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).

38th Chicago Open Backgammon Tournament

38th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT,May 24-28, 2018; Rosemont, Illinois – Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (72): 1-Bill Calton (MI), 2-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 3-John O’Hagan (IN), 4/9-Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Karen Davis (FL) / David Rockwell (IL) / Herb Roman (IL) / Allen Tish (CA) / David Winn (TX).
INTERMEDIATE (64): 1-Ricky Griggs (MI), 2/8-Ray Bills (MN) / Vlad Eydelman (IL) / Simon Kennedy Rose (IL) / Dujuan Meekins (IL) / Christopher Shanava (IL) / Jerry Ungar (FL) / Sue Will (IL).
NOVICE (8): 1-Kai Demler (NY), 2-Donna Lafferty (IN); 1C-Yoon Auh (IL).
UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE (23): 1-Takayuki Hino (Japan), 2-Frank Talbot (MI).
MARKOWITZ MASTERS (16): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).
FASTER MASTER (16): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).
LIMITED JACKPOT (48): 1-Paul Mangone (CA), 2-Roberto Gaul (Brazil), 3-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL).
OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Bill Calton (MI), 2-Craig Anderson (IL).
DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (31 teams): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA) & John O’Hagan (IN), 2-Lynda Clay (CO) & Allen Tish (CA), 3/4-Marcy Kossar (MD) & Larry Shiller (CT) / Leslie Lockett (NM) & Tak Morioka (IL).
TAKI BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Christopher Shanava (IL).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (48): 1-Ray Bills (MN), 2-Michael Flohr (IL), 3-Andy Bittman (IL).
USBGF PRIME 1-POINT QUICKIE (128): 1-Jack Edelson (NY), 2-Aaron Foust (NV), 3/4-Aaron Foust (NV) / Mike Minkovski (IL).
$100 SUNDAY JACKPOT (8): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).
$100 MONDAY JACKPOT (8): 1/2 split-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Dave Minardi (CO).
BACKGAMMON PROFICIENCY TEST (40): 1-Bill Calton (MI) 41/50, 2-Frank Talbot (MI) 39/50, 3-Gerry Tansey (MO) 38/50, 4-Steve Sax (CA) 37/50.
AFTER TOURNEY TOURNEY (16): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Takayuki Hino (Japan).
USA vs JAPAN: Team USA topped Team Japan, 196.25 points to 150.
1-Team USA: Lynda Clay (CO) / Ray Bills (MN) / Steve Sax (CA) / Jeff Spencer (MN) / Neil Kazaross (IL) / Petko Kostadinov (SC) / Stick Rice (OH) / Marcy Kossar (MD) / Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Matt Cohn-Geier (NV).
2-Team Japan: Takayuki Hino / Daisuke Katagami / Akiko Yazawa / Masato Shimomoto / Hideki Tosaka / Yuji Ogura / Michihito Kageyama / Masayuki Mochizuki / Shuto Takagi / Kazuko Numazawa.

