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LVBC DECEMBER 2016 Player of the Month
Jack Cohen
LVBC 2016 Maxakuli Cup Champion
Al Hodis
LVBC 2016 Player of the Year
Al Hodis


  • THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE BIG DADDY OPEN
  • 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). There is no smoking in the main playing room. Our club meets at Mad Matty's Bar and Grill on the north side of Sahara near Cimmaron ave. in Las Vegas. Here's a map: 8100 West Sahara Road, Las Vegas. Call Tony Anton at 702.458.0926 for more information.
  • Upcoming schedule: The club will be dark on Tuesday December 26, 2017 . The 2017 Maxakuli Cup will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -- an Invitational tournament for the top 8 in the standings at the end of the year.

On January 17th we had 25 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):split Aaron Foust & Ramon Eleazar
  • Tournament #2 (16):split Mary Franks & Joe Apicella
  • Tournament #3 (8):1-Howard Markowitzr 2-Dennis McFarlin
  • Tournament #4 (8):split Aaron Foust & Brian Hoeft
  • Tournament #5 (8):
  • Tournament #6 (8):
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 24th

2016 Big Daddy Open RESULTS

Ramon Eleazar---Main event champ - $160 and a new board
Tony Anton---Main event runner up - $100
Teddy 'KGB'---3rd/4th in the main event - $30
Drew Giovanis---3rd/4th in the main event - $30
Mary Franks---Field of 16 champ $90 and prec. dice
Aaron Foust---Field of 16 runner up $50
Jack Cohen---3rd/4th field of 16 - $10
Tom McEvoy---3rd/4th field of 16 - $10
Shay Asraff---Field of 8 champ $50 and scorecard
Joe Apicella---Field of 8 runner up $30
Howard Markowitz---Field of 8 #2 champ - $50 and 2017 Entry
Kenna James---Field of 8 #2 runner up - $30
Damon Singer---Field of 8 #3 champ - $50 and 2017 Entry
Teddy Kirit---Field of 8 #3 runner up - $30
Tom Elgas---Field of 8 #4 champ - $50 and 2017 Entry
Larry Liebster---Field of 8 #4 runner up - $30
Thank you to all who participated !!!

Results from the 2016 Maxikuli Cup tournament

Round #1

  • Aaron Foust def Ramon Eleazar (11 - 9)
  • Dennis McFarlin def Howard Markowitz (11 - 8)
  • Ray Fogerlund def Spencer Chen (11 - 7)
  • Al Hodis def Joe Apicella (11 - 8)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Al Hodis def Dennis McFarlin (11 - 8)
  • Aaron Foust def Ray Fogerlund (11 - 7)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Al Hodis def Aaron Foust (11 - 9)

Congratulations to Al Hodis for winning the 2016 Maxikuli cup.

Results from the 2015 Player's Cup Tournament

Secial Thanks to Drew Larry and Jimmy for sponsoring this event

  • Winner: Charlie Pipkin
  • Runner-up: Jim Pappas
  • Consolation Winner: Sammy Hanna
  • Consolation Runner-up: Jack Cohen

Updated United States Backgammon Rules.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Rules - Updated 2016.

Current 2016 Standings through Tuesday January 17th

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

Year Standings:
1.Aaron Foust54.5
2.Jack Cohen42.5
3.Ramon Eleazar36.5
4.Dennis McFarlin29.0
5.Steven Diano28.5
6.Shay Asroff27.5
7.Paul Franks24.5
8.Joe Apicella23.5
9.Tony Anton23.0
10.Howard Markowirz22.0


Month Standings:
1.Aaron Foust45.5
2.Jack Cohen36.5
3.Ramon Eleazar32.5
4.0.0
5.0.0
6.0.0
7.0.0
8.0.0
9.0.0
10.0.0

2016 season ends on Dec. 20.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 21.

Last 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
1/2016Ramon Eleazar(51.5/4)
2/2016Al Hodis(51.0/4)
3/2016Al Hodis(56.5/5)
4/2016Al Hodis(55.0/4)
5/2016Dennis McFarlin(52.5/5)
6/2016Al Hodis(74.5/4)
7/2016Al Hodis(53.5/4)
8/2016Ray Fogerlund(67.0/5)
9/2016Spencer Chen(44.5/4)
10/2016Al Hodis(44.5/4)
11/2016Ramon Eleazar(62.5/5)
12/2016Jack Cohen(32.0/3)

1000 to 1 Club 2016

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2016
Matches
1)Joe Apicello MARCH 201610
2)Paul Franks APRIL 201611
3)Joe Nolan MAY 201610
3)Al Hodis JULY 201616
3)Howard Markowitz JULY 201613

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members

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