2018 Chicago Open “More Swiss” Pairings
May 12, 2018

USA vs. Japan Team Competition

USA vs. Japan Team Members

Team USA

  • Victor Ashkenazi (Captain)
  • Petko Kostadinov (Captain)
  • Matt Cohn-Geier (Captain)
  • Neil Kazaross
  • Steve Sax
  • Jacob Rice
  • Lynda Clay
  • Marci Kossar
  • Jeff Spencer
  • Ray Bills

Team Japan

  • Masayuki Mochizuki (Captain)
  • Michihito Kageyama (Captain)
  • Akiko Yazawa (Captain)
  • Daisuke Katagami
  • Takayuki Hino
  • Yuji Ogura
  • Kazuko Numazawa
  • Hideki Tosaka
  • Masato Shimomoto
  • Shuto Takagi

USA vs. Japan Tournament Format

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — USA vs. Japan Stage 1

7-Point Match
Team members play the first 7-point match
DMP Matches
Team members play 4 DMP matches (2 opponents, 2 matches vs. each opponent)
Speedgammon
Team members play 2 Speedgammon matches (2 minutes total reserve time, 10 second delay) (2 opponents, 1 match vs. each opponent)
2-Away,
4-Away
Against 1st opponent, team members will play 2 matches. Each match will start a score of 2-away, 4-away. Each player will start once at each score.
3-Away,
6-Away
Against 2nd opponent, team members will play 2 matches. Each match will start a score of 3-away, 6-away. Each player will start once at each score.
Backgammon Quiz
Team members will take a 24-question backgammon quiz.
7-Point Match
Team members play the second 7-point match

Friday, May 25, 2018 — USA vs. Japan Championship Stage

15-Point Match
USA and Japan will both split into three teams with one Captain on each team. The teams will be paired up against each other creating three USA vs. Japan team matches. Each pairing will play a single, full-consulting 15-point match.
Winner
The country that wins two out of the three 15-point matches will be crowned the winner of USA vs Japan.

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