43rd Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Flint Area Backgammon Club invites you to the 43rd Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships at the Sheraton Detroit Novi from July 5 – 8. The room rate is $99 ($85 for Monday) if booked by June 20. Call Christian at 248-349-4897 for reservations. All main ABT events are scheduled, along with the Michigan Masters, the Open Doubles, Limited Doubles, Sandy Kaplan’s Seniors Special and Prince Barlow’s Junior Jackpot. The Michigan Summer Freeze-Out, Charity Blitz, and Frank Talbot’s Newcomer Free-Roll will keep you busy until the Firecrackers and Trophy Jackpots. BMAB (USA) event is set for Wednesday July 4 , so come early! Attend the Calcutta Auction and don’t miss the “Counting Magic” lecture by Art Benjamin and Phil Simborg. $500 added 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!
Los Angeles Open, June 22-24, Hilton LAX 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, Oct 18-21, Sheraton, Rocky Hill CT, $375 added.

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