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Howard Markowitz, Director
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Las Vegas Open
Backgammon Tournament
November 16 - 20, 2016

USBGF Prime Tournament ($1000 added money)

Attend a Backgammon Bootcamp Organized by #1 Giant “Mochy” and The Backgammon Learning Center

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Hotel Reservations

The Flamingo Hotel is offering a rate of $99 per night for single or double occupancy to all
tournament participants. There is a  $20 resort fee per night which includes Internet access and the fitness center. Be sure to mention the Backgammon Tournament when making your reservation. You may call one of the numbers below or book online by following the links at www.nvbg.com.


ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY
October 15, 2016 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
Keno
Things to do

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
The Flamingo and Promenade food court

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.

Backgammon Bootcamp

Mochy, Michy, and Falafel; 3 of the top 4 Giants of Backgammon (2015), in partnership with The Backgammon Learning Center (BLC), will be running a Backgammon Bootcamp on Tuesday November 15, 2016.
This camp is a fast and efficient way to improve skills for all players. Training sessions focus on conceptual understanding, as well as elevating, fine tuning, and practicing skills. There is an emphasis on tournament preparation and play.

For more information and to make a reservation

 

Tournament Conditions

The Las Vegas 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
November 11, 2016 (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 - November 16

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.
Mochy/Phil Rematch
9:00 p.m.
Registration Closes
9:00 p.m.


THURSDAY - November 17

New start times for Championship and Intermediate Divisions

Calcutta Auction
11:00 a.m.

Las Vegas Open Tournament 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 - November 18

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 - November 19

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 - November 20

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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