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2024 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

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Updated: March 1, 2024

ABT - ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC (preliminary results)
February 29-March 3, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia

BMAB PLAYER'S CUP (24): Tie 1/6- Rob Crase (OH) / Di Di (GA) / Kent Goulding (MD) / Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Paul Polatov (NY) / Sammy Wohl (FL).

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP (37+):

ABT ADVANCED (37+):

SUPER JACKPOT (4):

TAYLOR/WILENSKY MASTERS (20):

ATLANTA CUP LIMITED JACKPOT (22+):

DOUBLES:

SPEEDGAMMON:

SENIORS:

DMP:

WARM-UP TOURNAMENT:


1st MACAO BACKGAMMON OPEN
February 23-25, 2024; Macao, China

MASTERS / ERUDITIS (39): 1-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 2-Kazuhiro Saito (Japan), 3/4-Herb Roman (USA) / David Wells (USA).

LAST CHANCE #1 (18): 1-Jan Jacobowitz (Germany).

LAST CHANCE #2 (35): 1-Hayase Kawashima (Japan).

MAX JACKPOT / SORTITIS MAX (4): 1-Malcolm Hutson (Australia).

BEGINNERS / LAICIS (13): 1-Celine Heuls (France), 2-Sophie Hutson (Australia), 3-Stuart Carroll (England).

DOUBLES / DUPLICIS (16 teams): 1-Fujioka Daisuke (Japan) & Yuji Ogura (Japan), 2-Carter Mattig (USA) & Cynthia Roberts (England).

VON WALDENBLATT DMP TOURNAMENT (82): 1-Bogidar Iliev (Bulgaria).


ABT - MASSACHUSETTS STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 23-25, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts

ABT OPEN (29): 1-Brad Mampe (MA), 2-Garrett Duquesne (NY); 1C-Alex Zamanian (MA), 2C-Ilja Tardijn (The Netherlands); 1LC-Doug Roberts (MA).

ABT ADVANCED (13): 1-John Leonard (MA), 2-Stephen Griffin (MA); 1C-Richard Battikha (CT); 1LC-Sharooz Moreh (NY).

MASTERS JACKPOT (8): 1-G.L. Harvie (VT), 2-Marty Storer (NH).

DOUBLES (12 teams): 1-Anca Morar (RI) & Mike Vena (CT), 2-Jon Douglas (NY) & Steve Douglas (NY).

EARLYBIRD JACKPOT (16): 1-Jerry Shea (NY); 1C-John Leonard (MA).

OPEN JACKPOT (4): 1-Marty Storer (NH), 2-David Habib (Canada).

ADVANCED JACKPOT (4): 1-Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2-Nick Ricciardi (CT).

SENIORS (12): 1-Steve Griffin (MA), 2-Mike Forrester (MA).

JUNIORS (8): 1-Alex Zamanian (MA), 2-Alex Strehl (CA).

NOVICE #1 (4): 1-Regina Dinkes (FL), 2-Diego Rosenfeld (MA).
NOVICE #2 (2): 1-Veronica Bacon (MA), 2-Mary Whitney (MA).
NOVICE #3 (6): 1-Greg Gregovski (Canada), 2-Melissa Poyet Borys (RI).


NCBA - 2nd ARKIN BACKGAMMON OPEN VIP
February 15-18, 2024; Iskele, Famagusta, North Cyprus

MASTERS (90): 1-Mikael Vardanyan (Russia), 2-Aref Alipour (United Kingdom), 3-Hüseyin Güler (Turkey), 4-Cengiz Ergin (Turkey), 5-Stanislav Stoynov (Bulgaria), 6-Tilman Söhnchen (Germany); 1LC-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany), 2LC-Minh Nguyen (France).

SUPERJACKPOT #1 (16): 1-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 2-Nodar Gagua (Georgia).
SUPERJACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Konrad Fröschl (Sweden), 2-Minh Nguyen (France).

