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2nd Boston Open Backgammon Championships — $375 Added Money for USBGF members!

The New England Backgammon Club presents the Boston Open, Feb 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. Rooms (including breakfast) are $129 single, $149 double if reserved by Feb 1. Call the hotel directly (617) 568-1234 to get the discount. In addition to all ABT events, you will enjoy the Malden Masters Qualifier, the Oak Bluffs Open Jackpot, the Agawam Amateur Jackpot, Dedham Doubles, Herb Gurland Memorial Masters and much more. $375 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. Check the brochure at Boston Open. Register soon and start brushing up to compete in Marty Storer’s $100 quiz.

$375 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!
NY Metro, January 17-21, Hyatt on the Hudson, Jersey City, with $500 added
Texas, February 1-4, 2018, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX with $500 added
Sunshine State Classic, February 16-18, Clarion Inn and Suites, Clearwater, FL with $250 added.
Ohio State, March 16-18, Marriott, Cleveland, OH with $375 added.
U.S. Open, April 11-15, Flamingo, Las Vegas NV with $500 added.
Atlanta Spring Classic, Hilton, College Park, GA April 26-29 with $250 added.
Cherry Blossom Championship, May 10-13, Hyatt at Dulles Airport with $500 added.

Sunshine State Classic — $250 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Tampa Bay Backgammon Club presents the 2018 Sunshine State Classic, Feb 16-18 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, Clearwater, FL. Room rate is $79 if reserved by Jan 16. Call the hotel directly (727) 799-1181 to insure your room. All ABT events are assured as well as the Masters, and Gulf Coast Doubles. Knockouts and Micro Blitz Tournaments available throughout the weekend, with a Calcutta Auction set for Saturday morning. See Tampa Bay Backgammon for all information.

$250 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 added money all year long!
NY Metro, January 17-21, Hyatt on the Hudson, Jersey City, with $500 added
Boston Open, Feb 22 – 25, 2018, Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Logan, Boston, MA with $375 added.
Ohio State, March 16-18, Marriott, Cleveland, OH with $375 added.
U.S. Open, April 11-15, Flamingo, Las Vegas NV with $500 added.
Atlanta Spring Classic, Hilton, College Park, GA April 26-29 with $250 added.
Cherry Blossom Championship, May 10-13, Hyatt at Dulles Airport with $500 added.

Kevin Heacox brings home the added money in Hoosier Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to Kevin Heacox (shown on the right) for winning the Hoosier Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 10, 2018!  Kevin defeated Chuck Bower (on left) to best a field of 18.
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Kevin Heacox will now represent Hoosier Club in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018.
The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

For more information on Hoosier Club events, contact Sean Garber, seagar1824@yahoo.com, (317) 241-0605; or Scott Day (317)374-5983

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

Lynn Ehrlich brings home the added money in NYC Prime Local Club Initiative

Congratulations to Lynn Ehrlich for winning the NYC Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 9, 2018!

In addition to winning the USBGF added money Lynn will now represent NYC in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. 
The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

Comments from event director Rich Munitz:

The NYC Backgammon tournament last night was a tremendous success that exceeded my wildest expectations. We had 44 entries, with about half of them being USBGF members! It was insane and something of a miracle that I pulled it off roughly on schedule. We were short tables and boards and I only had a 32-draw bracket, never in a million years expecting to have more players starting in the round of 64 than 32.

I think we got 6 new members as a result of this promotion. Probably most of them joined at the Novice/Youth level, but regardless, still a great result.

Our club winner was Lynn Ehrlich and finalist was Rich Schulz – both USBGF members. They wound up splitti

Texas Backgammon Championships — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

The 6th Texas Backgammon Championships is set for February 1 – 4, 2018 at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX. Rooms are $120 per night if reserved by January 9, 2018. Call the hotel directly: 800.345.9285. Luxury suites at $175 are available by calling Bill Riles: 281-703-9304. This most exciting event includes all ABT divisions, plus the Longhorn Classic Jackpot, the Alamo Classic, Lone Star Pro-Am Doubles, 2018 World Championship Satellites, Fiesta Mixed Blitz, Seniors and Speedgammon. There’s an Ultimate Free Backgammon package for novices and new players and a Calcutta Auction. See the tournament brochure for more details.

Reserve your seat at the USBGF American Backgammon Hall of Fame dinner and the Super Bowl party.

