SUNNY FLORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNNY FLORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, October 10-13, 2019; Fort Lauderdale, Florida –
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Ed O'Laughlin-Florida 2019

CHAMPIONSHIP (51): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH), 3-Philippe Salnave (FL), 4/5-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY), 2C-Ray Zamani (MD), 3C/4C-Cameron Govonlu (MA) / Kit Woolsey (CA).
ADVANCED (48): 1-Clement McNally (FL), 2-Kevin Jones (FL), 3/4-Daniel Bluestone (VA) / Alec Izzo (FL); 1C-April Kennedy (MN), 2C-Eugen Möbius (FL), 3C/4C-Marcy Kossar (MD) / Rick Wolf (FL).
NEWCOMER (12): 1-Katherine Hortenstine (FL), 2-Jamie Cruz (FL); 1C-John Savio (NY), 2C-Monica Talbot (MI).
MIAMI MASTERS JACKPOT (24): 1-Chris Trencher (NY), 2-Cameron Govonlu (MA), 3-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).
ORLANDO OPEN JACKPOT (20): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI).
LAUDERDALE LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Jim Glover (FL), 2-Eric Stevens (FL).
PALM BEACH PRO-AM DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Loy Anderson (FL) & Eugen Möbius (FL), 2-Perry Gartner (FL) & Clement McNally (FL), 3/4-Jason Briggs (FL) & Tom Kelly (FL) / Susan Randall (FL) & Stacy Turner (FL).
OLDER AND WISER (32): 1-Kevin Jones (FL), 2-Ray Zamani (MD).
YOUNG AND RESTLESS (16): 1-Art Benjamin (CA), 2-Chris Link (FL).
FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Robert Christensen (FL), 2-Peter Albury (Bahamas).
GAMMONGUYS BOARD EVENT (8): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Art Benjamin (CA).
USBGF JACKPOT (32): 1-Blake Fleetwood (NY), 2-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic).
BMAB-USA #12 (20): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2/4-Carlos Azcarate (FL) / Marcy Kossar (MD) / Philippe Salnave (FL). PR results pending: 1/2-Kit Woolsey (CA) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 3-Jim Stutz (CT).
$100 Knockout (8): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL).$50 WARM-UP (22): 1-Dmitriy Vernitskiy (FL), 2-Kit Woolsey (CA), 3/4-Marcy Kossar (MD) / Roland Leutert (FL).
$20 WARM-UP (8): 1-Jerry Shea (NY), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).

2019 DENVER OPEN: WILD WEST SHOOTOUT

2019 DENVER OPEN: WILD WEST SHOOTOUT, September 19-22, 2019; Denver, Colorado
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2019 Michigan CJC

OPEN GUNSLINGER (45): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Neil Kazaross (IL); 1C-Bill Riles (TX), 2C-Jim Stutz (CT); 1LC-Sean Garber (IN), 2LC-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3LC/4LC-Norm Friedman (CA) / Eric Hiner (MN).
ADVANCED WARRIOR (37): 1-Bill Lonergan (NY), 2-Marcy Kossar (MD); 1C-Marston Hefner (CA), 2C-Patty Knapp (MA); 1LC-Ron Bruns (CA), 2LC-Jim Wark (CA).
NOVICE GREENHORN (15): 1-Will Harris (NM), 2-William Reeves (CO); 1C-Chris Savan (CO), 2C-Jessica Minardi (CO); 1LC-Jesus Ibarra (IL).
EARLY SHOOTOUT (28): David Klausa (CO), 2-Patrick Gibson (CA), 3/4-Vera Holley (CA) / Neil Kazaross (IL).
IRON HORSE JACKPOT (12): 1/2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Jonah Seewald (CO), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
GUNSLINGER JACKPOT (32): 1-David Todd (MO), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO), 3/4-David Klausa (CO) / Jim Stutz (CT).
WARRIOR JACKPOT (28): 1-Ed Gazvoda (CO), 2-Kevin McDonough (AZ), 3/4-Marston Hefner (CA) / Jim Wark (CA).
DOUBLES SHOOTOUT (26 teams): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV) & Sue Will (IL), 2-Frank Farjood (CA) & Allen Tish (CA), 3/4-April Kennedy (MN) & Michael Mesich (MN) / John O’Hagan (IN) & Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
SENIOR GUNSLINGERS (64): 1-Jim Wark (CA), 2-Ed Gazvoda (CO), 3/4-Thomas Dapp (MO) / Greg Kurrell (CO).
WOLF BLITZ (64): 1-Marc Emrich (CO), 2-Al Hodis (NV).
GOLD RUSH SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Patrick Keene (CA), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA).
1-POINT DUEL #1 (32): 1-Jack Edelson (MN), 2-April Kennedy (MN).
1-POINT DUEL #2 (32): 1-Marc Emrich (CO), 2-Julius High (KS).
LAST STAND AFTER TOURNAMENT (12): 1/2-split: Marcy Kossar (MD) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

3rd VIKING CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

3rd VIKING CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT , August 29-September 2, 2019; Minneapolis, Minnesota – Results from chicagopoint.com

