Rosalyn Ferris

Full Name: Rosalyn (Roz) Ferris

Date of birth: February 22,1950 (gulp)

Birth Place: Chicago

Current City of Residence: Chicago

Marital Status: Widowed

Children: One

Occupation: Trading Assistant

How I started in Backgammon: I saw people playing on the streets of Jerusalem in 1972

Book I have written: my secret and well kept and hidden diary

Backgammon Nickname: TheRose

Current skill level: Advanced on the outside but World Class on the inside

Playing Backgammon live: Since1973

Favorite Tournament Venue: Hard to distinguish one hotel from another anywhere in the world during a tournament

Titles won:

– 1999 Midwest Backgammon Championships 1st Last Chance

– 2000 21ST Chicago Open 2nd place advanced

– 2005 California State Backgammon Championships Advanced 2nd place consolation

– 2006 27th Annual Chicago Open Backgammon Tournament
1st place doubles

– 2006 28th Annual Pittsburgh Backgammon Championships
Advanced – 2nd place

– 2007 Florida State Backgammon Championships Advanced – 1st place consolation

Favorite Backgammon book(s):

– Backgammon by Paul Magriel;
– Advanced Backgammon by Bill Robertie ; Can a Fish Taste – Twice as Good by Jake Jacobs Walter Trice

Favorite Music: The Beatles were number 1… but the list after that is endless

Favorite Film(s): Funny Girl; Godfather; 2001

Favorite Food: Lox and Bagels

Other Interests & Hobbies: Walking, backgammon, playing piano, playing euchre, pinnocle and hearts

Person I’d like most to meet: President John F. Kennedy (maybe in my next life)

Favorite Celebrity: Paul Newman

If I could change anything in the world, I would… eliminate bigotry

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… install a pip counter in my brain