2nd ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

2nd ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, May 10-13, 2018; Herndon, Virginia –
Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (58): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Chris Trencher (NY), 3-Richard Munitz (NY), 4/5-Joe Russell (CA) / Artie Sutton (NJ); 1C-Steve Brown (MN), 2C-Bahman Zandi (MD), 3C/4C-John Klein (MD) / Marty Storer (NH).
ADVANCED (51): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Larry Brown (VA), 3-John Baron (OH); 1C-Patrick Domico (IN), 2C-Bill Lonergan (NY), 3C/4C-Daniel Peters (VA) / Alan Pruce (VA).
ADVANCED NOVICE (16): 1-Sheri Peters (VA), 2-Christopher Chapin (DC), 3-Lili Iravani (DC); 1C-Sarah Saltus Siddig (CT), 2C-Sava Kal (PA).
NOVICE (16): 1-Chris Siddall (DC), 2-Nathan Otterness (NC), 3-Robert Spier (DC); 1C-Joanne Roberg (CT), 2C-Ben Fuller (DC).
CHERRY BLOSSOM JACKPOT (8): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
GEORGE WASHINGTON MASTERS JACKPOT (24): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 3-Mike Senkiewicz (NY).
ABRAHAM LINCOLN OPEN JACKPOT (32): 1-Gary Fries (VA), 2-Herb Roman (IL), 3/4-Artie Sutton (NJ) / Michael Valliere (PA).
THOMAS JEFFERSON LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY), 3/4-Christian Briggs (FL) / Andy Fazekas (CT).
SENIOR SENATORS (32): 1-Alan Pruce (VA), 2-Ghazi El-Kinani (VA).
YOUNG POLITICOS (32): 1-Patrick Domico (IN), 2-Chris Siddall (DC).
SENIOR SENATORS/YOUNG POLITICOS PLAYOFF (2): 1-Marcy Kosar (MD), 2-Patrick Domico (IN).
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EAST (8×18): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ).
USBGF TOURNAMENT OF STARS (21 teams): 1/2 split-Art Benjamin (CA) & Christian Briggs (FL) / Joe Russell (CA) & Chris Trencher (NY).
HALL OF STATES / EMBASSY ROW TEAM CHALLENGE (9 teams): 1-Chernomoretz (The Black Sea): Boris Dekhtyar (NY) / Felix Goykhman (NJ) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY), 2-RDA: Robert Glantz (NY) / Donny Lomuto (NY) / Artie Sutton (NJ).
ALFRED MAMLET NEWCOMERS FREE ROLL (14): 1/2 split-Richard Bruns (VA) / Ben Fuller (DC), 3-Peter Graves (DC).
AP BLUFFGAMMON INVITATIONAL (4): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Frank Raposa (VA).
MOTHER’S DAY EVENT (7): 1/2 split-Marcy Kossar (CT) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY).
BMAB-USA (14): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2/5-Steve Brown (MN) / G.L. Harvie (VT) / John O’Hagan (IN) / Marty Storer (NH). PR winner pending.

10th ANNUAL ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC

10th ANNUAL ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC , April 26-29, 2018; College Park, Georgia –
Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (24): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Karen Davis (FL), 2C-Art Moore (TN); 1LC-Sam Ahmed (CA).
INTERMEDIATE (31): 1-Alan Epstein (GA), 2-Roland Leutert (FL); 1C-Adrian Costa (GA), 2C-Steve Spudic (FL); 1LC-Ross Gordon (CT), 2LC-Rock Hackshaw (NY).
NOVICE (6): 1-Michael Aster (NJ), 2-Jim Landis (SC).
ROBERT WILENSKY MEMORIAL MASTERS (11): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Gregg Cattanach (GA).
ATLANTA CUP AMATEUR JACKPOT (12): 1-Greg Evans (FL), 2-Samra Hadden (GA).
DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA) & Greg Lilley (FL), 2-Di Di (GA) & Xiaoya Ji (GA).
SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Koray Agirbas (GA).
SPEEDGAMMON OVERFLOW (8): 1-Adrian Costa (GA), 2-Roland Leutert (FL).
MINI-MATCH (128): 1-Koray Agirbas (GA), 2-Dennis Lutz (GA), 3/4-Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Roland Leutert (FL).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Alan Epstein (GA), 2-Roland Leutert (FL), 3/4-Stuart Domeshek (GA) / Dan Minardi (CO).
THURSDAY WARM-UP (29): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Samra Hadden (GA); 1C-Greg Lilley (FL).
GAMMON GUYS BOARD TOURNAMENT (4): 1-Michael Aster (NJ).
AFTER TOURNAMENT (8): 1/2 split-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Mary Hickey (OH).

US OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

US OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, April 11-15, 2018; Las Vegas, Nevada – Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (96+46 rebuys): 1-Neil Kazaross, 2-Roberto Litzenberger, 3/4-Steve Sax / Richard Sweetman; 1C-Bob Glass, 2C-Chris Knapp, 3C/4C-Ron Rubin / Karen Davis; 1LC-Ray Fogerlund, 2LC-Jake Jacobs.
INTERMEDIATE (77+29 rebuys): 1-Tim Lawless, 2-Mario Saban, 3/4-April Kennedy / Dan Minardi; 1C-Ray Bills, 2C-Joe Apicella, 3C/4C-Tom Magne / James Scouten; 1LC-?
BEGINNERS (15): 1-Victor Habib, 2-Kevin Davidson, 3-Jim Ulaky
SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Ray Fogerlund, 2-Tiran Dangor, 3/4-Masayuki Mochizuki / Alex Toth
LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Tom Wheeler, 2-Rick Silberman, 3/4-Ronald Amorim / Nick Blasier
BEGINNERS JACKPOT (7): 1-Jim Ulaky, 2-Ken Davidson.
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Allen Tish, 2-Odis Chenault, 3/4-Norm Wiggins / Kit Woolsey
DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (30 teams):1-Jonah Seewald & David Taniguchi, 2-Aaron Foust & Josh Racko, 3/4-Dennis Culpepper & Ed O’Laughlin / Albert Steg & Howard Markowitz
BLITZ (22×8): 1-Ray Fogerlund, 2-Kamran Kheirani
MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Ted Chee
$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (32): 1-Ken Bame, 2-Richard Stubbe
$200 JACKPOT: 1-Val Osepyan, 2-Al Hodis
$100 JACKPOT: 1/2 split – Michael Derylo / Patti Rubin
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (28): 1-Pete Anderson, 2-Tom Wheeler

