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2018 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

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Updated: August 9, 2018

43rd WORLD BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP / 8th MONTE CARLO OPEN
July 28-August 5, 2018; Monte Carlo, Monaco

CHAMPIONSHIP (177): 1-Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 2-Philip Kazemieh (Germany), 3-Lawrence Powell (England), 4/5-Patrick Didisheim (Switzerland) / Benjamin Lund (Denmark), 6/8-Raj Jansari (England) / Ricardo Malas (Lebanon) / Thomas Rönn (Sweden); 1C-Alexei Askurava (Russia), 2C-Sander Lylloff (Denmark), 3C/4C-Victor Ashkenazi (USA) / Engin Ongel (Turkey/England); 1LC-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2LC-Allen Tish (USA).

INTERMEDIATE (57): 1-Julia Gromenkova (Russia), 2-Helmut Jeske (Germany), 3-Georg Lachnit-Winter (Germany), 4/5-Souhail Atie (Lebanon) / Zoran Krogstad (Norway); 1C-Tim Lawless (USA), 2C-Martin de Bruin (USA/Spain), 3C/4C-Majken Johansen (Denmark) / Claude Peffer (Luxembourg); 1LC-Murat Özyilmaz (Turkey), 2LC-Julian Hart (USA).

BEGINNERS (8): 1-Sonja Custers (Belgium), 2-Vlada Timerzanova (Russia), 3-Michael Litwinsky (Israel); 1LC-Shawnee Bor (USA), 2LC-Derek Winterbottom (Isle of Man).

SUPER JACKPOT (64): 1-Alfredo Unes (Brazil), 2-Chris Trencher (USA), 3/4-Giorgos Kleitsas (Greece) / John O'Hagan (USA).

MAGRIEL MEMORIAL SUPER SENIORS (128): 1-Slava Pryadkin (Ukraine/Germany), 2-Lyova Ghazaryan (Armenia), 3/4-David Brown (England) / Ricardo Malas (Lebanon).

JUNIORS TOURNAMENT (7): 1-David Broomfield (England), 2-Alya Issa (Jamaica).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (64 teams): 1-Jason Pack (USA) & Lars Trabolt (Denmark), 2-Giorgos Kleitsas (Greece) & Platon Tserliagkos (Greece), 3/4-Götz Hildsberg (Germany) & Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany) / David Asplund (Sweden) & Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden/Malta).

SPEEDGAMMON TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Dimitri Loi (USA), 2-Christoph Wagener (Germany), 3/4-Frédéric Andrieu (France) / Thierry Aste (Monaco).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (20): 1-Alexandra Knupfer (Romania/Switzerland), 2-Laurence Sinitzky (France).

8th BACKGAMMON PROFICIENCY EXAM (31): 1-Matt Cohn-Geier (USA) with 43/50 correct, 2/3-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden/Malta) / Sander Lylloff (Denmark) with 40/50 correct.

BELAIR TEAM TOURNAMENT (26 teams): 1-Three Geezers: Martin Barkwill (UK) / Jason Pack (USA) / Alireza Sarabi (Iran), 2-Atlantico: Stéphane Cheneviere (France) / Philippe Quiboeuf (France) / Laurence Sinitzky (France)

USBGF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon (USA/Israel).

MONTE CARLO WARM-UP TOURNAMENT (72): 1-Olivier Décultot (France, 2-Stephan Hartmann (Germany), 3/4-Johan Moazed (Sweden) / Daniel Polensvaig (Argentina); 1C-Joaquin Koifman (Argentina), 2C-Nadjib Kawkab (Germany).

8th MONTE CARLO OPEN - CHAMPIONSHIP (77): 1-Gary Bauer (USA), 2-Sergey Erohkin (Russia), 3/4-Ron Rubin (USA) / Antoinette-Marie Williams (USA); 1C-Ralf Jonas (Germany), 2C-Jacek Wojciechowski (Poland).

8th MONTE CARLO OPEN - INTERMEDIATE (47): 1-Walter Thesing (Luxembourg), 2-Rolf Vetsch (Switzerland), 3/4-Bruno Fanan (Italy) / Joaquin Koifman (Argentina); 1C-Francesco Oliva (Italy), 2C-Laurence Sinitzky (France).


WBF - 31st ISTANBUL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP-TBT
July 21-22, 2018; Istanbul, Turkey

MASTER (107): 1-Ismail Bilgili, 2-Okan Koçak, 3-Ömer Mert Gülaçti, 4-Oktay Kurhan.

TRADITIONAL TAVLA (56): 1-Feridun Aras, 2-Erol Özsoy, 3-Deniz Kizilbora (Northern Cyprus), 4-Güral Bulut.

"ABDULLAH SISMAN MEMORIAL" DOUBLES (41 pairs): 1-Seda Koç & Sedat Sorgüven, 2-Gamze Koç & Sinan Perveroglu, 3/4-Tan Bostan & Asur Yildirim / Zivko Stamov (Bulgaria) & Vladimir Todorov (Bulgaria).

SWING (36): 1-Kemal Okal, 2-Mustafa Dikgöz, 3-Tezcan Karabiber, 4-Talat Bagibala.

JACKPOT (96): 1-Sinan Sütçüoglu, 2-Niyazi Ünlütürk (Northern Cyprus), 3/4-Babür Eren / Kemal Okal.

1-POINT (128): 1-Yasar Özdemir, 2-Hüseyin Çetintas, 3/4-Mustafa Dikgöz / Bülent Öztürk.

"BALIM AYASLI MEMORIAL" LADIES PRIZE (10): 1-Seda Koç, 2-Gul Sendil.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (39): 1-Ismail Bilgili, 2-Ömer Mert Gülaçti.


6th LIONS BACKGAMMON CUP
July 19-22, 2018; Bad Dürkheim, Germany

CHAMPIONSHIP (45): 1-Veit Netz, 2-Ralf Jonas, 3/4-Stéfane Tremet (France) / Christoph Wagener; 1C-Stephan Hartmann, 2C-Marcus Reinhard; 1LC-Olivier Décultot (France).

INTERMEDIATE (25): 1-Harald Kock, 2-Richard Fiegen; 1C-Peter Berg, 2C-Cemal Demiriz; 1LC-Paul Schlegel.

BEGINNERS (11): 1-Jürgen Feiler, 2-Andrea Bohnert, 3-Veronika Leonhardt; 1LC-Sabine Vogt.

SUPER JACKPOT (22): 1-Stephan Hartmann, 2-Alain Babillon (France).

WARM UP (53): 1-Ole Nielsen (Denmark).

CONSULTING DOUBLES (23 teams): 1-Gary Bauer (USA) / Kimon Papachristopoulos, 2-Wolfgang Herfet & Dirk Leinberger.

LIONS SWING (46): 1-Fred Brendler, 2-Stefan Reinspach, 3-Kader Turc (Turkey/France).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Stephan Hartmann, 2-Markus Reinhard, 3/4-Mehmet Ali Erten / Ole Nielsen (Denmark).

SURPRISE EVENT (81): 1-Heribert Lindner.


WORLD TEAM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
July 10-15, 2018; Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (12 teams): 1-Germany: Tobias Hellwag / Andreas Hoffman / Jan Jacobowitz / Marcel Jochem / Ralf Jonas / Jürgen Orlowski / Dirk Schiemann / Volker Sonnabend, 2-Sweden: Johan Bynell / Conny Eriksson / Sven-Olav Norén / Aron Tendler / Thomas Tenland / Kim Westerlundh, 3-Italy: Analisa Agosti / Giorgio Castellano / Fabrizio Lo Surdo / Edmond Mezini / Laura Monaco / Florin Popa / Gianlazzaro Sanna / Daniel Tudose.

WBGF INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP (93): 1-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 2-Mario Lazzer (Austria), 3-Costas Chiotinis (Greece), 4/5-Jan Jacobowitz (Germany) / Raj Jansari (England), 6-Lawrence Powell (England), 7/9-Kim Nordberg (Norway) / Gianlazzaro Sanna (Italy) / Kader Turc (Turkey/France).

AMATEUR DIVISION (4): 1-Manolo Britto (Gibraltar), 2-Inja Myhr (Denmark), 3-Africa Scriven (Gibraltar).

DOUBLE CONSULTATION (32 teams): 1-Güral Bulut (Turkey) & Gökhan Günes (Turkey), 2-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic) & Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).

SUPER JACKPOT (23): 1-Elias Kritikos (Norway), 2-Volker Sonnabend (Germany).

SPEED GAMMON (96): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Thomas Myhr (Denmark).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Inja Myhr (Denmark), 2-Julie Thabault (France).

WARMUP TEAM EVENT (15 teams): 1-United Kingdom: Peter Bennet / Tim Cross / Raj Jansari.

WARMUP INDIVIDUAL EVENT (32): 1-Aurélien Bonnet (France), 2-Olivier Décultot (France).

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Sebastian Wilkinson (England).

