Stuart Domeshek wins the Atlanta North Club Championship Tourney!

 

 

Jerry and Anne GodseyStuart Domeshek

{Jerry Godsey receiving recognition) (Stuart on left playing Sally Winter on right)

In addition to winning the USBGF added money Stuart will now represent Atlanta North 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.

Over 20 members and guests attended the Annual Club Awards Party held at the home of retiring club director, Jerry Godsey. The event is to honor the Top 10 finishers in the 2017 Club Point Standings as well as to award the Player of the Year Honors.

Also, at the end a single-elimination tourney is played that involve
the top 16 finishers in the Club Point Standings. The USBGF as part of their Prime Local Club Initiative Campaign donated $5 for each USBGF member in the club for a total of $105 that was used as prizes.

2017 Player of the Year– Di Di
Di Di received a cash prize and plaque recognizing his efforts as 2017 Player of the Year.

2nd Place– Peter Roubicek
3rd Place– Carl Sorg
4th Place– Stuart Domeshek

All players who finished in the Top 10 were awarded silver coins to recognize their efforts. Players who received silver coins were: Di Di, Peter Roubicek, Carl Sorg, Stuart Domeshek, Larry Taylor,
Adrian Costa, Dennis Lutz, Charles Edwards, Jeff Proctor and Firooz Israel.

A gift of appreciation was presented to retiring Club President, Jerry Godsey. Jerry volunteered 10 years of his time building the club into what it is today and he will be missed. Voted into office by members to take Jerry’s place was Jeff Proctor.

Thanks to Larry Taylor for conducting a backgammon quiz that tested the knowledge of all members present. Di Di was the winner of the $60 prize for answering the most checker and cube questions correctly with six correct answers.

Thanks to Adrian Costa who conducted a Calcutta Auction for the 16 players who played in the Club Championship Tourney and generated quite of bit of interest and bidding as the lowest amount bid on any player or group of players was $60.

The 16 players who played in the tourney were: Di Di, Peter Roubicek, Carl Sorg, Stuart Domeshek, Larry Taylor, Adrian Costa, Dennis Lutz, Charles Edwards, Jeff Proctor, Firooz Israel, Paul Teitelbaum, Koray Agirbas, Jerry Godsey, Samra Hadden, Sally Winter and John Sabbagh. Alan Epstein finished in the top 16 but was unable to attend due to a personal committment. He was replaced by John Sabbagh.

Results from the tourney are:

Winner– Stuart Domeshek
Runner-up– Sally Winter
3/4 Place– Carl Sorg and John Sabbagh

There are no 2018 club points awarded for this tourney. Players could enter into a voluntary side pool to make the event more interesting.

A special thanks goes to Jerry and Anne Godsey for letting us invade their home for the afternoon and for their efforts in organizing, shopping and preparing the food for the event. Also, thanks to Stuart Domeshek for providing his grilling expertise for the flank steak.

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

Al Theriault and Rich Battikha take home the money in Connecticut Local Club Event!

Congratulations go out to Al and Rich for taking home the added USBGF money in the Connecticut Quarterly Circuit on January 6.

In addition to the USBGF added money, Al won the right to represent Connecticut Backgammon Club in the March inter-club Championships!  Should Al win that event he will win a free entry into the ABT event of his choice.

Well done!

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.

USBGF Intermediate Divisional XXXV

2018 Parks David

Congratulations to David Parks, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XXXV. David defeated Eric Verway-Cohen in the 13-point final. Dan Schmelzinger and Konstantin Keresteliev finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration to enter the tournament.

Sunny South Florida Backgammon Championship January 28, 2018 (Added USBGF Money) Escape the Winter Blues – Come to SUNNY South Florida!

This will be a insanely fun packed day in Sunny Florida:

– Main Events (3 divisions) ($135+ added money)
– Knockouts
– Charity Jackpot ($800 added money)
– Registration Fee Reduced to $10 for USBGF Members and Novice entrants.

Embassy Suites
1100 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
1-954-527-2700

$7 self-parking $12 valet.
High-speed Wi-Fi in lobby.
Swimming pool.
E Spot Restaurant,
outdoor E Spot Bar and Lounge.