24th ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

24th ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, March 16-18, 2018; Cleveland, Ohio –
Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (40): 1-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 2-Ricky Griggs (MI); 1C-Mike Valliere (PA), 2C-Karen Davis (FL), 3C/4C-Mary Hickey (OH) / Marcy Kossar (MD).
ADVANCED (42): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Ray Bills (MN); 1C-Ross Gordon (CT), 2C-Mike Vasilatos (OH), 3C/4C-John Claybourne (MI) / Pete Esposito (OH).
NOVICE (8): 1-Jeff Hoelzel (IL), 2-Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica).
OHIO MASTERS (16): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Karen Davis (FL).
AMATEUR JACKPOT (19): 1-Mike Valliere (PA), 2-Mike Rezai (OH).
DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Sal Pittelli (Canada) & Mike Vasilatos (OH), 2-Robert Lessard (Canada) & Paul Stebbing (Canada).
MICRO BLITZ (36): 1/2 split -Dan Dumas (NY) / Phil Simborg (IL).
2-PT. QUICKIES #1 (32): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica).
2-PT. QUICKIES #2 (32): 1-Amy Trudeau (IL), 2-Adrian Nedelco (IL).
THURSDAY WARM-UP (24): 1-Brian Vance (MI), 2-Gary Koscielny (FL).
AFTER TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2-Patty Knapp (MA).

March 12 Update – USBGF Inter-Club Championships

The brackets can be seen here:

http://usbgf.org/trny/drawsheets/?trny=411

Round 1 Complete

Twin Cities Backgammon (Jeff Spencer) defeated New England Backgammon Club (Rich Sweetman)

South Florida Backgammon Club (Stacy Turner) defeated Northern Virginia Backgammon Club (Gary Fries)

Orange County Backgammon Club (Patrick Keene) defeated Hoosier Backgammon Club (Kevin Heacox)

Flint Backgammon Club (Dan Wittkopp) defeated Beltway Backgammon Club (John Klein)

Austin Backgammon (Nick Blasier)nblasier defeated Atlanta Northside Backgammon (Stuart Domeshek)

Chicago Bar Point (David Stein) defeated Connecticut Backgammon Club (Al Theriault)

Backgammon By The Bay (David Levy)BYE
Las Vegas Backgammon (Joe Apicella)BYE
Houston Backgammon (George Morse)BYE
St. Louis Backgammon (Gerry Tansey)BYE
Colorado Backgammon (Myra Gazvoda)BYE
Baltimore Backgammon (Ken Indart)BYE
Charlotte Backgammon (Jeb Horton)BYE
Gammon Associates (Gus Contos)BYE
New York City Backgammon (Lynn Ehrlich)BYE
Columbus Backgammon (Edwin Jones)BYE

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Round #2 Matches

New York City Backgammon (Lynn Ehrlich) defeated Flint Backgammon Club (Dan Wittkopp)

South Florida Backgammon Club (Stacy Turner) defeated Charlotte Backgammon (Jeb Horton)

Colorado Backgammon (Myra Gazvoda)
vs
Chicago Bar Point (David Stein)

Backgammon By The Bay (David Levy)
vs
Las Vegas Backgammon (Joe Apicella)

Houston Backgammon (George Morse)
vs
St. Louis Backgammon (Gerry Tansey)

Twin Cities (Jeff Spencer)
vs
Baltimore Backgammon (Ken Indart)

Gammon Associates (Gus Contos)
vs
Orange County Backgammon Club (Patrick Keene)

