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2020 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

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Updated: February 12, 2020

5th GIBRALTAR BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
February 5-9, 2020; Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

CHAMPIONSHIP (76): 1-Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway), 2-Christian Munk-Christensen (Denmark), 3/4-Ralf Jonas (Germany) / Michael Urban (Germany), 5/8-Afshin Foulad (England) / Nodar Gagua (Georgia) / Thomas Myrh (Denmark) / Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).

INTERMEDIATE (62): 1-Alex Polden (England), 2-Finn Bahn (Denmark, 3/4-Rene Thor Poulsen (Denmark) / Emil Sirakov (Italy), 5/8-Yulia Gromenkova (Russia) / Inja Myhr (Denmark) / Ann Pocknell (England) / Ingrid Sonnabend (Germany).

SUPER JACKPOT (37): 1-Hideaki Ueda (Japan), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 3/4-Giorgio Castellano (Italy) / Michael Nielsen (Denmark).

DMP (64): 1-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic), 2-Victoria Ondis (USA).

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Luca Martino (Italy), 2-Thomas Myhr (Denmark), 3/4-Mark Ferrin (USA) / Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 5/8-Michael Larsen (Denmark) / Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy) / Chris Rogers (England) / Sebastian Wilkinson (England).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (15): 1-Ola Serhan (Switzerland), 2-Analisa Agosti (Italy).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (37 teams): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan) & Adrian Nedelcu (Romania/USA), 2-Rune Færevåg (Norway) & Hans Liby (Norway).

MIXED DOUBLES (28 teams): 1-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany) & Ingrid Sonnabend (Germany), 2-Anne Hyttel (Denmark) & Peter Lygteskov (Denmark).

WARM-UP (16): 1-Axel Stemark (Denmark), 2-Gary Bauer (USA).

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Marianne Husum (Norway) & Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON CHALLENGE (26): 1-Hideaki Ueda (Japan), 2-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 3/4-Hans Liby (Norway) / Thomas Kristensen (Denmark).


ABT - TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 30-February 2, 2020; San Antonio, Texas

GEOFFREY PARKER CHAMPIONSHIP (77+31 rebuys): 1-Scott Ward (TX), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY), 3/4-David Winn (TX) / Salomon Zonana (Mexico); 1C-Rory Pascar (IL), 2C-Richard Munitz (NY), 3C/4C-Frank Farjood (CA) / Mark Ferrin (TX); 1LC-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2LC-John Shakory (TX).

ADVANCED (42+14 rebuys): 1-Randi Sachar (NY), 2-Ben Weinstein (NY); 1C-Tony Elliot (AZ), 2C-Ross Gordon (CT), 3C/4C-Scott Neal (TX) / Mattias Stahberg (Sweden); 1LC-Kara Schultz (CA).

NOVICE (12): 1-Jeremy Krieger (OR), 2-Mary Kay Lively (TX), 3-Michelle Hearn (TX), 4-Robert Gonzalez (TX).

MALCOLM DAVIS LONGHORN MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 3/4-Chris Trencher (NY) / Kit Woolsey (CA).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Gary Oleson (TX), 2-John Bird (TX), 3/4-Cem Aslan (TX) / Ami Ben-Ari (CO).

TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (29): 1-Mike Snow (TX), 2-Kevin McDonough (AZ), 3/4-Scott Neal (TX) / Joe Potts (TX).

SAN ANTONIO CINCO DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (FL), 2-Marc Emrich (CO) & Dan Minardi (CO), 3/4-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Paul Mangone (CA) & Kara Schultz (CA).

SENIORS (128): 1/2-split–Faddoul Khoury (AZ) / Bahman Zandi (MD), 3/4-Dianne Grossman (NM) / Irina Litzenberger (VA).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Rory Pascar (IL), 2-Mark Ferrin (TX), 3/4-Rudy Langenbach (TX) / Jonah Seewald (CO).

FIESTA MIXED BLITZ (64): 1-Doug Mayfield (CA), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

USBGF DMP PRIME TOURNAMENT (96): 1-Aaron Foust (NV), 2-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 3-Don Marek (IL).

AWARDS NIGHT FREEROLL TOURNAMENT (48): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE (4): 1-Frank Ramia (TX), 2-John Savio (NY).

TEXAS SHOWDOWN POINTS POOL (11): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO).

$100 JACKPOT #1 (4): 1-Dana Nazarian (CA).
$100 JACKPOT #2 (4): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI).
$100 JACKPOT #3 (4): 1-Jose Farca (Mexico).

AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2020 Inductee – Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

USBGF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Phil Simborg (FL).


CNB: 8TH VENICE BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 30-February 2, 2020; Venice, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (37): 1-Giorgio Castellano, 2-Veronique Chomaz Dehon (France), 3/4-Antonio Anelli / Claudio Pagano, 5/8-Adrian Daizi (Albania) / Francesco Mauri / Ioannis Mathioudakis (Greece) / Pavel Shirokov (Russia).

