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2017 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    2017

Updated: February 27, 2017

ABT - 1st ANNUAL BOSTON OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 23-26, 2017; Boston, Massachusetts

OPEN (44): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NY); 1C-Albert Steg (MA), 2C-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ); 1LC-Bill Robertie (MA).

AMHERST ADVANCED (32): 1-Adam Rosen (MA), 2-Daniel Bluestone (VA); 1C-Chen-Fu Yu (MD), 2C-Steve Morrow (MA); 1LC-Garry Kallos (Canada).

NANTUCKET NOVICE (6): 1-Richard Battikha (CT), 2-Larry Roberg (CT), 3-Steven Valliere (MA).

HERB GURLAND MEMORIAL MASTERS (15): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Dennis Culpepper (VA).

WORCESTER WARM-UP (4): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ).

PITTSFIELD PRE-TOURNEY (28): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Gerhard Roland (CT); 1C-Michael Kay (MA).

BUNKER HILL BLITZ (32): 1-Gary Koscielny (NY), 2-Kent Goulding (MD).

AGAWAM AMATEUR JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Garry Kallos (Canada).
AGAWAM AMATEUR JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Colin Stone (ME), 2-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).

OAK BLUFFS OPEN JACKPOT (8): 1-Boris Dekhtyar (NY), 2-Albert Steg (MA).

DEDHAM DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Blake Fleetwood (NY) & Gary Zelmanovics (NJ), 2-Tom O'Riordan (MA) & Eric Sulkala (MA).


ABT - 2017 SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
February 17-19, 2017; Clearwater, Florida

OPEN (14): 1-Bob Carpenter (FL), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1LC-Chris Knapp (MA).

INTERMEDIATE (20): 1-Rick Wolf (FL), 2-Kevin Jones (FL); 1LC-Susan Randall (FL).

NOVICE (2): 1-Marion Roland (FL).

MASTERS (4): 1-Stacy Turner (FL).

GULF COAST DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Chris & Patty Knapp (MA).

CHOUETTE CHALLENGE (7+1): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Susan Randall (FL), 3-Rick Wolf (FL).

AFTER- TOURNEY TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Marion Roland (FL).


2nd GIBRALTAR BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
February 8-12, 2017; Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

CHAMPIONSHIP (154): 1-Karsten Bredahl (Denmark), 2-Thomas Myhr (Denmark), 3/4-Jack Edelson (USA) / Nodar Gagua (Georgia/Russia), 5/8-Peter Bennet (England) / Eric Guedj (France) / Bruno Plagnol (France) / Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway; 1C-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 2C-Timur Azizov (Russia), 3C/4C-Kenji Shimodaira (Japan) / Zdenek Zizka (Czech), 5/8-Eric Benichou (France) / Marc Brockmann Olson (Denmark) / Roland Herrera (England) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).

INTERMEDIATE (71): 1-Jesper Pretzer (Denmark), 2-Laurence Sinitzky (France), 3/4-Wolfgang Henze (Germany) / Tue Rasmussen (Denmark); 1C-Morten Knudsen (Denmark), 2C-Charles Sanguinetti (Gibraltar), 3C/4C-Helen Anderson (Sweden) / Kate Porter (England).

SUPER JACKPOT (46): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Thomas Kazemieh (Germany), 3/4-Philip Kazemieh (Germany) / Jacek Wojciechowski (Poland).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (69 teams): 1-Sergei Chertkov (Russia) & Stefan Parlow (Austria), 2-Maik Stiebler (Germany) & Guido Weidner (Germany), 3/4-Timur Azizov (Russia) & Yulia Gromenkova (Russia) / Philip Kazemieh (Germany) & Sylvia Wist (Germany), 5/8-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany) & Bernhard-Ludwig Winkelhaus (Germany) / Jan Cerny (Czech) & Zdenek Zizka (Czech) / Peer Röwer (Germany) & Sven Rümcker (Germany) / Katalin Veszeli (Hungary) & Pavel Zaoral (Hungary).

SPEED GAMMON (64): 1-Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway), 2-Carter Mattig (USA), 3/4-Christian Munk-Christensen (Denmark) / Philippe Vouhé (France).

LADIES PRIZE: Ann Pocknell (England).

BEST GIBRALTAR PLAYER: Michael Pitaluga (Gibraltar).

FAIR PLAY PRIZE: Thomas Myhr (Denmark) & Dagfinn Snarheim (Norway).


ABT - 5th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 2-5, 2017; San Antonio, Texas

CHAMPIONSHIP (72+30 rebuys): 1-Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY), 2-Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY), 3/4-Gus Contos (CA) / Richard Munitz (NY); 1C-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2C-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 3C/4C-Nick Blasier (TX) / Doug Mayfield (CA); 1LC-Neil Kazaross (IL), 2LC-Bob Wachtel (CA).