$500 additional Blitz 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 added money all year long!
Sunshine State Classic, February 16-18, Clarion Inn and Suites, Clearwater, FL with $250 added.
Boston Open, Feb 22 – 25, 2018, Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Logan, Boston, MA with $375 added.
Ohio State, March 16-18, Marriott, Cleveland, OH with $375 added.
U.S. Open, April 11-15, Flamingo, Las Vegas NV with $500 added.
Atlanta Spring Classic, Hilton, College Park, GA April 26-29 with $250 added.
Cherry Blossom Championship, May 10-13, Hyatt at Dulles Airport with $500 added.

New York Metropolitan Open — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

An exciting new year of backgammon competition starts January 17 – 21, 2018 at New York Backgammon‘s 11th New York Metropolitan Open and 2nd High Roller Event, at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson, Jersey City, NJ. All ABT events are scheduled, plus the Liberty Cup Masters, Limited Jackpot, as well as tournaments for the Seniors, the Young and Restless and the New York Doubles. High Rollers: You must pre-register and send in a deposit for this event.

$500 additional Blitz money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. All 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.

At the Hyatt, on Jan.16, prior to the NY Metro Open, Mochy (ranked Giant #1) and Phil Simborg will host a boot camp 12:30 – 5:30 PM. Beginning at 7:30 PM that evening a new event will take place, open to all players, Beat the Pro. You will have an opportunity to play Mochy and or another highly ranked player. Details at BLC Boot Camp. Visit www.BLCBeatThePro.com for more details about Beat The Pro.

Also make a note of upcoming 2018 ABT tournaments with added money for USBGF members. Join now and be eligible for added money all year long!
Texas, February 1-4, 2018, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX with $500 added
Sunshine State Classic, February 16-18, Clarion Inn and Suites, Clearwater, FL with $250 added.
Boston Open, Feb 22 – 25, 2018, Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Logan, Boston, MA with $375 added.
Ohio State, March 16-18, Marriott, Cleveland, OH with $375 added.
U.S. Open, April 11-15, Flamingo, Las Vegas NV with $500 added.
Atlanta Spring Classic, Hilton, College Park, GA April 26-29 with $250 added.
Cherry Blossom Championship, May 10-13, Hyatt at Dulles Airport with $500 added.

NYCBG Tournament Jan 9 Meetup with added money

Happy Holidays!

I will be running a tournament at our next Meetup at Josie Woods on Tuesday, January 9 instead of the monthly lesson. Registration will start at 6:30 and the tournament will begin at 7 PM. There will be a $10 entry fee with 100% returned as prizes. The format will be single elimination, with the match lengths being 3-5 points, to be determined based on size and time. The goal will be to finish the finals by 11:00.
The USBGF Tournament Rules will be in effect for this tournament: http://usbgf.org/docs/rules.pdf

In addition, the US Backgammon Federation will be adding $135 as a tournament side-pool that will be won by the USBGF member(s) who go the farthest in this tournament. That lucky player will also be entered in an online national play-off against the winners from other clubs. If you want a chance to win that side pool, and you are not already a USBGF member, you will need to join before the tournament starts. Be sure to select NYC Backgammon as your club when joining. The added money pot will grow if we have more members on the day of the tournament. Many players in our meetup will qualify for the USBGF Novice/Youth membership if you have either never played in a major tournament, or play at the Novice level and have been doing so for less than 3 years. Also if you are 25 or younger. If you so qualify, you can join for only $15 for a year. There are lots of benefits to membership if you’d like to learn, play free online tournaments, get discounts, etc. I believe strongly in the USBGF and what it does for our game and currently serve on its Board of Directors. Benefits and added money aside, I hope you will support this good cause by becoming a member.
See: http://usbgf.org/membership/join/
More info on membership: http://usbgf.org/members/brochure.pdf

 

This is part of the USBGF Added Money Local Club Initiative. The winner of the added money (USBGF member) will *also* win an entry into the free-roll inter-club Championships in March 2018. The winner of that online event will win an entry into the ABT event of their choice. They will *also* be featured in an article in the PrimeTme magazine and have the finals match analyzed by an expert.

Atlanta Northside Backgammon Club Championship (Added Money) Jan 13, 2018

This is part of the USBGF Prime Local Club Added Money Initiative, where a USBGF Prime club Local Event is provided added money for a USBGF member side pool.