ADVANCED (28): 1-Diego Balgera, 2-Gerhard Stoll, 3/5-Marco Conte / Carlo Mazzinghi / Giuseppe Ricciardi.

OPEN CNB (50): 1-Boris Martinello, 2-Sergio Fragiacomo, 3/4-Veronique Chomaz Dehon (France) / Stelian Iancu (Romania).

BOLOGNA HOTEL (28): 1-Laura Monaco, 2-Marco Solazzo, 3/4-Marco Benetti (Switzerland) / Marco Bonetti.

DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Roberto Agirmo & Boris Martinello, 2-Massimo Trovò & Antonio Varisco.

MESTRE JACKPOT CHAMPION (16): 1-Minh Nguyen (France), 2-Tal Sade (Israel).

MESTRE JACKPOT ADVANCED (16): 1-Gianfranca Pasciu.

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Marco Bonetti.

WARM-UP (8): 1-Gianlazzaro Sanna, 2-Lorenzo Rinaldo.


WBF - INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - TBT
January 17-19, 2020; Istanbul, Turkey

"GIORGOS KLEITSAS MEMORIAL" CHAMPIONSHIP (121): 1-John Broomfield (England), 2-Babür Eren, 3/4-Bülent Bahar / Saleh Farjallah (Lebanon); 1C-Ayla Karmen Acun (Turkey), 2C-Ingo Mohr (Germany), 3C/4C-Catalin Bucur (Romania/England) / Boris Martinello (Italy); 1LC-Mykhailo Yuzhnyi (Ukraine), 2LC-Aytug Yigit (Turkey), 3LC/4LC-Ömer Mert Gülaçti (Turkey) / Kenan Hasanzade (Azerbaijan).

LADIES PRIZE (13): 1-Ayla Karmen Acun, 2-Seda Koç.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (27): 1-Babür Eren, 2-Ömer Mert Gülaçti.

"AFFAN BASAK MEMORIAL" DOUBLES CONSULTATION (46 teams): 1-Ismail Bilgili & Ömer Mert Gülaçti, 2-Hasan Gemici & Hikmet Kizilca, 3/4-Orhan Bitlisli & Zafer Tas / Hasret Bekar & Zafer Karadag.

"RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL" WARM-UP (80): 1-Boris Martinello (Italy), 2-Fuat Hakan Uncuoglu, 3/4-Mahmoud Taha (Egypt/Austria) / Cemalettin Yüksel.

"ERHAN DOGRUSOZ MEMORIAL" 869BG SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine), 2-Aleksander Krasov (Ukraine), 3/4-Hasan Gemici / Niyazi Yaman.

SWING (48): 1-Ömer Aykut Sorgüven, 2-Ümit Özbay, 3-Zafer Karadag, 4-Güral Bulut.

BGTV PROFICIENCY TEST (24): 1-Sabri Büyüksoy, 2-Berkant Bilgi, 3-Zafer Tas, 4-Martin Barkwill (England).

"MERIT MASTER" SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon), 2-Güral Bulut, 2-Dinçer Günes, 4-Gülderen Gücavli.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Kenan Hasanzade (Azerbaijan), 2-Svetlana Mohr (Ukraine), 3/4-Arda Findikoglu / Patrick Gebelli (France / UAE).

BG4BG JACKPOTS (10 groups of 8): Winners: Nesrin Becerici, Jean Abi Haidar (Lebanon), Emrah Guzeldere, Saleh Farjallah (Lebanon), Hasret Bekar, Sergii Olienikov, Güral Bulut, Ricardo Malas (Lebanon), Özkan Erbelgin, Konstantin Osovskiy (Ukraine).


PANAMA CANAL BACKGAMMON & POKER CARIBBEAN CRUISE TOURNEY
January 13-23, 2020; Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Cayman Islands, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Jamaica

CARIBBEAN BLITZ (40): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Butch Meese (IN).

LIMITED CARIBBEAN BLITZ (32): 1-Kazuko Numazawa (Japan), 2-Joe Miller (OH).

SWORDFISH JACKPOT (4): 1-Lee Genud (FL).

DOLPHIN DASH AMATEUR JACKPOT (8): 1-Kazuko Numazawa (Japan), 2-Sarah Saltus (CT).

CAPTAIN'S TOURNEY (20): 1-Steve Hast (PA).

SHARK TANK POKER TOURNAMENT (24): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Fran Miller (OH).


ABT - 13th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN (preliminary results)
January 9-12, 2020; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (100+40 rebuys): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA), 2-Ron Rubin (NV), 3/4-Matt Reklaitis (MA) / Arkadiy Tsinis (FL); 1C-Peter Naguib (Germany), 2C-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 3C/4C-John Klein (MD) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA); 1LC-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2LC-Gary Bauer (NJ).

