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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: November 24, 2021

ABT: LAS VEGAS OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
November 15-21, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP (64+26 rebuys): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Antonio Sgambato (NY), 3/4-Chuck Bower (IN) / Ray Fogerlund (NV); 1C-Brandon Macklin (MD), 2C-Patrick Gibson (CA); 1LC-Tom Wheeler (TX), 2LC-Paul Mangone (CA).

ABT INTERMEDIATE (51+21 rebuys): 1-Max Stockslager (GA), 2-Sue Will (IL), 3/4-Jack Cohen (NV) / Alec Izzo (FL); 1C-Avi Cohen (FL), 2C-David Coté (Canada); 1LC-Laura Granger (CO), 2LC-Rick Voeller (WA).

NOVICE (9): 1-Harvey Jordan (CA), 2-Joyce McMonagle (TN); 1C-Eva Marie Doiron (CA).

MOCHY MILLIONS (16): Chip Count Chop: 1-Armando Balbi (Brazil), 2-Jens Lauridsen (Denmark), 3-David Wells (CA), 4-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 5-Jim Pasko (NV).

GEOFFREY PARKER $5K SUPER JACKPOT (12): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Matt Cohn-Geier (NV), 3-Dana Nazarian (CA).

DOUBLES (27 teams): 1-Patrick Keene (CA) & Vinnie Ramirez (CA), 2-Kristi Christman (WA) & Christopher Innes (WA), 3/4-Gary Bauer (NJ) & Manny Olszynko (Canada) / Jason Briggs (FL) & Joe Feldman (MI).

MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 2-Stepan Nuniyants (WA), 3/4-Armando Balbi (Brazil) / Matt Cohn-Geier (NV).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Charles de Granville (WA), 2-Stacy Turner (FL), 3/4-Mike Horri (WA) / Tim Lawless (IN).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (32): 1-Paul Franks (NV), 2-Kevin Kahl (CA), 3/4-Barry Miller (IL) / Jean-Guy Roy (Canada).

BEGINNERS JACKPOT (7): 1-Abbas Anvar (CA), 2-Craig Deberg (MN).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Patrick Keene (CA).

BLITZ (64): 1-Stacy Turner FL), 2-Ash Boorboor (NV).

SENIORS (64): 1-Phil Simborg (FL), 2-Al Hodis (NV), 3/4-Gus Contos (CA) / Kit Woolsey (CA).

BATTLE OF THE SEXES MEN (24): 1-Patrick Keene (CA), 2-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 3-Carter Mattig (IL).

BATTLE OF THE SEXES WOMEN (24): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Candace Mayeron (CA), 3-Kristi Christman (WA).

USBGF CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL QUALIFIER (24 men + 24 women): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Patrick Keene (CA).

DIRECTOR'S CORNER (16): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Tony Anton (NV).

QUICKIES (32): 1-Patrick Keene (CA), 2-Tom Elgas (NV).

$100 JACKPOT (8): 1-Ron Wertheim (NV).

$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Stacy Turner (FL).

AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (20): 1-Alice Kay (CA), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI).


WBF: 8th MERIT OPEN INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
November 3-9, 2021; Kyrenia, North Cyprus

MASTERS (215): 1-David Presser (Israel), 2-Radu Ciortan (Romania/UK), 3-Jacob Markussen (Denmark), 4-Frank Simon (Germany), 5-Tony Diamantidis (Greece), 6-Jali Khalili (Iran), 7-Kemal Okal (Turkey), 8-Hasret Bekar (Turkey), 9/12-Tommy Berggren (Sweden) / Giorgio Castellano (Italy) / Gökhan Kazandag (Turkey) / Thomas Tenland (Sweden); 1LC-Michael Weile (Denmark), 2LC-Miki Laukkanen (Finland), 3LC/4LC-Toni Bernaba (Lebanon) / Johan Norberg (Sweden); Ladies Prize - Meral Yilmaz (Turkey).

INTERMEDIATE (100): 1-Kenan Hasan-zade (Azerbaijan), 2-Chelaru Florin (Romania), 3-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine), 4-Serkan Koç (Turkey), 5-Umut Aras (Turkey), 6-Heorhii Tsuleiskiri (Georgia), 7-Berkan Kalender (Turkey), 8-Lise Nielsen (Denmark); 1LC-Ramaz Ukleba (Georgia), 2LC-Cemalettin Karakütük (Turkey), 3LC/4LC-Elena Gromenkova (Russia) / Pim van Haastert (The Netherlands); Ladies Prize - Lise Nielsen (Denmark).

MERIT SUPER JACKPOT #1 (32): 1-Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy), 2-Platon Tserliagkos (Greece/UK), 3/4-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany) / Alexandru Pascu (Romania/UK).

MERIT SUPER JACKPOT #2 (32): 1-Mahir Kasuto (Turkey), 2-Johan Huyck (Belgium), 3/4-Shay Asraff (USA) / Alexsei Barchenkov (Russia).

