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LVBC April 2024 Player of the Month

Dennis McFarlin 51.5
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:

    - One of our long time club members, Tom Elgas, has had his car fail on him. Tom needs help finding a way to get a car. There is a GoFundMe page. Let's help Tom get to his doctor appointments! Visit to make a donation.

    - Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 21, 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 May 14, 2024 we had 17 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): 1/2-Dennis McFarlin 1/2-Al Hodis
  • Tournament #1 (8): 1/2-Tom Elgas 1/2-Jack Cohen
  • Tournament #1 (8): 1/2-Brian Hoeft 1/2-Dennis McFarlin
  • Tournament #1 (4): 1-Howard Markowitz 2-Jim Tighi

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 21, 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 - May 14

Top 8 qualify for the LVBC Tournament of Champions

Year Standings:
1.Ron Wertheim238.5
2.Howard Markowitz207.0
3.Dennis McFarlin194.0
4.Al Hodis183.0
5.Jack Cohen169.5
6.Tony Anton150.5
7.Jim Tighi146.0
8.Tom Elgas144.0
9.Steve Babayoff141.5
10.Greg Nowak119.0

May Month Standings:
1.Jack Cohen30.5
2.Al Hodis27.0
3.Dennis McFarlin25.5
4.Tom Elgas21.0
5.Steve Babayoff19.0
6.Peter Bouman17.5
7.Howard Markowitz14.0
7.Ron Wertheim14.0

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

Players of the month for past 12 months
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
Apr 2023Ron Wertheim52.5

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