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RACE FOR 2014 ABT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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2014 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

Compiled after 14 events through 21 September 2014

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

# NAME PTS.
1 Ray Fogerlund 51.56
2 Frank Raposa 37.33
3 Gary Bauer 27.22
4 Masayuki Mochizuki 24.04
5 Ben Friesen 21.47
6 Julius High 18.17
7 Dorn Bishop 17.50
8 Ed O'Laughlin 17.20
9 Malcolm Robertson 15.78
10 Matt Reklaitis 15.11
11 Rory Pascar 14.40
12 Antoinette Williams 14.08
13 Kit Woolsey 13.53
14 Jonah Seewald 13.50
15 Carter Mattig 13.41
16 Don Faix 13.00
17 David Rockwell 12.67
18 Audronis Zunde 12.67
19 Roberto Litzenberger 11.76
20 Vadim Nuniyants 10.68
21 Paul Stebbing 10.18
22 Christopher Shanava 9.92
23 Lucky Nelson 9.85
24 Saul Meir 9.67
25 Victor Ashkenazi 9.32
26 Mark Ferrin 8.64
27 Tim Lawless 8.50
28 Mick Zakrajsek 8.32
29 Farid Khalili 8.20
30 Alex Owen 8.00
31 Ethan Nissani 7.83
32 Samuel Wang 7.70
33 Bill Phipps 7.56
34 Frank Talbot 7.56
35 Scotty Kelland 7.29
36 David Presser 7.20
37 Neil Deutsch 7.20
38 Bob Koca 7.20
39 John O'Hagan 6.93
40 Brandon Macklin 6.89
41 Vadim Musaelyan 6.87
42 Carol Joy Cole 6.67
43 Ghazi Al-Kinani 6.67
44 Samra Hadden 6.65
45 Allen Tish 6.40
46 Bruce Russell 6.33
47 Jack Edelson 6.00
48 Petko Kostadinov 6.00
49 Steve Blanchard 6.00
50 Stuart Thomson 6.00
51 Karen Davis 5.54
52 Malcolm Davis 5.54
53 Paul Magriel 5.54
54 Patrick Gibson 5.33
55 Amy Trudeau 5.27
56 Faris Gabbara 5.09
57 Prince Barlow 5.09
58 Mary Hickey 4.98
59 Phil Simborg 4.98
60 Tuvya Felt 4.98
61 Odis Chenault 4.83
# NAME PTS.
62 Josh Findley 4.32
63 Pete Anderson 4.32
64 Rob Ring 4.25
65 Abby Biss 4.21
66 Brian Flanagan 4.16
67 Stewart Pemberton 4.16
68 David Cohen 4.10
69 John Isaac 4.10
70 Rachel Bishop 4.00
71 Oleg Raygorodsky 3.92
72 Greg Merriman 3.92
73 Sam Ahmed 3.92
74 Steve Sax 3.92
75 Ted Chee 3.92
76 Canan Atkas 3.85
77 Sasha Bennett 3.78
78 Bob Hathaway 3.44
79 Bob Hickey 3.33
80 Jason Marshall 3.33
81 Tom Magne 3.33
82 Di Di Pingkuan 3.27
83 Dean Adamian 3.17
84 Dion Hogan 3.17
85 David Hanold 2.96
86 Alfred Mamlet 2.77
87 Sharon Torres 2.70
88 Omar Shah 2.55
89 Steve Diano 2.55
90 Mark Antranikian 2.42
91 Cheryl Andersen 2.42
92 Justin Nunez 2.42
93 Hugh Morris 2.40
94 LEW Webber 2.35
95 Josh Avery 2.33
96 Raz Pollakis 2.16
97 Kevin McDonough 2.13
98 Michael Derylo 2.13
99 Bobby Mohammadi 2.08
100 John Shakory 2.08
101 Patrick Keene 2.05
102 Joe Nolan 2.03
103 Michael Edge 2.03
104 David Meyer 2.00
105 Eric Hiner 2.00
106 Charles Haley 2.00
107 Lee Pflugrad 2.00
108 Anna Mielech 1.93
109 John Barnett 1.93
110 Leon Marini 1.93
111 Tom Rebelo 1.93
112 Jeb Horton 1.80
113 Chris Knapp 1.80
114 Kathy Quentan 1.80
115 Rich Timmers 1.72
116 Stephen Benjamin 1.67
117 Daniel Stroberger 1.64
118 Ruth Robbins 1.64
119 David Davis 1.60
120 Treena Bouque 1.60
121 Adrian Costa 1.50
# NAME PTS.
122 Kate Elmore 1.50
123 Bob Schumacher 1.50
124 Ralph Stowell 1.50
125 Don Marek 1.48
126 Leslie Lockett 1.48
127 Serge Bondar 1.48
128 Simon Woodhead 1.48
129 Genna Cowan 1.38
130 Cem Yorulmaz 1.38
131 Chuck Young 1.35
132 Robert Domaine 1.35
133 Rick Wedge 1.27
134 Paul Turdik 1.25
135 Kevin Ahtou 1.20
136 Randy Vacek 1.17
137 Norma Lunsford 1.11
138 Josh Racko 1.08
139 Lynn Lusk 1.04
140 Bill Darrow 1.03
141 Glen DeGuzman 1.03
142 Georgina Flanagan 1.00
143 Judy Field 1.00
144 Ed Hodges 1.00
145 Debra Campbell 0.96
146 Gary Zelmanovics 0.96
147 Jacques Trividic 0.82
148 Kat Denison 0.82
149 Steven Carey 0.82
150 Jeff Boak 0.80
151 Ronald Loero 0.75
152 Chris Scott 0.74
153 Sheri Peters 0.69
154 Larry Andersen 0.69
155 Stephen Furry 0.69
156 Lisa Pelaez 0.68
157 Michael Rosen 0.68
158 Brian Andersen 0.67
159 James Green 0.67
160 Victor De Oliveira 0.67
161 Ben Elliott 0.63
162 Dan Schmelzinger 0.63
163 Scott Martin 0.63
164 Steve O'Connor 0.63
165 Kevin Heacox 0.60
166 Steve Binenstock 0.60
167 Matt Rogers 0.58
168 Amber McLean 0.56
169 Fran Miller 0.56
170 Riley Bina 0.50
171 Bill Horner 0.50
172 Stephen Collins 0.50
173 Rommy Gadelmoula 0.34
174 Gary Koscielny 0.34
175 Bill Kraybill 0.33
176 Charlene Britton 0.33
177 Sharon Link 0.33
178 Antoinette Marter 0.31
179 Jami Tipton 0.31
180 Hunter Haaf 0.28
181 RoseMarie Holsing 0.25