"ION RESSU MEMORIAL" DOUBLES (96 teams): 1-Sergey Erokhin (Russia) & Tim Line (England), 2-Hans Liby (Norway) & Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway), 3/4-Vasily Chemokhonenko (Russia) & Ruslan Mialeshka (Belarus) / Ozan Özgür (Turkey) & Fuat Hakan Uncuoglu (Turkey).

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Toni Bernaba (Lebanon), 2-Yuri Akopov (Russia), 3/4-Yuri Akopov (Russia) / Alexandru Pascu (Romania).

SUPER SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Ben Friesen (USA), 2-Giorgio Castellano (Italy), 3/4-Haris Christidis (Greece) / Johan Huyck (Belgium).

ONE POINT MATCH PRESIDENT'S CUP (256): 1-Thomas Rebelo (Canada), 2-Hikmet Tunç (Turkey), 3/4-Henrik Sorel (Denmark) / Klaus Switon (Denmark).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (30): 1-Reyhan Gemici (Turkey), 2-Elena Gromenkova (Russia), 3/4-Maria Bonke (Denmark) / Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).

WETGAMMON (16): 1-Radu Ciortan (Romania/UK), 2-Yair Shuster (Israel), 3/4-Rabih Adnan (Lebanon/UAE) / Patrick Gebeili (Lebanon/UAE).

BMAB-ME #6 (18): 1-Thomas Myhr (Denmark), 2/3-Marcus Reinhard (Germany) / Roland Sahlén (Sweden). PR winners: 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) at 2.1, 2-Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway) at 2.6, 3-Elias Kritikos (Norway) at 2.8.

869BG WARM-UP (189): 1-Onur Vurur (Turkey), 2-Kaj Neilsen (Denmark), 3/4-Mehrdad Jeiran Zadeh (Iran) / Sahin Timurcan (Turkey).

MOCHY'S QUIZ (82): 1-Giorgio Castellano (Italy), 2-Aleksandr Grin (Ukraine). Best Speaker: Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic) / Shahab Ghodsi (Iran/Norway).


BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP OF FRANCE
October 28-31, 2021; Lyon, France

CHAMPIONSHIP (107): 1-Alain Babillon, 2-Eric Benichou, 3/4-Stephane Kaczor / Louis-Juan Tillet; 1C-Marie Patrice De Sainte, 2C-Michel Chabrol, 3C/4C-Jean-Michel Henrion / Roberty Long.

DOUBLE CONSULTATION (35 teams): 1-Martin Frédéric Kahn & Gérard Sakislian, 2-Philippe Lecomte & Bruno Plagnol, 3/4-Eric Maillebiau & Pierre Svara / Eric Pinson & Esteban Pinson.

SPEEDGAMMON #1 (32): 1-Jean Michel Henrion, 2-Vincent De Nardi.
SPEEDGAMMON #2 (16): 1-Jean Jacques Issartel, 2-Gildas Racapé.

JUNIORS (14 & under) (7): 1-Gaspard Hache, 2-Gabin Henrion.

YOUTH (age 15-18) (8): 1-Esteban Pinson, 2-Arthur Rosalba.

WARM-UP (56): 1-Jean Claude Bensaid, 2-Yves Negre, 3/4-Christophe Lequeux / Tristan Remille.

MOCHY'S


WBIF TOUR LIVE BACKGAMMON FINALS & 3rd ATHENS OPEN
October 27-31, 2021; Athens, Greece

WBIF TOUR FINALS (27): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic), 2-Bernhard Mayr (Austria), 3-Wolfgang Bacher (Austria), 4- Anastasios Maniatis (Greece), 5-Jiri Vala (Czech Republic).

ATHENS OPEN AMARILIA CUP (59): 1-Thomas Myhr (Denmark), 2-Evangelos Loridas, 3-Konstantinos Kyriakakis, 4-Antonis Vamvakaris.

AMARILIA SUPERJACKPOT (16): 1-Chris Rogers (England), 2-Michael Neagu (Romania/Canada).

AMARILIA SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Michalis Maniolos, 2-Nick Liapis.

AMARILIA DOUBLES (19 teams): 1-Wolfgang Bacher (Austria) & Bernhard Mayr (Austria), 2-Takis Chatzelis & Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece).

AMARILIA SWING (12): 1-Evangelos Kioule, 2-Giorgos Papadimas.

AMARILIA FREEGAMMON (4): 1-Costas Chiotinis, 2-Andreas Tolias.

THE JACKPOTS JACKPOT (12): 1-Costas Chiotinis.


ABT: ST. LOUIS GATEWAY OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
October 21-24, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP (26): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Eric Hiner (MN) / Joel Levy (MO).

ABT INTERMEDIATE (24): 1-Jim Zinkhon (IL), 2-Paulette Duong (IL), 3/4-Ron Bruns (CA) / Brian Vance (MI).

