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2022 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

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Updated: May 21, 2022

ABT ONLINE! : THE BIG FREEZE-OUT SERIES #4
May 19-22, 2022; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

MASTERS JACKPOT (16):
Finals: Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) vs Sean Garber (IN)

ADVANCED JACKPOT (4): 1-Jeff Schwarz (NJ), 2-Doug DeWitte (NV).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (4): 1-Chau Tran.

ABTO CHAMPIONSHIP (46): 1-

ABTO ADVANCED (14): 1-


ABT - 12th ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
May 12-15, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION (38): 1-G.L. Harvie (VT), 2-Sean Garber (IN); 1C-Joe Urso (NY), 2C-Ed O’Laughlin (VA); 1LC-Jeff Spencer (MN) .

ABT ADVANCED DIVISION (32): 1-Robert Ellis (TN), 2-Sandra Sha (FL); 1C-Roland Leutert (FL), 2C-Duncan Noyes (MA); 1LC-Jesus Ibarra (LA).

NOVICE DIVISION (9): 1-Ece Agirbas (GA).

TAYLOR-WILENSKY MASTERS (24): 1-Petko Kostadinov (SC), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (SC), 3-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

ATLANTA CUP LIMITED JACKPOT (16):1-Jonathan Hardigree (GA), 2-Mehmet Agirbas (GA).

DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Ted Cetola (FL) & George Keller (FL), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) & Rick Silberman (FL), 3-Dennis Culpepper (VA) & Ed O’Laughlin (VA).

SENIORS (32): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Rick Silberman (FL).

2-POINT MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Sybil Sha (FL).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-G.L. Harvie (VT).

WARM-UP TOURNAMENT (20): 1-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV); 1C-George Keller (FL).


CNB - 6TH RIMINI BACKGAMMON OPEN
May 12-15, 2022; Rimini, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (40): 1-Vincenzo Riceputi, 2-Laura Monaco, 3/4-Pietro Cucci / Nodar Gagua (Georgia), 5/8-Marco Bardella / Giorgio Castellano / Fabrizio Lo Surdo / Roberto Terenziani.

ADVANCED (16): 1-Gerhard Stoll, 2-Airat Metshin (Russia), 3/5-Domenico Miscioscia / Giuseppe Ricciardi / Giovanni Trombini.

OPEN CNB (39): 1-Daniel Tudose (Romania), 2-Gianlazzaro Sanna, 3/4-Dario Bertola / Roberto Terenziani.

DOUBLE CONSULTING (8teams): 1-Marco Bardella & Giuseppe Puligheddu, 2-Marilena Montano & Lorenzo Rinaldo.

HOTEL CONTINENTAL (24): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic), 2-Roman Lazarashvili (Russia), 3/4-Fernando Braconi / Riccardo Micci.

SPEEDGAMMON 5 (16): 1-Nodar Gagua (Georgia), 2-Walter Busato.

SPEEDGAMMON 7 (16): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic), 2-Roman Lazarashvili (Russia).

WARM-UP (16): 1-Pavel Shirokov (Russia), 2-Henry Sharra.


3rd SKOPJE OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
May 5-8, 2022; Skopje, North Macedonia

MASTERS (59): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Hristo Ainovski (North Macedonia), 3-Talat Bagibala (Turkey), 4/5-Stefanos Haraklias (Greece) / Jan Jacobowitz (Germany); 1LC-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany), 2LC-Konrad Fröschl (Sweden), 3LC/4LC-Vlatko Ristovski (North Macedonia) / Matthaus Vigl (Germany).

INTERMEDIATES (31): 1-Ahmet Ayan (Turkey), 2-Leni Zrnceva (North Macedonia), 3-Leko Ristovski (North Macedonia); 1LC-Marco Kozul (Croatia), 2LC-Zoran Kozul (Croatia), 3LC/4LC-Catalin Bumb (Romania) / Srecko Raic (Croatia).

DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Konrad Fröschl (Sweden) & Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 2-Kristijan Culjat (Croatia) / Srecko Raic (Croatia), 3/4-Soinguli Amirov (Georgia) & Romani Gvenetadze (Georgia) / Takis Chatzelis (Greece) & Polychronis Kokkinis (Greece).

500-euro SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia), 2-Vlatko Mitovski (North Macedonia), 3/4-Vaidas Budrys (Lithuania) / Pia Jeppesen (Denmark).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Ioannis Pasialis (Greece), 2-Dejan Protic (Serbia), 3/4-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden) / Stavros Tsolakos (Greece).

SUPER SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Kristijan Culjat (Croatia), 2-Athanas Tachev (Bulgaria), 3/4-Paul Stelian Serban (Romania) / Ramaz Ukleba (Georgia).

