Marcy Kossar (MD).
SENIOR SENATORS OVERFLOW: (8): Paul Baraz (IL).
ALFRED MAMLET NEWCOMERS FREEROLL (21): 1-Dean Takaoka (VA), 2-Jon Douglas (MD).
NATION’S CAPITAL DOUBLES (29 teams): 1-Blake Fleetwood (NY) & Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 3/4-Vinson Blanton (VA) & Frank Raposa (VA) / Dennis & Peggy Culpepper (VA).
MOTHER’S DAY EVENT (4): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Candace Mayeron (CA).
CHERRY BLOSSOM DECORATED EGG COMPETITION (2): Top lady performer in Championship vs. top lady in Advanced: 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA). The bejeweled egg was handcrafted by Laura Hoarty (OH).
$50 WARM-UP (15): 1-Bob Howayeck (FL), 2-Narvey Goldman (Canada); 1C/2C-split–Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Bahman Zandi (MD).
$20 WARM-UP (12): 1-Jay Karns (VA), 2-Louis Bedell (PA); 1C-Ed Corey (CT).

USBGF February Monthly Circuit

Miki Laukkanen 2018

Congratulations to Miki Laukkanen, winner of the USBGF 2019 February Monthly Circuit. Miki won this single elimination tournament by defeating Steven Waller in the 17-point final match.

Bob Stringer and Marcus Selle finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match. See the latest Online Circuit Leader Board posting here.

USBGF Intermediate Divisional LIX

Yusuf Adenwala 2018

Congratulations to Yusuf Adenwala, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LIX. Yusuf defeated Jesse Anderson-Lehman in the 13-point final. Gillian Misrahi and Konstantin Kresteliev finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final.

The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

11th ANNUAL ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC

11th ANNUAL ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC,
April 25-28, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia – Results from chicagopoint.com

Joe Feldman 2019 Atlanta

CHAMPIONSHIP (32): 1-Joe Feldman (MI), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI); 1C-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2C-Bahman Zandi (MD); 1LC-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2LC-Gregg Cattanach (GA).
INTERMEDIATE (48): 1-Roland Leutert (FL), 2-Steve Saad (NC), 3/4-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL) / Dan Minardi (CO);1C-Koray Agirbas (GA), 2C-Stephen Deep (LA), 1LC-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).
NOVICE (10): 1-Andrew Goldman (FL), 2-Jan Lister (GA).
ROBERT WILENSKY MEMORIAL MASTERS (16): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2-Jeffrey Burdsall (FL).
ATLANTA CUP AMATEUR JACKPOT (24): 1-Alan Epstein (GA), 2-Dan Minardi (CO), 3-Jeff Whitelaw (NV).
DOUBLES (16): 1-Joe Feldman (MI) & Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Michelle Steinberg (NJ) & LEW Webber (VA).
SPEEDGAMMON (32) #1: 1-Bahman Zandi (MD), 2-Frank Talbot (MI).
SPEEDGAMMON (32) #2: 1-Koray Agirbas (GA), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).
MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Alan Epstein (GA).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT #1 (32): 1-Larry Taylor (GA), 2-Jeff Whitelaw (NV).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT #2 (32): 1-Dennis Lutz (GA), 2-Philippe Salnave (FL).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT #3 (16): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Laura Hoarty (OH).
THURSDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Stuart Domeshek (GA), 2-Joe Feldman (MI); 1C-Bahman Zandi (MD), 2C-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).
AFTER TOURNAMENT (13): 1-Danny Frangiadakis (FL).

USBGF Intermediate Divisional LVII

Ivan Carrizo 2019

Congratulations to Ivan Carrizo, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LVII. Ivan defeated Yusuf Adenwala in the 13-point final. Ira Gardner and Curt Wilhelmsen finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final.

The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

USBGF Advanced Divisional XLVI

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Congratulations to H. B. Drake, winner of the Advanced Divisional XLVI. H. B. defeated William Porter in the 17-point final. Marcus Selle and Peter Chechele finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final.

The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader Board.

USBGF Advanced Divisional LXVII

Bonnie_Rogoff 2019 Ohio

Congratulations to Bonnie Rogoff, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXVII. Bonnie defeated Anna White Owl Khan in the 17-point final. Michele Barone and Martin Stembecker finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final.

The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader Board.

