The 4th Backgammon Proficiency Test in 39th Backgammon World Championship

On Thursday, August 7th, the 4th Backgammon Proficiency Test was held during the 39th Backgammon World Championship in Monte Carlo with #1 Giant of Backgammon Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki.

39th Backgammon World Championship – Blog – Mochy’s Backgammon Proficiency Exam
(Announcement by official site)

Despite little advance publicity, 18 players took time to challenge our exam.
Surprisingly, a professional shogi player, Daisuke Katagami got the highest score. Toshiyuki Moriuchi, who is also a professional shogi player and won 4th prize in the Championship tournament, made a good record.

The event promoter, Patti was satisfied with our proficiency exam and wants to have it again if there is a next time.
It’s a great news!

On the next day Mochy gave an in-depth lecture with review of all answers to the test-takers.

The result is as follows.

Rank Total score Total errors Name
1 35 1369 Daisuke Katagami Japan
2 33 1897 Martin Birkhahn Germany
3 31 2709 Alain Babillon France
4 29 2665 Toshiyuki Moriuchi Japan
5 28 2340 Mitrelis Konstantinos Greece
6 27 2862 R. R. USA
7 26 3525 (Anonymous) Japan
8 25 2640 Sean Williams UK
9 22 3588 Jan Jacobowitz Germany
9 22 3617 M. F. USA
11 17 4553 M. G. USA
12 15 4169 Leslie Lockett USA
12 15 4238 Antoinette-Marie Wms USA
12 15 4344 L. H.
12 15 5520 (Anonymous) USA
16 13 4788 (Anonymous) Germany
16 13 5484 Molly Anderson USA
16 13 5512 E. B. USA
Total 18 Ave. 21.9 Ave. 3657

The whole result as of now is here.

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