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2014 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

1998    1999    2000    2001    2002    2003    2004    2005    2006
2007    2008    2009    2010    2011    2012     2013    2014

Updated: July 22, 2014

ABT - 19th MINNESOTA OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 18-20, 2014; Bloomington, Minnesota

OPEN (15): 1-David Rockwell (IL), 2-Vadim Nuniyants (WI); 1C-Julius High (KS), 2C-Bob Schumacher (MN); 1LC-Ralph Stowell (MN).

INTERMEDIATE (12): 1-Hugh Morris (MN), 2-Tom Magne (MN); 1C-Kevin Ahtou (MN), 2C-Steve Binenstock (MN); 1LC-Kevin Heacox (IN).

GOPHER CLASSIC (9): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-David Rockwell (IL); 1C-Bob Schumacher (MN).

MASTERS JACKPOT (8): 1-David Presser (IL), 2-Bill Davis (IL).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Myron Goldman (MN) & Jeff Nitschke (MN), 2-Keene Marin (WI) & Bill Minser (WI).

BLITZ (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Bill Minser (WI).


3rd MUNICH BACKGAMMON OPEN - WBA / 2013 GRAND FINALE EBGT VII
July 17-23, 2014; Munich, Germany

ELITE GROUP (25): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Thomas Dettler (Germany), 3-Michel Lamote (Belgium), 4-Rune Færevåg (Norway); Ultimate Fight: 1-Hilmi Göchan (Turkey).

SPEEDGAMMON: 1-Jan Stastna (Czech Republic).

DMP EVENT: 1-Chiva Tafazzoli (Iran/Germany).

DOUBLES: 1-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon/Spain) & Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany), 2-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria).

WARM-UP: Yasar Gözel (Turkey).

SPECIAL AWARDS: Tobias Hellwag (Germany), Yuki Hiroki (Japan), Ricardo Malas (Lebanon/Spain).

EBGT VII 2013 GRAND FINALE (18):


ABT - 39th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 3-6, 2014; Novi, Michigan

OPEN (76): 1-Gary Bauer (NJ), 2-Ben Friesen (MI), 3-Kit Woolsey (CA), 4/5-Patrick Gibson (CA) / Julius High (KS); 1C-Audronis Zunde (CO), 2C-Bruce Russell (WI), 3C/4C-Dean Adamian (MI) / Dion Hogan (MI).

INTERMEDIATE (56): 1-Paul Stebbing (Canada), 2-Prince Barlow (MI), 3-Steve Diano (NV); 1C-Faris Gabbara (MI), 2C-Omar Shah (Canada), 3C/4C-Amy Trudeau (IL) / Rick Wedge (Canada).

NOVICE (10): 1-Norma Lunsford (MI), 2-Fran Miller (OH); 1C-Amber McLean (MI); 1LC-Hunter Haaf (PA).

MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-Dion Hogan (MI), 2-Karen Davis (DC), 3/4-Julius High (KS) / Kit Woolsey (CA).

SANDY KAPLAN'S SENIOR SPECIAL (64): 1-Claude Landry (Canada), 2-Brent Cohen (PA), 3/4-Dean Adamian (MI) / Mike Freeman (NC).

PRINCE BARLOW'S JUNIOR JACKPOT (32): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-Jeb Horton (NC), 3/4-Troy Longman (MI) / John Stryker (IL).

EXTREME FREEZE-OUT (16): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Kevin Heacox (IN).

CHARITY BLITZ (128): 1-Bob Hickey (OH), 2-Keene Marin (WI). $300 was raised for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

FRANK TALBOT'S NEWCOMER FREE ROLL (20): 1-Steve Diano (NV), 2-Akiko Yazawa (Japan).

OPEN DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Emil Mortuk (MI) & Akemi Ota (MI), 2-Robert Lessard (Canada) & Paul Stebbing (Canada), 3-Ben Friesen (MI) & Jim Slomkoski (MI).

LIMITED DOUBLES (4 teams): 1-Brenda Cohen (PA) & Rick Wedge (Canada).

FIRECRACKER OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Yury Millman (MN), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV).
FIRECRACKER LIMITED JACKPOT (8): 1-Peggy Neubig (NJ), 2-Glen DeGuzman (MN).

$20 DETROIT QUICKIE (16): 1-Jeb Horton (NC).
$10 DETROIT QUICKIE (32): 1-Steve Diano (NV), 2-David Zukkor (MI).

$50 WARM-UP (27): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Ben Friesen (MI), 3/4-Chris Knapp (Canada) / Yury Millman (MN).
$30 WARM-UP (29): 1-Carl Bommarito (MI), 2-Bill Toth (MI), 3/4-Reggie Harvel (MI) / Jim Kennis (NY).
$20 WARM-UP (10): 1-Jenna Longman (MI), 2-John Claybourne (MI), 3-Wes Burgar (MI).

SUNDAY TROPHY OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-David Kettler (TX), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).
SUNDAY TROPHY LIMITED JACKPOT (8): 1-Jim Kennis (NY), 2-Patty Geoffroy (MA).

