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2019 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

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Updated: August 20, 2019

ABT - 17th ANNUAL WISCONSIN STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 15-18, 2019; Madison, Wisconsin

CHAMPIONSHIP (41): 1-Linda Rockwell (IL), 2-Tak Morioka (IL); 1C-David Rockwell (IL), 2C-Phil Simborg (IL); 1LC-Steven Ferguson (MO), 2LC-Frank Talbot (MI).

ADVANCED (31): 1-Bill Lonergan (NY), 2-Christina Elias (MN); 1C-Laura Hoarty (OH), 2C-Brion Brooks (IL); 1LC-Gene Eydelman (IL).

NOVICE ROUND ROBIN (4): 1-Larry Sosna (NY).

BADGER CLASSIC MASTERS (11): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Sean Garber (IN).

ZACH TABAK AMATEUR JACKPOT (16): 1-Steve Shavel (TX), 2-Michael Gellings (MI).

DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Julius High (KS) & Dave McKenzie (KS), 2-Dan Minardi (CO) & John Pirner (MN), 3-David & Linda Rockwell (IL).

BLITZ (32): 1/2 split - Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.)

QUICKIES (32): 1/2 split - John O’Hagan (IN) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA).

FASHIONABLY EARLY BIRD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Steven Ferguson (MO), 2-Brad Andersen (MI).

EARLY BIRD JACKPOT (16): 1-David McKenzie (KS), 2-Chris Maisa (WI).

$50 JACKPOT (8): 1/2 split - Cary Hoarty (OH) / Mark Milkie (IN).

$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Keene Marin (WI).


44th WORLD BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP / 9th MONTE CARLO OPEN
July 27-August 4, 2019; Monte Carlo, Monaco

CHAMPIONSHIP (186): 1-Eli Roymi (Israel), 2-Petko Kostadinov (Bulgaria/USA), 3-Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy), 4/5-Daniel Sorensen (Denmark) / Rolf Vetsch (Switzerland), 6/8-Toni Bernaba (Lebanon) / Mislav Kovacic (Croatia) / Wilcox Snellings (Costa Rica/USA); 1C-Olivier Lafon (France), 2C-Patrick Didisheim (Switzerland), 3C/4C-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden) / Lev Rosenfeld (Israel); 1LC-Martin-Frédéric Kahn (France), 2LC-Manny Olszynko (Canada).

INTERMEDIATE (62): 1-Tim Lawless (USA), 2-Henrik Sorel (Denmark), 3-Lorenzo Rusconi (Italy), 4/5-Gerhard Lingnau (Germany) / Ciprian Radulescu (Romania); 1C-Hikmet Tunç (Turkey), 2C-Marianne Husum (Norway), 3C/4C-Talat Bagibala (Turkey) / Michael Ramsey (USA); 1LC-Joachim Lindgren (Sweden), 2LC-Kazuko Numazawa (Japan).

SUPER JACKPOT (64): 1-Toni Bernaba (Lebanon), 2-Martin-Frédéric Kahn (France), 3/4-Jan Jacobowitz (Germany) / David Wells (USA).

MAGRIEL MEMORIAL SUPER SENIORS TOURNAMENT #1 (128): 1-Cyrus Vafa (Sweden), 2-Peter Raugust (Germany), 3/4-Johan Moazed (Sweden) / Slava Pryadkin (Ukraine).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (64 teams): 1-Eliot Tawil (USA) & Arkadiy Tsinis (USA), 2-Giorgos Kleitsas (Greece) & Platon Tserliagkos (Greece), 3/4-Stéphane Cheneviere (France) & Philippe Quiboeuf (France) / Takayuki Moriuchi (Japan) & Kenji Shimodaira (Japan).

LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (20): 1-Antoinette-Marie Williams (USA), 2-Laurence Sinitzky (France).

SPEEDGAMMON TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Arkadiy Tsinis (USA), 2-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong), 3/4-Robert Lindbom (Sweden) / Jason Pack (USA).

MOCHY'S 9th BACKGAMMON PROFICIENCY EXAM (29): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic) with 39/50 correct, 2-Aurélien Bonnet (France) with 34/50, 3-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden) with 33/50.

JUNIORS TOURNAMENT: 1-Takayuki Moriuchi (Japan), 2-Tal Ziva (Israel).

BELAIR TEAM TOURNAMENT: 1-Beavers: Carlos Estenssoro (Switzerland) / Peter Sarzynski (Germany) / Thibaud Thompson (Switzerland), 2-Area 51 (Norway) – Geir Pedersen / Jon Røyset / Dagfinn Snarheim.

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP (2): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Sander Lylloff (Denmark). Overall score 13-7. PR: Mochy 2.86, Sander 3.53.

MONTE CARLO WARM-UP (68): 1-Frédéric Andrieu (France), 2-Benjamin Lund (Denmark), 3/4-Ralf Jonas (Germany) / Michael Urban (Germany); 1C-Michel Serrero (France), 2-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia).

9th MONTE CARLO OPEN - CHAMPIONSHIP (105): 1-Manny Olszynko (Canada), 2-Alan Grunwald (USA), 3/4-Mario Kühl (Germany) / Mislav Kovacic (Croatia); 1C-Roberto Litzenberger (USA), 2C-Marc Van Damme (Belgium).

9th MONTE CARLO OPEN - INTERMEDIATE (45): 1-Dimitri Loi (USA), 2-Olga Ivanova (Russia), 3/4-Justin Bor Jr (USA) / Roberto Catalano (Italy); 1C-Joachim Lindgren (Sweden), 2C-Jean-Jacques Issartel (France).


WBF - 33rd ISTANBUL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - TBT
July 20-21, 2019; Istanbul, Turkey

"HAMZA GÜVEN MEMORIAL" CHAMPIONSHIP (96): 1-Murat Hazir, 3-Umur Aras, 3-Burak Çulhaci, 4-Muammer Saraçoglu.

"MEHMET KOCAOGLU MEMORIAL" TRADITIONAL TAVLA (53): 1-Ültekin Uygur, 2-Kürsat Palamutoglu, 3-Hikmet Tunç, 4-Nahit Sorgüven.

"ABDULLAH SISMAN MEMORIAL" DOUBLES (30 pairs): 1-Kerim Bilge & Mihrican Bilge, 2-Muammer Saraçoglu & Fatih Seven, 3/4-Hamidreza Ardalani & Tan Bostan / Avni Erdogruca & Cemalettin Karakütük.

SWING (36): 1-Ahmet Deniz, 2-Gökhan Eroglu, 3-Kemal Aksu, 4-Recep Ural.

JACKPOT (88): 1-Kemal Aksu, 2-Hikmet Tunç, 3/4-Jean Abi Haidar / Ali Yaldiz.

1-POINT (128): 1-Talat Bagibala, 2-Kemal Aksu, 3/4-Arda Findikoglu / Erhan Oztekin.

