Ray Fogerlund is one of the most accomplished tournament players in modern backgammon history. Known as an intense competitor, he is also recognized for having a heart of gold beneath the occasionally rough exterior. As an accomplished writer and popular auctioneer, his quick wit and self-deprecating style is widely recognized and appreciated — his articles are eminently readable and entertaining.
NOTABLE AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Voted to the 32 Giants of Backgammon five consecutive times — 2007 through 2015.
- #2 in both career points and victories on the American Backgammon Tour. Holds ABT records for most points earned in a year (88.80 in 2011), and for earning points in fifteen consecutive years (2002 through 2016).
- Won 31 ABT championships from 2003 through 2016 — with eleven Championship and sixteen Masters titles. Championship wins include the 2014 U.S. Open in Las Vegas, and five in his home city of Los Angeles. Masters titles include two Grand Crystal Beaver wins in Chicago, Super Jackpot in Las Vegas, and Super-32 in Los Angeles.