BEST GIBRALTAR PLAYER: Gilbert Licudi.


ABT - 43rd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 4-8, 2018; Novi, Michigan

CHAMPIONSHIP (89): 1-Audronis Zunde (CO), 2-Christopher Yep (OH), 3-David Todd (MO), 4/5-Gary Koscielny (FL) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 6-Liam Henry (Canada); 1C-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2C-Richard Munitz (NY), 3C/4C-Ray Bills (MN) / Kit Woolsey (CA). (P-40 Backgammon awarded a board to Champion Audronis Zunde.)

INTERMEDIATE (81): 1-Garry Kallos (Canada), 2-P. J. Macali (OH), 3-Omar Shah (Canada), 4/5-Adrian Nedelcu (IL) / Christopher Shanava (IL), 6-Daniel Pehoushek (OH); 1C-Gary Payne (MI), 2C-David Staggs (IN), 3C/4C-John Quinn (MI) / Brian Vance (MI). (GammonStuff.com awarded a board to Champion Garry Kallos.)

NOVICE (17): 1-Diane Rebottaro (MI), 2-Greg Smith (WV); 1C-Simona Staneva (IN); 1LC-Christa Solovey (MI). (GammonGuys.com awarded a board to Champion Diane Rebottaro.)

MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 3/4-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong) / Steve Sax (CA).

OPEN DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Joe Feldman (MI) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Art Benjamin (CA) & Chuck Bower (IN), 3/4-Sean Garber (IN) & Scott Johnston (IN) / David Rockwell (IL) & Linda Rockwell (IL).

LIMITED DOUBLES (12 teams) 1-Vinton Knarr (OK) & Sue Will (IL), 2-Paul Bortell (MI) & Lorenzo Morales (MI).

SANDY KAPLAN'S SENIOR SPECIAL (64): 1-Bill Finneran (MD), 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 3/4-Joe Miller (OH) / John Quinn (MI).

PRINCE BARLOW'S JUNIOR JACKPOT (32):1-Mike Clapsadle (CA), 2-Adrian Nedelcu (IL), 3/4-Jack Edelson (NY) / Michael Neagu (Canada).

MICHIGAN CHARITY BLITZ (128): 1-Herb Roman (IL), 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.) $300 was raised for the Flint Water Fund of the United Way.

FRANK TALBOT'S NEWCOMER JACKPOT (36): 1-Mark Milkie (IN), 2-David Meyer (WI).

SUMMER FREEZE-OUT (64): 1/2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) / John Klein (MD), 3/4-Al Hodis (NV) / Claude Landry (Canada).

$200 FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (16): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong).
$100 FIRECRACKER JACKPOT (8): 1-Jeff Spencer (MN), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).

$100 ELEGANCE TROPHY JACKPOT (16): 1-Ricky Griggs (MI), 2-Al Hodis (NV).
$50 ELEGANCE TROPHY JACKPOT (16): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Lorenzo Morales (MI).

$20 DETROIT QUICKIES (64): 1-Craig Anderson (IL), 2-Mike Vasilatos (OH). (Added Prize Money from the USBGF.)
$10 DETROIT QUICKIES (32): 1-Peggy Neubig (NJ).

BMAB-USA #8 (24): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 5-0. Six players tied for 2nd with 4-1 records. PR results: 1-Gerry Tansey (MO) at 2.67, 2-Neil Kazaross (IL) at 3.24, 3-Marty Storer (NH) at 3.38.

$50 WEDNESDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Steve Brown (MN), 3/4-Ricky Griggs (MI) / Marty Storer (NH).
$30 WEDNESDAY WARM-UP (30): 1-Ben Elliott (NC), 2-Bill Toth (MI), 3/4-Judy Field (MI) / Sue Will (IL).

$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNEY (24): 1-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/4-Ricky Griggs (MI) / Donny Lomuto (NY).
$20 AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNEY (13): 1-Michael Gellings (WI), 2/3-Walt Smith (MI) / Tony White (OH).


ABT - LOS ANGELES OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
June 22-24, 2018; Los Angeles, California

CHAMPIONSHIP (73+29 rebuys): 1-Ernest Ho (CA), 2-Steve Sax (CA), 3-Julius High (KS), 4/5-Bob Glass (CA) / Frank Ley (CA); 1C-Dennis McFarlin (NV), 2C-Val Ovespyan (CA), 3C/4C-Odis Chenault (CA) / Eric Petersen (CA).

ADVANCED (39): 1-Eitan Peleg (CA), 2-Marston Hefner (CA); 1C-Nash Jost (CA), 2C-Ray Spehar (CA), 3C/4C-Adrian Nedelcu (IL) / Steve Reichelt (MN).

LIMITED (16): 1-Mona Mazza (CA), 2-Frank Costello III (CA); 1C-Marziyeh Abbasi (CA).

SUPER-40 MASTERS JACKPOT (35): 1-Nick Maffeo (CA), 2-Razmik Manukyan (CA), 3/4-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Dana Nazarian (CA), 5-Odis Chenault (CA).

PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR JACKPOT (26): 1-Steve Reichelt (MN), 2-Bryan Ignozzi (NV), 3/4-Patrick Keene (CA) / Elli Nache (CA).

DOUBLES-I (8 teams): 1-Lee Genud (FL) & Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Paul Mangone (CA) & Phil Simborg (IL).
DOUBLES-II (8 teams): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV) & Marty Storer (NH), 2-Cynthia Bingo (CO) & Richard Siebold (CO).
DOUBLES-III (4 teams): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan) & Carter Mattig (IL).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-WEST (80): 1-Ken Bame (CA), 2-Ted Chee (CA).

SENIORS-I (32): 1-Kent Goulding (MD), 2-David Taniguchi (CA), 3/4-John Rockwell (CA) / Marty Storer (NH).
SENIORS-II (16): 1-Bill Landry (CA), 2-Sean Taghani (CA).

DMP-USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Mario Savan (CA), 2-Kalisa Wells (CA), 3/4-Long Nguyen (CA) / Jonah Seewald (CO).


CNB 4th SUMMER BACKGAMMON CUP
June 21-24, 2018; Rimini, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (41): 1-Carlo Melzi, 2-Edgardo Bianco, 3/4-Fabio Cultrera / Vincenzo Riceputi, 5/8-Francesco Mauri / Edmond Mezini / Gerard Stoll / Kader Turk (France).

INTERMEDIATE (19): 1-Zsuzsanna Veszeli (Hungary), 2-Henri Sharra, 3/4-Diego Bragato / Rita Gruppioni; 1C-Gabriele Cornacchini, 2C-Carlo Lina.

OPEN CNB (49): 1-Carlo Melzi, 2-Kader Turk (France), 3/4-Rita Gruppioni / Franco Tosin.

AMBASCIATORI (24): 1-Fausto Pescini, 2-Myke Wignall (England), 3/4-Jean-Jacques Issartel (France) / Gianlazzaro Sanna.

CONSULTING DOUBLES (10 teams): 1-Fredrick Bonard (France) & Cohava Zenou (France), 2-Jean-Jacques Issartel (France) & Myke Wignall (England).

BMAB (8): 1-Kader Turk (France).

SUPERJACKPOT (8): 1-Florin Popa.

FLASH GAMMON (16): 1-Laura Monaco, 2-Fabio Cultrera.

SPEED GAMMON (32): 1-Giorgio Castellano, 2-Evaristo Fernandez (Spain).

WARM-UP (12): 1-Peter Raugust (Germany), 2-Stefan Parlow (Austria).

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Carlo Melzi.


VIII RUSSIAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP / WHITE NIGHTS SAINT PETERSBURG OPEN
June 10-17, 2018; Saint Petersburg, Russia

RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIP (44): 1-Alexsey Askurava, 2-Nodari Gagua (Georgia), 3-Aladdin Suleymanov.

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Nodari Gagua (Georgia), 2-Vasily Chemokhonenko, 3/4-Jakov Kudrin / Sergey Petukhov.

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Aladdin Suleymanov & Self, 2-Airat Fatykhov & Artur Muradyan (Armenia).

ONE POINTER (32): 1-Sergey Alenin, 2-Jakov Kudrin, 3-Elhan Ataev.

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Artur Muradyan (Armenia), 2-Alexsey Askurava.

WHITE NIGHTS OPEN (25): 1-Pavel Shirokov, 2-Alexsey Askurava, 3-Artur Muradyan (Armenia).

LAST CHANCE #1 (12): 1-Mikael Vardanyan, 2-Nodari Gagua (Georgia), 3/4-Mger Djagaryan / Viktor Naumenko.
LAST CHANCE #2 (10): 1-Claus Sorel (Denmark), 2-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 3/4-Vasily Chemokhonenko / Avetis Rostomyan (Armenia).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Sergey Alenin, 2-Levon Petrosyan (Armenia), 3-Claus Sorel (Denmark).

SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Mikael Vardanyan, 2-Sergey Petukhov, 3/4-Tsaruk Manukyan (Armenia) / Avetis Rostomyan (Armenia).

