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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

Don’t miss the U.S. Open Backgammon Championships at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel April 26-30  — $1000 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Nevada Backgammon Association will host the U.S. Open Backgammon Championships, April 26-30, 2017, at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel. Reserve your room by March 25 to secure the $89 rate. Call (888) 746- 6955. This ABT tournament will include Championship and Intermediate divisions, all of which have a Main Flight, Consolation and Last Chance. Side events are the Super and Limited Jackpots, Doubles and Seniors, along with the Blitz and Mini-Matches. Don’t miss the Calcutta Auction on Thursday at 11:00 am! Register now at Nevada Backgammon Association. $1000 additional money for USBGF members is available, so join or renew before you go. 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 U.S. Open in Las Vegas, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Ohio State Championships, Mar. 23-25, 2017, Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added.
Cherry Blossom, April 6-9, Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added.
Atlanta Spring Classic, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added.
Chicago Open Backgammon Tournament, May 25-29, 2017, Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL with $1000 added.
Michigan Summer Championships, Jun. 30-Jul. 3, Sheraton, Novi, MI with $1000 added.
Silicon Valley Open, Aug. 31-Sep. 4, Marriott Courtyard, San Jose, CA with $750 added.
Colorado State Championships, Sep. 22-24, Holiday Inn-East, Denver, CO 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.
California, Dec. 1-3, Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA with $1,000 added.

Don’t miss the Cherry Blossom Backgammon Championship, April 6-9 at Marriott Dulles Airport Marriott — $1000 Added Money for USBGF members!

The new and exciting ABT Cherry Blossom Backgammon Championship is set for April 6 – 9 at the Marriott Washington Dulles Airport Hotel. Make your reservations by calling 1.800.228.9290 and mentioning Cherry Blossom Backgammon to secure the $109 daily rate plus taxes before March 14th. This ABT tournament includes Championship, Advanced and Novice flights, as well as the Cherry Blossom Jackpot, George Washington Masters Jackpot, and Abraham Lincoln Limited Jackpot. There is also  the Hall of States / Embassy Row Team Challenge with 3 players from same state or non-US country, the Senior Senators / Young Politicos, and the Alfred Mamlet Newcomers Freeroll.

The Tournament of Stars pairs USBGF Founding Sponsors with Giants of Backgammon and noteworthy players. A USBGF Blitz event will run throughout. The BMAB-USA Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, starting at 10:30 am — spaces are limited to 16 so let us know if you plan to play. On Sunday Victor Ashkenazi vs. Marty Storer will play a Teaching Match with commentary by Mochy Mochizuki. Jackpots and a Tavla Tournament – Middle Eastern Rules — will wrap up the tournament on Sunday. Come and enjoy all the fun! 

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

Tournament sponsor P-40 is providing a P-40 board to the Championship winner and will have an exhibit booth to demonstrate how to design a personalized backgammon board. Win a board in a P-40 Jackpot!

Donors are providing prizes for Advanced and Novice winners and a surprise tournament favor for all entrants! A silent auction will be held to raise funds for the U.S. Backgammon Foundation to support backgammon educational activities. Donated items to this 501c3 organization are tax-deductible.

You’ll love the beautiful trophies and chances to take home a Washington D.C. souvenir! Coveted free passes to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture are available for Friday April 7 at 3 pm. Guests and novices should plan to catch the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday morning. A hospitality desk will help with arrangements.

A special event for novices is a private dinner with #1 Giant of Backgammon Masayuki (Mochy) Mochizuki on Saturday at 5 PM. 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.

Backgammon Learning Center bootcamps will be offered on Wednesday April 5 from 1-5 pm and 7-11 pm.

Full details on the all the fun activities are at http://cherryblossombackgammon.com/brochure.pdf. Send a deposit to save your place in space-limited events.

