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LVBC JULY 2014 Player of the Month
Howard Markowitz
LVBC 2013 Maxakuli Cup Champion
Ramon Eleazar
LVBC 2013 Player of the Year
Ray Fogerlund


CURRENT 2014 Standings

UPDATED THROUGH TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH

Top 8 qualify for the LVBC Tournament of Champions (a.k.a. the Maxakuli Cup)
                         Year
 1. Ramon Eleazar        411.5
    2. Ray Fogerlund           378.5
    3. Howard Markowitz    345.5
    4. Jim Pappas                312.5
    5. Dennis McFarlin         280.5
    6. Aaron Foust                279.0
    7. Tony Antont               277.0
    8. Damon Singer            250.0
    9. Dave Skrede               214.5  
  10. Kenna James             203.0
                         Month
  1. Ray Fogerlund           49.5
 2. Howard Markowitz         33.0
 3. Aaron Foust        32.0
 4.                                0.0
  5.                               0.0
 6.                               0.0
 7.                               0.0
 8.                                 0.0
 9.                                 0.0
10.                                0.0

2014 season ends on Dec. 16.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 17.

Last 12 Players of the Month
(Points/Weeks)
 
 8/2014 Howard Markowitz (50.0/4)
 7/2013 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)
 2/2014 Ramon Eleazar    (43.0/4)
 1/2014 Ray Fogerlund    (50.0/4)
12/2013 Ramon Eleazar    (31/3)
11/2013 Ray Fogerlund    (43.5/4)
10/2013 Ramon Eleazar    (54.5/5)
 9/2013 Tony Anton       (58.5/4)

1000 to 1 Club

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row
NameMatchesYear
Ramon Eleazar102014
Damon Singer122014
Barry Lazarus102014
Howard Markowitz102014
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 Septembert 17th we had 24 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): split Ray Fogerlund & Barry Lazarus
  • Tournament #2 (16): 1-Paul Franks 2-Kenna James
  • Tournament #3 (8): 1-Aaron Foust 2- Mike Sherman
  • Tournament #4 (8): 1-Ray Fogerlund 2-Damon Singer
  • Tournament #5 (8):
  • Tournament #6 (8):
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 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 2013 Maxikuli Cup tournament

Round #1

  • Ramon Eleazar def Steven Diano (11 - 1)
  • Damon Singer def Howard Markowitz (11 - 0)
  • Tony Anton def Aarom Foust (11 - 7)
  • Dave Skrede def Ray Fogerlund (11 - 5)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Ramono Eleazar def Damon Singer (11 - 2)
  • Tony Anton def Dave Skrede (11 - 1)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Ramon Eleazar def Tony Anton (11 - 6)

Congratulations to Ramon Eleazar for winning the 2013 Maxikuli cup.


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