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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 July 26, 2015 after 12 events

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

# NAME PTS.
1 Chuck Bower 25.78
2 Joe Russell 24.81
3 Phil Simborg 24.56
4 Ray Fogerlund 23.38
5 Marty Storer 23.33
6 Cliff Pappas 21.00
7 Dorn Bishop 19.13
8 Tak Morioka 17.33
9 Carter Mattig 17.30
10 David Rockwell 14.59
11 Saba Bejanishvili 14.00
12 Di Di 12.98
13 Neil Kazaross 12.94
14 Jason Pack 11.67
15 Steven Sherbel 11.33
16 Bill Calton 11.11
17 Ed Rosenblum 10.50
18 Clarine 10.50
19 Georges Nader 10.42
20 Dennis Culpepper 9.94
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 Ed O'Laughlin 5.83
53 Pete Mostoufi 5.80
54 Ross Gordon 5.67
55 Omar Shah 5.67
56 Patty Geoffroy 5.54
57 Steve Binenstock 5.40
# NAME PTS.
58 Peter Roubicek 5.40
59 David Hanold 5.00
60 Jeb Horton 4.89
61 Bill Riles 4.89
62 Tom Wheeler 4.89
63 Kit Woolsey 4.89
64 Albert Steg 4.83
65 Kent Goulding 4.83
66 Proctor Ritchie 4.81
67 Paul Baraz 4.60
68 Jackie Seiders-Smart 4.57
69 Martin Golman 4.57
70 Steve Grund 4.56
71 Faris Gabbara 4.56
72 Paul Laubner 4.43
73 Keene Marin 4.33
74 Bruce Russell 4.33
75 Frank Raposa 4.33
76 Norman Perlmutter 4.30
77 Karen Davis 4.00
78 Donald Gabbai 3.93
79 Marcy Kossar 3.93
80 Jack Edelson 3.63
81 Jim Stutz 3.63
82 Victor Ashkenazi 3.63
83 Sam Ahmed 3.40
84 John Klein 3.40
85 Jim Pokela 3.20
86 Steve Edlis 3.13
87 Shlomo Karbal 3.08
88 Zach Tabac 3.08
89 Dan Smith 2.92
90 Gary Bauer 2.92
91 Walt Smith 2.83
92 Joe Feldman 2.83
93 Ron Kompelien 2.70
94 Gregg Trunnell 2.70
95 Ken Indart 2.70
96 Alfred Mamlet 2.63
97 Ted Chee 2.63
98 Doug Mayfield 2.63
99 Charles Haley 2.50
100 Pete Anderson 2.44
101 Malcolm Davis 2.44
102 Max Mowzoon 2.44
103 Gary Stern 2.41
104 Ron Genter 2.41
105 Kevin McDonough 2.41
106 Paul Mangone 2.30
107 Bob Urquhart 2.29
108 Lynn Lusk 2.29
109 C.J. Uttley 2.27
110 Igor Baburov 2.27
111 Rebecca Lively 2.14
112 Cloyd LaPorte 1.96
113 Ghazi Al-Kinani 1.96
114 Peggy Neubig 1.96
# NAME PTS.
115 Robert Sisselman 1.96
116 Donny Lomuto 1.81
117 Julius High 1.81
118 Petko Kostadinov 1.81
119 Yury Millman 1.60
120 Jeff Spencer 1.60
121 Steve Hairgrove 1.54
122 Roger Hickman 1.54
123 Serge Bondar 1.54
124 David Nosik 1.54
125 Ken Torrens 1.50
126 Fran Miller 1.44
127 Peter Swartwout 1.42
128 Chen-Fu Yu 1.42
129 Reggie Harvel 1.42
130 Stewart Pemberton 1.42
131 Steve Waller 1.35
132 Tom Magne 1.35
133 Frank Dama 1.35
134 Adrian Costa 1.35
135 Max Levenstein 1.25
136 Ron Williamson 1.25
137 Peter Yanakis 1.20
138 Larry Liebster 1.20
139 Larry Andersen 1.15
140 Tom Fahland 1.15
141 Patti Rubin 1.14
142 Alia Azamat 1.14
143 Barry Retzkin 1.13
144 Konstantin Keresteliev 1.13
145 Elayne Feinstein 1.08
146 Allen Michie 1.07
147 Garry Boltjes 1.00
148 Cengiz Yakut 0.98
149 Kevin Walsh 0.98
150 Rick Wolf 0.98
151 Aram Aramyan 0.88
152 Jin Hu 0.85
153 Ongun Alsac 0.83
154 Melvin Smith 0.75
155 Paulette Duong 0.75
156 Andy Frazekas 0.72
157 Frank Ramia 0.72
158 Marion Roland 0.67
159 Anna DiFlorio 0.57
160 Stefan Andreev 0.57
161 Mary Kay Lively 0.54
162 Elena Evans 0.50
163 Jeanette De Oliveira 0.50
164 Robert Firring 0.44
165 Tom McGraw 0.44
166 David Ostrow 0.42
167 Greg Smith 0.36
168 Marcus Klebe 0.33
169 Nick Saverino 0.29
170 Ina Donath 0.28
171 Charlene Britton 0.25

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2015

Aug. 14-16: Wisconsin State Championships; Madison, Wisconsin; Keene Marin; 608/467-0013
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
Jul. 1-4: Michigan Summer Championships; Novi, Michigan; Carol Joy Cole; 810/232-9731



2015 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

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)