ONE POINT (64): 1-Viktor Naumenko, 2-Jakov Kudrin, 3-Elhan Ataev.

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Airat Fatykhov & Artur Muradyan (Armenia), 2-Mikhail Amzoyan & Tsaruk Manukyan (Armenia).


UKBT BLACKPOOL IMPERIAL BACKGAMMON CUP - BBT
June 8-10, 2018; Blackpool, England

OPEN (120): 1-Jon Barnes, 2-Eric McAlpine, 3/4-Frank Fleming / Julian Minwalla, 5/8-Martin Barkwill / Cristian Cozos / Simon Hopper / Masoud Poursina.

FYLDE TROPHY (107): 1-Mark Manley, 2-Rachel Rhodes, 3/4-Dave Pritchard / Graham Read, 5/8-Reza Aghdam / Simon Cocking / Keith Gill / Davd Sanders.

LANCASTRIAN TROPHY (64): 1-Shea Mulhall, 2-Simon Morecroft, 3/4-Christoph Deiter / Chris Derry.

SUPER JACKPOT (9): 1-Gaz Owen, 2-Chris Rogers.

ERHAN 869 BOARD CHARITY TOURNAMENT (64): 1-John Wright, 2-Dave Motley, 3/4-Fak Laight / Simon Morecroft.

ANDREW PINKUS BOARD CHARITY TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Tim Line, 2-John Wright, 3/4-Catalin Bucur / Anna Price.

BONE CLUB CHARITY NACKGAMMON (32): 1-Tim Line, 2-Peter Bennet.

FRIDAY FREEROLL I (64): 1-Jysen Quah, 2-Peter Snape.
FRIDAY FREEROLL II (55): 1-Ann Pocknell, 2-Anna Clarke.

FRIDAY NIGHT JACKPOT (36): 1-Chris Rogers, 2-Rob Perry.

SATURDAY NIGHT JACKPOT (11): 1-Vincent Nolan, 2-Steve Carder.

TRIPLES (12 teams): 1-Mike Ireland / Sue Keeble / Simon Morecroft.

RE-BUY BLITZ (41): 1-Steve Lee.

POKER (22): 1-Gary Bratton.

£2,000 was raised for charity.


2nd NORTHERN CYPRUS ARTEMIS BACKGAMMON OPEN
June 7-10, 2018; Famagusta, Northern Cyprus

CHAMPIONSHIP (73): 1-Roohollah Amiri (Iran), 2-Tilman Söhnchen (Germany), 3-Damjan Plesec (Slovenia), 4-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany), 5-Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic), 6-Shimon Kagan (Israel); 1LC-Minh Nguyen (France), 2LC-Claus Elken (Denmark).

DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Tilman Söhnchen (Germany) & Self, 2-Vancho Janakievski (Macedonia) & Atanas Tachev (Bulgaria).

NATIONAL TEAM EVENT (8 teams): 1-Denmark: Claus Elken, Claes Salehn Norreen, Maya Peycheva, 2-Croatia: Mislav Kovacic, Richard Krietzman-Blazevic, Damjan Plesec.

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 2-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia).

SUPERJACKPOT (8): 1-Airat Metshin (Russia).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic) & Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 2-Marcel Büker (Germany) & Rainer Witt (Germany).

1-POINT EVENT (64): 1-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia), 2-Vancho Janakievski (Macedonia).

869 BACKGAMMON EVENT (8): 1-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia).

SPECIAL PLAYERS: Liz Granstedt (Sweden), 2-Vakhtang Shanidze (Georgia), Anna Spasova (Bulgaria).


3rd SOUTH AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
May 30-June 3, 2018; Buenos Aires, Argentina

OPEN (119+313 rebuys): 1-Luis "Russo" Torres (Brazil), 2-Marcelo Di Filippo (Argentina), 3/4-Leonardo Cappella (ARG) / Mauricio Cattan (ARG), 5/8-Alberto Chreem (Brazil) / Ariel Helman (ARG) / Adolfo Montero (Peru) / Giancarlo Ratto (Peru); 1LC-Benito Carneiro (Brazil), 2LC-Jose Hassan (ARG).

INTERMEDIATE (45+115 rebuys): 1-Graciela Juarez (ARG), 2-Roberval Lima (Brazil).

SUPERJACKPOT (16): 1-Alvaro Savio (Brazil), 2-Jose Franco (Brazil).

DOUBLES CONSULTING (16 teams): 1-Juan Buendia (Peru) & Juan Buendia Jr. (Peru), 2-Ivan Fx Briones (ARG) & Nicolas Sicardi (ARG).

SUNDAY JACKPOT (8): 1-Juan Pablo Pieroni (ARG), 2-Hugo Ergueta (ARG).

FAIR PLAY AWARD: Eduardo Maciel (Brazil).

SPECIAL AWARD: Alejandro Beunza Maisch (Peru).


ABT - 38th CHICAGO OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
May 24-28, 2018; Rosemont, Illinois

OPEN (72): 1-Bill Calton (MI), 2-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 3-John O’Hagan (IN), 4/9-Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Karen Davis (FL) / David Rockwell (IL) / Herb Roman (IL) / Allen Tish (CA) / David Winn (TX).

INTERMEDIATE (64): 1-Ricky Griggs (MI), 2/8-Ray Bills (MN) / Vlad Eydelman (IL) / Simon Kennedy Rose (IL) / Dujuan Meekins (IL) / Christopher Shanava (IL) / Jerry Ungar (FL) / Sue Will (IL).

NOVICE (8): 1-Kai Demler (NY), 2-Donna Lafferty (IN); 1C-Yoon Auh (IL).

UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE (23): 1-Takayuki Hino (Japan), 2-Frank Talbot (MI).

MARKOWITZ MASTERS (16): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).

FASTER MASTER (16): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).

LIMITED JACKPOT (48): 1-Paul Mangone (CA), 2-Roberto Gaui (Brazil), 3-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL).

OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Bill Calton (MI), 2-Craig Anderson (IL).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (31 teams): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA) & John O’Hagan (IN), 2-Lynda Clay (CO) & Allen Tish (CA), 3/4-Marcy Kossar (MD) & Larry Shiller (CT) / Leslie Lockett (NM) & Tak Morioka (IL).

TAKI BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Christopher Shanava (IL).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (48): 1-Ray Bills (MN), 2-Michael Flohr (IL), 3-Andy Bittman (IL).

USBGF PRIME 1-POINT QUICKIE (128): 1-Jack Edelson (NY), 2-Aaron Foust #1 (NV), 3/4-Aaron Foust #2 (NV) / Mike Minkovski (IL).

$100 SUNDAY JACKPOT (8): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).

$100 MONDAY JACKPOT (8): 1/2 split-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Dave Minardi (CO).

BACKGAMMON PROFICIENCY TEST (40): 1-Bill Calton (MI) 41/50, 2-Frank Talbot (MI) 39/50, 3-Gerry Tansey (MO) 38/50, 4-Steve Sax (CA) 37/50.

AFTER TOURNEY TOURNEY (16): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Takayuki Hino (Japan).

USA vs JAPAN: Team USA topped Team Japan, 196.25 points to 150.
1-Team USA: Lynda Clay (CO) / Ray Bills (MN) / Steve Sax (CA) / Jeff Spencer (MN) / Neil Kazaross (IL) / Petko Kostadinov (SC) / Stick Rice (OH) / Marcy Kossar (MD) / Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Matt Cohn-Geier (NV).
2-Team Japan: Takayuki Hino / Daisuke Katagami / Akiko Yazawa / Masato Shimomoto / Hideki Tosaka / Yuji Ogura / Michihito Kageyama / Masayuki Mochizuki / Shuto Takagi / Kazuko Numazawa.

TSUYOSHI MINAKAMI MEMORIAL TRAVEL AWARD: Yuji Ogura (Japan).


10th GERMAN OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18-21, 2018; Frankfurt, Germany

CHAMPIONSHIP (108): 1-Chris Rogers (England), 2-Martin-Frederic Kahn (France), 3/4-Jens Averkamp / Dirk Leinberger, 5/8-Heribert Lindner / Tobias Hellwag / Sula Kurjakovic (Switzerland) / Georg Lachnit-Winter; 1LC-Rolf Schüler, 2LC-Fred Brendler.

INTERMEDIATE (64): 1-Michael Weidner, 2-Oliver Hauk, 3/4-Richard Kreitzman-Blazevic (USA) / Laurence Sinitzky (France), 5/8-Victor Stolniceanu (Romania) / Peter Berg / Toni Savio / Marco Benetti (Switzerland); 1LC-Yonas Brinkmann.

BEGINNERS (27): 1-Paltinisanu Corel (Romania), 2-Jürgen Feller, 3/4-Andrea Dörnemann / Thomas Frübing; 1LC-David Richardson (USA).

