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2016 ABT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ED O'LAUGHLIN

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2017 ABT STANDINGS HERE.

FINAL 2016 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

256 players earned points in 21 events

Top three finishers win trophies. 1st through 20th earn solid silver dollar mementos.

# NAME PTS.
1 Ed O'Laughlin 43.35
2 Steve Sax 39.66
3 Victor Ashkenazi 38.91
4 Ken Bame 38.74
5 Jack Edelson 34.63
6 Mike Senkiewicz 30.74
7 Shay Asraff 24.89
8 Chris Knapp 24.29
9 Kit Woolsey 21.93
10 Richard Munitz 20.15
11 Faddoul Khoury 19.73
12 Frank Talbot 19.59
13 Sean Garber 18.99
14 Paul Baraz 18.67
15 Nick Blasier 18.40
16 Dana Nazarian 18.00
17 Philippe Salnave 17.67
18 Michael Valliere 16.93
19 John O'Hagan 16.67
20 Frank Dimaggio 16.37
21 Ronald Loero 15.40
22 Drew Giovanis 14.77
23 Marcy Kossar 13.72
24 Mary Hickey 13.22
25 Marty D'Alexander 12.44
26 Mike Rezai 12.17
27 Bruce Ballance 12.00
28 Marv Porten 11.67
29 David Todd 11.44
30 David Kettler 11.26
31 Frank Raposa 11.22
32 Brian Tanouye 11.11
33 Gary Bauer 10.96
34 Jon Vietor 10.67
35 Neil Kazaross 10.52
36 Ben Friesen 10.37
37 Ahmet Bolat 10.37
38 Michael Neagu 10.10
39 Gary Fries 10.07
40 Jordan Schwitzer 9.78
41 George Haskour 9.33
42 Leon Marini 8.90
43 Vadim Nuniyants 8.55
44 Marty Storer 8.44
45 Lynn Lusk 8.20
46 Arnold Freeman 8.00
47 Rory Pascar 7.86
48 Jeb Horton 7.49
49 Steve Brown 7.43
50 Philip Rousselle 7.27
51 Vadim Musaelyan 7.27
52 Mark Antranikian 7.24
53 Eric Hiner 7.20
54 Michael Mesich 7.15
55 Cathal Murray 7.11
56 Dave Zick 7.11
57 Jonah Seewald 7.11
58 Herb Roman 7.00
59 David Klausa 6.56
60 Pete Anderson 6.22
61 Peter Raugust 6.22
62 Stepan Nuniyants 6.22
63 Patrick Domico 6.20
64 Ben Elliott 6.18
65 John Herron 6.08
66 Eric Stevens 6.08
67 Alex Zamanian 6.00
68 Tim Mabee 6.00
69 Alia Azamat 5.93
70 Sue Will 5.82
71 Barry Silliman 5.77
72 Tobias Hellwag 5.70
73 David Rockwell 5.67
74 Ezra Chiriti 5.56
75 Jim Pasko 5.48
76 Joe Russell 5.48
77 Mark Ferrin 5.48
78 Tom Wheeler 5.48
79 Jim MacDonald 5.40
80 Zachary Tabak 5.40
81 Walt Swan 5.33
82 Masayuki Mochizuki 5.19
83 Jeff Whitelaw 5.19
84 Joe Miller 5.19
85 Dennis Culpepper 5.06
86 Di Di 5.06
# NAME PTS.
87 Julius High 5.04
88 Alfred Mamlet 5.00
89 Bob Carpenter 5.00
90 Stacy Turner 5.00
91 Kevin Walsh 4.89
92 Michael Shmuely 4.89
93 Amy Trudeau 4.78
94 Reggie Harvel 4.78
95 Gus Contos 4.77
96 Alan Martin 4.67
97 Jeff Nitschke 4.20
98 Jerry Kressin 4.20
99 Charles Toots 4.10
100 Ray Spehar 4.10
101 Kevin Kahl 4.00
102 Pat Fusco 4.00
103 Judy Field 4.00
104 Cem Aslan 3.64
105 Lloyd Jerauld 3.64
106 Ramez Abi-Akar 3.60
107 Charlie Raichle 3.56
108 Eric Meyer 3.56
109 Jerry Nussbaum 3.56
110 Jesse Jestadt 3.56
111 Dion Hogan 3.50
112 Roberto Litzenberger 3.50
113 Saba Bejanishvili 3.50
114 Jerry Ungar 3.38
115 David Taniguchi 3.20
116 Paul Laubner 3.20
117 Ron Rubin 3.11
118 Robert Tansi 3.11
119 Matt Johnson 3.10
120 Simon Kennedy-Rose 3.10
121 Alex Owen 3.10
