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2021 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

1998    1999    2000    2001   2002   2003    2004    2005    2006    2007 
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2018    2019    2020    2021

Updated: July 7, 2021

ABT: 46th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 30-July 4, 2021; Novi, Michigan

OPEN (64): 1-Gyl Savoie (MI), 2-Kit Woolsey (CA), 3-Garry Kallos (Canada); 1C-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2C-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 3C/4C-Jeb Horton (NC) / Matt Reklaitis (MA).

INTERMEDIATE (64): 1-Alan Epstein (GA), 2-Ramez Abi-Akar (IL), 3-Apollo Lammers (MN); 1C-Charles Haley (IN), 2C-Aubrey Brengelman (OH), 3C/4C-Stephen Benjamin (OH) / Jerry Ungar (FL).

ADVANCED NOVICE (7): 1-Clare Phelps (OH), 2-Tony Zimbalatti (MI), 3-Tal Siegmann (MI).

MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 2-Karen Davis (FL), 3/4-Allen Tish (CA) / David Todd (MO).

JUDY FIELD MEMORIAL BLITZ (128): 1-Stephen Benjamin (OH), 2-Herb Roman (IL).

SENIORS JACKPOT (32): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA), 2-John Quinn (MI), 3/4-Jim Slomkoski (MI) / Tony Zimbalatti (MI).

PRINCE BARLOW'S JUNIOR JACKPOT (24): 1-April Mesich (MN), 2-Rory Pascar (IL), 3-Ricky Griggs (MI).

REGIONAL QUALIFIER FOR USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (32 Seniors + 24 Juniors): 1-April Mesich (MN), 2-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA).

OPEN FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (8): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Dennis Culpepper (VA).

LIMITED FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (16): 1-Marjie Harbrecht (CO), 2-Bill Toth (MI).

SUMMER FREEZE-OUT (32): 1-David Kettler (TX), 2-Apollo Lammers (MN).

OPEN DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Sean Garber (IN) & Mark Milkie (IN), 2-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 3/4-Steve Hast (PA) & Howard Shirey (IA) / Matt Reklaitis (MA) & Marty Storer (NH).

FRANK TALBOT'S FREE ROLL (29 newcomers + 32 returnees): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2-Apollo Lammers (MN).

ELEGANCE TROPHY OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Philippe Salnave (FL).

ELEGANCE TROPHY LIMITED JACKPOT (8): 1-Steven Sherbel (MI), 2-John Quinn (MI).

SATELLITE FOR GEOFFREY PARKER $5K JACKPOT in LAS VEGAS (8): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Kit Woolsey (CA).

$20 DETROIT DMP QUICKIE (16): 1-Scott Day (IN).

$10 DETROIT DMP QUICKIE (16): 1-Phyllis Shapiro (MO).

$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (14): 1-Samra Hadden (GA), 2/3-Paul Mangone (CA) / Richard Stubbe (TX).

$20 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (6): 1-Ed Corey (CT), 2-Michael Charison (MI).

BMAB-USA #19 TOURNAMENT (18): 1-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2/3-Greg Merriman (MI) / Frank Talbot (MI). PR results: 1/2-John O'Hagan (IN) / Marty Storer (NH) at 2.28, Kit Woolsey (CA) at 2.80.

$50 WELCOME BACK WARM-UP (25): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Karen Davis (FL), 3/4-Paul Farah (MI) / Tak Morioka (IL).

$30 WELCOME BACK WARM-UP (20): 1-Lorenzo Morales (MI), 2-Fred Ishac (MI), 3/4-Larry Brown (VA) / Steve Hast (PA).

$20 WELCOME BACK WARM-UP (6): 1-Marty Cerezo (MI), 2-Joe Miller (OH).


ABT ONLINE! : 44th LOS ANGELES OPEN ABT ONLINE!
June 9-13, 2021; GridGammon, Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

ABTO OPEN (41): 1-Alex Toth (WA), 2-Jonathan Hardigree (GA), 3-Frank Talbot (MI), 4/5-Joe Freedman (NM) / Dan Minardi (CO); 1LC-Rambiz Khalili (Iran/South Africa), 2LC-David Rennie (CA).

ABTO ADVANCED (15): 1-Brandon Wise (CA), 2-Brad Rosenberg (AZ), 3-Marjie Harbrecht (CO); 1LC-Doug DeWitte (NV).

MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Gary Koscielny (FL), 3/4-Chris Trencher (NY) / David Wells (Australia).

AMATEUR JACKPOT (8): 1-Jacques Stambouli (CA), 2-Greg Wilson (CA).

WARM-UP JACKPOT (16): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Chris Trencher (NY).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Gary Nouskajian (CA) & Mario Savan (CA), 2-Michael Neagu & Self (Canada).

