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19th WBF European Backgammon Championships

Pictorial 6

Here now begin photos from the Awards Ceremony starting with trophies presented to the winners of special annual categories and the side events played at this tournament:

Players are finished their meal...
 
...and turn their attention...
 
...to the stage as Director Marco Fornasir presents a special plaque to Arda Findikoglu of Turkey, President of the WBF Turkish Backgammon Association, for his years of support of the Worldwide Backgammon Federation. Arda attend this year's 19th European Backgammon Championships with 16 other players from Turkey. GammonLife Editor Michael Strato was also presented with another plaque for his cooperation and support of the WBF. A photo of Strato receiving the plaque will come later from one of several players that were also taking photos, in fact, there were no less than 10 others taking pics.
 
Arda was very honoured and made a nice speech thanking everyone.
 
2006 Best Austrian Players F.3 Intermediate category (L to R), third place Elfi Fritz Winkler, first place Rudolf Prohaska and second place Susanne Lederer.
 
2006 Best Austrian Players F.2 and F.1 categories: (L to R) Andrea Riebler, second place Champion category; Stephan Parlow, first in Master category; Alexander Reichel first in Champion category; Schmucki second in Master; with Casino Velden Director Othmar Resch and Tournament Director Fornasir.
 
2006 WBF Golden Circuit winners: (L to R) Tournament Director Fornasir; Alexander Reichel of Austria F.2 Champion category, Filippo Gottardis of Italy F. 3 Intermediate category; WBF President Alberto da Pra, Michel Serrero of France F.1 Master category and Velden Casino Director Othmar Resch.
 
Directors Resch and Fornasir present trophies to Warm-Up Winner Zbigniew Szczerek of Poland and Warm-Up Runner-Up Feza Diyarbekir of Turkey.
 
Board maker and WBF sponsor Alfredo Sperti (C) presents a fine backgammon board to Hormoz Shahrokhshahi of Germany, Winner of the Sperti Trophy event. To Sperti's left is Sperti Trophy Runner-Up, Martin Barkwill of the UK.
 
Winners of the three One-Point President's Tournaments: (L to R) Ayhan Serin of Turkey, Neculai Draganuta of Romania and Yalkin Erk of Turkey.
 

Piergiorgio d'Ancona, Champion of Italy (C), was the winner of

the 8-player, €500 Super Jackpot.

 

Winners of the Ladies Tournament: (L to R) Semi-Finalists Delia Popa

of Romania and Elfi fritz Winkler of Austria, Runner-Up Müge Altay

of Turkey and the Winner, Seda Koc of Turkey.

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