DMP CHALLENGE (128): 1-Vancho Zrncev (North Macedonia), 2-Gavrilo-Hari Zivkovic (North Macedonia), 3/4-Vlatko Mitovski (North Macedonia) / Peer Seipelt (Denmark).


26th JAPAN OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
May 3-5, 2022; Tokyo, Japan

CHAMPIONSHIP (42): 1-Toshiyuki Moriuchi, 2-Hibiki Kawauchi, 3-Takayuki Hino, 4-Ryuga Ueno; 1LC-Michihito Kageyama.

INTERMEDIATE (32+36): 1-Maiko Fujita, 2-Naoki Chiba, 3/4-Hiroyuki Kawakami / Hayase Kawashima.

BEGINNERS: Overall winner - Loussarevian Philippe; Day 1 (36): Winner - Natsuki Kawai; Day 2 (25): Winner - Makoto Fukuchi; Day 3 (15): Winner - Kazuaki Kitamura.

KISEI DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (11 teams): 1-Masatoshi Kamiya & Masahiko Nasu, 2-Kiyokazu Nishikawa & Kazuhiro Saito.

UNDER 25 "SHIN-EI-SEN" (10 & 14): 1-Ryunosuke Shibano, 2-Ryo Matsuura.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOURNAMENT (9): 1-Nagisa Yamamoto.

OTHELLO BACKGAMMON QUIZ (54): 1-Kazuki Yokota (10/10 correct), 2-Kanade Kubota / Hideaki Ueda (9/10 correct).

MOCHY'S MILLION BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT (22): 1-Morio Fujii.


ABT - CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 20-24, 2022; Herndon, Virginia

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION (46): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Grant Schneider (VA), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / John O'Hagan (IN); 1C-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2C-Gary Koscielny (FL); 1LC-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2LC-Carol Joy Cole (MI); Women's Prize: Carol Joy Cole (MI).

ABT ADVANCED DIVISION (40): 1-Sharooz Moreh (NY), 2-Larry Brown (VA); 1C-Brian Vance (MI), 2C-Marcy Kossar (MD); 1LC-Mike Ireland (England), 2LC-Michael Mesich (MN); Women's Prize: Marcy Kossar (MD).

ABT INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (23): 1-Bill Chibnik (IL), 2-Steven Valliere (MA); 1C-Michael Andruchow (England), 2C-Behrooz Jamshidi (MD); 1LC-Clare Phelps (OH), 2LC-Anthony Auer (NY); Women's Prize: Clare Phelps (OH).

NOVICE DIVISION (23): 1-Fred Leary (MD), 2-Spencer Gay (VA), 3/4-Emily Hathaway (MA) / Slick McNeil (GA), 5/8-Jessica Auer (NY) / Sheryl Glenn (MD) / Allison Schlatter (VA) / Negin Tofigh (VA), 9/10-Jennifer Bildman (MD) / Rose Marie Holsing (NC); Women's Prize: Emily Hathaway (MA) / Slick McNeil (GA).

BMAB-USA #22 (16): 1-Alec Izzo (FL), 2/4-Karen Davis (FL) / Greg Merriman (MI) / John O'Hagan (IN). Best PRs: John O'Hagan at 3.54, John Klein (MD) at 4.25, Irina Litzenberger (VA) at 5.80, and Karen Davis (FL) at 6.28.

CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Michael Urban (Germany), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 3/4-Kent Goulding (MD) / Jason Pack (NY).

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASTERS JACKPOT (24): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 3-Sean Garber (IN).

ABRAHAM LINCOLN OPEN JACKPOT (32): 1-Jerry Shea (NY), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 3/4-Garry Kallos (Canada) / Gary Koscielny (FL).

THOMAS JEFFERSON LIMITED JACKPOT (24): 1-Larry Brown (VA), 2-Scotty Kelland (CT), 3-Jesse Borg (Gibraltar/DC).

CHERRY BLOSSOM USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS (128): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Daniel Adler (NY) / G.L. Harvie (VT) / John Klein (MD), 2-Arash Ghafouri (MD) / Gary Koscielny (FL) / Michael Mesich (MN) / Grant Schneider (VA).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF (8): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2-Neil Berkman (VA), 3/4-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 5/8-Daniel Adler (NY) / G.L. Harvie (VT) / John Klein (MD) / April Mesich (MN).

DC*METRO OPEN: Division 1 (22): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2/7-Igor Baburov (NY) / Bahman Zandi (MD) / Stepan Nuniyants (WA) / Kent Goulding (MD) / Bill Finneran (MD) / Behrooz Jamshidi (MD). Division 2 (16): 1-Brian Vance (MI), 2/5-Alec Izzo (FL) / Nima Sabbaghian (MD) / Tom Jayne (VA) / Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA).

