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2002 Awards Presentation

This was the second annual GRBG Awards Night to honor our top players from 2002. Master of ceremonies and club president Brion Brooks awarded plaques to the top three finishers in tournament master points. Top honors went to Jim Slomkoski for Player of the Year, finishing a close second was Michael Kloian, and third place went to Michael Darooge. Special awards went to John Sturak for being such a gracious and generous host and to John Drexel for his continued dedication to promoting backgammon in West Michigan.


Jim Slomkoski receives Player of the Year award
from club president Brion Brooks


Mike Kloian - 2nd Place

Mike Darooge - 3rd Place


John Drexel - Distinguished Service Award


Brion Brooks - Mascot of the Year

Other Award categories included:

Top 10
Players of the Month
Most Improved Players
Extra Mile Award (for our out of town regulars)
Good Sportsmanship (players we most enjoy losing to)
Comic Relief (don't take this game too seriously)
High Roller Award (The Bowlers Guide to Winning Backgammon)
Fine Wine Award (Alex goes for the "big jugs")
Fine Whine Award (No one produces a finer whine than Kloian)
Director of the Year (a 9-way tie for first place)
Club Mascot (Brion ran unopposed)
Dubious Achievement (you know who you are)

Click here for 2002 Final Standings

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