Jean-Philippe Rohr Victorious at 3rd Caribbean Backgammon Open
by Michael Strato - 4 November 2006
Jean-Philippe Rohr of France became the 3rd Caribbean Backgammon Open Champion last night by defeating fellow countryman Francois Tardieu in the 19-point match of Masters Final. Rohr won $23,200 in cash and a free seat to PartyGammon Million worth $10,000.

All the ladders created for this tournament are now completed and updated in the GammonLife Tournaments Section.

After play in all flights and side events ended, Casino Royale and the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort treated the players to a buffet followed by the Awards Ceremony.

The rest of the story is in our photos from last night's celebrations, published below and on a second page, just click on the link at the end of this article to go to the second page of photos.

The tournament was hailed as a success and many players said they’ll come back to this lovely venue next year, and will recommend it to their friends.

Jean-Philippe Rohr in the Final of the Masters against Francois Tardieu.
Lots of food and drinks for the players courtesy of Casino Royale.
Majorie Serrano Blanco of Costa Rica and Katharina Schakermann of Germany (who lives in St. Maarten) are all smiles as they enjoy their new PartyGammon T-shirts... and it seems, a couple of good drinks.
Players feast on the great food offered by Casino Royale.
Director Marco Fornasir starts the Awards Ceremony by presenting...
...this plaque as a token of gratitude...
...to Casino Royale's General Manager Ermanno Galli.
Intermediate Finalist Roland Herrera of the UK with Intermediate Champion Amir Fateh, who is originally from Iran but now lives in China.

WBF staffer Julietta Maffezzoli presents trophies to Simonetta Barone

of the UK and Anne Jeppesen of Denmark.

François Tardieu of France and Lars Trabolt of Denmark were the finalists in the Warm-Up event. Lars won it and gets a free stay at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort during next year's 4th Caribbean Backgammon Open.
John Broomfield of the UK with WBF President Alberto da Pra. John won the Consolation of the Masters and Alberto the Intemediate Last Chance.


More photos from the Awards Ceremony

can be seen by clicking here.

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