NOVICE (4): 1-Fran Miller (OH), 2-Daniel Hesse (MO).

UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE ( 23): 1-Laura Granger (CO), 2-Joe Miller (OH).

WARM UP (20): 1-Ray Fogerlund (CA), 2-Peter Holohan (MO); 1C-James Feher (MO), 2C-Brian Vance (MI).

MASTERS JACKPOT (16): 1-David Klausa (CO), 2-Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (16): 1-Larry Whittenburg (IL), 2-Brian Vance (MI).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-David Todd (MO).

JUNIORS vs SENIORS (16): 1-Cary Hoarty (OH), 2-Jim Feher (MO).

QUICKIE/DMP (32): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Alan Epstein (GA).

DOUBLES (12 teams): 1-Art Benjamin (CA) & Dan Minardi (CO), 2-Laura Granger (CO) & Cary Hoarty (OH), 3-Eric Hiner (MN) & Jeff Spencer (MN).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (15): 1-David Klausa (CO), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY); 1C-Tak Morioka (IL), 2C-Chris Knapp (MA).


13th GERMAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
October 21-24, 2021; Niedernhausen, Germany

CHAMPIONSHIP (75): 1-Ary Nogueira (Brazil), 2-Frank Simon, 3/4-Manfred Hollederer / Kimon Papachristopoulos, 5/8-Jens Averkamp / Michael Roth / Ullrich Anhalt / Alexander Schmidt; 1LC-Mehrzad Jarrah-Layegh.

INTERMEDIATE (38): 1-Jürgen Lange, 2-Wolfgang Künkel, 3/4-Wolfgang Henze / Jean Parizon, 5/8-Sonja Custers (Belgium) / Jacqueline Krause / Marcus Krawietz / Cetin Tongaloglu; 1LC-Dirk Westermann.

BEGINNERS (17): 1-Sebastian Heuss, 2-Jonathan Dees, 3/4-Boomsong Hauschild / Maurice Weidner; 1LC-Toni Wiegand.

SUPERJACKPOT (35): 1-Jürgen Schettler, 2-Kimon Papachristopoulos.

LIMITED JACKPOT (8): 1-Ulrich Zöller, 2-Jochen Böff.

SPEEDGAMMON (96): 1-Martin Hoffmann, 2-Stephan Hartmann, 3-Andres Staedeli (Switzerland).

WARM UP (94): 1-Jürgen Schettler, 2-Georges Grünbaum (Switzerland).

CONSULTING DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Ary Nogueira (Brazil) & Andrea Quadros (Brazil), 2-Sonja Custers (Belgium) & Michel Lamote (Belgium), 3/4-Alain Babillon (France) & Vincent de Nardi (France) / Corinna Blaschke & Thomas Kazemieh.

LIMITED DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Stefan Frigerio (Switzerland) & Silvia Weilenmann (Switzerland), 2-Wolfgang Henze & Sabine Hildebrand.


31st NORWEGIAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
October 15-17, 2021; Oslo, Norway

MASTERS (52): 1-Rune Halvorsen, 2-Sven Eldar Malvåg, 3/4-Asbjørn Arntzen / Jørn Inge Nesdal.

INTERMEDIATE (27): 1-Kjetil Schrumpf, 2-Kent-Emil Kristiansen, 3-Vidar Osen, 4-Mindaugas Vilimas.

SPEEDGAMMON CUP (45): 1-Chris Hedberg, 2-Torkel Haugødegård, 3/4-Thom Espen Brevig / Hans Liby.

JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Thorleif Reisvold, 2-Bjørnar Kristoffersen.

JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Hanna Thorsen, 2-Stein Welle.


WBF: 15th BODRUM OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - TBT
October 8-10, 2021; Bodrum, Turkey

MAIN EVENT (92): 1-Burak Çulhaci, 2-Cumhur Bekture, 3-Ihsan Astepe, 4-Mahir Kasuto.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (35): 1-Cumhur Bekture, 2-Mahir Kasuto.

"HABIBE CEBECI MEMORIAL" LADIES PRIZE (10): 1-Meral Yilmaz, 2-Gulderen Gucavli.

"BEDRI KOROMAN MEMORIAL" TRADITIONAL EVENT (26): 1-Adnan Cam, 2-Tan Gulpasa, 3-Hasret Bekar, 4-Firat Tuzcuoglu.

ALP EYYUPOGLU MEMORIAL" DOUBLES CONSULTATION (49 teams): Gulderen Gucavis & Mahir Kasuto, 2-Nesat Coskun & Gamze Koc, 3/4-Tulay Emekci & Duran Ozturk / Burak Çulhaci & Sena Çulhaci.

SWING (68): 1-Umit Bata, 2-Huseyin Varisli #1, 3-Huseyin Varisli #2, 4-Barbaros Erim.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Hamidreza Ardalani, 2-Ayhan Ongun, 3/4-M. Gokhan Gucavli / Fatih Seven.

