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Howard Markowitz

Howard Markowitz, Organizer
howardmarkowitz@yahoo.com

(702) 218-8238


 

 

Side Events Schedule

U.S. Open
Backgammon

Championships
April 11 – 15, 2018

USBGF Prime Tournament

($500 added money)

 

Flamingo Hotel Reservations

The Flamingo Hotel is offering a rate of $75 per night for single or double occupancy on all
nights except Friday and Saturday when the rate is $139. There is a $30 resort fee per room
per night which includes Internet access and the fitness center.


ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY
March 12, 2018 to guarantee the group rate.

Reservations by phone:
(888) 373-9855

Hotel Information

The Flamingo Hotel features 3565 spacious rooms and suites along with the following Amenities:
The Casino
Over 1,800 slot machines
A 24-hour poker room with daily tournaments and non-stop cash games
At least nine different table games including Craps, Blackjack, & Roulette
A Race and Sports book
The LINQ featuring the High Roller, the largest Ferris Wheel in the world
The Go Pool, a 15-acre Caribbean style water playground
Hotel Spa and Fitness Center
Visit the Wildlife Habitat featuring a flock of live Chilean Flamingos
Dining
Center Cut Steakhouse
Paradise Garden Buffet
Margaritaville
Carlos ‘n Charlie’s (Southwestern cuisine)
Beach Club Bar & Grill
Club Cappuccino
Cafe Express

Carter’s Birthday Bash

Please join us on Thursday April 12th at 6:00 PM for the biggest party of the year as we celebrate
Carter Mattig turning 50!
Drinks (beer, wine, & soft drinks) and cake will be provided.
Acres Dispensary, 2320 Western Ave, Las Vegas.
(approximately a 10-minute drive from the Flamingo).

 

Calcutta Auction

Share in the profits when your favorite player wins by buying them in the Calcutta Auction. All
Players in the Championship and Intermediate Divisions will be included, 90% return.
Players who re-enter will maintain the same position in the Calcutta as the original entry.

Tournament Conditions

THE U.S. OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT is by invitation only.. The Nevada Backgammon Association reserves the right to refuse entry into the tournament and to refuse access to the premises with no reason required.
All fees paid onsite must be in cash.
No entrant will be allowed to play below his/her playing level.
NO SMOKING in the main playing room or in the hallway outside the playing room.
Please bring your own board.
The pre-registration deadline is
April 2, 2018 (postmark)

Tournament Organizer

Howard Markowitz

Tournament Director

Troy Longman

Tournament Staff

John Carrico, Mary Franks, Carol Joy Cole

Tournament Description

The Championship and Intermediate divisions have a Main Flight, Consolation and Last Chance. Reentries will take place
on Thursday until 5:00 PM. Re-entry matches must finish Thursday Night.

The Championship Division is “Clocks Mandatory”. All matches must use a clock. Clocks are available from the
tournament staff for a refundable $20 deposit. ** Side Pool Hierarchy – 1st, 2nd, 1st Consolation, 3rd/4th, 2nd Consolation
Beginner division format will be based on number of entrants.

Side Events

Super Jackpot

“Clocks Mandatory”
$1000 entry fee to begin in the round of 32 starting Wednesday at 2:00 PM or
7:00 PM. $2000 entry fee to begin in the round of 16 starting Friday at 9:00 PM.

Limited Jackpot

“Clocks Preferred”
$500 entry fee to begin in the round of 32 starting Wednesday at 2:00 PM or
7:00 PM. $1000 entry fee to begin in the round of 16 starting Friday at 9:00 PM.
Players of a top Championship level are not eligible. The Tournament Director reserves the right to
disallow any entrant from playing below his/her level.

 The Tournament Director reserves the  right to disallow any entrant.

Doubles

“Clocks Mandatory”
All teams start play Wednesday night @ 9:00 PM (There is no other start time and no continuous
entries) 2 rounds must be completed Wednesday night $300 entry per team and $100 optional side pool, 7-point
matches, 85% return, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3.

