On Saturday, January 18th, the 9th Backgammon Proficiency Test was held at the Istanbul Open, Turkey. This test has been held here for eight consecutive years and is known as the “BGTV Proficiency Contest”.
This time, 24 players, the most so far, have taken the test. Thanks to the players of the Istanbul Open, the total number of participants has reached 150 in the eight years since the second test. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the players and staff who joined.
Prizes will be awarded to the top performers from the tournament organizer, and the top performer this year was Sabri Büyüksoy, who has taken the test six times so far. In addition to Sabri, Turks such as Berkant Bilgi and Zafer Taş topped the list.
All of their scores are as below:
|Rank||Total score||Total errors||Name|
|13||16||4848||Ömer Aykut Sorgüven|
|Total 24||Ave. 17.8||Ave. 4773|
You can see the list of overall results as of now here.
Thank you for joining us!
As usual, Arda Fındıkoğlu, who is the host of the Istanbul Open and the president of WBF Turkey, Cüneyt Argun Genç and his staff helped us prepare and run the test, which was really helpful. Thank you as always!
(Updated January 29th, 2020)
Arda Fındıkoğlu, Cüneyt Argun Genç and Gökhan Güneş, our dear friends and staff of the Istanbul Open, took the same test as the Istanbul Open 2020. Their results are now published as official tally, since they closely monitored each other to prevent cheating.
We thank all those who cooperated in the “BGTV Proficiency Contest” !!