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2016 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    2015    2016

Updated: May 2, 2016

ABT - ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
April 28-May 1, 2016; Atlanta, Georgia

CHAMPIONSHIP (25): 1-Mike Senkiewicz (NY), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Vadim Musaelyan (NC), 2C-Jeb Horton (NC); 1LC-Brian Lonergan (LA).

INTERMEDIATE (20): 1-Judy Field (MI), 2-Homer Hector (GA); 1C-Dennis Lutz (GA), 2C-Charles Edwards (GA); 1LC-Jeremy Moulton (GA).

NOVICE (4): 1-Michael Wilson (GA), 2-Sean Montgomery (TN).

ROBERT WILENSKY MEMORIAL MASTERS (10): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA), 2-Sean Garber (IN).

ATLANTA CUP AMATEUR JACKPOT (11): 1-Stuart Domeshek (GA), 2-Joe Nolan (TN).

DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Adrian Costa (GA) & Forrest Faulk (GA), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA) & Samra Hadden (GA).

MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Alan Epstein (GA), 2-Adrian Costa (GA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Ben Elliott (NC).

OVERFLOW SENIORS TOURNAMENT: 1-Jim Hickey (NC), 2-Alan Epstein (GA).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (15): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Vadim Musaelyan (NC); 1C-Carl Sorg (GA).

AFTER TOURNAMENT (8): 1/2-Ben Friesen (MI) / Samra Hadden (GA).


WBF - 1ST WORLDWIDE BACKGAMMON TROPHY - GEORGIA & WORLDWIDE TEAM CHALLENGE
April 27-May 1, 2016; Tbilisi, Georgia

MASTER FLIGHT (169): 1-Agamir Gevorkyan (Russia), 2-Petko Kostadinov (Bulgaria/USA), 3-Suren Karatorosyan (Armenia), 4-Artur Muradyan (Armenia), 5-Fabrzio Lo Surdo (Italy), 6-Yoshiyuki Nakamura (Japan), 7-Sebastian Wilkinson (England), 8-Mamuka Asatiani (Georgia); 1LC- Jemal Chachua (Georgia), 2LC-Christopher Rogers (England); Ladies Prize - Akiko Yazawa (Japan).

INTERMEDIATE (33): 1-Baglat Rapava (Russia), 2-Valico Toreli (Georgia), 3-Simon Morecroft (England), 4-Vagif Zaidov (Azerbaijan), 5-Gagik Harutyunyan (Armenia); 1LC-Juliya Gromenkova (Russia), 2LC-Tigran Ohanyan (Armenia); Ladies Prize-Juliya Gromenkova (Russia).

TEAM CHALLENGE (15 teams): 1-UK I: Captain Raj Jansari, Lawrence Powell, Chris Rogers, Leo Waters, Sebastian Wilkinson; Reserve player: Yan Kit Chan, 2-Russia I: Captain Sergey Erokhin, Alexey Askurava, Agamir Gevorkyan, Alexander Khandin,Mikael Vardanyan; Reserve players: Timur Azizov, Sergey Petukhov, 3-Russia II: Captain Yaroslav Guzev, Konstantin Bartach, Sergey Alenin, Atsamaz Arsagov, Timur Bulekbaev, Aleksandr Solodukhin; Reserve player: Yaroslav Gusev.

MASTER DOUBLES (36 teams): 1-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany) & Bernhard-Ludwig Winkelhaus (Germany), 2-Tim Line (England) & Leo Waters (England), 3/4-Alexander Chanturidze (Georgia) & David Tevdoradze (Georgia) / Burak Çulhaci (Turkey) & Gökhan Kazandag (Turkey).

SUPER-JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Alexander Khandin (Russia), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).
SUPER-JACKPOT #2 (16): 1-Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece), 2-Shimon Kagan (Israel).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (11): 1-Cecilia Sparke (England), 2-Alla Margaryan (Armenia), 3/4-Su Shin Lim (England) / Annalisa Agosti (Italy).

