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2019 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
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Updated: March 12, 2019

PORTA NIGRA BACKGAMMON INVITATIONAL
February 28-March 4, 2019; Trier, Germany

CHAMPIONSHIP (73): 1-Dirk Schiemann, 2-Andreas Hofmann, 3-Corinna Blaschke, 4-Athanasios Lagopatis (Greece), 5-Eric McAlpine (United Kingdom).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Mikael Vardanyan (Russia), 2-Michael "Mik" Larsen (Denmark).

DOUBLES CONSULTING (29 teams): 1-Lutz Hein & Philip Kazemieh, 2-Ralf Jonas & Dirk Schiemann.

EARLYBIRD SPEEDMASTERS (39): 1-Eric McAlpine (United Kingdom), 2-Kenji Shimodaira (Japan).


TBGT - ISTAVDER 11th ANNIVERSARY BACKGAMMON FESTIVITY
February 28-March 3, 2019; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (330): 1-Umur Aras, 2-Mihai Catalin Armania (Romania), 3/4-Ivaylo Zahariev (Bulgaria) / Ozan Ozgur, 5/6-Sabri Büyüksoy / Juergen Orlowski (Germany), 7/8/9/10-Nedim Yardimci / Hisar Uyar / Erhan Yenisen / Michael Weidner (Germany); 1C-Sefik Gedikoglu, 2C-Cuneyt Argun Genc; 1LC-Mohammedreza Moeinfar (Iran), 2LC-Milen Angelov (Bulgaria). Undefeated Player (10 Rounds 10 Wins): Umur Aras.

11th ANNIVERSARY CONSULTATION DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP (128): 1-Ozan Ozgur & Alaattin Ozaltun, 2-Umur Aras & Murat Hazir, 3/4 Shahab Navari (Iran) & Pouya Rajabi (Iran) / Payam Homayoun (Iran) & Amir Abbas Pourbozorg (Iran).

SASSANGAMMON (16): 1-Gamze Demirkol Ozdag, 2-Marcel Geist (Germany).

SPEEDGAMMON #1 (64): 1-Hakan Fuat Uncuoglu, 2-Gamze Demirkol Ozdag.
SPEEDGAMMON #2 (32): 1-Amin Shahvalizadeh (Iran), 2-Marcel Geist (Germany). 

ONE POINT #1 (64): 1-Salih Kayali (Northern Cyprus). 
ONE POINT #2 (64): 1-Levent Efendi (Northern Cyprus). 

SUPER JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Selahattin Hacioglu. 
SUPER JACKPOT #2 (16): 1-Yasemen Atabey. 
SUPER JACKPOT #3 (16): 1-Oktay Lokbas.
SUPER JACKPOT #4 (16): 1-Deniz Kizilbora (Northern Cyprus).

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Jalil Khalili (Iran), Najibullah Salamzy (Afghanistan), Osman Ozturk, Yasemen Atabey, Bogidar Iliev (Bulgaria), Phil Simborg (USA), Nedim Yardimci, Scarlet Serrero (France).


BBT: CORK BACKGAMMON OPEN
February 28-March 3, 2019; Clonakilty, Ireland

OPEN (64): 1-Stuart Mann (UK), 2-Andre Novos; 1C-Garry Jones (UK), 2C-Simon Morecroft (UK); 1LC-Dave Pritchard (UK), 2LC-Richard Furborough (UK).

THURSDAY €10 WARM-UP (32): 1-Claudia Goehnert (Netherlands), 2-Andy Marshall (UK).

THURSDAY €100 WARM-UP (32): 1-Rachel Rhodes (UK), 2-Simon Morecroft (UK).

FRIDAY DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Richard Furborough (UK) & Ann Pocknell (UK), 2-Stephen Little (UK) & Tiernan O'Rourke.

FRIDAY €20 WARM-UP (32): 1-Walter Busato (Italy), 2-Jamie Degabriele.

FRIDAY €200 WARM-UP (8): 1-Saul Brody, 2-Brian Lever (UK).