$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT (20): 1-Ben Friesen (MI), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 3/4-Joe Freedman (NM) / Troy Longman (MI).
$20 AFTER TOURNAMENT (15): 1-Jim Kennis (NY), 2/3-Steve Grob (MI) / Marcy Kossar (MD).

SIMBORG/USBGF QUIZ: 1-Chuck Bower (IN) & Mary Hickey (OH).


ABT - LOS ANGELES BACKGAMMON OPEN
June 20-22, 2014; Los Angeles, California

OPEN (58): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Dorn Bishop (CA), 3-Odis Chenault (CA), 4/5-Mark Antranikian (CA) / Jonah Seewald (CO); 1C-Saul Meir (CA), 2C-Carter Mattig (IL), 3C/4C-Cheryl Andersen (CA) / Justin Nunez (CA).

ADVANCED (41): 1-Farid Khalili (CA), 2-John Isaac (CA); 1C-David Cohen (GA), 2C-Patrick Keene (CA), 3C/4C-Bill Darrow (CA) / Glen DeGuzman (MN).

LIMITED (11): 1-Cem Yorulmaz (CA), 2-Stephen Furry (CA); 1C-Larry Andersen (CA).

SUPER 32 (30): 1-Odis Chenault (CA), 2-Malcolm Davis (TX), 3/4-Tiran Dangor (CA) / John Rockwell (CA).

PAUL DINGWELL AMATEUR JACKPOT (32): 1-David Rennie (CA), 2-Adam Prager (Israel), 3/4-Joe Nolan (TN) / Sean Taghani (CA).

BLITZ (64): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-David Taniguchi (CA).

SENIORS #1 (32): 1-Doug Amenda (AZ), 2-Giora Ben-Horin (AZ).
SENIORS #2 (16): 1-Lynn Lusk (CO), 2-Marv Porten (CA).

2-POINT QUICKIES (32): 1-Ted Chee (CA), 2-John Isaac (CA).

L.A. OPEN LOGO BOARD EVENT (4): 1-Sean Taghani (CA).

DOUBLES #1 (8 teams): 1-Carter Mattig (IL) & Lindsay Mattig (CA), 2-Cheryl Andersen (CA) & David Rennie (CA).
DOUBLES #2 (4 teams): 1-Alain Azoulay (CA) & Fara Yousefi (CA).

$50 JACKPOT (8): 1-Sam Ahmed (CA).

SIMBORG/USBGF QUIZ: Open winner - Rory Pascar (IL), Advanced winner - John Skratulia (CA).


2nd ANNUAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
May 29-June 1, 2014; Heppenheim, Germany

CHAMPIONSHIP (34): 1-Christoph Wagener, 2-Thomas Kazemieh, 3/4-Dankwart Plattner / Volker Wenzlaff, 5/8-Ferat Gündogan / Frerik Janz / Mario Kühl / Philip Kazemieh; 1LC-Michael Schoppmeyer, 2LC-Michael Urban.

INTERMEDIATE (25): 1-Michael Rudolph, 2-Wolfgang Kunkel, 3/4-Ulrich Roth / Tihomir Zinic; 1LC-Marcel Jochem, 2LC-Stefan Reinspach.

BEGINNER (5): 1-Patrick Hofer, 2-Susanne Kazemieh; 1LC-Sylvia Wist.

SUPERJACKPOT (8): 1-Can Biyiklioglu.

CONSULTING DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Philip Kazemieh & Frank Zander, 2-Klaus Evers & Maik Stiebler.

SRI LANKAN CUP (128): 1-Jerzy Behnke.

FAIRNESS PRIZE: Klaus Evers.


ABT - 34th CHICAGO OPEN & 2ND WORLD BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
May 22-26, 2014; Rosemont, Illinois

2nd WORLD BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (22): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA), 2-Gerry Tansey (MO), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Mary Hickey (OH).

OPEN (63): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2/8-Steve Blanchard (IL) / Jack Edelson (WI) / Ben Friesen (MI) / Petko Kostadinov (SC) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Ed O'Laughlin (VA) / Malcolm Robertson (Hong Kong).

INTERMEDIATE (37): 1-Christopher Shanava (IL), 2-David Hanold (IL), 3/4-Leslie Lockett (NM) / Simon Woodhead (Australia), 5-Chris Scott (IL); 1C-Oleg Raygorodsky (IL), 2C-Don Marek (IL); 1LC-Serge Bondar (IL).

NOVICE (5): 1-Kathy Quentan (TX), 2-Jami Tipton (AZ); 1C-Antoinette Marter (IL).

FASTER MASTERS (16): 1-Kazuhiko Yotsushika (Japan), 2-Fred Chamanara (IL).

MARKOWITZ MASTERS (24): 1-Tom Zarrinnam (CA), 2-Kenji Shimodaira (Japan), 3-David Todd (MO).

LIMITED JACKPOT (24): 1-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2-Ronald Loero (Venezuela), 3-Frank Dama (FL).

DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-David & Linda Rockwell (IL), 2-Al Moskos (FL) & Takis Sakkalis (Greece), 3-Rachel Bishop (WI) & Carter Mattig (IL).

UNLUCKY DICE LAST CHANCE (11): 1-Karen Davis (DC).

