Chicago Bar Point Backgammon Club

CHICAGO BAR POINT BACKGAMMON CLUB

Est. 1983, we are the best-attended backgammon club in America.
Playing Tuesdays
at:

Giordano's

5990 Dempster Street
Morton Grove, Illinois
Info on Giordano's in Skokie HERE.

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David Nosik, Ken Bond

Ken Bond (R) returned to the Bar Point Club last night and won the Consolation event. Here he is in an early round vs. David Nosik.

First-Timers Play FREE On Tuesdays

Anyone who has never played at a Bar Point Club
backgammon tournament and lives within a 30 mile
radius of the club will receive a FREE ENTRY into
the tournament with a chance to share in the prizes.

Arrive as late as 5:30 pm to enter. Click for details.

CHICAGO BAR POINT CLUB WEEKLY RESULTS

2007    2008    2009    2010    2011    2012    2013    2014    2015    2016

Chicagoland All-Time Standings 1974-2015 (Excel download)

2016 BPC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Compiled through 26 July 2016

1st–6th play on Challenge Cup. 1st–20th earn solid silver dollar mementos.

# NAME PTS.
1 Shlomo Karbal 18.00
2 David Rockwell 17.80
3 Serge Bondar 15.62
4 Larry Goldstein 13.20
5 Steve Klesker 12.44
6 Allen Tish 10.86
7 Bill Bartholomay 10.52
8 Herb Roman 9.44
9 Bill Davis 8.60
10 Tak Morioka 8.48
11 Larry Morris 8.04
12 Steve Blanchard 8.04
13 Rory Pascar 7.76
14 Jerry Brooks 7.68
15 Carter Mattig 7.52
16 Amy Trudeau 7.28
17 Christopher Shanava 6.68
18 Mike Sutton 6.02
19 Efim Liberman 6.00
20 Phil Simborg 5.56
21 Bob Steen 4.96
22 Wayne Wiest 4.84
23 David Nosik 4.78
24 Linda Rockwell 4.16
25 Mike Wolock 3.84
26 Bill Keefe 3.40
27 Nick Blasier 3.08
# NAME PTS.
28 Richard Stawowy 2.32
29 Paul Turdik 1.92
30 Alex Owen 1.92
31 Anatoliy Katsnelson 1.76
32 Galia Miloucheva 1.76
33 Dennis Culpepper 1.44
34 Jack Miller 1.32
35 Adrian Rios 1.28
36 Michael Valentino 1.20
37 Pete Peterson 1.12
38 Craig Anderson 1.04
39 Gene Eydelman 1.04
40 Albert Steg 0.72
41 Brendan Daker 0.72
42 Leslie Lockett 0.72
43 Ken Bond 0.64
44 Sargon Benjamin 0.64
45 Steve Hairgrove 0.64
46 Tom Harrison 0.60
47 Ralf Boettger 0.48
48 Alex Rosen 0.40
49 Barbara Levinson 0.40
50 David Stein 0.40
51 Vlad Eydelman 0.40
52 Bill Funchion 0.24
53 Don Marek 0.24
54 Craig Pinson 0.16

July Player of the Month: STEVE KLESKER–3.36 points
2–Christopher Shanava (2.52), 3-Larry Morris (2.24)

BAR POINT CLUB AMALGAMATION: Great to have Ken Bond return to the BPC after a long illness. Ken's win moved him just ahead of Jake Jacobs into the Chicagoland All-Time Top 10 with 341.51 points… Larry Morris's winning streak ended at a 8 on 26 July… Condolences to the family and friends of Peoria player Bill Fady who recently died of cancer. Bill was manager of the Travelodge Hotel in Peoria, home of the Illinois State Championships… In Monte Carlo this week for the World Backgammon Championship: Phil Simborg and Carter Mattig… You think you have a long drive Al Farsi has now visited us twice this month coming up from LaSalle, Illinois!… Tim Mabee informs us that the Pub Club will henceforth be playing at a new location Thursdays (6:45pm): Arena Sports Grille; 630 W. Lake Street; Elmhurst.… Our next Sunday Backgammon Tournament at the Skokie Tilted Kilt will be August 7 at noon. Mark your calendar… Don't miss Backgammon & Poker on Board (an eight day Caribbean cruise) January 14-22, 2017.

BPC TUESDAY NIGHT FORMAT at Giordano's

NOTE: Giordano's is a popular establishment. A scheduled party could occasionally shift our game from Tuesday to Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday night. Always check this website before attending.