CRAFT SERVICE DINNER JACKPOT (24): 1-Nick Maffeo (CA), 2-John Brown (KY), 3-Val Ovsepyan (CA).

IT'S A WRAP JACKPOT (16): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Jacques Stambouli (CA).


ABT ONLINE! : CHICAGO OPEN ABT ONLINE!
May 26-30, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

ABTO OPEN (47): 1-Rune Færvåg (Norway), 2-Dan Minardi (CO), 3/7-Jeremy Bagai (CA) / John Gamalielson (WA) / Jonathan Hardigree (GA) / Wendy Kaplan (IL) / Ronald Wertheim (NV).

ABTO INTERMEDIATE (13): 1-Igor Moraes (Brazil), 2/3-Cristian Frisk (Romania) / Jeff Schwarz (NJ).

MARKOWITZ MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Sean Garber (IN), 3/4-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) / Ray Fogerlund (NV).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Michael Neagu & Self (Canada), 2-Gary Nouskajian (CA) & Mario Savan (CA).

WARM-UP (24): 1-Avi Cohen (FL), 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 3-Benjamin Hugon (TX).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada).

SENIORS (16): 1-Joe Russell (CA), 2-Eduardo Maciel Costa (Brazil).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (4): 1-Allen Chankowsky (Canada), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).

SATURDAY NIGHT SPEEDGAMMON (8): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Joe Urso (NY).

SUNDAY OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Carl Sellars (Canada), 2-Alex Toth (WA).

SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (8): 1-Benjamin Hugon (TX), 2-Victor Weinblatt (NY).

AFTER TOURNEY (24): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Allan Jones (Canada), 3-Sam Mizutani (Japan).


ABT ONLINE! : BEALE STREET BLUES ABT ONLINE!
May 12-16, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

ABTO OPEN (27): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Steve Sax (CA), 3/4-Sean Garber (IN) / Kara Schultz (CA).

ABTO INTERMEDIATE (10): 1-Igor Moraes (Brazil), 2-Zach Strasberg (VA).

MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Bob Glass (CA), 2-Ergin Bayrak (CA), 3/4-Michael Neagu (Canada) / Stephen Nelson (Hong Kong).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (4): 1-Larry Brown (VA), 2-Jeff Schwarz (NJ).

ROCK-n-ROLL OFF (11): 1-Ergin Bayrak (CA), 2-Carl Sellars (Canada).

ELVIS & B.B.'S BATTLE OF THE KINGS: (10): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Eduardo Maciel Costa (Brazil).

SPEEDGAMMON (8): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Stephen Nelson (Hong Kong).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Art Benjamin (CA) & Ilia Guzei (WI).


PYATIGORSK BACKGAMMON FESTIVAL 2021
May 1-4, 2021; Inozemtsevo, Russia

MASTERS (41): 1-Mger Dzhagaryan, 2-Sergey Chertkov, 3-Bagrat Rapava, 4-Timur Azizov.

SUPER JACKPOT (21): 1-Vasily Chemokhonenko, 2-Konstantin Bartash, 3-Dmitry Gurko.

DMP (128): 1-Alexey Ignarin, 2-Alkhas Lagvilava, 3/4-Vasily Chemokhonenko / Svetlana Timina.

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Alexey Askurava, 2-Albert Usmanov, 3/4-Garry Lagvilava / Artur Petrosyan.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (18 teams): 1-Sergey Erokhin & Alexey Ignarin, 2-Sergey Alenin & Timur Azizov.

QUIZ (15): 1/2-Sergey Chertkov / Yakov Rudakov.

NARDGAMMON (11): 1-Sergey Petukhov, 2-Victor Naumenko.

SPECIAL 70TH ANNIVERSARY PRIZE: Sergey Chertkov.


ABT ONLINE! : CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP ABT ONLINE!
April 20-25, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

ABTO CHAMPIONSHIP (42): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 3-Rune Færevåg (Norway), 4/6-Mitch Evans (FL) / Ray Fogerlund (CA) / Bob Glass (CA); 1C-Mark Ferrin (TX), 2C-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 3C/4C-Wendy Kaplan (IL) / David Rennie (CA).

ABTO ADVANCED (27): 1-Jonathan Hardigree (GA), 2-Brion Brooks (IL); 1C-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2C-Doug DeWitte (NV).

ABTO INTERMEDIATE (13): 1-Allen Chankowsky (Canada), 2-Steve Peck (MD); 1C-Gary Nouskajian (CA).

WOMEN'S PRIZES (14): Championship – Irina Litzenberger (VA); Advanced – Marcy Kossar (MD); Intermediate – Vera Holley (CA).

CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC JACKPOT (16): 1-Jeremy Bagai (CA), 2-Joe Russell (CA), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Stacy Turner (FL).

DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Kate Elmore (GA) & Bob Zavoral (IL), 3-April & Michael Mesich (MN).

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASTERS JACKPOT #1 (32): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Alex Toth (WA), 3/4-Jeremy Bagai (CA) / Ergin Bayrak (CA).

ABRAHAM LINCOLN ADVANCED JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-April Mesich (MN), 2-Patrick Enright (WA).

THOMAS JEFFERSON INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Steve Peck (MD), 2-Allen Chankowsky (Canada).

FRIDAY NIGHT BASH (8): 1-Marc Emrich (CO); 1C-Gary Nouskajian (CA).

CHERRY BLOSSOM SOCIAL (4): 1-Daniel Bluestone (VA), 2/3-Matt Hudson (VA) / Jerry Nashel (FL), 4-Lauren Menard (LA).

SPEED GAMMON 1 (4): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH).

SPEED GAMMON 2 (16): 1-Alex Toth (WA), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).

SPEED GAMMON 3 (8): 1-Alex Toth (WA), 2-John Y. Brown III (KY).

SPEED GAMMON 4: (8): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-John Y. Brown III (KY).

SATURDAY NIGHT JACKPOT (24): 1-Lynda Clay (CO), 2-Karen Davis (FL), 3-Art Benjamin (CA).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (256): 1-Rich Sweetman (NH), 2-Ryan Rebelo (Canada), 3/4-Jeremy Bagai (CA) / Jonathan Hardigree (GA), 5/8-Sean Garber (IN) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Dan Minardi (CO) / Joe Russell (CA), 9/16-Ben Friesen (MI) / John Gamalielson (WA) / Felix Goykhman (NJ) / Stephen Hassman (MA) / Greg Merriman (MI) / Frank Talbot (MI) / Alex Toth (WA) / Andrew Zaleski (MD).

MAMLET NEWCOMER & TECHNOLOGY NEWBIE FREEROLL (24): 1/3-Betsy Field (FL) / Ergin Bayrak (CA) / Sam Mizutani (Japan).


ABT ONLINE! : U.S. OPEN ABT ONLINE!
April 7-11, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

CHAMPIONSHIP (ABT) (57+19 rebuys): 1-Ronald Wertheim (NV), 2-Neil Deutsch (NY), 3/4-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA); 1C-Eduardo Maciel Costa (Brazil), 2C-Steve Bibby (England), 3C/4C-Dan Minardi (CO) / Joe Russell (CA).

INTERMEDIATE (ABT) (29+13 rebuys): 1-Allen Chankowsky (Canada), 2-Bonnie Rogoff (OH); 1C-Oliver Israel (NY), 2C-Gregg Trunnell (MN), 3C/4C-Michael Mesich (MN) / Armando Prida (Mexico).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Art Benjamin (CA) & Ilia Guzei (WI), 2-Frank DiMaggio (NY) & Jerry Shea (NY).

SENIORS (16): 1-Ronald Wertheim (NV), 2-Wendy Kaplan (IL).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Christopher Trencher (NY), 2-Alex Toth (WA).

SUPER JACKPOT (24): 1-Jeremy Bagai (CA), 2-Karen Davis (FL), 3-Zafer Yasa (CA).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (8): 1-Scott Kamber (CO), 2-John Brown (KY).

GAMMON GUYS BOARD TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Sam Mizutani (Japan).

SUPER SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Jeremy Bagai (CA), 2-Ergin Bayrak (CA).

SUNDAY OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Joseph Urso (NY).

SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (8): 1-April Mesich (MN), 2-Allen Chankowsky (Canada).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Ronald Loero (Venezuela).


ABT ONLINE! : 22nd MINNESOTA OPEN ABT ONLINE!
March 11-14, 2021; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

MINNESOTA OPEN (ABT) (48): 1-Bob Azari (FL), 2-Peter Wisniewski (CA), 3-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 4-Charles Raichle (CO), 5/6-Carl Sellars (Canada) / Frank Talbot (MI).

MINNESOTA ADVANCED (ABT) (24): 1-Kamran Kheirani (Canada), 2-Wayland Augur (CA), 3-Edward Onny (CO).

MINNESOTA INTERMEDIATE (ABT) (12): 1-Timothy Churella (MA), 2-Allen Chankowsky (Canada).

MINNESOTA MASTERS (16): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Sean Garber (IN).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Corey Smith (MN) & Jeff Willis (MN), 2-Art Benjamin (CA) & Ilia Guzei (WI).

FIRESIDE WARMUP (32): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-John Everist (SD), 3/4-Edward Onny (CO) / Rory Pascar (IL).

GAMMONGUYS BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Mario Savan (CA).

OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Corey Smith (MN).

ADVANCED JACKPOT (16): 1-Rain Ackerman (Canada), 2-John Everist (SD).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (8): 1-Timothy Churella (MA), 2-Apollo Lammers (MN).

