USBGF August Womens Monthly

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Congratulations to Marcela Pelagatti, winner of the USBGF August Womens Monthly. Marcela defeated Cynthis Belonogoff in the 17-point final. Leyla Zaloutskaya and Judith Bouchara finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF ladies. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this tourney […]

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2020 Tournament of Champions

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Congratulations to Art Benjamin, winner of the USBGF 2020 Tournament of Champions. Art defeated Bob Azari in the 21-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the semi-finals were Karen Davis and Roberto Litzenberger. This single match event is by invitation only and is limited to those players who have won a tournament during the 2019 Online […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional XCIII

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Congratulations to Charles Denison, winner of the Advanced Divisional XCIII. Charles defeated Sol Sassoon in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Dennis Lutz and Igor Moraes. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings at […]

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2020 Vietor Cup

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Congratulations to Joe Russell, winner of the 2020 Vietor Cup. Twenty-eight entrants played in the MoreSwiss format directed by Patrick Gibson. Those placing included: 1st–Joe Russell (9-1) 2nd–Doug Amenda (7-3) 2nd– Roberto Litzenberger (7-3) 2nd– Jeremy Bagai (7-3) 2nd– Steve Sax (7-3) The Vietor Cup, established by John Vietor, father of current day player Jon […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXXVII

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Congratulations to Richard Casten, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXXVII. Richard defeated David Gillett in the 13-point final. Gary Nouskajian and Ira Gardner finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXXVI

Keith Remels 2019 Int

Congratulations to Keith Remels, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXXVI. Keith defeated Ira Gardner in the 13-point final. Max McCauley and Curt Wilhelmsen finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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ABT ONLINE! – USBGF BACKGAMMON SUMMER FINALE

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ABT ONLINE! – USBGF BACKGAMMON SUMMER FINALE, September 11-13, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com, GridGammon.com – Updated Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (28): 1-Art Benjamin (CA), 2/4-Cary Hoarty (OH) / Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Brian Lonergan (LA); 1LC-Michael Neagu (Canada). ADVANCED (16): 1-Makoto Nozaki (NY), 2/3-Kristian Mills (England) / Bonnie Rogoff (OH); 1LC-Wayland Augur (CA). MASTERS JACKPOT (12): 1-Victor […]

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VIKING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC

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VIKING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC, September 2-7, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com Results from chicagopoint.com GRAND CRYSTAL BEAVER XXI (20): 1-Jeremy Bagai (CA), 2-Alex Toth (WA), 3/4-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Michael Neagu (Canada). EARLY RAVEN (25): 1-Adrian Nedelcu (Austria/IL), 2-David Hanold (IL), 3/4-Ronald Loero (Venezuela) / Joe Urso (NY). FRIDAY FRIGGA (56): 1-Jeremy Bagai (CA), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada), 3/4-Rick Silberman […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional XCI

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Congratulations to Sol Sassoon, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXXII. Sol defeated Ali Shamsian in the 17-point final match. Finishers 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Shahrooz Moreh and David Vakil. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings at […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXV

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Congratulations to Art Benjamin, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXV. Art defeated Ted Chee in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Ruben Sineriz and Bob Azari. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional XC

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Congratulations to Ilia Guzei, winner of the Advanced Divisional XC. Ilia defeated Richard Stubbe in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were David Staggs and Lynda Clay. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings at […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional XCII

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Congratulations to David Vakil, winner of the Advanced Divisional XCII. David defeated David Staggs in the 17-point final match. Finishers 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Kerry Remp and Jorge Cano. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings at […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXIV

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Congratulations to Rich Sweetman, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXIV. Rich defeated Peter Wisniewski in the 21-point final. Finishers 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Eusebio Blascoand Jiri Vala. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. Registration […]

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ABT ONLINE! – USBGF TOURNAMENT OF STARS

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  USBGF TOURNAMENT OF STARS August 14-16, 2020; GridGammon.com, BackgammonGalaxy.com TOURNAMENT OF STARS DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Perry Gartner (FL) & Christian Briggs (FL), 2-Marty Storer (NH) & David Kettler (TX), 3-Tim Cross (England) & Ed Corey (CT). Side Pool winner: Dennis Lutz (GA). WARM-UP (16): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXXV

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Congratulations to Judith Bouchara, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXXV. Judith defeated Jim Young in the 13-point final. Dan Schmelzinger and Harvey Jordan finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXIII

Leyla Zaloutskaya

Congratulations to Leyla Zaloutskaya, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXIII. Leyla defeated Kevin Jones in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Narvey Goldman and Jerry Gette. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF July Womens Monthly

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Congratulations to Mary Morse, winner of the USBGF July Womens Monthly. Mary defeated Antoinette-Marie Williams in the 17-point final. Leyla Zaloutskaya and Vera Holley finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF ladies. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CXI

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Congratulations to Jiri Vala, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXI. Jeri defeated Steve Hills in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Roberto Litzenberger and Ray Bills. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXXII

Jorge Cano 2020

Congratulations to Jorge Cano, winner of the USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXXII. Jorge defeated Gary Knox in the 13-point final. David Gillett and Max McCauley finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information about this […]

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USBGF Masters Divixional CXII

Congratulations to John Graas, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CXII. John defeated Michael Klein in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Eva Zizkova and Giancarlo Ratto. The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXXIV

Ed Corey 2020

Congratulations to Ed Corey, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXXIV. Ed defeated Charles Denison in the 13-point final. Chris Coppa and Judith Bouchard finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXXIII

Sebastian Adams 2020

Congratulations to Sebastian Adams, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXXIII. Sebastian defeated Bonnie Rogoff in the 13-point final. Vera Holley and Curt Wilhelmsen finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXXIX

Michele Barone 2020

Congratulations to Michele Barone, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXXIX. Michele defeated David Staggs in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Andrew Huter and Manny Olszynko. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXXXI

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Congratulations to Igor Moraes, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXXXI. Igor defeated Max McCauley in the 13-point final. Michael Farrugia and Judith Bouchara finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See the current online tournament ratings […]

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OHIO STATE ABT ONLINE! BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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OHIO STATE ABT ONLINE! BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS July 16-19, 2020; GRIDGAMMON.com Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (46): 1-Mathemagics/Art Benjamin (CA), 2-Coolrey/Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/8-timcrazy/Tim Cross (England) / Douli/Faddoul Khoury (AZ) / daddyschips/Marcy Kossar (MD) / LatRonald/Ronald Loero (Venezuela) / STEAMSAX/Steve Sax (CA) / boardmaker/Bob Zavoral (IL). ADVANCED (26): 1-Technosis/Jasper Watertor (Netherlands), 2-Counsel/Kristian Mills (England), 3/4-Patty/Patty Johnson (CA) / […]

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USBGF June Womens Tournament

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Congratulations to Wendy Kaplan, winner of the USBGF June Womens Monthly. Wendy defeated Leyla Zaloutskaya in the 17-point final. Kat Denison and Lynda Clay finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final round. The Womens Monthly tournament is open to all USBGF ladies. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this tourney […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXXVIII

Richard Griggs Jr 2020

Congratulations to Richard Griggs, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXXVIII. Richard defeated Brion Brooks in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Vinson Blanton and Ali Shamsian. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional CX

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Congratulations to John Gamalielson, winner of the USBGF Masters Divisional CX. John defeated Jasper Watertor in the 21-point final. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Peter Wisniewski and Jerry Gette . The Masters Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of […]

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PrimeTime BG Summer 2020

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PrimeTime BG Summer 2020 Much of our Summer issue is devoted to online tournaments, after cancellation of this year’s live ABT. John O’Hagan, #9 Giant for 2019, graces the cover, in honor of his Local Club Initiative Online Tournament win over Denver’s Charlie Raichle. Check out Marty Storer’s analysis of their final match. We cover […]

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MICHIGAN SUMMER ABT ONLINE! BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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MICHIGAN SUMMER ABT ONLINE! BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS July 5, 2020; GridGammon.com – Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit: Candace Mayeron CHAMPIONSHIP (76): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV), 3/4-Aaron Foust (NV) / Rambiz Khalili (Iran/South Africa), 1C-David Staggs (IN), 2C- Art Benjamin (CA), 3/4C-Phil Simborg (FL) / Richard Sweetman (NH). INTERMEDIATE (44): 1-Andy Fazekas (CT), 2-Cem Aslan (TX), […]

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