USBGF January Monthly Circuit

MartinStemberka

Congratulations to Martin Stemberka, winner of the Circuit Monthly for January, 2020. Martin defeated Art Benjamin in the 11-point final. Finishing 3/4 were Ted Chee and Michael Klein. See the latest Online Circuit Leader Board posting here. Any Circuit Monthly event is free and open to all USBGF members — including Premium, Youth, and Basic […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXXII

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Congratulations to Kara Schultz, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXXII. Kara defeated Sol Sassoon in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Anita Marholm and Matthew Brown. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXXI

StefanAndreev

Congratulations to Stefan Andreev, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXXI. Stefan defeated Kara Schultz in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 were Richard Stubbe and Jasper Watertor. Registration to any Advanced Divisional is open to all USBGF Premium, Youth, and Basic members who have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99, at the time […]

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USBGF Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Backgammon Federation is concerned for the health and safety of the backgammon community in light of the spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the U.S. Backgammon is by nature a mind-sport with close personal interaction and sharing of backgammon equipment. As such, tournaments pose special risks for contracting COVID-19. Backgammon players constantly weigh […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXV

Sharooz Moreh 2020

Congratulations to Shahrooz Moreh, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXV. Shahrooz defeated Harvey Jordan in the 13-point final match. Finishing 3/4 were Timothy Dugan and Keith Remels. Registration is open to all USBGF Premium, Youth, and Basic members who have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 or lower at the time of registration. To see […]

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2nd SACRAMENTO BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

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2nd SACRAMENTO BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, March 6-8, 2020; Sacramento, California – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (17): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Terry Stigall (CA); 1C-Allen Tish (CA); 1LC-Ray Fogerlund (NV). ADVANCED (16): 1-Tom Tseng (CA), 2-Richard Loomer (CA); 1C-David Parks (CA); 1LC-Ely Johnson (CA). NOVICE (3): 1-Robert Alvord (CA), 2-Trevor Dahl (CA). MASTERS (18): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Ken […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional C

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Congratulations to John Manning, winner of the Masters Divisional C Online Circuit Event. John defeated Erwin Hom in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 were Roberto Litzenberger and Ruben Sineriz. Registration is open to all USBGF Premium, Youth, and Basic members and requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above, at the time […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXX

2018 Parks David

Congratulations to David Parks, winner of USBGF Advanced Divisional LXX. David defeated Dennis Lutz in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 were Patricia Johnson and James Schothorst. Registration is open to all USBGF Premium, Youth, and Basic members who have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See the […]

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USBGF February Womens Monthly

2015 Belonogoff Cynthia

Congratulations to Cynthia Belonogoff who defeated Ama White Owl Khan and won the 17-point final of the USBGF Womens Monthly for February. Finishing 3/4 were Christa Solovey and Elizabeth Liberty. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and all registered female members of the USBGF are eligible to enter this tournament. For more information […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXIV

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Congratulations to Ali Shamsian, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXIV. Ali defeated Konstantin Keresteliev in the 13-point final. Sharooz Moreh 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. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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USBGF January Womens

2020 Leyla Zaloutskaya

Congratulations to Leyla Zaloutskaya, winner of the January Womens Monthly. Leyla defeated Antoinette-Marie Williams in the 17 point final. Elizabeth Liberty and Ama White Owl Khan finished 3/4 in the 15 point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF ladies. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. See the latest […]

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Advanced Divisional LXXIX

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Congratulations to Fabian Melnik, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXIX. Fabian defeated Anthony Elliot in the 17-point final. David Staggs and Giancarlo Ratto finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader Board.

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4th BOSTON OPEN – MASSACHUSETTS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Doug Roberts 2020 Boston

4th BOSTON OPEN – MASSACHUSETTS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, February 13-16, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts – Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit Karen Davis OPEN (40): 1-Doug Roberts (MA), 2-Stephen Hassman (MA), 3/4-Frank DiMaggio (NY) / Ray Fogerlund (NV); 1C-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2C-Allen Tish (CA); 1LC-Clement McNally (FL), 2LC-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY). ADVANCED (32): 1-Alia Azamat (NJ), 2-Tom Rebelo […]

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Womens Monthly for December 2019

Christa Solovey Int 2019

Congratulations to Christa Solovey, winner of the December 2019 Womens Monthly. Christa defeated Anita Marholm in the 17 point final. Mary Morse and Eva Zizkova finished 3/4 in the 15 point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF ladies. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. See the latest online […]

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Auto-recurring Membership Payment and Dues

This is to announce a new auto-recurring payment option for individuals joining or renewing their membership in the U.S. Backgammon Federation. This option will be effective March 1, 2020 on the USBGF website. The new USBGF dues structure will be effective at the same time. Dues for those selecting the auto-recurring payment option are a […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXIII

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Congratulations to Richard Casten, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXIII. Richard defeated Calin Popescu in the 13-point final. Anna Popp 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. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXVIII

Giancarlo Ratto

Congratulations to Giancarlo Ratto, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXVIII. Giancarlo defeated David Staggs in the 17-point final. Fabian Melnik and Devid Parks 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.

