2017 SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

2017 SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, February 17-19, 2017; Clearwater, Florida –
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OPEN (14): 1-Bob Carpenter (FL), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1LC-Chris Knapp (MA).
INTERMEDIATE (20): 1-Rick Wolf (FL), 2-Kevin Jones (FL); 1LC-Susan Randall (FL).
NOVICE (2): 1-Marion Roland (FL).
MASTERS (4): 1-Stacy Turner (FL).
GULF COAST DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Chris & Patty Knapp (MA).
CHOUETTE CHALLENGE (7+1): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Susan Randall (FL), 3-Rick Wolf (FL).
AFTER- TOURNEY TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Marion Roland (FL).

USBGF December Online Circuit

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Congratulations to Jack Cohen, winner of the December 2016 Online Circuit. Jack won this single elimination tournament by defeating Berkant Bilgi in the 17-point final match. Jeff Proctor and Kerry Remp finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match.

5th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

5th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS,February 2-5, 2017; San Antonio, Texas.
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CHAMPIONSHIP (72+30 rebuys): 1-Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY), 2-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY), 3/4-Gus Contos (CA) / Richard Munitz (NY); 1C-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2C-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ); 1LC-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2LC-Bob Wachtel (CA).
ADVANCED (42+14 rebuys): 1-Elena Evans (TX), 2-Dan Morse (TX); 1C-Aaron Foust (NV), 2C-Steve Saad (NC), 3C/4C-Chris Anderson (NC) / Leslie Lockett;; 1LC-Patti Rubin (NV).
LIMITED (23): 1-Brad Vogt (TX), 2-Mary Kay Lively (TX); 1C-Regan Lambeth (CA), 2C-Frank Ramia (TX); 1LC-Michael Gellings (WI).
LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1/2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Alfred Mamlet (MD).
ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Dave Kettler (TX), 2-Albert Steg (MA), 3/4-Nick Blasier (TX) / Michael Neagu (Canada).
TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (23): 1-Treena Bouque (CA), 2-Ryan Gordon (TX).
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – WEST (104): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Albert Steg (MA).
USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT FREEROLL (64): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Dave McKenzie (KS).
USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT FREEROLL OVERFLOW (12): 1/3-April Kennedy (MN) / Patti Rubin (CA) / Steve Sax (CA).
LONE STAR PRO-AM DOUBLES (6 teams): 1-Harvey Gillis (AZ) & Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Karen Davis (DC) & Kit Woolsey (CA).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT #1 (64): 1-Herb Roman (IL), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA), 3/4-Ed O’Laughlin (VA) / Albert Steg (MA).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT #2 (48): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Rafael Lopez de Lara (Mexico), 3-Patrick Gibson (CA).
SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Michael Zakrajsek (TX).
ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE / NEWCOMER FREEROLL (23): 1-Rebecca Lively (X), 2-Steve Saad (NC).
ZOMBIE SUNDAY JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Ian Terry (TX) / Dave Zick (CO).
AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2017 Inductees – Ray Fogerlund (NV), Joe Russell (CA), Mike Svobodny (FL).

10th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN

10th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN January 5-8, 2017; Jersey City, New Jersey
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CHAMPIONSHIP (71+23 rebuys): 1-Jeff Acierno (NJ), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 3/4-Raj Jansari (England) / Michael Neagu (Canada); 1C-Karen Davis (DC), 2C-Matvey “Falafel” Natanzon (Israel/USA), 3C/4C-Larry Shiller (CT) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY); 1LC-John Klein (MD), 2LC-Nick Blasier (TX).
INTERMEDIATE (72+22 rebuys): 1-Samuel Wang (NY), 2-Liam Henry (Canada), 3/4-Jay Karns (NY) / Kevin Walsh (NJ); 1C-Monty Haskins (NY), 2C-Brandon Macklin (MD), 3C/4C-Michael Robinson (NY) / Omar Shah (Canada); 1LC-Arthur Sutton (NJ), 2LC-Sam Ahmed (CA).
ADVANCED BEGINNER (19): 1-Jonathan Berkowitz (NY), 2-Sohei Yasuda (VA); 1C-Dan Schechner (NY); 1LC-Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica).
BEGINNER (16): 1-Chris Coppa (NY), 2-Paul Schechner (NJ); 1C-Lili Iravani (DC); 1LC-Ron Silver (NY).
LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 2-Raj Jansari (England), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Al Hodis (NV).
LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Claude Landry (Canada), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA), 3/4-Alan Grunwald (NJ) / Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).
LIMITED JACKPOT OVERFLOW (16): 1-Kathy Weiner (NV), 2/3-Garry Kallos (Canada) / Tony Wuersch (RI).
USBGF PRIME 2-POINT MINI-MATCH TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Albert Steg (MA), 3/4-John Klein (MD) / Tony Wuersch (RI).
BLITZ (136): 1-Jay Karns (NY), 2-Peter Kasturas (NJ).
NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) & Serge Rived (France), 2-Jeff Acierno (NJ) & Steve Keats (NY).
OVERFLOW DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark) & Steve Hammond (TX), 2-Shay Asraff (NV) & Carol Joy Cole (MI).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2-David Alagheband Zadeh (NY), 3/4-Chris Trencher (NY) / Marty Weber (VA).
OVERFLOW SENIORS TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Ron Weinstock (NY), 2-Alan Grunwald (NJ).
LINDSAY MATTIG JACKPOT (16): 1-Jay Karns (NY), 2-Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY).

CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, December 2-4, 2016; Los Angeles, California
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OPEN (64): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Jon Vietor (CA), 3-Jonah Seewald (CO), 4/5-Alfred Mamlet (MD) / Marv Porten (CA); 1C-Ken Bame (CA), 2C-Walt Swan (NJ), 3C/4C-Rory Pascar (IL) / Damon Singer (NV).
ADVANCED (40): 1-Arnold Freeman (CA), 2-Kevin Kahl (CA); 1C-Pat Fusco (TN), 2C-Tom Horton (CA), 3C/4C-Mark Astemborski (CA) / Tom Fahland (CA).
LIMITED (8): 1-Catherine Barr (CA), 2-Dana Maffeo (CA); 1C-Alan Johnson (CA).
SUPER-40 MASTERS (38): 1-Alexander Khandin (Russia), 2-Richard Siebold (CO), 3/4-Mark Andrus (CA) / Ted Chee (CA).
PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR JACKPOT (26): 1/2-Niel Borden (CA) / Sam Ahmed (CA), 3/4-Pat Fusco (TN) / Mario Savan (CA).
BLITZ (64 ): 1-Ed Rosenblum (NM), 2-Josh Racko (CA).
DMP-USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Jeb Horton (NC), 3/4-Harvey Gillis (AZ) / Damon Singer (NV).
SENIORS (64): 1/2-Phil Simborg (IL) / Josh Racko (CA), 3/4-Sam Ahmed (CA) / Carol Joy Cole (MI), 5/8-Gus Contos (CA) / Bob Glass (CA) / Chris Knapp (MA) / Andrew Martinez (CA).
DOUBLES-I (8 teams): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI) & Jeb Horton (NC), 2-Pat Fusco (TN) & Joe Russell (CA).
DOUBLES-II (8 teams): 1-Gus Contos (CA) & George Haskour (CA), 2-Odis Chenault (CA) / Al Hodis (NV).
P-40 BOARD EVENT (4): 1-Blake Fleetwood (NY).
$100 JACKPOT (4): 1-Shay Asraff (NV).