DOUBLES (64 teams): 1-Soinguli Amirov (Georgia) & Yurii Vatsyk (Ukraine), 2-Baris Koçak (Turkey) & Aliekber Vardi (Turkey), 3-Sezai Bayraktar (North Cyprus) & Salih Kayali (North Cyprus).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Mevlit Avcioglu (North Cyprus), 2-Stanislav Stoynov (Bulgaria).

SENIORS (59): 1-Jean Abi Haidar (Lebanon), 2-Konrad Fröschl (Sweden).

1-POINTER (128): 1-Philippe Vouhe (France), 2-Andac Sevimli (North Cyprus).

SPECIAL PLAYERS (3): 1-Jeremy Sherr (United Kingdom), 2-Omid Badiei (Sweden), 3-Çaglar Ugurel (Turkey).


ABT - 11th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 7-11, 2024; San Antonio, Texas

ABT GEOFFREY PARKER CHAMPIONSHIP (107+47 rebuys): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA), 2-Cem Aslan (TX), 3/4-Neil Kazaross (IL) / Jon Vietor (CA); 1C-Thomas Tenland (Sweden), 2C-David Winn (TX), 3C/4C-Ami Benari (CO) / Ryan Rebelo (Canada); 1LC-David Kettler (TX), 2LC-Steve Sax (CA).

ABT INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (48+26 rebuys): 1-Lena Sahlén (Sweden), 2-Gonzalo Velarde (Peru); 1C-Daniel Bluestone (VA), 2C-Tommy Tallarico (CA), 3C/4C-Gene Eydelman (IL) / Vinny Ramirez (CA); 1LC-Greg Zillgitt (MN), 2LC-Jeremy Krieger (OR).

NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP (22): 1-Robert Gonzalez (TX), 2-Troy Messina (TX), 3/4-Tom Davis (TX) / Sophia Hutson (Australia).

UBC USA CHAMPIONSHIP (20): 1-Petko Kostadinov (SC), 2-John O'Hagan (IN), 3/4-Frank Frigo (CA) / Ryan Rebelo (Canada). PR winners: 1-John O'Hagan (IN) at 2.92, 2-Ryan Rebelo (Canada) at 3.17, 3-Petko Kostadinov (SC) at 3.23, 4-Frank Frigo (CA) at 3.33, 5-Ronald Sahlén (Sweden) at 3.45, 6-Neil Kazaross (IL) at 3.75, 7-Albert Steg (MA) at 3.94.

$1500 SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Alberto Showaki (FL), 2-Kit Woolsey (CA), 3/4-Gary Bauer (NJ) / Steve Blanchard (IL).

MALCOLM DAVIS LONGHORN MASTERS JACKPOT (48): 1-John O’Hagan (IN), 2/3-Ira Hessel (TX) / Kit Woolsey (CA), 4/6-Al Hodis (TX) / Jonah Seewald (CO) / Richard Siebold (CO).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (48): 1-Keith Remels (TX), 2/3-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Richard Stubbe (TX), 4/6-Avi Cohen (FL) / Patrick Keene (CA) / Maeis Petrosian (CA).

TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (16): 1-Oscar Bennetts (Mexico), 2-Tommy Tallarico (CA).

SAN ANTONIO CINCO DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Dennis & Peggy Culpepper (VA), 2-Powie French (TX) & Phil Simborg (FL), 3/4-Irina & Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Saeed Karimi (TX) & Mike Milligan (TX).

ACE POINT DMP TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Gus Contos (CA), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada), 3/4-Avi Cohen (FL) / Barry Miller (IL).

SENIORS (128): 1-Herb Roman (IL), 2-Farhad Forudi (OH), 3/4-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Platon Tserliagkos (Greece/United Kingdom).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Oscar Bennetts (Mexico), 2-Avi Cohen (FL), 3/4-Maeis Petrosian (CA) / Kit Woolsey (CA).