AFTER TOURNEY (16): 1-Wayland Augur (CA), 2-Craig Anderson (IL), 3/4-Michael Neagu (Canada) / Gregg Trunnell (MN).


ABT ONLINE! : 5th BOSTON OPEN ABT ONLINE!
February 18-21, 2021; BackgammonGalaxy.com

CHAMPIONSHIP (50): 1-Rune Færevåg (Norway), 2-Craig Anderson (IL), 3/7-Jeremy Bagai (CA) / Bob Glass (CA) / Gary Koscielny (FL) / Kristian Mills (Wales) / Ary Nogueira (Brazil).

INTERMEDIATE (30): 1- Mark Danburg-Wyld (WA), 2/5-Steve Douglas (MA) / Bob Larsen (NY) / Kurt Peterson (MN) / Franco Tosin (Italy).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Ben Friesen (MI) & Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Philip Perelmuter (MA) & Sebastian Wilkinson (England).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).

SENIORS (16): 1-Doug DeWitte (NV), 2-Eduardo Maciel Costa (Brazil).

MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Chris Trencher (NY), 2-Albert Steg (MA), 3/4-Karen Davis (FL) / Ronald Wertheim (NV).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (16): 1-Garrett Duquesne (NY), 2-Michael Kay (MA), 3/4-Joe Guichebarou (WV) / Bonnie Rogoff (OH).

SUNDAY OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Frank DiMaggio (NY), 2-Bruce Finstad (TX).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Ronald Loero (Venezuela), 2-Joe Russell (CA).


AP TOUR: 2021 TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLINE
February 3-7, 2021; BackgammonGalaxy.com

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION (20+44 re-entries): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-John O'Hagan (IN), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Rudy Langenbach (TX).

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (12+12 re-entries): 1-Benjamin Hugon (TX), 2-Michael Holliday (TX).

LONGHORN MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Rudy Langenbach (TX), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Amir Golgolab (Iran).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (8): 1-Gary Oleson (TX), 2-Ian Terry (TX).

SPEEDGAMMON PLAYOFF (32): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Rudy Langenbach (TX), 3-Ronald Loero (Venezuela).


ABT ONLINE! : THE BIG FREEZE-OUT
January 29-31, 2021; Heroes.BackgammonStudio.com

OPEN (32): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA); 1C-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada).

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 1 (14): 1-Wayland Augur (CA), 2-Néstor Avila (Mexico); 1C-Patrick Enright (WA).

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 2 (14): 1-Rain Ackerman (Canada), 2-Michael Mesich (MN); 1C-Mark Danburg-Wyld (WA).

DRAFTY DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) & Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Joe Russell (CA) & Steve Sax (CA).

MELTING MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Sam Mizutani (Japan).

OASIS OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Ronald Wertheim (NV), 2-Gus Contos (CA).

ICY INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (16): 1-Timothy Churella (MA), 2-Steve Douglas (MA), 3/4-Néstor Avila (Mexico) / Lynda Clay (CO).


ABT ONLINE! : 14th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 13-17, 2021; BackgammonGalaxy.com

OPEN (58+26 rebuys): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Peter Wisniewski (WA), 3/4-Wendy Kaplan (IL) / Thomas Rebelo (Canada); 1C-Ary Nogueira (Brazil), 2C-Sean Garber (IN); 1LC-Mark Ferrin (TX), 2LC-Bob Zavoral (IL).

INTERMEDIATE (30+16 rebuys): 1-Néstor Avila (Mexico), 2-Michael Rosen (NY); 1C-Cristi Frisk (Romania), 2C-Marc Grutka (FL); 1LC-Adrian Nedelcu (Austria/IL), 2LC-Doug DeWitte (NV).

ADVANCED BEGINNERS (11): 1-Allen Chankowsky (Canada), 2-Charlie Stewart (PA), 3-Yoni Berkowitz (NY).

BEGINNERS (8): 1-Scott Overbey (NJ), 2-David Lichtman (NY).

SUPER JACKPOT (24): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Steve Sax (CA), 3-Bob Glass (CA).

OPEN JACKPOT (24): 1-Maeis Petrosian (CA), 2-Bob Zavoral (IL), 3-Sam Mizutani (Japan).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (8): 1-Michael Rosen (NY), 2-Néstor Avila (Mexico).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Wendy Kaplan (IL) & Bob Zavoral (IL), 2-Jason Pack (NY) & Ethan Price-Chu (NY).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1/2 split-Maeis Petrosian (CA) / Joe Russell (CA), 3/4-Ergin Bayrak (CA) / Long Nguyen (CA).

SENIORS (16): 1-Ronald Wertheim (NV), 2-Narvey Goldman (Canada).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Marc Grutka (FL).