THE “FOR THE GLORY” ONLINE TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT

Tournament Director Gill Misrahi
Gillian Misrahi, tournament director for the monthly “Ongoing Glory” Online Tournament Circuits.

Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Cuomo’s mandated shut-down of most non-essential businesses in the state of New York, Gill Misrahi took the lead in organizing an online backgammon tournament circuit for our club members. This tournament circuit, dubbed by our members as the “For the Glory” Online Tournament Circuit, was a weekly event that was played on the Backgammon Galaxy website. The first tournament was hosted on March 23, 2020, and weekly events followed thereafter until the end of May, 2021, with the resumption of our regular live backgammon tournament circuit in June, 2021.

The “For the Glory” online backgammon tournaments generally consisted of three brackets: a main bracket (7-point matches), a progressive consolation bracket (5-point matches), and a progressive last chance bracket (3-point matches). On occasion, we adopted a round robin format. Bill Lonergan assisted Gill by generating the weekly play brackets and acting as the record keeper for the “For the Glory” tournament circuit.

Following the completion of the original “For the Glory” Online Backgammon Tournament Circuit at the end of September, Gill Misrahi organized continuing monthly online tournaments. These tournament circuits continued through the end of May, 2021, and were played using the same tournament structure. Separate monthly point totals were maintained for each of these tournament circuits.

“FOR THE GLORY” POINTS & TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Points for each Monthly “For the Glory” Online Backgammon Tournament Circuit were awarded on a weekly basis as follows:
                      1 Point for each match win (any play bracket).
                      4 Bonus Points for the Main Bracket Winner.
                      2 Bonus Points for the Consolation Bracket Winner.
                      1 Bonus Point for the Last Chance Bracket Winner.

FINAL POINTS LEADERBOARD — MAY “FOR THE GLORY”


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Shahrooz Moreh
Bill Lonergan
Brian Cohen
Jeff Misrahi
Jack McCullough


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You can click on the link below to view (1) a chart detailing the weekly allocations of Points for the May “For the Glory” Online Backgammon Tournament Circuit, and (2) the weekly brackets for this tournament circuit.

FINAL POINTS LEADERBOARD — APRIL “FOR THE GLORY”


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Shahrooz Moreh
Bill Lonergan
Jack McCullough
Mark Moskal
Ralph D’Onofrio


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15
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11

You can click on the link below to view (1) a chart detailing the weekly allocations of Points for the April “For the Glory” Online Backgammon Tournament Circuit, and (2) the weekly brackets for this tournament circuit.

FINAL POINTS LEADERBOARD — MARCH “FOR THE GLORY”


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Bill Lonergan
Ralph D’Onofrio
Shahrooz Moreh
Brian Cohen
Jeff Misrahi
Gill Misrahi
Mark Moskal


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You can click on the link below to view (1) a chart detailing the weekly allocations of Points for the March “For the Glory” Online Backgammon Tournament Circuit, and (2) the weekly brackets for this tournament circuit.

FINAL POINTS LEADERBOARD — FEBRUARY “FOR THE GLORY”


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Shahrooz Moreh
Brian Cohen
Mark Moskal
Bill Lonergan
Ralph D’Onofrio


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You can click on the link below to view (1) a chart detailing the weekly allocations of Points for the February “For the Glory” Online Backgammon Tournament Circuit, and (2) the weekly brackets for this tournament circuit.

FINAL POINTS LEADERBOARD — JANUARY “FOR THE GLORY”


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Jack McCullough
Gill Misrahi
Ralph D’Onofrio
Bill Lonergan
Jeff Misrahi


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You can click on the link below to view (1) a chart detailing the weekly allocations of Points for the January “For the Glory” Online Backgammon Tournament Circuit, and (2) the weekly brackets for this tournament circuit.


2020 “FOR THE GLORY”

2020 “ONGOING GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS (OCTOBER-DECEMBER)

2020 “FOR THE GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS (MARCH-SEPTEMBER)


MAY “FOR THE GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Shahrooz Moreh, May “For the Glory” Monthly Circuit Winner; Bill Lonergan, runner-up; and Ben Youdim, “Man of the Month” for May.

