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2020 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

1998    1999    2000    2001   2002   2003    2004    2005    2006    2007 
2008    2009    2010    2011   2012   2013    2014    2015    2016    2017 
2018    2019   2020

Updated: May 25, 2020

ABT ONLINE! - CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON ABT ONLINE!
May 18-24, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com

OPEN (68): 1-TheDaveShow/Brian Lonergan (LA), 2-NeilKaz/Neil Kazaross (IL), 3-Bor742 /Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 4/10-akelabg/Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / karendavis/Karen Davis (FL) / Switch/Geoff Hall (England) / hksteve/Steve Nelson (Hong Kong) / arynog/Ary Nogueira (Brazil) / Jonah/Jonah Seewald (CO).

ADVANCED (56): 1-daddyschips/Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-stewartp/Stewart Pemberton (FL), 3/6-RayC/Ray Cifani (OH) / PeteK/Peter Kasturas (NJ) / MaxLev/Max Levenstein (CA) / Howard/Howard Linnemann (NY).

$100 KNOCKOUT (8): 1-ctrencher/Chris Trencher (NY), 2-Talbot/Frank Talbot (MI).
$100 KNOCKOUT (8): 1-Ozzie/Mark Osborne (NY), 2-brucefin/Bruce Finstad (TX).
$100 KNOCKOUT (4): 1-LVN/Long Nguyen (CA).
$100 KNOCKOUT (4): 1-brucefin/Bruce Finstad (TX).
$50 KNOCKOUT (8): 1-caspianhero/John Shakory (TX), 2-BenjaminHugon/Benjamin Hugon (TX).
$50 KNOCKOUT (8): 1-Vegasvillain/Aaron Foust (NV), 2-cscotty1972/Chris Scott (IL).


ABT ONLINE! - CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON ABT ONLINE!
April 25-26, 2020; BackgammonGalaxy.com

CHAMPIONSHIP (51): 1-Minollus/Fabio Sallusto (Italy), 2-dorado11 /Mario Savan (CA), 3-finnerab/Bill Finneran (MD), 4-VikingCafe/Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 5/6-darren/Ronald Rubin (CA) / dave56/David Staggs (IN).

ADVANCED (47): gasparcan/Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2-RyanRebel /Ryan Rebelo (Canada), 3-Withano/Brion Brooks (IL), 4-LuckyLarry/Larry Brown (VA).


TBT - 10th KOCAELI BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - WBF
March 14-15, 2020; Kocaeli, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (71): 1-Ümit Bata, 2-Mehmet Millioglu, 3-Berken Kalender, 4-Mustafa Dikgöz.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (40): 1-Berkan Kalender, 2-Mustafa Dikgöz.

TRADITIONAL (48): 1-Yasin Özergil, 2-Güral Bulut, 3-Tolga Özkale, 4-Ercan Kandemir.

LADIES PRIZE (9): 1-Dilara Aras, 2-Gülderen Gücavli.

"HAZAN OZKALE MEMORIAL" DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Ahmet Ayan & Tolga Özkale, 2-Güral Bulut & Mustafa Sen, 3/4-Burak Çulhaci & Cesur Kaya / Ahmet Coskun & Gültekin Uygur.

"FERDI ERYENER MEMORIAL" SWING (31): 1-Gülderen Gücavli, 2-Gökhan Çelik, 3-Osman Erkol, 4-Gamze Koç.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Suat Karadag, 2-Tunç Sökmener, 3/4-Cesur Kaya / Ömer Aykut Sorgüven.

MERIT SATELLITE (8): 1-Abdullah Sorgüven, 2-Umur Aras.

TBT-2020 SATELLITES (4x8 players): Winners – Gültekin Uygur, Cumhur Bektüre, Hasret Bekar, Sakir Kemik.

BG4BG JACKPOTS (5x8 players): Winners – Gökhan Çelik (twice), Hasret Bekar, Kemal Met, Gülderen Gücavli.


