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2015 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

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Updated: March 26, 2015

ABT - CSI: BACKGAMMON / CENTRAL STATES INVITATIONAL
March 13-15, 2015; Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

CHAMPIONSHIP (52): 1-Tak Morioka (IL), 2-Gerry Tansey (MO), 3/4-Keene Marin (WI) / Bruce Russell (WI); 1C-Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 2C-Neil Kazaross (IL); 1LC-Frank Raposa (VA).

ADVANCED (37): 1-Eric Barr (MO), 2-Shlomo Karbal (IL), 3/4-Steve Hairgrove (IL) / Roger Hickman (IL); 1C-Zach Tabak (WI), 2C-Serge Bondar (IL); 1LC-David Nosik (IL).

LIMITED (12): 1-Ken Torrens (IL), 2-Melvin Smith (IL); 1LC-Paulette Duong (IL).

GRAND CRYSTAL BEAVER XVII (16): 1-Yury Millman (MN), 2-Steve Blanchard (IL).

14th BATTLE OF THE SEXES (32 men & 16 women): 1-Michelle Steinberg (NJ), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/4-Nancy Elliott (WI) / Neil Kazaross (IL).

CENTRAL STATES DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Bill Funchion (IL) & Don Marek (IL), 2-Kathleen Davis (MO) & Nancy Elliott (WI).

1-POINT QUICKIE TOURAMENT (64): 1-Herb Roman (IL), 2-Faddoul Khoury (IL).

MICROBLITZ (40): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).

TAKI BAKELITE BACKGAMMON BOARD FUNDRAISER (16): 1-Michael Ginat (CO), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).

LIAR'S DICE: 1-Yury Millman (MN).

JIGSAW-GAMMON DOUBLES (9 teams): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV) & Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY).

BAR POINT CLUB RACCOON RUMBLE: Open (19): 1-Allen Tish (IL), 2-Chris Scott (IL); 1C-David Rockwell (IL). Intermediate (8): 1-Sue Will (IL), 2-Cinda King (IL); 1C-Amy Trudeau (IL).

ABT PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2014: 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Frank Raposa (VA), 3-Matt Reklaitis (MA).

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


2015 OSAKA BACKGAMMON OPEN
March 7-8, 2015; Osaka, Japan

OPEN (51): 1-Hironobu Yazawa, 2-Toshikazu Kitajima; Consolation A-Masaharu Shomura, B-Yuriko Kondo, C-Lito Frondoso, D-Megumi Ishii, E-Kazuya Nagai.

BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE Day 1: 1-Takashi Yamakawa, 1C-Yumi Iwago; Day 2: 1-Kyosuka Tokura, 1C-Ryo Shibutani.

NANIWA CUP (16): 1-Hiromi Tamura.

SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Yuri Nakamura.

OSAKA 20TH ANNIVERSARY MATCH Day 1 winner: Masaharu Shomura, Yuriko Kondo, Shinya Ue; Day 2 winner: Yuji Ogura, Junichi Tanaka, Issei Kitazawa.

QUIZ CONTEST: 1-Poem Nishimura, 9 out of 10 correct answers.


4th NORTH CYPRUS OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP & HIGH ROLLER
March 3-8, 2015; Kyrenia, North Cyprus

CHAMPIONSHIP (110): 1-Timur Bulekbaev (Russia), 2-Levan Kareli (Georgia), 3/4-Christopher Rogers (England) / Ferat Gündogan (Germany); 1C-Avertis Rostomyan (Armenia), 2-Alaattin Özaltun (Turkey), 3/4-Konrad Fröschl (Sweden) / Nodar Gagua (Georgia/Russia); 1LC-Soinguli Amirov (Georgia), 2-Khachik Melikyan (Armenia).

INTERMEDIATE (18): 1-Sergey Alexei (Russia), 2-Josefin Bichler (Germany).

HIGH ROLLER TOURNAMENT (10): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Razi Bobrov (Israel).

DOUBLES (49 teams): 1-Volker Sonnabend (Germany) & Rainer Witt (Germany), 2-Götz Hildsberg (Germany) & Andreas Humke (Germany) / 3/4-Affan Basak (Turkey) & Sabri Büyüksoy (Turkey) / Shimon Kagan (Israel) & Meir Mordochey (Israel).

SUPER JACKPOT (24): 1-Juergen Orlowski (Germany), 2-Doug Mayfield (USA).

1-POINTER #1 (32): 1-Avraham Eytan (Israel).
1-POINTER #2 (16): 1-Carter Mattig (USA).

