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2014 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

Updated: April 17, 2014

26th NORDIC BACKGAMMON OPEN
April 16-21, 2014; Copenhagen, Denmark

CHAMPIONSHIP:

ADVANCED:

INTERMEDIATE:

OPEN (94):

SPEEDGAMMON 1 (64):

CONSULTATION DOUBLES (55 teams):

CHAMPIONS QUALIFIER (22):

LADIES TOURNAMENT (53):

BEGINNERS (100):
Finals: John Blem (Denmark) vs ?
Semifinals:
John Blem (Denmark) vs Gorm Øster (Denmark)
Lars Ravn (Denmark) vs Flemming Larsen (Denmark)

WARM-UP (88): 1-Gary Fries (USA), 2-Mick Dyett (Australia), 3/4-Ulla Hansen (Denmark) / Stepan Nuniyants (USA).


ABT - 6th ATLANTA SPRING BACKGAMMON CLASSIC
April 4-6, 2014; Atlanta, Georgia

CHAMPIONSHIP (30): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Malcolm Robertson (Hong Kong); 1C-Stuart Thomson (GA), 2C-Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY); 1LC-Frank Raposa (VA).

INTERMEDIATE (15): 1-Samra Hadden (GA), 2-Kate Elmore (GA); 1C-Adrian Costa (CA), 2C-LEW Webber (VA); 1LC-Ronald Loero (Venezuela).

ROBERT WILENSKY MEMORIAL MASTERS (10): 1-Frank Talbot (MI), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

ATLANTA CUP JACKPOT (13): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Ronald Loero (Venezuela).

DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV) & Samra Hadden (GA), 2-Patty Geoffroy (MA) & Chris Knapp (Canada).

MINI-MATCH (32): 1-Joe Nolan (TN).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (32): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Vadim Musaelyan (NC).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (15): 1-Stuart Thomson (GA), 2-Brian Flanagan (NY); 1C-Philippe Salnave (FL).

$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Karen Davis (DC), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI).


ABT - 20th OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 28-30, 2014; Cleveland, Ohio

OPEN (30): 1-Frank Raposa (VA), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI); 1C-David Rockwell (IL), 2C-John O'Hagan (IN).

ADVANCED (30): 1-Ghazi Al-Kinani (VA), 2-Jason Marshall (OH); 1C-Bob Hickey (OH), 2C-Stephen Benjamin (OH).

NOVICE (4): 1-Victor De Oliveira (Canada), 2-Charlene Britton (OH).

OHIO MASTERS (8): 1-Garry Kallos (Canada), 2-Paul Knapp (IL).

AMATEUR JACKPOT (8): 1-David Rearick (OH), 2-Tom Rebelo (Canada).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Bill Calton (MI) & Jack Takala (MI), 2-Palmer Macali (OH) & Phil Simborg (IL).

2-POINT QUICKIES (16): 1-David Todd (MO).

20th ANNIVERSARY OHIO STATE CRISLOID BOARD TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Mark Murray (OH).

MINI-BLITZ (28): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Dion Hogan (MI).

THURSDAY WARM-UP (11): 1-Mike Vasilatos (OH), 2-Connie Tipton (PA).


WBF - 26th EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP & 13th VELDEN OPEN
March 26-30, 2014; Velden, Austria

MASTERS (26): 1-Peter Blachian (Germany), 2-Kamil Karaali (Turkey), 3-Mario Sequeira (Portugal), 4/5-Cengiz Ergin (Turkey) / Friedrich Fritz Rattinger (Austria); Ladies Prize: Eva Zizkova (Czech Republic).

INTERMEDIATES (29): 1-Damjan Plesec (Slovenia), 2-Helmut Tweraser (Austria), 3-Jean Parizon (Germany), 4-Axel Etten (Germany/Turkey); Ladies Prize: Laurence Sinitzky Billard (France).

11th EUROPEAN CONSULTING DOUBLES (12 teams): 1-Michael Lamote (Belgium) & Walter Meuwis (Belgium), 2-Heimo Löbler (Austria) & Friedrich Fritz Rattinger (Austria).