ABT - 2nd SACRAMENTO BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
March 6-8, 2020; Sacramento, California

OPEN (17): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Terry Stigall (CA); 1C-Allen Tish (CA); 1LC-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

ADVANCED (16): 1-Tom Tseng (CA), 2-Richard Loomer (CA); 1C-David Parks (CA); 1LC-Ely Johnson (CA).

NOVICE (3): 1-Robert Alvord (CA), 2-Trevor Dahl (CA).

MASTERS (18): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Ken Bame (CA).

BMAB (USA) #13 (10): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2/4-Art Benjamin (CA) / Carl Blumenstein (CA) / David Parks (CA).

DMP QUICKIES (8): 1-Ted Hwa (CA).

SPEEDGAMMON I (16): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL).
SPEEDGAMMON II (8): 1-Ted Chee (CA).


TBGT: ISTAVDER 12th ANNIVERSARY BACKGAMMON FESTIVITY
February 27-March 1, 2020; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (360): 1-Dinçer Günes, 2-Samet Kurtulmus, 3-Cüneyt Argun Genç, 4-Shay Asraff (Israel), 5-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 6-Argun Erkaya, 7-Ercan Akin, 8-Ahmet Kurtulmus, 9-Sertaç Avnioglu, 10-Mete Topçuoglu, 11-Meral Yilmaz, 12-Hakan Ergüç; 1C-Ismail Güçlü, 2C-Faysal Sabuncuoglu; 1LC-Gabi Forster (Germany), 2LC-Okan Koçak.

SKODA CUP FINAL (128): 1-Fuat Erdag, 2-Burak Çulhacı, 3/4-Hakan Ergüç / Erkan Nayir.

12th ANNIVERSARY CONSULTATION DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP (128): 1-Hakan Ertekin & Asur Yildirim, 2-Murat Isin & Himself, 3/4 Marcel Büker (Germany) & Dietmar Mönch (Germany) / Ricardo Malas (Spain) & Himself.

WORLD TEAM vs TURKISH NATIONAL TEAM (2): 1-Turkish National Team: Ali Çetin Belene, Erhan Yenisen, Cihangir Çetinel, Cüneyt Argun Genç, Ibrahim Karaca, 2-World Team: Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), Michihito Kageyama (Japan), Marc B. Olsen (Denmark), Juergen R. Orlowski (Germany), Eli Roymi (Israel).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Diana Merlusca (Romania), 2-Ayla Ercan.

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Michael Weidner (Germany), 2-Cengiz Dindar.

ONE POINT #1 (64): 1-Chiva K. Tafazzoli (Iran). 
ONE POINT #2 (64): 1-Karmen Acun.
ONE POINT #3 (64): 1-Cesur Kaya.
ONE POINT #4 (64): 1-Ilyas Yavuz.
ONE POINT #5 (64): 1-Gökay Güleç.

TEAM CHALLENGE (16 teams): 1-Team Göztepe: Adnan Kuzu, Erkul Sen, Gökay Güleç, Serdar Güray, Muhsin Yayintas, 2-Team Germany: Bernd Schmidt, Michael Weidner, Marcel Geist, Bernd Galke, Mehmet Ali Erten.

SUPER JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Ozan Gündogdu.
SUPER JACKPOT #2 (16): 1-Aykut Uzel.

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Hossein Paknahad (Iran), Abdullah Ser, Marcel Büker (Germany), Kadir Orhan (France), Loridas Evangelas (Greece), Burak Hakki, Tutku Beyit (North Cyprus).

HONORARY MEMBER AWARDS: Ricardo Malas (Spain), Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), Michihito Kageyama (Japan), Marc B. Olsen (Denmark), Juergen R. Orlowski (Germany), Eli Roymi (Israel), Chiva K. Tafazzoli (Iran).

THANKS AWARDS: Murat Murat (Greece), Sinan Sütçüoglu, Engin Ozartan, Sefik Gedikoglu, Ali Olgun, Ali Alçelik, Ali Yaldiz.