Columbus Backgammon (Edwin Jones)
vs
Austin Backgammon (Nick Blasier)

Friday March 9 Status of the USBGF Inter-Club Championships

Brackets can be viewed here:

http://usbgf.org/trny/drawsheets/?trny=411

 

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Round 1 Matches:

Twin Cities Backgammon (Jeff Spencer) defeated New England Backgammon Club (Rich Sweetman)

South Florida Backgammon Club (Stacy Turner) defeated Northern Virginia Backgammon Club (Gary Fries)

Orange County Backgammon Club (Patrick Keene) defeated Hoosier Backgammon Club (Kevin Heacox)

Flint Backgammon Club (Dan Wittkopp) defeated Beltway Backgammon Club (John Klein)
Austin Backgammon (Nick Blasier) defeated Atlanta Northside Backgammon (Stuart Domeshek)

Chicago Bar Point (David Stein)
vs Monday March 12, 6PM SafeHarborGames USBGF room
Connecticut Backgammon Club (Al Theriault)

Backgammon By The Bay (David Levy)BYE
Las Vegas Backgammon (Joe Apicella)BYE
Houston Backgammon (George Morse)BYE
St. Louis Backgammon (Gerry Tansey)BYE
Colorado Backgammon (Myra Gazvoda)BYE
Baltimore Backgammon (Ken Indart)BYE
Charlotte Backgammon (Jeb Horton)BYE
Gammon Associates (Gus Contos)BYE
New York City Backgammon (Lynn Ehrlich)BYE
Columbus Backgammon (Edwin Jones)BYE

 

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Round #2 Matches

New York City Backgammon (Lynn Ehrlich) defeated Flint Backgammon Club (Dan Wittkopp)

Backgammon By The Bay (David Levy)
vs
Las Vegas Backgammon (Joe Apicella)

Houston Backgammon (George Morse)
vs
St. Louis Backgammon (Gerry Tansey)

Twin Cities (Jeff Spencer)
vs
Baltimore Backgammon (Ken Indart)

Gammon Associates (Gus Contos)
vs
Orange County Backgammon Club (Patrick Keene)

South Florida Backgammon Club (Stacy Turner)
vs
Charlotte Backgammon (Jeb Horton)

Columbus Backgammon (Edwin Jones)
vs
Austin Backgammon (Nick Blasier)

 

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Round 3 Matches

New York City Backgammon (Lynn Ehrlich)

2nd BOSTON OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

2nd BOSTON OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, February 22-25, 2017; Boston, Massachusetts – Results from chicagopoint.com

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Photo credit Carol Joy Cole

OPEN (30): 1-Doug Roberts, 2-Jack Edelson; 1C-Felix Goykman, 2C-Michael Neagu; 1LC-Frank Raposa, 2LC-Marty Storer.
AMHERST ADVANCED (32): 1- Marcy Kossar, 2-Joe Miller; 1C-Bill Barrows (MA), 2C-Dicky Biddle (England); 1LC-Paul Laubner (MD), 2LC-Garry Kallos (Canada).
NANTUCKET NOVICE (10): 1-Stephen Hassman (MA), 2-Fran Miller (OH), 3-Sarah Saltus (CT), 4-Alexander Blanton (MA).
HERB GURLAND MEMORIAL MASTERS (8): 1-Michael Neagu, 2-Bill Robertie.
OAK BLUFFS OPEN JACKPOT (12): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada), 3-Gary Koscielny (FL).
AGAWAM AMATEUR JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Kathy Weiner (NV).
AGAWAM AMATEUR JACKPOT #2(8): 1-Adrian Nedelcu (IL), 2-G. L. Harvie (VT).
AGAWAM AMATEUR JACKPOT #3 (4): 1-Jay Karns (NY).
DEDHAM DOUBLES (16): 1-John Klein (MD) & Marty Storer (NH), 2-Michael Kay (MA) & Kazuhiro Shino (England).
WORCESTER WARM-UP QUICKIES (32): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada).
DAL NEGRO BOARD JACKPOT (16): 1-Paul Caracciolo (MA), 2-Garrett Dusquene (NY).
BUNKER HILL BLITZ (32): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Andy Fazekas (CT).
CRISLOID BOARD JACKPOT (8): 1-Larry Roberg (CT), 2-Dicky Biddle (England).
PITTSFIELD PRE-TOURNEY (16): 1-Marty Storer (NH), 2-Andy Fazekas (CT), 3-Joe Miller (OH).
MARTY STORER’S BOSTON OPEN QUIZ (21): 1-Kazuhiro Shino (England) 12/20 correct, 2-Rich Sweetman (NH) 10/20.