LAS VEGAS OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

LAS VEGAS OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, November 16 – 20, 2016; Las Vegas, Nevada
Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (84+38 rebuys): 1-Shay Asraff (NV), 2-Drew Giovanis (NV), 3/4-Nick Blasier (TX) / Peter Raugust (Germany); 1C-Ken Bame (CA), 2C-David Kettler (TX), 3C/4C-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Ron Rubin (NV); 1LC-Stepan Nuniyants (WA), 2LC-Robert Tansi (MA).
INTERMEDIATE (75+27 rebuys): 1-Bryan Tanouye (HI), 2-Ezra Chiriti (Mexico), 3/4-Elli Nache (CA) / Sue Will (IL); 1C-David Klausa (CO), 2-Michael Derylo (AZ), 3C/4C-Mary Morse (TX) / Sam Orandle (NV); 1LC-Lorne Rusnell (Canada), 2LC-Ruth Robbins (WA).
BEGINNER (8): 1-Stephen Earl (IN), 2-Regan Lambeth (CA).
SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Matt Cohn-Geier (CA), 2-Drew Giovanis (NV), 3/4-Gary Bauer (NJ) / Rafael Lopez de Lara (Mexico).
LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Tom Wheeler (TX), 2-Stacy Turner (FL), 3/4-Ricardo Malas (Spain) / Joe Freedman (NM).
BEGINNERS FRIDAY JACKPOT: 1-Stephen Earl (IN), 2-Leslie Byrns (AZ).
SENIORS (128): 1-Elli Nache (CA), 2-Dave Kettler (TX).
DOUBLES (20 teams): 1-Ben Friesen (MI) & Jacob “Stick” Rice (OH), 2-Aaron Foust (NV) & Josh Racko (CA).
BLITZ (144): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Gerry Tansey (MO).
MINI-MATCH (128): 1-Al Hodis (NV), 2-Joe Apicella (NV).
$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (38): 1-Alexander Khandin (Russia), 2-Faddoul Khoury (IL).
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (30): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Ezra Chiriti (Mexico).

4th ANNUAL CONNECTICUT STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

4th ANNUAL CONNECTICUT STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS , October 20-23, 2016; Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OYSTER OPEN (30): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Frank DiMaggio (NY); 1C-Alex Zamanian (MA), 2C-Boris Dekhtyar (NY); 1LC-Matt Reklalitis (MA).
COPPER ADVANCED (32): 1-Leon Marini (NJ), 2-Alia Azamat (NJ); 1C-Paul Laubner (MD), 2C-Ray Pasternak (PA); 1LC-John Barnett (NY).
NUTMEG NOVICE (8): 1-Nicole Satchell (NJ), 2/3-Andrew Fazekas (CT) / Larry Roberg (CT).
MILFORD MASTERS (10): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Chris Trencher (NY).
COLONIAL OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Gary Koscielny (NY), 2-Marty Storer (NH).
PILGRIM AMATEUR JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA), 2-Marcy Kossar (MD).
PILGRIM AMATEUR JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2-Paul Laubner (MD)
DANBURY DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) & Karen Davis (DC), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) & Alia Azamat (NJ).
QUINNIPIAC QUICKY: 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Joe Potts (TX).
FAIRFIELD BLITZ: 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Gary Koscielny (NY).
PRE-TOURNEY TOURNEY (14): 1/2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA) / Marty Storer (NH).

ILLINOIS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

ILLINOIS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, October 14-16, 2016; Peoria, Illinois
Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (36): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA); 1C-Eric Hiner (MN), 2C-Faddoul Khoury (IL); 1LC-Ramez Abi-Akar (IL).
INTERMEDIATE (29): 1-Michael Mesich (MN), 2-Scott Day (IN); 1C-Joe Feldman (MI), 2C-Joe Potts (TX); 1LC-Rob Farmer (IL).
NOVICE (4): 1-Paul Turdik (IL).
LAND OF LINCOLN MASTERS (13): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Gerry Tansey (MO).
PRAIRIE CLASSIC (32): 1-Vinton Knarr (IL), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI); 1C-Bill Calton (MI), 2C-Faddoul Khoury (IL).
USBGF MICROBLITZ (64): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Rory Pascar (IL).
LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Frank & Monica Talbot (MI), 2-Wendy Kaplan (IL) & Amy Trudeau (IL).
PEORIA QUICKIES (64): 1-Bill Calton (MI), 2-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL).
USBGF NEWCOMERS FREEROLL: 1-Ivan Pogrebnyak (IN).
ZOMBIE ZEROES:
CHARITY AUCTION FOR HAITI MEDICAL MISSION:

Florida State Backgammon Tournament

FLORIDA STATE BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, September 30-October 2, 2016; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (24): 1-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2-Chris Knapp (MA); 1C-Faddoul Khoury (IL), 2C-Jeb Horton (NC); 1LC-Ray Fogerlund (NV).
ADVANCED (27): 1-Jim McDonald (FL), 2-Juan Rospiglioso (FL); 1C-Eric Stevens (FL), 2C-Greg Evans (FL); 1LC-Raffy Lazo (FL).
MASTERS (9): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Karen Davis (DC).
LIMITED JACKPOT (13): 1-Eric Stevens (FL), 2-Michael Valliere (PA).
WARM-UP (9): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Susan Randall (FL).
BMAB (8): 1/2-Brian Lonergan (LA) / Arkadiy Tsinis (FL).
DOUBLES (12): 1-Jeb Horton (NC) & Neal Rosensweig (FL), 2-Greg Evans (FL) & Eric Stevens (FL).
BLITZ (32): 1-Michael Valliere (PA), 2-Roland Leutert (FL).
NEAL WEINER DMP MEMORIAL (32): 1-Kathy Weiner (FL), 2-George Sal-Halasz (FL).
AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Eric Stevens (FL).

