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2023 INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Events in reverse chronological order compiled by Carol Joy Cole

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2023

Updated: February 5, 2023

6th GIBRALTAR BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
February 2-5, 2023; Ocean Village, Marina Bay, Gibraltar

MASTERS (91): 1-Geoff Hall (England), 2-Mark Ferrin (USA), 3-Francisco Domingues (Portugal), 4/5-Johan Norberg (Sweden) / Anna Parker (England), 6/9-Raphael Rosalba (France) / Vincent de Nardi (France) / Gaz Owen (England) / Patrick Kimari (Sweden); 1LC-Eric Benichou (France), 2LC-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic). Best Local Player: David Frier.

INTERMEDIATES (57): 1-Philippe Quiboef (France), 2-Marianne Husum-Snarheim (Norway), 3-Evaristo Fernandez (Spain), 4/5-Marcelle Licudi (Gibraltar) / Inja Myhr (Denmark); 1LC-Manuel Britto (Gibraltar), 2LC-Pedro Roca de Togores (Spain).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (52 teams): 1-Tristan Remille (France) & Alexis Vincent (France), 2-Farzin Aarabi (Norway) & Yousef Niknam (Norway), 3/4-Josefin Bichler (Germany) & Towfiq Razai (Germany) / Georges Grünbaum (Switzerland) & Andres Staedeli (Switzerland).

500£ SUPER JACKPOT (32): 1-Chris Rogers (England), 2-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic), 3/4-Ralf Jonas (Germany) / Jeroen Romme (Holland).

SENIORS #1 (64): 1-Stefan Paliwoda (England), 2-Julian Minwalla (England), 3/4-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon) / Lars Rosquist (Denmark).

SENIORS #2 (32): 1-Georges Grünbaum (Switzerland), 2-Anna Price (England).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Tim Parfitt (England), 2-Jamshid Arani (Sweden), 3/4-Cristian Cozos (Romania) / Ehsan Sahami (Iran).

869BG CHALLENGE (48): 1-Fernando Braconi (Italy), 2-Zoran Maric (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

LaGAMMON (48): 1-Zdenek Zizka (Czech Republic), 2-Chris Rogers (England), 3-Cristian Cozos (Romania).

DMP CHALLENGE (128): 1-Zeljko Mesarek (Croatia), 2-Fabio Sallusta (Italy), 3/4-Danny Farook (England) / Klaus Switon (Denmark).


VLISSINGEN BLITZ MASTERS BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
January 14-15, 2023; Vlissingen, Holland

MASTERS TOURNAMENT (53): 1-Christian Sorensen (Holland), 2-Bert Van Kerckhove (Belgium), 3/4-Jürgen Schettler (Germany) / Peter van Rooij (Holland), 5/8-Ed Baars (Holland) / Claudia Göhnert (Holland) / Rogier van Gemert (Holland) / Pim van Haastert (Holland).

CONSULTING DOUBLES (6 teams): 1-Marcel Büker (Germany) & Marcus Reinhard (Germany), 2-Maurits Pino (Holland) & Sander Weysters (Holland).

SPEEDGAMMON (19): 1-Pierre Viau (France), 2-Ray Joenoes (Holland), 3-Arthur Wright (Holland), 4-Michel Lamote (Belgium).


WBF - INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
January 13-15, 2023; Istanbul, Turkey

"HUSEYIN VARISLI MEMORIAL" MASTERS (131): 1-Burak Hakki, 2-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia), 3/4-Ismail Koknar / David Presser (Israel); 1C-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon), 2C-Soinguli Amirov (Georgia), 3C/4C-Emrullah Cosar / Kenan Hasanzade (Azerbaijan); 1LC-Levon Petrosyan (Armenia), 2LC-Jean Abi Haidar (Lebanon), 3LC/4LC-Cuneyt Argun Genç; Ladies Prize: Gülderen Gücavli.

INTERMEDIATES (44): 1-Adrian Comandasu (Romania), 2-Pero Vekic (Serbia), 3/4-Ion Nica (Romania) / Phyllis Shapiro (Israel); 1C-M. Gökhan Gücavli, 2C-Orhan Bitlisli; 1LC-Gözde Diptas, 2LC-Alparslan Göktay; Ladies Prize: Gözde Diptas.

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL (33): 1-Emrullah Cosar, 2-Serkan Calisir.

"AFFAN BASAK MEMORIAL" DOUBLES (64 teams): 1-Jalil Khalili & Hossein Paknahad (Iran), 2-Ümit Bata & Oguz User, 3/4-Kadir Filikci & Serap Isim / Abaz Omeragic & Benjamin Zonic (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

WBGF'S "RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL" WARM-UP (100): 1-Erkan Nayir, 2-Jeroen Romme (Holland), 3/4-Ümit Bata / Kadir Filikci.

