THE “FOR THE GLORY” ONLINE TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT

Tournament Director Gill Misrahi
Gillian Misrahi, tournament director for the “For the Glory” Online Tournament Circuit.

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.

The main “For the Glory” Online Backgammon Tournament finished at the end of the month of September. Following the completion of that tournament circuit, an “Ongoing Glory” tournament circuit continued on a monthly basis, following the same rules and structure that was used over the course of the main tournament circuit.

“FOR THE GLORY” POINTS & TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Points for the “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

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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

129.33
102.00
  88.33
  67.00
  66.00

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

“ONGOING GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS

You can click on the link below to view the results and allocations of points for the monthly “Ongoing Glory” backgammon tournament circuits which began in October, 2020.

“ONGOING GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS


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

“FOR THE GLORY” TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Week 27 — Sept 28, 2020 (8)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Ralph D
Shahrooz M
Jeff M

Photo - Ralph D

Week 26 — Sept 21, 2020 (7)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jack M
Gill M
Brian C

Photo - Jack M

Week 25 — Sept 14, 2020 (8)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jeff M
Ralph D
Bill L

Photo - Jeff M

Week 24 — Sept 7, 2020 (6)
Round Robin Tourney
Winner:
Second — 3-Way Tie:



Bill L
Brian C / Shahrooz M / Jeff M

Photo - Bill L

Week 23 — Aug 31, 2020 (7)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Shahrooz M
Jeff M

Photo - Bill L

Week 22 — Aug 24, 2020 (5)
Round Robin Tourney
Winner:
Second — 3-Way Tie:



Jeff M
David B / Brian C / Bill L

Photo - Jeff M

Week 21 — Aug 17, 2020 (6)
Round Robin Tourney
Winner – 3-Way Tie:



Gill M / Shahrooz M / Bill L

Week 20 — Aug 10, 2020 (6)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Ralph D
Brian C
David B

Photo - Ralph D

Week 19 — Aug 3, 2020 (6)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Ralph D
Brian C

Photo - Bill L

Week 18 — July 27, 2020 (6)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jeff M
Ralph D
Bill L

Photo - Jeff M

Week 17 — July 20, 2020 (6)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Shahrooz M
Bill L
Jeff M

Photo - Shahrooz M

Week 16 — July 13, 2020 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jeff M
Bill L
Shahrooz M

Photo - Jeff M

Week 15 — July 6, 2020 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jeff M
Bill L
Mark M

Photo - Jeff M

Week 14 — June 29, 2020 (7)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Shahrooz M
Brian C
Bill L

Photo - Shahrooz M

Week 13 — June 22, 2020 (8)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jeff M
Bill L
Jack M

Photo - Jeff M

Week 12 — June 15, 2020 (7)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Jeff M
David B

Photo - Bill L

Week 11 — June 8, 2020 (8)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jack M
Jeff M
David B

Photo - Jack M

Week 10 — June 1, 2020 (11)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jeremy L
Bill L
Jeff M

Photo - Jeremy L

Week 9 — May 18, 2020 (11)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Ralph D
Bill L
Gill M

Photo - Ralph D

Week 8 — May 11, 2020 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jeremy L
Bill L
Ralph D

Photo - Jeremy L

Week 7 — May 4, 2020 (10)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Ralph D
Jeff M
Bill L

Photo - Ralph D

Week 6 — April 27, 2020 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Brian C
Mark M
Shahrooz M

Photo - Brian C

Week 5 — April 20, 2020 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Jack M
Gill M

Photo - Bill L

Week 4 — April 13, 2020 (8)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Jeremy L
Brian C
Bill L

Photo - Jeremy L

Week 3 — April 6, 2020 (9)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


David B
Shahrooz M
Bill L

Photo - David B

Week 2 — March 30, 2020 (7)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Shahrooz M
David B

Photo - Bill L

Week 1 — March 23, 2020 (7)
Main Bracket Winner:
Consolation Winner:
Last Chance Winner:


Bill L
Shahrooz M
Jeff M

Photo - Bill L