"BALIM AYASLI MEMORIAL" LADIES PRIZE (6): 1-Gülderen Gücavli, 2-Basak Güven Pekpak.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (26): 1-Muammer Saraçoglu, 2-Abdullah Sorgüven.


ABT - 44th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 4-7, 2019; Novi, Michigan

OPEN (81): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Phil Simborg (IL), 3-Bill Calton (MI), 4/5-Joe Feldman (MI) / Mary Hickey (OH), 6-Audronis Zunde (CO); 1C-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2C-Cary Hoarty (OH), 3C/4C-Dion Hogan (MI) / Stepan Nuniyants (WA).

INTERMEDIATE (83): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Stewart Pemberton (FL), 3-Lorenzo Morales (MI), 4-Jeff Schwarz (NJ), 5/6-Christopher Shanava (IL) / Dan Wesley (MI); 1C-Robert Lessard (Canada), 2C-Daniel Bluestone (VA), 3C/4C-Tigran Avanesian (OH) / Candace Mayeron (CA).

NOVICE (12): 1-Fran Miller (OH), 2-Diane Rebottaro (MI); 1C-Jeannette de Oliveira (Canada); 1LC-Barbara Robinson (IL).

MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-David Kettler (TX), 3/4-Nick Blasier (TX) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

SANDY KAPLAN MEMORIAL SENIOR JACKPOT (64): 1-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2-Herb Roman (IL), 3/4-David Stein (IL) / John Stryker (IL).

PRINCE BARLOW JUNIOR JACKPOT (32): 1-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada), 3/4-Jay Karns (NY) / Gerry Tansey (MO).

$200 OPEN FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (16): 1-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2-Jeb Horton (NC).
$200 OPEN FIRECRACKER OVERFLOW (8): 1-David Todd (MO), 2-Mel Leifer (MD).

$100 LIMITED FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (16): 1-Dan Minardi (CO), 2-Patrick Domico (IN).

MICHIGAN CHARITY BLITZ (128): 1-Robert Loveless (Canada), 2-Christopher Yep (OH). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.) $300 was raised for the Flint Water Fund of the United Way.

SUMMER FREEZE-OUT (32): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Ricky Griggs (MI).

OPEN DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-John Klein (MD) & Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 3/4-Garry Kallos (Canada) & Allen Tish (CA) / Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

LIMITED DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Scott Douglas (Canada) & Robert Lessard (Canada), 2-David Staggs (IN) & Tony White (OH).

FRANK TALBOT'S NEWCOMER FREE ROLL (32): 1-Louis Bedell (PA), 2-Dan Minardi (CO).

ELEGANCE TROPHY OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Joe Miller (OH), 2-Bahman Zandi (MD).
ELEGANCE TROPHY LIMITED JACKPOT (12): 1-Louis Bedell (PA), 2-John Quinn (MI).

$20 DETROIT QUICKIE (64): 1-Adrian Nedelcu (Austria/IL), 2-Ed O'Laughlin (VA). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.)
$10 DETROIT QUICKIE (8): Diane Rebottaro (MI).

AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Barry Silliman (MD), 2-Nick Blasier (TX).

BMAB-USA #11 TOURNAMENT (22): Four players tied for 1st with 4-1 records: 1/4-Sean Garber (IN) / Candace Mayeron (CA) / John Pirner (MN) / Herb Roman (IL). PR results: 1-Kit Woolsey (CA) at 2.54, 2-Gerry Tansey (MO) at 2.67, 3-Neil Kazaross (IL) at 3.52, 4-John O'Hagan (IN) at 3.63.

LONG DISTANCE PRIZE: 1-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic).

$50 WEDNESDAY WARM-UP (28): 1-David Todd (MO), 2-Gerry Tansey (MO), 3/4-Robert Caldwell (Canada) / Ricky Griggs (MI).
$30 WEDNESDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-John Quinn (MI), 2-Scott Douglas (Canada), 3/4-Kamran Kheirani (Canada) / Charlie Robinson (MI).


TBGT - ISTANBUL SUMMER OPEN
June 29-30, 2019; Istanbul, Turkey

OPEN (214): 1-Gürbüz Agirman, 2-Hamza Nar, 3-Ali Çetin Belene, 4/12-Ümit Tanoglu / Fuat Erdag / Ali Ünver / Hüseyin Özdag / Yasin Okal / Aziz Çelikkaya / Erdogan Kiliç / Mahir Kasuto / Kemal Erdem.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (32 teams): 1-Bahattin Uzunoglu & Oktay Kurhan, 2-Meral Yilmaz & Serkan Üztürk.

YOUTH TOURNAMENT(12): 1-Muhammed Enes Kusat.

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Gamze Demirkol Özdag, Seref Seroglu, Ismail Aydin Mesta.


UKBGF: CAMBRIDGE BACKGAMMON OPEN
June 29-30, 2019; Cambridge, England

OPEN (60): 1-Nick Sandqvist, 2-Larry Smyth, 3/4-Connar Baird / Gary Brooker; 1C-Roni Sofroniou, 2C-Anna Price, 3C/4C-Jon Barnes / Chris Palmer; 1LC-Richard McQuillan, 2LC-Peter Hodson.

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Blake Fleetwood (USA) & Justin Nowell (USA), 2-Radu Ciortan & Sean Clennell.

MEMBERS' BONUS FREEROLL (52): 1-Blake Fleetwood (USA), 2-Bill Pope.

BEGINNERS (4): 1-Anna Hayward.


13th GENEVA BACKGAMMON OPEN - AGB
June 28-30, 2019; Geneva, Switzerland

OPEN (41): 1-Gérard Duruz (Switzerland), 2-Kristian Thulin (Denmark), 3-Jean-Claude Bensaid (France), 4-Olivier Stéphanus (Switzerland); 1LC-Mario Mei (Switzerland), 2LC-Martin-Frédéric Khan (France).

DOUBLE CONSULTATION (8 teams): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic) & Chris Rogers (England), 2-Nicolas Déhon (France) & Jean-Luc Cellier (France).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Thibaud Thompson (Switzerland), 2-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).

SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Johan Huyck (Belgium), 2-Thibaud Thompson (Switzerland).

1-POINTER (32): 1-Max Meyer (Switzerland), 2-Almir Vazjovic (Switzerland).


ABT - SACRAMENTO BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
June 22-23, 2019; Sacramento, California

OPEN (17): 1-Terry Stigall (CA), 2-Jack Edelson (MN); 1C-Steve Sax (CA), 2C-Julius High (KS); 1LC-Allen Tish (CA).

INTERMEDIATE (18): 1-Kara Schultz (CA), 2-Alan Goldstein (CA); 1C-Fernando Corredor (CA), 2C-Michaela Olsen (CA); 1LC-Ken Johnson (CA).

NOVICE ROUND-ROBIN (6): 1/2-Larry Brelsford (CA) / Dirk Olsen (CA).

BLITZ (24): 1/2-Ted Chee (CA) / Julius High (KS).