COLORADO STATE BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

COLORADO STATE BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, September 23-25, 2016; Denver, Colorado.
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (16): 1-Dave Zick (CO), 2-Charlie Raichle (CO); 1C-Jack Edelson (WI), 2C-Jonah Seewald (CO).
ADVANCED (11): 1-Denny Leatherman (CO), 2-Chuck Higgins (CO); 1C-Eric Pfenning (CO), 2C-David Taniguchi (CA).
NOVICE (3): 1-Jay Shaeffer (CO).
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE MASTERS JACKPOT (8): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
ROYAL GORGE LIMITED JACKPOT (4): 1-Lynda Clay (CO), 2-Proctor Ritchie (AZ).
USBGF BLITZ (16): 1/2: Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND FINALE: 1-East Champion Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-West Champion Ray Fogerlund (NV).

4th ANNUAL SEATTLE BACKGAMMON CLASSIC

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OPEN (28): 1-Martin D’Alexander (OR), 2-Pete Anderson (WA); 1C-Vadim Nuniyants (WA), 2C-Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
INTERMEDIATE (16): 1-Eric Meyer (Canada), 2-Kathy Weiner (NV); 1C-Daniel Stroberger (WA), 2C-Ed Schau (WA).
NOVICE (4): 1-Chris Innes (WA).
SUPER JACKPOT (15): 1-John Gamalielson (WA), 2-Pete Anderson (WA), 3/4-Steven Carey (WA) / Alex Toth (WA).
DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Martin D’Alexander (WA) & Joel Levy (WA), 2-Jack Edelson (WI) & Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 3/4-Pete Anderson (WA) & John Gamalielson (WA) / Karl Pearson (WA) & Kathy Weiner (NV).
USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT (17): 1-Steven Carey (WA), 2-Paul Baraz (CA).
SUNDAY JACKPOT (8): 1-Steven Carey (WA), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

13th CAROLINA INVITATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

13th CAROLINA INVITATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, September 1-5, 2016; Charlotte, North Carolina.
Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (38): 1-Mary Hickey (OH), 2/5-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Di Di (GA) / Michael Neagu (Canada), 6/7-Vadim Musaelyan (NC) / Barry Silliman (MD).
ADVANCED (32): 1-Ben Elliott (NC), 2/4-Marcy Kossar (MD) / Jason Russ (NC) / LEW Webber (VA), 5/6-Gary Koscielny (NY) / Omar Shah (Canada), 7/9-John Baron (OH) / Jeff Proctor (NC) / Marvin Widenhouse (NC).
NOVICE (11): 1-Will Ballard (NC), 2-Ilean Hill (NC); 1C-Bob Azuri (NC); 1LC-Jesse Silliman (MD).
FASTER MASTERS (8): 1-Jim Hickey, 2-Phil Simborg
QUEEN CITY CUP MASTERS JACKPOT (13): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Bahman Zandi (MD).
CARDINAL CLASSIC AMATEUR JACKPOT (16): 1-Vladi Gudgenov (NC), 2-Michelle Steinberg (NJ).
DOUBLES (16 teams): Finals: 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD) & Carter Mattig (IL), 2-Farhad Forudi (OH) & Michael Takla (NY).
SKUNK DICE FOR CHARITY: 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA). Funds were raised for the Second Harvest Food Bank.
$50 USBGF PRIME JACKPOT (64): 1/2-John Klein (MD) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
$25 USBGF PRIME JACKPOT (32): 1-Michael Valliere (PA), 2-Mustafa Sayid (MD).
$25 USBGF PRIME JACKPOT OVERFLOW (16): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA).
$50 Earlybird Tournament (8): Karen Davis (DC), 2-Don Faix (NC).
$20 Earlybird Tournament (12): 1-Gary Koscielny (NY), 2-Jim Ulaky (NC).
$50 After Tournament (8): 1/2-Sean Garber (IN) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
$20 After Tournament (8): 1/2-Treena Bouque (CA) / Simon Kennedy Rose (IL).

14th WISCONSIN STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

14th WISCONSIN STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, August 19 – 21, 2016.
Preliminary results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (30): 1-Jack Edelson (WI), 2-Tim Mabee (IL); 1C-Faddoul Khoury (IL), 2C-David Todd (MO); 1LC-David Rockwell (IL).
ADVANCED (31): 1-Patrick Domico (IN), 2-Matt Johnson (WI); 1C-Simon Kennedy-Rose (IL), 2C-John Always (AZ); 1LC-Steve Waller (MN).
NOVICE (2): 1-John Halvorsen (WI), 2-Linda Douglas (KS).
BADGER CLASSIC (16: 1-Jack Edelson (WI), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
AMATEUR CLASSIC (16): 1-Kevin Heacox (IN), 2-Simon Kennedy-Ross (IL).
DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Beth Martinson (WI) & Bill Minser (WI), 2-Steve Brown (MN) & Simon Kennedy-Rose (IL).
BLITZ (64): 1/2-Yury Millman (MN) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
QUICKIES (16): 1-Jeff Nitschke (MN), 2-Steve Brown (MN).
FASHIONABLY EARLY BIRD JACKPOT (12): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2/3-Paul Mangone (CA) / Keene Marin (WI).
EARLY BIRD JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-James Worley (KS), 2-Steve Brown (MN).
EARLY BIRD JACKPOT #2 (8): 1/2-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Simon Kennedy-Rose (IL).
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA).