MERIT SATELLITE (8): 1-Hikmet Tunç, 2-Hasret Bekar.

NBGT SATELLITE #1 (8): 1-Yasin Ozergil.
NBGT SATELLITE #2 (8): 1-K. Zafer Akbiyik.

BG4BG JACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Zafer Önder.
BG4BG JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Hamidreza Ardalani.


ABT: SUNNY FORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
October 7-10, 2021; Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ABT Division 1 CHAMPIONSHIP (56): 1-Brandon Macklin (MD), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/4-Shay Asraff (NV) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA); 1C-Kevin Jones (FL), 2C-Dan Minardi (CO); 1LC-Richard Munitz (NY), 2LC-Sean Garber (IN).

ABT Division 2 ADVANCED (29): 1-Brian Ross (FL), 2-Scott Kelland (CT); 1C-Avi Cohen (FL), 2C-Howard Lewis (FL); 1LC-Daniel Bluestone (VA); Women's Prize: Marcy Kossar (MD).

ABT Division 3 INTERMEDIATE (24): 1-Joel Rabine (NY), 2-Carol Exley (FL); 1C-Eduardo Nunez (FL), 2C-Dmitriy Vernitsky (FL); 1LC-Roland Leutert (FL); Women's Prize: Carol Exley (FL).

SOCIAL DIVISION (7): 1-Ramsey Speer (FL), 2-Terry Welsh (FL); Women's Prize: Terry Welsh (FL).

BMAB-USA #21 (18): 3-way tie: Gary Koscielny (FL) / Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Philippe Salnave (FL). PR results: 1-Art Benjamin (CA) at 4.76, 2-Albert Steg (MA) at 5.29, 3-Gary Koscielny (FL) at 6.01.

SUNNY FLORIDA CLASSIC JACKPOT (11): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Michihito Kageyama (Japan).

MIAMI MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 3/4-Rick Silberman (WA) / Joe Urso (NY).

ORLANDO OPEN JACKPOT (28): 1-Raul Tabraue (FL), 2-Carlos Azcarate (FL), 3/4-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Hakki Ozbek (FL).

LAUDERDALE LIMITED JACKPOT (22): 3-way tie: Larry Brown (VA) / Samra Hadden (GA) / Jerry Shea (NY).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL QUALIFIER (32): 1-Neil Berkman (VA), 2-Igor Baburov (NY).

PALM BEACH DOUBLES #1 (8 teams): 1-Kara Schultz (CA) & Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Eric Petersen (CA) & Jerry Shea (NY).
PALM BEACH DOUBLES #2 (8 teams): 1-Neil Berkman (VA) & Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA), 2-Avi Cohen (FL) & Rick Wolf (FL).
PALM BEACH DOUBLES #3 (8 teams): 1-Art Benjamin (CA) & Dennis Culpepper (VA), 2-Candace Mayeron (CA) & Stacy Turner (FL).
PALM BEACH DOUBLES #4 (8 teams): 1-Steve Sax (CA) & Lisa Speer (FL), 2-José Canavesi (FL) & Ron Szlaifer (FL).

JUNIORS (2): 1-Gary Koscielny (FL).

SENIORS (8): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA).

SPEEDGAMMON (8): Split 1/2-Alec Izzo (FL) / Phil Simborg (IL).

FTH BOARD EVENT: 1-Alec Izzo (FL), 2-Alec Izzo (FL).

WARM-UP TOURNAMENT (24): 1-Vadim Nuniyants (NC), 2-Rory Pascar (IL), 3-Frank Talbot (MI).

AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: Inductee – Karen Davis (FL).

USBGF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Candace Mayeron (CA), Robert Stoller (AK).


WBF: 1st MERIT INTERNATIONAL OASIS BACKGAMMON CUP
September 23-27, 2021; Dubai, United Arab Emirates

MASTERS (62): 1-Aykut Uzel (Turkey), 2-Alan Reyf (USA), 3-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 4-Jamshid Arani (Iran/Sweden), 5-Rabih Adnan (Lebanon), 6-Marius-Corneliu Veres (Romania), 7-Jalil Khalili (Iran), 8-Smbat Pogosyan (Armenia); 1LC-Carlos Aoun (Lebanon), 2LC-Ingo Mohr (Germany).

INTERMEDIATE (35): 1-Jean George Abi Haidar (Lebanon), 2-Olga Ivanova (Russia), 3-Dori Rady (Lebanon), 4-Reza Barmayehvar (Iran), 5-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine); 1LC-Ayman Hamadeh (Lebanon), 2LC-Farid Al Chakti (Lebanon).

MERIT INTERNATIONAL SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic), 2-Alexis Vincent (France), 3/4-Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Platon Tserliagkos (Greece/UK).