Chen fu Yu and Ken Indart take home the prizes in the Baltimore Local Club Initiative USBGF added money event!

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Congratulations to Chen (seated on left) who took home the cash and Ken (closeup) who took home the entry into the inter-club championships at the 3rd Monday Baltimore club tournament on Feb 19.

Ken will represent the Baltimore Club in the USBGF Online Club Championships in March with a chance to win an entry into the ABT event of his choice as well as bringing the Baltimore club glory!

http://www.baltimorebackgammonclub.com/

Vic Morawski Director

443-401-0837

vmorawski@juno.com

This is part of the USBGF Added Money Local Club Initiative. The winner of the added money (USBGF member) will *also* win an entry into the free-roll inter-club Championships in March 2018. The winner of that online event will win an entry into the ABT event of their choice. They will *also* be featured in an article in the PrimeTme magazine and have the finals match analyzed by an expert.

Neither snow nor freezing rain could keep Gerry Tansey from the added money in St. Louis!

Gerry

The weather last night here was horrible!!

Congratulations to Gerry Tansey for winning the St. Louis Local Club Prime Initiative added money on Tuesday February 20!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Gerry will now represent St.Louis in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018.   The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

For more information on St. Louis BG events, contact Jana Bohr <jansuz@att.net>

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

 

Gus Contos wins Gammon Associates 2017 Tournament of Champions (added USBGF money) Feb 11, 2018

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The winner of the TOC was Gus Contos:
2nd -David Taniguchi
3/4 -John Rockwell
3/4 -Art Benjamin

We have 26 players who qualified for the TOC this last year. Six were double-qualified (e.g. they were in the top-16 at both of our weekly locations [Wed & Sun.]) and they get a BYE into the second round of the TOC.

Gus will now represent the Gammon Associates in the inter-club championships in March 2018.

http://www.gammonassociates.com/

This is part of the USBGF Added Money Local Club Initiative. The winner of the added money (USBGF member) will *also* win an entry into the free-roll inter-club Championships in March 2018. The winner of that online event will win an entry into the ABT event of their choice. They will *also* be featured in an article in the PrimeTme magazine and have the finals match analyzed by an expert.

David Stein brings home the cash in the Chicago Bar Point USBGF added money event February 18, 2018!

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David Stein (on right) brings home the cash in the Chicago Bar Point USBGF added money event February 18, 2018!

The grand prize first place winner of over $800, which includes $185 USBGF and $100 Tilted Kilt added (not bad for a Sunday $40 entry fee) is….

David Stein!

Second place was Herb Roman and 1st place consolation Rory Pascar.

David will now represent the CBP club in the inter-club championships in March.

http://www.chicagopoint.com/bpc.html

This is part of the USBGF Added Money Local Club Initiative. The winner of the added money (USBGF member) will *also* win an entry into the free-roll inter-club Championships in March 2018. The winner of that online event will win an entry into the ABT event of their choice. They will *also* be featured in an article in the PrimeTme magazine and have the finals match analyzed by an expert.

 

Patrick Keene brings home the cash in Orange County Local Club Initiative on Saturday February 17, 2018!

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Patrick went 11-0 over a 3 day marathon to reach the top honors. To quote the Club Director Mario Savan “Patrick appears unbeatable under any circumstance, at the moment”.

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In addition to winning the USBGF added money Patrick will now represent Orange County in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

This is part of the USBGF Added Money Local Club Initiative. The winner of the added money (USBGF member) will *also* win an entry into the free-roll inter-club Championships in March 2018. The winner of that online event will win an entry into the ABT event of their choice. They will *also* be featured in an article in the PrimeTme magazine and have the finals match analyzed by an expert.