FIESTA MIXED BLITZ (64): 1-Richard Siebold (CO), 2-Tommy Tallarico (CA).


7th GIBRALTAR BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
January 31-February 4, 2024; Ocean Village, Marina Bay, Gibraltrar

MASTERS (68): 1-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 2-Boghiu Sorin (Romania), 3-Omid Badiei (Sweden), 4/5-Michael Flesch (United Kingdom) / Francisco Kendall (Portugal); 1LC-Dag Ekmark (Norway), 2LC-Armen Khachatryan (Russia), 3LC/4LC-Raj Jansari (United Kingdom) / Lawrence Powell (United Kingdom).

"MARIO FABBRI" SPECIAL AWARD: Gilbert Licudi (Gibraltar).

INTERMEDIATES (51): 1-Ian Anderson (Scotland), 2-Valerian Toreli (Georgia), 3-Paulo Pinto (Portugal), 4/5-Pedro Sanz (Spain) / Gerald Whitehouse (United Kingdom); 1LC-Beatriz Molinero (Spain), 2LC-Pedro Machado (Portugal), 3LC/4LC-Damjan Plesec (Slovenia) / Ayhan Serin (Turkey).

500£ SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Neculai Axinte (Romania), 2-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon), 3/4-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany) / Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (42 teams): 1-Andrew Darby (United Kingdom) & Anna Parker (United Kingdom), 2-Ari Nogueira (Brazil) & Andrea Quadros (Brazil), 3/4-Alain Babillon (France) & Alexis Vincent (France) / David Frier (Gibraltar) & Gilbert Licudi (Gibraltar).

SENIORS (128): 1-Julian Minwalla (United Kingdom), 2-Felix Ciumasu (Romania), 3/4-David Frier (Gibraltar) / Pedro Fonseca Matos (Portugal).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (24): 1-Nadine Chipolina (Gibraltar), 2-Beverley Phillips (United Kingdom), 3-Andrea Quadros (Brazil).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Virgil Tudose (Romania), 2-Josefin Bichler (Germany), 3/4-Mike Grabsky (United Kingdom) / Mark Manley (United Kingdom).

869BG GIB CHALLENGE (32): 1-Gilbert Licudi (Gibraltar), 2-Stefan Paliwoda (United Kingdom), 3/4-Cristian Cozos (Romania) / Horacio Moreu (Spain).

DMP CHALLENGE – 1-POINTERS (128): 1-Ary Nogueira #1 (Brazil), 2-Ary Nogueira #2 (Brazil), 3/4-Tiberiu Bostan (Romania) / Tim Parfitt (United Kingdom).


WBF - INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
January 12-14, 2024; Istanbul, Turkey

"ANDRII NESTEROV MEMORIAL" MASTERS (108): 1-Simon Kennedy-Rose (United Kingdom/USA), 2-Kudret Ustaoglu (Turkey), 3/4-Hakan Çinal (Turkey) / Radostin Damyanov (Bulgaria); 1C-Fady Asmar (Lebanon), 2C-Massimo Trovo (Italy), 3C/4C-Bülent Bahar (Turkey) / Ümit Bata (Turkey); 1LC-Baris Güven Gökçe (Turkey), 2LC-Göksel Kilinç (Turkey), 3LC/4LC-Richard Biddle (United Kingdom) / Özdal Kapmaz (Turkey); Ladies Prize - Gülderen Gücavli.

INTERMEDIATES (39): 1-Seyfi Uslubas (Turkey), 2-Gözde Diptas (Turkey), 3/4-Ömer Çakici (Turkey) / Claudio Dordei (Italy); 1C-Mahmut Kamar (Turkey), 2C-Janette Hodgkinson (Soouth Africa), 3C/4C-Okan Koçak (Turkey) / Metin Tatlidil (Turkey); 1LC-M. Gökhan Gücavli (Turkey), 2LC-Serkan Özkaraca (Turkey), 3LC/4LC-Eren Merzeci (Turkey) / Fatih Seven (Turkey); Ladies Prize - Gözde Diptas (Turkey).