ONE-POINT MATCH (64): 1-Lars Trabolt (Denmark), 2-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon/Spain).


CNB - 16th BACKGAMMON TORNEO CITTÀ DI JESOLO
April 22-25, 2016; Jesolo, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (46): 1-Carlo Melzi, 2-Fabrizio Lo Surdo, 3/4-Sergio Fragiacomo / Thomas Köb (Austria), 5/8-Marc Steyvers (Spain) / Roman Korber (Austria) / Florin Popa / Bruno Fanan.

INTERMEDIATE (31): 1-Antonio Anelli, 2-Carlo Lina, 3/4-Paola Aiello / Rolf Hauswirth (Switzerland); 1C-Sonia Pellegrini, 2C-Gianfranca Pasciu.

MARIO SEQUEIRA MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT (56): 1-Fabrizio Lo Surdo, 2-Fabio Bigaglia.

TEAM EVENT (12 teams): 1-Dario de Toffoli / Fausto Pescini / Daniel Scheidiger, 2-Francesco Mauri / Alessandro Pettini / Daniele Rotondo.

DOUBLE CONSULTING (28): 1-Sassan Kachanian (Iran/Belgium) & Leonardo Proni, 2-Franco Candeo & Francesco Mauri.

TORNEO SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Sergio Fragiacomo, 2-Luca Martino.

OPEN HOTEL ATLANTICO (32): 1-Nodar Gagua (Georgia/Russia), 2-Giorgio Castellano.

LADIES TOURNAMENT (12): 1-Marianne Farraj (Lebanon/Austria).

WARM-UP (32): 1-Thomas Köb (Austria).

SWING TOURNAMENT (24): 1-Daniel Tudose, 2-Fabio Cappelletti.

ONE-POINT (16): 1-Edgardo Bianco.

EDDY'S QUIZ: 1-Florin Popa.


ABT - U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 13-17, 2016; Las Vegas, Nevada

CHAMPIONSHIP (74+28 rebuys): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Gary Bauer (NJ), 3/4-Mark Ferrin (OR) / Jim Pasko (NV); 1C-Ken Bame (CA), 2C-Tom Wheeler (TX), 3C/4C-Mark Antranikian (CA) / Alfredo Unes (Brazil); 1LC-Joe Russell (CA), 2LC-Philippe Salnave (FL).

INTERMEDIATE (70+28 rebuys): 1-Ahmet Bolat (MA), 2-Jeff Whitelaw (NV), 3/4-Burt Goldstein (NM) / David Taniguchi (CA); 1C-Joe Miller (OH), 2C-Treena Bouque (CA), 3C/4C-Vlad Eydelman (IL) / Tim Lawless (OH); 1LC-Joe Apicella (NV), 2LC-Paul Franks (NV).

BEGINNERS (4): 1-David Klausa (CO).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Stick Rice (OH).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Ken Bame (CA), 2-Paul Baraz (CA), 3/4-Stacy Turner (FL) / Alfredo Unes (Brazil).

BEGINNERS JACKPOT (3): 1-Diane Kropelnitski (MI).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Joe Apicella (NV), 2-Pedro Carvalho (Brazil), 3/4-Mark Antranikian (CA) / Salomon Zonana (Mexico).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (16 teams): 1-Cliff Pappas (AZ) & Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 2-Conny Eriksson (Sweden) & Marie Gustafsson (Sweden).

BLITZ (25x8): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Hideo Tateno (CA).

MINI-MATCH (64): 1-Steve Diano (NV), 2-Paul Baraz (CA).

$100 SATURDAY JACKPOT (32): 1-Salomon Zonana (Mexico), 2-Paul Baraz (CA).

AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT (31): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Kit Woolsey (CA).


WBF - 28th EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP & 15th VELDEN OPEN
March 30-April 3, 2016; Velden, Austria

MASTER FLIGHT (23): 1-Ciprian Radulescu (Romania), 2-Gerhard Stoll (Italy), 3-Florin Popa (Romania/Italy), 4-Michail Proukakis (Greece), 5-Roberto Georgi (Italy); 1LC-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia), 2LC-Ingo Mohr (Germany); Ladies Prize: Akiko Yazawa (Japan).

