November 2017 Monthly Tournament Results

We had a group of 10 players this month, as well as a marching band (yes, really!), all there to see Maron Cury win his first tournament of the year in the Main Bracket final over current Masters Points leader Mike Rezai.

In the consolation final, Trevor Dierkes defeated Chris Yep to win third place and maintain pace with Mike Rezai in the Masters Points standings.

The top three places in the Masters Points race shuffled around a little bit, but it proves to be an exciting December tournament as they all ended November within 20 points of each other:

  1. Mike Rezai (369)
  2. Trevor Dierkes (356)
  3. Edwin Jones (350)

The full tournament bracket for this month can be found here and the current Masters Points standings can be found here.

 Thank you again to all who came out to play today, and congratulations as well to our top 3:

1st – Maron Cury
2nd – Mike Rezai
3rd – Trevor Dierkes

The next monthly tournament will be held on December 10th. See you then!

Chouette Schedule Change

Club member Mike Rezai has offered to take over hosting duties for the club chouettes, effective in November. In addition, he is increasing the frequency of the chouettes, resulting in a chouette every Tuesday evening at 6:30PM in our normal meeting place at the food court at Polaris Mall!

The new dates have been added to the upcoming events calendar on the website.

October 2017 Monthly Tournament Results

We had a total of 12 players come out to start the last quarter of the year, including one new visiting face to our club – Stan Eaton, who was in from the Beavercreek area. This month, the main bracket final was Edwin Jones and Joe Calvaruso. Edwin Jones came out on top to win his second tournament of the year. Joe’s result was his second runner-up of the year so far.

In the consolation final, Trevor Dierkes defeated Mike Rezai to win third place.

Edwin’s win catapults him into first place in the Masters Points race currently by 14 points over Mike Rezai. Trevor Dierkes continues to pace them both in third place, only 17 points behind Mike. Joe Calvaruso made up a lot of ground this month to move into 4th place overall. While it seems to be a 3-player race to the finish, mathematically, the top six in the standings are still alive to win Player of the Year:

  1. Edwin Jones
  2. Mike Rezai
  3. Trevor Dierkes
  4. Joe Calvaruso
  5. Dale Berlin
  6. Jon Stephens

The full tournament bracket for this month can be found here and the current Masters Points standings can be found here.

 Thank you again to all who came out to play today, and congratulations as well to our top 3:

1st – Edwin Jones
2nd – Joe Calvaruso
3rd – Trevor Dierkes

The next monthly tournament will be held on November 12th. See you then!

September 2017 Monthly Tournament Results

We bumped up against our current attendance record of 14 again this month, which was impressive as it was NFL opening weekend. This month, the main bracket final was Jason Marshall and Trevor Dierkes. Jason Marshall won, gaining his first tournament win of the year.

In the consolation final, Joe Calvaruso defeated Mike Rezai to win third place.

With these results, Trevor just edges past Edwin to take second place in the Masters Points standing by one point, and gains a little bit on current the leader, Mike Rezai, with just 3 tournaments left in the year.

The full tournament bracket for this month can be found here and the current Masters Points standings can be found here.

 Thank you again to all who came out to play today, and congratulations as well to our top 3:

1st – Jason Marshall
2nd – Trevor Dierkes
3rd – Joe Calvarso

The next monthly tournament will be held on October 8th. See you then!

August 2017 Monthly Tournament Results

We had 11 players in this month’s tournament. Our main bracket final was Trevor Dierkes and Edwin Jones, with Trevor winning that matchup to claim his second tournament win of the year. This was also Edwin’s second runner-up result.

In the consolation final, Dale Berlin was paired with Eric Verway-Cohen. Dale came out on top, giving him 3rd place and his third result in 4 tournaments this year. This was also Eric’s best finish to date!

 

The full tournament bracket for this month can be found here and the current Masters Points standings can be found here.

 Thank you again to all who came out to play today, and congratulations as well to our top 3:

1st – Trevor Dierkes
2nd – Edwin Jones
3rd – Dale Berlin

The next monthly tournament will be held on September 10th. See you then!

July 2017 Monthly Tournament Results

A field of 12 players competed in this month’s tournament. The main bracket final paired Dale Berlin against Mike Rezai, with Dale winning to claim his second tournament win of the year. This also gave Mike his second runner-up of the year.

