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RACE FOR 2014 ABT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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2014 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

Compiled after 13 events through 7 September 2014

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

# NAME PTS.
1 Frank Raposa 37.33
2 Ray Fogerlund 37.16
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 Vadim Nuniyants 10.68
20 Paul Stebbing 10.18
21 Christopher Shanava 9.92
22 Lucky Nelson 9.85
23 Saul Meir 9.67
24 Victor Ashkenazi 9.32
25 Mark Ferrin 8.64
26 Tim Lawless 8.50
27 Mick Zakrajsek 8.32
28 Farid Khalili 8.20
29 Roberto Litzenberger 8.16
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 David Presser 7.20
36 John O'Hagan 6.93
37 Vadim Musaelyan 6.87
38 Carol Joy Cole 6.67
39 Ghazi Al-Kinani 6.67
40 Samra Hadden 6.65
41 Allen Tish 6.40
42 Bruce Russell 6.33
43 Jack Edelson 6.00
44 Petko Kostadinov 6.00
45 Steve Blanchard 6.00
46 Stuart Thomson 6.00
47 Karen Davis 5.54
48 Malcolm Davis 5.54
49 Paul Magriel 5.54
50 Patrick Gibson 5.33
51 Amy Trudeau 5.27
52 Faris Gabbara 5.09
53 Prince Barlow 5.09
54 Mary Hickey 4.98
55 Phil Simborg 4.98
56 Tuvya Felt 4.98
57 Odis Chenault 4.83
# NAME PTS.
58 Josh Findley 4.32
59 Pete Anderson 4.32
60 Rob Ring 4.25
61 Abby Biss 4.21
62 Brian Flanagan 4.16
63 Stewart Pemberton 4.16
64 David Cohen 4.10
65 John Isaac 4.10
66 Rachel Bishop 4.00
67 Oleg Raygorodsky 3.92
68 Greg Merriman 3.92
69 Sam Ahmed 3.92
70 Steve Sax 3.92
71 Ted Chee 3.92
72 Canan Atkas 3.85
73 Scotty Kelland 3.85
74 Sasha Bennett 3.78
75 Bob Hickey 3.33
76 Jason Marshall 3.33
77 Tom Magne 3.33
78 Di Di Pingkuan 3.27
79 Dean Adamian 3.17
80 Dion Hogan 3.17
81 David Hanold 2.96
82 Alfred Mamlet 2.77
83 Sharon Torres 2.70
84 Omar Shah 2.55
85 Steve Diano 2.55
86 Mark Antranikian 2.42
87 Cheryl Andersen 2.42
88 Justin Nunez 2.42
89 Hugh Morris 2.40
90 LEW Webber 2.35
91 Josh Avery 2.33
92 Raz Pollakis 2.16
93 Kevin McDonough 2.13
94 Michael Derylo 2.13
95 Bobby Mohammadi 2.08
96 John Shakory 2.08
97 Patrick Keene 2.05
98 Joe Nolan 2.03
99 Michael Edge 2.03
100 David Meyer 2.00
101 Eric Hiner 2.00
102 Charles Haley 2.00
103 Lee Pflugrad 2.00
104 Anna Mielech 1.93
105 John Barnett 1.93
106 Leon Marini 1.93
107 Tom Rebelo 1.93
108 Kathy Quentan 1.80
109 Stephen Benjamin 1.67
110 Daniel Stroberger 1.64
111 Ruth Robbins 1.64
112 David Davis 1.60
113 Treena Bouque 1.60
# NAME PTS.
114 Adrian Costa 1.50
115 Kate Elmore 1.50
116 Bob Schumacher 1.50
117 Ralph Stowell 1.50
118 Don Marek 1.48
119 Leslie Lockett 1.48
120 Serge Bondar 1.48
121 Simon Woodhead 1.48
122 Cem Yorulmaz 1.38
123 Chuck Young 1.35
124 Robert Domaine 1.35
125 Rick Wedge 1.27
126 Paul Turdik 1.25
127 Kevin Ahtou 1.20
128 Randy Vacek 1.17
129 Norma Lunsford 1.11
130 Josh Racko 1.08
131 Lynn Lusk 1.04
132 Bill Darrow 1.03
133 Glen DeGuzman 1.03
134 Georgina Flanagan 1.00
135 Judy Field 1.00
136 Ed Hodges 1.00
137 Debra Campbell 0.96
138 Gary Zelmanovics 0.96
139 Jacques Trividic 0.82
140 Kat Denison 0.82
141 Steven Carey 0.82
142 Jeff Boak 0.80
143 Ronald Loero 0.75
144 Chris Scott 0.74
145 Larry Andersen 0.69
146 Stephen Furry 0.69
147 Lisa Pelaez 0.68
148 Michael Rosen 0.68
149 Brian Andersen 0.67
150 James Green 0.67
151 Victor De Oliveira 0.67
152 Ben Elliott 0.63
153 Dan Schmelzinger 0.63
154 Scott Martin 0.63
155 Steve O'Connor 0.63
156 Kevin Heacox 0.60
157 Steve Binenstock 0.60
158 Matt Rogers 0.58
159 Amber McLean 0.56
160 Fran Miller 0.56
161 Riley Bina 0.50
162 Bill Horner 0.50
163 Stephen Collins 0.50
164 Bill Kraybill 0.33
165 Charlene Britton 0.33
166 Sharon Link 0.33
167 Antoinette Marter 0.31
168 Jami Tipton 0.31
169 Hunter Haaf 0.28
170 RoseMarie Holsing 0.25

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2014

Sep. 19-21: Capital Classic Championships; Herndon, Virginia; Ed O'Laughlin; 540/222-6431
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
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 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)