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2015 ABT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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2015
All-Time    Records    Explanation

2015 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

Compiled through August 16, 2015 after 13 events

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

# NAME PTS.
1 Tak Morioka 28.00
2 Chuck Bower 25.78
3 Joe Russell 24.81
4 Phil Simborg 24.56
5 Ray Fogerlund 23.38
6 Marty Storer 23.33
7 Cliff Pappas 21.00
8 Dorn Bishop 19.13
9 Carter Mattig 17.30
10 Dennis Culpepper 15.27
11 David Rockwell 14.59
12 Saba Bejanishvili 14.00
13 Di Di 12.98
14 Neil Kazaross 12.94
15 Jason Pack 11.67
16 Steven Sherbel 11.33
17 Bill Calton 11.11
18 Ed Rosenblum 10.50
19 Clarine 10.50
20 Georges Nader 10.42
21 Stacy Turner 9.78
22 Dennis McFarlin 9.63
23 John Skratulia 9.20
24 Kathleen Davis 9.14
25 Bruce Ballance 9.11
26 Bob Howayeck 8.95
27 Roberto Litzenberger 8.88
28 Gerry Tansey 8.67
29 Akiko Yazawa 8.67
30 Gary Koscielny 8.60
31 Nick Mourtos 8.48
32 Grant Schneider 8.00
33 Feliks Goykhman 7.85
34 Frank Talbot 7.26
35 Mike Senkiewicz 7.26
36 Brian Lonergan 7.00
37 Bill Finneran 6.80
38 Richard Munitz 6.80
39 LEW Webber 6.80
40 Adrian Rios 6.44
41 Gary Fries 6.44
42 Joe Freedman 6.44
43 Jonah Seewald 6.44
44 Neil Deutsch 6.44
45 Ralph Stowell 6.40
46 Eric Barr 6.17
47 Matt Cohn-Geier 5.98
48 Carol Joy Cole 5.98
49 Michihito Kageyama 5.98
50 Chris Knapp 5.98
51 Leyla Zaloutskaya 5.89
52 Zach Tabac 5.86
53 Ed O'Laughlin 5.83
54 Pete Mostoufi 5.80
55 Ross Gordon 5.67
56 Omar Shah 5.67
57 Dan Wittkopp 5.56
58 Patty Geoffroy 5.54
59 Steve Binenstock 5.40
# NAME PTS.
60 Peter Roubicek 5.40
61 Steve Brown 5.33
62 David Hanold 5.00
63 Jeb Horton 4.89
64 Bill Riles 4.89
65 Tom Wheeler 4.89
66 Kit Woolsey 4.89
67 Albert Steg 4.83
68 Kent Goulding 4.83
69 Proctor Ritchie 4.81
70 Paul Baraz 4.60
71 Jackie Seiders-Smart 4.57
72 Martin Golman 4.57
73 Steve Grund 4.56
74 Faris Gabbara 4.56
75 Paul Laubner 4.43
76 Keene Marin 4.33
77 Bruce Russell 4.33
78 Frank Raposa 4.33
79 Norman Perlmutter 4.30
80 Karen Davis 4.00
81 Donald Gabbai 3.93
82 Marcy Kossar 3.93
83 Jack Edelson 3.63
84 Jim Stutz 3.63
85 Victor Ashkenazi 3.63
86 Sam Ahmed 3.40
87 John Klein 3.40
88 Jim Pokela 3.20
89 Paul Mangone 3.13
90 Steve Edlis 3.13
91 Shlomo Karbal 3.08
92 Dan Smith 2.92
93 Gary Bauer 2.92
94 Walt Smith 2.83
95 Joe Feldman 2.83
96 Joe Green 2.78
97 Ron Kompelien 2.70
98 Gregg Trunnell 2.70
99 Ken Indart 2.70
100 Vadim Nuniyants 2.67
101 Alfred Mamlet 2.63
102 Ted Chee 2.63
103 Doug Mayfield 2.63
104 Charles Haley 2.50
105 Pete Anderson 2.44
106 Malcolm Davis 2.44
107 Max Mowzoon 2.44
108 Gary Stern 2.41
109 Ron Genter 2.41
110 Kevin McDonough 2.41
111 Bob Urquhart 2.29
112 Lynn Lusk 2.29
113 C.J. Uttley 2.27
114 Igor Baburov 2.27
115 Rebecca Lively 2.14
116 Cloyd LaPorte 1.96
117 Ghazi Al-Kinani 1.96
118 Peggy Neubig 1.96
# NAME PTS.
119 Robert Sisselman 1.96
120 Donny Lomuto 1.81
121 Julius High 1.81
122 Petko Kostadinov 1.81
123 Yury Millman 1.60
124 Jeff Spencer 1.60
125 Steve Hairgrove 1.54
126 Roger Hickman 1.54
127 Serge Bondar 1.54
128 David Nosik 1.54
129 Ken Torrens 1.50
130 Fran Miller 1.44
131 Peter Swartwout 1.42
132 Chen-Fu Yu 1.42
133 Reggie Harvel 1.42
134 Stewart Pemberton 1.42
135 Jay Robinson 1.39
136 Steve Waller 1.35
137 Tom Magne 1.35
138 Frank Dama 1.35
139 Adrian Costa 1.35
140 Max Levenstein 1.25
141 Ron Williamson 1.25
142 Peter Yanakis 1.20
143 Larry Liebster 1.20
144 Paulette Duong 1.17
145 Larry Andersen 1.15
146 Tom Fahland 1.15
147 Patti Rubin 1.14
148 Alia Azamat 1.14
149 Barry Retzkin 1.13
150 Konstantin Keresteliev 1.13
151 Elayne Feinstein 1.08
152 Allen Michie 1.07
153 Garry Boltjes 1.00
154 Cengiz Yakut 0.98
155 Kevin Walsh 0.98
156 Rick Wolf 0.98
157 Aram Aramyan 0.88
158 Jin Hu 0.85
159 Ongun Alsac 0.83
160 Melvin Smith 0.75
161 Andy Fazekas 0.72
162 Frank Ramia 0.72
163 Marion Roland 0.67
164 Anna DiFlorio 0.57
165 Stefan Andreev 0.57
166 Mary Kay Lively 0.54
167 Elena Evans 0.50
168 Jeanette De Oliveira 0.50
169 Robert Firring 0.44
170 Tom McGraw 0.44
171 David Ostrow 0.42
172 Greg Smith 0.36
173 Marcus Klebe 0.33
174 Nick Saverino 0.29
175 Ina Donath 0.28
176 Charlene Britton 0.25
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ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2015

