Tuesday, June 27, 2017

JULY 15 - BACKGAMMON IN COVENTRY CONNECTICUT

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BACKGAMMON

July 15  Sat. 10 - 6

 

Matches

Head-to-Head

Chouettes    

Free Drinks

Free Lunch

Free WiFi  

Rain or Shine

860 742-5562  

A chess tournament

will be in a separate room

 
 

 

Rob Roy Chess Center

3111 South Street

Coventry Connecticut 06238

 

 
  

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

NEW ENGLAND BACKGAMMON NEWSLETTER

Congrats to Marty Storer, New 2016/2017 NEBC Champion
Marty Storer and Albert Steg battled it out in the finals of season-end playoffs at the June tournament, and it was a nail biter. It came down to the final game of the final match (best 3 out of 5 nine point matches). Or as Marty put it, "Double Match Match". Marty was victorious in that game, winning his 2nd NEBC Championship. His first was in the 2012/2013 season (which I remember well, because I was his final victim.) That was also the year where Marty played in three tournaments and won three tournaments.

And thank to modern technology and our web guru, Matt Reklaitis, you can watch the entire series with Matt's commentary here --
https://www.youtube.com/c/NEBackgammonOrg

Alex Zamanian wins June Tournament
It wasn't the championship :(, but Alex Zamanian won the June tournament where he beat Nick Vining in the finals. Semi-finalists were Phyllis Seidel and Mark Grassia, while Rich Sweetman and David Kornwitz took 1st and 2nd in the consolation round.

Next Season
We'll pick up again in September, possibly in a new location. We'll update the website when we have more details and send out a newsletter a week before the first tournament.

Summer Action
Lots of backgammon being played in Connecticut this summer. There's the fledgling club that I mentioned before -- http://www.brasscitybackgammon.com/

And in addition, Ross Gordon is putting on a regional summer tournament (on the beach!) on July 8th:

SUMMER BEACH CIRCUIT - QUARTERLY III & CHOUETTE, Sat July 8, 2017
All player levels welcome.  Tournament registration is 1130a-12p and the tourney begins 1215p-1230p.  Entry is 100/50/20
Chouette Tourney will start as tournament players get knocked out. Winner of both Tourney and Chouette get a trophy.
BYO Food&Beverage
https://www.meetup.com/CT-Backgammon-Club/events/239507355/

These guys know their backgammon, check them out.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Brass City Backgammon a great success

June 15 Thurs 7pm

THOMASTON SAVINGS BANK COMMUNITY ROOM

985 Watertown Ave.

Waterbury, CT

 

Report on June 10 event in Torrington

1st annual Summer Region Backgammon Tournament at held at Bachi's was a total success. $1,105.00 prize money was awarded. 1st Place Tom Meyer - Southbury, 2nd Place Bill Porter, Terryville, 3rd Place Andy Fazekas, Milford.

So nice to see great success for the backgammon championships held yesterday at Bachi's Ristorante in downtown Torrington.

Special thanks to the Brass City Backgammon Club directors; Sandra and Jim Sisti, Al Cantito, Ed Corey, and Gerhard Roland, who all worked hard to prepare for, and to conduct this event.

The venue was very comfortable and met our every need. The lunch was delicious. 18 players competed. The BCB will schedule another Saturday tournament this fall.

Link to 22 photos taken at this event by Ed Corey on Facebook

 

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

New England Backgammon Club Newsletter

Congrats to Marty Storer, New 2016/2017 NEBC Champion
Marty Storer and Albert Steg battled it out in the finals of season-end playoffs at the June tournament, and it was a nail biter. It came down to the final game of the final match (best 3 out of 5 nine point matches). Or as Marty put it, "Double Match Match". Marty was victorious in that game, winning his 2nd NEBC Championship. His first was in the 2012/2013 season (which I remember well, because I was his final victim.) That was also the year where Marty played in three tournaments and won three tournaments.

And thank to modern technology and our web guru, Matt Reklaitis, you can watch the entire series with Matt's commentary here --
https://www.youtube.com/c/NEBackgammonOrg

Alex Zamanian wins June Tournament
It wasn't the championship :(, but Alex Zamanian won the June tournament where he beat Nick Vining in the finals. Semi-finalists were Phyllis Seidel and Mark Grassia, while Rich Sweetman and David Kornwitz took 1st and 2nd in the consolation round.

Next Season
We'll pick up again in September, possibly in a new location. We'll update the website when we have more details and send out a newsletter a week before the first tournament.