WARM-UP (40): 1-Edmond Mezini (Albania/Italy), 2-Jakob Garal (Ukraine/Germany), 3/4-Walter Meuwis (Belgium) / Mario Sequeira (Portugal).

869BG TROPHY (36): 1-Honza Cerny (Czech Republic), 2-Jakob Garal (Ukraine/Germany), 3/4-Cengiz Ergin (Turkey / Arda Findikoglu (Turkey).

PRESIDENT'S 1-POINT TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine), 2-Patrik Vanheyden (Germany).


19th OSAKA BACKGAMMON OPEN
March 15-16, 2014; Osaka, Japan

OPEN (42): 1-Kazuya Nagai, 2-Masaaki Isobe, 3/4-Megumi Ishii / Akiko Yazawa; 1C-Kenji Shimodaira, 2C-Hironobu Yazawa.

INTERMEDIATE: Day 1 (12): 1-Kenji Fujita; 1C-Katsumi Fusamatsu; Day 2 (17): 1-Mr. Takagi; 1C-Masayuki Sakaguchi.

BEGINNER (7): 1-Shinsuke Hara.

NANIWA CUP (16): 1-Kenji Nishizawa.

OKINAWA CUP (16): 1-Kazuya Nagai.

SUPER JACKPOT #1 (8): 1-Tatsuya Tanaka.
SUPER JACKPOT #2 (8): 1-Yoshiyuki Nakamura.

SPEED GAMMON #1 (8): 1-Kaoruko Kisuno.
SPEED GAMMON #2 (8): 1/2-Masahiko Nasu / Hironobu Yazawa.

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Junko & Maya Nakamura.

LADIES EVENT (6): 1-Mayuki Kanno.

QUIZ CONTEST: 1-Kazuya Nagai, 2/4-Tomoya Mitsuyoshi / Yoshiyuki Nakamura / Kiyokazu Nishikawa.


ABT - CSI: BACKGAMMON / CENTRAL STATES INVITATIONAL
March 14-16, 2014; Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

CHAMPIONSHIP (36): 1-Rory Pascar (IL), 2-David Presser (IL); 1C-Kit Woolsey (CA), 2C-Allen Tish (IL); 1LC-John O'Hagan (IN).

ADVANCED (40): 1-Alex Owen (IL), 2-Rachel Bishop (WI); 1C-Christopher Shanava (IL), 2C-David Meyer (WI); 1LC-Eric Hiner (MN).

LIMITED (10): 1-Paul Turdik (IL), 2-Scott Martin (IN); 1LC-Steven O'Connor (IL).

GRAND CRYSTAL BEAVER XVI (8): 1-David Todd (MO), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-David Presser (IL) & Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Jack Edelson (WI) & Vadim Nuniyants (WI).

13th BATTLE OF THE SEXES (32 Men & 16 Women): 1-Tak Morioka (IL), 2-Linda Rockwell (IL), 3/4-Alan Gold (WI) / Peggy Neubig (NJ).

TAKI-BOARD CHARITY FUNDRAISER (16): 1-Paul Turdik (IL), 2-Ed Bennett (NM).

QUICKIE TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Steve Hast (PA), 2-Frank Raposa (VA).

MICROBLITZ (40): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2-Carol Joy Cole (MI).

LIAR'S DICE: 1-Steve Hast (PA) & Allen Tish (IL).

DIRECTOR'S TROPHY: Jim Opre (IL).

RACCOON RUMBLE OPEN (28): 1-David Presser (IL), 2-Howard Markowitz (NV), 3/4-Steve Hast (PA) / Alex Owen (IL); 1C/2C-Rory Pascar (IL) / Warner Solomon (England).

RACCOON RUMBLE INTERMEDIATE (9): 1-Tim Carroll (IL), 2-Sue Will (IL); 1C/2C-Amy Trudeau (IL) / Steven O'Connor (IL).