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ODIN OPEN (49): 1-Jeb Horton (NC), 2-Jack Edelson (MN), 3-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 4/5-Mary Hickey (OH) / Phil Williams (MN); 1C-Nick Blasier (TX), 2C-Yury Millman (MN).
THOR ADVANCED (39): 1-Hugh Morris (MN), 2-Franklin Scott (MN), 3-Kevin Heacox (IN), 4/5-Daniel Bluestone (VA) / Joe Briggs (MN); 1C-Jeff Willis (MN), 2C-Bryan Adams (OR).
VIKING INTERMEDIATE (17): 1-Lee Pflugrad (WI), 2-Jon Dowd (MN), 3-Peter Slavenkov (MN); 1C-Phil Biesanz (MN).
VIKING NEWCOMER ROUND-ROBIN (6): 1-Caleb McGuire (MN).
STEVE BROWN MEMORIAL JACKPOT (92): 1-Mary Hickey (OH), 2-Dan Minardi (CO), 3/4-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Franklin Scott (MN), 5/8-Ted Chee (CA) / Daniel Friedman-Shedlov (MN) / Jeb Horton (NC) / Bruce Russell (WI).
LONGSHIP JACKPOT (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Nick Blasier (TX).
GRAND CRYSTAL BEAVER XX (23): 1-Bill Finneran (MD), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 3-Allen Tish (CA).
BERSERKER LIMITED JACKPOT (9):11-Gus Contos (CA), 2-Vadim Nuniyants (WA).
WARRIOR ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (18): 1-David McKenzie (KS), 2-Larry Oman (MN).
EARLY RAVEN $50 (35): 1-Roberto Gaui (Brazil), 2-Phillip Rahm (MN), 3/4-Nick Blasier (TX) / Julius High (KS).
EARLY RAVEN $20 (15): 1-Steve Binenstock (MN), 2-Tom Jayne (VA).
FRIDAY FRIGGA (29): 1-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2-Lynn Lusk (CO), 3/4-Art Moore (TN) / Gerry Tansey (MO).
SPEEDY SLAUGHTER (64): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Ted Chee (CA).
RAINBOW BRIDGE DOUBLES (29 teams): 1-Stepan Nuniyants (WA) & Rick Silberman (WA), 2-Daniel Friedman-Shedlov (MN) & Corey Smith (MN), 3/4-Nick Blasier (TX) & Jeff Willis (MN) / Tim Lawless (IN) & Art Moore (TN).
BLITZ THE BEAST (64): 1-Jeff Nitschke (MN), 2-Ted Chee (CA).
QUICK 1-POINT RAIDS (64): 1-Corey Smith (MN), 2-Corey Smith (MN).
QUICK 1-POINT RAIDS (16): 1-Larry Oman (MN).
OPEN VALHALLA (11): 1-John O’Hagan (IN), 2-Steve Reichelt (MN).
ADVANCED VALHALLA (11): Finals – Steve Binenstock (MN) vs. Jeff Kane (WI).
INTERMEDIATE VALHALLA (4): 1-Rina Quarterone (MN).
GAMMON STUFF BOARD TOURNAMENT (19):1-Joe Briggs (MN), 2-Long Nguyen (CA).
RAGNAROK AFTER TOURNEY (32): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO).

17th ANNUAL WISCONSIN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

17th ANNUAL WISCONSIN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, August 15-18, 2019; Madison, Wisconsin –
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2018 Linda Rockwell-WI Open

CHAMPIONSHIP (41): 1-Linda Rockwell (IL), 2-Tak Morioka (IL); 1C-David Rockwell (IL), 2C-Phil Simborg (IL); 1LC-Steven Ferguson (MO), 2LC-Frank Talbot (MI).
ADVANCED (31): 1-Bill Lonergan (NY), 2-Christina Elias (MN); 1C-Laura Hoarty (OH), 2C-Brion Brooks (IL); 1LC-Gene Eydelman (IL).
NOVICE (4): 1-Larry Sosna (NY).
BADGER CLASSIC MASTERS (12): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Sean Garber (IN).
ZACH TABAK MEMORIAL AMATEUR JACKPOT (16):1-Steve Shavel (TX), 2-Michael Gellings (MI).
DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Julius High (KS) & Dave McKenzie (KS), 2-Dan Minardi (CO) & John Pirner (MN), 3-David & Linda Rockwell (IL).
BLITZ (32): 1/2 split – Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.)
QUICKIES (32): 1/2 split John O’Hagan / Ed O’Laughlin.
FASHIONABLY EARLY BIRD TOURNAMENT (16):1-Steven Ferguson (MO), 2-Brad Andersen (MI).
EARLY BIRD JACKPOT (16): 1-David McKenzie (KS), 2-Chris Maisa (WI).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1/2 split – Cary Hoarty (OH) / Mark Milkie (IN).
$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Keene Marin (WI).

44th WORLD BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP / 9th MONTE CARLO OPEN

44th WORLD BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP / 9th MONTE CARLO OPEN , July 27-August 4, 2019; Monte Carlo, Monaco –
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Eli Roymi_2019 World Champion
Photo by Phil Simborg

CHAMPIONSHIP (186): 1-Eli Roymi (Israel), 2-Petko Kostadinov (Bulgaria/USA), 3-Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy), 4/5-Daniel Sorensen (Denmark) / Rolf Vetsch (Switzerland), 6/8-Toni Bernaba (Lebanon) / Mislav Kovacic (Croatia) / Wilcox Snellings (Costa Rica/USA); 1C-Olivier Lafon (France), 2C-Patrick Didisheim (Switzerland), 3C/4C-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden) / Lev Rosenfeld (Israel); 1LC-Manny Olszynko (Canada), 2LC-Martin-Frédéric Kahn (France).
INTERMEDIATE (60): 1-Tim Lawless (USA), 2-Henrik Sorel (Denmark), 3-Lorenzo Rusconi (Italy), 4/5-Gerhard Lingnau (Germany) / Ciprian Radulescu (Romania); 1C-Hikmet Tunç (Turkey), 2C-Marianne Husum (Norway), 3C/4C-Talat Bagibala (Turkey) / Michael Ramsey (USA); 1LC-Joachim Lindgren (Sweden), 2LC-Kazuko Numazawa (Japan).
SUPER JACKPOT (64): 1-Toni Bernaba (Lebanon), 2-Martin-Frédéric Kahn (France), 3/4-Jan Jacobowitz (Germany) / David Wells (USA).
MAGRIEL MEMORIAL SUPER SENIORS TOURNAMENT #1 (128): 1-Cyrus Vafa (Sweden), 2-Peter Raugust (Germany), 3/4-Johan Moazed (Sweden) / Slava Pryadkin (Ukraine).
DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (64 teams): 1-Eliot Tawil (USA) & Arkadiy Tsinis (USA), 2-Giorgos Kleitsas (Greece) & Platon Tserliagkos (Greece), 3/4-Stéphane Cheneviere (France) & Philippe Quiboeuf (France) / Takayuki Moriuchi (Japan) & Kenji Shimodaira (Japan).
LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (20): 1-Antoinette-Marie Williams (USA), 2-Laurence Sinitzky (France).
SPEEDGAMMON TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Arkadiy Tsinis (USA), 2-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong), 3/4-Robert Lindbom (Sweden) / Jason Pack (USA).
MOCHY’S BACKGAMMON PROFICIENCY EXAM (29): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic) …
JUNIORS TOURNAMENT: 1-Takayuki Moriuchi (Japan), 2-Tal Ziva (Israel).
BELAIR TEAM TOURNAMENT: 1-Beavers: Carlos Estenssoro (Switzerland) / Peter Sarzynski (Germany) / Thibaud Thompson (Switzerland), 2-Area 51 (Norway) – Geir Pedersen / Jon Røyset / Dagfinn Snarheim.
ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP (2): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Sander Lylloff (Denmark). Overall score 13-7. PR: Mochy 2.86, Sander 3.53.