1st CONCORDE OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
February 21-24, 2019; Famagusta, Northern Cyprus

CHAMPIONSHIP (60): 1-Armen Tsaturyan (Armenia), 2-Çaglar Erdogan (Turkey), 3-Simon Pankvelashvili (Georgia), 4-Khachik Melikyan (Armenia); 1C-Olcay Lökbas (Turkey), 2C-Tilman Söhnchen (Germany); 1LC-Shimon Kagan (Israel), 2LC-Le Van Vartapatyan (Armenia).

SUPER JACKPOT 1 (8): 1-Aykut Uzel (Turkey), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).
SUPER JACKPOT 2 (8): 1-Soinguli Amirov (Georgia), 2-Tony Barnaba (Lebanon).

DOUBLES CONSULTING (32 teams): 1-Khachik Melikyan (Armenia) & Armen Tsaturyan (Armenia), 2-Burak Çulhaci (Turkey) & Zafer Tas (Turkey).

SPECIAL PLAYERS: Armenia Backgammon Federation, Jason Champion (England), Bilal Koten (North Cyprus), Phil Simborg (USA), Yilmaz Yigit (Turkey).


30th BRASILIAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
February 17-24, 2019; Bahia, Brazil

MASTER (76+320 rebuys): 1-José Franco, 2-Naldo Silva, 3/4-Aliomar Muritiba / Miriam Poveda (Argentina).

EXPERT (22+64 rebuys): 1-Xao, 2-Benito Carneiro.

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Peter Roth & Ronald Amorim.

BEACH CHAMPION (16): 1-Andy Darby (United Kingdom).

CHOUETTE CHAMPION (40): 1-José Franco, 2-Jorge Irigoy (Argentina).


WBF - 11th BURSA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - TBT
February 16-17, 2019; Bursa, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (88): 1-Ilhan Çelenk, 2-Türker Demircan, 3-Abdullah Güler, 4-Zafer Tas.

TRADITIONAL TAVLA (44): 1-Güral Bulut, 2-Yasin Özergil, 3-Babür Eren, 4-Suat Karadag.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (32 teams): 1-Hasan Ekr & Ismail Yigit, 2-Murat Kizilsimek & Güngör Köstereli, 3/4-Türkan Çetintas & Zafer Önder / Gültekin Uygur & Nermin Uygur.

SWING (41): 1-Zehra Aydin, 2-Faruk Özer, 3-Rusen Ali Soylu, 4-Barbaros Erim.

JACKPOT (104): 1-Yasar Özdemir, 2-Güral Bulut, 3/4-Nejat Alkap / Suat Karadag.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Recep Kürsat Palamutoglu, 2-Tunç Sökmener #1, 3/4-Güral Bulut / Tunç Sökmener #2.

LADIES PRIZE (8): 1-Selik Kurt Talipoglu, 2-Gülderen Gücavli.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (28): 1-Kudret Ustaoglu, 2-Özkan Erbelgin.


ABT - 3rd BOSTON OPEN: MASSACHUSETTS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 14-17, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts

OBSESSIVE OPEN (32): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Marty Storer (NH); 1C-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2C-Stephen Hassman (MA); 1LC-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2LC-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

ADORING ADVANCED (39): 1-Joe Miller (OH), 2-Al Theriault (CT), 3/4-Scott Salisbury (CT) / Jerry Shea (NY); 1C-Garrett Duquesne (NY), 2C-Marcy Kossar (MD); 1LC-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).

NESTLING NOVICE (10): 1-Bill Jackson (NJ), 2-Kim Brooks (MA), 3-Mark Detoria (MA).

HERB GURLAND MEMORIAL MASTERS (14): 1-Marty Storer (NH), 2-Frank DiMaggio (NY).

OPTIMISTIC OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Donny Lomuto (NY).

LOVABLE LIMITED JACKPOT (12): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).

KING OF HEARTS (8): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

QUEEN OF HEARTS (8): 1-Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).

SWEETHEART DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Dan Minardi (CO) & John Pirner (MN), 2-Anca Morar (RI) & David Stein (IL).

BE-MINE BLITZ (48): 1-Jay Karns (NY), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).

SASSY SPEEDGAMMON (8): 1-David Kornwitz (MA).

SEDUCTIVE SENIORS JACKPOT (16): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Paul Caracciolo (MA).