CNR: STAR BACKGAMMON OPEN PITESTI
February 21-23, 2020; Bascov, Romania

MASTERS (58): 1-Denis Constantin, 2-Florin Popa (Romania/Italy), 3/4-Adrian Staicu / Costel Ilie, 5/6-Iulian Chirita / Cristinel Dragomir.

SUPERJACKPOT (18): 1-Iulian Chirita, 2-Viorel Gheorghiu.

DOUBLE CONSULTING (32 teams): 1-Florin Popa (Romania/Italy) & Daniel Tudose (Romania/Italy), 2-Marian Manaila & Raducu Toma.

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Ionut Cocica, 2-Mihai Folea.

QUIZ STAR: 1-Ciprian Sdrobis.


TBT - 12th BURSA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - WBF
February 15-16, 2020; Bursa, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (83): 1-Sedat Sorgüven, 2-Tunç Sökmener, 3-Ekrem Baskaya, 4-Sükrü Yurttekin.

ELTE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (32): 1-Tunç Sökmener, 2-Mehmet Emistekin.

LADIES PRIZE (6): 1-Gamze Koç, 2-Ece Tamer.

TRADITIONAL (39): 1-Gültekin Uygur, 2-Neser Korkmaz, 3-Sakir Kemik, 4-Nesat Coskun.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (28 teams): 1-Suat Karadag & Yasin Özergil, 2-Abdullah Sorgüven & Nahit Sorgüven, 3/4-Ümit Bata & Mehmet Pektezcan / Güral Bulut & Burak Culhaçi.

SWING (54): 1-Guven Ok), 2-Idil Adigüzelzade, 3-Tolga Gümüsoglu, 4-Kenan Karakaya.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Gülderen Gücavli, 2-EceTamer, 3/4-Güven Ok / Ahmet Coskun.

MERIT SATELLITE (16): 1-Talat Bagibala, 2-Umur Aras.

TBT-2020 SATELLITES (5x8): Winners: Ahmet Coskun, Altug Burdurlu, Gültekin Uygur, Hasret Bekar, Suat Karadag.

BG4BG JACKPOTS (5x8): Winners: Gülderen Gücavli, Hakan Tanisik (twice), Hüseyin Varisli, Nesat Coskun.


ABT - 4th BOSTON OPEN - MASSACHUSETTS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 13-16, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts

OPEN (40): 1-Doug Roberts (MA), 2-Stephen Hassman (MA), 3/4-Frank DiMaggio (NY) / Ray Fogerlund (NV); 1C-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2C-Allen Tish (CA); 1LC-Clement McNally (FL), 2LC-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY).

ADVANCED (32): 1-Alia Azamat (NJ), 2-Tom Rebelo (Canada); 1C-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2C-Bill Barrows (MA); 1LC-Stephen Douglas (MA).

NOVICE (6): 1-Dan Whitney (CT), 2-Scout Jones (CT), 3-Mykuhl Henderson (MA).

ACE OF HEARTS SUPER JACKPOT (4): 1-Bill Robertie (MA).

HERB GURLAND MEMORIAL MASTERS (16): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Marty Storer (NH).

SWEETHEART DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Ryan Rebelo (Canada) & Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada) & Allen Tish (CA).

QUIET QUICKY (8): 1-Albert Steg (MA).

SASSY SPEEDGAMMON (8): 1-Allen Tish (CA).

SEDUCTIVE SENIORS (16): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-John Pirner (MN).

JEALOUS JUNIORS (16): 1-Vinson Blanton (VA), 2-Carl Blumenstein (CA).

OPTIMISTIC OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY).

LOVEABLE LIMITED JACKPOT (8): 1-Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2-Ryan Rebelo (Canada).

NUTTY NOVICE JACKPOT (4): 1-Dan Whitney (CT).

KING OF HEARTS (4): 1-Patrick Enright (WA). QUEEN OF HEARTS (4): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA). Patrick Enright won the Playoff Trophy.

USBGF FREE ROLL (32): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Tom Rebelo (Canada).