NATION'S CAPITAL DOUBLES (20 teams): 1-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Natalie Colombe (VA) & Jason Pack (NY), 3/4-Christian Briggs (FL) & Kit Woolsey (CA) / Karen Davis (FL) & Kent Goulding (MD).

ALFRED MAMLET NEWCOMERS FREE ROLL (40): 1-Augusta Lorber (FL), 2-Boris Shafransky (MD), 3/4-P.J. Macali (OH) / Phil Perelmuter (MA).

FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Igor Baburov (NY), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

$100 JP #1 (8): 1-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2-Stepan Nuniyants (WA).
$100 JP #2 (8): 1-Stepan Nuniyants (WA), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI).
$100 JP #3 (8): 1-Jesse Borg (Gibraltar/DC), 2-Igor Baburov (NY).

$50 JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Curtis Melville (MI).
$50 JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Herb Roman (IL).
$50 JACKPOT #3 (8): 1-Herb Roman (IL).


TBGT - 14th ISTAVDER ANNIVERSARY BACKGAMMON FEAST / UBC ISTANBUL CONTENDER
April 18-24, 2022; Istanbul, Turkey

UBC ISTANBUL 2022 CONTENDER TOURNAMENT (28): 1-Sander Lylloff (Denmark), 2-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic), 3/4-Umur Aras / Ali Çetin Belene.

CHAMPIONSHIP (614): 1-Erkul Sen, 2-Jakob Garal (Ukraine), 3-Bogidar Iliev (Bulgaria), 4-Hisar Uyar, 5-Akin Aman, 6-Marcel Geist (Germany), 7-Shermin Radrahimi (Iran), 8-Fuat Erdag, 9-Aref Alipour (Iran), 10-Ismail Yigit, 11-Faruk Kocaer, 12-Hüseyyin Güler; 1C-Oguz User, 2C-Hakan Kahyaoglu; 1LC-Majid Bayat (Iran), 2LC-Mehrdad Jiranzadeh (Iran).

CONSULTATION DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP (128 teams): 1-Aref Alipour (Iran), 2-Seda Eflanli (USA) & Ibrahim Karaca, 3/4-Hisar Uyar & Erhan Yenisen / Akbar Pourhaji (Iran) & Amin Shahvalizade (Iran).

SPEED CONSULTATION DOUBLES (64 teams): 1-Bakar Matikashvili (Georgia), 2-Philippe Esfandiary (France) & Karbaschian Armand Gassem (France).

SPEEDGAMMON #1 (128): 1-Mustafa Kemal Arslan, 2-Bakar Matikashvili (Georgia).
SPEEDGAMMON #2 (64): 1-Kaveh Farahani (Iran), 2-Cem Cebeci.

ONE POINT #1 (64): 1-Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).
ONE POINT #2 (128): 1-Ismail Güçlü.
ONE POINT #3 (64): 1-Irfan Erkan.
ONE POINT #4 (64): 1-Ubeyde Oguz Esen.
ONE POINT #5 (64): 1-Mete Yeginaltay.
ONE POINT #6 (64): 1-Mahmut Sami Palamut.
ONE POINT #7 (64): 1-Yusuf Koçyigit.
ONE POINT #8 (64): 1-Turgay Küçükkozan.
ONE POINT #9 (64): 1-Kagan Karakaya.
ONE POINT #10 (64): 1-Ubeyde Oguz Esen.
ONE POINT #11 (64): 1-Ahmad Erfanian (Iran).

TEAM CHALLENGE (32 teams): 1-Team IRAN: (Ali Yousefi, Shahab Navari, Nariman Habibzade, Reza Ranjbar, Amir Atri), 2-Team ESKISEHIR (Turkey): (Ali Agirbas, Ismail Güçlü, Ali Haydar Bayar, Mehmet Ali Yasar, Necmettin Sarisaltik).

HONOR AWARDS: Hossein Paknahad (Iran), Florin Alexandru Boboc (Romania), Kadir Orhan (France), Mohammadamin Shafiei (Iran), Justin McKenna (USA), Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), Michael Weidner (Germany), Nissim Murciano (Israel), Wilson Semilio (Denmark), Marcel Büker (Germany), Bogidar Iliev (Bulgaria), Merlusca Olivia Diana (Romania), Ulvi Cangazi, Yasar Karamahmutoglu.

SPONSORSHIP & PARTNERSHIP AWARDS: Marc Olsen (Denmark) & Galaxy Backgammon Team, WOW Hotel &  Pasha Hotels & Casino,  SKODA - Yüce Auto.

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Laura Marinova (Bulgaria), Funda Dogan, Idil Adigüzelzade, Marianne Husum (Norway), Leni Zrnceva (Macedonia), Cassidy Nelson (England), Sepideh Ghanadi (Iran), Belgin Sahin, Anna Spasova (Bulgaria), Pouriya Mahmouti (Iran).


