1st MERIT Open
Dubrovnik Grand Prix
International Backgammon Championship

14th – 18th December, 2016
MERIT PARK Casino Libertas – Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Winner takes 23.140 € (including an added of 10.000 €)

Total money distribution 88.180 €
(including Super-Jackpots and an added of  € 25.000 €)

Marco Fornasir, General Secretary of the Worldwide Backgammon Federation, has the pleasure to announce the results of the tournament:

 

Master flight – 73 players

Main winner (12 – 17 | 11 – 10)

Main finalist

3rd place

4th place

5th place

6th place

7th place

8th place

Last chance winner (7 – 5)

Last chance finalist

Ladies Prize

Steen Grønbech | Denmark

Masayuki Mochizuchi | Japan

Guido Weidner | Germany

Thomas Rönn | Sweden

Dado Martincevic | Croatia

Veselin Dyakov | Bulgaria

Sebastian Wilkinson | UK

Volker Sonnabend | Germany

Petko Kostadinov | Bulgaria/USA

Tilman Söhnchen | Germany

Cecilia Sparke | UK

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Intermediate  flight – 23 players

Main winner (18- 4)

Main finalist

3rd place

4th place

5th place

Damjan Plesec | Slovenia

Gordan Markotic | Croatia

Leonardo Jerkovic | Croatia

Malin Yordanov | Bulgaria

Laurence Sinitzky | France

Last chance winner (5 – 0)

Last chance finalist

Ladies Prize

Martin Filipi | Czech Republic

Richard Krietzman-Blazevic | USA

Laurence Sinitzky | France

MERIT International Super-Jackpot – 32 players

Winner (11 – 9) Winner (11 – 9) Winner (11 – 9)

Finalist

Armen Khachatryan | Armenia/Russia

Mislav Kovacic | Croatia

Ladies Tournament – 8 players

Winner (9 – 5)

Finalist

Katalin Veszeli | Hungary

Ella Arzukhanova | Russia

 

869BG Warm-up – 54 players

Winner (7 – 6)   

Finalist

Sabri Büyüksoy | Turkey

Ricardo Malas | Lebanon/Spain

Speedgammon – 64 players

Winner (5 – 3)

Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Honza Cerny | Czech Republic

Franck Stepler | France

Martin Filipi | Czech Republic

Philippe Vouhé | France

One Point Match – 128 players

Winner

Finalist

Marion Bambi de Bruin | Germany

Marian Manaila | Romania

Mochy’s Quiz

Winner

Finalist

3rd place

Alain Babillon | France

Katalin Veszeli | Hungary

Tunç Hamarat | Turkey

Croatian Master Final – 8 players

Winner (11 – 7 | 11 – 8)

Finalist

Mislav Kovacic | Croatia

Drazenko Vucina | Bosna i Hercegovina

Master: 73 players

Intermediate: 23 players

Player not participating in the main flights: 5 Total 101 players

28 Countries: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, KKTC, Lebanon, Rep. of Macedonia (FYROM), Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA

 

Directors: Marco Fornasir | Italy; Arda Findikoglu | Turkey

Tournament Committee: Petko Kostadinov – Bulgaria/USA (president); Martin Barkwill | UK; Nodari Gagua | Georgia/Russia; Steen Grønbech | Denmark; Mislav Kovacic | Croatia; Ricardo Malas | Lebanon/Spain; Volker Sonnabend – Germany