9th Proficiency Test – Round 3 @ 44th World Championship

On Thursday, August 1st – the third day of the 44th Backgammon World Championship, our 9th “Backgammon Proficiency Test” was presented by Hideaki Ueda, who joined our test production team from this year and the current JBL(Japanese Backgammon League) Bansei tournament champion.

This is the sixth consecutive year that it has been held, and so it has become a popular event. A total of 28 players, including Jorgen Granstedt (Sweden, the three-time World Champion), Marc Olsen (Denmark, #1 in the 7th test), Zdenek Zizka (Czech, #1 in the 5th test), took part in it.

As the result, Zdenek Zizka (Czech) is on top with 39 correct answers (out of 50), followed by Aurelien Bonnet (France) and Jorgen Granstedt (Sweden).

Now, we have some good news :)
Fabrizio Lo Surdo (Italy), who enjoyed our proficiency test for the first time, won the 3rd place in the main championship. Congratulations!!
Just started playing backgammon, Takayuki Moriuchi (Japan) won the Juniors tournament. We are looking forward to how he grows from now on, yeah!!

The results of 28 players are as below:

Rank Total score Total errors Name
1 39 1659 Zdenek Zizka Czech
2 34 2416 Aurelien Bonnet France
3 33 2251 Jorgen Granstedt Sweden
4 32 2495 S. W. UK
4 32 2700 George Klitsas Greece
6 31 2095 Thorsten Hoyer Germany
6 31 2257 G. C. Italy
8 30 2221 Marc Olsen Denmark
8 30 2416 (Anonymous) Iran
10 29 2574 Toshiyuki Moriuchi Japan
10 29 3519 Malis Sergiu Romania
12 28 3018 Stephan Hartmann Germany
13 27 3186 Fabio Cultrera Italy
13 27 3516 Chris Trencher USA
15 23 3506 J. M. Australia
15 23 4690 M. E. Belgium
17 22 3714 Fabrizio Lo Surdo Italy
17 22 3768 Phil Simborg USA
19 21 3532 Didisheim Patrick Switzerland
20 20 4046 Ralf Sudbrak Germany
21 19 3706 A. H. Iraq
21 19 4597 Lorenzo Rusconi Italy
21 19 4823 D. T. UK
24 18 4700 Bogdan Constantinoiu Romania
25 17 5094 Michael Ramsey USA
26 15 5477 A. F. UK
27 13 4510 Y Norway
27 13 6037 Takayuki Moriuchi Japan
Total 28 Ave. 24.9 Ave. 3519

You can see the overall results of the 9th test as of now here.
Thank you very much for joining us!

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