2018 SUNSHINE STATE BACKGAMMON CLASSIC

2018 SUNSHINE STATE BACKGAMMON CLASSIC , February 16-18, 2018; Clearwater, Florida –
Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (11): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Stacy Turner; 1LC-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY).
INTERMEDIATE (14): 1-Roland Leutert, 2-Hernan Cortez (GA); 1LC-Jerry Ungar.
NOVICE (5): 1-Marion Roland.
MASTERS (4): 1-Stacy Turner.
GULF COAST DOUBLES (7 teams): 1-Bob Carpenter & Blake Fleetwood (NY).
USBGF FREEROLL (25):

Edwin Jones brings home the added money in Columbus Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to Edwin Jones for winning the Columbus  Local Club Prime Initiative added money on February 11, 2018!
In addition to splitting the USBGF added money with Stu Cohen, Edwin will now represent Columbus  in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018.   The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

For more information on Columbus  events, contact Chris Yep <chris@columbusbg.org>

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

John Klein brings home the cash in the Beltway Backgammon Local Club USBGF added money event!

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Congratulations to John Klein for winning the Beltway Backgammon Local Club Prime Initiative added money on Feb 11, 2018! 
In addition to winning the USBGF added money John will now represent Beltway Backgammon Club in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018.
The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.
 
Ken Indart, Phil Lerman, Bill Finneran also took home some of the added cash!

6th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

6th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS , February 1-4, 2018; San Antonio, Texas -Results from chicagopoint.com

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Photo credit J.Carlsson

CHAMPIONSHIP (64+24 rebuys): 1-Mark Antranikian, 2-Ira Hessel, 3/4-Max Mowzoon / Richard Munitz; 1C-Karen Davis, 2C-Fred Chamanara, 3C/4C-David Klausa / James Stutz; 1LC-Farhad Forudi, 2LC-Dana Nazarian.
ADVANCED (46+18 rebuys): 1-Don Marek, 2-Lynda Clay; 1C-Candace Mayeron, 2C-Carl Blumenstein, 3C/4C-Nathan Parker / Patti Rubin; 1LC-Bill Tommaney.
LIMITED (20): 1-Allen Michie, 2-William McHam/ 1C-Byron Diehl; 1LC-Michael Gellings.
LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Steve Sax 2-Chris Trencher, 3/4-Ed O’Laughlin / Kit Woolsey.
ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Boris Dekhtyar, 2-Sam Ahmed, 3/4-Mark Antranikian / Lynn Lusk.
ADVANCED $100 JACKPOT (16):1-Kevin McDonough, 2-Steven Saad.
LONE STAR PRO-AM DOUBLES (4 teams): 1-Gus Contos & Joe Russell, 2-Karen Davis & Kit Woolsey
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (96): 1-David Kettler, 2-Ed O’Laughlin, 3-Farhad Forudi.
BLITZ (64): 1-Farhad Forudi, 2-Richard Stubbe.
SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Al Hodis.
USBGF DMP (64): 1-Ed O’Laughlin, 2-Marty Brown, 3/4-Carol Joy Cole / Michael Gellings.
DINNER DMP FREE ROLL (48): 1-Neil Kazaross.
ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE (16): 1-Rene Gellings, 2-William McHam.
FRENCH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-David Kettler.
AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2018 Inductees – Joe Sylvester (MO), Prince Alexis Obolensky (NY)

Gary Fries brings home the added money in Northern Virginia Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to Gary Fries for winning the Northern Virginia Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 27!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Gary will now represent Northern Virginia in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. (The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.)

For more information on Northern Virginia Club events, contact  Frank Raposa <frankpraposa@yahoo.com>.

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com.

This is part of the USBGF Added Money Local Club Initiative. The winner of the added money (USBGF member) will *also* win an entry into the free-roll inter-club Championships in March 2018. The winner of that online event will win an entry into the ABT event of their choice. They will *also* be featured in an article in the PrimeTme magazine and have the finals match analyzed by an expert.

Jeb Horton brings home the added money in Charlotte Club Championship Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to Jeb Horton for winning the Charlotte Club Championship Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 27!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Jeb will now represent Charlotte Backgammon Club in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. (The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.)
 
For more information on Charlotte Backgammon Club events, contact Jeb Horton at jeb@carolina.rr.com
 
For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com
This is part of the USBGF Added Money Local Club Initiative. The winner of the added money (USBGF member) will *also* win an entry into the free-roll inter-club Championships in March 2018. The winner of that online event will win an entry into the ABT event of their choice. They will *also* be featured in an article in the PrimeTme magazine and have the finals match analyzed by an expert.