INTERMEDIATE (26): 1-Francesco Oliva (Italy), 2-Ioan Ciobanu (Romania), 3-Elfriede Fritz Winkler (Austria), 4-Marianne Farraj (Lebanon/Austria), 5-Zeljko Mesarek (Croatia); 1LC-Heimo Löbler (Austria), 2LC-Maurizio Fidora (Italy); Ladies Prize: Elfriede Fritz Winkler (Austria).

SUPER JACKPOT (4): 1-Peter Raugust (Germany), 2-Cumhur Bektüre (Turkey).

THE BEST PLAY THE BEST (2): 1-Roman Korber (Austria).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (4): 1-Laurence Sinitzky (France), 2-Marianne Farraj (Lebanon/Austria).

WARM-UP (9+26)): 1-Ingo Mohr (Germany), 2-Helmut Gerdenits (Austria).

869BG TROPHY (11+20): 1-Laurence Sinitzky (France), 2-Iaon Ciobanu (Romania).

ONE-POINT MATCH (64): 1-Peter Urbantschitsch (Austria), 2-Neculai Draganuta (Romania).

13th EUROPEAN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP (11 teams): 1-Ingo Mohr (Germany) & Svetlana Mohr (Ukraine), 2-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey) & Tunç Hamarat (Turkey/Austria).


28th NORDIC OPEN 2016
March 23-28, 2016; Copenhagen, Denmark

CHAMPIONSHIP (103): 1-Raj Jansari (England), 2-Michael Weile (DK), 3/4-Ed O'Laughlin (USA) / Volker Sonnabend (Germany), 5/8-Jon Barnes (England) / Peter Christiansen (DK) / Bjørn Inge Lorentzen (Norway) / Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece); 1LC-Sampo Niskanen (Finland), 2LC-André Larsen (Norway).

ADVANCED (77): 1-Thomas Kokholm (DK), 2-Klaus Switon (DK), 3/4-Eva Zizková (Czech Republic) / Peter Toftsø (DK), 5/8-Jan Petersen (DK) / Lorenzo Rusconi (Italy) / Cato Fordham (England) / Jesper Jensen (DK); 1LC-Vadim Michagin (DK), 2LC-Christian Skjæran (DK).

INTERMEDIATE (79): 1-Wolfgang Henze (Gemany), 2-Sigrid Seyrling (Austria), 3/4-Anni Bech Nielsen (DK) / Margrethe Louise Pedersen (DK); 1LC-Kevin El Hmoud (DK), 2LC-Rain Bilderbeek (The Netherlands).

BEGINNER (29): 1-Frederik Mikkelsen (DK), 2-Jan Villumsen (DK), 3/4-Mads Gaston Bjørn-Nielsen (DK) vs Sami Kosha (DK); 1LC-Joaquim Marques Nielsen (DK), 2LC-Rodolfo Patricio (Portugal).

CONSULTATION DOUBLES (65 teams): 1-André Larsen (Norway) & Jon Kristian Røyset (Norway), 2-Konrad Fröschl (Sweden) & Kåre Aronsson (Sweden), 3/4-Götz Hildsberg (Germany) & Kimon Papadopoulos (Germany) / Niels Skov Larsen (DK) & Tommy Larsen (DK).

MIXED DOUBLES (52 teams): 1-Sabine Hildebrandt (Germany) & Thomas Kazemieh (Germany), 2-Anita Marholm (Norway) & Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (49): 1-Pernille Andersen (DK), 2-Ingrid Sonnabend (Germany), 3/4-Lene Espersen (DK) / Marianne Petersen (DK).

SPEED GAMMON (128): 1-Klaus Switon (DK), 2-Jan Cerny (Czech Republic), 3/4-Paul Gilbertson (England) / Eric McAlpine (England), 5/8-Marinos Hindkjær (DK) / Carter Mattig (USA) / Carlo Melzi (Italy) / Klaus Switon (DK).

