2024 Club Standings

2024 San Diego Backgammon Club rankings through April 3, 2024.
For last year’s standings, see 2023’s final standings.

RANK

PLAYER

MATCH WINS

MATCH LOSSES

WIN PCT

z-score

EVENTS

1ST PLACE FINISHES

2ND PLACE FINISHES

3RD PLACE FINISHES

Elo

SDBC Ranking Points

1

Frank Frigo

31

8

79.49%

3.7

11

4

3

1

    1,955

107

2

Justin Nunez

27

15

64.29%

1.9

15

4

1

0

    1,850

83

3

Allen Tish

28

17

62.22%

1.6

15

1

2

1.5

    1,738

62

4

Anthony Niakiani

23

15

60.53%

1.3

14

2

1

1

    1,893

59

5

Sam Rishmawi

16

7

69.57%

1.9

7

1.5

2.5

1

    1,649

58

6

Matt Schoonmaker

16

3

84.21%

3.0

6

3

0.5

0

    1,732

56

7

Alice Kay

21

10

67.74%

2.0

11

1.5

1.5

0.5

    1,599

53

8

Jamshid

17

8

68.00%

1.8

8

1.5

1.5

1

    1,647

51

9

Tommy Tallarico

18

9

66.67%

1.7

8

1

2

1

    1,775

50

10

Abbas Anvar

21

21

50.00%

0.0

15

0.5

1

2

    1,577

43

11

Kubilay “Koby” Ugurlu

14

10

58.33%

0.8

9

1

2

0

    1,653

42

12

Zee

10

5

66.67%

1.3

5

1.5

1.5

0

    1,502

40

13

Ali B.