SENIORS (48): 1-Kazuko Numazawa (Japan), 2-Lucky Nelson (IL), 3-Chris Knapp (Canada).

TAKI-BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Malcolm Robertson (Hong Kong), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).

869 BOARD TOURNAMENT #1 (4): 1-Jim Pappas (NV).
869 BOARD TOURNAMENT #2 (4): 1-Kazuhiko Yotsushika (Japan).

THE BLITZ (32): 1-Ronald Loero (Venezuela), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV).

$200 JACKPOT #2 (8): 1/2-Stuart Dunkin (FL) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan).

$100 JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Tak Morioka (IL), 2-Bill Davis (IL).

MOCHY'S 4th PROFICIENCY TEST (28): 1-Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon (Israel), 2-David Presser (IL), 3-John O'Hagan (IN).

AFTER TOURNEY TOURNEY (32): 1-Fred Chamanara (IL), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV).


BACKGAMMON LONDON OPEN 2014
May 9-11, 2014; London, England

LONDON OPEN (128): 1-Hall Skära (Norway), 2-Mark Dixon (England), 3/4-Chris Purchase (England) / Simon Shamash (England).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Engin Ongel (England), 2-Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon (Israel).

PROFESSIONALS' TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Farzin Aarabi (Norway), 2-Jason Pack (USA/England), 3/4-Andrea de Zandonati (Italy) / Raj Jansari (England).

HIPPODROME CUP (32): 1-Mark Calderbank (England), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 3/4-Wayne Felton (England) / Arda Findikoglu (Turkey).

LONDON SHIELD (32): 1-Simon Morecroft (England), 2-John Broomfield (England), 3/4-Nils Figenschou (England) / Geoff Oliver (England).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-David Dennis (England) & Ted Schon (England), 2-Michael Kamintzi (England) & Eric Maillebiau (England), 3/4-Elie Bendaly (Lebanon) & Malcolm Johnston (England) / Donna Sherred (England) & Mike Willliams (England).

BRITISH BACKGAMMON AWARDS 2014:
Player of the Year: Yan Kit Chan
Most Feared Opponent: Raj Jansari
Tournament Director of the Year: John Wright
Board Designer of the Year: Geoffrey Parker
Largest Contributor to the Game: Richard Biddle
Biggest Contributor to International Backgammon: Masayuki "Mochy" Mochizuki (Japan)
Most Courteous Player of the Year: Richard Edgecliffe-Johnson
International Player of the Year: Aref Alipour (Iran/England)
Friendliest Player of the Year: George Jacobs
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Main


FMT - 7th CYPRUS BACKGAMMON OPEN
May 1-4, 2014; Nicosia, North Cyprus

OPEN (77): 1-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany), 2-Soinguli Amirov (Georgia), 3-Steen Grønbech (Denmark), 4-Avetis Rostomyan (Armenia), 5-Boris Mampoziya (Russia), 6/8-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Vicenzo Riceputi (Italy); 1LC-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), 2LC-Rosen Peychev (Bulgaria), 3LC-Umut Sari (Turkey).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (37 teams+27rebuys): 1-Hamza Nar (Turkey) & Self, 2-Cüneyt Argun Genç (Turkey) & Umut Sari (Turkey), 3/4-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) & Matt Cohn-Geier (USA) / Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria) & Rosen Peychev (Bulgaria).

SUPERJACKPOT (16): 1-Zafer Tas (Turkey), 2-Hamza Nar (Turkey).

ONE POINT #1 (64): 1-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia), 2-Murat Uzun (Turkey).
ONE POINT #2 (64): 1-Fuat Erdag (Turkey), 2-Nedim Yardimci (Turkey).

JACKPOT WINNERS (5x8): Hilmi Göçhan (Turkey), Alaattin Özaltun (Turkey), Serdar Özkaya (Turkey), Talat Papatya (Turkey), Aykut Uzel (Turkey).

FM GAMMON (8): 1-Umut Sari (Turkey).

AFTER TOURNAMENT(10): 1-Handan Erdag (Turkey), 2-Burak Gören (Turkey).

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Matt Cohn-Geier (USA), Gündüz Günes (Turkey), Tobias Hellwag (Germany).


WBF - MEDITERRANEAN OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
April 25-27, 2014; Antalya, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (63): 1-John Broomfield (England), 2-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 3/4-Sergey Kolpashchikov (Russia/Turkey) / Tugrul Öngel (Turkey); 1C-Adam Prager (Israel), 2C-Erhan Dogrusöz (Turkey); 1LC-Kakhaber Natchkebia  (Georgia), 2LC-Gültekin Uygur (Turkey), 3LC/4LC-Soinguli Amirov (Georgia) / Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey).

LADIES PRIZE (9): 1-Meral Ceylan (Turkey), 2-Ayse Özkin Gökçeer (Turkey).

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (16): 1-Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey), 2-Sedat Sorgüven (Turkey).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (26 teams): 1-Ferat Gündogan (Turkey/Germany) & Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey), 2-Emrullah Cosar (Turkey) & Kemal Okal (Turkey), 3/4-Peter Ghaussy (Germany) & Ibrahim Gündogan (Turkey/Germany) / Ilker Göçhan (Turkey) & Mehmet K. Küçükyörük (Turkey).

