Dorn Bishop

Full Name: Dorn Bishop

Date of Birth: 12/18/1964

Current City of Residence: San Diego, California

Occupation: Attorney

Member of the U.S. Backgammon Federation Board of Directors

How I Started in Backgammon: In about 1975, my dad gave me a backgammon book by Tim Holland. Soon after that, we traveled to Iran where I played with the travel guide, his friends, strangers in airports. I only played occasionally after that. Then, in 1993, I played a bridge tournament with Danny Kleinman as my partner. He talked me into buying Vision Laughs at Counting and Meanwhile Back at the Chouette, which he sold me out of the trunk of his car.

Backgammon Nickname: Pipcelot or dorn

Current Skill Level: World Class

Playing Backgammon live since: 1993

Favorite Tournament Venue: Las Vegas

Titles won:

– 2015 American Backgammon Tour Player of the Year

– May 2015: Winner 35th Chicago Open Championship

– April 2014: U.S. Open Backgammon Championship, Consolation Winner

– 2011-2012: USBGF Internet Backgammon Champion

– 2009: Los Angeles Open Super 32 Champion

– April 2000: Las Vegas Limited Jackpot Champion

– June 1999: Los Angeles Super Jackpot Champion

Other important finishes:

– December 2015: Winner Consolation California State Backgammon Championship

– November 2015: Second Place Las Vegas Open Backgammon Championship

– August 2014: Quarterfinalist, Backgammon World Championship, Monte Carlo

– June 2014: Finalist, Los Angeles Open

– February 2014: Finalist, U.S. Open Super Jackpot Championship

– August 2012: Bronze Medal, Nation’s Cup Tournament (Captain of U.S. Team)

– April 2012: Finalist, Nevada State Backgammon Championship, Consolation

– 2nd Place, 2nd U.S. Open 2010

– 2nd Place, 2010 Los Angeles Open

– 2nd Place, 2010 New Mexico State Backgammon Championships

– 1st Place, 2009 Los Angeles Open Consolation

– 2nd Place, Championship Division, 17th Annual Nevada State Backgammon Championship, April 2000.

Favorite Backgammon Book: Backgammon by Paul Magriel

Favorite Music: Acoustic

Favorite Film: The Philadelphia Story

Favorite Food: Linguini with White Clam Sauce

Other Interests & Hobbies: Poker, Bridge, Wine, Yoga, Meditation and Racquetball.

Person I’d like most to meet: The Dalai Lama

Favorite Celebrity: Jon Stewart

If I could change anything in the world, I would…: Stop beating myself up so much about wanting the world to be so different than it is.

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would…: Encourage mandatory clock use for all open tournament events, and discourage the personal videotaping of matches.