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LVBC October 2018 Player of the Month
Aaron Foust (59.5/5)
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 (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 November 6th we had 30 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):Split 1/2 Howard Markowitz 1/2-Aaron Foust
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Dennis McFarlin 1/2-Frankie Citro
  • Tournament #3 (16):Split 1/2-Joe Apicella 1/2-Norn Wiggins
  • Tournament #4 (8): 1-Doug DeWitte 2-Ariel Shefer
  • Tournament #5 (8):Split 1/2-Jim Fleming 1/2-Jim Tighi
  • Tournament #6 (8):Split 1/2-Tony Anton 1/2-Aaron Foust
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 13th, 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 October 30th

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

Year Standings:
1.Ray Fogerlund592.5
2.Al Hodis459.5
3.Howard Markowitz458.5
4.Dennis McFarlin446.5
5.Aaron Foust406.5
6.Brian Hoeft349.5
7.Tony Anton315.5
8.Joe Apicella304.0
9.Paul Franks297.0
10.Doug DeWitte294.5


November Month Standings:
1.Aaron Foust21.5
2.Howard Markowitz13.5
3.Dennis McFarlin13.5
4.Joe Apicella13.5
5.Frankie Citro13.5
6.Worn Wiggins13.5
7.Three tied at12.0

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

Previous 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
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)
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)

1000 to 1 Club 2018

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2018
Matches
-Ray Fogerlund13
-Joe Apicella11
-Ray Fogerlund10
-Howard Markowitz10

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members