WARM-UP (54): 1-Niyazi Katirci (Turkey), 2-Tunç Hamarat (Turkey), 3/4-Peter Ghaussy (Germany) / Mario Sequeira (Portugal).

869BG TROPHY (54): 1-John Broomfield (England), 2-Erhan Dogrusöz (Turkey), 3/4-Nil H. Ergin (Turkey) / Taner Uçarer (Turkey). 

SWING (30): 1-Ümit Bata (Turkey), 2-Soinguli Amirov (Georgia), 3-Cengiz Ergin (Turkey), 4-Aysun Utkular (Turkey).

1-POINTER ACTION (128): 1-Hayri Arslan (Turkey), 2-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 3/4-Niyazi Katirci (Turkey) / Kemal Okal (Turkey).

MERIT OPEN SATELLITE (16): 1-Gültekin Uygur (Turkey), 2-Ulrich Tamm (Germany/Turkey), 3/4-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia) / Mario Sequeira (Portugal).

BG4BG JACKPOT (48): 8 Winners: Ferat Gündogan (Turkey/Germany), Kemal Aksu (Turkey), Emrullah Cosar (Turkey), Axel Etten (Germany/Turkey), Mehmet Çil (Turkey), Niyazi Katirci (Turkey). 


ABT - U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 23-27, 2014; Las Vegas, Nevada

CHAMPIONSHIP (47+13 rebuys): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Ethan Nissani (NM), 3/4-Sam Ahmed (CA) / Greg Merriman (MI); 1C-Dorn Bishop (CA), 2C-Steve Sax (CA); 1LC-Ted Chee (CA).

INTERMEDIATE (51+19 rebuys): 1-Tim Lawless (IN), 2-Lucky Nelson (IL), 3/4-Tom Magne (MN) / Kevin McDonough (NM); 1C-Rob Ring (CA), 2C-Abby Biss (New Zealand); 1LC-Michael Derylo (CA).

BEGINNER (4): 1-James Green Jr. (MD), 2-Bill Kraybill (NV).

SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Malcolm Davis (TX), 2-Dorn Bishop (CA).

LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Jeff Burdsall (NV), 2-Rick Voeller (WA), 3/4-Ramon Eleazar (NV) / John Rockwell (CA).

BEGINNER JACKPOT (4): 1-Rob Ingram (OR).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Ron Bruns (CA), 2-Kenneth Hoppe (NV).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (8 teams): 1-Gary Kay (CA) & David Rockwell (IL), 2-Lucky Nelson (IL) & David Presser (IL).

BLITZ (128): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Bob Schumacher (MN).

MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Mark Antranikian (CA), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV).

$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (23): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Bill Riles (TX).

$100 SUNDAY JACKPOT (8): 1-Scott Ward (TX), 2-Ramon Eleazar (NV).

AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Ken Bame (CA), 2-Norm Wiggins (CA).


26th NORDIC BACKGAMMON OPEN
April 16-21, 2014; Copenhagen, Denmark

CHAMPIONSHIP (99): 1-Marc Brockmann Olsen (Denmark), 2-Konrad Fröschl (Sweden), 3/4-Jon Kristian Røyset (Norway) / Norbert Wiebusch (Germany), 5/8-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark) / Eric McAlpine (England) / Sven-Olav Nørén (Sweden) / Stepan Nuniyants (USA); 1LC-Jens Chr. Pedersen (Denmark), 2LC-Robin Neumann (Denmark).

ADVANCED (91): 1-Walter Meuwis (Belgium), 2-Aref Alipour (Iran/England), 3/4-Fredrik Carlsson (Sweden) / Michael Urban (Germany), 5/8-Rasoul Ghasemi (Sweden) / Kevin Jones (Wales) / Jonas Moehrdel (Denmark) / Patrick Toxværd (Denmark); 1LC-Jerker Sandberg (Sweden), 2LC-Morten Marx (Denmark).

INTERMEDIATE (99): 1-Jens Quirin Hansen (Denmark), 2-Jens H. Christensen (Denmark), 3/4-Lennart Kurland (Denmark) / Anni Bech Nielsen (Denmark), 5/8-Morten S. Andersen (Denmark) / Wolfgang Henze (Germany) / Bo Knudsen (Denmark) / Terje Pedersen (Denmark); 1LC-Richard Biddle (England), 2LC-Christian Andresen (Germany).

OPEN (86): 1-Gary Fries (USA), 2-Franck Stepler (France), 3/4-Steen Haff (Denmark) / Sven-Olav Norén (Sweden), 5/8- Ed O'Laughlin (USA) / Poul Lindberg Sørensen (Denmark) / Axel Stemark (Denmark) / Akiko Yazawa (Japan).

SPEEDGAMMON (256): 1-Timo Väätäinen (Finland), 2-Tore Fredriksen (Norway), 3/4-Tage Mellgren (Denmark) / Paulus van Rooijen (Holland), 5/8-Taus Bøytler (Denmark) / Sabri Büyüksoy (Turkey) / Claus Elken (Denmark) / Michael K. Larsen (Denmark).