ABT ONLINE! : THE BIG FREEZE-OUT SERIES #3
April 13-16, 2022; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

ABTO CHAMPIONSHIP (29): 1-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 3-Craig Anderson (IL), 4/5-John Brown (KY) / Mario Savan (CA).

ABTO ADVANCED (13): 1-Jim Fleming (NV), 2-Patrick Enright (WA).

MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Avi Cohen (FL), 2-Matt Pace (OH).

ADVANCED JACKPOT (4): 1-Douglas DeWitte (NV).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (4): 1-Rain Ackerman (Canada).

FRIDAY EARLY WARM-UP (16): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Avi Cohen (FL), 3/4-Lynda Clay (CO) / Frank Talbot (MI).

FRIDAY LATE WARMUP (8): 1-Faddoul Khoury (AZ), 2-Mark Kaye (IL).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Peter Wisniewski (CA).

DOUBLES: 1-Ted Cetola (FL) & George Keller (FL), 2-Karen Davis (FL) & Kate Elmore (GA).


ABT - U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 6-10, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION (46+20 rebuys): 1-Brandon Macklin (MD), 2-Ken Bame (CA), 3/4-Al Hodis (NV) / Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Stuart Hosen (NV), 2C-John O'Hagan (IN); 1LC-Dennis McFarlin (NV), 2LC-Ted Chee (CA).

ABT INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (50+20 rebuys): 1-Mary Franks (NV), 2-Greg West (NV), 3/4-Apollo Lammers (MN) / Zury Chiriti (Mexico); 1C-Christopher Innes (WA), 2C-Daniel Stroberger (WA), 3C/4C-Samuel Cohen (NY) / Gary Domenickine (WA); 1LC-Allen Chankowsky (Canada), 2LC-Dianne Grossman (NM).

NOVICE DIVISION (5): 1-Alexander Martin (NV), 2-Josh Stratton (CA).

MASTERS JACKPOT (24): 1-Matt Cohn-Geier (NV), 2-Dana Nazarian (CA), 3-Stuart Hosen (NV).

LIMITED JACKPOT (20): 1-Tom Wheeler (TX), 2-Ted Chee (CA), 3/4-Lynda Clay (CO) / Ronald Wertheim (NV).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (32): 1-Karl Pearson (WA), 2-Kristen Christman (WA), 3/4-Tyler Hathaway (NY) / Ray Spehar (CA).

BEGINNERS JACKPOT (4): 1-Rhonda Woodbury (IL), 2-Giselle Lopez de Lara (Mexico).

BLITZ (64): 1-Tom Elgas (NV), 2-Mark Danburg-Wyld (WA).

QUICKIE DMP (16): 1-Ted Chee (NV), 2-Mona Mazza (CA).

JUNIORS (32): 1-Patrick Keene (CA), 2-Ted Chee #1 (CA), 3/4-Ted Chee #2 (CA) / Ernesto Delgadillo (Mexico).

SENIORS (64): 1-Ray Spehar (CA), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 3/4-Howard Markowitz (NV) / Dan Minardi (CO).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER (64 Seniors + 32 Juniors): 1-Ray Spehar (CA), 2-Patrick Keene (CA).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Al Hodis (NV), 2-Ron Wertheim (NV).

DOUBLES (20): 1-Lynda Clay (CO) & John O'Hagan (IN), 2-Ary Nogueira (Brazil) & Alfredo Unes (Brazil), 3/4-Kristen Christman (WA) & Christopher Innes (WA) / Stuart Hosen (NV) & Tom Wheeler (TX).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Mark Danburg-Wyld (WA), 2-Ernesto Delgadillo (Mexico).


4th WORLD TEAM & INDIVIDUAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
April 4-10, 2022; Venice, Italy

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (18 teams): 1-Italy (Fernando Braconi, Giorgio Castellano, Pietro Ermanno Cucci, Captain Fabrizio Lo Surdo, Carlo Melzi, Edmond Mezini, Lorenzo Rinaldo, Henri Sharra, Marco Tamigi), 2-Japan (Captain Michihito Kageyama, Daisuke Katagami, Sam Mizutani, Masayuki Mochizuki, Nozomu Takizawa, Tatsuya Tanaka, Kazuki Yokota), 3-United Kingdom (Aref Alipour, Martin Barkwill, Tim Cross, Reece Hodges, Raj Jansari, Gaz Owen, Lawrence Powell, Captain Chris Rogers, Emad Salib, Oliver Squire), 4-Sweden (Johan Bynell, Jörgen Granstedt, Patrick Kimari, Johan Norberg, Roland Sahlén, Thomas Tenland, Captain Kim Westerlundh).