CNB - 5th SUMMER BACKGAMMON CUP
June 19-23, 2019; Rimini, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (42): 1-Takis Chatzelis (Greece), 2-Andrea de Zandonati, 3/4-Francesco Mauri / Lorenzo Rinaldo, 5/8-Giorgio Castellano / Johan Huyck (Belgium) / Stelian Iancu / Carlo Melzi.

INTERMEDIATE (23): 1-Marco Bardella, 2-Antonio Anelli, 3/4-Emil Sirakov (Bulgaria) / Horst Zach (Austria); 1C-Richard Biddle (England), 2C-Hicham Khay.

OPEN CNB (35): 1-Pavel Shirokov (Russia), 2-Richard Biddle (England), 3/4-Gianlazzaro Sanna / Gerard Stoll.

AMBASCIATORI (32): 1-Katlin Veszeli (Hungary), 2-Alessandro Rietti, 3/4-Max Mayer (Switzerland) / Michael Neagu (Romania/Canada).

DOUBLE CONSULTING (21 teams): 1-Paola Aiello & Dario di Nicola, 2-Takis Chatzelis (Greece) & Francesco Mauri.

SUPERJACKPOT (8): 1-Katlin Veszeli (Hungary).

TORNEONE (16): 1-Shadi Azizian, 2-Metshin Airat (Russia).

WARM-UP (8): 1-Gerard Stoll.

ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2018/2019: Champion – Edmond Mezini. Intermediate Champ – Emil Sirakov.


11th GERMAN OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
June 7-10, 2019; Niedernhausen, Germany

CHAMPIONSHIP (104): 1-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia), 2-Michael Larsen (Denmark), 3/4-Markus Gloor (Switzerland) / Georg Lachnit-Winter, 5/8-Athanasios Lagopatis / Kimon Papachristopoulos / Nesip Temizkan / Andreas Würz; 1LC-Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic), 2LC-Jimmy Anywar.

INTERMEDIATE (77): 1-Marcus Krawitz, 2-Armin Berg, 3/4-Michael Janssen / Scarlett Serrero (France), 5/8-Peter Barthel / Reinhold Drugowitsch (Austria) / Marcel Geit / Jörg Leibecker; 1LC-Oliver Plähn.

BEGINNERS (30): 1-Maria Schlemper, 2-François Navarre, 3/4-Wolfgang Detthe / Veronica Leonhardt; 1LC-Maurice Weidner.

SUPER JACKPOT (49): 1-Götz Hildsberg, 2-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic).

CONSULTATION DOUBLES CHAMPIONS (42 teams): 1-Asghar Naghizadeh & Andres Staedeli (Switzerland), 2-Faruk Locaer & Matthäus Vigl, 3/4-Andreas Hofmann & Marcel Jochem / Anton Kraft & Thomas Löw.

LIMITED DOUBLES INTERMEDIATE (23 teams): 1-Armin Berg & Birgit Ehrmann, 2-Jürgen Feiler & Veronika Leonhardt.

MIXED TEAM (22 teams): 1-Bernd Schmidt & Ingrid Sonnabend, 2-Susanne Kempf & Andreas Würz.

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 2-Ralf Jonas, 3/4-Yonas Lamnabhi & Torsten Lux.

WARM-UP (128): 1-Jörg Leibecker.


UKBGF: 9th BLACKPOOL IMPERIAL BACKGAMMON CUP - BBT
June 7-9, 2019; Blackpool, England

CHAMPIONSHIP (128): 1-Paul Christmas, 2-Gaz Owen, 3/4-Radu Ciortan / Eric McAlpine, 5/8-Jesper Carlsson (Sweden) / Stuart Mann / Daniel Molan / Mark Radley.

FYLDE TROPHY (113): 1-Rob Perry, 2-André Larsen (Norway), 3/4-Aysel Naim / Chris Rogers.

LANCASTRIAN TROPHY (64): 1-Peter Christmas, 2-CJ Uttley, 3/4-Seán Jones / Bob Slater.

TOWER TROPHY (30): 1-Rachel Rhodes, 2-Jason Champion, 3/4-André Larsen (Norway) / Larry Smyth.

FRIDAY FREEROLL I (65): 1-John Plummer, 2-Paul Christmas, 3/4-Charles Conrad (USA) / Emad Salib.
FRIDAY FREEROLL II (52): 1-Simon Jones, 2-Richard Carter, 3/4-Gary Brooker / Richard McQuillan.

CRISLOID TROPHY (64): 1-Dorothy Lee, 2-Catalin Bucur.

869 BG CHARITY BOARD (64): 1-Reza Aghdam, 2-Richard Furborough.

BONE CLUB BOARD NACKGAMMON (32): 1-André Larsen (Norway), 2-Tim Parfitt.

FRIDAY NIGHT JACKPOT (31): 1-Andy Boysan, 2-Dave Motley.

SATURDAY NIGHT JACKPOT (10): 1-Dororthy Lee, 2-Steve Carder.

SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Sebastian Wilkinson, 2-Gaz Owen.

NORTH-SOUTH CHALLENGE (2 teams of 5): 1-South & East, 2-North & West.

BONE CLUB BEGINNERS: 1-Brian O'Grady.


ABT - NIAGARA INVITATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
June 6-9, 2019; Amherst, New York

NIAGARA OPEN (16): 1-Chris Knapp (MA), 2-Ray Bills (MN); 1C-Marty Storer (NH), 2C-Al Jones (Canada); 1LC-Farhad Forudi (OH).

AMHERST ADVANCED (30): 1-Victor De Oliveira (Canada), 2-Mike Vasilatos (OH); 1C-Mark Milkie (IN), 2C-Marc Grutka (FL); 1LC-Bruce Brown (NY).

NEUTRAL NATION NOVICE ROUND-ROBIN (9): 1-Susan Fenster (NY), 2-Jim Dixon (Canada), 3-Donna Davenport (OH).

GREAT FALLS SUPERJACKPOT (2): 1-Carl Adamec (NY).

STEEL MASTERS (8): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Al Jones (Canada).

USBGF FREEROLL JACKPOT (16): 1-Robert Caldwell (Canada), 2-Brian Vance (MI).

DUFF'S DOUBLES (12 teams): 1-Chris Knapp (MA) & Patty Knapp (MA), 2-Sean Garber (IN) & Mark Milkie (IN), 3-Doug Roberts (MA) & Wanda Roberts (MA).

CLARENCE QUICKY (16): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-John Baron (OH).

BISON BLITZ (16): 1-Robert Loveless (Canada), 2-Farhad Forudi (OH).

SENECA SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Mark Milkie (IN), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada).

LAKE ERIE LIMITED JACKPOT (8): 1-Joe Miller (OH), 2-Brian Vance (MI).

SUSQUEHANNA SENIORS JACKPOT (8): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Joe Miller (OH).

LOGANBERRY LADIES JACKPOT (7): 1-Patty Knapp (MA), 2-Akemi Ota (MI).

