Full Name: Raymond Fogerlund
Date of birth: February 22,1956.
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California.
City of Residence: Bakersfield, California.
Marital Status: Divorced
How I Started in Backgammon: With a friend
Backgammon Nickname: Coolrey
Current Skill level: World Class
Number of years playing Backgammon live: 25
Favorite Tournament Venue: Las Vegas
– 1998 Las Vegas Masters
– 2003 Indiana Open
– 2002 Los Angeles Open
– 2006 Las Vegas Super Jackpot
– 2006 Nations Cup Challenge Team Champions, representing the USA in Cannes, France.
Other important finishes:
– 1999 Las Vegas Masters finalist
– 2005 Las Vegas Super Jackpot finalist
– 2003 Nevada State Championship finalist
– 2003 American Backgammon Tour points: 3rd place
– 2004 American Backgammon Tour points: 2nd place
Favorite Backgammon book:
– Championship Backgammon Revisited
Backgammon books I have written: Ray’s Rules
Favorite Music: Soft Rock and Roll.
Other Interests & Hobbies: Fishing
Favorite Celebrity: Jack Nicholson
If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… Fry online cheaters
If I could change anything in the world, I would… eliminate welfare
Additional comments: Get a job, and improve the image of Backgammon worldwide. There are too many freeloaders and penny ante hustlers ruining this game.