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2014

Oct. 10-12: Illinois State Championships; Peoria, Illinois; Linda Rockwell; 847/845-3579
Oct. 23-26: Florida State Championships; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kathy Weiner; 941-355-6354
Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Connecticut State Championships; Hartford, Connecticut; Ross Gordon; 203/521-7866
Nov. 19-23: Las Vegas Open; Las Vegas, Nevada; Howard Markowitz; 702/218-8238
Dec. 5-7: California State Championship; Los Angeles, California; Patrick Gibson; 818/901-0464

2015

Jan. 8-11: New York Metro Open; Jersey City, New Jersey; Lynn Ehrlich; 408/529-6769
Jan. 29-Feb. 1: Texas Championships; San Antonio, Texas; Bill Riles; 281/703-9304
Feb. 20-22: 2nd Beltway Championship; Herndon, Virginia; Ed O'Laughlin; 540/222-6431
Feb. 27-Mar. 1: 2015 Sunshine State Classic; Tampa, Florida; Dimitur Alipiev; 727/743-0500
Mar. 13-15: Central States Invitational & ABT Awards; Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Amy Trudeau; 773/218-9555
Apr. 15-19: US Open; Las Vegas, Nevada; Howard Markowitz; 702/218-8238
Apr.-30-May 3: Atlanta Spring Classic; Atlanta, Georgia; Jerry Godsey; 404/403-1957
May 21-25: Chicago Open & Giants of Backgammon Invitational; Rosemont, IL; Rory Pascar; 617/699-9100
Jul. 2-5: Michigan Summer Championships; Novi, Michigan; Carol Joy Cole; 810/232-9731



2014 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

2nd Capital Classic (Herndon, Virginia; Sep. 19-21)
Open (36): Ray Fogerlund (NV)
Advanced (31): Brandon Macklin (MD)
Novice (11): Genna Cowan (MD)

2nd Seattle Classic (Seattle, Washington; Sep. 5-7)
Open (27): Mark Ferrin (OR)
Intermediate (18): Di Di Pingkuan (WA)
Novice (4): Brian Andersen (CA)

Carolina Invitational (Charlotte, North Carolina; Aug. 28-Sep. 1)
Championship (39): Don Faix (GA)
Advanced (21): Samra Hadden (GA)
Novice (9): Ed Hodges (NC)

Wisconsin State Championships (Madison, Wisconsin; Aug. 1-3)
Championship (28): Ed O'Laughlin (VA)
Advanced (20): Amy Trudeau (IL)
Novice (2): Riley Bina (WI)

Minnesota Open (Bloomington, Minnesota; Jul. 18-20)
Open (15): David Rockwell (IL)
Intermediate (12): Hugh Morris (MN)

Michigan Summer Championships (Novi, Michigan; Jul. 3-6)
Open (76): Gary Bauer (NJ)
Intermediate (56): Paul Stebbing (Canada)
Novice (10): Norma Lunsford (MI)

Los Angeles Open (Los Angeles, California; Jun. 20-22)
Open (58): Ray Fogerlund (NV)
Advanced (41): Farid Khalili (CA)
Limited (11): Cem Yorulmaz (CA)

34th Chicago Open (Rosemont, Illinois; May 22-26)
Open (63): Frank Raposa (VA)
Intermediate (37): Christopher Shanava (IL)
Novice (5): Kathy Quentan (TX)

US Open (Las Vegas, Nevada; Apr. 23-27)
Open (47+13 rebuys): Ray Fogerlund (NV)
Advanced (51+19 rebuys): Tim Lawless (MN)
Novice (4): James Green

Atlanta Spring Classic (Atlanta, Georgia; Apr. 4-6)
Championship (30): Julius High (KS)
Advanced (15): Samra Hadden (GA)

Ohio State Championships (Cleveland, Ohio; Mar. 28-30)
Open (30): Frank Raposa (VA)
Advanced (30): Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA)
Novice (4): Victor De Oliveira (Canada)

Central States Invitational (Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; Mar. 14-16)
Championship (36): Rory Pascar (IL)
Advanced (40): Alex Owen (IL)
Limited (10): Paul Turdik (IL)

Texas Championships (San Antonio, Texas; Jan. 30-Feb. 2)
Championship (72): Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan)
Advanced (52): Mick Zakrajsek (IN)
Limited (21): Josh Avery (TX)

New York Metropolitan Open (Jersey City, New Jersey; Jan. 9-12)
Championship (51 + 13 rebuys): Matt Reklaitis (MA)
Intermediate (52 + 16 rebuys): Samuel Wang (NY)
Beginner (27): Sharon Torres (NY)