Backgammon World Championship
The 42nd World Championship will be held from Tuesday, August 1st thru Sunday, August 6th at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo, Monaco & will run under a double-elimination format!
A new high-equity tournament will be starting on July 29th! Don't miss it! Details coming soon.
The Monte Carlo Open will run from Sunday, July 30th to Monday, July 31st. Book your hotel reservations soon!

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Jorgen GranstedtJorgen Granstedt

World Champion 2016
Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)

Jörgen Granstedt of Sweden became our first 3-time World Champion by defeating 1989 World Champion Joe Russell of USA in the double-elimination final of the 41st World Championship.

Ali Cihangir CetinelAli Cihangir Cetinel

World Champion 2015
Ali Cihangir Cetinel (Turkey)

Ali Cihangir Cetinel of Turkey won the milestone 40th World Championship defeating Sergey Erokhin of Russia in the double-elimination final. Cihangir is our first Turkish World Champion!

Akiko YazawaAkiko Yazawa

World Champion 2014
Akiko Yazawa (Japan)

Akiko Yazawa of Japan took the title by defeating Douglas Mayfield of USA at DMP in the double-elimination tiebreaker, making her only the 3rd female in history to become World Champion.

2014 Organizers, Directors, & Staff

Steen Grønbech

Co-Director World Championship

 

Scarlett Serrero

Executive Assistant

 

Allan Christensen

Executive Assistant

James Ballié

Co-Director All Events

 

Michael Larsen

Executive Assistant

 

Mads Peter Andersen

Executive Assistant

Patti Donner-Rubin

Principal Organizer

 

Julie Thabault

Executive Assistant



World Champion 2016 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 2015 Ali Cihangir Cetinel (Turkey)
World Champion 2014 Akiko Yazawa (Japan)
World Champion 2013 Vyacheslav Pryadkin (Ukraine)
World Champion 2012 Nevzat Dogan (Denmark)
World Champion 2011 Takumitsu Suzuki (Japan)
World Champion 2010 Lars "Buster" Bentzon (Denmark)
World Champion 2009 Masayuki "Mochy" Mochizuki (Japan)
World Champion 2008 Lars Trabolt (Denmark)
World Champion 2007 Jorge Pan (Argentina)
World Champion 2006 Philip Vischjager (Netherlands)
World Champion 2005 Dennis Carlston (USA)
World Champion 2004 Peter Hallberg (Denmark)
World Champion 2003 Jon Røyset (Norway)
World Champion 2002 Mads Andersen (Denmark)
World Champion 2001 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 2000 Katie Scalamandre (USA)
World Champion 1999 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 1998 Michael Meyburg (Germany)
World Champion 1997 Jerry Grandell (Sweden)
World Champion 1996 David Nahmad (Italy)
World Champion 1995 David Ben Zion (Israel)
World Champion 1994 Frank Frigo (USA)
World Champion 1993 Peter Jes Thomsen (Denmark)
World Champion 1992 Ion Ressu (Switzerland)
World Champion 1991 Michael Meyburg (Germany)
World Champion 1990 Hal Heinrich (Canada)
World Champion 1989 Joseph Russell (USA)
World Champion 1988 Phillip Marmorstein (Germany)
World Champion 1987 William Robertie (USA)
World Champion 1986 Clement Palacci (Italy)
World Champion 1985 Charles-Henri Sabet (Switzerland)
World Champion 1984 Michael Svobodny (USA)
World Champion 1983 William Robertie (USA)
World Champion 1982 Jacques Michel (Switzerland)
World Champion 1981 Lee Genud (USA)
World Champion 1980 Walter Coratella (Mexico)
World Champion 1979 Luigi Villa (Italy)
World Champion 1978 Richard de Surmont (France)
World Champion 1977 Jean Noel Grinda (France)
World Champion 1976 Joe Dwek (UK)