38th Chicago Open — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

The

38th Chicago Open Backgammon Tournament
will be from May 24 – 28 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Chicago/O’Hare. Rooms are $109 per night if reserved by May 14, so call 800-972-2494 or 847-954-8600 now to get the tournament rate. All ABT events are scheduled, plus the exciting USA vs Japan team event, the Faster Masters, Markowitz Masters, the Taki Board Tournament, Seniors Tournament, Blitz, and Unlucky Dice. There’s the Calcutta Auction and a Proficiency test, later reviewed by ‘Mochy’ Masayuki and ‘Michy’ Kageyama. Details at: http://www.chicagoopenbg.com/index-2.html

$500 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew before you go. All first-time Novice entrants at the tournament will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and a free one-year trial membership. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try.

Also make a note of upcoming 2018 ABT tournaments with added money for USBGF members. Join now and be eligible for over $8000 in added money throughout the year!

Cherry Blossom Championship, May 10-13, Hyatt at Dulles Airport with $500 added.
Los Angeles Open, June 22-24, Hilton LAX with $500 added.
Michigan Summer Championships, July 5-8 Sheraton Detroit Novi with $500 added.
Wisconsin State Backgammon Championship, August 24-25 Radisson, Madison WI, $375 added
3rd Silicon Valley Open, August 31-Sept 3, Courtyard by Marriott, San Jose, CA, $375 added.
2nd Montreal Open, Sept 13-16, Hampton Inn, Montreal, Canada, $375 added.
Viking Classic, Sept 27-30, Renaissance, Bloomington MN, $375 added.
Sunny Florida Backgammon Championship, Oct 4-7, The Element, Fort Lauderdale, FL $375 added.
•Colorado State Championship Oct 11-14, Holiday Inn East, Denver, $250 added.
6th Connecticut State Championship, Sheraton, Rocky Hill CT, $375 added.

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