WBGF INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP (150): 1-Patrick Didisheim (Switzerland), 2-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 3-Matt Reklaitis (USA), 4/5-Philipp Heyng (Germany) / Mahir Kasuto (Turkey), 6/9-Takis Chatzelis (Greece) / Ömer Mert Gulaçti (Turkey) / Reece Hodges (United Kingdom) / Elias Kritikos (Norway).

INTERMEDIATE (64): 1-Jean-Marc Pages (France), 2-Boris Abramovich (WBGF), 3-Zoltán Illyés (Hungary), 4/5-Riccardo Micci (Italy) / Kazuko Numazawa (Japan).

DOUBLES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (64 pairs): 1-Geir Pedersen (Norway) & Jon Kristian Røyset (Norway), 2-Jostein Flood (Norway) & Odin Spillum Svendsen (Norway), 3/4-Alexandru Barbu (Romania) & Dobromir Kyurchiev (Bulgaria) / Andreas Hoffman (Germany) & Torsten Lux (Germany), 5/8-Wolfgang Bacher (Austria) & Friedrich Rattinger (Austria) / Vincent de Nardi (France) & Eric Guedj (France) / Heinz Jahrbacher (Austria) & Robert Kreisl (Austria) / Ingrid & Volker Sonnabend (Germany).

SPEED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (64): 1-Fernando Braconi (Italy), 2-Evan Bourgnon (France), 3-Radu Ciortan (Romania), 4-Paulus van Rooijen (Holland), 5-Peyto Marinov (Bulgaria).

VENICE OPEN (64): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Costas Chitonis (Greece), 3/4-Radu Ciortan (Romania) / Virgil Tudose (Romania); 1C-Zoran Maric (Bosnia-Herzegovina), 2C-David Klausa (USA).

SENIOR TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Fabio Sallusto (Italy), 2-David Frier (Gibraltar), 3/4-Giovanni Francesco (Italy) / Julian Minwalla (United Kingdom).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Laurence Sinitzky (France), 2-Martha Cecile Gjelseth (Norway), 3/4-Marianne Husum (Norway) / Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).

DOUBLE-MATCH POINT (DMP) (64): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Pedro Sanz (Spain), 3/4-Mahdi Mafi (Iran) / Antonio Serventi (Italy).

SUPERJACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Steen Mikkelsen (Denmark), 2-Michael Neagu (Romania).

SUPERJACKPOT #2 (16): 1-Levon Vardapetyan (Armenia), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).


WBF: 11th KOCAELI REGIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - TBT
March 26-27, 2022; Kocaeli, Turkey

MAIN EVENT (82): 1-Gülderen Gücavli, 2-Kerim Guneyman, 3-Gultekin Uygur, 4-Necmettin Sarisaltik.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (33): 1-Gülderen Gücavli, 2-Bora Yurdun.

LADIES PRIZE (5): 1-Gülderen Gücavli, 2-Tulay Emekci.

TRADITIONAL EVENT (43): 1-Sakir Kemik, 2-Ismail Guclu, 3-Tulay Emekci, 4-Kemal Met.

"HAKAN OSKALE MEMORIAL" DOUBLES CONSULTATION (32 teams): 1-Ali Haydar Bayar & Ali Cavlak, 2-Umit Bandeoglu & Tunç Sokmener, 3/4-Mustafa Aydin & Arda Findikoglu / Kemal Okal & Erol Ozsoy.

"FERDI ERYENER MEMORIAL" SWING (35): 1-Mahir Kasuto, 2-Tolga Ozkale, 3-Suat Karadag, 4-Oguz User.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Berkan Kalender #1, 2-Gural Bulut, 3/4-Senol Kacmaz / Berkan Kalender #2.

MERIT SATELLITE (8): 1-Hasret Bekar, 2-Ayhan Okcular.

BG4BG JACKPOTS (2X8): Winners – Senol Kacmaz, Hamidreza Ardalani.


ABT - 27th ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 24-27, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION (28): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Neil Kazaross (IL), 3-Greg Merriman (MI); 1C-Marty Storer (NH), 2C-Chris Knapp (MA).

ABT ADVANCED DIVISION (25): 1-Bruce Russell (WI), 2-Jayson Bulmahn (NY), 3-Tigran Avanesian (OH); 1C-Laura Granger (CO), 2C-Richard Catalano (PA).

ABT INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (11): 1-David Abood (OH), 2-Daniel Hesse (MO), 3-Brian Kastner (OH); 1C-Sandra Sha (FL), 2C-Alex Brill (NY).

NOVICE TOURNAMENT (5): 1-Randy Heysek (FL), 2-Charlene Britton (OH).

OHIO MASTERS JACKPOT (20): 1-Rory Pascar (IL), 2-John O'Hagan (IN), 3-Dan Minardi (CO).

ADVANCED JACKPOT (16): 1-Jerry Shea (NY), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (2): 1-Bill Chibnik (IL), 2-Sandra Sha (FL).

DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY) & Dan Minardi (CO).

BLITZ (16): 1-Sandra Sha (FL), 2-Candace Mayeron (CA).

QUICKIES (8): 1-Sandra Sha (FL).

WARM-UP TOURNAMENT (21): 1-Ray Cifani (OH), 2-Boris Shafransky (MD), 3-Marty Storer (NH).

AFTER-TOURNEY TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Igor Baburov (NY).


34th BRAZILIAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
March 6-13, 2022; Arraial d'Ajuda, Brazil

OPEN (55+169 rebuys): 1-Manuel do Coco (Brazil), 2-Joaquim Koifman (Argentina), 3/4-Andy Darby (England) / Alfredo Unes (Brazil).

INTERMEDIATE (32): 1-Martin Donadio (Argentina), 2-Matias Bezerra (Brazil).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Martin Donadio (Argentina) & Jorge Levy (Argentina), 2-Benito Azevedo (Brazil) & Andy Darby (England).


CNB - 29th TORNEO CITTÀ di TORINO BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
March 4-6, 2022; Torino, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (41): 1-Edmond Mezini, 2-Gianlazzaro Sanna, 3/4-Paulus Van Rooijen (Holland) / Edgardo Bianco, 5/8-Luigi De Lazzari / Vincent De Nardi (France) / Lorenzo Rusconi / Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).

ADVANCED (26): 1/3-Pietro Cucci / Iulian Miclaus / Umberto Signori, 4/7-Annalisa Agosti / Simone Masé / Emil Sirakov / Giovanni Trombini.

OPEN CNB (ALDO FAVA MEMORIAL) (47): 1-Francesco Mauri, 2-Francesco Oliva, 3/4-Fabrizio Lo Surdo / Laura Monaco.

TROFEO DELLA MOLE (26): 1-Patrick Didisheim (Switzerland), 2-Fabio Sallusto, 3/4-Bruno Fanan / Gunther Holzinger (Germany).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Edgardo Bianco, 2-Paulus Van Rooijen (Holland).


ABT ONLINE! : MINNESOTA OPEN
March 3-6, 2022; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

ABTO MINNESOTA OPEN (30): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Tom Christner (CO), 3-Charles Raichle (CO).

ABTO MINNESOTA ADVANCED (19): 1-Henry Lebard (DC), 2-Jim Fleming (NV), 3-Bradley Rosenberg (AZ).

ABTO MINNESOTA INTERMEDIATE (5): 1-Allen Chankowsky (Canada), 2-Daniel Vargas (IL).

MASTERS JACKPOT (14): 1-David Wells (CA), 2-Bob Stringer (CA).

GAMMON GUYS BOARD TOURNAMENT (12): 1-Paul Linderman (NC), 2-Marc Emrich (CO).

DOUBLES (12 teams): 1-Karen Davis (FL) & Kate Elmore (GA), 2-Frank DiMaggio (NY) & Jerry Shea (NY).

FIRESIDE WARMUP (16): 1-John Brown (KY), 2-Ben Friesen (MI).

SUNDAY OPEN JACKPOT (9): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Marc Emrich (CO).

SUNDAY ADVANCED JACKPOT (13): 1-David Parks (CA), 2-Apollo Lammers (MN).

SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (4): 1-Mark Kaye (IL).


ABT ONLINE! : THE BIG FREEZE-OUT SERIES #2
February 17-20, 2022; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

ABTO CHAMPIONSHIP (28): 1-Joe Russell (CA), 2/6-Dan Minardi (CO) / Art Benjamin (CA) / Sam Mizutani (Japan) / Michael Neagu (Canada) / Joseph Urso (NY).

ABTO ADVANCED (16): 1-Avi Cohen (FL), 2/4-Kate Elmore (GA) / Augusta Lorber (FL) / Zach Strasberg (VA).

ABTO INTERMEDIATE (6): 1-Chasse Rehwinkel (IL), 2-Allen Chankowsky (Canada).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Karen Davis (FL) & Kent Goulding (MD), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) & Felix Goykhman (NJ).

FRIDAY KNOCKOUT (32): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Ergin Baryak (CA), 3/4-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

SATURDAY DOUBLE ELIMINATION (11): 1-John Brown (KY), 2-Avi Cohen (FL).

MASTERS JACKPOT (24): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Avi Cohen (FL), 3-Karen Davis (FL).

ADVANCED JACKPOT (4): 1-Kate Elmore (GA).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (4): 1-Rain Ackerman (Canada).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Avi Cohen (FL), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada).

SUNDAY KNOCKOUT (16): 1-Frank DiMaggio (NY), 2-Boris Dehktyar (NY).