Summer Action
Lots of backgammon being played in Connecticut this summer. There's the fledgling club that I mentioned before -- http://www.brasscitybackgammon.com/

And in addition, Ross Gordon is putting on a regional summer tournament (on the beach!) on July 8th:

SUMMER BEACH CIRCUIT - QUARTERLY III & CHOUETTE, Sat July 8, 2017
All player levels welcome.  Tournament registration is 1130a-12p and the tourney begins 1215p-1230p.  Entry is 100/50/20
Chouette Tourney will start as tournament players get knocked out. Winner of both Tourney and Chouette get a trophy.
BYO Food&Beverage
https://www.meetup.com/CT-Backgammon-Club/events/239507355/

These guys know their backgammon, check them out.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Open Letter to BRASS CITY BACKGAMMON CLUB

Dear Brass City Backgammon Club

I've known most of you guys for more than 40 years. I am so very encouraged that you guys have organized a team, the BCB, to benefit backgammon in Connecticut. Best of good luck with your Thursday night clubs in Oxford and Waterbury, and now a Saturday tournament in Torrington. I will always help promote your events, I will come to play in them, and I will also organize a carpool from Coventry. I am confident you will achieve success with your first regional event on June 10.

I am sad to report that my Coventry Backgammon Club has disbanded.  Our turnout for May 13 was only 3 players. The website has come down, and we have no more events on the schedule.

I would like to offer my tournament hall for free to the BCB. I would also serve snacks, drinks, and lunch at no charge to the BCB, and at no charge to the players. All tournament functions handled by BCB;  from collecting entry fees, pairings, rules enforcement, to awarding prizes. As merely a player (I pay my entry fee like everyone else) I can focus on my current match. These dates (when I host chess) are not available: June 3, July 15, Aug 5, Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2.

My efforts to grow our readership on the Internet is starting to pay off.   During the past 8 years on Facebook I have become friends with 1,500 backgammon players. Unfortunately 99 percent of them live too far away to ever come play in Connecticut.

Our blog has attained 15,000 hits.  Our Facebook Page is approaching 500 subscribers. Our Facebook Pubic Group has 5,300 members.

Rob Roy

 

 
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MONTE CARLO, HERE WE COME!!! Save the date,

July 31st in Monte Carlo, BLC's Boot Camp will be

offered in the evening only, hosted by Mochy and Phil. 

  
 
 
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Chris Cavanagh
“Both the art of intuition and the science of analytics have the role to play in making wise decisions.”
 
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The Backgammon Learning Center
 

A very fine player missed this play in the chouette in Miami last night. What is your play and why?

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Georgian Backgammon Club with Marco Fornasir 
 

WWT 2017 - TBILISI , GEORGIA

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EVERYONE agrees that eXtremeGammon is the

best software program to help you improve your game,

but FEW know how to use it properly.


eXtreme Gammon is the Number 1 backgammon program in the world.
 
 
 
 
An excellent lesson on bearing in from a Las Vegas Semi-Final match.https://youtu.be/53L15bPUfNU
 
 
 

Backgammon Tutor: A fun and easy way to learn from many of the best teachers in the world: https://youtu.be/amP4ippznbw

 
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The Backgammon Learning Center
 

We are very proud to announce that Marty Storer has joined

TheBackgammonLearningCenter.com as a teacher.

Marty Storer is a well-known player and author.

 
The Backgammon Learning Center     Coach · 1,033 Likes
 
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Phil Simborg
 

It's a 6 man chou and 78 degrees and sunny here in Miami.

 
 
 
 
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John Horton
 

This is true for backgammon or chess. The main thing is to learn from ones mistakes

and work out why it was bad so you can try and avoid doing It again. Even if the error

or blunder hurts you at the time in that particular game.

 
 
 
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

CONNECTICUT BACKGAMMON MAGAZINE

 
 
 
 
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https://youtu.be/E514iYl8BPc

Backgammon Lesson--Deliberate Practice

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Jim Sisti with Sandra Sisti

Lucrative night at the backgammon board last evening !
 
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Many chess players, especially those from the Boston area (and beyond) - such as George Mirijanian , Rob Roy, Al Lawrence, Dan Lucas - and many other mutual friends, will remember chess organizer, TD & NM Bill Robertie who has rocked the backgammon world over the years since giving up active chess prior to 1990. A tribute to the inaugural cohort of American Backgammon Hall of Fame honorees in the national federation magazine with USBGF Historian Robert Stoller’s interview of two-time world champion Bill Robertie featured on the cover. "Bill is a gifted and prolific author, publisher, and promoter/director whose books have taught innumerable players both the basics and finer points of the game."

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Here's a match problem. With White holding a 2-cube, Black can end the match with a gammon. What's your play?
 


 

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

CONNECTICUT BACKGAMMON MAGAZINE

 

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Chris Cavanagh    Norwalk, CT

Multi-tasking

 
 
 
An introduction to Brass City Backgammon, a competition-level backgammon club located in Connecticut.
 
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Thursday May 18 - Brass City Backgammon, Waterbury Connecticut
 
 
 
Brass City Backgammon is a USBGF-affiliated club consisting of intermediate, advanced,
and open-level backgammon players who are constantly striving to improve.
 
 
 
  

 

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