MASTER DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Vasily Chemokhonenko (Russia) & Eduard Fattakhov (Russia), 2-Ali Al Daftari (United Arab Emirates/England) & Cristian Frisk (Romania), 3/4-Ayman Hamadeh (Lebanon) & Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Alfredo Unes (Brazil), 2-Bahman Vahid (Iran), 3/4-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland) / Jason Pack (USA).

DMP CHALLENGE (128): 1-Omid Badiei (Iran/Sweden), 2-Yilmaz Yigit (Turkey), 3/4-Jean George Abi Haidar (Lebanon) / Svetlana Mohr (Ukraine/Germany).

MOCHY'S QUIZ (23): 1-Cristian Frisk (Romania), 2-Lars Nielsen (Denmark).


ABT: 2021 WILD WEST SHOOTOUT / DENVER OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
September 22-26, 2021; Denver, Colorado

ABT Div. 1 BISON (28): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Steve Sax (CA), 3-Cary Hoarty (OH); 1C-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2C-Rory Pascar (IL).

ABT Div. 2 GUNSLINGERS (32):1-Marc Emrich (CO), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY), 3-Mario Savan (CA); 1C-Faddoul Khoury (AZ), 2C-Ron Bruns (CA).

ABT Div. 3 WARRIOR (16): 1-Ray Gronek (CO), 2-Chris Savan (CO); 1C-Mona Mazza (CA), 2C-Scott Forney (CO).

ABT Div. 4 GREENHORN (3): 1-Jessica Minardi (CO).

WILD WEST BMAB-USA #20 Div. 1 (12): 1-Art Benjamin (CA), 2/4-Neil Kazaross (IL) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / John O'Hagan (IN). PR results: 1-John O'Hagan (IN) at 3.00, 2-Gerry Tansey (MO) at 3.03, 3-Art Benjamin (CA) at 4.13.

WILD WEST BMAB - USA #20 Div. 2 (4): 1-Lynn Lusk (CO).

IRON HORSE SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Dana Nazarian (CA), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

Div. 1 BISON JACKPOT (24): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Stacy Turner (FL), 3-Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

Div. 2 GUNSLINGERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Edward Onny (CO), 2-Eric Hiner (MN), 3/4-Bill Longeran (NY) / Mario Savan (CA).

Div. 3 WARRIORS JACKPOT (8): 1-Tom Cerny (CO), 2-Apollo Lammers (MN).

EARLY SHOOTOUT (26): 1-Scotty Kelland (CT), 2-Mario Savan (CA), 3/4-Sam Ahmed (CA) / Karen Davis (FL).

WOLF BLITZ (48): 1-Lynn Lusk (CO), 2-Simon Chama (Germany/MN).

GOLD RUSH SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-David Klausa (CO).

SENIOR WRANGLERS (32): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Ed Gazvoda (CO), 3/4-Ron Bruns (CA) / Carol Joy Cole (MI).

JUNIOR WRANGLERS (32): 1-Patrick Keene (CA), 2-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 3/4-Jack Edelson (MN) / Rory Pascar (IL).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER (Senior Wrangler vs Junior Wrangler): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Patrick Keene (CA).

DOUBLES SHOOTOUT (24 teams): 1-Kara Schultz (CA) & Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Eric Hiner (MN) & Michael Pines (CA), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) & Sue Will (IL) / Marc Emrich (CO) & Richard Siebold (CO).

QUICK DRAW FOR FTH BOARD (32): 1-Lynn Lusk (CO), 2-Jason Briggs (FL), 3/4-Tom Christner (CO) / Jonathan Hardigree (GA).

CORNHOLE DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Ed Gazvoda (CO) & Peter Muth (CO), 2-Art Benjamin (CA) & Rory Pascar (IL).

LAST STAND (16): 1-Rory Pascar (IL), 2-Simon Chama (Germany/MN).


CNB: 21st CITTÀ DI JESOLO BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT / 5th CAVALLINO-TREPORTI
September 17-26, 2021; Jesolo-Venice, Italy

CHAMPION (46): 1-Pietro Emanno Cucci, 2-Marco Solazza, 3/4-Edmond Mezini / Lorenzo Rinaldo, 5/8-Giorgio Castellano / Andrea de Zandonati / Daniele Rotondo / Dino Visentin.

ADVANCED (37): 1-Reinhold Drugowitsch (Austria), 2-Horst Zach (Austria), 3/10-Annalisa Agosti / Diego Balgera / Marcel Büker (Germany) / Federico Carrer / Matthew Charlesworth (Slovenia) / Icham Khay / Giuseppe Puligheddu / Giovanni Trombini.

OPEN CNB (64): 1-Almir Vajzovic (Switzerland), 2-Richard Biddle (England), 3/4-Luigi De Lazzari / Oliver Plaehn (Germany).

ATLANTICO HOTEL (40): 1-Dario De Toffoli, 2-Kristian Culjat (Croatia), 3/4-Giorgio Caldera / Francesco Oliva.

DOUBLE CONSULTING (18 teams): 1-Andrea de Zandonati & Giovanni Tromboni, 2-Claudio Pagano & Gerard Stoll.

