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 […]

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

Lynn Erlich

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. […]

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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 […]

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

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Congratulations 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.

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

Jeff Spencer

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 […]

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Rich Sweetman brings home the added money in New England Prime Local Club Initiative

Congratulations to Rich Sweetman for winning the New England Local Club Prime Initiative added money on December 10! In addition to winning the USBGF added money Rich will now represent New Endgland 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 […]

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Nick Blasier brings home the added money in Austin Prime Local Club Initiative

Congratulations to Nick Blasier for winning the Austin Local Club Prime Initiative added money on December 10, 2017! In addition to winning the USBGF added money Nick will now represent Austin 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 […]

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George Morse brings home the added money in Houston Prime Local Club Initiative

Congratulations to George Morse for winning the Houston Local Club Prime Initiative USBGF added money on December 9! In addition to winning the USBGF added money George will now represent Houston 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 Houston events, […]

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CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

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CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, December 1-3, 2017; Los Angeles, California – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (64): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada), 3-Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 4/5-Nick Maffeo (CA) / Norm Wiggins (CA); 1C-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2C-David Rennie (CA), 3C/4C-Jack Edelson (WI) / Paul Magriel (NV). ADVANCED (64): 1-Teddy Lance (CA), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 3-Payam Yousefian […]

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LAS VEGAS OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

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LAS VEGAS OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, November 15-19, 2017; Las Vegas, Nevada – Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (95+31 rebuys): 1-Matt Cohn-Geier, 2-Leyla Zaloutskaya, 3/4-Lars Trabolt / Kit Woolsey; 1C-Mark Ferrin, 2C-Petko Kostadinov, 3C/4C-Sam Ahmed / Phil Simborg; 1LC-Takayuki Hino, 2LC-Stepan Nuniyants. INTERMEDIATE (76+28 rebuys): 1-Lynda Clay, 2-James Scouten, 3/4-Frank Dama / Eric Meyer; Cons. 1C-Ghazi […]

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Dan Wittkopp brings home the Added Money in Flint

Flint Area Club Championships – Results USBGF member Dan Wittkopp will be representing Flint in the USBGF free-roll ABT entry tournament on March 1, 2018!! November 12, 2017, Flint Michigan OPEN (32) 1-MICHAEL KURTZ (Sterling Heights) 2-Dan Wittkopp (Traverse City) (<<<USBGF winner!!) 3-John Quinn (Westland) 4/6-Jim Airgood (Swartz Creek) / Gary Fritzsche (Ypsilanti) / Greg […]

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Myra Gazvoda brings home the cash in Colorado Local Club Prime Initiative

Congratulations to Myra Gazvoda for winning the Colorado Local Club Prime Initiative tournament on November 12! Myra joined the USBGF on 3 days before the event as was glad she did, as she took home the USBGF added cash as well as now representing Colorado in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. The winner […]

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CONNECTICUT STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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CONNECTICUT STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, October 19-22, 2017; Windsor Locks, Connecticut – Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit Karen Davis OYSTER OPEN (40): 1-Bahman Zandi, 2-Ray Fogerlund, 3/4-Paul Stebbing / Alex Zamanian; 1C-Karen Davis, 2C-Boris Dekhtyar; 1LC-Richard Munitz. COPPER ADVANCED (28): 1-Feliks Goykhamen, 2-Joe Potts; 1C-Robert Lessard, 2C-Wanda Roberts; 1LC-Robert Loveless, 2LC-Omar Shah. NUTMEG NOVICE (15): […]

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FLORIDA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

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FLORIDA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, September 29-October 2, 2017; Fort Lauderdale, Florida -Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit Karen Davis SHARK OPEN (30): 1-Petko Kostadinov, 2-Ray Fogerlund; 1C-Karen Davis, 2C-Leyla Zaloutskaya ; 1LC-Avi Samuels. PANTHER ADVANCED (36): 1-Gary Koscielny, 2-Kevin Jones, 3/4-Murray Bryntesen / Viktor Cherveda; 1C-Jerry Ungar, 2C-Stuart Farber; 1LC-Lynda Clay, 2LC-Dmitriy Veritskiy. SOCIAL NOVICE […]

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COLORADO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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COLORADO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, September 22-24, 2017; Denver, Colorado – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN(22): 1-Charlie Raichle (CO), 2-Joe Freedman (NM); 1C-Jonah Seewald, 2C-Sean Garber (IN). ADVANCED (16): 1-Marc Emrich, 2-Ed Gazvoda; 1C-Eric Pfenning, 2C-Dan Minardi. NOVICE (3): 1-Stephen Siebold. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE MASTERS JACKPOT(12): 1-Matt Cohn-Geier (CA), 2-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 3-Allen Tish (CA). ROYAL GORGE LIMITED […]

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1st Montreal Open Backgammon Tournament

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MONTREAL OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, September 14-17, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Results from chicagopoint.com Photo Karen Davis OPEN (25): 1-Chris Knapp, 2-Larry Shiller; 1C-John Klein, 2C-Ed O’Laughlin; 1LC-Frank Talbot, 2LC-Mel Leifer. ADVANCED (28): 1-Liam Henry, 2-Marcy Kossar; 1C-Chen-Fu Yu, 2C-Omar Shah; 1LC-David Kozak, 2LC-Robert Caldwell. NOVICE (7): 1-Maxime Bilodeau, 2-Estelle Plante, 3-Kian Ghazian. $500 CONCORDIA […]

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SILICON VALLEY BACKGAMMON OPEN

