2001 Awards Presentation

This was our first annual GRBG Awards Night where we honored our top players from 2001. Master of ceremonies and club president Brion Brooks awarded plaques to our top 3 finishers from 2001. Top honors went to Michael Darooge for Player of the Year. Finishing second was club director John Drexel and third place went to Michael Kloian. Special awards went to John Sturak for being such a gracious and generous host and to Deb Hilliger, our favorite Garden Room waitress.

Mike Darooge receives Player of the Year award
from club president Brion Brooks

John Sturak - Host of the Year
Where else in the world can you find a first class backgammon venue
with a 5-star rack of lamb dinner on the side?


John Drexel - 2nd Place

Deb Hilliger - Waitress of the Year

Mike Kloian - 3rd Place

Brion Brooks - Mascot of the Year
Official Title: Club President
Official Duties: None
Congratulations on your outstanding performance
in executing your official duties!

Other Award categories included:

Top 10
Players of the Month
Extra Mile Award (for our out of town regulars)
Dubious Achievement (you know who you are)
Good Sportsmanship (players we most enjoy losing to)
Comic Relief (don't take this game too seriously)
Cold Hand Award (get Alex some gloves!)
Snapshot of the Year (smile, you're on candid camera!)
Director of the Year (John Drexel by a narrow margin)
Club Mascot (Brion Brooks by a landslide)

Click here for 2001 Final Standings

©2001 Grand Rapids Backgammon Club