The Top 16 players participate in a seeded, single elimination tournament. The winner receives a trophy that is identical to that for Player of the Year. We do not charge an entry fee in the Club Championship. The free entry is a small reward for supporting the club throughout the year. However, there is a side pool of $400 that everyone gets in ($25 x 16 = $400) and is split 2/3 1/3). This year we plan to create an additional prize pool of $160 (free $10 per player) also to be split 2/3 1/3.

For more information about the Altlanta Northside Backgammon Club, please visit us at www.Northsidebg.org

Announcing Hoosier Club Added Money Event Jan 10

The Hoosier Backgammon Club is announcing a USBGF added money event on January 10th.

The USBGF is donating $5 per USBGF member to the USBGF member side-pool All USBGF members are eligible to compete including those from outside the area.

The USBGF member who wins the added money side pool will *also* win an entry into a free-roll online inter-club tournament of champions in March 2018.  The winner of that online tournament will be awarded a free entry into the ABT event of their choice!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:30 PM
 to 9:30 PM

Trader’s Mill Grill & Bar

5650 West 86th Street · Indianapolis

For more information, contact Sean Garber, seagar1824@yahoo.com, (317) 241-0605; or Scott Day (317)374-5983

Single elimination, progressive consolation as usual. 7 point matches in the main, 5 point matches in the consolation. The USBGF will donate a sidepool of at least $50. Only USBGF members will be able to win this sidepool.

 

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Rich Sweetman brings home the added money in New England Prime Local Club Initiative

Congratulations to Rich Sweetman for winning the New England Local Club Prime Initiative added money on December 10!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Rich will now represent New Endgland in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018.   The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

For more information on New England Backgammon Club events, contact Alex Zamanian Alex Zamanian 781-354-6466 or Albert Steg Albert Steg (617) 417-6743 or visit their website at http://www.nebackgammon.org/

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

Nick Blasier brings home the added money in Austin Prime Local Club Initiative

Congratulations to Nick Blasier for winning the Austin Local Club Prime Initiative added money on December 10, 2017!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Nick will now represent Austin in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018.   The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

For more information on Austin events, contact Scott Butki sbutki@gmail.com,(240) 675-7142 or visit their website at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139896452865357/

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

George Morse brings home the added money in Houston Prime Local Club Initiative

Congratulations to George Morse for winning the Houston Local Club Prime Initiative USBGF added money on December 9!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money George will now represent Houston in the on-line inter-club championship in March 2018. The winner of that will get a free entry into the ABT tournament of their choice.

For more information on Houston events, contact Bill Riles, 70 Champions Bend Circle, Houston, Texas 77069. 281-703-9304.

For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com

USBGF Added Money for New England Local Club Prime Tournament December 10. Online Inter-Club Champion Wins a Free ABT Entry of Their Choice!

We’re pleased to announce that the U.S Backgammon Federation will provide added money to the New England Monthly Local Club Prime Tournament upcoming December 10. The USBGF is donating $5 per USBGF member to the member who wins or goes the furthest in an annual tournament sponsored by a USBGF Prime Club with 10 or more members. All USBGF members are eligible to compete including those from outside the area. Get in the car and catch it!

FRANK’S STEAKHOUSE
2310 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

Questions? Contact: 
Albert Steg 
(617) 417-6743 
asteg@mindspring.com

Winners of local events will receive a fabulous prize — free entry to a USBGF online tournament of all the club winners with the prize being a free entry to an ABT event of the winner’s choice! 
 
 The USBGF member who goes the furthest will take the added money side pool and represent the New England Backgammon Club in the March 1, 2018 free-roll on-line inter-club USBGF Club Championship. The winner of that event will get a free entry to the ABT event of their choice.
 
The added money prize pool will be based on all USBGF members who play in the event regardless of primary club affiliation as well as NEBC club members who belong to the USBGF but are unable to attend. You do not have to be a USBGF member to play, but do to be eligible for the added money. You may join or renew your USBGF membership online as well as at the event.  

The winners of USBGF Local Club Prime Tournaments will compete in the USBGF Online Club Championship event with a great prize — a free entry to an ABT tournament of the winner’s choice! This online tournament of winners of the club competitions will begin on March 1. To be eligible for added money and free ABT entry, players must have an active USBGF membership. If you have any questions please contact USBGF Membership Director: Ray Bills.

Check out the USBGF Event Calendar, a listing of upcoming USBGF Local Club Prime tournaments and ABT tournaments. 

California State Championships — $1000 Added Money for USBGF members!

