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LVBC January 2024 Player of the Month

Ron Wertheim 68.5
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, January 30, 2024

    - Check out the 2023 Award Recipients
    2023 Top 10 with Trophies - Front row: Dennis McFarlin (1st), Ron Wertheim (3rd), Al Hodis (2nd); Back row: Howard Markowitz (4th), Steve Babayoff (10th), Jack Cohen (6th), Tony Anton (9th), Jason Salus (5th), Tom Elgas (8th) -- Missing is Ash Boorboor (7th)
    2023 Runners-up (and Tony Anton) with Hats - Front row: Denise Quatrale, Mary Franks, Paul Franks, Martine Oules; Back row: Jim Tighi, Peter Bouman, Rob Thewes, Tony Anton, Greg West, Greg Nowak, Nicole De Paris


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

On February 20, 2024 we had 24 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): 1/2-Al Hodis 1/2-Ron Wertheim
  • Tournament #1 (8): 1-Steve Babayoff 2-Daniel Chang
  • Tournament #1 (8): 1-Dennis McFarlin 2-Greg Nowak
  • Tournament #1 (8): 1/2-Jim Tighi 1/2-Howard Markowitz
  • Tournament #1 (4): 1-Jack Cohen 2-Tom Horowitz

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 27, 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 - January 30

Top 8 qualify for the LVBC Tournament of Champions

Year Standings:
1.Ron Wertheim122.5
2.Howard Markowitz96.0
3.Steve Babayoff70.5
4.Jack Cohen67.0
5.Tom Elgas65.5
6.Dennis McFarlin64.5
7.Paul Franks60.5
8.Al Hodis59.5
9.Mary Franks57.5
10.Greg Nowak52.5
10.Tony Anton52.5


February Month Standings:
1.Jack Cohen36.0
2.Howard Markowitz34.0
2.Ron Wertheim34.0
4.Tom Elgas29.5
5.Greg Nowak27.5
6.Jim Tighi22.5
7.Greg West21.5
8.Tony Anton20.0

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

Player of the month for past 12 months
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 Babayoff59.5
May 2023Al Hodis59.5
Apr 2023Ron Wertheim52.5
Mar 2023Dennis McFarlin53.5
Feb 2023Dennis McFarlin46.0
Jan 2023Al Hodis63.0

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

Players of the month for past 12 months
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
Apr 2023Ron Wertheim52.5
Mar 2023Dennis McFarlin53.5
Feb 2023Dennis McFarlin46.0
Jan 2023Al Hodis63.0

1000 to 1 Club 2024

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2024
Feb 6  Ron Wertheim10

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members