Fun! Sun!

Close to Fort Lauderdale Beach,
Port Everglades,
Fort Lauderdale Airport,
40 shops and restaurants.
Prizes!

Here is a link to the brochure:
Sunny South Florida Backgammon Championship.

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.
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.

Las Vegas January 2 Club Championship (Added USBGF Money) Results

Brian and Ray Joe ApicellaCongratulations to Ray Fogerlund, Brian Hoeft and Joe Apicella at the Las Vegas January 2 Club Championship bringing home the USBGF added money prizes:
 
Ray Fogerlund – Added Prize Money WInner
Brian Hoeft – Added Prize Money Winner
Joe Apicella – Winner of entry into inter-club championships in March.

USBGF Masters Divisional LVII

Igor Krivokon Small

Congratulations to Igor Krivokon, winner of the Masters Divisional LVII online tournament. Igor defeated Scott Ward in the 21-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Igor Erovenko and Ergin Bayrak.
The Masters Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. See the current online leaders here.

USBGF Advanced Divisional XLIII

Long Nguyen

Congratulations to Long Nguyen, winner of the USBGF Advanced Divisional XLIII online tournament. Long defeated David Parks in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Genna Cowan and Timothy Jaxon.
The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See the current online leaders here.

Beltway Backgammon Club Event (Added USBGF Money) February 11

Beltway will have their added money tournament on Feb 11

Bangkok Bistro,

715 N. Glebe Road,

Arlington Va.

 

Registration at Noon. Play begins at 12:30 pm

Regular format —  single elimination, progressive consolation, 7 points in Main and 5 points in consolation.

 

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.

Columbus Backgammon Monthly (Added USBGF Money) Feb 11

The Columbus Backgammon Club is pleased to announce that the US Backgammon Federation (USBGF) will provide added money to its monthly tournament (a USBGF Local Club Prime Tournament) on Sunday, February 11. The added money pool will be minimum $85 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.

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: Registration begins at 11:30 am, tournament begins at 12:00 noon

Location:

Polaris Fashion Place Mall (Food Court area)
1500 Polaris Pkwy
Columbus, OH 43240

Entry Fee: $20, 100% return

Side Pools: Two separate side pools ($10 and $20), 100% return

Format: Single-elimination with a Consolation bracket (players who don’t cash in the Main bracket are fed into the Consolation bracket)
Main bracket: 7-point matches (9-point final)
Consolation bracket: 5-point matches (7-point final)

Last Chance: If there is sufficient interest, players who are eliminated early from the main tournament (before 3:00 pm) may enter a round-robin event for a small additional entry fee (100% return). See the website for more details.

For more information please contact the club director, Chris Yep (chris@columbusbg.org), or visit our website (www.columbusbg.org).

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.

Jeff Spencer takes home the cash in Minneapolis New Year’s Day Tournament!

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Congratulations to Jeff for winning the New Years day tournament in at the Twin Cities Backgammon Club! Jeff bested a field of 26,  defeating Steve Brown in the finals and took home the USBGF added money as part of the USBGF Local Club Initiative.

Jeff will now represent the Twin Cities in the inter-club Championships in March 2018 the winner of which gets a free entry into the ABT event of his choice.

USBGF Advanced Divisional XLII

Staff Portraits for KAUST Mannagement

Staff Portraits for KAUST Mannagement

Congratulations to Matthew Brown, winner of the USBGF Advanced Divisional XLII online tournament. Matthew defeated Kevin Jones in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were PJ Macali and Martin Stemberka.

The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See the current online leaders here.

USBGF Advanced Divisional XL

2017Obregon Jaime_2

Congratulations to Jaime Obregon, winner of the USBGF Advanced Divisional XL online tournament. Jaime defeated Michael Clapsadle in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Richard Griggs Jr and James Allen.

The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See the current online leaders here.

USBGF Masters Divisional LVIII

JanCerny

Congratulations to Jan Cerny, winner of the Masters Divisional LVIII online tournament.
Jan defeated Lynn Lusk in the 21-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Steven Waller and Ken Bame.

The Masters Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. See the current online leaders here.