PRE-TOURNEY JACKPOT (16): 1-Kamran Kheirani (Canada), 2-Farhad Forudi (OH); 1C-Sean Garber (IN).


ABT - LOS ANGELES OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
June 6-9, 2019; Los Angeles, California

CHAMPIONSHIP (68): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Al Hodis (NV), 3-Herb Roman (IL), 4/5-Dana Nazarian (CA) / Steve Sax (CA); 1C-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2C-Hideaki Ueda (Japan), 3C/4C-Alexandra Knupfer (Romania/Switzerland) / Val Ovespyan (CA).

ADVANCED (50): 1-Frank Costello III (CA), 2-Manuel Perito (Costa Rica), 3-Charles Thompson (CA), 4/5-Alain Azoulay (CA) / Dan Minardi (CO); 1C-Max McCauley (AZ), 2C-Dennis Saleeby (CA).

NOVICE (8): 1-Abbas Anvar (CA), 2-Brian Leitner (CA); 1C-Robert Scibelli (CA).

SUPER-32 MASTERS JACKPOT (41): 1-David Winn (TX), 2-Tiran Dangor (CA), 3/4-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark) / Allen Tish (CA), 5/6-Joe Russell (CA) / Robert Wachtel (CA).

PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR JACKPOT (34): 1-Ergin Bayrak (CA), 2-Eitan Peleg (CA), 3/4-Alain Azoulay (CA) / Frank Ley (CA), 5-Damon Singer (NV).

DOUBLES-I (8 teams): 1-Gus Contos (CA) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Alexandra Knupfer (Romania/Switzerland) & Cornel Paltinisanu (Romania).
DOUBLES-II (8 teams): 1-Frank Talbot (MI) & Monica Talbot (MI), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH).
DOUBLES-III (8 teams): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Josh Racko (CA) & Michael Showkati (CA).
DOUBLES-IV (8 teams): 1-Molly Anderson (WA) & Pete Anderson (WA), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO) & David Taniguchi (CA).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-WEST (96): 1-Eli Karp (LA), 2-Art Benjamin (CA).

SENIORS (32): 1/2-Sam Ahmed (CA) / John Rockwell (CA), 3/4-Gus Contos (CA) / John Rockwell (CA).

JUNIORS I (32): 1-Frank Ley (CA), 2-Hideaki Ueda (Japan), 3/4-Nasi Katouzian (CA) / Patrick Keene (CA).
JUNIORS II (32): 1-Art Benjamin (CA), 2-Long Nguyen (CA), 3/4-Maeis Petrosian (CA) / Jacques Stambouli (CA).

DMP-USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Maeis Petrosian (CA), 2-Frank Talbot (MI).

BAD ASS WOMEN'S JACKPOT (8): 1-Laura Hoarty (OH), 2-Shawnee Bor (CA).


3rd NORTHERN CYPRUS LIMAK OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
May 29-June 2, 2019; Famagusta, North Cyprus

CHAMPIONSHIP (126): 1-Michael Neagu (Romania/Canada), 2-Timur Azizov (Russia), 3-Burak Yahat (North Cyprus), 4-Levent Postoglu (Turkey), 5-Ozan Özgür (Turkey), 6-Avetis Rostomyan (Armenia), 7-Thomas Rönn (Sweden), 8-Mikael Vardanyan (Russia); 1LC-Eli Roymi (Israel), 2LC-Minh Nguyen (France).

LIMAK DOUBLES (64 teams): 1-Sevki Tuzen (Turkey) & Mustafa Yilmaz (Turkey), 2-Claus Elken (Denmark) & Michael Larsen (Denmark).

SUPERJACKPOT (32): 1-Erhan Yenisen (Turkey), 2-Taner Ucarer (Turkey).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Bakar Matikashvili (Georgia), 2-Simon Pankvelashvili (Georgia).

NATIONAL TEAMS (16 teams): 1-Bulgaria: Atanas Georgiev / Iancho Hristov / Vancho Janakievski, 2-Sweden: Zhina Bergstrom / Linda Sjorin / Ingrid Soderstjerna.

1-POINT (128): 1-Ayrat Metchin (Russia), 2-Ayrat Metchin (Russia).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (7): 1-Leyla Zaloutskaya (Russia/USA), 2-Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).

SPECIAL PLAYERS: Nima Rezapour (Iran), Ingrid Soderstjerna (Sweden), Philippe Vouhé (France), Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).


ABT - 39th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
May 23-27, 2019; Rosemont, Illinois

OPEN (76): 1-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 3-David Klausa (CO), 4/9-Ray Bills (MN) / Michael Flohr (IL) / Cary Hoarty (OH) / Curtis Melville (MI) / Dmitriy Obukhov (MI) / David Rockwell (IL).

INTERMEDIATE (72): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Sue Will (IL), 3/8-Michael Clapsadle (MI) / Marcy Kossar (MD) / Howard Linnemann (NY) / Butch Meese (IN) Dan Minardi (CO) / Alex Owen (IL).

NOVICE (7): 1-Jessie Herman (NE), 2-Brant Schroeder (WI), 3-Sara Thorson (NE).

UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE (25): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Daniel Dabney (IN).

$1600 HIGH ROLLER (16): 1-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2-John O'Hagan (IN), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / David Todd (MO).

MARKOWITZ MASTERS (16): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-John O'Hagan (IN).

FASTER MASTER (24): 1-Fred Chamanara (IL), 2-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 3-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland).

LIMITED JACKPOT (64): 1-Brian Vance (MI), 2-Steve Hairgrove (IL), 3/4-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Steve Reichelt (MN), 5/8-Paul Baraz (IL) / David Kettler (TX) / Kamran Kheirani (Canada) / Pat MacNeil (Canada).

TAKI BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Yuri Ogura (Japan), 2-Steve Reichelt (MN).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Akemi Ota (MI) & Emil Mortuk (MI), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 3/4-Dennis Culpepper (VA) & John O'Hagan (IN) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan) & Allen Tish (CA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Phil Martorelli (IL), 3/4-Richard Stubbe (TX) / Rodney Workman (IL).

1-POINT QUICKIE TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Michael Gellings (MI), 2-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 3/4-Craig Anderson (IL) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

FTH CHICAGO OPEN BOARD JACKPOT (8): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan).

$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Ilia Guzei (WI), 2-Ken Tyszko (IL).

MELBOURNE INVITATIONAL SATELLITE (8): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

AFTER TOURNEY TOURNEY (24): 3-way tie for 1st–Karen Davis (FL) / Jeb Horton (NC) / Howard Markowitz (NV).

MICHY'S PROFICIENCY QUIZ (33): Open winner – Gerry Tansey (MO) - 38/50 correct; Intermediate winners: Eric Barr (KS) / Butch Meese (IN) - 24/50.

MINAKAMI INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER AWARD: Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland).


