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Atlanta Spring Classic — $250 Added Money for USBGF members!

Atlanta Northside Backgammon Club presents the Atlanta Spring Classic from April 26 – 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn, College Park, GA. Reservations are $98 if made by April 5 so call 404-766-0303 to secure that rate. All ABT division events are scheduled, along with the Robert Wilensky Memorial Masters Jackpot, Atlanta Cup, Speedgammon, Doubles, Seniors Tournament, Jackpots and Mini-Matches. Arrive early for the Thursday Warm-Up.

$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 over $8000 in added money throughout the year!
U.S. Open, April 11-15, Flamingo, Las Vegas NV with $500 added.
Cherry Blossom Championship, May 10-13, Hyatt at Dulles Airport with $500 added.
38th Chicago Open, May 24-28, 2018 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @O’Hare International Airport, Rosemont, IL with $500 added
Los Angeles Open, June 22-24, Hilton LAX with $500 added.
Michigan Summer Backgammon Championships, July 5-8 Sheraton Detroit Novi with $500 added.

U.S. Open Backgammon Championships — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Nevada Backgammon Association presents the U.S. Open Backgammon Championships at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel, April 11 – 15, 2018. Call 888-373-9855 by March 12 to secure the $75 rate, except for Friday and Saturday, when rooms are $139. All ABT events are scheduled, along with Super and Limited Jackpots, Doubles, Seniors, Blitz and Mini Matches, and the Calcutta Auction. Don’t miss Carter’s 50th Birthday Bash set for 6:00 PM Thursday. Details at http://nvbg.com/

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

Also make a note of upcoming 2018 ABT tournaments with added money for USBGF members. Join now and be eligible for over $8000 in added money throughout the year!
24th Ohio State, March 16-18. Cleveland Marriott Airport Hotel. $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
38th Chicago Open, May 24-28, 2018 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @O’Hare International Airport, Rosemont, IL with $500 added
Los Angeles Open, June 22-24, Hilton LAX with $500 added.

24th Ohio State Backgammon Championships — $375 Added Money for USBGF members!

Don’t miss the Ohio State Backgammon Championship, set for March 16-18 at the Cleveland Marriott Airport. Rooms are $99 a night if reserved by March 8. Call 800-627-7468 directly. Schedule includes the Ohio State Masters and the Amateur Jackpot as well as the Doubles Event and all ABT events. Calcutta Auction and lecture by Phil Simborg are on Saturday morning. See Ohio State Backgammon Club website for details.

$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!
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
38th Chicago Open, May 24-28, 2018 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @O’Hare International Airport, Rosemont, IL with $500 added.
Los Angeles Open, June 22-24, Hilton LAX with $500 added.

Chen fu Yu and Ken Indart take home the prizes in the Baltimore Local Club Initiative USBGF added money event!

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Congratulations to Chen (seated on left) who took home the cash and Ken (closeup) who took home the entry into the inter-club championships at the 3rd Monday Baltimore club tournament on Feb 19.

Ken will represent the Baltimore Club in the USBGF Online Club Championships in March with a chance to win an entry into the ABT event of his choice as well as bringing the Baltimore club glory!

http://www.baltimorebackgammonclub.com/

Vic Morawski Director

443-401-0837

vmorawski@juno.com

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.

Neither snow nor freezing rain could keep Gerry Tansey from the added money in St. Louis!

Gerry

The weather last night here was horrible!!

Congratulations to Gerry Tansey for winning the St. Louis Local Club Prime Initiative added money on Tuesday February 20!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Gerry will now represent St.Louis 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 St. Louis BG events, contact Jana Bohr <jansuz@att.net>

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

 

David Stein brings home the cash in the Chicago Bar Point USBGF added money event February 18, 2018!

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David Stein (on right) brings home the cash in the Chicago Bar Point USBGF added money event February 18, 2018!

The grand prize first place winner of over $800, which includes $185 USBGF and $100 Tilted Kilt added (not bad for a Sunday $40 entry fee) is….

David Stein!

Second place was Herb Roman and 1st place consolation Rory Pascar.

David will now represent the CBP club in the inter-club championships in March.

http://www.chicagopoint.com/bpc.html

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.

 

Edwin Jones brings home the added money in Columbus Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to Edwin Jones for winning the Columbus  Local Club Prime Initiative added money on February 11, 2018!
In addition to splitting the USBGF added money with Stu Cohen, Edwin will now represent Columbus  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 Columbus  events, contact Chris Yep <chris@columbusbg.org>

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

John Klein brings home the cash in the Beltway Backgammon Local Club USBGF added money event!

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Congratulations to John Klein for winning the Beltway Backgammon Local Club Prime Initiative added money on Feb 11, 2018! 
In addition to winning the USBGF added money John will now represent Beltway Backgammon 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.
 
Ken Indart, Phil Lerman, Bill Finneran also took home some of the added cash!

Gary Fries brings home the added money in Northern Virginia Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to Gary Fries for winning the Northern Virginia Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 27!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Gary will now represent Northern Virginia 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 Northern Virginia Club events, contact  Frank Raposa <frankpraposa@yahoo.com>.

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

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.

Jeb Horton brings home the added money in Charlotte Club Championship Prime Local Club Initiative

Jeb Horton

Congratulations to Jeb Horton for winning the Charlotte Club Championship Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 27!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money Jeb will now represent Charlotte Backgammon 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 Charlotte Backgammon Club events, contact Jeb Horton at jeb@carolina.rr.com
 
For more information about the Prime Local Club Initiative, contact Ray Bills at RayBills1959@gmail.com
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.

Stacy Turner brings home the added money in South Florida Prime Local Club Initiative!

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Congratulations to Stacy Turner for winning the South Florida Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 28.

In addition to winning the USBGF added money Stacy will now represent South Florida 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 South Florida events, contact Karen Davis at karen.davis@jhu.edu

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

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.

David Levy brings home the added money in BGBB Prime Local Club Initiative

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Congratulations to David Levy for winning the BGBB Local Club Prime Initiative added money on January 20, 2018!
In addition to winning the USBGF added money David Levy will now represent BGBB 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 BGBB events, contact Ted Chee, Director. San Francisco, California 831-261-4583

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

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.