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2016 ABT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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2016 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

Compiled through 21 August 2016 after 13 events

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

# NAME PTS.
1 Ed O'Laughlin 33.04
2 Jack Edelson 31.07
3 Mike Senkiewicz 30.74
4 Kit Woolsey 21.93
5 Victor Ashkenazi 21.85
6 Richard Munitz 20.15
7 Chris Knapp 19.49
8 Sean Garber 18.99
9 Paul Baraz 18.67
10 Steve Sax 18.33
11 Dana Nazarian 18.00
12 Michael Valliere 16.93
13 John O'Hagan 16.67
14 Ken Bame 15.63
15 Ronald Loero 15.40
16 Nick Blasier 12.18
17 Mike Rezai 12.17
18 Bruce Ballance 12.00
19 Marcy Kossar 11.47
20 David Todd 11.44
21 Faddoul Khoury 11.33
22 Frank Raposa 11.22
23 Gary Bauer 10.96
24 Neil Kazaross 10.52
25 Ben Friesen 10.37
26 Frank Dimaggio 10.37
27 Ahmet Bolat 10.37
28 Gary Fries 10.07
29 Jordan Schwitzer 9.78
30 George Haskour 9.33
31 Marv Porten 9.00
32 Marty Storer 8.44
33 Lynn Lusk 8.20
34 Philippe Salnave 8.07
35 Steve Brown 7.43
36 Philip Rousselle 7.27
37 Mark Antranikian 7.24
38 Cathal Murray 7.11
39 Herb Roman 7.00
40 Patrick Domico 6.20
41 John Herron 6.08
42 Tim Mabee 6.00
43 David Rockwell 5.67
44 Jim Pasko 5.48
45 Mark Ferrin 5.48
46 Tom Wheeler 5.48
47 Joe Russell 5.48
48 Zachary Tabak 5.40
49 Frank Talbot 5.19
50 Masayuki Mochizuki 5.19
51 Rory Pascar 5.19
52 Jeff Whitelaw 5.19
53 Joe Miller 5.19
54 Jeb Horton 5.09
55 David Kettler 5.04
56 Julius High 5.04
57 Michael Neagu 5.04
58 Bob Carpenter 5.00
59 Stacy Turner 5.00
60 Vadim Musaelyan 5.00
61 Kevin Walsh 4.89
# NAME PTS.
62 Michael Shmuely 4.89
63 Amy Trudeau 4.78
64 Reggie Harvel 4.78
65 Gus Contos 4.77
66 Alan Martin 4.67
67 Jeff Nitschke 4.20
68 Jerry Kressin 4.20
69 Charles Toots 4.10
70 Ray Spehar 4.10
71 Judy Field 4.00
72 Cem Aslan 3.64
73 Lloyd Jerauld 3.64
74 Jerry Nussbaum 3.56
75 Jesse Jestadt 3.56
76 Saba Bejanishvili 3.50
77 Barry Silliman 3.50
78 Dion Hogan 3.50
79 Roberto Litzenberger 3.50
80 Eric Stevens 3.38
81 Jerry Ungar 3.38
82 Matt Johnson 3.10
83 Simon Kennedy-Rose 3.10
84 John Snellings 3.10
85 Mike Clapsadle 3.10
86 Uriel Mazal 3.10
87 Alex Owen 3.10
88 Rick Wedge 3.04
89 Sue Will 3.04
90 Linda Bradley 2.85
91 Alfredo Unes 2.74
92 Alia Azamat 2.73
93 Gregg Trunnell 2.70
94 Lucien Cravens 2.70
95 Paul Weaver 2.67
96 Donny Lomuto 2.67
97 Frank Echols 2.60
98 Brent Cohen 2.59
99 Tobias Hellwag 2.59
100 Burt Goldstein 2.59
101 David Taniguchi 2.59
102 Treena Bouque 2.59
103 Joe Apicella 2.59
104 Barry Power 2.52
105 Brian Lonergan 2.50
106 Eric Barr 2.50
107 Leon Marini 2.50
108 Canan Aktas 2.44
109 Chen-Fu Yu 2.44
110 Michael Robinson 2.44
111 David Zakrajsek 2.39
112 Alfred Mamlet 2.33
113 Vadim Nuniyants 2.33
114 Art Benjamin 2.33
115 Drew Giovanis 2.33
116 Cheryl Andersen 2.25
117 Erwin Hom 2.05
118 Homer Hector 2.00
119 Dennis Lutz 2.00
120 Troy Longman II 2.00
121 Mario Savan 1.82
# NAME PTS.
122 Robert Urquhart 1.82
123 Michaela Olsen 1.78
124 John Always 1.55
125 Steve Waller 1.55
126 Jim Airgood 1.52
127 Bob Stoller 1.52
128 Irina Litzenberger 1.52
129 Christopher Shanava 1.52
130 Andy Fazekas 1.50
131 Jeff Spencer 1.35
132 Michael Mesich 1.35
133 Jenna Longman 1.30
134 Lisa Pelaez 1.30
135 Tim Lawless 1.30
136 Vlad Eydelman 1.30
137 Paul Franks 1.30
138 Brad LaPratt 1.25
139 Cloyd Laporte 1.22
140 Ruben Martirosyan 1.22
141 Tony Zimbalatti 1.22
142 Inigo Gatus 1.13
143 Rebecca Lively 1.05
144 Scott Butki 1.05
145 Daniel Peters 1.04
146 Ben Elliott 1.04
147 Majid Jahanbani 1.04
148 Philip Lerman 1.04
149 Paul Mangone 1.03
150 Andy Plat 1.03
151 Charles Edwards 1.00
152 Jeremy Moulton 1.00
153 Chris Coppa 1.00
154 Dan Schechner 1.00
155 Marcus Klebe 1.00
156 Nathan Bouma 1.00
157 David Klausa 1.00
158 Dave McKenzie 0.91
159 Rose Sheedy 0.91
160 Larry Doyle 0.83
161 Donna Davenport 0.75
162 Brian Andersen 0.75
163 Michael Wilson 0.67
164 H. Linnemann-Schmidt 0.65
165 Tom Koppang 0.63
166 Roger Brandt 0.63
167 Bridget McCrudden 0.61
168 Daniel Posen 0.61
169 David Atwood 0.56
170 Melanie Goldman 0.56
171 Kathy Quentan 0.53
172 Paula Pipes 0.53
173 Andrew Lin 0.50
174 Juan Erazo 0.50
175 Apollo Lammers 0.50
176 John Halvorsen 0.50
177 Nick Saverino 0.42
178 Dirk Olsen 0.38
179 Ghada Ashoo 0.38
180 Sean Montgomery 0.33
181 Christa Solovey 0.31

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2016

Sep. 1-5: Carolina Invitational; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jeb Horton; 704/651-2949
Sep. 9-11: Seattle Backgammon Classic; Kirkland, Washington; Kristina Vig; 206/568-0632
Sep. 23-25: Colorado State Championship; Denver, Colorado; Lynda Clay; 303/791-0271
Sep. 30-Oct. 2: Florida State Championships; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kathy Weiner; 941/374-3952
Oct. 14-16: Illinois State Championships; Peoria, Illinois; Linda Rockwell; 847/845-3579
Oct. 20-23: Connecticut State Championships; Windsor Locks, Connecticut; Ross Gordon; 203/521-7866
Nov. 16-20: Las Vegas Open; Las Vegas, Nevada; Howard Markowitz; 72/218-8238
Dec. 2-4: California State Championship; Los Angeles, California; Patrick Gibson; 818/901-0464


2016 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

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)