USBGF Los Angeles Open — $500 Added Money for USBGF members!

It’s not too late to make plans to go to the Los Angeles Open, from June 22 – 24, at the Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Airport. They will take walk-ins. If you are playing in either the championship or intermediate jackpot, you must be in the playing room by Noon on Friday, June 22. If you are playing in the ABT Championship or Advanced, you must be in the playing room by 5:00pm on Friday. If you are playing Novice only, you should be in the room by 10:00am on Saturday, June 23rd.

For those of you who cannot make it to Los Angeles, there will be live streaming on Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24. Register on Voice of Backgammon website for email notifications. Streaming can be found at: Voice of Backgammon.

All ABT events will be held, plus the Super 32 Jackpot, the Paul Dingwell Amateur Jackpot, Doubles, Seniors, and DMP events. The USBGF National Championship West competition runs throughout. A special event for novice players has TWO $50 prizes, given by the Backgammon Learning Center. Calcutta Auction is Friday night with Joe Russell as the auctioneer. Saturday’s FREE lecture by Michihito Kageyama (World #2) and Phil Simborg will start your day at 8:30am together with a light breakfast. $400 added 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!
Michigan Summer Championships, July 5-8 Sheraton Detroit Novi with $500 added.
Wisconsin State Backgammon Championship, August 24-25 Radisson, Madison WI, $375 added
3rd Silicon Valley Open, August 31-Sept 3, Courtyard by Marriott, San Jose, CA, $375 added.
2nd Montreal Open, Sept 13-16, Hampton Inn, Montreal, Canada, $375 added.
Viking Classic,Sept 27-30, Renaissance, Bloomington MN, $375 added.
Sunny Florida Backgammon Championship, Oct 4-7, The Element, Fort Lauderdale, FL $375 added.
Colorado State Championship, Oct 11-14, Holiday Inn East, Denver, $250 added.
6th Connecticut State Championship, Oct 18-21, Sheraton, Rocky Hill CT, $375 added.

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