MONTE CARLO WARM-UP (68): 1-Frédéric Andrieu (France), 2-Benjamin Lund (Denmark), 3/4-Ralf Jonas (Germany) / Michael Urban (Germany); 1C-Michel Serrero (France), 2-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia).

MONTE CARLO OPEN – CHAMPIONSHIP (105): 1-Manny Olszynko (Canada), 2-Alan Grunwald (USA), 3/4-Mario Kühl (Germany) / Mislav Kovacic (Croatia); 1C-Roberto Litzenberger (USA), 2C-Marc Van Damme (Belgium).

MONTE CARLO OPEN – INTERMEDIATE (45): 1-Dimitri Loi (USA), 2-Olga Ivanova (Russia), 3/4-Justin Bor Jr (USA) / Roberto Catalano (Italy); 1C-Joachim Lindgren (Sweden), 2C-Jean-Jacques Issartel (France).

MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, July 4-7, 2019; Novi, Michigan –
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OPEN (81): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Phil Simborg (IL), 3-Bill Calton (MI), 4/5-Joe Feldman (MI) / Mary Hickey (OH), 6-Audronis Zunde (CO); 1C-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2C-Cary Hoarty (OH), 3C/4C-Dion Hogan (MI) / Stepan Nuniyants (WA).
INTERMEDIATE (83): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Stewart Pemberton (FL), 3-Lorenzo Morales (MI), 4-Jeff Schwarz (NJ), 5/6-Christopher Shanava (IL) / Dan Wesley (MI); 1C-Robert Lessard (Canada), 2C-Daniel Bluestone (VA), 3C/4C-Tigran Avanesian (OH) / Candace Mayeron (CA).
NOVICE (12): 1-Fran Miller (OH), 2-Diane Rebottaro (MI); 1C-Jeanette de Oliveira (Canada); 1LC-Barbara Robinson (IL).
MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-David Kettler (TX), 3/4-Nick Blasier (TX) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
SANDY KAPLAN MEMORIAL SENIOR JACKPOT (64): 1-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2-Herb Roman (IL), 3/4-David Stein (IL) / John Stryker (IL).
PRINCE BARLOW JUNIOR JACKPOT (32): 1-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada), 3/4-Jay Karns (NY) / Gerry Tansey (MO).
$200 OPEN FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (16): 1-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2-Jeb Horton (NC).
$200 OPEN FIRECRACKER OVERFLOW (8): 1-David Todd (MO), 2-Mel Leifer (MD).
$100 LIMITED FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (16): 1-Dan Minardi (CO), 2-Patrick Domico (IN).
MICHIGAN CHARITY BLITZ (128): 1-Robert Loveless (Canada), 2-Christopher Yep (OH). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.) $300 raised for the Flint Water Fund of the United Way.
SUMMER FREEZE-OUT (32): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Ricky Griggs (MI).
OPEN DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-John Klein (MD) & Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 3/4-Garry Kallos (Canada) & Allen Tish (CA) / Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
LIMITED DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Scott Douglas (Canada) & Robert Lessard (Canada), 2-David Staggs (IN) & Tony White (OH).
FRANK TALBOT’S NEWCOMER FREE ROLL (32): 1-Louis Bedell (PA), 2-Dan Minardi (CO).
ELEGANCE TROPHY OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Joe Miller (OH), 2-Bahman Zandi (MD).
ELEGANCE TROPHY LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Louis Bedell (PA), 2-John Quinn (MI).
$20 DETROIT QUICKIE (64): 1-Adrian Nedelcu (Austria/IL), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.)
$10 DETROIT QUICKIE (8): Diane Rebottaro (MI).
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Barry Silliman (MD), 2-Nick Blasier (TX).
BMAB-USA #11 (22): 1/4-Sean Garber (IN) / Candace Mayeron (CA) / John Pirner (MN) / Herb Roman (IL). Four players tied for 1st with 4-1 records. (PR results pending.)
LONG DISTANCE PRIZE: 1-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic).
$50 WEDNESDAY WARM-UP (28): 1-David Todd (MO), 2-Gerry Tansey (MO), 3/4-Robert Caldwell (Canada) / Ricky Griggs (MI).
$30 WEDNESDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-John Quinn (MI), 2-Scott Douglas (Canada), 3/4-Kamran Kheirani (Canada) / Charlie Robinson (MI).

SACRAMENTO BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

SACRAMENTO BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, June 22 – 23, 2019; Sacramento, California
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OPEN (17): 1-Terry Stigall (CA), 2-Jack Edelson (MN); 1C-Steve Sax (CA), 2C-Julius High (KS); 1LC-Allen Tish (CA).
INTERMEDIATE (18): 1-Kara Schultz (CA), 2-Alan Goldstein (CA); 1C-Fernando Corredor (CA), 2C-Michaela Olsen (CA); 1LC-Ken Johnson (CA).
NOVICE ROUND-ROBIN (6): 1/2-Larry Brelsford (CA) / Dirk Olsen (CA).
BLITZ (24): 1/2-Ted Chee (CA) / Julius High (KS).

NIAGARA INVITATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT


NIAGARA INVITATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
, June 6-9, 2019; Amherst, New York –
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NIAGARA OPEN (16): 1-Chris Knapp (MA), 2-Ray Bills (MN); 1C-Marty Storer (NH), 2C-Al Jones (Canada); 1LC-Farhad Forudi (OH).
AMHERST ADVANCED (30): 1-Victor DeOliveira (Canada), 2-Mike Vasilatos (OH); 1C-Mark Milkie (IN), 2C-Marc Grutka (FL); 1LC-Joe Miller (OH).
NEUTRAL NATION NOVICE ROUND-ROBIN (9): 1-Susan Fenster (NY), 2-Jim Dixon (Canada), 3-Donna Davenport (OH).
GREAT FALLS SUPERJACKPOT (2): 1-Carl Adamec (NY).
STEEL MASTERS (8): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Al Jones (Canada).
USBGF FREEROLL JACKPOT (16): 1-Robert Caldwell (Canada), 2-Brian Vance (MI).
DUFF’S DOUBLES (12 teams): 1-Chris Knapp (MA) & Patty Knapp (MA), 2-Sean Garber (IN) & Mark Milkie (IN), 3-Doug Roberts (MA) & Wanda Roberts (MA).
CLARENCE QUICKY (16): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-John Baron (OH).
BISON BLITZ (16): 1-Robert Loveless (Canada), 2-Farhad Forudi (OH).
SENECA SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Mark Milkie (IN), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada).
LAKE ERIE LIMITED JACKPOT (8): 1-Joe Miller (OH), 2-Brian Vance (MI).
SUSQUEHANNA SENIORS JACKPOT (8): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Joe Miller (OH).
LOGANBERRY LADIES JACKPOT (7): 1-Patty Knapp (MA), 2-Akemi Ota (MI).
PRE-TOURNEY JACKPOT (16): 1-Kamran Kheirani (Canada), 2-Farhad Forudi (OH); 1C-Sean Garber (IN).