CONSULTATION DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP (46 teams): 1-Wolfgang Herfet & Dirk Leinberger, 2-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia) & Frank Simon, 3/4-Fred Brendler & Martin Hoffmann / Athanasios Lagopatis & Volker Wenzlaff.

CONSULTATION DOUBLES INTERMEDIATE (12 teams): 1-Philippe Boncenne (France) & Sabine Hildebrand, 2-Vedat Özcan (Turkey) & Wolfgang Schader.

SUPER JACKPOT 1 (32): 1-Philip Kazemieh, 2-Takis Chatzelis (Greece).

SUPER JACKPOT 2 (25): 1-Rolf Schüler, 2-Josefin Bichler.

LADIES CUP (29): 1-Andrea Bohnert, 2-Sabine Hildebrand.

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Christoph Wagener, 2-Corinna Blaschke, 3/4-Ralf Jonas / Thomas Kazemieh.

MOCHY'S QUIZ (111): 1/2-Andrea Bohnert / Torsten Lux.

CYPRUS CUP (199): 1-Andrea Bohnert.


ABT - 2nd CHERRY BLOSSOM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
May 10-13, 2018; Herndon, Virginia

CHAMPIONSHIP (58): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Chris Trencher (NY), 3-Richard Munitz (NY), 4/5-Joe Russell (CA) / Artie Sutton (NJ); 1C-Steve Brown (MN), 2C-Bahman Zandi (MD), 3C/4C-John Klein (MD) / Marty Storer (NH).

ADVANCED (51): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Larry Brown (VA), 3-John Baron (OH); 1C-Patrick Domico (IN), 2C-Bill Lonergan (NY), 3C/4C-Daniel Peters (VA) / Alan Pruce (VA).

ADVANCED NOVICE (16): 1-Sheri Peters (VA), 2-Christopher Chapin (DC), 3-Lili Iravani (DC); 1C-Sarah Saltus Siddig (CT), 2C-Sava Kal (PA).

NOVICE (16): 1-Chris Siddall (DC), 2-Nathan Otterness (NC), 3-Robert Spier (DC); 1C-Joanne Roberg (CT), 2C-Ben Fuller (DC).

CHERRY BLOSSOM JACKPOT (8): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASTERS JACKPOT (24): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 3-Mike Senkiewicz (NY).

ABRAHAM LINCOLN OPEN JACKPOT (32): 1-Gary Fries (VA), 2-Herb Roman (IL), 3/4-Artie Sutton (NJ) / Michael Valliere (PA).

THOMAS JEFFERSON LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY), 3/4-Christian Briggs (FL) / Andy Fazekas (CT).

SENIOR SENATORS (32): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA).

YOUNG POLITICOS (32): 1-Patrick Domico (IN), 2-Chris Siddall (DC).

SENIOR SENATORS / YOUNG POLITICOS PLAYOFF (2): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Patrick Domico (IN).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EAST (144): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ).

USBGF TOURNAMENT OF STARS (21 teams): 1/2 split-Art Benjamin (CA) & Christian Briggs (FL) / Joe Russell (CA) & Chris Trencher (NY).

HALL OF STATES / EMBASSY ROW TEAM CHALLENGE (9 teams): 1-Chernomoretz (The Black Sea): Boris Dekhtyar (NY) / Felix Goykhman (NJ) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY), 2-RDA: Robert Glantz (NY) / Donny Lomuto (NY) / Artie Sutton (NJ).

ALFRED MAMLET NEWCOMERS FREE ROLL (14): 1/2 split-Richard Bruns (VA) / Ben Fuller (DC), 3-Peter Graves (DC).

AP BLUFFGAMMON INVITATIONAL (4): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Frank Raposa (VA).

MOTHER'S DAY EVENT (7): 1/2 split-Marcy Kossar (MD) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY).

$200 SUNDAY JACKPOT (4): 1-Neil Deutsch (NY).

$50 SUNDAY JACKPOT (4): 1-Joe Feldman (MI).

BMAB-USA #7 (14): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2/5-Steve Brown (MN) / G.L. Harvie (VT) / John O'Hagan (IN) / Marty Storer (NH). PR scores: 1-John O'Hagan (IN) at 2.83, 2-Steve Sax (CA) at 3.53, 3-Marty Storer (NH) at 3.62.


PashaBGT - 15th CYPRUS BACKGAMMON OPEN
May 4-6, 2018; Nicosia, North Cyprus

OPEN (102): 1-Ercan Güleç (Turkey), 2-David Presser (Israel), 3-Süleyman Ayvaz Erdogdu (Turkey), 4-Kemal Okal (Turkey), 5-Aykut Uzel (Turkey), 6-Toni Bernaba (Lebanon); 1LC-Ozan Özgür (Turkey), 2LC-Murat Kizilsimsek (Turkey). Undefeated Player (6 Rounds 6 Wins): Aykut Uzel (Turkey).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (32 teams): 1-Ali Çetin Belene & Ibrahim Karaca (Turkey), 2-Vecdi Kalyoncu & Recep Sari (Turkey), 3/4- Fuat Erdag & Erhan Yenisen (Turkey) / Erkan Nayir & Murat Murat (Greece).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Dinçer Günes (Turkey), 2-David Presser (Israel).

DMP CHALLENGE (64): 1-Cansu Mete (Turkey).

JACKPOT WINNERS (6x8): Hamza Nar (Turkey), Toni Bernaba (Lebanon), Alaattin Özaltun (Turkey), Soinguli Amirov (Georgia), Simon Kennedy Rose (England), Simon Pankvelashvili (Georgia).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1/2/3/4-Ozan Gundogdu (Turkey) / Ufuk Aksak (Turkey) / Soinguli Amirov (Tuesday) / Burhan Yilmazer.

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Simon Kennedy Rose (England), Rami Malas (Spain), Sevki Tüzen (Turkey).


24th JAPAN OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
May 3-5, 2018; Tokyo, Japan

CHAMPIONSHIP (51+6): 1-Kazuki Yokota, 2-Kenji Shimodaira, 3/4-Yuuki Takada / Poem Nishimura; 1C-Hiromichi Sugimoto, 2C-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden/Malta), 3C/4C-Yuuko Jin / Masaaki Isobe; 1LC-Masahito Yamamoto, 2LC-Yuuki Inuzuka.

INTERMEDIATE (8x16): 1-Kenji Tanaka, 2-Katsuyoshi Fusamatsu, 3/4-Tomoya Ushida / Shunji Terao.

BEGINNER: Overall winner - Tetsuya Shirogane; Day 1 (38): Winner - Ikuto Kawazoe; Day 2 (41): Winner - Amane Baba; Day 3 (47): Winner - Shoichi Tsunetsugu Shouichi.

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong), 2-Lito Frondoso (Philippines).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Takeshi Inuzuka & Masato Shimomoto, 2-Makoto Tabata & Hideaki Ueda.

UNDER 25 "SHIN-EI-SEN" (13): 1-Kentarou Meijou, 2-Teruo Yajima.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Tomohiro Kuga, 2-Masami Nakagawa.

1-POINT STREAK CHALLENGE: 1-Yuuki Hattori.

ADMIRAL LADIES TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Keiken Chou, 2-Yasuko Masuda.

OTHELLO QUIZ (68): 1-Kazuki Yokota (9/10 correct), 2-Kanade Kubota (8/10), 3-Seiichi Nagai (7/10).


1st IVERIA BATUMI BACKGAMMON OPEN
May 1-6, 2018; Batumi, Georgia

MASTERS (41): 1-Artur Muradyan (Armenia), 2-Amir Eshragi (Iran), 3-Roman Gvenetadze (Georgia), 4-Dankwart Plattner (Germany); 1LC-Avetis Rostomyan (Armenia), 2LC-Bakar Matikashvili (Georgia), 3LC-Ralf Jonas (Germany), 4LC-Eduard Nazaryan (Georgia).

INTERMEDIATE (8): 1-Valeri Toreli (Georgia), 2-Gela Metskhvarishvili (Georgia), 3-Vlada Terzimanova (Russia), 4-Rosen Stoyanov (Bulgaria).

DOUBLES (9 teams): 1-Juergen Orlowski (Germany) & Bernhard Winkelhaus (Germany), 2-Amir Afsai (Israel) & Jason Pack (USA).


CNB 18th CITTÀ DI JESOLO BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
April 26-May 1, 2018; Jesolo, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (53): 1-Kader Turk (France), 2-Gianlazzaro Sanna, 3/4-Sergio Fragiacomo / Christian Liebe-Harkort (Germany), 5/8-Andrea de Zandonati / Laura Monaco / Claus Weissbarth (Germany) / Peter Winkler (Austria).

INTERMEDIATE (41): 1-Rita Gruppioni, 2-Marco Conte, 3/4-Andrea Chen / Carlo Mazzinghi; 1C-Laurence Sinitzky (France), 2C-Oliver Plaehn (Germany), 3C/4C-Francesco Oliva / Giovanni Trombini.