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


NORTH CYPRUS OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP
March 12-16, 2014; Kyrenia, North Cyprus

CHAMPIONSHIP (102): 1-Michael "Mik" Larsen (Denmark), 2-Rainer Witt (Germany), 3/4-Iancho Hristov (Bulgaria) / Joel Schiff (Israel); 1C-Erhan Yenisen (Turkey), 2C-Toby Tabet (Lebanon) 3C/4C-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey) / Sevdalin Tsvetanov (Bulgaria); 1LC-Avetis Rostomyan (Armenia), 2LC-Karsten Bredahl (Denmark).

INTERMEDIATE (19): 1-Antonis Vamvakaris (Greece), 2-Jean Parizon (Germany), 3/4-Thanassis Makris (Greece) / Dmytro Korneika (Ukraine); 1LC-Carl Bommarito (USA), 2LC-Cemal Gürsel (Turkey).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), 2-Christian Munk-Christensen (Denmark).

DOUBLES TOURNAMENT (44 teams): 1-Iancho Hristov (Bulgaria) & Petko Kostadinov (Bulgaria/USA), 2-Shahab Ghodsi (Iran/Norway) & Massoud Aghdam (Iran).

TEAM TOURNAMENT (22 teams): 1-Team USA Water Boys: Carl Bommarito / Doug Mayfield / Emil Mortuk, 2-Team Mystery: Michihito Kageyama (Japan) / Stepan Nuniyants (USA) / Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria).

MERIT PARK CASINO KICK-OFF: Sabri Büyüksoy (Turkey) / Claus Elken (Denmark) / Nodar Gagua (Russia) / Shimon Kagan (Israel).

MOCHY'S QUIZ: 1-Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon (Israel).


2nd CANNES WINTER BACKGAMMON CUP
February 26-March 2, 2014; Cannes, France

MASTERS (21): 1-Bruno Plagnol (France), 2-Alexis Vincent (France), 3/4-Dirk Leinberger (Germany) / Tristan Rémille (France); 1LC-Aldo Peretti (France).

CANNES CUP WINNER: Alexis Vincent (France).

INTERMEDIATE (31): 1-Ingrid Söderstjerna (Sweden), 2-Kader Turk (France), 3/4-Laurence Sinitzky (France) / Joel Sundberg (Sweden); 1LC-Jesper Jörgensen (Sweden).

SUPER JACKPOT (16): 1-Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey), 2-Olivier Décultot (France).

DOUBLES (16 teams): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey) & Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey), 2-Sabri & Sebnem Büyüksoy (Turkey).

LADIES CUP (16): 1-Linda Sjörin (Sweden), 2-Sonia Pelledrini (Italy).

TEAM CUP (4 teams): 1-Yves Negre / Michel Serrero / Frédéric Andrieu (France).

KILL THE BOSS (32): 1-Franck Stepler (France), 2-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey).

SPEEDGAMMON (32): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Frédéric Andrieu (France).

ONE-POINT (16): 1-Arda Findikoglu (Turkey), 2-Abdullah Sorgüven (Turkey).

BEGINNER #1 (4): 1-Doriane (France).
BEGINNER #2 (4): 1-Michel Mayor (France).

AFTER TOURNAMENT DOUBLES (16 teams): 1/2-Corinna Blaschke (Germany) & Volker Sonnabend (Germany) / Pierre Gondran (France) & Philippe Vouhé (France).


FMT - ISTAVDER 6TH ANNIVERSARY BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT
February 21-23, 2014; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (270): 1-Burhan Yilmazer (Turkey), 2-Murat Cengiz (Turkey), 3-Fuat Erdag (Turkey), 4-Mustafa Babal (Turkey), 5-Mustafa Altuntas (Turkey), 6-Aykut Uzel (Turkey), 7-Ibrahim Karaca (Turkey), 8-Hamza Nar (Turkey); 1C-Shahab Ghodsi (Iran/Norway), 2C-Ilker Gochan (Turkey), 3C/4C-Kamil Zafer Akbiyik (Turkey) / Ahmet Kamil Baykalogullari (Turkey).

6th TURKISH CONSULTATION DOUBLES #1 (64): 1-Roman Guehetadze (Georgia) & Gocha Tchockhoneli (Georgia), 2-Mustafa Altuntas (Turkey) & Ibrahim Karaca (Turkey).