122 John Snellings 3.10
123 Mike Clapsadle 3.10
124 Uriel Mazal 3.10
125 Rick Wedge 3.04
126 Boris Dekhtyar 3.00
127 Matt Reklaitis 3.00
128 Joe Feldman 2.90
129 Scott Day 2.90
130 Linda Bradley 2.85
131 Elli Nache 2.78
132 Michael Derylo 2.78
133 Lorne Rusnell 2.78
134 Alfredo Unes 2.74
135 Gregg Trunnell 2.70
136 Juan Rospigliosi 2.70
137 Lucien Cravens 2.70
138 Donny Lomuto 2.67
139 Paul Weaver 2.67
140 Damon Singer 2.67
141 Frank Echols 2.60
142 Brent Cohen 2.59
143 Burt Goldstein 2.59
144 Joe Apicella 2.59
145 Treena Bouque 2.59
146 Barry Power 2.52
147 Brian Lonergan 2.50
148 Eric Barr 2.50
149 Canan Aktas 2.44
150 Chen-Fu Yu 2.44
151 Michael Robinson 2.44
152 Denny Leatherman 2.44
153 Ray Fogerlund 2.40
154 David Zakrajsek 2.39
155 Art Benjamin 2.33
156 Cheryl Andersen 2.25
157 Jason Russ 2.25
158 LEW Webber 2.25
159 Erwin Hom 2.05
160 Tom Horton 2.00
161 Dennis Lutz 2.00
162 Homer Hector 2.00
163 Troy Longman II 2.00
164 Mario Savan 1.82
165 Robert Urquhart 1.82
166 Andrew Fazekas 1.79
167 Daniel Stroberger 1.78
168 Kathy Weiner 1.78
169 Michaela Olsen 1.78
170 John Barnett 1.60
171 Ray Pasternak 1.60
# NAME PTS.
172 John Always 1.55
173 Steve Waller 1.55
174 Bob Stoller 1.52
175 Christopher Shanava 1.52
176 Irina Litzenberger 1.52
177 Jim Airgood 1.52
178 Joe Potts 1.45
179 Rob Farmer 1.45
180 Mary Morse 1.39
181 Sam Orandle 1.39
182 Ruth Robbins 1.39
183 Greg Evans 1.35
184 Jeff Spencer 1.35
185 Raffy Lazo 1.35
186 Stephen Earl 1.33
187 Jenna Longman 1.30
188 Lisa Pelaez 1.30
189 Paul Franks 1.30
190 Tim Lawless 1.30
191 Vlad Eydelman 1.30
192 Brad LaPratt 1.25
193 Cloyd Laporte 1.22
194 Ruben Martirosyan 1.22
195 Tony Zimbalatti 1.22
196 Will Ballard 1.22
197 Chuck Higgins 1.22
198 Eric Pfenning 1.22
199 Nicole Satchell 1.14
200 Inigo Gatus 1.13
201 Rebecca Lively 1.05
202 Scott Butki 1.05
203 Gary Koscielny 1.04
204 Omar Shah 1.04
205 Daniel Peters 1.04
206 Majid Jahanbani 1.04
207 Philip Lerman 1.04
208 Andy Plat 1.03
209 Paul Mangone 1.03
210 Mark Astemborski 1.00
211 Tom Fahland 1.00
212 Charles Edwards 1.00
213 Jeremy Moulton 1.00
214 Chris Coppa 1.00
215 Dan Schechner 1.00
216 Catherine Barr 1.00
217 Marcus Klebe 1.00
218 Nathan Bouma 1.00
219 Paul Turdik 1.00
220 Chris Innes 1.00
221 Dave McKenzie 0.91
222 Rose Sheedy 0.91
223 Ed Schau 0.89
224 Larry Doyle 0.83
225 Donna Davenport 0.75
226 Brian Andersen 0.75
227 Jay Shaeffer 0.75
228 Jeff Proctor 0.67
229 John Baron 0.67
230 Marvin Widenhouse 0.67
231 Regan Lambeth 0.67
232 Michael Wilson 0.67
233 H. Linnemann-Schmidt 0.65
234 Roger Brandt 0.63
235 Tom Koppang 0.63
236 Bob Azuri 0.61
237 Bridget McCrudden 0.61
238 Daniel Posen 0.61
239 Ilean Hill 0.61
240 Larry Roberg 0.57
241 David Atwood 0.56
242 Melanie Goldman 0.56
243 Kathy Quentan 0.53
244 Paula Pipes 0.53
245 Andrew Lin 0.50
246 Dana Maffeo 0.50
247 Alan Johnson 0.50
248 Apollo Lammers 0.50
249 Juan Erazo 0.50
250 John Halvorsen 0.50
251 Nick Saverino 0.42
252 Dirk Olsen 0.38
253 Ghada Ashoo 0.38
254 Sean Montgomery 0.33
255 Christa Solovey 0.31
256 Jesse Silliman 0.31