ADVANCED (42+14 rebuys): 1-Elena Evans (TX), 2-Dan Morse (TX); 1C-Aaron Foust (NV), 2C-Steve Saad (NC), 3C/4C-Chris Anderson (NC) / Leslie Lockett (NM); 1LC-Patti Rubin (NV).

LIMITED (23): 1-Brad Vogt (TX), 2-Mary Kay Lively (TX); 1C-Regan Lambeth (CA), 2C-Frank Ramia (TX); 1LC-Michael Gellings (WI).

LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1/2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Alfred Mamlet (MD), 3/4-Doug Mayfield (CA) / Stepan Nuniyants (WA).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Dave Kettler (TX), 2-Albert Steg (MA), 3/4-Nick Blasier (TX) / Michael Neagu (Canada).

TEXAS CLASSIC ADVANCED JACKPOT (23): 1-Treena Bouque (CA), 2-Ryan Gordon (TX).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - WEST (104): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Albert Steg (MA).

USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT FREEROLL (64): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Dave McKenzie (KS).
USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT FREEROLL OVERFLOW (12): 1/3-April Kennedy (MN) / Patti Rubin (CA) / Steve Sax (CA).

LONE STAR PRO-AM DOUBLES (6 teams): 1-Harvey Gillis (AZ) & Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Karen Davis (DC) & Kit Woolsey (CA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT #1 (64): 1-Herb Roman (IL), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA), 3/4-Ed O'Laughlin (VA) / Albert Steg (MA).
SENIORS TOURNAMENT #2 (48): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Rafael Lopez de Lara (Mexico), 3-Patrick Gibson (CA).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Michael Zakrajsek (TX).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE / NEWCOMER FREEROLL (23): 1-Rebecca Lively (X), 2-Steve Saad (NC).

ZOMBIE SUNDAY JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Ian Terry (TX) / Dave Zick (CO).

AMERICAN BACKGAMMON HALL OF FAME: 2017 Inductees – Ray Fogerlund (NV), Joe Russell (CA), Mike Svobodny (FL).


CNB - 1st CASINÒ CAMPIONE BACKGAMMON CHALLENGE
January 27-29, 2017; Campione, Italy

CHAMPIONSHIP (66): 1-Julian Becker (Germany), 2-Nodar Gagua (Georgia/Russia), 3/4-Josefin Bichler (Germany) / Bruno Fanan (Italy), 5/8-Paul Gilbertson (England) / Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy) / Minh Nguyen (France) / Fausto Pescini (Italy).

INTERMEDIATE (19): 1-Patricia Rey (Monaco), 2-Paola Aiello (Italy), 3/4-Lukas Jankovsky (Czech) / Francesco Oliva (Italy); 1C-Giuseppe Indomenico (Italy), 2C-Airat Metshin (Russia).

KICK-OFF (32): 1-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia), 2-Kader Turk (France), 3/4-Rolf Vetsch (Switzerland) / Myke Wignall (England).

DMP-CHALLENGE (64): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany), 2-Walter Busato (Switzerland), 3/4-Philippe Vouhé (France) / Myke Wignall (England).

DOUBLES (28 teams): 1-Takis Chatzelis (Greece) & Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece), 2-Eduardo Velasco (Spain) & Self, 3/4-Dario Bertola (Italy) & Daniel Tudose (Italy) / Kader Turk (France) & Philippe Vouhé (France).

TEAM EVENT (8 teams): 1-Takis Chatzelis (Greece) / Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece) / Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany), 2-Tiziana Introzzi (Italy) / Julian Miclaus (Romania) / Sonia Pellegrini (Italy).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany), 2-Mislav Kovacic (Croatia).

CHIVA'S REGAL CHALLENGE (16): 1-Myke Wignall (England), 2-Giorgio Castellano (Italy).


BACKGAMMON & POKER ON BOARD XIII - SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE TOURNEY
January 14-22, 2017; Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire

OPEN (43+173 rebuys): 1-Steve Hast (PA), 2-Dan Morse (TX).

CAPTAIN'S TOURNEY (40): 1-Chris Knapp (MA), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

CARIBBEAN JACKPOT (8): 1-Drew Giovanis (NV), Yan Kit Chan (England).

POKER TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Wanda Roberts (MA), 2-Fran Miller (OH), 3-Steve Hast (PA).


WBF - ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP-TBT
January 13-15, 2017; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (97): 1-Andrei Nesterov (Ukraine), 2-Alaattin Özaltun (Turkey), 3/4-Yasin Okal / Cuneyt Argun Genç; 1C-Tolga Özkale, 2C-Cemalettin Yuksel, 3C/4C-Omer Aykut Sorgüven / Mustafa Babal; 1LC-Orhun Hekimci, 2LC-Murat Özyilmaz, 3LC/4LC-Erkan Nayir / Bulent Bahar.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL (28): 1-Tolga Özkale, 2-Fatih Seven.

