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GEORGIAN SPORT BACKGAMMON FEDERATION

5-10 November 7th Merritt International Championship, Cyprus. Soso is fourth! Marina Third!

November 5-10 7th International Merit Open, Kyrenia, Cyprus

Soso Menabdishvili (One Step to the Final ...) Fourth Place! Marina Pirvelli is third among women! Successful series of Georgian backgammon masters continues !!!

WBF - 7th INTERNATIONAL MERIT OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP (preliminary results)
November 5-10, 2019; Kyrenia, North Cyprus

MASTER FLIGHT (338): 1-Harald Johanni (Germany), 2-Steen Grønbech (Denmark), 3-Shahab Ghodsi (Iran), 4/5-Iosebi Menabdishvili (Georgia) / Johan Moazed (Sweden), 6/8-Kemal Okal (Turkey) / Eli Roymi (Israel) / Levan Kareli (Georgia), 9/12-Philip Kazemieh (Germany) / Mats Karlsson (Sweden) / Eric McAlpine (England) / Albert Steg (USA), 13/20-Almir Vajzovic (Switzerland) / Sergey Chertkov (Russia) / Minh Nguyen (France) / Levon Vardapetyan (Armenia) / Mehmet Ali Akpolat (Turkey) / Zafer Tas (Turkey) / Heribert Lindner Germany) / Tommy Kean (Denmark); 1LC-Christian Liebe-Harkort (Germany), 2LC-Marcel Büker (Germany), 3LC/4LC-Nicholas Check (England) / Kamran Shirazi (Iran/France); Ladies Prize – Antoinette-Marie Williams (USA)..

INTERMEDIATE (181): 1-Per "Pelle" Stenberg (Sweden), 2-Inja Myhr (Denmark), 3-Payam Pashaeifar (Iran) 4-Zhina Bergström (Sweden), 5-Hakan Rüstem (North Cyprus), 6-Yasar Ozdemir (Turkey), 7-Andrea Chen (China/Italy), 8-Tina Weile (Denmark), 9/12-Gheorghe Slabu (Romania) / Mohamad Amir Naderighaleh (Iran) / Heidi Munk Andersen (Denmark) / Ann Maibritt Ehlers (Denmark); 1LC-Marc Werner (Germany), 2LC-Rosen Stoyanov (Bulgaria), 3LC/4LC-Walter Busato (Italy/Germany) / Bora Yurdun (Belarus/Turkey); Ladies Prize – Inja Myhr (Denmark).

"ION RESSU MEMORIAL" DOUBLES (134 teams): 1-Stephan Hartmann (Germany) & Heribert Lindner (Germany), 2-Gili Davidovitz (Israel) & Joel Schiff (Israel), 3/4-Thomas Myhr (Denmark) & Klaus Switon (Denmark) / Ann Maibritt Ehlers (Denmark) / Thomas Jespersen (Denmark).

UNIVERSITY OF GAMMON TEAM MATCH (8 teams): 1-Bakar Matikashvili & Karen Sarkisyan (Georgia), 2-Iosebi Menardishvilli & Edward Nazaryan (Georgia).

LADIES TOURNAMENT (48): 1-Ayla Karmen Acun (Turkey), 2-Karina Langhoff de Thurah (Denmark), 3/4-Marina Pirueli (Georgia) /  Waagstroem (Sweden).

WARM-UP 869BG (321): 1-Frank Talbot (USA), 2-David Brown (England), 3/4-Michael Flesch (England) / Emin Sendil (Turkey).

SPEEDGAMMON: (256): 1-Armen Tsaturyan (Armenia), 2-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Germany), 3/4-Ary Nogueira (Brazil) / Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia).

ONE-POINT MATCH (128): 1-Tommy Larsen (Denmark), 2-Romani Gvenetadze (Georgia), 3/4-Tim Line (England) / Klaus Switon (Denmark).