ABT - 9th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 9-13, 2022; San Antonio, Texas

ABT GEOFFREY PARKER CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION (57+23 rebuys): 1-John O'Hagan (IN), 2-Herb Roman (IL), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA); 1C-Michael Urban (Germany), 2C-Jonah Seewald (CO), 3C/4C-Petko Kostadinov (SC) / Stepan Nuniyants (WA); 1LC-Stacy Turner (FL), 2LC-Sandy Lubetkin (TX).

ABT INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (35+13 rebuys): 1-Behzad Moshiri (TX, 2-Rick Smart (TX); 1C-Kara Schultz (CA), 2C-Barry Miller (IL); 1LC-Roberto Gaui (Brazil), 2LC-Keith Remels (TX).

NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP (13): 1-Ozgur Aktunc (TX), 2-Valerie Douthit (TX).

UBC USA CHAMPIONSHIP / BMAB (12): 1-John O'Hagan (IN), 2-Albert Steg (MA).

$1500 SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

MALCOLM DAVIS LONGHORN MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Kerim Guneyman (Turkey), 3/4-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany) / Michael Urban (Germany).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Gary Oleson (TX), 2-Dan Minardi (CO), 3/4-Maeis Petrosian (CA) / Philippe Salnave (FL).

TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (8): 1-Justin McKenna (TX), 2-Mike Milligan (TX).

FIESTA MIXED BLITZ (56): 1-Paul Mangone (CA), 2-Chuck Kruger (TX).

SAN ANTONIO CINCO DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2/3-Koray Agirbas (GA) & Mehmet Agirbas (GA) / Carter Mattig (IL) & Chris Scott (IL).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Chuck Kruger (TX), 2-Dennis McFarlin (NV), 3/4-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany) / Stacy Turner (FL).

SPEEDGAMMON TOURNAMENT (48): 1-Patrick Keene (CA), 2-Chris Scott (IL), 3-Mike Horri (WA).

ACE POINT DMP TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Justin McKenna (TX), 3/4-Mike Horri (WA) / Chuck Kruger (TX).

KATGAMMON BOARD TOURNAMENT #1 (8): 1-Mike Horri (WA).
KATGAMMON BOARD TOURNAMENT #2 (8): 1-Maeis Petrosian (CA).


WBF: INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - TBT
January 28-30, 2022; Istanbul, Turkey

MASTERS (116): 1-Hüseyin Varisli, 2-David Presser (Israel), 3/4-Umur Aras / Heribert Lindner (Germany); 1C-Serkan Koç, 2C-Kudret Ustaoglu, 3C/4C-Ümit Bata / Ömer Mert Gulaçti; 1LC-Platon Tserliagkos (Greece), 2LC-Bernhard Mayr (Austria), 3LC/4LC-Ismail Bilgili / Aykut Keskin; Ladies Prize: Gülderen Gücavli.

INTERMEDIATE (28): 1-Rony Sadek (Lebanon), 2-Caner Çelik; 1C-Karim Abou Absi (Lebanon), 2C-Gündüz Tezgiden; 1LC-Igor Schwarz (Germany), 2LC-Güzde Diptas; Ladies Prize: Güzde Diptas.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL (29): 1-Hüseyin Varisli, 2-Serkan Koç.

"AFFAN BASAK MEMORIAL" DOUBLES CONSULTATION (50 teams): 1-Jimmy Anywar (Germany) & Heribert Lindner (Germany), 2-Claudia Neguliciu (Romania) & Platon Tserliagkos (Greece), 3/4-Gülderen Gücavli & Mahir Kasuto / Faisal Malas (Lebanon) & Ricardo Malas (Lebanon).

"RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL" WARM-UP (90): 1-Anton Dragostinov (Bulgaria), 2-Leni Zrnceva (North Macedonia), 3/4-Mahmut Kamar / Jeremy Sherr (Israel).

"ERHAN DOGRUSOZ MEMORIAL" 869 SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Hakan Çinal, 2-Amirreza Farajpour (Iran), 3/4-Ümit Bata / Jean Abi Haidar (Lebanon).

"GUR SAKARYA MEMORIAL" SWING (41): 1-Peer Seipelt (Denmark), 2-Bernhard Mayr (Austria), 3-Mahir Kasuto, 4-Manoucher Parchami (Iran/Sweden).

DMP CHALLENGE (128): 1-Gülderen Gücavli, 2-Fady Al Asmar (Lebanon), 3/4-Özkan Erbelgin / Jeremy Sherr (Israel).

MERIT SPECIAL JACKPOT (16): 1-Fuat Uncuoglu, 2-Karmen Acun, 3/4-Murat Hazir / Ayhan Okcular.

BG4BG (7X8): Winners – Karim Abou Absi (Lebanon), Kenan Hasanzade (Azerbaijan), Rifat Kalaora, Hoti Perparim (Albania/Germany), Fred Brendler (Germany), Peter van Rooij (Holland), Jean Abi Haidar (Lebanon).


