20th European Backgammon Championship
5th European Double Consulting Championship (15th May, 2008)
7th Velden Backgammon Open (16th - 18th May,  2008)

Sposored by Casino Velden - Casinos Austria and Supported by the City of Velden

Total money distribution 46.750 euro

Alberto da Pra, President of the Worldwide Backgammon Federation and Founder of
the European Backgammon Championship since 1989, has the pleasure to announce the
following OFFICIAL RESULTS of the 20th Edition 2008 in Velden (Austria)


Master flight - 35 players

Main winner 19 - 2 Fernando Braconi - Italy
Main finalist Philip Vischjager - The Netherlands
Main semi-finalist Manfred Hollederer - Germany
Main semi-finalist Tassilo Rzymann - Austria

Consolation winner 15 - 11 Cemalettin Yüksel - Turkey
Consolation finalist Florin Popa - Romania/Italia
Consolation semi-finalist Stefan Bobenhausen - Germany
Consolation semi-finalist Mario Sequeira - Portugal

Last chance winner 8 - 5 Fabrizio Lo Surdo - Italy
Last chance finalist Hans Uli Koch - Germany

Ladies Prize Andrea Riebler - Austria

Champion flight - 38 players

Main winner 17 - 16 Feza Diyarbekir - Turkey
Main finalist Michael Roth - Germany
Main semi-finalist Thomas Leitner - Austria
Main semi-finalist Claudio Cantoni - Mexico/Italy

Consolation winner 13 - 10 Markus Kuntaritsch - Austria
Consolation finalist Alexander Reichel - Austria
Consolation semi-finalist Wolfgang Haas - Austria
Consolation semi-finalist Karl Baranyi - Austria

Last chance winner 5 - 1 Peter Neumann - Germany
Last chance finalist Helmut Gerdenits - Austria

Ladies Prize Giovanna La Falce
Intermediate flight - 26 players

Main winner 11 - 4 Seda Koc - Turkey
Main finalist Rizcallah Alkhoury - Lebanon/Spain
Main semi-finalist Shadi Azizian - Iran/Italy
Main semi-finalist Maria Grigis - Italy

Consolation winner 9 - 3 Renato Sovani - Italy
Consolation finalist Viorel Popa - Romania/Italy
Consolation semi-finalist Domenico Torrielli - Italy
Consolation semi-finalist Elfi Fritz Winkler - Austria

Last chance winner 5 - 1 Jeanne Nanga - Cameroun/Austria
Last chance finalist Domenico Torrielli - Italy

Ladies Prize Seda Koc - Turkey

Ladies Tournament - 11 players
Winner 9 - 8 Simona Cirulli - Italy
Finalist Laura Monaco - Italy
Semi-Finalist Giovanna La Falce - Italy
Semi-Finalist Delia Popa - Romania/Italy

Super Jackpot - 8 players

Winner 9 - 7 Fernando Braconi - Italy
Finalist Hans Uli Koch - Germany

Warm-up - 55 players (33 + 22)

Winner 7 - 0 Thomas Löw - Germany
Finalist Ingeborg Haussleiter - Germany

Sperti Trophy - 42 players (25 + 17)

Winner 7 - 2 Thomas Löw - Germany
Finalist Karl Baranyi - Austria

One Point Match Tournament - President’s Tournament

1st One Point Cemalettin Yüksel - Turkey
2nd One Point Abdullah Sorguven - Turkey
3rd One Point John Broomfield - UK

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Master: 35 players
Champion: 38 players
Intermediate: 26 players
Players of the Double Consulting not participating in others categories: 2
Ladies not participating in others categories: 2 Total 103 players

22 Countries: Austria, Belgium, Cameroun, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, R. Macedonia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA.

Director: Marco Fornasir - Italy
Tournament Committee: Alberto da Pra (WBF's President); John Broomfield (UK); Arda Findikoglu (Turkey); Götz Hildsberg (Germany); Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy); Ricardo Malas (Lebanon/Spain); Philip Vischjager (The Netherlands); Peter Winkler (Austria).

 

Worldwide Backgammon Federation (WBF)

XX European Championship 2008

European Champion F. 1 Master
Fernando Braconi (Italy)

European Champion F. 2 Champion
Feza Diyarbekir (Turkey)

European Champion F. 3 Intermediate
Seda Koc (Turkey)

 

Worldwide Backgammon Federation (WBF)

5th European Double Consulting Championship

18 Teams x 500 euro = 9.000 euro
Winner 7.000
Finalist 2.000

European Champion Double Consulting F. 1 Master (13 - 12)
George Simpson - UK / Cemalettin Yüksel - Turkey

European Finalist Double Consulting F. 1 Master
Hans Uli Koch - Germany / Axel Etten - Germany