Results: 2nd GOLDEN GATE BACKGAMMON OPEN (South San Francisco, Cal., August 16-19, 2012)

Winner Ted Chee with Tobias Hellwag Photo by Phil Simborg

The USBGF extends hearty congratulations to all winners showcased below and on the Chicago Point website. Special congratulations go to Jeremy Bagai, the 2012 USBGF East vs. West Grand Champion!

CHAMPIONSHIP (24): 1Ted Chee (CA), 2-Mark Andrus (NV), 3/4-Gus Contos (CA) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA); 1LC: Ray Fogerlund (NV).  INTERMEDIATE (24): 1-Mark James (CA), 2-Cheryl Andersen (CA), 3/4-Comet (CA) / Hideo Tateno (CA); 1LC-Azzam Masarani (CA).  BEGINNER (4): 1-Ghada Ashoo (CA), 2-Larry Andersen (CA).  MASTERS JACKPOT (14+2): Semifinals:  Nick Maffeo (CA) vs Ken Bame (CA), Ed O’Laughlin (VA) vs Ray Fogerlund (NV).  LIMITED JACKPOT (12): 1-Nash Jost (CA), 2-Christian Stoddard (CA).  CHOUETTE TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Tami Jones (ID), 2-Nick Maffeo (CA), 3-Kit Woolsey (CA).  DMP-KNOCKOUT: 1-Patrick Gibson (CA).  MICRO-BLITZ: 1-Ernest Ho (CA).  PRO/AM DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA) & Tami Jones (ID), 2-Neil Kazaross (IL) & Abby Biss (New Zealand).  JAPAN OPEN QUALIFIER (16): 1- Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2-Carter Mattib (IL).  USBGF 2012 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP (EAST VS. WEST): 1-Jeremy Bagai (CA), 2-Ed O’Laughlin (VA)

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