KICK-OFF (256): 1-Florin Popa (Italy), 2-Bob Wachtel (USA), 3/4-Dennis Culpepper (USA) / Juergen Orlowski (Germany).


ABT - SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
February 27-March 1, 2015; Tampa, Florida

OPEN (16): 1-Grant Schneider (VA), 2-Georges Nader (FL); 1LC-Karen Davis (DC).

INTERMEDIATE (25): 1-Bob Howayeck (FL), 2-Patty Geoffroy (MA); 1LC-Steve Edlis (FL).

NOVICE (4): 1-Marion Roland (FL), 2-Marcus Klebe (FL).

MASTERS: (5): 1-Stacy Turner (FL), 2-Karen Davis (DC).

MICRO BLITZ (16): 1/2-Farhad Forudi (OH) / Stacy Turner (FL).

GULF COAST DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Patty Geoffroy (MA) & Chris Knapp (Canada), 2-Bob Howayeck (FL) & Rick Wolf (FL).

RODI ROLL OFF FOR NOVICES (2): 1-Marion Roland (FL).

AFTER-TOURNEY (10): 1-Farhad Forudi (OH), 2-Roland Leutert (FL).


3rd CANNES WINTER BACKGAMMON CUP
February 26-March 1, 2015; Cannes, France

MASTER (19): 1-Minh Nguyen (France), 2-Fabrizio Losurdo (Italy), 3/4-Olivier Décultot (France) / Yves Nègre (France); 1LC-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey).

INTERMEDIATE (15): 1-Grégoire Sergent (France), 2-Laurence Sinitzky (France), 3/4-Patricia Rey (Monaco) / Valérie Touvet (France); 1LC-Patrick Martel (France).

SUPER JACKPOT (8): 1-Yves Nègre (France).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Bruno Plagnol & Michel Serrero (France), 2-Yves Nègre & Philippe Vouhé (France).

SPEEDGAMMON (16): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey).

ONE-POINTER (32): 1-Philippe Vouhé, 2-Scarlett Serrero (France).

CANNES CUP WINNER (Summer 2014 & Winter 2015 Cup): Vincenzo Riceputi (Italy).


ABT - 3rd CAPITAL CLASSIC BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 20-22, 2015; Herndon, Virginia

OPEN (34): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Bill Finneran (MD), 3-Sam Ahmed (CA); 1C-Richard Munitz (NY), 2C-John Klein (MD).

ADVANCED (43): 1-Gary Koscielny (NY), 2-Norman Perlmutter (NY); 1C-LEW Webber (VA), 2C-Paul Laubner (MD), 3C/4C-Elayne Feinstein (MD) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY).

NOVICE (8): 1-Alia Azamat (NJ), 2-Jin Hu (CT), 3-Nick Saverino (MD).

MASTERS JACKPOT (12): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3-Ed O'Laughlin (VA).

OPEN JACKPOT (20): 1-Grant Schneider (VA), 2-Carter Mattig (IL), 3/4-Carol Joy Cole (MI) / Michael Edge (SC).

INTERMEDIATE JACKPOT (20): 1-Feliks Goykhman (NJ), 2-Larry Brown (VA), 3/4-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Bill Wilner (MD).

$500 FREE ROLL! (96): 1-Ken Indart (MD), 2-Mel Leifer (MD), 3-Ray Zamani (MD).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Bob & Eva Koca (MD), 2-Mark Donaldson (MN) & Kim Messina (MD), 3/4-Larry Cecchetti (MD) & Ray Zamani (MD) / Bill Davis (IL) & Elayne Feinstein (MD).

USBGF BLITZ (48): 1-LEW Webber (VA), 2-Dima Dragomeretskiy (NY).


FMT - ISTAVDER 7th ANNIVERSARY BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
February 20-22, 2015; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (346): 1-Amir Eshraghi (Iran), 2-Cihangir Cetinel (Turkey), 3-Boris Mamporia (Georgia), 4-Salih Yener (Turkey), 5-Irfan Mizrakci (Turkey), 6-Aref Alipour (Iran), 7-Mustafa Altuntas (Turkey), 8-Recep Ali Beyaz (Turkey); 1C-Artur Muradian (Armenia), 2C-Murat Cengiz (Turkey); 1LC-Fatih Bellice (Turkey), 2LC-Deniz Çirpan (Turkey).