LOS ANGELES OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

LOS ANGELES OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, June 6 – 9, 2019; Los Angeles, California – Results from chicagopoint.com

2019 Bob Glass LA Open

CHAMPIONSHIP (68): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Al Hodis (NV), 3-Herb Roman (IL), 4/5-Dana Nazarian (CA) / Steve Sax (CA); 1C-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2C-Hideaki Ueda (Japan), 3C/4C-Alexandra Knupfer (Romania/Switzerland) / Val Ovespyan (CA).
ADVANCED (50): 1-Frank Costello III (CA), 2-Manuel Perito (Costa Rica), 3-Charles Thompson (CA), 4/5-Alain Azoulay (CA) / Dan Minardi (CO); 1C-Max McCauley (AZ), 2C-Dennis Saleeby (CA).
NOVICE (8): 1-Abbas Anvar (CA), 2-Brian Leitner (CA); 1C-Robert Scibelli (CA).
SUPER-32 MASTERS JACKPOT (41): 1-David Winn (TX), 2-Tiran Dangor (CA), 3/4-Nevzar Dogan (Denmark) / Allen Tish (CA), 5/6-Joe Russell (CA) / Robert Wachtel (CA).
PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR JACKPOT (34): 1-Ergin Bayrak (CA), 2-Eitan Peleg (CA), 3/4-Alain Azoulay (CA) / Frank Ley (CA), 5-Damon Singer (NV).
DOUBLES-I (8 teams): 1-Gus Contos (CA) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Alexandra Knupfer (Romania/Switzerland) & Cornel Paltinisanu (Romania).
DOUBLES-II (8 teams): 1-Frank Talbot (MI) & Monica Talbot (MI), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH).
DOUBLES-III (8 teams): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Josh Racko (CA) & Michael Showkati (CA).
DOUBLES-IV (8 teams): 1-Molly Anderson (WA) & Pete Anderson (WA), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO) & David Taniguchi (CA).
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-WEST (96): 1-Eli Karp (CA), 2-Art Benjamin (CA).
SENIORS (32): 1/2-Sam Ahmed (CA) / John Rockwell (CA), 3/4-Gus Contos (CA) / John Rockwell (CA).
JUNIORS I (32): 1-Frank Ley (CA), 2-Hideaki Ueda (Japan), 3/4-Nasi Katouzian (CA) / Patrick Keene (CA).
JUNIORS II (32): 1-Art Benjamin (CA), 2-Long Nguyen (CA), 3/4-Maeis Petrosian (CA) / Jacques Stambouli (CA).
DMP-USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Maeis Petrosian (CA), 2-Frank Talbot (MI).

39th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

39th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, May 23-27, 2019; Rosemont, Illinois –
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OPEN (76): 1-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 4/9-Ray Bills (MN) / Michael Flohr (IL) / Cary Hoarty (OH) / Curtis Melville (MI) / Dmitriy Obukhov (MI) / David Rockwell (IL).
INTERMEDIATE (70): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Sue Will (IL), 3/8-Michael Clapsadle (MI) / Marcy Kossar (MD) / Howard Linnemann (NY) / Butch Meese (IN) Dan Minardi (CO) / Alex Owen (IL).
NOVICE (7): 1-Jessie Herman (NE), 2-Brant Schroeder (WI), 3-Sara Thorson (NE).
UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE (25): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Daniel Dabney (IN).
$1600 HIGH ROLLER (16): 1-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2-John O’Hagan (IN), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / David Todd (MO).
MARKOWITZ MASTERS: 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-John O’Hagan (IN).
FASTER MASTER (24): 1-Fred Chamanara (IL), 2-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 3-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland).
LIMITED JACKPOT (64): 1-Brian Vance (MI), 2-Steve Hairgrove (IL), 3/4-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Steve Reichelt (MN), 5/8-Paul Baraz (IL) / David Kettler (TX) / Kamran Kheirani (Canada) / Pat MacNeil (Canada).
TAKI BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Yuri Ogura (Japan), 2-Steve Reichelt (MN).
DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Akemi Ota (MI) & Emil Mortuk (MI), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 3/4-Dennis Culpepper (VA) & John O’Hagan (IN) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan) & Allen Tish (CA).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Phil Martorelli (IL), 3/4-Richard Stubbe (TX) / Rodney Workman (IL).
1-POINT QUICKIE TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Michael Gellings (MI), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 3/4-Craig Anderson (IL) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
FTH CHICAGO OPEN BOARD JACKPOT (8): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Ilia Guzei (WI), 2-Ken Tyszko (IL).
MELBOURNE INVITATIONAL SATELLITE (8): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
AFTER TOURNEY TOURNEY (24): 3-way tie for 1st–Karen Davis (FL) / Jeb Horton (NC) / Howard Markowitz (NV).
MICHY’S PROFICIENCY QUIZ (33): Open winner – Gerry Tansey (MO) – 38/50 correct; Intermediate winners: Eric Barr (KS) / Butch Meese (IN) – 24/50.

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, November 29–December 2, 2018; Los Angeles, California – Preliminary results from chicagopoint.com

Farhad Kamani-2018 LA Open

OPEN (79 + 41 rebuys): 1-Farhad Kamani, 2-Sam Ahmed, 3-Brian Lonergan, 4/5-Johah Seewald / Chris Trencher; 1C-Ted Chee, 2C-Jon Vietor.
ADVANCED (28 + 14 rebuys): 1-Kevin Kahl, 2-Erwin Hom, 3-Eitan Peleg, 4/5-Marc Emrich / Chris Zafares; 1C-Jim Houghton, 2C-John Pirner.
NOVICE (13): 1-Kara Schultz, 2-Daniel Bryant; 1C-Simona Olah.
SUPER-32 MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Alfred Mamlet, 2-Nick Maffeo, 3/4-Michael Neagu / Lyova Ghazaryan.
PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR JACKPOT (30): 1-Pedram Sooferi, 2-David Taniguchi, 3/4-Dan Minardi / Eitan Peleg.
DOUBLES I(8 teams): 1-Marc Emrich & Dan Minardi, 2-Jonah Seewald & David Taniguchi.
DOUBLES II (8 teams): 1-Tony Elliott & Todd Crosner, 2-Victor Ashkenazi & Manny Olszynko.
SENIORS I (32): 1-Lyova Ghazaryan, 2-Al Hodis
SENIORS II ( ):
DMP-USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT (80): 1-Frank Talbot, 2-Judy Collins, 3/4-Ted Chee / Marc Emrich.
BLITZ (80):
PASKOGAMMON (12): 1-Roberto Litzenberger.