23

16

58.97%

1.1

14

0.5

0.5

1.5

    1,628

39

14

Zinah Alsheikh

10

2

83.33%

2.3

3

1

2

0

    1,730

38

15

Kutaiba Almukhtar

20

26

43.48%

-0.9

19

0.5

0.5

2

    1,496

38

16

Robert Burns

17

17

50.00%

0.0

12

1

1

0

    1,555

37

17

Jon Vietor

13

10

56.52%

0.6

8

1

1

0

    1,829

33

18

Roger Alves

11

4

73.33%

1.8

4

1

1

0

    1,666

31

19

Mark Weiner

15

12

55.56%

0.6

9

0

1

2

    1,704

31

20

Mike Stern

15

12

55.56%

0.6

11

1

0

1

    1,577

31

21

Avo Fronjian

15

16

48.39%

-0.2

12

0.5

1

0

    1,476

29

22

Justin Sheftell

16

9

64.00%

1.4

9

1

0

0

    1,617

28

23

Cameron Stangel

14

13

51.85%

0.2

9

0

0.5

2

    1,532

26

24

Paul Palomino

11

14

44.00%

-0.6

10

0

1

1

    1,441

23

25

Masoud Sadrieh

18

13

58.06%

0.9

10

0

0

1

    1,607

22

26

Michael Pines

16

19

45.71%

-0.5

14

0

0

1.5

    1,581

22

27

Ben Kazemi

9

7

56.25%

0.5

5

1

0

0

    1,566

21

28

Erik Kipperman

10

7

58.82%

0.7

6

0

0

2

    1,405

18

29

Paul Bay

13

9

59.09%

0.9

9

0

0

1

    1,615

17

30

Jordan Hertz

12

10

54.55%

0.4

8

0

0

1

    1,530

16

31

Matthew Farjo

15

33

31.25%

-2.6

18

0

0

0

    1,344

15

32

Fahri Cimen

5

13

27.78%

-1.9

8

0

1

0

    1,467

13

33

Samy Mona

8

4

66.67%

1.2

4

0

0

1

    1,655

12

34

Gary Hirschfeld

8

9

47.06%

-0.2

6

0

0

1

    1,367

12

35

Volkan Celik

12

17

41.38%

-0.9

12

0

0

0

    1,466

12

36

Rich Riel

7

8

46.67%

-0.3

5

0

0

1

    1,431

11

37

Jaime Chaljon

2

1

66.67%

0.6

1

0

1

0

    1,532

10

38

Charles Schleicher

9

13

40.91%

-0.9

9

0

0

0

    1,385

9

39

David Nosrati

4

4

50.00%

0.0

3

0

0

1

    1,529

8

40

Nagy Nosseir

4

7

36.36%

-0.9

4

0

0

1

    1,420

8

41

Saura Naderi

5

9

35.71%

-1.1

6

0

0

0.5

    1,417

7

42

Mac Sonrabi

5

6

45.45%

-0.3

4

0

0

0

    1,493

5

43

Victor Mizrachi

5

10

33.33%

-1.3

7

0

0

0

    1,372

5

44

Bijan Rahmani

2

1

66.67%

0.6

1

0

0

0.5

    1,510

4

45

Michael Showkati

4

3

57.14%

0.4

2

0

0

0

    1,510

4

46

Fariba Farhidvash

4

4

50.00%

0.0

3

0

0

0

    1,538

4

47

Karam Khalaf

4

8

33.33%

-1.2

6

0

0

0

    1,375

4

48

Chris Wood

3

2

60.00%

0.4

2

0

0

0

    1,561

3

49

Saba Sadrieh

3

3

50.00%

0.0

2

0

0

0

    1,541

3

50

Paul Kedrosky

3

5

37.50%

-0.7

3

0

0

0

    1,462

3

51

Edna Pines

3

6

33.33%

-1.0

4

0

0

0

    1,294

3

52

Manny Armesto

3

12

20.00%

-2.3

7

0

0

0

    1,386

3

53

Dane Calder

2

1

66.67%

0.6

1

0

0

0

    1,540

2

54

David Melsen

2

1

66.67%

0.6

1

0

0

0

    1,539

2

55

Vijan Rahmani

2

2

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,500

2

56

Marlene McFadden

2

2

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,465

2

57

Jordan Catalano

2

3

40.00%

-0.4

2

0

0

0

    1,487

2

58

Sabrina Pines

2

3

40.00%

-0.4

2

0

0

0

    1,476

2

59

Navid Adibi

2

4

33.33%

-0.8

2

0

0

0

    1,463

2

60

Omid Arasteh

2

4

33.33%

-0.8

2

0

0

0

    1,345

2

61

Alvars Grins

2

10

16.67%

-2.3

5

0

0

0

    1,344

2

62

Tom Cox

1

1

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,556

1

63

Dean Harvey

1

1

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,501

1

64

Bennett Kedrosky

1

1

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,501

1

65

Raquel Chaljon

1

1

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,495

1

66

Javier Kassel

1

1

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,492

1

67

Greg

1

1

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,491

1

68

Borja Quepa

1

1

50.00%

0.0

1

0

0

0

    1,402

1

69

Steve Miller

1

2

33.33%

-0.6

1

0

0

0

    1,667

1

70

Mario Savan

1

2

33.33%

-0.6

1

0

0

0

    1,595

1

71

Cody Buchholz

1

2

33.33%

-0.6

1

0

0

0

    1,532

1

72

Peyman Hosseini

1

2

33.33%

-0.6

1

0

0

0

    1,482

1

73

Jeffrey Light

1

2

33.33%

-0.6

1

0

0

0

    1,473

1

74

Jordan Ramsey

1

2

33.33%

-0.6

1

0

0

0

    1,412

1

75

Gus Folkers

1

2

33.33%

-0.6

2

0

0

0

    1,470

1

76

Lisa Samko

1

3

25.00%

-1.0

2

0

0

0

    1,479

1

77

Alex Scharwtz

1

3

25.00%

-1.0

2

0

0

0

    1,462

1

78

Barrett Satre

1

3

25.00%

-1.0

2

0

0

0

    1,457

1

79

Jennifer Sowma

1

4

20.00%

-1.3

2

0

0

0

    1,433

1

80

Rik Barnes

1

4

20.00%

-1.3

2

0

0

0

    1,432

1

81

Ken Rayburen

1

6

14.29%

-1.9

3

0

0

0

    1,473

1

82

Bahi Vahdat

1

7

12.50%

-2.1

4

0

0

0

    1,385

1

83

Ann Marie Volkan

1

9

10.00%

-2.5

5

0

0

0

    1,338

1

84

Cheryl Telles

0

1

0.00%

-1.0

1

0

0

0

    1,481

0

85

Andy Nahas

0

1

0.00%

-1.0

1

0

0

0

    1,475

0

86

Rick Skinner

0

1

0.00%

-1.0

1

0

0

0

    1,474

0

87

Brandon Rich

0

1

0.00%

-1.0

1

0

0

0

    1,468

0

88

Eric Straus

0

1

0.00%

-1.0

1

0

0

0

    1,467

0

89

Judy G

0

1

0.00%

-1.0

1

0

0

0

    1,435

0

90

Barbara Marsh

0

1

0.00%

-1.0

1

0

0

0

    1,354

0

91

Patrick Gravitt

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,475

0

92

Sophia Hanson

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,473

0

93

Harout Kachichion

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,468

0

94

Harout Kachichion

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,468

0

95

Colin Brock

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,465

0

96

Scott Balczak

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,456

0

97

Grayson Grins

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,454

0

98

Glenn Olson

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,453

0

99

John Bahrini

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,450

0

100

Katina T.

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,450

0

101

Farinaz Toqiani

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,450

0

102

Ed Kadry

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,433

0

103

Georgeanne Morris

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,433

0

104

Roni Shaba

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,422

0

105

Krista Hansen

0

2

0.00%

-1.4

1

0

0

0

    1,404

0

106

Sheila G

0

3

0.00%

-1.7

2

0

0

0

    1,304

0

107

Rami Yako

0

4

0.00%

-2.0

2

0

0

0

    1,537

0

108

Allen Fields

0

4

0.00%

-2.0

2

0

0

0

    1,404

0

Z-SCORE – a statistic used to measure results more accurately with consideration of total matches played, and reflects the number of standard deviations from the mean performance.  The mean is assumed to be a 50/50 coin flip.

SDBG RANKING POINTS – Each match win is worth 1 point. For a standard sixteen person bracket, 1st place receives 12 points, 2nd place receives 8 points, and 3rd place receives 4 points. Splits of 1st/2nd each receive 10 points, and splits of 3rd each receive 2 points. For an eight person bracket, ranking points for 1st/2nd/3rd are halved. Forfeited matches and byes are not scored.

Elo – A rating system that measures the relative strength of a player. A player’s Elo rating increases when they win, and decreases when they lose. The amount of the increase/decrease depends on the strength of their opponent, how long the match is (e.g. 7 points or 5 points), and how many matches the player has played. The difference in Elo ratings between two players can estimate each player’s win chances in the match based on a formula. For example, a player whose rating is 100 points greater than their opponent’s is expected to win a 7 point match 58% of the time. Every player starts with a rating of 1500.

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