7th TURKISH CONSULTATION DOUBLES #1 (64): 1-Boris Mamporia (Georgia) & Sergey Demojan (Armenia), 2-Marcel Geist (Germany) & Rainer Witt (Germany).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Yalkin Erk (Turkey).

TEAM CHALLENGE (32 Teams): 1-Team Sakura: Lemi Tu-men (Turkey) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Yan Kit Chan (UK).

ONE POINT #1: 1- Deniz Kizilbora (Cyprus).
ONE POINT #2: 1- Vladimer Kharkhela (Georgia).

SUPER JACKPOT #1: (16): Ersin Narman (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #2: (16): Burhan Yilmazer (Turkey).

MINI-JACKPOT #1: (16): Tunç Onan (Turkey).
MINI-JACKPOT #2: (16): Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria).
MINI-JACKPOT #3: (16): Murat Yavuz (Turkey).
MINI-JACKPOT #4: (16): Ali Kurt (Greece).
MINI-JACKPOT #5: (16): Murat Kapikiran (Turkey).

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Gokay Gulec (Turkey), Kadri Almac (Turkey), Yan Kit Chan (UK), Armin Hedayati (Iran), Aghaba Khalidov (Azerbaijan).


WBA: 4th GERMAN BACKGAMMON MASTERS
February 19-22, 2015; Berlin, Germany

ELITE: (42): 1-Miika Lappalainen (Finland), 2-Frank Simon (Germany), 3-Vyacheslav Pryadkin (Ukraine), 4-Francesco Mauri (Italy); Ultimate Fighter Winner: Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic).

LEISURE GROUP (14): 1-Yannick Rudolph (Germany), 2-Marc Steyvers (Belgium); Ultimate Fighter Winner: Lukas Jankovsky (Czech Republic).

DOUBLES (16): 1-Thomas Kazemieh (Germany) & Reza Taufig (Afghanistan).

DMP-CHALLENGE (32): 1-Götz Hildsberg (Germany).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Pavel Zaoral (Czech Republic).

SUPER-JACKPOT (4): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany).

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Markus Klein (Germany), Mislav Kovacic (Croatia).

WBA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Michael Urban (Germany).


ABT - 3rd TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 29-February 1, 2015; San Antonio, Texas

CHAMPIONSHIP (87): 1-Chuck Bower (IN), 2-Phil Simborg (IL), 3/4-Joe Freedman (NM) / Dennis Culpepper (VA); Consolation winners: Neil Deutsch (NY) / Gary Fries (VA) / Adrian Rios (TX) / Jonah Seewald (CO); Last Chance winners: Kent Goulding (MD) / Albert Steg (MA).

ADVANCED (48):1-Kathleen Davis (KS), 2-Martin Golman (TX); 1C-Jackie Seiders-Smart (TX), 2C-Bob Urquhart (TX); 1LC-Lynn Lusk (CO), 2LC-Patti Rubin (NV).

LIMITED (15): 1-Rebecca Lively (TX); 1C-Allen Michie (TX); 1LC-Mary Kay Lively (TX).

LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS JACKPOT (36): 1-Michihito Kageyama (Japan), 2-Doug Mayfield (CA), 3/4-Malcolm Davis (TX) / Raj Jansari (England).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Joe Freedman (NM), 3/4-David Rennie (CA) / Howard Markowitz (NV).

TEXAS CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (10): 1-Peggy Neubig (NJ), 2-Marcy Kossar (MD).

DUAL-DUEL (8): 1-Matt Cohn Geier (CA), 2-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).

USBGF TOURNAMENT OF STARS DOUBLES (24 teams): 1-Richard Munitz (NY) & Justin Nunez (CA), 2-David Kettler (TX) & Phil Simborg (IL), 3-Karen Davis (DC) & Kit Woolsey (CA).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-WEST (128): 1-Gary Fries (VA), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).

USBGF PRIME TOURNAMENT FREEROLL (96): Winners: Sam Ahmed (CA) / Clarine (CA) / Karen Davis (DC).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Jeb Horton (NC), 2-Peter Bennet (England), 3/4-Peter Wisniewski (CA) / Michael Zakrajsek (TX).

SENIORS (96): Winners: Dennis Culpepper (VA) / Herb Roman (IL) / John Bird (TX) / Ray Fogerlund (NV).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON PACKAGE (19): 1-Alan Pruce (VA), 2-Claudia Brown (TX).


BACKGAMMON & POKER ON BOARD XII EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE TOURNEY
January 18-25, 2015; Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Princess Cays, St. Thomas and St. Maarten

OPEN (40+144 rebuys): 1-Robert Lindbom (Sweden), 2-Ramiz Abi-Akar (IL).