6th TURKISH CONSULTATION DOUBLES #2 (64): 1-Metin Cubuk (Turkey) & Kamil Karaali (Turkey), 2-Selahattin Hacioglu (Turkey) & Salih Yener (Turkey).

SPEEDGAMMON (64): 1-Hakan Kahyaoglu (Turkey).

TEAM CHALLENGE (16 Teams): 1-Team Tigers: Cuneyt Argun Genc (Turkey) / Rod Covlin (USA) / Umit Tanoglu (Turkey).

ONE POINT #1: 1-Canan Kirikkaya (Turkey).
ONE POINT #2: 1- Kemal Aksu (Turkey).

SUPER JACKPOT #1: (16): Dursun Çetin (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #2: (16): Abdullah Ser (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #3: (16): Ufuk Aksak (Turkey).
SUPER JACKPOT #4: (16): Mustafa Babal (Turkey).

SPECIAL PLAYER AWARDS: Can Biyiklioglu (Germany), Sean Williams (England), Sevgi Basaran (Turkey), Erkan Varli (Turkey), Nodar Gagua (Georgia/Russia).

SPONSOR AWARDS: WOW Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center, Kentplus Kadikoy, Misli.com, Pasha Backgammon, Mys My Company, FMgammon.


ABT - 2nd TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 30-February 2, 2014; San Antonio, Texas

CHAMPIONSHIP (72): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Jonah Seewald (CO), 3/4-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ) / Malcolm Davis (TX), 5-Alfred Mamlet (MD); 1C-Antoinette Williams (NY), 2C-Paul Magriel (NV); 1LC-Karen Davis (DC), 2LC-Carter Mattig (IL).

ADVANCED (52): 1-Mick Zakrajsek (IN), 2-Stewart Pemberton (NJ), 3/4-Bobby Mohammadi (TX) / Vadim Nuniyants (WI); 1C-Brian Flanagan (NY), 2C-John Shakory (TX); 1LC-Abby Biss (New Zealand), 2LC-Lynn Lusk (CO).

LIMITED (21): 1-Josh Avery (TX), 2-Kathy Quentan (TX); 1C-Randy Vacek (TX); 1LC-Matt Rogers (TX).

LONGHORN CLASSIC MASTERS JACKPOT (32): 1-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 2-Malcolm Davis (TX), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).

ALAMO CLASSIC LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-Gus Contos (CA), 2-Scotty Kelland (CT), 3/4-Brian Flanagan (NY) / Bill Finneran (VA).

DUAL-DUEL (8): 1-(PR winner) Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-(Score winner) Ray Fogerlund (NV).

USBGF TOURNAMENT OF STARS DOUBLES (18 teams): 1-Saba Bejanishvili (GA) & Petko Kostadinov (SC), 2-Justin Nunez (CA) & Mario Savan (CA).

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-WEST (128): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).

DMP SURPRISE FREEROLL (64): 1/2-Bill Finneran (VA) / Lynn Lusk (CO).

SENIORS (128): 1-Joe Freedman (NM), 2-Michael Edge (SC).

DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Treena Bouque (CA) & Marty Brown (TX), 2-Debra Campbell (NC) & Rod Covlin (NY).

ULTIMATE BACKGAMMON FREEROLL PACKAGE (19): 1-Mustafa Durgut (TX), 2-Fatih Safiturk (TX), 3/4-Claudia Brown (TX) / Jeff Misrahi (NY).

MONTE CARLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SATELLITE JACKPOT (8): 1-Julius High (KS), 2-Rafael Lopez de Lara (Mexico).

MOCHY'S PROFICIENCY TEST (31): 1-John Klein (MD), 2-Bob Koca (MD).

SIMBORG QUIZ CHALLENGE (4): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan).


TBT - 2014 ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - WBF-TR
January 17-19, 2014; Istanbul, Turkey

CHAMPIONSHIP (125): 1-Kenji Nishizawa (Japan), 2-Cengiz Ergin, 3/4-Peter Holenstein (Switzerland) / Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria); 1C-Roman Korber (Austria), 2C-Cemalettin Yüksel, 3C/4C-Levent Demirel / Nihat Sorgüven; lLC-Giorgos Kleitsas (Greece), 2LC-Cüneyt Argun Genç, 3LC/4LC-Sabri Büyüksoy / Cengiz Özdil.