UKBGF: LONDON BACKGAMMON OPEN
May 17-19, 2019; London, England

MASTERS (80): 1-Andy Bell, 2-Sean Jones, 3/4-Cato Fordham / Romolo Mudu; 1C-Stuart Mann, 2C-Catalin Bucur; 1LC-Rod Hanreck, 2LC-Raj Jansari.

INTERMEDIATE (48): 1-Petar Vidovic, 2-Stein Posthuma, 3/4-Rosalie Johnson / Chris Purchase; 1C-John O'Neill, 2C-Dom Murgia; 1LC-Rita Gruppioni, 2LC-Tim Parfitt.

SUPER JACKPOT: 1-Engin Ongel, 2-Eric McAlpine.

WARM-UP (44): 1-Sue Perks, 2-Bek Barbaros.

UK JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (9): 1-David Broomfield, 2-Eli Nixey.


ABT - CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
May 9-12, 2019; Herndon, Virginia

CHAMPIONSHIP (58): 1-John O'Hagan (IN), 2-Sean Garber (IN), 3-Allen Tish (CA), 4/5-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Grant Schneider (VA); 1C-Bahman Zandi (MD), 2C-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 3C/4C-Garry Kallos (Canada) / David Winn (TX).

ADVANCED (46): 1-Rick Wolf (FL), 2-Kevin McDonough (AZ); 1C-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2C-Paul Laubner (MD), 3C/4C-Vinson Blanton (VA) / Chen-Fu Yu (MD).

INTERMEDIATE (26): 1-Tom Jayne (VA), 2-Chris Chapin (DC); 1C/2C-Jeff Misrahi (NY) / Chuck Polley (VA), 3C/4C-Donald Gabbai (VA) / Fran Miller (OH).

NOVICE (16): 1-Stan Reid (VA), 2-Alice Marlin (DC), 3-Slick McNeil (GA); 1C-Jerry Nashel (FL), 2C-Shawn Buck (VA).

BMAB-USA #10 TOURNAMENT (14): 1-Karen Davis (FL), 2/5-John O'Hagan (IN) / Art Benjamin (CA) / Allen Tish (CA) / Sean Garber (IN). PR winners: 1-Marty Storer (NH) at 3.14, 2-John O'Hagan (IN) at 3.86, 3-John Klein (MD) at 3.92.

CHERRY BLOSSOM $1,000 JACKPOT (16): 1-Petko Kostadinov (SC), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic).

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASTERS JACKPOT (20): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Chris Trencher (NY), 3/4-Richard Munitz (NY) / David Winn (TX).

ABRAHAM LINCOLN OPEN JACKPOT (24): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Herb Roman (IL), 3-Cary Hoarty (OH).

THOMAS JEFFERSON LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Bill Lonergan (NY), 2-Bob Howayeck (FL), 3/4-Kamran Kheirani (Canada) / Tom Rebelo (Canada).

USBGF TOURNAMENT OF THE STARS (16 teams): 1-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) & Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Scotty Kelland (CT) & Richard Munitz (NY).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EAST (128): 1-Jack Edelson (MN), 2-Tom Rebelo (Canada).

YOUNG POLITICOS (32): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Art Benjamin (CA).

SENIOR SENATORS: (48): 3-way tie: Felix Goykhman (NJ) / Bob Howayeck (FL) / Marcy Kossar (MD).

SENIOR SENATORS OVERFLOW: (8): Paul Baraz (IL).

ALFRED MAMLET NEWCOMERS FREEROLL (21): 1-Dean Takaoka (VA), 2-Jon Douglas (MD).

NATION'S CAPITAL DOUBLES (29 teams): 1-Blake Fleetwood (NY) & Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH) & Laura Hoarty (OH), 3/4-Vinson Blanton (VA) & Frank Raposa (VA) / Dennis & Peggy Culpepper (VA).

MOTHER'S DAY EVENT (4): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Candace Mayeron (CA).

CHERRY BLOSSOM DECORATED EGG COMPETITION (2): Top lady performer in Championship vs. top lady in Advanced: 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA). The bejeweled egg was handcrafted by Laura Hoarty (OH).

$50 WARM-UP (15): 1-Bob Howayeck (FL), 2-Narvey Goldman (Canada); 1C/2C-split–Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Bahman Zandi (MD).

$20 WARM-UP (12): 1-Jay Karns (NY), 2-Louis Bedell (PA); 1C-Ed Corey (CT).


25th JAPAN OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
May 3-5, 2019; Tokyo, Japan

CHAMPIONSHIP (59 + 8 double entry): 1-Masanori "Othello" Itikawa, 2-Junichi Tanaka, 3/4-Yasuo Mishima / Michihito Kageyama; 1C-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong), 2C-Naoki Iketani, 3C/4C-Don Thompson (Singapore) / Kentaro Meijo; 1LC-Masahito Yamamoto, 2LC-Kazuhiro Shino.

INTERMEDIATE (8x16+6): 1-Hibiki Kawauchi, 2-Hideki Takeda, 3/4-Yamato Takahashi / Shoot Takagi.

BEGINNERS: Overall winner - Yuto Nakano; Day 1 (38): Winner - Yuto Nakano; Day 2 (54): Winner - Genki Kuno; Day 3 (42): Winner - Hatakeyama Takumi.

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Hideaki Ueda, 2-Jorgen Granstedt (Sweden).

MELBOURNE OPEN SATELLITE (8): 1-Jorgen Granstedt (Sweden).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Hamidreza Ardalani (Iran), 2-Simon Barget (England) & Hideaki Ueda.

UNDER 25 "SHIN-EI-SEN" (14 & 6): 1-Kentarou Meijou, 2-Hayate Kawashima.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOURNAMENT (15): 1-Yugo Mochizuki, 2-Masaki Nakagawa.

1-POINT STREAK CHALLENGE: 1-Keiken Cho.

OTHELLO BACKGAMMON QUIZ (55): 1-Simon Barget (England) / Kazuki Yokota (8/10 correct).

MOCHY CHALLENGE (10 matches to 7 points / Results & PR): 1-Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 2-Kazuki Yokota. Sebastian won 9-7 (Results 5-5, PR 4-2 with 4 insignificant).


PashaBGT - 17th CYPRUS BACKGAMMON OPEN
May 3-5, 2019; Nicosia, North Cyprus

OPEN (112): 1-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia), 2-Ali Cihangir Çetinel (Turkey), 3-Juergen Orlowski (Germany), 4-Ömer Mert Gülaçti (Turkey), 5-Umur Aras (Turkey), 6-Mehmet Ali Akpolat (Turkey), 7-Yasin Okal (Turkey), 8/9/10-Nissim Murciano (Israel) / Jacob Omrad (Israel) / Soinguli Amirov (Georgia); 1LC-Mihai Catalin Arminia (Romania), 2LC-Kemal Okal (Turkey).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (43+21 rebuys): 1-Caner Cenk Çorbacioglu (Turkey) & Murat Hazir (Turkey), 2-Adam Prager (Israel) & Ilya Meglashvili (Israel), 3/4-Fuat Erdag (Turkey) & Cüneyt Argun Genç (Turkey) / Yoav Ida (Israel).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Yuri Akopov (Russia), 2-Ozan Özgür (Turkey).