In addition to the Cherry Blossom, the USBGF is offering added money for members at upcoming ABT tournaments:
Viking Classic, March 9-12, 2017, at the Raddison Blu, Bloomington, MN with $500 added money.
U.S. Open, April 26-30, 2017, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
•Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, at the Holliday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $1000 added money.
Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, June 30 – Jul 3, 2017, at the Sheraton Novi, MI with $1000 added money.
Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, Sept 1 – 4, 2017, at the Courtyard by Marriott Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, with $750 added money.
•Colorado, Sep. 22-24, Holiday Inn-East, Denver, CO 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.
•California, Dec. 1-3, Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA with $1,000 added.

Don’t miss the inaugural Viking Classic at Mall of America, March 9-12, Radisson Blu — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Twin Cities Backgammon Club will host the Midwest’s newest backgammon tournament, the Viking Classic, March 9 – 12 at the Radisson Blu, Mall of America in Minneapolis. Make your reservation by Feb 20 to secure the $139 rate. Call 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the Backgammon Club rate. ABT events include the Viking Novice, the Odin Open and the Thor Advanced. Check the requirements for the Grand Crystal Beaver XVIII, Longship Jackpot and Viking Funeral. Last chance (Valhalla) for Open and Advanced gives everyone another opportunity. The Gammon Stuff Board tournament is scheduled, with every entrant getting a Viking cube and the winner earns a hand-crafted FTH board. Sign up now for this exciting new tournament. http://www.vikingbackgammonclassic.com/schedule.html

$500 additional prize money is available for USBGF members, so join or renew before or at the tournament.

Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation and a free one-year trial membership. Encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try.

In addition to the Viking Classic, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Boston Open, Feb. 23-26, 2017, Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor with $500 added.
Ohio State Championships, Mar. 23-25, 2017, Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added.
Cherry Blossom, April 6-9, Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added.
U.S. Open, Apr. 26-30, 2017, Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added.
Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, Sheraton, Atlanta, GA with $500 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.
Silicon Valley Backgammon Open, Aug. 31-Sep. 4, Marriott Courtyard, San Jose, CA with $750 added.
•Colorado, Sep. 22-24, Holiday Inn-East, Denver, CO 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.
•California, Dec. 1-3, Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA with $1,000 added.

Don’t miss the 5th Texas Backgammon Championships! $1000 Added Money for USBGF Members!

The 5th Texas Backgammon Championships will be held at the Menger Hotel from February 2nd through 5th, 2017. Reserve your room before January 20th to guarantee the $117 per night group rate. 

The USBGF Awards Dinner, including awards to be presented to top American Backgammon Tour players for 2016 and the 2017 American Backgammon Hall of Fame Inductions, will take place on Friday, February 3rd. 

State-of-the-art dual live match streams will be ongoing from the start of the tournament and offered to viewers on USBGF Broadcast 1 and USBGF Broadcast 2. Simultaneous viewing of both live streams is available at Twitch – USBGF Broadcast 2.

Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Federation and a free 6-month trial membership from individual donors. Encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try. Be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the 5th Texas Backgammon Championships, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Boston Open, Feb. 23-26, Hyatt Regency, Boston Harbor, MA with $500 added
Viking Classic, Mar. 9-12, 2017, Radisson Blu, Bloomington, MN with $500 added
Ohio State Championships, Mar. 23-25, 2017, Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added
Cherry Blossom, Apr. 6-9, Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added
U.S. Open, Apr. 26-30, 2017, Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added
Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, Sheraton, Atlanta, GA with $500 added
Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL with $1000 added
Michigan Summer Championships, June 30-July 3, Sheraton, Novi, MI with $1000 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
Connecticut, 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, Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA with $1,000 added

Cordially,

Bill Riles
President and Executive Director
U.S. Backgammon Federation

Start the New Year at the New York Metro January 5-8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson in Jersey City with $1000 Added Money for USBGF Members!

