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2016 ABT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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2016 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

Compiled through 20 November 2016 after 20 events

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

# NAME PTS.
1 Ed O'Laughlin 43.35
2 Victor Ashkenazi 38.91
3 Jack Edelson 34.63
4 Mike Senkiewicz 30.74
5 Ken Bame 28.07
6 Shay Asraff 24.89
7 Chris Knapp 24.29
8 Kit Woolsey 21.93
9 Richard Munitz 20.15
10 Faddoul Khoury 19.73
11 Frank Talbot 19.59
12 Sean Garber 18.99
13 Paul Baraz 18.67
14 Nick Blasier 18.40
15 Steve Sax 18.33
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 David Todd 11.44
29 David Kettler 11.26
30 Frank Raposa 11.22
31 Brian Tanouye 11.11
32 Gary Bauer 10.96
33 Neil Kazaross 10.52
34 Ben Friesen 10.37
35 Ahmet Bolat 10.37
36 Michael Neagu 10.10
37 Gary Fries 10.07
38 Jordan Schwitzer 9.78
39 George Haskour 9.33
40 Marv Porten 9.00
41 Leon Marini 8.90
42 Vadim Nuniyants 8.55
43 Marty Storer 8.44
44 Lynn Lusk 8.20
45 Jeb Horton 7.49
46 Steve Brown 7.43
47 Philip Rousselle 7.27
48 Vadim Musaelyan 7.27
49 Mark Antranikian 7.24
50 Eric Hiner 7.20
51 Michael Mesich 7.15
52 Cathal Murray 7.11
53 Dave Zick 7.11
54 Herb Roman 7.00
55 David Klausa 6.56
56 Pete Anderson 6.22
57 Peter Raugust 6.22
58 Stepan Nuniyants 6.22
59 Patrick Domico 6.20
60 Ben Elliott 6.18
61 John Herron 6.08
62 Eric Stevens 6.08
63 Alex Zamanian 6.00
64 Tim Mabee 6.00
65 Alia Azamat 5.93
66 Sue Will 5.82
67 Barry Silliman 5.77
68 Tobias Hellwag 5.70
69 David Rockwell 5.67
70 Ezra Chiriti 5.56
71 Jim Pasko 5.48
72 Joe Russell 5.48
73 Mark Ferrin 5.48
74 Tom Wheeler 5.48
75 Jim MacDonald 5.40
76 Zachary Tabak 5.40
77 Masayuki Mochizuki 5.19
78 Rory Pascar 5.19
79 Jeff Whitelaw 5.19
80 Joe Miller 5.19
81 Dennis Culpepper 5.06
82 Di Di 5.06
# NAME PTS.
83 Julius High 5.04
84 Bob Carpenter 5.00
85 Stacy Turner 5.00
86 Kevin Walsh 4.89
87 Michael Shmuely 4.89
88 Amy Trudeau 4.78
89 Reggie Harvel 4.78
90 Gus Contos 4.77
91 Alan Martin 4.67
92 Jeff Nitschke 4.20
93 Jerry Kressin 4.20
94 Charles Toots 4.10
95 Ray Spehar 4.10
96 Judy Field 4.00
97 Cem Aslan 3.64
98 Lloyd Jerauld 3.64
99 Ramez Abi-Akar 3.60
100 Charlie Raichle 3.56
101 Eric Meyer 3.56
102 Jerry Nussbaum 3.56
103 Jesse Jestadt 3.56
104 Dion Hogan 3.50
105 Roberto Litzenberger 3.50
106 Saba Bejanishvili 3.50
107 Jerry Ungar 3.38
108 David Taniguchi 3.20
109 Paul Laubner 3.20
110 Ron Rubin 3.11
111 Robert Tansi 3.11
112 Matt Johnson 3.10
113 Simon Kennedy-Rose 3.10
114 Alex Owen 3.10
115 John Snellings 3.10
116 Mike Clapsadle 3.10
117 Uriel Mazal 3.10
118 Rick Wedge 3.04
119 Boris Dekhtyar 3.00
120 Matt Reklaitis 3.00
121 Joe Feldman 2.90
122 Scott Day 2.90
123 Linda Bradley 2.85
124 Elli Nache 2.78
125 Michael Derylo 2.78
126 Lorne Rusnell 2.78
127 Alfredo Unes 2.74
128 Gregg Trunnell 2.70
129 Juan Rospigliosi 2.70
130 Lucien Cravens 2.70
131 Donny Lomuto 2.67
132 Paul Weaver 2.67
133 Frank Echols 2.60
134 Brent Cohen 2.59
135 Burt Goldstein 2.59
