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2017 Ohio Valley Challenge Cup

April 29, 2018 at Holiday Inn Express at Huber Heights, OH

Note: Laura Hoarty was a borrowed player playing for OSBC (Akron)

Columbus Backgammon Club 20-15
Cincinnati Backgammon Players Club 19-16
Hoosier Backgammon Club (Indy) 19-16
Bloomington Backgammon Club 19-16
Miami Valley Backgammon Club (Dayton) 17-18
Ohio State Backgammon Club (Akron) 11-24

Columbus 20-15
1.Mike Rezai 3-2
2.Edwin Jones 4-1
3.Trevor Dierkes 1-4
4.Maron Cury 2-3
5.Joe Calvaruso 5-0
6.Dale Berlin 3-2
7.David Rearick 2-3

Cincinnati 19-16
1.Tony White 4-1
2.Daniel Pehoushek 0-5
3.Stan Eaton 3-2
4.Dave Staggs 3-2
5.Gina Carcieri 4-1
6.Gary Weiss 2-3
7.Peter Carcieri 3-2

Indianapolis 19-16
1.Mark Milkie 3-2
2.Sean Garber 1-4
3.Kevin heacox 3-2
4.Scott Johnston 5-0
5.Rose Sheedy 3-2
6.Scott Day 2-3
7.Jeff Flowers 2-3

Bloomington 19-16
1.Chuck Bower 3-2
2.Patrick Domico 4-1
3.Charles Haley 3-2
4.Catlin Krodel 2-3
5.Donna Lafferty 1-4
6.Seana Robertson 2-3
7.John Roush 4-1

Dayton 17-18
1.Roger Foster 2-3
2.Vinny Mosconi 4-1
3.Steve Weitthoff 2-3
4.John Crockford 1-4
5.Teresa Wonderly 2-3
6.Ken Oxley 3-2
7.Greg King 3-2

Akron 11-24
1.Joe Miller 0-5
2.Ray Cifani 2-3
3.PJ Macali 3-2
4.Jeff Cunningham 2-3
5.Gene Rogers 0-5
6.John Baron 3-2
7.Laura Hoarty 1-4


#1 seeds
Roger ov Mark
Chuck B ov Joe M
Mike ov Tony
Mark ov Mike
Tony ov Chuck B
Roger ov Joe M
Tony ov Mark
Chuck B ov Roger
Mike ov Joe M
Mark ov Joe M
Chuck B ov Mike
Tony ov Roger
Mark ov Chuck B
Tony ov Joe M
Mike ov Roger

#2 seeds
Vinny ov Sean
Patrick ov Ray
Edwin ov Daniel
Edwin ov Sean
Patrick ov Daniel
Vinny ov Ray
Sean ov Daniel
Vinny ov Patrick
Edwin ov Ray
Ray ov Sean
Patrick ov Edwin
Vinny ov Daniel
Patrick ov Sean
Ray ov Daniel
Edwin ov Vinny

#3 seeds
Kevin ov Steve
PJ ov Charles H
Trevor ov Stan
Kevin ov Trevor
Charles H ov Stan
PJ ov Steve
Stan ov Kevin
Steve ov Charles H
PJ ov Trevor
Kevin ov PJ
Charles H ov Trevor
Stan ov Steve
Charles H ov Kevin
Stan ov PJ
Steve ov Trevor

#4 seeds
Scott J ov John C
Jeff C ov Catlin
Dave S ov Maron
Scott J ov Maron
Dave S ov Catlin
Jeff C ov John C
Scott J ov Dave S
Catlin ov John C
Maron ov Jeff C
Scott J ov Jeff C
Catlin ov Maron
John C ov Dave S
Scott J ov Catlin
Dave S ov Jeff C
Maron ov John C

#5 seeds
Rose ov Teresa
Donna ov Gene
Joe C ov Gina
Joe C ov Rose
Gina ov Donna
Teresa ov Gene
Gina ov Rose
Teresa ov Donna
Joe C ov Gene
Rose ov Gene
Joe C ov Donna
Gina ov Teresa
Rose ov Donna
Gina ov Gene
Joe C ov Teresa

#6 seeds
Ken ov Scott D
Seana ov John B
Dale ov Gary
Scott D ov Dale
Seana ov Gary
John B ov Ken
Gary over Scott D
Ken ov Seana
Dale ov John B
John B ov Scott D
Dale ov Seana
Gary ov Ken
Scott D ov Seana
John B ov Gary
Ken ov Dale

#7 seeds
Greg ov Jeff F
John R ov Laura
Peter ov David R
David R ov Jeff F
John R ov Peter
Laura ov Greg
Peter ov Jeff F
John R ov Greg
David R ov Laura
Jeff F ov Laura
John R ov David R
Greg ov Peter
Jeff F ov John R
Peter ov Laura
Greg ov David R

Scott Johnston (Indy) and Joe Calvaruso (Columbus) shared individual honors with 5-0 records.

For the first 60% of the event, Bloomington and Columbus kept exchanging spots at the top of the leaderboard. This was a close one. Even the Dayton team who finished 5th had a mathematical shot at first place with 31 of 35 matches played. With 2 matches to go, standings for the top 4 teams:
Columbus 20-13
Cincinnati 18-15
Indianapolis 18-15
Bloomington 18-15
Columbus only needed to win one of two matches to clinch, but they lost them both. Indy and Cincinnati both lost and were eliminated from title contention. The final match was between Scott Day (Indy) and OVCC rookie Seana Robertson (Bloomington). If Robertson won, it would have forced tiebreaker doubles between Bloomington and Columbus. Day prevailed in a tense match, giving CBC the trophy for a year.

Saturday side events
Day Before Single (24)
1.Laura Hoarty
2.Sean Garber
3.Daniel Pehoushek
4.Tony White
5/6.Scott Johnston
5/6.Kevin Heacox

Day Before Doubles (12 teams)
1.Jeff Flowers and Kevin Heacox
2.Donna Lafferty and Catlin Krodel
3.Laura Hoarty and Cary Hoarty
4.Scott Johnston and Mark Milkie
5/6.Steve Weitthoff and Teresa Wonderly
5/6.Mike Coy and Vinny Mosconi

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
2019 Top 25 April 18, 2019 12:44 AM Sean G.
2018 Ohio Valley Challenge Cup April 2, 2019 8:10 PM Sean G.
2019 Indiana Challenge Cup March 9, 2019 10:49 PM Sean G.
END OF MATCH DOUBLING May 23, 2018 11:41 PM Kevin H.
2017 Ohio Valley Challenge Cup May 1, 2018 7:36 PM Sean G.
2018 Top 25 December 27, 2018 5:52 PM Sean G.
2018 Indiana Challenge Cup February 25, 2018 5:38 AM Sean G.
Bloomington Backgammon Club June 21, 2017 9:23 AM Donna L.
2016 Ohio Valley Challenge Cup April 27, 2017 9:30 PM Sean G.
2017 Top 25 January 3, 2018 11:10 PM Sean G.
2017 Indiana Challenge Cup April 4, 2017 5:25 PM Sean G.
Backgammon Etiquette July 31, 2018 7:49 PM Sean G.

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