"ERHAN DOGRUSÖZ MEMORIAL" 869BG SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Cumhur Bektüre, 2-Necmettin Can, 3/4-Jakob Garal (Ukraine) / Bahman Vahid (Iran).

"GUR SAKARYA MEMORIAL" SWING (45): 1-Suat Karadag, 2-Levon Petrosyan (Armenia), 3/4-Rony Sadek (Lebanon) / Abdullah Sorguven.

1-POINTER CHALLENGE (128): 1-Ümit Bata, 2-Levent Erim, 3/4-Hamidreza Ardalani (Iran) / Kadir Filikci.

BG4BG JACKPOTS (8X8): Winners – Sami Zorer, Mustafa Aydin, Cristinel Dragomir (Romania), Güral Bulut, Kenan Hasanzade (Azerbaijan), Emrullah Cosar, Levent Erim, Abaz Omeragic (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

MERIT SATELLITE (16): 1-Cristinel Dragomir (Romania), 2-Jalil Khalili (Iran), 3/4-Erdinic Bayindir / Jeroen Romme (Holland).


ABT - 16th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 5-8, 2023; Jersey City, New Jersey

ABT CHAMPIONSHIP (97+41 rebuys): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Jack Edelson (MN), 3/4-Ben Friesen (MI) / Michael Neagu (Canada); 1C-Frank Raposa (VA), 2C-Mario Kühl (Germany), 3C/4C-Blake Fleetwood (NY) / Richard Munitz (NY); 1LC-Christoph Wagener (Germany), 2LC-Bill Riles (TX).

ABT INTERMEDIATE (76+28 rebuys): 1-P.J. Macali (OH), 2-Brad Mielke (NY), 3/4-Alex Brill (NY) / Tyler Hathaway (NY); 1C-William Reeves (CO), 2C-Jeff Schwarz (NJ), 3C/4C-Daniel Adler (NY) / William McHone (NY); 1LC-Konstantin Keresteliev (NY), 2LC-Paul Broschart (NY).

ADVANCED BEGINNER (44): 1-Barry Retzkin (NJ), 2-Brendan Perrault (NY), 3/4-Aaron Balleisen (NY) / Anna Stashower (NY); 1C-James Saritsky (NJ), 2C-Kai Demler (NY), 3C/4C-Carson Church (NY) / Jose Ward (NJ); 1LC-Jamie Weinstein (NY), 2LC-Sabrina Pines (NY).

BEGINNER (14): 1-Chris Lombardo (NY), 2-Elaine Turner (GA); 1C-Niko Keresteliev (NY), 2C-Viola Hibbert (NY); 1LC-Joe Cancelarich (NJ).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Mario Kühl (Germany), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Matthew Pace (OH).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Chris Trencher (NY), 2-Michael Neagu (Canada), 3/4-John Klein (MD) / Jeff Levine (NY).

LADY LIBERTY CUP (32): 1-Carol Joy Cole (MI), 2-Christina Elias (MN).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Phil Perelmuter (MA), 2-Igor Baburov (NY), 3/4-Jerry Shea (NY) / Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).

2-POINT MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Felix Goykhman (NJ), 2-Sam Cohen (FL).

BLITZ (128): 1-Tom Jayne (VA), 2-Felix Goykhman (NJ).

YOUNG & RESTLESS (32): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Joe Urso (NY), 3/4-Howard Linnemann-Schmidt (NY) / Mike Paleos (NY).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Marty Storer (NH), 2-Donald Gabbai (VA), 3/4-Sam Ahmed (CA) / Carol Joy Cole (MI).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER (Seniors winner vs Young & Restless winner): 1-Albert Steg (MA), 2-Marty Storer (NH).

SUPER SENIORS TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Blake Fleetwood (NY).

FTH BOARD TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Daniel Adler (NY), 2-Gary Zelmanovics (NJ).

NEW YORK DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (32 teams): 1-Marianne Bowen (VA) & Marty Storer (NH), 2-Brandon Macklin (MD) & Boris Shafransky (MD).

$50 FRIENDLY FIFTY JACKPOT (8): 1-Carter Mattig (IL).
$50 JAZZY JACKPOT (8): 1-Jesse Chrisman (NY).
$50 METS JACKPOT (8): 1-Ryan Rebelo (Canada).
$50 POLATOV JACKPOT (8): 1-Boris Shafransky (MD).

$100 ACROPOLIS JACKPOT (8): 1-Koray Agirbas (GA).