Masters Tourney: $30 entry fee* with optional $10 side pool. 16-player limit.
Drawing for byes (if available) at 5:00pm. Arrive as late as 5:30pm to enter.
Single elimination. All 9 point matches.
1.5 times master points.

Open Tourney: $20 entry fee* with optional $10 side pool. 32-player limit.
Drawing for byes at 6:00pm. Arrive as late as 6:30pm to enter.
Two matches guaranteed. Main Flight—5 & 7 point matches. Consolation—5 point matches.

*Both entry fees include non-transferable $10 food and/or drink credit.

For more information, contact Bill Davis by email, or call 773/860-0016.


BPC UPCOMING DOUBLE POINT SPECIAL EVENTS at Tilted Kilt

Sunday, 7 August: Bar Point Sunday, Tilted Kilt, 7070 Carpenter Road, Skokie • 12:00 noon
Sunday, 2 October: Bar Point Sunday, Tilted Kilt, 7070 Carpenter Road, Skokie • 12:00 noon

Bimonthly Open: $50 entry fee* with $10 optional side pool. Two matches guaranteed.
7 and 9-point matches in the Open Main. 5 point matches in the Consolation.

Bimonthly Intermediate: $25 entry fee*. Format based on number of entries.
Minimum two matches guaranteed.

Drawing for byes: 12:15pm. Entries close: 12:45pm.

*Both entry fees include non-transferable $10 food and/or drink credit.

For more information, contact Bill Davis by email, or call 773/860-0016.

CHICAGO BAR POINT CLUB 1000-TO-1 CLUB

Membership requires 10 or more wins in a row in BPC competition.
Byes & splits are "no action." Achievements are in chronological order.
14 or more wins are in red. + Denotes the streak is presently active.

DATE NAME #
12/29/15 Herb Roman 10
6/16/15 David Presser 11
4/12/15 Allen Tish 10
02/10/15 Adrian Rios 11
11/18/14 Jerry Brooks 10
10/28/14 Bill Davis 13
07/22/14 Craig Anderson 11
04/29/14 Tak Morioka 11
01/11/14 David Presser 12
01/11/14 Carter Mattig 10
11/26/13 Jerry Brooks 12
11/26/13 Leslie Lockett 10
10/16/13 Bill Bartholomay 11
06/25/13 Oleg Raygorodsky 11
01/02/13 David Rockwell 15
11/06/12 Rory Pascar 12
10/16/12 Dan Smith 10
06/19/12 Greg DeFotis 10
11/01/11 Bill Davis 10
08/02/11 Lucky Nelson 10
10/05/10 Howard Markowitz 11
11/03/09 Bill Davis 10
09/15/09 Matt Cohn-Geier 18
06/09/09 Herb Roman 10
03/03/09 Howard Markowitz 11
12/23/08 Carter Mattig 11
07/22/08 Lucky Nelson 14
07/01/08 Carter Mattig 11
05/20/08 Bill Davis 14
01/29/08 Nora Luna Righter 11
11/09/07 Gary Kay 10
09/04/07 David Rockwell 13
08/07/07 Alex Owen 11
08/15/06 Bill Davis 10
DATE NAME #
12/20/05 Herb Roman 12
02/15/05 Bill Davis 13
08/03/04 Linda Rockwell 10
12/30/03 Georgina Flanagan 10
12/02/03 Gary Kay 20
09/09/03 Gary Kay 17
02/18/03 Alice Kay 10
09/10/02 Bob Zavoral 11
08/20/02 Ed Buerger 12
05/14/02 Richard Lloyd 10
10/16/01 Tim Carroll 10
08/07/01 Tim Mabee 10
06/26/01 Tim Carroll 10
05/22/01 Jake Jacobs 12
04/03/01 Bob Zavoral 14
03/20/01 Bill Bartholomay 11
01/23/01 Bill Bartholomay 12
12/14/99 Don Jayhan 10
03/17/98 Tak Morioka 12
02/01/98 Steve Mellen 12
01/27/98 Laila Leonhardt 10
01/06/98 Phyllis Smolinski 10
05/06/97 Phil Simborg 12
01/07/97 Wendy Kaplan 10
12/23/96 Neil Kazaross 10
11/05/96 Andy Krenitz 12
08/11/96 Herb Roman 10
12/12/95 Neil Kazaross 11
09/19/95 Neil Kazaross 10
05/09/95 Harry Cohn 11
04/25/95 Frankie Farjood 11
04/05/94 Phil Simborg 11
02/08/94 Neil Kazaross 10
02/01/94 David Rubin 11