FIRST SILICON VALLEY OPEN

FIRST SILICON VALLEY OPEN; August 5-7, 2016; San Jose, California
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (45): 1-Dana Nazarian, 2-Marv Porten; 1C-Steve Sax, 2-Mark Antranikian, 3/4-Gus Contos / Cheryl Andersen.
ADVANCED (32): 1-Cathel Murray, 2-Jerry Nussbaum; 1C-Jes Jestadt, 2-Michaela Olsen, 3/4-Judy Field / Erwin Hom.
NOVICE (6): 1-Brian Andersen, 2-Dirk Olsen; 1-Ghada Ashoo.
49ER GOLD RUSH MASTERS (31): 1-Doug Mayfield, 2-Odis Chenault, 3/4-Dana Nazarian / Ted Chee.
LIMITED JACKPOT (21): 1-Jesse Jestadt, 2-Mark Ferrin.
DMP (64): 1-Karam Ashoo, 2-Ray Fogerlund, 3/4-Ted Chee / Carol Joy Cole.
DOUBLES (8): 1-Bob Glass & Steve Sax, 2-Chris Knapp & Gary Koscielny.
BLITZ (64): 1-Kit Woolsey
OLDER AND WISER (24): 1-Kit Woolsey, 2-Karen Davis.
YOUNG GUNS (16): 1-Scotty Kelland, 2-Ted Chee.
OLDER & WISER VS. YOUNG GUNS PLAYOFF: 1-Kit Woolsey

41st BACKGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

41st Backgammon World Championship, July 26-31, 2016; Monte Carlo, Monaco
Results from chicagopoint.com

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (144): 1-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 2-Joseph Russell (USA), 3-Tatsuya Tanaka (Japan), 4/5-Ed O’Laughlin (USA) / Victor Petersen (Norway), 6/8-Conny Ericksson (Sweden) / Philippe Lecomte (France) / Slava Pryadkin (Ukraine); 1C-Arkadiy Tsinis (USA), 2C-Lawrence Powell (England), 3C/4C-Ary Nogueira (Brazil) / Felix Ziva (Israel); 1LC-Alain Babillon (France), 2LC-Stepan Nuniyants (USA).
INTERMEDIATE (47): 1-Stephen Chidwick (England), 2-Lasse Danielsen (Denmark), 3-Walter Thesing (Germany), 4/5-Yulia Gromenkova (Russia) / Tim Lawless (USA); 1C-Marianne Husum (Norway), 2C-Laura Monaco (Italy), 3C/4C-Helmut Jeske (Germany) / Halil Tulan (Turkey/Switzerland); 1LC-Lise Nielsen (Denmark), 2LC-Farokh Moazed (Sweden).
BEGINNERS (15): 1-Joan Grunwald (USA), 2-Michael Bang (Denmark); 1C-Vaibhav Saxena (India), 2C-Shanee Bor (USA); 1LC-Philip Jameson (Australia), 2LC-Lucinda Holland (England).
SUPER JACKPOT (42): 1-Peter Jes Thomsen (Denmark), 2-Götz Hildsberg (Germany), 3/4-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany).
SPEEDGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (64): 1-Stepan Nuniyants (USA), 2-Mikael Vardanyan (Russia), 3/4-Didier Assaraf (France) / Sergey Erokhin (Russia).
SENIORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (128): 1-Johan Moazed (Sweden), 2-Robert Lindbom (Sweden), 3/4-David Brown (England) / Stepan Nuniyants (USA).
DOUBLES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (32 teams): 1-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany) & Bernhard Winkelhaus (Germany), 2-Annalisa Agosti (Italy) & Laura Monaco (Italy), 3/4-Halil Tulan (Turkey/Switzerland) & Ulrich Tamm (Germany) / Alex Lehmann (USA) & Peter Jes Thomsen (Denmark).
LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (16): 1-Cecilia Sparke (England), 2-Yulia Gromenkova (Russia).
MONTE CARLO WORLD FEDERATION CUP (16): 1-Robert Lindbom (Sweden), 2-Alan Grunwald (USA).
JUNIORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (8): 1-David Broomfield (England), 2-Evan Sarno (USA).
1-POINT WORLD VICTIMS MEMORIAL (128): 1-Vaibhav Saxena (India), 2-Roman Korber (Austria). 1800 euros were raised for the victims of the attack in Nice.
BELAIR TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (34 teams): 1-Swimmers: Sergey Erokhin (Russia) / Yulia Gromenkova (Russia) / Jürgen Orlowski (Germany), 2-Evolution: Cihangir Çetinel (Turkey) / Yan Kit Chan (England) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan).
SHOGI TOURNAMENT: 1-Kota Fujiwara (Japan), 2-Toshiya Nishii (Japan).
MOCHY’S PROFICIENCY EXAM (22): 1-Falafel Natazon (Israel/USA) – 40, 2-Steen Grønbech (Denmark) – 37, 3-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden) – 35.

6th MONTE CARLO BACKGAMMON OPEN – July 24-25, 2016; Monte Carlo, Monaco

MONTE CARLO OPEN (62): 1-Ron Rubin (USA), 2-Chris Rogers (England), 3/4-Johan Bynell (Sweden) / Peter Jes Thomsen (Denmark); 1C-Raul Timerman (Argentina), 2C-Jacek Wojciechowski (Poland).
MONTE CARLO INTERMEDIATE (30): 1-Didier Assaraf (France), 2-Martin de Bruin (USA/Spain), 3/4-Frédéric Andrieu (France) / Martha Ghio (USA); 1C-Florin Popa (Italy), 2C-Havard Hafskjuld (Norway).

21st MINNESOTA OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

21st Minnesota Open Backgammon Championships, July 22 – 24, 2016; Bloomington, Minnesota
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (21): 1-Jack Edelson (WI), 2-Jeff Nitschke (MN); 1C-Jerry Kressin (MN), 2C-Steve Brown (MN); 1LC-Sean Garber (IN).
INTERMEDIATE (27): 1-Zachary Tabak (WI), 2-Gregg Trunnell (MN); 1C-Lucien Cravens (MN), 2C-Jeff Spencer (MN); 1LC-Michael Mesich (MN), 2LC-Rina Quartarone (MN).
NOVICE (6): 1-Apollo Lammers (MN), 2-Nathan Bouma (MN).
3rd ANNUAL GOPHER CLASSIC (25): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Jeff Nitschke (MN); 1C-Art Moore (CA).
MASTERS JACKPOT (8): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Steve Brown (MN).
DOUBLES: 1-Lucien Cravens (MN) & John Pirner (MN), 2-April Kennedy (MN) & Michael Mesich (MN).
BLITZ (16): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Jeff Nitschke (MN).
ULTIMATE MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Jeff Spencer (MN).