The California State Championship at the Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Airport is just around the corner! Gammon Associates presents the California State Championships, Dec. 1-3, with a full slate of ABT events, plus the SUPER-32, the Paul Dingwell Amateur, Doubles, Seniors, Jackpots and Blitzes. Be there for Mochy’s Proficiency Exam Saturday, followed by the Calcutta Auction. Get the exam answers on Sunday from Mochy and Phil Simborg.

$1000 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. All Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and first-time Novice entrants will receive 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. Full details at

Also make a note of upcoming 2018 ABT tournaments with added money for USBGF members:
NY Metro, Jan 18 – 21, 2018, with $500 added.
Texas Backgammon Championship, Feb 1 – 4, 2018, with $500 added.
Boston Open, February 22-25, Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Logan, Boston, MA with $375 added
•Ohio State, March 16-18, Marriott, Cleveland, OH with $375 added
•U.S. Open, April 11-15, Flamingo, Las Vegas NV with $500 added
•Atlanta Spring Classic, Hilton, College Park, GA April 26-29 with $250 added
•Cherry Blossom Championship, May 13-13, Hyatt at Dulles Airport with $500 added

Kansas City Added Money Event November 18

Greetings to the Kansas City Backgammon World!

Just a reminder that THIS COMING SATURDAY, November 18, 2017 at 11:30 am will be our Kansas City Backgammon FREE Double  Points Tournament. Please remember that in the main flight, we will be playing 9 point matches and 7 points in the consolation matches.  This is a no entry fee tournament, but will be for DOUBLE points in the club standings.  You are guaranteed at least two matches.  Also, if you have a backgammon board, please bring one with you.

The tournament will be held at:

The Fox & the Hound
10428 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212

Please support the venue by getting a meal there sometime during the day.  They have lots of variety on the menu and below is the link for your review.

http://foxandhound.com/locations/overland-park/

The tournament will start at 11:30 a.m. so please be sure to get there beforehand as we will start promptly and want everyone situated in advance.  But if you are running a little late, please call my cell phone at 913.706.1125 and let us know and we will do our best to hold a bye spot for you.  However, at 11:30 a.m. promptly, I will be turning off my phone and penalty points will be applied in your match 10 minutes after we start.

We will play 9 point matches in the main round (2 hour time limit) and 7 point matches in the consolation round (1.5 hour time limit).  The winner will receive a trophy, and anyone who wins at least one match will earn double the amount of master points normally awarded on Wednesday nights.

Please RSVP since we currently have 8 tables reserved, but if we need more, I want to give them as much advance notice as possible.

If you’ve been to any of our tournaments recently than there shouldn’t be any surprises on rules, but a few notes:

>   We will play legal moves, meaning if either player notices that an illegal move has been made, then it should be corrected before the next move is made

>  Dice that land fully on a checker are considered valid rolls

>  Clocks may be used if both players agree or the director assigns one.  If no clock is used, the match will have a time limit: 2 hours for 9 points, 90 minutes for 7 points, and 75 minutes for 5 points.

As another reminder, we have our weekly backgammon club tournament tomorrow night at 6:30pm at Fox & the Hound in Overland Park … please come join the fun!

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Thanks,

Eric (816-237-8089)
and
Kathleen (913-706-1125)

 

Dan Wittkopp brings home the Added Money in Flint

Flint Area Club Championships – Results

USBGF member Dan Wittkopp will be representing Flint in the USBGF free-roll ABT entry tournament on March 1, 2018!!

November 12, 2017, Flint Michigan

OPEN (32)
1-MICHAEL KURTZ (Sterling Heights)
2-Dan Wittkopp (Traverse City) (<<<USBGF winner!!)
3-John Quinn (Westland)
4/6-Jim Airgood (Swartz Creek) / Gary Fritzsche
(Ypsilanti) / Greg Merriman (Ann Arbor)

INTERMEDIATE (24)
1-Duane Salinas (Grand Rapids)
2-Ray Cifani (Westlake, Ohio)
3/4-John Baron (Ohio) / Darryl Newsom (Clinton Twp)
5/6-Paul Bortell (Plymouth) / Jim Lawrence (Clinton Twp)

NOVICE (3)
1-Norma Lunsford (Macomb)
2-Zack Fejeran (Milford)

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USBGF Added Money for Winner of Colorado Fall Classic Backgammon Tournament November 12 + Compete for Free ABT Entry for Inter-Club Champion!