The New York Metro Open will be held at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson from January 5-8, 2017. The USBGF is donating $1000 added money for highest-placing USBGF member in the Mini-Match event. Hotel reservations must be made no later than December 8, 2016 to guarantee the group rate of $129 per night. To reserve, call Direct: 1-800-233-1234. Ask for the NY Backgammon Tournament special rate. 

The Liberty Cup Masters and Limited Jackpot will begin on Thursday, January 5 at 1:30 pm. The main Championship and Intermediate events will begin on Friday, January 6 at 1:30 pm. The Beginner’s event starts at noon on Saturday, January 7. There will be side-events galore: Seniors, Doubles, Mini-Match, and Blitzes. This tournament is video friendly.  

Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation, and a free six-month trial membership to the U.S. Backgammon Federation from individual donors. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try. Be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the NY Metro, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
5th Texas Backgammon Championship, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX, with $1000 added money.
Viking Classic, March 9-12, 2017, at the Raddison Blu, Bloomington, MN with $500 added money.
•Ohio State Championships, March 23-25, 2017, at the Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added money.
Cherry Blossom, April 6-9, at the Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added money.
•US Open, April 26-30, 2017, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
•Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, at the Holliday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $1000 added money.
•Los Angeles Open, June 2-4, 2017, at the Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA, with $1000 added money.
•Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, June 30-July 3, 2017, at the Sheraton, Novi MI, with $1000 added money.
•Silicon Valley, August 18-20. 2017, at the Marriott Courtyard, San Jose CA with $750, added money

2016 California State December 2-4 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles with $1000 Added Money for USBGF Members!

The California State Championships will be held at the Hilton LAX from December 2nd – 4th. Reservations must be made no later than November 18th, 2016 to guarantee the group rate of $135 per night. To reserve, call Direct: 310.410.4000 or Toll Free:1.800.HILTONS use the group code CBC.  The Super-32 and Paul Dingwell Amateur will begin on Friday evening.  The main event will be double elimination with the finalists playing a single match to determine the champion.  Both the Open and Super-32 will be clocks mandatory.  There will be side-events galore; Seniors, Doubles, Blitzes, Quickies and Jackpots.  This tournament is video friendly.  Hospitality will be provided mornings along with snacks later in the day.  $900 in Prime Tournament added prize money is up for grabs for USBGF members in the DMP event. Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation, and a free 6-month trial membership to the U.S. Backgammon Federation from individual donors, with $100 added money to the Novice winner. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try. So be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.
In addition to the California State, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Las Vegas Open>, November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, 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.
Viking Classic March 9-12, 2017, at the Raddison Blu, Bloomington, MN with $500 added money.
• Ohio State Championships, March 23-25, 2017, at the Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added money.
Cherry Blossom, April 6-9, at the Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added money.
• US Open, April 26-30, 2017, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
• Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, at the Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $1000 added money.
• Los Angeles Open, June 2-4, at the Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA, with $1000 added money.
• Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, June 30-July 3, at the Sheraton, Novi MI, with $1000 added money.
• Silicon Valley, August 18-20 at the Marriott Courtyard, San Jose CA with $750, added money

2016 Las Vegas Open at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino November 16 – 20 with $1000 Added Money for USBGF Members!

The Las Vegas Open will be held at the Flamingo Hotel from November 16th – 20th. Reservations must be made no later than Saturday, October 15, 2016 to guarantee the group rate of $99 per night (plus tax and a $20 per night resort fee). To reserve, call (888) 373-9855.

The Super Jackpot and Limited Jackpot round of 32 begins Wednesday. The main event starts Thursday. Re-entries into the main event are allowed and encouraged. Blitz tournaments will be held every day. Stay on Sunday for the after-tournament tournament.