SPEEDGAMMON 32): 1-Jurgen Feiler (Germany), 2-Oliver Plaehn (Germany), 3/4-Edgardo Bianco / Nodar Gagua (Georgia).

SWING (44) #1: 1-Francesco Mauri, 2-Nadijb Kawkab (Germany), 3-Ullrich Anhalt (Germany), 4-Lorenzo Rinaldo.
SWING #2: 1-Stefano Selvi, 2-Nodar Gagua (Georgia).

SENIOR TOURNAMENT (20): 1-Daniel Scheidiger (Switzerland), 2-Helmut Jeske (Germany).

LADY'S TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Veronika Leonhardt (Germany).

WARM UP (22): 1-Lorenzo Rinaldo, 2-Almir Vajzovic (Switzerland).

5th CAVALLINO-TREPORTI:

OPEN BACKGAMMON CLUB VENEZIA (32): 1-Francesco Zecchini, 2-Diego Balgera, 3/4-Laura Monaco / Massimo Trovò; 1C-Bruno D'ambrosi, 2C-Giorgio Castellano; 1LC-Lorenzo Rinaldo, 2LC-Roberto Ceolin.

5th CAVALLINO TREPORTI (18): 1-Daniele Rotondo, 2-Gerard Stoll, 3/4-Claudio Pagano / Daniel Tudose.


1st TRANSILVANIA BACKGAMMON OPEN
September 16-19, 2021; Predeal, Romania

MASTERS (50): 1-Bogdan Alexandru, 2-Sergiu Malis, 3/4-Alexandru Barbu / Eugen Lazar, 5/7-Florin Chelaru / Mihai Grigorescu / Johan Huyck (Belgium); 1LC-Virgil Tudose, 2LC-Cristian Tutulan.

SUPERJACKPOT (19): 1-Dorel Leon, 2-Juergen Orlowski (Germany).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Johan Huyck (Belgium), 2-Mihai Grigorescu.

DOUBLE CONSULTING (32 teams): 1-Alexandru Barbu & Adrian Staicu, 2-Dorel Leon & Self.


ABT: 2021 VIKING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
September 1-6, 2021; Bloomington, Minnesota

ABT ODIN OPEN (28): 1-Gerry Tansey (MO), 2-Gregg Trunnell (MN), 3-Ray Fogerlund (NV); 1C-Jack Edelson (MN), 2C-Neil Kazaross (IL).

ABT THOR ADVANCED (21): 1-Brian Vance (MI), 2-Simon Chama (Germany/MN), 3-John Pirner (MN); 1C-Tim Lawless (IN), 2C-Larry Whittenburg (IL).

ABT VIKING INTERMEDIATE (10): 1-Chasse Rehwinkel (IL), 2-Marjie Harbrecht (CO); 1C-Amy Trudeau (IL).

LONGSHIP SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Steve Reichelt (MN), 2-John O'Hagan (IN).

GRAND CRYSTAL BEAVER XXII (8): 1-Dana Nazarian (CA), 2-John O'Hagan (IN).

FRIDAY FRIGGA (34): 1-Dana Nazarian (CA), 2-Neil Kazaross (IL), 3/4-Tim Lawless (IN) / Jeff Spencer (MN). (Dana qualified for the USBGF National Championship Playoff in 2022 with this Frigga win.)

BERSERKER LIMITED JACKPOT (9): 1-Steve Reichelt (MN), 2-Bill Lonergan (NY).

WARRIOR ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (15): 1-Steve Hanson (MN), 2-Larry Whittenburg (IL).

RAINBOW BRIDGE DOUBLES (11 teams): 1-Kevin Ahtou (MN) & Ed Ziesche (MN), 2-Paul Mangone (CA) & Rick Silberman (FL).

STEVE BROWN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT (34): 1-Steve Binenstock (MN), 2-Dana Nazarian (CA), 3/4-Tim Lawless (IN) / Larry Oman (MN).

EARLY RAVEN OPEN (16): 1-John O'Hagan (IN), 2-Kurt Peterson (MN).

EARLY RAVEN ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE (16): 1-Jerry Kressin (MN), 2-Larry Oman (MN).

VIKING NEWCOMER (4): 1-Amanda Weinman (MN).

VALHALLA OPEN (8): 1-Eric Hiner (MN), 2-Corey Smith (MN).

VALHALLA ADVANCED (8): 1-Mark Danburg-Wyld (OR), 2-Jim Zinkhon (IL).

VALHALLA INTERMEDIATE (2): 1-Amy Trudeau (IL).

QUICK RAIDS (64): 1-Ben Friesen (MI), 2-Kurt Peterson (MN).

GAMMON STUFF BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Jim Zinkhon (IL), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

BLITZ THE BEAST (32): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

SPEEDY SLAUGHTERS (8): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Dan Minardi (CO).