We’re pleased to announce that the U.S Backgammon Federation will provide added money to the Colorado Fall Classic Backgammon Tournament of $5 per USBGF member. The event will take place at Mickey’s Top Sirloin — 6950 N. Broadway Denver, CO 80221 on Sunday, November 12 with registration at 11 am and play commencing at Noon.

The added money prize pool will be based on all USBGF members who play in the event regardless of primary club affiliation as well as Colorado club members who belong to the USBGF but are unable to attend. You do not have to be a USBGF member to play, but do to be eligible for the added money. You may join or renew your USBGF membership online as well as at the event.

The winners of USBGF Local Club Prime Tournaments will compete in an online USBGF Online Club Championship event with a great prize — a free entry to an ABT tournament of the winner’s choice! This online tournament of winners of the club competitions will begin on March 1. To be eligible for added money and free ABT entry, players must have an active USBGF membership. If you have any questions please contact USBGF Membership Director Ray Bills.

Check out the USBGF Event Calendar listing of upcoming USBGF Local Club Prime tournaments and ABT tournaments.

USBGF Added Money for Winner of 39th Flint Area Club Championships November 12 + Compete for Free ABT Entry for Inter-Club Champion!

We’re pleased to announce that the U.S Backgammon Federation will provide added money to the Flint Annual Club Championships of $5 per USBGF member. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Flint Gateway Centre, off Hill Road & U.S. 23, exit 90, Flint, Michigan on Sunday November 12 with registration 10-11:45 am and play commencing at Noon.

The added money prize pool will be based on all USBGF members who play in the event regardless of primary club affiliation as well as Flint club members who belong to the USBGF but are unable to attend. You do not have to be a USBGF member to play, but do to be eligible for the added money. You may join or renew your USBGF membership online as well as at the event.

The winners of USBGF Local Club Prime Tournaments will compete in the USBGF Online Club Championship event with a great prize — a free entry to an ABT tournament of the winner’s choice! This online tournament of winners of the club competitions will begin on March 1. To be eligible for added money and free ABT entry, players must have an active USBGF membership. If you have any questions please contact USBGF Membership Director Ray Bills

Check out the USBGF event calendar, with listings of upcoming USBGF Local Club Prime tournaments and ABT tournaments.

Las Vegas Open — $1000 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Nevada Backgammon Association will host the Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, at the Flamingo Hotel. To secure reservations, call the hotel at (888) 373-9855. All ABT events plus the Super Jackpot, Limited Jackpot, Doubles, and Seniors flights are set. Blitzes and Mini Matches and the Calcutta Auction are also scheduled, along with the Simborg/Holm lecture on Saturday. $1000 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. All Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and first-time Novice entrants will receive a free one-time trial membership. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try. Pre-registration deadline is November 10, 2017, so see http://www.nvbg.com/entry2017lasvegasopen.html and don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting weekend.

Also make a note of upcoming ABT tournaments with added money for USBGF members:

California State, December 2-4, 2016, at the Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA, with $1000 added money.
New York Metro Open, January 4-8. 2017, at the Hyatt Hotel, Jersey City, NJ, with $1000 added money.
5th Texas Backgammon Championship, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX, with $1000 added money.
Boston Open, February 22-25, Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Logan, Boston, MA with $375 added
•Ohio State, March 16-18, Marriott, Cleveland, OH with $375 added
•U.S. Open, April 11-15, Flamingo, Las Vegas NV with $500 added
•Atlanta Spring Classic, Hilton, College Park, GA April 26-29 with $250 added
•Cherry Blossom Championship, May 13-13, Hyatt at Dulles Airport with $500 added

USBGF Added Money for Local Club Winner + Free ABT Entry for Inter-Club Champion!

We’re pleased to announce that the U.S Backgammon Federation will provide added money to an annual backgammon club tournament sponsored by a USBGF Affiliated Local Club of $5 per USBGF member (a minimum of 10 USBGF members is required). This added money can be attached to a currently planned local club tournament or a new event — with the added money serving as a sidepool for USBGF members.

The winners of local club annual tournaments will compete in an online USBGF Online Club Championship event with a great prize — a free entry to an ABT tournament of the winner’s choice! This online tournament of winners of the club competitions would begin around March 1. To be eligible for added money and free ABT entry, players must have an active USBGF membership. Club directors should contact me if they are planning to participate.

Check out the USBGF Event calendar listing of upcoming local club and ABT tournaments. If you would like your your local club listed, please send information to Information USBGF.