Sep. 3-7: Carolina Invitational; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jeb Horton; 704/651-2949
Sep.11-13: Seattle Backgammon Classic; Kirkland, Washington; Kristina Vig; 206/568-0632
Oct. 2-4: Illinois State Championships; Peoria, Illinois; Linda Rockwell; 309/699-6005
Oct. 16-18: Florida State Championships; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kathy Weiner; 941/355-6354
Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Connecticut State Championships; Windsor Locks, Connecticut; Ross Gordon; 203/521-7866
Nov. 18-22: Las Vegas Open; Las Vegas, Nevada; Howard Markowitz; 702/218-8238
Dec. 4-6: California State Championship; Los Angeles, California; Patrick Gibson; 818/901-0464

2016

Jan. 7-10: 8th New York Metro; Jersey City, New Jersey; Lynn Ehrlich; 408/529-6769
Feb. 4-7: 4th Texas Championships; San Antonio, Texas; Bill Riles; 281/703-9304
Feb. 19-21: Sunshine State Classic; Clearwater, Florida; Dimitur Alipiev; 727/743-0500
Mar. 18-20: Ohio State Championships; Cleveland, Ohio; Joe Miller; 330/268-4610
Apr. 13-17: US Open; Las Vegas, Nevada; Howard Markowitz; 702/218-8238
Apr. 28-May 1: Atlanta Spring Classic; Atlanta, Georgia; Jerry Godsey; 770/612-0818
May 26-30: Chicago Open and WBTOC; Rosemont, Illinois; Rory Pascar; 617/699-9100
Jul. 1-4: Michigan Summer Championships; Novi, Michigan; Carol Joy Cole; 810/232-9731



2015 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

Wisconsin State Championships (Madison, Wisconsin; Aug. 14-16)
Championship (24): Tak Morioka (IL)
Advanced (25): Dan Wittkopp (MI)
Novice (5): Joe Green (WI)

Minnesota Open (Bloomington, Minnesota; July 24-26)
Open (16): Ralph Stowell (MN)
Intermediate (27): Steve Binenstock (MN)

Michigan Summer Championships (Novi, Michigan; July 2-5)
Open (70): Marty Storer (NH)
Intermediate (68): Steven Sherbel (MI)
Novice (13): Fran Miller (OH)

Los Angeles Open (Los Angeles, California; June 5-7)
Open (63): Cliff Pappas (AZ)
Advanced (46): John Skratulia (CA)
Limited (7): Aram Aramayan (CA)

Chicago Open (Rosemont, Illinois; May 21-25)
Open (55): Dorn Bishop (CA)
Intermediate (25): David Hanold (IL)
Novice (5): Ongun Alsac (AZ)

Atlanta Spring Classic (Atlanta, Georgia; Apr. 30-May 3)
Championship (35): Saba Bejanishvili (GA)
Intermediate (27): Peter Roubicek (GA)

US Open (Las Vegas, Nevada; Apr. 15-19)
Championship (66+22 rebuys): Joe Russell (CA)
Intermediate (65+19 rebuys): Dennis McFarlin (NV)
Beginner (6): Garry Boltjes (NV)

Ohio State Championships (Cleveland, Ohio; Mar. 27-29)
Open (25): Bill Calton (MI)
Advanced (41): Bruce Ballance (PA)
Novice (3): Jeanette De Oliveira (Canada)

Central States Invitational (Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; Mar. 13-15)
Championship (52): Tak Morioka (IL)
Advanced (37): Eric Barr (KS)
Limited (12): Ken Torrens (IL)

Sunshine State Classic (Tampa, Florida; Feb. 27-Mar. 1)
Open (16): Grant Schneider (VA)
Intermediate (25): Bob Howayeck (FL)
Novice (4): Marion Roland (FL)

3rd Capital Classic (Herndon, Virginia; Feb. 20-22)
Open (34): Ray Fogerlund (NV)
Advanced (43): Gary Koscielny
Novice (8): Alia Azamat

Texas Championships (San Antonio, Texas; Jan. 29-Feb. 1)
Championship (87): Chuck Bower (IN)
Advanced (48): Kathleen Davis (KS)
Limited (15): Rebecca Lively (TX)

New York Metropolitan Open (Jersey City, New Jersey; Jan. 8-11)
Championship (49+17 rebuys): Carter Mattig (IL)
Intermediate (53+11 rebuys): Feliks Goykhman (NJ)
Advanced Beginner (17): C.J. Uttley (England)
Beginner (17): Igor Baburov (NY)