U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, April 3-7, 2019; Las Vegas, Nevada – Results from chicagopoint.com

Allen Tish-cm-US Open 2019

CHAMPIONSHIP (53+25 rebuys): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Patrick Gibson (CA), 3/4-Patrick Keene (CA) / Tom Wheeler (TX); 1C-Salomon Zonana (Mexico), 2C-Kit Woolsey (CA), 3C/4C-Neil Kazaross (IL) / Norm Wiggins (CA); 1LC-Alfredo Unes (Brazil), 2LC-David Klausa (CO).
INTERMEDIATE (68+26 rebuys): 1-Randi Sachar (NY), 2-Michel Fornes (France), 3/4-Joe Apicella (NV) / Butch Meese (IN); 1C-Dan Minardi (CO), 2C-Abby Biss (New Zealand), 3C/4C-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) / Kevin Jones (FL); 1LC-Ted Baehman (NV), 2LC-Marston Hefner (CA).
BEGINNERS (12): 1-Max McCauley (AZ), 2-Abbas Anbar (CA).
SUPER JACKPOT (14): 1-Jose Luis Ocegueda (Mexico), 2-Gary Bauer (NJ).
LIMITED JACKPOT (22): 1-Gus Contos (CA), 2-Rick Silberman (WA).
DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (23 teams): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO) & David Taniguchi (CA), 2-David Zonana (Mexico) & Salomon Zonana (Mexico).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-John Rockwell (CA), 3/4-Paul Mangone (CA) / Phil Simborg (IL).
BLITZ (176): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Butch Meese (IN).
MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO).
$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (19): 1-John O’Hagan (IN), 2-Paul Cote (RI).
MONTE CARLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER (4): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV).
BEGINNERS JACKPOT (8): 1-Max McCauley (AZ), 2-Jim Ray (AZ).
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (23): 1-Troy Longman (MI), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV).

USBGF Intermediate Divisional LVIII

Christa Solovey Int 2019

Congratulations to Christa Solovey, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LVIII. Christa defeated Elizabeth Liberty in the 13-point final. Kara Schultz and Vera Holley finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

USBGF January Monthly Circuit

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Congratulations to Ted Chee, winner of the USBGF 2019 January Monthly Circuit. Ted won this single elimination tournament by defeating Kevin Jones in the 17-point final match. Ted Chee and William Lonergan and Garrett Duquesne finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match.

See the Online Circuit Leader Board posting here.

25th ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

25th ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS,
March 21-24, 2019; Cleveland, Ohio
Results from chicagopoint.com

Sean Garber

OPEN (40): Sean Garber (IN), 2-Allen Tish (CA); 1C-Mary Hickey (OH), 2C-Scott Johnston (IN); 1LC-Karen Davis (FL), 2LC-Jonah Seewald (CO).
ADVANCED (45): 1-Tigran Avanesian (OH), 2-Bill Tallmadge (NY); 1C-Mike Vasilatos (OH), 2C-Jay Karns (NY); 1LC-Ben Elliott (NC), 2LC-David Seiler (IL), 3LC/4LC-Mike Rezai (OH) / Al Theriault (CT).
NOVICE (6): 1-Donna Davenport (OH), 2-Clare Phelps (OH).
OHIO MASTERS (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Gary Koscielny (FL).
AMATEUR JACKPOT (16): 1-Tony Elliot (AZ), 2-Dale Berlin (OH).
DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Garry Kallos (Canada) & Allen Tish (CA), 2-Bruce Russell (WI) & Nancy Takala (MI).
MICRO BLITZ (56): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Aubrey Brengelman (OH).
2-POINT QUICKIES (32): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO).
THURSDAY WARM-UP (26): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada).
AFTER TOURNAMENT (12): 1/2 split-Cary Hoarty (OH) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

USBGF Intermediate Divisional LV

Jeff Spencer 2019

Congratulations to Jeffrey Spencer, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LV. Jeff defeated Marcela Pelagatti in the 13-point final. Christa Solovey and Marcus Selle finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final.

The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration to enter the tournament. See current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

USBGF Intermediate Divisional LVI

Marcus Selle 2019

Congratulations to Marcus Selle, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LVI. Marcus defeated Simona Staneva in the 13-point final. Sharooz Moreh and Kamron Kheirani finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration to enter the tournament. See current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

USBGF Advanced Divisional LXV

2018 Parks David

Congratulations to David Parks, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXV. David defeated Kevin Jones in the 17-point final. Max Glaezer and Tom Horton finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final.

The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader Board.

