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RACE FOR 2014 ABT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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2014 AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR STANDINGS

Compiled after 16 events through 26 October 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 Gary Bauer 27.22
4 Masayuki Mochizuki 24.04
5 Julius High 23.17
6 Ben Friesen 21.47
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 Vadim Nuniyants 14.18
13 Antoinette Williams 14.08
14 Tak Morioka 14.00
15 Kit Woolsey 13.53
16 Jonah Seewald 13.50
17 Carter Mattig 13.41
18 Mick Zakrajsek 13.32
19 Don Faix 13.00
20 David Rockwell 12.67
21 Audronis Zunde 12.67
22 Roberto Litzenberger 11.76
23 Paul Stebbing 10.18
24 Harry Brown 10.00
25 Christopher Shanava 9.92
26 Lucky Nelson 9.85
27 Saul Meir 9.67
28 Victor Ashkenazi 9.32
29 Mark Ferrin 8.64
30 Tim Lawless 8.50
31 Don Marek 8.48
32 Farid Khalili 8.20
33 Alex Owen 8.00
34 Ethan Nissani 7.83
35 Samuel Wang 7.70
36 Bill Phipps 7.56
37 Frank Talbot 7.56
38 Mary Hickey 7.48
39 Scotty Kelland 7.29
40 David Presser 7.20
41 Neil Deutsch 7.20
42 Bob Koca 7.20
43 Wendy Kaplan 7.00
44 John O'Hagan 6.93
45 Brandon Macklin 6.89
46 Vadim Musaelyan 6.87
47 Carol Joy Cole 6.67
48 Ghazi Al-Kinani 6.67
49 Samra Hadden 6.65
50 Allen Tish 6.40
51 Bruce Russell 6.33
52 Jack Edelson 6.00
53 Petko Kostadinov 6.00
54 Steve Blanchard 6.00
55 Stuart Thomson 6.00
56 Karen Davis 5.54
57 Malcolm Davis 5.54
58 Paul Magriel 5.54
59 Patrick Gibson 5.33
60 Amy Trudeau 5.27
61 Faris Gabbara 5.09
62 Prince Barlow 5.09
63 Stuart Katz 5.00
64 Phil Simborg 4.98
65 Tuvya Felt 4.98
# NAME PTS.
66 Odis Chenault 4.83
67 Josh Findley 4.32
68 Pete Anderson 4.32
69 Rob Ring 4.25
70 Abby Biss 4.21
71 Brian Flanagan 4.16
72 Stewart Pemberton 4.16
73 David Cohen 4.10
74 John Isaac 4.10
75 Rachel Bishop 4.00
76 Oleg Raygorodsky 3.92
77 Greg Merriman 3.92
78 Sam Ahmed 3.92
79 Steve Sax 3.92
80 Ted Chee 3.92
81 Canan Atkas 3.85
82 Sasha Bennett 3.78
83 Doug Kranz 3.60
84 Georgina Flanagan 3.50
85 Bill Davis 3.50
86 Bob Hathaway 3.44
87 Bob Hickey 3.33
88 Jason Marshall 3.33
89 Tom Magne 3.33
90 Di Di Pingkuan 3.27
91 Dean Adamian 3.17
92 Dion Hogan 3.17
93 David Hanold 2.96
94 Alfred Mamlet 2.77
95 Sharon Torres 2.70
96 Omar Shah 2.55
97 Steve Diano 2.55
98 Cinda King 2.50
99 Carlos Mendoza 2.50
100 Mark Antranikian 2.42
101 Cheryl Andersen 2.42
102 Justin Nunez 2.42
103 Hugh Morris 2.40
104 Leslie Lockett 2.38
105 LEW Webber 2.35
106 Josh Avery 2.33
107 Raz Pollakis 2.16
108 Kevin McDonough 2.13
109 Michael Derylo 2.13
110 Bobby Mohammadi 2.08
111 John Shakory 2.08
112 Patrick Keene 2.05
113 Joe Nolan 2.03
114 Michael Edge 2.03
115 David Meyer 2.00
116 Eric Hiner 2.00
117 Charles Haley 2.00
118 Lee Pflugrad 2.00
119 Anna Mielech 1.93
120 John Barnett 1.93
121 Leon Marini 1.93
122 Tom Rebelo 1.93
123 Raul Tabraue 1.80
124 Alec Izzo 1.80
125 Jeb Horton 1.80
126 Chris Knapp 1.80
127 Kathy Quentan 1.80
128 Paul Turdik 1.75
129 Rich Timmers 1.72
130 Stephen Benjamin 1.67
# NAME PTS.
131 Daniel Stroberger 1.64
132 Ruth Robbins 1.64
133 David Davis 1.60
134 Treena Bouque 1.60
135 Amber McLean 1.56
136 Adrian Costa 1.50
137 Kate Elmore 1.50
138 Bob Schumacher 1.50
139 Ralph Stowell 1.50
140 Serge Bondar 1.48
141 Simon Woodhead 1.48
142 Genna Cowan 1.38
143 Cem Yorulmaz 1.38
144 Chuck Young 1.35
145 Robert Domaine 1.35
146 Rick Wedge 1.27
147 Eric Barr 1.25
148 Larry Whittenburg 1.25
149 Kevin Ahtou 1.20
150 Randy Vacek 1.17
151 Norma Lunsford 1.11
152 Josh Racko 1.08
153 Lynn Lusk 1.04
154 Bill Darrow 1.03
155 Glen DeGuzman 1.03
156 Judy Field 1.00
157 Ed Hodges 1.00
158 Debra Campbell 0.96
159 Gary Zelmanovics 0.96
160 Dan Gruby 0.90
161 Jacques Trividic 0.82
162 Kat Denison 0.82
163 Steven Carey 0.82
164 Jeff Boak 0.80
165 Ronald Loero 0.75
166 Chris Scott 0.74
167 Sheri Peters 0.69
168 Larry Andersen 0.69
169 Stephen Furry 0.69
170 Lisa Pelaez 0.68
171 Michael Rosen 0.68
172 Brian Andersen 0.67
173 James Green 0.67
174 Victor De Oliveira 0.67
175 Ben Elliott 0.63
176 Dan Schmelzinger 0.63
177 Scott Martin 0.63
178 Steve O'Connor 0.63
179 Kevin Heacox 0.60
180 Steve Binenstock 0.60
181 Matt Rogers 0.58
182 Fran Miller 0.56
183 Riley Bina 0.50
184 Bill Horner 0.50
185 Stephen Collins 0.50
186 David Zakrajsek 0.50
187 Rommy Gadelmoula 0.34
188 Gary Koscielny 0.34
189 Bill Kraybill 0.33
190 Charlene Britton 0.33
191 Sharon Link 0.33
192 Antoinette Marter 0.31
193 Jami Tipton 0.31
194 Hunter Haaf 0.28
195 RoseMarie Holsing 0.25

ABT UPCOMING EVENTS

2014

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
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
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



2014 ABT TOURNAMENT WINNERS

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)