Stacy Turner brings home the added money in South Florida Prime Local Club Initiative!

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Congratulations to Stacy Turner for winning the South Florida Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 28.

In addition to winning the USBGF added money Stacy will now represent South Florida in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. (The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.)

For more information on South Florida events, contact Karen Davis at karen.davis@jhu.edu

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

This is part of the USBGF Added Money Local Club Initiative. The winner of the added money (USBGF member) will *also* win an entry into the free-roll inter-club Championships in March 2018. The winner of that online event will win an entry into the ABT event of their choice. They will *also* be featured in an article in the PrimeTme magazine and have the finals match analyzed by an expert.

David Levy brings home the added money in BGBB Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to David Levy for winning the BGBB Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 20, 2018!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money David Levy will now represent BGBB in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018.
The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

For more information on BGBB events, contact Ted Chee, Director. San Francisco, California 831-261-4583

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

11th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN

11th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN,
January 17-21, 2018; Jersey City, New Jersey –
Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (84+32 rebuys): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos, 2-Boris Dekhtyar, 3/4-Leyla Zaloutskaya / Sam Ahmed; 1C-Roberto Litzenberger, 2C-Tim Line, 3C/4C-Frank Frigo / Mike Valliere; 1LC-Alan Grunwald, 2LC-Bill Riles.
INTERMEDIATE (82+22 rebuys): 1-Marcy Kossar, 2-Jeff Schwarz, 3/4-Liam Henry / Garry Kallos; 1C-Tim Flateman, 2C-Felix Goykhman, 3C/4C-Hernan Cortez / Robert Loveless; 1LC-P.J. Macali, 2LC-Tom Rebelo.
ADVANCED BEGINNER (26): 1-Andrew Swanson, 2-David Richardson; 1C-Lisa Pelaez, 2C-Gabe Flateman; 1LC-David Richardson, Jr.
BEGINNER (21): 1-Jacob Wajnas, 2-Meninder Purewal; 1C-Tijan Brown, 2C-Anna DiFlorio; 1LC-Matthew Pozzi.
HIGH ROLLERS TOURNAMENT (11): 1-Ed O’Laughlin, 2-Blake Fleetwood
LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Julian Minwalla 2-Shay Asraff; 3/4-Rick Barabino / Ed O’Laughlin
LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Gary Koscielny, 2-Garry Kallos, 3/4-Igor Baburov / Felix Goykhman.
LIMITED JACKPOT OVERFLOW (8): 1-David Zadeh, 2-Ionnis Rizos.
BLITZ (24×8): 1-Scott Salisbury, 2-Amy Trudeau, 3-Jack Edelson.
MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Aaron Foust, 2-Ken Indart.
YOUNG & RESTLESS (24): 1-Joe Urso, 2-Roberto Litzenberger, 3-Akiko Yazawa.
NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Carol Joy Cole & David Shadi, 2-Michael Neagu & Liam Henry
OVERFLOW DOUBLES (8): 1-Daniel Chiang (NY) & Justin Nowell (NY), 2-Candace Mayeron (CA) & Herb Roman (IL).
FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-David Shadi (NJ).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Kent Goulding, 2-Alan Grunwald, 3/4-Narvey Goldman / Scotty Kelland.
SENIORS OVERFLOW (24): 1/3 split: Ahmet Baydar / John Klein / David Zadeh.

Stuart Domeshek wins the Atlanta North Club Championship Tourney!

 

 

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In addition to winning the USBGF added money Stuart will now represent Atlanta North Backgammon Club in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

Over 20 members and guests attended the Annual Club Awards Party held at the home of retiring club director, Jerry Godsey. The event is to honor the Top 10 finishers in the 2017 Club Point Standings as well as to award the Player of the Year Honors.

Also, at the end a single-elimination tourney is played that involve
the top 16 finishers in the Club Point Standings. The USBGF as part of their Prime Local Club Initiative Campaign donated $5 for each USBGF member in the club for a total of $105 that was used as prizes.

2017 Player of the Year– Di Di
Di Di received a cash prize and plaque recognizing his efforts as 2017 Player of the Year.

2nd Place– Peter Roubicek
3rd Place– Carl Sorg
4th Place– Stuart Domeshek

All players who finished in the Top 10 were awarded silver coins to recognize their efforts. Players who received silver coins were: Di Di, Peter Roubicek, Carl Sorg, Stuart Domeshek, Larry Taylor,
Adrian Costa, Dennis Lutz, Charles Edwards, Jeff Proctor and Firooz Israel.

