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LVBC APRIL 2016 Player of the Month
Al Hodis
LVBC 2015 Maxakuli Cup Champion
Ramon Eleazar
LVBC 2015 Player of the Year
Ray Fogerlund


  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND--- THE BIG DADDY OPEN WILL TAKE PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT MAY 6TH @7PM AT ITS ORIGINAL HOME JACKSON'S BAR AND GRILL LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF FLAMINGO AND JONES. PRIZES ADDED TO ALL FIELDS PLUS FREE FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS. THERE ARE ONLY 32 SPOTS IN THE MAIN EVENT. RESERVE YOURS EARLY. LAST YEAR'S EVENT SOLD OUT AND EIGHT PEOPLE GOT SHUT OUT OF THE MAIN EVENT.$20 buy-in guarantees spot in Main Event plus a rebuy into a later field of 16. Additional fields of 8 will be run based on interest.
  • SPOTS REMAINING 10
  • 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 27, 2016 . The 2016 Maxakuli Cup will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2015 -- an Invitational tournament for the top 8 in the standings at the end of the year. 2016 Player's Cup to be held same night. Maxakuli-Cup Calcutta Auction to be held fifteen minutes prior to start of tournament.

On April 26th we had 34 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):split Tom McEvoy & Dave Skrede
  • Tournament #2 (16):split Kenna James & Joe Apicella
  • Tournament #3 (16):split Jeff Whitelaw & Ramon Eleazar
  • Tournament #4 (8):split Johnny Jigamian & Ariel Shefer
  • Tournament #5 (8):split Drew Giovanis & Al Hodis
  • Tournament #6 (8):
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 4th

2015 Big Daddy Open RESULTS

Drew Giovanis---Main event champ - $160 and a new board
Damon Singer---Main event runner up - $100
Kaeley Luskutoff---3rd/4th in the main event - $30
Mary Franks---3rd/4th in the main event - $30
Kenna James---Field of 16 #1 champ $90 and scorecard
Joe Apicella---Field of 16 #1 runner up $50
Ted Kirit---3rd/4th field of 16 #1 - $10
Tom Elgas---3rd/4th field of 16 #1 - $10
Jon Alexander---Field of 16 #2 champ $90 and prec. dice
Ray Fogerlund---Field of 16 #2 runner up $50
Jack Cohen---3rd/4th field of 16 #2 - $10
Doug DeWitt---3rd/4th field of 16 #2 - $10
Brian Hoeft---Field of 8 #1 champ - $50 and 2016 Entry
Mike Sherman---Field of 8 #1 runner up - $30
Tony Anton---Field of 8 #2 champ - $50 and 2016 Entry
Jack Cohen---Field of 8 #2 runner up - $30
Thank you to all who participated !!!

Results from the 2015 Maxikuli Cup tournament

Round #1

  • Ramon Eleazar def Dennis McFarlin (11 - 5)
  • Howard Markowitz def Jona Alexander (11 - 9)
  • Ray Fogerlund def Brian Hoeft (11 - 8)
  • Aaron Foust def Tony Anton (11 - 1)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Ramono Eleazar def Howard Markowitz (11 - 1)
  • Ray Fogerlund def Aaron Foust (11 - 0)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Ramono Eleazar def Ray Fogerlund (11 - 9)

Congratulations to Ramono Eleazar for winning the 2015 Maxikuli cup.

Results from the 2015 Player's Cup Tournament

Secial Thanks to Drew Larry and Jimmy for sponsoring this event

  • Winner: Charlie Pipkin
  • Runner-up: Jim Pappas
  • Consolation Winner: Sammy Hanna
  • Consolation Runner-up: Jack Cohen

Updated United States Backgammon Rules.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Rules - Updated 2016.

Current 2016 Standings through Tuesday April 26th

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

Year Standings:
1.Al Hodis227.0
2.Ray Fogerlund162.0
3.Dennis McFarlin158.0
4.Joe Apicella151.0
5.Brian Hoeft145.0
6.Aaron Foust142.5
7.Ramon Eleazar142.5
8.Howard Markowitz137.5
9.Tony Anton131.0
10.Paul Franks129.0


Month Standings:
1.Al Hodis55.0
2.Paul Franks43.5
3.0.0
4.0.0
5.0.0
6.0.0
7.0.0
8.0.0
9.0.0
10.0.0

2016 season ends on Dec. 20.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 21.

Last 12 Players of the Month(Points/Weeks)
1/2016Ramon Eleazar(51.5/4)
2/2016Al Hodis(51.0/4)
3/2016Al Hodis(56.5/5)
4/2016Al Hodis(55.0/4)
5/2015Brian Hoeft(37.0/4)
**TIE** 6/2015Howard Markowitz(58.5/5)
**TIE** 6/2015Aaron Foust(58.5/5)
7/2015Ray Fogerlund(41.0/4)
8/2015Ray Fogerlund(46.5/4)
9/2015Dennis McFarlin(60.5/5)
10/2015Ray Fogerlund(49.0/4)
11/2015Ray Fogerlund(62.0/5)
12/2015Howard Markowitz(48.5/4)

1000 to 1 Club 2016

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2016
Matches
1)Joe Apicello MARCH 201610
2)Paul Franks APRIL 201611
3)

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members

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