5th Proficiency Test – Round 3 @ 40th World Championship

On Thursday, August 6th, the third round of the 5th “Backgammon Proficiency Test” was conducted at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo, during the 40th Backgammon World Championship.

There were fourteen testees from different national origins.


(Photo: the venue of the Fairmont Hotel)

As a result, Alain Babillon (France) got the highest score and Doug Mayfield (USA) got the lowest error rate.

We had prepared a special prize for a winner of this event, and Doug won a gold-lacquer (Japanese traditional Kin-makie) board by defeating Alain with a 1-point match.


(Photo: Doug got a special custom-made board)

The result of the third round is as follows:

Rank Total score Total errors Name
1 36 1811 Alain Babillon France
2 35 1272 Doug Mayfield USA
3 32 1623 Jorgen Granstedt Sweden
4 30 2486 P. Z. Czech
5 29 2414 K. M. France
6 27 2862 Karen Davis USA
7 23 3580 Jeremy Sherr Israel
8 22 3967 Lorenzo Rusconi Italy
9 21 3236 P. F. Australia
10 19 3315 Bogdan Constantinoicu Romania
11 18 3886 Dr. Leopold Dercsaly Austria
12 17 3944 Malis Sergiu Romania
13 16 4299 Jose Farca Mexico
14 14 4552 M. R. USA
Total 14 Ave. 24.2 Ave. 3089

You can see the whole result of the 5th test at this page, as of today.

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