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LVBC February 2018 Player of the Month
Brian Hoeft (53.0/4)
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 March 13th we had 28 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):Split 1/2-Joe Apicella 1/2-Brian Hoeft
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Jim Tighi 1/2-Ray Fogerlund
  • Tournament #3 (8):Split 1/2-Sam Orandle 1/2-Rich Sweetman
  • Tournament #4 (8):Split 1/2-Doug DeWitte 1/2-Dennis McFarlin
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 20th, 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 March 6th

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

Year Standings:
1.Ray Fogerlund162.5
2.Brian Hoeft135.5
3.Dennis McFarlin123.0
4.Howard Markowitz104.5
5.Aaron Foust99.0
6.Uri Mazal93.0
7.Paul Franks92.0
8.Al Hodis88.0
9.James Scouten74.0
10.Dave Williams72.5

March Month Standings:
1.Ray Fogerlund35.0
2.Brian Hoeft27.0
3.Dennis McFarlin24.0
4.Jim Tighi20.5
5.Paul Franks17.5
6.Al Hodis16.0
7.Jim Papas14.5
8.Three tied at14.0

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

Last 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
1/2018Ray Fogerlund(55.0/5)
12/2017Aaron Foust(35.5/3)
11/2017Shay Asraff(47.5/4)
10/2017Steve Diano(55.5/5)
9/2017Howard Markowitz(39.5/4)
8/2017Howard Markowitz(59.0/5)
7/2017Howard Markowitz(54.0/4)
6/2017Shay Asraff(44.5/4)
5/2017Steve Diano(60.5/5)
4/2017Al Hodis(43.0/4)
3/2017Ramon Eleazar(45.0/4)
2/2017Aaron Foust(47.5/4)
1/2017Aaron Foust(51.5/5)
12/2016Jack Cohen(32.0/3)

1000 to 1 Club 2018

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2018
-Ray Fogerlund13 (and counting)

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members

1000 to 1 Club 2017

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2017
1)Ramon Eleazar11
2)Howard Markowitz12