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LVBC January 2015 Player of the Month
Howard Markowitz
LVBC 2014 Maxakuli Cup Champion
Ray Fogerlund
LVBC 2014 Player of the Year
Ramon Eleazar


Current 2015 Standings

UPDATED THROUGH TUESDAY MARCH 17TH

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

 1. Howard Markowitz                123.0
 2. Ramon Eleazar                112.5
 3. Tony Anton        109.0
 4. Ray Fogerlund             104.0
 5. Ted Baehman                   96.5
 6. Jimmy Pappas           92.0
 7. Aaron Foust                       91.5
 8. Jon Alexander                89.0
 9. Damon Singer               87.0 
10.Brian Hoeft                  84.0
                         Month
  1. Ramon Eleazar                 37.0
 2. Brian Hoeft             31.0
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2014 season ends on Dec. 16.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 17.

Last 12 Players of the Month
(Points/Weeks)
 
  2/2015 Howard Markowitz (55.0/4)
  1/2015  Tony Anton    (45.0/4)
12/2014 Aaron Foust    (37.5/3)
11/2014 Howard Markowitz   (52/4)
10/2014 Aaron Foust    (51/4)
 9/2014 Ray Fogerlund    (68.5/5)
 8/2014 Howard Markowitz (50.0/4)
 7/2014 Ray Fogerlund    (60.5/5)
 6/2014 Howard Markowitz    (52.5/4)
 5/2014 Tony Anton    (51.0/4)
 4/2014 Jim Pappas    (57.0/5)
 3/2014 Howard Markowitz (52.0/4)

1000 to 1 Club

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row
NameMatchesYear
Ramon Eleazar102014
Damon Singer122014
Barry Lazarus102014
Howard Markowitz102014
Howard Markowitz112014
Howard Markowitz12 and counting2015
Upcoming major west coast
backgammon tournaments

APR 23-27.....*ABT: U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS, FLAMINGO, LAS VEGAS, NV..702/218-8238

MAY 22-26.....*ABT: 34th CHICAGO OPEN, HOLIDAY INN, ROSEMONT, IL......702/218-8238

JUN 20-22.....*ABT: LOS ANGELES OPEN, HILTON LAX, LOS ANGELES, CA.....818/901-0464

JUL 3-6.......*ABT: MICHIGAN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHERATON, NOVI, MI.810/232-9731

See the Position of the day
on Phil Simborg's website.
Meyer Dice Tube


On March 17th we had 29 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): 1-Brian Hoeft 2-Ramon Eleazar
  • Tournament #2 (16): 1-Kayley Luskutoff 2-Ray Fogerlund
  • Tournament #3 (8): 1- Damon Singer 2-Leonard Dangremond
  • Tournament #4 (8): 1-Tom Elgas 2-Kenna James
  • Tournament #5 (8):
  • Tournament #6 (8):
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 24th

2014 Big Daddy Open RESULTS

Tom McEvoy---Main event champ - $160 and a new board
Larry Leibster---Main event runner up - $100
Tony Anton---3rd/4th in the main event - $30
Paul Franks---3rd/4th in the main event - $30
Chris LNU---Field of 16 champ $90 and prec. dice
Nick Tsoukalis---Field of 16 runner up $50
Dave Skrede---3rd/4th field of 16 - $10
Sam Orandle---3rd/4th field of 16 - $10
Mary Franks---Field of 8 #1 champ - $50 and a scorecard
Jeff Burdsall---Field of 8 #1 runner up - $30
Maria Tsoukalis---Field of 8 #2 champ - $50 and prec. dice
Jack Cohen---Field of 8 #2 runner up - $30
Brian Hoeft---Field of 8 #3 champ - $50 and prec. dice
Dave Skrede---Field of 8 #3 runner up - $30
Howard Markowitz---Field of 8 #4 champ - $50 and 2015 entry
Maria Tsoukalis---Field of 8 #4 runner up - $30

Results from the 2014 Maxikuli Cup tournament

Round #1

  • Ramon Eleazar def Steven Diano (11 - 5)
  • Dennis McFarlin def Howard Markowitz (11 - 9)
  • Ray Fogerlund def Tony Anton (11 - 6)
  • Aaron Foust def Jim Pappas (11 - 1)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Aaron Foust def Ramono Eleazar (11 - 8)
  • Ray Fogerlund def Dennis McFarlin (11 - 9)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Ray Fogerlund def Aaron Foust (11 - 7)

Congratulations to Ray Fogerlund for winning the 2014 Maxikuli cup.

Results from the 2014 Player's Cup Tournament

Secial Thanks to Drew Larry and Jimmy for sponsoring this event

  • Winner: Jona Alexander
  • Runner-up: Gary Stern
  • Consolation Winner: Larry Liebster
  • Consolation Runner-up: Leonard Dangremond

Updated United States Backgammon Rules.