Las Vegas Backgammon Open

LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON OPEN, November 7-11, 2018; Las Vegas, Nevada –
Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

Rich Munitz Vegas 2018
Photo C Mayeron

CHAMPIONSHIP (83 +33 rebuys): 1-Richard Munitz (NY), 2-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark), 3/4-Bob Glass (CA) / Tommy Kean (Denmark); 1C-Jacob Markussen (Denmark), 2C-Ron Rubin (NV), 3C/4C-Cary Hoarty (OH) / Tim Lawless (IN); 1LC-Dana Nazarian (CA), 2LC-Armin Soltani (Canada).
INTERMEDIATE (68 + 26 rebuys): 1-Thomas Horton (CA), 2-Tom McEvoy (NV), 3/4-Ezra Chiriti-Guakil (Mexico) / Mike Cyrkiel (NV); 1C-David Mulberg (CA), 2C-Richard Stubbe (TX), 3C/4C-Ron Genter (NV) / Candace Mayeron (CA); 1LC-Joe Potts (TX), 2LC-Paul Franks (NV).
BEGINNER (12): 1-José Luis Solano (Costa Rica), 2-Jan Neighbor (NV).
SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1- Allen Tish (CA), 2-Jim Stutz (CT), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / John O’Hagan (IN).
LIMITED JACKPOT (30): 1-David Taniguchi (CA), 2-David Kettler (TX), 3/4-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica) / Jeff Nitschke (MN).
SENIORS (128): 1/2-Art Benjamin (CA) vs José Luis Bejinez (Mexico), 3/4-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) / Al Jones (Canada).
DOUBLES (32): 1-David Kettler (TX) & David Winn (TX), 2-Frank & Monica Talbot (MI), 3/4-Joe Feldman (MI) & Ed O’Laughlin (VA) / Candace Mayeron (CA) & Kit Woolsey (CA).
BLITZ (144): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Kevin McDonough (AZ).
MINI-MATCH (128): 1-Al Hodis (NV), 2-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica), 3/4-Joe Feldman (MI) / Al Jones (Canada).
BEGINNERS FRIDAY JACKPOT (5): 1-Rodrigo Solera (Costa Rica).
$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (34): 1-Ken Bame (CA), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1/2 split-Mike Cyrkiel (CA) / Mike Horri (WA).
$50 JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Christian Briggs (FL).
$50 JACKPOT #2(8): 1-John Shakory (TX), 2-Sam Orandle (NV).
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (39): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Pat MacNeil (Canada).
USBGF GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (2): 1-West Champion Ken Bame (CA), 2-East Champion Ray Fogerlund (NV).

CONNECTICUT STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

CONNECTICUT STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, October 18-21, 2018; Rocky Hill, Connecticut –
Results from chicagopoint.com

2018 Rich Munitz CT_kd
Photo credit Karen Davis

OYSTER OPEN (34): 1-Richard Munitz (NY), 2-Phil Simborg (IL), 3/4-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) / Chris Knapp (MA); 1C-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2C-Jim Stutz (CT); 1LC-Douglas Huch (NY).
SILVER ADVANCED (30): 1- Stephen Hassman (MA), 2-Jay Karns (NY); 1C-Leon Marini (NJ), 2C-Peggy Neubig (NJ); 1LC-Robert Loveless (Canada). Jerry Shea (NY) won the Side Pool prize of a Wycliffe board.
APPLE ADVANCED NOVICE (8): 1-Kai Demler (NY), 2-Shahrooz Moreh (NY); 1C-Sarah Saltus Siddig (CT), 2C-Fran Miller (OH), 3C-Anca Morar (RI).
HARTFORD HIGH ROLLERS (4): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Blake Fleetwood (NY).
MILFORD MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada).
ANSONIA AMATEUR JACKPOT (16 ): 1-Robert Caldwell (Canada), 2-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).
ORANGE OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Scotty Kelland (CT), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).
DANBURY DOUBLES (16): 1-Beverly Flowers (NY) & Doug Huch (NY), 2-Frank DiMaggio (NY) & John Klein (MD).
LADIES TOURNAMENT (12): 1-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI).
ENFIELD ELDERS (32): 1-Garry Kallos (Canada), 2-Andrew Liebenthal (NJ).
YALE YOUNG’NS (16): 1-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ), 2-Igor Baburov (NY).
PAWCATUCK PRE-TOURNEY #1 (16): 1- Jay Karns (NY), 2-Marty Storer (NH).
PAWCATUCK PRE-TOURNEY #2 (16): 1- Scott Douglas (Canada), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada).
SHERMAN CHOUETTE TOURNAMENT (9): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
BRIDGEPORT BLITZ (56): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Daniel Adler (NY).
GAMMON GUYS BOARD TOURNAMENT (8): 1-David Kornwitz (MA), 2-Daniel Adler (NY).

COLORADO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

COLORADO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, October 11 – 14, 2018; Denver, Colorado –
Results from chicagopoint.com

DavidTaniguchi 2018 CO Edward Onny - 2018 CO

OPEN (22): 1-David Taniguchi (CA), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Steve Sax (CA).
ADVANCED (11): 1-Edward Onny (CO), 2-Tom Christner (CO); 1C-Norm Friedman (CA).
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE OPEN JACKPOT (14+2 rebuys): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-David Taniguchi (CA).
ROYAL GORGE LIMITED JACKPOT (4): 1-Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Dan Minardi (CO).
DOUBLES (10 teams): 1-Jason Briggs (FL) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH).

