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2014 ABT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
RAY FOGERLUND

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FINAL 2014 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

238 players earned points in 19 events

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 33.50
4 Masayuki Mochizuki 27.30
5 Gary Bauer 27.22
6 Kit Woolsey 26.57
7 Odis Chenault 26.16
8 Akiko Yazawa 26.07
9 Julius High 23.17
10 Ben Friesen 21.47
11 Dorn Bishop 17.50
12 Ed O'Laughlin 17.20
13 Malcolm Robertson 15.78
14 Phil Simborg 15.65
15 Rory Pascar 14.40
16 Vadim Nuniyants 14.18
17 Antoinette Williams 14.08
18 Tak Morioka 14.00
19 Jonah Seewald 13.50
20 Carter Mattig 13.41
21 Mick Zakrajsek 13.32
22 Justin Nunez 13.09
23 Dennis Culpepper 13.04
24 Don Faix 13.00
25 David Rockwell 12.67
26 Audronis Zunde 12.67
27 Roberto Litzenberger 11.76
28 Lawson He 11.56
29 Paul Stebbing 10.18
30 Harry Brown 10.00
31 Christopher Shanava 9.92
32 Lucky Nelson 9.85
33 Saul Meir 9.67
34 Victor Ashkenazi 9.32
35 Mark Ferrin 8.64
36 Tim Lawless 8.50
37 Don Marek 8.48
38 Farid Khalili 8.20
39 Alex Owen 8.00
40 Michael Showkati 8.00
41 Ethan Nissani 7.83
42 Samuel Wang 7.70
43 Bill Phipps 7.56
44 Frank Talbot 7.56
45 Mary Hickey 7.48
46 Scotty Kelland 7.29
47 David Presser 7.20
48 Neil Deutsch 7.20
49 Bob Koca 7.20
50 Wendy Kaplan 7.00
51 John O'Hagan 6.93
52 Brandon Macklin 6.89
53 Vadim Musaelyan 6.87
54 Carol Joy Cole 6.67
55 Ghazi Al-Kinani 6.67
56 Samra Hadden 6.65
57 Doug Mayfield 6.52
58 Walter Busato 6.52
59 Bob Stringer 6.52
60 Allen Tish 6.40
61 Bruce Russell 6.33
62 Michael Derylo 6.13
63 David Cohen 6.10
64 Jack Edelson 6.00
65 Petko Kostadinov 6.00
66 Steve Blanchard 6.00
67 Stuart Thomson 6.00
68 Cem Aslan 5.78
69 Milton Gonzalez 5.78
70 Karen Davis 5.54
71 Malcolm Davis 5.54
72 Paul Magriel 5.54
73 Patrick Gibson 5.33
74 Khachik Melikyan 5.33
75 Art Benjamin 5.33
76 Amy Trudeau 5.27
77 Faris Gabbara 5.09
78 Prince Barlow 5.09
79 Stuart Katz 5.00
80 Tuvya Felt 4.98
# NAME PTS.
81 Bill Robertie 4.60
82 Claude Landry 4.60
83 Josh Findley 4.32
84 Pete Anderson 4.32
85 Rob Ring 4.25
86 Abby Biss 4.21
87 Phyllis Shapiro 4.20
88 Brian Flanagan 4.16
89 Stewart Pemberton 4.16
90 John Isaac 4.10
91 Rachel Bishop 4.00
92 Matt Soomakh 4.00
93 Oleg Raygorodsky 3.92
94 Greg Merriman 3.92
95 Sam Ahmed 3.92
96 Steve Sax 3.92
97 Ted Chee 3.92
98 Canan Atkas 3.85
99 Sasha Bennett 3.78
100 Doug Kranz 3.60
101 Georgina Flanagan 3.50
102 Bill Davis 3.50
103 Bob Hathaway 3.44
104 Bob Hickey 3.33
105 Jason Marshall 3.33
106 Tom Magne 3.33
107 Di Di Pingkuan 3.27
108 Michihito Kageyama 3.26
109 Robert Tansi 3.26
110 Dean Adamian 3.17
111 Dion Hogan 3.17
112 David Hanold 2.96
113 Len Dangremond 2.89
114 Tara Mendicino 2.89
115 Jenny Galagher 2.89
116 Leyla Zaloutskaya 2.89
117 Alfred Mamlet 2.77
118 Sharon Torres 2.70
119 Peter Wisniewski 2.67
120 Jerry Jabagchourian 2.67
121 Ed Rosenblum 2.67
122 Omar Shah 2.55
123 Steve Diano 2.55
124 Cinda King 2.50
125 Carlos Mendoza 2.50
126 Mark Antranikian 2.42
127 Cheryl Andersen 2.42
128 Hugh Morris 2.40