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SILICON VALLEY BACKGAMMON OPEN, September 1-4, 2017; San Jose, California – Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com (Preliminary results) OPEN (57): 1-Jeremy Bagai, 2/5-Ed O’Laughlin / Odis Chenault / Al Hodis / Jesse Jestadt, 6/7-Mark Ferrin / Jeb Horton, 8/11-Art Benjamin / Sean Garber / Lynn Lusk / Steve Sax. ADVANCED (32): 1-Mike Mannon, 2/6-Kevin McDonough / […]

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15th WISCONSIN STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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15th WISCONSIN STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, July 21-23, 2017; Madison,Wisconsin – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (32): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Paul Mangone (CA); 1C-Sean Garber (IN), 2C-Chris Knapp (MA); 1LC-Ed O’Laughlin (VA). ADVANCED (29): 1-Jeff Spencer (MN), 2-Sue Will (IL); 1C-Paul Andrew (NC), 2C-Steve Binenstock (MN); 1LC-Charles Haley (IN). BADGER CLASSIC MASTERS (12): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Michael […]

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42nd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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42nd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, June 30-July 3, 2017; Novi, Michigan – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (85): 1-Paul Farah (MI), 2-Carter Mattig (IL), 3-Tak Morioka (IL), 4/6-John Klein (MD) / David Smith (0H) / Bahman Zandi (MD). 1C-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2C-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 3C/4C-Sead Kurjakovic (Bosnia) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA). INTERMEDIATE (76): 1-Patty Knapp (MA), […]

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37th Chicago Open Results

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37th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, May 25-29, 2017; Rosemont, Illinois – Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit: Tara Mendicino BACKGAMMON OLYMPIAD (10): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Michihito Kageyama (Japan). OLYMPIAD QUIZ (10): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-John O’Hagan (IN), 3-Gerry Tansey (MO). CHAMPIONSHIP (52): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2/7-Daniel Dabney (IN) / Yuji Ogura (Japan) / Boris Dekhtyar (NY) […]

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9th ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC

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9th ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC, May 18-21, 2017; Atlanta, Georgia – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (25): 1-Brian Lonergan (LA), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2C-Mary Hickey (OH); 1LC-Carol Joy Cole (MI). INTERMEDIATE (23): 1-Kate Elmore (GA), 2-David Stein (IL); 1C-Alan Epstein (GA), 2C-Scott Redfern (GA); 1LC-Mark Cohen (GA). NOVICE (4): 1-Jeremy Coppels (GA), 2-Jan […]

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US OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

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US OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, April 26-30, 2017; Las Vegas, Nevada- Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (64+26 rebuys): 1-Matt Cohn-Geier (CA), 2-Alex Toth (WA), 3/4-Doug Mayfield (CA) / Norm Wiggins (CA); 1C-Tom Wheeler (TX), 2C-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 3C/4C-Mark Antranikian (CA) / Jon Vietor (CA); 1LC-Scott Ward (TX), 2LC-Ted Chee (CA). INTERMEDIATE (60+28 rebuys): 1-Rick Voeller, 2-Patrick […]

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CHERRY BLOSSOM CHAMPIONSHIP

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CHERRY BLOSSOM CHAMPIONSHIP, April 6-9, 2017; Dulles, Virginia – Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP(64): 1-Joe Russell (CA), 2-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 3- Bahman Zandi (MD), 4/5 – Victor Ashkenazi (NJ)/John O’Hagan (IN). Consolation: 1-Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 3C/4C Steve Brown (MN), Brent Cohen (PA) ADVANCED(50): 1-Liam Henry (Canada), 2-Scotty Kelland (CT), 3-Marcy Kossar (MD), 4/5 […]

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23rd ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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23rd ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, March 24-26, 2017; Cleveland, Ohio- Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit Carol Joy Cole OPEN (32): 1-Jacek Wojciechowski (Poland), 2-Sean Garber (IN); 1C-Jacob “Stick” Rice (OH), 2C-Karen Davis (DC). ADVANCED (45): 1-Gary Koscielny (NY), 2-Mike Clapsadle (MI); 1C-Mike Vasilatos (OH); 2C-Ben Elliott (NC); 1LC-Ricky Griggs (MI). NOVICE (6): 1-Jeff Hoelzel […]

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2017 VIKING CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

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2017 Viking Classic BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, March 9-12, 2017; Bloomington, Minnesota – Results from chicagopoint.com ODIN OPEN (32): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA); 1C-Roberto Caprio (FL), 2C-Yury Millman (MN), 3C/4C-Jack Edelson (WI) / Jim Schothorst (ND). THOR ADVANCED (40): 1-Mike Blankenau (NE), 2-Kurt Peterson (MN); 1C-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2C-Jeff Willis (MN), 3C/4C-Rick Davis (MN) […]

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1st ANNUAL BOSTON OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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1st ANNUAL BOSTON OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, February 23-26, 2017; Boston, Massachusetts – Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit Karen Davis OPEN (44): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY); 1C-Albert Steg (MA), 2C-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ); 1LC-Bill Robertie (MA). AMHERST ADVANCED (32): 1-Adam Rosen (MA), 2-Daniel Bluestone (VA); 1C-Chen-Fu Yu (MD), 2C-Steve Morrow (MA); 1LC-Garry Kallos (Canada). NANTUCKET […]

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2017 SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

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2017 SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, February 17-19, 2017; Clearwater, Florida – Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit: Karen Davis 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 […]

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5th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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5th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS,February 2-5, 2017; San Antonio, Texas. Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit Tara Mendacino 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 […]

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10th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN

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10th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN January 5-8, 2017; Jersey City, New Jersey Results from chicagopoint.com 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 […]

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CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

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CALIFORNIA STATE BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, December 2-4, 2016; Los Angeles, California – Results from chicagopoint.com 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 […]

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