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RACE FOR 2014 ABT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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2014 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

Compiled after 18 events through 23 November 2014

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

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# NAME PTS.
1 Ray Fogerlund 51.56
2 Frank Raposa 37.33
3 Matt Reklaitis 30.83
4 Masayuki Mochizuki 27.30
5 Gary Bauer 27.22
6 Kit Woolsey 26.57
7 Akiko Yazawa 26.07
8 Julius High 23.17
9 Ben Friesen 21.47
10 Dorn Bishop 17.50
11 Ed O'Laughlin 17.20
12 Malcolm Robertson 15.78
13 Rory Pascar 14.40
14 Vadim Nuniyants 14.18
15 Antoinette Williams 14.08
16 Tak Morioka 14.00
17 Jonah Seewald 13.50
18 Carter Mattig 13.41
19 Mick Zakrajsek 13.32
20 Dennis Culpepper 13.04
21 Don Faix 13.00
22 David Rockwell 12.67
23 Audronis Zunde 12.67
24 Roberto Litzenberger 11.76
25 Lawson He 11.56
26 Paul Stebbing 10.18
27 Harry Brown 10.00
28 Christopher Shanava 9.92
29 Lucky Nelson 9.85
30 Saul Meir 9.67
31 Victor Ashkenazi 9.32
32 Mark Ferrin 8.64
33 Tim Lawless 8.50
34 Don Marek 8.48
35 Farid Khalili 8.20
36 Alex Owen 8.00
37 Ethan Nissani 7.83
38 Samuel Wang 7.70
39 Bill Phipps 7.56
40 Frank Talbot 7.56
41 Mary Hickey 7.48
42 Scotty Kelland 7.29
43 David Presser 7.20
44 Neil Deutsch 7.20
45 Bob Koca 7.20
46 Wendy Kaplan 7.00
47 John O'Hagan 6.93
48 Brandon Macklin 6.89
49 Vadim Musaelyan 6.87
50 Carol Joy Cole 6.67
51 Ghazi Al-Kinani 6.67
52 Samra Hadden 6.65
53 Doug Mayfield 6.52
54 Walter Busato 6.52
55 Bob Stringer 6.52
56 Allen Tish 6.40
57 Bruce Russell 6.33
58 Jack Edelson 6.00
59 Petko Kostadinov 6.00
60 Steve Blanchard 6.00
61 Stuart Thomson 6.00
62 Cem Aslan 5.78
63 Milton Gonzalez 5.78
64 Karen Davis 5.54
65 Malcolm Davis 5.54
66 Paul Magriel 5.54
67 Patrick Gibson 5.33
68 Amy Trudeau 5.27
69 Faris Gabbara 5.09
70 Prince Barlow 5.09
71 Stuart Katz 5.00
72 Phil Simborg 4.98
73 Tuvya Felt 4.98
74 Odis Chenault 4.83
75 Bill Robertie 4.60
76 Claude Landry 4.60
# NAME PTS.
77 Josh Findley 4.32
78 Pete Anderson 4.32
79 Rob Ring 4.25
80 Abby Biss 4.21
81 Phyllis Shapiro 4.20
82 Brian Flanagan 4.16
83 Stewart Pemberton 4.16
84 David Cohen 4.10
85 John Isaac 4.10
86 Rachel Bishop 4.00
87 Oleg Raygorodsky 3.92
88 Greg Merriman 3.92
89 Sam Ahmed 3.92
90 Steve Sax 3.92
91 Ted Chee 3.92
92 Canan Atkas 3.85
93 Sasha Bennett 3.78
94 Doug Kranz 3.60
95 Georgina Flanagan 3.50
96 Bill Davis 3.50
97 Bob Hathaway 3.44
98 Bob Hickey 3.33
99 Jason Marshall 3.33
100 Tom Magne 3.33
101 Di Di Pingkuan 3.27
102 Michihito Kageyama 3.26
103 Robert Tansi 3.26
104 Dean Adamian 3.17
105 Dion Hogan 3.17
106 David Hanold 2.96
107 Len Dangremond 2.89
108 Tara Mendicino 2.89
109 Jenny Galagher 2.89
110 Leyla Zaloutskaya 2.89
111 Alfred Mamlet 2.77
112 Sharon Torres 2.70
113 Omar Shah 2.55
114 Steve Diano 2.55
115 Cinda King 2.50
116 Carlos Mendoza 2.50
117 Mark Antranikian 2.42
118 Cheryl Andersen 2.42
119 Justin Nunez 2.42
120 Hugh Morris 2.40
121 Leslie Lockett 2.38
122 LEW Webber 2.35
123 Josh Avery 2.33
124 Jim Stutz 2.30
125 Alex Zamanian 2.30
126 Raz Pollakis 2.16
127 Kevin McDonough 2.13
128 Michael Derylo 2.13
129 Eric Stevens 2.10
130 Feliks Goykhman 2.10
131 Bobby Mohammadi 2.08
132 John Shakory 2.08
133 Patrick Keene 2.05
134 Joe Nolan 2.03
135 Michael Edge 2.03
136 David Meyer 2.00
137 Eric Hiner 2.00
138 Charles Haley 2.00
139 Lee Pflugrad 2.00
140 Anna Mielech 1.93
141 John Barnett 1.93
142 Leon Marini 1.93
143 Tom Rebelo 1.93
144 Pierre Mendicino 1.86
145 Raul Tabraue 1.80
146 Alec Izzo 1.80
147 Jeb Horton 1.80
148 Chris Knapp 1.80
149 Kathy Quentan 1.80
150 Paul Turdik 1.75
151 Rich Timmers 1.72
152 Stephen Benjamin 1.67
# NAME PTS.
153 Daniel Stroberger 1.64
154 Ruth Robbins 1.64
155 David Davis 1.60
156 Treena Bouque 1.60
157 Amber McLean 1.56
158 Adrian Costa 1.50
159 Kate Elmore 1.50
160 Bob Schumacher 1.50
161 Ralph Stowell 1.50
162 Serge Bondar 1.48
163 Simon Woodhead 1.48
164 Steve Bowen 1.44
165 Roz Ferris 1.44
166 Doug Johnson 1.44
167 Gary Koscielny 1.43
168 Genna Cowan 1.38
169 Cem Yorulmaz 1.38
170 Chuck Young 1.35
171 Robert Domaine 1.35
172 Rick Wedge 1.27
173 Eric Barr 1.25
174 Larry Whittenburg 1.25
175 Kevin Ahtou 1.20
176 Randy Vacek 1.17
177 Norma Lunsford 1.11
178 Josh Racko 1.08
179 Patty Geoffroy 1.05
180 Daniel Bluestone 1.05
181 Lynn Lusk 1.04
182 Bill Darrow 1.03
183 Glen DeGuzman 1.03
184 Judy Field 1.00
185 Ed Hodges 1.00
186 Debra Campbell 0.96
187 Gary Zelmanovics 0.96
188 Kaeley Loskutoff 0.93
189 Dan Gruby 0.90
190 Jacques Trividic 0.82
191 Kat Denison 0.82
192 Steven Carey 0.82
193 Jeff Boak 0.80
194 Ronald Loero 0.75
195 Chris Scott 0.74
196 Jin Hu 0.71
197 Sheri Peters 0.69
198 Larry Andersen 0.69
199 Stephen Furry 0.69
200 Lisa Pelaez 0.68
201 Michael Rosen 0.68
202 Brian Andersen 0.67
203 James Green 0.67
204 Victor De Oliveira 0.67
205 Ben Elliott 0.63
206 Dan Schmelzinger 0.63
207 Scott Martin 0.63
208 Steve O'Connor 0.63
209 Kevin Heacox 0.60
210 Steve Binenstock 0.60
211 Matt Rogers 0.58
212 Fran Miller 0.56
213 Riley Bina 0.50
214 Bill Horner 0.50
215 Stephen Collins 0.50
216 David Zakrajsek 0.50
217 Sherril Harlow 0.46
218 Bogdan Ianculescu 0.36
219 Rommy Gadelmoula 0.34
220 Gary Koscielny 0.34
221 Bill Kraybill 0.33
222 Charlene Britton 0.33
223 Sharon Link 0.33
224 Antoinette Marter 0.31
225 Jami Tipton 0.31
226 Hunter Haaf 0.28
227 RoseMarie Holsing 0.25

