Individual Sponsors

The USBGF salutes the individuals and organizations who generously support our federation by becoming sponsors. Become a sponsor today!

Mission Sponsors

Founding Sponsors

Founding Sponsors provided the seed capital needed for the launch of the U.S. Backgammon Federation. In appreciation of this support, a doubles event pairing Founding Sponsors with Giants of Backgammon —  The Tournament of Stars — is held annually honoring our Founding Sponsors who have been instrumental in the success of the organization.

Beaver

Karen Davis (FL) Chairman’s PB
Robert Stoller (AK) Chairman’s PB
John Pirner (MN)
John Bird (TX) President’s PB
Alan and Joan Grunwald (NJ)
Jason Briggs (FL)
Art Benjamin (CA) Sustaining PB

Diamond

Thomas Buckner (PA)
Malcolm Davis (TX)
Hugh Sconyers (Panama)
Mike Svobodny (FL)
Jamie Erin Rosen (NY)
Michael Louis Rosen (NY)
Jeb Horton (NC)
Richard Munitz (NY)
Neil Kazaross (IL)
Dan Minardi (CO)
Sumner Anderson (NY)

Platinum

Gary Koscielny (FL)
Steve Kenney (NC)
Anonymous
Morten Holm (Denmark)
Harvey Gillis (AZ)
Bruce Newberg (CA)
Joseph Russell (CA)
Julius High (KS) Contributing PB
Patrick & Carla Gibson (CA)
Sustaining PB
Lloyd E Webber (LEW) (VA)
President’s PB
Dennis Lutz (GA)
Frank Talbot (MI)
Christopher Cavanagh (CT)

Gold

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Patty Geoffroy Knapp (MA)
Saba Bejanishvili (GA)
Sustaining PB
Alan Pruce (VA)
Carol Joy Cole (MI)
Sustaining PB
Mario Savan (CA)
Roberto Litzenberger (VA)
Edward Corey (CT)
Anna Covlin (NY)
Myles Covlin (NY)
Rod Covlin (NY)
Perry Gartner (FL)
Larry Taylor (GA)
Alfred Mamlet (MD)
Edward B. Bennett (NM)
Jeffrey Acierno (NJ)
Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan)
Falafel Natanzon (Israel)
Jim Pasko (NV)
David Leibowitz (NY)
Jason Lee (MD)
Michihito Kageyama (Japan)
Josh Racko (CA)
Kevin Finch (PA)
Dan Dabney (IL)
Jack Edelson (MN)
Arkadiy Tsinis (FL)
Matthew Brown (MD)
Cloyd Laporte (NY)
David Klausa (CO)
Bryan Ignozzi (NV)
Dennis Culpepper (VA)
Albert Steg (MA)
Jonah Seewald (CO)
Ron Fash (TX)
Marty Storer (NH)
Jason H. F. Lovelady (FL)
John Barnett (NY)
Denby Pettitt (UK)
Ken Johnson (CA)
Jacques Stambouli (CA)
M. David Sherrill (NY)
Dan Munitz (NY)
Harrison Munitz (NY)
Jonathan Munitz (NY)
William Lonergan (NY)
Ben Friesen (MI)
Neil Berkman (VA)
Rory Pascar (IL)
Cary Hoarty (OH)
Michael Pines (CA)
Stephen Owen (NY)
Larry Shiller (NY)
Laura Granger (CO)
Jason Pack (NJ)
Michael Darooge (MI)

Silver

Dorn Bishop (CA)
Contributing PB
Kristina Vig (WA)
Jake Jacobs (Singapore)
Bill Riles (TX)-Sustaining PB
Lynn Ehrlich (NY)
Chiva Tafazzoli (Germany)
Alex Gerding (FL)
Larry Liebster (NV)
Ben Friesen (MI)
Jim Stutz (CT)
Gus Contos (CA)
Dion Hogan (MI)
Chuck Bower (IN)
Bill Finneran (VA)
Sean Williams (UK)
Stepan Nuniyants (WA)
Scott Kelland (CT)
Kathy McGrath Weiner (FL)
Bob Glass (CA)
Steve Sax (CA)
Steve Blanchard (IL)
Russell Sands (FL)
Gary Oleson (TX)
John Stryker (IL)
Andrew James Martinez (CA)
Michael Flohr (IL)
Joe Potts (TX)
Secil Baysal (CA)
Bernard Nussbaumer (TX)
Kit Woolsey (CA)
Judy Field (MI)
David Kettler (TX)
William Lonergan (NY)
Dan Wittkopp (MI)
Ray Cifani (OH)
Stephen Deep (LA)
Stephen Kenney (NC)
Anthony Anton (NV)
John C. Hamlin (VT)
Blake Fleetwood (NY)
Thomas Poole (NY)
Charlie Briggs (FL)
Eric Petersen (CA)
Stuart Domeshek (GA)
Julia T. Cooley (FL)
Greg Merriman (MI)
Candace Mayeron (CA)
Thomas Jayne (VA)
Richard Stubbe (TX)
Nick Maffeo (CA)
Long Nguyen (CA)
Karam Ashoo (CA)
Geoffrey Baker (DC)
Phil Simborg (IL)
Frank Frigo (CA)
Ed Sawyer (AK)