BEGINNERS (8): 1-Alessandra Anelli, 2-Andreas Pohledek (Austria).

TORNEO OPEN CNB (70): 1-Andres Sadeli (Switzerland), 2-Helmut Gerdenits (Austria), 3/4-Dario Bertola / Gunther Holzinger (Germany).

TEAM EVENT (15 teams) 1-Orange: Roman Korber (Austria) / Laurence Sinitzky (France) / Mahmoud Taha (Austria), 2-South Besth: Christian Liebe-Harkort / Claus Weissbarth / Marc Werner (Germany).

DOUBLE CONSULTING (22 teams): 1-Christian Liebe-Harkort (Germany) & Marc Werner (Germany), 2-Katalin Veszeli (Hungary) & Zsuzsanna Veszeli (Hungary).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Philippe Vouhé (France), 2-Fabrizio Lo Surdo.

ALANTICO TOURNAMENT (44): 1-Alessandro Rietti, 2-Roman Korber (Austria), 3/4-Damian Plesec (Slovenia) / Marc Werner (Germany).

SWING TOURNAMENT (30): 1-Zsuzsanna Veszeli (Hungary), 2-Antonio Anelli, 3-Filippo Vincesilao, 4-Peter Urbi (Austria).

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Christian Liebe-Harkort (Germany).


ABT - 10th ANNUAL ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
April 26-29, 2018; College Park, Georgia

CHAMPIONSHIP (24): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Karen Davis (FL), 2C-Art Moore (TN); 1LC-Sam Ahmed (CA).

INTERMEDIATE (31): 1-Alan Epstein (GA), 2-Roland Leutert (FL); 1C-Adrian Costa (GA), 2C-Steve Spudic (FL); 1LC-Ross Gordon (CT), 2LC-Rock Hackshaw (NY).

NOVICE (6): 1-Michael Aster (NJ), 2-Jim Landis (SC).

ROBERT WILENSKY MEMORIAL MASTERS (11): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Gregg Cattanach (GA).

ATLANTA CUP AMATEUR JACKPOT (12): 1-Greg Evans (FL), 2-Samra Hadden (GA).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Dennis Culpepper (VA) & Greg Lilley (FL), 2-Di Di (GA) & Xiaoya Ji (GA).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Koray Agirbas (GA).

SPEEDGAMMON OVERFLOW (8): 1-Adrian Costa (GA), 2-Roland Leutert (FL).

MINI-MATCH (128): 1-Koray Agirbas (GA), 2-Dennis Lutz (GA), 3/4-Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Roland Leutert (FL).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Alan Epstein (GA), 2-Roland Leutert (FL), 3/4-Stuart Domeshek (GA) / Dan Minardi (CO).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (29): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Samra Hadden (GA); 1C-Greg Lilley (FL).

GAMMON GUYS BOARD TOURNAMENT (4): 1-Michael Aster (NJ).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (8): 1/2 split-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Mary Hickey (OH).


1st BACKGAMMON WORLD SERIES - SOCHI
April 25-29, 2018; Sochi, Russia

CHAMPIONSHIP (95): 1-Alexei Askurava (Russia), 2-Masayuki "Mochy" Mochizuki (Japan), 3-Agamir Gevorkyan (Russia), 4/5-Alain Babillon (France) / Blake Fleetwood (USA), 6/8-Omid Badiei (Sweden) / Josefin Bichler (Germany) / Alan Reyf (USA); 1LC-Julian Darienko (Moldovia), 2LC-Tsaruk Manukyan (Armenia), 3LC/4LC-Stepan Nuniyants (USA) / Bahman Vahid (Iran). Side Pool Winner: Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).

INTERMEDIATE (29): 1-Alexey Kudinov (Russia), 2-Alexey Ignarin (Russia), 3-Andranik Harutyunyan (Armenia), 4/5-Bagrat Rapava (Russia) / Claus Sorel (Denmark); 1LC-Olga Ivanova (Russia), 2LC-Carl Bommarito (USÅ). Side Pool Winner: Claus Sorel (Denmark).

€1,000 SUPERJACKPOT (32): 1-Konstantin Bartash (Russia), 2-Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 3/4-Razi Bobrov (Israel) / Avetis Rostomyan (Armenia).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (42 teams): 1-Patti Rubin (USA) & Ron Rubin (USA), 2-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland) & Towfiq Rezai (Germany), 3/4-Emil Mortuk (USA) & Akemi Ota (USA) / Burak Çulhaci (Turkey) & Kemal Okal (Turkey).

"PAUL MAGRIEL MEMORIAL" SENIORS (128): 1-Manoucher Parchami (Sweden), 2-Beslan Amichba (Russia), 3/4-Sergey Chertkov (Russia) / Levon Petrosyan (Armenia).

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Dankwart Plattner (Germany), 2-Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 3/4-Shay Asraff (USA) / Mikayel Vardanyan (Russia).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (10): 1-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland), 2-Olga Ivanova (Russia).

WARM-UP (64): 1-John Rockwell (USA), 2-Ruben Gradnikov (Russia), 3/4-Ben Friesen (USA) / Andrey Nesterov (Ukraine).


ABT - US OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 11-15, 2018; Las Vegas, Nevada

CHAMPIONSHIP (96+46 rebuys): 1-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 3/4-Steve Sax (CA) / Richard Sweetman (NH); 1C-Bob Glass (CA), 2C-Chris Knapp (MA), 3C/4C-Karen Davis (FL) / Ron Rubin (NV); 1LC-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2LC-Jake Jacobs (USA/Singapore).

INTERMEDIATE (77+29 rebuys): 1-Tim Lawless (IN), 2-Mario Savan (CA), 3/4-April Kennedy (MN) / Dan Minardi (CO); 1C-Ray Bills (MN), 2C-Joe Apicella (NV), 3C/4C-Tom Magne (MN) / James Scouten (NV); 1LC-Ronald Amorim (Brazil), 2LC-Pat Fusco (TN).

BEGINNERS (15): 1-Victor Habib (CA), 2-Kevin Davidson (CA), 3-Jim Ulaky (NC).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Tiran Dangor (CA), 3/4-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Alex Toth (WA).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Tom Wheeler (TX), 2-Rick Silberman (WA), 3/4-Ronald Amorim (Brazil) / Nick Blasier (TX).

BEGINNERS JACKPOT (7): 1-Jim Ulaky (NC), 2-Ken Davidson (CA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Allen Tish (CA), 2-Odis Chenault (CA), 3/4-Norm Wiggins (CA) / Kit Woolsey (CA).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (30 teams): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO) & David Taniguchi (CA), 2-Aaron Foust (NV) & Josh Racko (CA), 3/4-Dennis Culpepper (VA) & Ed O’Laughlin (VA) / Howard Markowitz (NV) & Albert Steg (MA).

BLITZ (22x8): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Kamran Kheirani (Canada).

MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-Al Hodis (NV).

$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (32): 1-Ken Bame (CA), 2-Richard Stubbe (TX).

$200 JACKPOT (8): 1-Val Ovespyan (CA), 2-Al Hodis (NV).

$100 JACKPOT (8): 1/2 split - Michael Derylo (AZ) / Patti Rubin (NV).
$100 JACKPOT (4): 1-Larry Liebster (NV).

AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (28): 1-Pete Anderson (WA), 2-Tom Wheeler (TX).


30th NORDIC BACKGAMMON OPEN
March 28-April 2, 2018; Copenhagen, Denmark

CHAMPIONSHIP (97): 1-Henrik Bang (Denmark), 2-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia), 3-Michael Larsen (DK), 4-Sven-Olav Norén (Sweden), 5-Michael Urban (Germany), 6/9-Keld Dyrmose (DK) / Claus Elken (DK) / Carlo Melzi (Italy) / Freddie Noer (DK).

ADVANCED (79): 1-Chris Hedberg (Norway), 2-Jyrki Kauppinen (Finland), 3-Richard Biddle (England), 4/5-Jose Carlos (Spain) / Carsten Simonsen (DK), 6-Bjørn Cruse (DK), 7-Niels Skov Larsen (DK).

INTERMEDIATE (58): 1-Torben Sterup (DK), 2-Frederik Mikkelsen (DK), 3/4-Marianne Husum (Norway) / Deniz Keskin (DK), 5-Ulrik Lundberg (DK), 6/8-Erik Barfoed (DK) / Martin Hermansen (DK) / Johan Nerberg (Finland).

NOVICE (19): 1-Rami Malas (Spain), 2-Leon Hoelberg (DK), 3-Kirstine Jensen (DK),4/5-Anette Rosquist (DK) / Vivek Singh (DK).

BEGINNER (19): 1-Vivek Singh (DK), 2-Mick Carstensen (DK); 1C-Nipawan Khongahanoen (DK), 2C-Allan Toldam (DK).

JUNIOR (4): 1-Cecilie Flørnes (DK), 2-Amanda Flott (DK).