CONSULTATION DOUBLES (55 teams): 1-Bob Wachtel (USA) & Christian Sorensen (Denmark), 2-Jason Pack (USA) & Lars Trabolt (Denmark), 3/4-Raj Jansari (England) & Simon Barget (England) / Niels Skov Larsen (Denmark) & Kenny Nissen (Denmark).

CONSULTATION MIXED DOUBLES (46 teams): 1-Matt Reklaitis (USA) & Ditte Schnack Martinsen (Denmark), 2-Emma Axling (Sweden) & Robin Neumann (Denmark), 3/4-Pia Sevelin (Sweden) & Thomas Delbåge (Sweden) / Julie Thabault (France) & Michael "Mik" Larsen (Denmark).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Jason Pack (USA), 2-Kagan Karakaya (Turkey), 3/4-Costin Constantinescu (Romania) / Lito Frondoso (Philippines).

CHAMPIONS QUALIFIER (22): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (USA).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (53): 1-Pernille Rosendal (Denmark), 2-Elle Wagstrom (Sweden), 3/4-Ulla Hansen (Denmark) / Pia Svendsen (Denmark).

TEAM EVENT (24 teams): 1-Svans: Robin Neumann / Lars Nielsen / Saban Simsek (Denmark), 2-Angara: Sabri Büyüksoy / Yasar Gözel / Kagan Karakaya (Turkey).

TOURNAMENT TMP QUALIFIER (15): 1-Mogens Jørgen Dreier (Denmark), 2-Pernille Rosendal (Denmark).

ALL TMP QUALIFIER (7): 1-Kenny Nissen (Denmark).

BEGINNERS (86): 1-John Blem (Denmark), 2-Flemming Larsen (Denmark), 3/4-Gorm Øster (Denmark) / Lars Ravn (Denmark); 1C-Ulrik Pagh (Denmark), 2C-Jette Lavenborg Breitenstein (Denmark).

JUNIOR TOURNAMENT (4): 1-Oscar Hartmann (Denmark), 2-Mathias Juul Stage (Denmark).

WARM-UP (90): 1-Gary Fries (USA), 2-Mick Dyett (Australia), 3/4-Ulla Hansen (Denmark) / Stepan Nuniyants (USA).

WORLD TEAM VS. DENMARK: The World Team won 27-10.
1-World Team: Captain Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon (Israel), Victor Ashkenazi (USA), Matt Cohn-Geier (USA), Michihito Kageyama (Japan), Petko Kostadinov (USA), Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), Bill Phipps (USA), Bob Wachtel (USA), David Wells (USA).
2-Denmark Team: Captain Marc B. Olsen, Nevzat Dogan, Thomas Kristensen, Michael "Mik" Larsen, Sander Lylloff, Thomas Myhr, Freddie Noer, Lars Trabolt.


ABT - 6th ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
April 4-6, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia

CHAMPIONSHIP (30): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Malcolm Robertson (Hong Kong); 1C-Stuart Thomson (GA), 2C-Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY); 1LC-Frank Raposa (VA).

INTERMEDIATE (15): 1-Samra Hadden (GA), 2-Kate Elmore (GA); 1C-Adrian Costa (CA), 2C-LEW Webber (VA); 1LC-Ronald Loero (Venezuela).

ROBERT WILENSKY MEMORIAL MASTERS (10): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

ATLANTA CUP JACKPOT (13): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Ronald Loero (Venezuela).

DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV) & Samra Hadden (GA), 2-Patty Geoffroy (MA) & Chris Knapp (Canada).

MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Joe Nolan (TN).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Vadim Musaelyan (NC).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (15): 1-Stuart Thomson (GA), 2-Brian Flanagan (NY); 1C-Philippe Salnave (FL).

$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Karen Davis (DC), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI).


ABT - 20th OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 28-30, 2014; Cleveland, Ohio

OPEN (30): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI); 1C-David Rockwell (IL), 2C-John O'Hagan (IN).

ADVANCED (30): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA), 2-Jason Marshall (OH); 1C-Bob Hickey (OH), 2C-Stephen Benjamin (OH).

NOVICE (4): 1-Victor De Oliveira (Canada), 2-Charlene Britton (OH).

OHIO MASTERS (8): 1-Garry Kallos (Canada), 2-Paul Knapp (IL).

AMATEUR JACKPOT (8): 1-David Rearick (OH), 2-Tom Rebelo (Canada).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Bill Calton (MI) & Jack Takala (MI), 2-Palmer Macali (OH) & Phil Simborg (IL).

2-POINT QUICKIES (16): 1-David Todd (MO).

20th OHIO STATE ANNIVERSARY CRISLOID BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Mark Murray (OH).

MINI-BLITZ (28): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Dion Hogan (MI).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (11): 1-Mike Vasilatos (OH), 2-Connie Tipton (PA).


WBF - 26th EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP & 13th VELDEN OPEN
March 26-30, 2014; Velden, Austria

MASTERS (26): 1-Peter Blachian (Germany), 2-Kamil Karaali (Turkey), 3-Mario Sequeira (Portugal), 4/5-Cengiz Ergin (Turkey) / Friedrich Fritz Rattinger (Austria); Ladies Prize: Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).