136 Joe Apicella 2.59
137 Treena Bouque 2.59
138 Barry Power 2.52
139 Brian Lonergan 2.50
140 Eric Barr 2.50
141 Canan Aktas 2.44
142 Chen-Fu Yu 2.44
143 Michael Robinson 2.44
144 Denny Leatherman 2.44
145 Ray Fogerlund 2.40
146 David Zakrajsek 2.39
147 Alfred Mamlet 2.33
148 Art Benjamin 2.33
149 Cheryl Andersen 2.25
150 Jason Russ 2.25
151 LEW Webber 2.25
152 Erwin Hom 2.05
153 Dennis Lutz 2.00
154 Homer Hector 2.00
155 Troy Longman II 2.00
156 Mario Savan 1.82
157 Robert Urquhart 1.82
158 Andrew Fazekas 1.79
159 Daniel Stroberger 1.78
160 Jonah Seewald 1.78
161 Kathy Weiner 1.78
162 Michaela Olsen 1.78
163 John Barnett 1.60
# NAME PTS.
164 Ray Pasternak 1.60
165 John Always 1.55
166 Steve Waller 1.55
167 Bob Stoller 1.52
168 Christopher Shanava 1.52
169 Irina Litzenberger 1.52
170 Jim Airgood 1.52
171 Joe Potts 1.45
172 Rob Farmer 1.45
173 Mary Morse 1.39
174 Sam Orandle 1.39
175 Ruth Robbins 1.39
176 Greg Evans 1.35
177 Jeff Spencer 1.35
178 Raffy Lazo 1.35
179 Stephen Earl 1.33
180 Jenna Longman 1.30
181 Lisa Pelaez 1.30
182 Paul Franks 1.30
183 Tim Lawless 1.30
184 Vlad Eydelman 1.30
185 Brad LaPratt 1.25
186 Cloyd Laporte 1.22
187 Ruben Martirosyan 1.22
188 Tony Zimbalatti 1.22
189 Will Ballard 1.22
190 Chuck Higgins 1.22
191 Eric Pfenning 1.22
192 Nicole Satchell 1.14
193 Inigo Gatus 1.13
194 Rebecca Lively 1.05
195 Scott Butki 1.05
196 Gary Koscielny 1.04
197 Omar Shah 1.04
198 Daniel Peters 1.04
199 Majid Jahanbani 1.04
200 Philip Lerman 1.04
201 Andy Plat 1.03
202 Paul Mangone 1.03
203 Charles Edwards 1.00
204 Jeremy Moulton 1.00
205 Chris Coppa 1.00
206 Dan Schechner 1.00
207 Marcus Klebe 1.00
208 Nathan Bouma 1.00
209 Paul Turdik 1.00
210 Chris Innes 1.00
211 Dave McKenzie 0.91
212 Rose Sheedy 0.91
213 Ed Schau 0.89
214 Larry Doyle 0.83
215 Donna Davenport 0.75
216 Brian Andersen 0.75
217 Jay Shaeffer 0.75
218 Jeff Proctor 0.67
219 John Baron 0.67
220 Marvin Widenhouse 0.67
221 Regan Lambeth 0.67
222 Michael Wilson 0.67
223 H. Linnemann-Schmidt 0.65
224 Roger Brandt 0.63
225 Tom Koppang 0.63
226 Bob Azuri 0.61
227 Bridget McCrudden 0.61
228 Daniel Posen 0.61
229 Ilean Hill 0.61
230 Larry Roberg 0.57
231 David Atwood 0.56
232 Melanie Goldman 0.56
233 Kathy Quentan 0.53
234 Paula Pipes 0.53
235 Andrew Lin 0.50
236 Apollo Lammers 0.50
237 Juan Erazo 0.50
238 John Halvorsen 0.50
239 Nick Saverino 0.42
240 Dirk Olsen 0.38
241 Ghada Ashoo 0.38
242 Sean Montgomery 0.33
243 Christa Solovey 0.31
244 Jesse Silliman 0.31

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2016

Dec. 2-4: California State Championship; Los Angeles, California; Patrick Gibson; 818/901-0464

 

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
Aug. 18-20: Silicon Valley Open; San Jose, California; Ken Bame; 510/402-8068
Sep. 22-24: Colorado State Championship; Denver, Colorado; Lynda Clay; 303/916-5170
Oct. 22-24: Connecticut State Championship; Windsor Locks, Connecticut; Ross Gordon; 203/521-7866



2016 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

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)