$1,000 in Prime Tournament added prize money is up for grabs for USBGF members. Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Foundation, and a free 6-month trial membership to the U.S. Backgammon Federation from individual donors. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try. So be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the Las Vegas Open, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Illinois State Championships, October 14-16 2016 at the Travelodge Peoria, IL, with $750 added money
4th Connecticut Championships, October 20-23, 2016, at the Windsor Locks, with $750 added money.
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.
Viking Classic,, March 9-12, 2017, at the Raddison Blu, Bloomington, MN with $500 added money.
• Ohio State Championships, March 23-25, 2017, at the Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added money.
Cherry Blossom, April 6-9, 2017 at the Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added money.
• US Open, April 26-30, 2017, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
• Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, at the Holliday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $1000 added money.
• Los Angeles Open, June 2-4, at the Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA, with $1000 added money.
• Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, June 30-July 3, 2017, at the Sheraton, Novi MI, with $1000 added money.
• Silicon Valley, August 18-20 at the Marriott Courtyard, San Jose CA with $750, added money

2016 Connecticut State Backgammon Championships to be held October 20-23 at the Double Tree in Windsor Locks with $750 added money!

The 4th Connecticut Championships will be held October 20-23 at the Double Tree in Windsor Locks. Call (860)-627-5171 by September 20 to be guaranteed a room at the special $104 a night rate. The weekend begins with a warmup tournament and chouette at the hotel starting at 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Friday afternoon will have blitz and jackpot action as a prelude to the Masters and Doubles events on Friday night. $750 will be added to the prize pool for USBGF members. Individual donors are contributing six month USBGF memberships to all Novice entrants. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournaments play to give it a try. So be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the Connecticut Championship, the USBGF is offering added money for members at: • Colorado State Championships, September 23-25, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Denver with $500 added money.
Florida State & BMAB, September 29-October 2 at the Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, FL , with $500 added money.
Las Vegas Open, November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
•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 Championships, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX with $1000 added money.
Viking Classic, March 9-12, 2017, at the Raddison Blu, Bloomington, MN with $500 added money.
• Ohio State Championships, March 23-25, 2017, at the Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added money.
Cherry Blossom, April 6-9, at the Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added money.
• US Open, April 26-30, 2017, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
• Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
• Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, at the Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $1000 added money.
• Los Angeles Open, June 9-11, at the Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA, with $1000 added money.
• Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, June 30-July 3, 2017, at the Sheraton, Novi MI, with $1000 added money.

“Spooktacular” 2016 Illinois State Championships to be held October 14-16 in Peoria with $750 added money!

The goons and goblins will be onsite at the Illinois State Backgammon Championships October 14-16 at the Peoria Travelodge. Call (309)686-8000 and mention “backgammon” by October 1 to be guaranteed a room at the special $72 a night rate, including free breakfast. Special reserved tables in the playing room will be available for the 32 Giants of Backgammon. The action starts at high noon on Friday with the 32 player Prairie Classic – only a few openings are left! The Land of Lincoln Masters event and the Lincoln-Douglas Doubles begin Friday evening; Peoria Quickes will be held all weekend. Side events start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday for early risers; Halloween costume contest and a fundraiser for Haiti will be held on Saturday before main event begins. The USBGF is donating $675 added money to the Mid-state Microblitz, along with book prizes and $75 added money to the Novice event. Individual donors are contributing six month USBGF memberships to all Novice entrants. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournaments play to give it a try. So be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the Illinois State Championship, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Colorado State Championships, September 23-25, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Denver with $500 added money.
Florida State & BMAB, September 29-October 2 at the Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, FL , with $500 added money.
4th Connecticut Championships, October 20-23, 2016, Windsor Locks, with $750 added money.
Las Vegas Open, November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
•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 Championships, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX with $1000 added money.
Viking Classic, March 9-12, 2017, at the Raddison Blu, Bloomington, MN with $500 added money.
•Ohio State Championships, March 23-25, 2017, at the Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added money.
Cherry Blossom, April 6-9, at the Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added money.• US Open, April 26-30, 2017, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
• Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
• Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, at the Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $1000 added money.
• Los Angeles Open, June 9-11, at the Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA, with $1000 added money.
• Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, June 30-July 3, 2017, at the Sheraton, Novi MI, with $1000 added money.