JEALOUS JUNIORS JACKPOT (16): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Daniel Adler (NY).

PASSION PRE-TOURNEY (16): 1-Kamran Kheirani (Canada), 2-Allen Tish (CA).


ABT - SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
February 8-10, 2019; Clearwater, Florida

OPEN (11): 1-Stacy Turner, 2-Chris Knapp (MA); 1LC-Roland Leutert.

INTERMEDIATE (19): 1-Kevin Jones, 2-Cinda King (IL); 1LC-Caryl Stephenson (Canada).

NOVICE (13): 1-Brad Fisher (IL), 2-Ken Proctor; 1LC-Andrew Goldman.

MASTERS (4): 1-Stacy Turner, 2-Cary Hoarty (OH).

GULF COAST DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Hernan Cortes (GA) & Roland Leutert.

MICRO BLITZ (16): 1-Chris Palmer (England).

AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNEY (13): 1-Leon Marini (NJ), 2-Chris Palmer (England).


4th GIBRALTAR BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP 
February 6-10, 2019; Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

CHAMPIONSHIP (80): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Chris Rogers (England), 3/4-Nadjib Kawkab (Germany) / Ed O'Laughlin (USA); 1C-Daniel Sorensen (Denmark), 2C-Mihai Catalin Arminia (Romania).

INTERMEDIATE (32): 1-Marianne Husum (Norway), 2-Ingrid Sonnabend (Germany), 3/4-Daniel Molan (Romania) / Regine Papachristopoulos (Germany); 1C-Natalie Passano (Gibraltar), 2C-Steve Blake (Gibraltar).

SUPERJACKPOT (26): 1-Nodar Gagua (Georgia), 2-Sebastian Wilkinson (England).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Ralf Jonas (Germany), 2-Nodar Gagua (Georgia).

DOUBLES (27 teams): 1-Katalin Veszelin (Hungary) & Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 2-Philippe Quiboeuf (France) & Stéphane Tremet (France).

LADIES PRIZE: Ann Pocknell (England).

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Sergey Erokhin (Russia).

BEST GIBRALTAR PLAYER: Natalie Passano.


ABT - TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 31-February 5, 2019; San Antonio, Texas

CHAMPIONSHIP (75+27 rebuys): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 3/4-Ben Friesen (MI) / Albert Steg (MA); 1C-Dana Nazarian (CA), 2C-Jon Vietor (CA), 3C/4C-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Julius High (KS); 1LC-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2LC-Boris Dekhtyar (NY).

ADVANCED (50+18 rebuys): 1-Manuel Perito (Costa Rica), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA); 1C-Cem Aslan (TX), 2C-Scott Neal (TX), 3C/4C-Ed Onny (CO) / Ken Tyszko (IL); 1LC-Roman Fridman (IL).

LIMITED (14): 1-Leon Button (TX), 2-Mary Kay Lively (TX).

MALCOLM DAVIS LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS (32): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Petko Kostadinov (SC), 3/4-Yury Millman (MN) / Joe Russell (CA).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Rudy Langenbach (TX), 2-David Klausa (CO), 3/4-Gus Contos (CA) / Wayne Felton (England).

TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT in memory of Treena Bouque (23):1-Kamran Kheirani (Canada), 2-Brad Vogt (TX), 3/4-Giancarlo Ratto (Peru) / Steven Saad (NC).

LONE STAR PRO-AM DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) & Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Joe Feldman (MI) & Joe Russell (CA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (96): 1-Herb Roman (IL), 2-Dan Minardi (CO), 3-Ray Fogerlund (CA).

FIESTA MIXED BLITZ (96): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Grant Hoffman (New Zealand), 3-Mike Horri (WA).

SPEEDGAMMON TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Grant Hoffman (New Zealand), 2-Allen Tish (CA).

USBGF DMP PRIME TOURNAMENT (96): 1-Ed Onny (CO), 2-David Kettler (TX), 3-Ray Bills (MN).

CHAMPIONSHIP TEXAS SHOWDOWN (11): 1-Bob Glass (CA).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE (10): 1-Stephen Deep (LA), 2-Scott Neal (TX).