41st MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

41st MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, July 1-4, 2016; Novi, Michigan
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (84): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 3-Frank Raposa (VA), 4/5-Saba Bejanishvili (GA) / Barry Silliman (MD); 1C-John O’Hagan (IN), 2C-Herb Roman (IL), 3C/4C-Dion Hogan (MI) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).
INTERMEDIATE (73): 1-Mike Rezai (OH), 2-Marcy Kossar (MD), 3-Rick Wedge (Canada), 4/5-Jim Airgood (MI) / Bob Stoller (AK); 1C-John Herron (MI), 2C-Sue Will, 3C/4C-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Christopher Shanava (IL).
NOVICE (11): 1-Tony Zimbalatti (MI), 2-Bridget McCrudden (Canada); 1C-Daniel Posen (MI); 1LC-Christa Solovey (MI).
MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-John Klein (MD), 2-Di Di (GA), 3/4-Drew Giovanis (NV) / Mike Senkiewicz (NY).
SANDY KAPLAN’S SENIOR SPECIAL (64): 1-Mike Vasilatos (OH), 2-Steve Hast (PA), 3/4-Farhad Forudi (OH) / Herb Roman (IL).
PRINCE BARLOW’S JUNIOR JACKPOT (32): 1-Nick Blasier (TX), 2-Mike Clapsadle (MI), 3/4-Ben Friesen (MI) / Keene Marin (WI).
USBGF PRIME CHARITY BLITZ (128): 1-Jon Vietor (CA), 2-Gary Margosian (MI). $300 was raised for the Flint Water Fund.
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – EAST (128): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Di Di (GA). $100 Side Pool: Nick Blasier (TX), $50 Side Pool: John Quinn (MI).
FRANK TALBOT’S NEWCOMER FREEROLL (26): 1-Dan Dabney (IN), 2-Christa Solovey (MI).
OPEN DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Joe Feldman (MI) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Gary Fritzsche (MI) & Rick Schuman (MI), 3/4-Brent Cohen (PA) & Neil Kazaross(IL) / Eric Hiner (MN) & Yury Millman (MN).
LIMITED DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Dave McKenzie (KS) & Karla McKenzie (KS), 2-Fred Ishac (MI) & Walt Smith (MI).
FIRECRACKER OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Greg Merriman (MI).
FIRECRACKER LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Patrick Domico (IN), 2-Eric Stevens (FL).
MONDAY TROPHY OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Saba Bejanishvili (GA).
MONDAY TROPHY LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Mike Clapsadle (MI).
$20 DETROIT QUICKIE (32): 1-Dave Kozak (Canada), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).
BACKGAMMON MASTER SERIES (USA) #3 (16): 1/3-Faris Gabbara (MI) / Paul Weaver (AL) / Kit Woolsey (CA).
$50 THURSDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Chris Knapp (MA), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/4-Steve Brown (MN) / Emil Mortuk (MI).
$30 THURSDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Dave Williams (NV), 3/4-Mike Clapsadle (MI) / John Claybourne (MI).
$20 THURSDAY WARM-UP (8): 1-Ross Gordon (CT), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 3-Fred Ishac (MI).
$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Jon Vietor (CA), 2/3-Dorn Bishop (CA) / Nick Blasier (TX).
$20 AFTER TOURNAMENT (10): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-John Quinn (MI).

Los Angeles Open Backgammon Tournament

LOS ANGELES OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, June 10 – 12, 2016; Los Angeles, California
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (56): 1-Paul Baraz (CA), 2-George Haskour (CA), 3-Alan Martin (CA), 4/5-Alfred Mamlet (MD) / Vadim Nuniyants (WA); 1C-Steve Sax (CA), 2C-Ken Bame (CA), 3C/4C-Art Benjamin (CA) / Drew Giovanis (NV).
ADVANCED (41): 1- Lynn Lusk (CO), 2- Charles Toots (CA), 1C- Ray Spehar (CA), 2C-Erwin Hom (CA), 3C/4C- Paul Mangone (CA) / Andy Plat (CA).
LIMITED (9): 1-Inigo Gatus (CA), 2-David Atwood (CA); 1C-Melanie Goldman (NV).
SUPER-32 (31): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Ted Chee (CA), 3/4- Dorn Bishop (CA) / Alfred Mamlet (MD).
PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR (29): 1-Frank Ley (CA), 2-Josh Racko (CA), 3/4- Ergin Bayrak (CA) / Joe Nolan (TN).
BLITZ (56): 1- Joe Nolan (TN), 2- Allen Tish (CA).
SENIORS-I (32): 1/2- Art Benjamin (CA) / Ed Rosenblum (NM), 3/4-Lynn Lusk (CO) / Dennis Stone (CA)
SENIORS-II (16): 1/2/3- Elena Evans (TX) / Ed Rosenblum (NM) / Ray Spehar (CA).
DMP-USBGF Prime Tournament (128): 1- Stepan Nuniyants (WA), 2-Mark Antranikian (CA).
DOUBLES (8 teams): 1- Cliff Pappas (AZ) / Jim Wark (TX), 2- Nash Jost / Peter Wisniewski (CA).
$100-JACKPOT: 1- Herb Roman (IL).

36th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

36th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT May 26-30, 2016; Rosemont, Illinois
Preliminary results from chicagopoint.com

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3rd WORLD BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (16): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 3/4-Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Frank Talbot (MI).
OPEN (53): 1-Chris Knapp (MA), 2-Nick Blasier (TX), 3/6-Steve Brown (MN) / Neil Kazaross (IL) / Faddoul Khoury (IL) / Ronald Loero (Venezuela).
INTERMEDIATE (41): 1-Michael Valliere (PA), 2-John Snellings (Costa Rica), 3/5-Mike Clapsadle (MI) / Uriel Mazel (Uruguay/USA) / Alex Owen (IL).
NOVICE (10): 1-Brad La Pratt (IL), 2-Tim Koppang (IL); 1C-Roger Brandt (IL).
MARKOWITZ MASTERS (8): 1-John O’Hagan (IN), 2-Michihito Kageyama (Japan).
FASTER MASTERS (8): 1-Takayuki Hino (Japan), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).
LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Simon Kennedy-Rose (IL), 2-Greg Adamavich (WI).
LIMITED JACKPOT OVERFLOW (8): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada).
OPEN UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE: 1-Bob Stringer (CA).
INTERMEDIATE UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE: 1-Cinda King (IL).
DOUBLES: (24 teams): 1-Kate Elmore (GA) & Christopher Shanava (IL), 2-Craig Anderson (IL) & Tak Morioka (IL), 3-Bill Bartholomay (IL) & Beth Whitney (MI).
SENIORS (32): 1-John O-Hagan (IN), 2-Bill Riles (TX).
QUICKIES (128): >1-Nick Blasier (TX), 2-Steve Blanchard (IL).
TAKI-BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Julius High (KS).
$100 SUNDAY JACKPOT #1: 1-Bill Calton (MI), 2-April Kennedy (MN).
$100 SUNDAY JACKPOT #2: 1/2-Keene Marin (WI) /Herb Roman (IL).
MOCHY’S 6th PROFICIENCY TEST (30): Bill Calton (MI) & Dennis Culpepper (VA) tied for first with top scores of 35 out of 50 correct answers.
AFTER TOURNEY TOURNEY (32): 1/2-Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Takayuki Hino (Japan).