Don’t Miss the Wisconsin State Backgammon Championships with Added Money!

The Wisconsin Championship will be held August 19th – 21st . The Tournament will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Madison, just off Gammon Road. The hotel has a shuttle from the airport. Call the hotel when you arrive. The Early Bird Jackpot will begin at 1:00pm on Friday. Besides the main event, there will be the Badger Classic, Amateur Jackpot, Doubles, Blitzes and Quickies. Qualifiers for the Badger Classic start at 3:00pm.
The U.S. Backgammon Foundation is providing book prizes and individuals donors are contributing six month USBGF memberships to all Novice entrants. Do encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournaments play to give it a try. $500 added money will be available to USBGF members. So be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the Wisconsin Championship, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
1st Silicon Valley Open, August 5-7, 2016, at the Courtyard, San Jose, CA, with $500 added money.
Wisconsin Championships, August 19-21, 2016, at the Radisson, Madison, WI, with $500 added money.
13th Carolina Invitational, September 1-5, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Charlotte, NC, with $750 added money.
4th Seattle Backgammon Classic, September 9-11, 2016, at the Red Lion, WA, with $500 added money.
Colorado State Championships, September 23-25, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Denver with $500 added money.
Florida State, September 30-October 2 at the Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, FL, with $500 added money.
Illinois State Championships, October 14-16 2016 at the Travelodge Peoria, IL, with $750 added money.
4th Connecticut Championships, October 20-23, 2016, at the Windsor Locks, with $750 added money.•4th Connecticut Championships, October 20-23, 2016, at the Windsor Locks, with $750 added money.
Las Vegas Open>, November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money. November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
•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 Championships, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX with $1000 added money.
•Ohio State Championships, March 23-25, 2017, at the Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added money.
•Cherry Blossom, April 6-9, at the Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added money.
•US Open, April 26-30, 2017, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
•Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton, Atlanta, GA, with $500 added money.
•Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, at the Holliday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $1000 added money.
•Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, June 30-July 3, 2017, at the Sheraton, Novi MI, with $1000 added money.

For online players, the USBGF is currently sponsoring the online USBGF Federation Cup with a $1,000 cash prize pool provided by our Prime Benefactor sponsors. Free entry 32-entrant Federation Cup qualifiers are now being held on a rolling basis. Winners will play in a USBGF Federation Cup Playoff in the Fall. Members who lose their match have up to two free re-entries. So sign up now and have 3 chances to win a place in the Federation Cup Playoff for fun, fame, and fortune!

Don’t miss the first Silicon Valley Open with $500 added money!

Seize the opportunity to attend THE “start up” venture of the backgammon year. The first Silicon Valley Open will be held August 5-7 at the Courtyard by Marriott Silicon Valley. In addition to the main, second chance and progressive consolation flights, the weekend will feature a DMP continuous-entry competition with $500 added “capital” for this venture from the USBGF for USBGF members, a sure-to-be- lively “Older & Wiser ” vs. “Young Guns” contest and the Masters “49er Gold Rush” with both early and late start times. In the interest of helping players hone their game skills, the Silicon Valley Open is a BMAB-partnered tournament, permitting the recording of matches and subsequent submission for BMAB international point rankings. Room rates at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel range from $120 – $145, and include a free 5 minute shuttle to the airport. Make your reservation by July 15 for the guaranteed group rate. Make your reservations directly at 408-383-3700. Go to Silicon Valley Open for more information. Be sure you are eligible for the added money by joining or renewing your USBGF membership before you go.