JACKPOT WINNERS (6x8): Mahir Gursoy (Turkey), Atilla Inanli (Turkey), Dincer Gunes (Turkey), Albert Khodadd (Israel), Yuri Akopov (Russia), Jean Abi Haidar (Lebanon), Selahattin Hacioglu (Turkey).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Pelin Yeltekin (Turkey), 2-Funda Dogan (Turkey).

WARM-UP (32): 1-Shay Asraff (Israel), 2-Sounguli Amirov (Georgia).

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Esra Özkan (Turkey), Nesrin Becerici (Turkey), Muhsin Yayintas (Turkey).


ARGENTINA BACKGAMMON OPEN 2019
April 30-May 5, 2019; Buenos Aires, Argentina

OPEN (132+492 reentries): 1-Marcos Nahhas, 2-Joaquin Koifman, 3/4-Ronald Amorim (Brasil) / Daniel Polensvaig, 5/8-Alvaro Savio (Brasil) / Jose Franco (Brasil) / Roberto Kenny Litzenberger (Argentina/USA) / Hugo Ergueta; 1LC-Mariano Irigoy, 2LC-Irina Brunetti Litzenberger (Argentina/USA).

INTERMEDIATE (48+160 reentries): 1-Alexis Augoustis (Uruguay), 2-Fernando Chagas (Brasil), 3/4-Facundo El Pollo Monteverdi / Rolando Souss.

SUPERJACKPOT (24): 1-Marcos Nahhas, 2/3-Hugo Ergueta / Martin Masri.

DOUBLES (22 pairs): 1-Martin Masri & Rafael Masri, 2-Ary Nogueira (Brasil) & Carlos Pinto (Brasil).

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Hector Velarde (Peru).

LONG DISTANCE PRIZE: Josefin "Josey Lee" Bichler (Germany).

SPECIAL AWARD PRIZES: Leonardo Fernandez, Sergio Gelabert.


CNB - 19th TORNEO CITTÀ DI JESOLO BACKGAMMON
April 30-May 5, 2019; Jesolo, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (61): 1-Massimiliano Calusio, 2-Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic), 3/4-Alessandro Rietti / Andres Stadeli (Switzerland), 5/8-Walter Busato / Nicholas Déhon (France) / Eric Guedj (France) / Fabrizio Lo Surdo.

INTERMEDIATE (38): 1-Annalisa Agosti, 2-Veronique Déhon (France), 3/4-Gianfranca Pasciu / Claudio Testa; 1C-Alexander Heilmann (Germany), 2C-Reinhold Drugowitsch (Austria), 3C/4C-Stefano Sinopoli / Emil Sirakov (Bulgaria).

BEGINNERS (4): 1-Arturo Khan (France).

TORNEO OPEN CNB (66): 1-Francesco Mauri, 2-Lorenzo Rusconi, 3/4-Florin Popa (Romania) / Marc Werner (Germany).

SUPERJACKPOT (16): 1-Alain Babillon (France), 2-Aurelien Bonnet (France).

TEAM EVENT (13 teams): 1-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic) / Katalin Veszeli (Hungary) / Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic), 2-(Germany): Christian Liebe-Harkort / Claus Weissbarth / Marc Werner.

DOUBLES CONSULTING (28 teams): 1-Nodar Gagua (Russia) & Pavel Shirokov (Russia), 2-Stefan Frigerio (Switzerland) & Silvia Weilemann (Switzerland), 3/4-Evaristo Fernandez (Spain) & Andres Stadeli (Switzerland) / Giovanna La Falce & Daniele Rotondo.

SPEEDGAMMON #1 (32): 1-Roland Himmelberger (Switzerland), 2-Fabrizio Lo Surdo, 3/4-Gundogan Ferrat (Germany) / Laura Monaco.
SPEEDGAMMON #2 (16): 1-Giorgio Castellano, 2-Laura Monaco.

SPEED & TRIPLE 50: 1-Claus Weissbarth (Germany), 2-Matteo di Napoli, 3/7-Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic) / Mario Mei / Stefan Frigerio (Switzerland) / Michael Weidner (Germany) / Fabio Cultrera, 8-Evaristo Fernandez (Spain).

ATLANTICO TOURNAMENT (42): 1-Claus Weissbarth (Germany), 2-Fabio Cultrera, 3/4-Franco Candeo / Marco Solazzo.

SWING (39): 1-Iancu Stelian (Albania), 2-Florin Popa (Romania), 3-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic), 4-Eric Benichou (France).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (10): 1-Elfride Fritz (Austria), 2-Laura Monaco.

JESOLO STYLE (30): 1-Reinhold Drugowitsch (Austria), 2-Richard Biddle (United Kingdom), 3/4-Roland Himmelberger (Switzerland) / Claudio Testa.

SENIOR'S TOURNAMENT (26): 1-Andrea de Zandonati, 2-Philippe Vouhé, 3/4-Sassan Kachian (Belgium) / Christine Mochon (France).

WARM-UP (34): 1-Gerhard Stoll, 2-Florin Popa (Romania), 3/4-Giovanna La Falce / Gianlazzaro Sanna.

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).


WBF - 1st MARMARIS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - TBT
April 26-28, 2019; Marmaris, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (71): 1-Burak Yahat (North Cyprus), 2-Murat Rumelli, 3-Ümit Özbay, 4-Abdullah Sorgüven.

TRADITIONAL TAVLA (28): 1-Zülfikar Soyvural, 2-Kudret Ustaoglu, 3-Utku Açik, 4-Gökhan Kazandag.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (30 teams): 1-Güral Bulut & Mustafa Sen, 2-Tunç Hamarat & Ümit Özbay, 3/4-Ekrem Baskaya & Arda Findikoglu / Talat Bagibala & Gökhan Kazandag.

SWING (52): 1-Berkan Kalender, 2-Murat Akbulut, 3-Mustafa Keskin, 4-Tunç Hamarat.

JACKPOT (64): 1-Güral Bulut, 2-Abdullah Sorgüven, 3/4-Selim Askin / Cemalettin Karakütük.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Ihsan Astepe, 2-Talat Bagibala, 3/4-Fatih Karasu / Abdullah Sorgüven.

LADIES PRIZE (6): 1-Gamze Koç, 2-Fatma Çakir.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (22): 1-Abdullah Sorgüven, 2-Cemalettin Karakütük.


ABT - 11th ANNUAL ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
April 25-28, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia

CHAMPIONSHIP (32): 1-Joe Feldman (MI), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI); 1C-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2C-Bahman Zandi (MD); 1LC-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2LC-Gregg Cattanach (GA).

INTERMEDIATE (48): 1-Roland Leutert (FL), 2-Steve Saad (NC), 3/4-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL) / Dan Minardi (CO); 1C-Koray Agirbas (GA), 2C-Stephen Deep (LA); 1LC-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).