INTERMEDIATES (29): 1-Damjan Plesec (Slovenia), 2-Helmut Tweraser (Austria), 3-Jean Parizon (Germany), 4-Axel Etten (Germany/Turkey); Ladies Prize: Laurence Sinitzky Billard (France).

11th EUROPEAN CONSULTING DOUBLES (12 teams): 1-Michael Lamote (Belgium) & Walter Meuwis (Belgium), 2-Heimo Löbler (Austria) & Friedrich Fritz Rattinger (Austria).

WARM-UP (40): 1-Edmond Mezini (Albania/Italy), 2-Jakob Garal (Ukraine/Germany), 3/4-Walter Meuwis (Belgium) / Mario Sequeira (Portugal).

869BG TROPHY (36): 1-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic), 2-Jakob Garal (Ukraine/Germany), 3/4-Cengiz Ergin (Turkey / Arda Findikoglu (Turkey).

PRESIDENT'S 1-POINT TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine), 2-Patrik Vanheyden (Germany).


19th OSAKA BACKGAMMON OPEN
March 15-16, 2014; Osaka, Japan

OPEN (42): 1-Kazuya Nagai, 2-Masaaki Isobe, 3/4-Megumi Ishii / Akiko Yazawa; 1C-Kenji Shimodaira, 2C-Hironobu Yazawa.

INTERMEDIATE: Day 1 (12): 1-Kenji Fujita; 1C-Katsumi Fusamatsu; Day 2 (17): 1-Mr. Takagi; 1C-Masayuki Sakaguchi.

BEGINNER (7): 1-Shinsuke Hara.

NANIWA CUP (16): 1-Kenji Nishizawa.

OKINAWA CUP (16): 1-Kazuya Nagai.

SUPER JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Tatsuya Tanaka.
SUPER JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Yoshiyuki Nakamura.

SPEED GAMMON #1 (8): 1-Kaoruko Kisuno.
SPEED GAMMON #2 (8): 1/2-Masahiko Nasu / Hironobu Yazawa.

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Junko & Maya Nakamura.

LADIES EVENT (6): 1-Mayuki Kanno.

QUIZ CONTEST: 1-Kazuya Nagai, 2/4-Tomoya Mitsuyoshi / Yoshiyuki Nakamura / Kiyokazu Nishikawa.


ABT - CSI: BACKGAMMON / CENTRAL STATES INVITATIONAL
March 14-16, 2014; Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

CHAMPIONSHIP (36): 1-Rory Pascar (IL), 2-David Presser (IL); 1C-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2C-Allen Tish (IL); 1LC-John O'Hagan (IN).

ADVANCED (40): 1-Alex Owen (IL), 2-Rachel Bishop (WI); 1C-Christopher Shanava (IL), 2C-David Meyer (WI); 1LC-Eric Hiner (MN).

LIMITED (10): 1-Paul Turdik (IL), 2-Scott Martin (IN); 1LC-Steven O'Connor (IL).

GRAND CRYSTAL BEAVER XVI (8): 1-David Todd (MO), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-David Presser (IL) & Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Jack Edelson (WI) & Vadim Nuniyants (WI).

13th BATTLE OF THE SEXES (32 Men & 16 Women): 1-Tak Morioka (IL), 2-Linda Rockwell (IL), 3/4-Alan Gold (WI) / Peggy Neubig (NJ).

TAKI-BOARD CHARITY FUNDRAISER (16): 1-Paul Turdik (IL), 2-Ed Bennett (NM).

QUICKIE TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Steve Hast (PA), 2-Frank Raposa (VA).

MICROBLITZ (40): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI).

LIAR'S DICE: 1-Steve Hast (PA) & Allen Tish (IL).

DIRECTOR'S TROPHY: Jim Opre (IL).

RACCOON RUMBLE OPEN (28): 1-David Presser (IL), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV), 3/4-Steve Hast (PA) / Alex Owen (IL); 1C/2C-Rory Pascar (IL) / Warner Solomon (England).

RACCOON RUMBLE INTERMEDIATE (9): 1-Tim Carroll (IL), 2-Sue Will (IL); 1C/2C-Amy Trudeau (IL) / Steven O'Connor (IL).

$1,500 was raised for the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago.


NORTH CYPRUS OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
March 12-16, 2014; Kyrenia, North Cyprus

CHAMPIONSHIP (102): 1-Michael "Mik" Larsen (Denmark), 2-Rainer Witt (Germany), 3/4-Iancho Hristov (Bulgaria) / Joel Schiff (Israel); 1C-Erhan Yenisen (Turkey), 2C-Toby Tabet (Lebanon) 3C/4C-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey) / Sevdalin Tsvetanov (Bulgaria); 1LC-Avetis Rostomyan (Armenia), 2LC-Karsten Bredahl (Denmark).