USBGF Masters Divisional LIX

WilliamLonergan

Congratulations to William Lonergan, winner of the Masters Divisional LIX online tournament.
William defeated John Graas in the 21-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Edward Bauder and Karen Davis.
The Masters Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration. See the current online leaders here.

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.

USBGF October Monthly Circuit

Alfred Mamlet, winner USBGF July Online Circuit

Alfred Mamlet, winner USBGF July Online Circuit

Congratulations to Alfred Mamlet, winner of the USBGF 2017 October Monthly Circuit. Alfred won this single elimination tournament by defeating John Graas in the 17-point final match. Joe Russell and Matthew Brown finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match.

See the current Online Circuit Leader Board posting here.

Orange County Club reunite tourney event Jan. 13th (Added USBGF Money)

Greetings and Happy Holidays,

OC BACKGAMMON Club will be meeting on SATURDAY JANUARY 13th, 2018.  1 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton – IRVINE 2120 MAIN ST. IRVINE CA 92614
No entry fees will be required for this event. But those who wish may enter optional side pools.
This will be the first of 3 dates to determine the Club Champion.
Contact for more info:
Vera <verarhproperties@yahoo.com>
Paul <ocbackgammon@gmail.com>
Mario <mariosavan@hotmail.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.

Northern Virginia BG Club Annual Tournament (Added USBGF Money) Jan 27

This is to notify you of our club’s Annual Tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, January 27st, 2018 at Bangkok Bistro 11:30 am. Bangkok Bistro is located at 715 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203. https://www.bangkokbistrova.com/

Please be present by 11:00 am (which is when it opens) so we can have the draw ready at 11:30 sharp. There is no need to pre-register, just let me know if you cannot make it. The format and payout structure will be the same as our regular weekly events, with the exception of longer matches (11 in the main and 7 in the consolation) Any available byes will be awarded randomly. As always, clocks can be used if either player, or the director, wishes to.

Your eligibility and entry fee are strictly based on your attendance of weekly tournaments in 2017.
0-9: ineligible
10-14: $40 entry
15-19: $20 entry
20+: free entry

The prize pool as of now is $870, and will likely be close to $1,000 at the day of the event.

Bangkok Bistro is the venue of the Beltway Backgammon club, so I cleared it with Larry Brown before speaking with the manager. When registering, all players will be required to buy a $15 meal credit (in addition to any entry fee) that is valid for that day only, so everyone is required to spend at least $15.

ADDED MONEY – The USBGF is adding $130 to the USBGF member who advances the furthest!

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.

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.

Backgammon in South Florida — Don’t Miss Out!!

Backgammon in Florida is better than ever!! Check out all the great activities coming up.

BEAT THE PRO!! EXPERIENCE PLAYING THE #1 PLAYER IN THE WORLD: Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki, Backgammon World Champion and #1 Giant of Backgammon, will be on hand to play in South Florida Sunday, January 14, 11:30 am-9 pm, Hyatt Place, 91 SW 18th Ave., Dania Beach, Florida 33004​ . More details available at: blcBeatthePro or Sunny South Florida Backgammon Championship, Sunday, January 28, 2018, at The Embassy Suites, 1100 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. $1000 added money from the U.S. Backgammon Federation and other sponsors!! Pre-register to be guaranteed a position; entries capped at 32 each in Championship and Advanced divisions. Send to Karen Davis, Tournament Director, 411 N. New River Drive, E., #10-05, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 or contact Karen Davis, 917-488-5364.

2018 SUNSHINE STATE CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT: This ABT tournament directed by Dimitur Alipiev will be held February 16-18 at the Clarion Inn and Suites, 20967 U.S. Highway 19N, Clearwater, FL 33765. For more details see the Tampa Bay Backgammon website, or contact Dimitur at info@tampabaybackgammon.com. Phone 727.743.0500

SOUTH FLORIDA CLUB TOURNAMENTS:
MIAMI BACKGAMMON CLUB
Website: Miami Backgammon Club, Contact: Leo Bueno, 305-669-5260, Leo Bueno. Venue: Biltmore Hotel’s 19th Hole The 19th Hole Bar and Grill, Coral Gables, Florida Meeting: Tournaments Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, Chouette at 6:00 PM
NORTH MIAMI BEACH
Contact: Ted Berman, email: Ted Berman, Venue: Manolo, 7300 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL, Tournaments Mondays at 6:30 pm.
PALM BEACH CHAPTER
Contact: Jason Briggs,
Jason Briggs, (917)-834-7637, Venue: 220 Eden Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480, Schedule: Call Jason for dates and time.

