Las Vegas Backgammon Club

[Pictures] [Archives] [Interesting BG links] [American Backgammon Tour] [Max] [Max's Photo Album] [NV BG Assoc.]

LVBC February 2020 Players of the Month

Al Hodis (52.5/4)
LVBC 2019 Maxakuli Cup Champion

Jim Fleming
LVBC 2019 Player of the Year

Al Hodis

  • IMPORTANT: All Tuesday Las Vegas Backgammon Club tournaments are suspended effective Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020 thoughout the Corona Virus Crisis
  • 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.

    • 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 4/19/20)
      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 March 8, 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 club will be dark on Tuesday, December 30, 2020.

On March 10, 2020 we had 22 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):Split 1/2-Al Hodis 1/2-Tom McEvoy
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Frankie Citor 1/2-Paul Franks
  • Tournament #3 (8):Split 1/2-Dennis Mcfarlin 2-Brian Hoeft

Club tournaments are suspended effective Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020 thoughout the Corona Virus Crisis

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 - March 17

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

Year Standings:
1.Al Hodis118.0
2.Howard Markowitz117.5
3.Tony Anton107.5
4.Dennis McFarlin73.0
5.Frankie Citro70.5
6.Aaron Foust67.5
7.Joe Apicella65.5
8.Jim Fleming59.5
9.Brian Hoeft59.5
10.Steve Babyoff55.0

March Month Standings:
1.Paul Franks29.5
2.Al Hodis20.5
3.Tom McEvoy20.5
4.Brian Hoeft19.0
5.Joe Guichebarou17.5
6.Frankie Citro17.5
7.Tony Anton17.0
8.Two tied at:15.0

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

Previous 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
Jan 2020Steve Babyoff(38/4)
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)

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