Connecticut State Championship — $750 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Connecticut State Backgammon Championship will be held Oct. 19-22 at the Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT. Call Carol Catrini at the hotel 860-627-5171 x 7189 for the $129 daily rate. All main event ABT flights are scheduled along with the Orange Open Jackpot, Mystic Masters Qualifier, Milford Masters, Danbury Doubles, plus Fairfield Blitzes and the Quinnipiac Quicky.

$750 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. All Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and a one-time free trial membership. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try. For full information and registration see Connecticut State Backgammon. New England in the Fall is the place to be, so come to Connecticut for the best of the best!

In addition to the Connecticut State Championships, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, at the $99 by 10/15 Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.
California State Championship, Dec 1 – 3, 2017, at the Hilton LAX with $1000 added.
NY Metro, Jan 18 – 21, 2018, with $500 added.
Texas Backgammon Championship, Feb 1 – 4, 2018, with $500 added.

Florida State Championship — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

Sun and fun are awaiting you in South Florida, so Come on down! The Florida State, October 5-8, 2017, is set for the Westin Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. Everything is A-Okay after the hurricane and ready for a great time in the Sunshine State. Rooms are $109 a night. Make your reservations by calling 800-228-9290 and asking for the Florida Backgammon Championship Room Block. This ABT tournament features the Shark Open, Panther Advanced, and Social Play. The Gator Open Jackpot and the Flamingo Limited Jackpot begin the festivities with the added excitement of the famous Neal’s Fuhgeddaboudit DMP and the World Cup Chouette Challenge.
$500 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. All Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and first-time novice entrants will receive 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. Florida State Backgammon.
 
In addition to the Florida State Championships, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Connecticut State, Oct. 20-22, 2017, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added.
Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, at the $99 by 10/15 Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.
California State Championship, Dec 1 – 3, 2017, at the Hilton LAX with $1000 added.
NY Metro, Jan 18 – 21, 2018, at Hyatt On the Hudson, Jersey City, NJ, with $1000 added,

Colorado State Championships — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Colorado Backgammon Association is sponsoring the Colorado State Championships, Sep. 22-24, at the Holiday Inn-East, Denver, CO. Rooms are $109 (king) or $119 (2 queens). Make your reservations early by phone (303) 371-9498 or online Holiday Inn-East Reservations. Register for the ABT events, as well as the side events: Continental Divide, Royal Gorge, Doubles, Quickie Knockout and Blitz. Don’t miss the auction on Saturday morning. $500 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. All Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and first-time Novices will receive an introductory free one-year membership. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try. Join us for exciting backgammon in the Mile High City. Details at Colorado State Championships.

In addition to the Colorado State Championships, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:

Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, Sept 1 – 4, 2017, at the Courtyard by Marriott Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, with $750 added money.
Montreal Open, September 15 – 17, 2017, at the Marriott Courtyard, Montreal Airport, with $500 added.
Florida State, October 5-8, 2017, at the Westin, Fort Lauderdale, FL with $500 added.
Connecticut State, Oct. 20-22, 2017, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added.
Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.
California State Championship, Dec 1 – 3, 2017, at the Hilton LAX with $1000 added.

Omnium de Montreal Open — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Montreal Open is set for Sept 14-17, 2017 at the Marriott Courtyard Montreal Airport Hotel. Make your reservations by August 15 to secure the $129 USD daily rate; call 1-888-339-5339 and ask for the Backgammon Group Rate. This new ABT tournament includes all Open, Intermediate and Novice events, along with the Hochelaga Intermediate Jackpot, Concordia Jackpot, Alouette Super Jackpot, Iroquois Blitz, Jacques Cartier Pre-Tourney Quebec Doubles, and the Old Montreal Seniors. Only CAD currency is accepted. All on-site fees must be in CAD cash. $500 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. All Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and first-time ABT Novice players will receive 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. Come to Montreal’s first ABT tournament to profiter de la vie. Details at Montreal Open.

In addition to the Omnium de Monteral Open, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, Sept 1 – 4, 2017, at the Courtyard by Marriott Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, with $750 added money.
Colorado State Championships, Sep. 22-24, 2017, at the Holiday Inn-East, Denver, Colorado, with $500 added.
Florida State, October 5-8, 2017, at the Westin, Fort Lauderdale, FL with $500 added.
Connecticut State, Oct. 20-22, 2017, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added.
•Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.
California State Championship, Dec 1 – 3, 2017, at the Hilton LAX with $1000 added.