NOVICE (10): 1-Andrew Goldman (FL), 2-Jan Lister (GA).

ROBERT WILENSKY MEMORIAL MASTERS (16): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2-Jeffrey Burdsall (FL).

ATLANTA CUP AMATEUR JACKPOT (24): 1-Alan Epstein (GA), 2-Dan Minardi (CO), 3-Jeff Whitelaw (NV).

DOUBLES (16): 1-Joe Feldman (MI) & Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Michelle Steinberg (NJ) & LEW Webber (VA).

SPEEDGAMMON #1 (32): 1-Bahman Zandi (MD), 2-Frank Talbot (MI).
SPEEDGAMMON #2 (32): 1-Koray Agirbas (GA), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).

MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Alan Epstein (GA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT #1 (32): 1-Larry Taylor (GA), 2-Jeff Whitelaw (NV).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT #2 (32): 1-Dennis Lutz (GA), 2-Philippe Salnave (FL).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT #3 (16): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Laura Hoarty (OH).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Stuart Domeshek (GA), 2-Joe Feldman (MI); 1C-Bahman Zandi (MD), 2C-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (13): 1-Danny Frangiadakis (FL).


TTB - 10th IZMIR BACKGAMMON OPEN
April 20-21, 2019; Izmir, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (222): 1-Kenan Senman, 2-Ismail Köroglu, 3-Erhan Yenisen, 4-Bïlgehan Giray, 5-Sabri Büyüksoy, 6-Mehmet Akis, 7-Ibrahim Bircan, 8-Askin Özuyguntas; 1LC-Hakan Hafiz, 2LC-AdnanTayfur.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (64 teams): 1-Cesur Kaya & Nyazi Ünlütürk (North Cyprus), 2-Zeki Gönden & Taner Uçarer.

1-POINT #1 (64): 1-Nyazi Ünlütürk (North Cyprus).
1-POINT #2 (64): 1-Cüneyt Seker.
1-POINT #3 (64): 1-Çaglayan Aras.

SPECIAL PLAYERS: Ali Çarman, Mert Gürsoy (Russia), Can Iskener (Germany).


31st NORDIC BACKGAMMON OPEN
April 18-21, 2019; Copenhagen, Denmark

CHAMPIONSHIP (113): 1-Steen Grønbech (DK), 2-Sven-Olav Norén (Sweden), 3-Jon Kristian Røyset (Norway), 4-Mikael Vardanyan (Russia), 5/8-Alain Babillon (France) / Philippe Boncenne (France) / Michael Larsen (DK) / Thoms Myhr (DK).

ADVANCED (70): 1-Robert Palumbo (Sweden), 2- Emil Green (Norway), 3-Frans Munk Rediin (DK), 4-Simon Imo Coban (DK), 5/8-Jesper Jensen (DK) / Mathias Niemand (Sweden) / Casper Nancke (DK) / Flemming Secher (DK).

INTERMEDIATE (65): 1-Laurence May (England), 2-Tin Gavran (DK), 3-Inja Hwang Myhr (DK), 4-Henrik Biering (DK), 5/8-Andrea Arcari (Italy) / Lars Brinkgaard (DK) / Oskar Jensen (DK) /Joakim Møller Rhode (Norway).

NOVICE (17): 1-Finn Due Larsen (DK), 2-Alan Valentin Jensen (DK), 3/4-Jens Thorleiff Nielsen (DK) / Morten Møldrup (DK).

BEGINNERS (18): 1-Kim Terkelsen (DK), 2-Jakob Lind Nilsson (DK), 3-Maria Linea Delcomyn (DK).

SPEED UP (45): 1-Hans Liby (Norway), 2-Rasoul Ghasemi (Sweden), 3/4-Pia Jeppesen (DK) / Eric McAlpine (England).

LADIES' TOURNAMENT (36): 1-Kirstine Jensen (DK), 2-Grete Arntzen (Norway), 3/4-Tia Villumsen (DK) / Linda Sjörin (Sweden).

CONSULTATION DOUBLES (46 teams): 1-Raj Jansari (England) & Christoph Wagener (Germany), 2-Sanne Birch (DK) & Inga Vigh-Pedersen (DK), 3/4-Kenneth Olesen (DK) & Keld Dyrmose (DK) / Ralf Jonas (Germany) & Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany).

MIXED DOUBLES (36 teams): 1-Åshild Færevåg (Norway) & Espen Frafjord (Norway), 2-Claus Elken (DK) & Inga Vigh-Pedersen (DK), 3/4-Karina Langhoff de Thurah & Rune Færevåg (Norway) / Katrine Pawlik (DK) & Tommy Kean (DK).

PHIL ME IN (41): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Chris Hedberg (Norway), 3/4-Anders Nielander (DK) / Jørgen Mohr Poulsen (DK).

SPEED DOWN (56): 1-David Dennis (England), 2-Klaus Switon (DK), 3/4-Pia Jeppesen (DK) / Laila Leonhardt (Sweden).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Alexey Askurava (Russia), 2-Hideaki Ueda (Japan), 3/4-Raj Jansari (England) / Michael Weile (DK).

JUNIORS TOURNAMENT (5): 1-Arthur Kahn (France), 2-Cecilie Flørnes (DK), 3-Oline Nissen (DK).

TEAM EVENT (19 teams): 1-Team Malmö BgK (Sweden): Fredrik Carlsson / Joachim Lindgren / Aron Tendler, 2-Team Grincheaux (France).


WBF - 4th MERIT OPEN MONTENEGRO GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON & WBGF WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
April 8-14, 2019; Budva, Montenegro

MASTERS (195): 1-Bakar Matikashvili (Georgia), 2-Michel Lamote (Belgium), 3-Julian Minwalla (England), 4/5-Takis Chatzelis (Greece) / Jan Jacobowitz (Germany), 6/8-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia) / Levon Petrosyan (Georgia) / Narek Sanoyan (Armenia); 1LC-Claes Dahlström (Sweden), 2LC-Michael Larsen (Denmark), 3LC/4LC-Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Volker Sonnabend (Germany); Ladies Prize–Laura Monaco (Italy).

INTERMEDIATE (86): 1-Pernille Rosendal (Denmark), 2-Stefan Horbing (Sweden), 3-Lorenzo Rusconi (Italy), 4/5-Walter Busato (Italy) / Yordan Kirchev (Bulgaria), 6/8-Mihai Folea (Romania) / Irakli Jashi (Georgia) / Yasar Özdemir (Turkey); 1LC-Bitte-Marie Wärme (Sweden), 2LC-Andrey Nesterov (Ukraine); Ladies Prize–Pernille Rosendal (Denmark).

