Known as the quintessential tournament director, Patrick Gibson has gained widespread affection and universal respect for his fairness, integrity, and dedication. He has directed 76 Los Angeles Open and California State Championships, over 3,600 weekly tournaments in the Los Angeles area, and, beginning in 2000, sixteen Vietor Cup tournaments in La Jolla (the oldest tournament in the U.S.). He has served as co-director of numerous tournaments — including a number of start-up tournaments — and is a trusted source of advice to tournament directors across the U.S. He established the Gammon Associates Club in 1978, and nurtured its growth into the largest USBGF Prime Club today.
NOTABLE AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- A founding member of the U.S. Backgammon Federation Board of Directors, including service on the Executive and Hall of Fame Committees. Guided the development of a rankings and statistics database derived from the entry of drawsheets for main events and major jackpots of all national tournaments since 2009 — an invaluable resource to the backgammon community and historians of the game.
- Won the Nevada State Championship in 2010, the Michigan Summer Championships in 2007, and the San Diego Grand Prix in 1994. Finished in the top three ABT rankings in 1994 and 2007.