USBGF November Online Circuit

2018 Tampa_Michael Neagu

Congratulations to Michael Neagu, winner of the USBGF 2018 November Monthly Circuit. Michael won this single elimination tournament by defeating Miki Laukkanen in the 17-point final match. Andrew Selby and John Manning finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match. See the Online Circuit Leader Board posting here.

USBGF October Monthly Circuit

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Congratulations to Ted Chee, winner of the USBGF 2018 October Monthly Circuit. Ted won this single elimination tournament by defeating Manny Olszynko in the 17-point final match. Jerry Unger and Kat Denison finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match. See the Online Circuit Leader Board posting here.

3rd BOSTON OPEN: MASSACHUSETTS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

3rd BOSTON OPEN, February 14-17, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts –
Results from chicagopoint.com

2017 Frank Raposa_Boston Open

OBSESSIVE OPEN (32): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Marty Storer (NH); 1C-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2C-Stephen Hassman (MA); 1LC-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2LC-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
ADORING ADVANCED (39): 1-Joe Miller (OH), 2-Al Theriault (CT), 3/4-Scott Salisbury (CT) / Jerry Shea (NY); 1C-Garrett Duquesne (NY), 2C-Marcy Kossar (MD); 1LC-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).
NESTLING NOVICE (10): 1-Bill Jackson (NJ), 2-Kim Brooks (MA), 3-Mark Detoria (MA).
HERB GURLAND MEMORIAL MASTERS (14): 1-Marty Storer (NH), 2-Frank DiMaggio (NY).
OPTIMISTIC OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Donny Lomuto (NY).
LOVABLE LIMITED JACKPOT (12): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).
KING OF HEARTS (8): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
QUEEN OF HEARTS (8): 1-Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).
SWEETHEART DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Dan Minardi (CO) & John Pirner (MN), 2-Anca Morar (RI) & David Stein (IL).
BE-MINE BLITZ (48): 1-Jay Karns (NY), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).
SASSY SPEEDGAMMON (8): 1-David Kornwitz (MA).
SEDUCTIVE SENIORS JACKPOT (16): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Paul Caracciolo (MA).
JEALOUS JUNIORS JACKPOT (16): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Daniel Adler (NY).
PASSION PRE-TOURNEY (16): 1-Kamran Kheirani (Canada), 2-Allen Tish (CA).

USBGF December Monthly Circuit

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Congratulations to Alfred Mamlet, winner of the USBGF 2018 December Monthly Circuit. Alfred won this single elimination tournament by defeating Rich Sweetman in the 17-point final match. Ray Bills and John Graas finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match. See the Online Circuit Leader Board posting here.

SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

Sunshine State Classic Backgammon Tournament, February 8-10, 2019; Clearwater, Florida –
Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

2018 Tampa_Stacy Turner

OPEN (11): 1-Stacy Turner, 2-Chris Knapp (MA); 1LC-Roland Leutert.
INTERMEDIATE (19): 1-Kevin Jones, 2-Cinda King (IL); 1LC-Caryl Stephenson (Canada).
NOVICE (12): 1-Brad Fisher (IL), 2-Ken Proctor; 1LC-Andrew Goldman.
MASTERS (4): 1-Stacy Turner, 2-Cary Hoarty (OH).
GULF COAST DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Hernan Cortes (GA) & Roland Leutert.
MICRO BLITZ (16): 1-Chris Palmer (England).
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNEY (8): 1-Chris Palmer (England).

7th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

7th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 31-February 3, 2019; San Antonio, Texas
Results from chicagopoint.com