WARM-UP (62): 1-Thomas Fuglheim (DK), 2-Keld Dyrmose (DK), 3/4-Mads Jensen (DK) / Marine Joaillec (France).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (41): 1-Maria Bonke (DK), 2-Grete Arntzen (Norway), 3/4-Anna Bondo (DK) / Heidi Havmøller (DK).

DOUBLES (45 teams): 1-Lev Rosenfeld (Israel) & Aron Tendler (Sweden), 2-Cihangir Çetinel & Burak Çulhaci (Turkey), 3/4-Louisa Dahlin Friberg (DK) & Inga Vigh-Pedersen (DK) / Thomas Myhr (DK) / Klaus Switon (DK).

NATIONS CUP TOURNAMENT (6 teams): 1-Team UK: Lawrence Powell, Tim Cross, Raj Jansari, Sebastian Wilkinson, Eric McAlpine, 2-Team Denmark 2.

MIXED DOUBLES (27): 1-Peter Friberg (DK) & Birgitte Nissen (DK), 2-Anna Bondo (DK) & Ola Hamring (Sweden), 3/4-Laila Leonhardt (Sweden) & Christian Sørensen (Holland) / Heidi Havmøller (DK) & Kenneth Olesen (DK).

TEAM TOURNAMENT (18): 1-The Birthday Party: Ben Friesen / Carter Mattig / Sabrina Milling / Casper Runge Nancke, 2-The Fantastic Four (DK): Jonas Moehrdel / Jens Ostermann / Claus Sorel.

SUPER JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Thomas Myhr (DK), 2-Klaus Switon (DK).
SUPER JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Nevzat Dogan (DK).

SPEEDGAMMON €100 (53): 1-Jørgen Mohr (DK), 2-Christian Sørensen (Holland), 3/4-Jon Barnes (England) / Tommy Berggren (Sweden).

SPEEDGAMMON €20 (37): 1-Grete Arntzen (Norway), 2-Lennart Kurland (DK), 3/4-Heidi Havmøller (DK) / Johnny Pedersen (DK).

DAILY TOURNAMENT (60): 1-Kenneth Olesen (DK), 2-Carter Mattig (USA), 3/4-Steen Haff (DK) / Tobias Schön (Germany).

NIGHT JACKPOT (11): 1-Geir Pedersen (Norway), 2-Kristian Thulin (Norway).

FOURSOME TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Andreas Becher (DK) & Mads Walleen (DK), 2-Raj Jansari (England) & Jacob Jørgensen (DK).

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Stefano Piccionne (Italy).

SPECIAL DBgF AWARDS:

TPM CONTEST: Michael Nielsen.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Karsten Bredahl.
MERIT AWARD: Absalon Backgammon Klub.
SUPER GRANDMASTER: Thomas Myhr.
GRANDMASTER: Mads Peter Andersen & Klaus Switon.


TBGT - 4th BURSA BACKGAMMON OPEN
March 24-25, 2018; Bursa, Turkey

OPEN (218): 1-Ali Çetin Belene, 2-Soinguli Amirov, 3-Nail Akın, 4-Osman Aslan, 5-Serkan Pasa, 6-Sevki Tüzen; 1LC-Fatih Bellici, 2LC-Faysal Sabuncuoglu; Undefeated Player 9 rounds: Ufuk Aksak.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (32 teams): 1-Mustafa Güneralp & Hakan Tosun, 2-Berkant Bilgi & Erkan Nayir.

1-POINTER #1 (64): 1-Cevdet Aydemir.
1-POINTER #2 (64): 1-Gökhan Sen. 
1-POINTER #3 (64): 1-Ibrahim Karaca.

JACKPOT WINNERS (5x8): Sedat Biçakci, Abdullah Ser, Mehmet Hulusi Tümer, Fuat Hakan Uncuoglu, Cesur Kaya.

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Recep Sari, Seçkin Yavas, Aysel Çaliskan.


WBF - 3rd MERIT OPEN MONTENEGRO GRAND PRIX BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
March 21-25, 2018; Budva, Montenegro

MASTER (82): 1-Götz Hildsberg (Germany), 2-Ben Friesen (USA), 3-Anthony Havens (South Africa), 4/5-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia) / Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 6/8-Jakob Garal (Ukraine/Germany) / Thomas Kazemieh (Germany) / Kader Turk (Turkey/France); 1LC-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2LC-Cumhur Bektüre (Turkey), 3LC/4LC-Jürgen Schettler (Germany) / Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic); Ladies Prize: Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).

INTERMEDIATE (33): 1-Douglas Andersson (Sweden), 2-Boris Abramovich (Russia), 3-Gela Metskhvarishvili (Georgia), 4/5-Aleksas Gilaitis (Lithuania) / Andrey Nesterov (Ukraine); 1LC-Laurence Sinitzky (France), 2LC-Martin de Bruin (USA/Spain); Ladies Prize: Britt-Marie Wärme (Sweden).

MERIT ROYAL SPLENDID DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Volker Sonnabend (Germany) & Rainer Witt (Germany), 2-Mihai Catalin Arminia (Romania) & Alexander-Mircea Barbu (Romania), 3/4-Boris Abramovich (Russia) & Nodar Gagua (Georgia/Russia) / Roland Sahlén (Sweden) & Cyrus Vafa (Sweden).

MERIT INTERNATIONAL SUPERJACKPOT: (24): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 2-Burak Çulhaci (Turkey).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (11): 1-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), 2-Annalisa Agosti (Italy).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Yancho Yanakievski (Macedonia), 2-David Asplund (Sweden), 3/4-Dankwart Plattner (Germany) / Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany).

869BG WARM-UP (70): 1-Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 2-Florin Popa (Romania/Italy).

ONE-POINT MATCH (128): 1-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia), 2-Artur Petrosyan (Russia), 3/4-Laurence Sinitsky (France) / Daniel Tudose (Romania/Italy).


ABT - 24th ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 16-18, 2018; Cleveland, Ohio

OPEN (40): 1-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 2-Ricky Griggs (MI); 1C-Mike Valliere (PA), 2C-Karen Davis (FL), 3C/4C-Mary Hickey (OH) / Marcy Kossar (MD).

ADVANCED (42): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Ray Bills (MN); 1C-Ross Gordon (CT), 2C-Mike Vasilatos (OH), 3C/4C-John Claybourne (MI) / Pete Esposito (OH).

NOVICE (8): 1-Jeff Hoelzel (IL), 2-Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica).

OHIO MASTERS (16): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Karen Davis (FL).

AMATEUR JACKPOT (19): 1-Mike Valliere (PA), 2-Mike Rezai (OH).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Sal Pittelli (Canada) & Mike Vasilatos (OH), 2-Robert Lessard (Canada) & Paul Stebbing (Canada).

MICRO BLITZ (36): 1/2 split -Dan Dumas (NY) / Phil Simborg (IL).

2-PT. QUICKIES #1 (32): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica).
2-PT. QUICKIES #2 (32): 1-Amy Trudeau (IL), 2-Adrian Nedelcu (IL).

P-40 OHIO STATE LOGO BOARD JACKPOT (8): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Cary Hoarty (OH).

ART GAMMON BOARD PLAY-OFF (2): 1-Phil Simborg (IL).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (24): 1-Brian Vance (MI), 2-Gary Koscielny (FL).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2-Patty Knapp (MA).


TBT - 8th KOCAELI BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP-WBF
March 10-11, 2018; Kocaeli, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (71): 1-Güral Bulut, 2-Erol Yas, 3-Hasan Gemici, 4-Okan Oktay.

TRADITIONAL TAVLA (44): 1-Tolga Gümüsoglu, 2-Kemal Aksu, 3-Serkan Çalisir, 4-Gültekin Uygur.

HAKAN ÖZKALE MEMORIAL DOUBLES (26 teams): 1-Babür Eren & Abdullah Sorgüven, 2-Muammer Saraçoglu & Fatih Seven, 3/4-Güral Bulut & Tunç Sökmener / Mustaf Aydin & Arda Findikoglu.

FERDI ERYENER MEMORIAL SWING (22): 1-Yasin Özergil, 2-Tolga Gümüsoglu, 3-Kemal Aksu, 4-Tolga Özkale.

JACKPOT (88): 1-Babür Eren #1, 2-Güral Bulut, 3/4-Babür Eren #2 / Yasar Gözel.

1-POINTER: Babür Eren, 2-Abdullah Sorgüven #1, 3/4-Arda Findikoglu / Abdullah Sorgüven #2.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (25): 1-Güral Bulut, 2-Mehmet Akin.

LADIES PRIZE (2): 1-Gamze Koç.


CNB 27th CITTÀ DI TORINO BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
March 2-4, 2018; Turin, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (46): 1-Katalin Veszeli (Hungary), 2-Carlo Melzi, 3/4-Olivier Decultot (France) / Fabrizio Lo Surdo, 5/8-Marco Solazzo / Matteo Di Napoli / Edmond Mezini / Luca Martino.

