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LVBC October 2019 Player of the Month
Ray Fogerlund (64.5/5)
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!
    Where:
    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

      WHERE:
      American Gypsy Café
      2790 E Flamingo Road
      Las Vegas, NV 89121
      (702)799-0336, Contact Mehdi Abrar
      WHEN: 3rd Sunday of Month (next 11/17/19)
      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.
      TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:
      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 www.usbgf.org and go to Rules & Policies for more information.

    • Yet another backgammon opportunity in Las Vegas, for details see: https://nwlvbc.yolasite.com/
      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 5 we had 28 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): 1-Randy Ohel 2-Jack Cohen
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Joe Apicella 1/2-Sammy Hanna
  • Tournament #3 (8):Split 1/2-Steve Babyoff 1/2-Ray Fogerlund
  • Tournament #4 (8):Split 1/2-Howard Marowitz 1/2-James Scouten

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 13, 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 5

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

Year Standings:
1.Al Hodis518.0
2.Ray Fogerlund504.5
3.Howard Markowitz386.5
4.Dennis McFarlin375.5
5.Joe Apicella347.0
6.Aaron Foust325.0
7.Jim Fleming308.0
8.Tony Anton283.0
9.Jim Pappas258.0
10.Paul Franks252.5


October Month Standings:
1.Randy Ohel16.0
2.Sammy Hanna13.5
3.Joe Apicella13.5
4.Jack Cohen11.0
5.Howard Markowitz11.0
6.Four tied at:7.0

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(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)
Oct 2018Aaron Foust(59.5/5)

1000 to 1 Club 2019

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

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members