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TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, January 30-February 2, 2020; San Antonio, Texas – Results from chicagopoint.com GEOFFREY PARKER CHAMPIONSHIP (77+31 rebuys): 1-Scott Ward (TX), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY), 3/4-David Winn (TX) / Salomon Zonana (Mexico); 1C-Rory Pascar (IL), 2C-Richard Munitz (NY), 3C/4C-Frank Farjood (CA) / Mark Ferrin (TX); 1LC-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2LC-John Shakory (TX). ADVANCED (42+14 rebuys): 1-Randi […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXII

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Liberty, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXII. Elizabeth defeated Calin Popescu in the 13-point final. Harvey Jordan and Anna Popp 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. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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13th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN

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13th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPENT, January 9-12, 2020; Jersey City, New Jersey – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (100+40 rebuys): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA), 2-Ron Rubin (CA), 3/4-Matt Reklaitis (MA) / Arkadiy Tsinis (FL); 1C-Peter Naguib (Germany), 2C-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 3C/4C-John Klein (MD) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA); 1LC-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2LC-Gary Bauer (NJ). INTERMEDIATE (77+31 rebuys): […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXI

Karl Sours IntDiv 2019

Congratulations to Karl Sours, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXII. Karl defeated Ali Shamsian in the 13-point final. Calin Popescu and Russell Kennedy 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. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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USBGF November Womens Monthly

2015 Belonogoff Cynthia

Congratulations to Cynthia Belonogoff, winner of the 2019 November Womens Monthly tournament. Cynthia defeated Eva Zizkova in the 17- point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the semi-final were Leyla Zaloutskaya and Bonnie Rogoff. All registered female members of the USBGF are eligible to enter this tournament. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXVII

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Congratulations to Kara Schultz, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXVII. Kara defeated Cynthia Belonogoff in the 17-point final. David Parks and Genna Cowan 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.

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXX

Curt Wilhelmsen 2019

Congratulations to Curt Wilhelmsen, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXX. Curt defeated Kris Waters in the 13-point final. Chris Cavanagh and Justin Barleben 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. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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CALIFORNIA STATE OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

Ergin Bayrak 2019 CAL State

CALIFORNIA STATE OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, December 5-8, 2019; Los Angeles, California – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (72+36 rebuys): 1-Ergin Bayrak (CA), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3-Efim Liberman (IL), 4/5-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Ian Macfarlane (Brazil); 1C-Paul Mangone (CA), 2C-Dennis McFarlin (NV), 3C/4C-Cary Hoarty (OH) / Guido Weidner (Germany). ADVANCED (49+25 rebuys): 1-Eitan Peleg (CA), 2-Tara Mendicino […]

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USBGF October Womens Monthly

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Congratulations to Karen Davis, winner of the October Womens Monthly. Karen defeated Eva Zizkova in the 17 point final. Irina Litzenberger and Cynthia Belonogoff finished 3/4 in the 15 point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF ladies. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. See the latest online standings […]

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USBGF Womens Monthly for September

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Congratulations to Eva Zizkova, winner of the September Womens Monthly. Eva defeated Cynthia Belonogoff in the 17 point final. Lynda Clay and Emily Denton finished 3/4 in the 15 point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF ladies. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. See the latest online standings […]

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LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON OPEN

2019 Joe Feldman_LV Open

LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON OPEN, November 20-24, 2019; Las Vegas, Nevada – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (72 +30 rebuys): 1-Joe Feldman (MI), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH), 3/4-Mark Antranikian (CA) / Jonah Seewald (CO); 1C-Takayuki Hino (Japan), 2C-John O’Hagan (IN), 3C/4C-Gary Bauer (NJ) / Guido Weidner (Germany); 1LC-Scott Ward (TX), 2LC-Dennis McFarlin (NV). INTERMEDIATE (81 + 29 rebuys): […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXIX

Karl Sours IntDiv 2019

Congratulations to Karl Sours, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXIX. Karl defeated Richard Casten in the 13-point final. Ira Gardner and Ed Corey 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. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXVI

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Congratulations to Martin Stemberka, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXVI. Martin defeated Mehdi Showkati in the 17-point final. Dennis Lutz and Ben Yam 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.

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