Bronze

Dick Allen (CO)
Victor Ashkenazi (NY)
Contributing PB
Pat McCormick (CA)
Michael Weinberger (LA)
Preston Guidry (LA)
Sean Cearley (WA)
Play65 Backgammon (Israel)
Greg Cottle (NV)
James G. Allen (NV)
Mark Gordon (MD)
Rochelle Hasson (NY)
Drew Giovanis (NV)
James E. Roland (IL)
Steve Schreiber (NY)
John Calcott (NM)
Jeff Burdsall (NV)
Justin and Rynell Nunez (CA)
Arthur Stein (NY)
Powhatan French (TX)
Carla Gibson (CA)
David Rennie (CA)
Twain Pigott (TX)
Jerry Godsey (GA)
Michelle Steinberg (NJ)
Tariq Siddiqi (England)
Vladimir Gudgenov (NC)
Jason Pack (NJ)
Mike Costello (KS)
Lloyd Sorenson (TX)
Scott Ward (TX)
Matthias Vohwinkel (TX)
Michael Valliere (PA)
Eliot Tawil (NY)
Shay Asraff (NV)
Ed Rosenblum (NM)
Kirby Domingue (LA)
Boris Docevski (PA)
Ted Chee (CA)
Koray Agirbas (GA)
Rob Goodner (OK)
Chris Siddall (DC)
Eva Marie Doiron (CA)
Christian Briggs (FL)
Boris Dekhtyar (NY)
Adrian Nedelcu (IL)
Max Mowzoon (FL)
Chris Trencher (NY)
Allen Tish (CA)
Gary Fox (Bahamas)
Ian Terry (TX)
Jim Slomkoski (MI)
William Chibnik (IL)
Ken Bame (CA)
John Klein (MD)
Elizabeth Liberty (FL)
Joseph Feldman (MI)

Vinson Blanton (VA)
Kimberly Lewis (VA)
Daniel Bryant (CA)
Frank Ley (CA)
Curtis Wilhelmsen (MO)
Matt Reklaitis (MA)
Tim Boyd-Wilson (AUS)
Irina Litzenberger (VA)
Michelle Nussbaumer (TX)
Jim Sisti (CT )
Xavier Dufaure de Citres(OH)
Thorsten Hoyer (Germany)
Tom Rebelo (Canada)
Tim Mabee (IL)
Brian Lonergan (LA)
Jak Civre (Switzerland)
Michael Jerue (VA)
John Baron (OH)
Clement McNally (FL)
James Noble (New Zealand)
Yasuo Mishima (Japan)
David Kepner (NY)
Steve Hills (MD)
Ryan Fogelman (OH)
Janet Sanders (Mexico)
David Cavicke (IL)
Robert Wright (FL)
Steve Nelson (Hong Kong)
Peter Swartwout (PA)
Tim Lawless (IN)
Elliot Landaw (CA)
Christine Mercer (ME)
Morgan Simpson (FL)
Jeff Spencer (MN)
Joan Van der Grift (FL)
John Stepan (FL)
Keith Remels (TX)
Joe Urso (NY)
Dean Goodman (FL)
Mike Hertzberg (FL)
Mike Gibbons (FL)
Michael Schaeffer (FL)
HB Drake (CA)
April Mesich (MN)
John Banks (GA)
David McKenzie (KS)
Ufuk Bozkurt (Turkey)
Phyllis Shapiro (Israel)
Apollo Lammers (MN)
Bradley Marr (CA)
Michael MD)
Jim Slack (TX)
Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY)
Michael Miller (CA)

Youth

Istvan Eger (Hungary), Pierce Valliere (PA)