TMP TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Saban Simsek (DK), 2-Jan Larsen (DK).

XG MASTERS (9): 1-Thomas Kristensen (DK), 2-Mike "Falafel" Natanzon (Israel/USA).

JUNIOR TOURNAMENT (7): 1-Sissel Mohr Poulsen (Denmark).

DAILY TOURNAMENT (Saturday) (32): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic), 2-Henrik Hansen (DK), 3/4-Tage Mellgren (DK) / Ole Michael Nielsen (DK).

TEAM TOURNAMENT (28 teams): 1-Germany: Martin Birkhahn, Maik Stiebler & Norbert Wiebusch, 2-Renseriet (Denmark): Martin Foldager, Reza Jamali & Peter Lego.

WARM UP (78): 1-Axel Stemark (DK), 2-Thibaud Thompson (Switzerland), 3/4-Morten Marx (DK) / Nissim Murciano (Israel).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 2-Götz Hildsberg (Germany), 3/4-Tore Fredriksen (Norway) / Jason Pack (USA).

DENMARK VS THE WORLD: The World Team won 25-19.
1-The World Team: Captain Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), Tore Fredriksen (Norway), Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), Michihito Kageyama (Japan), Mike "Falafel" Natanzon (Israel/USA), Jürgen Orlowski (Germany), Thomas Ronn (Sweden), Akiko Yazawa (Japan), Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).
2-Denmark Team: Captain Michael Weile & Theil Rasmussen, Peter Friberg, Thomas Kristensen, Michael "Mik" Larsen, Sander Lylloff, Thomas Myhr, Freddie Noer, Lars Trabolt.

DANISH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Lars Nielsen.

HONORARY AWARD: Louisa Dahlin Friberg.

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic).


ABT - 22nd ANNUAL OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 18-20, 2016; Cleveland, Ohio

OPEN (38): 1-Sean Garber (IN), 2-David Todd (MO); 1C-Marty Storer (NH), 2C-Frank Raposa (VA).

ADVANCED (43): 1-Bruce Ballance (PA), 2-Amy Trudeau (IL); 1C-Reggie Harvel (MI), 2C-David Zakrajsek (IN).

NOVICE (12): 1-Andy Fazekas (CT), 2-Donna Davenport (OH); 1C-Linda Bradley (NC).

OHIO MASTERS (16): 1-Jacob "Stick" Rice (OH), 2-Dion Hogan (MI).

AMATEUR JACKPOT (16): 1-Mike Rezai (OH), 2-Mike Vasilatos (OH).

DOUBLES (13 teams): 1-Chris Knapp (MA) & Patty Knapp (MA), 2-Bruce Ballance (PA) & Pete Townsend (PA).

MICRO BLITZ (64): 1-David Zakrajsek (IN), 2-Frank Raposa (VA).

QUICKIES (32): 1-Brian Vance (MI), 2-Ross Gordon (CT).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (16): 1-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2-Ben Elliott (NC).


1st NATIONS BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
March 4-6, 2016; Saint-Paul de Vence, France

NATIONS TOURNAMENT (11 teams): 1-North of France Team: Christophe Guicheteau / Michel Serrero / Scarlett Serrero / Franck Stepler, 2-South of France Team: Stéphane Benessiano / Pierre Gondran / Alexis Vincent / Philippe Vouhé.

MASTERS (37): 1-Chris Rogers (England), 2-Lawrence Powell (England), 3/4-Edmond Mezini (Italy) / Vincenzo Riceputi (Italy); 1C-David Brown (England), 2C-Stéphane Benessiano (France), 3C/4C-Massimiliano Cettolin (Italy) / Alexis Vincent (France).

INTERMEDIATE (16): 1-Arthur Wright (England), 2-Valentin Otetea (France); 1C-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica), 2-Christophe Guicheteau (France).

BEGINNERS (4): 1-Gabriela Salgado Gonzalez (Costa Rica), 2-Federico Riceputi (Italy).

SAINT-PAUL'S ARTY TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Andy Bell (England), 2-Myke Wignall (England).