INTERMEDIATE (19): 1-Antonis Vamvakaris (Greece), 2-Jean Parizon (Germany), 3/4-Thanassis Makris (Greece) / Dmytro Korneika (Ukraine); 1LC-Carl Bommarito (USA), 2LC-Cemal Gürsel (Turkey).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), 2-Christian Munk-Christensen (Denmark).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (44 teams): 1-Iancho Hristov (Bulgaria) & Petko Kostadinov (Bulgaria/USA), 2-Shahab Ghodsi (Iran/Norway) & Massoud Aghdam (Iran).

TEAM TOURNAMENT (22 teams): 1-Team USA Water Boys: Carl Bommarito / Doug Mayfield / Emil Mortuk, 2-Team Mystery: Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Stepan Nuniyants (USA) / Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria).

MERIT PARK CASINO KICK-OFF (256): 1/4-Sabri Büyüksoy (Turkey) / Claus Elken (Denmark) / Nodar Gagua (Russia) / Shimon Kagan (Israel).

MOCHY'S QUIZ: 1-Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon (Israel).


2nd CANNES WINTER BACKGAMMON CUP
February 26-March 2, 2014; Cannes, France

MASTERS (21): 1-Bruno Plagnol (France), 2-Alexis Vincent (France), 3/4-Dirk Leinberger (Germany) / Tristan Rémille (France); 1LC-Aldo Peretti (France).

CANNES CUP WINNER: Alexis Vincent (France).

INTERMEDIATE (31): 1-Ingrid Söderstjerna (Sweden), 2-Kader Turk (France), 3/4-Laurence Sinitzky (France) / Joel Sundberg (Sweden); 1LC-Jesper Jörgensen (Sweden).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey), 2-Olivier Décultot (France).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey) & Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey), 2-Sabri & Sebnem Büyüksoy (Turkey).

LADIES CUP (16): 1-Linda Sjörin (Sweden), 2-Sonia Pelledrini (Italy).

TEAM CUP (4 teams): 1-Yves Negre / Michel Serrero / Frédéric Andrieu (France).

KILL THE BOSS (32): 1-Franck Stepler (France), 2-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Frédéric Andrieu (France).

ONE-POINT (16): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey).

BEGINNER #1 (4): 1-Doriane (France).
BEGINNER #2 (4): 1-Michel Mayor (France).

AFTER TOURNAMENT DOUBLES (16 teams): 1/2-Corinna Blaschke (Germany) & Volker Sonnabend (Germany) / Pierre Gondran (France) & Philippe Vouhé (France).


FMT - ISTAVDER 6TH ANNIVERSARY BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
February 21-23, 2014; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (270): 1-Burhan Yilmazer (Turkey), 2-Murat Cengiz (Turkey), 3-Fuat Erdag (Turkey), 4-Mustafa Babal (Turkey), 5-Mustafa Altuntas (Turkey), 6-Aykut Uzel (Turkey), 7-Ibrahim Karaca (Turkey), 8-Hamza Nar (Turkey); 1C-Shahab Ghodsi (Iran/Norway), 2C-Ilker Gochan (Turkey), 3C/4C-Kamil Zafer Akbiyik (Turkey) / Ahmet Kamil Baykalogullari (Turkey).

6th TURKISH CONSULTATION DOUBLES #1 (64): 1-Roman Guehetadze (Georgia) & Gocha Tchockhoneli (Georgia), 2-Mustafa Altuntas (Turkey) & Ibrahim Karaca (Turkey).

6th TURKISH CONSULTATION DOUBLES #2 (64): 1-Metin Cubuk (Turkey) & Kamil Karaali (Turkey), 2-Selahattin Hacioglu (Turkey) & Salih Yener (Turkey).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Hakan Kahyaoglu (Turkey).

TEAM CHALLENGE (16 Teams): 1-Team Tigers: Cuneyt Argun Genc (Turkey) / Rod Covlin (USA) / Umit Tanoglu (Turkey).

ONE POINT #1: 1-Canan Kirikkaya (Turkey).
ONE POINT #2: 1- Kemal Aksu (Turkey).

SUPER JACKPOT #1: (16): Dursun Çetin (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #2: (16): Abdullah Ser (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #3: (16): Ufuk Aksak (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #4: (16): Mustafa Babal (Turkey).

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Can Biyiklioglu (Germany), Sean Williams (England), Sevgi Basaran (Turkey), Erkan Varli (Turkey), Nodar Gagua (Georgia/Russia).

SPONSOR AWARDS: WOW Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center, Kentplus Kadikoy, Misli.com, Pasha Backgammon, Mys My Company, FMgammon.


ABT - 2nd TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 30-February 2, 2014; San Antonio, Texas

CHAMPIONSHIP (72): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Malcolm Davis (TX), 5-Alfred Mamlet (MD); 1C-Antoinette Williams (NY), 2C-Paul Magriel (NV); 1LC-Karen Davis (DC), 2LC-Carter Mattig (IL).

ADVANCED (52): 1-Mick Zakrajsek (IN), 2-Stewart Pemberton (NJ), 3/4-Bobby Mohammadi (TX) / Vadim Nuniyants (WI); 1C-Brian Flanagan (NY), 2C-John Shakory (TX); 1LC-Abby Biss (New Zealand), 2LC-Lynn Lusk (CO).