A gift of appreciation was presented to retiring Club President, Jerry Godsey. Jerry volunteered 10 years of his time building the club into what it is today and he will be missed. Voted into office by members to take Jerry’s place was Jeff Proctor.

Thanks to Larry Taylor for conducting a backgammon quiz that tested the knowledge of all members present. Di Di was the winner of the $60 prize for answering the most checker and cube questions correctly with six correct answers.

Thanks to Adrian Costa who conducted a Calcutta Auction for the 16 players who played in the Club Championship Tourney and generated quite of bit of interest and bidding as the lowest amount bid on any player or group of players was $60.

The 16 players who played in the tourney were: Di Di, Peter Roubicek, Carl Sorg, Stuart Domeshek, Larry Taylor, Adrian Costa, Dennis Lutz, Charles Edwards, Jeff Proctor, Firooz Israel, Paul Teitelbaum, Koray Agirbas, Jerry Godsey, Samra Hadden, Sally Winter and John Sabbagh. Alan Epstein finished in the top 16 but was unable to attend due to a personal committment. He was replaced by John Sabbagh.

Results from the tourney are:

Winner– Stuart Domeshek
Runner-up– Sally Winter
3/4 Place– Carl Sorg and John Sabbagh

There are no 2018 club points awarded for this tourney. Players could enter into a voluntary side pool to make the event more interesting.

A special thanks goes to Jerry and Anne Godsey for letting us invade their home for the afternoon and for their efforts in organizing, shopping and preparing the food for the event. Also, thanks to Stuart Domeshek for providing his grilling expertise for the flank steak.

Kevin Heacox brings home the added money in Hoosier Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to Kevin Heacox (shown on the right) for winning the Hoosier Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 10, 2018!  Kevin defeated Chuck Bower (on left) to best a field of 18.
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Kevin Heacox will now represent Hoosier Club in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018.
The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

For more information on Hoosier Club events, contact Sean Garber, seagar1824@yahoo.com, (317) 241-0605; or Scott Day (317)374-5983

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

Lynn Ehrlich brings home the added money in NYC Prime Local Club Initiative

Congratulations to Lynn Ehrlich for winning the NYC Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 9, 2018!

In addition to winning the USBGF added money Lynn will now represent NYC in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. 
The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

Comments from event director Rich Munitz:

The NYC Backgammon tournament last night was a tremendous success that exceeded my wildest expectations. We had 44 entries, with about half of them being USBGF members! It was insane and something of a miracle that I pulled it off roughly on schedule. We were short tables and boards and I only had a 32-draw bracket, never in a million years expecting to have more players starting in the round of 64 than 32.

I think we got 6 new members as a result of this promotion. Probably most of them joined at the Novice/Youth level, but regardless, still a great result.

Our club winner was Lynn Ehrlich and finalist was Rich Schulz – both USBGF members. They wound up splitti

Al Theriault and Rich Battikha take home the money in Connecticut Local Club Event!

Congratulations go out to Al and Rich for taking home the added USBGF money in the Connecticut Quarterly Circuit on January 6.

In addition to the USBGF added money, Al won the right to represent Connecticut Backgammon Club in the March inter-club Championships!  Should Al win that event he will win a free entry into the ABT event of his choice.

Well done!

Las Vegas January 2 Club Championship (Added USBGF Money) Results

Brian and Ray Joe ApicellaCongratulations to Ray Fogerlund, Brian Hoeft and Joe Apicella at the Las Vegas January 2 Club Championship bringing home the USBGF added money prizes:
 
Ray Fogerlund – Added Prize Money WInner
Brian Hoeft – Added Prize Money Winner
Joe Apicella – Winner of entry into inter-club championships in March.

Jeff Spencer takes home the cash in Minneapolis New Year’s Day Tournament!

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Congratulations to Jeff for winning the New Years day tournament in at the Twin Cities Backgammon Club! Jeff bested a field of 26,  defeating Steve Brown in the finals and took home the USBGF added money as part of the USBGF Local Club Initiative.

Jeff will now represent the Twin Cities in the inter-club Championships in March 2018 the winner of which gets a free entry into the ABT event of his choice.