MERIT ROYAL DOUBLES (89 teams): 1-Eugen Lazar (Romania) & Dorel Leon (Romania), 2-Nodar Gagua (Georgia) & Simon Pankvelashvili (Georgia), 3/4-Annalisa Agosti (Italy) & Giorgio Castellano (Italy) / Alexei Askurava (Russia) & Denis Polochkin (Russia).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (22): 1-Laura Monaco (Italy), 2-Filomila Karantzali (Greece), 3/4-Karen Davis (USA) / Amanda Lazard (South Africa).

MERIT INTERNATIONAL SUPER JACKPOT #1 (32): 1-Ralf Jonas (Germany), 2-Allen Tish (USA).
MERIT INTERNATIONAL SUPER JACKPOT #2 (24): 1-Stéphane Cheneviere (France), 2-Kristjan Culjat (Croatia).

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Denis Polochkin (Russia), 2-Sergey Alenin (Russia), 3/4-Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic) / Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).

SUPER SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Ralf Jonas (Germany), 2-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia), 3/4-Johan Huyck (Belgium) / Denis Polochkin (Russia).

869BG WARM-UP (223): 1-Karen Sarkisyan (Georgia), 2-Pernille Rosendal (Denmark), 3/4-Edmond Mezini (Albania/Italy) / Laura Monaco (Italy).

ONE-POINT MATCH (128): 1-Denis Polochkin (Russia), 2-Giorgio Castellano (Italy), 3/4-Alexandra Knupfer (Romania/Switzerland) / Andrey Nesterov (Ukraine).

MOCHY'S QUIZ (79): 1-Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 2-George Kleitsas (Greece), 3-Roberto Litzenberger (USA).

WBGF WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (26 teams / 161 players): 1-Germany (Captain Volker Sonnabend / Jens Averkamp-Peters / Tobias Hellwag / Andreas Hofmann / Ralf Jonas / Heribert Lindner / Jürgen Orlowski / Kimon Papachristopoulos), 2-Austria, 3-Denmark, 4-Armenia, 5-Russia, 6-France, 7-Belgium, 8-Norway.

Top Individual Performer in World Team events: Mikayel Vardanyan (Russia).


ABT - U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
April 3-7, 2019; Las Vegas, Nevada

CHAMPIONSHIP (53+25 rebuys): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Patrick Gibson (CA), 3/4-Patrick Keene (CA) / Tom Wheeler (TX); 1C-Salomon Zonana (Mexico), 2C-Kit Woolsey (CA), 3C/4C-Neil Kazaross (IL) / Norm Wiggins (CA); 1LC-Alfredo Unes (Brazil), 2LC-David Klausa (CO).

INTERMEDIATE (68+26 rebuys): 1-Randi Sachar (NY), 2-Michel Fornes (France), 3/4-Joe Apicella (NV) / Butch Meese (IN); 1C-Dan Minardi (CO), 2C-Abby Biss (New Zealand), 3C/4C-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) / Kevin Jones (FL); 1LC-Ted Baehman (NV), 2LC-Marston Hefner (CA).

BEGINNERS (12): 1-Max McCauley (AZ), 2-Abbas Anvar (CA).

SUPER JACKPOT (14): 1-Jose Luis Ocegueda (Mexico), 2-Gary Bauer (NJ).

LIMITED JACKPOT (22): 1-Gus Contos (CA), 2-Rick Silberman (WA).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (23 teams): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO) & David Taniguchi (CA), 2-David Zonana (Mexico) & Salomon Zonana (Mexico).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-John Rockwell (CA), 3/4-Paul Mangone (CA) / Phil Simborg (IL).

BLITZ (176): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Butch Meese (IN).

MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO).

$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (19): 1-John O'Hagan (IN), 2-Paul Coté (RI).

MONTE CARLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER (4): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

BEGINNERS JACKPOT (8): 1-Max McCauley (AZ), 2-Jim Ray (AZ).

AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (23): 1-Troy Longman (MI), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV).


23rd OSAKA BACKGAMMON OPEN
March 30-31, 2019; Osaka, Japan

OPEN (55): 1-Masaharu Shomura, 2-Daisuke Katagami; Consolation: A-Hiromichi Sugimoto, B-Poem Nishimura, C-Kazunari Kitazawa, D-Kaoruko Kisuno, E-Yoshitaka Honjo.

INTERMEDIATE Day 1 (20): 1-Hikaru Sawahata, 2-Yui Osaki; Day 2 (16): 1-Yui Osaki, 2-Reiko Tanaka.

BEGINNERS (6): 1-Mina Kobayashi.

NANIWA CUP (16): 1-Daisuke Katagami, 2-Junichi Tanaka.

SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Yuri Nakamura.


ABT - 25th ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 21-24, 2019; Cleveland, Ohio

OPEN (40): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Allen Tish (CA); 1C-Mary Hickey (OH), 2C-Scott Johnston (IN); 1LC-Karen Davis (FL), 2LC-Jonah Seewald (CO).

ADVANCED (45): 1-Tigran Avanesian (OH), 2-Bill Tallmadge (NY); 1C-Mike Vasilatos (OH), 2C-Jay Karns (NY); 1LC-Ben Elliott (NC), 2LC-David Seiler (IL), 3LC/4LC-Mike Rezai (OH) / Al Theriault (CT).

NOVICE (6): 1-Donna Davenport (OH), 2-Clare Phelps (OH).

OHIO MASTERS (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Gary Koscielny (FL).

AMATEUR JACKPOT (16): 1-Tony Elliot (AZ), 2-Dale Berlin (OH).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Garry Kallos (Canada) & Allen Tish (CA), 2-Bruce Russell (WI) & Nancy Takala (MI).

MICRO BLITZ (56): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Aubrey Brengelman (OH).

2-POINT QUICKIES (32): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (26): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (12): 1/2 split-Cary Hoarty (OH) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).


CNB - 28th TORNEO CITTÀ DI TORINO BACKGAMMON
March 15-17, 2019; Torino, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (40): 1-Bruno Fanan, 2-Andrea de Zandonati, 3/4-Takis Chatzelis (Greece) / Edmond Mezini, 5/8-Luca Martino / Henri Sharra / Daniel Tudose / Katalin Veszeli (Hungary).

INTERMEDIATE (25): 1-Diego Baldera, 2-Julian Miclaus, 3/4-Nicola Ciccarone / Kais Zaiem (Switzerland); 1C-Emil Sirakov, 2C-Richard Biddle (England).

OPEN CNB (ALDO FAVA MEMORIAL) (49): 1-Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 2-Tilman Söhnchen (Germany), 3/4-Luca Martino / Florin Popa.

TROFEO DELLA MOLE (28): 1-Florin Popa, 2-Nodar Gagua (Russia), 3/4-Carlo Melzi / Philippe Vouhé (France).

DOUBLE CONSULTING (18 teams): 1-Gian Mario Canzi & Daniele Rotondo, 2-Annalisa Agosti & Giorgio Castellano.

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Nodar Gagua (Russia), 2-Henri Sharra, 3/4-Roman Lazarashvili (Russia) / Fabrizio Lo Surdo.


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).