In addition to the Silicon Valley Open, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Michigan Summer Championship, July 1-4, 2016, at the Novi Sheraton, with $1000 added money.
Minnesota Open Backgammon Championship, July 22-24, at the Comfort Inn, Bloomington, MN, with $500 money added
1st Silicon Valley Open, August 5-7, 2016, at the Courtyard, San Jose, CA, with $500 added money.
Wisconsin Championships, August 19-21, 2016, at the Radisson, Madison, WI, with $500 added money.
13th Carolina Invitational, September 1-5, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Charlotte, NC, with $750 added money.
4th Seattle Backgammon Classic, September 9-11, 2016, at the Red Lion, WA, with $500 added money.
Colorado State Championships, September 23-25, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Denver with $500 added money.
Florida State, September 30-October 2 at the Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, FL, with $500 added money.
Illinois State Championships, October 14-16 2016 at the Travelodge Peoria, IL, with $750 added money.
4th Connecticut Championships, October 20-23, 2016, at the Windsor Locks, with $750 added money.
•Las Vegas Open, November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
•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 Championships, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX, with $1000 added money.

For online players, the USBGF is currently sponsoring the online USBGF Federation Cup with a $1,000 cash prize pool provided by our Prime Benefactor sponsors. Free entry 32-entrant Federation Cup qualifiers are now being held on a rolling basis. Winners will play in a USBGF Federation Cup Playoff in the Fall. Members who lose their match have up to two free re-entries. So sign up now and have 3 chances to win a place in the Federation Cup Playoff for fun, fame, and fortune!

Michigan Summer Championships, July 1-4 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel with $1000 added money!

The 41st Michigan Summer Championship will be held July 1-4 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. Make your reservation by June 16th for the guaranteed group rate of $92.00 per night. 100% of entry fees will be returned in all three main divisions. The 2015 ABT awards will be presented by Bill Davis. The USBGF National Championship East will have $500 added for USBGF members. Another $400 will be added for USBGF members in the Michigan Charity Blitz. The Frank Talbot Free Roll for Newcomers will feature $400 added plus a USBGF prize package valued at $200. So be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the Michigan Summer Championship, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:

1st Silicon Valley Open, August 5-7, 2016, at the Courtyard, San Jose, CA, with $500 added money.
Wisconsin Championships, August 19-21, 2016, at the Radisson, Madison WI, with $500 added money.
13th Carolina Invitational, September 1-5, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Charlotte, NC, with $750 added money.
•4th Seattle Backgammon Classic, September 9-11, 2016, at Red Lion, WA, with $500 added money.
•Colorado State Championships, September 23-25, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Denver with $500 added money.
•4th Connecticut Championships, October 20-23, 2016, at the Windsor Locks, with $750 added money.
•Las Vegas Open, November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
•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 Championships, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX with $1000 added money.
•Ohio State Championships, March 23-25, 2017, at the Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added money.
•US Open, April 26-30, 2017, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.

For online players, the USBGF is currently sponsoring the online USBGF Federation Cup with a $1,000 cash prize pool provided by our Prime Benefactor sponsors. Free entry 32-entrant Federation Cup qualifiers are now being held on a rolling basis. Winners will play in a USBGF Federation Cup Playoff in the Fall. Members who lose their match have up to two free re-entries. So sign up now and have 3 chances to win a place in the Federation Cup Playoff for fun, fame, and fortune!

Los Angeles Open June 10-12 at the Hilton LAX with $1000 added money!