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2014

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: 3rd Capital Classic; 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
Mar. 27-29: Ohio State Championships; Cleveland, Ohio; Joe Miller; 330/268-4610
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
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
Oct. 3-5: Illinois State Championships; Peoria, Illinois; Linda Rockwell; 309/699-6005
Oct. 16-18: Florida State Championships; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kathy Weiner; 941-355-6354
Dec. 4-6: California State Championship; Los Angeles, California; Patrick Gibson; 818/901-046



2014 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

Las Vegas Open (Las Vegas, Nevada; Nov. 19-23)
Championship (88): Akiko Yazawa (Japan)
Intermediate (78): Lawson He (CA)
Beginner (13): Pierre Mendicino (TX)

Connecticut State Championships (Hartford, Connecticut; Oct. 31-Nov.1)
Open (23): Matt Reklaitis (MA)
Advanced (21): Phyllis Shapiro (MO)
Novice (10): Gary Koscielny (NY)

Florida State Tournament (Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Oct. 23-26)
Open (25): Harry Brown (FL)
Advanced (18): Doug Kranz (FL)

Illinols State Championships (Peoria, Illinois; Oct. 10-12)
Championship (35): Tak Morioka (IL)
Advanced (25): Mick Zakrajsek (IN)
Novice (8): Amber McLean (MI)

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)