CAPTAIN'S TOURNEY (40): 1-Butch Meese (IN), 2-Konrad Fröschl (Austria).

CARIBBEAN JACKPOT (8): 1-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2-Konrad Fröschl (Austria).

POKER TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Chris Knapp (Canada), 2-Steve Hast (PA), 3-Amy Trudeau (IL).


TBT - 2015 ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP-WBF
January 16-18, 2015; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (120): 1-Cihangir Çetinel, 2-John Wright (England), 3/4-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine) / Emin Sendil; 1C-Cengiz Ergin, 2C-Mehmet Polat, 3C/4C-Yavuz Kaleli / Serkan Koç; 1LC-Martin Barkwill (England), 2LC-Kurtulus Aydin, 3LC/4LC-Marco Fornasir (Italy) / Ali Ihsan Ulugergerli.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (32): 1-Cengiz Ergin, 2-Hakan Aksu.

"RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL" WARM-UP (96): 1-Giorgos Kleitsas (Greece), 2-Ali Ihsan Ulugergerli, 3/4-Shimon Kagan (Israel) / Tunç Sokmener.

869BG CUP (100): 1-Cuneyt Agun Genç, 2-Murat Ozyilmaz, 3/4-Kerim Bilge / Erol Ozsoy.

SWING (48): 1-Cumhur Bekture, 2-Umit Bata, 3-Kemal Okal, 4-Shimon Kagan (Israel).

ISTANBUL DOUBLES (54 teams): 1-Ibrahim Karaca & Murat Murat (Greece), 2-Hakan Aksu & Tunç Sokmener, 3/4-Omer Akgul & Nil Ergin / Feza Diyarbekir & Balamir Yasa.

1-POINTER (128): 1-Yasar Gozel, 2-Nesrin Becerici, 3/4-Erol Ozsoy / Faruk Perkin.

LADIES PRIZE (14): 1-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), 2-Lisya Eskinazi.

BGTV PROFICIENCY CONTEST (22): 1-Murat Hazir, 2-Peter Ghaussy (Germany).

BG4BG JACKPOTS (8x8): Winners - John Wright (England), Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), Giorgos Kleitsas (Greece), Cumhur Bekture, Ayhan Okçukar, Peter Ghaussy (Germany), Zehra Aydin, Yasin Cagri Karaca.


ABT - 8th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 8-11, 2015; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (49+17 rebuys): 1-Carter Mattig (IL), 2-Frank Talbot (MI), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Jim Stutz (CT); 1C-Mike Senkiewicz (NY), 2C-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 3C/4C-Julius High (KS) / Donny Lomuto (NY); 1LC-Jack Edelson (WI), 2LC-Petko Kostadinov (SC).

INTERMEDIATE (53+11 rebuys): 1-Feliks Goykhman (NJ), 2-Donald Gabbai (VA), 3/4-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA) / Cloyd LaPorte (NY); 1C-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2C-Robert Sisselman (NJ), 3C/4C-Kevin Walsh (NJ) / Cengiz Yakut (PA); 1LC-Peggy Neubig (NJ), 2LC-Rick Wolf (FL).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (17): 1-C.J. Uttley (England), 2-Konstantin Keresteliev (NY), 3-Stefan Andreev (NY), 4-Jin Hu (CT).

BEGINNER (17): 1-Igor Baburov (NY), 2-Barry Retzkin (NJ), 3-Anna DiFlorio (NJ), 4-Ina Donath (NY).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Tuvya Felt (TN), 2-Matt Cohn-Geier (CA), 3/4-Bill Phipps (NY) / Victor Ashkenazi (NJ).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Eric Stevens (CT), 2-Philippe Salnave (FL), 3/4-Feliks Goykhman (NJ) / Tony Wuersch (MA).

$20 BLITZ (64): 1-Gary Koscielny (NY), 2-Rachel Rhodes (England).

$50 BLITZ (16): 1-Fernando Neumark (Argentina), 2-Peggy Neubig (NJ).

$20 MINI-MATCH (128): 1-Tony Wuersch (MA), 2-Herb Roman (IL), 3/4-Jason Pack (USA/England) / Tuvya Felt (TN).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Tom Coash (CT), 3/4-Donald Gabbai (VA) / Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Jim Kennis (NY) & Robert Regan (NY), 2-Jeff Acierno (NJ) & Steve Keats (NY).