PRO: 1st BUCHAREST BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 21-23, 2022; Bucharest, Romania

MASTERS (71): 1-Mihai Folea, 2-Juergen Orlowski (Germany), 3-Cosmin Marinescu, 4-Marius Boscor, 5/8-Mihai Iliescu / Malin Iordanov (Bulgaria) / Ion Nica / Virgil Tudose.

SUPERJACKPOT (24): 1-Cristinel Dragomir, 2-Marian Manaila.

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1- Oleksii Naplokov (Ukraine), 2-Costel Gospei.

DOUBLE CONSULTING (32 teams): 1-Serban Laurentiu & self, 2-Bogdan Constantinoiu & Sergiu Malis.

FAIR PLAY TROPHY: Andrey Nestorov.


ABT ONLINE! : THE BIG FREEZE-OUT SERIES #1
January 20-23, 2022; Heroes3.BackgammonStudio.com

ABTO DIVISION 1 - CHAMPIONSHIP (29): 1-Karen Davis (FL), 2-Sean Garber (IN); 1C-Craig Anderson (IL), 2C-Steve Sax (CA).

ABTO DIVISION 2 - ADVANCED (16): 1-Chris Link (GA), 2-Jim Fleming (NV); 1C-Kate Elmore (GA).

ABTO DIVISION 3 - INTERMEDIATE (11): 1-Allen Chankowsky (Canada), 2-Ed Corey (CT); 1C-Bob Larsen (NY).

SATURDAY DOUBLE ELIMINATION (22): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Maeis Petrosian (CA), 3-Steve Sax (CA), 4/5-Jonathan Hardigree (GA) / Bob Larsen (NY).

MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-Chris Trencher (NY), 2-Joe Russell (CA).

ADVANCED JACKPOT (8): 1-Avi Cohen (FL), 2-Kate Elmore (GA).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (8): 1-Allen Chankowsky (Canada), 2-Rolla Selbak (CA).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) & Feliks Goykhman (NJ), 2-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Ergin Bayrak (CA), 2-Avi Cohen (FL), 3/4-Di Di (GA) / Bob Larsen (NY).


ABT - 15th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 6-9, 2022; Jersey City, New Jersey

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP (61+27 rebuys): 1-Mike Ireland (England), 2-Vladimir Grishpan (NY), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Carter Mattig (IL); 1C-Rory Pascar (IL), 2C-Joseph Urso (NY), 3C/4C-Albert Steg (MA) / Ron Weinstock (NY); 1LC-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2LC-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

ABT INTERMEDIATE (39+13 rebuys): 1-Kristi Christman (WA), 2-Victor Weinblatt (NY), 3/4-Jean Guy Roy (Canada) / Jerry Shea (NY); 1C-Ralph D'Onofrio (NY), 2C-Daniel Adler (NY), 3C/4C-Oliver Israel (NY) / Richard Ruggirello (NY); 1LC-Konstantin Keresteliev (NY), 2LC-Jorge OFarril (FL).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (19): 1-Jacob Garmaise (NY), 2-Sabrina Pines (NY); 1C-Kyle Fram (NY), 2C-Sava Kalafatides (NJ); 1LC-Aaron Balleisen (NY).

BEGINNER (7): 1-Adrienne Star (NY); 1C-Kathy Licursi (NY); 1LC-Jayne Herrick (NY).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark), 3/4-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Platon Tserliagkos (Greece).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Matt Reklaitis (MA), 2-Gary Koscielny (FL), 3/4-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Chris Trencher (NY).

LADY LIBERTY CUP (32): 1-Kara Schultz (CA), 2-Kristi Christman (WA).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Kara Schultz (CA), 2-Simon Chama (MN), 3/4-Alec Izzo (FL) / Howard Linnemann-Schmitt (NY).

BLITZ (96): 1-Jorge Ofarril (FL), 2-Konstantin Keresteliev (NY).

PATTI RUBIN "FOREVER YOUNG" MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-David Shadi (NJ), 3/4-Ufuk Doganay (NY) / Arda Findikoglu (Turkey).

YOUNG & RESTLESS (32): 1-Christos Krisilas (NY), 2-Herman Arzuman (NJ).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Ray Zamani (MD), 2-Feliks Goykhman (NJ).

USBGF CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL QUALIFIER (32 Seniors + 32 Young & Restless): 1-Ray Zamani (MD), 2-Christos Krisilas (NY).

SUPER SENIORS (8): 1-Doug Huch (NJ), 2-Samuel Cohen (NY).

NEW YORK DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (32 teams): 1-Simon Barget (England) & Jason Pack (NJ), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) & Manny Olszynko (Canada).