2nd Silicon Valley Backgammon Open — $750 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, , Sept. 1-4, is at the Courtyard by Marriott Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA. Reserve your room by August 10 to get the special tournament rate of $110 single (king bed), $130 double (two queen beds). *NOTE THE REDUCED PRICING IN ROOM RATES* In addition to the Swiss Format ABT events, the Masters 49ers Gold Rush, Limited Jackpot, Doubles, Older and Wiser vs. Young Guns, Blitzes, and Ted Chee Bounty Mini-matches are scheduled. $750 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. All Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and new ABT novice entrants 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. So make your way to San Jose for an exciting Labor Day event. Details at Silicon Valley Backgammon Open,

In addition to the Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Montreal Open, September 15 – 17, 2017, at the Marriott Courtyard, Montreal Airport, with $500 added.
Colorado State Championships, Sep. 22-24, 2017, at the Holiday Inn-East, Denver, Colorado, with $500 added.
Florida State, October 5-8, 2017, at the Westin, Fort Lauderdale, FL with $500 added.
Connecticut State, Oct. 20-22, 2017, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added.
•Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.
California State Championship, Dec 1 – 3, 2017, at the Hilton LAX with $1000 added.

Wisconsin State Championships July 21-23, 2017 — $750 Added Money for USBGF members!

Wisconsin Backgammon Club, is hosting the 15th Wisconsin State Championships, July 21 – 23, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel Madison. Call the hotel (608) 833-0110 for reservations. This ABT tournament features the Badger Classic, Amateur Jackpot, Doubles, 5-pt Blitzes and 1-point Quickies, as well as Early Birds.

$750 additional money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew your membership before you go. Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and a free one-time one-year introductory Novice membership. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try.

Come to Madison to experience the best of the Midwest and, of course, the best of backgammon!

In addition to the Wisconsin State Championships, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, Sept 1 – 4, 2017, at the Courtyard by Marriott Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, with $750 added money.
Montreal Open, September 15 – 17, 2017, at the Marriott Courtyard, Montreal Airport, with $500 added.
Colorado State Championships, Sept. 22-24, 2017, at the Holiday Inn-East, Denver, Colorado, with $500 added.
Florida State, October 5-8, 2017, at the Westin, Fort Lauderdale, FL with $500 added.
Connecticut State, Oct. 20-22, 2017, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added.
•Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.
California State Championship, Dec 1 – 3, 2017, at the Hilton LAX with $1000 added.

Cordially,

Karen Davis
President and Executive Director
U.S. Backgammon Federation

42nd Michigan Summer Championships June 30-July 3, 2017 — $1000 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Flint Area Backgammon Club presents the Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships on June 30 – July 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Novi, Michigan. Call (248) 349-4000 or e-mail Christian at Christian to reserve your room by June 16 for best choice at the special $99 rate.

Start off with the Elite One-Day BMAB (USA) and Thursday Evening Warm-Up. All ABT events are scheduled along with the Michigan Masters and USBGF National Championship – East. The Michigan Charity Blitz, Last Chance Blitz, Talbot’s Newcomer Free Roll Jackpot, Sandy Kaplan’s Senior Special, Prince Barlow’s Junior Jackpot, as well as Sunday Firecrackers and Detroit Quickies will keep you hopping.

$1000 added money is available for USBGF members — split among the USBGF National Championship East ($500), Michigan Charity Blitz ($400), and Novice division ($100).   Join/renew online or at the tournament.. All first-time Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and a free introductory one-year trial membership. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try.

Get up early for the lecture by Phil Simborg and John O’Hagan on Sunday morning.

Flint Area’s new sponsor, P-40 Backgammon, will award an $825 customized board to the 2017 Michigan Open Champion. Could you even consider missing this spectacular event? Check details at Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships

In addition to the Michigan Summer Championships, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Wisconsin State Championship, at the Radisson Hotel, Madison WI July 21-23, $750 added.
Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, Sept 1 – 4, 2017, at the Courtyard by Marriott Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, with $750 added money.
Montreal Open, September 15 – 17, 2017, Marriott Courtyard, Montreal Airport, with $500 added.
Colorado State Championships, Sep. 22-24, 2017, at the Holiday Inn-East, Denver, Colorado, with $500 added.
Florida State Backgammon, Oct. 5-8, 2017 at the Westin, Fort Lauderdale, FL with $500 added.
Connecticut State, Oct. 20-22, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added.
•Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.
•California, Dec 1 – 3, 2017, at the Hilton LAX with $1000 added.

37th Chicago Open May 25-29 — $1000 Added Money for USBGF members!