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (21): 1-Kudret Ustaoglu (Turkey), 2-Ümit Bata (Turkey).

"AFFAN BASAK MEMORIAL" DOUBLES CONSULTATION (58 teams): 1-Elaroz Ardalani & Hamidreza Ardalani (Iran), 2-Burak & Doruk Kaya (Turkey), 3/4-Florin & Luca Boboc (Romania) / Damjan & Tina Plesec (Slovenia).

WBGF's "RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL" WARM-UP (77): 1-Sakir Kemik (Turkey), 2-Andre Abi Haidar (Lebanon), 3/4-Richard Biddle (United Kingdom) / John Broomfield (United Kingdom).

"ERHAN DOGRUSOZ MEMORIAL" 869BG SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Ümit Bata (Turkey), 2-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon), 3/4-Karim Abou Absi (Lebanon) / Burak Çulhaci (Turkey).

"GÜR SAKARYA MEMORIAL" SWING (38): 1-Richard Biddle (United Kingdom), 2-Bahar Ergüder (Turkey), 3-Aziz Çelikkaya (Turkey), 4-Oguz User (Turkey).

1-POINTER (128): 1-Oguz User (Turkey), 2-Hüseyin Çetintas (Turkey), 3/4-Kenan Hasanzade (Azerbaijan) / Simon Kennedy-Rose (United Kingdom/USA).

MERIT SATELLITE (16): 1-Murat Özyilmaz (Turkey), 2-Erdinç Bayindir (Turkey).

BG4BG JACKPOTS (5x8): Winners – Jean Abi Haidar (Lebanon) / Simon Kennedy-Rose (United Kingdom/USA) / Mahmoud Taha (Egypt/Austria) / Zeki Gelbal (Turkey) / Gündüz Tezgiden (Turkey).


FMBGT - 1st FMGAMMON OPEN
January 6-7, 2024; Istanbul, Turkey

FMGAMMON OPEN (135): 1-Navid Rohani (Iran) 2-Mehmet Hulusi Tümer, 3-Fatih Gökbua, 4-Asur Yildirim, 5-Ali Haydar Bayar, 6-Yilmaz Kurtay, 7/9-Batuhan Çil / Ozan Gündogdu / Özcan Oranç, 10/15-Barbaros Akyar / Haldun Engin / Hakan Ergüç / Metin Erikler / Murat Özyilmaz / Imran Suncu.

2nd FM PR DIGITAL TOURNAMENT (40): 1-Fatih Bellici, 2-Rosen Atanasov (Bulgaria), 3-Atilla Inanli, 4/12-Erkan Altun / Alexandar Andreev (Bulgaria) / Avni Arslan / Ismail Bilgili / Kemal Güvenkaya / Onur Ihtiyar / Ibrahim Karaca / Yilmaz Kurtay / Serdar Onal. PR Ranking: 1-Sebastian Wilkinson (United Kingdom) 2.24, 2-Ali Çetin Belene 4.02, 3-Hakan Çinal 4.15, 4-Cüneyt Argun Genç 4.32.

DMP ONE-POINT (64): 1-Erol Özsoy.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (16 teams): 1-Erdinç Bayindir & Cemalettin Yüksel, 2-Oktay Lökbas & Hakan Tosun.


ABT - 17th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
January 3-7, 2024; Jersey City, New Jersey

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP (130+52 rebuys): 1-Wilcox Snellings (USA/Costa Rica), 2-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 3/4-Martin Barkwill (United Kingdom) / Joey Issa (Jamaica); 1C-Marty Storer (NH), 2C-Michihito Kageyama (Japan); 3C/4C-Jan Jacobowitz (Germany) / Mark Osborne (NY); 1LC-Avi Cohen (FL), 2LC-Malcolm Hutson (Australia), 3C/4C-Cato Fordham (United Kingdom) / Claude Landry (Canada).

