GARY FRIES – USBGF Player Profile

Gary Fries

Gary Fries

Gary Fries has been on fire of late, winning the Northern Virginia Backgammon Player of Year for the last four years competing against a Beltway powerhouse that includes Ed O’Laughlin, Frank Raposa, Bill Finneran, Bahman Zandi, and Karen Davis, among others. He won the Open event with 86 entrants at the Nordic Open in 2014 as well as the Warm Up tournament with 90 entrants. He won the Pittsburgh ABT Championship in 2010 and the International Cup in Las Vegas in 2004.  He finished second in Texas Championship in 2016, and second in Wisconsin in 2003.

Now retired, when not playing backgammon, he umpires Little League, conducts wine tastings, golfs, and enjoys gourmet meals and a nice bottle of wine with his wife Stephanie.

Points of Interest:

Home Club: NORTHERN VIRGINIA BACKGAMMON CLUB (https://sites.google.com/site/novabackgammon/)

ABT Nemesis  (no ABT wins): Karen Davis and 18 others tied at 0-1

ABT Plaything  (no ABT losses):  Victor Ashkenazi

[This is the next in a series of 22 Player Profiles for the USBGF representatives of their local clubs in the USBGF Inter-Club Championships. We will be posting one profile per day throughout the course of the tournament as a way of recognizing the USBGF players and promoting their local clubs.]

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