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LVBC November 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 DECEMBER 9TH

Top 8 qualify for the LVBC Tournament of Champions (a.k.a. the Maxakuli Cup)
                         Year
 1. Ramon Eleazar        525.5
 2. Howard Markowitz     482.5    
      3. Ray Fogerlund       465.0
     4. Jim Pappas           413.5
       5. Aaron Foust          392.5
      6. Tony Anton           390.5
    7. Dennis McFarlin      348.0
    8. Damon Singer        323.5
       9. Steven Diano   295.5  
     10. Johnny Jigamian   290.0
                         Month
  1. Aaron Foust      25.5
 2. Ray Fogerlund    24.5
3.  Jim Pappas       24.0
4.  Tony Anton     21.0
  5.  Dennis McFarlin 20.5
 6.  
 7. 
 8.  
 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)
 
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)
 2/2014 Ramon Eleazar    (43.0/4)
 1/2014 Ray Fogerlund    (50.0/4)
12/2013 Ramon Eleazar    (31/3)

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
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 December 9th we had 25 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): split Ramon Eleazar & Dave Skrede
  • Tournament #2 (16): 1Chase Wilson 2-Ray Fogerlund
  • Tournament #3 (8): split Aaron Foust & Spencer Chen
  • Tournament #4 (8): 1-Jim Pappas 2 Tom Elgas
  • Tournament #5 (8):
  • Tournament #6 (8):
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, December 16th.

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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