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2015 ABT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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2015
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2015 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

Compiled through May 25, 2015 after 9 events

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

# NAME PTS.
1 Chuck Bower 25.78
2 Ray Fogerlund 23.38
3 Joe Russell 19.56
4 Dorn Bishop 19.13
5 Tak Morioka 17.33
6 Carter Mattig 17.30
7 Saba Bejanishvili 14.00
8 Di Di 12.98
9 Phil Simborg 12.89
10 Bill Calton 11.11
11 Neil Kazaross 10.31
12 Dennis Culpepper 9.94
13 Stacy Turner 9.78
14 Dennis McFarlin 9.63
15 Kathleen Davis 9.14
16 Bruce Ballance 9.11
17 Bob Howayeck 8.95
18 Gerry Tansey 8.67
19 Akiko Yazawa 8.67
20 Gary Koscielny 8.60
21 Grant Schneider 8.00
22 Feliks Goykhman 7.85
23 Georges Nader 7.50
24 Frank Talbot 7.26
25 Mike Senkiewicz 7.26
26 Brian Lonergan 7.00
27 Bill Finneran 6.80
28 Richard Munitz 6.80
29 LEW Webber 6.80
30 Adrian Rios 6.44
31 Gary Fries 6.44
32 Joe Freedman 6.44
33 Jonah Seewald 6.44
34 Neil Deutsch 6.44
35 Eric Barr 6.17
36 Matt Cohn-Geier 5.98
37 Carol Joy Cole 5.98
38 Michihito Kageyama 5.98
39 Chris Knapp 5.98
40 Leyla Zaloutskaya 5.89
41 David Rockwell 5.56
42 Nick Mourtos 5.56
43 Patty Geoffroy 5.54
44 Peter Roubicek 5.40
# NAME PTS.
45 David Hanold 5.00
46 Jeb Horton 4.89
47 Bill Riles 4.89
48 Tom Wheeler 4.89
49 Kit Woolsey 4.89
50 Albert Steg 4.83
51 Kent Goulding 4.83
52 Proctor Ritchie 4.81
53 Jackie Seiders-Smart 4.57
54 Martin Golman 4.57
55 Steve Grund 4.56
56 Faris Gabbara 4.56
57 Paul Laubner 4.43
58 Keene Marin 4.33
59 Bruce Russell 4.33
60 Frank Raposa 4.33
61 Norman Perlmutter 4.30
62 Karen Davis 4.00
63 Donald Gabbai 3.93
64 Marcy Kossar 3.93
65 Jack Edelson 3.63
66 Jim Stutz 3.63
67 Roberto Litzenberger 3.63
68 Victor Ashkenazi 3.63
69 Sam Ahmed 3.40
70 John Klein 3.40
71 Steve Edlis 3.13
72 Shlomo Karbal 3.08
73 Zach Tabac 3.08
74 Ken Indart 2.70
75 Charles Haley 2.50
76 Pete Anderson 2.44
77 Malcolm Davis 2.44
78 Max Mowzoon 2.44
79 Gary Stern 2.41
80 Ron Genter 2.41
81 Kevin McDonough 2.41
82 Bob Urquhart 2.29
83 Lynn Lusk 2.29
84 C.J. Uttley 2.27
85 Igor Baburov 2.27
86 Rebecca Lively 2.14
87 Cloyd LaPorte 1.96
# NAME PTS.
88 Ghazi Al-Kinani 1.96
89 Peggy Neubig 1.96
90 Robert Sisselman 1.96
91 Donny Lomuto 1.81
92 Julius High 1.81
93 Petko Kostadinov 1.81
94 Steve Hairgrove 1.54
95 Roger Hickman 1.54
96 Serge Bondar 1.54
97 David Nosik 1.54
98 Ken Torrens 1.50
99 Frank Dama 1.35
100 Adrian Costa 1.35
101 Max Levenstein 1.25
102 Ron Williamson 1.25
103 Peter Yanakis 1.20
104 Larry Liebster 1.20
105 Pete Mostoufi 1.20
106 Patti Rubin 1.14
107 Alia Azamat 1.14
108 Barry Retzkin 1.13
109 Konstantin Keresteliev 1.13
110 Elayne Feinstein 1.08
111 Allen Michie 1.07
112 Garry Boltjes 1.00
113 Cengiz Yakut 0.98
114 Kevin Walsh 0.98
115 Rick Wolf 0.98
116 Jin Hu 0.85
117 Ongun Alsac 0.83
118 Melvin Smith 0.75
119 Paulette Duong 0.75
120 Marion Roland 0.67
121 Anna DiFlorio 0.57
122 Stefan Andreev 0.57
123 Mary Kay Lively 0.54
124 Elena Evans 0.50
125 Jeanette De Oliveira 0.50
126 David Ostrow 0.42
127 Marcus Klebe 0.33
128 Nick Saverino 0.29
129 Ina Donath 0.28
130 Charlene Britton 0.25

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2015

Jun. 5-7: Los Angeles Open; Los Angeles, California; Patrick Gibson; 818/901-046
Jul. 2-5: Michigan Summer Championships; Novi, Michigan; Carol Joy Cole; 810/232-9731
Jul. 24-26: Minnesota Open; Bloomington, Minnesota; David Minikus; 704/651-2949
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
Mar. 18-20: Ohio State Championships; Cleveland, Ohio; Joe Miller; 330/268-4610



2015 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

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)