In a consolation final truncated by time constraints to a 3-point match, Edwin Jones came out on top over Mary Hickey, giving him a 3rd place finish.

The full tournament bracket for this month can be found here and the current Masters Points standings can be found here.

Thank you again to all who came out to play today, and congratulations as well to our top 3:

1st – Dale Berlin
2nd – Mike Rezai
3rd – Edwin Jones

The next monthly tournament will be held on August 13th. See you then!

June 2017 Monthly Tournament Results

With this month’s tournament in the books, we are now halfway through the year! 11 players came out this time around, with some surprising results. The top 4 in the Masters Points standings all had early exits this time around, allowing the field to catch up!

This month’s main bracket final consisted of Jon Stephens and Mary Hickey, with Jon getting his first tournament win of the year. In the consolation final, Trevor Dierkes won over Stu Cohen. These results give us 6 different tournament winners and 6 different runners-up in the first 6 months of the year.

The full tournament bracket for this month can be found here and the current Masters Points standings can be found here.

Thank you again to all who came out to play today, and congratulations as well to our top 3:

1st – Jon Stephens
2nd – Mary Hickey
3rd – Trevor Dierkes

Next month, we’re back on track to have the tournament on the second Sunday of the month again – July 9th. See you then!

May 2017 Monthly Tournament Results

The one week delay in our tournament this month didn’t prevent us from tying our standing record of 14 entrants for a monthly tournament! Those in attendance saw David Rearick best Mike Rezai in the Main bracket final – giving us our fifth different tournament winner in 5 months.

In the Consolation final, Sam Mitzutani won against Edwin Jones for his first podium spot in our club.

The full tournament bracket for this month can be found here and the current Masters Points standings can be found here.

Thank you again to all who came out to play today, and congratulations as well to our top 3:

1st – David Rearick
2nd – Mike Rezai
3rd – Sam Mitzutani

Next month, the new Ikea store will be opening at Polaris the same weekend that our monthly tournament would be held. In light of the chaos this is bound to create in the area, and the fact that Father’s Day is on the 18th, I am opting to move the date for the June tournament to June 4th. See you then!

Open/Social Play Event

For those of you who are relatively (or completely!) new to the game of backgammon and want to learn more, or if you just want to come out for some casual face-to-face play, then there is a CBC event just for you. The next session of this type is at 12:00pm on Sunday, April 30th at the Polaris Mall Food Court. The focus of these sessions will be a combination of no-pressure social play, chouettes (if desired), and some informal lessons learn some basic strategy. Bring your board (if you have one), and come play!

Ohio Valley Challenge Cup Weekend – Final Results

The Columbus Backgammon Club was pleased to host this year’s Ohio Valley Challenge Cup events during the weekend of April 22-23, 2017 at the Magnuson Grand Columbus North, in Columbus, Ohio.

Indianapolis secured the trophy for the second year in a row in a battle of Indiana teams that wasn’t truly decided until the final round of play. Akron lead all Ohio teams with a respectable 16-14 record. As far as individual honors, David Steinberg from Columbus was the only player to notch a perfect 5-0 record.

Indianapolis was represented by Sean Garber, Kevin Heacox, Jim Curtis, Mark Milkie, Scott Johnston, and Jeff Flowers.

Here are the final standings for this year’s OVCC:

Wins Losses
Indianapolis 20 10
Bloomington 17 13
Akron 16 14
Cincinnati 15 15
Columbus 14 16
Dayton 8 22

Here are the results for the “Day Before” Events:

“Day Before” Singles (29 Entrants):
1st – Jim Weitthoff (Columbus)
2nd – Butch Meese (Bloomington)
3rd – Kevin Heacox (Indianapolis)
4th – Jim Curtis (Indianapolis)

“Day Before” Doubles (15 teams):
1st – Mark Milkie/Jim Curtis (Indianapolis)
2nd – Mike Rezai/David Steinberg (Columbus)
3rd – Chris Yep/Mary Hickey (Columbus)
4th – Greg King/Ken Oxley (Dayton)

Thank you to all participating players and clubs for this very successful weekend! See you all next year in Dayton!