4th CAPITAL CLASSIC BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

4th CAPITAL CLASSIC BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, May 20-22, 2016; Sterling, Virginia
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (32): 1-Jack Edelson (WI), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ); 3/4-Donny Lomuto (NY) / John O’Hagan (IN); 1C-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2C-David Rockwell (IL); 1LC-Paul Weaver (AL).
ADVANCED (26): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Alia Azamat (NJ); 3/4-Majid Jahanbani (VA) / Philip Lerman (DC); 1C-Michael Valliere (PA), 2C-Daniel Peters (VA); 1LC-Ben Elliott (NC).
NOVICE (5): 1-Larry Doyle, 2-Nick Saverino.
MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Tuvya Felt (TN), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA).
OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA).
INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (8): 1-Igor Baburov (NY), 2-Chen-Fu Yu (MD).
DOUBLES (13 teams): 1-Ronald Loero (Venezuela) & LEW Webber (VA), 2-Julius High (KS) & Tony Wuersch (RI).
BLITZ: ??
MOCHY’S QUIZ: John Klein (MD) & John O’Hagan (IN) tied for first with the high scores of 39.

ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC

ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC,April 28-May 1, 2016; Atlanta, Georgia
Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (25): 1-Mike Senkiewicz (NY), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Vadim Musaelyan (NC), 2C-Jeb Horton (NC); 1LC-Brian Lonergan (LA).
INTERMEDIATE (20): 1-Judy Field (MI), 2-Homer Hector (GA); 1C-Dennis Lutz (GA), 2C-Charles Edwards (GA); 1LC-Jeremy Moulton (GA).
NOVICE (4): 1-Michael Wilson (GA), 2-Sean Montgomery (TN).
ROBERT WILENSKY MEMORIAL MASTERS (10): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA), 2-Sean Garber (IN).
ATLANTA CUP AMATEUR JACKPOT (11): 1-Stuart Domeshek (GA), 2-Joe Nolan (TN).
DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Adrian Costa (GA) & Forrest Faulk (GA), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA) & Samra Hadden (GA).
MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Adrian Costa (GA), 2-Alan Epstein (GA).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Ben Elliott (NC).
OVERFLOW SENIORS TOURNAMENT: 1-Jim Hickey (NC), 2-Alan Epstein (GA).
THURSDAY WARM-UP (15): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Vadim Musaelyan (NC); 1C-Carl Sorg (GA).
AFTER TOURNAMENT (8): 1/2-Ben Friesen (MI) / Samra Hadden (GA).

U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, April 13-17, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Photo by Tara Mendicino. Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (74+28 rebuys): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Gary Bauer (NJ), 3/4-Mark Ferrin (OR) / Jim Pasko (NV); 1C-Ken Bame (CA), 2C-Tom Wheeler (TX), 3C/4C-Mark Antranikian (CA) / Alfredo Unes (Brazil); 1LC-Joe Russell (CA), 2LC-Philippe Salnave (FL).
INTERMEDIATE (70+28 rebuys): 1-Ahmet Bolat (MA), 2-Jeff Whitelaw (NV), 3/4-Burt Goldstein (NM) / David Taniguchi (CA); 1C-Joe Miller (OH), 2C-Treena Bouque (CA), 3C/4C-Vlad Eydelman (IL) / Tim Lawless (OH); 1LC-Joe Apicella (NV), 2LC-Paul Franks (NV).
BEGINNERS (4): 1-David Klausa (CO).
SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Stick Rice (OH).
LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Ken Bame (CA), 2-Paul Baraz (CA), 3/4-Stacy Turner (FL) / Alfredo Unes (Brazil).
BEGINNERS JACKPOT (3): 1-Diane Kropelnitski (MI)
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Joe Apicella (NV), 2-Pedro Carvalho (Brazil), 3/4-Mark Antranikian (CA) / Salomon Zonana (Mexico).
DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (16 teams): 1-Cliff Pappas (AZ) & Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 2-Conny Eriksson (Sweden) & Marie Gustafsson (Sweden).
BLITZ (25): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Hideo Tateno (CA).
MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Steve Diano (NV), 2-Paul Baraz (CA).
$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (32): 1-Salomon Zonana (Mexico), 2-Paul Baraz (CA).
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (32):

22nd ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

22nd ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS.
March 18-20, 2016; Cleveland, Ohio
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (38): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-David Todd (MO); 1C-Marty Storer (NH), 2C-Frank Raposa (VA).
ADVANCED (43): 1-Bruce Ballance (PA), 2-Amy Trudeau (IL); 1C-Reggie Harvel (MI), 2C-David Zakrajsek (IN).
NOVICE (12): 1-Andy Fazekas (CT), 2-Donna Davenport (OH); 1C-Linda Bradley (NC).
OHIO MASTERS (16): 1-Jacob “Stick” Rice (OH), 2-Dion Hogan (MI).
AMATEUR JACKPOT (16): 1-Mike Rezai (OH), 2-Mike Vasilatos (OH).
DOUBLES (13 teams): 1-Chris Knapp (MA) & Patty Knapp (MA), 2-Bruce Ballance (PA) & Pete Townsend (PA).
MICRO BLITZ (64): 1-David Zakrajsek (IN), 2-Frank Raposa (VA).
QUICKIES (32): 1-Brian Vance (MI), 2-Ross Gordon (CT).

Sunshine State Backgammon Classic

2016 SUNSHINE STATE BACKGAMMON CLASSIC, February 19-21, 2016; Clearwater, Florida
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (10): 1-Bob Carpenter (FL), 2-Eric Barr (KS); 1C-Leon Marini (NJ).

INTERMEDIATE (27): 1-Michael Valliere (PA), 2-Jerry Ungar (FL); 1LC-Eric Stevens (FL).

NOVICE (6): 1-Marcus Klebe (FL), 2-Juan Erazo (FL).

GULF COAST DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Doug Johnson (FL) & Roland Leutert (FL).

MICRO BLITZ: 1-Bob Wright (FL).

AFTER TOURNEY-TOURNAMENT: 1-Michael Valliere (PA).

