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.

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