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LVBC October 2022 Player of the Month

Al Hodis (47.0/4)
LVBC 2021 Maxakuli Cup Champion

Tony Anton
LVBC 2021 Player of the Year

Al Hodis

  • Welcome to the Las Vegas Backgammon Club. We have tournaments at 6 PM every Tuesday evening, any special scheduling information will be clearly posted below. Late entries are usually available (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
    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.

    • There is no smoking in the main playing room.

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

  • Upcoming schedule and announcements:

    - Congratulations to Ron Wertheim, winner of the Las Vegas Backgammon Tournament Open Division on November 20, 2022. Ron faced some of the toughest opponents in backgammon, winning the final against Zdenek Zizka! Way to go Ron, we are elated for you and glad you call Las Vegas your home club.

    - Shout-out to Jack Cohen. Jack had two nice results at the Las Vegas Backgammon Tournament. He took second in the Consulation of the Intermediate Division and placed second in the Intermediate Jackpot.

    - You can't keep good men down! Aaron Foust and Al Hodis from Las Vegas played in the blitz final. Aaron bested Al scoring the first place victory. Congratulations to both Aaron and Al.

    - The club will be dark on Tuesday, December 27, 2022

On November 22, 2022 we had 20 players in attendance.

  • Tournament #1 (16): 1/2-Paul Franks 1/2-Ron Wertheim
  • Tournament #2 (8): 1/2-Brian Hoeft 1/2-Tom Elgas
  • Tournament #3 (8): 1/2-Jim Tighi 1/2-Jack Cohen
  • Tournament #4 (8): 1/2-Al Hodis 1/2-Dennis McFarlin

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Congratulations to Tony Anton for winning the 2021 Maxikuli cup. Tony is our first back-to-back Maxakuli Cup Champion.

Round #1

  • Jack Cohen def Al Hodis
    (11 - 5)
  • Brian Hoeft def Tom Elgas
    (11 - 8)
  • Greg West def Howard Markowitz
    (11 - 4)
  • Tony Anton def Jim Tighi
    (11 - 4)

Round #2 (semi-finals)

  • Jack Cohen def Brian Hoeft
    (11 - 3)
  • Tony Anton def Greg West
    (11 - 6)

Round #3 (finals)

  • Tony Anton def Jack Cohen
    (11 - 0)

United States Backgammon Rules - 2019.

Las Vegas Backgammon Club Rules - Updated for 2022.

2022 Standings - November 11

Top 8 qualify for the LVBC Tournament of Champions

Year Standings:
1.Al Hodis565.0
2.Dennis McFarlin428.0
3.Howard Markowitz384.0
4.Ron Wertheim359.0
5.Tony Anton350.5
6.Tom Elgas328.5
7.Greg West324.0
8.Brian Hoeft301.5
9.Ash Boorboor286.0
10.Jack Cohen281.5

November Month Standings:
1.Dennis McFarlin54.0
2.Ron Wertheim49.5
3.Howard Markowitz41.5
4.Al Hodis41.5
5.Tom Elgas35.0
6.Steve Babayoff33.5
7.Jim Wright30.5
8.Jim Tighi29.0

2022 season ends on Dec. 22.
Maxakuli Cup will be on Wed., Dec. 23.

Player of the month for past 12 months
Sep 2022Greg West(47.5/4)
Aug 2022Randy Ohel(56.0/5)
Jul 2022Ash Boorboor(44.0/4)
Jun 2022Al Hodis(50.0/4)
May 2022Ash Boorboor(55.5/5)
Apr 2022Al Hodis(32.5/3)
Mar 2022Tom Elgas(79.0/5)
Feb 2022Al Hodis(49.5/4)
Jan 2022Al Hodis(58.5/4)
Dec 2021Greg West(34.0/3)
Nov 2021Al Hodis & Howard Markowitz(60.5/5)
Oct 2021Al Hodis(48.0/4)

1000 to 1 Club 2022

Club members winning 10 or more matches in a row in 2022
Mar 8  Mary Franks10
Mar 29  Tom Elgas11
Apr 12  Al Hodis10
Jun 28  Brian Hoeft11
Sep 6  Greg West10

VegasBG 1000 to 1 Club Members