ABT INTERMEDIATE (93+37 rebuys): 1-David Wu (NY), 2-Jesse Chrismer (NY), 3/4-Claude Boismenu (Canada) / Melanie Hughes (Caribbean); 1C-Thomas Rebelo (Canada), 2C-Alex Brill (NY), 3C/4C-Richard Battikha (CT) / Jerry Smith (NJ); 1LC-Ozgur Aktunc (TX), 2LC-Blake Beber (NY).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (55): 1-Marie Shultz (NY), 2-David Posmantier (NY), 3/4-Michael Pucci (NJ) / Adam Thyberg (NY); 1C-Eric Posmantier (CT), 2C-Lucy Marinkovich (WA), 3C/4C-Jamie Rosen (NY) / Chris Coppa (NY); 1LC-Andrew Swanson (NJ), 2LC-Kathy Licursi (NY).

BEGINNER (17): 1-Ralph Tamlyn (NY), 2-Olivia Upton (NY), 3/4-Matthew Preston (MD) / Walker Tuton (NY); 1C-William Tiritilli (NJ), 2C-Mark Kronenberg (CT); 1LC-Joyce Goldstein (NY).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Oliver Squire (United Kingdom), 2-Gary Bauer (NJ), 3/4-Brandon Macklin (MD) / David Shadi (NJ).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (48): 1-Jan Jacobowitz (Germany), 2-Joe Urso (NY), 3-Greg Merriman (MI), 4/6-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Ricardo Malas (Lebanon) / Jason Pack (NY).

LIMITED JACKPOT (64): 1-Louis Epstein (NY), 2-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ), 3/4-Theo Osborne (NY) / Thomas Rebelo (Canada), 5/8-Garry Kallos (Canada) / Phil Perelmuter (MA) / Boris Shafransky (MD) / Ray Spehar (FL).

BMAB-USA NEW YORK (38): 1-Brian Nielsen (Denmark), 2/8-Julius High (GA) / Andrew Liebenthal (NJ) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Larry Shiller (TX) / Albert Steg (MA) / Massimo Tassan-Solet (NY) / Arkadiy Tsinis (FL). PR winners: 1-Kit Woolsey (CA) 2.76, 2-Jason Pack (NY) 3.90, 3-David Wu (NY) 3.93, 4-Paul Swain (WA) 4.11, 5-Roberto Litzenberger (VA) 4.12, 6-Marty Storer (NH) 4.36, 7-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark) 4.80, 8-Arkadiy Tsinis (FL) 4.96.

LADY LIBERTY CUP Division 1 (32): 1-Alexandra Knupfer (Switzerland), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 3/4-Martha Ghio (NY) / Ann Maher (United Kingdom).

LADY LIBERTY CUP Division 2 (8): 1-Tyler Glenn (NY), 2-Chris Coppa (NY).

2-POINT MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ), 2-Jeremy Krieger (OR).

BLITZ (192): 1-Charlie Eisenhood (NY), 2-Curtis Melville (VA).

YOUNG & RESTLESS (64): 1-David Habib (Canada), 2-Jeremy Krieger (OR), 3/4-Bill Lonergan (NY) / Michael Rosen (NY).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Jean-Guy Roy (Canada), 2-Dennis Culpepper (VA), 3/4-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Antoinette Williams (NY).

FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Michael Rosen (NY), 2-Charlie Eisenhood (NY).

NEW YORK DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Jordan Etzig (NY) & Justin Nowell (NY/United Kingdom), 2-Anatoly Katsnelson (IL) & Boris Shafransky (MD).

$1000 BETTING HERO FREEROLL DMP (17): 1-Charlie Eisenhood (NY), 2-Phil Simborg (FL).