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2017

Jan. 5-8: New York Metro Open; Jersey City, New Jersey; Lynn Ehrlich; 408/529-6769
Feb. 2-5: 5th Texas Championships; San Antonio, Texas; Bill Riles; 281/703-9304
Feb. 17-19: Sunshine State Classic; Clearwater, Florida; Dimitur Alipiev; 727/743-0500
Feb. 24-26: 1st Boston Open; Boston, Massachusetts; Ross Gordon; 203/521-7866
Mar. 9-12: 1st Viking Classic; Bloomington, Minnesota; April Kennedy; 612/703-3211
Mar. 24-26: Ohio State Championships; Cleveland, Ohio; Joe Miller; 330/268-4610
Apr. 6-9: Cherry Blossom Championships; Dulles, Virginia; Karen Davis; 917/488-5364
Apr. 26-30: 2017 US Open; Las Vegas, Nevada; Howard Markowitz; 702/218-8238
May 18-21: 9th Atlanta Spring Classic; Atlanta, Georgia; Jerry Godsey; 404/403-1957
May 25-29: Chicago Open/Olympiad; Rosemont, Illinois; Rory Pascar; 617/699-9100
Jun. 30-Jul. 3: Michigan Summer Championships; Novi, Michigan; Carol Joy Cole; 810/232-9731
Jul. 21-23: Wisconsin State Championships; Madison, Wisconsin; Dave Meyer, 608/215-4597
Sep. 1-4: Silicon Valley Open; San Jose, California; Ken Bame; 510/402-8068
Sep. 14-17: Montreal Open; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Garry Kallos; 514/497-9913
Sep. 22-24: Colorado State Championship; Denver, Colorado; Lynda Clay; 303/916-5170
Oct. 6-8: Florida State Championship; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kathy Weiner; 941/374-3952
Oct. 19-22: Connecticut State Championship; Windsor Locks, Connecticut; Ross Gordon; 203/521-7866
Nov. 15-19: Las Vegas Open; Las Vegas, Nevada; Howard Markowitz; 702/218-8238
Dec. 1-3: California State Championship; Los Angeles, California; Candace Mayeron; 310/422-1646



2016 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

California Open (Los Angeles, California; Dec. 2-4)
Open (64): Steve Sax (CA)
Advanced (40): Arnold Freeman (CA)
Limited (8): Catherine Barr (CA)

Las Vegas Open (Las Vegas, Nevada; Nov. 16-20)
Championship (84+38 rebuys): Shay Asraff (NV)
Intermediate (75+27 rebuys): Bryan Tanouye (HI)
Beginner (8): Stephen Earl (IN)