INTERMEDIATE (77+31 rebuys): 1-Robert Loveless (Canada), 2-Sharooz Moreh (NY), 3/4-P.J. Macali (OH) / Tara Mendicino (TX); 1C-Daniel Adler (NY), 2C-Murat Kemahlioglu (NY), 3C/4C-Scott Douglas (Canada) / Tom Rebelo (Douglas); 1LC-Rick Wolf (FL), 2LC-Aurélien Cardoso (France).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (54): 1-Kai Demler (NY), 2-Lisa Pelaez (NY); 1C-Ralph D'Onofrio (NY), 2C-Jonathan Berkowitz (NY); 1LC-Andrew Swanson (NJ), 2LC-Nick Paleos (NY).

BEGINNER (26): 1-Jordan McCollom (CT), 2-José Ward (NJ); 1C-Jamie Rosen (NJ), 2C-Makoto Nozaki (NY); 1LC-Jayne Herrick (NY), 2LC-Sheryl Glenn.

SUPER JACKPOT (24): 1-Arkadiy Tsinis (FL), 2/3-Blake Fleetwood (NY) / Atakhan Ismailov (NY).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Ioannis Rizos (NY), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada), 3/4-Kent Goulding (MD) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

LIMITED JACKPOT (48): 1-Rory Pascar (IL), 2/3-Igor Baburov (NY) / Joe Freedman (NM), 4/6-Felix Goykhman (NJ) / Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Howard Markowitz (NV).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (2): 1-Eli Karp [West Champion] (LA), 2-Jack Edelson [East Champion] (MN).

USBGF 2-POINT MINI-MATCH: Final Four split: Garry Kallos (Canada) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA) / Phil Simborg (FL) / Nick Paleos (NY) or Andrew Swanson (NJ).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) & John Klein (MD), 2-David Brown (England) & Trudi Seely (England).

NEW YORK DOUBLES OVERFLOW (16 teams): 1-George Garami (FL) & Rick Wolf (FL), 2-Kent Goulding (MD) & Mike Senkiewicz (NY).

YOUNG & RESTLESS (48): Semifinals: Robert Caldwell (Canada) vs. Gary Koscielny (FL), Jay Karns (NY) vs. Howard Linnemann (NY), 3/6-Kristi Christman (WA) / Cary Hoarty (OH) / Jay Karns (NY) or Howard Linnemann (NY).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): Semifinals: Robert Loveless (Canada) vs. P.J. Macali (OH), 2-Paul Polatov (NY), 3/4-Farhad Forudi (OH) / Robert Loveless (Canada) or P.J. Macali (OH).

SUPER SENIORS TOURNAMENT I (8): 1-Phil Simborg (FL).
SUPER SENIORS TOURNAMENT II (4): 1/2-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Howard Markowitz (NV).

FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-David Shadi (NJ), 2-Jordan Cohn (NJ).

$200 JACKPOT (8): 1-Jim Stutz (CT).

$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Herb Roman (IL).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong) / Philippe Salnave (FL).

$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Mark Megalli (NY).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-David Tuminaro (DE).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Julian Minwalla (England).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Cornel Paltinisanu (Romania).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Rodney Workman (IL).


WORLD TEAM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP & WBGF CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
January 6-12, 2020; Forges-les-Eaux, France

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (17 nations): 1-DENMARK (Steen Grønbech, Thomas Kristensen, Christian Munk-Christensen, Thomas Myhr, Freddie Noer, Lars Trabolt), 2-GREECE (Michail Proukakis, Ioannis Atmatzidis, Takis Chatzelis, Platon Tserliakos, Stavros Tsolakos), 3-FRANCE (Stéphane Chenevière, Alain Babillon, Aurélien Bonnet, Olivier Croisille, Olivier Décultot, Eric Maillebiau, Raphael Rosalba).

WBGF 2020 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP (125): 1-Ralf Jonas (Germany), 2-Michel Lamote (Belgium), 3/4-Leon Dorel (Romania) / Lawrence Powell (England), 5/8-Patrick Didisheim (Switzerland) / Thorsten Lux (Germany) / Laurent Michelet (France) / Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic); 1LC-Gerhard Lingnau (Germany), 2LC-Heribert Lindner (Germany).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway), 2-Stephan Hartmann (Germany).

ULTIMATE JACKPOT (16): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Almir Vajzovic (Switzerland).

DOUBLE CONSULTATION (41 teams): 1-Chris Rogers (England) & Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 2-Stelian Iancu (Romania) & Joachim Lindgren (Sweden).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Michail Proukakis (Greece), 2-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic).

DMP CHALLENGE (128): 1-Jiri Vala (Czech Republic), 2-Andres Staedeli (Switzerland).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (10): 1-Natalie Passano (Gibraltar).

DAILY TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Jürgen Schettler (Germany), 2-Gerard Duruz (Switzerland).

WARM-UP TEAM EVENT (8): 1-UK Team (Chris Bray, Raj Jansari, Chris Rogers).