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[from prior to 2006.]
2005 TOP-25 & PLAYER-of-the-YEAR
Top-25 Players for 2005
Left to Right: PatrickG,SaulM,JimW,PaulM,JudyC,CeciP,JohnR,DavidT,MikeU,BruceD,SteveS,NormW,HaykH,
G/A "Player of the Year for 2005" -- Jim Wark
Tournament-of-2005-Champions (Jan. 2006)
Winner __ Patrick Gibson
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Top-16 Players for 1996
At Mo's: L-to-R: John Prato, Patrick Gibson, Reza Daryabegi, Gregg Smith, Mike Thunstrom,
Ceci Pedroza, Mike Ungerleider, Azzam Masarani, Ray Fogerlund, Joe Russell, Jerry Hays,
Art Benjamin, Bob Glass, Norm Wiggins, Jona Alexander, & Paul Gedigian G/A 37th Invitational DEC. 1996
Top-16 Players for 1994 ((missing Paul Gedigian)
Row-1: Gus Contos, Mike Ungerleider, Jerry Hays, Peter Zacks, Art Benjamin, Dave Williams
Row-2: Ceci Pedroza, Paul Ladanyi, Azzam Masarani, Rudy Citrom, Larry Deckel, John Prato
Row-3: Ray Fogerlund, Bob Glass, Patrick Gibson
G/A "Player of the Year for 1994" -- Azzam Masarani
Top-16 Players for 1992 (missing Paul Gedigian)
Richard Cartozian, Peter Zacks, Norik N.(hidden), Clarine, Rudy Citrom, Ray Baker,
Jerry Hays, Ray Fogerlund, Jona Alexander, Patrick Gibson, Norm Wiggins, Azzam Masarani
Jeff Grundy, Art Benjamin, & John Prato.
VIETOR CUP September 23-24, 2006:
We had 22 players travel to La Jolla, California to play in the 27th edition of the VIETOR CUP at
Jon Vietor's beautiful home across the street form the La Jolla Cove park and beach. We again played
the CUP using the INDY Swiss Movement (created by Butch Meese and his team from the
Hoosier Backgammon Club in Indianapolis, Indiana). Swiss movement for 6 rounds, players playing
opponents of "like records" (e.g. 2-0 vs 2-0 and 1-1 vs 1-1). After the 6th round, we then converted
to an elimination format to determine the final two money winners in both a MAIN and CONSOLATION bracket.
The results of the VIETOR CUP:
MAIN: Steve Sax besting Tom Fahland in the finals.
CONSOLATION: Nick Maffeo besting Ron Bruns in the finals.
We used Digital Clocks throughout all the matches (9-points) in order to keep the event to a reasonable
time schedule (only two days to play 11 rounds of matches).
To see the Photo Album, click on the following URL.
VIETOR CUP Sept. 2006 (choose SLIDESHOW)
Photo Album of the VIETOR CUP Sept. 2006 "(testing thumbnail approach, click on it to see full pict)"
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