Connecticut State Championships (Windsor Locks, Connecticut; Oct. 20-23)
Open (30): Victor Ashkenazi (NJ)
Advanced (32): Leon Marini (NJ)
Novice (8): Nicole Satchell (NJ)

Illinois State Championships (Peoria, Illinois; Oct. 14-16)
Championship (36): Frank Talbot (MI)
Advanced (29): Michael Mesich (MN)
Novice (4): Paul Turdik (IL)

Florida State Championships (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Sep. 30-Oct. 2)
Open (24): Philippe Salnave (FL)
Advanced (27): Jim MacDonald (FL)

Colorado State Championship (Denver, Colorado; Sep. 23-25)
Open (16): Dave Zick (CO)
Advanced (11): Denny Leatherman (CO)
Novice (3): Jay Shaeffer (CO)

Seattle Classic (Renton, Washington; Sep. 9-11)
Open (28): Marty D'Alexander (OR)
Intermediate (16): Eric Meyer (Canada)
Novice (4): Chris Innes (WA)

Carolina Invitational (Charlotte, North Carolina; Sep. 1-5)
Championship (38): Mary Hickey (OH)
Advanced (32): Ben Elliott (NC)
Novice (11): Will Ballard (NC)

Wisconsin State Championships (Madison, Wisconsin; Aug. 19-21)
Open (30): Jack Edelson (WI)
Advanced (31): Patrick Domico (IN)
Novice (2): John Halvorsen (WI)

First Silicon Valley Open (San Jose, California; Aug. 5-7)
Open (45): Dana Nazarian (CA)
Intermediate (32): Cathal Murray (CA)
Novice (6): Brian Andersen (CA)

Minnesota Open (Bloomington, Minnesota; Jul. 22-24)
Open (21): Jack Edelson (WI)
Intermediate (27): Zachary Tabak (WI)
Novice (6): Nathan Bouma (MN)

Michigan Summer Championships (Novi, Michigan; Jul. 1-4)
Open (84): Ed O'Laughlin (VA)
Intermediate (73): Mike Rezai (OH)
Novice (11): Tony Zimbalatti (MI)

Los Angeles Open (Los Angeles, California; Jun. 10-12)
Open (56): Paul Baraz (CA)
Advanced (41): Lynn Lusk (CO)
Limited (9): Inigo Gatus (CA)

36th Chicago Open (Rosemont, Illinois; May 26-30)
Open (53): Chris Knapp (MA)
Intermediate (41): Michael Valliere (PA)
Novice (10): Brad LaPratt (IL)

Capital Classic (Sterling, Virginia; May 20-22)
Open (32): Jack Edelson (WI)
Advanced (25): Marcy Kossar (MD)
Novice (5): Larry Doyle (DC)

Atlanta Spring Classic (Atlanta, Georgia; Apr. 28-May 1)
Championship (25): Mike Senkiewicz (NY)
Intermediate (20): Judy Field (MI)
Novice (4): Michael Wilson (GA)

US Open (Las Vegas, Nevada; Apr. 13-17)
Open (74+28 rebuys): Kit Woolsey (CA)
Advanced (70+28 rebuys): Ahmet Bolat (MA)
Novice (4): David Klausa (CO)

Ohio State Championships (Cleveland, Ohio; Mar. 18-20)
Open (38): Sean Garber (IN)
Advanced (43): Bruce Ballance (OH)
Novice (12): Andy Fazekas (CT)

Sunshine State Classic (Clearwater, Florida; Feb. 19-21)
Open (10): Bob Carpenter (FL)
Intermediate (27): Michael Valliere (PA)
Novice (6): Marcus Klebe (FL)

Texas Championships (San Antonio, Texas; Feb. 4-7)
Championship (68+26 rebuys): Richard Munitz (NY)
Advanced (40+8 rebuys): Philip Rousselle (TX)
Limited (21): Linda Bradley (NC)

New York Metropolitan Open (Jersey City, New Jersey; Jan. 6-10)
Championship (70+16 rebuys): Mike Senkiewicz (NY)
Intermediate (66+18 rebuys): Jordan Schwitzer (NY)
Advanced Beginner (26): Frank Echols (NJ)
Beginner (18): Troy Longman II (MI)