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Howard Markowitz

Howard Markowitz, Director
howardmarkowitz@yahoo.com

(702) 218-8238


 

 


U.S. Open
Backgammon Championships
April 26-30, 2017

USBGF Prime Tournament ($1000 added money)

RIO LAS VEGAS

 

Rio's chic suites have salons, fireplaces, living and dining spaces, balconies with whirlpool tubs, and personal butler service, plus Internet access. Suites also have access to a private pool with cabanas.

Parking is free. A resort fee includes in-room Internet and gym access. Amenities include several pools with beaches and live DJs, the bustling casino, a rooftop nightclub, headliner entertainment (surcharge), and several fine dining and casual restaurants, plus bars.

 

Hotel Reservations

The Rio Hotel is offering a rate of $89 per night for single or double occupancy to all tournament participants. There is a  $20 resort fee per night which includes internet access, the fitness center and unlimited local calls. Be sure to mention the Backgammon Tournament when making your reservation. You may call the number below to make your reservation.


ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY March 25, 2017 to guarantee the group rate.

Reservations by phone:
(888) 746- 6955

Rio Reservations     https://aws.passkey.com/go/ SRNBA7

 

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 Championship 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 and digital clock!!!
The pre-registration deadline is
April 17, 2017 (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 by 8:00 PM. It may be necessary for reentries to play through the dinner break.

The Championship Division is a “Clocks Preferred” event. However, if you prefer to use a clock, you must provide it
yourself.
** 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

$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 Thursday at  8:00 PM. 
This is a “Clocks Preferred” Event

Limited Jackpot

$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 Thursday at  8:00 PM. 
Players of a top championship  level are not eligible playing below his/her level.

 The Tournament Director reserves the  right to disallow any entrant.

Doubles

All teams start play Thursday  night @ 8:00 PM (no continuous  entry) $300 entry per team,  
7‐point matches, 85% return, 1st  place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3.  
This is a “Clocks Preferred” Event

Seniors

Age 50+, $60 entry fee, 7‐point matches,  85% return, 1 st  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. Knockout 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 
knockouts, 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.

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 26

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.
Registration Closes
9:00 p.m.


THURSDAY - April 27

Calcutta Auction
11:00 a.m.

U.S. Open Backgammon Championship Begins

Championship Division
1:30 p.m.
Intermediate Division
2:00 p.m.
Dinner Break
6:00 p.m.
Play Resumes
8:00 p.m.
Mini Match Begins
8:00 p.m.
Blitz Continues
8:00 p.m.
Doubles Tournament
8:00 p.m.
Super Jackpot -Round of 16
8:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot -Round of 16
8:00 p.m.


FRIDAY - April 28

Play Resumes All Divisions
11:00 a.m.
Mini Match Continues
12:00 p.m.
Blitz Continues
12:00 p.m.
Dinner Break
6:00 p.m.
Play Resumes All Events
8:00 p.m.
$50 Jackpot -Beginners Only
8:00 p.m.
Super Jackpot -Round of 8
9:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot -Round of 8
9:00 p.m.
Registration Closes for Beginners
9:00 p.m.


SATURDAY - April 29

Play Resumes All Divisions
11:00 a.m.
Beginners Division Starts
11:30 a.m.
Mini -Match Continues
12:00 p.m.
Seniors Continues
12:00 p.m.
Blitz 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 -Semi-Finals
9:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot -Semi-Finals
9:00 p.m.


SUNDAY - April 30

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 & CLOCK
IF ANY PROBLEM

Call Howard Markowitz (702) 218-8238

E-mail: howardmarkowitz@yahoo.com
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