INTERMEDIATE (16): 1-Emil Sirakov, 2-Umberto Signori, 3/4-Carlo Mazzinghi / Giuseppe Indomenico; 1C-Airat Metshin (Russia), 2C-Diego Balgera.

OPEN CNB (48): 1-Bruno Fanan, 2-Edmond Mezini, 3/4-Annalisa Agosti / Patricia Rey (Monaco).

TROFEO DELLA MOLE (24): 1-Mario Mei (Switzerland), 2-Kader Turk (France), 3/4-Marianne Farraj (Lebanon/Austria) / Fabio Gullotta.

DOUBLES CONSULTING (19 teams): 1-Julian Miclaus & Daniele Rotondo, 2-Dario Di Nicola & Stefano Piccionne, 3/4-Olivier Decultot & Olivier Le Comte (France) / Kader Turk & Philippe Vouhé (France).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Mario Mei (Switzerland), 2-Fabio Gullotta, 3/4-Kais Zaiem (Switzerland) / Thibaud Thompson (France).


ABT - 2nd BOSTON OPEN: MASSACHUSETTS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 22-25, 2018; Boston, Massachusetts

BOSTON OPEN (30): 1-Doug Roberts (MA), 2-Jack Edelson (NY); 1C-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2C-Michael Neagu (Canada); 1LC-Frank Raposa (VA), 2LC-Marty Storer (NH).

AMHERST ADVANCED (31): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Joe Miller (OH); 1C-Bill Barrows (MA), 2C-Dicky Biddle (England); 1LC-Paul Laubner (MD), 2LC-Garry Kallos (Canada).

NANTUCKET NOVICE (10): 1-Stephen Hassman (MA), 2-Fran Miller (OH), 3-Sarah Saltus Siddig (CT), 4-Alexander Blanton (MA).

HERB GURLAND MEMORIAL MASTERS (8): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Bill Robertie (MA).

OAK BLUFFS OPEN JACKPOT (12): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada), 3-Gary Koscielny (FL).

AGAWAM AMATEUR JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Kathy Weiner (NV).
AGAWAM AMATEUR JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Adrian Nedelcu (IL), 2-G. L. Harvie (VT).
AGAWAM AMATEUR JACKPOT #3 (4): 1-Jay Karns (NY).

DEDHAM DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-John Klein (MD) & Marty Storer (NH), 2-Michael Kay (MA) & Kazuhiro Shino (England).

WORCESTER WARM-UP QUICKIES (32): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada).

DAL NEGRO BOARD JACKPOT (16): 1-Paul Caracciolo (MA), 2-Garrett Dusquene (NY).

BUNKER HILL BLITZ (28): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Andy Fazekas (CT).

CRISLOID BOARD JACKPOT (8): 1-Larry Roberg (CT), 2-Dicky Biddle (England).

PITTSFIELD PRE-TOURNEY (16): 1-Marty Storer (NH), 2-Andy Fazekas (CT), 3-Joe Miller (OH).

MARTY STORER'S BOSTON OPEN QUIZ (21): 1-Kazuhiro Shino (England) 12/20 correct, 2-Rich Sweetman (NH) 10/20.


PASHABGT - ISTAVDER 10th ANNIVERSARY BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
February 22-25, 2018; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (400): 1-Juergen Orlowski (Germany), 2-Mehmet Ali Akpolat 3-Ufuk Aksak, 4-Bülent Bahar, 5-Manouchehr Parcham (Sweden), 6-Kenan Senman, 7-Chiva Tafazzoli (Germany), 8-Askin Ozuyguntas, 9-Levan Karali (Georgia), 10-Burak Çulhaci; 1C-Rosen Stoyanov (Bulgaria), 2C-Zeki Gonden; 1LC-Serdar Özkaya, 2LC-Necmettin Saltkaya (Northern Cyprus); Undefeated Player 10 rounds: Bülent Bahar.

10th TURKISH CONSULTATION DOUBLES (128 teams): 1-Selin Kurt Talipoglu & Adnan Tayfur, 2-Ilker Gochan & Hilmi Gochan, 3/4 Bakar Matikashvili & Karen Sarkisyan (Georgia) / Olga Komarova & Georgi Maksoev (Russia).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Cagla Erten, 2-Umut Gokgoz.

TEAM CHALLENGE (32 Teams): 1-Sabri Büyüksoy, Dinçer Günes & Hakan Iplik.

ONE POINT #1: (64) Deniz Kizilbora (Northern Cyprus).
ONE POINT #2: (64) Gündüz Günes.
ONE POINT #3: (64) Milad Jafari (Iran).
ONE POINT #4: (64) Necmettin Saltkaya (Northern Cyprus).
ONE POINT #5: (64) Mustafa Guneralp.

SUPER JACKPOT #1: (16) Abdullah Ser.
SUPER JACKPOT #2: (16) Sedat Bicakci.
SUPER JACKPOT #3: (16) Simon Pankvelashvili (Georgia).
SUPER JACKPOT #4: (16) Serkan Calisir. 

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Omer Olgun, Amir Abbas (Iran), Gökay Gülec, Ibrahim Terzi, Halit Vercin, Ali Yaldiz, Ulvi Cangazi, Mehmet Ali Erten (Germany).


TBT - BURSA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP-WBF
February 17-18, 2018; Bursa, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (80): 1-Sedat Sorgüven, 2-Zafer Önder, 3-Ahmet Coskun, 4-Ayhan Serin.

TRADITIONAL TAVLA (44) 1-Mehmet Ceylan, 2-Mahmut Kamar, 3-Merih Günay, 4-Mehmet Taran.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (24 teams): 1-Cumhur Bektüre & Ece Tamer / Ilyas Bitlisli & Orhan Bitlisli, 3/4-Gökhan Kazandag & Tunç Sökmener / Berkan Kalender & Cemalettin Karakütük.

SWING (29): 1-Tezcan Karabiber, 2- Ali Sipal, 3-Barbaros Erim, 4-Umut Gökgöz.

JACKPOT (88): 1-Kudret Ustaoglu, 2-Yasar Gözel #1, 3/4-Talat Bagibala / Yasar Gözel #2.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Güven Ok, 2-Mustafa Çil, 3/4-Erhan Öztekin / Cumhur Bektüre .

LADES PRIZE (4): 1-Ece Tamer, 2-Gamze Koç.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL (22): 1-Zafer Önder, 2-Ayhan Serin.


ABT - 2018 SUNSHINE STATE BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
February 16-18, 2018; Clearwater, Florida

OPEN (11): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1LC-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY).

INTERMEDIATE (13): 1-Roland Leutert (FL), 2-Hernan Cortes (GA); 1LC-Jerry Ungar (FL).

NOVICE (5): 1-Marion Roland (FL).

MASTERS (4): 1-Stacy Turner (FL).

GULF COAST DOUBLES (7 teams): 1-Bob Carpenter (FL) & Blake Fleetwood (NY).

USBGF FREEROLL (25): 1/2 split-Hernan Cortes (GA) / Michael Neagu (Canada).


MUNKEBJERG OPEN BACKGAMMON TOUR 2018
February 16-18, 2018; Vejle, Denmark

CHAMPIONSHIP (46): 1-Peter Friberg, 2-Henrik Bang, 3/4-Søren T. Larsen / Klaus Rydeng.

INTERMEDIATE (38): 1-Jens Bent Jørgensen, 2-Niels Skov Larsen, 3/4-Jens Peter Hansen / Thomas Larsen.

BEGINNER (10): 1-Katja Larsen Kok, 2-Bogdan Panasiuc, 3-Annie Hyttel.

FREEROLL (56): 1-Saban Simsek, 2-Morten Knudsen.

SPEED TOURNAMENT (34): 1-Claus Sorel, 2-Kaj Damgaard Nielsen, 3/4-Thomas Fuglheim / Saban Simsek.

SUPERJACKPOT (16): 1-Keld Dyrmose, 2-Morten Knudsen.


3rd GIBRALTAR BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
February 7-11, 2018; Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

CHAMPIONSHIP (102): 1-Jack Edelson (USA), 2-Elias Kritikos (Norway), 3/4-Nodar Gagua (Georgia) / Marc Van Damme (Belgium), 5/8-Akiko Yazawa (Japan) / Olivier Croisille (France) / Rune Færvåg (Norway) / Kenji Shimodaira (Japan); 1C-Jan Cerny (Czech Republic), 2C-Frédéric Andrieu (France), 3C/4C-Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway) / Georges Grünbaum (Switzerland).

INTERMEDIATE (63): 1-Andres Staedeli (Switzerland), 2-Pedro Sanz (Spain), 3/4-Richard Halvorsen (England) / Mark Manley (England); 1C-Ingrid Sonnabend (Germany), 2C-Andrea Chen (Italy).

SUPERJACKPOT (24): 1-Stefan Parlow (Austria), 2-Dag Ekmark (Norway).