2019 Texas Jonah Seewald

CHAMPIONSHIP (75+27 rebuys): 1-Jonah Seewald, 2-Dmitriy Obukhov, 3/4-Ben Friesen / Albert Steg; 1C-Dana Nazarian, 2C-Jon Vietor, 3C/4C-Carol Joy Cole / Julius High; 1LC-Michael Neagu, 2LC-Boris Dekhtyar
ADVANCED (50+18 rebuys): 1-Manuel Perito, 2-Irina Litzenberger; 1C-Cem Aslan, 2C-Scott Neal, 3C/4C-Ed Onny / Ken Tyszko; 1LC-Roman Fridman
LIMITED (14): 1-Leon Button, 2-Mary Kay Lively.
MALCOLM DAVIS LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS (32): 1-Bob Glass, 2-Petko Kostadinov, 3/4-Yury Millman / Joe Russell.
ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Rudy Langenbach, 2-David Klausa, 3/4-Gus Contos / Wayne Felton.
TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (23):1-Kamran Kheirani, 2-Brad Vogt, 3/4-Giancarlo Ratto / Steven Saad.
LONE STAR PRO-AM DOUBLES (8 teams): Finals: Joe Russell & Joe Feldman vs. Jonah Seewald & Roberto Litzenberger.
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (96): 1-Herb Roman, 2-Dan Minardi, 3-Ray Fogerlund
FIESTA MIXED BLITZ (12×8): 1-Cary Hoarty, 2-Grant Hoffman, 3-Mike Horri.
SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Grant Hoffman, 2-Allen Tish.
USBGF DMP PRIME TOURNAMENT (96): 1-Ed Onny, 2-David Kettler, 3-Ray Bills
ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON CHALLENGE (10): 1-Stephen Deep, 2-Scott Neal.
AWARDS NIGHT FREE ROLL ((37): 1-Neil Kazaross
AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2019 Inductes – Steve Sax (CA).

USBGF Advanced Divisional LXIII

Kevin Jones 2017

Congratulations to Kevin Jones, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXIII. Kevin defeated Lynda Clay in the 17-point final. Andrew Hunter and Brian Cohen finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final.

The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader Board.

USBGF Intermediate Divisional LIV

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Congratulations to Genna Cowan, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LIV. Genna defeated Marcela Pelagatti in the 13-point final. Curt Wilhelmsen and Marti Leal finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final.

The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration to enter the tournament. See current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

USBGF Advanced Divisional LXI

Dan Wittkopp 2019

Congratulations to Dan Wittkopp, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXI. Dan defeated Michael Flohr in the 17-point final. Vinson Blanton and HB Drake finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final.

The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader Board.

USBGF Advanced Divisional LXII

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Congratulations to Peter Swartwout, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXII. Peter defeated Fabian Melnik in the 17-point final. Mary Morse and William Porter finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final.

The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader Board.

12th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN


12th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
, January 10-13, 2019; Jersey City, New Jersey –
Results from chicagopoint.com

2019 NY Open

CHAMPIONSHIP (96 + 40 rebuys): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Kent Goulding (MD), 3/4-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY); 1C-Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 2C-Al Cantito (CT), 3C/4C-Richard Munitz (NY) / Frank Talbot (MI); 1LC-Michael Levi (England), 2LC-Joe Freedman (NM).
INTERMEDIATE (81 + 29 rebuys): 1-Tim Flateman (NY), 2-Tara Mendicino (TX), 3/4-Ross Gordon (CT) / P.J. Macali (OH); 1C-Scott Douglas (Canada), 2C-Stewart Pemberton (FL), 3C/4C-Tonio Scali (NY) / David Tuminaro (NY); 1LC-Omar Shah (Canada), 2LC-Vicki Ondis (FL).
ADVANCED BEGINNER (41): 1-Yusei Nishikawa (Japan), 2-Michael Rosen (NY), 3/4-Joe Barello (NY) / Lisa Pelaez (NY); 1C-Andrew J. LeVine (NY), 2C-Miguel Hendrickson (NY), 3C/4C-Jonathan Berkowitz (NY) / Sava Kalafatides (NJ); 1LC-Kai Demler (NY), 2LC-Marziyeh Abbasi (Canada).
BEGINNER (16): 1-Barb Robinson (IL), 2-Jared Schneider (NJ); 1C-Tijan Brown (MD), 2C-Chelsea Bussey (LA); 1LC-Rodney Rigoli (NY).
SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Karen Davis (FL), 2-Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 3/4-Ed O’Laughlin (VA) / Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany).
LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Mark Megalli (NY), 2-Phil Simborg (IL), 3/4-John O’Hagan (IN) / Sebastian Wilkinson (England).
LIMITED JACKPOT (48): 1/2-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) / Ken Indart (MD), 3-Sergiy Rybiy (NY).
BLITZ (144): 1-Jason Lee (MD), 2-Albert Steg (MA).
USBGF PRIME MINI-MATCH (64): 1-John Klein (MD), 2-Herb Roman (IL).
YOUNG & RESTLESS (32): 1/2 (split) Mark Megalli (NY) / Frank Raposa (VA).
NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Andy Fazekas (CT) & Gary Koscielny (FL).
NEW YORK DOUBLES OVERFLOW (16 teams): 1-Blake Fleetwood (NY) & Mark Megalli (NY), 2-Jason Pack (NY) & Sebastian Wilkinson (England).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Tony Wuersch (RI), 2-Cloyd Laporte (NY), 3/4-Dave Brady (NY) / Philippe Salnave (FL).
SENIORS OVERFLOW TOURNAMENT (32): 1/2 (split): Molly Anderson (WA) / Herb Roman (IL).
FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Shahrooz Moreh (NY), 2-Narvey Goldman (Canada).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Alexandra Kupfer (Switzerland).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Sam Ahmed (CA).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Joe Urso (NY).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Dan Schechner (NY).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-David Shadi (NJ).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Cloyd Laporte (NY) / Joe Urso (NY).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Farhad Forudi (OH) / Eduardo Maciel (Brazil).