FMT - ISTAVDER 8th ANNIVERSARY BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
February 26-28, 2016; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (400): 1-Amin Shahvalizade (Iran), 2-Hüseyin Özdag (Turkey), 3-Rosen Peychev (Bulgaria), 4-Cihangir Çetinel (Turkey), 5-Kamil Karaali (Turkey), 6-Hakan Kahyaoglu (Turkey), 7-Omid Yaghoobi (Iran), 8-Berkant Bilgi (Turkey); 1C-Burak Peker (Turkey), 2C-Roman Korber (Austria); 1LC-Deniz Çirpan (Turkey), 2LC-Alexander Kikalishvili (Georgia).

8th TURKISH CONSULTATION DOUBLES #1 (64): 1-Selahattin Hacioglu (Turkey) & Salih Yener (Turkey), 2-Arzu Akincioglu (Turkey) & Yalkin Erk (Turkey).
8th TURKISH CONSULTATION DOUBLES #2 (64): 1-Can Biyiklioglu (Turkey) & Mehmet Ali Erten (Germany), 2-Amir Eshraghi (Iran) & Ebrahim Eshraghi (Iran).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Fatih Bellice (Turkey), 2-Aykut Uzel (Turkey).

TEAM CHALLENGE (32 Teams): 1-Murat Cengiz (Turkey), Ibrahim Terzi (Turkey), Murat Kayaturk (Turkey).

ONE POINT #1: (64) Hasan Yargan (Turkey).
ONE POINT #2: (64) Ozan Gundogdu (Turkey).
ONE POINT #3: (64) Bülent Isildar (Turkey).
ONE POINT #4: (64) Roman Gvenetadze (Georgia).

SUPER JACKPOT #1: (16) Murat Ibrahimoglu (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #2: (16) Abdullah Ser (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #3: (16) Murat Kapikiran (Turkey).

JACKPOT WINNERS (5x8): Bahattin Uzunoglu (Turkey), Amir Eshraghi (Iran), Necmettin Saltkaya (Northern Cyprus), Kian Ghodsi (Iran), Dogan Sunar (Turkey).

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Serkan Calisir (Turkey), Marcel Buker (Germany), Kamran Sharifi (Iran), Sefik Mancilikcilar (Switzerland), Ceren Kosdemir (Turkey).


ABT - 2016 SUNSHINE STATE BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
February 19-21, 2016; Clearwater, Florida

OPEN (10): 1-Bob Carpenter (FL), 2-Eric Barr (KS); 1C-Leon Marini (NJ).

INTERMEDIATE (27): 1-Michael Valliere (PA), 2-Jerry Ungar (FL); 1LC-Eric Stevens (FL).

NOVICE (6): 1-Marcus Klebe (FL), 2-Juan Erazo (FL).

GULF COAST DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Doug Johnson (FL) & Roland Leutert (FL).

MICRO BLITZ (8): 1-Bob Wright (FL).

AFTER-TOURNEY TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Michael Valliere (PA).


1st GIBRALTAR BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
February 10-14, 2016; Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

CHAMPIONSHIP (165): 1-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany), 2-Peer Röwer (Germany), 3/4-Thomas Myhr (Denmark) / Martin-Frédéric Kahn (France), 5/8-Leon Dorel (Romania) / Sergey Erokhin (Russia) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Sebastian Wilkinson (England); 1C-Steen Haff (Denmark), 2C-Aref Alipour (Iran/England), 3C/4C-Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy) / Georges Grünbaum (Switzerland).

INTERMEDIATE (51): 1-Florin Sabau (Romania), 2-Andrea Chen (Italy), 3/4-Karina Langhoff de Thurah (Denmark) / Kazuko Numazawa (Japan); 1C-Airat Metshin (Russia), 2C-Morten Knudsen (Denmark).

SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (USA), 2-Pavel Bielewicz (Poland/Sweden).