4th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

4th Texas Backgammon Championships, February 4-7, 2016; San Antonio, Texas
Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (68+26 rebuys): 1-Richard Munitz (NY), 2-Gary Fries (VA), 3/4-Julius High (KS) / David Kettler (TX); 1C-Ronald Loero (Venezuela), 2C-Michael Neagu (Canada), 3C/4C-Gus Contos (CA) / Barry Power (TX); 1LC-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2LC-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).
ADVANCED(40+8 rebuys) 1-Philip Rousselle (TX), 2-Lloyd Jerauld (TX); 1C-Cem Aslan (TX), 2C-Robert Urquhart (TX), 3C/4C-Dave McKenzie (KS) / Rose Sheedy (IN); 1LC-Mario Savan (CA).
LIMITED (21): 1-Linda Bradley (NC), 2-Scott Butki (TX); 1C-Rebecca Lively (TX), 2C-Kathy Quentan (TX); 1LC-Paula Pipes (TX).
DUAL-DUEL TOURNAMENT (8): Score Winner Steve Sax (CA) vs PR Winner: Steve Sax (CA) or Bob Wachtel (CA). Playoff will conclude later.
LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS JACKPOT (27): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Al Hodis (NV), 3/4-Steve Sax (CA) / Bob Wachtel (CA).
ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Gary Fries (VA), 3/4-Eric Hiner (MN) / Ronald Loero (Venezuela).
TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (8): 1-April Kennedy (MN), 2-Robert Orth (TX).
TOURNAMENT OF STARS (17 teams): 1-Harvey Gillis (AZ) & Petko Kostadinos (SC), 2-Gus Contos (CA) & Richard Munitz (NY).
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WEST (96): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).
USBGF $1,000 PRIME TOURNAMENT FREE ROLL (64): 1-Mario Savan (CA), 2-Eric Hiner (MN).
$1,000 SURPRISE FREE ROLL (32): 1-John Bird (TX), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1/2-Julius High (KS) / Albert Steg (MA).
SENIORS OVERFLOW (32): 1-Ira Hessel (TX), 2-David Taniguchi (CA).
SPEEDGAMMON #1 (32): 1-Ronald Loero (Venezuela), 2-Scott Ward (TX).
SPEEDGAMMON #2 (16): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-David Taniguchi (CA).
ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE (16): 1-Alia Azamat (NJ), 2-William McHone (TX).
AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2016 Inductees – Patrick Gibson (CA), Danny Kleinman (CA), Howard Markowitz (NV) and Tim Holland (deceased).

9th New York Metropolitan Backgammon Open

9th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN, January 6-10, 2016; Jersey City, New Jersey
  Results from chicagopoint.com

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CHAMPIONSHIP (70+16 rebuys): 1-Mike Senkiewicz (NY), 2-Frank DiMaggio (NY), 3/4-Neil Kazaross (IL) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan); 1C-Ben Friesen (MI), 2C-Rory Pascar (IL), 3C/4C-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Jeb Horton (NC); 1LC-Frank Talbot (MI), 2LC-Brent Cohen (PA).
INTERMEDIATE (66+18 rebuys): 1-Jordan Schwitzer (NY), 2-Michael Shmuely (NY), 3/4-Bruce Ballance (PA) / Canan Aktas (NY); 1C-Kevin Walsh (NJ), 2C-Chen-Fu Yu (MD), 3C/4C-Marcy Kossar (MD) / Ruben Martirosyan (NY); 1LC-Michael Robinson (NY), 2LC-Cloyd Laporte (NY).
ADVANCED BEGINNER (26): 1-Frank Echols (NJ), 2-Lisa Pelaez (NY); 1C-Jenna Longman (MI), 2C-Alia Azamat (NJ); 1LC-Howard Linnemann-Schmidt (NY).
BEGINNER (18): 1-Troy Longman II (MI), 2-Chris Coppa (NY); 1C-Dan Schechner (NY), 2C-Andrew Lin (WA).
LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-John Klein (MD), 2-Mike Senkiewicz (NY), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Julian Schulman (NY).
LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Bill Finneran (MD), 2-Jay Karns (CT), 3/4-Leon Marini (NJ) / Eric Stevens (FL).
LIMITED JACKPOT OVERFLOW (18): 1-Antoinette Williams (NY), 2-Michael Valliere (PA).
2-POINT MINI-MATCH (128): 1-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Albert Steg (MA), 3/4-Larry Shiller (CT) / Tony Wuersch (RI).
BLITZ (160): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Gary Koscielny (NY).
NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Petko Kostadinov (SC) & Akiko Yazawa (Japan).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Bill Finneran (MD), 2-Frank Talbot (MI), 3/4-Fran Goldfarb (NY) / Cloyd Laporte (NY).
SENIORS OVERFLOW TOURNAMENT (16): 1/2-Doug Huch (NJ) / Alan Steffen (NY).
$500 JACKPOT (4): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV).
$100 JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Sergiy Rybiy (NY).
$100 JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Pete Anderson (WA), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY).

USA vs THE WORLD: 1-World Team: Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Thomas Kristensen (Denmark) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 2-USA Team: Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Matt Cohn-Geier (CA) / Petko Kostadinov (SC) / Mike “Falafel” Natanzon (USA) / Steve Sax (CA). The World Team edged Team USA with points scored in multiple events. Team USA edged the World Team in PR: 3.41 vs 3.53.

HIGH ROLLER EVENT (20): 1-Mike “Falafel” Natanzon (USA), 2-Matt Cohn-Geier (CA).

CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, December 4 – 6, 2015; Los Angeles, California
Results from chicagopoint.com

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OPEN (61): 1-Al Hodis (NV), 2-Joe Russell (CA), 3-Doug Mayfield (CA), 4/5-Michael Showkati (CA) / Yoshiyuki Nakamura (Japan); 1C-Dorn Bishop (CA), 2C-Phil Simborg (IL), 3C/4C-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Matt Reklaitis (MA).
ADVANCED (46): 1-David Taniguchi (CA), 2-Steve Diano (NV); 1C-Pete Mostoufi (CA), 2C-Aaron Foust (NV), 3C/4C-Paul Baraz (CA) / Scotty Kelland (CT).
LIMITED (9): 1-Andrew Arthur (CA), 2-Paul Vanselow (CA); 1C-Mercedes Brynton (CA).
SUPER-40 MASTERS(42): 1/6-Shay Asraff (NV) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Yoshiyuki Nakamura (Japan) / Maeis Petrosian (CA) / Joe Russell (CA) / Norm Wiggins (CA).
PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR JACKPOT (30): 1-John Isaac (CA), 2-Paul Baraz (CA), 3/4-Ergin Bayrak (CA) / Sean Taghani (CA).
BLITZ (36): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Elena Evans (TX).
SENIORS (64): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Pete Mostoufi (CA).
DMP-USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT (160): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Bruce Newberg (CA), 3-Erwin Hom (CA).
DOUBLES (8 teams): 1/2-Ben Friesen (MI) & Harvey Gillis (AZ) / Clarine (CA) & Steve Sax (CA).