USBGF Intermediate Divisional LIII

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Liberty, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LIII. Elizabeth defeated Shahrooz Moreh in the 13-point final. Curt Wilhelmsen andTed Cetola finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration to enter the tournament.

See the current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

USBGF Intermediate Divisional LII

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Congratulations to David Bradley, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LII. David defeated Elizabeth Liberty in the 13-point final. Shahrooz Moreh and Timothy Dugan finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration to enter the tournament.

See the current online tournament ratings at Online Circuit Leaderboard.

Final of EBIF World Team Championship between U.S. and Norway on GridGammon

U.S. Backgammon Federation (USBGF)
Published by Karen Davis · 16 hrs ·

Final of EBIF World Team Championship between U.S. and Norway being played this weekend on GridGammon! Come watch!: EBIF International.
Neil Kazaross won his match with Norway’s Sven Wisloff Nilssen with a 2.32 PR and 8 Luck Factor!

Joe Russell has his match scheduled today, Friday, December 21, at 10:30 pm Pacific time (that’s 1:30 am Saturday Eastern/GGT or 7:30 am Central European Time on Saturday morning.

Alfred Mamlet has his match with Jorn Nesdal scheduled at Noon Eastern/GGT time (18:00 Central European time) on Saturday, December 22.
Steve Sax has his match with Asbjorn Arntzen scheduled at 1 pm Pacific time on Saturday, (4 pm Eastern/GGT and 22:00 Central European time).

Roberto Litzenberger has his match with Hans Marias Eikseth at 1 pm Eastern/GGT (19:00 CET) Sunday, December 23.

Donate to Boards for Kids and Beat the USBGF Teaching Pro!

Make a tax-deductible charitable donation to the U.S. Backgammon Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, to support the Boards for Kids program and play a match against USBGF Teaching Pro Phil Simborg or USBGF Board member and top-ranked player Frank Talbot. Donations may be made to the Foundation’s PayPal account: donations@usbgf.org.

Donors will play USBGF Teaching Pro Phil Simborg or Frank Talbot, a Certified Teaching Pro and member of the Board of the U.S. Backgammon Federation, on GammonSite, a backgammon server of GameSite 2000. Phil and Frank will give you a few comments or tips to improve your game during the match or afterwards based on an XG analysis of your play.

If donors are not already subscribed to GammonSite, they may play their match for free. GameSite 2000 is known as the producer of the premier eXtreme Gammon software for analyzing backgammon positions and matches. GameSite 2000 is a corporate sponsor of the U.S. Backgammon Federation. It offers a 20% discount on XG to USBGF Premium members and a 30% discount on its GammonSite backgammon server for all USBGF members ($14 a year compared to $20 a year for non-members).

Donors contributing $25 will play a 3-point match with Phil or Frank; donors contributing $50 will play a 5-point match. All winners of the match with Phil or BLC Teaching Pro will be entered into a GammonSite single elimination blitz. Winners of 3-point matches will receive one entry; winners of 5-point matches two entries. Each 8-player blitz will offer a prize of one year Premium membership in the USBGF (or one-year extension) or a $60 credit for use at the USBGF BG Shop. In addition winners will receive a one-year subscription to GammonSite.

100% of all donations will be used to supply backgammon boards to youth including all youth under age 18 playing in ABT tournaments. Donations will be matched by Phil, Xavier Dufaure de Citres, the CEO of GameSite 2000, and Karen Davis, President/Executive Director of USBGF. Prizes will be donated by USBGF and GameSite 2000.

So act now! Send a donation via PayPal to the account donations@usbgf.org
and receive a tax deduction while supporting growth of the game we all love! The offer will expire January 31, 2019.