Tournament Info


The Winner of the Blitz Tournament will win a customized FTH Board from Gammon Stuff like the one pictured below.


The Las Vegas Open is a USBGF Prime Tournament. $600 in added money will be given away during the Calcutta Auction 11:00 AM
Thursday. You must be a current member of the USBGF to qualify. Please support the USBGF and join today!

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 and digital clock!!!
The pre-registration deadline is
March 25, 2019 (postmark)


Tournament Organizer

Howard Markowitz

Tournament Director

Troy Longman

Tournament Staff

Tony Anton, Ray Bills, Carol Joy Cole and Mary Franks


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 Friday at 9:00 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 Friday at 9:00 PM.
Players of a top championship level are not eligible.

The Tournament Director reserves the right to disallow any entrant.



“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, 7-point matches, 85% return, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3.


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.


$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.


$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 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 re-entries to play through the dinner break.)

**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 – 1 st , 2 nd , 1 st Consolation, 3 rd /4 th , 2 nd Consolation**

Beginner division format will be based on number of entrants.

Tournament Information


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

Side Events

Super Jackpot $1000/$2000 95%
$250/$500 15
Limited Jackpot $500/$1000 90%
$100/$200 11
Doubles $300 85%
$100 7
Seniors $60 85%
Blitz $40 85%
Mini-Match $20 85%
$100 Jackpot $100 85%
Beginner Jackpot $50 100%
After Tournament Tournament $50 85%

*Unless otherwise stated all side pools return 95%, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3*