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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


  • THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE BIG DADDY OPEN
  • 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 May 17th we had 29 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16):1-Steven Diano 2-Gary Stern
  • Tournament #2 (16):split Aaron Foust & Larry Liebster
  • Tournament #3 (8):1-Al Hodis & Ted Kirit
  • Tournament #4 (8):split Brian Hoeft & Samy Hanna
  • Tournament #5 (8):
  • Tournament #6 (8):
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 24th

2016 Big Daddy Open RESULTS

Ramon Eleazar---Main event champ - $160 and a new board
Tony Anton---Main event runner up - $100
Teddy 'KGB'---3rd/4th in the main event - $30
Drew Giovanis---3rd/4th in the main event - $30
Mary Franks---Field of 16 champ $90 and prec. dice
Aaron Foust---Field of 16 runner up $50
Jack Cohen---3rd/4th field of 16 - $10
Tom McEvoy---3rd/4th field of 16 - $10
Shay Asraff---Field of 8 champ $50 and scorecard
Joe Apicella---Field of 8 runner up $30
Howard Markowitz---Field of 8 #2 champ - $50 and 2017 Entry
Kenna James---Field of 8 #2 runner up - $30
Damon Singer---Field of 8 #3 champ - $50 and 2017 Entry
Teddy Kirit---Field of 8 #3 runner up - $30
Tom Elgas---Field of 8 #4 champ - $50 and 2017 Entry
Larry Liebster---Field of 8 #4 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 May 17th

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

Year Standings:
1.Al Hodis258.5
2.Dennis McFarlin196.5
3.Ray Fogerlund187.0
4.Ramon Eleazar174.5
5.Brian Hoeft167.0
6.Aaron FoustB166.0
7.Joe Apicella165.0
8.Howard Markowitz161.5
9.Paul Franks144.0
10.Spencer Chen135.0


Month Standings:
1.Dennis McFarlin32.5
2.Steven Diano31.0
3.Al Hodis28.5
4.Larry Liebster28.0
5.Ramon Eleazar27.0
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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