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2020 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

1998    1999    2000    2001   2002   2003    2004    2005    2006    2007 
2008    2009    2010    2011   2012   2013    2014    2015    2016    2017 
2018    2019   2020

Updated: January 20, 2020

ABT - 13th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN (preliminary results)
January 9-12, 2020; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (100+40 rebuys): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA), 2-Ron Rubin (NV), 3/4-Matt Reklaitis (MA) / Arkadiy Tsinis (FL); 1C-Peter Naguib (Germany), 2C-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 3C/4C-John Klein (MD) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA); 1LC-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2LC-Gary Bauer (NJ).

INTERMEDIATE (77+31 rebuys): 1-Robert Loveless (Canada), 2-Sharooz Moreh (NY), 3/4-P.J. Macali (OH) / Tara Mendicino (TX); 1C-Daniel Adler (NY), 2C-Murat Kemahlioglu (NY), 3C/4C-Scott Douglas (Canada) / Tom Rebelo (Douglas); 1LC-Rick Wolf (FL), 2LC-Aurélien Cardoso (France).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (54): 1-Kai Demler (NY), 2-Lisa Pelaez (NY); 1C-Ralph D'Onofrio (NY), 2C-Jonathan Berkowitz (NY); 1LC-Andrew Swanson (NJ), 2LC-Nick Paleos (NY).

BEGINNER (26): 1-Jordan McCollom (CT), 2-José Ward (NJ); 1C-Jamie Rosen (NJ), 2C-Makoto Nozaki (NY); 1LC-Jayne Herrick (NY), 2LC-Sheryl Glenn.

SUPER JACKPOT (24): 1-Arkadiy Tsinis (FL), 2/3-Blake Fleetwood (NY) / Atakhan Ismailov (NY).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Ioannis Rizos (NY), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada), 3/4-Kent Goulding (MD) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

LIMITED JACKPOT (48): 1-Rory Pascar (IL), 2/3-Igor Baburov (NY) / Joe Freedman (NM), 4/6-Felix Goykhman (NJ) / Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Howard Markowitz (NV).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (2): 1-Eli Karp [West Champion] (LA), 2-Jack Edelson [East Champion] (MN).

USBGF 2-POINT MINI-MATCH: Final Four split: Garry Kallos (Canada) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA) / Phil Simborg (FL) / Nick Paleos (NY) or Andrew Swanson (NJ).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) & John Klein (MD), 2-David Brown (England) & Trudi Seely (England).

NEW YORK DOUBLES OVERFLOW (16 teams): 1-George Garami (FL) & Rick Wolf (FL), 2-Kent Goulding (MD) & Mike Senkiewicz (NY).

YOUNG & RESTLESS (48): Semifinals: Robert Caldwell (Canada) vs. Gary Koscielny (FL), Jay Karns (NY) vs. Howard Linnemann (NY), 3/6-Kristi Christman (WA) / Cary Hoarty (OH) / Jay Karns (NY) or Howard Linnemann (NY).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): Semifinals: Robert Loveless (Canada) vs. P.J. Macali (OH), 2-Paul Polatov (NY), 3/4-Farhad Forudi (OH) / Robert Loveless (Canada) or P.J. Macali (OH).

SUPER SENIORS TOURNAMENT I (8): 1-Phil Simborg (FL).
SUPER SENIORS TOURNAMENT II (4): 1/2-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Howard Markowitz (NV).

FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-David Shadi (NJ), 2-Jordan Cohn (NJ).

$200 JACKPOT (8): 1-Jim Stutz (CT).

$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Herb Roman (IL).
$100 JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Steve Nelson (Hong Kong) / Philippe Salnave (FL).

$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Mark Megalli (NY).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-David Tuminaro (DE).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Julian Minwalla (England).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Cornel Paltinisanu (Romania).
$50 JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Rodney Workman (IL).


WORLD TEAM BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP & WBGF CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
January 6-12, 2020; Forges-les-Eaux, France

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (17 nations): 1-DENMARK (Steen Grønbech, Thomas Kristensen, Christian Munk-Christensen, Thomas Myhr, Freddie Noer, Lars Trabolt), 2-GREECE (Michail Proukakis, Ioannis Atmatzidis, Takis Chatzelis, Platon Tserliakos, Stavros Tsolakos), 3-FRANCE (Stéphane Chenevière, Alain Babillon, Aurélien Bonnet, Olivier Croisille, Olivier Décultot, Eric Maillebiau, Raphael Rosalba).

WBGF 2020 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP (125): 1-Ralf Jonas (Germany), 2-Michel Lamote (Belgium), 3/4-Leon Dorel (Romania) / Lawrence Powell (England), 5/8-Patrick Didisheim (Switzerland) / Thorsten Lux (Germany) / Laurent Michelet (France) / Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic); 1LC-Gerhard Lingnau (Germany), 2LC-Heribert Lindner (Germany).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway), 2-Stephan Hartmann (Germany).

ULTIMATE JACKPOT (16): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Almir Vajzovic (Switzerland).

DOUBLE CONSULTATION (41 teams): 1-Chris Rogers (England) & Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 2-Stelian Iancu (Romania) & Joachim Lindgren (Sweden).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Michail Proukakis (Greece), 2-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic).

DMP CHALLENGE (128): 1-Jiri Vala (Czech Republic), 2-Andres Staedeli (Switzerland).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (10): 1-Natalie Passano (Gibraltar).

DAILY TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Jürgen Schettler (Germany), 2-Gerard Duruz (Switzerland).

WARM-UP TEAM EVENT (8): 1-UK Team (Chris Bray, Raj Jansari, Chris Rogers).