SPEED TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Aron Tendler (Sweden), 2-Vincent De Nardi (France), 3/4-Magnus Koraen (Sweden) / Martin Birkhahn (Germany), 5/8-Carter Mattig (USA) / Zoran Maric (France) / Ann Maibritt Ehlers (Denmark) / Youssef Azari (Denmark).

CONSULTATION DOUBLES (64 teams): 1-Aref Alipour (Iran/England) & Eric McAlpine (England), 2-Michael "Mik" Larsen (Denmark) & Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 3/4-Tue Rasmussen (Denmark) & Hallur Sævarsson (Iceland) / Takis Chatzelis (Greece) & Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece).

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Christian Andresen (Belgium) / Sylvia Wist (Germany).

LADIES PRIZE: Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria).


ABT - 4th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 4-7, 2016; San Antonio, Texas

CHAMPIONSHIP (68+26 rebuys): 1-Richard Munitz (NY), 2-Gary Fries (VA), 3/4-Julius High (KS) / David Kettler (TX); 1C-Ronald Loero (Venezuela), 2C-Michael Neagu (Canada), 3C/4C-Gus Contos (CA) / Barry Power (TX); 1LC-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2LC-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).

ADVANCED (40+8 rebuys): 1-Philip Rousselle (TX), 2-Lloyd Jerauld (TX); 1C-Cem Aslan (TX), 2C-Robert Urquhart (TX), 3C/4C-Dave McKenzie (KS) / Rose Sheedy (IN); 1LC-Mario Savan (CA).

LIMITED (21): 1-Linda Bradley (NC), 2-Scott Butki (TX); 1C-Rebecca Lively (TX), 2C-Kathy Quentan (TX); 1LC-Paula Pipes (TX).

DUAL-DUEL TOURNAMENT (8): 1-PR Winner Bob Wachtel (CA), 2-Score Winner Steve Sax (CA).

LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS JACKPOT (25+6): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Al Hodis (NV), 3/4-Steve Sax (CA) / Bob Wachtel (CA).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (28+4): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Gary Fries (VA), 3/4-Eric Hiner (MN) / Ronald Loero (Venezuela).

TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (8): 1-April Kennedy (MN), 2-Robert Orth (TX).

USBGF TOURNAMENT OF STARS (17 teams): 1-Harvey Gillis (AZ) & Petko Kostadinos (SC), 2-Gus Contos (CA) & Richard Munitz (NY).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WEST (96): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).

USBGF $1,000 PRIME TOURNAMENT FREE ROLL (64): 1-Mario Savan (CA), 2-Eric Hiner (MN).

$1,000 SURPRISE FREE ROLL (32): 1-John Bird (TX), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1/2-Julius High (KS) / Albert Steg (MA).
SENIORS OVERFLOW (32): 1-Ira Hessel (TX), 2-David Taniguchi (CA).

SPEEDGAMMON #1 (32): 1-Ronald Loero (Venezuela), 2-Scott Ward (TX).
SPEEDGAMMON #2 (16): 1-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2-David Taniguchi (CA).

$100 SUNDAY JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Odis Chenault (CA) / Herb Roman (IL).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE (16): 1-Alia Azamat (NJ), 2-William McHone (TX).

AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2016 Inductees - Patrick Gibson (CA), Danny Kleinman (CA), Howard Markowitz (NV) and Tim Holland (deceased).


TBT - 2016 ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
January 15-17, 2016; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (95): 1-Naim Onur Tezmen, 2-Masoud Aghdam (Iran), 3/4-Ali Necdet Akbayrak / Tunc Hamarat; 1C-Huseyin Cetintas, 2C-Emrullah Cosar, 3C/4C-Martin Barkwill (England) / Cengiz Ergin; 1LC-Mehmet Ali Akpolat, 2LC-Fatih Seven.

LADIES PRIZE (7): 1-Marianne Farraj (Lebanon/Austria), 2-Nesrin Becerici.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (29): 1-Huseyin Cetintas, 2-Ali Necdet Akbayrak.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (44 pairs): 1-Serkan Koc & Suzan Koc, 2-Shimon Kagan (Israel) & Ricardo Malas (Spain), 3/4-Roohollah Amiri Andy (Iran) & Jalil Khalili (Iran) / Burak Culhaci & Tuncay Yazici.

"RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL" WARM-UP (77): 1-Jalil Khalili (Iran), 2-K. Zafer Akbiyik, 3/4-Martin Sagradian (Ukraine) / Gultekin Uygur.

869BG SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Ismail Bilgili, 2-Yasar Gozel, 3/4-Levent Erim / Marianne Farraj (Lebanon/Austria).

SWING (59): 1-Kerim Bilge, 2-Shimon Kagan (Israel).

BGTV PROFICIENCY TEST (21): 1-Martin Barkwill (England), 2-Cumhur Bekture.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Fouad Farraj (Lebanon), 2-Taner Ucarer, 3/4-Gural Bulut / Ysar Gozel.

BG4BG JACKPOTS (8x8): Winners - Fatih Seven, Sergey Kolpashchikov (Russia/Turkey), Gural Bulut, Rusen Ali Soylu, Tim Line (England), Walter Busato (Italy), Alexey Askurava (Russia).


ABT - 9th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 6-10, 2016; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (70+16 rebuys): 1-Mike Senkiewicz (NY), 2-Frank DiMaggio (NY), 3/4-Neil Kazaross (IL) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan); 1C-Ben Friesen (MI), 2C-Rory Pascar (IL), 3C/4C-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Jeb Horton (NC); 1LC-Frank Talbot (MI), 2LC-Brent Cohen (PA).

INTERMEDIATE (66+18 rebuys): 1-Jordan Schwitzer (NY), 2-Michael Shmuely (NY), 3/4-Bruce Ballance (PA) / Canan Aktas (NY); 1C-Kevin Walsh (NJ), 2C-Chen-Fu Yu (MD), 3C/4C-Marcy Kossar (MD) / Ruben Martirosyan (NY); 1LC-Michael Robinson (NY), 2LC-Cloyd Laporte (NY).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (26): 1-Frank Echols (NJ), 2-Lisa Pelaez (NY); 1C-Jenna Longman (MI), 2C-Alia Azamat (NJ); 1LC-Howard Linnemann-Schmidt (NY).

BEGINNER (18): 1-Troy Longman II (MI), 2-Chris Coppa (NY); 1C-Dan Schechner (NY); 1LC-Andrew Lin (WA).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-John Klein (MD), 2-Mike Senkiewicz (NY), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Julian Schulman (NY).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Bill Finneran (MD), 2-Jay Karns (NY), 3/4-Leon Marini (NJ) / Eric Stevens (FL).

LIMITED JACKPOT OVERFLOW (18): 1-Antoinette Williams (NY), 2-Michael Valliere (PA).

2-POINT MINI-MATCH (128): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Albert Steg (MA), 3/4-Larry Shiller (CT) / Tony Wuersch (RI).

BLITZ (160): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Gary Koscielny (NY).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Petko Kostadinov (SC) & Akiko Yazawa (Japan).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Bill Finneran (MD), 2-Frank Talbot (MI), 3/4-Fran Goldfarb (NY) / Cloyd Laporte (NY).

SENIORS OVERFLOW TOURNAMENT (16): 1/2-Doug Huch (NJ) / Alan Steffen (NY).

$500 JACKPOT (4): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

$100 JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Sergiy Rybiy (NY).
$100 JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Pete Anderson (WA), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY).

USA vs THE WORLD: 1-World Team: Tobias Hellwag (Germany) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Thomas Kristensen (Denmark) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 2-USA Team: Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Matt Cohn-Geier (CA) / Neil Kazaross (IL) / Petko Kostadinov (SC) / Mike "Falafel" Natanzon (USA) / Steve Sax (CA). The World Team edged Team USA with points scored in multiple events. Team USA edged the World Team in PR including final consultation match: 3.08 vs 3.33.

HIGH ROLLER EVENT (20): 1-Mike "Falafel" Natanzon (USA), 2-Matt Cohn-Geier (CA).