AWARDS NIGHT FREE ROLL (37): 1-Neil Kazaross (IL).

AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2019 Inductee – Steve Sax (CA).


BACKGAMMON & POKER ON BOARD XIV - MEXICAN RIVIERA CRUISE TOURNEY 
January 19-26, 2019; Los Angeles, California to Cabo San Lucas, Mazlatán, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

OPEN (38+122 rebuys): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Oliver Muller (Tunisia/Germany).

CAPTAIN'S TOURNEY (34): 1-Dan Roybal (NM), 2-Mary Morse (TX).

CARIBBEAN JACKPOT (8): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Kostas Mitrelis (Greece).

POKER TOURNAMENT (24): 1-Leslie Lockett (NM), 2-Butch Meese (IN).


TBGT - "NECATI DOGANASLAN MEMORIAL" TOURNAMENT 23rd ISTANBUL BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 19-20, 2019; Istanbul, Turkey

OPEN (254): 1-Ibrahim Karaca, 2-Erdinc Gunalp, 3/14-Alpaslan Oguz / Caner Çetin / Caglayan Aras / Erhan Yenisen / Ersin Narman / Hakan Tosun / Hilmi Gochan / Mehmet Ali Akpolat / Murat Isin / Murat Yavuz / Ozan Ozgur / Refik Vural.

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Murat Cengiz, Alpaslan Goktay, Mehmet Pektezcan.


CNB - 7th VENICE BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 17-20, 2019; Venice, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (73): 1-Iancu Stelian (Romania), 2-Massimiliano Calusio, 3/4-Alain Babillon (France) / Claudio Pagano, 5/8-Marco Bonetti / Dario De Toffoli / Dario Di Nicola / Philippe Vouhé (France).

INTERMEDIATE (35): 1-Antonio Rocca, 2-Annalisa Agosti, 3/4-Andrea Bonazzi / Giovanni Trombini; 1C-Andrea Chen, 2C-Horst Zach (Austria), 3C/4C-Airat Metshin (Russia) / Nicolay Stoyanov (Bulgaria).

OPEN CNB (79): 1-Claudio Pagano, 2-Laura Monaco, 3/4-Angelo Anav / Henri Sharra.

HOTEL PRINCIPE (50): 1-Giorgio Castellano, 2-Henri Sharra, 3/4-Stefano Lutrario / Lorenzo Rinaldo.

DOUBLE CONSULTING (18): 1-Giovanna La Falce & Daniele Rotondo, 2-Bogidar Iliev (Bulgaria) & Mislav Kovacic (Croatia).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Leonhard Riebler (Austria), 2-Lorenzo Rusconi, 3/4-Fabrizio Lo Surdo / Francesco Mauri.

WARM-UP (25): 1-Andres Hermann (Spain), 2-Hans-Ulrich Koch (Germany).

SWING (32): 1-Antonio Anelli, 2-Marco Solazzo, 3-Giovanna La Falce, 4-Giorgio Caldera.


WBF - INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - TBT
January 11-13, 2019; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (131): 1-Cumhur Bektüre, 2-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine), 3/4-Burak Çulhaci / Ian Hesketh (Scotland); 1C-Christophe Guicheteau (France), 2C-Adam Prager (Israel), 3C/4C-Fatih Bellici / Altug Burdurlu; 1LC-Zafer Tas, 2LC-Mehmet Hulusi Tümer, 3LC/4LC-Cengiz Ergin / Ömer Aykut Sorgüven.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL (35): 1-Cumhur Bektüre, 2-Abdullah Sorgüven.

LADIES PRIZE (13): 1-Gülderen Gücavli, 2-Janette Hodgkinson (South Africa).

"AFFAN BASAK MEMORIAL" DOUBLES CONSULTATION (51 pairs): 1-Ugur Taskan & Zafer Tas, 2-Wolfgang Henze (Germany) & Cemalettin Yüksel, 3/4-Tülay Emekci & Cemalettin Erisen / Emin Sendil & Gül Sendil.

"RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL" WARM-UP (104): 1-Ian Hesketh (Scotland), 2-Oliver Plaehn (Germany), 3/4-Marco Fornasir (Italy) / Ricardo Malas (Lebanon).

