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LVBC June 2024 Player of the Month

Brian Hoeft 42.0
LVBC 2023 Maxakuli Cup Champion

Ron Wertheim
LVBC 2023 Player of the Year

Dennis McFarlin

  • Welcome to the Las Vegas Backgammon Club. We, generally, have tournaments at 6 PM every Tuesday evening. Late entries are usually available, the final spot typically sells out between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. $15 entries $10 reentries, 7 point matches, single elimination. Please bring a board if you have one (if you don't, we have extras).

    The Vegas BG Club venue
    Where: Our club meets at Meepleville Board Game Cafe -- 4704 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702)444-4540 (NE corner of Sahara & Decatur). Here is a reference map for Meepleville.

    Contact: Call Tony Anton at 702-458-0926 (after 4PM Tue, 702-720-7742) for more information.

  • Upcoming schedule and announcements:

    - Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    - Shots of a few of our regular players
    Tony Anton (Director)Al HodisHoward MarkowitzRon Wertheim
    Martine OulesRob ThewesAsh BoorboorDenise Quatrale
    Jayson SalusDennis McFarlinCarmen BrunetteNeil Brunette
    Paul FranksJack CohenGreg NowakJohnny Jigamian
    Michael HuppertBrian HoeftJim TighiPeter Bouman
    Mary FranksTom ElgasSteve Babayoff

    - The club will be dark on Tuesday, December 24, 2024 and Tuesday, December 31, 2024

On July 16, 2024 we had 26 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): 1/2-Dennis McFarlin 1/2-Tom Horowitz
  • Tournament #2 (16): 1/2-Ash Boorboor 1/2-Steve Babayoff
  • Tournament #3 (8): 1/2-Rob Thewes 1/2-Dennis McFarlin

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Congratulations to Ron Wertheim for winning the 2023 Maxikuli cup!

Round #1

  • Dennis McFarlin def Tom Elgas
    (11 - 11)
  • Jayson Salus def Howard Markowitz
    (11 - 8)
  • Ash Boorboor def Al Hodis
    (11 - 10)
  • Ron Wertheim def Jack Cohen
    (11 - 9)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Jaysom Salus def Dennis McFarlin
    (11 - 7)
  • Rom Wertheim def Ash Boorboor
    (11 - 10)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Rom Wertheim def Jayson Salus
    (11 - 10)

United States Backgammon Rules - Updated 2024.

Summary of USBGF Rules Changes for 2024.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Rules - Updated for 2024.

End of Night Rules (Time Crunch) - Updated for 2024.

2024 Standings - July 16

Top 8 qualify for the LVBC Tournament of Champions

Year Standings:
1.Dennis McFarlin293.5
2.Al Hodis293.0
3.Ron Wertheim291.5
4.Howard Markowitz239.5
5.Steve Babayoff233.5
6.Tony Anton224.5
7.Jack Cohen209.0
8.Rob Thewes200.5
9.Jim Tighi185.0
10.Tom Elgas180.0

July Month Standings:
1.Steve Babayoff39.0
2.Rob Thewes34.5
3.Dennis McFarlin33.5
4.Greg Nowak29.5
5.Ash Boorboor28.0
6.Al Hodis27.5
7.Tom Horowitz24.5
8.Ron Wertheim22.0

2024 season ends on Dec. 17.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 18.

Players of the month for past 12 months
May 2024Al Hodis54.0
Apr 2024Dennis McFarlin51.5
Mar 2024Al Hodis46.0
Feb 2024Howard Markowitz46.0
Jan 2024Ron Wertheim68.0
Dec 2023Jayson Salus34.0
Nov 2023Dennis McFarlin48.5
Oct 2023Dennis McFarlin51.0
Sep 2023Ash Boorboor44.5
Aug 2023Al Hodis67.5
Jul 2023Howard Markowitz56.5
Jun 2023Peter Bouman56.0
May 2023Steve Babayoff & Al Hodis59.5

1000 to 1 Club 2024

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2024
Feb 6  Ron Wertheim10
Jun 4  Al Hodis15
Jun 4  Dennis McFarlin11

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members