SUNNY FLORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNNY FLORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP ,
October 4-7, 2018; Hollywood, Florida –
Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

Brian Lonergan_Jeb_Ben 2018 Florida_rev

CHAMPIONSHIP (39): 1-Brian Lonergan (LA), 2-Frank Talbot (MI), 1C-Allen Tish (CA), 2C-Perry Gartner (FL), 3C/4C-Donny Lomuto (NY) / Michael Neagu (Canada).
ADVANCED (39): 1-Neal Rosensweig (FL), 2-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica); 1C-William Lonergan (NY), 2C-Steve Spudic (FL), 3C/4C-Linda Bradley (NC) / Emilio Tabraue (FL).
NOVICE (16): 1-Rick Ascione (FL), 2-Bob Bazinet (FL), 3-Katherine Hortenstine (FL); 1LC-Patricia Main (FL), 2LC-Lili Iravani (DC).
BMAB-USA EVENT (24): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2/5-Roberto Gaui (Brazil) / Felix Goykhman (NJ) / Frank Talbot (MI) / Bahman Zandi (MD).
MIAMI MASTERS JACKPOT (12): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
ORLANDO OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Howard Lewis (FL).
LAUDERDALE LIMITED JACKPOT (20): 1-Larry Brown (VA), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).
PALM BEACH PRO-AM DOUBLES (16): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) & Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Frank & Monica Talbot (MI).
FLORIDA FAMILY DOUBLES (8): 1-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Phillippa & Ray Lightbourn (Bahamas).
OLDER AND WISER (32): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Juan Luis Rospigliosi (FL).
YOUNG AND RESTLESS (8): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).
NEWCOMER FREE ROLL (2): 1-Katherine Hortenstine (FL), 2-David Franco (FL).
FIRST SERVE CHARITY JACKPOT (8): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).
FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Hernan Cortes (GA), 2-Roland Leutert (FL).
$50 WARM-UP (16): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ).
$20 WARM-UP (16): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Ross Gordon (CT).

2nd VIKING CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

2nd VIKING CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT,
September 27-30, 2018; Bloomington, Minnesota –
Results from chicagopoint.com

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ODIN OPEN (37): 1-David Winn (TX), 2-Jeff Nitschke (MN); 1C-David Klausa (CO), 2C-Cary Hoarty (OH), 3C/4C-Lynn Lusk (CO) / Art Moore (TN).
THOR ADVANCED(37): 1-Kevin Heacox (IN), 2-Steve Waller (MN); 1C-Dan Minardi (CO), 2C-Gregg Trunnell (MN), 3C/4C-Joe Briggs (MN) / David Hanold (IL).
VIKING INTERMEDIATE(20): 1-Weston Hoard (MN), 2-Larry Roberg (CT); 1C-Michael Plog (IL).
VIKING NEWCOMER (3): 1-Debra Roe (IL).
VIKING FUNERAL – OPEN (5): 1-Paul Mangone (CA).
VIKING FUNERAL – ADVANCED(9): 1-Edward Ziesche (MN).
VIKING FUNERAL – INTERMEDIATE (4): 1-Paulette Duong (IL).
VALHALLA – OPEN(11): 1-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY), 2-Bill Riles (TX).
VALHALLA – ADVANCED (8): 1-Steve Reichelt (MN).
VALHALLA – INTERMEDIATE (7): 1-Paulette Duong (IL), 2-Anthony White (OH).
GRAND CRYSTAL BEAVER XIX (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Paul Mangone (CA).
WARRIOR ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (24): 1-Tom Magne (MN), 2-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL).
EARLY RAVEN 50 (22): 1-Gregg Trunnell (MN), 2-Bahman Zandi (MD).
EARLY RAVEN 20 (20): 1-Dan Minardi (CO), 2-Jon Dowd (MN).
FRIDAY FRIGGA (52): 1-Jack Edelson (NY), 2-Rick Davis (MN).
RAINBOW BRIDGE DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Jeff Kane (WI) & Dana Nazarian (CA), 2-Joe Briggs (MN) & Susan Little (MN).
LONGSHIP SUPER JACKPOT(12): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Tim Lawless (IN), 3-John O’Hagan (IN).
BLITZ THE BEAST (56): 1-Art Moore (TN), 2-Tim Mabee (IL).
QUICK 1-POINT RAIDS (64): 1-Kurt Peterson (MN), 2-Art Moore (TN).
MIDGARD 3-POINT MATCHES (9X4): Winners–Jim Peterson (MN), Larry Oman (MN), Jeff Kane (WI), Lynda Clay (CO), Jeff Nitschke (MN), Kurt Peterson (MN), Anthony White (OH) (twice), Edward Ziesche (MN).
GAMMON STUFF BOARD TOURNAMENT(16): 1-Paul Mangone (CA), 2-David Hanold (IL).
RAGNAROK AFTER TOURNEY (19): 1-Steve Reichelt (MN), 2-David Klausa (CO).

OMNIUM DE MONTREAL BACKGAMMON OPEN

OMNIUM DE MONTREAL BACKGAMMON OPEN , September 13-20, 2018; Dorval, Quebec, Canada – Results from chicagopoint.com

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MONTREAL OPEN (28): 1-Arthur Sutton (NJ), 2-Richard Munitz (NY); 1C-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 2C-Michael Neagu (Canada); 1LC-Frank Talbot (MI), Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY) won the Side Pool prize of a P-40 board.
ST-LAURENT ADVANCED (28): 1-Jonathan Munitz (NY), 2-Tom Rebelo (Canada); 1C-Michel Merlitti (Canada), 2C-Robert Caldwell (Canada); 1LC-Patrick St-Laurent (Canada).
MONT-ROYAL NOVICE (5): 1-Sarah Saltus Siddig (CT), 2-Ryan Rebelo (Canada), 3-Paul Cote.
CONCORDIA JACKPOT (12): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).
IROQUOIS BLITZ (32): 1-Scott Douglas (Canada), 2-Michel Merlitti (Canada).
HOCHELAGA INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (8): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Robert Caldwell (Canada).
MOHAWK NOVICE JACKPOT (4): 1-Ryan Rebelo (Canada).
QUEBEC DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-G.L. Harvie (VT) & Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Sebastian Gomez & Fernando Munoz (Mexico).
OLD MONTREAL SENIORS (16): 1-Claude Landry (Canada), 2-Michel Merlitti (Canada).
CHAMPLAIN WARMUP QUICKIES (16): 1-Garry Kallos (Canada).
JACQUES CARTIER PRE-TOURNEY (15): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Jay Karns (NY).