Las Vegas Open Backgammon Tournament

LAS VEGAS OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, November 17-22, 2015; Las Vegas, Nevada
  Results from chicagopoint.com

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 CHAMPIONSHIP (93+35 rebuys): 1-Akiko Yazawa, 2-Dorn Bishop, 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi / Takayuki Hino; 1C-Ray Fogerlund, 2C-Ted Chee, 3C/4C-Pedro Carvalho / Stacy Turner; 1LC-Patrick Gibson, 2LC-Michihito Kageyama.
INTERMEDIATE (73+27 rebuys): 1-Spencer Chen 2-Ronald Amorim, 3/4-Steve Diano / Larry Liebster; 1C-Treena Bouque, 2C-Salomon Zonana, 3C/4C-Lynn Ehrlich (NY) / J.A. Miller (NV); 1LC-Pete Mostoufi (CA), 2LC-Tara Mendicino (TX)..
BEGINNER (10): 1-Paulo Torres, 2-Craig Deberg
SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Akiko Yazawa, 2-Falafel Natanzon, 3/4-Masayuki Mochizuki /Ray Fogerlund.
LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Takayuki Hino, 2-Josh Racko, 3/4-Alfredo Une / Damon Singer
BEGINNER JACKPOT (8): Finals: Alia Azamat vs. Alan Hernandez Lopez de Lara
SENIORS (128): 1-Steve Sax, 2-Gus Contos, 3/4-Tristan Bettancourt / Tom McEvoy.
DOUBLES (28 teams): 1- Masayuki Mochizuki & Kazuki Yokota, 2-Larry Arnold & Tom Magne, 3/4-Carter Mattig & Michihito Kageyama / Spencer Chen & Kenna James.
BIGGER BLITZ (8 x 22): 1-Charlie Pipkin, 2-Kit Woolsey.
MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Herb Roman, 2-Bob Glass.
LADIES JACKPOT (8): 1-Molly Anderson, 2-Peggy Neubig.
$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (32): 1-Pat MacNeil, 2-Luis Torres.
$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT II (8): 1-Maies Petrosian, 2-Mike Courtney.
MOCHY/SIMBORG CHALLENGE II: Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan)
AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (32 ): 1-David Kettler (TX), 2-Stacy Turner (FL).

3rd MERIT OPEN INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

3rd Merit Open International Backgammon Championship, November 4 – 8, 2015; Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus,
  Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com 

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MASTERS (283): 1-Gaz Owen (England), 2-Leon Dorel (Romania), 3-Jakob Garal (Germany), 4/5-Boris Danelja (Georgia) / Avraham Eytan (Israel), 6/8-Laura Monaco (Italy) / Toni Bernaba (Lebanon) / Kasper Nielsen (Denmark), 9/12-Carsten Simonsen (Denmark) / Maik Stiebler (Germany) / Alexey Askurava (Russia) / Josefin Bichler (Germany); 1LC-Stepan Nuniyants (USA), 2LC- ??
INTERMEDIATE (111): 1-Olcay Lökbas (Turkey), 2-Katalin Veszeli (Hungary), 3-Kemal Sagindik (Turkey), 4/5-Vladimir Olchanski (Germany) / Yordan Kirchev (Bulgaria), 6/8-George Miltiadou (England) / István Éger (Hungary) / Moti Manzon (Israel); 1LC- ??, 2LC-Rosey Bensley (England).
SUPER JACKPOT #1 (32): 1-Yoshiyuki Nakamura (Japan), 2-Petko Kostadinov (USA), 3/4-Zafar Tas (Turkey) / Freddie Noer (Denmark).
SUPER JACKPOT #2 (32): 1-Julian Minwalla (England), 2-Karatorosyan (Armenia), 3/4-Rassoul Zomorodi (Iran) / Akiko Yazawa (Japan).
WARM-UP (256): Semifinals:
Rainer Witt (Germany)
Carter Mattig (USA)
Sebastian Wilkinson (England)
869 BG TROPHY (128): 1-Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 2-Philippe Boncenne (France), 3/4-Boris Martinello (Italy) / Eric McAlpine (England).
ION RESSU MEMORIAL DOUBLES (132 teams): 1-Götz Hildsberg (Germany) & Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Peter Carlsson (Sweden) & Liz Johansson (Sweden), 3/4-Luca Martino (Italy) & Vincenzo Riceputi (Italy) / Yasar Gözel (Turkey) & Kagan Karakaya (Turkey).
LADIES TOURNAMENT (45): 1-Antoinette-Marie Williams (USA), 2-Linda Sjörin (Sweden), 3/4-Lise Nielsen (Denmark) / Sibylle Altermatt (Switzerland).
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3rd ANNUAL CONNECTICUT BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

3RD ANNUAL CONNECTICUT BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, October 30 – November 1, 2015; Windsor Locks, CT
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OYSTER OPEN (31): 1-Jason Pack (NY), 2-Mary Hickey (OH); 1C-Matt Reklaitis (MA), 2C-Ed O’Laughlin (VA); 1LC-Ray Fogerlund (NV).
COPPER ADVANCED (21): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-John Barnett (NY); 1C-Michael Valliere (PA), 2C-Ken Indart (DC); 1LC-Jay Karns (CT).
NUTMEG NOVICE (8): 1-Chuck Young (NJ), 2-Alia Azamat (NY), 3-Larry Roberg (CT).
MILFORD MASTERS (14): 1-Jason Pack (NY), 2-Brent Cohen (PA).
DANBURY DOUBLES (21 teams): 1-Scotty Kelland (CT) & Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Matt Reklaitis (MA) & Alex Zamanian (MA).
FAIRFIELD AMATEUR BLITZ (32): 1-Michael Valliere (PA), 2-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica).
RIDGEFIELD OPEN BLITZ (8): 1-Alex Zamanian (MA), 2-Al Cantito (CT).
COLONY OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica).
COLONIST JACKPOT (8): 1-Cynthia Belogonoff (Australia), 2-Al Theriault (CT).
QUINNIPIAC QUICKIES (16): 1-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica), 2-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).
PILGRIM AMATEUR JACKPOT (4): 1-Ken Indart (DC), 2-Gary Koscielny (NY).
WESTPORT WARMUP (32): 1-Marty Storer (NH), 2-Mary Hickey (OH).
PRE-TOURNEY (16): 1-Patty Geoffroy (MA), 2-Leon Marini (NJ).