"ERHAN DOGRUSOZ MEMORIAL" 869BG SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Ismail Bilgili, 2-Yasar Özdemir, 3/4-Osman Erkol / Hamza Güven.

SWING (57): 1-Shimon Kagan (Israel), 2-Gül Sendil, 3-Nima Rezapour (Iran), 4-Arda Findikoglu.

BGTV PROFICIENCY TEST (12): 1-Cumhur Bektüre, 2-Felix Ziva (Israel), 3-Igor Romashov (Russia), 4-Brenda Rosen (England).

1-POINTER (128): 1-Hamidreza Ardalani (Iran), 2-Ozkan Erbelgin, 3/4-Ayla Karmen Acun / Saleh Farjallah (Lebanon).

BG4BG (10X8): Winners – Jean Abi Haidar (Lebanon), Sinan Sütcüoglu #1, Hamza Güven, Kenan Hasanzade (Azerbaijan), Akis Gantis (Greece), Erol Özsoy, Oliver Plaehn (Germany), Sinan Sütcüoglu #2, Nesrin Becerici, Sükrü Yurttekin.


ABT - 12th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 10-13, 2019; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (96 + 40 rebuys): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Kent Goulding (MD), 3/4-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY); 1C-Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 2C-Al Cantito (CT), 3C/4C-Richard Munitz (NY) / Frank Talbot (MI); 1LC-Michael Levi (England), 2LC-Joe Freedman (NM).

INTERMEDIATE (81 + 29 rebuys): 1-Tim Flateman (NY), 2-Tara Mendicino (TX), 3/4-Ross Gordon (CT) / P.J. Macali (OH); 1C-Scott Douglas (Canada), 2C-Stewart Pemberton (FL), 3C/4C-Tonio Scali (NY) / David Tuminaro (NY); 1LC-Omar Shah (Canada), 2LC-Vicki Ondis (FL).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (41): 1-Yusei Nishikawa (Japan), 2-Michael Rosen (NY), 3/4-Joe Barello (NY) / Lisa Pelaez (NY); 1C-Andrew J. LeVine (NY), 2C-Miguel Hendrickson (NY), 3C/4C-Jonathan Berkowitz (NY) / Sava Kalafatides (NJ); 1LC-Kai Demler (NY), 2LC-Marziyeh Abbasi (Canada).

BEGINNER (16): 1-Barb Robinson (IL), 2-Jared Schneider (NJ); 1C-Tijan Brown (MD), 2C-Chelsea Bussey (LA); 1LC-Rodney Rigoli (NY).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Karen Davis (FL), 2-Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 3/4-Ed O'Laughlin (VA) / Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Mark Megalli (NY), 2-Phil Simborg (IL), 3/4-John O'Hagan (IN) / Sebastian Wilkinson (England).

LIMITED JACKPOT (48): 1/2-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) / Ken Indart (MD), 3-Sergiy Rybiy (NY).

BLITZ (144): 1-Jason Lee (MD), 2-Albert Steg (MA).

USBGF PRIME MINI-MATCH (64): 1-John Klein (MD), 2-Herb Roman (IL).

YOUNG & RESTLESS (32): 1/2 (split) Mark Megalli (NY) / Frank Raposa (VA).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Andy Fazekas (CT) & Gary Koscielny (FL).

NEW YORK DOUBLES OVERFLOW (16 teams): 1-Blake Fleetwood (NY) & Mark Megalli (NY), 2-Jason Pack (NY) & Sebastian Wilkinson (England).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Tony Wuersch (RI), 2-Cloyd Laporte (NY), 3/4-Dave Brady (NY) / Philippe Salnave (FL).

SENIORS OVERFLOW TOURNAMENT (32): 1/2 (split): Molly Anderson (WA) / Herb Roman (IL).

FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Shahrooz Moreh (NY), 2-Narvey Goldman (Canada).

$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Alexandra Kupfer (Switzerland).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Sam Ahmed (CA).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Joe Urso (NY).

$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Dan Schechner (NY).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-David Shadi (NJ).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Cloyd Laporte (NY) / Joe Urso (NY).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Farhad Forudi (OH) / Eduardo Maciel (Brazil).