Seniors

$60 entry fee, 7-point matches, 85% return, 1st place 50%, 2nd place 25%, 3rd/4th 12.5%, re-entries
allowed and encouraged.

Blitz

$40 entry fee, 8-player knock-outs will be played from Wednesday through 3:00 PM Saturday. Playoffs start 8:00 PM Saturday. Knock-out winners receive $120 and qualify for the playoffs. 5-point matches, 85% return, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3. Players may win up to two knock-outs, both eligible for byes.

Mini-Match

$20 entry fee, 2-point matches with doubling cube, 85% return, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3, Re-entries
allowed and encouraged. $500 added prize money for USBGF members.

After Tournament Tournament

$50 entry fee, 5 point matches,  85% return, 1st  place 2/3 and 2nd  place 1/3.

 


 

Tournament Information

Main Events

Event Entry Fee % Return Registration Fee Side Pool Opening Round Points
Championship $450 100% $50 $100 15
Intermediate $160 100% $40 $50 11
Beginners $50 100%  
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7

 

Re-Entries

Championship $250 90%
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$100 15
Intermediate $100 85%
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$50 11

 

Side Events

Super Jackpot $1000/$2000 95%
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$250/$500 15
Limited Jackpot $500/$1000 90%
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$100/$200 11
Doubles $300 85%
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$100 7
Seniors $60 85%
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7
Blitz $40 85%
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5
Mini-Match $20 85%
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2
$100 Jackpot $100 85%
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7
Beginner Jackpot $50 100%
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7
After Tournament Tournament $40 85%
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$10 5
*Unless otherwise stated all side pools return 95%, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3*

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY - April 11

Registration Opens
12:00 p.m.
Blitz Begins
12:30 p.m.
Super Jackpot -Round of 32
2:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot -Round of 32
2:00 p.m.
Seniors Begins
3:00 p.m.
Super Jackpot -Round of 32
7:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot -Round of 32
7:00 p.m.
Doubles Tournament Begins
9:00 p.m.
Registration Closes
9:00 p.m.


THURSDAY - April 12

Calcutta Auction
11:00 a.m.

U.S. Open Tournament Begins

Championship Division
1:30 p.m.
Intermediate Division
2:00 p.m.
Dinner Break
6:00 p.m.
Carter's Birthday Party
6:00 p.m.
Mini Match Begins
8:00 p.m.
Seniors and Blitz Continue
8:00 p.m.


FRIDAY - April 13

Play Resumes All Divisions
11:00 a.m.
All side events Continue
12:00 p.m.
Dinner Break
6:00 p.m.
Play Resumes All Divisions
8:00 p.m.
$50 Jackpot -Beginners Only
8:00 p.m.
Super Jackpot -Round of 16
9:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot -Round of 16
9:00 p.m.
Registration Closes for Beginners
9:00 p.m.


SATURDAY - April 14

Tournament Directors Workshop
9:30 a.m
Play Resumes All Divisions
11:00 a.m.
Beginners Division Starts
11:30 a.m.
All side events Continues
12:00 p.m.
$100 Jackpot
2:30 p.m.
Dinner Break
6:00 p.m.
Play Resumes All Divisions
8:00 p.m.
Blitz Playoffs Begin
8:00 p.m.
Super Jackpot Round of 8
8:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot -Round of 8
8:00 p.m.
Super Jackpot Semi Finals
10:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot Semi Finals
10:00 p.m.


SUNDAY - April 15

Last Chance Begins All Divisions
10:30 a.m.
Finals All Events
11:30 a.m.
After Tournament Tournament
6:30 p.m.

 


REMEMBER!

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BOARD


IF ANY PROBLEM

Call Howard Markowitz (702) 218-8238

E-mail: howardmarkowitz@yahoo.com
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