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (42 pairs): 1-Levent Erim & Gültekin Uygur, 2-Emrullah Cosar & Babür Eren, 3/4-Emin Sendil & Gul Sendil / Mehmet Cakara (Northern Cyprus) & Irfan Yonucu (Northern Cyprus).

"RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL" WARM-UP (74): 1-Orhun Hekimci, 2-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon/Spain), 3/4-Yasin Okal / Dincer Günes.

869BG SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Tim Line (England), 2-Jalil Khalili (Iran), 3/4-Necmettin Saltkaya (Northern Cyprus) / Ismail Bilgili.

SWING (42): 1-Igor Romashov (Russia), 2-Cengiz Ergin, 3-Adam Prager (Israel), 4-Gokhan Kazandag.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Necmettin Saltkaya (Northern Cyprus), 2-Martin Barkwill (England), 3/4-Tim Line (England) / Niyazi Unluturk (Northern Cyprus).

BGTV PROFICIENCY TEST (16): 1-David Presser (Israel), 2-Jalil Khalili (Iran), 3-Berkant Bilgi, 4-Atila Malcok.

LADIES PRIZE (3): 1-Seda Koç, 2-Gul Sendil.


ABT - 10th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 5-8, 2017; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (71+23 rebuys): 1-Jeff Acierno (NJ), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 3/4-Raj Jansari (England) / Michael Neagu (Canada); 1C-Karen Davis (DC), 2C-Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon (Israel/USA), 3C/4C-Larry Shiller (CT) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY); 1LC-John Klein (MD), 2LC-Nick Blasier (TX).

INTERMEDIATE (72+22 rebuys): 1-Samuel Wang (NY), 2-Liam Henry (Canada), 3/4-Jay Karns (NY) / Kevin Walsh (NJ); 1C-Monty Haskins (NY), 2C-Brandon Macklin (MD), 3C/4C-Michael Robinson (NY) / Omar Shah (Canada); 1LC-Arthur Sutton (NJ), 2LC-Sam Ahmed (CA).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (19): 1-Jonathan Berkowitz (NY), 2-Sohei Yasuda (VA); 1C-Dan Schechner (NY); 1LC-Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica).

BEGINNER (16): 1-Chris Coppa (NY), 2-Paul Schechner (NJ); 1C-Lili Iravani (DC); 1LC-Ron Silver (NY).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Tobias Hellwag (Germany), 2-Raj Jansari (England), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Al Hodis (NV).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Claude Landry (Canada), 2-Sam Ahmed (CA), 3/4-Alan Grunwald (NJ) / Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).

LIMITED JACKPOT OVERFLOW (16): 1-Kathy Weiner (NV), 2/3-Garry Kallos (Canada) / Tony Wuersch (RI).

USBGF PRIME 2-POINT MINI-MATCH TOURNAMENT (128): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Albert Steg (MA), 3/4-John Klein (MD) / Tony Wuersch (RI).

BLITZ (136): 1-Jay Karns (NY), 2-Peter Kasturas (NJ).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Tobias Hellwag (Germany) & Serge Rived (France), 2-Jeff Acierno (NJ) & Steve Keats (NY).

OVERFLOW DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark) & Steve Hammond (TX), 2-Shay Asraff (NV) & Carol Joy Cole (MI).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2-David Alagheband Zadeh (NY), 3/4-Chris Trencher (NY) / Marty Weber (VA).

OVERFLOW SENIORS TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Ron Weinstock (NY), 2-Alan Grunwald (NJ).

LINDSAY MATTIG JACKPOT (16): 1-Jay Karns (NY), 2-Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY).


3rd GÖTEBORG BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 5-8, 2017; Göteborg, Sweden

CHAMPIONSHIP (77): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Rasoul Ghasemi (Sweden), 3-Lars Hammergren (Sweden), 4-Terje Pedersen (Norway), 5/6-Martino Luca (Italy) / Mikael Westerlund (Sweden); 1LC-Rune Faervåg (Norway), 2LC-Mattias Oscarsson (Sweden).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Daniel Tudose (Romania), 2-Rickard Persson (Sweden).

SPEEDGAMMON (128): 1-Karl Frogner (Norway), 2-Johan Bynell (Sweden).

DOUBLES (22 teams): 1-Peter Karlsson (Sweden) & Björnar Kristoffersen (Norway), 2-Sondre Rike (Norway) & Pia Sevelin (Sweden).

BMAB EVENT (12): 1-Jakob Karlsson (Sweden). Best PR: pending.

JUNIOR EVENT (5): 1-Federico Riceputi (Italy), 2-Oliver Andersson (Sweden).