RAGNÖRAK AFTER TOURNEY (16): 1-Paul Mangone (CA), 2-Gary Bauer (NJ).


3rd WORLD BACKGAMMON TEAM & INDIVIDUAL WBGF CHAMPIONSHIP
August 30-September 5, 2021; Trier, Germany

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (19 teams): 1-Romania (Radu Ciortan, Stelian Iancu, Sergiu Malis, Michael Neagu, Florin Popa, Daniel Tudose, Nicolae Tunsoiu), 2-Great Britain (Martin Barkwill, Jon Barnes, Chris Bray, Raj Jansari, Gaz Owen, Lawrence Powell, Oliver Squire), 3-France (Alain Babillon, Eric Bénichou, Stéphane Chenevière, Olivier Croisille, Martin-Frédéric Kahn, Raphaël Rosalba).

WBGF INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP (126): 1-Stéphane Chenevière (France), 2-Alain Babillon (France), 3-Geir Pedersen (Norway).

SPEEDGAMMON (73): 1-Jakob Garal (Ukraine/Germany), 2-Michael Larsen (Denmark), 3-Drazenko Vucina (Bosnia-Herzegovina) / Michael Pitaluga (Gibraltar) / Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy).

DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Eric Bénichou (France) & Martin-Frédéric Kahn (France), 2-Annalisa Agosti (Italy) & Fernando Braconi (Italy), 3-Frederik Carlsson (Sweden) & Thomas Tenland (Sweden).


7th UK BACKGAMMON OPEN
August 27-29, 2021; Leamington Spa, England

MASTERS (63): 1-Steve Bibby, 2-Tim Cross, 3/4-Kristian Mills / Paul Plumptre; 1C-Steve Lee, 2C-Afshin Foulad, 3C/4C-Gaz Owen / Dave Pritchard. GRANGE CUP (16): 1-Richard Biddle, 2-Rachel Rhodes.

INTERMEDIATE (38): 1-Alex Hannam, 2-Mark Smyth, 3/4-Marius Pugna / Simon Taylor; 1C-Michele de Havilland, 2C-Andrea Hope. GRANGE CUP (16): 1-Alex Ward, 2-Peter Hodson.

FRIDAY FREEROLL (32): 1-Stefan Paliwoda, 2-Chuck Conrad.

WARM-UP (51): 1-Jason Champion, 2-Michele de Havilland, 3/4-Cristi Cozos / Mike Snowdon.

SUPER JACKPOT (12): 1-Richard Carter, 2-Oliver Squire.


9th LIONS BACKGAMMON CUP
August 26-29, 2021; Bad Durkheim, Germany

CHAMPIONSHIP (64): 1-Torsten Lux, 2-Kimon Papachristopoulos, 3/4-Dankwart Plattner / Paul Van Dijke (Netherlands); 1C-Ercan Recan (Switzerland), 2C-Sven-Olav Noren; 1LC-Bruno Kursteiner (Switzerland).

INTERMEDIATE (32): 1-Eric Stoppa, 2-Oliver Plaehn; 1C-Cornelia Cleemann, 2C-Stefan Frigerio (Switzerland); 1LC-Oliver Hauk.

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Alain Babillon (France), 2-Peer Röwer.

SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Thomas Kazemieh.

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Michael Larsen (Denmark), 2-Axel Schürrmann.

LIMITED JACKPOT (19): 1-Stefan Frigerio (Switzerland), 2-Richard Fiegen, 3/4-Jochen Böff / Oliver Hauk.

CONSULTING DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Michael Neagu (Romania/Canada) & Jürgen Orlowski, 2-Johan Huyck (Belgium) & Michael Larsen (Denmark), 3/4-Anders Nielander (Denmark) & Ole Nielsen (Denmark) / Jens Averkamp & Torsten Lux.

INTERMEDIATE DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Louis Hebbelmann & Sabine Hildebrandt, 2-Cornelia Cleeman & Stefan Frigerio (Switzerland).

GOOD LUCK JACKPOT (75): 1-Georges Grünbaum (Switzerland), 2-Marcel Büker.

SURPRISE EVENT (104): 1-Andreas Würz.


ABT: 18th WISCONSIN STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 12-15, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin

OPEN (44): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Eric Hiner (MN); 1C-John O'Hagan (IN), 2C-Jeff Willis (MN); 1LC-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2LC-Rory Pascar (IL).

INTERMEDIATE (28): 1-Laura Granger (CO), 2-Mick Zakrajsek (IN); 1C-Larry Oman (MN), 2C-Sue Will (IL); 1LC-Paulette Duong (IL).

NOVICE Round-Robin (4): 1-Jean Williams (MN).

BADGER CLASSIC MASTERS (16): 1-Alan Gold (WI), 2-John O'Hagan (IN).

ZACH TABAK MEMORIAL JACKPOT (21): 1-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 2-Steve Hairgrove (IL).