DOUBLES (49 teams): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany) & Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 2-Conny Eriksson (Sweden) & Charlie Victor (Gibraltar), 3/4-Kasper Nielsen (Denmark) & Mikael Weile (Denmark) / Isabella Martina (Spain) & Maria Menchaca Salamanca (Spain).

SPEEDGAMMON (67): 1-Kasper Nielsen (Denmark), 2-Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy), 3/4-Eric Benichou (France) / Serkan Calisir (Turkey).

JACKPOT: 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).

LADIES PRIZE: Akiko Yazawa (Japan).

BEST GIBRALTAR PLAYER: Gilbert Licudi.

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Gilbert Licudi (Gibraltar).


ABT - 6th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 1-4, 2018; San Antonio, Texas

CHAMPIONSHIP (64+24 rebuys): 1-Mark Antranikian (CA), 2-Ira Hessel (TX), 3/4-Max Mowzoon (FL) / Richard Munitz (NY); 1C-Karen Davis (FL), 2C-Fred Chamanara (IL), 3C/4C-David Klausa (CO) / James Stutz (CT); 1LC-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2LC-Dana Nazarian (CA).

ADVANCED (46+18 rebuys): 1-Don Marek (IL), 2-Lynda Clay (CO); 1C-Candace Mayeron (CA), 2C-Carl Blumenstein (CA), 3C/4C-Nathan Parker (Canada) / Patti Rubin (NV); 1LC-Bill Tommaney (TX).

LIMITED (20): 1-Allen Michie (TX), 2-William McHam (TX); 1C-Byron Diehl (CO); 1LC-Michael Gellings (WI).

MALCOLM DAVIS LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS (32): 1-Steve Sax (CA), 2-Chris Trencher (NY), 3/4-Ed O'Laughlin (VA) / Kit Woolsey (CA).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA), 3/4-Mark Antranikian (CA) / Lynn Lusk (CO).

TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (16):1-Kevin McDonough (AZ), 2-Steven Saad (NC).

LONE STAR PRO-AM DOUBLES (4 teams): 1-Gus Contos (CA) & Joe Russell (CA), 2-Karen Davis (FL) & Kit Woolsey (CA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (96): 1-David Kettler (TX), 2-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 3-Farhad Forudi (OH).

FIESTA MIXED BLITZ (64): 1-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2-Richard Stubbe (TX).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Al Hodis (NV).

USBGF DMP PRIME TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Marty Brown (TX), 3/4-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Michael Gellings (WI).

DINNER DMP FREE ROLL (48): 1-Neil Kazaross (IL).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE (16): 1-Rene Gellings (WI), 2-William McHone (TX).

FRENCH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-David Kettler (TX).

AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2018 Inductees – Joe Sylvester (MO), Prince Alexis Obolensky (NY).

USBGF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Perry Gartner (FL), Patti Rubin (NV).


ABT - 11th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 17-21, 2018; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (84+32 rebuys): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 3/4-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY) / Sam Ahmed (CA); 1C-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2C-Tim Line (England), 3C/4C-Frank Frigo (KY) / Mike Valliere (PA); 1LC-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 2LC-Bill Riles (TX).

INTERMEDIATE (82+22 rebuys): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Jeff Schwarz (NJ), 3/4-Liam Henry (Canada) / Garry Kallos (Canada); 1C-Tim Flateman (NY), 2C-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 3C/4C-Hernan Cortes (GA) / Robert Loveless (Canada); 1LC-P.J. Macali (OH), 2LC-Tom Rebelo (Canada).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (26): 1-Andrew Swanson (NJ), 2-David Richardson, Sr. (IL); 1C-Lisa Pelaez (NY), 2C-Gabe Flateman (NY); 1LC-David Richardson, Jr (DC).

BEGINNER (21): 1-Jacob Wajnas (NY), 2-Meninder Purewal (NY); 1C-Tijan Brown (MD), 2C-Anna DiFlorio (NJ); 1LC-Matthew Pozzi (NY).

HIGH ROLLER EVENT (11): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Blake Fleetwood (NY).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Julian Minwalla (England), 2-Shay Asraff (NV); 3/4-Rick Barabino (NY) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada), 3/4-Igor Baburov (NY) / Felix Goykhman (NJ).

LIMITED JACKPOT OVERFLOW (8): 1-David Zadeh (NY), 2-Ioannis Rizos (NY).

BLITZ (24x8): 1-Scott Salisbury (CT), 2-Amy Trudeau (IL), 3-Jack Edelson (NY).

USBGF PRIME MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Aaron Foust (NV), 2-Ken Indart (MD).

YOUNG & RESTLESS (24): 1-Joe Urso (NY), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 3-Akiko Yazawa (Japan).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI) & David Shadi (NJ), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada) & Liam Henry (Canada).

OVERFLOW DOUBLES (8): 1-Daniel Chiang (NY) & Justin Nowell (NY), 2-Candace Mayeron (CA) & Herb Roman (IL).

FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-David Shadi (NJ).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Kent Goulding (MD), 2-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 3/4-Narvey Goldman (Canada) / Scotty Kelland (CT).

SENIORS OVERFLOW (24): 1/3 split: Ahmet Baydar (MA) / John Klein (MD) / David Zadeh (NY).


WBF - ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP-TBT
January 12-14, 2018; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (90): 1-Tabet Tabet (Lebanon), 2-Claus Elken (Denmark/Malta), 3/4-Alparslan Göktay / Erkan Varli; 1C-Mahir Kasuto, 2C-Emin Sendil; 1LC-Gültekin Uygur, 2LC-Cüneyt Argun Genç.

ELITE CUP (26): 1-Mahir Kasuto, 2-Emin Sendil.

LADIES EVENT (9): 1-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), 2-Gamze Koç.

AFFAN BASAK MEMORIAL DOUBLES (42 teams): 1-Cumhur Bektüre & Hüseyin Çetintas, 2-Fady Asmar & Cenk Tuncay, 3/4-Zafer Önder & Recep Ural / Emrullah Cosar & Kemal Okal.

RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL WARM-UP (66): 1-Peter Snape (England), 2-Ali Necdet Abayrak, 3/4-Adam Prager (Israel) / Babür Eren.

869BG SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Deniz Kizibora (North Cyprus), 2-Abdulkadir Kaçar, 3/4-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria) / Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine).

SWING (50): 1-Orhun Hekimci, 2-Arda Findikoglu, 3-Cengiz Ergin, 4-Jalil Khalili (Iran).

BGTV PROFICIENCY TEST (40): 1-Jalil Khalili (Iran), 2-Claus Elken (Denmark/Malta), 3-Martin Barkwill (England), 4-Onur Vurur.

ONE-POINTER (128): 1-Claus Elken (Denmark/Malta), 2-Nil Ergin, 3/4-Deniz Kizilbora (North Cyprus), 4-Cynthia Roberts (England).

BG4BG JACKPOTS (40): Winners – Sinan Perveroglu / Jean Abi Haidar / Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine) / Jalil Khalili (Iran) / Sinan Sütçüoglu.

MONTENEGRO SATELLITES (20): Winners – Abdullah Sorgüven / Shimon Kagan (Israel) / Kemal Okal.


CNB 6th VENICE BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 11-14, 2018; Venice, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (64): 1-Nodar Gagua (Russia), 2-Edmond Mezini, 3/4-Katalin Veszeli (Hungary) / Takis Chatzelis (Greece), 5/8-Carlo Melzi / Massimiliano Calusio / Dario Di Nicola / Honza Cerny (Czech Republic).

INTERMEDIATE (32): 1-Francesco Oliva, 2-Marco Conte, 3/4-Hicham Khay / Patricia Rey (Monaco); 1C-Helen Anderson (Sweden), 2C-Scarlet Serrero (France), 3C/4C-Massimo Trovò / Annalisa Agosti.

OPEN CNB (56): 1-Fabio Gullotta, 2-Edmund Mezini, 3/4-Alessandro Rietti / Honza Cerny (Czech Republic).

DOUBLE CONSULTING (19 teams): 1-Michel Serrero & Scarlett Serrero (France), 2-Roman Kerber (Austria) & Laurence Sinitzky (France).

TORNEO SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Airat Metshin (Russia), 2-Vaidas Budrys (Ireland).

CANALGRANDE TOURNAMENT (38): 1-Francesco Mauri, 2-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic), 3/4-Daniele Rotondo / Giorgio Castellano.

WARM-UP (16): 1-Roman Kerber (Austria), 2-Lorenzo Rusconi.

FESTIVAL OF CASINÒ (46): Winners – Fernando Braconi / Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic) / Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).

PLAY OFF - 2017 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP: 1-Giorgio Castellano, 2-Marco Solazzo, 3/4-Fabrizio Lo Surdo / Andrea de Zandonati.

PLAY OFF - 2017 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP INTERMEDIATE: 1-Sonia Pellegrini, 2-Francesco Oliva, 3/4-Giovanni Trombini / Annalisa Agosti.