USBGF Advanced Divisional XLI Winner

Congratulations to Mary Morse, winner of the USBGF Advanced Divisional XLI online tournament.

Mary defeated Tom Christner in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were PJ Macali and Manny Olszynko.

Mary.MorseThe Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration.

Sunny South Florida Backgammon Championship — Sunday January 28, 2018

Come join us for backgammon, sun, and fun at the Sunny South Florida Backgammon Championship Sunday, January 28, 2018, at The Embassy Suites, 1100 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. $1000 added money from the U.S. Backgammon Federation and other sponsors!! Pre-register to be guaranteed a position; entries capped at 32 each in Championship and Advanced divisions. Send to Karen Davis, Tournament Director, 411 N. New River Drive, E., #10-05, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 or contact Karen@usbgf.org.

Registration onsite will start at 10 am and play begin promptly at 11:00 am. Greg Lilley, Rick Wolf, and Jason Briggs are on the tournament staff.

The Main tournament has three divisions: Championship (entry $150 with $100 side pool); Advanced ($75 entry with $50 side pool), and Novice ($20 entry). 90% return in Main events and 100% return in side pools. In addition there is a First Serve Charity Jackpot ($50 entry). For those out of the Main event, there will be continuous entry 4- and 8-person Knockouts (85% return) until 9 pm. So come and get in a full day of play!

Prizes! Added Money! The U.S. Backgammon Federation is donating $200 to the USBGF member who goes the furthest in the Championship division. Plus the USBGF Winner receives fee entry to an online tournament to compete for a free ABT entry at an American Backgammon Tour tournament of their choice. So join or renew your USBGF membership to qualify for these prizes: The First Serve Charity Jackpot has $800 added money, with 50% of proceeds going to First Serve, an excellent charity that teaches backgammon and tennis to young people. Exquisite FTH Doubling Cubes are provided to Novice and Advanced Division Winners and Winners of 8-player Knock Outs. Trophies will be awarded to Main division and First Serve Charity Jackpot winners.

BEAT THE PRO!! EXPERIENCE PLAYING THE #1 PLAYER IN THE WORLD. Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki, Backgammon World Champion and #1 Giant of Backgammon, will be in South Florida the week of January 8-14. Find out more at the Backgammon Learning Center website, or e-mail Perry@brennerintl.com.

Connecticut Quarterly (Added USBGF Money) Jan 6, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 AM – 2 PM EST

O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant 93 North Main Street · Norwalk, CT

 

GAME DAY!*

Quarterly I Tournament and Chouette!

Minimum $110 USBGF added prize money plus a FREE ENTRY TO AN ABT EVENT OF YOUR CHOICE! (must be USBGF member to qualify)

All player levels welcome! Tournament registration is 1130a-12p and the tourney begins 1230p. $100/50/20, prize pool & trophy. As Tourney players get knocked out, we will start the Chouette

Free play for non-Tournament players.

NOVICE TEASER: The Chouette is social BG where 3 or more people play the same game, all with their own cube. It is a favorite in the global BG community and you will quickly see why.

Spectators and Guests are Welcome! So come one, come all to join a fun filled Game Day!

 

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.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Championships (Added USBGF Money) Jan 2, 2018

Mad Matty’s Bar & Grill 8100 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89117

 Date/Time: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 @ 7:00 PM. The start time may be delayed a little because the awards ceremony will actually start @ 7:00 PM.
        Contact: Tony Anton @ (702)458-0926
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.

Twin Cities BG New Years Day (Added USBGF Money)

Monday, January 1, 2018 at 1 PM – 8 PM

Minneapolis/Richfield American Legion Post 435

6501 Portland Ave S Richfield, MN 55423

 

1 p.m. Food, recognition and optional chouette
3 p.m. Tournament start. Single elimination with progressive consolation.

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.