5th Proficiency Test – Round 7 @ Nordic Open 2016

On Sunday, March 27th, our 5th Backgammon Proficiency Test was conducted by Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki (Giants #1 2015-2016) during the fourth day of Nordic Open 2016, Denmark.

Thirty-two players took time to challenge it, and Mochy gave them the in-depth lecture with review of the answers on the next day.

Their results were totally excellent and eight players scored over 30 points (out of 50).
Zdenek Zizka (Czech) and Thomas Tenland (Sweden) got the highest with 38 points.
For the whole result, they reach first place in terms of the number of right answers.

You won’t believe this, but Zdenek is not yet twenty years old. He is a promising young player and were actually elected to be a member of the team “World” in Nordic Open.
We’re greatly honored for a young talent like he to get interested in our test.

We have one more chance left to conduct our existing test in April.
If a young guy successfully finishes in first place, it would be an incredible news in the world!!

Their scores are as below.

Rank Total score Total errors Name
1 38 1151 Zdenek Zizka Czech
1 38 1636 Thomas Tenland Sweden
3 37 1402 Jürgen Orlowski Germany
4 36 1152 Maik Stiebler Germany
5 35 1430 Michael Nielsen Denmark
5 35 1432 Honza Cerny Czech
7 32 2115 Melzi Carlo Italy
8 30 3051 Martin Birkhahn Germany
9 29 2222 Giorgio Castellano Italy
10 26 2227 Eva Zizkova Czech
10 26 2958 Rain Bilderbeek Netherlands
12 25 3049 Jochen Adams Germany
12 25 3237 Florin Popa Italy
14 24 2561 Thomas Kokholm Denmark
14 24 3531 M. W. UK
16 23 2765 Takis Chatzelis Greece
16 23 3729 Peter Toftsoe Denmark
18 22 2407 Robert Palumbo Sweden
18 22 3287 Peter Hallberg Denmark
18 22 3630 Simo Huovinen Finland
21 21 2904 Miika Lappalainen Finland
22 20 3344 Lars Hartmann Denmark
22 20 3725 (Anonymous) Switzerland
22 20 4073 T. L. Denmark
25 19 3822 Sinitzky Laurence France
26 18 3279 Sabine Hildebrandt Germany
26 18 3574 P. R. Ukraine
26 18 3664 J. L. Denmark
29 17 3777 Tapio Palmroth Finland
30 16 3749 Paul Gilbertson UK
30 16 5211 P. J. M. France
32 15 3998 Cornelia Cleemann Germany
Total 32 Ave. 24.7 Ave. 2940

You can see the whole result of the 5th Proficiency Test at this page, as of today. Zdenek Zizka (Czech), Kanade Kubota (Japan), Falafel (USA/Israel) and Thomas Tenland (Sweden) currently tie for first place.

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