3rd SILICON VALLEY BACKGAMMON OPEN

3rd SILICON VALLEY BACKGAMMON OPEN, August 31–September 3, 2018; San Jose, California –
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (52): 1-Chris Knapp (MA), 2/5-Art Benjamin (CA) / Jack Edelson (NY) / David Levy (CA) / Mario Savan (CA), 6/7-David Klausa (CO) / Frank Talbot (MI), 8/9-Ben Friesen (MI) / Dale Rose (CA).
ADVANCED (33): 1-Norm Friedman (CA), 2/5-Michelle Courtney (CA) / Milton Gonzales (Costa Rica) / Ken Johnson (CA) / Kevin McDonough (AZ), 6-Patty Johnson (CA), 7/8-Fred Minas (CA) / Jerry Nussbaum (CA).
NOVICE (4): 1-David Gillett (CA), 2-Mary Sinutko (CA).
49ER GOLD RUSH MASTERS (26): 1-Stepan Nuniyants (WA), 2-Ben Friesen (MI), 3/4-Bob Glass (CA) / Jim Pasko (NV).
LIMITED JACKPOT (30): 1-David Taniguchi (CA), 2-Sean Taghani (CA), 3/4-Tom Courts (CA) / Milton Gonzales (Costa Rica).
TED CHEE BOUNTY 2-POINT MINI MATCHES (96): 1-Brian Draper (CA), 2-Lynda Clay (CO), 3/4-Milton Gonzales (Costa Rica) / Milton Gonzales (Costa Rica).
DOUBLES (16): 1-Candace Mayeron (CA) & Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Loretta Bowen (CA) & Comet (CA).
BLITZ ( ): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Allen Tish (CA), 3/4-David Kettler (TX) / David Parks (CA).
OLDER & WISER (8): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Patrick Gibson (CA).
YOUNG GUNS (40): 1-Jack Edelson (NY), 2-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY), 3/4-Lynda Clay (CO) / Cary Hoarty (OH).
OLDER & WISER vs YOUNG GUNS PLAYOFF (2): 1/2-split: Phil Simborg (IL) / Jack Edelson (NY).

16th ANNUAL WISCONSIN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

16th ANNUAL WISCONSIN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, August 23-26, 2018; Madison, Wisconsin –
Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (40): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Linda Rockwell (IL); 1C-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2C-Bruce Russell (WI); 1LC-Bill Minser (WI), 2LC-Tak Morioka (IL).
ADVANCED (26): 1-Patrick Domico (IN), 2-Jeff Spencer (MN); 1C-Kevin Heacox (IN), 2C-Michael Mesich (MN); 1LC-Michael Gellings (WI).
NOVICE (3): 1-Donna Lafferty (IN).
BADGER CLASSIC MASTERS (16): 1/2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / John O’Hagan (IN).
ZACH TABAK MEMORIAL AMATEUR JACKPOT (11): 1-Steve Binenstock (MN), 2-Steve Hairgrove (MN).
DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) & Larry Shiller (CT), 2-Faddoul Khoury (IL) & Rhonda Woodbury (IL).
BLITZ (20): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Keene Marin (WI).
QUICKIES (32): 1-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 2-Patrick Domico (IN).
FASHIONABLY EARLY BIRD TOURNAMENT (24): 1-Ray Bills (MN), 2-Jeff Spencer (MN), 3-Art Moore (TN).
EARLY BIRD JACKPOT (32): 1-Leyla Zaloutsakaya (NY), 2-Mark Milkie (IN).
NOVICE JACKPOT (4): 1-Christina Elias (MN).
$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (7): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH).

43rd WORLD BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP / 8th MONTE CARLO OPEN


43rd WORLD BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP / 8th MONTE CARLO OPEN
, July 28-August 5, 2018; Monte Carlo, Monaco –
Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (177): 1-Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 2-Philip Kazemieh (Germany), 3-Lawrence Powell (England), 4/5-Patrick Didisheim (Switzerland) / Benjamin Lund (Denmark), 6/8-Raj Jansari (England) / Ricardo Malas (Lebanon/Spain) / Thomas Rönn (Sweden); 1C-Alexei Askurava (Russia), 2C-Sander Lylloff (Denmark), 3C/4C-Victor Ashkenazi (USA) / Engin Ongel (England); 1LC-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2LC-Allen Tish (USA).
INTERMEDIATE (57): 1-Julia Gromenkova (Russia), 2-Helmut Jeske (Germany), 3-Georg Lachnit-Winter (Germany), 4/5-Souhail Atie (Lebanon) / Zoran Krogstad (Norway); 1C-Tim Lawless (USA), 2C-Martin de Bruin (USA/Spain), 3C/4C-Majken Johansen (Denmark) / Claude Pfeffer (Luxembourg).
BEGINNER (8): 1-Sonja Custers (Belgium), 2-Vlada Timerzanova (Russia); 1LC-Shawnee Bor (USA), 2LC-Derek Winterbottom (Isle of Man).
SUPER JACKPOT (64): 1-Alfredo Unes (Brazil), 2-Chris Trencher (USA), 3/4-Giorgio Kleitsas (Greece) / John O’Hagan (USA).
MAGRIEL MEMORIAL SUPER SENIORS (128):
Finals: Lyovan Ghazarian (Armenia) vs ??
Semifinals: Slava Pryadkin (Ukraine) vs David Brown (England) or Frank Fiorito (Monaco)
JUNIORS: 1-David Broomfield (England).
DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (64 teams): 1-Jason Pack (USA) & Lars Trabolt (Denmark), 2-Giorgio Kleitsas (Greece) & Platon Tserliakos (Greece), 3/4-Götz Hildsberg (Germany) & Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany) / David Asplund (Sweden) & Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden).
SPEEDGAMMON TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Dimitri Loi (USA), 2-Christoph Wagener (Germany).
LADIES TOURNAMENT (20): 1-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland), 2-Laurence Sinitzky (France).
8th BACKGAMMON PROFICIENCY EXAM:
BELAIR TEAM TOURNAMENT (26 teams):
Finals: Martin Barkwill (UK) / Jason Pack (USA) / Ali Sarabi (Iran) vs ??
Semifinals: Shay Asraff (USA) / Gary Bauer (USA) / Allen Tish (USA) vs Stéphane Cheneviere (France) / Philippe Quiboeuf (France) / Laurence Sinitzky (France)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Matvey “Falafel” Natanzon (USA/Israel).
MONTE CARLO WARM-UP TOURNAMENT (72): 1-Olivier Décultot (France, 2-Stephan Hartmann (Germany), 3/4-Johan Moazed (Sweden) / Daniel Polensvaig (Argentina); 1C-Joaquin Koifman (Argentina), 2C-Bruno Fanan (Italy).
8th MONTE CARLO OPEN – CHAMPIONSHIP (77): 1-Gary Bauer (USA), 2-Sergey Erohkin (Russia), 3/4-Ron Rubin (USA) / Antoinette-Marie Williams (USA); 1C-Ralf Jonas (Germany), 2C-Jacek Wojciechowski (Poland).
8th MONTE CARLO OPEN – INTERMEDIATE (47): 1-Walter Thesing (Germany), 2-Rolf Vetsch (Switzerland), 3/4-Joaquin Koifman (Argentina) / Bruno Fanan (Italy); 1C-Andrea Lupo, 2C-Laurence Sinitzky (France).

