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Howard Markowitz

Howard Markowitz, Director
howardmarkowitz@yahoo.com

(702) 218-8238





Hotel Reservations

The Flamingo Hotel is offering a rate of $89 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
April 5, 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 U.S. Open Backgammon Championships 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 14, 2014 (postmark).

Tournament Organizer

Howard Markowitz

Tournament Director

Troy Longman

Tournament Staff

John Carrico, Mary Franks, Carol Joy Cole

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. The Tournament Director reserves the right
to disallow any entrant from playing below his/her level.

Doubles

$300 entry per team, 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 Saturday at 3:00 PM.
Playoffs start at 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

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

The After Tournament Tournament will pay 1st place 2/3 and 2d place 1/3.

 


 

Tournament Information

Main Events

Event Entry Fee % Return Registration Fee Side Pool Opening Round Points
Championship $450 100% $50 $150 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
*All Side Pools Return 95% 1st place 70%, 2nd place 30%*

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY - April 23

Registration Opens
12:00 p.m.
Blitz Begins
12:30 p.m.
Doubles 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 24

Calcutta Auction
11:00a.m.

U.S. Open Championships 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 Begins
8:00 p.m.
Blitz Continues
8:00 p.m.
Doubles Continues
8:00 p.m.
Super Jackpot -Round of 16
8:00 p.m.
Limited Jackpot -Round of 16
8:00 p.m.


FRIDAY - April 25

Play Resumes All Divisions
11:00 a.m.
Blitz Continues
12:00 p.m.
Doubles 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 26

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.
Doubles 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 27

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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