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LVBC April 2018 Player of the Month
Al Hodis (61.0/5)
LVBC 2017 Maxakuli Cup Champion
Joe Apicella
LVBC 2017 Player of the Year
Howard Markowitz


  • Welcome to the Las Vegas Backgammon Club. We have tournaments at 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening. Late entries 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).

    Where: Our club meets at Calico Jack's -- 8200 W. Charleston Blvd., on the Northwest corner of W. Charleston Blvd and Cimarron Rd. Here's a map for Calico Jack's.
       * There is no smoking in the main playing room.
       * Sorry - No players under 21.
    Parking: Please park behind the north edge of Calico Jack’s. We should leave the parking spots in front of Calico Jack’s, and spots against the west wall, for Jack's regular customers.
    Contact: Call Tony Anton at 702-458-0926 for more information.

  • Upcoming schedule:
    - The club will be dark on Tuesday December 25, 2018.
    - The 2018 Maxakuli Cup will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 -- an Invitational tournament for the top 8 in the standings at the end of the year.
    - The club will be dark on Tuesday January 1, 2019 .

On June 12th we had 27 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):Split 1/2-Ray Fogerlund 1/2-Aaron Foust
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Ron Ruben 1/2-James Scouten
  • Tournament #3 (8):Split 1/2-Jim Tighi 1/2-Joe Apicella
  • Tournament #4 (8):Split 1/2-Jim Papas 1/2-Martine Oules
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Congratulations to Joe Apicella for winning the 2017 Maxikuli cup.

Round #1

  • Ramon Eleazar def Howard Markowitz (11 - 0)
  • Dennis McFarlin def Al Hodis (11 - 9)
  • Shay Asraff def Brian Hoeft (11 - 1)
  • Joe Apicella def Aaron Foust (11 - 9)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Dennis McFarlin def Ramon Eleazar (11 - 9)
  • Joe Apicella def Shay Asraff (11 - 10)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Joe Apicella def Dennis McFarlin (11 - 6)


Updated United States Backgammon Rules - 2017.

Updated United States Backgammon Rules Options - 2017.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Rules - Updated for 2018.

Current 2018 Standings through Tuesday June 12th

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

Year Standings:
1.Ray Fogerlund314.5
2.Howard Markowitz239.0
3.Dennis McFarlin234.5
4.Al Hodis228.0
5.Brian Hoeft210.5
6.Aaron Foust204.5
7.Dave Williams159.5
8.Doug DeWitte154.0
9.Tony Anton151.5
10.Jim Tighi143.5


June Month Standings:
1.Jim Tighi22.5
2.Joe Apicella21.0
3.Ray Fogerlund20.5
4.Dennis McFarlin20.5
5.Al Hodis20.5
6.Foust Aaron20.5
7.Martine Oules19.0
8.Two tied at:17.5

2018 season ends on Dec. 18.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 19.

Previous 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
Apr 2018Ray Fogerlund(41.5/4)
Mar 2018Ray Fogerlund(56.0/4)
Feb 2018Brian Hoeft(53.0/4)
Jan 2018Ray Fogerlund(55.0/5)
Dec 2017Aaron Foust(35.5/3)
Nov 2017Shay Asraff(47.5/4)
Oct 2017Steve Diano(55.5/5)
Sep 2017Howard Markowitz(39.5/4)
Aug 2017Howard Markowitz(59.0/5)
Jul 2017Howard Markowitz(54.0/4)
Jun 2017Shay Asraff(44.5/4)
May 2017Steve Diano(60.5/5)

1000 to 1 Club 2018

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2018
Matches
-Ray Fogerlund13
-Joe Apicella11

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members