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LVBC April 2015 Player of the Month
Teddy KGB Baehman
LVBC 2014 Maxakuli Cup Champion
Ray Fogerlund
LVBC 2014 Player of the Year
Ramon Eleazar


Current 2015 Standings

UPDATED THROUGH MAY 19TH

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

 1. Ted Baehman                  202.0
 2. Ramon Eleazar                199.5
 3. Tony Anton              187.5
 4. Ray Fogerlund             185.0
 5. Howard Markowitz        173.0
 6. Jon Alexander                 161.5
 7. Brian Hoeft                     148.0
 8. Jimmy Pappas             133.5
 9. Aaron Foust               130.0 
10. Steven Diano               122.0
                         Month
  1. Howard Markowitz             30.0
 2. Drew Giovanis                     29.5
3. Doug DeWitt                      26.0
4.  Ted Baehman                     24.5
5.   Steven Diano                    24.0
  6.  Aaron Foust                    23.5
 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)
 
  4/2015 Teddy KGB Baehman    (48.0/4)
  3/2015 Ramon Eleazar (58.0/5)
  2/2015 Howard Markowitz (55.0/4)
  1/2015  Tony Anton    (45.0/4)
12/2014 Aaron Foust    (37.5/3)
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)

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
Howard Markowitz12 and counting2015
Brian Hoeft11 2015
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 May 19th we had 24 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): split Teddy "KGB" Baehman & Drew Giovanis
  • Tournament #2 (16): 1-Steven Diano 2-Joack Cohen
  • Tournament #3 (8): 1-Howard Markowitz 2-Joe Appicello
  • Tournament #4 (8):
  • Tournament #5 (8):
  • Tournament #6 (8):
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 26th

2015 Big Daddy Open RESULTS

Thank you to all who participated !!!
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

Results from the 2014 Maxikuli Cup tournament

Round #1

  • Ramon Eleazar def Steven Diano (11 - 5)
  • Dennis McFarlin def Howard Markowitz (11 - 9)
  • Ray Fogerlund def Tony Anton (11 - 6)
  • Aaron Foust def Jim Pappas (11 - 1)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Aaron Foust def Ramono Eleazar (11 - 8)
  • Ray Fogerlund def Dennis McFarlin (11 - 9)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Ray Fogerlund def Aaron Foust (11 - 7)

Congratulations to Ray Fogerlund for winning the 2014 Maxikuli cup.

Results from the 2014 Player's Cup Tournament

Secial Thanks to Drew Larry and Jimmy for sponsoring this event

  • Winner: Jona Alexander
  • Runner-up: Gary Stern
  • Consolation Winner: Larry Liebster
  • Consolation Runner-up: Leonard Dangremond

Updated United States Backgammon Rules.