LIMITED (21): 1-Josh Avery (TX), 2-Kathy Quentan (TX); 1C-Randy Vacek (TX); 1LC-Matt Rogers (TX).

LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2-Malcolm Davis (TX), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Gus Contos (CA), 2-Scotty Kelland (CT), 3/4-Brian Flanagan (NY) / Bill Finneran (VA).

DUAL-DUEL (8): 1-(PR winner) Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-(Score winner) Ray Fogerlund (NV).

USBGF TOURNAMENT OF STARS DOUBLES (18 teams): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA) & Petko Kostadinov (SC), 2-Justin Nunez (CA) & Mario Savan (CA).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-WEST (128): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).

DMP SURPRISE FREEROLL (64): 1/2-Bill Finneran (VA) / Lynn Lusk (CO).

SENIORS (128): 1-Joe Freedman (NM), 2-Michael Edge (SC).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Treena Bouque (CA) & Marty Brown (TX), 2-Debra Campbell (NC) & Rod Covlin (NY).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON FREEROLL PACKAGE (19): 1-Mustafa Durgut (TX), 2-Fatih Safiturk (TX), 3/4-Claudia Brown (TX) / Jeff Misrahi (NY).

MONTE CARLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SATELLITE JACKPOT (8): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Rafael Lopez de Lara (Mexico).

MOCHY'S 3rd PROFICIENCY TEST (31): 1-John Klein (MD), 2-Bob Koca (MD).

SIMBORG QUIZ CHALLENGE (4): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).


TBT - 2014 ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - WBF-TR
January 17-19, 2014; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (125): 1-Kenji Nishizawa (Japan), 2-Cengiz Ergin, 3/4-Peter Holenstein (Switzerland) / Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria); 1C-Roman Korber (Austria), 2C-Cemalettin Yüksel, 3C/4C-Levent Demirel / Nihat Sorgüven; lLC-Giorgos Kleitsas (Greece), 2LC-Cüneyt Argun Genç, 3LC/4LC-Sabri Büyüksoy / Cengiz Özdil.

RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL WARM-UP (92): 1-Atila Malçok, 2-Nedim Yardimci, 3/4-Kemal Aksu / Andrii Nesterov (Urkraine).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (52 teams): 1-Kemal Aksu & Haluk Ekrem Özalp, 2-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria) & Rosen Peychev (Bulgaria), 3/4-Cüneyt Argun Genç & Atila Malçok / Neslihan Acar & Mehmet Oymak.

869BG CUP (96): 1-Seda Koç, 2-Sabri Büyüksoy, 3/4-Martin Barkwill (England) / Laurence Sinitzky (France).

SWING (52): 1-Mustafa Babal, 2-Sabri Büyüksoy, 3-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine), 4-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon/Spain).

1-POINTER (128): 1-Rifat Bulut, 2-Ian Hesketh (Scotland), 3/4-Ali Necdet Akbayrak / Marco Fornasir (Italy).

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (32): 1-Cengiz Ergin, 2-Tan Rusan.

LADIES SPECIAL PRIZE (10): 1-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), 2-Seda Koç.

BGTV PROFICIENCY CONTEST (17): 1-David Presser (Israel/USA), 2-Feza Diyarbekir.


ABT - 7th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 9-12, 2014; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (51+13 rebuys): 1-Matt Reklaitis (MA), 2-Frank Talbot (MI), 3/4-Malcolm Robertson (Hong Kong) / Sasha Bennett (NY); 1C-Bill Phipps (NY), 2C-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 3C/4C-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Vadim Musaelyan (NC); lLC-Carter Mattig (IL), 2LC-Gary Bauer (NJ).

INTERMEDIATE (52+16 rebuys): 1-Samuel Wang (NY), 2-Scotty Kelland (CT), 3/4-John Barnett (NY) / Anna Mielech (Poland); 1C-Canan Atkas (Turkey), 2C-Leon Marini (NJ), 3C/4C-Oleg Raygorodsky (IL) / Gary Zelmanovics (NJ); 1LC-Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2LC-Debra Campbell (NC).

BEGINNER (27): 1-Sharon Torres (NY), 2-Chuck Young (NJ), 3/4-Lisa Pelaez (NY) / Michael Rosen (NY); 1C-Robert Domaine (NY).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Sasha Bennett (NY), 2-Gary Bauer (NJ), 3/4-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Bill Phipps (NY).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-David Presser (IL), 2-Artie Sutton (NJ), 3/4-Steven Keats (NY) / Mike Murton (England).

$50 BLITZ (32): 1-Doug Huch (NJ), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY).

$20 BLITZ (64): 1-Majid Jahanbani (VA), 2-Christina Fabijanczuk (PA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Greg Merriman (MI), 2-Frank Dimaggio (NJ).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece) & Natassa Savvidou (Greece), 2-Matt Cohn-Geier (NV) & Bill Phipps (NY).

NEW YORK WARM-UP (64): 1-Nicholas Misch (NY), 2-Dan Lewis (NY).

$40 JULIUS JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY).

$50 KALLOS JACKPOT (8): 1-Julius High (KS).

$50 CJC JACKPOT (8): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

$50 SHADI JACKPOT (8): 1-David Shadi (NJ).