RICHARD LUKAS MEMORIAL WARM-UP (92): 1-Atila Malçok, 2-Nedim Yardimci, 3/4-Kemal Aksu / Andrii Nesterov (Urkraine).

DOUBLES CONSULTATION (52 teams): 1-Kemal Aksu & Haluk Ekrem Özalp, 2-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria) & Rosen Peychev (Bulgaria), 3/4-Cüneyt Argun Genç & Atila Malçok / Neslihan Acar & Mehmet Oymak.

869BG CUP (96): 1-Seda Koç, 2-Sabri Büyüksoy, 3/4-Martin Barkwill (England) / Laurence Sinitzky (France).

SWING (52): 1-Mustafa Babal, 2-Sabri Büyüksoy, 3-Andrii Nesterov (Ukraine), 4-Ricardo Malas (Lebanon/Spain).

1-POINTER (128): 1-Rifat Bulut, 2-Ian Hesketh (Scotland), 3/4-Ali Necdet Akbayrak / Marco Fornasir (Italy).

ELITE CLUB SPECIAL PRIZE (32): 1-Cengiz Ergin, 2-Tan Rusan.

LADIES SPECIAL PRIZE (10): 1-Maya Peycheva (Bulgaria), 2-Seda Koç.

BGTV PROFICIENCY CONTEST (17): 1-David Presser (Israel/USA), 2-Feza Diyarbekir.


ABT - 7th NEW YORK METROPOLITAN BACKGAMMON OPEN
January 9-12, 2014; Jersey City, New Jersey

CHAMPIONSHIP (51+13 rebuys): 1-Matt Reklaitis (MA), 2-Frank Talbot (MI), 3/4-Malcolm Robertson (HK) / Sasha Bennett (NY); 1C-Bill Phipps (NY), 2C-Victor Ashkenazi (NY), 3C/4C-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Vadim Musaelyan (NC); lLC-Carter Mattig (IL), 2LC-Gary Bauer (NJ).

INTERMEDIATE (52+16 rebuys): 1-Samuel Wang (NY), 2-Scotty Kelland (CT), 3/4-John Barnett (NY) / Anna Mielech (Poland); 1C-Canan Atkas (Turkey), 2C-Leon Marini (NJ), 3C/4C-Oleg Raygorodsky (IL) / Gary Zelmanovics (NJ); 1LC-Tom Rebelo (Canada), 2LC-Debra Campbell (NC).

BEGINNER (27): 1-Sharon Torres (NY), 2-Chuck Young (NJ), 3/4-Lisa Pelaez (NY) / Michael Rosen (NY); 1C-Robert Domaine (NY).

LIBERTY CUP MASTERS (32): 1-Sasha Bennett (NY), 2-Gary Bauer (NJ), 3/4-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Bill Phipps (NY).

LIMITED JACKPOT (32): 1-David Presser (IL), 2-Artie Sutton (NJ), 3/4-Steven Keats (NY) / Mike Murton (England).

$50 BLITZ (32): 1-Doug Huch (NJ), 2-Boris Dekhtyar (NJ).

$20 BLITZ (64): 1-Majid Jahanbani (VA), 2-Christina Fabijanczuk (PA).

SENIORS TOURNAMENT (64): 1-Greg Merriman (MI), 2-Frank Dimaggio (NJ).

NEW YORK DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece) & Natassa Savvidou (Greece), 2-Matt Cohn-Geier (NV) & Bill Phipps (NY).

NEW YORK WARM-UP (64): 1-Nicholas Misch (NY), 2-Dan Lewis (NY).

$40 JULIUS JACKPOT (8): 1/2-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Antoinette-Marie Williams (NY).

$50 KALLOS JACKPOT (8): 1-Julius High (KS).

$50 CJC JACKPOT (8): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

$50 SHADI JACKPOT (8): 1-David Shadi (NJ).