DOUBLES (20 teams): 1-Lucien Cravens (MN) & Eric Hiner (MN), 2-Art Benjamin (CA) & Gus Contos (CA).

LEE PFLUGRAD $5,000 MEMORIAL FREE ROLL (75): 1-Jeff Willis (MN), 2-Kevin Ahtou (MN), 3/4-Paul Mangone (CA) / Gregg Trunnell (MN), 5/8-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Don Marek (IL) / John O'Hagan (IN) / Daniel Vargas (IL).

FASHIONABLY EARLY BIRD JACKPOT (16): 1-Art Benjamin (CA), 2-Gerry Tansey (MO).

EARLY BIRD JACKPOT (16): 1-Ramez Abi-Akar (IL), 2-Art Benjamin (CA).

GAMMON GUYS BOARD TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Corey Smith (MN), 2-Yury Millman (MN).

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


1st SKHODNYA BACKGAMMON OPEN
August 7-8, 2021; Skhodnya, Moscow region, Russia

OPEN (40): 1-Alexey Askurava, 2-Nail Arzukhanov, 3-Timur Azizov; 1LC-Alkhas Lagvilava, 2LC-Vasily Chemokhonenko.

DMP (64): 1-Mikhail Eremin, 2-Roman Lazarashvili, 3/4-Ruben Gradnikov / Yaroslav Gusev.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (16 teams): 1-Sergey Erokhin & Alexey Ignarin, 2-Alexey Askurava & Yaroslav Gusev.

LONGGAMMON (39): 1-Egor Lobov, 2-Oleg Khokhlov, 3-Anatoly Ogievich; 1LC-Bakytbek Kemelov, 2LC-Vitaly Fesenko.


45th BACKGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & 10th MONTE CARLO OPEN
July 24-August 1, 2021; Monte Carlo, Monaco

CHAMPIONSHIP (109): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Carlos Estenssoro (Switzerland), 3-Hans Liby (Norway), 4/5-Aurélien Bonnet (France) / Johan Bynell (Sweden), 6/8-John O'Hagan (USA) / Slava Pryadkin (Germany) / Tom Zarrinam (USA) ; 1C-Eli Roymi (Israel), 2C-Platon Tserliagkos (Greece), 3C/4C-Jason Pack (USA) / Geert Van Der Stricht (Belgium) 1LC-Evan Bourgnon (France), 2LC-Tilman Söhnchen (Germany).

INTERMEDIATE (19): 1-Monty Lemont (USA), 2-Laura Monaco (Italy), 3-Ciprian Radulescu (Romania); 1C-Marianne Husum (Norway), 2C-Leos Fiala (Czech Republic).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Ary Nogueira (Brazil), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (USA) / Georges Grünbaum (Switzerland).

SUPER JACKPOT OVERFLOW #1 (8): 1-Eido Hagag (Israel), 2-Vaidas Budrys (Lithuania/Ireland).

SUPER JACKPOT OVERFLOW #2 (8): 1-Johan Moazed (Sweden), 2-Per Hildebrand (Sweden).

MAGRIEL MEMORIAL SENIORS (32): 1-Sampo Niskanen (Finland), 2-Heribert Lindner (Germany).

500-euro SUPER SENIORS TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Nesip Temizkan (Turkey), 2-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (32 teams): 1-Michael Ramsey (USA) & David Wilshin (USA), 2-Platon Tserliagkos (Greece) & Giorgos Vadiakas (Greece).

SPEEDGAMMON TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Eric Benichou (France), 2-Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy), 3/4-Vincent De Nardi (France) / Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).

BELAIR TEAM TOURNAMENT (11 teams): 1-Patrick Didisheim / Georges Grünbaum / Thibaud Thompson (Switzerland), 2-Michael Ramsey / David Wilshin / Tom Zarrinnam (USA).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (5): 1-Annalisa Agosti (Italy), 2-Laura Monaco (Italy).

JUNIORS TOURNAMENT (3): 1-Daniel Zuaretz (Israel), 2-Ben Zuaretz (Israel), 3-Oscar Verhaeghe (Belgium).

MONTE CARLO WARM-UP (49): 1-Ary Nogueira (Brazil), 2-Najib Kawkab (Germany), 3/4-Stephan Hartmann (Germany) / Olivier Lafon (France); 1C-Michel Chabrol (France), 2C-Tilman Söhnchen (Germany).

10th MONTE CARLO OPEN – CHAMPIONSHIP (48): 1-Thibaud Thompson (Switzerland), 2-Axel Stemark (Denmark), 3/4-Morten Holm (Denmark) / Geert Van Der Stricht (Belgium); 1C-Per Hildebrand (Sweden), 2C-Ary Nogueira (Brazil).

10th MONTE CARLO OPEN – INTERMEDIATE (19): 1-Jean-Marc Pagès (France), 2-Francesco Oliva (Italy); 1C-Gerhard Lingnau (Germany), 2C-Michel Chabrol (France).


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).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL QUALIFIER (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, 3-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).