Book your room for the Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, at the Holiday Inn & Suites at O’Hare Airport Hotel, Rosemont, IL. Call 800-972-2494 before May 17 for the $106 group rate. The action begins on Thursday with the Backgammon Olympiad, followed by the Faster Master on Friday. Limited Jackpots and Seniors liven things up before the Markowitz Masters Qualifier, with Doubles and the Taki Board Tournament right behind. The winner of the Open will compete against the winner of the Intermediate for a customized P-40 board.

The U.S Backgammon Federation is donating $1000 added money to the 1-Point Quickie event for USBGF members. Join/renew online or at the tournament.

All Novice entrants 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.

In addition to the Chicago Open, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, June 30 – Jul 3, 2017, at the Sheraton Novi, MI with $1000 added money.
Wisconsin State Championship, at the Radisson Hotel, Madison WI July 21-23, $750 added.
Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, Sept 1 – 4, 2017, at the Courtyard by Marriott Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, with $750 added money.
•Montreal Open, September 15 – 17, 2017, Marriott Courtyard, Montreal Airport, with $500 added.
Colorado State Championships, Sep. 22-24, 2017, at the Holiday Inn-East, Denver, Colorado, with $500 added.
•Florida State, Westin, Fort Lauderdale, FL with $500 added.
•Connecticut, Oct. 20-22, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added.
•Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.

Don’t miss the 37th Chicago Open May 25-29 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites at O’Hare Airport Hotel — $1000 Added Money for USBGF members!

There’s still time to book your room for the 37th Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, which will be at the Holiday Inn & Suites at O’Hare Airport Hotel, Rosemont, IL. Call 800-972-2494 before May 17 for the $106 group rate. The action begins on Thursday with the Backgammon Olympiad, followed by the Faster Master on Friday. Limited Jackpots and Seniors liven things up before the Markowitz Masters Qualifier, with Doubles and the Taki Board Tournament right behind.

Don’t miss the Calcutta Auction Saturday before the ABT Open, Intermediate and Novice events begin. Sunday’s Proficiency Test and Michy Michihito’s review of it on Monday wind up a busy but satisfying weekend.

All Novice entrants 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.

$1000 added money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew before you go or at the tournament.

In addition to the Chicago Open, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
Michigan Summer Championships, Jun. 30-Jul. 3, Sheraton, Novi, MI with $1000 added
Wisconsin State Championship, Radisson Hotel, Madison WI July 21-23, $750 added
Silicon Valley, Aug. 31-Sep. 4, Marriott Courtyard, San Jose, CA with $750 added
Montreal Open, September 15-17, Marriott Courtyard, Montreal Airport with $500 added.
Colorado State Championships, Sep. 22-24, Holiday Inn-East, Denver, CO with $500 added
Florida State, Westin, Fort Lauderdale FL with $500 added Oct 6-8
Connecticut State Backgammon Championships, Oct. 190-22, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added
Las Vegas Open,  Nov. 15-19, Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added
California, Dec. 1-3, Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA with $1,000 added

Don’t miss the 9th Atlanta Spring Classic May 18-21 at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

Atlanta Northside Backgammon presents the 9th Atlanta Spring Classic  May 18 – 21, 2017. Make your reservation at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel by 5:00 pm on May 6 to secure the $95 rate. Call 888-627-7046. All ABT events are scheduled, along with the Robert Wilensky Memorial, the Atlanta Cup, Doubles, Seniors, Jackpots, and Mini-Matches.

All Novice entrants 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. Come to Atlanta for great backgammon and friendly southern hospitality!

$500 added money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew before you go or at the tournament.

In addition to the Atlanta Spring Classic the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
U.S. Open, Apr. 26-30, 2017, CHANGE OF HOTEL, Rio, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added
Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL with $1000 added
Michigan Summer Championships, Jun. 30-Jul. 3, Sheraton, Novi, MI with $1000 added
Wisconsin State Championship, Radisson Hotel, Madison WI July 21-23, $750 added.
Silicon Valley, Aug. 31-Sep. 4, Marriott Courtyard, San Jose, CA with $750 added
Colorado, Sep. 22-24, Holiday Inn-East, Denver, CO with $500 added
Florida State, Westin, Fort Lauderdale FL with $500 added Oct 6-8
Connecticut, Oct. 19-22, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added
Las Vegas Open,  Nov. 15-19, Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added
California, Dec. 1-3, Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA with $1,000 added