PASSION PRE-TOURNEY (16): 1-Donny Lomuto (NY); 1C-Frank DiMaggio (NY).


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).


TBGT: BURSA BACKGAMMON OPEN
February 1-2, 2020; Bursa, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP SWISS (170): 1-Hakan Ergüç, 2-Ergun Sen, 3-Adnan Kuzu, 4-Erhan Yenisen, 5-Bülent Bahar, 6-Vedat Altuglu.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION #1 (16): 1-Umur Aras & Murat Hazir.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #2 (16): 1-Tamer Aydogan & Yakup Aydogan.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #3 (16): 1-Dinçer Günes & M. Hulusi Tümer.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #4 (16): 1-Eyüp Durmus & Irfan Mizrakçi.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #5 (16): 1-Erkan Nayir & Ilyas Yavuz.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #6 (16): 1-Merve Çalisir & Serkan Çalisir.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #7 (16): 1-Ismail A. Mesta & Erkul Sen.

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Erdogan Kiliç, 2-Hüseyin Özdag.

DMP CHALLENGE #1 (64): 1-Sait Acar.
DMP CHALLENGE #2 (64): 1-Servet Demir.
DMP CHALLENGE #3 (64): 1-Gökay Güleç.
DMP CHALLENGE #4 (64): 1-Erdogan Kiliç.

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Refik Vural, Gamze Koç, Umut Gökgöz.


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 Shakoori (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.


MELBOURNE BACKGAMMON INTERNATIONAL
January 23-30, 2020; Melbourne, Australia

$5K AUD EVENT (22+10): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Maurice Mosseri (USA), 3/4-Alex Lehmann (USA/Portugal) / Roberto Litzenberger (USA).

$1K AUD EVENT (40+24): 1-Tino Lechich (Australia), 2-Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 3/4-Lev Rosenfeld (Israel) / Hideaki Ueda (Japan); 1C-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 2C-Julius High (USA).

MOCHY MILLION FREEROLL (37): 1-Frédéric Andrieu (France) / 209 chips, 2-Gaz Owen (England) / 79 chips, 3-Hideaki Ueda (Japan) / 8 chips.


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-Shahrooz 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): 1-Howard Linnemann (NY), 2-Gary Koscielny (FL), 3/6-Robert Caldwell (Canada) / Kristi Christman (WA) / Cary Hoarty (OH) / Jay Karns (NY).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Robert Loveless (Canada), 2-Paul Polatov (NY), 3/4-Farhad Forudi (OH) / P.J. Macali (OH).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER PLAYOFF: 1-Howard Linnemann (NY), 2-Robert Loveless (Canada).

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).


TBGT: 25th ISTANBUL BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 4-5, 2020; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP SWISS (199): 1-Ismail Güçlü, 2-Metin Ates, 3-Yasin Okal, 4-Sinan Sütçüoglu, 5-Samet Kurtulmus, 6-Serdar Önen.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION #1 (16): 1-Sefik Gedikoglu & Umut Sari.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #2 (16): 1-Hakan Ertekin & Asur Yildirim.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #3 (16): 1-Faysal Sabuncuoglu & Self.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #4 (16): 1-Ercan Akin & Tayfun Mataraci.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #5 (16): 1-Alp Yilmaz & Self. DOUBLES CONSULTATION #6 (16): 1-Dinçer Günes & Ilyas Yavuz.
DOUBLES CONSULTATION #7 (16): 1-Hakan Iplik & F. Hakan Uncuoglu.

DMP CHALLENGE #1 (64): 1-Erkan Nayir.
DMP CHALLENGE #2 (64): 1-Nedim Dagasan.
DMP CHALLENGE #3 (64): 1-Gürsel Dinçbilek.
DMP CHALLENGE #4 (64): 1-Ahmet K. Baykalogullari.
DMP CHALLENGE #5 (64): 1-Okan Koçak.
DMP CHALLENGE #6 (64): 1-Tunç Çelik.

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Celal Akarsu, Ali Olgun, Tayfun Mataraci.