Las Vegas Backgammon Club

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LVBC October 2017 Player of the Month
Steve Diano (55.5/5)
LVBC 2016 Maxakuli Cup Champion
Al Hodis
LVBC 2016 Player of the Year
Al Hodis

  • 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 November 14th we had 37 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): 1-Dennis McFarlin 2-Scott Douglas
  • Tournament #2 (16):Split 1/2-Ghazi Al-Kinani 1/2-Doug DeWitte
  • Tournament #3 (16):Split 1/2-Steve Diano 1/2-Pat McNeil
  • Tournament #4 (8): 1-Ed O'Laughlin 2-Jim Tighi
  • Tournament #5 (8): 1-Shay Asraff 2-Tony Anton
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 21st

Congratulations to Al Hodis for winning the 2016 Maxikuli cup.

Round #1

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

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)

Updated United States Backgammon Rules - 2017.

Updated United States Backgammon Rules Options - 2017.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Rules - Updated 2017.

Current 2017 Standings through Tuesday November 14th

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

Year Standings:
1.Howard Markowitz477.0
2.Shay Asraff408.5
3.Aaron Foust408.0
4.Dennis McFarlin396.0
5.Al Hodis387.5
6.Joe Apicella359.5
7.Ramon Eleazar342.5
8.Brian Hoeft320.5
9.Tony Anton313.5
10.Doug DeWitte305.5

Month Standings:
1.Tony Anton24.0
2.Ramon Eleazar23.5
3.Aaron Foust20.5
4.Uri Mazal20.5
5.Dennis McFarlin20.0
6.Shay Asraff17.0
7.Doug DeWitte14.5
8.Buddy Ashmore14.0

2017 season ends on Dec. 19.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 20.

Last 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
9/2017Howard Markowitz(39.5/4)
8/2017Howard Markowitz(59.0/5)
7/2017Howard Markowitz(54.0/4)
6/2017Shay Asraff(44.5/4)
5/2017Steve Diano(60.5/5)
4/2017Al Hodis(43.0/4)
3/2017Ramon Eleazar(45.0/4)
2/2017Aaron Foust(47.5/4)
1/2017Aaron Foust(51.5/5)
12/2016Jack Cohen(32.0/3)
11/2016Ramon Eleazar(62.5/5)
10/2016Al Hodis(44.5/4)

1000 to 1 Club 2017

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2017
1)Ramon Eleazar11
2)Howard Markowitz12

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members