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LVBC January 2020 Players of the Month

Steve Babyoff (38/4)
LVBC 2019 Maxakuli Cup Champion

Jim Fleming
LVBC 2019 Player of the Year

Al Hodis

  • Welcome to the Las Vegas Backgammon Club. We have tournaments at 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening, any special scheduling information will be clearly posted below. Late entries are usually available (final spot typically sells out between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.). $10 entries $10 reentries, 7 point matches (9 point matches in the finals of a 16-player bracket), single elimination. Please bring a board if you have one (if you don't, we have extras).

    The Vegas BG Club venue
    Our club meets at Porchlight Grille -- 8416 W Desert Inn Road (NE corner of DI & Durango). Here's a map for Porchlight Grille.

    Note the upcoming special schedule nights and/or interesting events:
    • Another Opportunity For BACKGAMMON

      American Gypsy Café
      2790 E Flamingo Road
      Las Vegas, NV 89121
      (702)799-0336, Contact Mehdi Abrar
      WHEN: 3rd Sunday of Month (next 2/16/20)
      TIME: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Registration opens at 3:30 PM.
      ENTRY FEE: $10 & $30 Entry Fee Tournaments. Guaranteed to play 3 matches.
      PRIZES: Cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place in each Tournament.
      Mehdi Abrar
      * Support Provided by the Las Vegas Backgammon Club
      FORMAT: 5-point matches, random draw to start, all players play 3 matches. Best match records advance to finals.
      RULES: USBGF Tournament Rules apply, including use of the doubling cube. Visit and go to Rules & Policies for more information.

    • Yet another backgammon opportunity in Las Vegas, for details see:
      Meeting in Town Center Lounge II located in North Las Vegas on Cheyenne.
      Next date is February 9, 2020

       * There is no smoking in the main playing room.
       * Sorry - No players under 21.
    Contact: Call Tony Anton at 702-458-0926 (after 4PM Tue, 702-720-7742) for more information.

  • Upcoming schedule:
    - The 2019 Awards Cermony will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    - The 2020 Maxakuli Cup will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 -- an Invitational tournament for the top 8 in the standings at the end of the year.
    - The club will be dark on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
    - The club will be dark on Tuesday, December 30, 2020.

On February 4, 2020 we had 28 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): 1-Frankie Citro 2-Howard Markowitz
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Dennis McFarlin 1/2-Val Ovsepyan
  • Tournament #3 (8):Split 1/2-Ron Werthiem 1/2-Ash Boorboor
  • Tournament #4 (8):Split 1/2-Al Hodis 1/2-Tony Anton

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Congratulations to Jim Fleming for winning the 2019 Maxikuli cup.

Round #1

  • Al Hodis def Tony Anton
    (11 - 5)
  • Howard Markowitz def Joe Apicella
    (11 - 4)
  • Dennis McFarlin def Aaron Foust
    (11 - 8)
  • Jim Fleming def Ray Fogerlund
    (11 - 7)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Al Hodis def Howard Markowitz
    (11 - 10)
  • Jim Fleming def Dennis McFarlin
    (11 - 9)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Jim Fleming def Al Hodis
    (11 - 8)

United States Backgammon Rules - 2019.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Rules - Updated for 2019.

2020 Standings - Februry 4

Top 8 qualify for the LVBC Tournament of Champions (a.k.a. the Maxakuli Cup)

Year Standings:
1.Howard Markowitz52.5
2.Tony Anton51.5
3.Al Hodis47.0
4.Ron Wertheim44.0
5.Steve Babyoff42.0
6.Frankie Citro40.0
7.Ash Boorboor38.5
8.Doug DeWitte36.5
9.Jim Tighi35.5
10.Brian Hoeft34.5

January Month Standings:
1.Frankie Citro16.0
2.Tony Anton15.0
3.Val Osvepyan13.5
4.Dennis McFarlin13.5
5.Ron Wertheim12.0
6.Al Hodis12.0
7.Howard Markowitz11.0
8.Ash Boorboor9.0

2020 season ends on Dec. 22.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 23.

Previous 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
Dec 2019Jim Fleming & Ray Fogerlund(34/3)
Nov 2019Al Hodis(46/4)
Oct 2019Ray Fogerlund(64.5/5)
Sep 2019Ray Fogerlund(52.5/4)
Aug 2019Ray Fogerlund(54.0/4)
Jul 2019Dennis McFarlin(71.0/5)
Jun 2019Al Hodis(41.0/4)
May 2019Al Hodis(43.5/4)
Apr 2019Al Hodis(56.0/5)
Mar 2019Ray Fogerlund(58.0/5)
Feb 2019Al Hodis(50.0/4)
Jan 2019Joe Apicella(41.0/4)

1000 to 1 Club 2019

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2019
-Ray Fogerlund12
-Ray Fogerlund24
-Ray Fogerlund15

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members