129 Leslie Lockett 2.38
130 LEW Webber 2.35
131 Josh Avery 2.33
132 Jim Stutz 2.30
133 Larry Shiller 2.30
134 Raz Pollakis 2.16
135 Kevin McDonough 2.13
136 Eric Stevens 2.10
137 Feliks Goykhman 2.10
138 Bobby Mohammadi 2.08
139 John Shakory 2.08
140 Patrick Keene 2.05
141 Joe Nolan 2.03
142 Michael Edge 2.03
143 David Meyer 2.00
144 Eric Hiner 2.00
145 Charles Haley 2.00
146 Lee Pflugrad 2.00
147 Anna Mielech 1.93
148 John Barnett 1.93
149 Leon Marini 1.93
150 Tom Rebelo 1.93
151 Pierre Mendicino 1.86
152 Raul Tabraue 1.80
153 Alec Izzo 1.80
154 Jeb Horton 1.80
155 Chris Knapp 1.80
156 Kathy Quentan 1.80
157 Gary Koscielny 1.77
158 Paul Turdik 1.75
159 Rich Timmers 1.72
# NAME PTS.
160 Stephen Benjamin 1.67
161 Daniel Stroberger 1.64
162 Ruth Robbins 1.64
163 David Davis 1.60
164 Treena Bouque 1.60
165 Amber McLean 1.56
166 Adrian Costa 1.50
167 Kate Elmore 1.50
168 Bob Schumacher 1.50
169 Ralph Stowell 1.50
170 Serge Bondar 1.48
171 Simon Woodhead 1.48
172 Steve Bowen 1.44
173 Roz Ferris 1.44
174 Doug Johnson 1.44
175 Genna Cowan 1.38
176 Cem Yorulmaz 1.38
177 Chuck Young 1.35
178 Robert Domaine 1.35
179 Rick Wedge 1.27
180 Eric Barr 1.25
181 Larry Whittenburg 1.25
182 Kevin Ahtou 1.20
183 Randy Vacek 1.17
184 Norma Lunsford 1.11
185 Josh Racko 1.08
186 Patty Geoffroy 1.05
187 Daniel Bluestone 1.05
188 Lynn Lusk 1.04
189 Bill Darrow 1.03
190 Glen DeGuzman 1.03
191 Judy Field 1.00
192 Ed Hodges 1.00
193 Ergin Bayrak 1.00
194 Mark Weiner 1.00
195 Daniel Saltzman 1.00
196 Debra Campbell 0.96
197 Gary Zelmanovics 0.96
198 Kaeley Loskutoff 0.93
199 Dan Gruby 0.90
200 Jacques Trividic 0.82
201 Kat Denison 0.82
202 Steven Carey 0.82
203 Jeff Boak 0.80
204 Ronald Loero 0.75
205 Chris Scott 0.74
206 Jin Hu 0.71
207 Sheri Peters 0.69
208 Larry Andersen 0.69
209 Stephen Furry 0.69
210 Lisa Pelaez 0.68
211 Michael Rosen 0.68
212 Brian Andersen 0.67
213 James Green 0.67
214 Victor De Oliveira 0.67
215 Ben Elliott 0.63
216 Dan Schmelzinger 0.63
217 Scott Martin 0.63
218 Steve O'Connor 0.63
219 Kevin Heacox 0.60
220 Steve Binenstock 0.60
221 Matt Rogers 0.58
222 Fran Miller 0.56
223 Riley Bina 0.50
224 Bill Horner 0.50
225 Stephen Collins 0.50
226 David Zakrajsek 0.50
227 Tom McGraw 0.50
228 Jerry Nussbaum 0.50
229 Sherril Harlow 0.46
230 Bogdan Ianculescu 0.36
231 Rommy Gadelmoula 0.34
232 Bill Kraybill 0.33
233 Charlene Britton 0.33
234 Sharon Link 0.33
235 Antoinette Marter 0.31
236 Jami Tipton 0.31
237 Hunter Haaf 0.28
238 RoseMarie Holsing 0.25

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

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
Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Connecticut State Championships; Windsor Locks, Connecticut; Ross Gordon; 203/521-7866
Dec. 4-6: California State Championship; Los Angeles, California; Patrick Gibson; 818/901-046



2014 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

California State Championship (Los Angeles, California; Dec. 5-7)
Open (64): Odis Chenault (CA)
Advanced (40): Michael Showkati (CA)
Limited (8): Daniel Saltzman (CA)

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)