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Howard Markowitz

Howard Markowitz, Director
howardmarkowitz@yahoo.com

(702) 218-8238



Las Vegas Open
Backgammon Tournament
November 19 – 23, 2014

Hotel Reservations

The Flamingo Hotel is offering a rate of $99 per night for single or double occupancy to all
tournament participants. 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
November 1, 2014 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 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
Hamada of Japan
Margaritaville
Carlos ‘n Charlie’s (Southwestern cuisine)
Tropical Breeze Café
Beach Club Bar & Grill
The Flamingo and Promenade food courts feature many of your favorite snack shops and restaurants

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 LasVegas 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 10, 2014 (postmark).

Tournament Organizer

Howard Markowitz

Tournament Director

Troy Longman

Tournament Staff

John Carrico, Mary Franks, Carol Joy Cole

Side Events

Super Jackpot

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

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.

 The Tournament Director reserves the  right to disallow any entrant.

Doubles

All teams start play Thursday  night @ 8:00 PM (not 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

$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.

Jackpots

The $50 Jackpot is for beginners only. The $100 Jackpot is for all players no longer in the main flight or
consolation of any division. Two places will be paid in each Jackpot; 1st place 2/3 and 2nd place 1/3.

After Tournament Tournament

$40 entrée fee, 5 point matches,  85% return, 1st  place 2/3 and 2nd  place 1/3.

Las Vegas Open Tournament Format 

The Championship and Intermediate divisions have a  Main Flight, Consolation and Last Chance. Reentries will 
take place on Thursday until 4:30pm. Reentry matches  must finish by 8:00PM.  (It may be necessary for reentries to play through the dinner break.) 
*$1,000 side pool equity retained with reentry* 
** Side Pool Hierarchy – 1st , 2nd, 1st consolation, 3rd/4th, 2nd consolation** 
Beginner division format will be based on number of  entrants. 

 


 

Tournament Information

Main Events

Event Entry Fee % Return Registration Fee Side Pool Opening Round Points
Championship $450 100% $50 $1000 and/or $100 15
Intermediate $160 100% $40 $50 11
Beginners $35 100%  
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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
*All Side Pools Return 95% 1st place 70%, 2nd place 30%*

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY - November 19

Registration Opens
12:00 p.m.
Blitz Begins
12:30 p.m.
Mini Match 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 - November 20

Calcutta Auction
11:00a.m.

Las Vegas Open Championship Begins

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


FRIDAY - November 21

Play Resumes All Divisions
11:00 a.m.
Blitz Continues
12:00 p.m.
Mini Match 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 22

Play Resumes All Divisions
11:00 a.m.
Beginners Division Starts
11:30 a.m.
Mini -Match 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 23

Last Chance Begins All Divisions
10:30 a.m.
Finals All Events
11:30 p.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
E-mail: Webmaster of nvbg.com


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