Week 5 — June 1, 2021 (6)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Shahrooz M
Bill L
David B

Photo -- Shahrooz M

Week 4 — May 24, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Shahrooz M
Brian C

Photo -- Bill L

Week 3 — May 17, 2021 (11)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Shahrooz M
Bill L
Jack M

Photo - Shahrooz M

Week 2 — May 10, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Brian C
Shahrooz M
Gill M

Photo - Brian C

Week 1 — May 3, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Ralph D
Shahrooz M
Jeff M

Photo - Ralph D

APRIL “FOR THE GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Shahrooz M - April Circuit Winner

Shahrooz Moreh, winner of the April “For the Glory” Tournament Circuit. Award being presented by Tournament Director Gill Misrahi.

David Beyda, April’s “Man of the Month,” presented with an award by Tournament Director Gill Misrahi.

Week 4 — Apr 26, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Shahrooz M
Mark M
Ralph D

Photo - Shahrooz M

Week 3 — Apr 19, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Mark M
Shahrooz M

Photo - Bill L

Week 2 — Apr 12, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


David B
Bill L
Shahrooz M

Photo - David B

Week 1 — Apr 5, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jack M
Shahrooz M
Bill L

Photo - Jack M

MARCH “FOR THE GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Photo - Bill L March Circuit Winner

Bill Lonergan, winner of the March “For the Glory” Tournament Circuit. Photo taken at Billy’s Beach Cafe, with the March Award, Personalized Foam Doubling Cube and the “Silver Bullet.”

Week 5 — Mar 29, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Jeff M
Ralph D

Photo - Bill L

Week 4 — Mar 22, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Gill M
Shahrooz M

Photo - Bill L

Week 3 — Mar 17, 2021 (11)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Ralph D
Brian C
Bill L

Photo - Ralph D

Week 2 — Mar 8, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Shahrooz M
Mark M
Ralph D

Photo - Shahrooz M

Week 1 — Mar 1, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Shahrooz M
Bill L
Ralph D

Photo - Shahrooz M

FEBRUARY “FOR THE GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Photo -- Shahrooz -- February Circuit Winner

Shahrooz Moreh, winner of the February “For the Glory” Monthly Tournament Circuit, with his trophy and special doubling cube.

Week 4 — Feb 22, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Mark M
Jack M
Ralph D

Photo - Mark M

Week 3 — Feb 15, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Mark M
Brian C

Photo -- Bill L

Week 2 — Feb 8, 2021 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Ralph D
Shahrooz M
Brian C

Photo - Ralph D

Week 1 — Feb 1, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Shahrooz M
Brian C
Jeff M

Photo - Shahrooz M

JANUARY “FOR THE GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS

January Monthly Circuit Winner - Jack M

Jack McCullough, winner of the January “For the Glory” Monthly Tournament Circuit, showcasing his Glorious Award.

Player of the Month - Gill Misrahi

Gill Misrahi, “Player of the Month” for January, being presented with a special award by Ralph D’Onofrio (kudos to both for donning protective masks and observing appropriate safety protocols).

Week 4 — Jan 25, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Ralph D
Jeff M

Photo - Bill

Week 3 — Jan 18, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Gill M
Jack M
Jeff M

Photo - Gill

Week 2 — Jan 11, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


David B
Gill M
Jack M

Photo -- David

Week 1 — Jan 4, 2021 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jack M
Ralph D
Gill M

Photo -- Jack M

2020 “FOR THE GLORY” PHOTOS
December

Brian Cohen -- December For the Glory Award

Brian Cohen, winner of the December Ongoing Glory Monthly Tournament Circuit.

Ralph D'Onofrio -- Man of the Month December

Ralph D’Onofrio, “Man of the Month” for December.

November

Man of the Month Photo -- Gill Misrahi and Brian Cohen

Tournament Director, Gill Misrahi, together with “Man of the Month” (November) – Brian Cohen.

October

Tournament Director Gill Misrahi presents Bill Lonergan with a Glorious Award for winning the “For the Glory” Online Tournament Circuit. Proper social distancing protocols are adhered to, of course.

(Photo by Donna Torres)

Award Presentation
Award Photo