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LVBC May 2019 Player of the Month
Al Hodis (43.5/4)
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 Bijan Samimi
      WHEN: 3rd Sunday of Month (starting 6/16/19)
      TIME: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Registration opens at 3:30 PM.
      ENTRY FEE: $10 & $30 Entry Fee Tournaments. Guaranteed to play 3 matches.
      PRIZES: Cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place in each Tournament.
      TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:
      Bijan Samimi
      * 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 www.usbgf.org and go to Rules & Policies for more information.


       * 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 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 11 we had 23 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):Split 1/2-Jim Fleming 1/2-Al Hodis
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2 Steve Manning 1/2-Jim Pappas
  • Tournament #3 (8):Split 1/2-Tony Anton 1/2-Ray Fogerlund

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 18, 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 June 4

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

Year Standings:
1.Al Hodis304.0
2.Ray Fogerlund248.0
3.Joe Apicella191.5
4.Jim Fleming185.5
5.Dennis McFarlin177.0
6.Howard Markowitz166.5
7.Tony Anton161.0
8.Aaron Foust158.0
9.Jim Pappas152.0
10.Mike Eaton137.5


June Month Standings:
1.Mike Eatom20.5
2.Al Hodis20.5
3.Ray Fogerlunda19.0
4.Joe Apicella19.0
5.Dwigth Rounds17.5
6.Sam Orandle16.0
7.Jim Flemming14.5
8.Howard Markowitz14.5

2019 season ends on Dec. 17.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 18.

Previous 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
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)
Sep 2018Al Hodis & Ray Fogerlund(46.0/4)
Aug 2018Howard Markowitz(47.5/4)
Jul 2018Ray Fogerlund(66.0/5)
Jun 2018Al Hodis(51.0/4)
May 2018Al Hodis(61.0/5)

1000 to 1 Club 2019

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

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members