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LVBC November 2019 Player of the Month
Al Hodis (46/4)
LVBC 2018 Maxakuli Cup Champion
Ray Fogerlund
LVBC 2018 Player of the Year
Ray Fogerlund *With a club record 637.5 points

  • 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).

    There is a new venue for the Vegas BG Club!
    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 12/15/19)
      TIME: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Registration opens at 3:30 PM.
      ENTRY FEE: $10 & $30 Entry Fee Tournaments. Guaranteed to play 4 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 4 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.
      First date is December 8th, 2019

       * 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 2018 Maxakuli Cup will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -- an Invitational tournament for the top 8 in the standings at the end of the year.
    - The club will be dark on Tuesday December 24, 2019.
    - The club will be dark on Tuesday December 31, 2019.

On November 26 we had 24 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):Split 1/2-Mike Eaton 1/2-Jim Tighi
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Dennis McFarlin 1/2-Mary Franks
  • Tournament #3 (16):Split 1/2-Geoff Hall 1/2-Steve Babyoff

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Congratulations to Ray Fogerlund for winning the 2018 Maxikuli cup.

Round #1

  • Ray Fogerlund def Joe Apicella (11 - 9)
  • Al Hodis def Aaron Foust (11 - 9)
  • Dennis McFarlin def Tony Anton (11 - 7)
  • Howard Markowitz def Brian Hoeft (11 - 2)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Ray Fogerlund def Al Hodis (11 - 1)
  • Dennis McFarlin def Howard Markowitz (11 - 7)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Ray Fogerlund def Dennis McFarlin (11 - 4)

United States Backgammon Rules - 2019.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Rules - Updated for 2019.

2019 Standings through November 26

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

Year Standings:
1.Al Hodis562.0
2.Ray Fogerlund516.5
3.Dennis McFarlin407.5
4.Howard Markowitz398.5
5.Joe Apicella372.0
6.Aaron Foust350.5
7.Jim Fleming321.0
8.Tony Anton301.5
9.Jim Pappas289.5
10.Ash Boorboor276.5

November Month Standings:
1.Al Hodis46.0
2.James Scouten36.0
3.Joe Appicella35.0
4.Dennis McFarlin31.5
5.Ash Boorboor31.5
6.Jim Pappas31.5
7.Jim Tighi30.5
8.Steve Babyoff29.0

2019 season ends on Dec. 17.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 18.

Previous 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
Sep 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)
Dec 2018Paul Franks(38.0/3)
Nov 2018Aaron Foust(49.0/4)

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