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LVBC December 2019 Players of the Month

Jim Fleming & Ray Fogerlund (34/3)
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 2/15/20)
      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.
      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 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 January 21, 2020 we had 25 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):Split 1/2-Doug DeWitte 2-Steve Babyoff
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Ash Boorboor 1/2-Joe Apicella
  • Tournament #3 (8): 1-Ron Wertheim 2-Sammy Hanna

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 28, 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 - January 21

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

Year Standings:
1.Howard Markowitz35.5
2.Ron Wertheim31.0
3.Joe Apicella30.0
4.Doud DeWitte29.5
5.Ash Boorboor28.5
6.Steve Babyoff27.5
7.Brian Hoeft24.5
8.Tony Anton23.5
9.Jim Tighi23.5
10.Al Hodis18.5

january Month Standings:
1.Howard Markowitz30.5
2.Ron Wertheim28.0
3.Joe Apicella28.0
4.Doug DeWitte26.5
5.Ash Boorboor24.5
6.Steve Babyoff24.5
7.Tony Anton21.5
8.Jim Tighi21.5

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

Previous 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
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)
Dec 2018Paul Franks(38.0/3)

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