43rd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

43rd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, July 5 – 8, 2018, Novi, Michigan –
Updated results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (89): 1-Audronis Zunde (CO), 2-Christopher Yep (OH), 3-David Todd (MO), 4/5-Gary Koscielny (FL) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 6-Liam Henry (Canada); 1C-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2C-Richard Munitz (NY), 3C/4C-Ray Bills (MN) / Kit Woolsey (CA). (P-40 Backgammon awarded a board to Champion Audronis Zunde.)
INTERMEDIATE (81): 1-Garry Kallos (Canada), 2-P. J. Macali (OH), 3-Omar Shah (Canada), 4/5-Adrian Nedelcu (IL) / Christopher Shanava (IL), 6-Daniel Pehoushek (OH); 1C-Gary Payne (MI), 2C-David Staggs (IN), 3C/4C-John Quinn (MI) / Brian Vance (MI). (GammonStuff.com awarded a board to Champion Garry Kallos.)
NOVICE (17): 1-Diane Rebottaro (MI), 2-Greg Smith (WV); 1C-Simona Staneva (IN); 1LC-Christa Solovey (MI). (GammonGuys.com awarded a board to Champion Diane Rebottaro.)
MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 3/4-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong) / Steve Sax (CA).
OPEN DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Joe Feldman (MI) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Art Benjamin (CA) & Chuck Bower (IN), 3/4-Sean Garber (IN) & Scott Johnston (IN) / David Rockwell (IL) & Linda Rockwell (IL).
LIMITED DOUBLES (12 teams) 1-Vinton Knarr (OK) & Sue Will (IL), 2-Paul Bortell (MI) & Lorenzo Morales (MI).
SANDY KAPLAN’S SENIOR SPECIAL (64): 1-Bill Finneran (MD) / 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 3/4-Joe Miller (OH) / John Quinn (MI).
PRINCE BARLOW’S JUNIOR JACKPOT (32):1-Mike Clapsadle (CA), 2-Adrian Nedelcu (IL), 3/4-Jack Edelson (NY) / Michael Neagu (Canada).
MICHIGAN CHARITY BLITZ (128): 1-Herb Roman (IL), 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.) $300 was raised for the Flint Water Fund of the United Way.
FRANK TALBOT’S NEWCOMER JACKPOT (34): 1-Mark Milkie (IN), 2-David Meyer (WI).
SUMMER FREEZE-OUT (64): 1/2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) / John Klein (MD), 3/4-Al Hodis (NV) / Claude Landry (Canada).
$200 FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (16): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong).
$100 FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (8): 1-Jeff Spencer (MN), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).
$100 ELEGANCE TROPHY JACKPOT (16): 1-Ricky Griggs (MI), 2-Al Hodis (NV).
$50 ELEGANCE TROPHY JACKPOT (16): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Lorenzo Morales (MI).
$20 DETROIT QUICKIES (64): 1-Craig Anderson (IL), 2-Mike Vasilatos (OH). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.)
$10 DETROIT QUICKIES (32): 1-Peggy Neubig (NJ).
BMAB-USA #8 (22): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 5-0. Six players tied for 2nd with 4-1 records. (PR results are pending.)
$50 WEDNESDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Steve Brown (MN), 3/4-Ricky Griggs (MI) / Marty Storer (NH).
$30 WEDNESDAY WARM-UP (30) : 1-Ben Elliott (NC), 2-Bill Toth (MI), 3/4-Judy Field (MI) / Sue Will (IL).
$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNEY (24): 1-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/4-Ricky Griggs (MI) / Donny Lomuto (NY).
$20 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNEY (13): 1-Michael Gellings (WI), 2/3-Walt Smith (MI) / Tony White (OH).

LOS ANGELES OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

LOS ANGELES OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, June 22 – 24, 2018; Los Angeles, California –
Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (73+29 rebuys): 1-Ernest Ho (CA), 2-Steve Sax (CA), 3-Julius High (KS), 4/5-Bob Glass (CA) / Frank Ley (CA); 1C-Dennis McFarlin (NV), 2C-Val Ovespyan (CA), 3C/4C-Odis Chenault (CA) / Eric Petersen (CA).
ADVANCED (39): 1-Eitan Peleg (CA), 2-Marston Hefner (CA); 1C-Nash Jost (CA), 2C-Ray Spehar (CA), 3C/4C-Adrian Nedelcu (IL) / Steve Reichelt (MN).
LIMITED (16): 1-Mona Mazza (CA), 2-Frank Costello III (CA); 1C-Marziyeh Abbasi (CA).
SUPER-40 MASTERS JACKPOT (35): 1-Nick Maffeo (CA), 2-Razmik Manukyan (CA), 3/4-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Dana Nazarian (CA), 5-Odis Chenault (CA).
PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR JACKPOT (26): 1-Steve Reichelt (MN), 2-Bryan Ignozzi (NV), 3/4-Patrick Keene (CA) / Elli Nache (CA).
DOUBLES-I (8 teams): 1-Lee Genud (FL) & Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Paul Mangone (CA) & Phil Simborg (IL).
DOUBLES-II (8 teams): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV) & Marty Storer (NH), 2-Cynthia Bingo (CO) & Richard Siebold (CO).
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-WEST (80): 1-Ken Bame (CA), 2-Ted Chee (CA).
SENIORS-I (32): 1-Kent Goulding (MD), 2-David Taniguchi (CA), 3/4-John Rockwell (CA) / Marty Storer (NH).
SENIORS-II (16): 1-Bill Landry (CA), 2-Sean Taghani (CA).
DMP-USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Mario Savan (CA), 2-Kalisa Wells (CA), 3/4-Long Nguyen (CA) / Jonah Seewald (CO).