The Los Angeles Open will be held June 10 thru 12 at the Hilton LAX. Make your reservation by May 19th for the guaranteed group rate. Use the code LAO on the website or call 1.800.HILTONS. The main event features a second-chance bracket and consolation format. There will be the Super 32 and Paul Dingwell Amateur Jackpots, along with side events galore: Seniors, Doubles, Quickies, and Blitzes. The Open Division, Super 32, and Doubles are all ‘clocks mandatory’. Hospitality will be available in the mornings, along with snacks at other times. There’s $900 added money in the DMP for USBGF members only. Limited Division prizes include $100 added money, a USBGF $60 Premium Membership, plus a backgammon board with precision dice. So be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the Los Angeles Open, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Capital Classic, May 20-22, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Dulles, Sterling, VA with $750 added money.
Chicago Open/World TOC, May 26-30, 2016, at the Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $750 added money.
Michigan Summer Championship, July 1-4, 2016, at the Novi Sheraton, with $1000 added money.
Minnesota Open Backgammon Championship, July 22-24, at the Comfort Inn, Bloomington, MN, with $500 money added
•1st Silicon Valley Open, August 5-7, 2016, at the Courtyard, San Jose, CA, with $500 added money.
•Wisconsin Championships, August 19-21, 2016, at the Radisson, Madison, WI, with $500 added money.
•13th Carolina Invitational, September 1-5, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Charlotte, NC, with $750 added money.
•4th Seattle Backgammon Classic, September 9-11, 2016, at the Red Lion, WA, with $500 added money.
•4th Connecticut Championships, October 20-23, 2016, at the Windsor Locks, with $750 added money.
•Las Vegas Open, November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
•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 Championships, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX, with $1000 added money.
For online players, the USBGF is currently sponsoring the online USBGF Federation Cup with a $1,000 cash prize pool provided by our Prime Benefactor sponsors. Free entry 32-entrant Federation Cup qualifiers are now being held on a rolling basis. Winners will play in a USBGF Federation Cup Playoff in the Fall. Members who lose their match have up to two free re-entries. So sign up now and have 3 chances to win a place in the Federation Cup Playoff for fun, fame, and fortune!

Atlanta Spring Classic, April 28-May 1, Don’t Miss the Added Money!!

Atlanta Northside Backgammon is planning a peach of a weekend at its 8th annual Atlanta Spring Classic April 28-May 1. All events return 90% and side pools return 100%. Trophies will be awarded for the main events as well as the Wilensky Memorial, Atlanta Cup, Doubles and Seniors. Championship and Intermediate use the popular progressive consolation and progressive last chance format. Arrive early and play in the Thursday evening warm-up. In the unlikely event that you are eliminated by Sunday afternoon, there will be After Tournament Jackpots. The Spring Classic will be held at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel. To get the guaranteed rate of $92 / night make your reservations no later than April 18th. The Sheraton has complimentary shuttle service to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There’s $750 added money in the main events for USBGF members only. So be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.

In addition to the Atlanta Spring Classic, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
Capital Classic, May 20-22, 2016 at Holiday Inn Dulles, Sterling, VA with $750 added money.
Chicago Open/World TOC, May 26-30, 2016, at the Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL, with $750 added money.
Los Angeles Open, June 10-12 at the Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA with $1000 added money.
•Michigan Summer Championship, July 1-4, 2016, at the Novi Sheraton, with $1000 added money.
•1st Silicon Valley Open, August 5-7, 2016, Courtyard, San Jose, CA, with $500 added money.
•Wisconsin Championships, August 19-21, 2016, at the Radisson, Madison WI, with $500 added money.
•13th Carolina Invitational, September 1-5, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Charlotte, NC, with $750 added money.
•4th Seattle Backgammon Classic, September 9-11, 2016, $500 added money.
•4th Connecticut Championships, October 20-23, 2016, Windsor Locks, with $750 added money.
•Las Vegas Open, November 16-20, 2016, at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV, with $1000 added money.
•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 Championships, February 2-5, 2017, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX with $1000 added money.

For online players, the USBGF is currently sponsoring the online USBGF Federation Cup with a $1,000 cash prize pool provided by our Prime Benefactor sponsors. Free entry 32-entrant Federation Cup qualifiers are now being held on a rolling basis. Winners will play in a USBGF Federation Cup Playoff in the Fall. Members who lose their match have up to two free re-entries. So sign up now and have 3 chances to win a place in the Federation Cup Playoff for fun, fame, and fortune!